Keeping the Environment Excellent

2018 Environmental Excellence Award winners.

The Mayor and Council on March 19 honored a Rockville-based company and an educator with Environmental Excellence Awards recommended by the city’s Environment Commission.

NextGen LED, LLC received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Green Building Technology in recognition of their work helping local buildings achieve savings in energy, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Melissa Jordan, a teacher at Rockville Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School for over 22 years, received the award for Outstanding Environmental Education in recognition of her leadership in early childhood environmental education that teaches preschool students an appreciation of the natural world and the importance of lifelong environmental stewardship.

To learn more about the awardees and view video of the presentation, find the March 19 agenda at

‘Chestnut Lodge Park’
Recommended as Name for City’s Newest Park

Land is Located at 500 W. Montgomery Ave.

The Rockville Recreation and Park Advisory Board has forwarded to the Mayor and Council “Chestnut Lodge Park” as its recommendation for the name of 6.4 acres of land at 500 W. Montgomery Ave., purchased by the city in 2017.

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Survey Results for Proposed New
Community Center in City’s
Southwest Now Available Online

Results from a survey conducted to assess residents’ views on whether they desire a new community center are available online at the City of Rockville’s website.

The “City of Rockville Community Interest Survey” was conducted Jan. 8-Feb. 7 and was sent to households within the general area proposed for the new center — west of I-270 and south of Hurley Avenue.

The results can be viewed at

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Rockville Named Best Place to Live in Maryland

Rockville was recently named a best place to live, work and retire.
‘Money’ Magazine Ranking is Latest in Long List of Accolades

Rockville is the best place to live in Maryland, as recently rated by “Money” magazine.

“Money” cited Rockville’s “low unemployment and an ultralow crime rate” as attractive to newcomers, as well as its high-ranking schools, shopping and amenities, which “help preserve its hometown appeal.”
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Merry Widows, Medieval Times and a Fairytale Classic this Month at the F. Scott Theater

Song, dance and music fills the stage of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre this month.

“The Merry Widow,” presented by the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, tells the story of Hanna Glawari, a famous, wealthy widow from a fictional eastern European country whose ambassador attempts to find her a new husband and keep her fortune in the country, saving it from bankruptcy. 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4.
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New Gavel Makes Debut

A piece of Rockville history will soon be on display in City Hall — a new gavel made from a beam taken from the King Farm farmstead. The gavel is, “A beautiful piece of work continuing the tradition in Rockville of preserving what we can and making things go forward into the next generation,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said at the Jan. 22 Mayor and Council meeting, where the gavel was first used. The gavel was carved by Lawrence A. Taylor Jr., of Taylor Turnings, Annapolis. To see Rockville 11’s report on the new gavel, visit and search for “gavel.”