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.
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.
Spring break is nearly here and Rockville’s three community centers are ready with Spring Break Mini-Camps — exciting, supervised programs, crafts, games, sports and adventure for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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 www.youtube.com/cityofrockville and search for “gavel.”
Yearning for spring weather? Us too! “Life in Rockville” and “Adults 60+,” the city’s guides to recreational programs, courses and events throughout Rockville, are out and packed with that spring feeling! Continue reading “Spring Recreation Guides Are Out”