CDBG Funding Deadline

Federal Money is for Housing and Community Development

Applications from housing providers for Community Development Block Grant funding are due Monday, Oct. 9. A portion of $260,000 in federal money is anticipated to be available in Fiscal Year 2019 as grants to housing providers for housing and community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income households or neighborhoods.
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King Farm Farmstead
Renovation Begins

King Farm Farmstead.

Construction has begun on the city’s project to stabilize and restore the King Farm Farmstead dairy barns, at 1101 Grand Champion Drive.

This structural stabilization and renovation includes replacing the barns’ roof, framework, windows, doors, dormers, siding and exterior and interior paint. The project furthers the Mayor and Council’s priority initiative of stewardship of infrastructure. Details, including the project’s budget, can be found on page 308 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Operating Budget and Capital Improvements Program at
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Renovation Begins”

Rockville Businesses Up for
Honors in Women’s Business
Plan Competition

Two Rockville businesses are among 11 semifinalists in the Maryland Women’s Business Center’s StartRight! 2017 Business Plan Competition.

ESI Group, LLC provides legal services for electronic evidence discovery to solo attorneys and small law firms. Young Engineers Metro-DC, LLC teaches children age 6-10 the principles of science, technology, engineering and math, using motorized Lego bricks and other tools.
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Honors in Women’s Business
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Veterans and Military Members Wanted for City Ceremony

Rockville’s Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, will include a member of the military as a featured speaker.

Rockville veteran saluting photo.
Veterans speak at city Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies.

Rockville and Montgomery County residents who have retired from or currently serve in the United States military are eligible to take part in the ceremony.
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F. Scott Theatre is Back with
Magic Lamps and Love in the Air

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre has reopened after installation of new house bar lights and roof-beam reinforcement.

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company will hold three performances of “Chris and the Wonderful Lamp.” A four-act operetta by John Philip Sousa, it tells the story of a young man who buys Aladdin’s lamp at an auction and employs the genie to help him see his love, Fanny, who is sequestered in a school for girls.
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Annual National Pastel Show
to Exhibit at Glenview Mansion
Art Gallery

A painting by Donna McGee, on exhibit until Oct. 6.

The Maryland Pastel Society will present its Annual National Pastel Juried Show, beginning Oct. 15 at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

Desmond O-Hagan, a master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a member of the “Master’s Circle” of the International Association of Pastel Societies, will be juror and judge.
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Rockville Recognized
as Leader in Health

The City of Rockville has been recognized for its commitment to healthy eating and active living by the Institute for Public Health and Innovation.

Rockville received platinum Healthy Eating Active Living recognition, the highest achievement awarded by the institute for its HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign, which, according to the IPHI’s website, “provides free technical assistance to local government leaders to help them create healthy, prosperous communities by adopting policies and practices that improve their communities’ physical activity and food environments.”

Rockville received the award at the Maryland Municipal League’s summer conference, where 16 towns and cities were recognized by the HEAL program. Only Rockville, Gaithersburg and Edmonston achieved platinum HEAL status. To reach the platinum level, towns and cities must “provide evidence that their healthy eating and active living work reaches across government departments and is being evaluated and monitored,” a press release from IPHI states.

The goals that lead to recognition as a HEAL town or city include the adoption of bicycle and pedestrian master plans that promote bicycling and walking; the support and promotion of farmers markets and community gardens; and the implementation of creative workplace wellness policies and programs.