Hearing Set for Proposed Floodplain Ordinance Revisions

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 21 on proposed changes to the city’s floodplain management ordinance that would create a more rigorous process for approving construction in the floodplain and would remove previously allowed exemptions to what can be built there.

The hearing will be held during the Mayor and Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

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How Did the Turtle Cross the Road? With Help from City Engineers

A Stormwater Management Pond Project Creates a Unique Challenge for City Engineers

You know about the chicken. But a recent stormwater management project presented City of Rockville engineers with a question, and a challenge, of a whole different animal.

Turtles in Watkins Pond were crossing the road to get to – yes – the other side. The challenge: Get them there safely. Continue readingHow Did the Turtle Cross the Road? With Help from City Engineers”

Antique and Classic Car Show is a Thrilling Drive at 55

The 2015 Antique and Classic Car Show was the largest ever, drawing 15,000 people and 582 vehicles to Rockville Civic Center Park.
The 2015 Antique and Classic Car Show was the largest ever, drawing 15,000 people and 582 vehicles to Rockville Civic Center Park.
55th Annual Exhibition Gears Up for Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Classic car fans, families and folks looking for a fun day out can get a close-up look at iconic cars that changed the automotive industry when Rockville’s 55th annual Antique and Classic Car Show rolls into Rockville Civic Center Park from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
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October Means New Gallery
Exhibitions, a Visit by Shrek
and a Celebration of Heroes

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery to
Feature Photography, Illustration
The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for October from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. Works on display are Warren Kornberg’s photography, comic illustration by Samuel Sharpe and B.D. Richardson’s black and white photography.
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Exhibitions, a Visit by Shrek
and a Celebration of Heroes”

Nominate a Neighbor for
Human Rights Awards

Winners to be Honored at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 16.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award will be presented to a student at a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill King’s dream in either their school or the community.

The F. Michael Taff Award will be presented to an individual, organization or business that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities, such as through efforts to improve accessibility or raise public awareness. It is named in honor of the late F. Michael Taff, a dedicated human rights activist and former chair of the Human Rights Commission.

Find and submit nomination forms at www.rockvillemd.gov/mlk.

For more information about the awards or the celebration, contact Janet Kelly at 240-314-8316 or jkelly@rockvillemd.gov. For information about access, call the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 240-314-8108.