World’s Flags Go Up Around Rockville

flags, Regal Row, East Montgomery Avenue
Flags fly along the north side of East Montgomery Avenue.

One-hundred and ninety three flags from United Nation countries are in the process of being raised around Rockville, in time for Hometown Holidays and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.

More than 150 flags were mounted today on light poles throughout the city. The rest will go up over the next six weeks.

The idea for the flags came from a town hall, held Feb. 9, to discuss diversity. The suggestions were that a display of flags would colorfully and recognizably represent Rockville’s international attraction. More than a third of the city’s residents were born outside the U.S., according to Census data.

Hometown Holidays is a two-day music and food festival held May 27-28, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade is held on May 29.

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Rockville Delegation’s Visit to
Germany Marks 60 Years
of Sisterhood

A delegation of Rockville officials and members of the Rockville Sister City Corporation will fly to Pinneberg, Germany, in late May for an official visit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the municipalities’ relationship.

“Especially in this day and time, it is vital that we work together and celebrate the commonalities we share as people,” Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.
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Germany Marks 60 Years
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Painting Begins at
Hunting Hill Water Tank

Rehabilitation of Tank on Luckett Street is on Deck

The city’s contractor, Horizon Brothers Painting Corporation, has begun painting the Hunting Hill water storage tank, as part of work to rehabilitate the tank near Lakewood Country Club.

A containment system has been erected outside the tank, at 13890 Glen Mill Road, to protect surrounding property from dust and debris during painting. Work is expected to be completed by early summer.
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City Invites Residents to Provide Their Ideas for Veirs Mill Road’s Future

Planning Staff to Hold Community Meeting on BRT

Following the Rockville 2040 community listening sessions and citywide forums, Rockville will present a series of ideas for the future of the Twinbrook neighborhoods at a community meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, May 18 in the dining room of Glenview Mansion. The focus will be on the Veirs Mill Road corridor.
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Fight the Bite: Eliminating
Mosquitoes Begins at Home

A mosquito bite is an annoyance. A bite from an infected mosquito can be a public health concern. Understanding where mosquitoes breed, and actions everyone can take to eliminate them, can lead to greater peace of mind and reduce health risks.

Mosquitoes lay eggs in water-filled containers as small as a bottle cap. The most effective method of controlling mosquitoes is eliminating opportunities for them to breed. Remember these tips – and share them with neighbors: Continue reading “Fight the Bite: Eliminating
Mosquitoes Begins at Home”

Get Set for the Suds & Soles 5K

Suds & Soles 5K 2016. Photo by Dan Reichmann

Get registered to run because the Suds & Soles 5K’s return to Rockville Town Center is fast approaching.

After the success of last year’s inaugural race, the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville are teaming up again to present Suds & Soles at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. This 5K course on neighborhood roads begins and ends in Town Center with a post-race party featuring live music and the opportunity to sample great beverages from a commemorative mug. The KidZone, for children 9 and under, will feature a kids fun run, children’s activities and light refreshments.
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