Mayor and Council Return for Post-Recess Meeting

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The Mayor and Council are back after their summer recess. Their first meeting is 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12 at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

Topics up for discussion include: Recognition for Ruth Hanessian, founder and owner of Animal Exchange; Rockville Chamber of Commerce‘s quarterly report; approval of the 2016 City of Rockville community survey; and the status of the Veirs Mill Road Bus Rapid Transit corridor study.

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Councilmember Virginia Onley will hold drop-in hours beginning at 5:15 p.m. before the meeting, at City Hall.

Almost Time to Put Your Pooch in the Pool

Doggie Dip Day is just around the corner. This Saturday, from noon-4 p.m. at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, your pet pooch can take a dive for only $5 per dog. Vendors of dog-related products will be onsite, selling merchandise and providing additional dog-related information, and you can bring a canned food item for Manna, a Rockville-based food center. Pet food will be donated to the Montgomery County Humane SocietyContinue reading “Almost Time to Put Your Pooch in the Pool”

Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Carl Henn Millennium Trail Opening

Carl Henn Millennium Trail signage along the 10.6 mile bicycle beltway.
Carl Henn Millennium Trail signage along the 10.6 mile bicycle beltway.

Join the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) on Saturday, Sept. 10 for a group ride on the Carl Henn Millennium Trail, a signed, 10-foot-wide, shared-use path that runs in a 10.6-mile loop around Rockville.
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Annual Report Highlights Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments

Year in Review Looks at the City’s Engagement and Accolades


Learn about the accomplishments of each City of Rockville department over the past year and their plans for the future, in acting City Manager Craig L. Simoneau’s Fiscal Year 2016 annual report to the Mayor and Council and the Rockville community.

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Nominate Outstanding Historical Projects


Peerless Rockville has opened nominations for its 37th Annual Peerless Awards. “Peerless is honoring the best of today and looking back to 1966 as we celebrate the 37th Annual Peerless Awards and the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act!” the organization states on its website,

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‘Fight the [Mosquito] Bite’

Did you know that as little as a bottle cap of water is enough for mosquitoes to breed? Please continue to check outdoor areas around your home and apartment and eliminate standing water.

  • Empty out water from containers, potted plant saucers and birdbaths at least weekly.
  • Clean out roof gutters and corrugated downspouts.
  • Fix dripping outdoor faucets and get rid of puddles near air conditioning units.

For more information on mosquitoes and mosquito control, visit

Last Call to Take Part in the Solar Co-Op

Solar co-op registration ends on Sept. 30.  More than 100 neighbors throughout Montgomery County have formed a co-op with the help of MD SUN to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels and build a community interested in solar. Rockville homeowners can attend a free information session to learn more about solar energy and the co-op from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Upcounty Regional Services Center Government, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000, in Germantown.

For more information or to register, visit