Have A Happy Halloween, Rockville: Here’s How!

Pumpkin Carving Contest, Drive Through Candy Collection and Car Competition

Halloween is on in Rockville!

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Rockville Mayor and Council: State Song Must Be Replaced

Does Not Reflect Maryland’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Unity 

The Mayor and Council on Monday agreed to send a letter urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland General Assembly leadership to work together to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song.

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In Need? A Guide to Finding Food Distribution Locations in Rockville

Updated; 2 p.m. July 2:

Several organizations are providing locations for, or delivery of, food for needy families and individuals throughout Rockville. Check ahead with organizations to ensure the information provided below is up to date.

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Rockville Wants Drivers to Make Right Turns on Red the Right Way

The City of Rockville is taking steps to make sure drivers know the right way to make a right turn after stopping at a red light.

The city is in the process of posting “Right Turn Yield on Red After Stop” signs at 10 intersections within the Rockville city limits where red-light cameras help to enforce the state law. The signs remind drivers that Maryland Law TA 21-202(h) requires a full stop before turning right at a red light.

New signage at northbound Seven Locks Road and Fortune Terrace advises drivers to yield after making a complete stop on a red light. Signs like this one are being installed at 10 intersections across Rockville. The intersection’s red light-camera system is in the grass right of way just before the sign.

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Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

City to Join Great American Smokeout
Need a date to stop smoking? How about Nov. 19?

Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and encourage smokers and vapers to drop the habit and take their first step to becoming healthier.

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COVID-19 Testing and Tips for Staying Safe in Rockville

Visit MoCoCOVIDTesting.org for more information and a complete listing of testing locations.

The City of Rockville is partnering with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to provide COVID-19 testing at locations across Rockville.

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Rockville to Observe County Guidelines for Celebrating Halloween

The City of Rockville will follow recently issued county guidance for this year’s Halloween celebrations.

The guidelines can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/requirements/halloween.html.

Plan early and identify safe alternatives to keep yourself safe from COVID-19.

Montgomery County health recommendations include finding alternatives to in-person trick or treating. The City of Rockville is offerings some ideas.

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Tips and Numbers to Know if You Encounter a Wild Animal in Rockville

Following incidents with a rabid coyote Friday in the City of Rockville, the Rockville City Police Department has issued the following safety tips and emergency contacts in the event of an encounter with a wild animal.

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Managed Deer Hunt to Close Civic Center Park

Parts of Civic Center Park and Croydon Creek Nature Center will be closed for portions of November to January to allow a pilot archery deer-culling program to take place in the John Hayes Memorial Forest (852 Avery Road) and surrounding parkland.

The pilot will take place Nov. 21-29, Dec. 19-27 and Jan. 9-16.

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Raking News: Fall Leaf Collection to Begin

Area 1: Nov. 2-6; Dec. 7-11 |Area 2: Nov. 9-13; Dec. 14-18
Area 3: Oct. 12-16; Nov. 16-20 | Area 4: Oct. 19-23; Nov. 23-27
Area 5: Oct. 26-30; Nov. 30-Dec. 4

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from Oct. 12-Dec. 18 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your recycling and trash collection day.

See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection.

Pride for Our Police Amid a Pandemic

Honored with citations for their lifesaving acts and outstanding service to the community were (L to R, pictured with Chief Victor Brito, far left, and Deputy Chief Laura Lanham, far right) Jason Ng, Officer Jeremy Ziegler, Officer Ronnie Crowe and Cpl. Jonathan Lee. Not pictured: Cpl. Brandon Thomas.

COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the big celebration typically held in June, but that didn’t stop Rockville from honoring members of its police department during a small Public Safety Awards ceremony hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 9 at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.

Learn more at RockvilleReports.com/five-rockville-police-officers-honored-at-public-safety-awards.

Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

The Rockville City Police Department is offering a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24.

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