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Art Installations in Rockville Highlight Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall and “Eyes” to Rockville Town Square. Both speak to the struggle of opioid addiction in the community.

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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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Awards Honor Life-Saving Acts, Victim Outreach and Tech Support for Police

Rockville Officers and Civilian Honored in Private Ceremony

Photo of RCPD honorees during the Rockville Public Safety Awards ceremony held Sept. 9, 2020.
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.

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Oompah at Home with a Virtual Rocktobierfest

The City’s Annual Celebration Offers Beer, Music and Cooking Demos

The city’s annual Rocktobierfest is going virtual. From the comfort of your home, enjoy a beer tasting featuring brews from local breweries, German music and cooking demonstrations.

Enjoy beer, food and music from home with the 2020 virtual celebration of Rocktobierfest.

The virtual celebration posts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 on the City of Rockville Rocktobierfest page on Facebook and at www.rockvillemd.gov/rocktobierfest.

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Register Now for Diversity and Inclusion Training

The city’s Human Rights Commission will offer virtual diversity and inclusion training for students living in and attending Rockville-area high schools or Montgomery College (Rockville campus) on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Help Rockville on Climate Change Action

The City of Rockville is embarking on a process to develop its first Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community to adapt to a changing climate. The city is striving to reflect the viewpoints, priorities and needs of Rockville’s residents, communities and businesses. Share your vision by taking the climate action survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/climate. Information will be posted there by Monday, Sept. 21, when the Mayor and Council are scheduled to discuss the climate action planning process. Sign up for the Environment and Sustainability News email newsletter at www.rockvillemd.gov/newsletters to receive regular updates about environmental news and tips for living greener, including Climate Action Plan news and events.

Got Good Neighbors? Let Us Know!

Rockville is a city of good neighbors. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, for its Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes community members who are unselfishly giving back and improving quality of life in their neighborhoods through good deeds or community service.

The program is designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service. Nominees are sought in two divisions: adult and youth.

Past honorees have included community members who beautified their neighborhoods, cleared snow and looked out for neighbors, and volunteered for community organizations. To learn more about them, visit RockvilleReports.com and search “good neighbor.”

Award nominees cannot be employed by the City of Rockville, must be a City of Rockville resident and must have made a significant contribution to an individual or their community during the 2020 calendar year. Recipients will be honored at a Mayor and Council meeting on a date to be determined.

For nomination forms and more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/goodneighbor.

Learn Online to Stay Healthy in September

Stay home but also stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in September. For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation.

You can register online, call 240-314-8800 or email
seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information.

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Election Info: Be In the Know By Nov. 3

Gov. Larry Hogan announced recently that the general election will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 3, with early voting centers and all polling locations open.

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Literary Festival to Honor Kingsolver

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival will present its annual Award for Achievement in American Literature to acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the festival’s events on Thursday, Sept. 24, Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 will be online. The theme of this year’s Fitzgerald festival is “Literature and Social Justice.”

Kingsolver will accept the award on Oct. 3 and conduct a masterclass. Special guest, writer Clint Smith, will deliver a keynote address at 1 p.m.

For more on the festival, visit www.fscottfestival.org.

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