Category: Announcements

City Closed for Presidents Day

City government will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be open to residents and facility members only via advanced registration. Visit for details. Recycling and trash collections will occur one day later than usual throughout the week. For

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Snow Emergency Lifted Tuesday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has been lifted, effectively immediately, today, Tuesday, Feb. 2. Recycling and trash will be collected as scheduled Tuesday. Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at, call 240-314-8568, or email Visit

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Karen Etzel

Karen Etzel, director of Montrose Discovery Preschool, a licensed childcare program operated by the City of Rockville, marks two decades this year with the preschool. We asked her to answer a few questions to introduce this longtime employee to the community.

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Crystal Gorham

Crystal Gorham is the City of Rockville’s landlord-tenant specialist and serves as liaison to the Landlord-Tenant Commission. Gorham, the city’s housing services supervisor, works in the newly formed Department of Housing and Community Development. We asked her a few questions about her job to introduce her to the Rockville community.

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Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 13-15 or Apply for Energy Rebates Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend. On Feb. 13-15, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6%

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A Little Piece of Land to Grow Your Own

Garden Plot Applications Being Accepted The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, about 25-by-25 feet, now available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing flowers and vegetables. The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $70 per plot. The season runs April 1-Nov. 14. The

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Recognizing King’s Legacy

The city’s 49th annual Martin Luther King Day celebration, held virtually Jan. 18, included presentations of two awards to community members carrying on King’s legacy. Find the celebration this month on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, and on the city’s YouTube channel. F. Michael Taff AwardAwarded to an

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Good Neighbors Make for Good News

The Mayor and Council honored Rockville residents, including Gabe Meyer, with the city’s Good Neighbor Awards on Dec. 14. Meyer, a talented trombonist, was honored for playing popular songs, including a regular finale of “Taps,” nightly during the pandemic from the corner of the lake in New Mark Commons.

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Enroll Now for Montrose Discovery Preschool

In Search of Daycare? Now’s the Time to Plan Ahead! Spaces are available at Montrose Discovery Preschool for kids aged 3-5. Rockville’s licensed preschool provides excellent care in a safe, clean environment! Smaller class sizes. Morning temperature checks. Face masks and physical distancing. More time outside, including free play, organized

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History Made: Frieda’s Cottage Designated Historic Landmark

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed paperwork Jan. 13 designating the Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage, at 19 Thomas St. inthe city’s West End, as Rockville’s first National Historic Landmark. Located on the former grounds of Chestnut Lodge sanitarium and restoredby Peerless Rockville, the 1936 home, also known as Frieda’s Cottage,

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