The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate. But leave the fireworks to the professionals. The city reminds residents that the private use and possession of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal in Maryland and carries a $500 fine. Fireworks include firecrackers, skyrockets and Roman candles. Selling fireworks carries a
After close to seven decades of service to the Rockville community, an iconic city employee and City Hall fixture is finally calling it quits. Elaine Crutchfield Hebron, affectionally known among staff and the local community as “Ms. Elaine,” retired in December. Hebron joined the city in 1954, providing transportation for
Donations are being accepted for the 2021 Holiday Drive, Rockville’s annual push to help the community’s hundreds of children and families in need. This year, with the need greater than ever, the drive will continue, albeit with minor changes to keep everyone healthy and safe.
An artist is being sought to create a work of art to adorn the new Rockville Skate Park at 355 Martins Lane. “The public artwork should seek to engage its audience and welcome visitors in a fun and unforgettable manner,” the call for artists states.
Do you plan on giving new electronics as a gift for the holidays? For products that help reduce environmental impacts and energy costs, look for Energy Star-qualified and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool-registered products. Find more green gift ideas from Montgomery County’s Gift Outside the Box Campaign at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/gift-greener.html. Rockville
When preparing a holiday feast follow these simple tips to make it more sustainable: Reduce food waste by buying and preparing only what you need. Scrape fats, oils and grease into the trash or a sealable can. Never pour fats, oils or grease down the drain where they can lead
Policy wonks, rejoice! The city will soon launch a new, more accessible webpage to host information on public meetings for the Mayor and Council, and boards, commissions and task forces. While the new system — Legistar — will look new, it will have the same information that’s always been available,
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockville’s government kept moving forward throughout 2021, and several major initiatives came to fruition. JANUARYMaryland must make more COVID-19 vaccine doses available to Montgomery County residents, the Mayor and Council wrote in a Jan. 26 letter to the state.
An art project will soon emphasize the “swim” in the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center at 355 Martins Lane and highlight its newly renovated foyer. New York-based artist Matthew Geller was selected by the Artist Nomination Committee of the Cultural Arts Commission to create the work. The $100,000 commission to
Coming soon: Rockville’s latest 2021-2022 winter guide, “LIFE in Rockville,” which lists all the programs, events, classes and fun available from the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
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Rockville’s community warmth and holiday spirit were on display during the 2022 Holiday Drive, with 223 donors donating $40,829 in cash to families and people in need throughout November and December. This was the first year the Holiday Drive returned
In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will begin deployment this month of speed monitoring systems in the 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection with
Public Hearing Notification: Hearing on Voting Age, Vote on Mayor and Council Size Are On the Agenda for February
Rockville’s Mayor and Council will consider in February several recommendations from the city’s Charter Review Commission that could change the city’s voting age, the size of Mayor and Council and other elements of city elections.
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