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Celebrate the Fourth Safely

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

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City Legend to Retire After 67 Years

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

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Rockville Holiday Drive Continues into Gift-Giving Season

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.

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Skate Park to be Site of Latest Public Art Project

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.

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Season’s Green-ings: How to Gift Greener and Recycle This Holiday Season

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 Rockville

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Season’s Eating: Sustainable Cooking Tips

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

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City to Launch New Legistar Agenda System

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,

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Looking Back on a Busy 2021

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.

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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

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New Speed Cameras Coming to Veirs Mill Road

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

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