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Most City Facilities Closed July Fourth

City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers; the Rockville Senior Center; Croydon Creek Nature Center; Glenview Mansion, including the mansion’s art gallery; and F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and its box office.

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Celebrate a Fabulous Fourth with Fireworks in King Farm

A Rockville tradition, the Independence Day celebration, returns to King Farm on Wednesday, July 4.

What:  Independence Day Celebration
When:  Wednesday, July 4, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive

Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration is held annually at the 26-acre Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm, which offers easy access and ample free parking, with convenient exits within a short walk of fireworks viewing areas.

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Safety and Preparedness at the Rockville Senior Center

Improve your wellness, be better prepared and learn to be safer with free classes for the 60-plus crowd, held July and August at the Rockville Senior Center.

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Apply for CDBG Grants to Help Home Repair Organizations

CDBG Funding Targets Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Providers

Rockville’s Department of Community Planning and Development’s Housing Division will hold a housing providers forum on applying for Community Development Block Grant funding, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Mayor and Council chambers at City Hall.

The forum will share information on how affordable housing providers can receive CDBG money to pay for repairs to their affordable housing stock. RSVP to attend at

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Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $136.2 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for Tenth Consecutive Year

Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last 10 fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

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New Orthophoto Comparison Map Tool Available Online

Compares Rockville, Then and Now

Ever wanted to see a side-by-side map comparison of how Rockville looked during two different periods? Now you can, with a new online “orthophoto” map tool, one of the city’s numerous geographic information system maps.

Orthophoto map image.

An orthophoto map shows a portion of Rockville Town Center from 2017 (left) and 1998 (right).

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Community and Crime Prevention on National Night Out

Block Parties Offer Opportunity to Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police

Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 7 as the Rockville City Police Department participates in National Night Out.

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Rockville Chamber Welcomes New CEO

Marji Graf was recently named president and CEO of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce.

Graf has spent the last 10 years as the CEO of the Okemo Valley (Vermont) Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her first day is Monday, July 2. She succeeds Michelle F. Day, who served as the Rockville chamber’s CEO since June 2015 and is moving with her family to Atlanta.

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Operation Turtle Lift: Public Works Project Relocates Pond Residents

A project to improve a stormwater management pond in Cabin John Stream Valley Park this spring meant moving some of the pond’s longtime residents.

The city enlisted help from the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society to relocate about 70 turtles to a new home at the recently constructed stormwater management pond at Horizon Hill Park.

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Edmonston Drive Bridge Rehabilitation Begins July 16

Repairs to the Edmonston Drive Bridge are scheduled to begin in July and bring major traffic impacts to Rockville’s only bridge over the Metrorail and CSX tracks.

Edmonston Drive Bridge map.

Construction will begin the week of July 16 on the Edmonston Drive Bridge, between Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355) and Lewis Avenue.

The eight-month-long project is scheduled to begin the week of July 16 and will include cleaning and painting; concrete abutment and pier repair; and concrete crack sealing on the bridge’s underside. The second phase will include concrete deck repair on the topside of the bridge, which provides a critical link between the eastern and western portions the city.

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