Be a TERRIFIC Citizen
and Earn a Free Bike

TERRIFIC kids can receive a reconditioned bike, free, for doing good deeds.

Rockville is giving away free bicycles in 2017 to students in grades one through five, and all those kids need to do to get one is to prove they’re a TERRIFIC citizen — Trustworthy, Earnest, Respectful, Responsible, Involved, Fair, Industrious and Caring. Continue reading “Be a TERRIFIC Citizen
and Earn a Free Bike”

City Recognizes One of Its Finest

Officer Seth Creel

Officer Seth Creel, of the Rockville City Police Department, was recognized by the Mayor and Council on Feb. 6. Creel was injured when his cruiser was struck on Rockville Pike on Jan. 7 by a vehicle driven by a motorist later charged with driving under the influence. “This is an example of the risks that our police officers take every day to serve Rockville residents and keep our city safe,” City Manager Rob DiSpirito said. Find video of the recognition at www.rockvillemd.gov/youtube. Search “Creel.”

Peerless Examines Segregated Schools, Thurgood Marshall’s Role in Rockville

Peerless Rockville’s series “Emancipation to Integration: 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality” continues this month with “The Rise of Separate but Unequal Schools.”

The presentation, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Jerusalem – Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 21 Wood Lane, will explore the establishment of  Continue reading “Peerless Examines Segregated Schools, Thurgood Marshall’s Role in Rockville”

Take a Spring Break with Mini-Camps Recreation and Parks Rec Guides

Spring Guide has Lots to Do in Rockville

Don’t sit around the house bored this spring break. Montgomery County Public Schools will be closed April 10-14, but Rockville’s mini-camps at the city’s three community centers have fun, affordable, supervised programs with crafts, organized games, sports, adventure and day trips to stave off the break blues for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Continue reading “Take a Spring Break with Mini-Camps Recreation and Parks Rec Guides”

County-Level Priorities: Money for
Schools, Services, Rec Facilities

State Program Open Space Funding Joins Priorities on Past Lists

Money for schools and for providing stormwater management and other services again make the list of priorities the City of Rockville will advocate for at the county level in 2017, along with a new priority – a fair share of state dollars to help the city add to its recreation facilities. Continue reading “County-Level Priorities: Money for
Schools, Services, Rec Facilities”

City to Study Stonestreet Corridor

The Mayor and Council voted unanimously last month to move ahead with a comprehensive study of over 150 acres bordering the Stonestreet corridor, near the Rockville Metro station.

The study will identify key sites for action and short- and long-term implementation steps, and will seek to strengthen relationships through consensus and balance with business owners, tenants and neighborhoods in the corridor area. The study area, in general, covers the east and west sides of North and South Stonestreet avenues, from Ashley Avenue to the north to where South Stonestreet Avenue ends at Veirs Mill Road.
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March 12: Spring Forward and Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight saving time begins March 12, which is the ideal reminder for homeowners to check their smoke alarms while setting clocks forward.

State law from 2013 requires that battery-operated smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years from the date of manufacture. The devices should also be tested at least once a month.

State law also calls for older smoke alarms to be replaced with new, sealed, long-life battery-powered smoke alarms by no later than Jan. 1, 2018, or when there is a change of tenant, test failure or a building permit is issued. Continue reading “March 12: Spring Forward and Check Smoke Alarms”

REDI Seeks Businesses to Appreciate

Rockville Economic Development, Inc.’s Rockville Business Appreciation Week 2017 is April 3-7.

Throughout the week teams of ambassadors comprising city leaders, city staff, and REDI representatives visit Rockville businesses to thank them for locating in the city and to introduce business owners to resources available to help their companies grow. REDI ambassadors visited over 50 companies during Business Appreciation Week 2016. Continue reading “REDI Seeks Businesses to Appreciate”