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Ah, Valentine’s Day!

Rockville’s in the mood for love. Feb. 14 is the time for chocolate hearts and roses, and if you’re trying to get in the mood, Rockville has an event or four at the city’s community centers to help you out.

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Black History Month Offers Opportunities to Celebrate
Black History in February

Following a proclamation by the Mayor and Council at their Monday, Jan. 23 meeting, Rockville will celebrate Black History Month with special presentations throughout February.

“Black History Month is a time for all Americans to remember the stories and teachings of those who helped build our nation, took a stance against prejudice to build lives of dignity and opportunity, advanced the cause of civil rights, and strengthened families and communities,” the proclamation states.

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Rockville’s New City Manager Talks with Employees

DiSpirito Sits with Rockville 11, Attends ‘Meet and Greets’

DiSpirito Reception Photo Gallery

Recently appointed City Manager Rob DiSpirito introduced himself to the Rockville community at a reception held for him, Monday, Jan. 9. Here are a few photos from the event.

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Rockville Artist Makes List of Five Must-See D.C. Exhibits

Photo courtesy Liliane Blom.

Rockville artist Liliane Blom’s has been featured among five must-see cultural events in the D.C. region for her VisArts exhibition, “Pink — A Cherry Blossom Fantasy.”

The Dec. 5 article, “A World of Art in the Season of Giving,” is featured on Christie’s International Real Estate’s “Luxury Defined” blog. The post calls Blom’s exhibition “[e]nchanting,” and “a joyfully interactive installation for all ages, with more than a touch of the Land of Oz.”

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Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland

RCPD to Plunge in Polar Bear Fundraiser for 8th Year
Polar Bear Plunge RCPD photo

Rockville police officers will be “freezin’ for a reason” on Friday, Jan. 27.

A team from the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) will take a dip in the chilly Chesapeake Bay to support Special Olympics Maryland, as part of the 21st Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.

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When There’s a Snow Emergency: What It Means and How to Help

‘Snowzilla’ Led to Eight Days of Parking Restrictions in 2016
Snow plow on Rockville street PHOTO.

A City of Rockville snow plow digs out a city neighborhood during the January 2016 “snowzilla” storm.

While snowfall like last year’s “Snowzilla” storm – which dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on Rockville – is rare, community members should remember that significant, deep snow could lead the city manager to declare a snow emergency.

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Cops and Conversation That’s
Off The Cuff (Without Cuffs)

Opportunity for community to meet with Rockville cops in early Jan.

Have Coffee with a Cop in King Farm

The Rockville City Police Department will meet with community members for Coffee with a Cop on Monday, Jan. 9.

Officers will be on hand for informal one-on-one chats with community members – no formal speeches, no agendas and no distractions – from 8-9 a.m. at Coffee Republic, 801 Pleasant Drive #100, in King Farm Village Center. All purchases made during the hour receive a 10 percent discount.

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A Closer Look at City Symbols

City Flag and City Seal infographic

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Ceremony to Celebrate a
‘Modern Day Dream’

Celebration Will Be Televised on Rockville 11
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration 2016 PHOTO.

The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration features diverse performances.

Take part in a Rockville tradition featuring diverse, interactive and multicultural performances, as the city honors Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes community members who are carrying on his legacy on Monday, Jan. 16.

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