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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Rockville Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr to Step Down

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 8 — Julie Palakovich Carr, serving in her second term as a Rockville councilmember, has announced she will resign her office, effective Jan. 8. Palakovich Carr was elected Nov. 6 to represent District 17 in the Maryland...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Wanted: Budget Ideas and Suggestions

Public Hearings and Through an Online Survey Offer Opportunities to Be Heard

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 8 – Opportunities for the community to help the city prioritize what matters most continue this month as the Mayor and Council continue work on...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council to Continue Town Center Discussion

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 5 — The Mayor and Council will hold a special meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, to continue a discussion begun at a packed town hall meeting about Rockville Town Center’s future.  

The special meeting’s agenda will includ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Mayor and Council Celebrate Municipal Government Works Month

City Joins MML to Recognize Contributions of Municipal Government

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municipal Government ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Rockville to Salute Residents’ Service on Veterans Day

Nov. 11 Ceremony Will Include Speech by Army Veteran

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – A Rockville veteran of the United States Army will be the featured speaker as the city honors veterans of our nation’s armed forces at 11 a.m. on Vetera...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Rockville 10K/5K to Close Roads at King Farm

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – Residents and visitors can expect several street closures when runners in the 43rd Annual Rockville 10K/5K race through the King Farm neighborhood on Sunday morning, Nov. 4.

Streets that will be closed from about 8 ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Several Days in November

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – Rockville City Hall will be closed for Election Day on Nov. 6, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 12, and on Thanksgiving and Nov. 23. Other city facilities will be closed or will operate on limited schedules.

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Rockville Honored as Maryland Sustainability Champion

City Receives Sustainable Maryland Honor for a Third Time

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 26 – The University of Maryland's Environmental Finance Center recognized the City of Rockville as a Sustainable Maryland community for a third time, at the Maryl...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mayor and Council Set Goal of Zero Traffic-Related Deaths

Vision Zero Resolution Calls for ‘Holistic Approach’ to Safer Roads

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – The Mayor and Council set a goal of eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on Rockville roads within 12 years ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Tell Us About Rockville’s Good Neighbors

Nov. 15 is Deadline for Award Nominations

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – Rockville is a city of good neighbors. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, for its Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes adults or yout...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Rockville is Raking ‘Em In (Leaves, That Is!)

Fall Leaf Collection Begins in October

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 15. 

An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows resident...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Help Your Neighbors, Help Others with Rockville’s Annual Holiday Drive

For More than 45 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 15 — The 2018 Rockville Holiday Drive is officially underway!

For more than four-and-a-half decades, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Community Service for Clean Rockville Streams

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – Rockville is seeking volunteers to help keep city streams trash-free with two stream cleanups in October.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the city’s Environment Commission will host a cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon at Maryvale Park, 812 Fir...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Awards Nominations, Performers and Help Wanted for MLK Day Celebration

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards and is seeking performers and volunteers for Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 21.

The ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Halloween in Rockville is on the Way

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 9 — Trick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 31. There are no set hours for trick-or-treating.

The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowne...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Rockville Earns Top Score for LGBTQ Support for Second Year

City Scores Perfect Marks on Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 8 — For the second consecutive year, Rockville has scored perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

You Can Help Make Rockville Better

Community Survey is Your Chance to be Heard

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 4 – Rockville’s 10th biennial community survey arrives in mailboxes of randomly selected households this month. If you are selected to receive a survey, please answer...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Mayor and Council to Hold Town Hall to Discuss Moving Town Center Forward

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

WHERE: VisArts, Buchanan Event Room, 155 Gibbs St.

WHO: Anyone interested in the future of Town Center.

Recognizing concerns about recent announcements regarding Rockville Town Center, the Mayor and Council will hold a Town Hall...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Mayor and Council Name Taylor-Ferrell as New City Clerk

The Mayor and Council have named Deputy City Clerk Sara Taylor‐Ferrell as City Clerk/Director of Council Operations.

Taylor-Ferrell began her career with the City of Rockville as a temp in 1995. She joined the City Clerk’s Office in 1996 and has served in ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Take a Drive Down Memory Lane at Rockville's Car Show

57th Annual Show Offers Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 26 – Rockville’s 57th annual Antique and Classic Car Show rolls into Rockville Civic Center Park from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The free show &...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Rocktobierfest Returns to Rockville Town Center on Oct. 6

Second Annual Event Celebrates German Culture and Community

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 19 – Maryland breweries, bratwurst and bands will make for a rollicking Rockville Town Center as Rockville hosts the city’s second annual Rocktobierf...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mayor and Council to Hold Hearings on Alcohol, Trees and Community Needs

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 14 — The Mayor and Council return from their summer recess with a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 that will feature public hearings on the following:

A proposal to place 214 Frederick Ave., in Lincoln Park, in a hist...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Police Welcome All to an Open House and a Coffee

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 13 — The Rockville City Police Department is rolling out the welcome mat this fall and offering the community two opportunities to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville.

Open House

New police Chie...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Mayor, City Manager to Discuss the State of Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 6 — Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and City Manager Rob DiSpirito will discuss the state of the City of Rockville on Thursday, Sept. 20, in an event hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce.

The conversation will take ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Annual Report Highlights Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2018 Accomplishments

Year in Review Looks Back at the City’s Engagement and Accolades 

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 5 — Learn about the City of Rockville’s accomplishments over the past fiscal year in City Manager Rob DiSpirito’s ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Most City of Rockville Facilities to Close for Labor Day

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 28 – City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers, the Rockville Senior Center, Croydon Creek Nature Center, Gle...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Swim and Fitness Center to Close for Annual Cleaning and Maintenance

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 7 — The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center is gearing up for its annual August spruce up.

  • Indoor facilities will be temporarily closed for cleaning and repairs during August and the start of September.The North Pool and w...
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Rockville News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Rockville Students Can Start the School Year off Right With Supply-Packed Backpacks

Donations Accepted Aug. 15-22 at City Facilities

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 13 — The City of Rockville will hold its Annual Back to School Jam from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.Celebrate the ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Rockville’s Movies in the Parks: Four Movies, Four Neighborhood Parks, for Free

Rockville, Maryland, July 24 – Rockville's free, outdoor Movies in the Parks on the big screen return to neighborhood parks throughout the city on Wednesdays in August.

Bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages and enjoy four family-friendly mov...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Community and Crime Prevention on National Night Out

Meet Neighbors and Connect with Police at Block Parties

Rockville, Maryland, July 19 – 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 News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

DARCARS Twilight Runfest to be Held Saturday Evening

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Road Closures Will Impact Area Traffic

The Darcars Twilight Runfest, presented by the Rockville Rotary Foundation and the City of Rockville, celebrates its 33rd year by returning to Rockville! The 8-kilometer road race and 1-mile family fun run will be hel...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

MML Once Again Bestows ‘Banner City’ Recognition on Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, July 13 — Rockville has been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League, which recognizes the municipalities’ elected and appointed officials as the league’s most engaged m...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Improved Rockville Website Launches July 16

Rockville, Maryland, July 12 – The City of Rockville will launch an upgraded website on Monday, July 16, which will make it easier to navigate, find information and use on any device, whether it’s a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The u...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Edmonston Drive Bridge Rehabilitation Begins July 16

Rockville, Maryland, July 12 – Repairs to the Edmonston Drive Bridge are scheduled to begin Monday, July 16, and bring major traffic impacts to Rockville’s only bridge over the Metrorail and CSX tracks.The eight-month-long project, on ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Peace Day Party Will Celebrate Teen Activist's Legacy

Rockville, Maryland, July 3 — Rockville will “Make Peace the News” when it celebrates the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek, with cake, conversation, activities, crafts and en...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

City of Rockville Announces Legal Action Against Opioid Drug Manufacturers and Distributors

Rockville, Maryland, June 26 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council formally joined other state and local jurisdictions to take legal action against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the nationwide opioid crisis.

The lawsui...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville’s Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

Lead and Copper Monitoring Produces Good Results

Rockville, Maryland, June 29 – Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released t...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Most City of Rockville Facilities Closed July Fourth

Rockville, Maryland, June 18 – 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 Natur...
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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville to Celebrate a Fabulous Fourth with Fireworks in King Farm

Rockville, Maryland, June 18 – A Rockville tradition, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, returns to King Farm on Wednesday, July 4.Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration is held annually at the 26-acre Mattie J.T...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville's Cooling Centers Open for 95-plus Degree or Code Red Weather

City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat

With extreme weather predicted for the metropolitan region this week, remember that on days where the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Seven Rockville Police Officers Honored at Public Safety Awards

Officers Recognized for Bravery, Service and Saving Lives

Rockville, Maryland, June 15 – Seven members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 29th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on We...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville’s Mayor Newton Becomes Maryland Municipal League President

Will Serve from 2018-2019 Under Theme of ‘Together, We Can’

Rockville, Maryland, June 14 — City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton has become president of the Maryland Municipal League, a statewide organization that rep...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton Statement on Passing of Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated June 22

Rockville, Maryland, June 7 — On behalf of the City of Rockville’s Mayor and Council, and staff, Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton issued the following statement today on the passing of M...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rock the Red: Capitals Watch Party Tonight in Rockville Town Square

Join Neighbors for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

Rockville, Maryland, June 7 – The City of Rockville will host a free viewing party for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8 tonight at Rockville Town Square.

Watch the Washington Capitals&rsqu...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville Shows its Pride with Proclamation and Festival

Second Annual Rockville Pride Festival to be Held June 16Rockville, Maryland, June 4 – Rockville will celebrate its LGBTQ community at the second annual Rockville Pride festival from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16.The celebration, presented by the C...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville's New Police Chief to be Sworn In June 18

Meet and Greet to Follow Ceremony

Rockville, Maryland, June 4 – Victor Brito will be sworn in as chief of the Rockville City Police Department at a ceremony before the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, June 18.

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville to Honor First Responders with Annual Public Safety Awards

Rockville, Maryland, May 29 – Members of the Rockville City Police Department, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will be honored for thei...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Rockville Names Victor Brito as Police Chief

New Hire Brings 27 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Rockville, Maryland, May 22 – Victor Brito will be Rockville’s next police chief, City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced today.

Brito has more than 27 years in law enforcement, most...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

St. Elizabeth School Fourth-Grader to Be Rockville’s ‘Mayor for a Day’

Rockville, Maryland, May 17 – If she were mayor, Caitlyn Couch would strive to make schools safer by addressing violence in media, cyberbullying, school security and gun laws.

Couch, a fourth-grader at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Rockville, ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $136.2 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for the Tenth Consecutive Year Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last ten fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved t...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Get Set for the Suds & Soles 5K

Rockville, Maryland, May 16 – The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville are teaming up again to present the Suds & Soles 5K at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

The 5K course on neighborhood roads begins and ends in Rockvil...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Hometown Holidays to Bring Rock, Restaurants, Remembrances to Rockville

City Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Music Fest, Ceremony and Parade

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville’s 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest offers something for everyone Memorial Day weekend, including entertainment from aro...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Rockville City Hall to Close for Memorial Day

Recycling and Refuse Collected One Day Later During the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Recycling, yard waste and refuse collection will be m...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Rockville to Distribute Free Bikes to 48 TERRIFIC Kids

Elementary Students Demonstrated Outstanding Character

Rockville, Maryland, May 14 — Forty-eight first through fifth grade kids will each receive their free bicycle and helmet, Sunday, May 20, for taking part in the City of Rockville’s ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Croydon Creek Nature Center to Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day in Rockville

Nationwide Program Urges Families to Appreciate the Great Outdoors

Rockville, Maryland, May 11 — Croydon Creek Nature Center will host a celebration of National Kids to Parks Day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Attendees can enjoy a free make...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Feel the Power at the Public Works Week Equipment Show

Display of the City’s Big Trucks to Celebrate ‘The Power of Public Works’

Rockville, Maryland, May 10 – Rockville will join the American Public Works Association to celebrate National Public Works Week from Sunday, M...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

From the Farm to Rockville

Fresh Produce Returns with Farmers Market Opening

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – Rockville’s Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 12 to give shoppers their pick of farm-fresh produce and more from regional grower/producers. This year&...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Rockville to Participate in National Police Week

City Officers Will Also Ride for Fallen Officers and Escort Visiting Families

Rockville, Maryland, May 3 – The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation on Monday, April 30, declaring May 12-16 as National Police Week and recognizing how the Rockvi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Bike Month: May is Best on a Bike in Rockville

Bike to Work Day is May 18 and Features Pit Stops Throughout the City

Rockville, Maryland, May 3 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, and the annual Bike to Work Day. Tour de Cookie&am...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

South Stonestreet Avenue Speed Monitoring: Citations Begin Next Week

Grace Period to End Wednesday, May 2

Rockville, Maryland, April 27 – A month-long grace period for a new speed monitoring system, deployed in the 400 block of South Stonestreet Avenue, will end Wednesday, May 2, and citations will be issued for v...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Annual Native Plant Sale and Spring Festival Returns to Nature Center

Rockville, Maryland, April 23 — Celebrate spring at
Croydon Creek Nature Center’s annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale. Thefree, family-friendly festival will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 28.

Enjoy a live animal show ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Community Invited to Discuss Updates to Historic Resources Management Plan

Rockville, Maryland, April 16 — Revisions to Rockville’s 30-year-old Historic Resources Management Plan are well underway. Consultants, JMT, will talk about draft updates to the plan at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Mayor and Counci...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Rockville to Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting

The City is Celebrating its 29th Year as a ‘Tree City USA’

Rockville, Maryland, April 10 – Rockville will mark Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Rockmead Park, next to Fallsmead Elementa...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Mayor and Council Approve Voting by Mail for City Elections

Rockville, Maryland, April 10 – Rockville residents will have the option of voting by mail during Mayor and Council elections under a process approved unanimously Monday by the Mayor and Council. Voting by mail provides more and better options ...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Find Rockets, Robots, Chemistry and Coding at Rockville Science Day

Rockville, Maryland, April 5 – The 29th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on, with science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos from over 90 local organizations and business...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Celebrate Nature in April at the Glenview Gallery

Rockville, Maryland, March 30 — April is Earth Month and the perfect time to celebrate your love of nature with a visit to “World of Nature,” at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

The exhibition features “Trees of th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

‘Building Bridges in a Diverse Society’ Workshop Seeks Students

Rockville, Maryland, April 2 – “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” a dynamic, highly interactive diversity leadership workshop offered by the city’s Human Rights Commission, returns in April.

The free workshop, ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Rockville’s Spring Leaf Collection Begins April 2

Rockville, Maryland, March 29 – The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 2-13 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. Residents should rake leaves next to, but out of, the roadway no earlier than one week prior to t...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

At the F. Scott Theater, in April: Tunes from Disney and Tales of Clock Dial Painters

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 — “Radium Girls” continues a season of Rockville Little Theatre performances celebrating the resident company’s 70th anniversary. Inspired by a true story, the provocative, fast-moving ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Party Down with Southern Sounds, Music from Maryland, Memphis, More

Hometown Holidays to Bring Music, Food and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 – With performances featuring country, cover songs, rock, reggae and reptiles, the 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest will offer something for...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Rockville Again Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City Receives GFOA's Highest Honor for 28th Consecutive Year

Rockville, Maryland, March 26 – The City of Rockville was honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with a Certificate of Achievement...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

April is Earth Month in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 – Earth Day’s 48th anniversary is Sunday, April 22. Rockville celebrates the season with the following activities aimed at environmental sustainability:

April 4: 5th Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Deadline Approaches for Rockville Community Grant Applications

Neighborhood Groups Encouraged to Apply

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 – Applications are being accepted through Thursday, April 12 for Rockville’s Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods (ROC-N) Matching Grant Program. The program dis...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

TERRIFIC Bikes is Back with Free Bikes for Kids

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 — Rockville is home to outstanding school kids, and every TERRIFIC kid needs a bike. How do you prove you’re TERRIFIC? Show us you’re Trustworthy, Earnest, Respectful, Responsible, Involved, Fair,...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Rockville City Government Closed Wednesday, March 21

Rockville, Maryland, March 20 — Due to the snow and ice storm moving through the region, the City of Rockville and all city facilities will be closed on Wednesday, March 21.
Recycling and refuse collection is canceled for Wednesday. Lear...
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Rockville News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

International Night Presents the Rich Cultures of Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, March 21 — Now in its second year
at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, International Night returns March 23 with afestival of the world’s cultures to entertain the entire family.

At this free event, audience members ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Rockville’s Ready for Spring with Spring Break Mini-Camps

Rockville, Maryland, March 12 — Spring break is nearly here and Rockville’s three community centers are ready with Spring Break Mini-Camps — exciting, supervised programs, crafts, games, sports and adventure for kids in kinde...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

‘If I Were Mayor’ Contest Gives Students a Chance to be Mayor for a Day

Rockville, Maryland, March 8 – The deadline is approaching for fourth-graders attending schools in Rockville to submit essays for the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. The theme of the contest, organized by the Mary...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Spring Recreation Guides are Out

Registration Open for Dozens of Events, Programs and ActivitiesRockville, Maryland, March 9 — Yearning for spring weather? “Life in Rockville” and “Adults 60,” the city’s guides to recreational ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Rockville City Academy Returns This Spring

Rockville, Maryland, March 8 – The Rockville City Academy returns this spring with a new opportunity to get to know the City of Rockville. The six-session program begins Thursday, May 10 and offers an opportunity to learn from staff leaders who...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Applicants Wanted for Task Force on Rockville Boards and Commissions

Rockville, Maryland, March 8 – The Mayor and Council are seeking community members to serve on a task force that will study the city’s boards and commissions. Over six to nine months, the Boards and Commissions Task Force wil...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Survey Results for Proposed New Community Center in City's Southwest Now Available Online

Rockville, Maryland, March 7 — Results from a survey conducted to assess residents’ viewson whether they desire a new community center are available online at the City
of Rockville’s website.

The “City of R...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

REDI Seeks Businesses to Appreciate

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 27 – Rockville Economic Development, Inc.’s Rockville Business Appreciation Week 2018 is April 9-13.  Throughout the week teams of ambassadors comprising city leaders, city staff, and REDI representa...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

City Manager’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal to Focus on Community Well-Being

Proposal Keeps Property Tax Rate Flat for 10th Year, Includes Nine New Projects

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 23 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council continue deliberations with a public hearing and work session focused on the Fiscal Year 2019 b...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Spring Sports — Now Registering

Early Bird Registration Saves $10 on Cost of Youth Activities

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 22 — Athletes! Spring sports league registration for kids and adults is open! Whether you’re into baseball, soccer, volleyball or baseball, the City...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Draft Recommendations for Stonestreet Corridor Study to be Presented

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Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 12 — The next community meeting for the Stonestreet Corridor Study will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive. Based on planning analysis and input fr...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Rockville Ranks Among Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work in the Nation

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 12 — The City of Rockville — fresh off its recognition by “Money” magazine as the best place to live in Maryland — has placed ninth on a list of 10 happiest cities to work in the ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Go Behind the Badge with the Community Police Academy

Rockville Offers Academies for Community and for 60-Plus Residents

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 9 – Community members once again this spring have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a police officer through the Rockville Community Police Ac...Read on...

Rockville News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Rockville City Hall and Some City Facilities to Close for Presidents Day

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 8 – City Hall will be closed and recycling and refuse will not be collected on Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day. Several city facilities will operate on their usual schedule. Recycling and refuse collect...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Rockville Recognizes Black History Month with Proclamation, Presentations

Glenview-Peerless Speaker Series and Rockville 11 Offer Opportunities to Reflect Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 7 – The Mayor and Council marked Black History Month with a proclamation at their Monday, Feb. 5 meeting that called on &ld...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Feel the Love in Rockville at These Special Valentine’s Events

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 2 — Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Rockville’s community centers are feeling the love with several events for you and your family.

Annual Heart-to-Heart Family Valentine’s Dance:&...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Mayor and Council to Consider Voting By Mail

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 30 – Allowing Rockville residents to vote by mail during Mayor and Council elections will be the topic of a public hearing during the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at City Hall. The Mayor and Counc...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration to Highlight Rockville’s Asian Cultures

Feb. 24 Event Will Feature Music, Dancing and Martial Arts Demonstrations

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 30 – Celebrate the Year of the Dog with performances, interactive activities and cultural displays at the city’s Lunar New Year celebrat...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Rockville Named Best Place to Live in Maryland

‘Money’ Magazine Ranking is the Latest Accolade for the City

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 26 – Rockville is the best place to live in Maryland, as recently rated by “Money” magazine. "Money” ci...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Plan Your Summer with the 2018 Camp Guide

Available Today Online and in Print

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 12 — Look for Rockville’s 2018 Camp Guide, available today, to plan ahead for that long summer break. This year’s guide can be found at City Hall, community centers...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

City Legislative Priorities: Aid for Schools, Seniors and Youth

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Today

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 10 – Rockville’s 2018 state legislative priorities include calls for more state aid for school construction and for youth and senior services, a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Rockville Facilities to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15

Recycling and Refuse Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 9 – City Hall and some city facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15. Recycling and refuse will be collected one day late...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Rockville City Government to Open Two Hours Late

City Hall Will Open at 10:30 a.m. Due to Icy Conditions

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 9 -- Due to the icy conditions, Rockville city government will open two hours late, with City Hall opening at 10:30 a.m. today.

Essential employees must report for work as sch...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Rockville Facilities to Close Early, Mayor and Council Meeting Rescheduled

City Hall to Remain Open Until 5 p.m.Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 8 – Due to the inclement weather, city facilities, with the exception of City Hall, will close at 3 p.m. today. City Hall will remain open until 5 p.m.  The Mayor and Counci...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Plan to Attend Rockville 2040 Open House Meetings

Three to be Held in January

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 8 — Three meetings in January will allow the public to give further feedback on draft policies and concepts of Rockville 2040, the plan that will shape Rockville’s future:

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Stand ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 4 – Rockville’s 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan.15 at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive. The celebration will include multi...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Mayor Newton Receives Prestigious Public Service Award

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Scull Award Recognizes Regional-Level Leadership

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 14 — City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton this week received the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council o...Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

FY 2017 Financial Reports Highlight City’s ‘Solid Financial Position’

Summaries Give Public a Look at the City’s Fiscal Health

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 13 – Two annual reports that city staff delivered to the Mayor and Council on Monday give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial hea...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Rockville Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Woman

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 7 – Rockville police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who has been missing for nearly a month. Kristen Danielle Bessix, 36, of no fixed address, was last seen Nov. 8. Family or friends hav...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Rockville Facilities to Close for the Holidays

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 5 – City Hall and all city facilities will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Recycling and refuse will be collected one day later throughout those weeks. Find ...Read on... Rockville News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Deadline Approaches to Take the Police Chief Survey

Questions Will Help Guide Selection Process

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 28 — The deadline is Friday, Dec. 1 to fill out a survey with your thoughts on the best person to lead the Rockville City Police Department.

“Your voice matters, and w...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Holiday Drive Seeks Gift Card and New Toy Donations

Contributions
Accepted Until Dec. 14

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 28 — It’s the season of giving and there’s still time to help Rockville’s less fortunate with a donation to the 2017 Holiday Drive. And there’s ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Fun for the Family at Glenview Mansion’s Free Open Houses

Art Opening, Decorations, Live Music and a Visit from Santa Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 20 — Glenview Mansion will celebrate the season with music, gifts, art, and a chance to give back at its annual Holiday Open Houses. The free open houses are ...
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