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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Rockville TV Channel to Go High Def

Network to Also Feature Takoma Park City TV and Montgomery Municipal Channel

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 28 – Rockville 11’s unique brand of award-winning content will pop into sharp, crisp high-definition for Comcast and RCN subscribers, beginning Oct....Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Rockville’s Antique and Classic Car Show is a Thrilling Drive at 55

55th Annual Exhibition Gears Up for Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 28 – Classic car fans, families and folks looking for a fun day out can get a close-up look at iconic cars that changed the automotive industry when Rockville’s 55...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

You Can Help Make Rockville Better

Community Survey is Your Chance to be Heard

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 27 — Rockville’s Community Survey arrives in mailboxes of randomly selected households this month. If you are selected, please answer and return the questionnaire by the date indica...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

October Means New Gallery Exhibitions, Shrek and a Celebration of Heroes

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery to Feature Photography, Illustration

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 26 — The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for October from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. Works on display are Warren Kornberg’s p...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Deadlines Approach for Good Neighbors and Neighborhood Grants

Programs Highlight Good Deeds and Promote Community Building

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 16 – October brings deadlines for two city programs aimed at fostering neighborliness in Rockville communities.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, O...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Rockville City Hall to Close for Labor Day

Recycling and Refuse Collected a Day Later Through Friday of the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 31 – City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Glenview Gallery’s September Exhibition Includes Photos and Abstracts

Free Opening Jazz Concert Also Featured

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery celebrates its September exhibition opening with art and music at a free reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.

On display from Sept....Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Park Free Downtown (but only for 15 Minutes, in the Assigned Spots)

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — If you have a quick errand in downtown Rockville, say picking up takeout, you can use eight new, free 15-minute parking spaces recently installed in Town Center: four on Regal Row and two on each of Maryland Avenue and Gibbs...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Annual Report Highlights Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments

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

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 – Learn about the accomplishments of each City of Rockville department over the past year and their plans for the future, in acting City Manager Craig L. Sim...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Millennium Trail is 10 Years Old, and We'll Have Cake to Celebrate

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — Join the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) on Saturday, Sept. 10 for a group ride on the Carl Henn Millennium Trail, a signed, 10-foot-wide, shared-use path that runs in a 10.6-mile loop around Rockville.

Afterw...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Rockville Goes Nextdoor to Reach Neighborhoods

City and Rockville Police to Begin Posting Messages on Neighborhood Network

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 30 – The City of Rockville will begin posting messages in September on Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods nationwide.

Community members a...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Newton Elected to Maryland Municipal League Board

Appointed Chair to Legislative Committee

Rockville, Md., Aug. 19 – Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton has been elected to the board of directors of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and was also named chair of the organization’s legislative commi...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Police Department Awarded Accreditation for Excellence

Department Achieves 'Rare' Milestone in 100 Percent Compliance

Rockville, Md., Aug. 12 — The Rockville City Police Department has received full accreditation for the next four years from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies duri...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Rockville Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

The City’s Saturday Market Offers Seasonal Produce Through Nov. 19

Rockville, Md., Aug. 8 – The Rockville Farmers Market offers healthy food choices and “a festive open-air setting, which enhances community spirit and civic pride by offering a natural ...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Garrison Keillor to Be Honored at Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Short Story Contest Deadline is Aug. 12

Rockville, Md., Aug. 2 – The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which this year will honor Garrison Keillor, founder and host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac,” invites writers to submi...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Sculpture, Painting and Photography On Exhibition at the Glenview Gallery in August

Rockville, Md., July 19 — The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery will hold a free opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 7. The reception begins at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. concert at the Glenview Mansion Conservatory.

On exhibition this month:

  • Marilyn Simon — ...
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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Applications Available for Rockville Community Development Block Grants

City Invites Public to Comment on Funding Priorities at Aug. 1 Hearing

Rockville, Md., July 19 – Rockville nonprofits and government agencies can apply to receive a portion of the $230,000 that Rockville is projected to receive through the Community De...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Rockville to Celebrate Community and Crime Prevention with a Night Out

Block Parties Offer Opportunity to Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police Officers

Rockville, Md., July 19 - Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 2 as the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) participates in N...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Rockville Farmers Market Hosts Annual Salute to Nonprofits

Volunteer Sign-Up Program is in 11th Year

Are you a community-minded Rockville resident looking for a place to lend a helping hand? Then the city and county needs you!

Local agencies and organizations serving a variety of areas will be at the Rockvi...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Metro Track Work to Affect Service to Stations in Rockville

SafeTrack Surge Will Limit Red Line Service in August

Rockville, Md., July 12 – Mid-August track work will have the most direct effect on stations serving Rockville as Metro continues its SafeTrack work plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore serv...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

‘Rockville Reports’ Has a New Look in Print and Online

Editions Offer Same News Coverage, New Features

Rockville, Md., July 8 – Readers will notice some subtle changes this month to the look and design of “Rockville Reports,” the city’s official publication, which is delivered 10 times a year to all homes ...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Four Rockville Cooling Centers are Open Today

City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat

Rockville, Md., July 8 – The City of Rockville has opened four cooling centers for community members in need of a place to cool off from the area’s hot weather.

The centers are lo...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Rockville's Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

Report Includes Results of Lead Monitoring

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 -- Rockville's drinking water is safe, the city's Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released today.

 
The report details the source, t...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Rockville's Mayor and Council Seek Community Input on City Manager Search

Residents and Businesses Asked to Identify Traits of City's Next Leader

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 -- Rockville has started the process of finding a new manager to fill the city's top management spot. The Mayor and Council hired The Novak Consulting ...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre to Premiere Improved Ticket Purchasing System

'Rent,' 'Do Not Disturb,' and Ballet Scheduled for July

Rockville, Maryland, June 24 -- ShoWare, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre's new online ticketing system, will go live July 1.

Patrons will experience better graphics and find it easier to buy t...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration Returns to King Farm

Celebration Includes Fireworks, Music and a Peace Gathering

Rockville, Maryland, June 24 -- Cap off your July Fourth holiday weekend with family and friends as the city’s annual Independence Day celebration returns to Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Pi...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Rockville City Hall and Facilities Closed on July Fourth

Recycling and Refuse Collected a Day Later Through Friday of the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, June 24 — City Hall and most city facilities will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Recycling, yard waste and refuse collec...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Free, Family-Friendly 'Movies in the Parks' Return in August

Series Presents Four Movies on Four Nights in Four Neighborhood Parks

Rockville, Maryland, June 24 — Rockville's free, outdoor "Movies in the Parks" return to neighborhood parks throughout the city – and to the big screen -- on Wednesdays in ...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Glenview Gallery’s July Exhibition Includes Quilts, Oil Pastels

Opening Features Jazz Concert by Unstrung

Rockville, Maryland, June 23 — The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery celebrates its July exhibition opening with art and music at a free reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m., July 10.

On display from July 10-29:

  • Lois S...
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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Rockville Mayor and Council Declare July ‘Park and Recreation Month’

Rockville, Maryland, June 21 — July 2016 is Park and Recreation month in Rockville following a proclamation of the Mayor and Council, issued Monday.

National organizations have recognized Rockville Recreation and Parks with awards and designations that...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Citywide Meetings Are Over, but Work Continues on Rockville 2040

Draft Report to go to Planning Commission in July

Rockville, Maryland, June 17 – After an intense public engagement process that included a kick-off meeting, 35 listening sessions and three city wide forums, the fourth open session of Rockville 2040, a...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Sign Up for Summer Camp Season and Register for Sports Leagues

Rockville, Maryland, June 17 – Rockville's summer camps are open and limited spaces remain. Camps are open to city residents and nonresidents age 3-16 with single and multi-week options.

The camp season runs June 21-Aug. 24.

Three two-week session...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Rockville Police Officers Honored at Public Safety Awards

Officers Recognized for Saving Lives; Treschuk Honored for Lifetime Achievement

Rockville, Maryland, June 8 – Seven members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 27th annual Rockville Public Safe...Read on...

Rockville City Police Department
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Bike Rockville This Summer on Free Rides with RBAC

Get Free Bike Safety Checks and City Bike Maps at the Farmers Market

Rockville, Maryland, June 7 – Rockville is committed to promoting bicycling as a sustainable, healthy and equitable mode of transportation for all community members, through education...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Rockville Public Safety Awards to Honor the City’s First Responders

Rockville, Maryland, June 2 – Members of the Rockville City Police Department, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will be honored for their service to t...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Rockville Named 'Banner City' by Maryland Municipal League

Recognition Cites City's Engaged Membership

Rockville, Maryland, June 1 - Rockville has once again been named a "Banner City" by the Maryland Municipal League, which recognizes the municipality as one of the league's most engaged members.

...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Rockville Proclaims June 2 ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 – The Mayor and Council approved a proclamation declaring Thursday, June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Rockville to mark the birthday of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was tragically gunned down just days after atte...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Dive Into Summer With Water Safety Day

Event Features Free Swim Lesson Screenings, Safety Demos and Swimming

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 – The City of Rockville dives into a summer of swimming and fun as it joins Montgomery County Recreation and the City of Gaithersburg for Water Safety Day...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

City to Hold Hearing on Energy Benchmarking for Nonresidential Buildings

Properties Would Be Required to Track Energy Usage

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 – The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on a proposal to make Montgomery County’s energy benchmarking requirements for nonresidential buildings apply within the c...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Fitzgerald Theatre Pulls ‘Strings,’ ‘Pinafore’ and a Gamer’s Symphony

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 – Music fills the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in June with diverse productions, from orchestra to video game music to a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

Learn more about the following shows and buy tickets at www.rockvillemd.g...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Painting, Photos, Sculpture and Glass Works at Glenview Gallery in June

Caitlin Olson, Thomas Germer and the Art Glass Center are the Featured Artists

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 – The oil and watercolor paintings of Caitlin Olson, photographs and sculpture by Thomas Germer, and glass creations by the Art Glass Center at G...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Community Members Wanted for King Farm Farmstead Task Force

Group Will Suggest Uses and Funding Sources to the Mayor and Council

Rockville, Maryland, May 20 – The Mayor and Council are seeking three community members for a task force that will identify the best uses for the King Farm Farmstead and funding sourc...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Suds & Soles 5K to Feature Run, Fun and Beer

Early Registration is Through May 31

Rockville, Maryland, May 20 – The Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC) is teaming up with the City of Rockville to present a fun, new 5K.

The Suds & Soles 5K will be run at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 ...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Rockville City Hall and Some Facilities to Close for Memorial Day

Recycling and Refuse Will Be Collected One Day Later During the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, May 20 – Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Recycling, yard waste and refuse co...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Taste of Rockville to Showcase the City’s Best Bites at Hometown Holidays

Rockville 11’s “All Access” Offers a Preview of the Memorial Day Weekend Party

Rockville, Maryland, May 20 – Get a taste of diverse offerings from some of Rockville’s favorite restaurants during Taste of Rockville, on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 2...Read on...

Find the Hometown Holidays Guide
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Rockville is Once Again Named a ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’

Mayor to Accept Award on Bike to Work Day on Friday

Rockville, Maryland, May 19 – The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the City of Rockville’s efforts to encourage bicycling as a sustainable, healthy, and equitable mode of transportation by...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $126.3 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Rockville, Md., May 17 – Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate in Fiscal Year 2017 as they did last year, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved a budget that k...Read on...

Learn more about the budget.
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Remembrances and Revelry to Mark Memorial Day Weekend in Rockville

72nd Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade to Cap Hometown Holidays

Rockville, Maryland, May 12 – Rockville will conclude its weekend-long celebration of the 28th annual Hometown Holidays music festival and will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony and parade ...Read on...

Hometown Holidays
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Lakewood Elementary Fourth-Grader to Be ‘Mayor for a Day’

Rockville, Maryland, May 12 – If he were mayor, Rishi Iyer would use a ban on smoking in public places, more parks and nutrition programs to get his town healthy.

Rishi, a fourth-grader in Lyn Mullinax’s class at Lakewood Elementary School, will get to...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Gear Up for Bike to Work Day with Rockville 11

The May 20 Celebration of Bike Month Features Two City-Sponsored Pit Stops

Rockville, Maryland, May 12 – Biking is fun and can make life simple. Why not take your foot off the gas pedal for a day and pedal away for Bike to Work Day, from 6:30-9 a.m. on...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Climb Aboard the Big Trucks at the Public Works Week Equipment Show

Display to Celebrate the Theme of ‘Public Works Always There’

Rockville, Maryland, May 12 – Rockville will join the American Public Works Association to celebrate National Public Works Week from Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20.

The highlight o...Read on...

Department of Public Works
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Rockville Marks National Police Week with a Proclamation and Participation

National Police Week, May 15-21, Honors Officers’ Contributions and Sacrifices

Rockville, Md., May 12 – The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation on Monday declaring May 15-21 as National Police Week and calling upon the community to thank police off...Read on...

Rockville City Police Department
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Mayor and Council Seek Comments on 'Rockville’s Pike Neighborhood Plan'

Second Public Hearing is May 16; Public Record is Open Through May 23

Rockville, Maryland, May 10 – The Mayor and Council invite community members to comment during the second of two scheduled public hearings on the Planning Commission’s recommended “R...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

‘Rockville 2040’ Citywide Public Forums Continue in May and June

Next Forum to Discuss the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan is May 10

Rockville, Maryland, May 5 – A series of citywide public forums is giving community members the opportunity to help plan Rockville’s future.

The forums are a key part of “Rockvill...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Summer Recreation in the City Means Camps, Classes and Teen Programs

Registration Opens to All on May 12

Rockville, Maryland, May 5 – Don’t let summer’s arrival catch you without something fun to do. Rockville has your summer covered with classes, programs and special events for a variety of ages and interests.

Rockv...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Twinbrook Community Day to Include Fitness Demos, Children’s Activities

Get to Know the Recreation Center and its Neighbors at a Free Open House

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – Twinbrook Community Day offers an opportunity to connect with neighbors from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Farmers Market Returns with Local Beers, New Vendors, Same Great Produce

Market is Open Saturdays from May 14-Nov. 19 in Rockville Town Center

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – Rockville’s Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 14 to give shoppers their pick of fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

‘TERRIFIC’ Rockville Students to Receive Free Bicycles

Rockville Bike Hub and the City to Award Refurbished Bikes for Good Deeds

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – The city’s TERRIFIC Bikes program will award free, refurbished bicycles to 39 Rockville students who performed good deeds in the community.

The bi...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Rockville Earns Top Spot on National 'Best Cities for Families' List

Rockville, Maryland, May 2 -- The City of Rockville has earned the number one spot on the 10 best cities for families in the United States list, based on a study by the website Livability.com.

The study examined quality of schools, crime rate, healthca...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Rockville Cruises Into Bike Month in May

Bike to Work Day is May 20 and Features Pit Stops Throughout Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, April 28 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, bike safety checks and the annual Bike to Work Day.

Bike M...Read more »

Learn more about Bike Month.
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Dixieland, Broadway and Video Game Music at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Maryland, April 28 – Music fills the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre throughout May and June with diverse productions, from choral music to video game music to a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, taking the stage.

Learn more about the following sho...Read on...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Rockville Artists are in a League of Their Own in May at Glenview Gallery

Rockville Singers to Perform at the Art League’s Free Juried Show Opening

Rockville, Maryland, April 28 – The Rockville Art League’s annual juried show will feature mixed media works from local artists at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery from May 1-27....Read on...

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Take-Back Day Disposes of Drugs in a Safe, Environmentally Friendly Way

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection of Unwanted Medication

Rockville, Maryland, April 14 -- The Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of u...Read on...

Learn more about the Rockville City Police Dept.
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Tree Planting Marks Rockville’s Celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day

The City is Celebrating its 27th Year as a ‘Tree City USA’

Rockville, Maryland, April 14 – Rockville will mark Earth Day and Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at Beall Elementary School, 451 Beall Ave.

The ceremo...Read on...

Learn more about Earth Month.
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Rockville Mayor and Council Name City Clerk

Rockville, Maryland, April 12 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council named Kathleen Conway as the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations during their meeting on Monday. Conway will start Monday, May 9.

Conway has served as Senior Director of Benefits for I...Read on...

City Clerk
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Rockville Science Day Returns with Animals, Rockets and Robots

Hands-On Exhibits on Display April 24 at Montgomery College

Rockville, Md., April 8 – The 27th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on with exhibits from over 90 local organizations and businesses, featuring everythi...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Public Invited to ‘Help Plan Rockville’s Future’

First of Four ‘Rockville 2040’ Forums is April 19

Rockville, Md., April 8 – A series of citywide forums will offer community members the opportunity to help plan Rockville’s future. The first forum is Tuesday, April 19.

The forums are a key part of ...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Mayor and Council to Hold Hearing on ‘Rockville’s Pike Neighborhood Plan’

Rockville, Md., April 8 – The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the Planning Commission’s recommended “Rockville’s Pike Neighborhood Plan” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall.

This is the first of...Read on...

"Rockville's Pike Neighborhood Plan"
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Lincoln Park Community Center’s Yard Sale Returns to Richard Montgomery

Rockville, Md., April 6 – Hunt for bargains, discover treasures, or sign up to sell your wares as a vendor at Rockville’s spring outdoor community yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 16, in the parking lot of Richard Montgomery High School, 250 ...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Rockville Grant Program Strives to Support Community Involvement

April 15 is the Deadline for ROC-N Grant Applications

Rockville, Md., March 31 – Neighborhood associations could receive up to $1,000 in a matching grant for projects promoting community involvement.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, A...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Crime Continues Downward Trend in Rockville

‘Part I’ Crimes Down 32 Percent Over a Decade

Rockville, Md., March 31 – The Rockville City Police Department reported a 4.2 percent overall decrease in crime in 2015, continuing an 11-year period in which Rockville has seen significant crime reduction...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Rockville’s Spring Leaf Collection is April 4-8

Online Interactive Map Shows When Leaves Will Be Collected By Address

Rockville, Md., March 31 – The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 4–8 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

Residents should rake leaves into the...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Glenview Gallery Offers Photos and Mixed Media in April

Free James Mabry Performance at Opening Reception on April 3

Rockville, Md., March 22 – Mixed media and photography come into focus in April at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

The free show, April 3-22, features “Birds of Prey & Others,” a pho...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Little Misses, Movie Music, an American Classic to Thrill at Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Md., March 22 – Pageants and performances of “reel” music from film favorites and of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town” take the stage in April at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive.

Learn more about the following shows a...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Music, Food, Fun on Tap for Hometown Holidays This Memorial Day Weekend

More Than 30 Performances and the Taste of Rockville Return

Rockville, Md., March 22 – More than 30 groups will take to four stages across six city blocks in Rockville Town Center for the city’s Hometown Holidays Music Fest on Saturday, May 28 and Sund...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Deadline Approaches to Apply to Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Rockville, Md., March 18 – The City of Rockville’s Historic District Commission (HDC) participates in the county’s preservation tax credit program to assist owners of historic properties with their yearly exterior maintenance expenses. Structural repairs ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Registration Open for the Rescheduled Diversity Leadership Workshop

Free Program Will Give Students Tools to Understand Diverse Populations

Rockville, Md., March 17 – “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” a dynamic, highly interactive, free diversity leadership workshop offered by the city’s Human Rights Commission,...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Rockville to Celebrate Earth Month with Activities Throughout April

City to Observe Earth Day and Arbor Day on Friday, April 22

Rockville, Md., March 16 – April is Earth Month as Rockville celebrates the 46th Earth Day, on Friday, April 22. It's just one event in a month full of free activities promoting environmental ...Read on...

Earth Month in Rockville
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Mayor and Council to Receive Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Presentation

Proposal Focuses on Priorities, Infrastructure, Employee Compensation

Rockville, Md., March 11 – Acting City Manager Craig L. Simoneau is scheduled to present the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget to Mayor and Council during their meeting at 7 p.m. on M...Read on...

Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
Posted on: March 10, 2016

‘TERRIFIC’ Kids Can Earn Bikes, Generous Community Members Can Donate

Program Rewards Rockville Students for Good Deeds; Applications are Due April 8

Rockville, Md., March 10 – Rockville students in grades 1-5 who complete good deeds can earn a free refurbished bike through the city’s TERRIFIC Bikes program.

Organized...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Rockville Student to be Named ‘Mayor for a Day’ This Spring

Winner Will be Chosen Through ‘If I Were Mayor’ Essay Contest

Rockville, Md., March 3 – Rockville fourth-graders are encouraged to participate in the Maryland Municipal League (MML)’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest.

The theme of this year’s contest...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Rockville Community Centers Offer Spring Break Mini-Camps

Programs Include Games, Sports and Nature from March 28-April 1

Rockville, Md., March 3 -- Spring break doesn't have to be a break from friends or fun. Rockville's community centers will offer spring break mini-camps while Montgomery County Public Sch...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Rockville Police Arrest Brother of Victim in Tuesday’s Shooting

The Victim Was Driven to a Montgomery College Parking Lot

Rockville, Md., March 2 – Rockville police arrested a 21-year-old man on Tuesday for shooting his brother during a fight that occurred earlier in the day.

Rockville and Montgomery County poli...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Police Investigate Shooting After Victim Found at Montgomery College

Man Suffered Injuries; Shooting Location Remains Unknown

Rockville, Md., March 1 – Rockville and Montgomery County police responded at approximately 10 a.m. today to a call for a person shot at Montgomery College – Rockville, 51 Mannakee St. Upon arriv...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Police Accreditation Assessment Team Seeks Public Comment

Team to Examine the Rockville City Police Department This Month

Rockville, Md., March 1 – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Monday, March 14, to examine all aspects of the...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Citizens Police Academy Shows What it Takes to Be an Officer

Course Includes Looks at Crime Scene Processing and Investigations

Rockville, Md., March 1 -- Residents have the opportunity to go behind the badge this spring at the Rockville Citizens Police Academy. Participants 18 and older will learn about all as...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Free Tax Preparation Help Available For Seniors and Low-Income Earners

Rockville, Md., March 1 -- The city is coordinating with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services to provide free tax preparation assistance to those in need of help.

Assistance...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Rockville Parks and Facilities Go Smoke-Free

City’s Expansion Follows the County’s Lead

Rockville, Md., March 1 – An expansion of the city’s smoke-free area rules to include all city facilities and city parks takes effect today.

The Mayor and Council unanimously voted in October to expand the ...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Spring into the Season with Rockville’s Recreation Guide

Spring Guide is Now Available Online; Registration Opens to All on March 10

Rockville, Md., Feb. 29 – Learn about spring recreation programs in the City of Rockville’s spring recreation guide, which is now available at www.rockvillemd.gov/guide and is ...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Fitzgerald Theatre Hosts Springtime Music, ‘The Odyssey’ and ‘Robin Hood’

Rockville, Md., Feb. 29 – Enjoy a ballet by the Rockville Civic Ballet, a spring concert by the Rockville Concert Band, and the final days of an operatic rendition of “Robin Hood” in March at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

Learn more about the follo...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Mayor and Council to Begin Nationwide Search for a New City Manager

Acting City Manager Named

Rockville, Md., Feb. 29 – Barbara B. Matthews will no longer serve as Rockville’s city manager. Ms. Matthews has held the position since October 2012. Before that, she was the city manager of the City of Takoma Park.

The ...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery to Exhibit Student Art in March

Rockville, Md., Feb. 26 – The annual Student Art Show features 2-D, 3-D and video works by Rockville students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Students who live or attend school in the City of Rockville are invited to drop off one piece of artwork,...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Rockville Offers Spring Sports Leagues for Youth and Adults

Rockville, Md., Feb. 26 – Youth baseball, T-ball and tennis, adult softball and volleyball and soccer for all ages are just some of the sports offered this spring by the City of Rockville. Registration for spring sports leagues for youth and adults is cur...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

REDI Seeks Rockville Businesses for Business Appreciation Week

City Leaders, Staff to Join REDI Visits to Rockville Companies from March 7-11

Rockville, Md., Feb. 25 – Rockville's elected officials and city staff will join representatives from the city's economic development agency to visit Rockville businesses fo...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

Deadline for Nominations for Environmental Excellence Awards is March 1

Rockville, Md., Feb. 11 – The Mayor and Council’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville’s environmental health and su...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

City of Rockville and VisArts Seek Designs for Storm Drain Mural Project

Deadline for Ideas is March 14

Rockville, Md., Feb. 11 – Artists with an interest in the environment have a unique opportunity to use their talents to help educate the public about storm drains and the impact our collective actions have on local waterw...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Rockville Annexes Former CarMax Property, Enlarging City Limits

Correction: The corner where the parcel is located has been corrected from the original version.

Rockville, Md., Feb. 9 – The Mayor and Council unanimously voted last night to annex a parcel of land at the southeast corner of the intersection of Freder...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

City Hall and Some City Facilities to Close for Presidents Day

Recycling and Refuse to be Collected on Regular Schedule

Rockville, Md., Feb. 8 - City Hall will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15.

Recycling and refuse collection will occur as usual. For more information, call 240-314-8...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Rockville Examining Accessibility of City Parks and Facilities

City Invites Public to Learn More at Feb. 10 Meeting

Rockville, Md., Feb. 8 – Rockville is working to ensure that city parks and facilities are accessible to all community members and has hired a consultant to audit such spaces for their compliance wit...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rockville’s Family-Friendly Events

Rockville, Md., Feb. 5 – City of Rockville community centers are offering several opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Check out these events with your friends and family:

Tiny Tots Valentine’s CelebrationTuesday, Feb. 9; 10 a.m.-noonThomas...Read on...

RockEnroll online registration.
Posted on: February 4, 2016

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Rockville

Free Celebration Features Performances, Exhibits and Food at Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Md., Feb. 4 – Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures as the city’s Lunar New Year celebration returns to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat...Read on...

Learn more...
Posted on: February 4, 2016

Register Now for Workshop on ‘Building Bridges in a Diverse Society’

Free Program Will Give Students Tools to Understand Diverse Populations

Rockville, Md., Feb. 4 – The city's Human Rights Commission will host “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” a free, highly interactive leadership workshop that teaches students ...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Rockville Lifts Snow Emergency as of 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29

Parking Restrictions that Aided Snow Removal on City’s Streets to End

Rockville, Md., Jan. 29 – Rockville City Manager Barb Matthews will lift the city’s snow emergency that prompted parking restrictions during the “Snowzilla” blizzard at 5 p.m. on Fr...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

City of Rockville to Reopen on Wednesday

Recycling and Refuse Collection Canceled for Week; Parking Restrictions Remain

Rockville, Md., Jan. 26--The City of Rockville, including City Hall and all city facilities, is expected to reopen on a normal schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Recycling ...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

City of Rockville Crews Complete Plowing Secondary and Primary Roads

All Residential Roads Should be Passable; Parking Restrictions Remain

Rockville, Md., Jan. 26--Crews have substantially completed plowing all primary and secondary roads within the City of Rockville.

All Rockville residential streets should now be ...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

The City of Rockville Will Be Closed on Tuesday

Recycling and Refuse Collection Canceled for Tuesday; Storm Recovery Continues

Rockville, Md., Jan. 25--The City of Rockville will remain closed on Tuesday as crews from the city's Department of Public Works continue clearing snow from city streets in...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2016

City of Rockville to Remain Closed on Monday as Storm Recovery Continues

Recycling and Refuse Collection Canceled for Monday

Rockville, Md., Jan. 24--The City of Rockville will remain closed on Monday as the city recovers from the weekend's record snowfall.

Recycling and refuse collection is canceled for Monday. New col...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2016

Rockville Begins Massive Cleanup Effort

Residents Urged to Stay Off Roads, Many Roads not Passable

Rockville, Md., Jan. 24--The City of Rockville is asking residents to help crews do their job. Record snowfall and wind have made cleanup efforts difficult. Crews are plowing roads around the c...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Rockville Facilities To Close at 1 p.m., Parking Restrictions Start at Noon

All Classes and Programs for Friday Afternoon Through Sunday Canceled

Rockville, Md., Jan. 22--In response to updated weather forecasting, all city facilities will close at 1 p.m. today, and will stay closed at least through Sunday. All afternoon and e...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Rockville City Manager Declares Snow Emergency, Announces Closures

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at Noon on Friday, Jan. 22

Rockville, Md., Jan. 21 – City Manager Barb Matthews has declared a snow emergency that requires all vehicles to be removed from roads within the City of Rockville, including neighborhood stre...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Rockville’s Fitzgerald Theatre Welcomes Jazz Music, Dance and ‘Robin Hood’

Rockville, Md., Jan. 15 – Enjoy jazz music by the Rockville Concert Band, progressive and traditional music and dance, and an operatic rendition of “Robin Hood” at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in February.

Learn more about the following shows and bu...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Glenview Gallery Exhibits Paintings, Illustrations in February

Free Opening Reception and Concert is Feb. 7

Rockville, Md., Jan. 15 – Glenview Mansion Art Gallery’s next exhibition will open with a free reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.

On exhibit through Feb. 26 will be artwork by oil painter C...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Rockville Seeks Feedback from Local Seniors in New Survey

City Examining Ways to Improve Life for Community’s Elders

Rockville, Md., Jan. 15 – The City of Rockville wants to hear from Rockville seniors on their experiences with programs and services they are using, and any programs and services that could ben...Read on...

Learn more about senior services in Rockville.
Posted on: January 15, 2016

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s South Pool Renovation Complete

Public Dedication Ceremony is Feb. 13

Rockville, Md., Jan. 15 – A major improvement project to replace the pool deck and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s indoor South Pool wrapped up this month...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Rockville Seeks Volunteers to Shovel Snow for Seniors

City Pairs Volunteers with Seniors Nearby

Rockville, Md., Jan. 13 – Each winter, the Rockville Senior Center coordinates an effort to help older Rockville residents with snow removal, and volunteers are needed again this season.

The senior center’s ...Read on...

Learn more about the Senior Support Services.
Posted on: January 13, 2016

The City’s Legislative Priorities: Aid for Schools, Roads, Parks and Youth

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Today

Rockville, Md., Jan. 13 – Rockville’s 2016 state legislative priorities once again include calls for increased state aid for school construction and parks and a permanent way to fund road maintena...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Rockville Leadership Program to Return This Spring

Program Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at City Government

Note: This release has been changed to reflect new program dates.

Rockville, Md., Jan. 12 – The city will offer a new way to get to know Rockville this spring with a leadership program that gives...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Preparing for Snow Season: Quick Links, Facts and Phone Numbers

Rockville Offers Tips for What to Do and How to Help in a Snow Emergency

Rockville, Md., Jan. 11 – As cold winter weather sets in, residents are reminded to be prepared with shovels and salt or sand for sidewalks and driveways, and to keep in mind how ...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Rockville Facilities to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18

Recycling and Refuse to be Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Md., Jan. 7 – City Hall and some city facilities will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18.

Recycling, yard waste and refuse collecti...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Rockville’s Camp Guide Has Your Summer Covered

Registration for Camps, Playgrounds and Teen Activities Begins Jan. 19

Rockville, Md., Jan. 5 – Rockville’s summer camps, playgrounds and teen activities are packed with fun for your kids, and details can be found in the camp guide, online now at www.r...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Glenview Mansion Wedding Expo Highlights Caterers, Florists and More

17th Annual Expo is Sunday, Jan. 31

Rockville, Md., Jan. 4 – Connect with more than 30 professional vendors at the Glenview Mansion Wedding Expo, from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.

They’ll help you plan your special day, as you visit with those s...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

It’s a New Year! Rockville Recreation Can Help with Your Resolutions

Rockville, Md., Jan. 4 – Get fit and stay active, relax and de-stress, learn something new and have fun with the family in the New Year with City of Rockville recreation programs.

Achieve your new fitness goal for 2016 by signing up for the 5K Winter W...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

City Invites Community Members to Post-Election Forums

Forums to be Held at City Hall on Jan. 23 and Feb. 4

Rockville, Md., Jan. 4 – Rockville’s Board of Supervisors of Elections is already thinking about the city’s next election – which will be in 2019 – and invites the public to two post-election forums ...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration to Address ‘The Challenge’

Performances, Awards, Theme of ‘Building Community’ to Honor King’s Legacy

Rockville, Md., Dec. 29 – The Mayor and Council invite the community to the city’s 44th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18. The celebration, at 10 ...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland

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Officers to Participate in Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser for Seventh Year

Rockville, Md., Dec. 29 – 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...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Mayor Elected First Vice Chair of the Transportation Planning Board

Newton is in Her Third Term on the Regional Transportation Planning Panel

Rockville, Md., Dec. 23 -- Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton was elected First Vice Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).

The TPB prep...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Rockville Police Investigating Shooting on Martins Lane

Woman Was Struck in Legs While Driving

Rockville, Md., Dec. 22 – Officers from the Rockville City Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on Monday night in the 300 block of Martins Lane.

Police responded to several reports of g...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

City Invites Community to Donate to 9th Annual Coat Drive

Drop Off Coats from Dec. 28-Jan. 6

Rockville, Md., Dec. 3 – You can help those in need this winter by donating new or gently-used coats to the City of Rockville’s 9th Annual Coat Drive.

Drop off coats at the following locations from Monday, Dec. 28...Read on...

Lincoln Park Community Center information.
Posted on: December 21, 2015

Recycle the Holidays: Trees Make Great Mulch

Wrapping Paper Can Also Be Recycled

Rockville, Md., Dec. 21 – Rockville offers a way to keep the holidays alive in your yard year-round. The city collects holiday trees as part of its regular recycling collection. Trees are taken to the Montgomery Coun...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Aqueous Media on Exhibit at Glenview Gallery in January

City Invites Students to Ready Artwork for Show

Rockville, Md., Dec. 17 – Glenview Mansion Art Gallery will welcome the Baltimore Watercolor Society artists in January, and is gearing up for its annual Student Art Show later this winter.

The exhibi...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Catch Final Holiday Shows and Get Tickets Now for ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

See Great Performances This Winter at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Md., Dec. 16 – Music lovers won’t want to miss the final weekend of holiday performances at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, Dec. 18-20.

Tickets are stil...Read on...

Theater information.
Posted on: December 16, 2015

Rockville Leaders to Stand Up Against Gun Violence at Sunday Evening Rally

Rockville, Md., Dec. 16 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council unanimously voted to join Montgomery County in supporting a rally to end gun violence and invite the public to attend the event this Sunday in Rockville.

“Coming Together for Peace: A Rally to End...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

‘Positive Developments’ Featured in FY 2015 Annual Financial Report

Rockville, Md., Dec. 15 – Two annual reports that city staff delivered to the Mayor and Council on Monday give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial health during the most recently completed fiscal year.

For Fiscal Year 2015, which closed J...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Communication Outage Affects Police Department and Senior Center

Rockville, Md., Dec. 14 – Telephone and email are out at the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) and the Rockville Senior Center due to a major cable break. Verizon is working to restore service. In the meantime, community members seeking to reach RCP...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Mayor and Council Approve Statement of Support for Syrian Refugees

Rockville’s Human Rights Commission Urged the City to Show Public Support

Rockville, Md., Dec. 9 – Recognizing Rockville as a “welcoming and inclusive community,” the Mayor and Council voted unanimously Monday to endorse Montgomery County’s support for...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Public to Hear Possible Redevelopment Scenarios for Southlawn Area

Next Community Meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 9

Rockville, Md., Dec. 7 – The City of Rockville will continue a series of community meetings this week on a study that is seeking to lessen the impact of industrial uses on the city’s east side neighborhoods. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Rockville Celebrates the Holidays with a Variety of Events

Check out ‘The Nutcracker,’ Holiday Bazaar, Homemade Crafts and More

Rockville, Md., Dec. 4 – The City of Rockville is brightening spirits this holiday season with a variety of special events and performances.

This weekend, the city welcomes visit...Read on...

View the city events calendar.
Posted on: December 3, 2015

Media Advisory: Local Elected Officials to Discuss Rapid Transit Tonight

Leaders from Rockville, Gaithersburg and Montgomery County to Meet

Rockville, Md., Dec. 3 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council will join elected officials from Gaithersburg and Montgomery County for a discussion tonight on rapid transit solutions for the co...Read on...

Learn more about bus rapid transit.
Posted on: December 2, 2015

Rockville City Facilities to Close for the Holidays

Recycling and Refuse Collection Will Not Be Affected

Rockville, Md., Dec. 2 – City Hall and all city facilities will be closed in observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Many facilities and programs will operate on a limited schedule on Thursda...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Rockville Police Arrest Three for Burglary of 56 Storage Units

Storage Unit Theft Suspects 11-30-15

Charges Also Include Theft and Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle

Rockville, Md., Nov. 30 – Officers from the Rockville City Police Department arrested three men for burglaries and thefts involving 56 private storage units at a self-storage facility on South...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

City Recreation Programs Help You Celebrate Health and Wellness Year-Round

Rockville Offers Fitness Mini-Sessions During the Holidays

Rockville, Md., Nov. 20 -- Improve your health and spark your creativity with a variety of programs offered by the City of Rockville in the Winter Recreation Guide, online at www.rockvillemd.go...Read on...

Find the recreation guide.
Posted on: November 19, 2015

Rockville Receives Budget Presentation Honors for 25th Consecutive Year

International Finance Association Reviewer Calls Redesigned Budget Book 'Outstanding'

Rockville, Md., Nov. 19 – The City of Rockville was honored for its budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with ...Read on...

Read the FY16 budget.
Posted on: November 19, 2015

What to ‘Leave’ Out of City Leaf Collection Piles

Second Round of Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, Nov. 23

Rockville, Md., Nov. 19 – Department of Public Works crews will begin the second round of the City of Rockville’s fall leaf collection on Monday, Nov. 23. Crews will continue to vacuum leaves ...Read on...

Interactive Leaf Collection Map
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Holiday Performances on Tap at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Md., Nov. 18 – Brighten your spirit this season with a variety of performances coming to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Buy tickets online at www.rockvillemd.gov/theatreor by phone or in person at the box office (240-314-8690) for these shows...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Enjoy Free Holiday Open Houses at Rockville's Glenview Mansion

Decorations, Live Music and a Visit from Santa Featured

Rockville, Md., Nov. 18 - Connect with your friends and neighbors, create memories, celebrate the holidays and help those in need at a special open house series at Glenview Mansion this ...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Rockville City Hall and Facilities to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Recycling and Refuse Collection to be Made Day after Thanksgiving

Rockville, Md., Nov. 17 – Rockville City Hall, the Rockville Senior Center and Glenview Mansion will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Mark Municipal Government Works Month

The City Joins MML to Highlight the Importance of Municipal Government

Rockville, Md., Nov. 17 – Municipal government is responsive government, the Mayor and Council said in a proclamation declaring November as Municipal Government Works Month in Rockv...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Order Your Backyard Bird Seed from Croydon Creek Nature Center by Dec. 1

Feed Rockville’s Birds, Wildlife this Winter

Rockville, Md., Nov. 17 – Croydon Creek Nature Center is taking orders for its annual bird seed sale until Tuesday, Dec. 1. Orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

On ...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Rockville Holiday Drive Accepting Donations through Dec. 31

Food Donations Due Nov. 19; Toy, Monetary Donations Also Welcomed

Rockville, Md., Nov. 17 – The Rockville community has until Thursday, Nov. 19, to make donations of food and until Dec. 31 to donate toys and gift cards to help those in need through the...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Rockville Announces Certified Election Results

Vote Totals Confirm Preliminary Results; Inauguration is Sunday, Nov. 15

Rockville, Md., Nov. 10 – Rockville’s Board of Supervisors of Elections certified results today from last week’s city election, confirming preliminary results that will return ...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Rockville Invites Public to Veterans Day Ceremony

Local Korean War Veteran to Speak at Nov. 11 Event

Rockville, Md., Nov. 4 – Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces in a special ceremony on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, wi...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Voters Re-Elect Bridget Donnell Newton to Second Term as Rockville Mayor

Feinberg, Onley, Palakovich Carr and Pierzchala Win Council Seats

Rockville, Md., Nov. 3 – Preliminary election results show that Rockville voters re-elected Bridget Donnell Newton as mayor, giving her 4,069 votes, or 64.85 percent of the total.

...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

City Hall, Other Facilities to Close for Veterans Day

Recycling and Refuse Will Be Collected on a Normal Schedule

Rockville, Md., Nov. 2 - City Hall, the Rockville Senior Center, Glenview Mansion and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre box office will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

All...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Rockville Again Recognized as a National Leader in Green Power User

City Ranks No. 26 in the U.S. on EPA List, With 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Rockville, Md., Nov. 2 – The City of Rockville appears, for the second consecutive year, at No. 26 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 30 Local Government lis...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rockville Seeks Nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Awards

Deadline for Human Rights Awards Nominations is Dec. 4

Rockville, Md., Oct. 29 – The City’s Human Rights Commission will present awards recognizing efforts to advance human rights and improve the lives of people with disabilities during Rockville's ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rockville Receives Sustainable Maryland Recertification Award

University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center Honors City a Second Time

Rockville, Md., Oct. 29 – The City of Rockville received recognition as a sustainable community for a second time at an award ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Maryland M...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rockville to Elect Mayor and Four Councilmembers on Tuesday, Nov. 3

Debates, Election Videos Replaying on Rockville 11; Learn How to Get Election Results

Rockville, Md., Oct. 29 – Rockville voters will cast their ballots for a mayor and four councilmembers to serve a four-year term for the first time in city history on...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

‘Footloose’ Dances On at Rockville’s Fitzgerald Theatre

Music from English Composers and ‘Nutcracker’ Performances on Tap

Rockville, Md., Oct. 28 – Enjoy the musical version of a classic 1984 film, give a nod to merry old England and buy tickets soon for December’s performances of a holiday favorite at the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Some King Farm Area Streets to Close for Rockville 10K/5K on Sunday, Nov. 1

Register for the 40th Anniversary Run through Race Day Morning

Rockville, Md., Oct. 27 – When the 40th Annual Rockville 10K/5K races through the King Farm neighborhood on Sunday morning, Nov. 1, residents and visitors can expect several street closures...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Limited Spaces Remain in Rockville Winter Sports Leagues

Register Yourself or Your Young Player Today

Rockville, Md., Oct. 27 – Learn the fundamentals of sports, from teamwork and life skills to socialization and healthy habits, in Rockville’s youth or adult leagues.

The city is finalizing teams for winte...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Jazz-Themed Mixed Media, Chinese Brush Paintings Coming to Glenview Gallery

Free Reception, Concert and Artist Talk Planned

Rockville, Md., Oct. 27 – Glenview Mansion Art Gallery’s free monthly exhibition opens on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a public reception and afternoon concert.

On display Nov. 1-25:

* “Art 4 All – Think Jaz...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Neighborhood Park Renamed in Memory of Longtime Community Leader

Renaming Ceremony to be Held Saturday, Oct. 31

Rockville, Md., Oct. 26 – A ceremony to rename Lincoln Terrace Park for Wilma Shelton Bell will honor a woman who gave greatly to the community she called home. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Satu...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

City Kicks off Holiday Drive to Help Local Neighbors in Need

Giving Back to the Community is What Makes Rockville Special

Rockville, Md., Oct. 20 – While Rockville sits at the heart of one of the nation’s most prosperous counties, some might be surprised to hear what some people face every day in our community. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Rockville Seeks Volunteers for Stream Cleanups in Twinbrook and Maryvale

Service Learning Hours Offered for Students

Rockville, Md., Oct. 20 - Rockville will participate in Montgomery County's Community Service Week with stream cleanups at two city parks on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Volunteers will collect trash from the stre...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Mayor and Council Honor Five ‘Good Neighbors’

Awards Recognize Good Deeds and Community Service

Rockville, Md., Oct. 20 – The Mayor and Council presented Rockville’s annual Good Neighbor Awards on Monday, Oct. 19.

The awards honor community members for their exceptional contributions to preserv...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Mayor and Council Follow County’s Lead on Smoke-Free Areas

City Parks, Facilities Expected to Go Smoke-Free Next Spring

Rockville, Md., Oct. 20 – Rockville's Mayor and Council unanimously voted on Oct. 5 to expand the city’s smoke-free area rules to include all city property, city facilities and city parks.
...Read on...

View the Oct. 19 Mayor and Council agenda item.
Posted on: October 16, 2015

Rockville Election Update: Early Voting, Sample Ballots and More

City Still Seeking Volunteers to Serve as Election Judges

Rockville, Md., Oct. 16 - Rockville voters will soon cast their ballots for the city’s next Mayor and Council.

Early voting will take place from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Rockville to Honor Outgoing Councilmember Tom Moore on Oct. 19

Rockville, Md., Oct. 16 – The public is invited to attend a farewell reception on Monday, Oct. 19 honoring Rockville Councilmember Tom Moore, whose service on the Mayor and Council will end next month.

The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the at...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Rockville to Install Solar Canopy at the City’s Maintenance Facility

Solar Power Purchase Agreement to Yield Savings, Environmental Benefits

Rockville, Md., Oct. 14 – A canopy over the employee parking lot at the City of Rockville’s maintenance facility, unanimously approved Monday by the Mayor and Council, will provide...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Rockville’s Fall Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 19

Interactive Map Shows When Leaves Will Be Collected By Address

Rockville, Md., Oct. 12 – The City of Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two cycles, beginning Monday, Oct. 19.

Residents should rake leaves into the gutter or imme...Read on...

View the interactive leaf collection map.
Posted on: October 9, 2015

‘Our Town – Rockville’ Premieres on Maryland Public Television

MPT Presents Film Featuring Footage by Community Members This Weekend

Rockville, Md., Oct. 9 – “Our Town – Rockville,” a Maryland Public Television (MPT) documentary that tells Rockville’s story through the eyes of community members premieres on MPT (...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

City Recognizes National Bullying Prevention Month

Rockville, Md., Oct. 6 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council joined communities throughout the United States that are working to combat bullying by issuing a proclamation at their meeting last night recognizing October as National Bullying Prevention Month in R...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Rockville Publishes City Voter Guide, Candidate Video Statements

Early Voting is Oct. 24-25; Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3

Rockville, Md., Oct. 1 – Hear directly from the two candidates running for mayor of Rockville and the nine candidates running for four council seats in their candidate statements in the city’s...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Rockville’s Popular 10K/5K to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Oldest Continuing Local Road Race Hits King Farm Streets on Nov. 1

Rockville, Md., Oct. 1 – A popular local road race is celebrating its 40th year in 2015, returning to Rockville on the first weekend in November.

The Rockville 10K/5K starts at 8:30...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Rockville Goes ‘Batty’ for Halloween

City Hosts Family-Friendly Events in October

Rockville, Md., Oct. 1 – Get your costumes ready Rockville! The city is hosting a variety of family-friendly events this Halloween season. Find details on these activities at www.rockvillemd.gov/halloween:
...Read on...

Halloween event information.