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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...

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...
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...

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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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...Read on...
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...
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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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...

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...Read on...

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...Read on...

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...
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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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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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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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...
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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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...
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...
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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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...
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...

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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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Draft Recommendations for Stonestreet Corridor Study to be Presented

Discussion,
Comments Invited<_o3a_p>

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...
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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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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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 Counc...Read on...
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...
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...

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...Read on...

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...
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...
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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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Rockville Police Investigating Double Stabbing

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 10 -- Officers from the Rockville City Police Department arrested a Rockville man in connection with a double stabbing that occurred on North Horners Lane on Thursday night, Nov. 9.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., police responded to...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Mark Municipal Government Works Month

The City Joins MML in Recognizing the Contributions of Municipal Government

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 7 – In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municipal Go...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Rockville Budget Presentation Receives Rave Reviews and Another Award

International Association Reviewers Praise ‘Outstanding’ Presentation

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 6 – The City of Rockville was honored for its budget document by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States ...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Rockville Gets Down to Business – Register Now for Business Academy

Rockville, Md., Nov. 6 – Rockville business owners, managers and leaders – and those interested in starting a business in the city – are invited to learn how best to interact with the city through the Rockville Business Acade...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Rockville to Reflect on Residents’ Service with Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 11 Ceremony Will Include Salutes and Speech by Marine Veteran

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 2  – A Rockville veteran of the United States Marine Corps will be the featured speaker as the city honors veterans of our nation&...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Rockville City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Several Days this Month

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 2 -- City Hall will be closed on Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, and on Thanksgiving weekend, and other city facilities will be closed or will operate on limited schedules.   Friday, Nov. 10 (Veterans Day observe...Read on...
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Rockville Town Square Plaza Recognized for Design Excellence

Judges say, ‘Space does everything thata public square should do’

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 20 — Rockville’s Town Square Plaza has been recognized for design excellence with a jury citation from the Montgomery Count...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Rockville Scores Top Marks for LGBTQ Support

100/100 for Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 19 — For the first time, Rockville has scored perfect marks for its commitment to the health, welfare, safety and equality of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

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

For More than 45 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 17 — Every year, Rockville gives from the heart for the holiday season, and this year is no different as the city launches its 2017 Holiday Drive. This year, ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Two Meetings Scheduled for Input on Possible Community Center

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 12 — Areas of the Rockville community will soon be surveyed to determine if they support a new community recreation center. The city has contracted Rockville-based consultant EurekaFacts LLC to assess the community&...Read on...
Posted on: October 11, 2017

November Deadline to Nominate a Neighbor for a Human Rights Award

Celebration to Honor Individuals Furthering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at Rockville’s Mar...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2017

On Your Marks for the Rockville 10K/5K

Race-DayFun for the Whole Family

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 9 — The Rockville 10K/5K, the oldest-continuing foot race in Montgomery County, is ready, set and go for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. The 42nd annual race begins and ends at King Farm Vil...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Budget Brainstorming: City Offers Early Opportunities to Speak Out

Public Hearing to be Held and New Online Tool to Debut in October

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 3 – The Mayor and Council are once again asking the community to help the city prioritize what matters most as it embarks on its Fiscal Year 2019 budget p...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Cruisin’ the Classics: Rev Up for Rockville's Antique and Classic Car Show

56th Annual Show Offers Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 27 — Rockville’s 56th annual Antique and Classic Car Show rolls into Rockville Civic Center Park from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. The fre...Read on...
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Rockville to Celebrate 60 Years of Sisterly Bond with Pinneberg

Rocktobierfest Offers German-Themed Fun for Everyone

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 14 — The city hosts beer, bands and a German-themed bash as Rocktobierfest comes to Rockville Town Center from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.  A delegatio...Read on...
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Mayor and Council to Take Deeper Dive into Policy Discussions

New Monthly Work Sessions Will Include More Time with Staff, Guest Experts

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 13 — The Mayor and Council will include monthly work sessions in their meeting schedule, beginning on Monday, Sept. 25. “The goal is ...Read on...
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Rockville Mayor and City Manager to Converse on the State of the City

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 7 — Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and City Manager Rob DiSpirito will talk about the state of the City of Rockville in an event hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The conversation will ...Read on...
Posted on: September 7, 2017

On the Agenda: Hearings On Alcohol Production, Ingleside and APFS

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 7 -- The Mayor and Council will hold public hearings in September on the city's Adequate Public Facilities Standards, on zoning for alcoholic beverage production and on city financing for expansion at a retirement community. &am...Read on...
Posted on: August 30, 2017

City Hall and Other Rockville Facilities to Close for Labor Day

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 30 — City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day: 

Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers.
Rockville Senior Cen...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Rockville Police Make Arrest in Armed Robbery and Burglary

Robbery Occurred in the Fallsgrove Neighborhood

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 17 – A Gaithersburg man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month near the Thomas Farm Community Center.

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Back to School Jam Gives Rockville Students a Head Start with Supply-Packed Backpacks

Opportunity to Donate Through Aug. 22

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 10 — The City of Rockville will hold its 17th Annual Back to School Jam from 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.

Any student who liv...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Welsh Park to Open for Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Peak Display is Aug. 12  Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 2 -- Rockville will keep Welsh Park open overnight for community members to view the Perseid Meteor Shower, an astronomical event that thrills night-sky watchers annually. The shower is expected...Read on...
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Annie Proulx to Be Honored at Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Short Story Contest Deadline is Aug. 11

Rockville, Maryland, July 28 – The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which this year will honor Annie Proulx, author of “Postcards,” “The Shipping News” and the ...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Community and Crime Prevention in Rockville on National Night Out

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

Rockville, Maryland, July 17 — Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 1 as the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) partic...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Rockville Mayor Elected to Key Leadership Role with Maryland Municipal League

Rockville, Maryland, July 17 — Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will serve as president-elect of the Maryland Municipal League (MML), a statewide organization that represents and advocates at the state level on behalf of Maryland’s 157 tow...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Rockville is a ‘Banner City’ Seven Times in a Row

Award Recognizes Most Engaged Members of Maryland Municipal League

Rockville, Maryland, July 10 — Rockville has once again been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League (MML), which recognizes the municipalities&a...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Journey from 'Spamalot' to 'Almost, Maine' at the F. Scott theater

Venue to Close July 24 for Construction

Rockville, Maryland, July 11 -- Enjoy a knight -- er, we mean night -- of silliness with King Arthur and company in July with Rockville Musical Theatre's production of "Monty Python's Spamalot....
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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Impersonations and 'sassy' chamber music feature at gallery openings

Meetthe Artists, be Entertained at Free and Fun Events<_o3a_p>

Rockville, Maryland, July 7 -- Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Dean Martin are among the characters who will help open Glenview Mansion Art Gallery’s July-August exhibition’s openi...
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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Peace Day Party will Celebrate Teen Activist’s Legacy

Rockville, Maryland, July 6 — A Peace Day Party, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, July 16, will celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek, with events held both indoors and outdoors. The free outdoor pa...Read on...
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Federal Money Available to Benefit Rockville's Low- and Moderate-Income Households

Community Development Block Grants Applications Available July 18
Rockville, Maryland, July 6 — Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for Fiscal Year 2019 will be available July 18 on the City of Rockville's w...
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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City’s Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

Lead and Copper Monitoring Produces Good Results

Rockville, Maryland, June 27 — Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Most Rockville Facilities Will Be Closed July Fourth

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

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 — City Hall and most city facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day. Recycling, yard waste and refuse will not be co...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rockville to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks in King Farm

Celebration Includes Fireworks and Music

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 – Make plans to celebrate July Fourth with family and friends at the city’s annual Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 4. Hosted by the Mayor and Council, ...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rockville Announces Four Weeks of Free 'Movies in the Parks'

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 — 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...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rockville Mayor and Council Enact “Fostering Community Trust” Ordinance

New Law Codifies Procedures for How City’s Staff Engage with Public

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 — Rockville’s Mayor and Council voted Monday, June 19 to adopt “Fostering Community Trust,” an ordinance that...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rockville Supports Paris Climate Accord

The Mayor and Council Backed Goals Seeking to Counter Climate Change

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 – The Mayor and Council on June 19 unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Paris climate accord and reinforcing the city’s commitm...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2017

‘Fostering Community Trust’ Ordinance to be Discussed June 19

Legislation Would Formalize Police Approach to Civil Immigration Law
 
Rockville's Mayor and Council will on June 19 consider adopting "Fostering Community Trust," an ordinance that would amend and add a section to Chapter 11 of the City ...
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Posted on: June 16, 2017

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

City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat

Rockville, Md., June 16 – The City of Rockville opens four cooling centers for community members in extreme temperatures of 95-plus degrees, or on Code Red days.

The centers ar...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Open House Planned for Swim and Fitness Center Renovations

Conceptual Design to be
Presented for Public Review and Feedback

Rockville, Maryland, June 5 – Plans to modernize and expand the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s locker room and lobby are underway, and the community is invit...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

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 Department and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will be honore...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Rockville Delegation Set for Sister Cities Trip to Germany

Group Includes City Officials

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 — A delegation of Rockville officials and members of the Rockville Sister City Corporation leave Tuesday on an official visit to Pinneberg, Germany, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of th...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Rockville Bans Smoking and Vaping in Outdoor Serving Areas

[This press release has been corrected from an earlier version. See the bolded text below.]

Violation Could Lead to Municipal Infraction

Rockville, Maryland, May 23 — Patrons of Rockville's bars and restaurants will no longer be able to...
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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Suds & Soles 5K is Back with a Run and Lots of Fun

Early Registration Ends May 29

Rockville, Maryland, May 22 – Get registered to run because the Suds & Soles 5K’s return to Rockville Town Center is fast approaching. After the success of last year’s inaugural race, the Mo...Read on...
Posted on: May 22, 2017

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 22 – Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. Recycling, yard waste and refuse collection w...Read on...
Posted on: May 22, 2017

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

Rockville 11’s YouTube Channel Offers a Preview of the Memorial Day Weekend Party

Rockville, Maryland, May 22 – Get a taste of diverse offerings from some of Rockville’s favorite restaurants during Taste of Rockville, on Satur...Read on...

Hometown Holidays Music Fest
Posted on: May 17, 2017

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

Rockville, Maryland, May 17 – If she were mayor, Samhitha Maramreddy would design a community center to serve all community members, with special features for people with disabilities. Samhitha, a fourth-grader in Adria Johnson&rsq...Read on...
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Rockville Named Playful City USA for a Fourth Time

Program Recognizes Great Places for Kids to Play

Rockville, Maryland, May 17 — For a fourth time, the City of Rockville has been honored as a Playful City by the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! in a national program recognizing towns and cities ac...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Environmental Awards Honor Green Building, Sustainability and Volunteerism

Mayor and Council Recognized a Church, a Grocery Store and City Programs

Rockville, Maryland, May 16 – The Mayor and Council on Monday honored a church congregation, a local business and two city programs with Environmental Excellence Awards reco...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Big Trucks, Coloring Books and Kids at the Public Works Week Equipment Show

Display to Celebrate the Theme of ‘Public Works Connects Us’

Rockville, Maryland, May 11 – Rockville will join the American Public Works Association to celebrate National Public Works Week from Monday, May 22-Friday, May 26. ...Read on...
Posted on: May 9, 2017

World’s Flags Fly Over Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, May 9 — One-hundred and ninety-three flags from United Nation countries are being installed around Rockville.

The idea for the flags emerged out of a town hall meeting, held Feb. 9, part of an ongoi...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $130.3 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Rockville, Maryland, May 2 – Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last nine fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved the...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Rockville Marks National Police Week with a Proclamation and Participation

National Police Week, May 14-20, Honors Officers’ Contributions and Sacrifices

Rockville, Maryland, May 2 – The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation on Monday declaring May 14-20 as National Police Week and recognizing how members of...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Get Your Fill of F. Scott Performances While You Can

Theater will be Closed for Improvements

Rockville, Maryland, May 2 — The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre will be closed from July 24-Sept. 6 for roof beam reinforcement and installation of a new motorized light bar, so stock up on upcoming shows and ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

First Meeting Planned for Stonestreet Corridor Study

Rockville, Maryland, May 1 — A kickoff meeting for the Stonestreet corridor is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. Attendees can learn about and provide input on the study’s purpose...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Fresh Produce Returns with Rockville Farmers Market Opening

Opening Day is May 13; Market is Saturdays Through Nov. 18

Rockville, Maryland, April 26 – The Rockville Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 13 to give shoppers their pick of farm-fresh produce and more from regional grower/producers. This year...Read on...
Posted on: April 26, 2017

May is Bike Month in Rockville: Here’s How to Head Out for a Spin

Bike to Work Day is May 19 and Features Two City of Rockville Pit Stops

Rockville, Maryland, April 26 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, bike safety checks and the annual Bike to Work Day.

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