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Posted on: June 24, 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: 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 short story “Brokeback Mountain,” invites writers ...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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Posted on: April 19, 2017

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 19 – The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwa...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Tree Planting Marks Rockville’s Celebration of Arbor Day

The City is Celebrating its 28th Year as a ‘Tree City USA’

Rockville, Maryland, April 19 – Rockville will mark Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at Lone Oak Park, 1010 Grandin Ave. The ...Read on...
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Rockville Science Day Returns with Robotics, Rockets and More

Rockville, Maryland, April 3 – The 28th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on with exhibits from over 90 local organizations and businesses, featuring animals, astronomy, biology, chemistry, the environment,...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Rockville Ranks High on Best Places to Live List

Livability.com Ranking is the Latest Accolade for the City

Rockville, Maryland, April 3 – Rockville is No. 13 on Livability.com’s latest list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. It’s the fourth straight year Rockville has rank...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Rockville Scores High Marks in Most Recent Community Survey

Quality of Life Highly Rated

Rockville, Maryland, March 31 — Ninety-two percent of Rockville residents who responded to the city’s ninth biennial community survey once again described the city’s overall quality of life as exce...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

‘Building Bridges in a Diverse Society’ Workshop Seeks Students

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 – “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 worksho...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2017

‘Leaf’ It to Rockville in April

Spring Leaf Collection Begins Monday, April 3

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 – The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 3–14 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. Rake leaves next to, but out of, the roadw...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Rockville Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

International Finance Association Awards City Highest Honor

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 – 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 22, 2017

What Would Your Community Do with $1,000?

April 15 is the Deadline for ROC-N Grant Applications

Rockville, Maryland, March 22 – Neighborhood associations could receive up to $1,000 in a matching grant for projects promoting community involvement. Applications are being accepted through ...Read on...
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Boogie Down to Big Easy Sounds, Rock and More Memorial Day Weekend

Hometown Holidays to Feature Four Stages, Local Food Favorites and Kids' Fun

Rockville, Maryland, March 22 – More than 25 local, regional and national performing artists will take the stage as the streets of Rockville Town Center come alive with ...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Brooklyn singer Castriota to perform at April’s Gallery Opening

Exhibits
Include Painting, Photographs and Watercolor

Rockville, Maryland, March 21 — Olivia Castriota, a Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, will provide entertainment at April’s opening reception for the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City to Hold Hearing on Smoking/Vaping Ban for Outside Eating Areas

Rockville, Maryland, March 21 — The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, Monday, March 27, on whether the City of Rockville should expand its smoking and vaping ban to include establishments with outdoor eating areas. The potential mo...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Rockville to Celebrate Earth Month with Activities Throughout April

City to Observe Arbor Day with Tree Planting on Wednesday, April 26

Rockville, Maryland, March 16 – The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation on March 13 designating April as Earth Month in the City of Rockville, Saturday, April 22 as the 47th ...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Learn How to Make Your Yard a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

Join the City to Celebrate Rockville’s Certification

Rockville, Maryland, March 16 – Last year, Rockville became the 88th National Wildlife Federation-certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the United States. Now, community members can...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2017

City of Rockville to Lift Snow Emergency at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14

Recycling and Refuse Collection to Be One Day Later Throughout Week
Rockville, Maryland, March 14 --  The City of Rockville will lift the city's snow emergency at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.
All Rockville streets are expected to be passab...
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Posted on: March 14, 2017

City of Rockville to Resume Recycling/Refuse Collection on Wednesday

Regular Collection will be One Day Later Throughout Week

Rockville, Maryland, March 14 — The City of Rockville will resume recycling and refuse collection on Wednesday, March 15. Regular collection service was canceled due to Tuesday’s...Read on...
Posted on: March 14, 2017

The City of Rockville Will Be Closed on Tuesday

Snow Emergency Means Parking Restrictions; No Recycling and Refuse Tuesday

Rockville, Maryland, March 14 – The City of Rockville will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 as a storm brings snow and ice to the region.

The city has declared a snow emergen...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Rockville Declares Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions in Effect at 5 p.m. Monday; No Recycling and Refuse Tuesday

Rockville, Maryland, March 13 – The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that requires all vehicles to be removed from roads within the city, including ne...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2017

Earn a Free Bike by Being a TERRIFIC Citizen

Students Grades 1-5 are Eligible
 
Rockville, Maryland, March 11 -- Rockville is giving away free bicycles in 2017 to students in grades one through five, and all those kids need to do to get one is to prove they're TERRIFIC -- Trustworthy...
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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Rockville City Academy Offers Opportunity to Get to Know the City Better

Rockville, Maryland, March 9 – Community members have the opportunity this spring to learn about the City of Rockville from senior staff who oversee the city’s daily operations.  The highly interactive Rockville City Academy ...Read on...
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Students Have a Chance to be Rockville’s Mayor for a Day in May

Mayor Newton to Visit Rockville Fourth Graders

Rockville, Maryland, March 9 – Fourth-graders attending schools in Rockville will once again have a chance at serving as the city’s Mayor for a Day this spring by taking part in the statewi...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Rockville to Hold Hearing on Police Role in Enforcing Federal Immigration Laws

Rockville, Maryland, March 6 – The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the role of the Rockville City Police Department in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, during the Mayor and Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Marc...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2017

See Wool Become Yarn Through Talented Hands

Rockville, Maryland, March 1 — Take a step back in time at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery this month with “From Sheep to Shawl — How Wool is Spun into Yarn.” Dedicated and experienced hand-spinners and weavers wi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

REDI Seeks Rockville Businesses for Business Appreciation Week

City Leaders, Staff to Join REDI Visits to Rockville Companies April 3-7

Rockville, Maryland, March 1 – Rockville Economic Development, Inc.’s Rockville Business Appreciation Week 2017 is April 3-7.  Throughout the week teams ...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

At the F. Scott Theater in March: Intrigue, Shakespearean Ballet and Celebrating Six Decades

Rockville, Maryland, March 1 — The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents Jaques Offenbach’s “La Périchole” in English, at 8 p.m., March 3-4, and at 2 p.m., March 5.  To suit the whim of the vic...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

City to Hold Hearing on Police Role in Enforcing Federal Immigration Laws

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 23 – The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the role of the Rockville City Police Department in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, during the Mayor and Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Marc...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2017

City Manager to Present Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

Proposal Keeps Property Tax Rate Flat, Includes More Police, New Construction

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 23 – City Manager Rob DiSpirito is scheduled to present a Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal to the Mayor and Council during their meeting at 7 ...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Returns, New Course Focuses on 60-Plus Residents

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 15 – Community members have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a police officer this spring with a 10-week citizens course and, for the first time, a new six-week course for residents who are 60 and older. Th...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

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

Recycling and Refuse Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 13 – City Hall will be closed and recycling and refuse will not be collected on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. Several city facilities will...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Mayor and Council Town Hall on Diversity is Thursday

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 7 — The Mayor and Council will host a town hall conversation about how the city can become a more inclusive place to live and work, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Carnation Room of the Rockville Senior Center,...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Black History Month Offers Opportunities to Celebrate Black History in February

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 31 – Following a proclamation by the Mayor and Council at their Monday, Jan. 23 meeting, Rockville will celebrate Black History Month with special presentations throughout February.

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

Deadline for Nominations for Environmental Excellence Awards is Feb. 23

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 31 — The City of Rockville’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville&rsqu...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Mayor and Council to Hold Town Hall on Diversity, Feb. 9

Spanish and Chinese versions of this release are linked at the bottom.

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 30 — The Mayor and Council are inviting Rockville residents to a conversation about how the community can become a more inclusive place to live and w...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

K-12 Student Artists: Glenview’s Gallery Wants You

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 26 — Are you a student artist? How’d you like to see your work featured in the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery?

Now’s your chance.

Rockville's Annual Student Art Show will be accepting work from students...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Meet and Greet District 17’s Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 19 – Mix, mingle and chat with the senator and delegates who represent District 17 in the Maryland General Assembly. The Jan. 30 event, held in Annapolis, is sponsored by the four-person District 17 delegation. ...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Rockville to Celebrate Lunar New Year on Jan. 28

Bigger Than Ever, Rockville’s Celebration Relocates to Wootton High School

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 19 – Rockville will celebrate its Asian cultures with performances, exhibits and food, at the city’s Lunar New Year celebrati...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Rockville Police Make Arrest in Assault and Attempted Robbery

Attack Occurred Near Metro Station

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 19 – The Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) on Tuesday arrested a man for an assault and attempted robbery that occurred Dec. 7 near the Rockville Metro station. A 53-year-old man...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

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

‘Snowzilla’ Led to Eight Days of Parking Restrictions in 2016

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 11 – While snowfall like last year’s “Snowzilla” storm – which dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Rockville Facilities to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16

Recycling and Refuse Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 10 – City Hall and some city facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Recycling and refuse will be collected one day lat...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Plan Your Summer with the 2017 Camp Guide

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 6 -- Rockville’s 2017 Camp Guide is out with more than 60 ways to plan ahead for that long summer break. This year’s guide is available from City Hall, community centers and other facilities, as well as online...Read on...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland

Officers to Participate in Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser for Eighth Year

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 5 – 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 ...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2017

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

Celebration Will Be Televised on Rockville 11

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 5 – Take part in a Rockville tradition featuring diverse, interactive and multicultural performances, as the city honors Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes community members who...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Rockville to Begin Speed Monitoring on Maryland Avenue

30-Day Grace Period Before Citations Will Be Issued

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 29 -- In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in City of Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will deploy a speed monitorin...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Make the Holidays Greener: Recycle Trees and Electronics

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 23 – Rockville’s recycling program can help households cut down on refuse and have a greener holiday.

The city collects holiday trees as part of its regular recycling collection and takes them to the Montgomery County Recycli...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Mayor Elected Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board

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

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 22 -- Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton on Wednesday was unanimously elected chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2016

At the Gallery This Month: Meet the Artists; Listen to Martin's Jazzy Style

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 21 -- Barbara Martin's soulful vocals and guitar skills will accompany the first exhibition of the New Year at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

The meet the artists opening reception runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2016

Be In-the-Know When It Snows

Quick Links, Facts and Phone Numbers

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 15 – When winter weather strikes, turn to the city’s website at www.rockvillemd.gov.

Closure and snow emergency information is available at www.rockvillemd.gov/weather, a...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2016

‘Recent Successes’ Featured in FY 2016 Annual Financial Report

Summaries Give Public a Look at the City’s Fiscal Health Rockville, Md., 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 health...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Snow Blowing to Grass Mowing: Mayor and Council Honor ‘Good Neighbors’

Awards Recognize Good Deeds and Community Service Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 6 – The Mayor and Council presented the city’s annual Good Neighbor Awards on Monday, honoring community members for exceptional contributions to preserve and...Read on...
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Rockville Facilities to Close for the Holidays

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 5 – City Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. Recycling and refuse will be collected one day later throughout those weeks. Fin...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Rockville Names Robert DiSpirito as its Next City Manager

New Hire Brings 20 Years of Experience as a City Manager Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 29 – Robert DiSpirito, a Florida resident with three decades of service in local government leadership, will be Rockville’s next city manager, the Mayo...Read on...
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Fitness and Wellness Sessions to Help Battle the Post-Thanksgiving Bloat

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 23 — You know how it goes at Thanksgiving. Stuffed to the gills and guiltily wondering what happened to all those exercise goals you made back in January. Don’t fret. It’s never too early to make New...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Enjoy Free Holiday Open Houses at Rockville's Glenview Mansion

Decorations, Live Music and a Visit from Santa Featured

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 17 — Glenview Mansion will celebrate the season with music, gifts, art, and a chance to give back at its annual Holiday Open Houses.

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Begin a Holiday Tradition at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 17 — December offers lots of opportunities to adopt a new annual tradition for the holidays with a visit to Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre during December.

Rockville Civic Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”Saturdays, ...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

'Leaf' It to Rockville

Fall Leaf Collection Continues into December

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 17--Rockville continues two rounds of vacuuming leaves from neighborhood curbs through December. The second round begins Nov. 21.

Rake leaves next to, but out of, the roadway. ...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

November Proclaimed Municipal Government Works Month

Designation Recognizes Contributions of City Government Toward a Better Maryland

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 16 – In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municip...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Mayor and Council to Hold Hearing on Rockville’s Bikeway Master Plan

Hearing is One of Several Ways for the Public to Testify About the Plan Update Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 16 – A public hearing on the city’s Bikeway Master Plan offers an opportunity to testify about a document that could shape how pe...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Rockville Holiday Drive Needs Food and Toy Donations

Food Donations Due Nov. 18; Toy, Monetary Donations Due Dec. 15

Rockville, Md., Nov. 15 – The City of Rockville is still seeking canned food donations to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to neighbors in need through the Rockville Holiday Drive. ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Rockville Facilities to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Recycling and Refuse Collection to be Made the Day After Thanksgiving Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 16 – All city facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving Day. City Hall, the Rockville Senior Center, Glenview Mansion and the...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Go Local This Thanksgiving with the Rockville Farmers Market

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 10 – Find farm-fresh fall produce from regional grower/producers on the final two Saturdays of this year’s Rockville Farmers Market. The market offers an opportunity to add local flavor to your Thanksgiving f...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2016

‘Leaf’ It to Rockville

Fall Leaf Collection Continues into December Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 17 – Rockville continues two rounds of vacuuming leaves from neighborhood curbs through December. The second round begins Nov. 21. Rake leaves next to, but out of, the road...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Rockville Recognized for Excellence in Claims Processing

City was Among First to Report Using LGIT Member Portal

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 7 — The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) has recognized Rockville for exemplary efforts to effectively process claims and control losses. LGIT is a member-ow...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Rockville Awarded Grant to Bring Bikeshare Stations to Twinbrook

State Grant Will Help Bring the Number of Stations in the City to 15

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 3 – Two new bikeshare stations are coming to Twinbrook after the state Department of Transportation this week announced a $100,000 grant award to the ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Big Green Ogres, Love, Laughter, and ‘All Things November’ at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 3 — The Wine and Improv Series continues with a night of fun and games at the Glenview Mansion Cottage, 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, led by a theater professional.

Dive into the world of improv theater with no experience n...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Glenview Gallery to Feature ‘Unusual’ Works of Mixed Media, Sculpture

James Mabry to Play at Gallery Opening

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 3 — Experience the unusual at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, which will hold its November opening reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6.

Works on display are the mixed me...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Veterans Day Ceremony to Feature Rockville Resident and Army Reservist

Nov. 11 Ceremony Will Include Traditional Wreath Laying and Other Salutes Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 2 – A Rockville veteran of the United States Marine Corps who now serves in the U.S. Army Reserve will be the featured speaker as the city honor...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Rockville City Manager Finalists to Meet the Community

Meet-and-Greet Offers Opportunity for Informal Conversations Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 1 – Community members have the opportunity to get to know the finalists for the City of Rockville’s city manager job from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov...Read on...
Posted on: October 31, 2016

IT Upgrades Mean Communication Outages at Rockville Facilities on Nov. 4-6

Telephone, Internet and Wi-Fi to Be Affected at City Government Facilities

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 31 – Work to upgrade the city’s communication network will shut down telephone, internet and Wi-Fi systems at city facilities beginning...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Several Days in November

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 27 – Rockville City Hall will be closed on Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving weekend, and other city facilities will be closed or will operate on limited schedules.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day):

  • City Hall a...
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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Speak Now (and Later) About the Budget

Hearing and Web Provide Early Opportunities to Speak Out Rockville, Md., Oct. 26 – Community members will have an early opportunity to provide ideas for Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget during a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 1. ...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Budget Presentation Receives Rave Reviews and Another Award

International Association Reviewers Praise ‘Model’ Presentation Rockville, Md., Oct. 26 – The City of Rockville was honored for its budget document by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Cana...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery, Assaults and Burglary

The Subject Assaulted Residents After Entering Two Homes

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – A man was arrested after he threatened an elderly woman with a knife while attempting to rob a home and assaulted another homeowner who encountered the man i...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Rockville to Celebrate Community Service Day with Stream Cleanups

Volunteers Needed at Maryvale and Twinbrook Parks

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 19 – Be part of Montgomery County’s Community Service Day and help keep Rockville streams trash-free with two stream cleanups on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Posted on: October 19, 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, Oct. 19 – The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted pr...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

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

For More than 45 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 18 — The holiday season is upon us, and so is the opportunity to “Take Part and Give from the Heart” by contributing to the 2016 Holida...Read on...
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Rockville Ranks Second in State for LGBT Support and Inclusivity

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 17 — Rockville's commitment to the health, welfare, safety and equality of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has earned high marks from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The fifth annual Municipal Equality I...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Nominate a Neighbor for a Human Rights Award

Winners to be Honored at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 14 – The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Mo...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

‘Leaf’ It at the Curb

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, Oct. 17

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 14 – Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 17.

Residents should rake leaves next to the curb or immediately adjacent to the ro...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Learn How to Mean Business in Rockville

Rockville Business Academy Returns with a Focus on Hispanic Businesses

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 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 w...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department to Thank City for New Chase Car

Fire Department Representatives to Bring Car to Oct. 10 Mayor and Council Meeting

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 6 – Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) members will gather before the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 10 to thank the City of ...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Have Coffee with a Cop in Rockville

Wintergreen Plaza Starbucks to Host Informal Meet-and-Greet with RCPD Officers

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 6 – Officers from the Rockville City Police Department will meet with community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day on Friday, Oct. 7.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Feel Like Running a Kilometer or Two? Or Five? Or 10?

November Foot Race is Oldest in County

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 4 – The 41st annual oldest continuing foot race in Montgomery County is on your marks, get set and go for 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Putting the ‘Spook’ in ‘Spooktober’

Rockville Hosts Loads of Family-Friendly Events to Celebrate Halloween

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 4 – Rockville has packed October full of family-friendly, fun, Halloween-themed events. Register using course numbers where indicated, at rockenroll.rockvi...Read on...

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 Kornb...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.

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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.

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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.

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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...