Neighborhood News - September 1, 2009
First District Open House - The 1st District Station opens its doors for tours, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 12 pm – 3 pm at 1451 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD. There will be demonstrations by Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), a Maryland National Capital Park Police horse-mounted officer, K-9 officers with canine partners, and motorcycle officers. A U.S. Park Police helicopter and the MCP Command Bus will be available for viewing. MC Fire/Rescue personnel will also attend. Activities for children include an appearance by Apple Dumpling the Clown, and a moon bounce. Child fingerprinting will be available.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but residents served by the 1st District are particularly encouraged to attend to meet the men and women of the 1st District dedicating themselves to keeping the greater Rockville communities safe.
CORRECTION - Stop By and Chat With Ken Hartman, Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda from 9 am to 12 noon on Friday, September 4, 2009. Find out about programs and services in Montgomery County, learn more about the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and their role in the community, or just bring your concerns for your community to discuss. For directions go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bcctmpl.asp?url=/content/RSC/bcc/directions.asp
Montgomery College Awarded $1.79 Million Grant to Support Nursing Program - Montgomery College will receive nearly $1.8 million over five years from the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II). This initiative addresses the shortage of nurses in Maryland and works to increase the number of nursing graduates Montgomery College produces. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/news/News_Archives/news08310901.html
Crossing Guard and School Zone Safety Reminders - Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers and residents that most county schools are opening Monday, August 31. This requires extra vigilance to ensure the continued safety of our school children during this critical time of the year. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Police/News/NA_details.asp?NaID=4979
Montgomery County Department of Parks Postpones Community Meeting on Re-use Ideas for Sligo Creek Golf, Planning Board Extends Staff Deadline for Long-term Plan - As the Montgomery County Department of Parks continues discussions with the Montgomery County Revenue Authority and Executive Branch on the future of Sligo Creek Golf Course, the Department of Parks today announces it will postpone the community meeting scheduled for September 9. For more information go to: http://mncppc.typepad.com/news/2009/09/montgomery-county-department-of-parks-postpones-community-meeting-on-reuse-ideas-for-sligo-creek-gol.html#more
Montgomery County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month - Montgomery County will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – with a celebration on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:30 to 6 pm, in the Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5839
New Year Highlighted by 'Green' Schools, College Preparation - The opening of one new and three modernized schools and a focus on college preparedness are highlights as Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began the 2009–2010 school year on August 31. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=2589
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board’s Land Use Committee Meeting -The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board’s Land Use Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Chevy Chase Branch to Reopen September 8 Following Mini Renovation; Family Fun Day to be Held September 12 - The Chevy Chase Library, located at 8005 Connecticut Ave., will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am following completion of a three-week mini-renovation. Included in the project are new service desks, designed to be more space efficient; relocation of shelves; and painting, and re-carpeting of the staff workroom and public service areas of the building. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5836
Rockville City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday - Rockville City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7, as the City celebrates Labor Day. The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center and RedGate Municipal Golf Course will be open. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2009/09-september/09-01-09.html
Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with Family-oriented Programs – Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month -- September 15 to October 15 -- with free musical performances by Cantare and Mariachi Los Amigos at local branches. All programs begin at 2 pm, and no registration is required. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5837
Labor Day Weekend Track Work to Close Three Yellow/Blue Line Stations - Weekend track work will close three Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia throughout the Labor Day weekend. The Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Ronald Regan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations will be closed from 9:30 pm, Friday, September 4, to closing, (midnight) Monday, September 7. These stations will reopen at 5 am, on Tuesday, September 8. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4029
Holiday Transit Schedules for Labor Day – For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4028
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