Memorial Day Holiday Schedules; bikewway Improvements on MacArthur Blvd
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo,
North Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville and White Flint
May 21, 2013
Ken Hartman is
- White Flint area clean-up
- Bethesda post office search
- Bethesda development
- Traffic and pedestrian safety
- Mapping public spaces
From Ken Hartman, director
I'd like to extend a big thank you to Phyllis Lieberman - the outgoing chair of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District
board of directors - for her leadership, enthusiasm, and vision over the last two years.
During Phyllis' tenure, the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District has gained new purpose and achieved great things including "Gallery B," "Tunnel Vision" and Bethesda's first independent film festival.
Thank you, Phyllis, for helping to improve our community!
Memorial Day holiday schedules
Closed on Monday, May 27: Montgomery County offices; libraries; county schools, school administrative offices; recreation administrative offices; senior centers; community recreation centers; TriPS commuter stores; Shady Grove transfer station.
Delayed one day: county-provided trash/recycle curbside collections.
Sunday schedule: Ride On, Metrorail, Metrobus.
Open: county liquor stores, 10 am-6 pm; indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities (e.g., pools); Montgomery Parks facilities, including Brookside Gardens, some ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels (see the following websites for details:
Free: parking at county lots, garages and street meters.
Bikeway improvements on MacArthur Boulevard
Construction on bikeway improvements began last week along three miles of MacArthur Boulevard, from the Beltway to Oberlin Avenue. This phase is expected to be completed by early 2015. After that, construction will begin on the remainder, from Oberlin Avenue to the DC line.
Since the bikeway is already in place, construction is not expected to a major impact on vehicular traffic.
|Drilling, blasting at 8300 Wisconsin Avenue|
Drilling is scheduled to begin this week at 8300 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda (Wisconsin Avenue at Battery Lane), site of a new 359-unit apartment building and a Harris Teeter grocery store. It should be completed in five to six weeks.
Crews must blast through rock to build an underground parking garage. Blasting and excavation is scheduled to begin in early July. According to StonebridgeCarras, the builder, this phase will take about five months. The builder will send out notices to the surrounding community before blasting begins.
The building is expected to top out by the end of 2014 and the entire project completed by the third quarter of 2015.
Final hearing on Rockville Pike Plan
The City of Rockville Planning Commission will hold its final public hearing
on the revised draft Rockville Pike Plan
and draft district code
tomorrow, May 22, starting at 7 pm. The hearing will be at city hall in the mayor's and council chambers (111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850).
The public is invited to comment on the documents, attend and testify at the hearing.
Save the trail 5K on May 25
This Saturday is the 4th annual Save the Trail 5K
, sponsored by the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail. The race, which starts and ends at Elm Street Park in Chevy Chase,
begins at 9 am. On-site registration begins at 7:30 am.
Runners who pre-register are guaranteed a free race shirt. Events include music, face-painting, sign-making and prizes. The top three women, men and runners 14 and under will receive prizes. There also will be random prize drawings for all runners.
The $25 entry fee benefits the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail.
Hometown Holidays in Rockville Town Square
Hometown Holidays is Rockville's annual street festival celebrating Memorial Day. The three-day event features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, a VisArts fine arts festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the annual ride for Rockville bicycle tour and a Memorial Day ceremony and parade.
Bethesda's free summer concerts