City of Rockville

May 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Rockville Time Capsule to be Unearthed After 26 Years Underground

The Rockville time capsule will be unearthed on May 13 at the Rockville Senior Center after being underground for 26 years. The event will take place at 5 p.m. The time capsule was buried in May 1995 with an original plan to be unearthed 25 years later in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused the event […]

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April 14, 2021 | Michelle Queen

City of Rockville’s Parks, Civic Center and Nature Center to Gradually Reopen

The City of Rockville will gradually reopen some of its facilities during April in accordance with revised county and state COVID-19 health regulations. Residents will be able to hold small gatherings again at city facilities including parks and the Glenview Mansion and social hall. Also, rehearsal or recording sessions at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre […]

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February 18, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Storm Pushes Back Trash, Recycling Collection Schedule in Rockville

Recycling and trash collection in the city of Rockville will not take place Thursday since the Montgomery County’s transfer station is closed due to the winter storm. City recycling and trash collections did not take place Monday for the Presidents Day holiday causing collections to slip by a day. Collections are now scheduled as follows: […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Residents Reflect, Volunteer in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Residents throughout Montgomery County took time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help others, cleaning up litter, sending cards, making blankets and helping those less fortunate than themselves. Although this year, most of the events were virtual or ones that could be done alone or with just a few other people, the spirit of […]

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December 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Driving Instructor Arrested for Inappropriately Touching Female Students

Montgomery County police arrested a local driving instructor for the inappropriate and unwanted touching of two female students, according to a press release. The possibility of additional victims is a concern for police. Leon Anthony Johnson Jr., 55, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault. The offenses occurred while he was working as a driving […]

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November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Managed Deer Hunts to Close Parts of Rockville Parks

A City of Rockville pilot archery deer-culling program will close Civic Center Park and parts of Croydon Creek Nature Center for certain periods of November, December and January, the City of Rockville announced on Monday. The organized hunts will take place in John Hayes Memorial Forest, 852 Avery Road, which incorporates all of Civic Center […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

STEM Company Moves Headquarters to Rockville

A New York City-based antivirals company announced it has moved its headquarters to Rockville and is expected to hire 50 scientists and engineers within the next three years. Autonomous Therapeutics, Inc.. is moving to Montgomery County to be close to numerous researchers, regulators and funders in the Washington, D.C. area, the company stated in a […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a chemical leak Sunday evening in Rockville caused by a refrigerator from the 1920s. Occupants of a single-family home were moving an old refrigerator in the basement when the coolant began to leak, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. First responders evacuated the […]

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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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October 6, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Rockville City Council Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Rockville’s Mayor and City Council recognized Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, at their city council meeting, Oct. 5. The unanimous decision puts forth every second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Rockville. The city council reimagines Columbus Day, moving forward, as an opportunity to celebrate the heritage and resilience of indigenous peoples. […]

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