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Holiday Office Closure and Refuse/Recycling Collection Not Affected

The Village Administrative Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veterans Day. As a reminder, the Communications Center and Police Department are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trash & recycling collection are not affected. 

Board of Managers Meeting: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please click below to view the agenda and the Board's briefing materials.

Click here to view the agenda


Final Hearing on Proposed Improvements to the Brookville Road Park

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers will convene a final Public Hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 regarding proposed improvement plans for the Brookville Road Park.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Village’s landscape architect Ms. Lila Fendrick and Village staff originally presented draft plans for Brookville Road Park to the Village Board last winter.  The now revised plan provides both an open space for the general public’s use as well as a fully-enclosed fenced area for unleashed dogs.  The plan along with proposed rules and regulations for the proposed dog exercise area, are available on the Village website under the Brookville Road Park page (see the link under Quick Links on the homepage). 
Residents who are unable to attend the Public Hearing on November 13 may submit written testimony for the record either by e-mail to or directly to the Village office at 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Holiday Party

The Village's Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Chevy Chase Village Hall
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers requests the Pleasure of your Company! Please join us during this Holiday Season for a special evening of merriment and good cheer.
A buffet-style dinner and desserts are sure to please residents of all ages.
Residents will enjoy seasonal music and a visit from Old Saint Nick. 
Please call the Village Hall at (301) 654-7300 or send an email to to make reservations for your family

Elevate Love + Light for Melissa!

Friday, November 10, 2017
7:30pm - 11:00pm
Chevy Chase Village Hall

Please join us as we celebrate Melissa Sarkis Kirby finally leaving residential rehab after 3+ years following a devastating brain stem stroke at only 42-years old.  Melissa lost her ability to talk, walk and eat but her courage and strength still shine through. We will be raising money with a silent auction to help with her medical expenses while living outside of a hospital.

Melissa has two young children and a husband who live in Baltimore and her sisters both live in and close to Chevy Chase. We hope this special night with generate funds to help with the overwhelming cost of medical care.

You can read her story at:

Marsha and the Positrons

‘Marsha and the Positrons’ 
A Family Concert

November 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Chevy Chase Village Hall

This will be an interactive morning of singing and dancing fun for all-ages! Bring the kids, grandkids, or just yourself.  Repertoire includes original songs about science and how the world works, mixed with kid-appropriate pop covers, parodies, and traditional favorites.  
The band features singer-songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood on lead vocals and guitar, Wardell Howell on bass, and Ayanna Gallant on djembe drum, vocals, flute and trumpet.  This show is in conjunction with the Children’s Music Network and a portion of the proceeds will support their mission of celebrating the positive power of music in the lives of children by sharing songs, exchanging ideas and creating community. 

Tickets $5 per person, available online in advance via PayPal at

Harmonic Music Studios’ Recitals

Harmonic Music Studios is pleased to announce our Student Winter Music Recital will be taking place at the Chevy Chase Village Hall on Saturday November 18, 2017 from 2 pm to 6 pm and Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1 pm to 6 pm (times subject to change).  Recitals will begin every hour on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes.  We hope to showcase approximately 150 of our students in the two days of recitals. 

These recitals are free and open to the public. Harmonic Music Studios’ mission includes music education and we provide instruction in all instruments and voice.

Food Drive

Food Drive: Now - December in the Village Hall

For the fifth year in a row, Chevy Chase Village will partner with the Manna Food Center, the largest food bank in Montgomery County. Over the past 34 years, Manna has distributed 47.3 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million individuals in need of food assistance. Manna serves approximately 3,700 individuals monthly totaling 11,000 unduplicated households each year. The services of Manna ensure that 21,000 adults and 15,000 children who are experiencing poverty, hunger, and food insecurity will receive essential food supports to help them break the cycle of hunger and food insecurity.

What can you do? We will have a food drop-off at the Village Hall beginning in October through December. When attending Village events (classes, Board Meetings, Halloween Party, Holiday Party…), residents are asked to bring an item to add to the box. Here are some ideas: peanut butter, tuna fish, beans, oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta, baby food, and shelf-stable milk. Please do not donate expired food.

Village Board Submits Comments Regarding Reclassification of Local Roadways

For several weeks, the Village has been reporting on the Planning Department’s efforts to comprehensively rewrite the County’s Master Plan of Highways and Transitways.  This effort included the Planning Staff’s original proposal to reclassify roadways within and abutting the Village, namely, Brookville Road, Grafton Street and Western Avenue.
The Village submitted a letter (link below) in mid-October to the Planning Board objecting to the proposed reclassifications of Brookville Road and Grafton Street.  Prior to doing so, Village staff along with residents from the Village and neighboring municipalities along Brookville Road communicated concerns and objections regarding the proposed reclassifications.  The Planning Staff has confirmed that the originally proposed reclassifications of Brookville Road and Grafton Street have been removed from the staff’s list of recommendations.  This means that Brookville Road would remain in the MPOHT as a “primary residential” roadway and Grafton Street will not be referenced within the plan at all. 

The Planning Staff will present its recommendations to the Planning Board during a work session (public comment will not be permitted at this meeting) on December 7 (a second work session has been tentatively scheduled for December 21, if needed).  The staff’s final report will be posted to the Planning Department’s website one week prior to the work session.  Once an initial slate of proposed changes is approved by the Planning Board, a 30-day comment period will be advertised with a Public Hearing scheduled for February 2018 (specific date TBD).



November 10, 2:00 PM – Town of Chevy Chase Town Hall
4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The Community Relations Committee of the Town of Chevy Chase is hosting a Veterans Town Hall on November 10, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Town Hall of the Town of Chevy Chase (address above). The Committee has extended an invitation to veterans who live in the greater Maryland Chevy Chase area – including villages, townships, and sections – in addition to inviting any local Veterans of Foreign Wars and any Wounded Warriors who would like to participate.
Veterans Town Hall events have been occurring around our nation for the last few years. The event was conceived by author and war reporter Sebastian Junger and continues to be advocated by Representative Seth Moulton (D-Mass), who served as a Marine lieutenant in Iraq.  
Here is an excerpt from the Veterans Town Hall website (
"The idea behind a Veterans Town Hall is to give vets of all wars a chance to address their community directly and without intermediaries. As a veteran speaking at a town hall event, you will be addressing a crowd that includes everything from close friends and family to complete strangers. But these are the people you risked your life for; these are the people you went to war for. This is simply a chance for veterans to tell the community what it felt like to go to war.
A community ceremony like this will return the experience of war to our entire nation rather than just leaving it to the people who fought. The bland phrase, I support the troops, will this year mean showing up at the Town Hall.” 
If you are a veteran and would like to participate, please call 301-654-7144 or send an email to  Please RSVP even if you have expressed interest previously. The Committee must have the list of participants by November 6. 
If you are not a vet, but would like to attend the Veterans Town Hall you are most welcome. Please use the same contact information to RSVP.

Are You Prepared?

As we saw last season during the record Blizzard of 2016 and as gear up for the upcoming winter season, the Village reminds residents that it is important to be prepared. In order the assist residents in their preparedness, the Village in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) offer a number of helpful tools, plans and free alerts to assist and keep you informed.


Village Website and Blast Email System – Have you signed up for the Village’s blast email system? This is primary electronic method of communication with you. The Village has 2 email lists you can sign-up for:

Urgent News Alert – include messages such as criminal activity, neighborhood disruptions such as water main breaks, power outages and road closures and major weather events.

General News Alerts – include messages about Board and committee meetings, community events, changes in public services such as refuse/recycling collection schedules and upcoming road closures.

To sign-up for the blast email system visit the Village website at and click on the tablet icon at the top of the Village’s homepage.

Alert Montgomery – Alert Montgomery is the office emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. To sign-up for Alert Montgomery please visit the OEMHS website and click on the “Alert Montgomery” link at the top of the page.


Family and Community Preparedness Information – Emergencies can take many form and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. To assist in your family planning please visit the Village’s emergency preparedness page, for helpful tools and links. Another important tool the Village has to assist you in your preparedness efforts is to always request a House Check when you are out town and ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date with the Village office.


For additional information please visit the Village’s website at and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.

Emergency Contact Sheet

Chevy Chase Village Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-654-7300

Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Dept
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas


Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

**A cut out sheet is also located on page two of the January 2017 Crier.

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