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In Case You Missed the
Annual Village Holiday Party...

What a party! Many residents attended the Village Board of Managers’ Annual Holiday Party held on December 13th. Provisions Catering provided a delicious dinner and wonderful desserts for everyone’s enjoyment. In addition to a wonderful meal, there was a visit by Santa Claus himself! The smallest of the Village’s residents had fun in the kids’ room where they sang and danced and completed craft projects.
Many Village residents and staff contributed their energies to build, enhance and preserve the sense of community which the guests of this annual event have come to cherish. Among those who have not sought, but certainly deserve, thanks for helping with this year’s event are the Garden Club of Chevy Chase for the seasonal decorations, specifically lead decorator Ms. Elayne Bennett; Community Liaison Ms. Tamu Tucker who organized the event and the various staffers who helped to support the event. You can view pictures of the event on our Website or on the Chevy Chase Village Facebook Page.

Car Stolen from Center Street Driveway Saturday Night

Three additional cars nearby were entered; items taken

On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at around 9:30 a.m., Village police officers responded to two reports of  thefts from unlocked cars; one in the 5500 block of Center Street and the other in the 3900 block of Oliver Street.  The owner of the car on Center Street reported that, during the overnight hours, someone opened the unlocked car that was parked in his driveway and stole an EZPass transponder from the windshield.  The owner of the car on Oliver Street reported that his unlocked car was parked in his driveway, and someone had obviously entered his car overnight, but nothing was stolen.

While the officers were speaking with the victim of the theft of the EZPass device on Center Street, a neighbor across the street realized that one of her cars was missing, and she immediately informed the officer of her discovery.  The stolen car had been parked in the homeowner’s driveway, and the car’s owner reported that she had not left a key within the vehicle.  Village officers entered the stolen car information into the national criminal justice database to aid in the recovery of the car.  As of this writing, the car has not been found.
Finally, at about 12:30 p.m., a resident from the 5600 block of Western Avenue called to report that someone had entered her unlocked car overnight while it was parked behind her home in the alley.  The thief stole a very expensive designer purse and umbrella from the car. 

Please lock your car every time you park, and do not leave anything valuable in sight. 

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 through December. When visiting the Village during this time 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.

Joan Churchill

The Speaker Series Presents
Hon. Joan Churchill

Immigration Update - Policy Changes Galore!

From Dreamers to Diversity to
Dockets and MORE!

Thursday, January 11, 2018 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

For the month of January (2018) the Speaker Series is excited to present Judge Joan Churchill. There have been an enormous number of changes in U.S. Immigration and refugee policy in the months since the Trump inauguration, with wide ranging impact. Our speaker will provide an overview of the many changes.
Judge Churchill is a retired Immigration Judge, who served on the Immigration Court for Washington DC/Arlington, VA for close to 25 years.  At different times she was also the Immigration Judge responsible for Baltimore and a variety of other cities. Judge Churchill’s years on the Immigration Court included five terms as a Temporary Member of the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Her prior experience included

  • working on immigration policy with the Interagency Task Force on Immigration Law and Policy and the Select Commission on Immigration & Refugee Policy,
  • serving on the staff of the Board of Immigration Appeals as a decision writer, and
  • several years as a naturalization examiner.  

A native of Washington DC, Judge Churchill is a graduate of nearby Woodrow Wilson High School.  She attended college and law school at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Judge Churchill is a Past President of the National Association of Women Judges. She and her late husband Tony moved to the Village in 1974, and raised their seven children here.  

Please come join your neighbors for some nibbles, drinks and conversation at the Village Hall.  A chance to unwind, chat, see friends and make new ones. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Micheal Marsh (

Road Construction

Connecticut Avenue Lane Closure located north of Chevy Chase Village

December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginning on Saturday, December 09, 2017, and continuing through subsequent Saturdays, Northern Pipeline Construction will close the right two lanes on southbound MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) between Underwood Street and Thornapple Street in Chevy Chase for gas main replacement between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. The contractor has indicated that weather and progress permitting, all work should be completed no later than January 30, 2018. No sidewalk closures are anticipated. 

Those with questions prior to the start of the work should contact Northern Pipeline Superintendent John Sonday at (301) 322-3042. Those with questions while the work is taking place should contact Mr. Bradley Swint at (571) 220-2452.

Recommendations to the Master Plan of Highways & Transitways Goes to the Planning Board

The Montgomery Planning Department is continuing its comprehensive rewrite of the County’s Master Plan of Highways and Transitways.  In addition to road classification changes, the working draft will include the vision, goals, history and purpose of the plan, improved online tools and resources to improve the ease of use and clarity of the plan for the public, and enhancement of the plan to be more consistent and compliant with the Montgomery County Code. 
Initially, the Planning Staff proposed reclassification of roadways within and abutting the Village, namely, Brookville Road, Grafton Street and Western Avenue.  In mid-October, the Village submitted a letter to the Planning Board objecting to the proposed reclassifications of Brookville Road and Grafton Street.  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 that will be transmitted to the Planning Board.  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 working draft recommendations to the Planning Board during a work session (public comment will not be permitted at this meeting) on Thursday, December 21 (note new date).  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).  The Planning Board intends to transmit its final recommendations to the County Executive and County Council by April 2018.
For more information regarding this project, visit:

Pepco Offers Tips to Help Keep Your Holidays Bright

Helpful information to help Pepco customers
save money and energy and stay safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2017) – The holidays are a time for cheer, fun gatherings and decking the halls. Pepco offers customers tips to help them save energy and money and stay safe during the holidays.
Save Money and Energy … Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Energy or Your Cash
The grumpy, anti-holiday spirit Grinch may have been successful at stealing stuff from the residents of Whooville, but he could not steal their joy. Energy efficiency lighting is one way to fend off Grinchy costs. Here are a few tips to keep your holidays shiny and bright!  

  • Light up your home or business for the holidays by using energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified decorative lights. They use up to 75 percent less energy than conventional incandescent lights and are also cool to the touch.
  • Power down all decorative lights when going to bed or leaving the house.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the number of decorative light strands than can be safely connected.
Stay Safe … How to Avoid Clark Griswold-like Decorating Calamities This Holiday.
While Clark Griswold wanted to light up the holidays for his family, his decorating tactics led to calamity! Make your holidays joyful by playing it safe; Follow these simple tips to light up your home safely.
  • Be aware of all power lines when decorating outdoors. Never work near overhead power lines or anywhere there is a possibility of contacting an overhead power line – either directly or indirectly – with a ladder or other piece of equipment.
  • Do not string lights on outdoor trees that are growing near or into power lines.
  • Ensure decorative lights used outside are approved for outdoor use.
  • Hang outdoor lights with insulated staples or hooks instead of nails or tacks.

At Pepco, we work hard to help our customers save energy and money. To learn more about saving energy in your home, generating your own power, or other programs to help you save energy, visit for a list of programs and incentives.
Pepco wishes its customers and their families a happy, safe and energy-efficient holiday season!
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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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