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Lizard Bites

Speaker Series Presents

Joyce Johnson, DO
Physician & Rear Admiral (USPHS, ret)

Lizard Bites and Street Riots 

Travel Emergencies and Your Health, Safety and Security

Thursday, February 1, 2018 
Chevy Chase Village Hall
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Joyce Johnson will present a lively and entertaining presentation on traveler’s health and safety - interactive and complete with prizes for everyone! 
The presentation will be based on the award-winning book she co-authored, Lizard Bites and Street Riots, Travel Emergencies and your Health, Safety and Security. Dr. Johnson’s practical discussion will address the basics of:

  • Staying healthy both close to home and while traveling (Did you know a rabid fox was recently captured near the Village?) 
  • Travel insurance (Did you know most travel insurance doesn’t include evacuation? Also, that Medicare doesn’t cover medical expenses outside the US?)  
  • Safety and security -  street riots to hurricanes (And how to survive “survival training” in Antarctica!)

Rear Admiral Joyce Johnson, DO, USPHS (ret) is a physician with a breadth of global public health experience on all seven continents.  She has particular interests in third world and polar regions, and public health and disaster relief.  Prior to her retirement, RADM Johnson’s last active duty military assignment was the “surgeon general” of the U.S. Coast Guard.  She is a professor (clinical and adjunct) at Georgetown University, as well as a prolific writer and popular speaker.
Wine and cheese reception following presentation. 
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 Mike Marsh (

Abracadabra Alex

Chevy Chase Village 
Kids Magic Show 
with Abracadabra Alex

Sunday, February 4, 2018
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please join us for an afternoon of magical fun and great laughs with Bethesda’s own favorite magician Abracadabra Alex!

Prepare to be amazed! 

Please RSVP by January 24 so that we can insure adequate refreshments. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Tamu Tucker, Community Liaison at 301-654-7300 or

Snow Removal

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Residents are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property within the first forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of falling snow. 

Residents who occupy corner lots are responsible for the sidewalk in front of and on the side of their property.

Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan: 
Public Hearing Draft Released

The Montgomery County Planning Department has released the Public Hearing Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan. This plan will supersede the 1978 Master Plan of Bikeways, the 2005 Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan and the bikeway recommendations in all area and sector plans.
The plan and appendix can be viewed at:  A hard copy is also available for viewing at the Village office during normal business hours.

The Planning Board's public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the auditorium at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Comments can be submitted in two ways:

For more information regarding the county’s Bicycle Master Plan, contact David Anspacher, Bicycle Master Plan Project Manager by phone (301.495.2191) or email (

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.

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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