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October 2018 Issue of the Crier is now available online

The October 2018 Issue of the Crier is now available online. Click here to view it.

Flu Clinic in the Village Hall
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Flu Vaccine $30.00
Preservative-Free Flu Vaccine $32
  High-Dose Flu Vaccine $47.00

Please call the Village Hall to register:
(301) 654-7300 or

**Prices are based on at least 30 people participating**
All vaccinations are available for children
9 years of age and older with parental consent.

Annual Leaf Collection
Halloween Party Flier with Bat Border

FEMA Reschedules Nationwide Wireless
Emergency Alert for October 3

FEMA's Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test originally scheduled for September 20th, has been rescheduled to occur on October 3, 2018. 

WEA messages are transmitted through an individual’s cell phone. The WEA capacity is installed by the manufacturers of cell phones. They produce a loud alert signal, which if you haven’t heard it before, could come as a surprise. The alert volume can be controlled by individual cell phone settings. The text message will be: “This is a test. No action is needed.”

For more information, please visit:

Public Notice about Capital Crescent Trail Crossing


A growing body of evidence in the scientific literature shows that pesticide exposure can adversely affect neurological, respiratory, immune, and endocrine systems in humans, even at low levels. Children are especially sensitive to pesticide exposure. Fortunately, there are proven safe, effective, and affordable ways to maintain attractive lawns and playing fields without the use of toxic pesticides.  Fall is the best time to start transitioning your lawn to organic. The key to a healthy lawn is healthy soil and good mowing, watering and fertilizing practices. Getting started:
1. Mow high until the season ends and then mow closely to enable you to carry out the practices that restore the lawn.
2. Have a soil test-- It is highly recommended that you analyze your soil. A soil test will tell how much nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and lime you need to grow healthy plants and grass.  Contact your University Extension Program.
3. Aerate--If your lawn is hard, compacted and full of weeds, aerate to help air, water and fertilizer to enter. Get together with your neighbors and rent a machine or make sure your contractor aerates.
4. Fertilize Organically--Fertilizing in the fall assures good growth and root development.  Your soil tests will tell you what you need. The goal is to use nonsynthetic products, like compost. Make compost at home or buy it. Look for organic slow release fertilizers at your nursery or on-line. Some are listed by the Organics Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
5. Overseed with Right Grass Seed --Talk to your local nursery about the best seed for your area. Check to see the  weed content of the grass and that there are no pesticide coatings.
For more information, click on the following Beyond Pesticides publication: (1) Establishing a Sustainable Lawn or  (2) Maintaining Your Organic or Natural Lawn.
Marilyn Bracken, PhD
Environmental and Energy Committee

"Fresh from the Farm" round graphic with produce

New Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in the Village of Chevy Chase
Section 3

The Village of Chevy Chase Section 3 has partnered with New Morning Farm to offer a Farmer’s Market in the community.  The new weekly Farmer’s Market launched on Saturday, September 22 and features organic fruits, vegetables and more within walking distance of Chevy Chase Village!
When? Saturdays, 8 am - 12:30 pm. The market will run rain or shine every Saturday morning for 10 months of the year, closing only from March 15 to early June.
Where? On Taylor Street between Georgia Street and Brookville Road (west side of Brookville Road across the street from the Brookville Market) in Section 3.
Who? New Morning Farm is a highly respected organic farmer from Pennsylvania.  Farmer Jim Crawford has been selling produce in the District for 46 years.  He currently has a market at the Sheridan School and also participates in the DuPont Circle Farmers Market.  For more information on New Morning Farm, check out their website:
What? New Morning Farm brings local products from their own farm and from their neighbors in the Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative.  You can expect organic vegetables, local fruit, eggs, cheese, bread, and baked goods.
Important Info:

  1. Customers are encouraged to walk or bike to minimize the traffic and parking impacts to the surrounding neighbors. 
  2. Bring your own bags.
  3. Please remember to patronize the Brookville Rd. commercial strip when you visit the farmers market. Data from across the country suggest that farmers markets co-located with brick-and-mortar stores increase sales for stores. We want to make sure that this new community asset is a benefit to our beloved long-time vendors, as well as to the neighborhood at-large.

Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors!  It's big news!

Chevy Chase Village Announces Classes for Fall 2018

New Village Policy:  Memorial/Dedication Benches 
in Village Parks and Greenspaces

As noted above, the Village Board has approved a new policy to allow residents of the Village to dedicate a bench in a park or greenspace area in the Village.  Dedication/memorial benches are a way to remember and pay tribute to a resident of the Village, a family member who was a relative of a Village resident, or an individual who has meaningfully contributed to Chevy Chase Village. 

 The requester works with Village staff to identify a location where a bench can be placed, or currently exists, to be dedicated to an individual.  Benches will feature a modest brass or similar plaque containing a message of the donor’s choosing (the content and size of which is subject to approval by the Village Manager).  Due to the limited number of Village parks and greenspaces, this program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once a location for a new bench or an existing bench has been identified, the donor shall remit the actual cost, or replacement cost in the case of existing benches, for the bench and the plaque.  

To view the full policy and procedures, visit the Village website and click on “Charter,
Code & Policies” from the homepage.

Elderly Woman Smiling on Phone Near Bright Window

Maryland Launches Senior Call Check Pilot Program

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.  

Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as close as possible to the one-hour time block pre-selected by the participant. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be tried two more times. If those calls go unanswered, additional calls will be made to notify an alternative person who is selected by the participant during program enrollment. This could be an adult child, a neighbor, or another loved one. The alternate will then be encouraged to check on the older adult program participant.

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Aging website,, or call the toll-free phone number: 1-800-243-3425.

Chevy Chase at Home Green and White Flyer with Class Schedule
Friendship Heights Bus Relocation Map with Black and Yellow Frame

Are You Prepared?

As we have experienced during various seasonal events, it is important to be prepared for local weather emergencies. 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 the Village's primary method of communication with residents. 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 official emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County 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 forms 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 created to assist you in your preparedness efforts is our House Check Program. Always request a House Check when you are leaving 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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