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Board of Managers Meeting: Monday, October 8, 2018 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on October 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please click below to view the agenda. 

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Flu Clinic

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Speaker Series: Aaron Nix-Gomez,Wine Expert

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

Aaron is a expert on the history of wine, with a specialty in Madeira and its relationship with the founding fathers of our country. As a rare American inductee in the Confraria do Vinho da Madeira (Brotherhood of Madeira wine) he is the expert sought by the press and auction houses when rare wines are uncovered.

Aaron will discuss the history of Madeira in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Reviewing the origins of the trade, how it was ordered, the difficulties of shipping, how it was aged, and even how it was hidden away from thirsty soldiers during the Civil War.
We will be tasting Madeira as well as discussing how best to acquire and store rare wines.

Please come join your neighbors for some nibbles, drinks and conversation at the Village Hall.  

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Lance Patterson at

Lance Patterson
Chair, Community Relations Committee

Click for More About Aaron Nix-Gomez

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Annual Leaf Collection

County Offers Free Training on Naloxone; Medication Used to Reverse Effects of Opioid Overdose 

Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction are invited to attend a free training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses with the use of Naloxone, a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
The two-hour training will be offered on Tuesday, October 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, located at 401 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.
Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit. Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided. The training is free, but registration is required. Register by email at or call 240-777-1836.
Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request, with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than three full business days notice, prior to the day of the event. To request sign language interpreter services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Erin Fashion at 240-777-4538, MD Relay 711, or email

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

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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!

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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 Village Announces Classes for Fall 2018

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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