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Reminders for Safe Use of the Traffic Roundabout on Montgomery Street

The recently completed traffic roundabout has been installed on the section of Montgomery Street located west of the Buffer between The Collection at Chevy Chase and Saks Fifth Avenue parking lots.  Much of the signage for drivers has not yet been installed making navigation of the roundabout somewhat precarious for pedestrians and drivers.  Village staff is working with the owners of the shopping center—The Chevy Chase Land Company—to get the signage and new lane markings installed as soon as possible.
In the interim, here are some reminders to ensure safe navigation of the new roundabout:
For Pedestrians

  • Pedestrians should remain on the brick sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.  While it may be tempting to save yourself some time and steps by bisecting the roundabout or walking across the path of the parking gates as you exit or approach the entrance to the Buffer, doing so is dangerous and could result in conflicts with vehicles.  Remain on the brick sidewalks at all times.
For Drivers
  • Drivers are REQUIRED to STOP and yield to pedestrians and to any drivers that are already traveling within the circle prior to entering.  Always STOP prior to entering the roundabout
  • This section of Montgomery Street and the traffic roundabout receive a high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, therefore, drivers should be cautious and travel at a reasonable speed when entering, exiting and driving within the roundabout.  Drivers should be mindful of pedestrians at all times and maintain a reasonable speed. 
  • As is standard for all traffic rotaries, you must enter the roundabout by turning right and traveling in a counter-clockwise direction (as you would do in Chevy Chase Circle).  At no time should drivers enter the roundabout by turning left.  The roundabout is ONE WAY—to the RIGHT.

By adhering to these reminders, both pedestrians and motorists will ensure safe access to and through this new traffic feature.

We hope to see you and your pups
on Wednesday, 10/24 from 4 pm - 6 pm!

Grand Opening Dog Park Flyer
Halloween Flyer for the BOO at the Collection Event with Pumpkin Image


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

Halloween Party Flier with Bat Border

History of Washington’s Grand Department Stores
is Nov. 18 Lecture Topic

The Chevy Chase Historical Society invites local residents to an illustrated lecture,
“The Glory Days of Washington's Grand Department Stores: A Nostalgic Look Back,”
 on Sunday, November 18, at 4 p.m. at the Jane Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, in the Town of Chevy Chase.
Michael Lisicky, author of 11 books about once-iconic department stores including Gimbles in New York, Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia, Filene’s in Boston and “Woodies” in Washington, DC and Chevy Chase, will be the featured speaker.  He will focus on Woodward and Lothrup, Garfinckels, Hecht’s and other now-shuttered DC stores, beloved for their elaborate holiday window displays, wedding services and Tea Room specialties.
A reception of light refreshments will follow Liisicky’s talk. Copies of his 2013 book,
Woodward and Lothrup: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital, will be available for sale and signing by the author. No reservations are required, and the program is free.
Questions may be directed to CCHS at 301/656-6141.

Chevy Chase at Home Classes Black & Green flier for Oct - Dec

Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous
Telephone Tip Line, App & Website

Approximately two weeks ago, Governor Hogan instituted the Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line, an anonymous reporting system to be used to report threats to the safety and/or well-being of students.
Students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of communities throughout Maryland may use this anonymous phone, app- and web-based reporting system to share their concerns, such as:

  • Mental health crises
  • Bullying 
  • School and community violence
  • Drug activity
  • Abuse
  • Harassment
  • Other issues affecting our Maryland students

The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is a tool for proactively addressing harmful situations and helping students who need it.
By using a variety of communication modes to support the reporting and routing of tips, The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line empowers the citizens of Maryland to create a culture of preparedness, prevention, and school safety for our students.
Telephone Number

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

Annual Leaf Collection

The Federal REAL ID Act and Your Driver’s License

Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005.  The main thrust of the Act is to require all states to comply with minimum security standards for the issuance and production of driver’s licenses and other state-issued identity documents.  This means that before a state may issue (or renew) a driver’s license, the state must require a citizen to prove their identity with a variety of documentation.  Additionally, the driver’s license must contain several security features to make them much harder to counterfeit.
The REAL ID Act prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.  The good news is that Maryland is one of 37 states that have complied with the Act.
The REAL ID Act has implications for domestic air travel and entering certain federal facilities.  The following is from the DHS website:

Starting October 1, 2020, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID compliant license/ID, or another acceptable form of identification, for accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding commercial aircraft.  This is what we call “card-based” enforcement.  The card, itself, must be REAL ID compliant unless the resident is using an alternative acceptable document such as a passport. The Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a Federal facility (such as to enter the public areas of the Smithsonian) nor does it prohibit an agency from accepting other forms of identity documents other than documents from non-compliant states (such as a U.S. passport or passport card).

Below are web addresses to the DHS for more information on the REAL ID Act and to the Maryland MVA’s page that explains what supplemental documentation you will need to bring along to get a new or renewed driver’s license.

"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!

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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