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Administrative Office Staffing

The Village’s Administrative & Constituent Services Assistant, Simone Kolnik, welcomed a baby girl last week.  We wish Simone and her husband Chris all the best as they care for their new bundle of joy. 
During Simone’s absence, we are happy to welcome Ms. Racara Sawyer who will be filling in for Simone through mid-January.  Please contact Racara via email to or by phone (301-654-7300) should you need assistance with matters such as Hall rentals, classes, community events, the Village newsletter or website or to inquire of general Village information.

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We had a Blast at the Chevy Chase Village
Annual Halloween Party! 

Thank you to the many residents who attended our Annual Halloween Party held on Tuesday, October 30th. Attendees enjoyed conversation and food, while the children enjoyed cookie and pumpkin decorations and were spooked in our very own Haunted House.  Special thanks to our esteemed costume judges, Harry Breed, Susan Kilborn, and Kathleen Meredith who had the difficult task of judging the immensely creative costumes! 

Ms. Pauly one of the CCV toddler dance instructors at the Halloween party dressed as the fairy godmother, and a little girl standing next to her dressed like the devil

(Above Image): Ms. Paula, dressed as a Fairy Godmother, added to the evening's festivities and led the Costume Parade, shown here with Ivie dressed as the Devil's Bride

Children gathered on the floor as the boy in the cowboy costume with bull walks through

(Above Image): Children gathered on the floor during the Village costume contest, while one of the award winners, dressed as bull fighter, walks up to receive his award. 

New Farmers Market Opens in the Neighborhood

Want to buy the week’s fresh groceries, cider, eggs and some bread for dinner? Come to the Farmers Market at Brookville and Taylor Streets on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  You’ll be in for a treat, while you are shopping, put in an order at the food truck, Holy Crepes. They’ll be there with sweet and/or savory Crepes, perfect for a chilly fall morning. What could be better? Brunch and marketing all at once!

Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase is hosting the Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. There is parking at LaFerme restaurant. The Market is just opposite Brookville Market at Taylor St. Bring your own bags for lots of delicious food--fresh organic products including lots of apples right now, apple cider, apple sauce, honey, fresh Spring Mill breads, Fire Hook crackers, fresh roasted coffee beans, baked goods and other wonderful produce.

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Please be a Considerate Owner/Handler at the Brookville Road Dog Park

Police have received complaints of dogs barking continuously

In recent days, Village police have received calls from residents living near the Brookville Dog Park of incessantly barking dogs.  According to park rules (and Village Code), users of the dog park are required to attend to their dogs to prevent their dogs from continuously or uncontrollably barking.  If a dog continues to bark, the owner/handler must remove the dog from the park.  An occasional bark is expected, but constant barking is disturbing to other park users as well as the surrounding neighbors.
Police officers have been stopping by the park proactively to talk with visitors to make them aware of this rule.  If you bring a dog to the park, please be considerate and calm your dog right away if it begins to bark. 
To view the full listing of rules and regulations that apply in the park, click here:

FREE to Residents: Prescription Drug Neutralizing Packets

First come, first served

The Village Police Department has received 400 convenient, environmentally friendly medication deactivation zip lock-style pouches (see image below).  Just drop in up to 45 pills, 6 ounces of liquid, or 6 medication patches into a pouch, add water, and zip the pouch closed.  The entire package may then be discarded in your normal trash.
The pouches are free of charge to Village residents.  Simply stop in at the window in the Village Hall lobby, and our communications clerks will be happy to supply you with up to 5 pouches per household while supplies last.

Deterra Pouch, deactivates drugs

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


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

Annual Leaf Collection

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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