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Board of Managers Meeting:
THURSDAY, November 15, 2018 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on November 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please click below to view the agenda. 

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November 2018 Issue of the Crier is now available online

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

Thieves Enter Construction Vehicles, Steal Wallets, Cell Phones in Daytime Spree

Two suspects arrested by County Police in nearby Friendship Heights

At 1:43 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, a nanny employed by a resident on Grafton Street became an eyewitness to a theft from a construction van.  She watched two men get out of a silver Toyota and approach a work van parked on Grafton near Cedar Parkway.  One of the men smashed the driver’s window of the van, unlock the door and enter it.  When the suspects noticed that they had been seen, they got back into the silver Toyota and drove off in the direction of Chevy Chase Circle and out of sight.  The astute eyewitness got the car’s Maryland tag number (CTK 217), called 9-1-1 and reported the crime. 
Village dispatcher John Beall saw the call information pop up on the county’s dispatch screen that we have in our Communications Center.  Before Montgomery County dispatched the call, Village dispatcher Beall immediately sent Village officers to the scene.  County police responded as well to assist in the search for the suspects.
Village officers quickly learned that the suspect’s silver Toyota had been stolen in the District of Columbia.  Village officers immediately sent the lookout information to county and DC police officers.  On-scene investigation revealed that, in addition to the theft witnessed by the nanny, the suspects had entered a second work van (this one was unlocked) parked in the same area.  In total, the thieves stole two wallets and one cell phone from the vans on Grafton Street. 
DC police arrived to exchange information with Village officers.  The DC officers informed Village officers that they had received several similar theft reports throughout the day involving the same group of suspects, and they had been on the lookout for the stolen car for hours.  The thieves were targeting construction vehicles and taking cell phones and wallets.
While Village officers were still on Grafton Street, a parking attendant in Friendship Heights witnessed two men tampering with a vehicle, and he called county police.  County officers arrived quickly and detained two suspects.  Investigation revealed that they were in possession of several cell phones and an expandable metal baton (possibly used to break car windows).  County police arrested both suspects—a juvenile and an adult.  Investigators are working to connect the pair with other similar events in the area.
As of this writing, the stolen car has not been recovered.  The investigation continues.

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.

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New Farmers Market Opens in the Neighborhood

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.

Picture of Dr. Chadi Tanios Abouassaly, MD from the Trauma Surgeon at Washington Hospital Center

The Speaker Series on Nov. 27 Presents: 

Dr. Chadi Tanios Abouassaly, MD

Trauma Surgeon at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Abouassaly will present the trauma process from the view of a very busy urban Trauma Center.
He will discuss how lives are saved and what you can do to help a victim. Dr. Abouassaly will also review the changing nature of training new surgeons and the need for Trauma training at public institutions. Students with a desire for medical studies are encouraged to attend.

Annual Leaf Collection


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

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

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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