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Holiday Office Closure and Refuse/Recycling Schedule

The Village Administrative Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. As a reminder, the Communications Center and Police Department are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Village Administrative office will be open Friday, November 23, however with limited staffing. There will be no leaf collection on Thursday or Friday.

In observance of Thanksgiving, Refuse/Recycling collection will slide one day. For example if you normal collection is Thursday, your collection will take place on Friday. Click here to view the full holiday refuse/recycling collection schedule.

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.

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 Lisicky’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

This weekend at the Farmers’ Market at Brookville Rd. and Taylor St. you can stock up on Thanksgiving supplies: organic cranberries, sweet and white potatoes, squash, onions, carrots, cider, apples and herbs. They will also bring along delicious pies for the occasion: mince, apple, apple and cranberry and of course, traditional pumpkin and pecan pies. Parking is available at La Ferme Restaurant.

To help wake you up, Holy Crepes, the food truck, will be serving up CREPES and HOT CHOCOLATE and COFFEE starting at 9 a.m. so come early , put in your order, shop and have breakfast at the Farmers Market. Don’t forget to patronize our wonderful retail shops on Brookville Rd. as well.

The Farmers will not be coming the weekend after Thanksgiving so they can spend time with family and friends but will be back December 1, 9 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. 

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.

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

Police have received complaints of dogs barking continuously
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:

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The Village's Annual Holiday Party

 Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Chevy Chase Village Hall
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers requests the Pleasure of your Company! Please join us during this Holiday Season for a special evening of merriment and good cheer.
A buffet-style dinner and desserts are sure to please residents of all ages.
Residents will enjoy seasonal music and a visit from Old Saint Nick. 
Please call the Village Hall at (301) 654-7300 or send an email to to make reservations for your family.

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
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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