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Temporary Road Closure: I-495 Capital Beltway

January 7, 2019, 2:00 AM

On January 7 at 2:00 AM all lanes of the inner and outer loop of the I-495 Beltway between Georgia Avenue and Linden Avenue will be closed for approximately thirty minutes to complete a cable installation beneath the Seminary Road Bridge. Maryland State Police will be on hand to assist with traffic. In case of inclement weather the work will be rescheduled for January 14, 2019 at 2:00 AM. If you have questions regarding this work you may contact: Project Manager Derek Thomas ( at 410-517-2012 or on the night of work (cell): 443-277-2589

Investigation of Area-Wide (DC/MD) Daytime Thefts
from Work Trucks Progresses

Village Police Need Your Help to Spot the Suspects

Recently, several contractors in the Village experienced thefts from their work trucks during daytime hours.  Some of those thefts involved broken truck windows.  Investigation revealed that the County Police and Metropolitan (DC) Police were seeing the same pattern.  All three police agencies have been working hard to share information to identify suspects and make some arrests.
A DC police officer was able to obtain an image of the suspects (see below) from a surveillance camera in the area of one of the crimes in DC.  The photo, combined with other information from DC, provides valuable information.  The suspects apparently posed as construction workers with yellow reflective jackets and a hard hat as they broke into work trucks.
Please keep a lookout for anyone wearing similar construction clothing/gear and call the Village Police immediately.  Officers will respond immediately and investigate.

Thieves Pretending to be Truck Workers

Worker’s Car Stolen on E. Lenox Street During the Day

Owner left the key inside the unlocked car

On Thursday, January 03, 2019 at about 3:30 p.m., a contractor who was working at a home in the 100 block of E. Lenox Street called police to report that his car was stolen within the past hour.  The man said that he had left the key inside his red 2008 Cadillac CTS, and when he returned to the driveway, he discovered that his car was gone.
While officers were on the scene of the stolen auto, they were approached by two landscapers who had been working at a residence directly across the street from the stolen auto.  The landscapers reported that unknown persons had taken a smart phone and two lunch boxes from their unlocked work truck.
About 30 minutes later, three roofers in the unit block of E. Lenox Street called to report that unknown persons had apparently entered their unlocked work truck and stolen each of their cell phones.
Village officers placed the stolen vehicle information in the national crime database, and gave the information directly to the county police and DC police. 
None of the victims reported seeing any suspects.  The investigation is continuing.

The Speaker Series Presents

Smithsonian Curator Karen Lemmey

Wednesday, January 30th 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Smithsonian Curator Karen Lemmey
Karen is the sculpture curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which houses the largest collection of American sculpture in the world. She will discuss the research, acquisition, and exhibition process at this prominent museum.

Please contact Lance Patterson with any questions.

The Environment and Energy Committee Presents

Clean Energy Choices

Tuesday, February 5th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you thought about installing solar panels on your roof or switching to renewable energy to green your carbon footprint and your wallet? Please join us on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall, to learn more about Clean Energy Choices and other cost saving options supported by Montgomery County and NGO partners to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 

Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will speak to us about switching to cleaner energy options and other energy opportunities in which communities around the country are participating. Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, award winning documentary filmmaker and author, will talk to us about climate impacts in Maryland, the benefits of Community Solar and how to become a part of the green energy solution. Both Larissa and Mike will field questions afterwards in a Q&A with the audience. So, please mark your calendars and plan to come!

Doors open at 7 p.m. for coffee and a chance to meet the speakers.


CCV Classes for winter 2019


CCV Classes for winter 2019

Chevy Chase@ Home winter 2019 Classes

Little Lending Library Needs Children's Books

Children at reading books

The children’s books selections in the Little Lending Libraries at the Village Hall have been depleted. If you have taken a children’s book from the libraries, we remind you to return them once your little readers have finished enjoying them or leave others in their place. We want all children in the community to be able to walk or bike up to the Hall to check out a new book to enjoy, but our lending libraries will only work if we all agree to take AND leave a book for the next family to enjoy.

We are always looking for donations, so please feel free to donate a book or two today!

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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:

Local Farmer's Market

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Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase hosts a 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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Join the Crew; The Compost Crew

Food-waste recycling--otherwise known as “composting” is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions while returning nutrients to our soil and food system. 

The Village has partnered with The Compost Crew to provide low-cost household collection of food-waste. The Compost Crew provides each household with an airtight bin and compostable bags; all you have to do is separate your organic waste and leave the bin by your trash and recycling receptacles for collection on the designated day for weekly pick-up. The collected waste is processed at a composting facility in Maryland and, after six months of service, households can request that a portion of your contributed waste be returned in the form of rich, finished nutrient-rich soil. 

For more information regarding the household composting collection service, including current rates, please visit the “Food Waste Recycling Program” page on the Village website under Quick Links on the homepage. The more households that sign-up,the cheaper the service is for all, so sign up today!

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 2019 Crier.

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