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Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Chevy Chase Village Hall

Landscape Noise, Pollution and Solutions

The Village Environment and Energy Committee invites you to attend tomorrow's Saturday morning discussion featuring a panel of experts and Q&A with residents from the wider Chevy Chase community on the health impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers and the benefits of switching to quieter, cleaner alternatives. Tomorrow morning's event will be held from 9-11:00 a.m. at the Village Hall and is part of the E & E Committee’s Sustainable Living Lecture Series. It will be co-hosted by the Town of Chevy Chase and Somerset. The event is open to all. Come early (doors open at 8:30 a.m) for coffee, bagels and a chance to meet the speakers and chat with neighbors and elected officials from the Maryland Legislature and Montgomery County Council, who will also be attending. 

Don’t forget to RSVP at: to ensure a seat,
and tell your landscape crew about it, too!

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Chevy Chase Historical Society
Oral History Volunteer Workshop is Tomorrow!

On September 28, 10am-12pm, the Chevy Chase Historical Society will offer a training workshop for volunteers wishing to assist CCHS in conducting oral interviews. Led by Anna Kaplan, DC Oral History Collaborative Fellow, the workshop will offer instruction and guidance on oral history best practices, interview preparation and techniques, and editing and finalizing interview transcripts.
Since the 1980s, CCHS has made it a priority to capture community history by conducting Oral History interviews with long-time Chevy Chase residents, as well as adjacent businesses and their employees. Oral History is essential for future generations to better understand the lived experience of history, and the many meanings that people make of these experiences.
The workshop is free and will take place at the CCHS Archive and Research Center,
8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1010.

As space is limited, RSVP to or 301-656-6141. 

Bicycle Taken from Unlocked Garage Overnight

Unlocked car entered nearby, also

This morning (Friday, September 27, 2019), a resident in the middle block of Grafton Street discovered that his $700 bicycle had been stolen from his unlocked detached garage overnight. 
Also during the same time frame as the bicycle theft, a resident of the 5600 block of Kirkside Drive awoke to find that his unlocked car had been entered.  Nothing was stolen from the car.
The Village Police Department urges residents to keep their garages, sheds, and cars locked to prevent theft.  Additionally, police are now recommending that residents install outdoor security cameras to capture suspicious activity around their home.  Video evidence has proven helpful in identifying and prosecuting thieves, and the cost of such cameras is very reasonable.

FREE Prescription Drug Neutralizing Packets

FREE to Residents: Prescription Drug Neutralizing Packets

First come, first served

The Village Police Department has a supply of 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 as many as you need while supplies last.

Beginning Tomorrow!
Fall Movie Series at The Collection at Chevy Chase

Fall Flicks September 28 & October 5

This fall we will be introducing a new outdoor movie series on The Green called Fall Flicks. The first one will be tomorrow, Saturday, September 28th beginning at 7:30 PM and we will be showing The Secret Life of Pets. In October, we will be showing Dirty Dancing. 
At both showings we will be providing popcorn and candy compliments of The Collection. 

~Management at The Collection at Chevy Chase

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Press release for Active Aging Week in MoCo Oct 1-7, 219

Montgomery County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian
Master Plans

The county’s approved and adopted Bicycle Master Plan is now available online at On this webpage residents will also be able to find the online Approved Bicycle Network map that shows the plan's bikeway and bicycle parking recommendations. Additionally, it contains the companion Bicycle Facility Design Toolkit, which identifies best practices in bikeway implementation.
The Planning Department is now turning our attention to the Pedestrian Master Plan, which the Planning Department officially kicked off on July 1. County residents are invited to attend one of the many community kickoff meetings in October and November. November kickoff events in Wheaton and Germantown are still being scheduled and more information will be provided soon. 
Also, please consider signing up for the Pedestrian Master Plan electronic newsletter email list. Benefits of subscribing to the email list include:

  • Keeping informed with the development of the plan, including upcoming kickoff meetings this fall.
  • Applying to be a member of the Pedestrian Master Plan Community Advisory Group.

Food Truck Night in Section 3! 

Sunday, Oct. 6
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
at the Gazebo Park in Section 3

For the 6th year running, Section 3 is sponsoring a Food Truck Night on Oct. 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at our Gazebo Park at the intersection of Shepherd, Fulton and Spring Streets in Chevy Chase. We have three fabulous food trucks and the best dessert truck ever!  We invite you, our neighbors to join us--bring your wallets, your friends and family. Bring a blanket and if you want any adult beverages, bring those too. Ideally, we'd like you to walk as our streets are narrow and crowded. The walk is worth it so come early (the event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) to avoid having to wait long on line.  You can grab and go or eat in our park. The food is worth it. Why cook on Sunday night when you can have food from:

  • Red Hook LobsterDC
  • Hardy's BBQ
  • Corned Beef King
  • Carmen's Italian Ices

How fabulous is that? Something for everyone. All highly rated Food Trucks. We need a good crowd to make certain they want to come back for our Spring Food Truck night. Those of you who have attended in the past know this is a wonderful evening and the food is well worth it.

For additional information, contact:

Andy Leon Harney, Village Manager
Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase 

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Chevy Chase Village Fall 2019 Classes

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Montgomery County, MD Department of Environmental Protection -  Recycling and Resource Management Division


Confidential Paper Shredding/Recycling &
Reusable Clothing/Household Items Reuse Collection Events

The county’s next confidential paper shredding/recycling and reusable clothing/household items reuse collection events are:

  • Sunday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.* at Clarksburg High School, located at 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871
  • Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.* at Watkins Mill High School, located at 10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
*Please note: Montgomery County reserves the right to close these events before 2:00 p.m. if the mobile shredding trucks become filled to capacity.  No cars will be permitted to enter the parking lot of the schools after 2:00 p.m. Events will be canceled for inclement/severe weather. We will post updates to our website ( regarding cancellations no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
All paper will be shredded on-site in a secure mobile document destruction truck. This is a drive-through event, and we ask you to stay in your vehicle at all times. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to watch your paper being shredded.
Acceptable types of confidential paper for shredding include:
  • Personal confidential papers such as financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records
  • Papers with staples or paper clips (please remove all binder clips and rubber bands)
  • Envelopes with plastic windows
Please do not bring these materials:
  • Paper in 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks (please remove paper from binders and removal spiral bindings)
  • Electronic items or multi-media materials (DVDs, CDs, tapes, hard drives, or computer disks)
  • Batteries, flammables, or combustibles
  • No binders or hanging file folders
  • Plastic bags or credit cards
There is a limit of 5 small cardboard boxes (i.e. boxes used for reams of office paper) or paper bags (i.e., grocery-size type paper bags) of confidential paper for shredding per vehicle.
Montgomery County, MD residents can also bring reusable clothing and other household items, including furniture, that is in good condition, for donations benefiting the following organizations:

These events are free of charge and open to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland only.

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   Yarn Group at The Village Hall

Do you like to knit or crochet? A group, created by residents Elisabeth Boas and Elizabeth Gussie Lewis, meets at the Village Hall on Monday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The group is open to Village residents and began this past June.

Please drop in at the Village Hall with your current project to enjoy two free hours of knitting or crochet on Monday afternoons. Questions? Please feel free to contact Ms. Gussie Lewis (6 Oxford Street). 

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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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