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October 2019 Issue of the Crier 

 The October 2019 Issue of the Crier is now available online. Click here to view it

Flu Clinic flyer for Tuesday October 8, 2019

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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Fall Movie Series at The Collection at Chevy Chase

Fall Flick for October 5

This fall we introduced a new outdoor movie series on The Green called Fall Flicks. The next showing will be tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th beginning at 7:30 PM and we will be showing Dirty Dancing. At the showing, we will be providing popcorn and candy compliments of The Collection. 
~Management at The Collection at Chevy Chase

Climate Activism The Green New Deal Town of CC

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The Community Relations Speaker Series Returns on
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
w/ 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, including distributing tourniquets and training you on their use. 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.

Please join your neighbors for some nibbles, drinks and conversation at the Village Hall.  

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Lance Patterson at

Lance Patterson
Chair, Community Relations Committee

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Event on Leaf Blowers Draws Residents & Elected Officials

Last Saturday’s panel discussion and Q&A on Landscape Noise, Pollution and Solutions drew a crowd of some 50 residents from the Village, Somerset and the Town of Chevy Chase, and elected officials, including State Senator Jeff Waldstreicher, Delegate Jared Solomon, Montgomery County CEO Mark Elrich, and members of the Village Board and Councils of  the Town of Chevy Chase and Somerset.  Panelist Dr. Jamie Banks of “Quiet Communities” presented information on the rise in leaf blower use around the country and statistics on the health and community impacts of gasoline-powered leaf blowers. She then reviewed the relative merits of battery/electric powered equipment in terms of reduced noise and emissions and ways in which communities across the country have successfully worked with landscape companies to adopt quieter and cleaner solutions.  DC ANC Commissioner and member of “DC Quiet and Clean,” Chuck Elkins, recapped DC’s experience with public outreach and getting unanimous Council support for phasing out gas-powered blowers by January 2022.
A lively Q&A followed, with active participation from landscape contractors in the audience, some of whom have been using battery powered equipment profitably for many years. Another event is being organized with a focus on landscape contractors to demonstrate some of this new equipment for routine residential use, as well as information on costs, maintenance and retailers who may provide group discounts.
For a detailed summary of Saturday’s event, including an audio recording, photos and slides, please log on to the Environment and Energy Committee’s webpage (
and click on “Landscape Noise, Pollution and Solutions, September 28, 2019.”
Village Environment and Energy Committee

Montgomery County Pedestrian Plan logo with walking figure

Hello Pedestrians!

Earlier this month, Montgomery Planning launched one of the County’s most important planning efforts – the Pedestrian Master Plan. The Scope of Work was presented to the Planning Board and now we are ready to host six community meetings this fall and you are invited! 

The Pedestrian Master Plan is a two-year effort to lay the groundwork for a Montgomery County where walking (and rolling using a mobility device) is the most convenient, safest, and most direct transportation choice for short trips for everyone.

The plan is an exciting opportunity to consider all of the things that influence our experience traveling along the County’s pedestrian pathways, and to make improvements.

This means that the plan will do more than just prioritize new and improved sidewalk and crossing projects. It will make policy, design and programming recommendations that deal with how much time pedestrians have to cross streets, shade along our pathways, pathway construction materials, pathway and crosswalk lighting and many other elements that may not be as front and center as the pathways themselves, but play an important role in how comfortable pedestrian trips are and whether they even take place!

Now is an important time in the Pedestrian Plan timeline. Over the next two months, Montgomery Planning will be having a series of six meetings to kick off the plan at locations all across the county.

The first four are below:

  • October 10 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Olney Library (3500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD). RSVP for October 10.
  • October 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center (3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 14.
  • October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD). RSVP for October 16.
  • October 21 from 7 to 8:30 at the Montgomery County Planning Department (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 21.
  • RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

    As a member of an organization interested making your community a better place, it would be wonderful if you would consider attending a meeting and sharing this information with your neighbors. Your unique pedestrian experience is what will make the plan a success.

    Also, look for your fellow pedestrians on Twitter through our #walkinghere campaign as we encourage your neighbors to tell their “walk story” in Montgomery County. Tag @montgomeryplans and use the hashtag #walkinghere.

    Sign up for our e-Letter to stay informed about Pedestrian Plan developments.

    We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
    For more information, contact project manager Eli Glazier at 301-495-4548 or

Montgomery County News Release banner logo with seal
Press release for Active Aging Week in MoCo Oct 1-7, 219

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.

Chevy Chase at Home Classes Fall 2019 flyer

Chevy Chase Village Announces Fall Classes (For Children)

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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