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Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Chevy Chase gets Safety Upgrades

The Gazette reports that there are new pedestrian safety improvements along Grubb Road, intended to benefit Rock Creek Forest Elementary School and the surrounding Chevy Chase community, are expected to slow drivers traveling from Washington, D.C.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced Tuesday $15,000 in upgrades between the lanes of traffic near the school. The flat median, where pedestrians can wait to finish crossing traffic, resulted in narrower lanes, which the county hopes will slow traffic. The county also added a marked crosswalk, school crossing signs, "stop for pedestrian" signs, lane markings and raised pavement markers.

The county took action on the request of the school's parent-teacher association.

"It just calls attention to drivers who are heading north out of D.C.," said David Chia, the school's principal. "It just reminds them – well, you might see that green light, but there could be kids crossing."

If You Are Wondering Where the Speed Cam Money is Going, Here's An Example...

Chevy Chase Village will officially break ground on the Brookville Road Sidewalk Project on Saturday, October 2, at 9:00 a.m. The groundbreaking will take place along the sidewalk’s path located in front of the Brookville Road Park at the intersection of Brookville Road and Quincy Street. The current effort to install a pedestrian sidewalk along Brookville Road began five years ago in response to residents’ requests for a sidewalk along Brookville Road between East Irving Street and the existing sidewalk installed by the Village
of Martin’s Additions. The installation of this sidewalk is fully funded by revenues from Chevy Chase Village’s SafeSpeed Program (photo speed monitoring cameras). 


Montgomery County Housing Fair

Montgomery County's annual Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bohrer Park Activity Center, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.  To celebrate the tenth anniversary, the fair will expand its educational outreach to the community and provide new networking opportunities and publicity benefits for Sponsors and Exhibitors: housing providers, businesses, banks, credit unions, realtors, government agencies, community organizations, and nonprofits.

Have Coffee with Chevy Chase's Town Manager

Tomorrow, Pat Burda, Councilmember and Community Liaison, will join Todd Hoffman at the the Town Manager's Coffee.  They encourage you to stop by the Town Hall for refreshments and conversation. 

Maryland’s Biggest Consignment Sale – Tot Swap – returns to Montgomery and Frederick Counties

Thousands of items babies, kids, and teens at bargain prices; consignors make up to70% from their items

Helping Out: Work with Music School Bring out an Inspiring Side to Life

The Washington Post reports that Vice president of Howard Insurance Agency, a third-generation property and casualty insurance agency in Chevy Chase.

Charitable giving highlights: Gives personally and corporately to education and arts; sits on Board of Trustees for the Levine School of Music; serves on advisory board of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

Several years ago, I noticed that budgets were being cut from the more artistic side of education. I've always been a firm believer in well-rounded education that includes the arts. My younger brother is an extremely talented musician and my mother is an artist. Seeing much fewer of those avenues for today's kids in the District, I feel there should be other ways to get that education.

Car Free Day on September 22-Montgomery County Offers Tips on How You Can Participate

Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) invites residents and employees to join the Washington region in celebrating Car Free Day on Wednesday, September 22.  This annual, worldwide event encourages the public to find alternatives to using cars or reduce the amount of driving that day.  Organizers promote the idea that using transit, biking, and walking – instead of driving – will reduce noise, pollution and stress.

            “People throughout the region are re-evaluating their relationship with the car,” said Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Art Holmes.  “This is great news for transit and great news for the environment.  I encourage everyone to try transportation alternatives that will help us relieve congestion and the stress of commuting.”