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Neighborhood Notices

Coordinator needed for RCH Fall/Spring Gatherings

By | Neighborhood Notices, Social Events | No Comments

Hi Neighbors!

After coordinating the fall and spring gatherings for our community the past few years, we are looking to hand it over to other folks. The gatherings are relatively easy to plan, and neighbors often offer to help!

Please email me back if you are willing to step into this position and we could provide you with all the information.

Sadly, the parties will not go on without a coordinator.

Fondly,
Randi, Erica & Jennie

Come Meet RCH Nominating Committee and Learn about How You can Help RCHCA

By | Neighborhood Notices, Volunteer | No Comments

This Saturday, February 10, 4-5:30pm

Meet the RCH nominating committee, current officers and neighbors. Learn how you might play a role in shaping, leading and protecting our neighborhood community…
Winnie and John Holbrooke’s
9823 Haverhill Drive (at the corner of Littledale)

If you can’t make it and are interested in participating, please let us know… Call: 301-509-8097

Winnie Holbrooke

Please try to stay off Silver Creek MS fields

By | Neighborhood Notices, Silver Creek Middle School | No Comments

Dear Neighbors,

I know it won’t be easy, but we are asked to stay off of the fields at Silver Creek Middle School for the entire school year. Even the students are not allowed on the fields! Please honor this request and encourage all neighbors, friends and doggies to do so as well. Several schools (NCC, RFC, Hallie Wells etc) have first hand experience with folks using school fields prematurely and it resulted in their dry, dusty, undesirable fields.

If we can all do our part to spread the word and encourage others to stay off of our new fields, we should have beautiful, long-lasting results for years to come. Please email me directly, if you have any questions at annemlevin@yahoo.com.

Thank you!
Anne Levin
SCMS PTSA Neighborhood Representative

Road Closures Saturday, 9/23 (Kensington 8K Race)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURES

24th Annual Kensington 8K Race
Saturday, September 23, 2017
A Town of Kensington Event

**** KENSINGTON AREA ROADS CLOSED ****
TO ON-STREET PARKING & TRAFFIC,
ROLLING FROM 7:00AM – 10:30AM
ON SATURDAY 9/23/17

Roads Closed (All Times Are Approximate Within 15 minutes):
o Armory Ave from Baltimore to Knowles (7am-10:30am)
o Armory Ave from Knowles to Howard (8am-9am)
o Howard Ave from Armory to Kensington Pkwy (8am-9am)
o Kensington Pkwy from Frederick to Washington (8am-10am)
o Kensington Pkwy from Washington to Beach (7:30am-9am)
o Beach Drive from Connecticut to Stoneybrook (8am-9:30am)
o Old Spring Rd from Beach to E. Bexhill (8:15am – 9:30am)
o E. Bexhill Drive from Beach to Wake (8:15am-9:45am)
o Wake Drive from E. Bexhill to Frederick (8:15am-9:45am)
o Frederick Ave from Wake to Kensington Pkwy (8:15am -9:45am)
o Baltimore St, Carroll Pl, Hadley Pl, Calvert Pl, Washington St (7am-10am)
o Fawcett, Mitchell, Montgomery, Kent Impacted by Road Closures

Crossing Available at These Major Intersections (When Runners Not Present):
o Kensington Parkway @ Saul and @ Everett
o E. Bexhill Drive @ Saul and @ Wake

We appreciate your understanding of and support for this annual community event.
Runners, Walkers & Course Marshals Welcome!
Cheering Appreciated Too!
Sign-Up to Run or Volunteer @ www.kensington8k.org

Questions? E-mail info@kensington8k.org

John Seabreeze
Race Co-Director
Kensington 8K Race
www.kensington8k.org

Capital Crescent Trail to Close 9/5/17

By | Neighborhood Notices | No Comments

To construct the Purple Line Project, the trail will close on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for four to five years between Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda and Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.

-From <http://purplelinemd.com/cctrail>, which indicates that the designated “alternate route” in our area during this period will be along Jones Bridge Road. So, drivers should be alert for cyclists on Jones Bridge Road.

Silver Creek Middle School “Sneak Peek” [Wednesday, August 30th, 6:30-8 PM]

By | B-CC Middle School / RCH Park, Neighborhood Notices | No Comments

A reminder that the Silver Creek Middle School “sneak peak” is this (8/30) evening from 6:30 to 8 PM.

(Please note that this event is not just for our neighborhood – all the students’ families are invited. So, there may be many cars parked on nearby streets. If your driveway (or street) gets blocked, please do not call 911. The Montgomery County Police non-emergency number is 301-279-8000.)

Silver Creek MS Sneak Peek Invitation

This Friday (7/21): Student-Welcoming Yard-Sign Pick-Up Back-Porch Happy-Hour!

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Neighborhood Notices, Silver Creek Middle School, Social Events | No Comments

Dear neighbors,

If yours is one of the 22 homes that directly face Silver Creek Middle School, then we’ll drop off a “we’re glad you’re our neighbor” yard sign for you this week. If your home does not directly face the school, then you are welcome to come over this Friday (7/21/17) to pick up a sign, drop off a check, and maybe stay for a cold drink. There are only enough signs for the first 28 people; everyone else can buy ’em online (see [previous post]).

With best regards,
Jim P.
9723 Kingston Road (corner of Saul)
See you on the back porch (over the garage) from 5–7 PM.

P.S. A recent Washington Post story speaks to the importance of providing a welcoming environment for students: <https://goo.gl/8G5ZZa>

Police Tips on Theft from Cars

By | Neighborhood Notices, neighborhood watch | No Comments

Neighbors:

Below is a message from our MCPD Community Relations Officer on how to avoid becoming the victim of theft from your car.

Also, in light of the recent rash of thefts from cars in our RCH community, the Neighborhood Watch is getting active again. Over the next week, Watch captains will be distributing police handouts and stickers that remind you to remove valuables from your car and lock your doors. The stickers can be placed on your driver side window, and they do not leave a glue residue. If you not receive a handout/sticker within two weeks, please feel free to contact me for one. I’m at 9806 Hillridge Drive.

Good luck!

Best,

Paul Tiao & Eden Durbin

—–Original Message—–
From: Stroman, Dana <Dana.Stroman@montgomerycountymd.gov>
To: PaulTiao <paultiao@aol.com> Sent: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 10:33 am
Subject: Rock Creek Hill Community

June 30, 2017

Dear Community Partners:

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to help us with this very important prevention initiative. Theft from vehicles is the recurring #1 crime in the 2nd District. It is also one of the most preventable crimes, yet nearly 70-80% of victims are still leaving their cars unlocked and/or leaving valuables inside making our neighborhoods easy targets, and very popular with the bad guys (and girls).

The people that we arrest tell us they come here because so many people leave their car doors unlocked, and so many leave valuables inside. We have to work together to make life more difficult for these suspects.

Please remember:

1. Lock your vehicles. Push the lock button on your key fob and double check visually that your doors actually locked.

2. Remove all valuables like purses, laptops, phones, etc. and anything that appears to have value such as a laptop case. Suspects generally do not use force to break into a car if there is nothing of value visible inside.

3. Remove all spare keys from the car. Check your owners’ manual to ensure there is no valet key stored in there, especially on older model vehicles.

4. Call 911 immediately when you observe a suspicious care or person in your neighborhood, especially if late at night and they are carrying backpacks and trying door handles.

Let’s work together to bring down crime in 2017. Thank you for your help.

Officer Dana Stroman
Montgomery County Police
2nd District

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING…..
SAY SOMETHING!

CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY!
911
301-279-8000

Officer Dana Stroman
Community Services Officer
2nd District
Montgomery County Police
240-773-6727

Welcoming the students of Silver Creek Middle School

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Neighborhood Notices, Silver Creek Middle School | No Comments

Dear neighbors,

What can we do to welcome Silver Creek students?

We could put up “we’re glad you’re our neighbor” yard signs
<https://www.welcomeyourneighbors.org/download-pdf>
especially in yards facing the school and along bus and walking routes.

Wouldn’t that make a nice sight, on opening day?

Please, what do you think? (If there’s enough interest we could to try to get costs down below $15 per household by arranging for bulk purchase or printing.)

Thank you.

With best regards,
Jim Pekar
President, Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association

SAVE-THE-DATE MAY 21/SPRING FIESTA

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*For the annual Rock Creek Hills*

*May 21st *
*5:00 pm – 7:30 pm *
*Kensington Cabin Park *

*Join us for a great evening of food, family & fun. *
*We look forward to seeing you there, meeting new neighbors and enjoying
great company!*

*If you would join Erika Weiss, Randi Wortman and myself on the planning
commitee, please contact me at jennierose1@gmail.com <jennierose1@gmail.com> *

*Details to follow, but as always we welcome your delicious contributions: *
*Last name A-L: Desserts / **Last name: M-Z: Appetizers*