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Weekly Town Updates -- August 23, 2019

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will install a new gas main on Beechwood Drive.  The contractor also will continue to make house service connections on Lynn Drive.  Disconnection work will continue on East Avenue.

Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.



Street Paving Scheduled

The Town's street paving contractor is expected to begin resurfacing streets in the southwest quadrant of the Town on Monday, August 26.  The contractor will begin by repaving West Avenue from Bradley Lane to Ridge Street and Walsh Street between East Avenue and 46th Street.  A complete repaving schedule can be found here.



Play Date in the Park
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., Leland Park

Calling All Rising K thru 2nd Grade Children and Parents for a Play Date in the Park -- Gather together on Sunday, August 25 at 10 a.m. in Leland Park for light breakfast fare, coffee and juice to reduce first-day-of-school jitters.  Rising kindergartners will get a chance to meet other neighborhood primary school-aged children before the start of the school year.  New parents will have a chance to connect with “veteran” parents, ask questions and learn about what to expect as their child celebrates this special milestone.  Parents are welcome to bring all their children, not just the “rising” ones!  Please RSVP by August 23 to the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.



Town's Second Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m., Town Hall

The Town has many musicians and singers who are being invited to join an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues.  Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured but informal setting.  Playing in a group setting always helps a musician to stay sharp, and fledgling musicians or singers can test out their chops and gain skill and confidence in leading a song.  Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome.  Wine, beer, and snacks will be served. 

Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642.  If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.



Special Announcement About Glass Recycling

Effective immediately, the Town's recycling contractor NO LONGER ACCEPTS GLASS because it breaks during transport contaminating other materials and causing machinery damage.  In addition, the worldwide market for recycled glass has dropped precipitously, making it uneconomical for many communities to continue accepting glass in single stream recycling programs. 

However, if you do not want your glass waste to end up in the incinerator, the Montgomery County Transfer Station (16101 Frederick Rd., Derwood) accepts CLEAN GLASS (clear, green and brown bottles and jars only).  Or you may be able to take it to an office, store, place of worship, or another place where glass still is recycled.  The Town is looking for a better, long-term solution to this issue, and we will keep you posted. 




MCPS Back-to-School Fair
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Westfield Wheaton

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will renew a former tradition on Saturday, August 24, as it hosts the 2019 Back-to-School Fair at Westfield Wheaton. 

Westfield Wheaton is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road at the intersection of Veirs Mill and University Boulevard in Wheaton.  The fair will be on the lower level throughout the mall, starting near the Dick’s Sporting Goods entrance.

Free shuttle bus service to the fair will begin at 9:30 a.m. from Montgomery Blair and John F. Kennedy high schools in Silver Spring, Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Northwest High School in Germantown, Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery Village and Carver Educational Services Center at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville.

MCPS staff and representatives from government agencies and community organizations will be available to answer questions—in English and Spanish—on a variety of school-related and community-based topics.  They will have information on curriculum and resources available.

The fair also will feature health screenings for children and adults.  Free immunizations for students in Grades 7-12 will be available.  Families must bring vaccination records to receive immunizations.

In addition, there will be entertainment, games and giveaways going on throughout the event.
For more information about the fair, visit www.mcpsbacktoschoolfair.org.



Martin's Additions Movie Night
Sunday, September 1, 7:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Park 

The Village of Martin’s Additions is hosting a movie night for the 1987 classic “A Princess Bride.”  This event is free, and all are welcome to attend.  The Village of Martin’s Additions will provide popcorn and water, but picnic dinners are encouraged. 

The rain date is Saturday, September 7. For more information or questions, contact Martin's Additions at manager@martinsadditions.org or 301-656-4112.



August Purple Line Construction Updates

Lane Closure on Chevy Chase Lake Drive:  The westbound lane of Chevy Chase Lake Drive at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue will be partially closed for utility work.  Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.

Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue:  Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft.  Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures.  Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. 

Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue:  Crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway.  Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur. 

Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road:  Beginning on or about August 22, traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of this traffic change.  Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass.  Work will take places from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Weekday Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge:  Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately four weeks.

Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: 
 Crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street):  Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.

Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway:  Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

Weekend Work and Several Lane Closures on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road:  Temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road.  As well as on, Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. 

Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway:  Crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway.  Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work on the Rock Creek Trail:  Crews will be working near Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  Temporary trail closures will occur. 




Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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Utility Work Update
Next week, Washington Gas will install a new gas main on Beechwood Drive. The contractor also will continue to make house service connections on Lynn Drive. Disconnection work will continue on East Avenue.
Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.

Street Paving Scheduled
The Town's street paving contractor is expected to begin resurfacing streets in the southwest quadrant of the Town on Monday, August 26. The contractor will begin by repaving West Avenue from Bradley Lane to Ridge Street and Walsh Street between East Avenue and 46th Street. A complete repaving schedule can be found here.

Play Date in the Park
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., Leland Park
Calling All Rising K thru 2nd Grade Children and Parents for a Play Date in the Park -- Gather together on Sunday, August 25 at 10 a.m. in Leland Park for light breakfast fare, coffee and juice to reduce first-day-of-school jitters. Rising kindergartners will get a chance to meet other neighborhood primary school-aged children before the start of the school year. New parents will have a chance to connect with “veteran” parents, ask questions and learn about what to expect as their child celebrates this special milestone. Parents are welcome to bring all their children, not just the “rising” ones! Please RSVP by August 23 to the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

Town's Second Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m., Town Hall
The Town has many musicians and singers who are being invited to join an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues. Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured but informal setting. Playing in a group setting always helps a musician to stay sharp, and fledgling musicians or singers can test out their chops and gain skill and confidence in leading a song. Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served.
Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642. If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

Special Announcement About Glass Recycling
Effective immediately, the Town's recycling contractor NO LONGER ACCEPTS GLASS because it breaks during transport contaminating other materials and causing machinery damage. In addition, the worldwide market for recycled glass has dropped precipitously, making it uneconomical for many communities to continue accepting glass in single stream recycling programs.
However, if you do not want your glass waste to end up in the incinerator, the Montgomery County Transfer Station (16101 Frederick Rd., Derwood) accepts CLEAN GLASS (clear, green and brown bottles and jars only). Or you may be able to take it to an office, store, place of worship, or another place where glass still is recycled. The Town is looking for a better, long-term solution to this issue, and we will keep you posted.

MCPS Back-to-School Fair
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Westfield Wheaton
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will renew a former tradition on Saturday, August 24, as it hosts the 2019 Back-to-School Fair at Westfield Wheaton.
Westfield Wheaton is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road at the intersection of Veirs Mill and University Boulevard in Wheaton. The fair will be on the lower level throughout the mall, starting near the Dick’s Sporting Goods entrance.
Free shuttle bus service to the fair will begin at 9:30 a.m. from Montgomery Blair and John F. Kennedy high schools in Silver Spring, Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Northwest High School in Germantown, Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery Village and Carver Educational Services Center at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville.
MCPS staff and representatives from government agencies and community organizations will be available to answer questions—in English and Spanish—on a variety of school-related and community-based topics. They will have information on curriculum and resources available.
The fair also will feature health screenings for children and adults. Free immunizations for students in Grades 7-12 will be available. Families must bring vaccination records to receive immunizations.
In addition, there will be entertainment, games and giveaways going on throughout the event.

For more information about the fair, visit www.mcpsbacktoschoolfair.org.

Martin's Additions Movie Night
Sunday, September 1, 7:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Park
The Village of Martin’s Additions is hosting a movie night for the 1987 classic “A Princess Bride.” This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. The Village of Martin’s Additions will provide popcorn and water, but picnic dinners are encouraged.
The rain date is Saturday, September 7. For more information or questions, contact Martin's Additions at manager@martinsadditions.org or 301-656-4112.

August Purple Line Construction Updates
Lane Closure on Chevy Chase Lake Drive: The westbound lane of Chevy Chase Lake Drive at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue will be partially closed for utility work. Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue: Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: Crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Beginning on or about August 22, traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of this traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take places from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekday Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge: Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately four weeks.
Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: Crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.
Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work and Several Lane Closures on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: Temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road. As well as on, Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway: Crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work on the Rock Creek Trail: Crews will be working near Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary trail closures will occur.

Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Please visit the Town website to view the Town calendar

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