Neighborhood News

Illegal Dumping in Randolph Hills

There have been multiple instances of large scale trash dumping at the corner of Boiling Brook Parkway and Ashley Drive.

If you happen to witness dumping or suspicious behavior in this area, do not approach the suspects. Please call the Montgomery County Police Non-Emergency line immediately at 301-279-8000 to report it with a description of the suspects and their vehicle if possible. If caught, illegal dumpers are subject to a minimum $500 civil fine and possible criminal prosecution.


Take the Better Block Survey!

The success of the Better Block event will be dependent upon community participation and ideas.  Please take a few moments to complete the survey and share what you think the Randolph Hills Shopping Center should be like!

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Volunteer for a Better Block

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The Randolph Civic Association is partnering with Montgomery Planning and the Better Block Foundation on a project to improve the neighborhood of Randolph Hills and specifically the Randolph Hills Shopping Center.

We will be providing SSL opportunities for kids and great opportunities for adults to get involved. For example, we’re hoping to landscape and decorate the shopping center, and create a pop-up art exhibit as well as showcasing local performers, including dance or music. Innovative ideas are welcome!

We’re still in the planning stage, so there’s nothing set in stone yet, but possible opportunities include helping to set up the art exhibit, constructing a temporary amphitheater, organizing and inventorying materials, painting a mural, building display kiosks, welcoming and guiding visitors, and laying out a temporary bike lane.

The main Better Block event will be Saturday Oct. 13 and we will need the majority of volunteers the day of the event, but there will be some work over the summer or in September.

If you’re interested, contact Mara Greengrass at 301-802-1950 or treasurer@randolphcivic.org. For more information about the project, check out Montgomery Planning’s site.


Better Block Kickoff Meeting Recap

If you weren’t able to attend the Better Block Kickoff meeting, find out what you missed here:

And here:  http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/White-Flint-Neighbors-Kick-Off-Placemaking-Project/ 

To learn more about “Placemaking“, see Better Block founder Jason Robert’s TED talk here:


May/June 2018 Echo now available

The May/June 2018 Echo is available for download.


Better Block Kickoff Event on May 30th

The Randolph Hills Shopping Center is going to be the site of a “placemaking event” organized by Better Block Foundation and the Montgomery County Planning Department this Fall!  This will be an opportunity to re-imagine what the shopping center could be though community engagement, ideas, and participation.  This is sure to be an exciting opportunity for RCA-land!

Please join BetterBlock.org CEO Jason Roberts at the Randolph Hills Shopping Center for a keynote speech and kickoff event.

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 30th 6pm-8pm
WHERE: 4840 Boiling Brook Pkwy (former Mem Sahib storefront, next door to Moti’s Market)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:


Meet & Greet for County Council and State District 18 Candidates

Please come out for what will be our biggest and highest profile meeting in years!

On Thursday, May 3, we will feature candidates for County Council District 4, County Council At-Large, State District 18 Senate, and State District 18 Delegate races- over 50 candidates in all! Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet all the candidates in one evening ahead of the June primary. As always, we will meet at the Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road, and the meeting will begin at 8pm.

When:  Thursday, May 3, 8pm
Where:  Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road

This event is free and open to the public.


Randolph Hills featured in Bethesda Magazine

Randolph Hills was featured in the March/April 2018 edition of Bethesda Magazine as one of “8 Great Affordable Neighborhoods” in the Bethesda-area.  The writer of the article recently joined us during the community BBQ/5k last October and had the opportunity to chat with several community residents.


RCA MusicFest is Sunday 4/22 at 7 Locks Brewing

Come on down this Sunday to 7 Locks Brewing to meet your neighbors and enjoy some local musical talent.  This is a free and kid friendly event.

7 Locks Brewing
12227 Wilkins Ave
Sunday, April 22nd, 5:30pm-7:30pm

In addition to craft brews and root beer, the Fired Up Grill food truck will be there.

Contact Christiana Drapkin for information at chdrapkin@aol.com.


March/April 2018 Echo

The March/April 2018 Echo is available for download.