AN ACCUMULATION OF SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We can recycle more kinds of materials such as aerosol cans and an expanded selection of plastics such as Tupperware.
      To be notified of schedule changes and reminded of the days when pick-up slides, sign up with your e-mail address at http://lists.dpwt.com/mailman/listinfo
If you have any collection concerns, e.g. missed pickups or questions about how to recycle something, please contact the Customer Service staff at 240-777-6410; or you may e-mail them with less urgent matters:   recycle@montgomerycountymd.gov.
For "Live Help" see this page.
Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) has a new TRiPS Commuter Store in Friendship Heights at 17 Wisconsin Circle that is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store provides regional transit fare media for visitors, residents and commuters along with trip planning information. Bus passes and tokens for Montgomery County’s Ride-On buses can be purchased, as well as fare media for Metrobus and Metrorail, including the SmartTrip Card. For more information, call Commuter Services at 240-773-TRiPS (8747) or 240-777-8380.
To find out about programs and services in Montgomery County or discuss your concerns, chat with Ken Hartman, Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, the first Friday of each month, 9 a.m.-12 noon. (From the Bethesda Metro Station, walk across the bridge to the Center.)
The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is promoting a program called “Alert! Montgomery.” This is an electronic notification system that keeps residents and visitors notified in the event of an emergency in the County. To learn more go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/rsc/bcc/alertbrochure7.pdf
Among other activities of Bethesda Green, you can borrow a meter that tells how much electricity your refrigerator or other appliance is using. Check out the program here.
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Mobile Office (MVA bus) at Friendship Heights, MVA on Wheels:
Once a month the MVA bus parks on Friendship Boulevard next to the Village Center from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It provides all the services that are available at the MVA Express Offices, such as renewing driver's licenses, renewing vehicle registrations, and returning tags. Check here for dates and other locations. To verify the schedule, please call 1-800-950-1MVA (1682).
Montgomery County announcement:
Explanation of the online map regarding snow plowing and background
Changes at the Wisconsin Place Community Center effective January 1, 2011:
Hours for use [opening 30 minutes later] -
Monday - Thursday9:30am-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday1:00pm-5:00pm

Fees for the Silver Sneakers program (55 years old +) are $50.00 for a one-year membership ($65 for non-county residents) - no longer free.
The intent of a Senior Village is to provide structure so that people can stay in their homes instead of moving to a retirement home. Senior Villages provide critical neighbor-to-neighbor connections to combat social isolation, improve mobility and access to services, and provide knowledge and support necessary to empower residents to be healthy and secure. A recent County publication offers guidance on establishing a Senior Village. This is the announcement and this is the publication (pdf, 43 pages, 5 MB).
Brookdale officers are also in contact with a new village, "Chevy Chase at Home," which is six months old and now has 72 households. If you are interested in joining such an organization, e-mail the webmaster.     [Leave the subject in your message as it appears after you click; i.e., 'brookdale' must appear in the subject.]

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