To view past email newsletters and other updates, please visit the King Farm website under ‘Stay Informed‘.
The King Farm website www.kingfarm.org is your best resource for staying up-to-date with all things King Farm!
Community Alert – Bear Sightings in King Farm
The Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) continues to receive calls regarding the sightings of a large black bear, most recently in the King Farm community this morning in the area of Redland Blvd as well as along College Parkway.
RCPD continues to work with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to locate and possibly relocate the bear. We would like to remind our community to stay alert, stay calm and do not approach or attempt to capture the bear!
Please call RCPD at 240-314-8900 as soon as possible if you see the bear. DNR and RCPD share these helpful tips below to keep you, your family and pets safe.
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
Architectural Design Trust (ADT)
Wednesday 05/10/2023 – 4:30 PM
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
Monday 05/08/2023 – 7:00 PM (regular meeting)
Board of Trustees (BOT)
Wednesday 05/17/2023 – 7:30 PM
King Farm meetings are held virtually. Residents can find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website on the “Zoom Meeting Links” page. To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance. Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments (limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident). If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.
**If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting and for all other questions, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck Friday
Food Truck Friday returns tonight with a new food vendor, we are excited to welcome El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza. They will be set up on the lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please click here to pre-order your meal!
Below is the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm this month:
Food Truck Friday Summer Schedule
May 07- El Jefe Wood Fire Pizza
May 12- Pho Wheels
May 19- Bangin BBQ
May 26- Hangry Panda
Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice.
Organic Mosquito Application Notice for May 15, 2023
On May 15th, 2023, (weather permitting),Community Landscape Services will be on the property for an organic application of mosquito control. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact your management representative.
Service/Inspection on: Clubhouse area
Product used: Organic Cedar oil
Assembly Turf Pre-Emergent Application Notice for May 15-16, 2023
On May 15th and 16th, 2023 (weather permitting), Community Landscape Services will be on the property to apply an organic turf pre-emergent application. All treated areas will be marked. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact your management representative.
Service/Inspection on: Turf areas Product used: 10-0-2 Corn Gluten, Weed Shield
Please see the attachment for reference. Landscaping updates can be found on the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/landscaping-updates/.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started out its May events on May 4th with Movie Club participants reviewing the movie The Unforgivable, starring Sandra Bullock. Going forward, one notable event scheduled for May is the May highlight event to Glen Echo National Park which was cancelled twice last year due to weather conditions. We hope the third time is a charm, and the weather holds for this field trip to Glen Echo.
1. On May 11, 2023 from 12:30-2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will review the historical fiction novel, The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. This novel is based upon the legal drama surrounding the incandescent light bulb patent feud between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. As Publishers Weekly wrote, “Readers are likely to walk away from the book feeling as informed as they are entertained.”
2. On May 16, 2023 from 7-9 pm, games enthusiasts will meet for Games Night in the King Farm Community Center. As with the two other Games Night that the KFNV has hosted, all sorts of games will be available to play, such as Scrabble, Scattergories, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, Uno. This event is open to all members of the King Farm community. You do not have to be a KFNV member to participate. Because space is limited due to social distancing, please reserve your spot as soon as possible.
3. On May 17, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 pm, Coffee and Conversation participants will gather to relate memorable stories from past summer adventures or plans for future adventures.
4. On May 18, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm, The KFNV Friends will meet for lunch at the Sheraton Rockville Hotel Restaurant, 902 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD. Although The KFNV Friends is organizing the luncheon, participants are responsible for the costs of their own lunches. In addition, this event is open to KFNV members only. Please see below on how to easily become a member of the KFNV.
5. Finally, the KFNV is inviting the King Farm community to a field trip on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
The specifics are:
Who: All members of the King Farm community are invited. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this event.
What: A guided walking tour of Glen Echo National Park by a Park Ranger
Where: Glen Echo National Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland
Time: We will gather as a group in front of the Carousel at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 pm tour.
Look for the Park Ranger to find the KFNV group. If you would like to take a ride on the Carousel, please arrange to be at the Carousel by at least 1:30 pm.
Other Important Information: The walking tour will start promptly at 2:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. The walking tour path is both wheelchair and walker accessible. Parking is off MacArthur Boulevard. In addition, handicap parking is specifically available with a short walking distance to the park’s entrance. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled. If you have any questions about the tour, please contact KFNV at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
The KFNV hopes that you can join us at Glen Echo Park to learn about the history of the park, including the beautiful Dentzel Carousel which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2021 and to be part of this long-planned and hoped for field-trip. (Fingers crossed!)
SAVE THE DATE!
On June 22, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 pm, the KFNV will host an international potluck at the King Farm Community Center. More details to come at the end of May, but please save the date for this first of its kind KFNV event.
Please note that the KFNV has changed its monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and highlight events to in-person meetings and has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these events. In accordance with the policy adopted by the KFNV Board of Directors, people attending KFNV sponsored, in-person events must be vaccinated per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID recommendations. Wearing a mask is optional. In case of inclement weather and if there is time to notify participants, the KFNV may opt for a Zoom presentation for any meeting or event. Therefore, the KFNV will not be offering a hybrid option for any future events. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The KFNV continues to support King Farm residents with its community services. Transportation services continue to be the top category for KFNV services; however, many requests for simple household tasks have been fulfilled. Specifically, some of the tasks that KFNV volunteers have performed are:
1. Moved unused tiles from a condominium guest room to a garage,
2. Watered indoor plants and checked on condo for a vacationing KFNV member,
3. Removed and replaced light bulb in washer/dryer closet of a condo,
4. Adjusted furnace duct in a utility room of a King Farm home, and
5. Carried a table down a staircase to the ground floor and outside to load in a car for donation.
As you can see, the tasks have been quite varied. If you are in doubt about whether a task could be performed by one of the KFNV volunteers, go ahead and fill out the service form on the KFNV website. Our Operations Team will get back to you to determine if the task is under our umbrella of tasks.
Besides transportation and simple household tasks, the KFNV also offers friendly phone calls and texts and friendly visits. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services that the KFNV offers. Please note that services are open to KFNV members only; however, membership is free and an easy process. See below on how to contact the KFNV to schedule any of the services or with any questions that you may have about the services as well as how to become a KFNV member.
Contacting the KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events as well as the services, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form with residency in the King Farm Community being the only membership requirement. Although there is no fee to become a KFNV member, the KFNV does, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events.
For information on how to register for any of the above events, to request a service or a ride, to become a KFNV member or a volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator by calling (301) 799-8104 to leave a voicemail, emailing the KFNV at email@example.com ,or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: April 11 – April 19, 2023
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the
Rockville City Police Department
The City of Rockville partnered with the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) for a virtual forum focusing on public safety. The event occurred on the evening of April 27th where residents were encouraged to share concerns and ask questions.
Click here to review a recording of the meeting.
Increased Car Break-ins – Tips from RCPD:
Keep Your Vehicle Tidy – Thieves like to window shop! Avoid leaving anything visible in the car. Almost any item that’s visible from the outside – even if you think it is worthless – could be seen as valuable to a thief.Your spare change, sunglasses, even an empty bag (a thief may think there is something inside the bag) could be valuable in the mind of a thief.
Keep valuables out of sight or store them inside your home. Purses, credit cards, and cell phones in plain view only help attract thieves.
Secure Your Vehicle – Roll your car windows up all the way and engage the car alarm, but do not depend on it as the only way to deter a thief. A car thief can break into your car and be out in about 30 seconds, fast enough that an alarm doesn’t scare most of them away.
Park Smart – If you have a garage, park your vehicle inside your garage and not on the street. Otherwise, park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
REPORT BREAK-INS TO RCPD
If you see a break-in in progress, call 911 immediately! Provide the 911 dispatcher with as much information as possible, such as:
Location – Provide an address, block number, or specific location in a parking lot.
Description of the suspect – Provide as much information as you can, i.e. sex, race, age, height, weight, hair color and length, color and length of facial hair, colors and style of clothing, and identifying marks such as tattoos and piercings.
Direction – If the suspect flees, give the direction of travel. If they flee on a bicycle or in a vehicle, describe the color, make, model, and license plate number, if it is safe to do so!
RockView Program – if you have a ring camera (or other front door/doorbell camera), you can register it with the RCPD. The RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntary register their privately owned video security camera systems with the RCPD. Registration in the RockView program does not enable law enforcement to view camera footage without an owner’s permission. However, the RockView program will allow city police to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby. For more information about the RockView program, visit the City of Rockville’s website for more information: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2247/Security-Camera-Registration.
If you have a crime or concern to report, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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