KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, September 23rd, 2022

published: September 22nd, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Upcoming King Farm Board & Committee Meetings

All King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. Residents can easily find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown / “Zoom Meeting Links” page (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can also be found in the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

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).  As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum.  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 management@kingfarm.org

October Meeting Schedule:

  • Board of Trustees (BOT):  Wed. Oct. 19th @ 7:30 PM
  • Architectural Design Trust (ADT):   Wed. Oct. 12th @ 4:30 PM
    • PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 10/05/22.  Applicants who submitted their application with missing information, such as the property plat, schematics or sample materials, will be given an opportunity to submit information (time permitting). Otherwise, those applications will be deemed incomplete and pushed back to the November 9th ADT meeting.
  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):   Mon. Oct. 10th @ 7:00 PM
  • Budget & Finance Committee: Wed. Oct. 5th @ 7:00 PM 
  • External Affairs Committee (EA): Thurs. Oct. 6th @ 7:30 PM

September Edition of the King Farm Chronicle

The September edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here and will be delivered to your doorsteps soon! Please note, there was typo on p. 1 and it should read the 2023 Draft Budget, not 2022. We apologize for any confusion.

Click here to read the online version of the Chronicle. Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

2023 Draft Budget

The initial 2023 draft budget is complete and there is a proposed 4.4% increase for the 2023 fiscal year.

The Budget & Finance Committee will host an open meeting via zoom to discuss the proposed budget. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. See link below to register or visit our website to register (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). To View the Draft 2023 Budget, please visit the resident portal or click here

*Comments or questions can be sent via email to management@kingfarm.org.  Comments will be shared with the Budget & Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the 2023 Draft Budget during the October 19, 2022 or the November 16, 2022 Board Meeting.

The King Farm Fall Festival is next Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn area and surrounding streets of Saddle Ridge Circle.  

The Fall Festival will feature plenty of free activities for neighbors and visitors of all ages including live performances by the band, The Breakaways. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride around Saddle Ridge Circle, moonbounces & obstacles course inflatables for all ages, the return of scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, and a live petting zoo. We will welcome back the return of the Business Fair Expo featuring over 20 local businesses and vendors.

This year’s event will feature some of King Farm’s favorite food trucks and local food vendors selling their tasty festival foods. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. All food and beverage purchases will require a fee, so be sure to bring your wallet and support the food vendors. We will also welcome True Respite Brewing to the Festival this year, our 2022 beer vendor sponsor!! So be sure to stop by their booth for a taste of their Fall brews. 

The majority of Saddle Ridge Circle, Saddle Ridge Lane as well as areas around the Saddle Ridge Community Center will be closed to all traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to walk to the event or find parking on adjacent streets. Overflow parking will be located at Safeway in the King Farm Village Center, walk into the event via Thompson Dairy Way. 

A special thank you to all our 2022 Fall Festival sponsors, we appreciate your continued support – All Star Pediatric Dentistry, Ingleside at King Farm, Goshen Landscaping, Launch Physical Therapy, ShelfGenie, United Service Specialists, Deidra Stubbs of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, CertaPro Painters and Compassion & Choices.  

We hope to see everyone at this year’s Fall Festival! 

Fall Clean Up 

Fall has arrived and with the change of seasons, KFCA would like to remind you of some helpful tips to get your home and property ready for colder temperatures and to prevent costly damage. In some instances, deferred exterior maintenance items can affect the interior of your home and result in both interior and exterior issues that could have otherwise been prevented. Please see below for some helpful tips: 

Landscape & Yardwork:

  • Fertilize & Reseed: Although grass appears to stop growing in the fall, the roots are actually growing deeper to prepare for winter. Now is the best time to fertilize and reseed your lawn.
  • Maintain a Healthy Lawn: Keep your grass at 2 to 2½ inches tall – If your grass gets much taller (more than 3 inches) it will mat, and this could lead to winter lawn disease problems such as snow mold. 
  • Weed & Mulch: Weed plant beds and put down fresh mulch. 
  • Trim & Prune Trees: tree limbs that are dangerously close to power lines or the roof of your house. Heavy snow and ice can cause damage in the winter. Prune your trees and shrubs after the leaves turn to encourage healthy growth.

Gutters & Downspouts:

  • Clean Gutters/Downspouts: Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems and pest infestations, not to mention ruined gutters!
  • Make Sure Water Drains Properly: Ensure that water drains properly and doesn’t pool. Pooling can cause damage to foundations, driveways, and walkways.

Plumbing & Heating:

  • Schedule a Preventative Maintenance: Consider having a heating professional come out to check your heating system to ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into major costly repairs.
  • Clean Your Ducts: Clean your ducts to better your heating system’s efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems. 
  • Winterize Your Pipes: To prevent pipes freezing and bursting, ensure that the pipes are well insulated. Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve in case pipes do freeze.

Chimney & Attic: 

  • Inspect Your Chimney: Consider calling a professional to inspect and clean your chimney.
  • Clean Your Fireplace: Fireplaces that are regularly used during the season should have an annual cleaning to prevent dangerous chimney fires. Test your fireplace flue for a tight seal when closed.
  • Check Attic Insulation: Be sure attic insulation doesn’t cover vents in the eaves to prevent winter ice dams on the roof.
  • Inspect Vents: Be sure ridge vents and vents at eaves are free of plants and debris. Check bird and rodent screens for attic vents to prevent any unwanted guests

1st Annual LaunchCARES Charity Race – Saturday, October 8th

Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching is sponsoring its 1st Annual Charity Race here in King Farm on Saturday, October 8th. We are raising money for a local non-profit called SO WHAT ELSE. The race offers something fun for everyone: Certified and timed 5k/10k races (you can walk these if you wish), a 1-mile fun run/walk, a kids’ Trike-A-Thon, music, lawn games, glitter tattoos, facing painting, food trucks and more. Even the Chick-fil-A cow will attend to give away free kid’s meal coupons to all participating children.

We have received over $25,000 in sponsorships from local businesses – small and large – as well as $5,000 in gift card donations and in-kind prizes to be awarded to event participants.

SO WHAT ELSE provides after school programming, spring/summer camps, a robust food/clothing pantry, and much more to underserved children and families in DC and MD. They are making a big difference in many lives in our local community. So please come walk, bike, pull kids in a wagon, push your loved one in a wheelchair, run, jog, or race to support SO WHAT ELSE in its worthy mission.

To Register or Donate:


To Learn More About SO WHAT ELSE:


To Learn More about Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching:


City & County Updates:

RCPD Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, September 24, 2022

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rockville City Police Department Parking Lot: 2 W. Montgomery Ave. 

Saturday, Sept. 24 Rockville City Police Department will host a Drug Take Back Day from in the department’s parking lot. This event provides a safe and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in our community.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Rocktobierfest returns to Rockville Town Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 for a day of bands, beers and being together. The fifth edition of the free festival, will include two stages of live music, food, beer sales by local breweries, and an artisan shopping area. The festival is within walking distance of the Rockville Metro station. Event parking will be $5 in Rockville Town Square garages. Free parking locations include the County Council Office Building on Fleet Street, and the City Hall lot at 111 Maryland Ave. Find the schedule of entertainment and more information at www.rockvillemd.gov/rocktobierfest

Rockville Fall Community Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, October 15, 2022

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive,  Rockville, MD 20850

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m.-Noon for our Fall Indoor Yard Sale at Richard Montgomery High School! Winter is approaching. Now is the time to declutter your home, make some money, and have some fun doing it. Come check out our great bargains or sign up for our vendors table (6 x 3′) to sell your treasures at our community yard sale. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure a space/table. Interested vendors can pre-register for a table at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)

We’re Bragging! —King Farm Neighbors Village’s Services 

A testimonial from a satisfied recipient of our new community service- simple household tasks:

“Please let the King Farm Village board know how grateful I am for help in the process of donating my drop leaf table to Afghan refugees. I never could have moved the table down the stairs, out the front door, and into the car without your help. 

The friend who drove the car was impressed that we have the ability to get help from KFNV when we need it. Thank you!”

Please feel free to avail yourself of this service as well as any of the following King Farm Neighbors Village’s (KFNV) community services:

1.     Transportation to appointments,

2.     Friendly phone calls, and 

3.     Friendly visits. 

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. 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. 

KFNV Events:

The KFNV ended its September activities with its highlight event yesterday: 10 Ways to Live a Kick-ass Life. Dr. Liz Wheeler of Launch Physical Therapy and Fitness Coaching, located here in King Farm, gave participants an array of tips on how to live an active and full and healthy life. The KFNV thanks Dr. Liz for her informative and engaging presentation.

The very busy and exciting KFNV schedule of events for October are: 

1.      On October 6, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will meet in the King Farm Community Center and via Zoom to review the movie, The Tender Bar, a 2021 coming-of-age film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay by William Monahan, which is based upon J.R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name. The movie starts Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd;

2.      On October 13, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, in the King Farm Community Center and via Zoom, KFNV participants will discuss the novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. Harper’s Bazaar’s describes Ms. Chiaverini as “imagin(ing) the First Lady’s most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante.”; 

3.      On October 19, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet in the King Farm Community Center, only. The topic of discussion will be: How do you and your family celebrate Halloween and/or what is your favorite Halloween candy? Please note: There is no Zoom option for this gathering; and 

4.      On Friday, October 21, 2022, the KFNV will host its evening highlight event with a delicious tasting of beer and Belgian fudge with an autumn theme, curated by our neighbors at True Respite Brewery Company and The Chocolatier’s Palette. KFNV members will remember the tasty, prior virtual events presented by these two neighbors in December of 2020 and October of 2021. This time the event will be held in person at True Respite’s Brewery in Rockville. The specifics are:  

Date and Time:           Friday, October 21, 2022

                                     6:45 pm -Brewery Tour

                                     7:30 pm- Tastings

Place:                         True Respite Brewery Company

                                    7301 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20855


  • A food truck, Beltway Bistro, will be on the premises prior to the brewery tour for your dining pleasure. Please make sure to arrive early enough to eat dinner before the tour starts at 6:45 pm;
  • The KFNV will not be offering rides to this event, so participants will have to provide their own transportation to and from this event; and 
  • In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the KFNV; however, membership is easy to accomplish. Please see below for how to become a member of the KFNV.       

Please note that the KFNV Book Club, Movie Club, and Coffee and Conversation meet in hybrid form—both in-person and virtually. Specifically, the KFNV has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these in-person meetings.  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. For those unable to join in-person, the KFNV will offer a Zoom option. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to any of its monthly meetings for KFNV members. Please contact the operations Coordinator at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.   

Contacting the KFNV

For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. 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 to make a donation, please contact the operations Coordinator at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org.

RCPD News Report: September 13, 2022 to September 20, 2022

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.

If you have a crime or concern to report, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850