News and information for the people of Rollingwood, Chevy Chase.
RCA’s first ever Summer Block Party is on Sunday, June 11th. Please sign up to bring something and watch for more details!
At the annual meeting this Wednesday, the membership will vote for four candidates to RCA’s Board of Directors, for four seats on the board. Directors serve three-year terms. The following individuals are seeking election or re-election to the board:
Stuart Carragher is a native Londoner who moved across the pond 10 years ago following a girl who now happens to be his wife. After 8 years in Downtown DC, Stuart and family craved a larger community, which they have now found in Rollingwood. He and his wife, Wendi, and son live on Bybrook Lane. Stuart is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker.
Jenny Dowling has lived in Rollingwood since 2013. Though currently a stay-at-home mother, Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who worked for many years as a therapist and social advocate in Baltimore City. She volunteers locally at Rosemary Hills Elementary School and the Manna Food Center. She is delighted to reside in the neighborhood and is invested in preserving and enhancing the beauty, vitality and social connectedness of the Rollingwood Community. Jenny has served on the Rollingwood Board since 2014 and currently holds the position of Board Secretary. She also serves on the Halloween Party, Block Party, Annual Picnic, and Rock Creek Cleanup committees.
Molly Mullally is a 21 year resident of Rollingwood. She lives on Woodbine Street with her husband, John, three sons, and Beagle, Winnie. She and John ran the Rollingwood Halloween Party for many years when their kids were young. Molly is a real estate agent with Wydler Brothers.
Judy O’Grady has lived in the Washington area since graduating from college and moved to Rollingwood in 2013 with her husband and two children. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. Judy is an attorney at Pepper Hamilton where she represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability actions and counsels clients regarding compliance with FDA regulations, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and healthcare laws. Judy has volunteered with the National Association of the Deaf Law Center and DC public schools. She has also represented pro bono clients in a variety of matters, including family, immigration, housing, and criminal matters. Judy has served on RCA’s Halloween party planning committee. She and her family love living in Rollingwood and she enjoys the opportunity to serve the RCA community.
The DC Department of Transportation is planning a major project to completely reconstruct Oregon Avenue. In addition to a much improved road, it will include a sidewalk along the west side of the road. DC Water has already begun Sewer upgrades. That project, plus the DCDOT work, will tie up Oregon Avenue through at least July 2020. Please see the below announcement concerning an information session on May 17th.
Oregon Avenue Project Public Meeting
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to attend a public informational meeting about the Design and Construction of the Reconstruction of Oregon Avenue. This project will resolve transportation safety deficiencies and address environmental impacts on Oregon Avenue, NW from Military Road to Western Avenue with improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, lighting and drainage system.
The purpose of this meeting will be to provide area residents and organizations a final update on the project design.
Wednesday, May 17th 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
For more information, visit www.oregonaveddot.com.
On Sunday, April 23rd, RCA hosted the first ever community happy hour at LaFerme. More than 60 neighbors gathered for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and fellowship. Check out the photo gallery for more photos of the event!
This year, in honor of Earth Day, RCA partnered with the Rock Creek Conservancy for their Annual Extreme Cleanup. Rollingwood RCA adopted the Meadowbrook Cleanup site. Many thanks to our awesome volunteers who braved the rain to cheerfully collect trash and recyclables. Thanks to your efforts we collected: 22 large bags of trash; 21 bags of recycling; 12 pounds of bulk trash; 29 plastic grocery and ziplock bags; and 141 cigarette butts!
Best find of the day goes to Paul Dowling, who plucked a maraca from a pile of flotsam at the base of a fallen tree in the creek. Paul has decided to keep the maraca and use it to lead our merry band of cleanup volunteers in future efforts to clean and preserve our precious Rock Creek Park. Special thanks to David London, Rock Creek Conservancy Board Member, who greeted our group to talk about the important work RCC does to preserve and protect Rock Creek Park and then rolled up his sleeves and cleaned alongside us!
We look forward to future opportunities to partner with the Rock Creek Conservancy and will keep you all informed of events as they arise. For more pictures of the event, check out the photo gallery.
Please join us at our new neighborhood hot spot, Le Bar at LaFerme restaurant, on Sunday, April 23, from 5-8 for springtime Happy Hour. Meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends! The perfect way to enjoy a beautiful spring evening. Your first drink (wine or beer) is on us, and hor’s d’oevres will be served. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently updating RCA’s website with a new, fresh theme. Please watch this space as we continue to make improvements!
RCA Board of Directors
This year RCA is partnering with the Rock Creek Conservancy for the 2017 Extreme Cleanup. Please join us as we help clean up trash and debris from the Meadowbrook section of Rock Creek Park. We will meet at the Meadowbrook Maintenance Yard at 9:00 am to pick up supplies and receive instructions. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. We’re hoping for a great turnout, so please sign up to be on the Rollingwood Cleanup Team using the below link:
WHEN: APRIL 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Rain or shine!
WHERE: Meadowbrook Maintenance Yard, 8000 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase
For more information about this event, please visit:
We hope to see you there!