A Council Agenda, Newton Named to Panel and Talking RedGate on the News Channel
It's the 'feelin' hot, hot, hot' edition of 'The Rundown.'
Good Monday, Rockville! Welcome to another workweek.
It’s 90 degrees at 7 p.m. And it’s only supposed to get hotter, according to the National Weather Service. Keep cool, Rockville.
Last week we brought you a “Q&A” on the proposed Rockville Town Square grocery and asked Patch users to suggest names for the new market.
We received several suggestions with local connections including “Monroe Gibbs,” from Twitter follower @couponomics. “Monroe Gibbs Market” would be a take on the approach used by the proposed owners at their Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market in Richmond, VA, where the namesake is the cross streets where the store is located.
Councilman Piotr Gajewski seems to like the idea of including the Gibbs name, commenting that “William B. Gibbs' story is so powerful and it connects Rockville to American history as Gibbs was represented by Thurgood Marshall, a later Supreme Court Justice.”
Another commenter, “Doug in Rockville” went with two other names from the city’s history, suggesting “Beall Dawson.”
Jim Coyle, a former Rockville mayor and councilman, suggested another kind of “hometown” variation on the Ellwood Thompson name: “How about abbreviation of Company's name: ET? There [sic] motto can be ET Come Home!” Coyle wrote.
What do you think? Do you like any of the proposed names? Got one of your own in mind? Chime in by posting your picks in the “Comments” box below.
And now, the “Buster Poindexter” edition of “The Rundown”:
- The Rockville City Council meets at 7 tonight at City Hall. The agenda includes a briefing by the city’s Traffic and Transportation Commission, a presentation on redistricting by the Maryland Department of Planning, a discussion of a proposed summit on Rockville economic competitiveness, a vote on recommendations in the Cabin John Creek Watershed Assessment and Management report and a review of the rules for city boards and commissions.
- The Rockville Science Café meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Branded ’72. This month’s topic is a panel discussion with ecologists and wildlife experts titled “Dande-LIONS, and IVY and BAMBOO! Oh My! And other Green Invaders of our Backyard.”
- City Councilwoman Bridget Donnell Newton has been elected to the Maryland Municipal League’s Legislative Committee. The committee sets legislative priorities for the nonprofit and nonpartisan association, which advocates for 157 municipalities and two special taxing districts in Maryland.
- In case you missed it, Joe Jordan, the chairman of the RedGate Advisory Committee, recently appeared on “Capital Golf Weekly” to discuss the future of RedGate Golf Course with News Channel 8’s Dave Lucas. Click here to view the interview.
- The latest edition of the Rockville Concert Band’s “Patio Performances” series will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the back patio of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The performance will be moved inside the theater in the case of rain.
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