Stoppin' Deer, Restaurant Weeks Near and a Weekend Pick for Your Ears
It’s the ‘Oh, deer!’ edition of ‘The Rundown.’
Happy Friday, Rockville!
I had lunch with the guy pictured at the right today. I had left-over Chinese. He had my shrubs. If I could train him to eat only the weeds my wife would be happy.
And now the “natural gardener” edition of “The Rundown”:
- A six-point buck in the front yard seems like the proper occasion to remind folks that the draft report by the city’s White-tailed Deer Management Task Force is out.
The task force’s recommendations include two that would require changes to city code. One would increase the allowed maximum height of backyard fences from 8 feet to 10 feet. Another, which calls for controlling the deer population through a managed hunt, is not sitting well with some residents and wildlife advocates, The Gazette’s Alison Bryant reported recently.
The City of Rockville is accepting comments on the recommendations until 5 p.m. on Sept. 9. Submit comments to email@example.com.
- If you prefer dining out to dining at home (with deer), be sure to put Rockville’s Restaurant Week on your calendar for Sept. 10-18. Click here to learn more and see the restaurants that are participating this year. If seafood is your fare, more than 200 restaurants around the state will take part in From the Bay, For the Bay: A Celebration of Maryland Seafood from Oct. 2 to 9. Click here for details.
- If you like pairing your meal with a good wine, you’ll want to check out Uncorked, the city’s wine and music festival on Aug. 27.
- Today’s edition of “This Week in Aggregation (Part Deux)” brings us development news from The Gazette’s Alex Ruoff about a hotel, apartment, office and retail complex proposed for Rockville Pike. The latest development proposal near the Twinbrook Metro station would be within the city limits. In “coming-down-the-pike” development news, The Washington Post’s Lori Aratani looks at White Flint redevelopment going forward. Over on Urban Turf, Amanda Abrams isn’t overly impressed with Rockville Town Square, but says to give it time. At The Washington Examiner, Lisa Gartner reports on a member of the Twinbrook Elementary School faculty taking his talents to DC to work with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
- The Rundown’s picks for the weekend:
- We can’t jam—either like Air Jordan or like the Grateful Dead (showing our age with those references, we know)—and we can’t sing on key, but we’ll give you news about Rockville and get by with a little help from our “friends” at Rockville Patch on Facebook. Follow us @RockvillePatch on Twitter.