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Welcome to Fallsmead.org!  We designed this web site to be a timely resource where residents can find out what is happening in Fallsmead and get answers to questions about our community.  So, please, check back often, and contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!
 
~ Fallsmead News ~
PAINTING/REPAIR WORK THIS WEEK
Posted on May 25th, 2016
A contractor for the Grounds and Maintenance committee will be painting and repairing community signs, trash cans, wood benches, posts, and the island bridge this week. Please be mindful when in these areas and remain alert for "wet paint" signs or other "markers."
 
SHARKS POTLUCK PEP RALLY
Posted on May 25th, 2016
Please join the Fallsmead Sharks for a Potluck Pep Rally on Friday, June 10th at 6pm at the Fallsmead pool!
 
There will be fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, watermelon, brownies, and more! All for the low price of $5.00! Please sign up to pitch in by clicking here.
 
TENNIS COURTS UPDATE
Posted on May 17th, 2016
In spite of rainy weather, the long-awaited tennis court repairs are slowly underway! The mat cover is gone, many patches have already been made on the courts to fill low spots, and the cracks are in the process of being filled. Due to all of the rain (ug!), we will likely not have the nets up until the weekend after Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. However, it is exciting that the court is beginning to look like a playable tennis court for the first time in years!
 
The courts should be locked at all times when contractors are not present. The workers are supposed to lock up when they leave each day. However, if you walk by the courts and see the court lock unlocked, please relock it. Once the repairs are finished, the courts will again be locked as they were for years before the courts became unusable.
 
Be sure to check out the new Tennis/Racket Sports page here at fallsmead.org, which will be our home for all information about racket sports play on the courts. From this page, you will be able to find out what is new with the Fallsmead courts, learn about the different racket sports you can play on the courts (and how to play them!), see court hours and information, access current court rules, make court reservations, find out what equipment you can borrow, hear all about upcoming lessons and court activities, and more! The combination to the courts lock will also be accessible via the website Reservations system. The website will be updated periodically as we add new information and make improvements to both court operations and to the website.
 
If you have any questions about the courts, please contact the Tennis Committee at tennis@fallsmead.org.
 
MAY FALLSMEAD FORUM
Posted on May 16th, 2016
The May Fallsmead Forum is out. . .click here to access it!
 
Please note that the ACC report, which included proposed solar panel installation guidelines and new ACC guidelines for trash can screens, was erroneously omitted from the original Forum.  The full ACC report is included in the electronic version accessible here.
 
OLD GIANT COMPLEX UPDATE
Posted on May 16th, 2016
On April 26, 2016, Community Associates filed a Pre-Application with the City of Rockville to redevelop the Rockshire Center (former site of the Giant) at Wootton Parkway and Hurley Avenue. The Pre-Application is the first step in requesting approval for their plans to wedge 88 four-story townhouse units onto this site. Click here for more information about the proposal. 
 
Over the past few months, and in anticipation of this filing, residents of Fallsmead, Rockshire, and surrounding neighborhoods have been organizing to oppose this redevelopment and have created the Concerned Citizens for Redevelopment of the Rockshire Center (“CCRCR”). The CCRCR presently consists of 3 co-chairs, 20 board members, and 10 committees. CCRCR's Facebook page can be accessed by clicking here.  
 
The next meeting of the CCRCR will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 800 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, Maryland.
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PROPOSED SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Posted on May 11th, 2016
The ACC has developed draft solar panel installation guidelines for the Fallsmead Community. These draft guidelines are consistent with State and County laws and were largely adopted from those successfully employed by a near-by community, the Lakelands. We have tried to strike a balance between maintaining the harmony of the community and complying with legal requirements placed on home owners' associations while not discouraging adaption of this alternative to fossil fuels. These draft guidelines have been presented to the Board and are currently under review but will not be adopted until after the community has a chance to review them, too. If you would like to comment on them, drop us a message at acc@fallsmead.org by the end of May.
 
UPDATED TRASH CAN SCREEN GUIDELINES
Posted on May 11th, 2016
The Fallsmead Board has approved new ACC guidelines for trash can screens. The updated guidelines are noted below.
 
"Screens to hide trash and recycling containers are permitted subject to the following: 
  • The design, color, size and location are subject to review by the ACC. A gate may be incorporated into the design.
  • Screens may be made of wood or other suitable material in harmony with the Fallsmead community.
  • Screens may be left unpainted to weather or painted to match or complement the Owner’s Private Dwelling Unit.
  • The screen’s height shall not exceed four feet."
Visit the FAQ and Resident's Info page to see more information about the proper storage of trash cans in Fallsmead.
 
ANNUAL FALLSMEAD COMMUNITY SALE
Posted on May 3rd, 2016
This year’s Annual Fallsmead Community Sale will take place on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th.  A sign-up form was included in the May issue of the Fallsmead Forum or can be downloaded by clicking here. Completed forms should be delivered to Lucy Hayden at 1307 Fallsmead Way. You may call or email Lucy (301-340-7510 or L123RG@aol.com) for more information and answers to questions you may have. Cost for participation in the community sale is $7, with checks made out to Fallsmead Homes Corporation.
 
NEIGHBORHOOD HOME SALES
Posted on May 1st, 2016
Residents, if you are planning on selling your home, please be sure to contact our neighborhood treasurer, Eric Wexler, for the packet of official Homeowners Association Resale Documents.  His email address is treasurer@fallsmead.org. The fee for the HOA documents is $100.
 
You can submit a payment for your HOA resale documents by either 1) sending a check made payable to Fallsmead Homes Corporation to Fallsmead Homes Corporation, PO Box 1565, Rockville, MD 20849-1565, or 2) submitting a payment online via PayPal or credit card on our Online Payments page.
 
If you are a new resident and haven't received your new homeowner's welcome packet, please also be sure to contact Eric and he will get it to you.
 
2016 FALLSMEAD PRINT DIRECTORY
Posted on Feb 13th, 2016
The 2016 Fallsmead Neighborhood Directories are out!  You should have received your new directory with the February edition of the Forum.  If you did not receive a directory, please contact your Block Captain or Melani Harig (directory@fallsmead.org or 703-989-3489). 
 
All of the babysitters, dog sitters/walkers, lawn mowers/show shovelers, house sitters, and computer helpers that are listed in the new directory are also listed on the Find A Sitter or House Helper page here at Fallsmead.org.  If you are listed in one of these categories and want more detailed information in your online listing than just your name, age, and contact number (e.g., availability, experience, personal information, etc.), you can update your online listing at any time.  Simply add a new listing and the old one will automatically be replaced!
 
RECIPE BOOK UPDATES
Posted on May 25th, 2015
The Recipe Book here on Fallsmead.org has been updated to include recipes from Kathie Dever's Fallsmead Forum "Cooking and Entertaining" column, which was published in the Forum from 1991 through 2012. This includes her recipes for Fallsmead Swim Team Blueberry Pie, Mahogany Chicken Bites for Jim Marrinan, and Fallsmead Fourth of July Baked Beans for 100-140.  We also added the recipe for Marilyn Milway's Best Rum Cake Ever from the February/March 1995 Fallsmead Forum.  As we mention in the Recipe Book, be sure to read the entire recipe before you get started on this one (if you dare) =-)
 
And when you are checking out the Recipe Book, please don't forget to add your own recipes to share with your Fallsmead neighbors, too!
 
THE FALLSMEAD HISTORY PAGE IS UP!
Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014
Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in Fallsmead in the 1960s and 1970s?  Do you want to take a walk down memory lane and remember what life was like in Fallsmead in the 1980s and 1990s?  Well, now you can via the Fallsmead History page right here on fallsmead.org!
 
On the Fallsmead Histroy page, you can find Fallsmead Forum and neighborhood directories all the way back to the 1960s and 1970s; photos of Fallsmead as it has grown over the years; original Kettler floor plans, house sketches, and brochures; numerous documents from Fallsmead's past; and lots more!  We owe a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped out by letting us borrow all of their Fallsmead memorabilia!
 
We are always looking for new things to add, including the several things below that we are still looking for:
 
1) Pictures, pictures, PICTURES! If you have any pictures from early Fallsmead or beyond, or anything that you think is quintessentially Fallsmead,we would love to get them from you! Just let us know by emailing communications@fallsmead.org or calling 703-989-3489. I can pick them up from you, scan them, and get them back within a few days, or you can send me jpgs if you already have them scanned.
 
2) We are still looking for Fallsmead neighborhood directories from 1969, 1972, and 1974.
 
3) We still need several Fallsmead Forums from 1969-1974; January, or anything after July, in 1976; anything after March in 1977; anything after October in 1981 and 1982; and anything after September in 1986.
 
4) Any treasure trove that you have that you think should be included (I have found the best things are the things that I don't know I should be looking for!).
 
Contact Melani Harig at communications@fallsmead.org or by calling 703-989-3489. Thank you!!!
 
WEB SITE REGISTRATION PROBLEMS?
Posted on Sep 15th, 2013
If you registered at Fallsmead.org and never heard back from anyone, please let us know at communications@fallsmead.org! Once we manually approve people (which we usually do within a few hours of people registering), the web site automatically generates an email that includes your password.  You should have gotten this email within 24 hours of registering.

We suspect that some of these registration emails may have gotten lost in spam for some people, but this is something that we can easily fix as long as you let us know that it is a problem.

For any future registrants, if you don't hear back within 24 hours of registering, please let us know. Thanks!
 
WELCOME TO THE NEW FALLSMEAD.ORG WEB SITE!
Posted on Mar 12th, 2013
We are really excited to introduce you to the new Fallsmead.org web site!  We hope that this new web site helps you keep up with what is going on in Fallsmead, and will be your go-to spot to answer all of your questions about Fallsmead.

One thing you will notice about the new web site is that certain pages are now password protected in order to increase neighborhood security.  In order to access these password-protected pages and documents (as well as several other new features on the web site, such as the Message Board, the Recipe Book, and the Classifieds), you will have to first register on the site. 
 
In addition to allowing you access to the site's password-protected pages, registering will also allow you to opt in, or out, of the online Neighborhood Directory, and to set your preferences for the Neighborhood Email List. 
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Lost - THE EXPLANATION OF HOW TO REPORT A LOST OR FOUND ITEM =-)
Posted on July 28, 2015
Click on "View Items" in the Lost and Found box on the home page, or on "Report a Lost or Found Item" on the View Items page, to report a lost or found item.