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Welcome to Fallsmead.org!  We designed this website 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 ~
FALLSMEAD BOARD ELECTIONS
Posted on Dec 9th, 2016
David Cohen, Doug Guidorizzi, and Pat Kim were elected on December 8th to the Fallsmead Board of Directors. They will begin their three-year terms on January 1, 2017. Congratulations to the new Board members!
 
Thank you to the two retiring board members, Jo Resnick and Amar Vadlamudi, whose terms will end on December 31, 2016. The neighborhood is very appreciative of all of your hard work on the Board during your tenures.
 
DECEMBER ADULT COCKTAIL PARTY
Posted on Nov 29th, 2016
The 2016 Fallsmead Adult Cocktail Party will be held Saturday, December 10th at 1829 Greenplace Terrace at 7pm. The Social Committee will provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and party supplies. Please bring a favorite sweet or savory dish to share. To ensure we have sufficient supplies, please RSVP to lmbrennan4517@hotmail.com.
 
2016 FALLSMEAD HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Posted on Nov 28th, 2016
Hear ye, hear ye, calling all Fallsmead residents! Announcing the 2016 Fallsmead Holiday Festival!  Join your neighbors on Sunday December 11th from 3-5pm at the pool parking lot for an afternoon of gingerbread and cookie decorating, hot cocoa, s'mores, and neighborhood fun. 
 
The social committee will provide gingerbread and sugar cookies, decorating supplies, hot cocoa, and s'mores. We will happily order a gingerbread house kit for you at a nominal cost.  Email social@fallsmead.org to place an order.
 
We are asking for a few volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and donating the use of fire pits.  If you can help, please click here to sign up or email social@fallsmead.org.
 
THIRD ANNUAL FALLSMEAD TOY DRIVE
Posted on Nov 28th, 2016
Help bring smiles to the faces of  Rockville families in need this holiday season by participating in the Third Annual Fallsmead Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting the Rockville Holiday Drive. 
 
If you wish to donate, please drop off a new, unwrapped toy to Laura Szabo at 8 Infield Court North between now and December 14th. There will also be a donation bin at the Holiday Cocktail Party on December 10th and the Fallsmead Holiday Festival on  December 11th.  
 
All donations will be delivered to the Rockville City Hall collection point on December 15th. Click here for more information on the Rockville Holiday Drive and what toys are needed.
 
FALLSMEAD HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
Posted on Nov 27th, 2016
The Holiday House Decorating Contest is coming! Break out those lights and decorations for another year of friendly competition between neighbors. Judging will take place on or around Sunday, December 18th at 8pm-ish (depending on the judges' schedules). This year's categories are Most Lights, Most Extravagant, Most Elegant, Most Original, and Best Overall.
 
SOCIAL COMMITTEE NEWS
Posted on Nov 19th, 2016
We are very happy to report that Laura Szabo has volunteered to be our new Social Committee chair! We hope to plan lots of fun events for Fallsmead residents to enjoy in 2017. 
 
We need your help! Please consider joining this fun Committee. You get to meet a lot of neighbors at the events. Day-to-day commitment is minimal. Your time will be needed before, during and after events, and for planning. If you are unable to join the Committee, there will still be lots of volunteer opportunities. Look out for SignUpGenius emails. You're help is always welcome and appreciated! Contact social@fallsmead.org with questions or to volunteer.
 
OLD GIANT COMPLEX UPDATE
Posted on Nov 18th, 2016
The Concerned Citizens for Rockshire Center Redevelopment (CCRCR), which has been monitoring the proposed plans for the Rockshire Village Center/Old Giant Complex, has been advised by the attorney for the developer that Giant intends to renew its lease for the Rockshire Village Center for another ten year term. The Board of the CCRCR is hopeful that the landowner and Giant are able to successfully negotiate a signed lease. There are still many unanswered questions concerning the Rockshire Village Center.  At this time the CCRCR has no knowledge regarding any future plans for the site. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Frankle at 301-424-2768 or franklelawyer@gmail.com.
 
POOL BRIDGE NOW OPEN FOR USE!!
Posted on Nov 9th, 2016
After years of planning and just in time for Clean-Up Day, our new pedestrian bridge is now open for use! The fencing and the mats and mulch protecting the path have been removed. The paths have been paved and connected to bridge while the path around the pond is again accessible. The construction area has been remediated and seeded. All that remains is tree planting. The difference between the old damaged culvert and the bridge is remarkable. For those who might be interested, before the end of the year, we will also share a financial summary of the project with the community. Click here to see pictures of the bridge construction process.
 
A special thank you to all of the people who have worked so hard for so long to complete this years-long project, including Bill Scharf (Bridge Committee Chairman), Pat Donohue (who did all the legal and contracts work), Dominique Lorang-Leins and Jason Woo (who kicked this project off 3+ years ago), all of the Members of the Culvert Bridge Committee, the current Fallsmead Board, and the several past Fallsmead Boards involved in the project since its inception.
 
CRIME PREVENTION TIPS
Posted on Oct 19th, 2016
This week, several cars in Fallsmead were broken into.  Most were unlocked and one had a rock thrown through a side window to gain entry.  A wallet, credit card, smart card, and a small amount of money were taken.  These events occurred on Pipestem Place near Fallsmead Way, Infield Court North, Infield Court South, and Cedrus Way.   
 
The information provided by email to Fallsmead residents from the Rockville Police Department after several car break-ins in 2014 is worth repeating:  
 
"If you see something, say something.  Trust your instincts."  If you see anything that you think is suspicious activity, call the Rockville Police at 240-314-8900.
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NEW SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Posted on Jun 15th, 2016
If you have attended a recent community meeting or have read the Fallsmead Forum, you know that the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) has been drafting guidelines for solar panel installations in the Fallsmead. The ACC's proposed guidelines, published in the last issue of the on-line Forum for community review and comment, were approved by the Board at its June meeting and are effective immediately. The guidelines comply with federal, state and local regulations and will be updated as those and the technology evolve. Similar guidelines have been successfully used in nearby communities.
 
A solar panel installation is an exterior addition as defined in the Covenants. Fallsmead residents should be aware that the ACC will use these guidelines in its review of any proposed solar panel installations. The guidelines should be  taken into account early in the planning of any installation. The ACC will work cooperatively with residents planning solar panel installations so that those installations are safe, minimize visibility to the extent practical without degrading performance significantly, and harmonious with Fallsmead's design and aesthetic.
 
Click here to see a copy of the guidelines. If you have any questions about the solar panel installation guidelines or their applicability, please contact the ACC at acc@fallsmead.org.
 
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.
 
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!!!
 
WEBSITE 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 website 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 WEBSITE!
Posted on Mar 12th, 2013
We are really excited to introduce you to the new Fallsmead.org website!  We hope that this new website 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 website 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 website, 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.