Town Christmas Tree (Dec. 1st) and Menorah (Dec. 4th) Lighting Events

November 26, 2013

The Town Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Sun., Dec. 1st beginning at 5:30 pm at Town Hall. The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, along will Santa Claus, will arrive at 6:00 pm. We will also be joined by the British Players who will be caroling. Cookies and cider will be served. The Town Menorah Lighting will be held on Wed., Dec. 4th beginning at 5:00 pm at Town Hall. Cookies, donuts, and cider will be served. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Montgomery County, will be…

Proposed CRT Zone Changes

November 1, 2013

  Update: November 14, 2013 I will be testifying before the County Council this evening, 7:30 pm, with regards to the Zoning Text Amendment 13-04, Zoning Ordinance – Revised, and District Map Amendment G-956. This meeting will be televised live on CCM Channels Comcast 6, RCN 6, and Verizon 30; repeated on 11/15 /13 at 9 pm. The Town Council passed a Resolution (R-17-2013) at our October 21st Council Meeting in opposition to the proposed amendments and changes within Division 6.6 of…

Leaf Collection Schedule

November 1, 2013

  The Town’s Public Works Department will be collecting leaves beginning the week of October 28th and running through Friday, December 6th. There will be no scheduled collection zones this season, as the Crew will monitor the entire Town daily and will be collecting leaves throughout. We ask that you please rake your leaves to the curb, but not into the street, as this creates surface drainage issues and possibly a potential fire hazard. Also, please refrain from parking your vehicles…

From Mayor Fosselman – October 2013

October 21, 2013

  The redesign of Montgomery Avenue and Kensington Parkway is well underway. Thank you to the Staff and all of the Residents who participated in the design process over the last 4 years. The new intersection will slow speeders and increase the green space 300%. The Town hosted a Business Mixer for all entrepreneurs in Kensington on September 30th—over 60 attended. Also present were the Director of the Mid-County Services Center, Board Members of the Kensington Business District…

The Kensington Arts Theatre Presents: PARADE

October 8, 2013

  The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY) and Jason Robert Brown, one of Broadway’s most promising young composers (SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD). In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around…

120th Noyes Library Birthday Party

October 7, 2013

Everyone is invited to come celebrate 120 years of Kensington’s Noyes Library for Young Children on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The event kicks off in front of Noyes Library with a medal ceremony, followed by a children’s parade that concludes with a birthday bash at Town Hall. So, grab your favorite character costume for your child and come celebrate books! This is a free event and a wonderful way to support our beloved Noyes Library. The day begins at Noyes Library for Young Children…

Meet & Greet Mixer – Town Business and Retail Property Owners

September 16, 2013

  Please join the Town of Kensington and our Business & Retail Property Owners’ for  Meet & Greet Mixer Monday, September 30, 2013, 7 pm. This is an opportunity to foster stronger relationships between the Town of Kensington, businesses and property owners through an exchange of ideas and strategies; that will promote each others’ success. The Meet & Greet is an open forum with Mayor Peter Fosselman, the Town Council, Town staff and representatives from our public…

20th Annual 8K Race

September 16, 2013

  A Kensington tradition since 1994, the 20th Annual Kensington 8K Race, 2 Mile Challenge & 1K Fun Run has something for everyone. The 8K is a challenging race combining both hills and flats through Old Town Kensington and Rock Creek Park. It’s a great training run for the experienced runner, a touchstone event for the intermediate runner, and a milestone for the beginning runner. The 2 mile challenge and 1K fun run are events that both adult and younger runners really enjoy,…

Day to Serve: Kensington’s Silver Creek Clean-Up

August 27, 2013

Please join the Town on Saturday, September 28th for our Day to Serve community event as we will be cleaning-up brush, weeds and trash along the Silver Creek beds and within the creek. Please visit for more information.  

From Mayor Fosselman - August 2013

August 13, 2013

The benefit concert for Peter Roelvink, honoring his late wife Sharon was an enormous success raising over $6,000. Thank you to Town Resident Mark Idler, Rock Creek Neighbor Michael Atkin and Town Council Member Sean McMullen for coordinating the event. Reminder that the Town listserve is separate from the Kensingtown list on In order to receive the  official messages and important information such as Town events, street repairs, snow removal, and other services, please go to…

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