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Pictures from Olney Days

Olney Days is an annual community celebration with many events for all ages: a Ride and Stride, An Olney Idol Contest, Fun Fair and Fireworks, Car & Truck Show, parade, Rock the Lot Block Party with a Beer Garden. Click here to see pictures from the event and to post your own.

Links for Information on Bus Rapid Transit

The Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan is a planning document that contains an examination of and recommendations for transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure that will help create complete transportation options in Montgomery County.

This document is being considered by the County Council and there are public hearings on September 24 & 26.

“The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works with cities worldwide to bring sustainable transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life.” Their website offers background on BRT, how it works, and where it has been implemented (see Where We Work link).

Click here for the ITDP Report on its evaluation of Montgomery County’s bus rapid transit.

A motion from GOCA’s Transportation Committee to oppose funds or taxing districts to fund expansion of BRT to Olney was postponed at the September meeting to either the October or November meeting. Watch for upcoming agendas.

ECR:BFR Post Meeting Notes

At the February 12th meeting, there was a presentation and discussion regarding a road connection between Emory Church Road and Batchellors Forest Road through the proposed project on Trotter’s Glen Golf Course. Click here to see the presentation that includes input from those at the meeting.

Dedication of the Ron Berger Playground

All are invited to attend the dedication of the Norbeck Meadows Park Playground to the memory of the late Ron Berger. The event will take place at the playground (entry off of George Washington Drive at Continental Drive) on Saturday afternoon, September 8th at 12:30 PM (Refreshments) and the program will begin at 1:00 PM. Please RSVP to or 301-570-0481.

Draft Program:

12:30 PM Refreshments
Courtesy of the Norbeck Meadows Community Association (NMCA)
1:00 Welcome and Acknowledgments
Arnold Gordon, President, Norbeck Meadows Civic Association
Mary Bradford, Director of Parks
1:10 Remarks
Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
Marc Elrich, Councilman at Large
George Leventhal, Councilman at Large
Barbara Falcigno, President, Greater Olney Civic Association (GOCA)
Helene Rosenheim, Friend of Ron Berger
1:40 Presentation to the Family
Mary Bradford, Director of Parks
Harriet Berger – Acceptance of the Dedication and Unveiling of the Playground Sign
1:50 Closing Remarks and Appreciation,
Mary Bradford,Director of Parks
Arnold Gordon, President, NMCA


Olney Home for Life (OHFL) is a non-profit organization of Olney residents that is helping senior neighbors remain in their homes and in the Olney community, as they age. You may have read the article about OHFL in the Gazette on Feb. 1st.


We are neighbors helping neighbors

We need additional volunteers to provide transportation and other assistance to Olney/Brookeville seniors. To volunteer or receive information, or request services, please call 240-406-9209 or email

Please visit our website at