Help Us Celebrate Our 50th YearNew Mark Commons was founded in 1967
Our 50th Anniversary Celebrations
In 2017, our community celebrated its 50th anniversary with a number of activities.
We made an all-out effort to collect remembrances, artifacts and photos. Some of our historic photos of a half century of life in NMC were compiled into posters that covered the walls of the Clubhouse for exhibitions that culminated with a celebration on October 21, 2017. The children of the late Edmund Bennett, the developer and builder who conceived of our historic mid-century modern community, came from across the country to attend. Bennett himself had attended the 25th anniversary celebration at the clubhouse in 1992.
A special video/slide show of remembrances, posted below, was created and shown at the Clubhouse. In addition, the 50th Anniversary Committee asked residents to share their memories and stories, and compiled them in a booklet distributed to each household: “NEW MARK COMMONS: A Community Memoir, 1967-2017.” The booklet was published with the help of a $1,000 ROC-N Matching Grant from the City of Rockville. New Mark’s matching contribution was the hours of volunteer work by more than a dozen residents who were involved in planning, interviewing, writing and compiling photographs for the commemorative pamphlet.
New Mark resident David Sloane and his sister-in-law Judi Francis created the beautiful video documenting the history of NMC. It is followed by postings of the news coverage of our 50th anniversary activities throughout the year. We hope you enjoy it, along with the Community Memoir.
50th Anniversary Celebration Brings Crowd, Good Weather, Friends From Afar—But No Penguins or Residents from Antarctica
Rockville City saluted New Mark Commons Monday night, October 16, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, one of the highlights of this event-filled week surrounding our celebrations. John Daroff, President of the New Mark Commons Homes Association, received the...
Sally Guardia, a “New Mark Original” who moved into 100 NME in 1971, has leveraged her appreciation of the lakeside setting of her home with her knowledge of nature, artistic eye, and skilled photography. We will be publishing photos from Sally and other New Mark...
That's the title Ardis Fisher gave this photo when she caught this buck helping himself to her backyard bird feeder. Ardis is one of New Mark's earliest residents, having moved here with husband Al in 1969. The photo was taken in 2009.
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