The Rockville Community Alliance

proudly presents


ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ARE FREE! Tuesday, August 3, 2010

5-8 pm


click HERE for NNO pictures.

click HERE for NNO pictures.


Rockville Community

Vernon Police Dept. & 

the Vernon Community Network

Vernon Parks and Recreation Dept.

Major Benefactors - Phil & Jessica Pietras

The RCA, National Night Out Planning Committee appreciates the generous contributions of our sponsors. Their generous donations allow this annual event to be held in our community with all activities, events and food remaining FREE OF CHARGE to our neighbors!


Pietras Family Funeral Homes

Small & Pietras Funeral Home 65 Elm Street Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066

Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home, 2665 Boston Tpke. (Rt. 44) Coventry, CT 06238

Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066

Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd., Tolland, CT 06084

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A BIG thanks also to .....

Country Pure Foods - Ellington, CT

Dr. Ellen Marmer

Happy Feet Moonwalks & Rentals, LLC Products

Music donated by...PSYCHIC MONKEY

Town of Vernon, Parks & Recreation Dept.


High Grade Gas Service - Stafford Springs


Big Y - Ellington

Russ's time Rock 'n Roll Diner

Family Raceway

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
5 - 8 PM

in beautiful Central Park, in downtown Rockville, CT

(In case of inclement weather, it will be held the next day.)

more information: Mike Hescock, NNO Chairman

Here are some of the groups that are already signed-up to participate this year!



About Psychic Monkey

The original Psychic Monkey line-up is back and ready to rock! Rockville High School Alumni John Graver and Rob Karr make up half the band with Tolland High School Alumni Eric Hoss and Jeremy Frey balancing out the other half. Eric has just returned from his latest military training with his Big Guns ready to rock steady on the drums. Were excited to have him back but even more excited to rock Rockville during Rockville's National Night Out. 

Psychic Monkey was formed in November of 2008 in the dark forests of Eastern, CT. With experienced musicians in the CT, MA and Los Angeles, CA music scenes, former members of The Blast, Fizzhead, Hat Trick, Hollywood, Emerald Jayne, Street Legal and Marriah, as well as other local bands, Psychic Monkey jams out one rocker after the other from The Black Crowes, Blink 182, Lenny Kravitz, STP, Sublime and many more from the 70's and 80's through today. While Eric was serving our great country during his military training, Rockville High Alumni Rob Pivacek of The Piranha Brothers graciously filled in on drums. Given his Rockville ties and love for the community Psychic Monkey predicts Rob will show up and rock a couple numbers for the Rockville crowd. Psychic Monkey predicts Rockville's National Night Out will be a rockin' good time!

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- Participating Organizations -

 * Proud members of the
Vernon Community Network

The Vernon Community Network 
is a collaboration of providers that will identify and
Social Service, Health, Educational and
Economic Development resources
for the enhancement of the community.

* Bev's Corner

Christ's Co-Mission

* Church of the Risen Savior

Civil War Museum

Claire Janowski, State Rep. 56th District

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

* Cornerstone Foundation

Cuddles & Kisses Child Care

Dickens’ Day

* East Htfd. Community Healthcare

* ECHN Community Outreach

* ECHN Family Resource Center

* Foodshare

Fresh Air Fund

Gallery 46

Grace Bible Baptist Church

Good Humor Ice Cream - Nana's Ice Cream Truck

* Hockanum Industries, Inc.

* Hockanum Valley Community Council

* Indian Valley YMCA

Joan A. Lewis, State Rep. 8th District


Quilts of Valor Foundation

Rockville Bank

* Rockville Church of the Nazarene

* Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

* Rockville Downtown Assoc. (RDA)

Rockville Public Library

* Rockville United Methodist Church

* St. Bartholomew Church

* St. John's Episcopal Church

Temple Beth Sholom B'Nai Israel

Tim Ackert for the 8TH

Tolland County Art Association

Total Touch, LLC

* Union Church

US Army

Vernon Arts Commission

* Vernon Assembly of God

* Vernon Community Network (VCN)

Vernon Democrats

Vernon Fire Dept.

* Vernon Parks & Recreation. Dept

Vernon Police Dept.

* Vernon Preschool Collaborative

* Vernon Regional Adult Based Education

Vernon Republicans

* Vernon School Readiness

* Vernon Social Services

* Vernon Youth Services Bureau


and more to follow...


Donations for prizes

Rockville Downtown Assoc.

Shady Glen - Manchester, CT

Paul's Pizza 

Cut Ups 

Rick's Tri-Town Lube

Garden Barn

Stop & Shop


Back to

Calendar of events - click here

Local Organizations and their websites - click here

Rockville area businesses -  click here

Rockville area Churches -  click here

Activities Mike Hescock   796-6906
Public Relations Jim Sendrak  871-8129
Refreshments Michelle Margelony

Rosemarie M.



Logistics Ben Klimczak   875-1075
Fund Raising / Event Treasurer Kathy Athorne   305-4315
Booths Tom Didio   380-7104
VCN Members Alan Slobodien    


Tentative Meeting Schedule & Locations

All Meeting 7:00PM unless noted otherwise




Tue – April 27th

1.    RCA General Mtg

2.    NNO Presentation

3.    nominations

Florence Mill

Fri – April 30th 9:00AM

VCN NNO presentation

Rockville Senior Center

Tue – May 11th

NNO Committees’ Review

Bev’s Corner

Tue – May 25th

1.    RCA Annual Meeting

2.    Board of Directors Elections

Florence Mill

Tue – Jun 8th

NNO Committees’ Review

Bev’s Corner

Tue – Jun 22nd

RCA General Mtg

Florence Mill

Tue – Jul 13th

NNO Committees’ Review

Bev’s Corner

Tue – Jul 27th

RCA General Mtg

Florence Mill

Tue – Aug 3rd

National Night Out!

Downtown Rockville




Mayor McCoy's proclamation, presented by Councilman Brian Motola to NNO Chairman Mike Hescock 

(L-R) State Representative Claire Janowski, Sate Rep. Joan Lewis. NNO Chairperson - Mike Hescock,
U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, Town Councilor - Brian Motola
















 Background info on the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

The mission of the “Rockville Community Alliance” is to improve and preserve the greater Rockville area of Vernon through the cooperative efforts of residents, the Town of Vernon, and other stake holders, including but not limited to: businesses, property owners, religious organizations, cultural services, and non-profit organizations.

The Rockville Community Alliance is a neighborhood organization that  was re-established when Officer Chuck Hicking was selected as Community Policing Officer on 12/3/05.

He made the initial contact with residents in the area and invited then to the first meeting on March 1, 2006. Since then the group has met monthly at the Florence Mill Apartments Community Room. The group’s first priority was to develop a dialogue directly with the police officers, local government agencies and area residents.

At each monthly meeting, residents are invited to discuss their cares and concerns with the Vernon Police Department.  It has provided a good forum where the officers can learn what’s important to the neighborhood residents, and the public has learned more about the role and responsibilities of the police department.  The cooperative sharing has created a better working relationship along the lines of how the public and the police can work together better for the common good with the mission of improving Rockville’s neighborhoods.

When residents have asked Officer Hicking to look into their concerns, he has always come back to the next meeting with answers and solutions. At each regular meeting, residents are apprised of the upcoming events and have been given instruction as to what role citizens can play in order to make the community a better place to live. There have also been guest speakers such as Marina Rodriguez from the Vernon Town Planner’s Office. 

In order to provide specific attention to the various neighborhoods in Rockville, the area has been mapped out into different neighborhood parcels with each having an elected Block Captain.  Residents are encouraged to meet with their Block Captains so that their specific concerns can be addressed. If you would like to contact your local Block Watch Captain, feel free to call 875-1044 or RCA @ or e-mail to  

A Board of Directors were elected, and by-laws were completed in early 2007.  The group has successfully organized itself into a cohesive group and will soon be publishing it’s work plans to improved the local neighborhoods. 

Officers for the 2008 RCA are as follows;
President - Bryan Flint
Vice President - Rosemarie Mezrioui
Treasurer - Kathy Athorne
Recording Sec’y – Catherine Zeder
Communications/PR Officer-Bryan Flint

Block Watch Captains include;
Ray Hany

Mike Hescock
Catherine Zeder

Our biggest annual event is “National Night Out!” being held on the first Tuesday of August each year.

Officer Hicking role as Community Policing Officer will be changed as of late-summer and instead of one officer assigned to the neighborhoods, there will be a Sergeant and two officers assigned to a Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) to cover programs such as Community policing.

Sgt Barry Foster has been designated lead Police Official for this SEU and  will be given two other officers to complete the unit.

Meetings of the RCA continue to be held monthly at Florence Mill Apartments, in their Community room.  They are regularly scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The next meeting is August 26, 2008 at 7 PM.

For more information about our group, please visit us on the web at:  


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National Night Out-2006 Pictures

National Night Out-2007 Pictures

National Night Out-2008 Pictures

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