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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Empty Bowls Lunch Helps To Feed the Hungry

The Capital Area Food Bank is helping to feed more than 70,000 people in Montgomery County who are food insecure. An Empty Bowls lunch, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, plans on raising money to help the food bank provide hunger relief to 12 percent of the residents around the District […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 23

In his weekly meeting with the press, Council President Roger Berliner talks about the fire at the Promenade Apartments, renewable energy and an upcoming meeting on small-cell antennas.

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Deploys Maryland National Guard to U.S. Virgin Islands

  Gov. Larry Hogan today announced he has directed 100 soldiers from the Maryland National Guard to deploy to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, at the request of Gov. Kenneth Mapp. Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Company from Catonsville will be deployed for potentially 30 days […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Executive Candidate Forum; Council Passes Increase to Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a recent candidate forum for the County Executive race, the Council’s recent legislation to increase the hourly minimum wage to $15, and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Cynthia Rubenstein, Elbridge James, Mark Uncapher, and […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Apartment Fire Displaces Hundreds

A fire at the Promenade Apartments in Bethesda sent 18 people to the hospital, six with smoke inhalation, and displaced hundreds of others, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. One firefighter was taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents, MCFRS said. The fire caused […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Shady Grove Road

A 19-year-old crossing Shady Grove Road was struck and killed Saturday morning, Montgomery County police said. Jaumoithe Houseal of Welbeck Road in Montgomery Village was crossing Shady Grove Road at Crabbs Branch Way about 2:30 a.m., according to a police statement. He was taken to Suburban Hospital where he died from his injuries, police said. […]

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October 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

35 Annual Potomac Day Parade (PHOTOS)

Participants in the Potomac Day Parade marched down River Road under a beautiful blue sky on Oct. 21. There were animals, antique cars, floats, firetrucks and plenty of politicians. Here are some photos from the parade.

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October 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Paint Branch Defeats Sherwood, 22-20, in Sandy Spring under Friday Night Lights (PHOTOS)

The Sherwood Warriors host the Paint Branch Blue Devils in week eight of the high school varsity football season, Friday, October 20. The two teams have an impressive 6-1 record and are in the top three schools for the 4A North region. Early in the first quarter, Paint Branch quarterback Norman Douglas throws to wide […]

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October 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Service Week Starts Sunday

Community Service Week starts Sunday, Oct. 22, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 29. Montgomery County residents are invited to give a few hours of their time to join the annual celebration of community service by volunteering for one or more of the many projects. Community Service Week is organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Tackles Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention With New Campaign

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched a new campaign titled, “BTheOne,” aimed to prevent substance abuse and suicide in teens, according to a news release. The new campaign includes a new website that provides resources an ways to help others that will be advertised and distributed throughout the county. “As a parent and a grandparent, […]

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