Communities

March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, March 24 – March 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: ‘Domestic Pursuits‘ at BlackRock Center for the Arts is a three-person exhibit of hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works. The artists include Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash, and Hillary Steel. The exhibit is on display in the Kay Gallery and runs through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin to Host Health Care Town Hall Meeting on Mar. 25

As the questions surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act remain, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md-8) will host a health care town on Mar. 25. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation repeal and replace the ACA. Raskin said this event is to inform the public on how residents could be impacted if the measure passes through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jewish Leaders Express Relief at Arrest in Israel

The leader of a Jewish Community Center in Rockville said Thursday he was relieved at the arrest of an Israeli 19-year-old for the series of bomb scares that were called in Jewish sites across the United States. But the arrest won’t change much at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, said its CEO, Michael Feinstein. […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s First Dog Park Opens April 2

The City of  Takoma Park announced the grand opening for a new dog park located at the end of Darwin Avenue near Takoma-Piney Branch Park. Residents are invited to join Mayor Kate Stewart and Councilmember Terry Seamens to the grand opening event on April 2, according to a news release. Construction for the city’s first […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Seeks Volunteers to Assist Nursing Home Residents

Montgomery County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to assist nursing home residents. Volunteers will be responsible for making regular visits in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Montgomery County, according to a news release. The Long Term Ombudsman Program, designated by the Maryland Department of Aging, supports a group of volunteers […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Chipotle Restaurants to Give Half Its Proceeds to Support YMCA on Mar. 23

Chipotle restaurants across the D.C. area, including here in Montgomery County, are supporting local YMCA’s by offering 50 percent of its proceeds to the organization. The fundraiser will be held on Mar. 23. “The fundraiser is a part of ‘Caring for the Community,’ which helps sustain and continue our programs,” Carson Henry, executive director of […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Give Free Birthday Cakes to Residents in Need (VIDEO)

Cake decorating and community service started out as two separate hobbies for Churhill High School student Allison Wachen. In an effort to help those in need, she decided to combine her passions to bake a difference. “I was making a lot of cakes but didn’t know what to do with them,” Wachen said. “I read […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Congressman Delaney Holds Rally in Gaithersburg to Save Affordable Care Act

It’s the first time Gaithersburg resident Steve Higgins can remember, since casting his vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976, that he went out to protest a president. He joined more than 200 residents and elected-officials at Gaithersburg High School on Monday evening in an effort to save the Affordable Health Care Act. “When [President] Trump […]

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March 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Meet Zigfield: Our Pet of the Week (VIDEO)

Meet Zigfield, our Pet of the Week. The shelter staff thinks he’s about ten-years-old, and if you are looking for a walking companion this Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix may be the dog for you. Find out more in this video report, below: You can find out more about the animals up for adoption at the […]

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March 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Panelists Discuss Trump Immigration Ban, the Governor’s Race (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and panelists discuss the Trump immigration ban, the negative impact of the Trump budget on the Washington region, the races for Maryland Governor and Montgomery County Executive and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Elbridge James, Susan Heltemes, Jerry Cave, […]

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