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Electric Vehicles, Reducing Waste and More; First GreenFest Set For March 28

Montgomery County is scheduled to hold the first GreenFest at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus and Jesup Local Park on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will feature family-friendly activities for all ages such as workshops and presentations on improving local waterways, reduce waste, and conserve energy. “I […]

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Job Fair in Silver Spring to Help Refugees Become Self Sufficient

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Silver Spring is hosting a job fair on March 26 to provide refugee beneficiaries with an opportunity to become self-sufficient. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local businesses and community partners will have the chance to meet more than 100 job seekers. “These individuals, who we were working with, […]

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White Flint’s Pike and Rose Project Earns County National Award

The Pike & Rose project is a feather in the cap for the Montgomery County Planning Department. The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is this year’s recipient of an Award of Excellence from the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division, and its sister organization, the National […]

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Rockville Kids Earn Bikes for Good Deeds

Rockville students in grades 1-3 have just a few more days to apply to earn a free refurbished bike by doing good deeds in the community. The TERRIFIC Bikes program, run by the City of Rockville, Bikes for the World and The Rockville Bike Hub, is open to students in Rockville public or private schools […]

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Public Invited to Meeting on Montgomery Village Master Plan

Montgomery Village is undergoing some big changes and on Wednesday the public has another opportunity to weigh in on them. The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, invites business owners and residents to discuss the Montgomery Village Master Plan at a meeting on March 25 from 7-9 p.m. […]

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Groundskeeper of the Year (PHOTO)

Jim Farrell, a work force leader with the city of Gaithersburg’s Department of Public Works, was named Groundskeeper of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches. The award was presented at a ceremony in the Camden Yards Warehouse in Baltimore on February 7th. A thirty-three year veteran with the City of Gaithersburg, […]

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East County Residents Invited to Speak Up at Community Forum

photo of East County Recreation Center

The Montgomery County Community Action Board is scheduled to host a community forum on April 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East County Regional Services Center where east county residents will talk about issues such as child care, transportation, jobs and housing. Raise Your Voice EAST Forum will focus on poverty, but it […]

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Leggett Presented Patricia Sullivan Leadership Award

County Executive Ike Leggett was recently presented with the 2015 Patricia Sullivan Leadership Award from Potomac Community Resources (PCR) at its annual dinner. Potomac Community Resources, Inc.  promotes the full inclusion into community life of teens and adults with developmental differences by providing over 30 therapeutic recreational, social, educational, and respite care programs.

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Rockville Students to Participate in a Diversity Leadership Workshop

UPDATED Students in Rockville have a chance to participate in an annual workshop that promotes a dialogue about diversity, social justice, and conflict resolutions skills. The 10th Annual Diversity Leadership Workshop, scheduled for March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is hosted by the city’s Human Rights Commission and aims to teach students how to […]

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Community Rally Together To Raise Funds After Fire in Silver Spring

The community comes together to help local business owners after a fire on March 19 destroyed Bombay Gaylord Restaurant, damaged the famous Quarry House Tavern and two other restaurants including Kefa Cafe and the Mandarin Chinese restaurant. Approximately 100 Montgomery County firefighters responded to the blaze that started at 1 a.m. at 8401 Georgia Avenue in […]

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