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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Weekend Marks the Start of the Summer Swim Season

It’s been a busy week at area pools as operators prepare to open their gates on May 27th for the official start of the summer swim season. In addition to Montgomery County’s four indoor aquatic centers, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday. Here’s a list of the seven outdoor pools in Montgomery […]

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May 27, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, May 26 – May 29 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s current exhibition, Drawing for Art, is on display from now through June 6. This exhibit has a twist, buy a ticket for a drawing on June 6 and go home with an original piece of artwork. The Rockville Art League […]

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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Hometown Holidays Music Fest in Rockville Begins May 27 (VIDEO)

Hometown Holidays Music Fest in Rockville is set to kick off on May 27 in the streets of Rockville Town Center.  This year’s music fest will feature more than 25 local, regional and national performing artists on four stages across six city blocks, according to a news release. In addition to music, Hometown Holidays will […]

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May 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Program That Gives Teens Second Chances Celebrates 20 Years (VIDEO)

Teen Court, a program aimed at giving teens second chances in the judicial system, is celebrating 20 years of service in the community. The program was created in March of 1997  for first or second time juvenile offenders who have pleaded guilty to committing misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the guilty plea, respondents appear […]

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May 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Senior Residents Are Changing the Stigma on Aging (VIDEO)

UPDATED Senior residents at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg are changing the stigma on what it means to age. “We do a lot of rollerblading, we do a lot of biking, we walk quite a bit, we hike, we swim and we both do yoga,” said resident Pam Parmer. Parmer and her husband Ron Stevenson […]

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May 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Recognizes Volunteers During Community Action Celebration

Dozens of organizations and residents here in Montgomery County were recognized by the Community Action Board (CAB) for their commitment in addressing poverty during a special recognition ceremony Wednesday evening in Rockville, according to a news release. Here is the list of organizations and individuals recognized during the Community Action Month Celebration: Volunteer Income Tax […]

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May 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Mariana Cordier, Brian Karem, Jenna Umbriac, and Jeffrey Slavin. Mooers and the panel discuss the recent appointment of special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election with Mariana Cordier, the current negative climate for journalists with Brian Karem, Manna Food’s […]

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May 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Cancer Survivor To Be Honored by Humana During National Senior Games (VIDEO)

One local resident is being honored for overcoming significant health issues through swimming. Kate Fisken, who happens to be 75-years-old, is preparing to compete in Humana’s 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham Alabama. She will join more than 10,000 adults over the age of 50 but for Kate, the real victory, is overcoming a devastating […]

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May 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

logo for VASAP - Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program

County Seeking Volunteers to Work With Sexual Assault Victims

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and their families through its Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), according to a news release. VASAP volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services in throughout county hospitals and police stations for victims. Requirements to […]

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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Healthy Montgomery Seeks Public Input on Community Health Improvement Plan

The Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee is seeking the public’s input on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), according to a news release. Feedback provided to CHIP will help guide the priorities of Healthy Montgomery for the next three years. Healthy Montgomery was launched back in 2009 that brings together the county’s government agencies, the five […]

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