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December 5, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Interfaith Works and Strathmore Invite Community to Participate in Annual Coat Drive

Interfaith Works and Strathmore are asking for your help to keep those in need warm this winter through Share the Warmth, a coat drive for arts patrons and music lovers to give back to their community.  Strathmore will collect gently used and new coats, as well as hats, gloves and other cold weather gear at all […]

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December 4, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in November

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of November, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Squad Struggles by Jake […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Year’s Blood Drive to Take Place in Gaithersburg on Jan. 4

Since donating blood is a way to make a difference in someone’s life, the Casey Community Center is starting 2018 with a blood drive on Jan. 4, according to a news release. The blood drive is open to ages 17 and older. Casey Community Center is located at 810 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. Those […]

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December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Podcast Looks Into What’s Happening at Libraries

A new podcast, “Library Matters,” uses digital communication to deliver information about Montgomery County Public Libraries. Produced by MCPL, the podcast has new episodes every two weeks that explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Here’s the podcast’s homepage, which includes podcast transcripts. Recent topics have included Game of Thrones, strategies to encourage […]

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December 4, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Age and Dementia Friendly Montgomery County

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker is joined by guests, Marcia Pruzan and Lylie Fisher. Marcia Pruzan is a Senior Fellow in the office of Aging and Disability Services. Marcia is working with the Age-Friendly program which is being incorporated into Montgomery County. https://youtu.be/Sh0qKoeBPds Lylie Fisher is working with the Dementia […]

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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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November 30, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Looking to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree? Here are Four Tree Farms

If cutting your own Christmas tree is part of your holiday tradition, here are four options in our area to consider. Gaver Farm Location 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy Days & Hours November 24 – December 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Contact phone: 301.865.3515 email: gaverfarm@gmail.com website: gaverfarm.com Products/Services/Trees Cut your own […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Planners To Present Working Draft of Bicycle Master Plan

A plan before the Montgomery County Planning Department aims to turn the county into a world-class bicycling community, encouraging people of all ages and bicycling abilities to meet their daily needs on two wheels. Planners have set a hearing on the working draft of the Bicycle Master Plan for Thursday, Jan. 18. The community can […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hunters Kill 530 Deer in First Week of Firearm Season

Hunters harvested 530 deer from Montgomery County during the opening weekend of the 2017 Maryland firearm season, according to figures provided by the state Department of Natural Resources. The two-week firearm season started Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Across the state, 13,514 deer were killed, DNR said. The excellent weather and the ability […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, December 1-3

We are fortunate to have three holiday light displays in our community. Take a look at one in the video to the right. Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is a walk-through holiday light display featuring more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. The Festival […]

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