Communities

May 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Taste of Wheaton Festival to Take Place in New Location

Taste of Wheaton Moved to County Parking Lot 17 For the last two decades, the Taste of Wheaton Festival was held in the Wheaton Traingle Business District, but this year’s venue has changed due to ongoing construction on the Wheaton Revitalization Project. This year’s event will be held in County Parking Lot 17 located at 2320 […]

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May 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Legal Aid for Immigrants, Economic Report Colors Executive Race

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss recent County Council public hearing about legal aid for immigrant detainees, analyze County Executive candidates reactions to the Sage Policy Group report on the County’s economy, and a study showing increased traffic congestion is predicted. This week’s […]

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May 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco De Mayo

Maryland State Police is preparing to hike up patrols over the weekend in anticipation of an increase in the number of impaired drivers expected for Cinco de Mayo Saturday. State police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving, according to a news release. The […]

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May 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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May 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

First Responders Honored by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

Montgomery County’s first responders were honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). County first responders were honored during the coalition’s 2018 Gala held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Thursday evening. “First responders are often the first people to interact with individuals experiencing homelessness,” […]

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May 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Melanie Wenger, Deborah Landau, Stuart Rosenthal, and Jane de Winter. Mooers and the panel discuss the results of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session with Melanie Wenger, the work of the Nature Conservancy with Deborah Landau, the May issue of The Beacon Newspaper with Stuart […]

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May 4, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: VisAbility Art Lab

Meet James. a local poet, filmmaker and artist. He works with VisAbility Art lab right in our own backyard. Discover this artist training ground run by Art Therapist, Elaine Parks. Get your art on! For more information visit the VisArts webpage, visartscenter.org/more/visability-art-lab/

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May 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Health Center for Uninsured Residents is Celebrating 50 Years in the Community

With an estimated 70,000 people living in Montgomery County without health insurance, MobileMed is a local nonprofit helping to fill the access to healthcare gap. For the last 50 years, staff at MobileMed has provided underinsured and individuals without health insurance with quality health care. “There are health disparities in this county,” said Peter Lowet, […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Food Insecurity in Montgomery County is Declining, According to Data

Thousands of Montgomery County residents experience food insecurity each day, but data from a recent CountyStat study revealed the number of residents experiencing food insecurity is declining. Food insecurity is defined as being without a reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. CountyStat was launched in 2007 within the Office of […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Grilling Season: Safety Officials Remind Residents to Use Caution

The number one cause of fires is unattended cooking which doesn’t exclude grilles, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. “In the last couple of days, we’ve already had a few grill fires and deck fires,” he said. Since temperatures are rising, fire and rescue officials said they are expecting […]

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