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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Safety Training Session Takes Place Today and Tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring

The Maryland Center for School Safety and the ALICE Training Institute are holding a two-day Active Shooter Training session today and tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring, according to a news release. The training takes place all day, and it is designed for Maryland local public and private school system security/safety directors, […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Bethesda Man (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 37-year-old Bethesda man. According to police, Sean Preilipper was last seen walking away from his Tanglewood Drive residence in Bethesda at 7 p.m. on Friday. He is described by police as a white male, 6′ tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Blog Keeps Tabs on Area Restaurants, Retail (VIDEO)

You and your friends might be talking about the new REI that’s opening this week at Pike & Rose. Or maybe you’re looking forward to the Gusto opening at Westfield Montgomery mall. Chances are the source of that news can trace back to StoreReporter.com, a blog that’s the brainchild of a Potomac woman with a […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Damascus Family, Damages Estimated at $100,000 (VIDEO)

A townhouse fire on Butterfield Way in Damascus caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Sunday night and displaced a family of four, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said 60 firefighters were called to the scene. According to Piringer, the family was not home at the time […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy commute: Don’t leave the house without an umbrella as rain showers are in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Free Fares: The 30th annual Give and Ride food drive campaign is underway this week. You can ride for free by donating […]

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April 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hundreds Gather in Bethesda for the Launch of Communities Against Hate

On the same day that some residents remembered the millions of lives lost due to hate during the Holocaust, a new group standing up against bigotry launched. The Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) of Montgomery County held its first rally at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Sunday evening. “We’re bringing people together,” said Paul Tiao, […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Organizers Say Holocaust Commemoration Is A Lesson For The Community

It’s a day organizers said they use to honor the many lives lost during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. Hundreds gathered at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac on Sunday for a Holocaust commemoration hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC). “Six million Jews collectively died […]

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April 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

David Trone to Headline Small Business Networking Event at MCM on May 25

David Trone, the founder of Total Wine & More, is scheduled to headline the Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media’s studios on May 25th. His topic for the business event is, “Zero to $2 Billion: Entrepreneurship and Leadership.” Kelly Leonard  is the host of SBN. She said registration for Trone’s talk will open […]

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April 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ride On Partners with Manna on Food Drive (VIDEOS)

Ride On passengers are being asked to donate food in exchange for a free fare on one of their buses. “Give and Ride” runs from now through April 29, an annual drive to benefit the Manna Food Center. In exchange for a nonperishable food item, Ride On commuters can get a free ride on the […]

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