Shirley Brandman, a former president of the Montgomery County Board of Education, has been named interim director of the Children’s Opportunity Fund- an initiative where county agencies, Montgomery County Public School officials, and the private sector are taking steps to eliminate the achievement gap. Brandman started in her new role on Sept 1. County officials said the […]
Where do you think Montgomery County should relocate the Confederate Soldier statue? Local leaders are hoping to hear from you by Sept. 9th. You may recall that Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council are...Read more
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will kick off African Heritage Month on September 2nd with a special celebration from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at One Veterans Place. Did you know that...Read more
More than two dozen Silver Spring’s restaurants are joining together from Sept. 8 – 13 to start a new tradition, Silver Spring Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer special lunch and dinner fixed-price...Read more
While the month of August is synonymous with relaxation, residents of Riderwood were able to “Jump into Summer, Dive into Opportunities” during a unique event. On August 21, the Erickson Living retirement community hosted its...Read more
The need for affordable housing in Montgomery County is great as seen by the response to a new portal that allows anyone interested in obtaining housing assistance to apply online. More than 7,000 people completed applications within the first 24 hours of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) launching its new housing wait list (HOCHousingPath.com), and […]
Having a place to park your bike is important when traveling around the region. The city of Rockville has launched a new Bike Rack Grant Program to make biking more convenient. Find out more in this report: Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation announcing September as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. In addition, the governor announced that on Tuesday, September 15, the administration will host an American Red Cross blood drive at the State House, where a Bloodmobile will be set up to take donations. “Going through […]
It was a messy morning in the Lakelands Ridge community of Gaithersburg. That’s where a trash truck caught on fire while on its route off High Gables Drive at Shadow Glen Mews and Shadow Glen Court. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire started in the cab area of the […]
Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Construction work will close portions of the trails around the Croydon Creek Nature Center at 852 Avery Road in Rockville beginning today. 2. A street party commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina takes place from noon – 3 p.m. today […]
The popular Kentlands/Lakelands 5K is back for its 22nd year. Online registration closes September 2nd for the Sept. 5th event, that includes three Kids Fun Runs. The popular chip-timed Run/Walk, limited to the first 1,500 registrants, is expected to sell out; online registration is encouraged. According to organizers, the Kids Fun Runs are limited to […]
Former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The viewing is open to the public. Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State […]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and until further notice. The Governor has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel, who died on Sunday August 30. You can read more about Governor Mandel’s legacy, here.
Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the first day back to school for more than 156,000 students in Montgomery County and local police are reminding all of us to be safe. Send us your #backtoschool photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website. […]