Communities

July 27, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, July 28 – July 30 (VIDEO)

Here are some picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s two exhibits, Colored Pencil Society of America and Blush, are on display from now through August 6. Bethesda’s Gallery B’s July exhibit, Saffron and Tea, features mixed media paintings by Saya Behman. The exhibit continues through August 5. BlackRock Center for the […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Warns Residents About Hazardous Toxins in Lakes

The Montgomery County Parks Department is asking residents to use caution near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank after a testing has shown there are elevated levels of a toxic substance produced by algae in the lakes. The lakes, located within Rock Creek Regional Park, tested positive for Microcystin, a hepatoxin, that can cause harm to […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Region at Community Forum

Economic conditions and income inequality were among some concerns residents addressed at a community conversation event hosted by the Greater Washington Community Foundation Monday evening. The foundation has launched a new initiative designed to hear from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing the region titled, “Voices of the Community.” Dozens of residents gathered at […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Look Inside Silver Creek Middle School (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

The start of the 2017-18 school year is weeks away and construction is in full swing at Silver Creek Middle School  in Kensington. In just a few weeks, hundreds of sixth and seventh grade students will fill the hallways of this new school. This $42 million dollar project will help to alleviate over-crowding at Westland […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Eunice Lewis Seagraves Portrays Underground Railroad Conductor in “Harriet Tubman: Defender” at Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) present two performances of “Harriet Tubman: Defender” during August. The 45-minute play tells the story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who became a well-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born in 1820 into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She escaped slavery in 1849 by fleeing to Philadelphia […]

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July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Comment on Parks Department’s Energized Public Spaces Plan

The Montgomery County Parks Department is inviting residents to a public hearing to comment on their needs and wants in public spaces throughout the County on July 27. The meeting will be held at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. This public hearing is […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Traffic Congestion, Change in Council Setup (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the County Council’s vote to not support a study for a second Potomac River crossing, a proposal to reduce the number of at-large council seats, the first six-months of the Trump Administration. This week’s panel of political observers […]

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July 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Silver Creek Middle School’s New Principal (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools will open one of its newest schools in Kensington. Silver Creek Middle School, located at 3701 Saul Road, will welcome more than 500 sixth and seventh grade students in September. Traci Townsend was appointed principal of the new school by the Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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July 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Comment on Viva White Oak Plans (VIDEO)

We’re ready. That’s the message from some residents in the White Oak community who are anticipating a redevelopment plan aimed to stimulate economic growth and a thriving community. Dozens of residents gathered at the White Oak Community Recreation Center Tuesday evening to get a first look at the preliminary sketch plan for the Viva White […]

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