Five Things to Know for May 24 in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 24, in Montgomery County, Maryland:

1. Teen court turns 20: Montgomery County’s teen court started in 1997 and has heard more than 5,000 cases. The court is used as a diversion program for first- or second-time juvenile offenders who have committed misdemeanors including theft, vandalism and assault, among other charges. Respondents must admit guilt before appearing at a sentencing hearing conducted almost entirely by their teenage peers. The court marks its anniversary this evening.

2. U.S. 29 BRT: The advisory committee for the bus rapid transit project along U.S. 29 meets at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Parlor Room, 33 University Blvd. E. Discussion topics are expected to include station locations, station architecture, and a service planning overview.

3. Northwest advances: Northwest High School defeats Roosevelt, 4-1, to advance to the MPSSAA State Finals in Baseball.

4. Diabetes support: Suburban Hospital’s Nurse Mary Flynn facilitates the Diabetes Support Group at Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Group meeting lasts from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Lena Grayson at 301.942.8523 for details. Newcomers welcome.

5. Water tank rehab: A water tank in Damascus is getting a $1.2 million refurbishment, which will include the high school’s mascot. See Sonya Burke’s story.

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Douglas Tallman

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