October 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fundraiser Set for Group That Helps Families of Premature Babies

A Pennsylvania-based charity that offers families of premature babies with newborn supplies is branching out to Maryland with a fundraiser. The Lily’s Hope Foundation will have a walk at Bohrer Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. The organization grew out of the Driscoll family’s unexpected needs when their daughter, Lilian Hope, was born […]

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October 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police to Participate in Tip-a-Cop Event to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland (PHOTOS)

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department along with, the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, Maryland-National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), Rockville City Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986 will be participating in a national Tip-a-Cop benefit event this Saturday. According to a news release, officers will volunteer their time to […]

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June 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Take a “Shot for Heroes” at the Quicken Loans National (VIDEO)

The Quicken Loans National takes place this week at Congressional Country Club and organizers are hoping golf fans will take a swing from a custom-built platform located between the Clubhouse and 18th hole for a chance to win $10,000 and to raise money for Operation Homefront and the Tiger Woods Foundation. The “Shot for Heroes” […]

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December 23, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Beware of Charity Scams this Holiday Season

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith is reminding residents to beware of misleading practices this holiday season. “The holiday season inspires a spirit of generosity to help those in need, but unfortunately, scam artists are also stepping up their efforts to take advantage of that generosity. It is important for all Marylanders to be vigilant […]

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December 23, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood Holiday Projects Reach Locally and Abroad (PHOTO)

The lives of people in need, both locally and thousands of miles away, will be brightened thanks to a pair of service projects performed by employees of Arbor Ridge, the extended care neighborhood of Riderwood retirement community. The holiday generosity began as staff members of Arbor Ridge learned about the students of a Title 1 school in […]

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December 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 1st, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council meets today and Councilmembers are expected to elect new officers for a one-year term. The meeting will be broadcast live by County Cable Montgomery. The Council agenda is posted online. 2. Have you heard? Montgomery County’s new towing […]

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November 25, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gov. Larry Hogan Serves Lunch at Our Daily Bread Employment Center (PHOTOS)

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan recently visited and served lunch at Our Daily Bread Employment Center in Baltimore. According to a news release, Hogan was joined by Comptroller Peter Franchot and his wife, Anne, and served hot lunches to residents in need. Our Daily Bread is a service of the Catholic Charities […]

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August 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Moving Company Pitches in to Help Nonprofit (PHOTO)

The summer is always a busy time of the year for local moving companies but when the founder of A Wider Circle called Metropolitan Moving and Storage to ask for help with moving some donations the moving company did not hesitate to respond. Mark Bergel, is the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, […]

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March 12, 2014 | Greta Anderson

Boundaries on Giving

From Friday to Saturday, I joined the youth group at St. John’s Lutheran church in Rockville and two other groups in World Vision’s annual “30 hour famine,” a countrywide movement designed to raise awareness about hunger in Third World countries.  The goal is to stop eating for 30 hours, from 12 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. […]

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