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May 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Senior Residents Are Changing the Stigma on Aging (VIDEO)

UPDATED Senior residents at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg are changing the stigma on what it means to age. “We do a lot of rollerblading, we do a lot of biking, we walk quite a bit, we hike, we swim and we both do yoga,” said resident Pam Parmer. Parmer and her husband Ron Stevenson […]

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May 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Asbury Methodist Village Receives National Recognition for Its Trees (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg has received national recognition for its trees by Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. “We are the first accredited arboretum in Maryland, especially for senior living communities and we’re really excited,” Rob Liebreich, executive director for Asbury said. Accreditation from ArbNet is based on the number of species of trees, […]

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May 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Announces New Initiative To Help Eligible Residents Become U.S. Citizens (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined local nonprofits at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring early Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed to help eligible residents in the County become U.S. Citizens. To help foster the path towards citizenship program locally, the County joined the Cities for Citizenship campaign, a national initiative […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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May 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Berliner on Affordable Housing: ‘One of the Most Daunting Public Policy Issues We Face’ (VIDEO)

To help area leaders come up with solutions to tackle the issue, Berliner along with hundreds of housing advocates, county leaders and housing developers,gathered at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center on  Friday for the 26th Annual Affordable Housing Summit. “We believe that affordable housing is a right, not a privilege,” Berliner said. “People ought […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Organizers Say Holocaust Commemoration Is A Lesson For The Community (VIDEO)

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). This year’s theme was “Displaced […]

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April 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Conference to Address Affordable Housing Set for May 5

The Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County will hold its annual conference on May 5 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center to address the housing demand and more in the county. According to organizers, a new study by the Montgomery County Planning Board found that the county would need 20,000 additional rental […]

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April 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Social and Scientific Systems Are MCAEL’s Adult Spelling Bee Champions (VIDEO)

For the second year in a row, Social and Scientific Systems won the adult spelling bee sponsored by the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy on Wednesday evening. MCAEL promotes access to English language services across Montgomery County. The adult spelling bee is not only an annual fundraiser for the organization, but a way to […]

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April 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Day (VIDEO)

To honor the legacy and lives lost during the Holocaust, the Montgomery County Council proclaimed April 24 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in a special ceremony during the council’s meeting early Tuesday. “All residents are urged to rededicate themselves to not bear themselves silently to injustice and to always remain vigilante to the principles of a just […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

REDI Gears up for Business Appreciation Week (VIDEO)

The Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI) is preparing to celebrate Business Appreciation Week, April 3 – 7. This annual event is a way for REDI to thank local companies for choosing the city of Rockville as their place of business. Rock 11 Now has more in this report, below: You can find out more about […]

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