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July 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Recognized for Performance Management in Leadership

For the fifth year in a row, Montgomery County has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management by the International City/Council Management Association (ICMA), according to a news release. “I am proud that the hardworking employees of our County Government continue to be recognized for […]

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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ingleside at King Farm Partners To Partner With Link Generations for Summer Storytelling Series

In an effort to connect youth and older adults by a creative outlet, Ingleside at King Farm Retirement Community and Link Generations are partnering up this summer for a storytelling series for high school students and older adults, according to a news release. The summer storytelling series is an inter-generational activity that is centered around […]

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June 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

BlackRock Center’s Executive Director Leaves Post for New Job

Krista Bradley, the executive director of the BlackRock Center for the Arts, has resigned to take a new job. “It is with mixed emotions that I share that I will be leaving BlackRock Center for the Arts to be the Director of Programs and Resources for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), our national […]

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May 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen Expected to Open This Summer (VIDEO)

In an effort to help small-scale food entrepreneurs expand their business, the Takoma Park Silver Spring (TPSS) Community Kitchen was launched back in 2012. Five years later, renovations are complete, a final inspection by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has passed, and they’re set to open for business this summer. The […]

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May 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park’s Crossroads Farmers Market Season Extended (VIDEO)

Takoma Park’s Annual Crossroads Farmers Market is set to open for the season on May 31st from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. on the intersection of Anne Street and University Boulevard East. This year marks the 11th season and for the first time since the farmers market started, residents will be able to shop for locally […]

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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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