Articles by Valerie Bonk

July 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Local Businessman Honored for Helping Rebuild Haiti

Harold Charles, president and CEO of Silver Spring-based CEEPCO Contracting, LLC, was honored by the Montgomery County Council after he was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administrationā€™s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year. “It’s a great great honor and it really really helps us to try […]

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July 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Rockville Program Graduates Largest Citizenship Class

Community Ministries of Rockville’s Language Outreach Program celebrated the completion of its largest Citizenship at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. The full class of 26 students, many accompanied by spouses and children, came to the graduation ceremony July 10. Each student received an American flag and a certificate acknowledging graduation from the program after […]

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July 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

photo of Silver Spring Police Station

Safe Silver Spring to Hold Meeting at New Police Station

Safe Silver Spring has a new place for its next meeting, holding their discussion on how to combat crime in the area at the newest police station in Montgomery County. What’s the group’s hope for the meeting? “To have a better understanding of what the new station has to offer the police and public,” said […]

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July 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Swim School Focuses on Saving Lives in MoCo (Video)

UPDATED: Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under 5-years-old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In order to combat this statistic, British Swim School has taken to the waves, teaching children through their Montgomery County locations not just how to swim, just how to survive. MyMCMedia’s Valerie […]

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July 10, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

County Trashes More Than 2,500 Illegal Signs (Video)

Drivers can see clearly now the signs are gone. It was time to go for more than 2,500 signs that were placed illegally along Montgomery County roads as three County departments came together for the first time and hit the road for a day-long crackdown on signs that could be distracting for drivers. See more […]

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July 10, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

More Housing, Support for Homeless Coming to Silver Spring

More affordable housing, transit-oriented development and a service center for the homeless will be coming to Silver Spring as Montgomery County and the Washington Property Company have signed an agreement to bring the additions to the Ripley District in the downtown area. The County is leveraging one parking lot parcel and two County-owned parcels in […]

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July 9, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Smallpox Vials Discovered in Bethesda Laboratory

Smallpox is rarely talked about these days. But the disease, that was last diagnosed in the 70’s, according to the World Health Organization, was recently discovered in vials hidden away in a storage room at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Employees discovered vials labeled “variola,” commonly known as smallpox, in an unused portion […]

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July 8, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Council Education Committee to Meet With BOE on ‘Achievement Gap’

The County Council Education Committee will meet with members of the Board of Education Monday to discuss the Office of Oversight report released earlier this year on the performance of students in the Montgomery County Public School System. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on July 14 in the County Office Building. In the […]

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July 6, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Local Soccer Fans Catch Washington Spirit (Video)

Fans cheered on Montgomery County’s only professional team as the World Cup has soccer in the news this week and the Washington Spirit women battled for a win on their home turf. See more in this MyMCMedia Extra from the game:

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July 3, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Board of Education Swears In Newest Student Member (Video)

She’s only 17, but the newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education has a big responsibility, taking on almost full voting rights as she steps up to the mic. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has more about Dahlia Huh’s plans as the student member of the board. After reciting the oath of the office following […]

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