Communities

January 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Officials Speak on Affordable Senior Citizen Housing Throughout the County

The Montgomery County Planning Department did a recent study, and the results showed what the County’s Division of Housing already knew: “…. That senior housing is an important issue in Montgomery County,” said Stephanie Killian, chief of the Montgomery County Division of Housing. To meet the needs of the growing senior population here, Killian said more […]

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January 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Betsy Bowman, Graciela Rivera-Oven, Matthew Logan, and Sonya Bruton. Evans and the panel discuss the following: The annual count of the homeless population in Montgomery County with Betsy Bowman from EveryMind. Domestic violence victims who experience homelessness with Graciela Rivera-Oven. The annual Montgomery History Conference […]

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January 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom

Montgomery County Public School teacher Deanna Perucci, 24, died suddenly while teaching a class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac Thursday morning. Herbert Hoover’s principal Dr. Yong-Mi Kim sent a letter home to families. According to Kim, Perucci’s “passing was the result of a medical emergency.” MCPS has already started offering support to students present […]

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January 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Olney Woman Finds a Sweet Way to Help Others

Cupcakes with Purpose offers a variety of flavors for several different causes to lend a helping hand to those in need throughout the community. Founder Jayden Rosenthal of Olney says helping others and baking are the motivating factors. To learn more about Cupcakes with Purpose, check out their Facebook page.          

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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January 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 18-Jan. 20

Celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday at the City of Rockville’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day celebration in the morning or at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tribute & Celebration at Strathmore Monday afternoon. Both events include performances and awards. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day also provides an opportunity to give back to […]

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January 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Volunteer Opportunities for MLK Day of Service Projects

Thousands of local residents are expected to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings by taking part in Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 21. The annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Award-Winning Folk Singer Beth Wood Headlines BlackRock’s Studio Theater Thursday

BlackRock Center for the Arts singer-songwriter series continues with award-winning folk singer Beth Wood Thursday, Jan 17 at 7:30 p.m. With the release of her new album and over 20 years in the music industry, Wood is as experienced as they come, and always striving to improve upon her songwriting. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Wood’s […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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