Communities

February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Bill Making County Responsible for Shoveling Some Sidewalks

Residents and business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice off their sidewalks within 24 hours following a snowfall. A bill introduced Tuesday would require the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to remove snow from narrow sidewalks where there is significant pedestrian traffic. Councilmember Evan Glass sponsored the bill, which already has support from […]

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February 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cerca de 3 Millones de Hispanos en EE.UU. en Riesgo de Ceguera debido a la Diabetes

Según un informe del Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH por sus siglas en inglés), cerca de 3 millones de hispanos en los Estados Unidos están en riesgo de perder su visión para el 2030 debido a complicaciones de la diabetes, y un 12 por ciento de todos los hispanos mayores de 20 años han sido […]

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February 23, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Circle of Rights

The Circle of Rights is a nonprofit that provides education support, encouragement, hope and opportunity for those whose lives can be changed by stroke and other related conditions. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. Studio 501c3 host Kim Jones speaks with Circle of Rights founder […]

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February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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February 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Recursos para Hispanos: Conversación Virtual el 27 de Febrero

El Grupo de Acción para el Logro de Estudiantes Latinos (LSAAG), las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), el Condado de Montgomery y el Consejo de PTA del Condado de Montgomery (MCCPTA) se unirán para presentar una conversación comunitaria virtual sobre recursos y apoyo para las familias hispanas, el sábad0 27 de febrero. La […]

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February 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Senior Planet Montgomery Offers Free Virtual Classes Through Feb. 26

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for residents ages 60 and older, is offering free online classes from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26. The courses will focus on ways to thrive at home and enhance individuals’ life skills, according to a press release. Examples of courses include Make Your Home Comfortable and Digital […]

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February 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. Crittenton Services is a nonprofit that works to empower teen girls to overcome obstacles, make positive choices and achieve their goals. Studio 501c3 host Kim Jones speaks with Crittenton president and executive director, Siobhan Howard Davenport. Watch previous episodes […]

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February 22, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Conversation on COVID-19 Resources for County’s Latino Community Set for Feb. 27

The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) will be teaming up to present a virtual community conversation about resources and support for local Latino families on Saturday. The conversation will be held from 1 p.m to 2 p.m and conducted […]

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February 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland’s Vaccination Program, Teacher’s Union Rejects MCPS Reopening Plan

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination program. ( 1:03 ) Montgomery County teachers union votes against the school district’s plan to reopen schools. ( 8:38 ) The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump ends. ( 12:52 ) This week’s […]

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February 22, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Youth Ballet Offering Free Classes for Black History Month

Silver Spring dance studio, Maryland Youth Ballet, is offering free and low-cost virtual classes throughout February for Black History Month. The studio is providing classes in a variety of dance styles including Afrobeat, Jazz and more. Panel discussions on Zoom, documentaries and films all centered around the experiences of Black dancers will also be offered. […]

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