a wider circle

January 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on: Executive Marc Elrich hosts the first of five FY20 Operating Budget Forums at the Silver Spring Civic Center; Housing and Community Affairs works to inspect all the units at the Enclave apartment complex in […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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December 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Nonprofit Working to End the Poverty

A Wider Circle grew out of a class Mark Bergel taught at American University 17 years ago. Now its mission is to end poverty, not just in Silver Spring, or in Montgomery County, but everywhere. “I would be a sad and frustrated individual if 20 years from now we have not changed this country’s inner […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Six Honorees Inducted Into Montgomery County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Montgomery County’s Department of Human Rights inducted six new honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Indeed, the award recognizes individuals who made sacrifices to combat discrimination and promote inclusion. The theme for this years celebration was “Diversity is Working For Our County.” The inductees […]

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December 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Less Waste for the Holidays: “Holiday Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Display at Brookside Gardens” takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 2. It IS a Wonderful Life: Enjoy the timeless Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” […]

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July 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Tours A Wider Circle in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently toured A Wider Circle in Silver Spring to learn more about the nonprofit and its work to end poverty. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about A Wider Circle on its website here. PREVIOUS POSTS .@LarryHogan is scheduled to tour @awidercircle today in Silver Spring. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/oesqEnPkmQ […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to Tour A Wider Circle in Silver Spring

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is touring A Wider Circle in Silver Spring later today. Mark Bergel, the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, said the governor’s visit has been in the works for some time. According to Bergel, Hogan and his staff want to learn more about the nonprofit and its work serving […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 10, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Governor Visit: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to tour A Wider Circle in Silver Spring today. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11 a.m. to discuss key issues facing the Council this month. 3. Kentlands Apartments: […]

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October 3, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour Held

The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), and Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders said goodbye to summer and hello to football season at its 3rd Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Miller’s Ale House Rockville on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Nearly 200 emerging leaders attended the […]

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January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Poverty Awareness Month (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Craig Rice joined leaders of many groups that work to help the County’s less fortunate residents on Jan. 19 to recognize “Poverty in America Awareness Month.” Statistically, Montgomery is one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the country, but there is a less visible population as seven […]

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