March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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November 24, 2015 | Maureen Stiles

Mileage Check

People say that 50 is the new 30. Or that age is just a number. But all those adages mean nothing when your age smacks you in the face. Like it did the day I went to test drive a shiny, new 2016 car. Once you slide into that driver’s seat, you immediately fossilize. Your […]

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August 29, 2015 | Backpack Journalist

Aging in Someplace: Where the Elderly Live by Anna Vidergar

The elderly are everywhere in our society, yet we never really think about where they live. What are the benefits and downsides of each living area for the elderly? In this clip, we explore the living areas for the elderly.  

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July 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Village Hosts White House Conference on Aging Watch Party

The White House is live streaming its decennial Conference on Aging that is happening today in Washington D.C., and Silver Spring Village, the Senior Service America, and Silver Spring Library are cohosting an official watch party. The conference started at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. Some of the topics during the conference […]

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June 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Resource Fair Helps Bring Awareness to Elder Abuse (PHOTOS)

Rhoda Baruch, of Chevy Chase, shared her experience as a victim of financial exploitation during the World Elder Abuse Day Senior Safety Forum on June 10 at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton. In front of a full house made of seniors, social workers, family members, law enforcement, county and state officials, Baruch said, “I’m […]

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June 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

Senior Awareness Month in Montgomery County

Seniors, social workers, and family members are invited to participate at the fifth annual World Elder Abuse Day Senior Safety Forum on June 10 at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton. Elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, and financial exploitation are among the topics to be discussed during the event. According to a news release, elderly abuse […]

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October 3, 2012 | Karen O'Keefe

St. Pius X H.S. Class of 1972


I left my sister’s house in Atlanta at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. My flight home to BWI Airport was at 6 a.m. Her suburban neighborhood was silent except for the pattering sounds of soft rain, and the gritty sound of my plastic sandal soles clipping along on the wet pavement as I walked under a […]

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