awareness

June 4, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Gaithersburg Mayor Declares June 7th ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’

On Monday, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council designated June 7th, 2019 as “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” or “Wear Orange Day.” Jennifer Stein and other representatives from Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun violence organization, accepted the proclamation. June 7th will be observed across the U.S. as a day of remembrance and activism against gun violence […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Summer Weather Tips: Preparing for Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1, 2018 Did you know that Friday marks the official start of the summer storm and hurricane season? The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Weather […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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October 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more in this video, below:

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Announces Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statewide proclamation announcing June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Maryland. Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder, leads to memory loss and progressive mental and physical impairments. Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association and advocates raise funds and awareness to honor those living with […]

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October 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) has restored early voting centers in Bethesda and Burtonsville and the BOE is asking the state of Maryland for a tenth site in Potomac. #earlyvoting 2. You can pay off your library fines with […]

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May 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service has designated this week as National Hurricane Preparedness Week leading up to the June start of the summer storm and hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the […]

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October 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bullying Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 1 continued its efforts to prevent bullying—both in schools and in the workplace—when it recognized Bullying Prevention Month. Councilmember Valerie Ervin (second from left) was among those who spoke about increasing awareness about the lifelong impacts of bullying. Also at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: James […]

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March 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

Light it Up Blue

On April 2, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and the City Council will issue a proclamation declaring April as Autism Awareness Month in the city of Gaithersburg. The proclamation will be presented to Melissa Porter, a local ambassador for the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” awareness campaign. As part of the campaign, the City will […]

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February 7, 2013 | Karen O'Keefe

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SNAP Challenge Day Three: Supplies Dwindle, Awareness Grows

After three days of five, out of the $50 John and I had to spend, we have almost $10 left. In three days, I have eaten a lot of celery with peanut butter. Tonight my husband John had the leftover brown rice with black beans and chicken thighs casserole. He also had a salad of […]

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