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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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February 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 25 in Montgomery County

Happy Mardi Gras to those celebrating! It’s Tuesday, Feb. 25 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room, located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. Notably, the council […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County’s council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for the meeting. 2. Kojo Talks School Diversity: WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi is hosting a town-hall discussion on the achievement gap and diversity in Montgomery County Public Schools. The event […]

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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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November 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 2, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will speak at the County’s snow summit today. Officials from all County agencies with snow removal responsibilities will assess readiness for winter storms and discuss new initiatives. 2. Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is scheduled to host a community […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Grandparents Day in Gaithersburg Features a Drum Circle (VIDEO)

Dozens of seniors participated in an interactive drum circle along with their grandchildren at the Benjamin Gaither Center in Gaithersburg on July 29th. Videographer Nick Rhule captured the event in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

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February 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Benjamin Gaither Center Designated Site for Dental Services to Low Income Seniors

The Benjamin Gaither Center in Gaithersburg is now one of three sites that will offer basic services to low income seniors. The Montgomery County Area Agency received funding from a State of Maryland grant for the service. According to a news release, Montgomery County residents over the age of 55, who currently do not have […]

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June 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Benjamin Gaither Center Reopens Today in Gaithersburg

A grand opening was held for the newly expanded and renamed Benjamin Gaither Center in Gaithersburg on June 11th. The newly expanded and renamed center serves those ages 55+ and was formerly known as the Gaithersburg Senior Center. “Gaithersburg is committed to being an inclusive community that honors its history and embraces its future. We […]

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February 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo Upcounty Senior Center in Gaithersburg

Introducing the Benjamin Gaither Center

The Gaithersburg City Council has approved a new name and logo for the Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center, which has served residents 55 of age and older in Montgomery County for 24 years or since 1991. It will now be called the Benjamin Gaither Center, after the founder of Gaithersburg. During a presentation at City Hall […]

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