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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Free Dental Screenings in Germantown for Uninsured Children

In honor of National Children’s Dental Month, Wisteria Dental Care in Germantown is helping uninsured children. Each year Wisteria celebrates the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids A Smile Day” by offering uninsured children free dental screenings. This year, the event is on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dr. Hema Patel will provide each […]

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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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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, Christmas is six days away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Jingle Bell Breakfast: The Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring has a free Jingle Bell Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be two craft tables with supplies so seniors can make holiday […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 18 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 18, Christmas is a week away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Community Tree Trim: The Kentlands Mansion has a community tree trimming this year. Stop by to make handmaid ornaments and hang them on the outdoor tree in the Mansion’s side garden. The side garden is located […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Santa Rides Through County For Good Claus

Santa Claus left his sleigh in the North Pole garage and rode through Montgomery County on his Harley motorcycle. No, Rudolph didn’t guide Santa on this trip; instead the Montgomery County Police Officers spent the day as Santa’s elves, escorting him to 10 stops in Montgomery County. Throughout the day, Santa and the officers visited […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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November 19, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Making the Most of Your Child’s Sick Day

With fall in full swing now, the rates of children getting sick and having to miss school are increasing. While most people do not like getting sick, and parents especially tend to dislike days where their children are too sick to attend school, here are some suggestions to make the most of a sick day […]

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October 26, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Halloween Happenings Around Town

Halloween is less than a week away and there are numerous events happening all over the county. Whether you’re looking to participate in a murder mystery or a fun costume party for the kids, there’s something for everyone. Check out a list of events, below. Oct. 26th Field of Screams. Oct. 27th  Halloween A Holiday […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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September 1, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

County Recreation Calendar for September

Search all Montgomery County Department of Recreation events, here. September 2-4: Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed in observance of Labor Day. Some Aquatics Centers are open. September 5: Fall White Oak Barbeque White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904 240.777.6944 1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy live music […]

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