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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Supports Service Dogs For Children Who Testify

Gov. Larry Hogan is supporting legislation to provide children testifying in Maryland courts with therapy dogs. On Tuesday, Hogan hosted over a dozen therapy dogs at the Maryland State House as he showed his support for the legislation. The bills’ primary sponsors, Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Michael Malone, attended the event. Bills HB311/SB101 are […]

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November 22, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Eight Adoptions Confirmed in Celebration of National Adoption Month

Judges confirmed the adoptions of eight children today in a ceremony at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. The event was a celebration of National Adoption Month.  Children and their families took their turns behind the judges’ desk, where the judge confirmed their petitions for adoption and name changes.  Associate Judge Cynthia Callahan said […]

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September 25, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

3 Ways to Teach Our Kids About Money

District Capital’s Shanna Due shares some creative ways we can teach our kids about money.     Start talking about money with children early. Make it visual. Give them responsibility over their money.  

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August 30, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

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Takoma Park Rallies Against Facility for Migrant Children

Protestors gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood on Aug. 28 for a rally against a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The shelter would be near the Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County border, at 6896 Laurel St. N.W., and is meant for minors apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border without a parent. “I think that whole […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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March 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rare Disease Community Shares Unspoken Understanding at The Children’s Inn at NIH

Two families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda have found comfort meeting others in the “rare disease community.” Lydia Mzame came to The Inn from Mombasa, Kenya to help her 13-year-old son who’s suffered from sickle cell disease since he was four months old. Mzame came with her husband and their two other children. […]

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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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