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May 6, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Virtual Memorial Day Observance to be Held in Gaithersburg on May 30

The City of Gaithersburg is inviting the community to their virtual Memorial Day Observance in honor of all who have given their lives in military service on May 30. The pre-recorded video will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion. Mayor Jud Ashman will deliver […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community has been part of our core mission since the beginning, and that doesn’t stop with a pandemic,” said Lauren Campbell, Strathmore’s Director […]

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May 1, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

SEEC Distributing Masks, Gifts to Direct Support Professionals Throughout Maryland

Supporting Employment Equality and Community a local nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has already distributed over 3,000 masks for Direct Support Professionals in Maryland. DSP’s work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently and have become even more important now for those who are homebound. Executive Director […]

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April 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Damascus Local Organizes ‘Social Distance’ Relay to Raise Money for Damascus Help

Damascus community members are hosting a ‘social distancing’ 24 hour relay race to raise money for the local organization Damascus Help. With the help of her friends, Carolyn Sherwood decided to organize the event in the Goshen Oaks neighborhood after seeing a post online that the organization was in need of help. “It is a […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Dominic’s Bar and Grill Community Raise Money in Hopes of Saving the Restaurant

Fans of Dominic’s Bar and Grill have come together by creating a GoFundMe to help support the restaurant and its owner Justin Grow. With the help of the community, the GoFundMe page has already raised almost $4,000 of their $10,000 goal in the past five days. Cristi Franklin, a member of Poverty Ridge Band, has […]

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

B-CC Student Collecting Food Donations for Students, Organizing Virtual Prom

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Lilly Behbehani has been using her time at home to give back to her school community by setting up food donations for families and organizing a virtual prom for students. After first hearing about the spread of coronavirus and the possibility of schools shutting down, Behbehani became concerned about the […]

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April 9, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Einstein High Community Donates Gift Cards to Families Facing Food Insecurity

Over 100 families at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington have donated $5,750 in gift cards to help families at their school facing food insecurities during the coronavirus crisis. A group of parents, led by Christine Alden, a parent with a sophomore at Einstein, worked together to help organize the donations of 115 $50 food […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Sunflower Bakery is Serving the Community by Donating Muffins

Sunflower Bakery, a non-profit bakery in Rockville, is going above and beyond to help the community by providing muffins to food shelters, pantries and hospital staff in the Metro D.C. area, according to Executive Director Daphna Raskas. The bakery has raised over $10,000 and donated more than 3,000 muffins to over 15 places, according to […]

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March 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces First Community Transmission Case of Coronavirus in Maryland

Gov. Hogan announced the first case of community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Maryland.  Community transmission means the patient had no known exposure to the illness through travel or contact with an infected person, according to the governor’s statement. The patient is a Prince George’s County man in his 60s, who Hogan announced last […]

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December 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Minority Legislative Breakfast Focuses on Community Issues

It was a packed room at the Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast in Bethesda on Wednesday. Federal, state, and local elected officials as well as member organizations attended the event marking its 19th year. Topics of discussion included the upcoming legislative agenda and its impact on the minority community. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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