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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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April 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fields Road Elementary with a Donation (VIDEO)

Fields Road Elementary School was featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. That’s because the Gaithersburg-based school recently raised over $13,000 during a record-breaking Read-A-Thon, and the fundraiser caught the attention of Fallon because of its “Egg Roulette” video starring the school’s principals. On Friday night’s show, Fallon played a clip […]

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May 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Ride On Food Drive Collects Over 6,000 Pounds of Food for Manna Food Center

Passengers on Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system donated 6,258 pounds of food this year during the annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place during the week of April 24. You may remember that bus passengers received free rides by donating canned or nonperishable food for Montgomery County school students. “Every year, Ride […]

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December 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Santa Ride Benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Santa traded in his sleigh for a new kind of ride on Dec. 16. That’s right, on this day Santa was traveling aboard a Harley to communities across Montgomery County – from Germantown to Bethesda- and he was not alone. With lights and sirens flashing, a police escort accompanied Santa as he collected gifts and donations […]

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December 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 1st, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council meets today and Councilmembers are expected to elect new officers for a one-year term. The meeting will be broadcast live by County Cable Montgomery. The Council agenda is posted online. 2. Have you heard? Montgomery County’s new towing […]

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December 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Tips for Making End of Year Donations

This week is a popular one for making final donations by year-end to charitable organizations. Here are some tips from the county Office of Consumer Protection so that you choose wisely. • Verify a charity’s non-profit status • Review how money is spent by the charity. How much money is used for administrative costs? • […]

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December 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

Dogfish Head Alehouse Donates $2K to Gemmells

A fundraiser at a local restaurant raised about $2,000 for the Gemmell family. Dogfish Head Alehouse of Gaithersburg hosted a fundraiser Dec. 22 donating 20 percent of the proceeds to the Gemmell family. Marie Gemmell and her two young sons died on Dec. 8 when a jet crashed into their Gaithersburg home. Jenifer Miller, a […]

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December 22, 2014 | Krista Brick

Savi Technology Launches College Fund for Gemmell Daughter

Savi Technology established the Arabelle Gemmell Fund, a campaign designed to create a college fund for Arabelle Gemmell, daughter of Savi employee Ken Gemmell. Arabelle’s mother and two young brothers, Devin and Cole, were killed when a small plane hit their home near Gaithersburg on Dec. 8, 2014. Ken Gemmell was at work at the […]

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October 1, 2014 | Krista Brick

Rounding Up for the Visual Arts! (VIDEO)

This month when customers buy art supplies at any of the three Plaza Artist Materials stores in Montgomery County they will have the option of rounding up their bill and donating the money to support local artists. The effort is called Round Up for the Visual Arts! and it is launched in conjunction with the […]

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