March 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

GoFundMe Campaign for Washington Spirit Players Raises More Than $36,000 in Three Days (PHOTO)

A GoFundMe page to raise money for two Washington Spirit players, who escaped a house fire in Boyds, has raised more than $36,000 since it was created on Sunday. The page was started by Anthony DiCicco, whose father, Tony DiCicco is a former U.S. women’s national team coach. On the night of March 10, just […]

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February 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Olney Chamber Establishes Scholarship Fund in Officer Noah Leotta’s Name

The Olney Chamber of Commerce has established a scholarship fund to commemorate the life and passion of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta. The Chamber is asking local businesses and residents to help contribute to the fund, which will be awarded to local high school students committed to pursuing a career in law enforcement or […]

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January 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

The Owner of Mel’s Rink Responds to Letter from County Executive (PHOTO)

UPDATED Jan. 8 Mel’s Rink may be moving to a new location. In an email dated Jan. 7th, Poolesville resident Marc Kohn says he appreciates County Executive Ike Leggett’s personal interest in Mel’s Rink, and Kohn says he would like to meet with county officials to discuss relocating the backyard ice rink that was built […]

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January 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Owner of Mel’s Rink Launches GoFundMe Page (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Poolesville resident Marc Kohn has launched a GoFundMe page, entitled “Save Mel’s Rink,” as he prepares to fight to keep the play space, which opened in December, in his backyard. “I built a skating rink on my property in Poolesville, Maryland that I’ve named Mel’s Rink,” writes Kohn on the GoFundMe page. “It’s a […]

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January 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold the first of five budget forums tonight in Silver Spring. 2. Are you preparing to do your taxes? Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced the official opening of tax filing season. 3. Wheaton High […]

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July 7, 2015 | Krista Brick

Fundraiser Started for Damascus Fire Victim

A wooden stool, passed down in the family two generations is all Barbara Ortiz and her 13-year-old son Phillip could salvage after a fire destroyed their rented condo in Damascus last month. But the community here is trying to get this mother and son back on their feet. “My 13-year-old is worried about his mother being ok. That is […]

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December 10, 2014 | Krista Brick

Community Rallying to Help Local Victims of Gaithersburg Plane Crash

UPDATED – People throughout Montgomery County and even out of state are stepping up to help a father and his daughter through the pain of losing the rest of their family in a freak accident that had a jet crashing into their Gaithersburg home. A waitress at Dogfish Head Aleshouse who admits she barely knows the Gemmell […]

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December 9, 2014 | Krista Brick

Fund Established to Help Gaithersburg Victims of Plane Crash

UPDATED: The fund  created to help the Gemmell family who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons tragically Monday when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home, has topped $175,000 as  of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. More than 4,000 people have donated on the The Go Fund Me page. All of the funds raised will be donated […]

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