June 15

June 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Officials Hosts Annual Senior Safety Forum

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County officials hosted the seventh annual Senior Safety Forum on Wednesday. The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, where people from around the world could voice their opposition to the abuse of older generations. Since the 60-and-over population in Montgomery […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 15, in Montgomery County: 1. SafeTrack:  Metro officials will host a news conference with local officials from around the region today to mark the end of the SafeTrack maintenance program following Surge #16, a line segment shutdown between Shady Grove and Twinbrook that starts Saturday. 2. House Fire: […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sherron Washington Headlines Small Business Network Series June 15 at MCM (VIDEO)

Sherron Washington was the featured speaker at the June 15 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Washington’s topic was titled, “More Platforms, More Problems: Simplifying Your Social Media Marketing.” Watch the video of Washington’s presentation below: #Twitter is the newsroom Share recent events or activities in your biz. To be […]

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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Concerts Return to Bethesda’s Veterans Park

Free outdoor summer concerts return to downtown Bethesda Thursday evenings during May, June and July. The concerts, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin in May and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Veterans Park, […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Responds to Durso’s Request About Extending School Calendar End Date

When it comes to the school calendar, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has some advice for the president of the Montgomery County school board. “Considering the series of recent troubling incidents reported in Montgomery County schools, I suggest you and your colleagues consider shifting your focus from arguing over which 180 days class is in session […]

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December 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its Dec. 13 meeting, according to a press release. School will begin on Tuesday Sept. 5 and the last day is scheduled for Thursday June 14. “We understand how important it is for out families to have a calendar as soon as […]

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November 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Students Will Start School After Labor Day Next Year (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools students will start school after Labor Day next year. That’s the latest from school board members who approved the start and end dates for the 2017-2018 school year calendar at a board meeting on Tuesday. According to the calendar, students will report to class on Sept. 5 and the last day […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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August 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Governor Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start Public Schools After Labor Day (VIDEOS)

UPDATED At a news conference in Ocean City today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he was signing an executive order that will require Maryland public schools to start classes after Labor Day beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Hogan was joined by Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has been an active advocate of a later […]

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June 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 15, in Montgomery County: 1. The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II takes place this morning at the studios of Montgomery Community Media. 2.  It’s the first of its kind. The Ellsworth Urban Dog Park opens today at 621 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. 3. Montgomery County Department […]

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