March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Limits Gatherings to Maximum of Ten

To insure public safety from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Montgomery Parks is limiting gatherings to a maximum of ten people. Although parks will remain open, indoor facilities are closed through April 30. A post on the Montgomery Parks website said: “going for a hike or bike ride, shooting baskets on an otherwise empty court, and […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Tackles Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention With New Campaign

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched a new campaign titled, “BTheOne,” aimed to prevent substance abuse and suicide in teens, according to a news release. The new campaign includes a new website that provides resources an ways to help others that will be advertised and distributed throughout the county. “As a parent and a grandparent, […]

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April 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Budgets $250,000 to Promote Zika Prevention (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has authorized $250,000 from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene budget to fund the continuation of the state’s Zika virus prevention efforts. “Our administration’s first and main priority is keeping Marylanders safe, and we want our citizens to know that all levels of government are working together to respond to […]

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November 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire Safety Tips to Remember When Cooking in the Kitchen (VIDEO)

Throughout the year, cooking is a leading cause of fires. On County Report This Week, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer shared some tips to stay safe when cooking in the kitchen this Thanksgiving week. You can find more safety tips, see below, on the fire department’s website. · Be alert. If you are sleepy […]

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October 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Safety Tips for Halloween (VIDEO)

Trick or treat? Halloween is a fun time of the year but it is also a night to take some safety precautions. Take a look: You can more Halloween safety tips, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Vehicle Thefts Spike in July; Police Offer Prevention Tips

Did you know that July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month? According to the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, vehicle theft annually exceeds $4 billion and July is the month in which the highest number of cars are stolen. In Maryland, a vehicle is stolen every 39 minutes and nationwide, a vehicle is stolen every […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Preventing Child Abuse (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council on April 14 recognized Child Abuse Prevention Month by honoring the work of the Tree House, which works helps provide an array of services to children and families who are impacted by abuse. At the ceremonies in Rockville, Tree House Director Tom Grazio talked about the organization’s May 2 Tour de […]

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March 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Health Update for Montgomery County Maryland on Montontgomery Community Media

CDC Updates Community Health Website

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released, today, the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) online tool that produces public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describes the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence […]

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October 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bullying Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 1 continued its efforts to prevent bullying—both in schools and in the workplace—when it recognized Bullying Prevention Month. Councilmember Valerie Ervin (second from left) was among those who spoke about increasing awareness about the lifelong impacts of bullying. Also at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: James […]

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