Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Giving Thanks by Giving Back: Events Happening Around the County

Looking for charitable things to do on Thanksgiving? MyMCMedia has a few suggestions: 7th Annual Turkey Chase: The Turkey Chase is an annual fundraiser for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  The Turkey Chase is a 10k, 2mile, Tot Trot on Thanksgiving Day that runs from the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and back.  Proceeds from benefit our […]

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November 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Clarksburg Student Ambassadors Donate 60 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Clarksburg High School’s Student Ambassadors program is giving back to families in need this Thanksgiving. School counselors at Clarksburg identified 30 families in need at the school, as well as 30 families in need at Rocky Hill Middle School — and the Student Ambassadors Program raised enough money to donate Thanksgiving meals to these families. […]

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November 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Rockville’s Holiday Drive Seeks Food and Gift Donations for Families in Need

The city of Rockville’s holiday drive is now underway. During the annual drive, with the help of donors and volunteers, the city’s Community Services Division collects and distributes Thanksgiving meals in November and toys and gifts in December to hundreds of children and families in Rockville. Donation boxes are available at city facilities and community […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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December 1, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: Time of the Year Again

“Haven’t all the years you’ve spent being Santa Claus, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus?   And not just for the joy you’ve helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring […]

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November 24, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots & Have A Lot to Be Thankful For

In the words of Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” We give back because it teaches us find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good. No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always […]

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November 24, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: The Power of Giving

“People who give, are given to.   People who care, are cared for.   And people who love… age slower, run faster, jump higher, eat healthier, tend to live in cottages, are as happy with friends as they are alone, climb more trees, skip when they could walk, kiss when they could talk, take the […]

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November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Schools Close Early: Public schools close after lunch today. 2. Two Year Anniversary Party:  Celebrating two years of serving customers, 7 Locks Brewing is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve party with live music by Skribe, starting at 7:30 p.m. 3. Bethesda’s Turkey Chase: The […]

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November 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church in Gaithersburg Providing Turkeys to Those in Need (VIDEO)

  A Gaithersburg church is handing out free turkeys this evening. The Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Lane, plans to hand out 500 turkeys before the holiday is out, Pastor Ola Olarinde said. The church bought the turkeys from Costco, using donations from church’s 350 members, he said.

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