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January 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax’s Vaccine Candidate Shows Nearly 90% Efficacy in UK

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate showed 89.3% efficacy in UK clinical trials. The UK study enrolled more than 15,000 volunteers, according to a statement from Novavax on Thursday. More details will be released as data comes in, the company said. Phase 2b results in South Africa showed […]

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April 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents Donate Homemade Face Masks

About 40 Silver Spring residents have joined as a “virtual” team to make face masks. As of Wednesday, they had donated almost 250 masks, with the majority delivered to Holy Cross Hospital and the rest to Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) Hospice Care in Rockville. The cloth masks are being worn by nurses and doctors […]

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March 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Ways to Help During Coronavirus Emergency in Montgomery County

Are you wondering how to help members of the community during the coronavirus public health emergency in Montgomery County? The Montgomery County Volunteer Center website is a resource for connecting volunteers and nonprofits. A new option “Volunteer Response to COVID-19” is now available where people can see any current requests for volunteers and donations. Montgomery […]

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May 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Panel Discussion on Volunteerism and Community Building Held in Takoma Park

The City of Takoma Park’s Auditorium was the site for a Community Collaboration Conversation on Friday. Elected officials, community leaders, and outreach organizations participated in a panel discussion about local partnerships between government and non- profit organizations, as well as increasing participation in programs to combat poverty.  

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April 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Maryland Comptroller Awards Gaithersburg Woman for Volunteer Work

Gaithersburg HELP is a faith collaborative that assists area residents in need of essentials such as food, clothing, medicine and transportation. Janet Nuemann became a volunteer for the cause more than 10 years ago, and people say she’s gone above and beyond for the organization ever since. To honor all her effort, Comptroller Peter Franchot […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s New Program Connects Volunteers 50 and Older with Nonprofits in Need

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center launched a new program Tuesday that connects volunteers 50 years of age and older to nonprofits and government agencies in need. The 50+ Volunteer Network works by recruiting retired professionals or individuals considering retirement, empty nesters, and more who want to make a significant contribution of time and talent to […]

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November 4, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Keys to Implementing a Successful Volunteer Program

Turns out building relationships with non-profit partners and those that volunteer within your organization is essential to success. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Group held a panel discussion on “Volunteerism – Recruitment / Retention / Empowerment“. The conversation was focused on recruiting, retaining and creating meaningful experiences for volunteers. The roundtable conversation included panelists […]

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June 21, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Under the Lights…

It was a beautiful evening, sipping on local craft brews from DC Brau and Flying Dog, in the spring sunshine, volunteering. The Kentlands Under the Lights Community Dinner was held this past Saturday. The event gives Kentlands residents and businesses the opportunity to share delicious cooking, engage in conversation and connect as neighbors and friends. As the Director […]

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June 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

BlackRock Center’s Executive Director Leaves Post for New Job

Krista Bradley, the executive director of the BlackRock Center for the Arts, has resigned to take a new job. “It is with mixed emotions that I share that I will be leaving BlackRock Center for the Arts to be the Director of Programs and Resources for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), our national […]

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