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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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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Headlines Community Forum About Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is the featured speaker of a community forum titled, “Challenges and Solutions to Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” that is scheduled from 6 -8 p.m. tonight at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. According to a news release, McCarthy will discuss the decriminalization of mental health and substance […]

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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Officials Rename Poolesville Library to Recognize Devoted Volunteer (VIDEO)

The Poolesville Library has a new name.  The library at 19633 Fisher Avenue is now known as the Maggie Nightingale Library, in recognition of a devoted volunteer and library advocate. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the library’s new name at a ceremony on Saturday. He was joined by the late Maggie Nightingale’s husband, Tom, […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

New City Council Member Yvette Monroe is Sworn in at Gaithersburg City Hall (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It’s official: Olde Towne resident Yvette Monroe is the newest Gaithersburg City Council member, and she’s also the first African American to serve on the City Council. Monroe was sworn into office at Gaithersburg City Hall on Feb. 8. She was appointed to the position following the death of Councilmember Henry Marraffa, who died last year […]

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