March 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg HELP Seeking Volunteers

Gaithersburg HELP is looking for volunteers for three positions in its transportation program. The positions are: Client Transportation Driver. Volunteers will drive our Gaithersburg seniors and adults with disabilities to medical and social service appointments in the area. Usually, volunteers will wait with the client and then return the client home. But for lengthy appointments, […]

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January 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 24 in Montgomery County

1. Head Start Expansion: The Community Action Board will be joined by county leaders to celebrate the expansion of head start classes for four-year-olds from part-day to full-day classes next year. Community Action Board Joined by Executive, Council, Board of Education and MCPS Officials to Celebrate Expansion of Head Start Classes https://t.co/VVGiyi3M7p #MoCo #Maryland — […]

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September 19, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at the Business Networking after Five event on Tuesday, September 12. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the […]

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September 7, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 12th

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, show its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Picnic event on Tuesday, September 12. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Confab: The Montgomery County Council meets at 1:30 p.m., and the agenda includes introduction of a new bill to raise the minimum wage to $15. 2. Your Thoughts Wanted: The Montgomery County Parks Department wants to hear your thoughts on its […]

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May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Honors Volunteers Who Care for Senior Pets (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Sherry Polvinate and more than 50 volunteers were honored by the Montgomery County Council on May 15 for their work at the House With A Heart senior pet sanctuary. Polvinate and her late husband, Joe, started caring for abandoned senior dogs in their Gaithersburg home more than 30 years ago. The sanctuary provides care and activities […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Delivers “State of the City” Address (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman delivered the 2017 “State of the City” address at the city’s annual event at Asbury Methodist Village. In his remarks, Ashman shared three stories about three city employees: Tawana Lofton from Community Services, Marlon Ramirez from the Gaithersburg Police Department and Carolyn Crosby from Arts and Events. “These are stories of people […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Seeks Volunteers to Assist Nursing Home Residents

Montgomery County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to assist nursing home residents. Volunteers will be responsible for making regular visits in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Montgomery County, according to a news release. The Long Term Ombudsman Program, designated by the Maryland Department of Aging, supports a group of volunteers […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Volunteer Center Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Volunteer Center’s RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation assistance for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, who live or work in Montgomery County. Special attention is given to those age 60 and older and appointments are being scheduled now. According to a Montgomery County news release, the Tax-Aide program has more than 100 volunteers who are […]

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