Category archives for: Community News

Blizzard Update Postponed Due to Snow


Yes, you heard that right. We were supposed to receive an update about the performance of the Department of Transportation but, because of inclement weather, it has been postponed. The update was set to be delivered to the Montgomery County Council, but because of the snow fall it will not happen until March.

Library Card Sign Up Month


This September, Montgomery County Public Libraries is encouraging non-members to sign up and get a library card.  Locations are listed here.

DOT Seeks Residents Help


A new brochure recently published by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), called “Community Outreach Meeting Guide 2013” lists eight main resident advisory groups that advise the department and the dates and times they meet. The committees bring issues to the attention of MCDOT and advise staff of community concerns and priorities. The brochure [...]

Japan Fair at Bauer Drive


Montgomery County Recreation and Sakura Educational Exchange USA will co-host a student-presented “Japan Fair” on Saturday, March 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville. The free annual event is presented by students from Yokohama Hayato High School in Yokohama, Japan who will demonstrate and teach various [...]

Town Hall Meeting in Olney


Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host a Town Hall Meeting in Olney on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Middle School, 19200 Olney Mill Road. Previous town meetings have drawn thousands of residents who have taken advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns to the County Executive. “Town meetings present [...]

Montgomery County Announces Celebrations During Hispanic Heritage Month


Montgomery County announces several local events to take place during Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – throughout the County and region. Events in Montgomery County: September 18, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Internationally-acclaimed Honduran Violinist Angelo Rios. Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton St). September 19, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Drumming [...]

Rockville Chain Going Organic


My Organic Market was formed in 1987 and has opened up a 9th store inFarifax, V.A.  The company was founded by Scott Nash and was started out of his mothers garage.  A recent study conclude that organic foods might reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Read More >>

September is Falls Prevention Month


County Executive Isiah Leggett was joined today by Fire Chief Richard Bowers and Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors (GROWS) President Susan Wranik to highlight a number of safety initiatives aimed at the county’s growing population of seniors. In 2010, with nearly 120,000 seniors living in Montgomery County, there were 3,294 calls to [...]

Libraries to Extend Hours Sept. 16


Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced that beginning Sunday, September 16, several branches will be open longer hours. The libraries affected are Bethesda, Gaithersburg Interim (Lakeforest Mall), Germantown, Marilyn J. Praisner, Rockville Memorial, Silver Spring and Wheaton. Also under the new hours, the following branches will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to [...]

MacRecycle Clinic provides Mac Refurbs to Community


MacRecycleClinic meets every Monday night at the Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church to answer computer questions, fix up old Apple computers and donate the refurbished computers to those in need. The clinic began as a computer group Washington Apple Pi, a Rockville-based group that met on Tuesday nights and operated similarly to MacRecycleClinic. The group [...]

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