April 30, 2010

Montgomery County news

Get a Taste for What's Great in Wheaton; 15th Annual Taste of Wheaton Set for May 16 - Downtown Wheaton will showcase some of the area‚s best restaurants and businesses at the 15th annual Taste of Wheaton. The signature event will take place on Sunday, May 16, from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Wheaton at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6547

Coffee & Conversation - Stop by and chat with Ken Hartman, Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Find out about programs and services in Montgomery County, learn more about the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and their role in the community, or just bring your concerns for your community to discuss. Any time between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon ˆ Friday, May 7, 2010.

Three Arrested in Gaithersburg for Citizenship Scam - Officers from the Montgomery County Police 6th District have made three arrests in a criminal scheme where the victims were offered fraudulent U.S. citizenships. Additionally, one of the suspects has been charged with operating a medical practice without a license. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Police/News/NA_details.asp?NaID=5439

MCFRS Wishes a Happy Friday to Everyone! - Hopefully everyone out there has had a great, and SAFE, week that will continue into the weekend! Sadly, this was the last week at MCFRS for two outstanding people with over 33 years of service to the County. Happy retirement wishes to Division Chief Mike Love and Battalion Chief Wayne Courtney! Our loss is your families gain! For more information go to: http://mcfrs.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-friday-everyone.html

Richard Montgomery HS Sophomore Elected Student Board Member - Alan Xie, sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School, was elected the 2010-2011 student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education on April 28. Xie was chosen by 73.64 percent of the secondary students who cast ballots in the election, conducted by the Montgomery County Region of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MCR). The overall voter turnout was 86.67 percent (64,878 of 74,854 students). All high schools and middle schools submitted election results, along with the Randolph Academy alternative program and Rock Terrace School. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=2748

Fitness Instructors Needed - The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center is seeking qualified water fitness instructors to teach classes this summer. Contact the center at 240-314-8750 or apply online http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rockville/default.cfm

Montgomery College Student Wins One of 40 Prestigious National Scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Montgomery College student Lawrence E. Caldwell II has won the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which will provide up to $30,000 each year for tuition, books and living expenses to use at the four-year transfer institution of his choice. For more information go to: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/showStory.php?id=19202

River Center Opening Day Celebration ˆ Celebrate the opening of a season full of outdoor activities, concerts, nature walks, cleanups and bird watching at Lockhouse 8 with Potomac Conservancy. The season will commence with a welcome address from the Conservancy's President, and the blowing of the horn by a Potomac Conservancy board member. The River Center at Lockhouse 8 will officially open May 1 for the season. For more information go to: http://www.potomac.org/site/discover-rclh8/

County Hosts Resource Fair on Accessing Mental Health Services - Learn about the many wellness and recovery programs and resources for mental health services at the Wellness and Recovery Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 25. The fair will be held from 6 to 9 pm at the Executive Office Building Cafeteria, located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6548

REMINDER - 19th Annual Affordable Housing Conference ˆ On Monday, May 3, 2010; from 8am ˆ 2:30 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Current HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims is the keynote speaker at the conference and County Executive Isiah Leggett will receive the first Robert Weaver Housing Champion Award. For more information go to: http://affordablehousingconference.org/

Community Meeting on Proposed New Trail: Lake Frank Trail Connector - Montgomry Parks (M-NCPPC) and the Maryland State Highway Administration invite you to participate in a meeting to discuss the Lake Frank Trail Connector. The connector is located in Rock Creek Regional Park. This trail is part of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) mitigation program. To submit written comments or for more information, conact: Marian Elsasser, Landscape Architect/Project Manager, Montgomery County Department of Parks, 9500 Brunett Avenue , Silver Spring, MD 20901 or Marian.Elsasser@MontgomeryParks.org. Tuesday, May 11, 2010. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Shady Grove Maintenance Yard Training Room. 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD.

2010 Yard Sale to Benefit MCPD Victim Assistance Fund - Members of the Montgomery County Police Victim Assistance Unit are holding a yard sale to include: household goods, books, clothing (for children and for adults), toys, and more. All of the proceeds from the sale will be used to provide emergency and holiday assistance to needy crime victims and their families. On Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9:00 am ˆ 2:00 pm (No early birds please) at the Rockville Elks Lodge #15, 5 Taft Court, Rockville (off E. Gude Drive).

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity -Are you interested in learning more about ways to help your community? Or are you a working professional who is in need of Continuing Education Credits for a great price? The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County is offering a 12 hour Mental Health First Aid course. The training is an evidence-based practice that educates both the general public and professionals on what to do in the event of a mental health crisis. Think of it as CPR for mental health! For interested professionals, we are able to offer 12 pre-approved CEUs for Social Workers and Child Care Providers and 12 recertification credits for Human Resource Representatives at cost! For the non-professionals, the cost is only $25.00 for the 12 hour training. We are taking registrations for our May and June trainings! Please contact Rachel Larkin at rlarkin@mhamc.org for registration forms!

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