July 12, 2010

Montgomery County news blurbs

Stewartown Homes, a Section 236 affordable housing community in Gaithersburg, owned by the Housing Opportunities Commission, is opening its waiting list for 2 and 4-bedroom homes beginning on Monday, July 12, 2010. The waiting list will close on Friday, July 30, 2010. No applications will be accepted before or after these dates. Please call or email the Assistant Community Manager Carolina Delgado to set up an appointment to apply for the waiting list, once the list opens. *** No walk-ins. *** Call 301-840-1998 first, or send an email to schedule an appointment. The email address is: stewartownhomeslease@comcast.net , the manager would prefer that interested parties contact her directly if possible. For more information go to: http://www.hocmc.org/documents/stewartownopeninglist.pdf

Banjo Man--Summertime Fun - The Banjo Man leads us in a musical celebration of Summer. Well-known local entertainer visits us courtesy of The Friends of Library, Montgomery County, Little Falls Chapter. For the whole family. No registration needed. A summertime program for children and families on Tuesday, July 13th at Little Falls Library in Bethesda.

MCPS Class of 2010 Earns 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards - Twenty graduates from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have been named in the second round of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They are among 35 winners in Maryland of scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities throughout the nation. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=2791

"Crazy For You" Opens July 16; Features Songs by the Gershwin¡¯s - Combine 19 fabulous Gershwin tunes and the hilarious dialogue from Ken Ludwig ("Lend Me a Tenor") with the glamour of New York City, the dust of Nevada, high-kicking showgirls and rootin'-tootin' cowboys and what have you got? A toe-tapping, tap-dancing, fun-loving, exhilarating sensation! For more information go to: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/showStory.php?id=20332

Metro Gets Green Light on Safety, State of Good Repair Projects - Metro has received pre-award authority from the Federal Transit Administration to move forward with more than $220 million worth of projects that address Metro¡¯s most urgent safety and state-of-good-repair needs. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4562

Park Permits Website Faster and Easier! - www.ParkPermits.org has a new look with new features. Now park users can find, check the availability of, reserve and pay to permit popular park facilities such as picnic shelters, campsites, park activity buildings and others with ease. The recently upgraded Park Permits website offers park user¡¯s 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week access.

FREE Summer Concert Series! - Join us for free music in the Park during our new Summer Concert Series. Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, the Summer Concert Series features three nights of live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion on selected Thursday evenings.
July 15: Feel So Good Band, A Fundraiser for Haiti Relief
Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and will be held rain or shine. The historic Dentzel carousel will also be open. The Ballroom Caf¨œ will offer a special picnic menu for visitors on concert days. For more information or to pre-order; please call 301-320-0348 to download menu and order form go to: http://www.glenechopark.org/pdfs/CafeConcertMenu_OrderForm.pdf

Green Night Out with Green DMV - This fundraiser for non-profit group Green DMV features Van Jones and will be hosted by NBC4¡äs Wendy Rieger. Green DMV promotes clean energy and green jobs in low-income communities across America as a pathway out of poverty. Takes place at the Longview Gallery, 1234 9th Street, NW on July 13th from 7-9pm. For more information go to: http://www.greendmv.org/greennightout.html

Rockville Concert Band to Perform Free Outdoor Concert - The Rockville Concert Band will perform a free community concert full of popular concert band classics in a "Patio Performance" Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held on the patio of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2010/07-july/07-12-10.html

Safety Partnership with Montgomery County Police Honored - The partnership between MCPS and the Montgomery County Police was honored during the Superintendent¡¯s Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Lathrop Outdoor Education Center. Superintendent Jerry D. Weast presented the Lieutenant John M. Queen Outstanding Service Award to Steven Smugersky, educational facilities officer (EFO) at Seneca Valley High School.

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