July 27, 2010

Montgomery County news blurbs

Habitat Restaurant Week: July 26-30 ˆ Participating restaurants are donating a percentage of a night‚s proceeds to the Montgomery County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Go to http://habitat.montgomery.md.us/index.html to print tickets and see the schedule of participating restaurants.

County Offers Tips on Keeping Food Safe During Power Outage - Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman today urged residents who remain without power to take steps to ensure that food left in the refrigerator and freezer is safe. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6777

Board of Education Approves Parent and Family Involvement Policy and part of Comprehensive Master Plan - The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday, July 26, and, among other items, approved the updated Policy ABC, Parent and Family Involvement. The Board also gave preliminary approval to a part of the school system‚s Comprehensive Master Plan and approved the appointments of eight administrators. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=2800

FREE Small Business Counseling Sessions! ˆ On Thursday, July 29th, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (B-CC RSC) with the SCORE „Counselors of America‚s Small Business‰ will be offering free one-on-one small business counseling sessions. Call 240-777-8200 to schedule your free one-hour counseling session! The B-CC RSC is conveniently located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Visit us online at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bcc

Operating Hours to Change September 1, 2010 at HOC's Two Customer Service Centers - The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) announced that as of Wednesday, September 1, 2010, the hours of operation at both of HOC‚s customer service offices will change. The new hours will be 8 am ˆ 5 pm, Monday ˆ Friday, at the Gaithersburg HOC Customer Service Center and the Silver Spring Customer Service Center.

Jazz Concert - Vocalist Julie Mack & jazz instrumentalists at the BGR The Burger Joint, 4827 Fairmont Ave. 6-8:30 pm on August 2nd. Concert is free for more information call 301-358-6137.

SAVE THE DATE! 62nd Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - Friday, August 13 to Saturday, August 21 - You'll find loads of entertainment, such as; Demolition Derby, Rodeo, Monster Trucks, Tractor Pull, Stilt Walker, Fair Idol, musical entertainment, community performances, KidZone, remote control car racing, carnival rides and much more. For more information go to: http://www.mcagfair.com/default.asp

3rd Annual Back to School Fair, August 28th - This year, more than 140,000 MCPS students and their families will be invited to kick off the new school year at the third annual Back-to-School Fair. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/familycommunity/fair/

SUMMER STORM UPDATE FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 3 pm - Montgomery County residents, employees, businesses and frequent visitors are urged to sign up for Alert Montgomery, which sends emergency messages to cell phones, text pagers, wireless PDA‚s and home and work emails. These direct and timely electronic alerts about severe weather, traffic problems and emergencies keep residents informed about the latest developments, especially during emergency situations. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6778

27th Annual National Night Out - Neighborhoods throughout the City of Rockville will participate in the annual nationwide crime prevention initiative, National Night Out Against Crime. The neighborhood events will take place from 6-10 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 3, in more than three dozen communities throughout Rockville. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/police/nno.htm

NIH Community Orchestra - Join the 50 members of the National Institutes of Health Community Orchestra for a family-friendly evening of symphony music under the stars on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7 pm at the Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg. Music includes Sousa marches and patriotic pieces, Cole Porter Medley, James Bond Movie Theme Medley and much more. For more information go to: http://www.nihco.org

Weekly Crime Summaries - Weekly crime summaries for all six police districts and Rockville City, and Takoma Park were published July 20 to July 22. Summaries are published in Local Crime Reports. To view reports go to: http://connectedcommunities.us/forumdisplay.php?f=81

Department of Permitting Services to Open in Temporary Location on July 28 Until Power is Restored to Regular Facility - The Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will be open Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 8 am to 4 pm at the following temporary location: Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium Rockville MD, 20853. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6780

Montgomery Council Unanimously Approves Revisions to Purple Line Plan. Changes Address Station Locations and Alignment; Will Improve Access to Capital Crescent Trail - The Montgomery County Council today unanimously approved revisions to the Purple Line Functional Plan that address station locations, alignment of some portions of the route and adding access points the adjacent Capital Crescent Trail. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Council/PressRelease/PR_details.asp?PrID=6779

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