July 15, 2010

Montgomery County news blurbs

Students Read and Play with Education Secretary, NFL Players - More than 70 students from Wheaton Woods Elementary School‚s Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) Program traveled to Washington D.C. on July 13 for the „Let‚s Read, Let‚s Move‰ event with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chris Draft, a linebacker for the Washington Redskins. Draft and Duncan read to the students and answered questions, before participating in a series of physical activities. Draft, a 13-year NFL veteran, brought two of his teammates to the event, linebackers H.B. Blades and Rocky McIntosh. To view the video go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mainstory/story.aspx?id=130146

Bethesda Community Shred - Shred and recycle confidential documents. Upstairs at Bethesda Row, 7131 Arlington Rd. On Sunday, August 15th, 10am-2pm. Event is free for more information call 301/762-6990.

All 21 Local Governments in the COG Region Have Endorsed Region Forward - The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announced at today‚s COG Board of Directors meeting that all 21 of its participating local governments have endorsed Region Forward, a new planning guide for achieving environmental, housing, transportation, and other regional goals. It features a voluntary compact agreement that asks area governments to pledge to use their best efforts to advance the goals in Region Forward. For more information go to: http://www.mwcog.org/news/press/detail.asp?NEWS_ID=461

Red, Blue and Yellow Lines Undergoing Renovation to Improve Reliability, Service - This weekend (July 16-18) Metro will make upgrades to its track, platforms and bridges on the Red, Blue and Yellow lines to improve reliability and service. As a result of this crucial work aimed at keeping the railroad in a state of good repair, riders can expect delays of up to 40 minutes. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4565

Customer Notification System Keeps You in Touch - Whether it‚s a neighborhood water main replacement project, repairs to a broken water main or implementation of district-wide water restrictions, the WSSC Customer Notification System (CNS) can be your source of immediate information. For more information go to: http://www.wsscwater.com/home/jsp/misc/genericNews.faces?pgurl=/Communication/NewsRelease/2010/2010-07-14.html

2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards - Deadline for 2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards Nominations, Friday, July 16th. Winners will be recognized at the first Bethesda Green Gala, Thursday, October 7, 6-10 pm at Imagination Stage. For more information go to: http://bethesdamagazine.com/greenawards/

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