Montgomery Village News Articles

Staying aware in the Village

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The following is information taken from the Recent News Summaries of the Montgomery County Police Department and is not a complete listing of every incident.

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Montgomery County seeks volunteers to support victims and their families

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Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), is seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and their families.

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Centerway Local Park closes for renovation

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Montgomery Parks is closing the playground and picnic shelter at Centerway Local Park (9551 Centerway Road, Gaithersburg) for renovation. The area will be closed from mid-February until June 2024. The existing playground and picnic shelter will be replaced. 

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Adopt a new furry friend any day of the week

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Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, will be open for adoptions 7 days a week beginning Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Montgomery Village ladies are invited to join local ladies social club

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If one of your goals for 2024 is to get to know a friendly group of local women who share your interest in enjoying fun activities and learning new things, then here is your opportunity.

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Metro eliminates $2 SmarTrip card fee for seniors

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Metro’s Board of Directors has approved the elimination of the $2 fee on Senior SmarTrip® cards. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 16, Senior SmarTrip cards will be issued at no cost to customers ages 65 and older.

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Give Thanks by Giving Blood to the NIH Blood Bank

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The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking blood donors to fill its blood and platelet bank for child and adult patients.

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WGTS 91.9 FM Christian music team is coming to Gaithersburg

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Meet the WGTS 91.9 radio team on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church (GPC), 610 South Frederick Avenue.

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Learn ways to protect the environment around your home

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On Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 to 4 p.m., East Gaithersburg United presents an “EGU Environmental Forum.” This special virtual event offers workshops, presentations and a Q&A session.

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Attention Job Seekers: County Career Fair and Hiring Expo is October 3

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Montgomery County Government has nearly 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs currently open for employment. Interested job seekers who are 18 years and older are encouraged to attend the Montgomery County Career Fair and Hiring Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, located at 1 Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring.  

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Free community event: Exploring Brain Health and Dementia

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While living with dementia or caring for someone with this disease can be challenging to navigate, individuals can turn to spirituality for understanding and hope.

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Montgomery County students ride free with county’s Youth Cruiser Card

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Montgomery County Ride On Buses, including Ride On ExtRa, Ride On Flex and Flash buses, are free for county residents aged 5 to 18 (or older if still enrolled in high school). The Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card provides free rides throughout the year and replaces the need to use school IDs on the bus. The card also waives fares on most Metro buses that operate around the county.

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Nonprofits can apply to a computer lab gifting program

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The Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) will award a refurbished computer lab to a Montgomery County (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This computer lab will consist of six reconditioned desktop computers with operating systems, flat panel LCD monitors, keyboards, mice and one printer.

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Share a book, take a book from the Little Free Library

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Books have become a little more accessible in Montgomery Village. On Tuesday, August 22, Girl Scout Troop #5121 installed a Little Free Library near the notice boards outside of the main entrance at Lake Marion Community Center.

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Frederick, MD Oktoberfest Walk

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The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a Frederick, MD Oktoberfest Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30. Both the 10km and 6km trails, rated 2A, go to historic downtown Frederick along the Carroll Creek Park.

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Free Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics in August

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free child vaccination clinics during August to help parents prepare for the 2023-24 school year.

Maryland law requires students to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases. Students who do not have proof of the required vaccinations on the first day of school must show proof of a vaccination appointment scheduled within 20 calendar days.

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Whetstone Community Center tennis court renovation approved at July MVF Board meeting

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During the Thursday July 27, Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors meeting, the Board authorized Executive Vice President (EVP) Mike Conroy to enter into a contractual agreement with Pro Recreation, LLC DBA Sport Systems to renovate the tennis courts at Whetstone Community Center.

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Recognizing more than 100 years of combined service from Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels volunteers

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On July 11, volunteers, family members and friends gathered at Asbury Methodist Village to recognize three Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels volunteers. Senator Nancy King (also a resident of Montgomery Village) presented the citations. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, Senate King coordinated Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels and served on its Board. Here is a brief background on the three recognized volunteers.

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MVF Independence Day Parade winners

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Montgomery Village residents turned out in large numbers both as spectators and parade participants at this year’s Independence Day Parade along Apple Ridge Road and then for the Celebration that followed at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area.

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Northgate Community Church Vacation Bible School

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Huzzah! Grab your armor and your trusty steed and get ready for a merry time as we travel back to the time of castles and dragons!

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