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Police Adventure Camp!

 

The 4th Police Adventure Camp at Viers Mill Elementary School focused on teaching incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders skills like decision making, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and resisting peer pressure. 

"It started out with 30 at-risk youth. They came in, we talked about making good decisions: resisting drugs, alcohol and gangs and gave them skills to be better students," said Officer Amy Daum.

The camp is a partnership between Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools and Linkages to Learning. The Linkages to Learning Program assists students and their families with services to help children be successful in school, at home, and in the community.  

Film Festival Comes to Silver Spring!

June 20-26th- Silver Spring, Maryland welcomes Silverdocs, the most talked about documentary festival in the United States at the AFI Silver Theatre. 

Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form. Additionally it supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.

“We are presenting over 100 films this year representing 52 countries. There is a diverse range of films, filmmakers and film subject,” said Festival Director Sky Sitney.

Silverdocs plays host to more than 27,000 attendees from across the globe.

“I’ve come to meet a lot of the filmmakers, to learn as much as I can about the process, and see all the innovative ways documentaries are being made these days,” said AU student Michael Lindley. 

City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration

City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration

 

Celebrate our nation’s independence with food, music and fireworks at the City of Gaithersburg 4th of July celebration at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 5 p.m., a lively two-hour concert with Appaloosa starts at 7 p.m., and the amazing firework spectacular launches at dusk.  The Fairgrounds are located at exit 11A off of I-270.  Admission is free. 

For information call 301-258-6350 or visit gaithersburgmd.gov/events

 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

Prince George's County Hosts Annual Housing Fair

 

Landover, Md. – The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development will be partnering with the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission to host its annual housing fair at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Road on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Catholic School Principal Has Pink Mohawk

 

How many school principal's do you know that have a pink Mohawk? We know of at least one.

We went to St. Peter’s School in Waldorf, Md. Thursday, June 9th to see Principal, J.R. West, shave his hair into a Mohawk and dye it pink for a lost bet before the kids summer vacation.

At the beginning of this school year, Mr. West challenged his students to read 4,000 books instead of the 2,300 they had read the previous year. He promised if they did this, he would shave his hair into a Mohawk and paint it pink.

 

“In January they were only around 1900 books and I thought I was in the clear but in the spring they kicked it up a gear. They read 4,300 books, averaging 30 books per child, which is great. They read a total of 68 million words this year, and I now have a pink Mohawk,” Principal J.R. West said with a smile on his face.

 

Maryland Residents Eager for a Future Wal-Mart

 

It is possible that Prince George’s County will welcome a superstore to Oxon Hill, Md. by 2013. The Post reported earlier this month that Wal-Mart has a tentative agreement to build a new store with the developer behind the National Harbor complex.

 

“We have been looking at the Prince George’s County market for quite some time now.