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Planning Department Wins Award for Interactive Web Tools

 

The Montgomery County Planning Department’s technology team yesterday became the recipient of Esri International’s Special Achievement in GIS Award, an honor that recognizes the team’s work from among 300,000 organizations worldwide.

 

Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

 

The annual Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, one of the most popular races of the summer, will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 8:45 p.m. at N. Washington Street and Middle Lane. The event consists of an 8K race (including wheelchair division) and a 1K fun run, followed by a free concert by the Lloyd Dobler Effect and refreshments.

 

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

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.  

Prince George's County Fire Department Appears in "101 Gadgets That Changed The World" Premiere

Prince George's County Fire Department Appears in "101 Gadgets That Changed The World" Premiere

 

Earlier this year the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department was asked to be part of an upcoming cable TV show.  The Fire/EMS Department was selected from all other Departments throughout the Country to discuss two "gadgets" and how they have changed the life of firefighters and civilians since they were invented.

 

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     

Visit A Wider Circle's Center for Community Service

 

Sunday, June 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.- Learn about the work of A Wider Circle, by touring  A Wider Circle’s Center for Community Service; hear about what the organization is doing in the community; and learn what you can do to help. Light refreshments will be served.

 

The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. Each day, A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities.

A Wider Circle's Center for Community Service, 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, Md.