Neighborhood News - September 2, 2009
Montgomery County Fire Fighters are Helping MDA "Fill the Boot" for Jerry's Kids! - Beginning today and running through Thursday and Friday September 3 & 4 Montgomery County Fire Fighters are helping MDA "Fill the Boot" for Jerry's Kids! You will see many of our fire fighter’s at various intersections throughout the county, fire boot in hand, accepting donations for this very worthy cause.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary that the Montgomery County Fire Fighters have collected for, and supported, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Jerry’s Kids. Last year we collected over $206,000.00 and placed number 9 in the country for funds raised by fire fighters. Our goal this year is to collect $250,000.00. Collection times will be between 8 am and 8 pm each of the three days.
Leadership for a Better World: Creating Social Value Through Innovation - The Center for Social Value Creation joins the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in hosting a one-day forum on September 25 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, “Leadership for a Better World: Creating Social Value through Innovation,” at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The forum will feature a series of high-profile thought leaders on the role of business in society and fostering social change through models of innovation. Academics, business leaders, nonprofit executives and policy makers are invited to attend and join in the discussion. For more information go to: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=bcfde55e-dc6f-4828-9097-57b1392f957d . For questions about registration please contact the Office of Smith Programs & Events
Rockville Dedicates New Football Park - The City of Rockville will dedicate the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Football Park as the new home of the Rockville Football League at 1 pm Saturday, September 12. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2009/09-september/09-01-09b.html
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Holds Annual "Rescue Day" Open House, October 3 - The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad will hold its annual open house, "Rescue Day 2009," on Saturday, October 3, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Rescue Day 2009 is being held in conjunction with the Taste of Bethesda, the outdoor food festival held just two blocks away in Bethesda's restaurant district.
Rescue Day 2009 will feature free fire and rescue activities and displays for all ages, including tours of the station; fire and rescue trucks; live demonstrations of emergency medical, rescue, and firefighting equipment; a special visit by a helicopter; free children's firefighter hats; and a moonbounce. The B-CC Rescue Squad is located at 5020 Battery Lane, at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Battery Lane. For more information, visit www.bccrs.org or call 301-652-0077.
Expect to See More Metro Transit Police Officers in the After School Hours - After the school bell rings, riders should expect to see more Metro Transit Police officers at Metrorail stations near schools, and on trains and buses with large student populations. With schools back in session, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) will increase patrols to monitor students as they travel through the Metro system during after school hours. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4030
2009 “Hip, Happy and Healthy” Essay Contest - Welcome to the 2009 “Hip, Happy and Healthy” Essay Contest sponsored by The Washington Post and The Children’s Inn at NIH. The contest is open to all 7th graders (as of September 1, 2009) in the Washington region and is intended to promote healthy lifestyles. Seventh graders in any Washington D.C., Maryland, or Virginia public, private, charter or home school is eligible to submit an essay.
A total of four winners will be chosen; one Grand Prize Winner will receive a visit to his or her school by a Washington Redskin and a $500 cash prize. Winning essays may be published on The Washington Post’s community relations web page. The contest begins on September 1, 2009 and ends on December 4, 2009. For more information go to: http://www.childrensinn.org/site/c.kkI1KiMXIvF/b.5131499/k.37F7/Washington_Post_Essay_Contest.htm
Rockville Hosts Friendship Ceremony for New Sister City - The City of Rockville will welcome a delegation from its newest Sister City, Jiaxing, China, on Sunday, September 13, and Monday, September 14. A ceremony for the signing of the Friendship Agreement is scheduled for noon September 14 in Rockville Town Center. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2009/09-september/09-01-09c.html
The Trawick Prize Exhibition Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards - Eight selected finalists' work will be on display from September 2 – October 3 at the. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Tues.-Sat., 11:30 am-6 pm. Reception will be held on Sept.11, 6-9 pm; the event is free. For more information call 301-215-6660.
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County Hosts Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Event at Rockville Library - The second annual “Read, Eat & Give” event, hosted by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5841
Composting Wormshop - Learn about composting indoors with worms! We’ll discuss how to successfully set up and maintain worm bins for turning your food scraps into “black gold” for your garden. On Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2-4 pm, Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD. For more information and to register go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/dep/solidwaste/actions/wormshop.asp?utm_source=hol&utm_medium=eSub&utm_campaign=090831-laborday
Notice of New Electrical Application - On October 5, 2009 the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will begin using a new electrical permit application form. The form is available at the Information desk and on the DPS website. The old application will not be accepted after November 2, 2009. You may request a copy of the application by contacting Erik Flieger at 240-777-6354. Copies are also available at the DPS offices.
Montgomery Parks Challenges Wedding Vendors to Plan Not-So-Big Wedding at One of Its 4 Park Event Centers, Showcase Ideas for Budget Conscious Brides Sunday, November 8 - Planning is now underway for a not-so-typical wedding expo this November, as the Montgomery County Department of Parks challenges area wedding vendors to form teams and plan a “Not-So-Big” wedding at one of the county’s four park event centers: Brookside Gardens, Rockwood Manor, Seneca Lodge or Woodlawn Manor. For more information go to: http://mncppc.typepad.com/news/2009/09/montgomery-parks-challenges-wedding-vendors-to-plan-not-so-big-wedding-at-one-of-its-4-park-event-centers-showcase-ideas-for.html
Metro General Manager to Host Online Chat This Friday - Metro General Manager John Catoe will respond directly to questions about Metro-related issues during an online chat this Friday, September 4, when he hosts “Metro LunchTalk Online” — a live hour-long chat from noon to 1 pm. Catoe welcomes questions about Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess during his chats. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4031
Wheaton Ice Arena - The Wheaton Ice Arena will be closed from Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!
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