maryland: 95% of Age 65+ Fully Vaccinated in Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/24/21 08:58 AM
95% of Age 65+ Fully Vaccinated in Montgomery County, Maryland
95 percent of Montgomery County, Maryland residents age 65 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 https://buff.ly/3AEgOCX
 
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.
 
 
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maryland: Rail Safety Week in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 09/23/21 12:18 PM
Rail Safety Week in Gaithersburg, Maryland
September 20 – 26 is Rail Safety Week. Did you know that every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train? Help us stop track tragedies. Always be cautious when approaching railroad crossings, obey the laws and never trespass (even to take a quick selfie!), and know what to do if your vehicle is stuck. Learn more about rail safety here. 
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.
 
 
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maryland: Food Distribution Events in Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/23/21 08:33 AM
Food Distribution Events in Montgomery County, Maryland
There are several food distribution events scheduled this week in Montgomery County. Visit the County's website for details and additional food resources. https://buff.ly/2Zhmnct
 
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.
 
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maryland: Free Groceries, Germantown, Maryland, September 21, 2021 - 09/20/21 01:27 PM
Free Groceries, Germantown, Maryland, September 21, 2021
Tomorrow!
An Upcounty food distribution event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September  21, 2021 at Germantown Elementary School.
For more food resources: https://buff.ly/3hS0eYN
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.
 
 
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maryland: International Talk like a Pirate Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 09/16/21 10:41 AM
International Talk like a Pirate Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Ahoy, mateys! Join t' Community Museum for a special day o' pirate-y doin's as we celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day on Sunday, September 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pirates of all ages are welcome to visit in full costume. Practice using pirate phrases, make an eyepatch or a hook, and listen to a pirate tale or two. Get yer details here. 
 
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.
 
 
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maryland: Free Food Assistance in Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/13/21 10:34 AM
Free Food Assistance in Montgomery County, Maryland
  If you need food assistance, please call 311 and ask for the Food Access Call Center. For more information https://buff.ly/3l4teNM   This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  
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maryland: New Online Library Catalog, Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/07/21 10:16 AM
New Online Library Catalog, Montgomery County, Maryland
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will launch a brand-new online library catalog, Aspen Discovery, on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.  MCPL’s online catalog is the tool customers use to explore the collection and find materials they want and need.
“After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog that would offer greater customization,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “One of the most important elements is that features can be modified as MCPL changes and grows.”
 The new catalog will allow:
Seamless integration of MCPL’s physical and digital collections to see all formats of titles Creation of … (15 comments)

maryland: Fall Prevention Workshops, Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/06/21 12:09 PM
Fall Prevention Workshops, Montgomery County, Maryland
September is “National Falls Prevention Month” and Montgomery County Recreation throughout the month will be offering multiple free activities and information sessions for seniors to increase awareness of falls. The programs will be available at a variety of facilities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. The free workshops will offer fun activities as well as education sessions and home assessments.
Registration information and additional details about each program is available at http://activemontgomery.org/. Enter the course number in the search box … (13 comments)

maryland: Monarch Fiesta Month in Montgomery County, Maryland - 09/06/21 11:42 AM
Monarch Fiesta Month in Montgomery County, Maryland
Monarch butterflies, native plants and pollinators will be among the highlights of the September nature programs at parks across Montgomery County offered by Montgomery Parks, which is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The September program schedule includes:
Monarch Fiesta Month. Black Hill Regional Park. Multiple dates: September is all about monarch butterflies among the Black Hill Nature Programs. Special monarch-themed programs will be offered throughout the month. See a monarch butterfly up close or go on an insect hunt. Registration is required for all attending. Pawpaw and Pollinators Festival. Multiple locations. Multiple dates: Throughout the month, … (8 comments)

maryland: 2020 Census Data, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/31/21 11:23 AM
2020 Census Data, Montgomery County, Maryland
The County officially reached over 1 million people in 2020.
Once again Germantown is the largest Census Designated Place (CDP) in the County with 91,249 residents which represents a 6% ten-year growth rate.
Top 6 CDPs in Montgomery County
Germantown - 91,249 Silver Spring - 81,015 Gaithersburg - 69,657 Bethesda - 68,056 Rockville - 67,117 Wheaton - 52,150  2020 Upcounty Population 
 10 year Growth Rate
Germantown        91,249         6%
Gaithersburg        69,657       16%
Mont. Village        34,893         9%
Clarksburg           29,051      111%
Damascus          … (13 comments)

maryland: New Crisis Response Teams in Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/30/21 09:51 AM
New Crisis Response Teams in Montgomery County, MarylandTwo new crisis and outreach response teams launched in Montgomery County on Monday morning to help residents facing mental health problems.
Rolando Santiago, the county’s chief of behavioral health and crisis services, said a $1.9 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant will fund six positions for two years. Each new response team will have three members.
The grant covers the cost of the six new positions. The county is using existing office space, Santiago said. 
Until now, the county has had one 24/7 response team based in Rockville.
The grant will expand that effort, adding … (6 comments)

maryland: Food Resources, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/23/21 01:38 PM
Food Resources, Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Do you or someone you know need food assistance? If so, please call 311 and ask for the Food Access Call Center.
For more resources https://buff.ly/3jaIrx3
 
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.
 
 
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maryland: Pocket Pet Palooza, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/19/21 02:32 PM
Pocket Pet Palooza, Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Until August 28, 2021 fees are waived for all small mammal adoptions at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center.  This summer MCASAC is seeing high numbers of small animals entering its doors. Help give them a home! https://buff.ly/2VZlPXI   This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  
 
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maryland: Food Distribution, Friday, Aug. 20, Germantown, Maryland - 08/18/21 12:56 PM
Food Distribution, Friday, Aug. 20, Germantown, Maryland
 
An Upcounty food distribution is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Boulevard, Germantown, Maryland 20874.
 
This is a Montgomery County Food Council announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.
 
 
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maryland: Food Distribution Today, August 17th, in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 08/17/21 07:12 AM
Food Distribution Today, August 17th, in Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
Do you need food assistance?
An Upcounty food distribution event begins at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 at 8921 Warfield Road in Gaithersburg.
For more food resources https://buff.ly/37PbkZk
 
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland annoucement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.
 
 
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maryland: Population Increase, Montgomery County, Maryland  - 08/13/21 06:45 AM
Population Increase, Montgomery County, Maryland 
 
Montgomery County’s population increased 9.3% from 2010 to 2020, according to 2020 U.S. Census data released Thursday.
 
The data show a substantial decrease, since the 2010 census, in the county’s white population, and increases in the county’s Black, Latino and Asian populations.
 
The Census Bureau released raw data from the 2020 Census on Thursday afternoon, following a media briefing. It will send a reformatted version of the data to counties and municipalities next month.
 
According to the 2020 Census, Montgomery County’s population increased from 971,777 in 2010 to 1,062,061 in 2020.
 
Click on this link to learn more: Bethesda Magazine
 
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maryland: Heat Emergency Alert, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/10/21 01:53 PM
Heat Emergency Alert, Montgomery County, Maryland 
 
Montgomery County has issued a Heat Emergency Alert beginning noon Wednesday 8/11 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday 8/12. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach and/or exceed 105 degrees during the afternoon hours, especially on Thursday. These dangerously hot temperatures and heat index values could cause heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 
Try to stay in an air-conditioned location. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. Stay hydrated, even if you do not feel thirsty. When possible, take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded area. 
County facilities, including libraries, swimming pools, recreation, and … (11 comments)

maryland: Hyperthermia Alert, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/09/21 02:06 PM
Hyperthermia Alert, Montgomery County, Maryland
 
Montgomery County, Maryland  has activated the Extreme Heat Plan for a Hyperthermia Alert for Tues 8/10/21 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Expect the heat index to be above 95 degrees. Stay hydrated. Take precautions to protect yourself & pets from heat-related illnesses: http://ow.ly/T5Ib50FCVmf
 
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maryland: Indoor Mask Requirement, Montgomery County, Maryland - 08/06/21 05:58 AM
Indoor Mask Requirement, Montgomery County, Maryland
The Montgomery County Council Approves Board of Health Regulation to Reinstate Indoor Masking When the County is an Area of Substantial COVID-19 Transmission. The indoor mask mandate in public places begins on Aug. 7 at 12:01 a.m. More information: https://content.govdeliverycom/accounts/MDMONTGOMERY/bulletins/2eb7cb3?reqfrom=share/  
This is a Montgomery County, Maryland Public Health Message.
The Montgomery County Council, acting as the Board of Health, voted unanimously today to require that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings indoors once Montgomery County has become an area of “substantial transmission” of COVID-19. Last week, County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis … (11 comments)

maryland: Masking Requirements Reinstated in Gaithersburg, Maryland - 08/05/21 07:23 AM
Masking Requirements Reinstated in Gaithersburg, Maryland
With levels of community transmission of COVID-19 increasing, and following guidance from the CDC, the City of Gaithersburg has reinstated the requirement for all visitors over the age of two and all staff members to wear masks and physical distance at all times while in City-owned facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors as well if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Read more here.  
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.

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