Upcounty Town Hall Meeting Draws Large Turnout

September 26 | Kevin O'Rourke | Germantown Pulse....Read More
Maybe it is because of the increased population in the UpCounty. Maybe it is due to the increased frustration. Maybe it because residents see the huge opportunity the 2018 elections offer to the UpCounty to restructure the makeup of the County Council if one or more voices from the UpCounty are elec....

Tangle in Takoma: Elrich and Leventhal vie for County Executive seat

August 16 | Lindsay Huth, Takoma Voice...Read More
Democrats Marc Elrich and George Leventhal, current Montgomery County councilmembers hailing from Takoma Park, are vying for the county executive job in 2018, each hoping to bring their individual brands of liberalism to the position.

Bonjour Waffles Back in Business

September 26 | Source of the Spring....... Read More
After being out of commission for nearly a month due to truck repairs, Bonjour Waffles has reopened at the Gulf gas station at 8600 Georgia Avenue.


The Georgetown Branch Trail Will Close for Five Years

September 26 | Just Up The Pike....... Read More
Today, the Georgetown Branch Trail in Montgomery County closes for several years for Purple Line construction. While I'll miss it, losing this version of the trail is worth getting a better, longer trail in return.


THINGS TO DO

Around MoCo County
27 November - Spotting Fake NewsThe League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is sponsoring a seminar on fake news and how to distinguish it from real news. It will take place at the Gaithersburg Library from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. No reservations are required.
30 November - The Judische Kulturbund ProjectSandy Spring Museum presents its monthly History Happy Hour with Gail Prensky, creator and executive producer of The Judische Kulturbund Project, an institution created by unemployed Jewish performers with the consent of the Nazis “for” the Jewish population. Her story begins at 6:30 p.m.
2 December - Jingle Jubilee and Tree LightingWelcome the holidays with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, holiday music, a special visit from Santa, and more at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be performances by Impact Dance Studio, Gaithersburg High School Chamber Singers, Gaithersburg High School Band, and Pritchard Music Powerhouse Brass. A donation of nonperishable food and household items to benefit homeless veterans is welcome.
2-3 December - Wildlife TourRide The Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg opens its doors both days from noon to 3:30 p.m. for public tours. It is the only time of year you can get an appointment to meet some of the charity's "patients" and get a behind the scenes view of the center's work rehabilitating injured and orphaned wild animals for re-release to the wild. Tours are free and last 30 minutes, but must be reserved in advance. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
6 December - Healthy Behaviors for SurvivorsMaureen Ross from Johns Hopkins will discuss studies that show 30% of cancers being related to behavior and how we might be able to prevent 30% of cancers by changing behaviors. She will speak at Hope Connections for Cancer Support's Beaumont House in Bethesda at 6:30 p.m.
12 December - Count Your BlessingsHope Connections for Cancer Support will conduct an interactive workshop designed to enable participants to reflect on their state of mind and become more grateful for everyday blessings.
15 December - Concert SeriesAArts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Kentlands Mansion with Cool Yule With Mark G. Meadows, an acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, vocalist, collaborator, and recording artist.
16 December - Holiday TeaTThe Arts Barn in Gaithersburg invites you to spend a relaxing afternoon creating your very own holiday inspired art while enjoying afternoon tea and delicious treats. All materials provided. Admission is $60 for city residents and $65 for nonresidents. Suitable for ages 12 and older.
17 December - Singer Songwriter HolidayThe Arts Barn in Gaithersburg hosts local singer songwriter favorites for an evening of traditional and original holiday songs. After the performance, the artists will mix and mingle with the crowd.
17 December - Concert SeriesArts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with A Singer Songwriter Holiday where local singer, songwriter artists come together for an evening of traditional holiday songs.
Through 30 December - Holiday on DutySince 1999, the Wheaton and Kensington Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a program to provide meals for public safety personnel and first responders during the holidays when some eating establishments are more likely to be closed. You can donate to the chamber's program to help police and fire and rescue personnel in the Wheaton-Kensington.