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By Roy Kelley
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Donate a Bike on Friday, October 8, 2021A bicycle donation event sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) on Friday, Oct. 8, will provide bicycles for kids and adults in need. Bikes will be collected from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., outside of the Council Office Building parking garage at the corner of East Jefferson Street and Monroe Street in Rockville. Donated child and adult bikes will be accepted. The drive will not accept bike parts or bike helmets.“Bikes are good exercise as well as an efficient, sustainable transportation method, but unfortunately, many of our fellow residents cannot afford to own their own bikes,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We were unable to collect donated bikes last year due to the pandemic and our demand for bikes is great. If you ...
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By Roy Kelley
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Free Fares for Ride On Buses Through Jan. 1, 2022Montgomery County Ride On bus fares will remain free through Jan. 1 following a recommendation by County Executive Marc Elrich that was approved this week by the County Council. County Executive Elrich has supported using the period to look at the “Fare Equity Study” conducted by the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).Like most other regional bus services, MCDOT temporarily instituted free fares with the onset of the COVID-19 health crisis. However, when many other transit agencies in the region resumed fare collection, Ride On continued its “fare holiday” to extend free service.The Fare Equity Study examined potential fare scenarios in comparison to reimplementing the pre-existing $2 bus fare. The study’s recommendations are bas...
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Free Taxi Service to COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing for Residents 65+Taxicab companies operating in Montgomery County (Action, Anytime and Regency/Barwood) can provide roundtrip transportation to residents 65-and-over and residents with disabilities to COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations at no cost to the rider. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will reimburse the taxi companies for the trips.To schedule a trip: Call Connect-A-Ride at 301-738-3252 and provide your name, address, phone number and age to receive a “Free COVID-19 Taxi Code.” Then, call one of the Taxicab companies listed below and provide the following: Your “Free COVID-19 Taxi Code.” Name, phone number and trip information: date, time, location of trip origin and destination At the end of each trip...
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By Roy Kelley
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County Health Officials Urge Residents to Get a Flu ShotMontgomery County health officials are urging residents to get a flu vaccination and will hold clinics for adults and children in October and November. While getting a flu vaccination does not protect against COVID-19, flu shots have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccination also can save health care resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.Seasonal flu vaccinations are available through private health providers, as well as at retail locations throughout the community. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will include clinics for residents 14-and-over and two clinics specifically for children ages six months to 18 years of age. The County will offer flu s...
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By Roy Kelley
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Watch the Sky TonightWatch the sky! October is a busy month for celestial events, including the Camelopardalid Meteor Shower (Ca·​mel·​o·​par·​da·​lid) which peaks Oct. 5. It won’t be raining meteors – the avg. is about 5/hr – but with a new moon and a clear sky the viewing conditions will be perfect!This is a Maryland DNR announcement.  Waterlily Dahlia, Koppertone, Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5435Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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'Walktober' Events to Promote Walking and Pedestrian SafetyThe Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is partnering with State and local governments across Maryland to celebrate the Seventh Annual “Walktober” program, a month-long series of activities in October promoting the State’s official exercise: walking. Maryland named walking as the official State exercise in October 2008.“Walking is healthy for your body, good for our environment, and the best way to see Montgomery County,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We are committed to making walking and pedestrian mobility easy, safe, and accessible throughout Montgomery County. I encourage all residents to get their steps this ‘Walktober’ while the weather is beautiful, the foliage is in bloom, and it’s the perfect t...
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By Roy Kelley
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There's a new Little Free Library in town!Join City elected officials and staff for a special dedication ceremony to unveil the new Little Free Library at the Arts Barn. The event, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6 p.m. will be held outdoors in the Arts Barn courtyard & is free and open to the public. The ceremony takes place immediately prior to the 7 p.m. performance of "Pinot & Augustine," a classic, family-friendly clown duo inspired by the golden age of circus. Face masks are required inside all City facilities for everyone over the age of two, and social distancing & limited capacity protocols are in place.As an Eagle Scout project, Jered Lottes of Boy Scouts of America Troop 1760, built the Little Free Library to resemble the Arts Barn. Gaithersburg artist Hiral Joshi, who will be ...
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Montgomery Parks Program on ‘Go, Grow, Get Active’ for Those 50+Montgomery Parks will host the fourth annual “Go, Grow, Get Active” senior wellness event at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast features MaryBeth Dugan, program access coordinator for Montgomery Parks, who talks about that special day of instructor-led activity geared toward County residents 50-and-older.Joining Ms. Dugan on the podcast are instructors Noelia Serrano Gonzalez, program specialist with Senior Sports and Fitness for Rockville Recreation and Parks, and Maureen Ivusic, volunteer at the Poolesville Senior Center. During the podcast, Ms. Dugan, Ms. Gonzalez, and Ms. Ivusic explain what residents can expect from Go, Grow, Get Active and featu...
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By Roy Kelley
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOctober is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. The event is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence. Learn more about what's happening this month in Montgomery County, here https://buff.ly/2ZGjwdx  This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Badger Twinkle by Lisa Marston, National Capital Dahlia Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 0003Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, 1/30 Sec., f4, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Montgomery County Commission for Women Career SeminarsThe Commission for Women will offer five free career seminars this fall to help individuals strengthen their personal brand and place them on the path to finding more than just a job, but a career. The sessions are geared to assist women with their career paths but are open to everyone. These free events will be presented on Zoom and take place from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Registration is required. The link will be forwarded after registration.Oct. 4: Resume WritingLearn the basics of resume writing along with terms and tools to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to have the perfect resume.Oct. 11: Interviewing SkillsWhether in-person or virtually, being prepared for an interview can give you the confidence you need before walking in...
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Public Libraries Launch New 'Aspen Discovery' Catalog, Monday, Oct. 4Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) on Monday, Oct. 4, will transition to Aspen Discovery, a library catalog providing customers with a new suite of features and a better online experience. In the days leading up to the transition, some library services will be limited or disrupted.Operational changes needed for transition will require the following disruptions from the evening of Friday, Oct. 1, until the morning of Monday, Oct. 4: The catalog search functionality will be limited or unavailable. Online library card applications will be unavailable. Online resources, including databases and e-books, will experience disruptions. Customers will be unable to place holds or renew items checked out to their accounts. ...
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By Roy Kelley
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City of Gaithersburg Election Candidates Virtual ForumA virtual forum for the two mayoral candidates and five candidates for City Council in the City of Gaithersburg municipal election will be conducted by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. Registration is required to watch the forum on Zoom. Click here for details.Attendees will not be allowed to ask questions via Zoom, but may submit them in writing prior to and during the event by e-mailing mbalcombe@ggchamber.org. The forum will be broadcast live on GTV (countywide on Comcast 27 or within City limits on RCN 13 & Verizon FiOS 25) and live streamed on the City’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts @GburgMD. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Crazy Lov...
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By Roy Kelley
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Discovery Day – Trains, Sunday, October 3rdImmerse yourself in everything trains at the Community Museum on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Local Locos Live Steamers will share their large scale steam engines.See model trains, make a train craft, & if you stay long enough, you’ll likely see real trains as they pass by. Details here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Pansy, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is also known as #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth Montgomery County firefighters will be wearing pink apparel to raise awareness. This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.   Peony, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 9792Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Solitaire Court Stream Restoration Project UnderwayConstruction at Diamond Farms Park for the Solitaire Court Stream Restoration project is underway. The project will repair the eroded stream banks, protect underground utility pipelines, remove invasive plants, prevent stream migration onto private property, and improve functionality of a tributary to Long Draught Branch of Great Seneca Creek.The Park’s playground and courts will be open during the 6 to 8 month construction period. Some trails through the park will not be available. Trail closure signs will be posted prior to land disturbance. While trails near the stream are closed, it is recommended that the trail to Seneca Creek State Park be accessed from the northern end of Diamond Drive. Read more on the project webpage here. This...
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By Roy Kelley
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Movies@Casey – Cruella, Saturday, October 2nd Learn the backstory of Disney's fashion obsessed villain. Rated PG-13. Movie screenings on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. (sensory screening) and 6:30 p.m. at Casey Community Center. Concessions are available for purchase. A parent/guardian must accompany those ages 17 & under. Advance registration strongly encouraged. Purchase tickets here.   This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Hollyhill Pinkie, American Dahlia Society Show,Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5636Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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Community Shredding and Electronics Recycling, Saturday, Oct. 2nd Bring your paper documents and select electronics to our free Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.To maintain physical distancing, staff will remove shredded material directly from your trunk. Click here for a list of what we'll accept. While the service is free, we will gratefully accept the donation of nonperishable food items and diapers for the Gaithersburg HELP food pantry. This is City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Badger Twinkle, American Dahlia Society Show,Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5508Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Roy Kelley
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Help Needed to Remove Flags on the National Mall Picking up flags at National Mall in DC A small army of volunteers is needed to gather up the In America: Remember. flags on the Mall at the close of the exhibit. Register at https://bit.ly/mc-flags Requires physical stamina and perseverance. Gathering flags also requires you to bend down frequently and may be strenuous to your back and knees. Feel free to bring your family, friends, sports teams, community groups, youth organizations, and church groups. Please bring garden or work gloves, a water bottle and a snack if you need it!   Gathering the flags will start on October 4th and continue through October 6th until finished. Hours are flexible. In America: Remember. is an art installation representing the staggering loss from COVID-19 o...
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By Roy Kelley
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Corn and Zucchini Cheddar and Tomato Quiche RecipeChef Dolores made this Corn and Zucchini Cheddar and Tomato Quiche using the Closet Cooking recipe. It was delicious. Click on the link to view the recipe, some suggestions and to print the recipe. Corn and Zucchini Cheddar and Tomato Quicheby Chef Dolores using the Closet Cooking recipeCanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Free Groceries in Montgomery Village, Wed., Sept. 29, 2021TOMORROW! An Upcounty drive-thru food distribution event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Watkins Mill Elementary School in Montgomery Village. If you need food assistance, visit the County's website for resources and more: https://buff.ly/3CUf2hM.This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure. Butterfly, Wings of Fancy Exhibit, Brookside Gardens,Wheaton, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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