50+ Employment Expo. Retool, recharge, reinvent (View and share flyer and registration form) on Monday, June 1st, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center. 2015 best practices awards for employers of older workers will be presented (flyer). For more information, visit County Calendar.
As part of the County’s 16th annual Recycling Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Solid Waste Services recognized outstanding achievements in recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled content products, backyard composting and grasscycling, and educational efforts. Among those participating in the presentation of the awards were (from left): featured speaker and special guest Loo Katz, co-host of the weekday Morning Show on 97.1 WASH-FM; County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council Vice-president Nancy Floreen. Read the news release for more information and a list of the award recipients.
County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the ribbon-cutting for EMERGENT Biosolutions in Gaithersburg by (left to right) State Senator Cheryl Kagan; Ben Wur, Deputy Director of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development; Dan Abdun-Nabi, CEO of EMERGENT; Fuad Ei-Hibri, founder and executive chair of emergent; and Gaithersburg mayor Judd Ashman.
County Executive Ike Leggett participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Glenmont Fire Station No. 18, serving the communities of Glenmont, Wheaton, Layhill, Kemp Mill and Arcola. Photographed left to right are: Retired MCFRS Captain/No. 18 Station Commander F. Charles Courtney, MCFRS Lt. Dustin Poist, Director of the Mid-County Regional Services Center Ana Lopez Van Balen, County Councilmember Sidney Katz, Acting Fire Chief Scott Goldstein, Leggett, President of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Steven Semler, Councilmember Marc Elrich, Director of the Department of General Services (DGS) David Dise, and MCFRS Chaplain Tom Claxton. DGS Project Manager Charles Edwards is not pictured. Press Release.
Poder, a student group at Gaithersburg High School, was awarded the first Gerald J. Roper, Sr. Community Service Award at the annual Community Action Awards and Celebration, held recently. The award is named for the late Gerald J. Roper, Sr., a long-time member of the Community Action Board. Left to right: Brett Morales,Gaithersburg High School (GHS) teacher and founder of Poder; Matthew J. Green, Jr., Community Action Board Chair; Nathan Mejia, GHS student and Poder member; Mary Roper, wife of Gerald J. Roper, Sr.; and other members of the Roper family. (Press Release)
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Trauma Services area recently celebrated volunteers who provided more than 13,000 hours of service in 2014. Volunteers are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days each year and accompany rape/sexual assault victims and domestic violence and physical assault victims while at the hospital for forensic examination and at court appearances. Pictured (left to right) Nadja Cabello, manager of Trauma Services, DHHS; The Honorable Joseph M. Quirk, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court; Raymond Crowel, Psy.D., chief, DHHS’ Behavioral Health and Crisis Services; volunteers Linda Summers, Kim Donohue and Jean Arthur; Sergeant Jordan Satinsky, Montgomery County Police Department, Special Victim’s Investigation Unit; Theresa Bennett, senior administrator, DHHS Crisis, Intake & Trauma Services; and Sorell Schwartz, co-chair, Victim Services Advisory Board.
Local liquor control has served Montgomery County well. It contributes $30 million in annual profit to the County – helping us to fund schools, transportation, help for the vulnerable in our midst, and more. It helps to keep taxes lower. We have lower alcohol consumption and higher revenue for public purposes than other jurisdictions. There are not liquor stores on every corner. Our system makes it harder for underage individuals to purchase alcohol and provides more education for the public and for servers as well. It better protects the public health, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Click here to see the benefits of local control. Click here to see the public health benefits. Presentation of Privatization: What the research literature says (pdf) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Visit Department of Liquor Control for more information. (Press Release)
With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin on May 14 and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8pm in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.
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Austin Heyman learns about new technology to help seniors suffering from hearing loss, and meets the winners of this year’s Neil Potter Path of Achievement Awards for lifetime volunteer service.
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