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Weekend Events: Gaithersburg Book Festival; MoCo Strawberry Festival

05/18/16

Weekend Events: Gaithersburg Book Festival; MoCo Strawberry Festival

What’s happening May 20-22

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Daily Quiz: Which Country Club Was Used by the Precursor of the CIA for Training Purposes During World War II?

05/18/16

Daily Quiz: Which Country Club Was Used by the Precursor of the CIA for Training Purposes During World War II?

Click for list of potential answers

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Rockville Nixes Townhome Proposal; New Bethesda Garage Wins Award; Vehicle Fire in Chevy Chase;

05/18/16

Rockville Nixes Townhome Proposal; New Bethesda Garage Wins Award; Vehicle Fire in Chevy Chase;

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Council President Asks School Board to Halt Work on Controversial Rockville Bus Depot

05/17/16

Council President Asks School Board to Halt Work on Controversial Rockville Bus Depot

June 21 council work session to focus on county plan to relocate more than 400 buses from Shady Grove

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Pepco Official Pitches Rate Increase Request to Bethesda Group

05/17/16

Pepco Official Pitches Rate Increase Request to Bethesda Group

One resident asked why company provided recent $50 bill credit if it needs to raise rates

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Nonprofit Village's Making a Difference Awards Breakfast

05/17/16

Nonprofit Village's Making a Difference Awards Breakfast

Nonprofit Village, Montgomery County’s first and only multitenant nonprofit center, held its seventh annual Making a Difference Awards Breakfast on May 6 at the Bethesda Marriott. Three organizations and one person were recognized for their outstanding nonprofit work in the community. Nonprofit Village simultaneously celebrated seven years working to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations throughout the region.  This year's award recipients included two nonprofit organizations, Empowered Women International (Rockville/Arlington) and Rebuilding Together of Montgomery County (Gaithersburg), which were recognized for their work in the community. One for-profit organization, Lerch, Early, & Brewer (Bethesda), and one individual, Tom Raffa, founder and...

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Silver Spring Woman Charged With Cruelty to Ferrets

05/17/16

Silver Spring Woman Charged With Cruelty to Ferrets

Animal services officers found 11 animals living in unsanitary conditions inside her home

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Westbard Developer To Host Public Meeting June 1 on Shopping Center Plans

05/17/16

Westbard Developer To Host Public Meeting June 1 on Shopping Center Plans

Equity One to submit sketch plan not long after County Council approved controversial rezoning

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Business Notes: Bethesda Firm Named Emerging Life Science Business of the Year

05/17/16

Business Notes: Bethesda Firm Named Emerging Life Science Business of the Year

Plus: Mysa Microschool coming to Woodmont Avenue; Bethesda ranks among the best small cities for real estate agents

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County Council Appears Poised to Pass Property, Recordation Tax Increases

05/17/16

County Council Appears Poised to Pass Property, Recordation Tax Increases

Members say increases are necessary to fully fund schools budget, other priorities

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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