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Leggett to Participate in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Washington Nationals Miracle Field

 

On Monday, August 1st, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Council members Craig Rice and Phil Andrews, U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen,  local government officials and Nationals players and owners to officially open the new Miracle Field in Germantown. 

 

The Summer Food Service Program: Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break

 

Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs.

“The Summer Food Service program began in 1976. The reality is that hunger does not take a vacation. This is the perfect way to reach out to children in the community and provide healthy, balanced breakfast and lunch options for anyone under 18,” said MCPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services Marla Caplon.

This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations and six walk-in locations including Summit Hall Elementary, Merryville Elementary, Rolling Terrace Elementary, John F. Kennedy High School.

“Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session,” explained Board of Education President Christopher Barclay.

Olney Students Repair Homes in Appalachia & Learn A Lesson of Love

Olney Students Repair Homes in Appalachia & Learn A Lesson of Love

High school students in Olney recently packed their bags and headed to a once-bustling coal town, Chavies, Kentucky, for a week of community service, mending homes and lifting hearts.

The forty students and thirteen adults from Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church raised money to participate in a program called Appalachian Service Project (ASP). They worked with families to repair homes “warmer, safer, and drier homes”: strengthening foundations, patching leaks, building walls, repairing stairs, digging ditches, painting exteriors, and connecting with residents. 

 

The Director of Design at Summit Design Remodeling, Chris Hambrecht, joined the students as an adult mentor. He noted that some families could barely live in houses they owned because the buildings were literally collapsing around them, and they lacked the funds or the ability to fix them.

Softball Challenge!

 

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- With temperatures rising, it may not come as a surprise to see the cash in your pocket book dropping.

Air conditioner bill goes up.

A constant need to buy bottled water.

And always having to give into the kids- “Mommy, can I have an ice cream?”

We hit the streets to find all things free in the DC area- well maybe just a few summer opportunities here and there. Take a break from the scorching heat, cool down and stay safe with our list of the “Top 3 FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat:”

1.      Catch some sun at the local swimming pool, splash pad, sprinkler system or fire hydrant:

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville

 

ROCKVILLE, MD – On Saturday, July 16th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., United By Blue will partner with Hudson Trail Outfitters in hosting a cleanup of Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park. The cleanup taking place in Rockville, MD is expected to remove approximately 300 pounds of trash. Over 70 volunteers are expected to show and will be supplied with gloves, trash bags, food and drinks. Our cleanups are equal parts work and play, throughout the day we will be hosting contests and giveaways.

Hudson Trail Outfitters has been providing high quality gear and equipment to outdoor enthusiasts since 1971. They help people throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to experience the outdoors through mountaineering, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and fishing.

National Night Out!

National Night Out!

 

On August 2nd, from 7 p.m. to 9.p.m., join the Greenbelt Police Department, City of Greenbelt officials and dozens of your 

Greenbelt neighbors for National Night Out 2011 on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

Cities, towns and neighborhoods across the U.S. celebrate National Night Out with a variety 

of events and activities such as: 

• block parties, 

• cookouts,