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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
02/05/2020

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

For African American History Month, we remember the contributions of the young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps who contributed to the early preservation and restoration of the canal throughout the New Deal era. In 1939, young African American men between the ages of seventeen and twenty five, were afforded work during the Great Depression to provide for themselves and their families while restoring the first twenty two miles of the canal. The work they contributed included clearing the towpath of fifteen years of overgrowth, removing debris from the prism, resurfacing the towpath, repairing breaches caused by the 1924 and 1936 floods, and restoring numerous lift locks to working order.

The work of the Civilian Conservation Corps contributed greatly to the opportunities we experience today in our national parks, state parks, and other public lands. It is important to construct an inclusive narrative of our canal history so that their participation can be recognized and remembered. {Image description: African American CCC workers make repairs to the canal}

Montgomery Hospice
02/05/2020

Montgomery Hospice

- As #BlackHistoryMonth grows recognition internationally, we at Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice would like to honor the remarkable achievements of the black community in Maryland, within the healthcare field.
Born in 1907, Nellie Louise Young was the first African American woman licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. Her drive is said to have come from her father, Dr. Howard E. Young, who incidentally was Maryland’s first African American pharmacist. #Healthcare #Hospice #GentleTheJourney

Fairfax County Animal Shelter
01/31/2020

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Update: ADOPTED!

PETUNIA IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!! Kitty City, to be exact. Wait, no, we meant... PIGGY CITY!!!! Petunia is just nine months old and already weighs 65 pounds, because pigs all get big. That's just how pigs work. They all get big. Petunia will likely get bigger still, or at least wider. Petunia was surrendered to us because it wasn't working out to keep her in the previous home. Pigs need lots of room to do pig things, like root around and eat a lot, which means that being indoors with carpet was... difficult. Petunia is super friendly with people and even dogs, although she's not afraid to establish herself as the boss. She LOOOOVES taking baths in her kiddie pool! She's not harness trained and will make lots of noise if you try it, so ideally she would live in a place where she can have her own fenced in area and indoor shelter, so she can make her own choices about where to be. Petunia, like all pigs, is very smart, and needs an adopter who will provide her with everything she needs. What she needed when she first arrived to the shelter was a delicious fortune cookie (as a treat), and her fortune said: "A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you." If you have a barn environment and would like to add Petunia to your family, and help her find that happiness every day, come in and visit her in Piggy City!

01/20/2020
Action Committee for Transit

Action Committee for Transit

MTOC press release: 70 Legislators Propose County Consent Requirement
For Toll Roads and Bridges

New toll roads and bridges would require consent from the counties where they are built under a bill introduced Friday by Delegate Mary Lehman (D-21) and Senator Susan Lee (D-16). They were joined by 53 co-sponsors in the House of Delegates and 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, representing 9 counties and Baltimore City.

The bill, HB292 / SB229, would extend to all Maryland counties the authority that Eastern Shore counties have had since 1978, requiring the state to obtain the "express consent" of a majority of the affected counties before starting construction of new toll roads and bridges.

Counties on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, for example, where a new bridge is under study, and along the Washington Beltway and I-270, where toll lanes have been proposed, would gain the same right to sign off on new toll facilities that the Eastern Shore counties have had for the last 42 years.

"The State's top-down toll road planning has disregarded serious dialogue concerning financial risks," Senator Lee said. "This bill will restore Maryland's half-century tradition of collaboration and consultation between the State and the counties."

"The economic, environmental, and financial health of Maryland is at stake in these major infrastructure decisions," Delegate Lehman added. "Two members of the Board of Public Works should not have unchecked authority to make massive transportation investments that will affect the daily lives of millions of Maryland citizens for the rest of the 21st century."

Montgomery Countryside Alliance
01/19/2020

Montgomery Countryside Alliance

After hearing concerns from many of our members and conducting research, our position was released on State legislation introduced by MC Delegate Eric Ludtke that would open the Reserve to deer culling with rifles (hunting with bow, shot gun and black powder is currently allowed):

http://www.montgomerycountydelegation.com/2020/documents/MC6-20.pdf

MCA POSITION ON DEER MANAGEMENT
IN AGRICULTURAL RESERVE

MCA is aware of the significant crop damage by deer in the Agricultural Reserve (Reserve) and supports our farmers in the need to cull the deer herds. However, we are concerned about the safety implications for various stakeholders (diversified producers, equestrians, cyclists, tourists, hikers, rural residents, anglers, hunters, birders etc.) by allowing rifle hunting 365 days a year with Deer Management Permits in the Reserve. We would ask what other possible solutions have been considered. An option would be to employ teams of trained sharpshooters to hunt in designated areas at limited, designated times, as is done successfully now in the Montgomery County parks. Another approach would be to encourage natural systems where predators such as coyotes would help reduce the deer population.

We cannot support the rifle hunting legislation as written.

Be heard - your thoughts to:

https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/07leg/html/gacomo.html

01/19/2020
Action Committee for Transit

League of Women Voters event:
TRENDING TOPICS
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

We are all pedestrians! Join us for a discussion about the ongoing efforts to track and improve pedestrian safety in Montgomery County

Guest Speakers:
Kristy Daphnis, Chair of the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
John Hoobler, Capital Projects Manager, Montgomery County DOT
Eli Glazier, Planner, Montgomery County Planning Department

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
R O C K V I L L E L I B R A R Y
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
FREE. PUBLIC ALWAYS WELCOME.

Event will be live streamed on Facebook @lwvmocomd.org

Notice of Filming and Photography: When you enter a League of Women Voters (LWV) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. All attendees consent to LWV's use of their images and photos, unless they notify us at the time of the event.
Web: lwvmocomd.org | Email: [email protected] | Tel: 301-984-9585

League of Women Voters event:
TRENDING TOPICS
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

We are all pedestrians! Join us for a discussion about the ongoing efforts to track and improve pedestrian safety in Montgomery County

Guest Speakers:
Kristy Daphnis, Chair of the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
John Hoobler, Capital Projects Manager, Montgomery County DOT
Eli Glazier, Planner, Montgomery County Planning Department

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
R O C K V I L L E L I B R A R Y
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
FREE. PUBLIC ALWAYS WELCOME.

Event will be live streamed on Facebook @lwvmocomd.org

Notice of Filming and Photography: When you enter a League of Women Voters (LWV) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. All attendees consent to LWV's use of their images and photos, unless they notify us at the time of the event.
Web: lwvmocomd.org | Email: [email protected] | Tel: 301-984-9585

Potomac Riverkeeper Network
01/01/2020

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Welcome 2020 -- let's do great things together. #swimfishdrink #cleanwater

It's almost a new decade - so why are we still using such old-fashioned "solutions"?
12/31/2019
Potomac Conservancy

It's almost a new decade - so why are we still using such old-fashioned "solutions"?

It's almost a new decade - so why are we still using such old-fashioned "solutions"?

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
12/30/2019
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Thanks to The Hartwell Foundation, every donation to TAPS before the end of the year will be doubled up to $150,000! Your gift will support the children of our fallen military heroes with programs and services to help heal the hearts of our youngest survivors whose lives are forever changed by the loss of their military loved on. Give today and help transform lives!

In the new year, The Hartwell Foundation is making another $1,000,000 in matching funds available to support TAPS Youth Programs. Help us to make an impact in the new year.

You can join a 1st Day Hike on January 1 at Blackwater NWR. Join Team Tubman for a 1.5 mile hike on the Blackwater NWR W...
12/30/2019

You can join a 1st Day Hike on January 1 at Blackwater NWR. Join Team Tubman for a 1.5 mile hike on the Blackwater NWR Wildlife Drive. Hike along the Blackwater River and see Canada and snow geese, tundra swans, bald eagles, ducks, and other wildlife. This will be an easy hike perfect for families. The Wildlife Drive is flat and paved. Pets are not permitted in the refuge. Guests are welcome to enjoy hot cocoa and light refreshments after the hike. Then explore the Visitor Center and learn about the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, an American hero.

We hope you and yours had a holly, jolly holiday! On Christmas Day in 1854 Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland to rescue her brothers Robert, Ben, and Henry from bondage. Join #TeamTubman on 1/1/2020 for a First Day Hike at 10am at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Then share your knowledge of Harriet's life at 1:30pm with Tubman Trivia. Start the Year of the Woman at Harriet's House, see you there!

First Day Hikes Offer a Fresh Start to 2020. Maryland Public Lands Hosting 40 Hikes Across State! Join us for a First Da...
12/29/2019

First Day Hikes Offer a Fresh Start to 2020. Maryland Public Lands Hosting 40 Hikes Across State! Join us for a First Day Hike, Maryland’s annual tradition for a fun, healthy kickoff to the New Year. On January 1, 2020, the Maryland Park Service will offer 40 guided hikes on 33 state lands and parks. http://ow.ly/KRnU50xJ9WM

First Day Hikes Offer a Fresh Start to 2020. Maryland Public Lands Hosting 40 Hikes Across State! Join us for a First Day Hike, Maryland’s annual tradition for a fun, healthy kickoff to the New Year. On January 1, 2020, the Maryland Park Service will offer 40 guided hikes on 33 state lands and parks. http://ow.ly/KRnU50xJ9WM

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Area JuvenileDetectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims...
12/28/2019
Montgomery County Police Department

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Area Juvenile

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile female from the Aspen Hill area

Heyli Sales, age 13, was last seen at approximately 8:00 yesterday evening (Friday , December 27), when she left her Kayson Street home on foot.

Heyli Sales is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information about Heyli Sales’ whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Update: December 30, 2019, - Heyli Sales has been located safe and unharmed.

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Area Juvenile

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile female from the Aspen Hill area

Heyli Sales, age 13, was last seen at approximately 8:00 yesterday evening (Friday , December 27), when she left her Kayson Street home on foot.

Heyli Sales is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information about Heyli Sales’ whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Montgomery County Police Department
12/28/2019
Montgomery County Police Department

Montgomery County Police Department

Update: December 27, 2019, at 9:40 p.m. - Alvin Brooks has been located safe and unharmed. The Silver Alert has been canceled.

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Silver Spring Area Man

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Silver Spring area man. A Silver Alert has been activated for 63-year-old Alvin Brooks.

Mr. Brooks was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday (Thursday, December 26) when he left his Ocala Street home driving his 2018 grey Lexus LS 600 with Maryland tags: 3DM9082.

Mr. Brooks is 6-foot-tall, weighs 280 pounds, and walks with a cane. He was last seen wearing a Baltimore Ravens hoodie over a black vest, a United States Marine veteran baseball cap, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Alvin Brooks’ whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Montgomery County Police Department
12/28/2019
Montgomery County Police Department

Montgomery County Police Department

Update: December 31, 2019, - Robin Kangling Tang has been located safe and unharmed.

Concern for Missing Travilah Area Man with Dementia

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 74-year-old man from the Travilah area who has dementia.

Robin Kangling Tang was last seen at approximately 7:08 p.m. on Monday, December 23, when he left his Grey Fox Lane home, possibly in a taxi. Family has been unable to contact Mr. Tang and recently reported him as missing.

Mr. Tang is approximately 5’ 4″ tall and weighs approximately 159 pounds. He has brown eyes and grey hair. Mr. Tang uses a walking stick to assist with his mobility and was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding Robin Kangling Tang’s whereabouts or anyone who sees him is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

Potomac Conservancy
12/27/2019
Potomac Conservancy

Potomac Conservancy

A flawed process and incomplete environmental impact studies are just 2 of 5 concerns we have about this proposal.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
12/27/2019
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

We are pleased to share with you that Tina M. Cappetta, a committed team-builder and park manager with more than 31 years’ experience, will serve as the next superintendent of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. She begins her assignment Jan. 21, 2020.

Learn more about her in the NPS Press Release link below:

https://www.nps.gov/choh/learn/news/new-superintendent-named-for-c-o-canal.htm

C&O Canal Trust
12/27/2019

C&O Canal Trust

It's a 184.5-mile riparian buffer, protecting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay from pollution. And we need your help to preserve it. Love the C&O Canal? Support the Trust: https://zurl.co/6IDP 📷Vinod Thomas, Jon Wolz, Lesley Pearl, Daniel Cohen, Sr.

Hank Dietle's Tavern Rides Again
12/06/2019

Hank Dietle's Tavern Rides Again

Says it all!

Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department
12/05/2019

Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department

Even Santa has to call for help sometimes. This year we are happy to announce that our annual Santa runs through the neighborhoods will start this coming weekend. Please see our schedule below for a chance to see Santa riding Cabin John Park's own fire engine. Santa and his helpers will be collecting toys to donate the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda and the Scotland Drive Community Association. You can also drop off toys at either one of our stations!
Visit our web page, www.cjpvfd.org, for more information.


Thursday Dec. 19,
Avenel
River Road Estates
Williamsburg
The Village
Williamsburg Gardens
Concord

Friday, Dec. 20:
Alvermar Woods
Potomac Hunt Acres
Merry Go Round Farms
Beallmount
Lake Potomac
Stoney Creek Farms
Saddle Ridge

Saturday, Dec. 21:
Arrowood
Bradley Hills Grove
Bannockburn
Bannockburn Estates
Al Marah
Wilson Knolls (1st Due portion only)

Dec. 21, 22, and 24 – make up any remaining missed routes
Tuesday, Dec. 24 – deliver toys

Inclement weather may alter the schedule.

Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department
12/03/2019

Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department

It’s #GivingTueaday! It’s not to late to help us reach our goals this year. We also have our annual Christmas tree sale and portrait drive ongoing. Thank you for your continued support, we would not be able to do what we do without you.

Montgomery County Police Department
12/03/2019
Montgomery County Police Department

Montgomery County Police Department

Update: December 17, 2019 – Angeline Tutu Pratt has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Angeline Tutu Pratt, age 26, of Centerway Road in Gaithersburg, has been reported as missing by her family. Family and friends have not seen Pratt for approximately one week and her whereabouts are unknown. Family members are concerned that they have not been able to contact Pratt.

Pratt is approximately 5’06” tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Angeline Pratt is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours).

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