School is Back in Session; Make Sure You Know and Obey the School Bus Law

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News and Information from the Montgomery County Office of Public Information

Patrick Lacefield, Director | Judy Stiles, Editor

September 2018 | Bookmark and Share

the danger is real

School is Back in Session; Make Sure You Know and Obey the School Bus Law

The law is clear, in Maryland, drivers must stop, and remain stopped, for a school bus that is stopped with red lights flashing and stop arm activated.

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silver spring jazz festival

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Returns to Silver Spring on Saturday, Sept. 8

The 15thannual Silver Spring Jazz Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.

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use the crosswalks

Don’t Gamble With Your Life; Use the Cross Walks

Montgomery County has been stepping up efforts to educate pedestrians, particularly in the areas where people have been hit recently.

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small cell county council public hearing

Zoning Text Amendment Public Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 25

A public hearing will be held regarding ZTA 18-11 on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the County Council Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. 

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friendship picnic

Friendship Picnic to Celebrate Diverse Cultures and Faiths

The sixth annual Montgomery County Friendship Picnic brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community. 

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emergency alert testing

FEMA to Conduct Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System this Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of both WEA and the Emergency Alert System.

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Need to know when your bus will arrive? call 311 to get it done!

global robotics competition

Montgomery County High School Students Come in First in Global Robotics Competition in Mexico City

Five Montgomery County school students from the Wizards.Exe robotics team were winners as they represented the United States in the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge, which took place August 15-18 in Mexico City, Mexico. 

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world of montgomery

Experience and Explore the World at the World of Montgomery Festival 

The free World of Montgomery Festival is coming to Montgomery College Rockville on Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m.  

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procurement forum

Montgomery County Procurement Forum Set for Oct. 5

Registration is now underway for the thirdannual Montgomery County Procurement Forum, which is set for Friday, Oct. 5. 

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i take personally

“I Take It Personally.” to Prevent Over-Service and Drunk Driving

To prevent drunk driving and discourage alcohol over service, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control is relaunching a public awareness campaign titled, “I Take It Personally.” 

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thanksgiving parade

Sign up Now to Participate in the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Montgomery County is accepting applications from those who want to participate in the televised Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. 

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disaster happens

September is National Preparedness Month; Disasters Happen. Residents Urged to Prepare Now, Learn How  

September is National Preparedness Month and everyone is encouraged to set aside time to make plans and prepare for emergencies.

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livability survey

Community Livability Survey Explorer

Check out the interactive Montgomery County Community Livability Survey Explorer.


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senior swimming

Free and Low-Cost Fitness Options for Older Adults

Take a look at these free and low-cost fitness classes, weight rooms and otheroptions available for older adults in Montgomery County.  

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community service week

Plan Now for Community Service Week

Montgomery County’s annual Community Service Week is coming the week of October 22 through 28. 

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Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearings for Washington Gas Rates and New Five-Year Gas System Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing in Montgomery County on the requests by Washington Gas Light Company to increase its rates by $56.3 million and implement a new five-year gas system infrastructure improvement plan (STRIDE). 

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“You Can’t Understand A Battlefield Until You Walk It” with Ed Bearrs is Topic for Montgomery County Civil War Roundtable

Ed Bearrs, Chief Historian Emeritus for the National Park Service and premier Civil War historian will speak on “You Can’t Understand A Battlefield Until You Walk It” at the September Montgomery County Civil War Roundtable. 

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business hall of fame

Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame Scheduled for Oct. 30

The seventh annual Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame will take place Tuesday, October 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove located on Gudelsky Drive in Rockville.

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