Grammy and Emmy Winner Arturo Sandoval Headlines 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Aug. 24

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August 2019 | Judy Stiles, Editor

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Grammy and Emmy Winner Arturo Sandoval Headlines 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Aug. 24

Grammy-award winning musician Arturo Sandoval will headline the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 10 p.m. in Veterans Plaza located at One Veterans Place.

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Elrich Fills More Key Positions in His Administration

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has filled key positions in his administration.

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Business Incubation Network ‘1776’ is Opening First Maryland Location in Montgomery County

Earlier this month, “1776” announced it is partnering with the 100,000-plus square foot Greencourt Innovation Center to launch a new 15,000 square-foot hub for startups at 12358 Parklawn Drive in North Bethesda. The incubator campus is expected to open later this year.

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Now Hiring in Montgomery County

Looking for a part-time job? There are multiple job opportunities in Montgomery County.



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Housing Initiative Fund

County Executive Elrich Announces Record Year of Finance through Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund 

Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund invested $103.7 million– the highest level of financing in its 30-year history – to generate 3,254 apartment units, including 1,982 units that are affordable to those with income up to 60 percent of the County average. 

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business connect

County Expands Its Support of Local Businesses With New Silver Spring Business Connect Location

Montgomery County’s Business Solutions Group expanded its Business Connect program to the Silver Spring regional area on Monday, Aug. 5.

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Montgomery Home Ownership Program

As One Path to Homeownership, County Executive Marc Elrich Wants Homebuyers to be Aware of a Potential Funding Source 

As part of Montgomery County’s ongoing efforts to provide more paths to homeownership, the County has committed $1 million in Fiscal Year 2020 to this program with the State of Maryland.   

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wheaton library

State-of-the-Art Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center will open on Sunday, Sept. 8

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The ceremony date and time have been updated due to a schedule change.

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remembering the past to protect the future

Community Forum Focuses on Eliminating Hate and Violence

Community members are invited to participate in a community forum aimed to confront and understand our past related to hate and violence in the County to work toward a stronger future. The event will be held in Silver Spring beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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recycling facility

Department of Environmental Protection Searching for New Site for Larger, Modernized Recycling Facility; Examining Robotics

At a time when jurisdictions across the nation are reconsidering aspects of their recycling programs, the County continues its commitment to increase recycling and reduce trash.

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mental health needs

Elrich, Rice and Rutherford Working to Address Mental Health Needs

County Executive Marc Elrich joined by Maryland Lt. Governor Rutherford and Montgomery Councilmember Craig Rice addressed the County’s mental health needs at a recent meeting. Video courtesy of Montgomery College.

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