Montgomery County Update: Off to a Quick Start in Vaccinating Those Ages 5-11

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November 10, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

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County Executive Marc Elrich talks about the contributions Montgomery County’s veterans have made as Veterans Day approaches. He also details how the County is off to a good start in vaccinating 5-to-11-year-old children. He addresses how the passage of the $1.75 trillion dollar infrastructure bill by Congress could impact the County and takes pride in the improvements being made by the County’s Department of Permitting Services. And he reflects on visits he is regularly making to County businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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County Begins Vaccinating Children Ages 5 Through 11

Took My Best Shot! Vaccinations for Children ages 5 to 11

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years of age, Montgomery County is now vaccinating young people in this age group. 

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County Holiday Schedule for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

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The Montgomery County Government will observe special schedules for the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Members of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Will Join the Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony in Wheaton at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11


Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will join public Veterans Day ceremonies in Downtown Wheaton at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. The ceremony is being organized by the Silver Spring Memorial Post 2562 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States and American Legion Post 268. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and members of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs are expected to attend.

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Major General Hawthorne Proctor to be Featured Speaker as Montgomery Branch of NAACP Salutes Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Rockville

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Major General Hawthorne Proctor, the first African American to serve as quartermaster general in the U.S. Army, will be the featured speaker on Saturday, Nov. 13, as the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch Armed Forces and Veterans Committee hosts an event at the Rockville Memorial Library to salute veterans. The event, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., will include the screening of three documentaries.

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COVID-19 Information Portal Has Statistics on the Virus Including Infections and Vaccinations Given by Zip Codes  

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Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Information Portal provides a variety of breakdowns on how the virus has impacted the County. The statistics are updated to reflect the most recent reports from the State of Maryland during the health crisis. Among the information available is how many positive cases have been reported in each zip code in the County.    

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Sculpture of Journalist Shirley Povich and Hall-of-Fame Pitcher Walter Johnson Unveiled in Cabin John Park by Montgomery Parks and Bethesda Community Base Ball


A life-sized bronze sculpture honoring famed Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich and Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Walter Johnson was unveiled on Nov. 6 at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. Montgomery Parks, which is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club, organized the ceremonies.

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20th Anniversary of ‘Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs’ Group Will Be Celebrated Virtually on Monday, Nov. 15, With Author Doug Tallamy

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The 20th anniversary of the “Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs” group at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds will be celebrated with a virtual event from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15,  Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs, a nonprofit organization that supports environmental and community-based initiatives for Black Hill Nature Programs, will host the celebration, which will feature professor, entomologist and author Doug Tallamy as the guest speaker.  

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‘Urban Wood Sale’ in Gaithersburg on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, Will Make Unique Types of Wood Available for Projects 

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Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will host its first-ever “Urban Wood Sale” on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Montgomery Parks Green Farm Maintenance Facility located at 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive in Gaithersburg. Wood that can be used for unique projects will be available for purchase from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day.

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‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast’s Next Episode Features Susan Kenedy, Who Has Retired After 30 Years as the Montgomery County Council’s Main Reporter-Producer on County Cable Station CCM

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The latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast will feature an interview with Susan Kenedy, a senior communications officer for the Montgomery County Council who reflects on her 30 years as the main reporter-producer for the Council on cable station County Cable Montgomery (CCM).


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‘Online Sales and Telework Grants’ Applications Available Starting Friday, Nov. 12, for Small Businesses to Assist with Online Product and Services Promotion

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has announced a new grant program for Montgomery County small businesses to help them promote their products and services prior to the holiday shopping season. Applications for the “Online Sales and Telework Grant Program” will be available from Friday, Nov. 12, through midnight on Friday, Nov. 19. Grants of up to $10,000 each will be available.

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Montgomery Parks Has Many Special Events and Fun Throughout November

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Events and special programs for residents of all interests and ages will be available throughout November from Montgomery Parks. The events will include evening campfires for families, which include outdoor movies, and adult-only campfires.

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Beach Drive Bridge Replacement Project in Kensington Accelerated for Early April Reopening

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The construction project on Beach Drive in Kensington, between Kensington Parkway and Old Spring Road, has been accelerated by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation so that a two-lane vehicle bridge can be replaced and the road reopened by April 1. The road has been closed since Aug. 30.

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Commission on Aging Offers Advice on Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults

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The Montgomery County Commission on Aging is offering information about the causes, health risks and resources to combat social isolation and loneliness among older adults. The fact sheet "Social Isolation and Loneliness: Facts for Older Adults" provides resources and websites for those with who feel lonely and isolated, as well as their caregivers.

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County Reminds Residents to Keep Litter Out of Yard Trim Bags

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With the fall season comes falling leaves. For those who choose to rake the leaves into paper lawn bags to be collected for recycling, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection reminds them not to throw trash—or anything other than leaves and small, thin branches—into the bags.

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Department of Transportation is Hiring Ride On Bus Operators


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has immediate openings for full-time and part-time Ride On bus operators. The positions offer applicants 21-and-over paid CDL license training, a competitive benefits package and a fun, supportive atmosphere, with ongoing professional development opportunities.

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Free Online Workshops Available in November for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs


Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs are available throughout November. Montgomery County Public Libraries is sponsoring the programs.

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