Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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How does Montgomery County light up? Pharmacies, roads and town hubs—Patch was inspired by the photos you submitted this week that show our community at dusk or just after. (Are you a photographer? Both iPhone and professional photogs welcome in our Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool. Join here and upload! Your photos may end up on any of our 11 websites throughout the county.)
Monday, February 4, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will discuss the governor’s public safety agenda during a town hall Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Rockville.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will host a public town hall in Rockville to discuss Gov. Martin O’Malley’s public safety priorities for the 2013 legislative session. The town hall is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Montgomery County Council Office Building. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Nancy Navarro are expected to attend, according to a press release from Brown’s office. Wednesday’s panelists include State Police Superintendent Col. Marcus Brown, State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein. The Rockville town hall caps a trio of town halls advocating the O’Malley-Brown administration’s public …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What did you see outside your window Wednesday morning? Share your snow photos with Patch.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Rockville-based center has helped more than 1,200 budding Montgomery County entrepreneurs.
Two years in, the Rockville Women’s Business Center is providing counseling, resources, training and other business development support to entrepreneurs whom officials said demonstrate the changing way women are approaching business ownership. Last week, the center marked its second anniversary with a celebration at VisArts at Rockville Town Square featuring elected officials, business leaders and local success stories from among the more than 1,200 entrepreneurs served by the center so far. The celebration recognized the success of entrepreneurs through their stories and through the center’s service numbers. Click here to see RWBC’s first two years in numbers. The center “has a real and tangible impact on local entrepreneurs, helping …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
UPDATE: Police: Witness Said Montgomery College Student Told Them He Was 'Going to Shoot Everyone' ROCKVILLE—A 19-year-old Montgomery College student was taken into custody by Rockville city police on Monday afternoon after fellow students said the man told them he—in his words—“felt like shooting people just for fun,” a college spokeswoman said. Read more on Rockville Patch. Sex Abuse Trial Involving Germantown Middle School Teacher Continues GERMANTOWN—The trial of a Germantown middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing one of his students began in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Cuyler Jay Cornell, 51, Germantown, was indicted on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual offense. The trial was expected to reach …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The two candidates for Maryland's 6th Congressional District will meet for six debates, including one at Rockville's Temple Beth Ami on Oct. 21.
New members of the re-aligned 6th Congressional District will have an opportunity to get a close look at incumbant Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democratic challenger John Delaney. The two candidates agreed to a series of six debates, including one on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Rockville's Temple Beth Ami, The Washington Post reported. The debate will be hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council, according to the report. The first debate was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College, according to the report, and the following debates remain scheduled: For more information on the scheduled debates between Bartlett and Delaney, read the full report on The Washington Post.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Constituents in the sixth district will have an opportunity to hear and address first-time Congressional candidate John Delaney in Rockville Monday.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Democrat John Delaney, candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District this fall, will host a town hall in Rockville Monday, according to Justice for Students in America. The political coalition has organized the event. View the video invitation on the right. Constituents are invited to hear and address Delaney from 7-9 p.m. at the Technical Center at Montgomery College in room 136. (See flyer here.) Delaney will also attend a "Congress Tea and Coffee" event at a constituent's home at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery Village, according to his website. Delaney hopes to defeat incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a rare battle that could turn the GOP seat blue. He outspent his primary opponent, state Sen. Rob Garagiola, 3-1 …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Aquilino Cancer Center slated to open on campus of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in 2013.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Adventist HealthCare officials, joined by Shady Grove Hospital personnel and local elected officials, broke ground Wednesday morning on what will become Montgomery County's first free-standing, comprehensive cancer center. Called the Aquilino Cancer Center, the 50,000-square-foot, three-story building will offer personalized, expert care to cancer patients with up-to-date technology and support services to treat various forms of cancer. It's slated to open on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital campus in 2013. The driving force behind the project, said Shady Grove Hospital president Dennis Hansen, was better care for people battling cancer in the hospital's community. Jane Peck, Hansen's colleague, said she believes it will do that and more…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Gazette reported earlier this week that an island of unincorporated Potomac exists within the municipal boundaries of Rockville. Read more to find out how this happened, and tell us why you've decided to stay unincorporated.
Nearly eight acres of Potomac land sit surrounded by municipal Rockville -- a final bastion of unincorporated land just inside the Rockville borders, according to a recent Gazette report. The propreties, on Hectic Hill Lane, have avoided annexation into municipal Rockville since the town began incorporating similarly enclaved properties in the 1980s. At one point six similar enclaves were incorporated by the city of Rockville, after the state of Maryland in 1983 prohibited the creation of enclaves and made it easier for cities to incorporate existing ones. The Hectic Hill Lane properties had existed as an enclave since the 1970s and in 1984 successfully petitioned against incorporation to the Rockville government, the Gazette reported. …