Progress Place’s new location to open this week in downtown Silver Spring

Participants in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Progress place included (from left) Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal, Nancy Floreen and Roger Berliner, Shepherd’s Table Executive Director Jacki Coyle, County Executive Isiah Leggett, Charles Nulsen III, president of Washington Property Co. and Councilmember Hans Reimer. Photo by Mike Diegel. County officials and representatives of the county’s nonprofit partners cut the … Read More

Riemer elected council vice president

Councilmember Hans Riemer (left) shakes hands with newly elected County Council President Roger Berliner. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Council. Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park has been elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Montgomery County Council. Vice President Riemer, the council’s lead member for digital government, is beginning his seventh year on the council … Read More

Upcoming Events Dec. 7-13

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Dec. 7 5 Percent Day benefit for Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Whole Foods Market, 833 Wayne Ave., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Closing Reception for “Living Well: Plants that Nourish & Heal” exhibit, Betty Kramer, Gallery and Music Room, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6 p.m. State Senate candidate vote, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, … Read More

A Wider circle plans major expansion

In the 15 years since Dr. Mark Bergel launched A Wider Circle in the living room of his Bethesda apartment, he and his nonprofit have reached many milestones in their ongoing fight to end poverty.