Library cardholders can now stream films online

Graphic from MCPL/Kanopy site. Beginning today, holders of a Montgomery County library card can stream movies for no charge from Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service, according to a press release. The Kanopy app is available for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku, and is compatible with any computer, television, mobile device or platform. The service offers films such as … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Neil Greenberger

Why are you running for County Council? I have worked for the Montgomery County government for the past 11 years, including 10 on the senior staff of the County Council. Over the past 40 years, I have lived for long stretches in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and in the upcounty. I have listened to what people want to make this a better … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Gabe Albornoz

Photo of the candidate courtesy Gabe Albornoz Why are you running for County Council? I love Montgomery County. I feel a duty to serve my community and work for the common good. I believe that elected office is a noble profession and provides a clear opportunity to impact social change and to serve as a bridge between communities. There are … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Lorna Phillips Forde

Photo of the candidate courtesy Lorna Phillips Forde Why are you running for County Council? I am running to represent the diverse interests of the people who live in Montgomery County. There are a number of areas in which I hope to effect positive change for county residents, including: Universal economic viability (affordable housing and childcare, access to quality healthcare … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Jill Ortman-Fouse

Photo of the candidate by Joe Center Media Why are you running for County Council? About six years ago, I was working with a middle school community that was being forced to change their schedule in a way that would have eliminated elective course possibilities for students. As a high-poverty school with many immigrant students, those electives were the few … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Will Jawando

Photo of the candidate courtesy Will Jawando Why are you running for County Council? I’m running for County Council At-Large because of something that I call the Montgomery County Promise. It’s what brought my mom and dad here, and it’s why my wife Michele and I stayed here to raise our three daughters. The #MoCoPromise is many things to many … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Ashwani Jain

Photo of the candidate courtesy Ashwani Jain. Why are you running for County Council? I love Montgomery County and am blessed to call it my home. This is where my parents immigrated to start our family and launch our family business. I’ve lived in four of the five council districts, in both the east and west sides of the county, … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

Photo of the candidate courtesy Michele Riley Why are you running for County Council? Voters in Montgomery County are ready for a change in leadership, as evidenced by the term limit measure that passed in 2016. In my opinion, this readiness for change means that we need to get back to the basics of governance: Maintaining and growing our tax … Read More

Fourth Annual County Greenfest Set for May 5

Graphic from Montgomery County GreenFest The county’s fourth annual GreenFest will be held tomorrow, May 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park, located at Georgia Avenue and Blair Road, next to the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. This environmental festival will offer entertainment, exhibitors, dance performances, food, and workshops for the family under the theme “Where … Read More