Pump Track part of Montgomery Parks’ Pop-Up Programming

Pump Track part of Montgomery Parks' Pop-Up Programming

Montgomery Parks’ Pump Track, part of its Pop-Up Programming, is available at Fairview Road Urban Park. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) A Pump Track has appeared at Fairview Road Urban Park in Downtown Silver Spring, as part of Montgomery Parks’ Pop-Up Programming. As part of an effort to attract more visitors to its parks, Montgomery Parks is offering free programming … Read More

County looking for help with telephone scam

County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. Someone is spoofing county telephone numbers in an apparent scam, and the county would like help to catch the caller(s). Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from county telephone numbers 240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx, according to a press release. The callers generally don’t leave a message, prompting some who receive the call to call … Read More

County Council seeks applicants for Board of Appeals

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building. Montgomery County photo. The County Council announced today that it is looking for applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board of Appeals. The five-member board holds hearings and makes decision on variances from the zoning code, hears appeals from some decisions made by county agencies, decides appeals for decisions rendered by the … Read More

County seeks internet access data to help improve service

Image from Flickr user Lars Ploughman. In an effort to learn more about internet access for residents and businesses, Montgomery County has launched a web-based survey to collect information about quality, speed and costs. Checkspeedmontgomery.com is a short survey individuals can take to test internet speed. The survey also collects and shares user-generated information about broadband service rates, quality, and … Read More

Arts show includes look at Silver Spring Blues Festival

Arts show includes look at Silver Spring Blues Festival

Photo from Pexels The Silver Spring Blues Festival is featured in this month’s edition of Montgomery Arts Infusion, the second show of the program featuring arts and entertainment in the county. The show also features a local producer named Michael Bailey and his efforts to promote jazz, especially to a younger generation, through media including a show on Montgomery Community … Read More

Law would ensure dogs off leash are legal in municipal dog parks

Grand opening of Takoma Park Dog Park. Photo by Mike Diegel. Dogs would be legally off leash in dog parks established by municipalities under legislation recently introduced by Councilmember Sidney Katz (D-District 3). Current rules allow dogs to be off leash in county dog parks run by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, such as the Ellsworth Urban Dog … Read More

Takoma Park celebration highlights Fourth of July events

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Takoma Park’s 128th Annual Independence Day Celebration will highlight the local Fourth of July activities tomorrow. The first part of the day will be the parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allan avenues. Participants will go south on Carroll, turn right on Maple Avenue and go to Ritchie … Read More