Council to hold hearing on proposed Silver Spring recreation center

The plan includes a competition pool. Photo from Max Pixel for illustrative purposes only. The County Council will hold a hearing next week on Expedited Bill 18-17 that would authorize the planning, design and construction of the South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center in downtown Silver Spring. The center is part of a proposal to redevelop and expand Elizabeth … Read More

Nominations sought for county’s arts and humanities awards

Graphic courtesy Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. County Executive Isaiah Leggett has issued his call for nominations for 2017 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. The is the 16th year for the awards, considered to be the most prestigious honors the county confers on “individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.” The awards will … Read More

Consumer office investigating two scams

County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. The county’s Office of Consumer Protection is investigating two scams recently reported to the office, according to Director Eric Friedman. The more serious of the two is a variation of a water quality scam that’s been seen in the past, while the other is a Pepco billing scam. “The door-to-door water purification scam is … Read More

New show on the arts debuts on television, web

Arts show includes look at Silver Spring Blues Festival

Montgomery Arts Infusion is now live. Photo from Pexels. The stations that make up Montgomery County PEG (public/education/government) network have debuted Montgomery Arts Infusion, a monthly 15-minute show featuring the arts and entertainment in the county and the people behind the scenes, according to a press release. The PEG network that includes County Cable Montgomery (CCM—County Government); MCM (Montgomery Community … Read More