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Variety of Expertise Featured at Silver Spring Timebank Skills Share

Basic crochet and knitting instruction, proper use of kitchen knives, and bicycle maintenance and repair are just a few of the many skills highlighted at the third annual Silver Spring Timebank Skills Share and Repair Café held Feb. 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building.   The free event, open to the public, featured talks and demonstrations by timebank members, as well as opportunities to ask questions and to have small items repaired. Talks on green living, gardening, food preparation, and social media marketing were very popular. In addition, Dale Brown gave helpful tips on how to find new homes for...

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Target to Hold Job Fairs for Stores Opening in April

Target is holding two job fairs this week to hire employees in anticipation of opening two small-format stores on April 7, the company announced. The company unveiled plans for a new store in Shepherd Park at 7828 Georgia Ave. in May of last year. The small-format stores are designed to serve urban populations and other dense neighborhoods where a full-size store won’t fit. The job fair for the Shepherd Park store will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College at 7995 Georgia Ave. “As we expand our presence...

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County Personnel Moves This Week as Administration Transition Continues

Several high-level personnel moves took place in the county this week as the transition to County Executive Marc Elrich’s administration continues. First, Police Chief J. Thomas Manger announced that he would retire in April after 15 years of service in Montgomery County and 42 years as a police officer. “Chief Manger has set the bar high for police leadership, outstanding service both locally and nationally, and leaves the department and county better and safer than when he arrived,” Elrich said in a press release. “While other departments were shying away from body-worn cameras, he proposed requiring them for all...

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Woodside Park Resident is Latest Jeopardy! Champion

Jeopardy! crowned a new champion on last night’s show and he’s a Woodside Park resident. Aaron Lichtig, who’s lived in the area since 2015, won $14,401 to knock off the previous champion, an astrophysicist who had just won her title Wednesday night. Lichtig was selected for the show after first taking an online test. “Anyone can register for that and they usually offer it once or twice a year,” he explained. “They’ve been doing that every year since 2006. “If you pass that test, you get put into a pool of people who can be called for an in-person...

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Three Blair Students Named Finalists in National Competition

Three Montgomery Blair High School students are among the forty finalists named in a national science and math competition for high school seniors. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public sponsor the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The competition, known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious such competition. The Blair students selected, along with a summary of their projects, are: Grace Cai, who studied the algorithms guiding swarming robots, each of which must perform individually, yet together, in ways that are similar to the...

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