Category: People

Eastern Middle Students Win First Prize in C-SPAN Competition

Two Eastern Middle School students will take home the national first prize and $3,000 in the middle school division of C-SPAN’s 2019 StudentCam documentary competition, the company announced. Ida Chen and Han Lee, eighth-graders at the school at 300 University Blvd. East, created a six-minute piece titled “Mc’America: America Runs on Fast Food.” The piece looks at the consumption of fast food in this country, its effects on public health such as obesity and healthcare costs, fast-food marketing, and other issues. The theme for this year’s competition was “What does it mean to be American?” Students in middle and...

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Jawando, Council Urge Public Involvement in Search for New Chief

Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) has sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich asking him to seek community involvement in the search for a new police chief. The letter, co-signed by the other eight councilmembers, suggests that, “An open and inclusive search for a new police chief is an important first step as we usher in a new era here in Montgomery County.” Chief Thomas Manger recently announced that he would retire in April after 15 years serving as the head of the county police department. “Choosing a new police chief will set the tone and culture for...

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Northwood Students’ Suicide Prevention PSAs to Air in Local Theaters

Two suicide prevention public service announcements produced by three Northwood High School students were selected to air in local theaters beginning this month. The top two PSAs were “Get Help,” submitted by Sophie Geiger and “See How You Can Help,” submitted by Rowan Arnold and Jay Hutchins, according to a release from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The PSAs were chosen from among those entered in a contest aimed at preventing teen suicide that was co-sponsored by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media and the county’s Leading Adaptive Change for Suicide Intervention workgroup. The winners will air in...

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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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