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

Upcoming Events, June 7-15

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, June 7 Kickoff of Live Music at the Blairs, weekly series, Sonny’s Green, 1290 East-West Highway, 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 9 Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts season opener, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10 Public Forum on Changes to CUPF Reservation Process, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 9-10:30 … Read More

Thunderbolts open 2017 season Friday

The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts open their 2017 home season this Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Montgomery Blair High School against the Bethesda Big Train. The contest is the first of 20 home games for the Tbolts, who play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

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

County issues tips for severe weather emergencies

Be prepared for bad weather. Photo from Simple Wikipedia. Today marks the official start of hurricane season, which runs through November. In addition, summer brings with it greater chances for severe storms, so we’re passing along these tips from the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Before a Storm Build an emergency supply kit, which includes such items … Read More