County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

Photo of the candidate courtesy Michele Riley Why are you running for County Council? Voters in Montgomery County are ready for a change in leadership, as evidenced by the term limit measure that passed in 2016. In my opinion, this readiness for change means that we need to get back to the basics of governance: Maintaining and growing our tax … Read More

Fourth Annual County Greenfest Set for May 5

Graphic from Montgomery County GreenFest The county’s fourth annual GreenFest will be held tomorrow, May 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park, located at Georgia Avenue and Blair Road, next to the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. This environmental festival will offer entertainment, exhibitors, dance performances, food, and workshops for the family under the theme “Where … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Hoan Dang

Photo of the candidate courtesy Hoan Dang Why are you running for County Council? Montgomery County is a great place to live and work. However, we are facing challenges that demand innovative solutions. Our population has almost doubled in the past 40 years, leading to overcrowded schools, horrible traffic congestion and higher taxes. With the real threat of shrinking resources … Read More

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Abby Wilson

“Happiness Club was a lot of fun to do and it doesn’t just help others be happy… it helps yourself become happy. And also, I would just like to thank my mom, Project Happiness, Ms. Mauer, Kirsten, Lauren, Emma, Julie, Katelyn, and Amber for helping me start the Happiness Club and thanks for all the help/support and hopefully the Happiness Club will get bigger as we go!”

County Council At-Large Candidate: Rosemary Arkoian

Photo of the candidate courtesy Alexandra Arkoian. Why are you running for County Council? I’m running for County Council to stand up for the average citizen, NOT the special interests groups. I want to LISTEN to citizens and use my analytical, detail-oriented, common sense approach to solving problems. I “talk the talk AND walk the walk,” having volunteered for many non-profits … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Chris Wilhelm

Photo of the candidate courtesy Chris Wilhelm. Why are you running for County Council? I am running for office because I hope to address some of the misconceptions about Montgomery County. We’re often depicted as a model county, where the streets are paved with gold and our elected officials are always leading the way with progressive policies. The reality couldn’t … Read More

Upcoming Events May 2-10

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, May 3 Jump Start Family Fun Night Out benefit, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., $5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Impact Now! 2018, “Economic Equity: Addressing the Growing Wealth Divide,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 6-8:30 p.m. Screening, “Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso,” Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m. County Council … Read More