Animal Services Division enforcing anti-cruelty regulation

Some dogs are bred to thrive in cold weather. Most animals are not and should be kept indoors. Photo by Mike Diegel. The Montgomery County Animal Services Division has announced that it will enforce the county’s anti-cruelty regulations through Friday night. The regulation reads in part “a person must not tether a dog under circumstances that endanger its health, safety, … Read More

Upcoming Events Dec. 14-19

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Dec. 14 Community Dinner, Saint Luke Lutheran Church and School, 9100 Colesville Rd., free, 6:30 p.m. Finnish Music Concert with Merja Soria and poetry recitations (with written translations) by Seija Kaarina Cleverley, Washington Revels Studio Space, 531 Dale Drive, Tickets—Online: $16 for adults, $10 for youth. At door: $18 for adults, $12 for youth, 7:30 p.m. … Read More

Riemer elected council vice president

Councilmember Hans Riemer (left) shakes hands with newly elected County Council President Roger Berliner. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Council. Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park has been elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Montgomery County Council. Vice President Riemer, the council’s lead member for digital government, is beginning his seventh year on the council … Read More

Upcoming Events Dec. 7-13

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Dec. 7 5 Percent Day benefit for Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Whole Foods Market, 833 Wayne Ave., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Closing Reception for “Living Well: Plants that Nourish & Heal” exhibit, Betty Kramer, Gallery and Music Room, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6 p.m. State Senate candidate vote, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, … Read More

A Wider circle plans major expansion

In the 15 years since Dr. Mark Bergel launched A Wider Circle in the living room of his Bethesda apartment, he and his nonprofit have reached many milestones in their ongoing fight to end poverty.