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Germantown Grows Most -- and Most Diverse -- in Last Decade, Per 2010 Census

Germantown Grows Most -- and Most Diverse -- in Last Decade, Per 2010 Census

SILVER SPRING, MD – The largest leap in Montgomery County’s population occurred in Germantown, which added close to 20,000 residents in the last decade. Germantown’s 2010 population was 86,395, and includes a 149-percent jump in the Hispanic population. Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the county.

Demographic experts in the county Planning Department analyzing the 2010 Census data released Tuesday identified population characteristics for communities such as Germantown, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Fairland and Silver Spring to create a snapshot of the people who live in the county.

Montgomery County Map of Snow Plow Process

DOT crews worked overnight clearing Emergency Roads. At present all Emergency Roads are open and cleared full-width with exception of isolated areas of abandoned vehicles. Even though Emergency Roads are cleared, many areas exhibit isolated icy spots; therefore extreme caution must be exercised.

Crews mobilized to Secondary neighborhood streets and are clearing Secondary streets best characterized as snow covered and hard packed. This phase of the snow clearing operation can be tracked on the Snow Map. Plow crews will immediately move into neighborhood plowing operations immediately following plowing of Secondary roads.

Downed Trees and Power Outages Accompany Storm; Residents Should Call 311

Downed Trees and Power Outages Accompany Storm; Residents Should Call 311

A number of downed trees and multiple power outages have already been reported in Montgomery County -- the result of heavy, wet snow associated with the major winter storm in the area.

To report downed trees on public property, residents should call 311. To report live wires, call 911.

The 311 self-service website is available around the clock at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311 . For non-emergency police assistance, call the police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

To report power outages, residents should contact their local power company:

PEPCO, call 1-877-737-2662 or go to the PEPCO website

Baltimore Gas and Electric, call 1-877-778-2222 or go to the BG&E website

Allegheny Power, call 1-800-255-3443 or go to the Allegheny Power website.

Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

D.C. Restaurant Week Isn't Only Limited to D.C Residents

D.C. Restaurant Week Isn't Only Limited to D.C Residents

January 17th was the start date of one of D.C’s most coveted traditions: Restaurant Week.  Local residents get the opportunity to try the city’s best fine dining at a reasonable price.

But what about residents who live just outside of D.C.’s borders? Do you live in Maryland and are afraid you can’t join the fun? No worries, there are some high end restaurants in the Maryland area that are participating.

Bezu
9812 Falls Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854
301-299-3000

Indique Heights
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-656-4822

Jaleo - Bethesda
7271 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-913-0003

La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant
141 Gibbs St., Unit A Suite 305
Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-7011

LIA'S
4435 Willard Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240-223-5427

THE MARYLAND TRIBUTE TO DR. KING AND ARIZONA VICTIMS-SATURDAY

 THE MARYLAND TRIBUTE TO DR. KING AND ARIZONA  VICTIMS-SATURDAY

Citizens are urged to come and honor Dr King and victims through bringing canned goods for the Manna Food Bank in Rockville that is struggling.

The tragedy in  Arizona has devastated citizens in Montgomery County.   On this Saturday, January 15, over 100 individuals from around the Washington metropolitan area will hold a Community Tribute for Dr. King and the Arizona victims at the Rockville Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 727 West Montgomery Avenue in  Rockville(Exit 6 off of 270) from 11 AM to 1:15 PM.

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Stop by any Washington or Baltimore area Safeway store throughout the 2010 Holiday Season and please make a donation at check out to support Neediest Kids.

Neediest Kids works with these area school systems:

Washington, D.C:

-Archdiocese of Washington

-D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools

Maryland:

-Frederick County Public Schools

-Montgomery County Public Schools

-Prince George's County Public Schools

Virginia:

-Alexandria City Public Schools

-Arlington County Public Schools

-Fairfax County Public Schools

-Loudoun County Public Schools

Neediest Kids works with the schools systems in the Greater Washington Area to ensure students have access to basic necessities to stay in school and thrive. Schools depend on Neediest Kids to provide funds to purchase what is needed most for their students to attend class and to be ready to learn: