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Montgomery County Pools Open!

 Montgomery County Pools Open!

 

Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation announces the seasonal opening of its seven outdoor pools at noon on Saturday, May 28.   

 

With weekend weather predictions in the 80 to 90 degree range, officials are expecting larger than usual crowds at area pools. 

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

 

Rockville's  three-day Street Festival features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the Annual Ride for Rockville Bicycle Tour, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. The 2011 Hometown Holidays will feature George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, who have been entertaining audiences for decades with their blend of funk and rock.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more. 

 

 

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser

 

Wednesday night, hundreds of Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly look-alikes (for those of you familiar with the 1961 movie) dressed in black cocktail dresses and tiaras and paraded the streets of downtown Frederick for the 2nd Annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

The ladies enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a private screening of the Breakfast At Tiffany’s movie. Additionally, there was a contest for the best Holly Golightly look-alike and an attempt to be in the Guinness World Record’s for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.

Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement, was an honored guest and one of the only few men in attendance.

“This is a wonderful event. Anytime we get the opportunity to put Frederick on the map, we love it!” said Mayor McClement.

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Seniors Receive Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Thirteen MCPS Seniors Receive Broad Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County  high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces  New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

The Montgomery County Humane Society  is introducing a new pre-adoption program to spay or neuter all animals adopted from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.  Spay-neuter charges will be a flat fee of $70 for a cat or kitten and $120 for a dog or puppy.

Several veterinary clinics are partnering with MCHS to provide this service.  An adopter will complete the paperwork at the shelter, MCHS will arrange for transport and surgery, and the adopter will pick up the animal directly from the veterinary clinic.

Hundreds of homeless animals are brought to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter every month in the warm weather.  This new initiative is an effort to reduce the number of homeless animals that are in need of care and shelter.