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Friends of the Library, Montgomery County Receives Prestigious Goldstein Award

From Montgomery County:


Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) will receive the prestigious Wayne Goldstein Award bestowed by the Montgomery County Civic Federation (MCCF).  The award recognizes outstanding public service contributions by an individual or group in Montgomery County. Instituted in 1984 by the Journal Newspaper, in 2010 the award was renamed in honor of Past President Wayne Goldstein who passed away suddenly in 2009.

Public Invited to Dedication of Damascus Skate Park

From the Office of Public Information for Montgomery County:

A public ceremony dedicating the new skate park at the Damascus Community Center will be held on Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m.  The center is located at 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus.

            The park, called Ryan’s Inspiration Skate Park, is being dedicated to Ryan Didone, the son of Montgomery County Police Captain Thomas Didone.  Ryan was a sophomore at Damascus High School when he died in 2008 in a car accident at the age of 15.  Capt. Didone has been actively involved in an effort to ensure that the skate park was built.  The Didone family donated the funds to pay for materials for the park and the Damascus Lions Club will be responsible for maintaining the skate park. 

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Conduct Online Survey for National Library Week

From Montgomery County:

To help determine the effectiveness of its services and programs, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced that it will conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey in its 20 branches during National Library Week, April 10-16.

This year’s survey, for library customers 12 years of age and over, will be an online questionnaire available through the library website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

The survey can be completed from work, home or school or at an MCPL branch any day during National Library Week.  In addition to English, the survey will be available in Spanish and Chinese.             

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

From the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation:

North Potomac Community Recreation Center to Hold Public Meeting

From the Montgomery County Public Information Office:

The public is invited to a presentation of the final plans for the North Potomac Community Recreation Center on October 14 at the Travilah Elementary School, 13801 Dufief Mill Rd., North Potomac, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Reservations are not required.

The Departments of Recreation and General Services and the project architects will present the final design for the new 33,000 net square-foot center that will be located on Travilah Road in North Potomac. The facility will house a gymnasium, exercise room, social hall, kitchen, senior/community lounge, arts room, game room, conference room, offices and main lobby.  Outside amenities will include an athletic field and two hard surfaced basketball/volleyball courts.

Construction for the new center is expected to start late summer of 2011 and be completed in mid-winter 2013.