Organizations team up for fundraiser to help youth in the community

gwen tolbart and dwayne renal simsWhen it comes to changing and supporting young lives in our communities, the saying "it takes a village" is often proven true. Three organizations in the Maryland area, each of which uplifts the lives of young people in many ways, decided to team up for a fundraiser to make a difference for young people in the community.


MoCo students win National Merit Scholarships

nationalmerit-logo1ROCKVILLE- Seven Montgomery County students have earned prestigious National Merit Scholarships, following the 49 MCPS students who won scholarships earlier this year in April.


The awards are $500-$2,500 and are provided for up to four years of undergraduate course work.  In the previous awards, 17 students earned corporate-sponsored scholarships, 25 earned National Merit $2,500 Scholarships and seven earned National Achievement Scholarships.



Hometown Holidays takes on new look as Rockville grows up

hometown holidays firehose kidROCKVILLE – For many years, Rockville’s Hometown Holidays and Memorial Day parade held in Rockville Town Center have marked the start of summer in Montgomery County. The events provide county residents with food and entertainment as well as the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of American service men and women.


Under Pressure!

peter franchotROCKVILLE - Montgomery County’s liquor system is outdated and bad for business according to state comptroller and Takoma Park resident Peter Franchot. The comptroller, who is the state’s chief regulator of alcohol, renewed the call for the county to update its system of government-controlled sales of wine, liquor, and other spirits – a system which has been in place for more than 80 years.


Gaithersburg named one of the top growing cities

gaithersburg buildingROCKVILLE - On May 22, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates that ranked the city of Gaithersburg among the top 15 fastest growing cities in the United States. The list compared populations that were larger than 50,000. Gaithersburg’s population, positioned at no. 8 on the list, is currently estimated at 65,690, up 4.4 percent in two years.