Rockville defeats Magruder varsity boys soccer, 3-1

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ROCKVILLE – The Rockville Rams defeated the Colonel Zadok Magruder Colonels 3-1 in boys varsity soccer at Rockville High School Thursday evening.

With all the goals coming the second half, the Rams took the lead before Colonels equalized. The score remained even until Rockville responded with two goals in thirteen minutes.

"Every game we're getting a little better, playing more people, the new kids are getting adjusted to the system," said Rockville coach Julio Zarate. "We're hoping in the next two games, we're going to play our top," he added.


Monroe seeks full term in G-Burg

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Gaithersburg Govt logoGAITHERSBURG — Yvette Monroe, the most junior member of the Gaithersburg City Council, is seeking a full term this fall.

Monroe and her husband moved to Gaithersburg from Philadelphia 27 years ago for work. Her interest in civic affairs in the city began when she attended the 2010 State of the City Address.

"I had been president of the Watkins Mill PTA, and I was interested in staying involved in education issues after my daughters graduated," Monroe said. She joined the city's Education Enrichment Committee and became its president in 2013. She also joined the Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee in 2016. At the 2016 State of the City Address, Monroe received the city's Distinguished Citizen award.


Takoma Park lights it up with Jazz Festival

Takoma Jazz FestivalThe Chuck Redd Quartet performing at the Takoma Park Jazz Festival.   PHOTO BY MATT HOOKE  TAKOMA PARK – On Sunday Takoma Park hosted its 22nd annual jazz festival. The two-stage, 12-act event showcased representatives from multiple genres, from traditional dixieland and bossa nova to modern go-go interpretations.

“We are promoting America’s unique music: music that connects people from around the world,” said Bruce Kohner, the president of Takoma Jazz Inc.


Local music festival features young talent

Strange Adventures Mike Of DoomSilver Spring rappers Mike of Doom and Kasey Jones perform at the Strange Adventures Music Festival. COURTESY PHOTO  On Friday and Saturday, the Twin Moon Arts Collective, a record label and community organization, hosted its third annual Strange Adventures music festival at St. Stephan’s Church in Columbia Heights. The festival was a celebration of the eclectic greater D.C. music scene, with several Montgomery County-based bands performing.


One day at a time . . .

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Family and community come together to help a local girl battling a dangerous neurological condition

ElouiseMichele Sloan, Elouise Sloan, and Britt Sloan. COURTESY PHOTO  Elouise Sloan, 12, sits in her wheelchair at a table at the Manor Country Club, smiling. People come up to her to banter, compliment her on her pink dress, or talk to her about her favorite artist, Bruno Mars.

She is happy and surrounded by family and neighbors.

Those family and neighbors are the ones who organized a golf and silent auction fundraising event to help fund research for the foundation her parents created: The Foundation to Fight H-ABC. In starting it, her parents hoped to find a cure for her progressive neurological condition H-ABC, hypomyelination with atrophy of basal ganglia and cerebellum.


Takoma Park moves forward with library

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Takoma Park Govt logoTAKOMA PARK- The bond issuance for two major projects in Takoma Park has passed its first reading unanimously and has moved onto a second one, a major step forward for the renovation of the Takoma Park Library.

The bond will also finance improvements to the Ethan Allen Gateway and the Flower Avenue Green Street project.


And soon it will be time to visit museums

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When school ends on Friday, 635 Montgomery County Public School employees will have retired during this school year.

While that might seem like a lot, the number is almost identical to last’s retirement total and represents less than 3 percent of the district’s 23,330 employees.

Two of those retirees – Dorothy Schneider, who has been teaching young students here for 47 years, and E. Darlene Umberger, an administrative secretary for the past 47 years – are eager to move on while well aware they will miss staff and students a great deal.


Levanthal proposes video chat county testimony

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Testifying in front of the County Council could get a lot easier, or if you’re not tech savvy, a lot harder.

On June 5, Council member George Leventhal (D-at large) suggested the idea to allow residents to testify at County Council hearings through online video chat services such as Skype or Google Hangout.

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