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“Shop with a Cop” Initiative Returns for Second Holiday Season

For the second year, Montgomery County Police are able to offer the holiday safety initiative, “Shop with a Cop.”  It begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, and runs through Thursday, December 23.  It was developed to help increase the safety of shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers in the county during this active holiday season.

            Officers in all six of the Montgomery County police districts will be detailed to shopping areas in their districts to provide high visibility, extra security, and to provide reminders about driving and pedestrian safety--especially in parking lots.  Officers will be distributing approximately 5000 bright green reflective and recyclable shopping bags with a driver and pedestrian safety message printed on them.  In some locations these bags will also be distributed by shop owners.

Toys for the Holidays.....Help Us Help Others Kickoff

Regions fire/rescue stations are Toy “Drop-off” Sites

Friday, November 19, 2010

 11:30 a.m. 

Verizon Wireless Receives Corporate Legacy Award From Montgomery County


LAUREL, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless was presented with the Corporate Legacy Award from the Montgomery County, Maryland, Family Justice Center Foundation.  The Foundation recognized Verizon Wireless for its longtime support of innovative actions to help reduce domestic violence and assist victims, and for the Company's commitment to helping the Montgomery County Family Justice Center fulfill its mission of providing primary services at one location.

In presenting the award, Chair Catherine Leggett proclaimed, "Verizon Wireless' $60,000 contribution to fund a cutting-edge video teleconferencing system has enabled the Montgomery County Family Justice Center to become a model for the rest of the state."

Holly Harvest Bazaar

                                    HOLLY HARVEST BAZAAR

Sat. Nov.13, 2010

9am to 3:30pm

Quality Vendors, Unique Crafts, Fine Food, Trees & Greens,

Amazing Raffle Baskets, Home Baked Goodies, & Santa’s Secret Shop

(A Special Christmas Shop JUST For Kids)

3 BIG Ticket Raffle Drawings

11am: $100 Gift Certificate to the Inn at Brookville Farms

1pm: Digital Zoom Camera 3pm: Nintendo WII

$3 for 1 chance or 2 chances for $5

Community Service Day Weekend

Local residents are invited make plans now to give a few hours of their time to the community by joining family, friends, neighbors, fellow students and co-workers for Community Service Day weekend – October 23 and 24. 

County Executive Leggett is encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference.  “As you meet your friends and neighbors in the coming days, ask them ‘Where will you be serving the community on October 23-24?’”

Montgomery Organizational Reform Commission to Hold Public Forum on Wednesday, October 20

        The Montgomery County Organizational Reform Commission, appointed by County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council, will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.  Residents who can offer suggestions on ways to restructure and improve the current organization of County Government and County-funded agencies are encouraged to attend.

        The eight-member commission, named in July, was created at the urging of Leggett and Councilmember Roger Berliner.  It is composed of County residents who are experienced in government, business and non-profit service delivery. The volunteer commission is scheduled to provide recommendations to the County Executive and Council by Jan. 31, 2011.