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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Families Displaced After Two Separate Fires

Families Displaced After Two Separate Fires

The following information was sent to us by Fire Chief, Richard Bowers:

Lincoln - Lessons in Leadership

Lincoln - Lessons in Leadership

The following information was sent to us by Nadine Mort:

 

In recognition of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Harold W. Nelson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) will be speaking at Sandy Spring Museum on “Lincoln – Lessons in Leadership,” Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11a.m. The lecture is free to the public.

 

County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has submitted an application to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a $1 million grant that will fund a bikesharing system in southern Montgomery County. The bikeshare application to MDOT is the fifth grant submitted by MCDOT over the past three years seeking funding for bikesharing, but the first to the State of Maryland, which announced a bikeshare grant program this November.

Holiday Candle Safety

Holiday Candle Safety

The Holidays are here and candles are in demand. See, hear and/or read a quick presentation on Candle Safety below.