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Washington Nationals Miracle Field Opens in Montgomery County

We joined Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, third-base coach Bo Porter, and pitchers Sean Burnett and Jordan Zimmermann for the the grand opening of the Washington Nationals Miracle Field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 1st.

"It's a pretty special event, one of a kind in this area, that gives everyone including those with disabilities the chance to play baseball," explained Nationals Pitcher Sean Burnett.

 In association with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the field is located in South Germantown Recreational Park. It will serve as the new home for the Miracle League of Montgomery County, which will provide children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to safely play baseball.

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County Executive Ike Leggett to Discuss Trip to Morazan, El Salvador

On Wednesday, July 3rd at 11 a.m., County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez and former Congresswoman Connie Morella discussed their trip to El Salvador last week at The Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD.

They traveled with a group of 70 volunteers, business leaders and county officials on an eight-day mission to Morazan, located in the eastern part of the country.  All of the participants paid their own way.

The officials forged a Sister City agreement with Morazan, and worked to identify ways that Montgomery County can help Morazan with such issues as housing, education, and economic development.

Wanted: Missing Persian, Gray-haired Cat

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) --- A long-haired cat named Charlotte has been missing since Friday evening, July 29, 2011.

The seven-year-old, gray-haired feline belongs to Maria Angarita of Bristol Square Lane. Charlotte weighs about five pounds and lives completely indoors. 

"On Friday night, my mom had the [front] door open and she noticed the next day the cat wasn't around," says Angarita's daughter, Emmanuelle.

Charlotte is not wearing a collar. She has a history of seizures. Angarita has called the local pound and posted signs in the neighborhood.

Anyone with information is asked to call: 301 204 7869.

Written by: Elizabeth Jia
9NEWS NOW &  WUSA9.com

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Montgomery County Public Libraries To Offer New Feature to Manage Library Account

Montgomery County Public Libraries To Offer New Feature to Manage Library  Account


Beginning August 8, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer a new feature to help library customers manage holds through their MCPL online library account.

If a customer is going on vacation, has an emergency, or knows in advance that they will be unable to pick up requested materials but want to maintain their position in the holds list, they will be able to use the “Suspend Holds” feature to delay their hold for the dates they will be unavailable.

The Mind is Green

The Mind is a Garden

     When I think of what it takes to grow a healthy garden with beautiful flowers and vegetables, I envision that same kind of nurturing when it comes to cultivating the mind.  Think of your mind as a garden.  The more naturally you live the better the garden will function.  If you fill a garden or you mind with anything toxic or unhealthy, the results will be negative.  Like a garden, your mind will thrive and flourish when you fill it with a healthy, positive mindset and lifestyle.  So today, here’s a step you can take in planting a healthy garden or a healthy mind. 

Prince George's County Breaks Ground on Inter-County Broadband Network

Prince George's County Breaks Ground on Inter-County Broadband Network


This month is off to a productive start in Maryland as Prince George’s County executives broke ground August 1st,  for a construction project that will lay broadband fiber across Prince George’s County and the other jurisdictions that make up the Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN). 

This project is in accordance with President Obama’s initiative for 98 percent of Americans to have access to at least a landline broadband by 2020, with 100 million homes connected to "affordable" 100Mbps service called for wireless broadband Internet expansion well beyond the goals previously set by the FCC's National Broadband Plan. The President believes an Inter-County Broadband Network will help boost the economic recovery through increased infrastructure spending.

The fiber will span over one hundred miles, connecting 119 sites within Prince George’s County to one another and to the network as a whole