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Montgomery County Pools Open!

 Montgomery County Pools Open!

 

Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation announces the seasonal opening of its seven outdoor pools at noon on Saturday, May 28.   

 

With weekend weather predictions in the 80 to 90 degree range, officials are expecting larger than usual crowds at area pools. 

Firing up the Grill? Keep these Safety Tips in Mind

Firing up the Grill?  Keep these Safety Tips in Mind

With Memorial Day fast approaching, people will be firing up their grills for the first time this year and the last thing on many minds is probably safety, right? Well, it shouldn’t be according to Fire Chief Richie Bowers. Every year, thousands of homes catch fire because of inproper use of grills and the Fire Chief wants to remind residents that preparation is the key to staying safe when using grills this season.

Before you plan your next outdoor cookout, please review these safety tips:

If you haven’t used your grill in a while, give it a good spring cleaning. Scour the grate with a wire brush. Save future cleaning time by using a nonstick cooking spray to prevent food from sticking to the grill.

Before using your grill for the first time this season, go online to check whether your grill has been recalled due to any dangerous defects.

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

 

Rockville's  three-day Street Festival features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the Annual Ride for Rockville Bicycle Tour, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. The 2011 Hometown Holidays will feature George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, who have been entertaining audiences for decades with their blend of funk and rock.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more. 

 

 

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser

 

Wednesday night, hundreds of Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly look-alikes (for those of you familiar with the 1961 movie) dressed in black cocktail dresses and tiaras and paraded the streets of downtown Frederick for the 2nd Annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

The ladies enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a private screening of the Breakfast At Tiffany’s movie. Additionally, there was a contest for the best Holly Golightly look-alike and an attempt to be in the Guinness World Record’s for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.

Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement, was an honored guest and one of the only few men in attendance.

“This is a wonderful event. Anytime we get the opportunity to put Frederick on the map, we love it!” said Mayor McClement.

Blimp Rides This Weekend

Blimp Rides This Weekend

On Saturday, June 4, 2011 at  Frederick Municipal Airport, 310 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD, local children with life threatening illnesses and their families will have the chance to fly high above their homes aboard the Snoopy I blimp. Kids can also enjoy a tailgate party and a meet and greet with Snoopy himself thanks to a partnership between MetLife and the Baltimore-based Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation.

Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation has provided over 560,000 individual overnight accommodations for families, from every state in the U.S. and 76 countries worldwide. This organization provides once-in-a-lifetime hands on adventures to encourage critically ill children nationwide to look past their illnesses toward the promise of tomorrow.

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Seniors Receive Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.