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Mommy and Me Play Date

Head out to Rockville Square August 17 with the kids for a fun play date! 

There will be balloon art, crafts, story time, and games. The best part of all is that it’s free! 

Register today! For more information, please click: www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

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Montgomery County Council Members Meet Head-On with Pepco

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, Vice President Valerie Ervin and Council members Phil Andrews, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, George Leventhal, Nancy Navarro and Duchy Trachtenberg are set to meet in Baltimore on August 17 with Pepco’s chief operating officer and senior officials as the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) performs “a proceeding to investigate the reliability of Potomac Electric Power Company’s (Pepco) electric distribution system and the quality of electric distribution service that Pepco is providing its customers.”

According to the Commission, Pepco’s response to power outages and their communication with customers has been far from superior with the recent summer thunderstorms that have occurred in the area.

The continual year-round power outages that occur in Montgomery County have made the need for a more trustworthy electric company a “top priority”, says President Floreen.

Police Say Two Md. Men Shot Out 57 Car Windows

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA) - Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department have charged two Germantown men with several counts of malicious destruction of property for allegedly using a BB gun to shoot out the windows of vehicles.

Police said 29-year-old Mariano Vilchis and 22-year-old Raul Molina are responsible for 57 incidents that happened between July 26 and August 3, in Germantown, Gaithersburg and Rockville.

The men were charged with four counts of malicious destruction of property valued over $500, and 53 counts of malicious destruction of property valued under $500.

The men were arrested Friday and released on $10,000 bonds.

Montgomery County Is Battleground For Swing Votes

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County's troubles could be former Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich's ticket back to the governor's mansion.

The state's largest, wealthiest and arguably most liberal jurisdiction is broke. County leaders wrestled to plug a roughly $1 billion budget deficit this year.

Ehrlich has made the county a focal point in his campaign. He announced he would challenge Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in Rockville, the county seat. His running mate, former Maryland Secretary of State Mary Kane, is from Potomac, one of the county's plushest communities.

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Food Lovers Rejoice! DC Restaurant Week Starts Now

One of DC’s most anticipated events is finally here.  Restaurant week begins August 16-22. 

Twice a year, the District’s finest and most popular restaurants prepare a delicious three course menu at a largely discounted price.

Lunch: $20.10 per three course meal and Dinner: $35.10 per three course meal.

Luckily for us, some of the restaurants featured expand further than Washington. 

Restaurants in Maryland are:

  1. Bezu
    9812 Falls Rd.
    Potomac, MD 20854
    301-299-3000
  2. Indique Heights
    2 Wisconsin Circle
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  3. Jaleo - Bethesda
    7271 Woodmont Ave.
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  4. La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant
    141 Gibbs St., Unit A Suite 305
    Rockville, MD 20850
  5. LIA'S
    4435 Willard Ave.
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    240-223-5427
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Have Fun at the 2010 Montgomery Country Fair and Help Feed the Hungry While Doing It

The 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be held in Gaithersburg, MD from August 13 to 21.

Choose from over 40 carnival rides; participate in BINGO, cake auctions, and dance contests; and eat as many funnel cakes and snow cones your stomach can handle.

General admission is $10.00 per person while children 11 and under are free.  Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.

And please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Countrywide Food Drive benefitting the Manna Food Center.  Your canned food donations will help provide food to neighbors in need.

For more information about the 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, please click: http://www.mcagfair.com/default.asp

Petition Drive to Overturn Ambulance Fee Exceeds Expectations

Rockville, Md. (WUSA) -- Volunteer firefighters hoping to derail a law to charge an ambulance fee in Montgomery County appear on track to produce more signatures than they will need to force the issue onto the ballot in November.

Volunteers have already collected 33,000 signatures, according to Eric N. Bernard, the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Association. Bernard predicts his group will have collected as many as 54,000 signatures before the drive is finished. It takes only 31,000 signatures to force the issue to a vote.

The Montgomery County Council has already passed a law that would charge county residents' health insurers for ambulance service. The fees range from $300 to $800, plus mileage, per trip.

The law is crafted so that the county can only collect from insurers. No county resident will be billed if they are uninsured, or if the insurers refuse to pay any or all of a claim by the county.