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Public Invited to Dedication of Damascus Skate Park

From the Office of Public Information for Montgomery County:

A public ceremony dedicating the new skate park at the Damascus Community Center will be held on Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m.  The center is located at 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus.

            The park, called Ryan’s Inspiration Skate Park, is being dedicated to Ryan Didone, the son of Montgomery County Police Captain Thomas Didone.  Ryan was a sophomore at Damascus High School when he died in 2008 in a car accident at the age of 15.  Capt. Didone has been actively involved in an effort to ensure that the skate park was built.  The Didone family donated the funds to pay for materials for the park and the Damascus Lions Club will be responsible for maintaining the skate park. 

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Conduct Online Survey for National Library Week

From Montgomery County:

To help determine the effectiveness of its services and programs, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has announced that it will conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey in its 20 branches during National Library Week, April 10-16.

This year’s survey, for library customers 12 years of age and over, will be an online questionnaire available through the library website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

The survey can be completed from work, home or school or at an MCPL branch any day during National Library Week.  In addition to English, the survey will be available in Spanish and Chinese.             

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

From the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation:

Brides on the Bus

Brides on the Bus

On March 13th from 10am until 4:00pm newly engaged couples have the opportunity to view Montogemery Parks five venues which they operate, perfect for hosting a wedding! Brides on the Bus will takes brides and grooms on a tour of all five venues, all of which will be set up for both ceremonies and receptions. The bus will have games and prizes and the venues will have vendors of all types, from hair and makeup, caterers, photographers, and florist, including Events to a T.

Because It's Good Pho You (and Delicious!)

Because It's Good Pho You (and Delicious!)

Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup that is usually served with beef or chicken, has become increasingly popular. Today I had lunch at Pho 75, which is located at 1721 Wilson Boulevard. The lunch crowd was bustling and I spoke to some customers. Pergrin Pervez, a Georgetown resident and regular Pho eater stopped by Pho 75 for his lunch today. “I eat Pho a lot, but I usually do on the weekends. It’s a great hangover food and also great when you’re sick. I think it has a lot of healing qualities,” said Pervez.