# Montgomery county
Fair Wages for Tipped Workers: Montgomery County Steps Up
Montgomery County to Introduce Bill That Would Increase Wages for Tipped Employees. In a move that could significantly impact the local workforce, Montgomery County in Maryland is set to introduce a bill that aims to increase wages for tipped employees. This proposed legislation comes as part of ongoing efforts to address income inequality and ensure fair compensation for workers in the county.
Montgomery Co. Advances Gun Safety with Buyback Program
Montgomery County has implemented a gun buyback initiative to curb gun violence and secure public safety. This program offers residents a safe and anonymous opportunity to dispose of firearms. By incentivizing gun owners with gift cards in exchange for their weapons, the program intends to reduce the number of guns in circulation and prevent them from landing in nefarious hands. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage individuals to contribute to nurturing a safer community.
Limerick's Trash Pickup Woes: Addressing Challenges
In the heart of Montgomery County, encompassing locales such as Limerick, Pottstown, and Royersford, the timely and efficient pickup of trash has become a growing concern. State Representative Joe Ciresi, a staunch advocate for his community, is taking proactive steps to address this pressing issue through a proposed House Democratic Policy Committee hearing.
Paddle, Glide, and Race: Join the Adventure at Montgomery's Historic Mohawk River Kayak Festival!
Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, the historic Mohawk River beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its serene beauty and tranquil waters. In an effort to promote the region's natural charm and provide a unique experience for adventure seekers, Visit Montgomery County and the Amsterdam Rotary have joined forces to organize the inaugural "Montgomery Kayak-a-thon." This thrilling paddling event will lead participants on a captivating journey down the mighty Mohawk River, starting from the Aqueduct Boat Launch at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site and concluding at Port Jackson in Amsterdam.
Montgomery County, AL- May 8, 2023 thru May 9, 2023
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) arrested 11 different people with various charges between May 8, 2023, thru May 10, 2023. This article provides information on those arrested, the charges they face, and the bond amount for each violation. The charges range from possession of controlled substances to breaking and entering vehicles. For some charges, a bond has not been set.
Hurry--Maryland's Azalea Trail Is In Peak Bloom
Attention, flower lovers! Did you know that there's a trail in Maryland that's home to over 22,000 azalea bushes?! The azaleas are now in peak bloom, so if you want to view them this year, plan to visit as soon as possible.
"Montgomery County Husband Receives Life Sentence for Beating and Killing Wife"
Reginald Dunlap Jr. from Maryland has been found guilty of the murder of his wife, Lauren Charles. Prosecutors allege that Charles attempted to leave Dunlap in March 2021 after discovering he had cheated on her. Dunlap, in an effort to cover up his crime, beat his wife to death with a Buddha statue and forced a pillowcase down her throat at their Silver Spring home.
This Abandoned Mansion in Maryland is a Fascinating Time Capsule
The Old Line State is home to so many intriguing places including its many abandoned structures that stand frozen in time. From the Terra Maria ruins in Ellicott City to the creepy abandoned insane asylum in Crownsville, you never know what you'll find hiding in Maryland.
Two Northeast Restaurants Ban Children, Bringing Both Praise and Criticism
Some people wonder if banning customers based on age is even legal. A Chik-fil-A restaurant in Royersford, PA announced last week that it is barring kids under 16 from dining unless they are with an adult. The restaurant cited noise, disrespect to employees, and unsafe behavior as reasons for its decision. In a Facebook post, the restaurant stated that it doesn't blame parents, and applauded the kids under 16 who do behave in the restaurant. A report from March 1 says the Facebook post received comments that supported the decision, but also many comments against it.
National Weather Service warns of potential severe weather in Central Indiana, residents urged to stay alert
The National Weather Service Indianapolis has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Indiana. The outlook covers a wide range of counties, including Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Howard, Fountain, Montgomery, Boone, Tipton, Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Henry, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Rush, Sullivan, Greene, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Lawrence, Jackson, and Jennings.
High Hill, Missouri's historic general store constructed in 1904 has supported community for over 100 years
Farmers Mercantile Company building in High Hill, Missouri. The building is on the south side of Boone's Lick Road.Photo byAmmodramus, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. I always had the feeling that when someone from an old general store said, come back, they meant it even if it were just for the chat.
Carols, cookies, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause bring holiday joy
An inclusive community event hosted by St. Rose of Lima Church and UpCounty Community Resources. Mrs. Claus and Santa greet attendees at a Cookies and Carols event hosted by St. Rose of Lima Church and Upcounty Community ResourcesPhoto byHeather Jauquet/Author.
MoCo BOE Unanimously Approves More Professional Days and Fewer Disruption: MCPS 2023-2024 School Calendar
Board member shares concerns about lack of representation in the responses. The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Thursday, December 6, 2022, at Rockville’s Carver Educational Services Center at 12:30 pm. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting began with community comments from MCEA president Jennifer Martin, teachers, parents, and students. Next, the meeting covered the proposal and approval of the 2023-2024 school calendar.
MCPS closes schools on Monday as power outage affects thousands of MoCo residents after Gaithersburg plane crash
Rescue efforts underway for occupants of plane wedged into a power tower. Plane wedged into power tower in Gaithersburg, MarylandPhoto byPete Piringer. At about 5:30 on Sunday night, as Montgomery County residents began planning their week after a long weekend with friends and family, lights flickered across the county. But, unfortunately, for residents in Flower Hill, Olney, Aspen Hill, and Silver Spring, holiday lights lost their cheer, and residents plunged into darkness.
Last day to apply for MCPS specialized high school programs
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides various specialized programs to rising high school students. Students can also apply to programs within their home high school. The programs are categorized as interest-based and criterion-based.
Trick or treating for a cure
Local MoCo family fights for a cure for their’s son’s rare disease. Flyer for vendor fair and fundraiser at Darnestown Presbyterian ChurchJaycee Garica, Used with Permission.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society opens Green Resource Center in Norristown Farm Park to the Public
On Monday, October 10, 2022, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) hosted a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park to the public.
Celebrate National Taco Day with grasshopper tacos from Casa Oaxaca
Grasshopper from the chapulines tacos at Casa OaxacaHeather Jauquet/Author. What can be better than having Taco Tuesday fall on National Taco Day? Getting your Tuesday Tacos at Casa Oaxaca in Bethesda.
Art born out of lockdown: Sixx Cool Artists share inspiration behind their art
Sixx Cool Artists Spotlighted at Showcase Party at the Kentlands Photography Cafe. Legacy in Bloom, Artwork by Marcia Torres SawyerHeather Jauquet/Author. What happens when you put Mom in lockdown during a pandemic? It might inspire her creativity. Attributing the universe for giving her the gift of time during the pandemic, artist Jennifer Scales says her art was born out of COVID.