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Community Donates 500 Winter Coats

Community Donates 500 Winter Coats

 

The following information was sent to us by Dian Nelson:

 

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

 

The following notice was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Annual Dinner to Honor Pearl Harbor Day at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136

Annual Dinner to Honor Pearl Harbor Day at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136

The 70th Anniversary of  the "date which will live in infamy," will be honored Wednesday, December 7 at Prince George's County's biggest American Legion Post, Greenbelt American Legion Post 136. Every year on December 7 at 5 p.m.,  the Department of Maryland conducts its Fall 2011 National Defense Field Forum and dinner to remember those who fought and were killed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.

"This dinner honors the survivors and fallen heroes of Pearl Harbor. Today, we keep the American Flag outside at half-mast to remember the first horrific attack on our soil and  pay homage to those that died fighting for our country and to those who lived to tell their story," said Steve Messer, Greenbelt American Legion Post Manager.

The NIH Community Orchestra Presents: An Old and New Worlds Holiday Concert

The NIH Community Orchestra Presents: An Old and New Worlds Holiday Concert

The following information was sent to us by Teddi Pensinger:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Orchestra and Chorus in association with The East Avenue Ensemble of Chevy Chase present “An Old and New Worlds Holiday Concert”.  The concert will take place on Saturday December 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving: A Time to Give Thanks

 

With Thanksgiving less than 24 hours away, now is the time to reflect on how blessed we truly are.

Wednesday, we walked around the city of Gaithersburg asking residents what they were most thankful for this holiday season. Nearly all the people we spoke with said they were thankful for their friends and family as well as a job in these tough economic times.

It’s been a tough year for many, and although we should never wait for one specific day to give thanks, this time of year reminds us to be grateful for all that we are blessed with whether it be health, the love of family and friends, or just the ability to put food on the table.

It's the perfect time to ask yourself, "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?"

 

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy holiday with lots of love and turkey.

Montgomery County's Fair Housing Educational Forum Provided New Opportunities for the Disabled

Montgomery County's Fair Housing Educational Forum Provided New Opportunities for the Disabled

 

On Thursday, November 10 the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, who are dedicated to enforcing the fair housing laws, presented a housing forum for people with disabilities at the Silver Spring Civic Building to educate realtors, property managers, housing advocates, and the public about fair housing laws and compliance.

This year marks the 43rd Anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the 1988 Fair Housing Amendment, which added disability as a protected class.

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President Valerie Ervin were in attendance as well as many other County commissions including Maryland’s Commission on Civil Rights and Department of Disabilities.