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11-Year-Old Student Hero and Local Heroes Recognized by Bank of America

As part of an ongoing effort to stimulate economic vitality in Greater Washington and in communities across the nation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced $450,000 in flexible funding and leadership training to local nonprofits through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, bringing the bank’s total commitment in Greater Washington through the program to $3.15 million since 2004.

The initiative continues to help hundreds of the nation’s most impactful nonprofits improve their long-term viability and bolster leadership strength, retain and hire new staff, and extend the depth and reach of their services – capabilities that are integral to community revitalization and critical in the current economy when nonprofit funding is down and demand for services is up.

Just a Few More Days for Giant's Annual Good Neighbor Food and Funds Drive

There are just a few more days to contribute to Giant's annual Good Neighbor Food and Funds Drive. The drive helps five regional food banks keep their shelves stocked this holiday season. The annual hunger relief program gives customers the opportunity to help needy families by making a monetary contribution or donating non-perishable food items at neighborhood Giant stores. The Good Neighbor program is taking place in all Giant Food stores from now through November 28, 2010.

Saturday Stroll - Fall Harvest

Main Street in Thurmont, MD

Saturday, September 25th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, come out for Live Entertainment, Shopping, Local Artisans, activities & Prizes!  Bring a canned good and enjoy BBQ and ice cream while strolling Main Street in Thurmont!

There will be a Scarecrow decorating contests for the parking meters along Main Street which will get the town looking spiffy for Colorfest and fall.

Civil War Bus Tour

Reserve your seat now!

There is still room on the bus for the Civil War tour on Saturday September 18.

Traveling by comfortable motor coach and guided by Sharon Holt, Museum director and  Civil War historian, Museum members will explore the importance of railroad and canal transport on the local economy, visit Harper's Ferry, scene of John Brown's raid as well as the skirmish that helped turn the tide for the Union at Antietam, and then arrive at the Antietam battlefield.  There, we will enjoy a customized tour of Antietam led by staff from Frederick's National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  We will then journey to Frederick for a reception, dinner, and entertainment in the Medicine museum's historic building, before returning to Sandy Spring. 

Become a Museum Member and join  the tour!

Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Rd.

Sandy Spring, MD 20860