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Delaney Comes to Gaithersburg

Newly elected Congressman John Delaney recently announced the opening of a Gaithersburg district office, located at 9801 Rio Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 300. In addition to his congressional office in the Longworth House Office Building downtown, he will also maintain a second district office in Hagerstown, Md.

“Constituent service is job one for my office and my staff,” said Delaney. “Our district offices allow us to be closer to the community and save constituents a long trip into Washington. Whether 6th District residents need help working with a federal agency, securing their benefits, passport processing, a military academy nomination, or any other issue, our door will always be open.”

According to Mayor Sidney Katz, this is the first time a congressional office has been located within Gaithersburg’s city limits.

Hours for the Gaithersburg office are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone: 301.926.0300

For more information on constituent service, visit: delaney.house.gov.

RCES Teacher on “The Job”

Rachel Carson Elementary School ESOL teacher Will Medina will appear on the March 1 episode of “The Job,” a new CBS reality show in which candidates vie for a job at their dream company. Medina and four others will compete for an associate producer position with MLSsoccer.com.

The program will follow Medina and the other candidates as they compete in several rounds of elimination challenges before a panel of executives from the Major League Soccer organization. Representatives from three guest companies from related industries also have opportunity to make an on-the-spot offer to one of the candidates on the show, who must decide if they will accept the offer or remain in the running for the highlighted job.

“I am excited about my upcoming appearance on … ‘The Job,’” Medina said. “It was a once in a lifetime experience. It was great to get a chance to meet the executives of Major League Soccer. It gave me the chance to showcase my talents and outline my sports media experiences. For the last six years, I have enjoyed my time as a teacher, but if I win, this opportunity would allow me to return to covering sports (which I did for nine years prior to becoming a teacher) at the highest level.

And does he win? Tune in on March 1 at 8 p.m. to find out! Look for more on Medina and his experience on “The Job” in The Town Courier in March.

Register Now for Spring Youth, Teen Sports

Registration deadline for spring youth and teen sports programs in the city of Gaithersburg is March 4. Spring offerings include volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, t-ball and track and field.

Additionally the city is offering Start Smart introductory programs for 4- and 5-year-olds and their parents in golf and baseball. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and is limited to the first 20 participants.

Volunteer coaches are needed. Gaithersburg certifies all coaches through the National Youth Sport Coaches Accreditation Program. Background checks will be conducted.

Register or volunteer at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/sports. For questions, call 301.258.6350.

Stop Teen Dating Violence

The Fourth Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference will be held on March 3, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Globe Hall on the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College. This free event is for students in grades six through 12, their parents and youth service providers.

The conference is a collaborative project of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Montgomery College, and numerous county agencies and community partners.

One in three teens in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Learn how to recognize all types of abuse, learn how to advocate for yourself, how to be there to support your friends and family, and how to stop controlling behavior before it goes too far.

Workshops will focus on topics related to teen dating violence, including a special focus on dismissing common myths about teen dating abuse. Youth will be divided into workshops by gender and age.

Ivy Rose, a local teen band sensation, and winner of the University of Maryland’s Battle of the Bands, will perform as the opening act, and Hot 99.5 DJ Toby Knapp will emcee the event.

For more information or to register, visit http://chooserespectmontgomery.eventbrite.com/# or http://www.eligeelrespetomontgomery.eventbrite.com/.

Hospice Caring Volunteer Training

Hospice Caring, Inc., will hold volunteer training March 12 – 14, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., at its Cottage at 518 South Frederick Ave. at Bohrer Park. Hospice Caring is a nonprofit, non-medical, volunteer-driven hospice providing practical and emotional support to Montgomery County residents facing life-threatening illness and grief.

The organization offers a patient and family program, and a children’s bereavement program. Adult bereavement support groups are open to anyone living in the metropolitan area. All services are without charge.

For more info or to register for the training, contact Penny Gladhill at 301.990.8904 or pennyg@hospicecaring.org.

Plan Ahead for Kentlands Day

Planning is underway for the fifth annual Kentlands Day, scheduled for May 4. The event, which benefits the Kentlands Community Foundation, Lakelands Park Middle School and Rachel Carson Elementary School, will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., then continue with a festival in Kentlands Downtown from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and registration for the business fair, Taste of Kentlands and parade is now open. To find out more, visit http://www.kentlandsday.com/.

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