Author: Karen O'Keefe

County Tackles Opioid Epidemic

County Executive Marc Elrich, and County Council Public Safety Chair Sidney Katz joined members of the Montgomery County Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) at a Rockville press event on Oct. 18 to announce the latest news in the fight against the…

Vandalism, Burglary Investigations Ongoing

Gaithersburg Police Department Community Services Officer Dan Lane and Gaithersburg Police Detective Robert Scire, of the investigations department, came to the Kentlands Clubhouse Aug. 6 to update the community on recent criminal investigations, and to suggest ways to prevent crimes…

Community Celebrates 150 Years at Pleasant View

More than 300 people gathered June 23 at the Pleasant View Historic Site, 11810 Darnestown Road, to commemorate 150 years since three African American individuals, including two former slaves, purchased the land for $58. It was their dream that the…

County Exec Candidates Support Affordable Housing Stock

Six of the seven county executive (CE) candidates met at a forum on May 30 sponsored by Action in Montgomery (AIM), one of many similar campaign events. Action in Montgomery is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in county neighborhoods…

Documentary to Premiere Soon

Five years ago, Kisha Davis and her brother, Jason Green, sat down with their grandmother, Pearl Green, to talk about the past. Mrs. Green, who will celebrate 100 years in June, was 95 at the time—and her grandchildren wanted to…

Bicyclists See Need to Raise Driver Awareness

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will conduct a safety study of the section of Md. Route 28 where bicyclist and Kentlands resident Andrew Gerard Malizio was struck and killed Nov. 24. They will present study findings on March 19…

Blizzard HEROISM

My parents live between 480 and 520 miles away from me, depending on the route you take if you drive there, as I often do. They live in Massachusetts, in a magical place called Cape Cod. However, during the recent…

Group to Bring I-270 Corridor Up to Speed

Sixteen leaders from government and business in Montgomery and Frederick counties accepted an invitation from Congressman John Delaney (D-6) Dec. 18 to discuss strategies to resolve transportation problems and improve the economic health of people living in the I-270 corridor.…

Happy New Year

It’s gratitude time once again. Actually, every day should be gratitude time but I have to say, lately, I have not been very good at taking time each day to count my blessings. The results of this lack of discipline…