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Eye-opening Internet Safety Presentation Held Online bullying, recruitment by terrorists and extremists, solicitation by pedophiles and exposure to every kind of scam are but a few key strokes away. The wrong Internet contacts – even brief ones – can shatter…

Tips for a Safe, Spooktacular Halloween

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Candle-lit Jack o’lanterns are a potential hazard. The CDC recommends keeping them away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains and placing them out of reach of pets and small children.

Who doesn’t remember dressing up for Halloween and trolling the neighborhood for treats as a child—or possibly as an opportunistic teenager? It’s a ritual as American as apple pie, a true joy of youth. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous.…

City Scene

Chief’s Award Presented to Hunt, Weymouth On July 23, a car crashed through a set of utility doors to the right of the main entrance of the Sam’s Club on South Frederick Avenue. One victim was struck in the parking…

New, Stronger Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Concerns over a higher risk and greater incidence of the flu for senior Americans has led to a new vaccine this season. According to Dr. Richard Bikel of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the vaccine was necessary because of…

Riding for More Than Miles

By Sean Gossard They rode 320 miles in only four days. From Pittsburgh, through the mountains of western Pennsylvania and Maryland, beside the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry, W.  Va., and finally along the C&O Canal to their destination at…

Moms on the Run Head to Washingtonian Woods

The cars with Virginia license plates were the first to arrive;  Virginians had allowed ample time for traffic. Shortly thereafter, cars from Maryland and the District formed a line that snaked out the drive of the Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse and…

Around Town

Kentlands Panel Examines Managing Turf Without Chemicals Chuck Schuster is a senior agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Commercial Horticulture at the University of Maryland, Montgomery County Extension Service. On  Oct. 2 at the Kentlands Community Clubhouse, he spoke to a…

Shop Talk

Moe’s Southwest Grill Comes to Gaithersburg The restaurant famous for its rollicking “Welcome to Moe’s!” is coming to Gaithersburg in the Shops of Potomac Valley shopping center in November. Franchise partner Frank Maresca said that the franchise has locations in…