Articles by Charles Nyonga

December 11, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Hanukkah Is the Jewish Festival of Lights

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began Thursday at sundown with the lighting of the first of eight candles. It continues for eight days, until  Dec. 18. This Festival of Lights celebrates the victory by the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek army so that the Jewish people could observe their own religion and not have to accept […]

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December 11, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Four Montgomery County Nursing Homes Rated ‘Best’ By U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report designated four Montgomery County nursing with its “Best” rating: Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville, Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda, and Riderwood Village in Silver Spring. In addition to these four nursing homes, Brighton Garden Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda and Manor Care Health […]

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December 3, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Body Found in Aspen Hill; No Foul Play Suspected

Montgomery County Department of Police, Major Crimes Division, have identified the body found in Aspen Hill in a creek along Matthew Henson Trail near Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue. Lawrence Wilson, 52, was discovered at approximately 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday by 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]

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December 1, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Task Force Arrests Dozens of DUI Offenders During Thanksgiving Weekend

Montgomery County Police said that the Holiday Alcohol Task Force arrested 42 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The arrests were made explicitly by the task force as opposed to routine stops by patrol officers. The overall numbers may be higher. The Holiday Alcohol Task […]

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November 19, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

Guitar Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce company debt by approximately $800 million, according to a company press release last week. The California-based company entered a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). However, all previous agreements, financial obligations to its vendors, suppliers, and employees to maintain the course as daily business operations continue. The […]

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November 12, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Avoiding Scams During the Holidays

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) wants residents to be wary during the holidays of suspicious phone calls and emails. Phishing, smishing, and vishing are terms consumers must familiarize themselves with regarding identity protection. These scams may appear to be from legit companies offering customers special deals, but they are trying to collect personal […]

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November 9, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

County Seeks Community Input with Public Safety Survey

In response to the many incidents of police using excessive force across the country, County Executive Mark Elrich created the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force. The County Executive is asking residents to complete a survey about public safety in the county. The function of the survey, which is open until Nov. 14,  is to gather […]

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October 21, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

County Alcohol Beverage Service Wins Best Consumer Education Program Award

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) was awarded the 2020 National Best Practices Consumer Education Program Award by Stateways for its virtual education seminars. ABS is the alcohol wholesaler for Montgomery County. In 2015, Stateways established the Best Practices Awards in eight categories that distinguished alcohol control agencies in the United States and Canada that provide […]

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October 9, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Registration Now Open for 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit

There is still time to register for the seventh annual Montgomery County Energy Summit. The three-day event runs from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19. Previously, the summit was an in-person conference. However, it transitioned to online networking sessions because of COVID-19. Still offered are in-depth workshops to educate people about innovative renewable and sustainable energy […]

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October 2, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week Continues Through Sunday

Thirty-three different establishments between restaurants, delicatessens, coffee shops, and bakeries offer special menus for Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week. The event runs from now through Oct. 11 as local restaurants offer special treats menus of $10, $25, or $35 available for dine-in or carry out. To help with dining space, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. established […]

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