It is hard, when you're stuck in traffic on Interstate 270 or Rockville Pike, or somewhere on Wisconsin Avenue, to imagine that Montgomery County was once a rural community.
Settled in 1776, the County Developed Around Railroads To Become One of the Most Diverse in Maryland
Montgomery's history can be seen across the county: in the sign marking the mica-flecked spring that gave Silver Spring its name; in the preserved Oakley Cabin in Brookeville that was once home to slaves; in the hustle on weekends at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, set...
How do you get a county named after you? Well, it helps if you're a noble -- or a hero. That's what I discovered when I looked into where our local names came from. I discovered a lot of other things, too.
Of the hundreds of places to eat in Montgomery County, these are some of my favorites. This list is not encyclopedic. There are no rankings. These are just 10 places -- some are single restaurants and others are locations offering lots of choices -- that you should know about if you live here.
Public Safety Departments
Montgomery County Police Department J. Thomas Manger, chief
Call 240-777-1245 to find out about health-care services, immunizations, financial assistance, youth and family services, disability and senior services, and child-care assistance and to get mental-health and substance-abuse information.
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland 9909 Medical Center Dr.
Montgomery County Volunteer Center 401 Hungerford Dr., First Floor
Hotlines Montgomery County National hotline: 800-342-2437
Here is a list of civic and community organizations.
Locate: Child Care 332 W. Edmonston Dr. Rockville 20852
Headquarters 21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310 Rockville 20850
To find local branches of the U.S. Postal Service, call 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) or visit http://www.usps.com .
Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Montgomery County Animal Shelter 14645 Rothgeb Dr.
Bethesda Literary Festival April 20-22 Various locations downtown.
Playgrounds, museums, nature centers and parks host many activities for youngsters throughout the year.
Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park
Carver Educational Services Center 850 Hungerford Dr.
School System Phone Numbers Accelerated and enriched instruction
August 20--24 Professional days for teachers. 27 First day of school for students.
850 Hungerford Dr. Room 123 Rockville 20850 301-279-3617
These arts organizations are open to the public and have frequent shows and performances. Contact them for schedules and other information.
Chevy Chase Pavilion 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington 20015
Public Transportation Montgomery County Department
Isiah Leggett County executive Montgomery County 101 Monroe St., 2nd Floor
Montgomery County Council 100 Maryland Ave. Sixth Floor
Senate Delegation Chairman: Sen. P.J. Hogan (D) Vice chairman: Sen. Rona E. Kramer (D)
Executive Office Building 101 Monroe St. Rockville 20850
Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office 50 Maryland Ave., Fifth Floor
Montgomery County residents can receive updates on a variety of services and activities via e-mail. To sign up, visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov , click on "Sign up for e-mail updates." Once you fill out the information, newsletters and bulletins will be sent to your e-mail address. You can...
P.O. Box 95 Barnesville 20838 301-972-8411 Fax: 301-916-3331
League National Football League Web site http://www.baltimoreravens.com
League East Division, American League, Major League Baseball
601 F St. NW Washington 20004 202-628-3200 http://www.verizoncenter.com
1101 Russell St. Baltimore 21230 410-230-8017 Seats: 69,700
1600 FedEx Way Landover 20785 301-276-6000; 301-276-6248 for recorded directions
2400 E. Capitol St. SE Washington 20003 202-547-9077
For information about local parks in neighborhoods and communities contact the regional offices of the county's parks and recreation department:
With More Than 1,200 Farms, Frederick Manages To Retain the Charm That Attracted European Settlers
Frederick County's history is closely tied to key battles of the Civil War and to a deep-seated religiosity, reflected in the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes's towering gold Virgin Mary statue that overlooks U.S. Route 15 near Emmitsburg at Mount St. Mary's University.
Agricultural History Farm Park 18400 Muncaster Rd.
Beyond the Garden Gates Tour Historic downtown Frederick
City Hall 1 West Potomac St. Brunswick 21716 301-834-7500
Washington's rivers are dotted with sailboats when the weather warms, and for the hearty, year-round. You can try your hand at a helm at the Mariner Sailing School in Alexandria on the Potomac. Young people start out with a Sunfish, learning skills of rigging and maneuvering and which side is por...
Department of State Police 110 Airport Dr. E Frederick 21701
To find local branches of the U.S. Postal Service, call 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) or go to http://www.usps.com .
Frederick Memorial Hospital 400 W. Seventh St. Frederick 21701
Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management/Recycling
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TransIT Services Of Frederick County
Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care
C. Burr Artz Public Library 110 E. Patrick St. Frederick 21701
Chairman: Del. Richard B. Weldon Jr. (R) Phone: 410-841-3240
Commissioners' Offices 12 E. Church St. Winchester Hall
Office of the County Attorney 12 E. Church St. Winchester Hall
Here's a chance to get out of the car and ride in a wagon behind horses through the working farm's 286 acres.
Here's another farm, a 520-acre Howard County beauty that offers educational tours by appointment, nature trails, a greenhouse and animals to feed and beekeepers to watch.
Circuit Court for Frederick County 100 W. Patrick St.
Frederick County School System Phone Numbers Adult education/flexible evening high school: 240-236-8450
August 21-24 Teachers report to work. 27 First day of school.
115 E. Church St. Frederick 21701 301-696-6850 Fax: 301-696-6950
Accutech Career Institute 550 Highland Street, Suite 100
Editors Victoria Benning, Paul Bernstein, Maryann Haggerty, Mae Israel, Tom Lansworth, Lisa Frazier Page, Scott Patton, Tracey A. Reeves, Bob Samsot, Suzanne Wooton
HOV (high occupancy vehicle), or carpool, lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses and motorcycles during weekday morning and evenin g rush hours. They are designated either HOV-2 (two or more passengers required) or HOV-3 (three or more passengers), which means there must be at least that...
Discover and explore Washington's museums and their vast cultural treasures
Here is a list of museums and historical sites in the city.
So you have the family together and you want to go somewhere interesting and fun.
Adventure Playground: This playground features a pirate ship, mazes, a rock climbing wall, a world map on the ground and an African delta playground with animal sculptures.