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2005 Press Releases

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December 2005

December 30, 2005: Planning Board Approves Plan for the Future of Parks, Open Space and Recreation in Montgomery County
December 29, 2005: 32 Montgomery County Parks Renovated Since 2004
December 23, 2005: Wireless Telecommunications Facility Proposed for Northwest Branch Park on Bonifant Road
December 20, 2005: Holiday Closures at Park Facilities
December 19, 2005: Plannning Board Approves Plan for Future of Historic and Archeological Sites in Montgomery County Parks
December 19, 2005: Man Charged in Wheaton Marijuana Grow!
17de diciembre del 2005: El Centro de Naturaleza Brookside Abrira' los Domingos Comenzando el 8 de Enero
December 16, 2005: Brookside Nature Center to Open Sundays, Open House Set for January 8
December 15, 2005: Teens Find a Variety of Healthy Recreational Opportunities in Montgomery County Parks
December 15, 2005 Golf Courses Are Swinging Places in the Winter
December 15, 2005 Park Trails Provide Great Winter Exercise
December 13, 2005: Planning Board Names Acting Director to Complete Senior Management Reform Team for Park and Planning
December 12, 2005: Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing in Clarksburg on Dec. 20; Community Invited to Testify on Improvements Needed
December 9, 2005: New Emergency Call Box to be Installed Monday, December 12
December 8, 2005: Ice Skating on Ponds Within Montgomery County Parks Strictly Prohibited, Dangerous
December 7, 2005: Rescheduled - Clarksburg Community Outreach Meeting
December 1, 2005: POSTPONED due to weather concerns Clarksburg Community Outreach Meetings Scheduled
December 1, 2005: Montgomery County Parks' Picnic Shelters are Available Free Throughout the Winter
December 1, 2005: Surveys Find Trails Most Popular in County Park System

November 2005

November 30, 2005: Planning Board Accepts Joint Motion to Stay Clarksburg Hearing. All Parties Agree to Immediate Mediation; Hearing Tomorrow Cancelled
November 30, 2005: Visitors to Montgomery County's Award-Winning Parks Hit All-Time High at 13 Million
November 28, 2005: Historic Waters House to Host Holiday Tree Lighting
November 28, 2005: Park Fields Closed for Winter
28 de noviembre del 2005: Canchas Atleticas Cerradas Durate el Invierno
November 22, 2005: Public Invited to Free Winter Ice Skating Shows
November 22, 2005: Kemp Mill Urban Park Playground Under Renovation
November 22, 2005: Clarksburg Community Outreach Meeting - Monday, December 5, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
November 21, 2005: Wireless Communications Facility Proposed for Northwest Branch Park on Bonifant Road
November 18, 2005: Drop, Shop and Skate at M-NCPPC Ice Rinks Set for November 25
17 de noviembre del 2005: Eventos Invernales en el Centro de Patinaje Sobre Hielo de Wheaton
17 de noviembre del 2005: Evento Especial Para Los Medios de Comunicacion - Jardin de Luces en el Jardin Botanico de Brookside
November 17, 2005: American Cancer Society Fundraiser - Brookside Gardens Holiday Light Show
November 17, 2005: Trash Cans Restored to Montgomery County Parks
November 17, 2005: Housing Sales Remain Strong in Montgomery County
17 de noviembre del 2005: Ventas de Vivienda en el Condado de Montgomery se Mantienen Estable
November 17, 2005: Media Preview - Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens
November 17, 2005: Public Comment Sought on Future Plans for Historic and Archeological Sites in Montgomery County Parks
November 15, 2005: Wheaton Ice Arena Plans Winter Events
15 de noviembre del 2005: Eventos Invernales en el Centro de Patinaje Sobre Hielo de Wheaton
November 14, 2005: Montgomery College, M-NCPPC Win Prestigious Award for College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Expansion Project
November 10, 2005: M-NCPPC Planners Honored for Countywide Bikeways Plan: New 'Dual Bikeway' Concept Introduced
November 10, 2005: November is Peak Time for Deer Vehicle Collisions
November 10, 2005: "Christmas on the Farm" Set for December 10 - 11
November 10, 2005: Planning Board Seeks Public Testimony on Proposed New Framework for Long-Term Community Planning
November 10, 2005: Park and Planning's "Nutshell News" Program Now Found Only In Montgomery County Recreation and Parks Guide
November 8, 2005: Volunteers Needed for Trail Work at Black Hill Regional Park
November 8, 2005: Council, Park and Planning Appoint Management Experts to Help Guide Planning Reforms
November 7, 2005: Montgomery County Planning Board Members to Host Press Conference Immediately Following Release of Office of Legislative Oversight Report
November 4, 2005: Montgomery County's Future Explored at Community Leadership Roundtable
November 3, 2005: Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on the County's Newest Conservation Park - Serpentine Oaks
November 3, 2005: Reminder: Maryland Emancipation Day, November 5
November 2, 2005: Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on the County's Newest Conservation Park
November 2, 2005: Free Workshops on Saving Money on Home Heating
2 de noviembre del 2005: "Aprenda a Reducir sus Gastos Ahorrando Energia en su Hogar" es el Tema de dos Talleres Gratis Abiertos al Pu'blico

October 2005

October 27, 2005: Newly Repaired Little Falls Trail Reopens for Hikers and Bikers
October 27, 2005: Planning Board to Deliberate on Changes Proposed for the County's Agricultural Reserve: Public Encouraged to Comment
October 27, 2005: M-NCPPC's Brookside Gardens Receives $50,000 Donations
October 26, 2005: Stop Work Order Issued for Townhouse Development in Bethesda
October 21, 2005: Montgomery County Women Business Owners Group Honors Development Review Chief Rose Krasnow, Others
October 21, 2005: School's Out Special: Rainforest Day at Black Hill Regional Park
October 20, 2005: Meeting on Future of Little Bennett Regional Park Set for Wednesday, November 9
October 20, 2005: Park and Planning to Alter Trail Phone System
October 18, 2005: Commission, City of Gaithersburg to Host Going Green at Home Lecture Series
October 14, 2005: New Hearing Dates, Deadlines Set for Clarksburg Case
October 14, 2005: Community Service Day Volunteers Needed for Parks and Trails Work
October 12, 2005: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Co-Sponsors the "Buena Vida" Health Festival
October 11, 2005: Extension of McGruder Branch Hiker/Biker Trail Proposed
October 7, 2005: Innovative"Team" Initiative Provides Safe, Educational After School Alternative
7 de octubre, 2005: Programa Inovativo "Team" Provee Alternativa Educacional Durante Horas de la Tarde
October 6, 2005: Planning Board Hears Portions of Clarksburg Town Center Case; Issues Rulings on Three Specific Allegations
October 6, 2005: Rain Location Option - Renovated Jesup Blair Park Dedication Set for Friday, October 7
October 4, 2005: Park and Planning Commission Seeks Public Comment on 2007 Proposed Operating Budget
October 4, 2005: Renovated Jesup Blair Park Dedication Set for Friday, October 7
October 3, 2005: Haunted Happenings Planned in Montgomery County Parks
October 3, 2005: Public Invited to Testify on the Future of Parks and Open Space in Montgomery County

September 2005

September 30, 2005: Brookside Gardens to Hold Annual "Garden of Lights"
September 29, 2005: Public Comment Sought on Proposed Rental Fee Increases
September 29, 2005: Park and Planning Commission Storm Water Management Project to Help Improve Health of Chesapeake Bay
September 28, 2005: Site of One of Montgomery County's Oldest Grist Mills to Receive Historic Marker
September 26, 2005: Deer Management Strategies Approved
September 23, 2005: Chairman to Hold Press Conference on New Local Park Pilot Program; Exhibition Soccer Game Also Scheduled
September 22, 2005: Twinbrook Sector Plan Area Public Meeting Postponed
September 20, 2005: National Ice Skating Champion Michael Weiss Featured at Cabin John Ice Exhibition
September 19, 2005: Stop Work Order Issued for Parts of Clarksburg Town Center
September 15, 2005: Public Comment Sought on Future of Montgomery County Trails
September 15, 2005: Montgomery Parks to Receive 8.5 Acres for Every Acre of Parkland Required for the Intercounty Connector- 616 Additional Acres to be Added to Parks
September 15, 2005: Wheaton Ice Arena Announces Fall Teen Skate Nights
September 15, 2005: Little Bennett Public Golf Course to Host 10th Annual Men's Amateur Golf Tournament
September 14, 2005: Community Meeting in Potomac on Plan for Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park Set: Rare Ecosystem to be Protected
September 12, 2005: Wheaton Ice Arena Presents Ice Fest 2005
September 12, 2005: Volunteers Sought to Tag Monarch Butterflies at Black Hill Regional Park During Monarch Fiesta Day
September 12, 2005: First Golf and Ski Swap Set at Little Bennett Golf Course
September 9, 2005: Transportation Policy Makers Try to Put Their "Money Where Their Mouths Are"
September 7, 2005: Upcounty Public Forum on Parks and Open Space to be Held September 28, 2005
September 2, 2005: Annual Harvest Festival Planned for October 1
September 1, 2005: Park and Planning Department Director Announces Intention to Retire

August 2005

August 31, 2005: Berlage, Loehr Announce Appointment of Rosenthal as Acting Superintendent of Parks
August 24, 2005: Expanding Deer Management Strategies Proposed; Community Feedback Sought
August 23, 2005: Berlage, Loehr Announce Appointment of Mooney as Acting Deputy Director of Park and Planning Commission
August 19, 2005: M-NCPPC Wins Blue Ribbon for Montgomery County Fair Exhibit
August 18, 2005: Park and Planning Commission Names Mediation Team to Ensure Continuous Play at SoccerPlex
August 11, 2005: Park and Planning Commission to Exhibit at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, August 12 - 20
August 8, 2005: Public Invited to Review Draft Twinbrook Plan August 29
August 8, 2005: 2006 Historic Preservation Grants Available - Deadline is September 30
August 4, 2005: M-NCPPC Naturalists Plan "Hummingbirds Over Blackhill" Event, August 13-14

July 2005

July 25, 2005: Deer Management Work Group Recommends Program to Help Reduce Deer-Related Impacts
July 22, 2005: Park and Planning Reschedules Sanctions Hearing on Clarksburg Town Center Development
July 20, 2005: Becca Lilly Playground Bridge Reinstalled
July 18, 2005: Duncan, Berlage Announce Freeze on Building Permits in Site Plan Zones: Improvements for Development Reviews and Inspections
July 15, 2005: Berlage Announces Planning Commission Contacted by State Special Persecutor
July 12, 2005: British Soccer Camps are Coming Back to Three Montgomery County Parks
July 11, 2005: Portion of Little Falls Trail Closed Due to Unsafe Conditions
July 7, 2005: Montgomery County Planning Board Unanimously Finds Developers in Violation of Approved Planning Agreements

June 2005

June 30, 2005: Park and Planning Commission to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Development Approval Process
June 25, 2005: Public/Private Partners Dedicate Universally Accessible Playground at Norwood Local Park
June 21, 2005: County Council Reappoints John Robinson to Montgomery Planning Board
June 21, 2005: Montgomery County Heritage Days, June 25-26, Includes Six M-NCPPC Historic Sites
June 21, 2005: Public/Private Partnership to Dedicate Universally Accessible Playground at Norwood Playground Local Park
June 16, 2005: Montgomery County Planning Board Decision to Create Longest Continuous Trail in County
June 2, 2005: M-NCPPC's Wheaton Ice Arena Announces Summer Events
June 1, 2005: Goats to Tackle Invasive Plants in Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park