September 4, 2012


Section of Woodmont Ave. in Bethesda to Close during Construction Project

On or about September 7 at 9 p.m., Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda and Miller avenues will close for about 20 months during construction of a public-private partnership project.  When completed, the project will more than triple the number of public parking spaces available on the former surface parking lot located at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues.

 The adjacent Capital Crescent Trail will remain open during the entire construction project.

Judicial Center’s Maryland Avenue Entrance to Close during Renovation

The Maryland Avenue entrance to the Montgomery County Judicial Center will close September 10, 2012 until March 10, 2013 during renovations of the building.

With the Maryland Avenue entrance temporarily closed, all employees and visitors will enter through the Monroe Street entrance, which is off the traffic circle adjacent to the Executive Office Building’s (EOB) main entrance, 101 Monroe St.  Visitors also can enter the Judicial Center through the cafeteria located on the Terrace Level of the EOB.

The construction of the new Judicial Center Annex is expected to be completed in August 2013, and renovation of the existing Judicial Center will be completed in November 2014.

Volunteer Leaders Needed for Bone Builders Classes

Volunteers are needed to teach free Bone Builders classes in Brookeville, Cabin John, Cloverly, Sandy Spring, Takoma Park and White Oak.  The daytime classes are designed to prevent and to slow the development of osteoporosis and help regular participants increase bone density naturally, an effective option for those who may not wish to use anti-osteoporosis medicines.  Each one-hour session includes balance and weight training.

Leaders receive a full day of free training and ongoing supervision by a master trainer. The next training is scheduled for Friday, September 14 at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring. Space is limited.  

Bone Builders is sponsored by Montgomery County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services. 

For more information or to register for the training, contact Shawn Brennan, program manager for Senior Health Promotion, at 240-777-1350 or  

Take a Look at …Other Sources of News about the County

Thanks to ever-improving technology, the number of ways we’re able to communicate is increasing accordingly.  And, in Montgomery County, there are various ways for residents to receive information about County programs, services and events.

Here’s one example:

If you’re interested in the local business sector, you might check out e-Biz Update published bi-monthly by the Department of Economic Development. It highlights the latest local private-sector, federal agency and County incubator company newsmakers along with DED and partner-initiated events, local federal contracting awards, etc.  Sign up for the newsletter.

In the next Paperless Airplane, we’ll feature more newsletters that might be of interest.

Montgomery County Says “Welcome” -- New Visitors Guide On-Line

It’s all about Montgomery County. It’s the Conference and Visitors Bureau’s new “Visitor Guide” that’s now online.

The guide is a handy reference for residents -- both new and long-time -- who want to find out what there is to see and do in their own backyard, or for visitors to the area.

There’s more than you know, so take a look at the Guide and see how easy it is to plan a “staycation” or a vacation in Montgomery County.