Local News

American Heart Association Launches Heart Valve Disease Ambassador Program
Local heart valve disease survivor selected as ambassador for national program to support heart valve community

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Heart Valve Ambassador Program, an initiative designed to provide support to the millions of Americans impacted by heart valve disease.

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Online obits: taking obituaries into the digital age

You probably already know an obituary (obit for short) is a notice of death. It generally includes a brief description of the deceased person’s life, a photo, a list of surviving family members and details about service date and location. But did you know obituaries have evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years? 

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to recognize county employees for doing terrific work. Last month, I had the pleasure of presenting our Department of Fire and Emergency Services with the American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award, which is given to organizations that build strong, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods and promote volunteerism.

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Channeling Matisse... art at the Bethesda Senior Center
By Beth Volpert Johansen

During the weekly art class at Bethesda Senior Center local artist Shirley Shepherd is surrounded by a group of enthusiastic women eager to start the newest project.

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