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Mom hopes passion for baking will help son beat illness

Plus: Wildlife experts mystified by reports of blind birds; County to host town hall forum on women in workforce

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Mom hopes passion for baking will help son beat illness

A Gaithersburg mom is asking the community to help her turn her passion for baking into an opportunity to help her son beat a rare illness.

If Jaycee Garcia wins an international baking contest, the cash prize would help pay for her son’s medical bills. [Fox 5]

Wildlife experts mystified by widespread reports of blind birds

In recent weeks, residents of Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. have found sick and dying birds in their yards, along streets, and in parks — most of them blinded.

The cause of what appears to be a neurological disorder has not yet been discovered. [WJLA]

County to host town hall forum on women in workforce

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a virtual town hall meeting at noon on Friday on “the alarming reduction in the number of women in the U.S. workforce” due to the pandemic.

This is part of a series of town hall meetings concerning the effects of COVID-19. [Montgomery Community Media]

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