Teacher helps feed hundreds of families during pandemic

Teacher helps feed hundreds of families during pandemic

Plus: Bystanders rescue 17-year-old from drowning in Potomac River; Demolition of 8787 Georgia Ave. to begin by end of year

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Teacher helps feed hundreds of families during pandemic

When Montgomery County Public Schools closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, one kindergarten teacher suspected students and their families would struggle to get enough meals.

For the past six months, Arcola Elementary School teacher Margaret Norris and a team of volunteers have packed and delivered up to 150 bags of food per week for vulnerable students in Montgomery County. [WTOP]

Bystanders rescue 17-year-old from drowning in Potomac River

A 17-year-old boy tried swimming across the Potomac River from Sandy Landing in Virginia on Sunday night, but about halfway to Maryland, he began struggling, and eventually the current pulled him under water.

His friends jumped in to try and save him, but it was two strangers who ended up potentially saving his life. [WTOP]

Demolition of 8787 Georgia Ave. to begin by end of year

Demolition of 8787 Georgia Ave., the former home of the county’s Planning Department, is slated to begin by the end of the year in preparation for a 2021 groundbreaking of the redevelopment of the property.

The first part of a redevelopment effort, construction of a new office building for the county in Wheaton, has been completed. The Planning Department has begun to moving into the building; the Planning Commission held its first meeting there on Sept. 10. [Source of the Spring]

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