Treats-4-Troops Candy Collection & Other News



Wondering what to do with all that extra candy?  The annual collection of leftover Halloween candy by to send to our troops overseas is underway. If you want to get temptation out of your home, you can take it Saturday to Whole Foods on River Road (9 am-noon), Walt Whitman High School (1-5 pm) or B-CC High School (2-5 pm).  If you can’t wait that long, you can drop it off between now and then at any of several locations.

 Other News Below:
   Purple Line open house
   Electronics recycling collection 
   Town hall meeting with Roger Berliner
   511, Maryland’s new travel information number

Purple Line open house 
Maryland Transit Administration officials will hold an open house tonight and tomorrow night, and two nights next week, to discuss potential benefits of a completed Purple Line, the status of the project and light rail systems.  The open houses, 5:30-8:30 pm, will be at the following locations:
Tuesday, November 1                Wednesday, November 2
University of Maryland            National 4-H Center
Stamp Student Union              7100 Connecticut Ave.
College Park                                  Chevy Chase
Monday, November 7                Thursday, November 10
Silver Spring Civic Bldg.         Beacon Heights 
One Veterans Place                  6929 Furman Parkway
Silver Spring                                 Riverdale, MD


Electronics recycling collection 
Here’s your chance to responsibly get rid of old TVs, computers, cell phones,  fax machines, and other electronic gizmos that have just been taking up space.
From noon to 4 pm this Sunday, November 6, Walt Whitman High School will be the collection point for your unwanted electronic equipment. The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services will haul it all away and either refurbish or recyle it.  
All types of electronics will be accepted (up to 15 items per person). Items that won’t be accepted, including appliances and compact fluorescent lights, can be dropped off at the Shady Grove solid waste processing facility and transfer station.       

Town hall meeting with Roger Berliner 
Councilmember Roger Berliner (District 1 – Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Potomac, White Flint), will host “Conversations with Councilmamber Berliner” on Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 2nd floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.  Open to all.


RSVP not required. For more information, call 240-77-7828.


511, Maryland’s new travel information number
The Maryland Department of Transportation recently launched a new official travel information service, called 511. Travelers can get information on traffic conditions, live camera feeds, highway construction updates, weather conditions and forecasts, toll facility information, transit and airport information and more.
511 is available to those in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia by calling 511 or going to the Internet or Twitter. Callers in other areas should dial 855-GOMD511 (855-466-3511). 

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