Family Friendly Activities in Maryland Aug 1 – 6

Here are the best family friendly activities happening in Maryland for the weekdays Monday August 2 thru Friday August 6. Priority was given to in person events that are not excessively expensive. More events are listed on the Calendar. August 1 – August 7. Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair....
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Md. leaders grapple with federal red tape as they try to distribute rent relief funding

This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has relied on states and local jurisdictions to quickly get rent relief to tenants — but some local leaders in Maryland have had to get creative to work around red tape and other legal requirements slowing down that process.
Prince William County,

Upcoming Clean Waterways Events

Provided by Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District. Water Equality: Sustainability and Accessibility for All (Webinar) Join Renee Hoyos, Director of Environmental Justice at Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for an introduction to the DEQ’s efforts in environmental justice and discussions on water equity. To register for this event, please visit Thursday, Aug. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

HAM Fest returns to Clarke County

The 70th annual HAM fest returns to the Clarke County Fairgrounds Sunday with gates opening at 6 am. They are expecting a record turnout this year and over 80 vendor tables have already sold out. Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE Team will be administering license exams for all classes. Raffles...
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EXPLAINER: How Maryland is distributing aid to help tenants

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.

Barns of Rose Hill community celebration

Barns of Rose Hill is hosting a free community celebration for their 10 year anniversary. Starting at 5 pm in Downtown Berryville, there will be activities for the whole family including a magician, petting zoo, face painting, free ice cream and more. Food vendors will also be onsite. Then the...
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Letters to the Editor: Use Federal Funds To Build Affordable Housing for Families In Need

Use Federal Funds To Build Affordable Housing for Families In Need. As you reported last week, both Virginia and Falls Church city must now decide priorities for one-time expenditure projects to be funded from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA). Virginia will receive some $4.3 billion and Falls Church City around $15 million. I write to support a transformational investment in affordable housing proposed by VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement).
Prince William County,

Pink Space Theory: STEAM for Underserved Youth

When Monica Nichols, President and Founder of Pink Space Theory, launched into her college career at. Michigan State University as an engineering student, she found she lacked the needed math skills despite ranking in the top 10% of her high school class. This experience drove her desire to help better prepare other girls of color for success in STEM careers.