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O'Malley/Brown Set-Up Underway

It's a gorgeous day on the Inner Harbor and a fantastic location at the American Visionary Arts Museum where the O'Malley/Brown team has just begun to set up shop for Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Today, Governor Martin O'Malley faces former Governor Robert Ehrlich in a heated competition.  With voter turnout in Maryland forming at a steady pace,The Baltimore Business Journal reports that both campaigns have turned to social media to spread the word and get residents to the polls.

O’Malley’s Twitter feed, @GovernorOMalley, started blasting tweets at 6:30 a.m. telling voters: “Polls open in a half hour. Are you ready to move #md4ward? #mdvote”

Poolesville Teens Open Up The Skate Shack 301

Transworld Business reports that while most high school seniors are worrying about where to apply to college and homecoming, Rudy Martin and Sid Egly spend their time running their own skateboard shop. Based out of Poolesville, Maryland, the two boys, both 17, opened up The Skate Shack 301 about five months ago, and haven’t looked back since.

For Martin and Egly—who both started skating close to eight years ago—the shop and the culture surrounding it has become a big part of their lives. “As the years went by we realized we weren’t quite good enough to become professional skaters, but we wanted to keep the sport of skateboarding a part of our life,” says Egly. “We knew enough about skateboarding that we could help others achieve this goal or at least help them have fun skating.”

Youth Leadership Montgomery Teaches Students Skills for Success

The Gazette reports that sharing words of wisdom from Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, General George S. Patton and modern-day pastor and author John C. Maxwell, high school students hoping to one day be decision-makers in Montgomery County honed their skills and learned new ones.

Students in Youth Leadership Montgomery, a program that teaches young people leadership skills, community awareness and confidence, shared the inspiring quotes at a recent session designed to improve their public speaking skills.

Not all 14 students at the Oct. 15 meeting of the group took their inspiration from influential men and women though. Lissette Escobar, 15, a sophomore at Poolesville High School, found hers on a T-shirt: "Leadership is action, not a position."

Company to Give Away a Heating System

My Plumber Heating and Cooling prides itself on a long history of giving back to the communities that it serves.  As company founder R. Wendell Presgrave explains it, “We consider it our privilege to give something back to the communities that provide our living, and frankly, we love having the opportunity.”  My Plumber has collected many tons of food for the hun­gry, performed free or deeply discounted plumbing repairs for homeless shelters and in private homes throughout Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland, and sponsored sports teams, school plays and many other educational activities.  The company also has a tradition of replacing, for free, the oldest, ugliest heating system that it can find each autumn.

Maryland Early Voting

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WUSA)-- For the general election, early voting centers will be open starting Friday October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed.

Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.

Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. From the list below, select the county where you live to find out where the early voting center or centers are in your county.

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free