Articles by Sonya Burke

August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Montgomery County Fair Tops Our Weekend Planner, Aug. 11 – 13

Got weekend plans? The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens this weekend at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 11 3 p.m. – midnight, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Battery Lane Band, Friday Night Live, Rockville […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Check out our Weekend Planner for more events happening around the county.   2. On Your Mark: Now is the time to register for the 24th […]

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August 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, Prepares to Clear the Shelter (VIDEO)

August is a busy month at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The animal shelter has launched a new Barn Cat Program, and adoption center staffers are preparing for the annual Clear the Shelter event on Aug. 19. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more. According to MCASAC spokesperson Katherine Zenzano, you can save up […]

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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Help Clear the Shelter on Aug. 19 (VIDEO)

Looking for a pet? You can save up to $150 in fees by adopting a dog from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Aug. 19. Fees for other animals vary. Find out more about the annual, Clear the Shelter event in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Provides Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats on Aug. 20 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is offering rabies vaccination clinics on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The vaccinations are free with the purchase of a Montgomery County pet license. Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Also by […]

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August 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parking Garage Work Underway in Olde Towne Gaithersburg (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The six-level Olde Towne Parking Garage is getting a $202,000 refresh. Gaithersburg project manager Melanie Brown described the work as “routine maintenance,” including concrete deck sealing and re-striping of the parking lines in the garage that was built in 1999 to provide parking for visitors to Olde Towne. According to Brown, the work started on […]

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August 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: Stay weather alert. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Montgomery County beginning at noon. Flash #Flood Watch has been issued. 1-1.5″ expected on average, localized 3″+ totals possible. Urban areas most susceptible. pic.twitter.com/FP3WgQgerB […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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