Articles by Sonya Burke

May 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rolling Thunder Motorcycles in Washington DC for Rolling Thunder

Police to Escort 2,000 Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists from Gaithersburg to D.C.

Montgomery County police officers are planning to escort approximately 2,000 motorcyclists to the Pentagon as part of the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride into Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. The escort is scheduled to depart from Battley Harley Davidson, located at 7830 Airpark Road in Gaithersburg, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. As […]

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May 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pools Open for Summer Season (PHOTO)

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the official opening of the summer swim season in Montgomery County. On Saturday morning, the county’s Recreation and General Services departments celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Western County Outdoor Pool with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The pool is located at 20151 Fisher Avenue in Poolesville. According to a county […]

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May 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Flags for our Heroes Exhibit on Display at Bohrer Park this Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

There are 750 large American flags on display at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg this Memorial Day weekend. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports from the Flags for our Heroes exhibit. The opening ceremony for this event is planned for 11 a.m. on May 28th and you are invited to attend. Organizers say this exhibit is especially moving […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Investigate Fatal Collision on Darnestown Road in Beallsville

UPDATED 8:03 p.m. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a one car fatal collision that occurred Friday afternoon in Beallsville. According to police, it happened at 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Darnestown Road and Beallsville Road. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Darnestown Road near Beallsville Road, […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on May 27

The Maryland State Police Department plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on May 27 in Montgomery County. According to a MDSP news release, the goal is to reduce the number of impaired drivers on Montgomery County roadways. Just last weekend, police arrested 14 drivers in Montgomery County for driving under the influence. SPIDRE Team arrested […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Bed Bug Infestation at Headquarters of Health and Human Services in Rockville (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) is dealing with a bed bug infestation at its headquarters at 401 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. H&HS Director Uma Ahluwalia says the department employs 400 employees at this location and she does not expect them back at the Hungerford location until the building is habitable. She […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Quince Orchard Library Reopening on Friday

The Quince Orchard Library is reopening at 10 a.m. today. The library was closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon because of problems with the air conditioning in the building. Montgomery County Spokesperson Judy Stiles said the air conditioning unit stopped working on May 26th and the building got too warm for people to be […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Memorial Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all Country liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities will be open; administrative offices, senior centers […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, May 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Some county employees are working from home today after a bed bug infestation was confirmed at the Department of Health and Human Services administrative offices at 401 Hungerford Drive earlier this month. A meeting to discuss employees’ concerns about bed bugs is […]

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May 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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“Flags For Our Heroes” Exhibit Returns to Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg This Weekend

UPDATED It’s a Memorial Day tradition, and a sight to behold. The Rotary clubs of Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg have erected 750 large American flags on the lawn at Bohrer Park. The flag exhibit will be on display for four days from now until Memorial Day. The exhibit is officially entitled, “Flags for Our Heroes,” […]

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