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How Do Bats Enter Your Home? (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Gaithersburg Animal Control Director Lisa Holland says it’s important to have window screens and to keep your windows and doors shut at dusk when area bats are often feeding. Take a look: According to Holland, service calls for bats in local residences is not unusual. She said her department has […]

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WSSC Repairs Sewer Main in Olney

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) officials report that repairs are complete to a second leak on a 20-inch pressurized sewer main that was discovered when the main was put back in service on Wednesday near 2110 Rose Theatre Circle in Olney. Because a second leak was detected, WSSC officials said the pumping station was shut […]

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Animal Control Director Demonstrates How to Catch a Bat (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Gaithersburg Animal Control Director Lisa Holland demonstrates the equipment her staff uses to catch a bat. According to Holland, bat calls for service are not unusual. She says her office has responded to 37 such calls so far this year. Related:

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Inside Brookside Gardens Butterfly Exhibit (VIDEO)

The Wings of Fancy Butterfly exhibit is back at Brookside Gardens. The display runs from now through October. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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Heat Closes Brookside Gardens Butterfly Exhibit

Montgomery Parks will close the Wings of Fancy Butterfly Exhibit at Brookside Gardens early today at 1 p.m due to the extreme heat. The exhibit typically is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, visit the Montgomery Parks website. Related:

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Parks Officials Seek Comment on Deer Hunting Pilot Program

Montgomery Parks is seeking public comments for a proposed pilot archery deer hunting program. If approved, the hunting is scheduled to take place from September through November 2015 and during January 2016. Two locations have been chosen for the proposed pilot program: Great Seneca Stream Valley Park Unit 1 in Germantown and Watts Branch Stream Valley […]

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Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibition Open Until October 25 (VIDEO)

Nature lovers have a new place to learn more about butterflies and caterpillars. Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit is open until October 25 at the Brookside Gardens at the Wheaton Regional Park. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Tickets are $8 ages 13 and […]

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UPDATED: Water Main Break in Wheaton (PHOTOS)

UPDATED, July 1, 7:30 p.m. – Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says 2.5 million gallons of water gushed out of a ruptured 16-inch water main Wednesday afternoon in Wheaton. The break along Georgia Avenue was reported about 1:30 p.m. and water flowed out of it and onto the road and nearby properties for about two hours, […]

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Rockville’s Drinking Water Passes EPA Test

Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe, according to an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released today. The Environmental Protection Agency report details the source, treatment, distribution, safety and quality of Rockville’s drinking water. Rockville’s drinking water met or exceeded all drinking water quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adopted and enforced […]

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Upper Potomac River Advisory

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) urges boaters and other recreational users to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its creeks and streams, this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains for the region that will lead to a dramatic rise in water levels. At Point of Rocks in Frederick County, forecasters believe […]

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