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Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Competitions

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Nominations are being accepted for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) annual Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) Landscaping and Photography competitions. The 29th Annual Landscape Contest is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of commonly owned sections of commercial or residential properties in […]

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Gaithersburg Staffers Inspect Pond After Reports of Dead Fish

Gaithersburg city staffers inspected a storm water management pond in the community of Quince Orchard Park this week after reports by a resident of a fish kill. Neighborhood Services Division Chief Kevin Roman said he personally inspected the pond along Winter Walk Drive and noted “a few dead fish and tadpoles” but, he said, there […]

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Leggett Plans to Privatize County’s Economic Development Functions (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that he will send legislation to the County Council on Friday that would transfer the major functions of County economic development and business promotion to a private-sector-led, non-profit entity. Under the proposed legislation, both the County’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and the non-profit Montgomery Business Development Corporation […]

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State’s Top Bear Expert to Talk Bear Basics in Poolesville

There are an estimated 1,000 black bears in Allegany and Garrett counties, but it is the one spotted in Poolesville that has residents there concerned. They’re concerned enough that they have called in the state’s top bear expert to talk to them about it. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League in […]

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Councilmembers Urge Montgomery County Hospitals to Cease Pesticide Use

Two Montgomery County Councilmembers are urging hospitals in the county to voluntarily stop using pesticides. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, and Councilmember Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, wrote to the leaders of the five organizations that operate hospitals […]

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Landon Azalea Festival Set for May 1-3

The Landon School is hosting its annual azalea garden festival this weekend from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 6101 Wilson Lane in Bethesda. In addition to the azaleas to admire, there will be over 50 arts and crafts exhibitors, plant sales, a flower show, farmhouse tour, food and music. The festival is free and […]

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County Council Honors Intel Science Winner Michael Winer (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council honored Intel Science Talent winner Michael Winer this week. You can watch the presentation here: For more on Michael and his award, visit here.

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State of the Air Report

How healthy is your air? The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report is out today and Montgomery County gets some mixed grades. The report reviews monitoring data on the two most common and harmful types of air pollution – ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot) – and compiles a “report card” telling […]

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Rockville Farmers Market Opens May 16

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Rockville’s Farmers Market features fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, plants, flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, and more throughout the season. The market, located at the jury parking lot at the corner of Route 28 and Monroe Street, will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays from May 16-Nov. 21. The market participates in […]

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County Launches Tree Montgomery Program (VIDEO)

The inaugural tree planting for the County’s newest environmental program, Tree Montgomery, took place on Monday with the help of County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember Hans Riemer, County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Director Lisa Feldt, and community and business representatives. Developed and implemented by DEP, Tree Montgomery provides for the planting of large shade […]

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