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Save the Date: 25th Annual Farm Tour (Video)

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Mark your calendars for Montgomery County’s 25th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on July 26 and 27. Residents and visitors who participate in this year’s Farm Tour & Harvest Sale will get to show off their photography skills as they buy healthy local food. To mark the 25th anniversary of the tour, participating farms […]

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Tips for Gardening with Children (Video)

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Brookside Gardens share some tips for gardening with children.

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Help Clean Up Little Falls Watershed (Video)

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Volunteers will be cleaning up Little Falls Parkway and Little Falls Branch, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Park at the gravel parking lot located at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. and Little Falls Parkway. Visit Little Falls Watershed Alliance website to learn more.

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Izaak Walton Trail Culvert and Splitway Restoration (PHOTOS)

Restoration work is underway on the Izaak Walton Trail culvert and splitway in Gaithersburg after the roadway was partially washed away last month after some flooding rains. Gaithersburg Project Engineer Sandra Gross said the timeline of the project was moved up because of the damage to the roadway and the need to improve the drainage […]

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“Wings of Fancy” Butterfly Exhibit Canceled

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Montgomery Parks officials are reminding residents that the “Wings of Fancy” live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit has been canceled this year. The popular exhibit was canceled because of construction underway at the entrance and in the parking areas of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens and the Conservatory remain open during the construction, and a free summer […]

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Bethesda Green Hires New Executive Director

Bethesda Green has announced the hire of  Veronique Marier  as the organization’s new executive director. According to the organization’s website, Marier will begin on July 11. She takes over for the former executive director, Dave Feldman. A well-known energy and environmental leader, Marier, an environmental engineer, believes in the role of local communities as central […]

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A Quick Catch: Tick Drag Nets Results

It didn’t take long to find the first few ticks in a daylong tick hunt in Quince Orchard Park Tuesday. Dr. Ahmed Kilani, president of Clongen Laboratories of Gaithersburg, is on the hunt to find out if his neighborhood has a tick problem. He has 15 spots picked out to do the drag which consists […]

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Organic Gardening at Brookside Gardens (Video)

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Brookside Gardens’ Kathy Stevens explains organic gardening in this video: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Counting Ticks: Gaithersburg Doctor Plans Tick Drag in Quince Orchard Park

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Dr. Ahmed Kilani gets about 25 ticks a day. They come to him in plastic baggies, via FedEx trucks and even hand delivered. That’s because his company Clongen Laboratories in Gaithersburg is one of the premier labs in the country that tests, label and catalogs ticks’ DNA for diseases like Lyme. Lately, tick bites in […]

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Flower Power: Peonies are in Bloom at Seneca Creek State Park (Video)

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Peonies are in full bloom at this time of year and at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg there is a small garden that contains a historic collection of the fragrant flowers. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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