Environment

September 13, 2018 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Sue Palka Celebrates 33 Years With FOX5 DC

FOX5’s chief meteorologist and Montgomery County resident Sue Palka is our area’s longest-running weather forecaster. The 33-year veteran tells MyMCMedia how technology has changed over time, and why she can confidently forecast the weather for our area.

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September 12, 2018 | Carolyn Raskauskas

FOX5’s Sue Palka on How Florence Will Affect Montgomery

Sue Palka, chief meteorologist for FOX5 and Montgomery County resident, tells MyMCMedia what the county should expect from Hurricane Florence.

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Coming Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 10 through Aug. 18, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests. Make sure to come with an empty belly to have room for turkey legs, pupusas, fried mac ‘n’ […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Ranks in Top Ten Cities for Green Roofs

The city of Gaithersburg was ranked in the top 10 cities in a survey measuring green roof square footage in North America. The trade association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities conducted a survey to find the most greenery on roofs and mid-building patios which placed Gaithersburg at number 10. Washington D.C. ranked number one, followed by Newark, […]

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July 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flash Flood Watch in Montgomery County

Due to hazardous weather conditions the National Weather Service has put out a flash flood watch until July 25, 6 p.m. EDT for Baltimore, Marylandand D.C. areas. Residents are advised to avoid wooded areas, as trees tend to fall easily in saturated ground with little or no wind. Recent heavy rainfall has ground extremely saturated. […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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July 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sunflower Field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Sunflowers at McKee-Besher: Why Officials Plant Them Every Year

The sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area draws thousands of people each year, but staff from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources say they’re here for much more than pictures:

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July 12, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Renovated Kentlands Mansion

The City of Gaithersburg will unveil the renovated outdoor space at Kentlands Mansion in a free ribbon-cutting ceremony open to the public Thursday, Jul 12 at 6 p.m.  The Kentlands Gardens now have a water fountain, flowering trees and a flagstone walkway. The ribbon-cutting event will feature live painting by Michelle Izquierdo, a Murder Mystery […]

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July 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit Now Open at Brookside Gardens

It’s that time of the year again at Brookside Gardens where visitors can be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies in the center’s South Conservatory. From now until Sept. 16,  residents will have the chance to learn about more than 40 different species of butterflies from around the world including Asia, Africa, and Central America. “This […]

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