Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of John Glenn, who died on Dec. 8th. .@POTUS: As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I direct the flag be flown at half-staff at US embassieshttps://t.co/7IE5XDLWco —...

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UPDATED: Duck Donuts Opens New Location in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

UPDATED 12.9.16 Duck Donuts is now open at the Firstfeld Shopping Center off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday morning, according to the shop’s Facebook page....

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UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month....

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Flags at Half Staff on Wednesday for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The United States Flag and the Maryland State Flag have been ordered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This action is in honor of those American patriots who died as...

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County Officials to Celebrate Opening of New Facility for the Homeless in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget will be joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker and George Levanthal for the opening of Progress Place in Silver Spring on Saturday Dec. 10, according to a press release....

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County Launches New Initiative for Families Affected by Dementia (VIDEO)

An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to The Alzheimer’s Association. In an effort to better support families and...

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of John Glenn, who died on Dec. 8th. .@POTUS: As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I direct the flag be flown at half-staff at US embassieshttps://t.co/7IE5XDLWco — Department of State (@StateDept) December 9, 2016 Breaking News: John Glenn has died at […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: Duck Donuts Opens New Location in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

UPDATED 12.9.16 Duck Donuts is now open at the Firstfeld Shopping Center off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday morning, according to the shop’s Facebook page. ORIGINAL 11.16.16 Duck Donuts is opening a new Montgomery County location at the Firstfield Shopping Center off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. According to […]

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December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Winter Weather: Bundle up, it’s going to be a cold day and the winds will make it feel even colder. 2. Pet Adoption Drive: The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is overflowing with dogs and cats after a surge of […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Animal Shelter Full, Sends Out a Holiday SOS Message

Are you looking for a new pet? The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood is full of dogs and cats who need good homes and that demand is unprecedented. “We really, really need our community’s help,” said Kate Walker, shelter manager. “Our shelter is incredibly full right now and we need to […]

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December 8, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, Dec. 9 – Dec. 11 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend. Find more choices in our MyMCMedia.org calendar. Friday, December 9:  Art: Waverly Gallery’s Holiday Art Exhibition is on display from Dec. 6 through Jan. 7. Meet the artists at tonight’s opening reception from 5 – 9 p.m. Gallery B’s Cadence exhibition features works by Kristine […]

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December 8, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Delegate Will Smith to Fill Vacant Senate Seat, Succeeds Jamie Raskin

Silver Spring native Will Smith was elected to fill the vacant senate seat in District 20, making him the first African American to represent the district. Smith who currently serves as a state delegate, was elected during a special election hosted by the Maryland County Democratic Central Committee on Wednesday night in Silver Spring. A […]

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December 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. The Minority Legislative Breakfast is happening this morning. 2. Football Finale: The Damascus Swarmin Hornets are to set face-off against the Franklin Indians tonight for the Maryland State 3A High School Championships in Annapolis. Meanwhile, local high schools will be teaming […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Council Committee Debates $15 Minimum Wage for Hours, Questions Remain

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is a conversation happening across the country even here in Montgomery County where the current minimum wage is $10.75. On Dec. 7, The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee held a third worksession on Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month. WSSC officials report that its Potomac plant continues to operate at full capacity and has not experienced any […]

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December 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 7, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. A House Hearing with State Legislators will be held to discuss for local and bi-county bills affecting issues specific to Montgomery County today. View the hearing on County Cable Montgomery. 2. Councilmember Roger Berliner is the new president of the Montgomery […]

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