Paint Branch Defeats Sherwood, 22-20, in Sandy Spring under Friday Night Lights (PHOTOS)

The Sherwood Warriors host the Paint Branch Blue Devils in week eight of the high school varsity football season, Friday, October 20. The two teams have an impressive 6-1 record and are in the top three schools for the 4A North...

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Five Things to Know for Oct. 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Donate A Bike: Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation and the Rockville Bike Hub are partnering to collect child and adult bikes,...

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Five Things to Know for Oct. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Round ‘Em Up: Gaithersburg and Rockville are competing in the Snow Road-eo Challenge. The friendly, team-building competition takes place at...

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Art Displays to Decorate Hungerford Road

Commuters wending through Rockville can do it more artfully now. Federal Realty Investment Trust inked a yearlong agreement with Metropolitan Center for Visual Art, or VisArts, to curate the 70-foot display windows along Md. 355...

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Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. County combats gang violence: State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Police Chief Tom Manger describe how they’ll use new funding to deal...

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Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Voting Residency Deadline-Takoma Park residency must be met today (21 days prior to the election) in order to vote in the upcoming election....

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October 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Special Populations: The Board of Education Committee on Special Populations meets at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36). Here’s the agenda. Working closely with the superintendent, the committee may provide initial […]

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October 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pop-Up Shops Return to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station

After a seven-week trial in spring, the pop-up vendor plaza has returned to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. Shops have been created by carving a former Metro 4000 series railcar into sections. Commuters and neighbors can stop and shop from several local retailers from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The pop-up plaza […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1.Crime Prevention Basics: The Montgomery County Police Third District will host a training seminar to discuss current crime trends and best practices on preventing crime at the Third Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring. Seminar begins at 7 p.m. 2. Open […]

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October 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 10, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Governor Celebrates Fitness: Governor Larry Hogan is expected to attend National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils ribbon cutting and pep rally at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington today at noon. 2. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council is expected to discuss gun […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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October 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

Once again, public safety dominates our Top 10 stories for the past week.

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October 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 8th in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 8 in honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the United States […]

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October 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in September

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of September, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction The Force Oversleeps (Star […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the new express bus service along Maryland Route 355 which is free through October. Next up, the county launches a pilot program with Mobike in Downtown Silver Spring to offer a dockless bike sharing service. Watch the show in its entirety […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals Top the Weekend Planner, Oct. 6 – 8, 2017

Once again, festivals top our weekend planner. Saturday, the annual Harvest Festival focuses on farming in Montgomery County during World War I. The festival features living historians in period costumes, tin-smithing, making apple butter, building scarecrows, traditional music, farm animals, hayrides and more. Also on Saturday, visit Rockville Town Center for the Rocktobierfest beer and […]

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