July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville This Week

UPDATED Looking for a bright spot? Grab your camera and head to McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road in Montgomery County this month. That’s where 30 acres of sunflowers have been planted in nine different fields, and they are expected to reach peak bloom in late July. The sunflowers should be in full bloom […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery at CVS in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police released surveillance video of a Montgomery Village robbery at a CVS on July 12 in hopes the public can help identify the robbers. About 8:42 p.m. Montgomery Village District police responded to the CVS at 9140 Rothbury Drive for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. In a statement, police […]

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July 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

More Than 4,000 Pounds of School Supplies Donated From MCPS Students and Staff (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools partnered with Learn Shop, Inc. early Monday for the 18th annual Drive for Supplies event at Richard Montgomery High School. Dozens gathered in the school’s cafeteria to pick up crayons, pencils, paper and more for students and families in need. MCPS students and staff donated supplies after cleaning out their lockers […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Coming in 2019 to Kentlands Market Square: Cinépolis USA

Movie buffs are getting a new theatre at Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg. Kimco Realty officials announced today that it has signed a lease with Cinépolis USA, a leading world-class cinema exhibitor. The 34,000 square foot movie theatre is scheduled to open in 2019, and will include 540 fully reclining leather seats, an upscale lounge-style […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Man Arrested for Thefts from Schools

A tipster alerted Montgomery County police of a Germantown man believed to be behind a string of thefts at county schools, police said in a statement released Tuesday. Nakym Sheffield, 39, of Circle Gate Drive faces numerous credit card fraud charges, according to online court records. He was released after posting $3,000 bail, the records […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Leggett Plans More Resources to Combat Gangs in County

UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will meet with Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy within the next month to decide how to provide more resources to law enforcement to combat increasing gang activity, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said Tuesday. “We want to make sure we’re doing it in the most effective […]

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July 18, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

10 Photo Tips for Taking Sunflower Pics (PHOTOS)

Sunflowers. Everyone is going crazy about the sunflower bloom. In the next 14 days all focus (ahh!) will be on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (MBWMA) in Poolesville. I got out this weekend to take a sneak peak at the fields. Believe what the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is telling you. The bloom […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Olney Area Collision Kills Germantown Woman

A 45-year-old Germantown woman died from injuries suffered in an automobile wreck Sunday in the Olney area, a Montgomery County police statement said. The collision occurred before 10:30 a.m. at Bowie Mill and Fraley Farm roads, police said. Preliminary investigation revealed both cars were traveling on Bowie Mill Road in opposite directions near Fraley Farm Road, […]

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July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS To Provide Free School Supplies to Families in Need

Montgomery County Public Schools will hold its annual Drive for Supplies event on July 17 in Richard Montgomery High School’s cafeteria, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville. Each year, MCPS distributes new and gently used school supplies to families in need, according to a news release. The supplies come from students, teachers and staff who […]

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