Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

Five Things List for featured image (4x3-version1-1200x900)UPDATED Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 17th, in Montgomery County:

1. Metro has extended SafeTrack Surge #7 through the upcoming weekend, which will impact the Red Line.

2. Sprint cellular service has been restored in the Montgomery County region.

3. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met with residents affected by the Flower Branch Apartment complex explosion on Tuesday. Police found a seventh body in the building debris yesterday.

4. Strathmore will feature Uke Fest for its free summer concert series tonight.

5. Rockville’s free “Movies in the Parks” series will feature “The Sandlot” tonight at Woodley Gardens Park.

One more thing: It’s Family Day at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair with free admission for 11 and under and discount on the cost of carnival rides.

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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