Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

Five Things List-03Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 24th, in Montgomery County:

1. Beginning today, residents applying for housing assistance from Montgomery County can do so online.

2. Montgomery County Public Schools ((MCPS) teachers are back at school today as they prepare to welcome students back on Aug. 31st.

3. It’s the talk of the town: twin, giant panda cubs were born at the National Zoo on Saturday night.

4. A bill before the Montgomery County Council would require radon testing when selling a home in Montgomery County.

5. The city of Gaithersburg is holding a work session tonight to discuss its Arts on the Green program. City leaders will also meet behind closed doors to seek legal advice about “pending or potential litigation” about the Crown Farm development.


–County Councilmember Hans Riemer was injured on his summer vacation.
Five Montgomery County high schools made Newsweek‘s top high schools list.
–Over 2,000 people attended a service on Friday night to celebrate the life of principal Michael Doran at Wootton High School.

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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