Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County

fivethingsyouneedtoknowWe are off to a rainy start this Sunday. Here are five more things to know today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County:

1. You can help thousands of our neighbors in need by making a donation, today, while you grocery shop. All 27 Giant Food stores in Montgomery County are participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend of service food drive with Manna Food Center.

2. WSSC is reporting a high number of water main breaks in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties this month and WSSC crews are preparing for many more this winter.

3. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has a new title: he’s been named the President of the Maryland Association of Counties.

4. The NTSB has released its preliminary report following the Metro incident last week, and U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski said in a statement that “many questions remain unanswered.”

5. Don’t miss the latest episode of 21 This Week today at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Montgomery Channel 21.

Save the date: Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Strathmore is tomorrow. If you can’t make the ceremony, you can watch it live, beginning at 3:30 p.m., on Montgomery Channel 21.
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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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