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Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 4, in Montgomery County

Five Things List-03UPDATED at 4 p.m. Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 4, in Montgomery County:

1. Gaithersburg leaders were scheduled to discuss a request to annex the Potomac Valley Shopping Center into the city limits at tonight’s Mayor and Council meeting but that agenda item has now been deferred. You can view the agenda item and background information online, here.  Also at tonight’s meeting, city leaders are scheduled to discuss some proposed policy and operational changes for 2016 at Gaithersburg’s popular Water Park and there’s a public hearing scheduled about the use of the city’s Dog Exercise Area by nonresidents.

2.  Montgomery County’s Animal Services Division seized 66 dogs on New Year’s Day from a Rockville home. We may learn about this investigation later today.

3. Ready to roll up your sleeves? Representatives from the American Red Cross are hoping you will help celebrate National Blood Donor Month by giving a blood contribution. The Bloodmobile will be at the Dunkin’ Donuts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockville, today.

4. The Bethesda Circulator begins a new route today.

5.  Also, Potomac resident and philanthropist Frank Islam is receiving the prestigious UP Ratna award from the government of Uttar Pradesh today.

We have some more good news and good work to tout this New Year:  Montgomery County fire and rescue officials report that 2015 ended with no residential fire deaths in Montgomery County. How about that, stat?

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

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

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