Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 5, in Montgomery County

fivethingsyouneedtoknowIt’s Monday and that means back to work and school for many of us this new year! Before you head out, here are your five things to know today, Jan. 5, in Montgomery County:

1. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is set to hold his first of five budget forums tonight at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

2. Also tonight, Gaithersburg leaders plan to recognize a local woman who launched an incredibly successful GoFundMe account for the Gemmell family after a fatal plane crash on Dec. 8.

3. Wintry weather is expected this week and Montgomery County leaders are holding a news conference today to discuss the importance of safe sidewalks following a snowfall or ice event.

4. The Montgomery County Public Libraries system is in recovery mode following a server outage shortly before the holidays.

5. Montgomery County’s Division of Solid Waste Services is posting updates on its website about the impact of the Unity Disposal and Recycling, LLC workers strike on trash and recycling collection in the county.

Finally, our two-hour introduction to video class takes place tonight at MCM. Find out about this TV production class and others on our training page here.

For the latest news and events in Montgomery County, stay with MyMCMedia. We hope you’ll also follow MyMCMedia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

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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