Five Things to Know Today, July 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 19, in Montgomery County:

1. Chatting with Ike: County Executive Ike Leggett holds an online town hall meeting from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. County residents may submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat.

2. Bethesda Blast: The first controlled test blast for the MD 355/Rockville Pike Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station is scheduled to occur between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Traffic on MD 355 will be halted between Jones Bridge Road and South Wood Drive approximately 10 minutes before the single blast, and alarms will sound five minutes before the blast. Roads will re-open shortly after the blast and an “All Clear” horn has sounded.

3. City Planning: Gaithersburg’s Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Here’s the agenda.

4. Drop-In Soccer: Montgomery Recreation has drop-in soccer for middle and high school boys and girls all through July. On Wednesdays, it’s in Wheaton.

5. How Fast Are You Going?: Montgomery County has a new tool to check your speed on the Internet. See our story.

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Douglas Tallman

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