Five Things to Know Today, May 14, in Montgomery County

fiveHere’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 14, in Montgomery County:

1. House Fire: Five firefighters were injured as they battled a two-alarm house fire in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg early today.

2. Bear Basics: The state’s top bear expert will discuss black bears at a meeting in Poolesville tonight.

3. Economic Development: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will unveil his plans for transferring the major functions of county economic development and business promotion to a private sector led nonprofit entity. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the latest from this briefing.

4. New Name: A renaming event is scheduled today to celebrate the new name for Broad Acres Elementary School as the JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres, named for the former principal’s leadership and commitment to that school’s community.

5. Live Music: The Bethesda Summer Concert series kicks off today at Veterans Park in Bethesda.

For the latest news and events in Montgomery County, stay with MyMCMedia. You can 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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