Five Things to Know Today, May 5, in Montgomery County

fiveHappy Cinco de Mayo! Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 5th, in Montgomery County:

1. Sober Ride: Montgomery County Police are reminding residents to call a cab or designate a driver if you are celebrating tonight. You can find more info about Sober Ride online.

2.Transit Task Force: Speaking of transportation, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has reconvened the Transit Task Force and members are meeting weekly.

3. Council Business: Montgomery County Councilmembers will recognize Small Business Week with a proclamation at today’s meeting, and the elected leaders have a lot of other business on their agenda, including a public hearing about an excise tax on e-cigarettes tonight. You can peruse the agenda, here.

4. A Mom and a Fighter: Meet a Silver Spring mom who is training in Rockville for her next mixed martial arts (MMA) fight.

5. Remembering an Educator: Local leaders are remembering former Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Paul Vance, who passed away over the weekend.

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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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