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Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County

Five Things List for featured image (4x3-version1-1200x900)Here’s a look at five things to know today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County:

1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier from Takoma Park who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan this week.

2. FEMA has activated a team of Montgomery County firefighters, who are trained in urban search and rescue, to help the southern states with their response for Hurricane Matthew.

3. Today is National Coffee with a Cop Day, and the Montgomery County Police Department has events planned around the county.

4. Trader’s Joe is opening a new location at Traville Square Shopping Center, according to published reports.

5. Halloween is just a few week away and Markoff’s Haunted Forest and the Field of Screams are now open for scares. Our Weekend Planner lists more fun stuff happening in Montgomery County this weekend.

One more thing:  The Germantown Indoor Swim Center is closing early today because of a swim meet.

ICYMI: At Seneca Creek State Park, crews are starting to put up the popular Winter Lights Exhibit.

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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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