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August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Animal Adoption Fees Waived for Clear the Shelters Event

UPDATED 8.21.17 More than 100 animals from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center found forever homes during a nationwide campaign titled, “Clear the Shelters.” This is the third year the department waived adoption fees in an effort to find homes for the homeless animals, according to Katherine Zenzano, community outreach coordinator for the adoption […]

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August 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Weekend Planner, August 18 – August 20 (VIDEO)

Got weekend plans? This is the last weekend to enjoy the  Montgomery County Agricultural Fair at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. It’s also the last weekend to purchase selected items tax free during Maryland’s Tax Free Week which ends Aug. 19. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 18 10 […]

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August 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tax Free Week in Maryland Begins: Here’s What Qualifies

Sunday kicked off Maryland’s Tax Free Week and certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland’s six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. For the first time this year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also […]

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August 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, Prepares to Clear the Shelter (VIDEO)

August is a busy month at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The animal shelter has launched a new Barn Cat Program, and adoption center staffers are preparing for the annual Clear the Shelter event on Aug. 19. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more. According to MCASAC spokesperson Katherine Zenzano, you can save up […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Ag Fair Kicks Off Friday (VIDEO)

The 69th Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair kicks off Friday at the Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Throughout the nine-day event, visitors will have the chance to visit exotic animal exhibits, attend a Vegas-style hypnosis show and enjoy carnival rides and food, and a host of entertainment from various vendors. Check out the video below to find […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Help Clear the Shelter on Aug. 19 (VIDEO)

Looking for a pet? You can save up to $150 in fees by adopting a dog from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Aug. 19. Fees for other animals vary. Find out more about the annual, Clear the Shelter event in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

August 19 Media Briefing: Investigation into August 10 Flower Branch Apartments Explosion and Fire (VIDEO)

Public safety officials from the Montgomery County Police Department, Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an update on the continuing investigation into the August 10 explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments located in the 8700 block of […]

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August 19, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 19th, in Montgomery County: 1. Clarksburg Premium Outlets is hosting a job fair today at Clarksburg High School to fill 800 positions. 2. Officials to provide an update on the investigation into the August 10 explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. 3. Metro’s […]

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August 18, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Aug. 19 – 21 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, August 19:  Montgomery County Agricultural Fair continues through Saturday, August, 20. Fair Gates open from 10 a.m. – midnight. Carnival open from noon – midnight. Shop Maryland Tax-free Week continues today throughout the state. I and I Riddim perform at the Bethesda Metro Station Plaza from […]

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Extending SafeTrack Surge #7 Through the Weekend

WMATA announced that it is extending SafeTrack Surge #7 through Aug. 21st. According to a news release, Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will single track on Aug. 19th, providing service every 30 minutes to Shady Grove and Rockville. Metro will completely shutdown the Red Line service between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore over the […]

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