June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Pepco – Exelon merger, the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Day workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center,  graduating inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Center, and more.

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June 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Montgomery County

Are you planning an Independence Day celebration? We have the details on where to see the fireworks around Montgomery County on July 4th. In Gaithersburg, you can celebrate our nation’s Independence Day at Bohrer Park. Festival activities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks are set to take part at about 9:30 p.m. Find out […]

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June 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Changes 4th of July Venue from Fairgrounds to Bohrer Park (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, the city of Gaithersburg will celebrate the 4th of July at Bohrer Park instead of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, which was the city’s traditional venue for this event. Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation and Culture Director Michele Potter said the idea behind changing the location is to draw more attention to the 60-acre […]

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May 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Live Streams Fireworks Test Via Periscope on Twitter (VIDEO)

Some lucky Gaithersburg residents got a sneak peek at this year’s 4th of July fireworks show on Wednesday night. That’s when a fireworks company tested seven shells from Bohrer Park, which is the new setting for this year’s holiday show. There were screams of “whoa” and “holy moly” as the fireworks illuminated up the sky. […]

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May 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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City of Gaithersburg to Test Shoot Fireworks (PHOTO)

UPDATED The skies of Gaithersburg will be sparkling with fireworks tonight. The City is scheduled to test shoot five fireworks and the shells will launch from Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. This is the new location for the City’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks on July 4th. You may remember in the past the […]

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May 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, May 25, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 25, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s National Senior Health and Fitness Day at White Oak Community Center. 2. The Rockville Planning Commission is scheduled to host a work session and on the agenda: Draft Bikeway Master plan. 3. Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra will be celebrating 70 years […]

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June 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Celebrates the Fourth (VIDEO)

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and there are lots of places to go to see the fireworks in Montgomery County. The county’s Department of Recreation will host fireworks displays at the Maryland Soccerplex in the South Germantown Recreational Park and at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. Find out more here.

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June 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Fourth of July: A Preview (VIDEO)

Save the date: the Fourth of July is just around the corner and the county’s Department of Recreation is hosting two fireworks celebrations this year.

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July 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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House Fire on Deerbrook Drive in Potomac Causes $100,000 Damage

Montgomery firefighters say a house fire overnight at 13311 Deerbrook Drive in Potomac caused $100,000 in damage. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the cause of the fire was accidental. He said the blaze was sparked by discharged fireworks that landed on the roof’s cedar shingles. According to Piringer, one […]

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July 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Fire Investigators Confiscate Illegal Fireworks (PHOTO)

Montgomery County fire investigators confiscated $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks on July 4. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries reported. All fireworks, including Sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County. MoCo Fire Investigators & PD confiscated >$5K worth of illegal fireworks on July 4, there were NO injuries reported […]

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