Gaithersburg

February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Adopts Updated School Calendar

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to adopt an updated calendar for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The first day of school will be Sept. 5, 2017, for students and the last day of school will be June 12, 2018. According to a news release, the Board of Education originally adopted […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Takoma Park resident Tom Perez, who is the former U.S. Labor Secretary and a former Montgomery County Councilmember, has been elected the chair of the Democratic National Committee. 2. If you are planning to run for office in 2018, you can file […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Gaithersburg Woman (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find a missing Gaithersburg woman. According to police, Angelica Ivania Barahona-Rivas was last known to be at work at the Wok Express located at 9615 Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg at 9 p.m. last night. Police said it is believed she left work around that […]

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February 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candidate Filings for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Begin on Feb. 28

Candidates who plan to run for office in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election can begin filing at the Board of Elections (BOE) office on Feb. 28. Races on the 2018 ballot include the following Montgomery County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Montgomery […]

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February 26, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 24 – Feb. 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Cabin Fever exhibit at Kentlands Mansion is on display through April 14. This juried mixed-media exhibit features works by members of the Art League of Germantown. The Mansion at Strathmore has three new exhibits […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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February 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Family of Five Displaced After Fire; Home Lacked Smoke Alarms

A Montgomery Village family of five was displaced Friday morning after an attic fire caused about $25,000 worth of damage, fire officials said. The townhouse did not have smoke alarms, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Fire officials were called to the townhouse in the morning to find light […]

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the new Science Building at Montgomery College, the archaeological study launched by the Planning Department in Bethesda, expansion of Ride On routes, Black History Month celebrations and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County: 1.  Councilmember Tom Hucker tried Craigslist to find a new location for a statue of a Confederate soldier in Rockville. 2. The Washington Post’s Bill Turque traces the history of the burial sites at the center of the controversy in Westbard. 3. Peerless Rockville […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for May 6 in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, May 6 in Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the county’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. The festival will be held at the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The event is open from 11 a.m. – […]

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