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July 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Independence Day! Below are some places where you and your family can celebrate: 1. Takoma Park: Join Takoma Park for their 129th Independence Day Celebration, which will feature raffle prizes, a parade, live music, and fireworks. Event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. 2. Germantown: Hear live music and watch fireworks in South Germantown Regional Park. Food […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available For July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2018 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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July 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Independence Day

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor swim Center, which closes at 3 p.m. All […]

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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fireworks and Parades on Tap for Independence Day Celebrations in Montgomery County

Montgomery County recreation is again hosting the Germantown Glory and Mid-County Sparkles fireworks displays Tuesday evening. Both with feature live music prior to the fireworks. Here’s a rundown parades and fireworks displays around the county: Gaithersburg SummerFest: July 1, Live entertainment, activities, beer tasting, and classic car show begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. […]

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June 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Announces Independence Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. According to a news release, MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. MVA customers can also Skip the Trip and […]

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June 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Celebrate Gaithersburg street scene

A Guide to 2017’s Summer Festivals, Concerts and More

It’s officially that time of the year where the days are longer, warmer and sunnier.   Here’s a list of some places and activities where you, your family and friends can soak up some sun while enjoying music, food, art and culture. Sandy Spring Community Day, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at the Ross Body […]

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July 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Weather May Impact Montgomery County’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Montgomery County may be forced to reschedule their Independence Day firework displays this year due to inclement weather. The National Weather Service is predicting 1-2 inches of rain for the county, with possible breaks in the evening. The county’s fireworks displays in Germantown and Kensington may be delayed until Tuesday, July 5 and any changes […]

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July 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Over 42 Million Americans Expected to Travel on 4th of July Weekend

Millions of Americans will be packing their bags and hitting the road this coming holiday weekend. AAA projects that more than 42 million Americans will travel Independence Day weekend, an increase of 1.3 percent compared to last year’s holiday. This year’s forecast is the second highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and the most since 2001. The […]

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