memorial day

July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Supports Plans for Vietnam War Memorial in Wheaton, Dedication Planned for May 2018 (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is supporting efforts by the Commission on Veterans Affairs to establish a Vietnam War Memorial at Wheaton Veterans Park. On Friday, Leggett sent a letter to the chair of the Commission. “As a former infantry captain who served in Vietnam, I enthusiastically lend my support to the Commission’s application of […]

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May 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Observes Memorial Day at Christman Park (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg city leaders held their annual Memorial Day observance at Christman Park on May 30th. The ceremony included a presentation of colors by the Gaithersburg High School Cadet Color Guard, music, and a wreath laying ceremony. Dr. Richard Thomas (Major General Retired, U.S. Army) was the keynote speaker. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for […]

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May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 30, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Homicide Investigation: Montgomery County police are investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Silver Spring. Police say two people have been arrested in the case and the suspects are expected to make their first court appearance today. 2. Memorial Day Observance: […]

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May 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not in Montgomery County on Memorial Day

Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not on Memorial Day in Montgomery County: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all Country liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities will be open until 6 p.m.; administrative […]

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May 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags at Half Staff Until Noon on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has declared a Memorial Day as a “day of prayer for permanent peace.” According to the President’s proclamation, flags on Memorial Day should be lowered to half staff until noon. You can find more information, here.

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May 27, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, May 26 – May 29 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s current exhibition, Drawing for Art, is on display from now through June 6. This exhibit has a twist, buy a ticket for a drawing on June 6 and go home with an original piece of artwork. The Rockville Art League […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

More People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting that one million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday weekend. “It’s the highest number […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on a forum about the Zika virus in Silver Spring, recruitment efforts for Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services, MCPS graduation ceremonies, a recap of Montgomery College’s successful baseball season and more. Watch the show, below:

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May 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Make Over 8,400 Traffic Stops over Holiday Weekend, Arrest More Than 90 Drivers

Maryland State Police troopers were involved in extra patrols and focused enforcement initiatives throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend, making more than 8,400 traffic stops and arresting more than 90 impaired drivers. From May 27th through May 30th, troopers stopped 8,443 vehicles and issued 5,793 traffic citations, 4,831 warnings and 798 safety equipment repair orders. […]

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