Montgomery Parks

September 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Closes Natural Service Trails Due to Rain

Montgomery County Parks announced the closure of all natural surface trails in local parks Monday. The recent rain has left trails wet and muddy. The trails are not safe according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails in Montgomery County. This is […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

AFI Silver Theatre Presents Documentary Based on Life of Josiah Henson

The Montgomery Parks Foundation and AFI Silver Theatre present two screenings of the documentary film “Josiah” on Aug. 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8533 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets to the see the film are $5 and are available on the AFI Silver Theatre website and at the AFI […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets starting at 7:30 p.m. One of the items on the agenda is discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. 2. The Heat is On: It’s […]

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August 3, 2018 | Phyllis Armstrong

Inaugural Wheelchair Tennis Championship Takes Place in Wheaton Aug. 4-5

The inaugural Medstar NRH Wheelchair Tennis Championships take place August 4-5 at the Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center. The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association. First-round matches begin the morning of August 4th with Championship matches starting at noon on Sunday, August 5th. Spectators are welcome to watch the tournament throughout the competition […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

High Water Closes Natural Service Trails in Parks Tuesday

Montgomery County Parks announce the closure of  all natural surface trails in local parks due to the recent heavy rains. Dangerous conditions along the trails may result from the heavy rainfall in the forecast, according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails […]

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July 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit Now Open at Brookside Gardens

It’s that time of the year again at Brookside Gardens where visitors can be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies in the center’s South Conservatory. From now until Sept. 16,  residents will have the chance to learn about more than 40 different species of butterflies from around the world including Asia, Africa, and Central America. “This […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, July 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Ag Reserve Alcohol: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Education Committee will take up regulations that will expand the ability for properties in the Ag Reserve to produce and market beer, wine and spirits. Here’s the staff report. And here’s […]

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June 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for June 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, June 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Development Review Committee: The City of Rockville’s Development Review Committee will meet to review applications for development today.  Click here for the agenda. 2. 2018 Quicken Loans National: It’s the second day of the 2018 Quicken Loans National. Professional golfers from around the […]

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June 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s Why You Might Be Seeing More Canada Geese

Canada Geese sightings are not uncommon for Montgomery County residents. In fact, they are one of the most common water birds found in the area, according to Montgomery Parks officials. You may, however, have noticed flocks of Canada Geese gathered on the ground more versus in the sky during the month of June and experts […]

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