North Potomac

December 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Christmas Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, all DLC stores will open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Closed Dec. 25. Recreation – Aquatic, community recreation and senior centers are closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

UPDATE: MCPS schools observe an early release day for K-8 grades on Nov. 10. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers […]

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November 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

9 Of the Top Places to Buy a Home in Maryland Are in Montgomery County

The Town of Chevy Chase has been named the best suburb to  buy a house in Maryland in 2017 by Niche, an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Nine of the top 25 Maryland suburbs to buy a house are located in Montgomery County. They […]

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October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Karate Instructor Charged with Sex Abuse of Girl

A 54-year-old Gaithersburg karate instructor has been charged with inappropriate touching of a 15-year-old girl, a Montgomery County police statement released Tuesday said. Frank Yul Pugarita of the 8400 block of Mountain Laurel Lane is being held without bail, according to online court records. The offenses occurred at the Pugarita Karate studio at 8945 North […]

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September 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Woman, 76, Struck and Killed on Muddy Branch Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Muddy Branch Road, Montgomery County police said. Svetlan Bychkova, 76, of the 17000 block of King James Way in Gaithersburg crossing the southbound lanes of Muddy Branch Road at Harmony Hall Road before 8 p.m., police said. Bychkova was struck by a 2006 Lexus ES 330, operated by […]

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September 25, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

A Classic Football Game, Bullis and Quince Orchard

On my, oh momma what a game. The teams went toe to toe into the fourth quarter and beyond in overtime too. Bullis Prep Bulldogs prevailed 42-41 as Quince Orchard went for the win at home and fell short on their two-point conversion attempt in overtime. Three teams showed up at the Cougar Dome in Gaithersburg […]

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September 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bullis Bulldogs Over Quince Orchard Cougars in 42-41 OT Victory (PHOTOS)

The Bullis Bulldogs take on the Quince Orchard Cougars at the Cougar Dome in North Potomac Friday night. It was a hard fought inter-league game resulting in a tie at the end of regulation play. Bullis managed a 42-41 win in overtime. Bullis put numbers on the board first with a two-yard touchdown run by […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help Identifying Person Who Used Woman’s Credit Cards

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding the perpetrator who took credit cards from a woman’s purse at a Crown restaurant, and then used them at a nearby Rio Target, according to a police statement. On June 28, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the woman was dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak […]

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September 1, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

County Recreation Calendar for September

Search all Montgomery County Department of Recreation events, here. September 2-4: Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed in observance of Labor Day. Some Aquatics Centers are open. September 5: Fall White Oak Barbeque White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904 240.777.6944 1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy live music […]

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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