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October 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, October 20-23

Friday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival The festival features local and national artisans and performers with live art demonstrations, hands-on workshops, live music, children’s entertainment and food vendors. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg. sugarloafcrafts.com. Tickets are good for the entire weekend; $8 online, $10 at the gate; Free parking. Teen […]

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October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Andrew Friedson Enters Race for Council District 1

A 31-year-old who grew up in Montgomery County is running in the Democratic primary for the County Council’s 1st District to address what he called the “Montgomery County squeeze.” Andrew Friedson of Bethesda said he wanted to make sure communities are livable and accessible for families. “That means addressing the ‘Montgomery County squeeze’ that’s putting […]

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October 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 10, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Governor Celebrates Fitness: Governor Larry Hogan is expected to attend National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils ribbon cutting and pep rally at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington today at noon. 2. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council is expected to discuss gun […]

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October 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Love Fall? Here’s A Guide to Festivals and More

Love Fall? Here’s a list of some places and activities where you, your family and friends can enjoy music, food, art and culture. Maiz (Corn) Festival All Day Event, Oct. 14. The new Consulate of El Salvador, located on Philadelphia Avenue will host Maiz (Corn Festival) in Silver Spring. It’s a family event that will feature […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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October 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in September

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of September, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction The Force Oversleeps (Star […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Schools close early: Students attending the public schools will get an early start to their weekend. The school day ends after lunch. 2. Pool closing for the weekend: The Germantown Indoor Swim Center closes for the weekend at 2 p.m. today. […]

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September 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo’s Then & Wow! Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017

The Then & Wow! family festival at Glen Echo Park takes place Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event revisits the history of Glen Echo when it was an amusement park and celebrates its revitalization as an arts center. The event features kiddie rides, arcade games, videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. The […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sept. 26 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. and the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is encouraging residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at nine libraries across the county to assist in registering individuals to vote, to verify current voter registration, […]

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September 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Sept. 22 – 24

Here are some ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Sept. 22 Noon – 9 p.m, The Armenian Food Festival features traditional foods, music, handicrafts, and more, Scoorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Drive, Bethesda. 1 p.m. & 2 p.m., Interact Story Theatre presents The Legend of Pufferfish Pat for children and their families at Montgomery […]

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