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November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Fire Places 2nd in NBC4’s Firehouse Cook-off Challenge

So the votes are in and the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) wins the Firehouse Cooking Challenge with 1,078 votes! Montgomery County takes second place with 1,023 votes for their chicken Marsala and crab balls. Four area fire and rescue services competed in NBC News4’s firehouse cooking challenge last week. Reporter Molette Green visited […]

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November 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Rockville, Takoma Park, and Gaithersburg Ranked in Top Five Smartest Cities in Maryland

Three of the top five smartest cities to live in Maryland are in Montgomery County, according to a new report. The career research website, Zippia.com, ranks Rockville (#3), Takoma Park (#4), and Gaithersburg (#5) in the top 10 Smartest Cities in Maryland list. The number one city on the list is Annapolis. Zippia’s analysts utilized data […]

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November 20, 2017 | Michelle Queen

St. Nick Visits Humane Society for ‘Pet Photo with Santa’

It’s that time of year again. Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s available to take an adorable keepsake photo with your pet. Santa will be visiting the Montgomery County Humane Society in Rockville Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. An appointment is not required, but all pets should be on a […]

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November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Bill Brew: Comptroller Peter Franchot will unveil legislation to promote economic growth through the craft brewing industry and overhaul outdated laws. He’ll be at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring at 3 p.m. 2. ‘Gift Outside the Box’: County Executive Ike Leggett will be at Pike […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Apartment Fire Displaces Nine Families

A Thursday night fire in the walls of a Rockville apartment building displaced nine families and caused more than $250,000 in damages, a fire spokesman said. It was likely an accidental fire caused by smoking materials, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The fire, at the Galvan apartments in the 1800 […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, County Executive Ike Leggett signs the minimum wage bill into law earlier this week. The minimum wage increases to $15 by 2024. Next is a report by Susan Kenedy on a job fair at the East […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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November 15, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 17-19

With Thanksgiving next week, the Holiday season is in full swing. Check out our Holiday Celebrations around Montgomery County for lots of suggestions for arts and entertainment this holiday season. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend. Friday, Nov. 17 Fool in Love: The Frankie Lymon Story Written and […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

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School Board Member Dr. Judy Docca Apologizes for Derogatory Remark in July

Earlier this month, Dr. Judy Docca filed to run for a fourth term on Montgomery County School Board, as first reported by Bethesda Beat. This touched off a controversy over a statement Docca made in July during a board meeting. She referred to herself as “retarded” while describing herself as forgetful. The term is considered […]

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November 15, 2017 | Michelle Queen

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Holiday Celebrations Around Montgomery County

The holiday season is here and there are numerous events happening around Montgomery County to mark the occasion. There’s everything from tree lightings, winter festivals, light displays and holiday performances. Check out a full list of events, below. Nov. 17: Tree Lighting Celebration & Fireworks at Rio Washingtonian Center, at 6 p.m. Join us on […]

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