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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s #NationalPizzaDay and #NationalBagelDay. Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Government shutdown: According to The Washington Post, the shutdown will end today; the House passes a budget bill the President promises to sign. 2. HBCU College Fair: The 10th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair takes […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

How Tax Reform Impacts Your Traditional 401(k) Or Roth 401(k) Decision

The recently-passed Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 challenges us to reconsider how we save for retirement. Saving for retirement is smart. This is especially true when you work for a company that matches your contribution into your retirement account. The Tax Act doesn’t change that, but it may impact which type of account […]

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February 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 8, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Council work: The Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Government Operations (GO) committees meet today to receive updates on the county employee wellness program, capital improvement program, ethics regulations, and the Cable Television and Communications Plan . Watch live, here. 2. Coffee […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used to tap the tree, then boiled down to create maple syrup. Enjoy samples of the sap and finished […]

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February 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Weather Delays and Closings Wednesday in Montgomery County

Update: All recreation programs and classes are canceled. UPDATE! Due to inclement weather, all #MoCoRec scheduled programs and classes for today, February 7, are canceled. Senior centers are closed and the senior nutrition and transportation programs are canceled. Recreation and aquatic facilities are open for drop-in activities only. — Montgomery Rec (@MoCoRec) February 7, 2018 […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today Feb. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Freezing Rain: The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Public schools and federal agencies open two hours late due to the weather. 2. Speaking of the weather: The Storm Operations Center will activate […]

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February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day with Sweet Deals

February 6th is National Frozen Yogurt Day and several chains are offering discounts and specials. Here are the deals, which are available at participating locations: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Buy one frozen yogurt, get one of equal or lesser value free at participating locations. Join Menchie’s rewards program for more savings. We found two Menchie’s locations in […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Watch Manage Your Damn Money with Ben & Malcolm, Episode 1

Ben Carter and Malcolm Ethridge co-host the latest episode of Manage Your Damn Money (MYDM) with conversations about money management. The show includes stories to help viewers gain more confidence in what they know or should know about personal finances. On this episode of Manage Your Damn Money, Ben and Malcolm discuss: MYDM production moves to Montgomery […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woodturners Association Outreach Programs

Did you know that the Montgomery County Woodturners Association is involved in much more than creating art? The club has several outreach projects that use woodturning to help others. Related posts: Woodturning is a Hands-on Endeavor Learn the Craft of Wood Turning with the Montgomery County Woodturners Association

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