Articles by Deirdre Byrne

October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Details Next Steps for Wawa

On Monday, the City of Gaithersburg’s council approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store at 405 S. Frederick Ave, across the street from Gaithersburg High School. Speaking to MyMCMedia on Friday, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman outlined the next steps Wawa has to take: Wawa was approved by the council with three conditions […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Buttigieg to Attend Private Campaign Fundraisers in Chevy Chase

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., is attending two private campaign fundraisers in Chevy Chase on Saturday, Oct. 19. The first event is a private reception in Chevy Chase at 1:30 p.m. According to Buttigieg’s campaign website, it’s hosted by David Adelman, Nuala O’Connor and Peter Bass, Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.), […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Hearing Will Help Decide Fate of Potential Royals Farms in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg might be getting the first-ever Royal Farms in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman who confirmed the proposal. Ashman said the plan is to build a Royal Farms around North Frederick Avenue and MD 335 at Watkins Mill as part of the new Spectrum community plan. There […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich hosts the first of five Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget forums throughout the county. Department of Transportation completes work on the first “protected intersection” in downtown Silver Spring. County Council […]

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October 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cadets Attend Magruder’s JROTC’s Eagle Battalion Golf Event

More than 30 students involved in Magruder High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program came out to the first-ever Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville on Wednesday. The event was organized by the Eagle Battalion Booster Club, a nonprofit that raises money for the Army JROTC […]

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October 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and people of the Jewish faith are continuing to celebrate Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. No School for MCPS Students: Since it’s Yom Kippur, […]

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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council Approves Plan to Build Wawa

The City of Gaithersburg’s council has approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store across from Gaithersburg High School, on a 1.83-acre site at 405 S. Frederick Ave. This would be the first ever Wawa in Montgomery County. Several Gaithersburg residents testified at a hearing in August and expressed opposition to the plan, […]

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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8 and people of the Jewish faith are celebrating Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business: Maryland Small Business Development […]

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October 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Says Council Continues to Receive Threats

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz confirmed to MyMCMedia that the County Council has continued receiving threatening messages since a rally over illegal immigration in September. People were rallying in protest of an executive order County Executive Marc Elrich, signed in July, ruling that county employees cannot investigate an immigration case unless provided a court order. Albornoz told […]

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October 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan to be Honored at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville

Award-winning author Amy Tan will be honored at the 23rd Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville on Oct. 12. The literary festival was started in 1996 to honor the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald — who’s buried in a small Rockville cemetery with his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald — and other influential American literary […]

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