Articles by Deirdre Byrne

October 19, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda Welcomes Home Olympic Alumna

Claire Collins, a U.S. Olympic Rower, shared her experiences competing in Tokyo at the Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda. Collins grew up in McLean, Va., and is considered a “WES Lifer,” meaning she attended Washington Episcopal School, or WES, from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Although it’s been 10 years since Collins graduated, teachers and staff members […]

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October 19, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 19, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, and it is Milad an-Nabi, the Muslim holiday celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here is a look at the full agenda, which includes proclamations recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month […]

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October 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

DuFief Elementary Dismisses Early Because of Water Main Break

A water main break in the area of DuFief Drive and Brandy Hall Lane in North Potomac has led to Montgomery County Public Schools closing DuFief Elementary early on Thursday. MCPS released a statement to the community that says, “We will follow normal dismissal procedures. Parents should be aware that the water main break has […]

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October 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 14, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 14, and it is National Dessert Day. Don’t let anyone tell you that “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” today. As you celebrate, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery Planning Board Meets: Montgomery County Planning Board meets at 9 a.m. Click here to check […]

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October 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 5, In Montgomery County

It is October 5 and it is World Teachers Day. Make sure to show extra appreciation for the Montgomery Count educators. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The council will issue proclamations recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and […]

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October 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies from Crash in Silver Spring; Police Release Victim’s Name

Update (Oct. 1): Montgomery County Police Department released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash on Sept. 26. MCPD said in a news release, the “Collision Reconstruction Unit have identified the victim in Sunday’s fatality as 40-year-old Ernesto Abel Blanco Rodriguez of Havre De Grace.” Havre De Grace is located in Hartford County, Md. […]

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September 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shot Update at 2 P.M.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he will provide a COVID-19 update on Thursday at 2 p.m. The briefing will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Mike Ricci, Hogan’s communication director, tweeted that one of the topics the governor will discuss is booster shots. According to Ricci, the state has distributed 78,141 boosters so […]

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September 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 28, In Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Sept. 28 and it is World Rabies Day, which was started in 2007 as a global health observance intended on raising awareness about preventing the spread of rabies. And here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The […]

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September 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

125 Years Since His Birth, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Legacy ‘Beats On’ in Rockville

Sept. 24, 2021 marks the quasquicentennial, or 125th anniversary, of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birth. Indeed, the “Great Gatsby” author has been buried in Rockville for more than 80 years. For the rest of eternity, F. Scott Fitzgerald rests at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, sharing the same plot of land with his wife Zelda, where […]

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September 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 21, In Montgomery County

It’s time to take out old Earth, Wind & Fire records because it’s the (sort of) official day of dancing in September. Did you remember, tonight will be the 21st night of September? Clouds are in today’s forecast, but maybe we can change that by chasing the clouds away with our hearts ringing and souls […]

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