Articles by Deirdre Byrne

June 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Tours Future Site of Novavax Global HQ in Gaithersburg; 500 Jobs to be Added

Gov. Larry Hogan and other leaders visited Gaithersburg on Thursday to tour the site of Novavax’s future global headquarters. More than a year ago, Novavax began developing a promising COVID-19 vaccine. Stan Erck, the president and CEO of Novavax, said that Novavax is completing phase three of vaccine trials and results have been promising. “I’m happy to […]

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June 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan to Tour Site of Future Novavax Campus, Global Headquarters in Gaithersburg

Gov. Larry Hogan is heading to Gaithersburg on Thursday to tour the site of Novavax’s future 180,000 square foot Vaccine Innovation Campus and Global Headquarters. This comes after the Gaithersburg City Council unanimously approved a sketch plan for the new facility, which will be located at 14 Firstfield Road, on Monday. Hogan will be joined […]

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June 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

CDC Data: Montgomery Ranks First Among Large Counties for Vaccinating Ages 12+

The Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 vaccination data shows that, among counties with a population larger than 300,000, Montgomery County ranks first in the nation when it comes to vaccinating people ages 12 and older. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services obtained the data from the CDC on June 4, showing that, at […]

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June 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, June 8, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, June 8, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Graduations: Poolesville commencement begins at 9 a.m. today at the school. Families are invited to share their graduate’s photos. Here’s a full look at the schedule of commencement ceremonies in Montgomery County. Graduations have begun and will continue through […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have to say it!,” the FDA tweeted on Wednesday. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Officially Returns August 13

Get ready for chocolate-covered bacon, pig races, carnival rides, and much more. A summer tradition is returning to Gaithersburg in August, after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus. The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which started in 1945, will officially return for its “9 Best Days of Summer” on August 13 at 3 p.m. […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Glass Announces Pride Month Events in Montgomery County

For the third year in a row, Councilmember Evan Glass is hosting several events to celebrate Pride Month in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at the schedule of upcoming events: June 12 at noon — Puppy Pride at Bark Social in North Bethesda; June 16 at 7 p.m. — LGBTQ+ Housing and Homelessness Conversation (Zoom); […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Beltway Bistro Food Truck Stolen in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department is investigating the theft of a food truck taken in the area of Brookeville Road in Silver Spring. Police released photos of a Turner’s Beltway Bistro food truck and say that the truck was taken on May 31. Patisserie Manuel, a French bakery located at 8810 Brookville Road, posted on Facebook […]

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June 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Vaccinated at a CVS Pharmacy? You Can Enter Several Sweepstakes

A VIP trip to Super Bowl LVI—along with several other potential prizes—is now available for those vaccinated at a CVS Pharmacy. CVS Health announced that starting Tuesday, customers who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine or plan to receive the vaccine through one of its pharmacies can enter into several sweepstakes. CVS is launching these sweepstakes over […]

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June 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, June 1, in Montgomery County

After a long weekend, it is the first week of June. Summer is getting closer and many high school students are already out of school. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Superintendent Retires: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith has officially retired. Starting today Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight serves […]

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