Articles by Gracie Tanner

March 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Goucher Poll Says Nearly Two-Thirds of Marylanders Unhappy with Vaccine Distribution

Nearly two-thirds of Marylanders believe that the state is doing a poor job with vaccine distribution, according to a recent Goucher College study. Approximately 64% of individuals think the government is doing a fair or poor job in terms of distribution and only one-third say that the government is doing well. The poll also estimates […]

Read more

March 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Highlights Local Parks for Women’s History Month

Montgomery Parks is highlighting five parks across the county to honor Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8. Each of the parks are named after local female leaders, scientists, farmers and educators. The five parks include Caroline Freeland Urban Park in Bethesda, Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park in Kensington, Lois Y. Green Conservation […]

Read more

March 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Proposes Calendar Options for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Policy Management Committee has proposed three calendar options for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The first two scenarios would require students to return to school before Labor Day and the third would begin the school year after the holiday weekend. If either of the first two options are approved, classes will […]

Read more

March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week With Virtual Events

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host a variety of virtual informative webinars from Feb. 28 to March 6 for National Consumer Protection Week. The free webinars aim to help community members understand their consumer rights and decide how to make well-informed decisions regarding their money.  The […]

Read more

March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Montgomery College Will Continue Remote Learning for Summer, Fall 2021

Montgomery College announced that courses will continue with remote learning for the summer and fall 2021 semesters in a press release on Feb. 25. Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard also sent a memo to all students and faculty detailing the college’s operational plans for the upcoming semester. Currently, classes are being held remotely at […]

Read more

March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Dr. Fauci Says He ‘Would Definitely Take the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that he “would definitely take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine” in a recent Q&A video on Twitter. There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through the […]

Read more

February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Launches Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-MD, launched the annual 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Maryland’s 8th District on Feb. 22. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every congressional district across the country. In order to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines and […]

Read more

February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Maryland Ranks Low Among Other States for Vaccine Rollout

The state of Maryland continues to rank low in regards to vaccine distribution in the United States. According to data presented by NPR on Feb. 24, Maryland currently ranks 41st in regards to the percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state ranks 28th in regards […]

Read more

February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

FDA Confirms Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe, Effective

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine is “safe and effective,” according to a Food and Drug Administration analysis released Wednesday. To date, the vaccine is approximately 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. In a recent briefing document, the FDA stated that the vaccine is “consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA’s […]

Read more

February 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Senior Planet Montgomery Offers Free Virtual Classes Through Feb. 26

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for residents ages 60 and older, is offering free online classes from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26. The courses will focus on ways to thrive at home and enhance individuals’ life skills, according to a press release. Examples of courses include Make Your Home Comfortable and Digital […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter