Articles by Marisa Fried

July 1, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Fourth of July Celebrations Across the County

Montgomery County will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and more this year. Here’s how to celebrate: Gaithersburg SummerFest Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, and activities for kids at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg, then keep the fun going with a SummerGlo After Party. In case of rain, fireworks […]

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June 27, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Cats and Dogs Up for Free Adoption

Dogs and cats are up for free adoption from June 25 to July 3 at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. It normally costs $100 to adopt a cat and $150 to adopt a dog from MCASAC. The center partnered with Best Friends Animal Society for this free adoption event, which is the second one […]

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June 20, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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World Cup Viewing Party for Saturday’s Mexico vs. South Korea FIFA Match-up

Following Mexico’s big win against Germany Sunday in the FIFA World Cup Tournament, Montgomery Parks has decided to host a free viewing party for the Mexico vs South Korea game at the Wheaton Sports Pavilion Saturday, June 23. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with the game scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Food trucks […]

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June 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

New Law Aims to Protect Both Renters and Neighborhoods

Faced with a growing home-share industry, Montgomery County will require short-term residential rentals to be licensed and registered. This new law, sponsored by County Council President Hans Riemer, will go into effect July 1. Before these regulations, property owners were already renting out space even though zoning laws prohibited it. Now property owners can legally […]

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June 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

More than 2,000 Without Power Along I-270

Rockville and Bethesda areas are the most affected by Tuesday’s rainstorm, as shown on a Pepco Outage Map. Over 1,000 power outages were reported in the Redland and Derwood areas of Rockville as recently as 2:26 p.m. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people are without power in a residential swath of Bethesda between Seven Locks and […]

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June 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Rockville Pride Festival Comes Back for a Second Year

Rockville’s Pride Festival is coming back Saturday, June 16 from 2-4 p.m. The event will take place in Town Square and in the second-floor conference room of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. The Pride Festival now has official status, since a May 14 proclamation by the Rockville Mayor and Council made June the city’s official LGBTQ Pride […]

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June 6, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Here’s How to Obtain Free Tickets For Capitals Game 5 Viewing Party

Free tickets to the Washington Mystics game and the Capitals Game 5 viewing party at the Capital One Arena will be available online at 1:00p.m. Wednesday. The Washington Mystics will take on the Minnesota Lynx at 4:00p.m. Thursday, June 7 and the Washington Capitals will fight for the Stanley Cup starting at 8:00p.m right after. Last […]

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June 4, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Hundreds Expected at Last Iftar Dinner Hosted by County Executive Leggett Tuesday

The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation will celebrate County Executive Ike Leggett’s last year in office with an Iftar Dinner on Tuesday in the County Executive Cafeteria. Iftar is the dinner eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the month of Ramadan. “This is going to be our last event we are going […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 29, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Rustic Roads Program Protects Nature and History

The Rustic Roads Committee made plans Tuesday, May 22 to protect historic Zion Rd in Brookeville from adjacent construction. It also made plans to prevent a tree from falling and cracking the pavement on Bryants Nursery Rd in Silver Spring. New signs marking rustic roads and educational booths at county festivals are alerting the public […]

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