Articles by Michelle Queen

January 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Three Lanes of Capital Beltway Will Temporarily Close Thursday Night

Emergency guardrail repairs expected to be complete by early Friday The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) announced that three lanes on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between River Road (MD 190) and I-270 will close Thursday, Jan. 16 so repairs may be made to the guardrail. Highway crews will close one lane […]

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January 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 16 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 16. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Salt-Wise campaign launch:  In an effort to protect the environment, the County will launch the new Salt-Wise campaign to help homeowners and private contractors with the proper use of salt for treating ice and snow. The new campaign will include a […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 16-20

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 16-20. Art Exhibit Receptions:  Strathmore’s 29th annual juried exhibit titled Home explores the sturctural, communal, and emotional aspects of the spaces that make our homes. The second exhibit, Coastal by artist David Scheirer includes whimsical watercolor illustrations of coastal wildlife. From the Eastern Shore […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not in Montgomery County for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Montgomery County released the holiday schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which is observed January 20. County Offices — closed. Libraries — closed. County Liquor Stores — open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation Centers — closed. Aquatics Facilities — open. For information about Montgomery Parks’ holiday schedule, visit its website. Ride […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MLK Day of Service Offers Many Volunteer Opportunities

Montgomery County Volunteer Center Hosts Annual Event at Marriott Conference Center Thousands of residents are expected to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings by taking part in Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20. The annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, takes place from 1 to […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory for Montgomery County

Update: The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Original post: The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a dense fog advisory for Montgomery County until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Areas of dense fog will reduce visibility making driving dangerous. Motorists should be aware that when encountering a patch of dense fog visibility will be […]

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January 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Studio 501c3: Asian American LEAD

Kim Jones and Gabrielle Nash co-host this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that features a new Montgomery County nonprofit organization each week. This episode features Neel Saxena, the executive director for the nonprofit Asian American LEAD with three offices in Rockville, Washington, D.C., and Annandale, Virginia. AALEAD supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American […]

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January 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Lunar New Year With Numerous Events

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to celebrate […]

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January 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 13 in Montgomery County

Cloudy and cooler weather to start the week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan. 13. 1. Municipal Monday: The Rockville Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. The agenda may be found here. 2. Advisory Board:  The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board meets […]

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