Articles by Michelle Queen

February 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Elaine Apter, Fred Evans, and Kelly Collins. Cordier and the panel discuss the following: Recent report on women elected to office in Maryland with Elaine Apter. Montgomery County African American History with Fred Evans. Importance of volunteering with Kelly Collins. You can […]

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February 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on The County launches outreach activities for Census Day 2020; Marriott trains employees to spot signs of human trafficking in its hotels; County grants will help secure selected houses of worship; Local companies are awarded […]

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February 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 15 in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service predicts snow early Saturday turning to rain in the afternoon. Today is Friday, Feb. 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Tax-Free Weekend: Maryland is waiving the six percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products Feb 16 to 18. 2. Montgomery Talks: Montgomery County Police Department’s head […]

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February 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 14 in Montgomery County

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Thursday, Feb. 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board will tour the Purple Line project in the morning and take up agenda items in the afternoon. Watch the afternoon portion live, here. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Marc Elrich will answer questions […]

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February 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 15-Feb. 17

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for details. Here are some additional suggestions for entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 15 Latin Passion:  Grammy-nominated singer Luisito Rosario and […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Here’s a list of offices and services that are open and some that are not on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities are open. Senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Four of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America Are in Montgomery County

According to a study by Wallet Hub, four of the top 10 most diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking San Francisco and Los Angeles. Wallet Hub recently released a study that ranked four Montgomery County cities as most diverse in the country. The finance website placed Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Kojo Nnamdi to Hold Town Hall on School Diversity in Montgomery County

WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi will host a town hall-style discussion on diversity and the achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event takes place at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors to the Civic Building will open at 6 p.m. and the discussion will […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. 11  because of weather conditions. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. All field trips are canceled Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at […]

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February 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wintry Mix of Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Expected Sunday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County. The advisory is in effect from Sunday evening at 7 p.m. through Monday morning at 10 a.m. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected that may result in 1 to inches of snow and less than 0.1 inches of ice […]

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