Articles by Michelle Queen

December 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich signs the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act Elrich celebrates his first year anniversary as county executive in the county’s Spanish language radio show. County Council elects Sidney Katz as […]

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December 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 6 in Montgomery County

Mostly cloudy today with sunshine expected Saturday. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Dec. 6. 1. Damascus State Football Champs:  The Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets are the Maryland 3A State Football Champs with their 38-0 win yesterday against Linganore Thursday in Annapolis. Congratulations! Final. 3A State […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis Meetings Announced

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding six meetings to present the Districtwide Boundary Analysis. The districtwide boundary analysis project is designed to provide an assessment of school boundaries by analyzing factors including school facility utilization and capacity, student demographics, school assignment, and travel patterns. The study should provide a summary of the community engagement process. […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Hours at Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville

The Maggie Nightingale Library operating hours change beginning Dec. 9. Based on feedback from a community survey, the library will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, Monday hours are 2 to 9 p.m. The purpose of the change is to better serve customers and was based on results from a survey […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Dec. 5-8

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Dec. 5-8. Sons of Serendip:  This classical quartet is bringing their Christmas concert to AMP. Their music is a fusion of genres, including rhythm and blues, soul, and classical music. Sons of Serendip achieved popularity after their 4th place finish on America’s Got Talent. The […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg High School to Host Marijuana Forum

Montgomery County will hold an informational session on marijuana December 14 in Gaithersburg. The interactive forum will be led by legal, health policy, and medical experts. Topics will include the use, risks and benefits of marijuana and the impact the drug has on different age groups. The forum is being sponsored by the County’s Alcohol […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Boundary Analysis Public Meeting:  MCPS is holding a series of regional meetings for residents to learn more about the boundary analysis process and give feedback on opportunities and challenges. Tonight’s meeting takes place at Gaithersburg High School from 7 […]

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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Third Most Charitable State

Maryland is ranked the third most charitable state according to finance website WalletHub’s 2019’s Most Charitable States report. The state of Minnesota ranked number one. The study examined 19 key metrics, including volunteer rates, community-service requirements, and charity regulations. The metrics were categorized into two dimensions: Volunteering and service Charitable giving Maryland ranked fourth for […]

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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

December’s SBN: Oops Moments – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

A panel of women business owners joins Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s December’s Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place Tuesday, December 17 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. The series of monthly morning […]

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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Magruder High Closing Due to Water Main Break

Magruder High School in Rockville will be closing today at 10:19 a.m. according to a message on the school district’s website. A water main break has left the school without water. School buses will arrive at 10:15 a.m. to transport students home. Transportation for special programs is included. The school closed last month due when […]

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