Articles by Nicolle Schorchit

November 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

RIO Introduces Fire, Igloo Lounges for Holiday Season

RIO in Gaithersburg is introducing some exciting, new features for the upcoming holidays. The new fire lounge is set to open Wednesday and the igloo lounges are already fully booked for this weekend, RIO’s Regional Marketing Director Laurie Yankowski told MyMCMedia. “The new fire lounge, s’mores stations, cozy private igloos, and all of RIO’s ‘at your […]

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November 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Downtown Silver Spring Hosts S’mores Events Benefitting Manna Food Center

Downtown Silver Spring will be hosting two s’mores-making events during the holiday season. The events will take place on Veterans Plaza on Friday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Dec. 11, according to the DTSS website. All of the proceeds from these events will go to the local non-profit organization, Manna Food Center. Manna’s mission is to help end […]

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November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Police Say Olney Home Was Vandalized Twice, Suspect Video Released

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is searching for a man who police said has twice spray-painted derogatory words on the garage door of an Olney residence. Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. The suspect appears to be wearing dark clothing, glasses and […]

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November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

New Name for Olde Towne Bridge Honors Former Gaithersburg City Manager

The Olde Towne Gaithersburg bridge over the railroad tracks connecting the Olde Towne Parking Garage to the Olde Towne Commercial District was formally named the Tomasello Pedestrian Bridge on Nov. 16, according to a press release from the City of Gaithersburg. It was named after Tony Tomasello, who served as Gaithersburg city manager from 2012 […]

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November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Managed Deer Hunts to Close Parts of Rockville Parks

A City of Rockville pilot archery deer-culling program will close Civic Center Park and parts of Croydon Creek Nature Center for certain periods of November, December and January, the City of Rockville announced on Monday. The organized hunts will take place in John Hayes Memorial Forest, 852 Avery Road, which incorporates all of Civic Center […]

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November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Maryland Named Third Most Charitable State in U.S.

Despite the many hardships and challenges that 2020 has brought, the state of Maryland has risen above to be one of the most giving states in the U.S. According to WalletHub’s newly released Most Charitable States for 2021 list, Maryland is shown to be the third most generous state in the country. Utah was first […]

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November 13, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Department of Environmental Protection Moves to Wheaton

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has relocated its headquarters to a new 14-story building in Downtown Wheaton, according to a Montgomery County press release. According to the county, the 308,000-square-foot office building is an appropriate home for the DEP as it was designed and built with the intent of becoming certified as one […]

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November 13, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Montgomery County Recreation Lowers Capacity at Indoor Swimming Pools

In compliance with the latest public health guidance and Executive Order 122-20, no more than 25 individuals may be in a Montgomery County indoor aquatic facility at any time effective today at 5 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Recreation Department press release. This number includes staff, instructors and swimmers. To achieve this new mandate, […]

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November 10, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is this Wednesday, Nov. 11. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule: County offices – Closed. State offices and courts – Closed. Libraries – Closed. County liquor stores – Stores open noon to 7 p.m. County-provided refuse/recycling pickup – County-provided trash and recycling collection will not be collected Wednesday, Nov. 11.  After […]

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October 30, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

$6.6 Million Investment Approved For Gaithersburg Square Renovation

A $6.6 million investment was approved to fund the renovation of the Gaithersburg Square shopping center at 524 North Frederick Avenue, according to a City of Gaithersburg press release. During a Gaithersburg Planning Commission meeting on Oct. 7, Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) proposed significant property improvements, including a new plaza area featuring outdoor dining, […]

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