Articles by Reid Flumbaum

September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie […]

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Brookside Gardens’ Light Display, Model Railway Exhibit Canceled

A Brookside Gardens tradition is feeling the impact of COVID-19 following Montgomery Parks’ decision to cancel the 2020 Garden of Lights exhibit. In a press release Friday, Brookside Gardens Director Stephanie Oberle said they decided to cancel the event after careful consideration. “The decision was based on many factors, including an overarching concern for the […]

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September 22, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

CDC Releases Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating Guidelines

With a socially distant Halloween looming, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its holiday celebration guidelines Monday, ranking Halloween activities that pose low, moderate, and high risks. The CDC says traditional activities, including door to door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating, top the list as high risk and recommends avoiding them. Doing so will […]

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September 22, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Upcounty Consolidation Hub Food Distribution Scheduled Tuesday

The Black Rock Center’s Upcounty Consolidation Hub with Nourish Now is offering drive-thru food distribution Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be distributed at Germantown Elementary School on Liberty Mill Road. Drivers are asked to remain in their vehicles in order to receive boxed groceries, while supplies last. If you do not […]

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September 18, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Maryland Restaurant Week Kicks Off Friday: ‘They Still Need Our Support’

Starting Friday, The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) kicks off its first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week. It’s finally here! #mdrestaurantweek begins TODAY! Restaurants across the state will be serving up special menus, deals, and featured specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find a restaurant participating near you: https://t.co/uw7hpCJWY3. 🍴 pic.twitter.com/c7doS4fIAJ — MD Restaurant Assoc (@RestaurantsinMD) September […]

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September 15, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Seneca Boat Launch Gives Veterans, Walter Reed Patients Easy Access to Potomac River

Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders looking to set sail at the Seneca Landing Special Park now have a safer and easier way to embark on their journey. Located at one of the busiest access points to the Potomac River and C&O Canal, the new floating launch for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle boats is fully […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCPS Superintendent Smith: Virtual Learning May Mark the End of Snow Days

During Thursday’s virtual MCPS Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jack Smith told viewers and fellow board members that snow days might be coming to an end in light of virtual learning. In response to a question posed by Board Member Jeanette Dixon on the procurement of technology needed for teachers in the future, Dr. Smith […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Thursday Downpours Force Rescheduling of Bethesda Repaving Project

Inclement weather Thursday left the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and M.T. Laney Company, Inc. no choice but to postpone the partial closure of Wisconsin Avenue at Montgomery Avenue/Old Georgetown Road. According to an MCDOT press release, M.T. Laney Company, Inc. will now close two northbound and southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue beginning at […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Car-Free Portions of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Reopen After Major Flooding

Update (1:15 p.m.): Crews have finished cleaning debris and muddy parts of Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway. Montgomery Parks says the car-free sections have been reopened. UPDATE Our car-free sections on Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway are back open. Thank you for your patience while our crews cleaned up storm debris. https://t.co/hktiJlL6vK — […]

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September 8, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Senior Planet’s Online Learning Program Includes Smart Home Upgrades, Contacting Lawmakers

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering more online courses, focusing on ways to enable older adults to learn and utilize technologies to improve their daily lives. According to a Montgomery County press release, a course offered on Thursday, Sept. 10 will teach the benefits of installing smart thermostats. Participants will learn how to integrate smart thermostats […]

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