Articles by Veronica Canales

April 8, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Free Parking now Available at Wheaton Lot

A third county-owned parking establishment is now temporarily free for residents during the COVID-19 emergency. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that it has expanded its free parking options. The Price-Fern parking lot in Wheaton will provide free parking for residents. It is located at 2320 Price Ave. in Wheaton. The two parking garages […]

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April 3, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Van Hollen, Sarbanes Say Maryland Has Received Only a Third of FEMA Requested Items

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) along with the Maryland Congressional Delegation are urging FEMA to fulfill the state’s request, claiming that Maryland has only received about a third of supplies requested. As of Friday morning, there are 2,758 confirmed cases in the state of Maryland and the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 are 42. […]

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April 3, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Gaithersburg Man Kills Wife and Neighbor, Later Kills Himself

A man killed two people in a shooting in Mt. Airy yesterday afternoon, and the suspect is dead as well, police say. Police responded to the 7900 block of Bennett Branch Road in Mt. Airy at around 2:50 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When they arrived at the scene, they found 18-year-old Noah Homayouni, […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Silver Diner Providing Free Meals for Children and Families in Need

Silver Diner has partnered with Real Food For Kids to provide free meals for children and families in need. Beginning Wednesday, families may stop by the Silver Diner located at Rio in Gaithersburg to receive a free grab-and-go meal Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No ID or proof of need is […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

How to Volunteer During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Montgomery County Volunteer Center has published a website with information on how people can volunteer during the COVID-19 emergency. The website provides information about organizations, resources and tips on how to be safe while volunteering. According to the website, some of the ways people can volunteer include: Volunteering for emergency response needs Donating items and/or […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Tennis, Pickleball Courts Closed in Montgomery County

Starting today, tennis and pickleball courts will not be available for play. Montgomery Parks announced the decision to close tennis and pickleball courts, citing COVID-19 guidelines about social distancing and use of shared equipment. They encourage residents to partake in solo physical activities such as hiking, biking and running in their trails and parks. They […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Five Montgomery County Hikes To Get You Away From Crowds

As the Coronavirus sweeps over the country, many are encouraged to practice social distancing. If you’re in need of some fresh air, here are some local hiking trails in Montgomery County where you can get away from the crowd. Billy Goat Trail Located in Potomac, Billy Goat Trail offers views to the Chesapeake and Ohio […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Transitions to Online Instruction For Rest of the Semester

The University of Maryland, among others, will now finish off its semester online. In an email sent by President Wallace D. Loh, he explained the decision to move instruction online for the rest of the semester. The University of Maryland was scheduled to have online instruction for at least two weeks, from March 30 to […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Confirms First Coronavirus Case

The University of Maryland now has its first case of Coronavirus. A student participating in study abroad in Barcelona, Spain has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the University of Maryland Police Department. The student did not return to College Park upon returning from Spain, and is self-isolating at home outside the state of Maryland. […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

MCPS Expands Food Distribution

Montgomery County Public Schools has expanded its food service during the COVID-19 emergency. MCPS had established various locations where children up to 18 years old and MCPS students could receive grab-and-go meals. As an additional step, they will begin backpack distribution at many schools in the county, including Damascus High School, Quince Orchard High School […]

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