Communities

July 18, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Road Closures Planned for Saturday’s Twilight Road Race in Rockville

The city of Rockville will be celebrating the 34th year of its Twilight Runfest this Saturday, causing roads to close for 13 hours. The Runfest includes a 8-kilometer road race and 1-mile family fun run. The fun run begins at 7:45 p.m. and the 8K starts at 8:15 p.m. The race festival is scheduled from […]

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July 17, 2019 | Ambika Narula

County Council Honors Gaithersburg Lifeguard

Council Vice President Sidney Katz and councilmember Gabe Albornoz recognized lifeguard Marisa Arnold’s achievement of saving a child and rewarded her with a proclamation Tuesday.  Arnold, a lifeguard at Stonebridge Community Pool in Gaithersburg, saved a 4-year-old on June 24. Arnold acted quickly when she witnessed the child was in distress and had turned purple. […]

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July 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for July 18 – 21

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, July 18 – 21. Apollo 50 Festival: The National Air and Space Museum hosts a three day festival on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing. There will be 20 tented displays and a stage for live performances. Visitors […]

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July 17, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Amazon Warehouse Size of 16 Football Fields Expected in Upper Marlboro

Residents of the Westphalia community in Upper Marlboro were promised a mixed-use, vibrant town center. Now, they’re being told a massive Amazon warehouse will fill the space. Residents are concerned how the 4-million-square-foot fulfillment center could potentially change the community. Walton Westphalia Development Corp., the developer of Westphalia Town Center originally promised grocery stores and […]

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July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

A Staple at Strathmore, National Philharmonic to Close

The National Philharmonic, which has played classical music at the Music Center at Strathmore since it opened, is preparing to shut down. According to a press release from the orchestra, the closure affects 130 union instrumental musicians and staff, as well as the avocation of more than 150 chorale musicians. The release blames the closure […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Announces Online Wellness and Personal Development Classes

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to wellness and personal development classes online. The service, Learn It Live, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and Recorded Books. Learn It Live offers interactive, live video courses and thousands of recorded courses on health and wellness, spirituality, and […]

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July 16, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Offering Grants to Fund Community Events

Montgomery County is offering matching grants of up to $1,000 to help fund potential community events, such as neighborhood block parties, this summer. According to the program application, the grant is open to neighborhood organizations, block groups, tenant associations, civic clubs, and similar community groups, who are hosting an event scheduled before June 30, 2020. […]

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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

¡A disfrutar de la Semana Latina de la Conservación!

Del 13 al 21 de julio las familias podrán disfrutar de la Semana Latina de la Conservación. Montgomery Parks presenta una serie de eventos y programas enfocados a motivar a las familias latinas a disfrutar de la naturaleza, visitar parques y conectarse con la comunidad. La Semana Latina es parte del proyecto de la fundación […]

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July 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Ranks Low Nationally for Business

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a recent study that ranked Virginia number one for business and Maryland number 31, charges filed against a Montgomery County police officer for use of excessive force during an arrest, what caused the negative reactions at […]

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July 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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