November 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Monday’s Results Certification Officially Wraps Up 2020 General Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of ballots last week, and the next step was the audit and certification process, which recently wrapped up. According to officials, the procedure included hand counting and matching every signed Voter Authority Card submitted during early voting and election day. Certification of results for the […]

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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink Opens But Reservations Required This Year

The ice skating rink at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring is open, but this year reservations are required. You can reserve an hour of skating time up to two weeks in advance. You also can rent skates right there. They offer skating and ice hockey lessons. The rink opened in 2010. View this post on […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Will Hold Town Hall Monday Night to Answer Resident Questions

The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to respond to community concerns. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Board of Education President Shebra Evans will join councilmembers. Local leaders will answer questions from residents and hear concerns. You can […]

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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sweeteria Opens in Silver Spring

A new dessert and coffee cafe debuted in Silver Spring this weekend. Sweeteria, 8646 Colesville Rd., had a ribbon cutting for its soft opening Nov. 28, rewarding its first customers with discounts and gift certificates. Some of the featured items include Thai tea, French toast, sandwiches on roti and lots of items for those with […]

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November 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Rockville Town Square’s Popular Outdoor Ice Rink Open for Business

It’s that time of the year. One of Rockville Town Square’s most popular attractions – the outdoor ice rink – is officially open for business as of Wednesday. “We are excited about the opening of the ice rink, located in the heart of Rockville for the community to enjoy all winter,” said Dan Corwin, Director, […]

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November 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Empresaria Hispana Espera Poder Sobrevivir a una Segunda Crisis Económica

Edelsa Barrios, inmigrante de Guatemala, y propietaria de Flower Design logró obtener un subsidio del gobierno local para adaptar su negocio de costura. Ahora, con el apoyo de su familia cose mascarillas, dicta clases virtuales de costura y tiene la esperanza de poder sobrevivir esta crisis provocada por la pandemia Covid-19.

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November 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Organizations Answer Call for Greater Food Assistance Need Amid Pandemic

2020 has been a year like no other. The pandemic has created an even greater need than usual for food assistance. Fortunately for those in need, a variety of food giveaway events are available locally just in time for Thanksgiving, according to the Montgomery County Food Council. The non-profit helps lead the implementation of COVID-19 […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County

Here is what is open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend. County offices – closed. State offices and courts – closed. Libraries – closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – closed. Recreation – all facilities closed. No programs held. Ride On/On extRa / Flash – operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus MARC Train and Commuter […]

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November 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: SciTech2U

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features SciTech2U, a Montgomery County nonprofit that offers hands-on unique experiences and programs for youth in science, engineering, math, and technology. Founder and CEO Zainab Abbas speaks with Jones about how […]

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November 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Participe de la Conferencia Virtual ‘Naturally’ Latinos

La Sociedad Naturalista Audubon está organizando la Conferencia “Naturally” Latinos, un evento virtual enfocado al medio ambiente en el condado de Montgomery del 2 al 4 de diciembre. El tema de la conferencia de este año, “Una comunidad, Muchas Voces”, subraya la realidad de que la comunidad Latinx no es monolítica: las perspectivas indígenas, Afro-latinas […]

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