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July 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Protest Development on Historic Black Cemetery in Bethesda

Protesters gathered off of River Road in Bethesda on Thursday to protest development on part of the River Road Moses Cemetery, an unmarked historic Black cemetery.  According to Montgomery Preservation, a historic preservation organization in Montgomery County, the River Road Moses Cemetery existed between 1911 and 1958 in the area of 5401 Westbard Ave., which […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Recreation Will Reopen 10 Pools Monday

Summer swimming is back! Pools operated by Montgomery County Recreation will reopen on July 6. As part of Phase 2 reopening plans, the department’s seven outdoor pools and three indoor centers will be available to pass holders seven days a week, starting Monday. Outdoor facilities will operate from noon to 8 p.m. each day for […]

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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Glenstone Museum Opening Pavilions July 23

Glenstone Museum in Potomac is scheduled to reopen the Pavilions, its indoor art spaces, at limited capacity beginning July 23. The announcement comes amid the county’s Phase 2 of reopening, which allows some indoor spaces to resume operations. All guests are required to schedule visits in advance, remain six feet apart and wear face coverings […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways for Holiday Weekend

Several open parkways for pedestrians and bicyclists will operate for extended hours during the holiday weekend, the Montgomery County Parks Department announced Tuesday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, Beach Drive in Kensington, and a 1.3-mile stretch of Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda will be open to pedestrian traffic beginning Thursday, July 2 […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

MCPL ‘Holds to Go’ Service Begins July 6

Montgomery County Public Libraries will start contact free pick-up services beginning July 6 at all branches with the exception of the Noyes and Long Branch libraries. “We’re so excited our customers can once again get the physical books they want,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “The process is easy while being as safe as possible […]

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July 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Continue to Drop in Montgomery County

More than 3,500 Montgomery County residents filed for unemployment claims during the week that ended June 27, according to data from the Maryland Department of Labor. The previous week, which ended June 20, 4,800 claims were filed. While Montgomery County’s unemployment numbers continue to decrease, statewide the number of initial claims increased. Of the 3,510 […]

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July 2, 2020 | Marsha Kerman

MCM’s Youth Camps Go Virtual

Although MCM facilities are closed to the public, the essence of summer camp at MCM will remain the same in the virtual space. Jasmine White, MCM’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, said “Learning from professional media makers and getting access to new equipment and tools will continue to be part of the core experience […]

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July 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Photos: Edwards Ferry at Lock 25 of the C&O Canal

Montgomery County is home to so many places with great historic significance. The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal was built to connect the urban markets of Washington, D.C. and the resources of the Ohio Valley. The 184.5 mile canal runs from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland and was under construction from July 4, 1828 until […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Rockville Asks MDOT To ‘Pause’ Widening of I-270, I-495

The City of Rockville wrote to the Maryland Department of Transportation June 30, requesting that it “put a pause” to the widening of interstates 270 and 495 in light of the global pandemic. “It is not responsible to continue spending taxpayers’ money on preliminary design, environmental studies, and hiring a developer while the country is […]

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