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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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June 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Playgrounds Re-Open With New Safety Guidelines

Montgomery County Parks officials are asking residents to be patient as the department gradually reopens playgrounds across the county. They are urging park users to use precautions, such as face masks and social distancing to stay safe. The reopenings began on Monday, and Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson says it will take about […]

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June 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dawes Doing Flips Over Gymnastics Academy Opening

24 summers ago, Dominique Dawes was a teenager and a world-class gymnast helping the U.S.team win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now aged 43, Dawes is realizing a different dream, one that means even more to her. On Wednesday, she is opening the aptly named Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. It […]

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June 30, 2020 | Mira Varghese

BlackRock’s Upcounty Consolidation Hub, Nourish Now Holding Food Distribution Tuesday

BlackRock Center’s Upcounty Consolidation Hub and Nourish Now – a nonprofit food bank – are hosting a drive-thru food distribution on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. As economic recovery begins, food insecurity spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Upcounty Consolidation Hub and Nourish Now’s food distribution is yet another chance for county residents who are […]

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