Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still...

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County May Extend Alcohol Curfew With ‘Severe Consequences’ for Health Violations

In early August, Montgomery County mandated that restaurants and bars can not sell alcohol for on-premise consumption after 10 p.m. Now the county is considering letting establishments extend that to midnight if they agree to...

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CDC Releases Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating Guidelines

With a socially distant Halloween looming, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its holiday celebration guidelines Monday, ranking Halloween activities that pose low, moderate, and high risks. The CDC says...

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WalletHub Ranks Maryland 5th Happiest State in U.S.

A new study that looks at happiness in states across the country, ranks Maryland as the fifth most happy in the U.S. Last year, Maryland was ranked eighth. The finance website WalletHub.com ranks Utah (#2), Minnesota (#3), New...

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Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that...

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Hogan Raises Restaurant Capacity and Proclaims First Restaurant Week

The same day Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed the start of Maryland’s first-ever Restaurant Week, he announced restaurants can increase indoor capacity from 50% to 75%.  Restaurants are allowed to make the change beginning Monday...

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie […]

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September 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 25, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Sept. 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Food Distribution:  A group of nonprofits, businesses and churches are distributing food every Friday from now through October in Bethesda at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad located at 5020 Battery Lane. The hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. 2. COVID-19 […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Indoor Public Pool Reservation System To Launch Next Week

A new pool reservation system designed to provide an easier experience is set to launch next week, according to Montgomery County Recreation officials. The new system will begin on Monday, September 28, for pool reservations made for October 5 or later. It will be used to make reservations at the county’s four indoor aquatic centers. Currently, Montgomery […]

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September 24, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking that happened in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 19. The incident occurred at 9:43 p.m. in the 8700 block of Colesville Road, according to police. The victim, an adult male, left his car running, unlocked and unattended while doing some errands. As he returned […]

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September 24, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

José Andrés’ Latest Initiative: Providing Meals at Polling Locations Around the Country

Celebrity chef and Bethesda resident, José Andrés, announced Chefs For The Polls, an effort to feed people at polling locations across the country on Election Day. World Central Kitchen and its partners launched Chefs For Polls with plans to mobilize restaurants and food trucks to provide hot meals for voters on Election Day, Nov. 3, […]

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September 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop Dramatically

The number of Montgomery County residents who filed initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 19 dropped by more than half from the previous week. Only 695 county residents filed initial unemployment claims during the previous week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. During the week that ended Sept. 12, 1,252 […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 24, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 24 and here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. Tenant Town Hall: Learn about the rights that renters have, options for avoiding eviction, and where to go for support during this virtual town hall at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more details. Renters, it is important to know your […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 23 and here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. County Weekly Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County […]

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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Extend Alcohol Curfew With ‘Severe Consequences’ for Health Violations

In early August, Montgomery County mandated that restaurants and bars can not sell alcohol for on-premise consumption after 10 p.m. Now the county is considering letting establishments extend that to midnight if they agree to certain guidelines.  The directive went into effect Aug. 5 after Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl […]

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September 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Larger Religious Gatherings Now Allowed Under Updated Phase 2 Guidelines

Larger religious gatherings will be allowed in Montgomery County under new guidelines amid the COVID-19 health crisis. County Executive Marc Elrich, after consultation with County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, issued an updated executive order that clarifies Phase 2 guideline modifications. Amended Executive Order 114-20 was unanimously approved by the County Council on Tuesday and […]

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