FOX 5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka Thankful for Technology

Sue Palka, Montgomery County resident and the dean of Washington DC weather forecasters having spent 33 years at FOX 5, has seen it all when it comes to weather events. This is obviously her busiest time of the year when snow and...

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Olney Woman Finds a Sweet Way to Help Others

Cupcakes with Purpose offers a variety of flavors for several different causes to lend a helping hand to those in need throughout the community. Founder Jayden Rosenthal of Olney says helping others and baking are the motivating...

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Ledecky Wins Four Events at Swim Series Meet in Tennessee

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky added four more wins to her ever growing collection of titles. In a...

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County Provides Web Portal for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County established a new web portal where federal employees and contractors who live in the County, and who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, can go to find assistance provided by various...

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Montgomery County Recreation Summer Camp Fair Set For Jan. 26

Registration for Montgomery County Recreation’s summer camps and programs opens on Tuesday, Jan. 22. To help families choose summer camps that would best suit their children, the Montgomery County Recreation Department...

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Federal Study Shows An Increase in Vaping Among Teens

Federal researchers reported Monday that America’s teens recorded a dramatic increase in the use of vaping devices over the last year. The 2018 Monitoring the Future survey says 37.3 percent of 12th-graders used a vaping device...

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 22 in Montgomery County

As you’ve probably noticed it’s really cold today on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Bundle up in extra layers, turn on the heat, and check out five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council is in session: Montgomery County Council meets today. Check the council’s website for updates about the agenda they will review. 2. Budget […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, Women of the Dream

The 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, which was held at The Music Center at Strathmore, highlighted Women of the Dream. Student Member of the Montgomery County School Board, Ananya Tadikonda was a guest speaker during the event. Tadikonda spoke on why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is important, and what students should reflect […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Than 2,500 People Volunteer for 2019 MLK Day of Service in Rockville

Thousands of volunteers and about 40 organizations participated in the 2019 MLK Day of Service which was held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Monday. “We have tons of service projects, volunteer fair tables for people to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the County, so people can come in; we have […]

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January 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Women of the Dream

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host the 2019 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday and Tribute Celebration scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event is produced by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. […]

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January 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service has put a wind chill advisory into effect for the region, including Montgomery County. Montgomery County has extended the COLD EMERGENCY ALERT until 9 AM on Tue. 1/22. Stay indoors if possible. Wear layers if you must go outside. #MoCo Report cold-related concerns for people & pets to 301-279-8000. Info: https://t.co/SrUlSOrh5N […]

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January 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Wintry Mix of Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Less Likely Saturday

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has canceled the winter weather advisory in central and southeast Montgomery County. The advisory remains in effect in northwest Montgomery County.   The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County. The advisory is in effect from Saturday morning at 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. for central and […]

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January 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Officials Speak on Affordable Senior Citizen Housing Throughout the County

The Montgomery County Planning Department did a recent study, and the results showed what the County’s Division of Housing already knew: “…. That senior housing is an important issue in Montgomery County,” said Stephanie Killian, chief of the Montgomery County Division of Housing. To meet the needs of the growing senior population here, Killian said more […]

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January 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Local Artist Captures DC Women’s March in “Together We Rise” Painting

Kathy Lindert is a local artist who paints with oils in layers. She created a painting titled “Together We Rise” based on her experience participating in the 2017 D.C. Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017. The painting took more than 500 hours to complete. MCM producer Carolyn Raskauskas takes us to Lindert’s studio where she […]

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January 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on: Executive Marc Elrich hosts the first of five FY20 Operating Budget Forums at the Silver Spring Civic Center; Housing and Community Affairs works to inspect all the units at the Enclave apartment complex in […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

FOX 5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka Thankful for Technology

Sue Palka, Montgomery County resident and the dean of Washington DC weather forecasters having spent 33 years at FOX 5, has seen it all when it comes to weather events. This is obviously her busiest time of the year when snow and the threat of snow mean people want and expect accurate information constantly so […]

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