Maryland Resident Wins $731 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Maryland Lottery announced Thursday that someone bought the winning ticket worth an estimated $731 million – an all-time record for the state of Maryland and the 5th largest in U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The winning...

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Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman Will Join Montgomery College for Poetry Reading

Amanda Gorman, who made history Wednesday as the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., will read her poetry at a virtual event with Montgomery College on Feb. 2. Gorman, 22, became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate...

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Bernie Sanders Inauguration Meme Makes its Way to Montgomery County

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is getting a lot of national attention – in the form of meme treatment – after he was photographed at President Joe Biden’s inauguration looking warm, relaxed, and perhaps a...

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8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel...

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Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville Join in National COVID Memorial

The cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville are joining in a memorial Tuesday to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19 by illuminating their City Halls starting at 5:30 p.m. The memorial is organized by the Presidential...

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Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor...

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January 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bernie Sanders Inauguration Meme Makes its Way to Montgomery County

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is getting a lot of national attention – in the form of meme treatment – after he was photographed at President Joe Biden’s inauguration looking warm, relaxed, and perhaps a little grumpy in a winter jacket. Now the sitting Bernie meme has made its way to Montgomery County… Bernie Sanders […]

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January 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims by County Residents Continue to Rise

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to climb during the week ending Jan. 16. Last week, 4,503 residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). That is more than 1,500 new claims as compared with the prior week’s filing. During the week that ended Jan. 9, 3,376 […]

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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Evento Gratuito sobre Bienestar y Salud Mental

Los residentes del condado de Montgomery están invitados a participar en un evento virtual gratuito el miércoles 27 de enero de 6 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. para sostener una conversación en mejorar las habilidades de manejo del estrés y el bienestar a través del cuidado personal, según el comunicado del gobierno local. Los participantes aprenderán: […]

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January 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Jan. 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Powerball Winner:  The winning $731.1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Maryland. This is the fifth-largest in Powerball history. 2. Planning Board Meets:  The Planning Board meets today starting a 9 a.m. The agenda includes a work session for […]

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January 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Niño de 8 años de Gaithersburg Destacado en la Celebración de Inauguración

Cavanaugh Bell, un niño de ocho años de Gaithersburg que se ha destacado por proporcionar paquetes de alimentos y otros suministros a los menos afortunados durante la pandemia, se unirá a celebridades como el compositor de Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda y los músicos Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake during tonight’s Inauguration special. […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Inauguration Day: It’s Inauguration Day, and President-Elect Joe Biden will officially begin his presidency today.  A group of county police officers will be assisting the Metropolitan Police Department, which the force has done since the 2001 Inauguration.  Local Police […]

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January 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville Join in National COVID Memorial

The cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville are joining in a memorial Tuesday to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19 by illuminating their City Halls starting at 5:30 p.m. The memorial is organized by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) that is encouraging cities and towns to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings in amber light […]

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January 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Ayuntamiento en Vivo sobre Despliegue de Vacunación COVID-19 Martes 7 p.m.

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo un ayuntamiento virtual sobre el programa de vacunación COVID-19 del condado, el martes 19 de enero a las 7 p.m. Los funcionarios de salud pública del condado compartirán información actualizada sobre el plan de implementación de vacunas del condado y explicarán el orden de prioridad establecido […]

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January 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Virtual Montgomery County History Conference Begins Friday

Montgomery County’s 15th annual History Conference will take place virtually Jan. 22 to Jan. 30 and feature talks on the new Josiah Henson Museum, the history of local Black baseball teams and the movement to remove Confederate statues. The conference kicks off with a trivia night and also includes a musical performance. It is organized […]

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