Montgomery International Film Festival Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Three ingredients for a successful film festival are a string of quality films, some buzz and, of course, a red carpet. The Montgomery International Film Festival at Rio in Gaithersburg kicked into high gear this afternoon with...

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Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the...

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Rockville Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Awards

Rockville is looking to recognize a few good neighbors. The City’s annual Good Neighbor Award recognizes adults or youth who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods through good deeds or community service,...

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Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Gaithersburg

Maryland Lottery officials are looking for the player who won the Multi-Match $775,000 jackpot for Monday night’s drawing. This is the fifth Multi-Match jackpot hit of the year, and the winner can choose between the...

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Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I...

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Every MCPS School Bus To Be Equipped With Camera System

Montgomery County’s school bus camera program began as a pilot in 2014 and then was implemented in October 2016. Since that time, more than 100,000 citations have been issued. When the new school year starts on September 3,...

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August 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Gaithersburg

Maryland Lottery officials are looking for the player who won the Multi-Match $775,000 jackpot for Monday night’s drawing. This is the fifth Multi-Match jackpot hit of the year, and the winner can choose between the $775,000 annuity or an estimated $450,000 cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 18, 24, 34, 35, […]

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August 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Playground Honoring Gemmell Family to Open in September

The city of Gaithersburg is joining the Where Angels Play Foundation to build a new tot lot play area at Griffith Park to honor and celebrate the lives of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell. The Gemmells were tragically killed in 2014 when a private plane crashed into their family home in Gaithersburg. Marie’s husband Ken […]

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August 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 22-25

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 22 – 25. One Act and More:  The Upcounty Theatre Company performs their first-ever One Act Plays festival featuring five plays, The Box, Trifles, Little Sal and Maria, Little Sal and Maria Scare Momma, and Cusumano.  Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24 at 8 […]

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August 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 21 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and it’s National Senior Citizens Day. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. 80 Cent Ice Cream Cones: Seibel’s Restaurant and UpTown Pub in Burtonsville is celebrating their 80th anniversary by giving away ice cream cones for 80 cents. To celebrate people can order one of their […]

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August 20, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Alerta por Calor Extremo Hoy Hasta las 7pm

El condado de Montgomery ha emitido una alerta de hipertermia este martes desde el mediodía hasta las 7 p.m. Se emite una alerta cuando las temperaturas pronosticadas y/o el índice de calor son de al menos 95 grados o más. Los funcionarios del condado instan a los residentes a tomar precauciones para protegerse a sí […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Heat Continues Tuesday as County Issues Hyperthermia Alert

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. The County issues an alert when forecasted temperatures, and/or heat index, is at least 95 degrees or higher. County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20 and it’s National Lemonade Day and National Radio Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Operating a Business in Montgomery County:  Montgomery County is offering a workshop about resources available for starting a business in the area. The workshop is free from 10 a.m. to 12 […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Wheaton Library and Recreation Center Will Be ‘First of Its Kind’ in County

The new Wheaton Library and Recreation Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.  David Dise, the Director of General Services, which oversees the construction project, recently spoke with County Cable Montgomery’s Lorna Virgili about the facility. Watch more from our PEG partner, County Cable Montgomery, here.   The recreation center […]

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August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks to Close Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway for Tree Removal

Montgomery Parks will close down portions of Sligo Creek Parkway this week to remove hazardous trees throughout Sligo Stream Valley Park. The closures are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, August 20 from Piney Branch Road to Kennebec Avenue. Wednesday, August 21 from Maple Avenue to Carroll Avenue. Monday, August 26 […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert for Monday Afternoon

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The National Weather Service expects the heat index to be above 95 degrees. County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. County facilities, including libraries, swimming pools, recreation, senior […]

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