Chef Andres to Address MCPS Class of 2020 During Virtual Graduation

Chef Jose Andres will address the Montgomery County Public Schools Class of 2020 during its virtual graduation Sunday, June 7. Andres, of Bethesda, is a humanitarian and founder of World Central Kitchen. He has prepared and...

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A Virtual Visit to the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase

Woodend Nature Sanctuary is the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and is located just minutes from our nation’s capital in Chevy Chase. Admission is free and trails are open daily dawn to dusk. Enjoy the...

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Ocean City Restaurant Uses ‘Bumper Tables’ to Promote Social Distancing

    A popular waterfront restaurant and bar in Ocean City went fishing for a way to make social distancing fun. Fish Tales will now use “bumper tables” to promote social distancing. The tables contain inner tubes...

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Maryland Ranked Fourth Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the fourth best state in the United States for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising...

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Watch: Hogan News Conference on Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a news conference Wednesday at 5 p.m. to update Marylanders on a phased easing of restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The news conference will be live streamed on Hogan’s...

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The Question Looms: Will Montgomery County Pools Open this Summer?

On Monday, Montgomery County Department of Recreation released a “Rec Updates” letter, acknowledging the questions people have about the status of camps and pools in the summer. But the letter left these questions...

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May 22, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

The Small Things Count Too

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked residents to join the conversation about racial equity. Here’s one of the experiences shared with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity.   […]

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May 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 22 in Montgomery County

It is Friday, May 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County Council Approves Budget:  The Council unanimously approved the $5.8 billion operating budget Thursday. 2. Montgomery College Commencement Ceremony:  Nearly three thousand Montgomery College students graduate today at 10 a.m. Watch the virtual ceremony streamed live on Facebook or […]

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May 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Almost 8,000 County Residents Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Unemployment claims in Montgomery County topped 5,200 last week, which is about 2,000 fewer than were filed the week ending on May 9, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. An additional 2,624 county residents filed through the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistant (PUS) and the Pandemic Emergency Compensation (PEUC), which is slightly less than last […]

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May 21, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

‘My Gateway to America Was Football’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked residents to join the conversation about racial equity. Here’s one of the experiences shared with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity.   […]

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May 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rolling Thunder Will Have Different Look, Name on Memorial Day Weekend

It won’t be as loud, but American Veterans still plan to hold their annual Memorial Day motorcycle tribute to honor prisoners of war, those missing in action and veterans whose lives were cut short due to suicide. Instead of Rolling Thunder, this year AmVets are holding a Rolling to Remember Challenge. The change was necessitated […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Memorial Day Message: Memorial Day weekend is almost here and Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles is advising residents to continue following guidelines put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to watch his message. […]

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May 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Student Awards Ceremony:  MCPS student art will be recognized in a first-time poster art competition to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The ceremony will livestream here at 7 p.m. 2. Planning Commission Meeting:  The Gaithersburg Planning […]

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May 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Ocean City Restaurant Uses ‘Bumper Tables’ to Promote Social Distancing

    A popular waterfront restaurant and bar in Ocean City went fishing for a way to make social distancing fun. Fish Tales will now use “bumper tables” to promote social distancing. The tables contain inner tubes and wheels. Customers will have the ability to walk around and socialize with others while still practicing social distancing. The […]

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May 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Phone Buddies Ease Senior Isolation

When Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Marylanders to stay at home, members of the Jewish Council of Aging’s Kensington Clubs found themselves isolated with nothing to do. It has been hard on everyone, but more so for Gorlitz Kensington Club members, who are senior adults in the early stages of diagnosed memory loss. Some live with […]

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May 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Free Bikeshare and Electric Scooter Program for Essential Workers Extended

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation recently announced the extension of the special programs with Capital Bikeshare and Lyft Electric Scooters offering free memberships for essential workers during the public health emergency through June 30. The memberships provide workers unlimited free rides for trips under 30 minutes. *UPDATE* The Essential Worker program has been extended until […]

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