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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Create a House Sign at Wheaton North Summer Family Day

Residents can create their own house signs at a free event this Saturday. Summer Family Day will host various county departments and community organizations for a fun, family-friendly day. Activities include games, art, and a neighborhood beautification project called “Paint Your House Number.” Attendees will be provided with a 5.5 inch by 18 inch cedar […]

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June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Joy Supernovas Win Gold at Special Olympics Maryland State Games

Montgomery County’s JOY Supernovas did not show up at the 11th Annual Cheer Competition at the Special Olympics Maryland State Games to just participate. They competed in the Elite Cheer Division and took home gold medals at the games played at Towson University on Friday. 17 teams in Maryland competed in cheer, dance, and hip […]

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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Special Education Teacher Found Dead in PG County Home

Anika Browne, 46, a Montgomery County Public Schools special education teacher at Blair Ewing Center in Rockville, was found dead at her home in Clinton, Md. on Monday night. We are on the scene of a death investigation in the 5800 block of E. Boniwood Turn. PIO is on the scene. pic.twitter.com/R7U9kuTixE — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) […]

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May 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals

An eighth-grade student from Cabin John Middle School made it to the finals of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anson Cook, 12, was one of the last 50 finalists standing in the spelling bee. This is the second year Cook competed in the bee. Cook was eliminated Thursday for misspelling the word “ergodic” (an […]

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May 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Northwest 9th Grader Wins ‘Doodle for Google’ Competition

Northwest High School student Maggie Slaughter was announced as the Maryland state winner of the “Doodle for Google” competition at a surprise assembly Thursday morning. Slaughter’s digital art teacher Ms. Siewert submitted the winning entry on the student’s behalf.  The assembly was hosted by Google representatives Jake Chalkley and Alexis Artis. Students from Northwest advanced […]

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May 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

‘Work Hard and Dream Big’ – Poolesville Grad Makes History at Yale

Khalil Greene, a Germantown native and Poolesville High School graduate, has been elected the first ever African-American president of Yale University’s student body. He spoke to FOX5 news about his time as a Poolesville student and his future in politics. Greene says that his political aspirations came from his experiences with student government and his […]

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May 28, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPS Schools Recognized for Sustainable Practices, Environmental Curriculum

Maryland Green Schools Awards were recently presented to Redland, Roberto Clemente and Rosa Parks middle schools. This award signifies a commitment to education practices that work to increase environmental awareness for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Schools earn this award by integrating sustainable practices and environmental education curriculum, as well as professional development and […]

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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Pools Open on Memorial Day Weekend for Summer Season

Summer is nearly here and Montgomery County will offer residents a place to cool off. The County’s outdoor pools officially open at noon on Saturday, May 25th. During the pre-season from May 25 to June 14, the outdoor pools will be open on weekends and Memorial Day. The hours are noon to 6 p.m. The […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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