October 30, 2019 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Kentlands Residents Ready for Halloween

Take a stroll down any of the residential streets in the Kentlands this time of year and prepare to be amazed by their Halloween spirit. Check out these spooktacular images.

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October 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Showcases Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Opportunities Saturday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and educational partners are hosting a STEM Festival Showcase from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northwood High School. Science, technology, engineering and math hands-on activities as well as demonstrations for students in all grades will be the focus of this family-friendly event that is free and open […]

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October 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Missing Takoma Park Teen Found Safe

Update (Oct. 30): The City of Takoma Park Police announced Tuesday that Cristina Bennett has been found safe. Original Post (Oct. 29): The City of Takoma Park Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a “critical missing juvenile.” 15-year-old Cristina Bennett has been missing since Monday October 28 and was last […]

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October 28, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Hallan a Joven Hispana Desaparecida de Aspen Hill

ACTUALIZACIÓN (Oct.28): La policía del condado de Montgomery emitió un comunicado el domingo que decía que Asucenia Martínez Benítez, de 13 años, ha sido ubicada sana y salva.   Los detectives de la División de Investigaciones de Víctimas Especiales están pidiendo ayuda al público para localizar a un menor desaparecida del área de Aspen Hill. […]

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October 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Aspen Hill Girl Located Safe, Unharmed

Update (Oct. 28): Montgomery County Police released a statement Sunday that said Asucenia Martínez Benítez, 13,  has been located safe and unharmed. Original Post (Oct. 23): Detectives from the Montgomery County police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Aspen Hill juvenile. Asucenia Martínez Benítez, 13, was last […]

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October 26, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Halloween Safety Tips from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service offers safety advice to parents and others celebrating Halloween.  Costumes: Make sure costumes are flame-resistant or retardant  Avoid loose-fitting masks that block vision  Make costumes short enough to avoid tripping Wear shoes that fit Trick-or-treating: Carry lightweight flashlights  Wear reflective wristbands  Accompany children  Never enter a stranger’s home […]

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October 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Have No Fear, Montgomery County Offers Many Halloween Happenings

With Halloween creeping up next week, there are many festive family-friendly events in the county to take part in.  Check out a few frightfully fun events below.  PIKEkids Trick-Or-Treat: From 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 26, children in costumes can celebrate Halloween at Pike & Rose shops and restaurants. At Pike & Rose, 11580 […]

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October 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Student Laid to Rest Friday

Montgomery Blair Principal Renay Johnson shared details about Moses Hailom’s funeral arrangements on social media Thursday evening. The funeral for Hailom, 18, takes place Friday at 10 a.m. at the International and Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A Celebration of Life for Moses Hailom, our Blazer A post shared […]

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October 24, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Art Exhibit Highlights School Shooting Fears

Stephanie Mercedes is the artist-in-residence this semester at Montgomery College in Rockville. She worked with students to create “Run, Hide, Fight,” an exhibition of bells representing school shooting fatalities from 1994 to 2017.     Previous post: Montgomery College’s Unique Art Exhibit Turns Bullet Casings into Bells

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Boy Who Fell From Building Celebrates Birthday with Takoma Park Police

The Takoma Park Police Department helped a 3-year-old celebrate his birthday on Tuesday. This boy is someone officers got to know in September after a frightening incident. On Sept. 9, the boy fell 11 stories from an apartment building on Maple Avenue in Takoma Park. At the time, he was taken to the hospital for […]

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