Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

Five Things List for featured image (4x3-version1-1200x900)It’s going to be a scorcher today. Here are five more things to know today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County:

1. Local leaders and police are holding a news conference today in Gaithersburg to discuss back to school safety, and the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students go back to class on Monday!

2. In case you missed it, MCPS is not holding its annual back to school fair this weekend.

3. Surprise! Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky helped kick off the new school year at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda on Thursday. While another gold medalist, who also hails from Montgomery County, Helen Maroulis, made an appearance at the Nationals game.

4. It’s National Dog Day, and the hashtag is already trending this morning on social media. We hope you will email a photo of your Montgomery County pooch to, and we will post it on the website. You can also Tweet your dog’s photo @MyMCMedia, #NationalDogDay.

5. The Silver Screen series returns to Silver Spring tonight and Back to the Future is on the big screen. Find out what else is happening this weekend in Montgomery County by perusing our Weekend Planner.

For the latest news and events in Montgomery County, stay with MyMCMedia. We hope you will also follow MyMCMedia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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