2019 Presidents Day

February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Brookeville Once Was U.S. Capital Briefly. Very Briefly.

With Presidents Day on Monday, a local historian says several presidents have passed through Montgomery County. The tiny town of Brookeville can claim to have been the “U.S. Capital for a Day.” On Aug. 26, 1814, President James Madison rode into the town after trying to stay one step ahead of the British during the […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Here’s a list of offices and services that are open and some that are not on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities are open. Senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery […]

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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

Celebrating Black History Month in the County: An Event Guide

Intended to recognize blacks’ prominent role in U.S. history, Black History Month has been nationally observed every February for over 40 years. Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents. Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:  “Family Day […]

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