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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Tuesday

Montgomery County has issued a hyperthermia alert for Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to exceed 95 degrees. County residents are strongly encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from various heat-related illnesses. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 7/28. A […]

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July 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Animal Shelter Reopens Aug. 6, Launching Month-Long ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event

It’s a summer different than any other. Many are working from home, traveling options are limited, so perhaps now is the perfect time to adopt a furry family member. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood plans to reopen for the public on August 6. It had been closed since March because of […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Pet Pantry in Gaithersburg Making Sure Animals Don’t Go Hungry During Pandemic

While many people are in need during this pandemic, the same goes for some animals. House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary in Gaithersburg started a new pet pantry so that animals can also have something to eat. Overall, the organization pretty much runs a retirement dog home and helps animals that are senior citizens […]

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February 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Prohibits Exotic Animals at Fairs

Gaithersburg council approved a compromise ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits the exhibition of exotic animals while not changing rules related to domestic animals, thereby allowing the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to proceed as usual. The ordinance was approved by a vote of three to two, with Council Vice President Laurie-Anne Sales and Councilman Michael […]

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August 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Lights Up the Night

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair brought out people who enjoyed the lights, the rides and the food. And some even found out about the animals.

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Fair Opens in Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Fair opened Friday. Details about the fair can be found here.  

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Ag Fair Kicks Off Friday (VIDEO)

The 69th Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair kicks off Friday at the Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Throughout the nine-day event, visitors will have the chance to visit exotic animal exhibits, attend a Vegas-style hypnosis show and enjoy carnival rides and food, and a host of entertainment from various vendors. Check out the video below to find […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Provides Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats on Aug. 20 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is offering rabies vaccination clinics on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The vaccinations are free with the purchase of a Montgomery County pet license. Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Also by […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Dozens Attend Ag Reserve Meeting at USG (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice hosted a meeting about the Agriculture Reserve this week at the Universities at Shady Grove. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy reports.

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September 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks’ 25th Annual Harvest Festival Celebrates Farming in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Experience farm life from the 1850s to the present at the 25th annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agricultural History Farm Park. The event includes crafts, farming demonstrations, live music and food.  The Park is located at 18400 Muncaster Road in Derwood. Admission is $15 per car for […]

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