April 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 23, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at seven testing sites today, and 13 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 […]

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June 17, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Shri Mangal Mandir Temple Hosting Free Food Distribution

Shri Mangal Mandir Temple in Ashton is hosting a free food distribution for anyone in need on Sunday, June 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as long as supplies last. They held a previous food distribution on June 7 and 14 where they gave out over 700 bags of food, according to […]

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April 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Greater Olney Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Greater Olney area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Another resource for […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

WMATA Proposes Eliminating Seven Montgomery Bus Routes

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021 completely eliminates seven Metro Bus routes within Montgomery County.  Montgomery County officials, including Sidney Katz, President of the County Council, as well as state senators and delegates, have signed a letter calling for WMATA to reconsider its budget plan.  The proposal eliminates lines […]

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June 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Kids Learn More About Golf at Montgomery Housing Partnership Event

A group of kids are learning more about golf thanks to the Montgomery Housing Partnership. Please watch the video for more details.  

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Consumer Protection Week: Staff from the Office of Consumer Protection will be at the Gaithersburg Library from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Stop by to learn about the OCP’s tools and resources to help residents avoid scams, identity theft […]

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October 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man Dies After Motorcycle Collides with Car in Ashton

A 56-year-old Ashton man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with an automobile on Md. 108, a Montgomery County police statement said. Gregory Viccharelli, 56 years old, of Astoria Lane in Ashton was taken to Suburban Hospital where he died from his injuries, police said. The collision occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. Viccharelli […]

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October 7, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

The Age of Innocence

Forgive me Bruce Hornsby and Don Henley for I have taken a play on words for your written classic “The End of Innocence”.  I found it inspirational as background music for choosing images of Sherwood High School’s “Dance the Night Away” music-themed Homecoming Dance.  Forgive me too, administrators, teachers, parents and all those chaperones for […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Three County Businesses To Be Recognized By The State (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot joined State Senator Craig Zucker (D) of District 14, Delegate Pamela Queen (D) of District 14 and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to recognize three local businesses for their customer service and longevity in the community early Wednesday. In a recent visit to Ashton, Dempsey’s , El Andariego and Christopher’s Hardware were […]

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June 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Bridge Reopens: The Carroll Avenue Bridge is reopening today in Takoma Park, a month ahead of schedule, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. 2. Business News: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to present proclamations to three Montgomery County businesses today in […]

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