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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Returns Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests.  The fair is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 9 and then is open from 10 […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 8-11

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 8 – 11. Carpe Diem! Silver Spring Dance: On the second Thursday of every month, enjoy the fun as well as the mental and physical health benefits of dancing with others. No experience required. Each session starts at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute lesson, […]

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August 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Five Medals at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. After her final race at the Pan Pacific swimming championships held in Tokyo, Katie Ledecky increased her medal count by five. She won three gold medals in the individual 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle races, a bronze […]

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August 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Friday, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Human Trafficking: Governor Larry Hogan joined officials in Rockville Thursday, Aug. 9, to announce increase efforts to combat human trafficking in the state. 2. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg and runs through […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Coming Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 10 through Aug. 18, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests. Make sure to come with an empty belly to have room for turkey legs, pupusas, fried mac ‘n’ […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Will Josiah Henson Be Honored With New High School?

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. See note below. A request to Montgomery County Public Schools would name a new high school after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was a slave in Montgomery County and who ultimately helped 118 slaves to freedom in Canada. The request comes from Montgomery County Council […]

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August 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

One Year Later: Candlelight Vigil at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Flower Branch Apartments for a candlelight vigil on Aug. 10th at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the fatal natural gas explosion that claimed the lives of seven people. The vigil was organized by CASA to remember those who lost their […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Flower Branch Apartments Vigil: Today is the one year anniversary of the fatal explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring.  An 8 p.m. vigil is planned to celebrate the resilience of the community. 2. School’s Out Again: Montgomery County […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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