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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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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 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Montgomery County Fair Tops Our Weekend Planner, Aug. 11 – 13

Got weekend plans? The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens this weekend at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 11 3 p.m. – midnight, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Battery Lane Band, Friday Night Live, Rockville […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Check out our Weekend Planner for more events happening around the county.   2. On Your Mark: Now is the time to register for the 24th […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Outdoor Film Festival Begins Friday in Silver Spring

The American Film Institute of Silver Spring kicks off its second, annual Silver Screens outdoor film festival this Friday at Veterans Plaza. The movie, Back to the Future Part II, begins at 8 p.m., rain or shine, and movie goers should bring their own seats. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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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 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Students Graduate at Regional High School Summer Ceremony (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) recently held its 2016 regional high school summer school graduation at Richard Montgomery High School. MCPS-TV reports that 100 students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas at the ceremony.

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