aug. 11

February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Glen Echo Park’s iconic Dentzel Carousel has reached centenarian status. Many Montgomery County residents have celebrated their own birthdays at the famous carousel and now, residents can celebrate the historic carousel’s 100th anniversary. Over the next several months, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is teaming up with Montgomery County government and the […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

COVID-19 Data: County, State Numbers as of Tuesday

Montgomery County tallied 69 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Maryland Department of Health, bringing the total number of infections to 18,558 since March.  About 54% of coronavirus-related deaths in the county to date were people aged 80 or older, according to demographic data updated by the Montgomery County Government on […]

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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday

The National Weather Service predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the 90s Tuesday afternoon. Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from 1 to 5 p.m. The county issues a hyperthermia alert when the temperatures are expected to reach 95 degrees or higher. People should take precautions to protect themselves, and their […]

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August 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 11 and the county council is on recess through Sept. 11.  Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Tax-Free Week Continues:  All week long in Maryland, shoppers don’t have to pay state sales tax. Take advantage of Maryland Tax-Free Week by fitting in back to school shopping. Here’s […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Virtual Book Tour Ahead of Release of ‘Still Standing’ Memoir

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on social media the release of his upcoming memoir “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” The memoir is cowritten by Ellis Henican, a political analyst on Fox News. Amazon describes the memoir as detailing Hogan’s time as Maryland Governor and his unexpected […]

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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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