aug. 13

August 13, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

State’s Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Average Dips to Lowest Rate Yet

Montgomery County recorded 111 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to Maryland Health Department data — bringing its cumulative total throughout the pandemic to 18,752. The three-day rolling average for test positivity in the county ticked up to 3.6% after two straight weeks at 3% or under. One new death was added on Thursday to the […]

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August 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 13, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Aug. 13, and today is Left-Handers Day. Thanks to all you lefties out there for thriving in our right hand dominated world. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Discussion: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will have a virtual conversation about its new draft fall reopening plan at 7 […]

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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Nonprofit Organization Holding Drive-Thru Food Distribution in Germantown Tuesday Afternoon

Two organizations are working to ensure people needing assistance with food don’t go hungry. BlackRock Center’s Upcounty Consolidation Hub and Nourish Now – a nonprofit food bank – is holding a drive-thru food distribution Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Germantown Elementary School, 19110 Liberty Mill Road. People attending the food distribution are […]

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June 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is Canceled This Summer

This August in Gaithersburg there will be less chocolate-covered bacon, pig races, and carnival rides. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair announced the fair has been canceled this summer because of the coronavirus. In order to protect our volunteers, our exhibitors, the citizens of our community, and those who work at the Fair in a […]

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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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 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Redland, Darnestown, Derwood, Cabin John and Washington Grove. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Power outages may […]

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August 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Flash Flood Watch for Monday as NWS Expects Showers and Thunderstorms

The National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch The National Weather Service has put out a flash flood watch for Montgomery County Monday from noon to 10 p.m.  Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon and evening. Flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall is possible. A flash flood watch is in effect from Noon […]

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 13. in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. The Fair Continues: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair continues with events involving goats, birds of prey, pig races and therapeutic riding. Check here for today’s events. 2. Tax-Free Week: Comptroller Peter Franchot will be at Sassanova in Bethesda at […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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