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August 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 20, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Aug. 20, and it’s the final day of the Democratic National Convention. This evening former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, is scheduled to speak. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Public Hearing on 495, 270: Tonight is the second of four virtual public hearings […]

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August 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Seven-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than 11 Maryland Jurisdictions

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,180 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.27% increase from the 19,127 cases reported Tuesday. Since the first case in March, 774 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Tuesday, according to the […]

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August 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 19, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Two Lanes on ICC Closed: Maintenance will take place on parts of westbound Intercounty Connector (MD 200) between Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Shady Grove Road from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Only one lane will remain open. More information here.  2. […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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August 5, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Silver Spring Offers Three Grab and Go Food Distributions in August

A grab and go boxed groceries and meal distribution will take place Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring.  TODAY! A Grab and Go food distribution event is scheduled from 1 – 3 p.m. at 31 Norwood Road in Silver Spring. For additional food resources, visit the County's website: […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert for Monday Afternoon

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The National Weather Service expects the heat index to be above 95 degrees. County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. County facilities, including libraries, swimming pools, recreation, senior […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 19. Another hot and humid day with temperatures in the 90s. Here’s the forecast. 1. Meet Poolesville HS Principal:  Poolesville High School’s principal Mark Carothers has scheduled three times to meet with the community to learn about his background and vision for the school, ask questions and express concerns.  The first […]

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August 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Disaster Loans for July 8 Flood Offered to MoCo Residents and Businesses

The  U.S. Small Business Administration  is making disaster loans available to those affected by the July 8 floods. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to help residents and businesses who may be eligible for financial assistance due to damage from the July 8 flood. […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Lakeforest Sale Happened ‘Unbeknownst to City,’ Gaithersburg Mayor Says

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman commented on the news that the “core of Lakeforest [Mall] was sold” has been sold to WRS Inc., a South Carolina retail shopping center developer. During an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, Ashman said that Gaithersburg city officials were left in the dark about the recent sale to WRS Inc. Ashman […]

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August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Animal Adoption Fees Waived for Clear the Shelters Event

UPDATED 8.21.17 More than 100 animals from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center found forever homes during a nationwide campaign titled, “Clear the Shelters.” This is the third year the department waived adoption fees in an effort to find homes for the homeless animals, according to Katherine Zenzano, community outreach coordinator for the adoption […]

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