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July 19, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Local Parks Host Return of ‘Movies in the Parks’

“Movies in the Parks” makes a comeback this summer.  Here’s the schedule: “Remember the Titans” – Jesup Blair Local Park, July 23, at 8 p.m. on the sports field behind the historic building “Coco” – South Germantown Recreational Park, Aug. 27, at 7:15 p.m. on the lawn next to the Adventure playground “Enchanted” – Fairland […]

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August 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: 601 New State Cases, 73 in County on Friday

The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported 73 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 19,806. With a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.42% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has […]

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August 27, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Averages: 3.3% Statewide, 2.36% in County

The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported 87 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 19,733. With a lower rate than 16 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.36% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has […]

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August 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

National Zoo: We Hope to Have a Healthy Cub in the Coming Days!

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is anxiously awaiting the birth of a giant panda cub. Friday the Zoo revealed Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) appeared to be pregnant based on the results of an ultrasound. 🐼🤞 Our vets detected tissue consistent with fetal development during giant panda Mei Xiang’s ultrasound today. It's too early to tell if the […]

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August 6, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Maryland State Fair Cancelled for First Time Since World War II

The 139th Maryland State Fair, which was expected to run between Aug. 27 and Sep. 7, will be cancelled due to COVID-19, organizers announced in a Facebook statement Aug. 5. The event brought more than 500,000 visitors last year. This marks the second time the fair has been cancelled in its 142-year history; the event […]

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August 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert for Monday Afternoon

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Monday from noon to 6 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 centers, […]

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August 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 27 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Seven Things to Do Before Summer Ends: Montgomery Parks list of things to do before summer ends is a great way to spend the last week of summer vacation. 2. NIH Children’s Inn Update: A structural crack in the Inn’s roof […]

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August 24, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, August 25 – August 27 (VIDEO)

Got weekend plans? This weekend is your last chance to see Adventure Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook in Glen Echo as the show closes Sunday. BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown is holding their annual open house Saturday. The event includes art classes and exhibits, scavenger hunt, class demonstrations, and […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Eunice Lewis Seagraves Portrays Underground Railroad Conductor in “Harriet Tubman: Defender” at Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) present two performances of “Harriet Tubman: Defender” during August. The 45-minute play tells the story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who became a well-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born in 1820 into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She escaped slavery in 1849 by fleeing to Philadelphia […]

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August 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of teen receiving immunization

Free Immunization Clinics Set for August and September (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are reminding parents of important Tdap and MCV4 immunization requirements for seventh graders. Beginning later this week, Montgomery County Health and Human Services staff will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh-grade students at several locations throughout the County. The upcoming clinics will be held at the […]

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