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August 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. One Year Later: This week marks the first anniversary of the Flower Branch Apartments fire in Silver Spring. See Phyllis Armstrong’s thought-provoking piece on the lessons learned from the catastrophic natural gas explosion. 2. The Sky Is Falling: Gaithersburg’s Observatory Park and […]

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August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered in Maryland in Memory of Naval Officer Xavier Martin

Flags in Maryland will be lowered to half staff on Wednesday in memory of Navy Petty Officer First Class Xavier Alec Martin of Halethorpe. Martin was killed on June 18, while serving aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset […]

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August 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: Stay weather alert. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Montgomery County beginning at noon. Flash #Flood Watch has been issued. 1-1.5″ expected on average, localized 3″+ totals possible. Urban areas most susceptible. […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville to Host Four Weeks of Free Movies in the Parks

The big screens will return to neighborhood parks in the City of Rockville in August, according to a news release. Residents are invited to bring blankets, chairs and food for an evening of family-friendly movies. Movies are free of charge and begin at dusk; approximately 8 p.m. The 2017 schedule is below: Aug. 2- “Toy Story” […]

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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Local Olympians: Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky competes for her second  Rio Olympic games gold medal tonight in the 200-meter freestyle. Dickerson native Ashley Nee qualified Monday for the semifinals in the women’s kayak slalom with a time of 105.06 seconds. Watch video of […]

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August 8, 2014 | Staff Writer

Poolesville’s First Music & Arts Festival Aug. 9

The First Annual Poolesville Music & Arts Festival will be held Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave. The free outdoor concert includes eight bands, crafts, face painting, family face painting and food. wine tasting and more. Rocklands Farm Winery will feature wine tasting. Proceeds will benefit Poolesville’s […]

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August 8, 2014 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner (Photos)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar: Saturday, August 9 Visit Poolesville for the First Annual Music & Arts Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Whalen Commons. Montgomery County Agricultural Fair at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adventure Theatre presents Pinkalicious in Glen […]

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July 22, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Salary Input Wanted for Public Officials

Montgomery County’s Compensation Committee, which every four years is charged with examining the salaries of certain county elected officials—including those of the County Executive and members of the County Council—is seeking public comment as it prepares to make salary recommendations that would apply for the next four-year term. The seven-member committee also will make recommendations […]

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