august 7

August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

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

It’s Friday, Aug. 7, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Free COVID Testing: There are three free COVID-19 testing site options available in Germantown and Wheaton today. Appointments are recommended to reduce wait times, but walk-ups are allowed. Click here for more options. 2. Lap Swimming Reservations: Lane reservations for lap swimming are now […]

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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s Community Forum Explores Lynchings in Montgomery County

Film Screenings and Discussion Explore Lynchings in Montgomery County Two films will be screened during a community forum titled “Remembering the Past to Protect the Future” Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The films include “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” a documentary by Robin Hamilton of ARound Robin Productions and […]

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August 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dispose of Unused Medications in Silver Spring Wednesday

Montgomery County police and the Department of Recreation are hosting a Medication Take Back Event on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. People can drop off old and unused prescription drugs at the Mid-County Recreation Center, located at 2004 Queensguard Road in Silver Spring. Need to dispose of expired or unused medication? If so, […]

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July 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPD to Host Blood Drive in August

The American Red Cross is calling for blood donors due to an emergency need. According to the Red Cross, more blood is being used per day than is being donated. Chief medical officer Dr. Pampee Young, spoke about the necessity of blood donors. “Each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced to the emergency […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Lane Closures Planned for Next Five Weekends on Rockville Pike in Bethesda

Over the next five weekends, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will close lanes on Rockville Pike between Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. The lanes will close at 10 p.m. Friday […]

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Parking Restrictions Coming to Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring Next Week (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to restrict parking in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring during the first week of August because of Safe Track repairs on the Metro’s Red Line. The changes are being made to accommodate more commuters on the roadways. According to the DOT website, no […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metrorail’s General Manager on Safe Track Repairs on the Red Line (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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August 7, 2015 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, August 7, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Name That Street: Rockville’s Planning Commission met this week and voted to name the street in front of Choice Hotels International Helen Heneghan Way. 2. Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week: Starting Sunday, August 9, apparel and footwear $100 or less are exempt from the state sales […]

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August 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week and the show includes reports on National Night Out, a national award for a Montgomery County police officer, a Montgomery County Public Schools leadership camp for girls, a unique partnership between Montgomery College and the Correctional Facility, an all-star relay in Rockville and more. […]

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August 7, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez are scheduled to visit with workers at a Montgomery County restaurant today to discuss raising the minimum wage nationally. 2. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz will welcome Floyds 99 Barbershop to downtown Crown […]

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