August 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 5. Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. Poolesville’s Town Council also meets, at 7:30 p.m. at Poolesville Town Hall, 19721 Beall St. 2. Business Connect Launches: Montgomery County’s Business Solutions Group […]

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July 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, July 29. Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Council Committees: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room. Topics include a report on housing, population and employment trends since 1990. The Public Safety and Education and Culture committees meet at 2 p.m. […]

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August 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tax Free Week in Maryland Begins: Here’s What Qualifies

Sunday kicked off Maryland’s Tax Free Week and certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland’s six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. For the first time this year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also […]

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August 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

City of Rockville Will Host its Annual ‘Back to School Jam’ on Aug 25

Students in the city of Rockville will have the chance to receive a backpack filled with school supplies at the City of Rockville’s 17th annual Back to School Jam on Aug. 25. Any student who lives or goes to a school in Rockville are eligible to receive the backpacks for $2, according to a news […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales tax! ?#ShopMDTaxFree Aug 13-19! — Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) July 31, 2017

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August 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Schools Looking for Backpack Donations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is looking for more donations to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. The backpacks will be distributed at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. According to MCPS, more than 54,000 students receive free and reduced-price meals, an indicator of need, and many families struggle to afford school […]

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July 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Cancels Back to School Fair (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia has learned that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has canceled its annual Back to School Fair, which typically takes place the weekend before the first day of school. Students head back to class on August 29. Former MCPS interim superintendent Larry Bowers informed the Board of Education of the decision in a memo back […]

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May 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center Celebrates Nurses Week (PHOTO)

It’s National Nurses Week and at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center there are a lot of reasons to celebrate these caregivers. For one, the nurses have taken on a community service project where they collected more than 150 backpacks for Comfort Cases, a nonprofit organization that provides backpacks with essential items like toiletries, pajamas, […]

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August 27, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of Rockville's Back to School Jam

More Than 400 Backpacks Distributed at Rockville’s Back to School Jam

The City of Rockville and a wide variety of community partners distributed more than 400 backpacks to children in need at the City’s 14th Annual Back to School Jam earlier this month. The school supplies were distributed for $2 per backpack at the event and in the days leading up to the start of the […]

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August 21, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know, Today, Aug. 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 21, in Montgomery County: 1- Find out where you can chose from 15 local wineries, listen to local bands and check out a cooking demonstration here. 2- Councilmember Cherri Branson is asking the Montgomery County Police to publicly release the results of an investigation into alleged excessive […]

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