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April 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at five testing sites today, and 12 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

ArcLight Cinemas Closing Permanently, Including Westfield Montgomery Location 

ArcLight Cinemas is permanently closing all locations after shutting its doors more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with locations in Boston, Chicago and California, there was one ArcLight theater in Maryland — at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. It first opened its doors in 2014. Theaters in Montgomery County were […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase Up For Sale

The National 4-H Council announced it is selling its Chevy Chase-based national conference center in March. The council’s decision to sell was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic stress it has placed on the youth organization. The National 4-H Conference Center has been closed since March 2020. “In 4‑H programs, kids and teens […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Capital Crescent Digital Display Counts Bicyclists and Pedestrians

A real-time digital trail display that counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was installed April 9 next to Ourisman Honda in Bethesda. The counter display is approximately eight feet tall and two feet wide. It is double-sided and displays the number of pedestrians on one side […]

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April 12, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Upcoming Bethesda Film Fest Showcases Local Filmmakers

April 16 marks the 9th annual Bethesda Film Fest, a documentary film festival featuring the works of local filmmakers, uncovering stories of the DMV and beyond. First on the lineup is Isabelle Carbonell’s “A Mirror of the Earth.” Carbonell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Rockville. Her film’s subject is a small mining town in […]

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April 8, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Un Año Después, las Bibliotecas del Condado Siguen Sin Poder Abrir Completamente

A medida que más personas reciben la vacuna contra el coronavirus, la vida comienza a parecerse a una “nueva normalidad”: los niños regresan a las aulas, la gente come afuera y los centros de recreación permiten que algunos clientes usen sus instalaciones. En vista de que se cesan las restricciones para los establecimientos, los edificios […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Giant Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at All Montgomery County Locations

Giant Pharmacy is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents at all 152 in-store pharmacy locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Maryland — including those in Montgomery County. “We’re honored to have the privilege of now being able to offer the vaccine at all 152 of our pharmacy locations to further assist in efforts […]

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April 2, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Ensemble Food Hall Made Debut in Bethesda This Week

Ensemble, a digital food hall, from the owner of Ted’s Bulletin, opened in Bethesda on Wednesday. The concept of a  “digital food hall” is that all food is only available for pickup or delivery, and must be ordered through the Ensemble mobile app. The idea derived from the contactless world society has grown accustomed to […]

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