October 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Resident Tries to Unseat Reigning ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ

Spoiler alert: if you have not watched Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy! and plan to, do not read on. Bethesda resident Jack Hodges had a great opportunity Wednesday night. He and another contestant were up against reigning Jeopardy! champ Jonathan Fisher who had won seven straight games. Fisher got out to an early lead and […]

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October 19, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda Welcomes Home Olympic Alumna

Claire Collins, a U.S. Olympic Rower, shared her experiences competing in Tokyo at the Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda. Collins grew up in McLean, Va., and is considered a “WES Lifer,” meaning she attended Washington Episcopal School, or WES, from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Although it’s been 10 years since Collins graduated, teachers and staff members […]

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October 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiante de la Escuela Secundaria Walt Whitman Agredió a una Joven en Escuela Churchill

Un estudiante de 17 años de la escuela secundaria Walt Whitman fue detenido el miércoles después de agredir a una estudiante en la escuela secundaria Churchill en Potomac, y empuñar un cuchillo a otros que intentaron intervenir, según la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). La directora de información pública de la policía, Shiera Goff, […]

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October 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Doctor Who Ran 3 Marathons in 3 Days Calls His Wife ‘the Better Runner’

Jordan Tropf of Silver Spring just loves to run. He loves to train. He loves to compete. He loves the quiet, and he loves to check out the scenery along Paint Branch, Sligo Creek and Matthew Henson trails. He also loves going to Olive Garden the night before a race and piling on the carbs. […]

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October 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Walt Whitman High School Student Assaulted Female at Churchill, Brandished Knife at Others

A 17-year-old Walt Whitman High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after he assaulted a female student at Churchill High School in Potomac and brandished a knife at others who tried to intervene, according to Montgomery County Police (MCPD). Police Public Information Director Shiera Goff sent the following statement to MyMCM: “On scene investigation […]

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October 7, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Dr. Collins Announces Retirement as Director of NIH

Dr. Francis Collins will step down from his position as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda by the end of the year. Originally nominated by former President Barack Obama, Collins has led the NIH since 2009. “It has been an incredible privilege to lead this great agency for more than a […]

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October 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Bulb Exchange Program During October for Energy Action Month

October is National Energy Action Month, a federal-wide effort to promote sustainability and energy efficiency while encouraging the smart use of energy, water, and transportation resources. Here in Montgomery County, the public libraries and the Department of Environmental Protection are offering a light bulb exchange program where residents may exchange inefficient light bulbs for energy-efficient […]

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October 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigate Graffiti in Several Locations Including Walter Johnson High School

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating graffiti at five locations near Old Georgetown Road as a “biased incident,” Police Spokesperson Casandra Tressler told MyMCM Tuesday. The locations include Walter Johnson High School, the Georgetown Square Shopping Center, two churches and a museum, Tressler said. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage and trying to find […]

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October 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Elrich Seeks Residents’ Input During Series of Budget Forums

County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a series of budget forums on the county’s next operating budget – Fiscal Year 23.  Residents are invited to attend the forums in person or view them virtually via the internet. The purpose of the forums is to gather input from residents about their priorities for the next fiscal year.  […]

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October 1, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 1, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Oct. 1 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Zinnia Restaurant:  Zinnia, new tavern and garden restaurant in Silver Spring, opens for diners today. The restaurant is located in the long time Mrs. K’s Toll House, which did not reopen after Maryland’s state of emergency ordered businesses closed […]

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