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February 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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February 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 15-Feb. 17

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for details. Here are some additional suggestions for entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 15 Latin Passion:  Grammy-nominated singer Luisito Rosario and […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Here’s a list of offices and services that are open and some that are not on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities are open. Senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 12 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12. Schools are opening on time today. We’re supposed to be getting freezing rain all day. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. MCPS Board of Education Day Business Meeting: MCPS’s Board of Education is meeting today at […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget meetings in February and March. The meetings will provide information on the programs and budgets of the County’s public school system and its community […]

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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Feb. 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Feb. 11. Nice weekend? Today, not so much. Here’s the forecast. 1. Troubled Properties: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee meets to discuss an executive regulation that forth a methodology for designating troubled properties under county law, based on the severity and quantity of violations. You can read the […]

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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February 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 8-Feb. 10

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for details. Here are some additional suggestions for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 8 Christian Sands:  Five-time Grammy nominee, […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Liquor Control Forum: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting a “Get to Know Your Department of Liquor Control Forum” tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. Here are more details. 2. Sherwood Meets BOE: There’s […]

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