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October 16, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County’s First Regional Park Turns 60

2020 marks 60 years since the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Montgomery County, broke ground on Wheaton Regional Park, the county’s first regional park, The M-NCPPC, alongside the Montgomery County Council, officially established the park in 1960, with a grand opening in May of 1961. The park was developed from land already owned […]

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October 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Wheaton Regional Park Upgrade in the Works

Wheaton Regional Park, whose 536 acres include Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Ice Rink, Wheaton Sports Pavilion, a large playground and an extensive trail system, is due for an ungrade so it can best update its master plan and make changes to some of its aging infrastructure and amenities. Residents have about two months to fill out […]

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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, October 1, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, October 1 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Third Annual Active Aging Week Goes Virtual

Montgomery County’s Third Annual Active Aging Week takes place Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The week is part of an international initiative to promote healthy lifestyles, specifically for those 50 years and older. Many programs and opportunities to participate are available throughout the week. Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of […]

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June 19, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Brookside Gardens Offers Online Plant Sale of Summer Annuals

Brookside Gardens is holding their online plant sale of summer annuals Saturday, June 20. Within this sale, individuals have access to pre-selected flats. All flats include 15 plants in 4” pots.  The Montgomery Parks website states, “If you don’t need 15 plants – arrange with your family or neighbors to share a flat! A flat […]

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December 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Dec. 20. 1.It’s National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! This celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to show off their most gaudy holiday sweaters. 2. Animal Encounters: This is a chance to meet an animal in the Meadowside Nature Center Lobby from 2:30 p.m. […]

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December 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, Dec. 19. 1.It’s National Re-Gifting Day: Re-gifting or re-giving is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. As a method of recycling, some people believe that re-gifting is becoming […]

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December 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 10. 1. Council Session: Montgomery County Council will be meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the council agenda and staff reports. This is the last council session of the year. 2. International Human Rights Day: The point is to honor the adoption […]

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October 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Halloween is just 2 days away. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. World Series, Game 6: The Washington Nationals are playing at the Houston Astros tonight in Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. Fox Sports is broadcasting the game. First pitch is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. […]

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September 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, September 12. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Board of Education Meeting: Policy Management Committee to meet at 3:00 p.m. Click here to view the agenda. 2. Rockville State of City Address: Hear from Rockville City Mayor Bridget Newton and City Manager Rob DiSpirito about the current state of […]

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