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April 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Germantown Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Germantown area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Silver Diner Providing Free Meals for Children and Families in Need

Silver Diner has partnered with Real Food For Kids to provide free meals for children and families in need. Beginning Wednesday, families may stop by the Silver Diner located at Rio in Gaithersburg to receive a free grab-and-go meal Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No ID or proof of need is […]

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April 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Clarksburg Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Clarksburg area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Gets 220 Gallons of Sanitizer from Frederick Distillery

A distillery in downtown Frederick is giving 220 gallons of hand sanitizer at cost to Montgomery County’s First Responders as well as some non-profits and small businesses. Last week, McClintock Distilling Company gave the county 50 gallons of high proof alcohol that was converted into hand sanitizer by another company, said Braeden Bumpers, one of […]

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March 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda’s Marriott Headquarters Furloughs Thousands

Marriott International, which is headquartered in Bethesda, announced it has laid off thousands of employees and temporarily closed some of its hotels throughout the world to help it weather the Coronavirus pandemic. In many of its hotels, “we are moving to shortened work weeks, in the U.S., we are also putting in place [mandatory] temporary leaves […]

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March 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

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IRS Extends Deadline to File, Pay Taxes Until July 15

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Saturday, that the deadline to file and pay federal income tax has been extended from April 15 to July 15 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This applies to individuals and businesses. And there is no need to file Form 4868 (individual taxpayer) or Form 7004 (business) for the […]

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March 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Orders Nonessential Businesses to Close, Announces Business Relief Funds

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered all nonessential businesses in Maryland to close by 5 p.m. Monday to help combat the potential spread of the coronavirus. “We are not issuing or ordering a sheltering in place directive, or forcing people to stay home,” Hogan said. However, Hogan said the state is saying “unless you have essential […]

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March 19, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Despite Coronavirus Crisis, Montgomery County Golf Courses are Packed

If you’re driving by a golf course expecting to see an empty field, you’re in for a surprise. While most businesses are shut down or severely cutting back, local golf courses are surprisingly bustling. Montgomery County Revenue Authority, which owns and operates the nine Montgomery County Golf (MCG) courses, experienced booming business on Thursday when temperatures […]

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March 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Rise Due to COVID-19

Unemployment claims throughout Maryland rose this week as did the number of people calling to see if they were eligible to file a claim. Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance “has received a substantial surge in the number of Marylanders contacting our department about their eligibility to receive unemployment insurance benefits during COVID-19,” […]

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March 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Distillery Uses its Alcohol to Make Hand Sanitizer

Edgardo Zuniga, founder of Twin Valley Distillers in Rockville, is using its alcohol to produce and sell hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Zuniga said what would have been bourbon on Thursday became sanitizer instead.  

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