July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: This Weekend We Celebrate Being ‘Freer From the Virus Than We’ve Been”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says this Independence Day will be freer than the last. “This weekend we’re celebrating being a little bit freer from the virus than we’ve been,” he said during a press conference Friday as July 4 weekend arrives. He apologized for the county not hosting fireworks this year, but said it […]

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June 23, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery Parks Adds Selfie Stands Throughout the County

In celebration of National Selfie Day on Monday, Montgomery Parks announced the installation of 16 new selfie stands at 13 scenic park locations. The wooden stands have two different ledges that allow for pictures to be taken at different heights for individual selfies or group photos. “While there is no shortage of beautiful scenery throughout […]

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June 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘103 Years Young’: Green Celebrates Special Day with Another Birthday Car Parade

Ida Pearl Green turned 103 years young on June 18. To put 103 years in perspective, Green has been around for two World Wars, two pandemics and seven cycles of the Brood X cicadas. The North Potomac resident celebrated with a drive-by birthday car parade at Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. Green’s family and […]

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July 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Coronavirus Prompts Alternative Fourth of July Celebrations

COVID-19 has forced many Fourth of July celebrations to cancel or go virtual, and Montgomery County is urging residents to celebrate at home. To help the county do so, County Cable Montgomery, MyMCMedia’s PEG Parter, will stream events at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3. “United Montgomery, Stronger Together” will have local music highlights, messages […]

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June 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

102 Years Young: Drive-By Parade Celebrates North Potomac Woman’s Birthday

North Potomac resident Ida Pearl Green turned 102 years young on Thursday. Green’s family and friends honored her with a drive-by parade, honking, cheering and shouting “I love you’s” to celebrate her special day.

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January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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October 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Nationals’ Championship Parade Set for Saturday

The Washington Nationals made history Wednesday night. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the Nats won the World Series beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7. Fans can celebrate with the Nationals during a parade scheduled for Saturday, November 2, according to an announcement from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office early Thursday morning. […]

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June 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Celebrate the Stanley Cup with the Capitals During Parade on June 12

The Washington Capitals made history Thursday night during the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Finals. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the Capitals won a Stanley Cup after beating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1. Fans can celebrate with the Capitals during a parade scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, according to the team’s website. […]

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March 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Hosts Citywide Birthday Party to Celebrate 140 Years

The city of Gaithersburg will host a citywide birthday to celebrate 140 years, according to a news release. On Thursday April 5, six facilities will be decorated for families to enjoy music, activities, food and more. Residents can party hop at the following locations: Casey Community Center 810 S. Frederick Ave. 10 a.m. – Noon […]

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March 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Montgomery County

Irish dancers, pipe and drums, live music, and green drinks (including beer), are some activities residents can experience to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Street Festival- Finnegan’s Wake, an Irish Pub in Rockville, will host its annual street festival on Saturday which begins at 9 a.m. In addition to live entertainment, the pub has activities for […]

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