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August 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recreation Department Extends Summer Camps at Six Community Centers 

The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at select recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program. Per a release from the county, the following centers will extend camps, to begin Monday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16: East County Community Center (Silver Spring) Good Hope Community Center […]

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July 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the county reinstate the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate if the jurisdiction reaches what the CDC defines as “substantial transmission”: 50 new cases per 100,000 residents for seven days, which is about 525 new cases over a seven-day period for the county. According to a county release Friday, “The […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 70 Unaccompanied Minors in Last Few Weeks, Albornoz Says

Over the last few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 70 students who MCPS believes are unaccompanied minors, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz told reporters during a council media briefing Monday.  Albornoz said he learned it during a meeting that morning. He said the county has experience with the situation and has […]

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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and empowered. MyMCM spoke with Dawes about how classes are going. She said many COVID-19 precautions are in place […]

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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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July 17, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Pools to Offer Daily Admission Starting July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20, Montgomery County residents will have access to County pools under daily admission rates. Before you head out to our pools, here are five things you need to know: #MoCoRec #Aquatics #Pools pic.twitter.com/e560Sjyy4R — MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) July 17, 2020 Entry rates for County residents will be $7 for adults, $6 for […]

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June 17, 2020 | Alex Argiris

County Council Approves $10 Million in Emergency Funding for Child Care

The Montgomery County Council has approved a $10 million emergency relief fund for child care centers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Child care programs across the county have been shuttered for months as stay-at-home orders were implemented. The Child Care Recovery Program will aim to offset reopening expenses and losses related to COVID-19. Over 1,300 […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Supports Service Dogs For Children Who Testify

Gov. Larry Hogan is supporting legislation to provide children testifying in Maryland courts with therapy dogs. On Tuesday, Hogan hosted over a dozen therapy dogs at the Maryland State House as he showed his support for the legislation. The bills’ primary sponsors, Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Michael Malone, attended the event. Bills HB311/SB101 are […]

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November 22, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Eight Adoptions Confirmed in Celebration of National Adoption Month

Judges confirmed the adoptions of eight children today in a ceremony at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. The event was a celebration of National Adoption Month.  Children and their families took their turns behind the judges’ desk, where the judge confirmed their petitions for adoption and name changes.  Associate Judge Cynthia Callahan said […]

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