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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

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July 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preste Atención si Recibe Paquetes de Semillas no Solicitadas de China

Varias personas están recibiendo paquetes de China que no ordenaron, según los departamentos estatales de agricultura de los Estados Unidos. El Departamento de Agricultura de Maryland (MDA) siguió el paso de  varios otros estados, y anunció el lunes que está al tanto de personas que reciben “paquetes de semillas no solicitados de China”. El MDA […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Among Those Receiving Unsolicited Packages of Seeds from China

People are receiving packages from China they didn’t order, according to state agriculture departments across the U.S.   The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) followed several other states and announced Monday that it is aware of people getting “unsolicited packages of seeds from China.” The MDA said it is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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February 7, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Gaithersburg Lab Looks to Release First Coronavirus Vaccine

With the coronavirus growing more deadly each day, several companies are racing to produce the first vaccine or antiviral medication to combat the spread of the virus. One company that seems to have made large strides towards finding a vaccine, is Gaithersburg-based Novavax. The genome of the coronavirus was published last month, which opened the […]

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January 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Autoridades de Montgomery se Preparan ante Coronavirus

Aunque no hay casos confirmados de coronavirus en Maryland, Virginia o el Distrito de Columbia, los funcionarios del condado de Montgomery dicen que no se arriesgan. Los funcionarios del condado han participado en varias conferencias telefónicas informativas con los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades en Atlanta y el Departamento de Salud de Maryland para […]

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January 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak and Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Taking No Chances With Coronavirus

Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia, Montgomery County officials are taking no chances. The appropriate county officials have participated in several informational conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maryland Department of Health to learn all they can, said […]

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October 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan to be Honored at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville

Award-winning author Amy Tan will be honored at the 23rd Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville on Oct. 12. The literary festival was started in 1996 to honor the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald — who’s buried in a small Rockville cemetery with his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald — and other influential American literary […]

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August 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Police Officer Wins Three Gold Medals in International Competition

Montgomery County police officer Sherif Almiggabber returned home recently after winning three gold medals in the World Police and Fire Games. The games were held in Chengdu, China from August 8-18. Officer Almiggabber, who serves in the Community Engagement Division, won his three gold medals in Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling and grappling events. Almigabber […]

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October 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Save the Date: World of Montgomery Festival Returns Oct. 21 in Rockville

The World of Montgomery Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. The festival, in its 10th year, celebrates the many diverse cultures of Montgomery County residents through traditional arts, multicultural music, food, dance and hands-on activities. Admission and activities are free. The featured countries in this year’s festival […]

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February 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Reassures Montgomery County Residents of All Cultures and Faiths in Happy New Year Video

In a video message posted on the Montgomery County YouTube page, Executive Ike Leggett wishes residents a happy Lunar New Year. He is also reassuring residents of all cultures and faiths about life in Montgomery County. “I want to extend my warmest greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous year of the rooster,” […]

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