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March 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Franchot Urges State to ‘Sever All Ties’ With Redfield After His Coronavirus Origin Comments

After former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said he believes the coronavirus most likely “escaped” from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the state to cut ties with Redfield, who was appointed a public health senior adviser to Maryland’s coronavirus response team on March 2. “I am of the […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Senior Community Vaccinates 96% of Residents

A senior living community in Silver Spring shared that every resident who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has received both doses. 96% of residents at Riderwood Senior Living Community have been vaccinated, according to a March 4 release.  “We got the shots because we care about our neighbors and want to see more of them,” said […]

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March 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Vaccine Equity Operations Plan

Maryland has launched a COVID-19 vaccine equity plan, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. “Today, to build on all of the months of comprehensive effort, we are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan of any state in America to further address health disparities and the issue of equity and to […]

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February 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Councilmember Glass Denounces Hateful Message

On Feb.23 the Montgomery County Council convened to discuss the adoption of a resolution to combat hate, bigotry, and violence. The resolution was made to promote inclusiveness and affirm the long-standing commitment the county has to ensuring all members of the community are protected from harmful, and hateful actions or speech. Councilmember Evan Glass led […]

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Adventure Theatre to Host 30 Hour Stream-A-Thon on Sunday

The Adventure Theatre will be hosting its first ever Stream-A-Thon starting Sunday Feb.28 at 2 p.m. The event will feature students of the academy, local artists, and several guest appearances. With 30 hours of programming scheduled, the theater will be featuring performances in Broadway, film, and stage. Students and local artists throughout the community will […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Will Hold Town Hall Monday Night to Answer Resident Questions

The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to respond to community concerns. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Board of Education President Shebra Evans will join councilmembers. Local leaders will answer questions from residents and hear concerns. You can […]

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September 18, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Maryland Restaurant Week Kicks Off Friday: ‘They Still Need Our Support’

Starting Friday, The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) kicks off its first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week. It’s finally here! #mdrestaurantweek begins TODAY! Restaurants across the state will be serving up special menus, deals, and featured specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find a restaurant participating near you: https://t.co/uw7hpCJWY3. 🍴 pic.twitter.com/c7doS4fIAJ — MD Restaurant Assoc (@RestaurantsinMD) September […]

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September 10, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Younger Residents Encouraged to Participate in County Listening Session

The office of the County Executive is hosting Resilient Montgomery County, a listening session, Thursday night.  Residents thirty-five-years-old and under are encouraged to participate in the one hour Zoom call starting at 7 p.m. Active participants are eligible to receive a $20 gift card or check as a thank you for participating.  County officials want […]

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May 6, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Virtual Memorial Day Observance to be Held in Gaithersburg on May 30

The City of Gaithersburg is inviting the community to their virtual Memorial Day Observance in honor of all who have given their lives in military service on May 30. The pre-recorded video will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion. Mayor Jud Ashman will deliver […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community has been part of our core mission since the beginning, and that doesn’t stop with a pandemic,” said Lauren Campbell, Strathmore’s Director […]

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