Council President Sidney Katz

September 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Council Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Virtually Tuesday

The Montgomery County Council will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month virtually Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:15 a.m. during the Council meeting. The event is hosted by Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz, and Council President Sidney Katz. The celebration will pay tribute to local residents for their service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Hosting Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next business briefing Friday, Oct. 2 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The virtual briefing will take place on Zoom. Katz will be accompanied by Kelly Leonard, host for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network, as well as Katheryn Hoerster, owner and operator of Nothing Bundt Cakes […]

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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Local Business Owners Join Katz For Friday Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next virtual business briefing Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be joined by Anna Hargrave, executive director of the Community Foundation, and Julie Verratti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company. The group will discuss recovery efforts from COVID-19’s economic impact. Those who wish to […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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August 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $1.1 Million to Non-Profit Food Providers

Montgomery County awarded $1,126,100 to 28 local food assistance providers to expand their work into hard-to-reach communities during the global pandemic. These grants are designed to support community nonprofit purchases of refrigerators and freezers, shelving and space enhancements, vehicles, forklifts, hand trucks, computers and software, as well as repairs to existing infrastructure. These purchases will […]

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August 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Controversy Continues to Swirl Around Opening of Nonpublic Schools

As schools and students prepare to begin the new year, a decision as to whether nonpublic schools may welcome students into their classrooms appears fluid. On Wednesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an amended directive, which doubled down on his earlier decision that nonpublic schools could only teach virtually until at least Oct. […]

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July 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, July 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wheaton COVID-19 Testing Clinic: Today’s clinic has moved from the County’s Amherst parking garage to the parking garage beneath the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. Testing hours are 8 a.m. to noon. 2. Smithsonian Begins to Reopen: The Smithsonian’s […]

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July 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 17 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, July 17, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Update:  The City of Rockville’s Mayor and Council hold a virtual conference call at 9 a.m. today to discuss city operations in response to the pandemic. Here’s the agenda. 2. Business Briefing:  Council President Sidney Katz hosts the tenth […]

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July 16, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Sierra Club Rallies Support for Solar Paneling on County Agricultural Reserve

The Sierra Club of Maryland Chapter and Montgomery County group is urging residents to email councilmembers to support a resolution that would allow the construction of solar panel systems on the county agricultural reserve. The resolution, formally known as Zoning Text Amendment 20-01, will allow a portion of land within the agricultural reserve to be […]

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July 15, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Newly Introduced Special Appropriation Could Help Homeowners Hurt By COVID-19

The Montgomery County Council introduced a special appropriation of $2,025,000 Tuesday to assist financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities.  Today the Council introduced a special appropriation of $2,025,000 to provide short-term assistance for financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities. It was spearheaded by Council President @MC_Council_Katz. 👀➡️Learn more about it: — Montgomery Council […]

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