COVID-19 and family

May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Poolesville Parks Remain Closed

As various park amenities in Montgomery County reopen, the Poolesville parks will remain closed until May 18. According to a Facebook post on Thursday, the parks could be delayed if there is any significant increase in the hospitalization rates in the State of Maryland. The Town of Poolesville will make a decision the week of […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

MCPS Producing Video to Help Students with College Admissions Process

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will present a pre-recorded video to help navigate the process of college admissions on May 15. Counselors and college representatives will answer questions regarding the college admissions process and how it may be affected by COVID-19 during the upcoming MCPS-TV program geared toward juniors and their families. Juniors and their […]

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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 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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April 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: ‘We’re Going to Hit a Surge’ Before Enough Tests Come

“They’re going to come, but we’re going to hit a surge here before they come,” Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said about COVID-19 testing kits in Maryland.  At a virtual community briefing Thursday, Elrich said one of the federal government’s biggest mistakes was not identifying rapid tests early, and not directing companies with formulas to […]

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April 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rapper’s Delight: Clarksburg Teacher Uses Rap to Educate and Entertain

While students continue to be at home because of COVID-19, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing educational messages every week by rapping to his students virtually. Michael Doggett, an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, is the sponsor of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program. Doggett uses fun lyrics to express how […]

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March 23, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Cooped Up with the Kids? Try These Games

Keeping the kids busy The house is full of adults home from work, and children, out of school and full of energy. As the COVID-19 virus continues to keep families in social isolation mode, what’s a parent to do? MyMCMedia spoke with the YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS) therapeutic game expert for suggestions of […]

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