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July 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, July 22, In Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Summer Concert: There’s a free concert tonight at Glen Echo Park, located on Macarthur Boulevard. From 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the United States Marine Band will perform. Click here to register. Join us TONIGHT at 7:30pm for the first Summer Concert of the […]

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July 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, July 21, In Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Redistricting Meeting: The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual meeting for Montgomery County residents at 6 p.m. Residents must register to receive information about how to attend and provide testimony. Redistricting Meeting for County Set for Wednesday 2. […]

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July 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, July 20, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 20, and Muslim people around the world are celebrating the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, which is the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. The meeting will […]

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July 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, July 19, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, July 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Teacher Headed to the Olympics:  John F. Kennedy High School teacher Thea LaFond is headed to the Tokyo Olympics to compete for the Caribbean nation of Dominica. LaFond holds the Maryland record in the women’s triple jump. This […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two-Vehicle Collision in Damascus Sends Two Adults to Hospital

Two adults were taken to a hospital following a collision in Damascus Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A two-vehicle collision occurred on the 24800 block of Woodfield Road, Piringer reported around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Both vehicles overturned, according to photos from Piringer. One person was trapped […]

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June 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries’ ‘Tails and Tales’ Summer Reading Program Returns

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) summer reading program returns this summer to help school-age youth to develop life-long reading habits. This year the theme of the summer program is “Tails and Tales.” Students may sign up for the program online or at any library branch. The program includes reading lists, learning activities, and virtual events. […]

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June 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Incendio de una Casa en Damascus Causa $800,000 en Daños y Desplaza a Familia

Una casa en Damascus se incendió el lunes por la noche después de que probablemente fue alcanzada por un rayo, causando alrededor de $800,000 en daños a la casa y las casas vecinas. Según Pete Piringer, portavoz de los Servicios de Rescate y Bomberos del Condado de Montgomery, la familia que vive en la casa, […]

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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus House Fire Causes $800,000 in Damages, Displaces Family

A house in Damascus caught fire on Monday evening after it was likely struck by lightning, causing about $800,000 in damages to the home and neighboring homes. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the family that lives in the home—cosisting of two adults and three children—have been displaced but […]

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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ledo’s Offering Free Pizza to Marylanders Vaccinated in May, June

Maryland is now offering pizza to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine during the months of May and June. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday a partnership between the state and Ledo Pizza to incentivize the importance of getting vaccinated. From May 13 through June 30—or until at least 10,000 pizzas are distributed—Ledo Pizza chains […]

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May 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

May 21 is Bike to Work Day

The annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in the D.C. region takes place Friday, May 21. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association host the event each year during May which is celebrated as Bike to Work Month. Bikers may register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. All registrants will be entered in a regional bicycle raffle, and the […]

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