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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April 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Maestro de Secundaria es Arrestado por Posesión de Pornografía Infantil

Kevin Bremerman, de 35 años y residente de Damascus, fue arrestado y acusado de 10 cargos por posesión de pornografía infantil. Bremerman es maestro en la escuela secundaria Roberto Clemente en Germantown, pero el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) enfatizó que estas ofensas no involucran a estudiantes, y señaló en un comunicado […]

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April 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Middle School Teacher Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Kevin Bremerman, 35, of Damascus Park Terrace in Damascus, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He is a middle school teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, but Montgomery County Police Department stressed that these offenses do not involve students. However, MCPD wrote in a news release, “investigators are […]

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March 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Damascus Fuel Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Frederick County Crash

A fuel truck driver from Damascus died Tuesday during a fiery crash in Frederick County, according to Maryland State Police. William J. Costigan, 57, was hauling diesel fuel westbound on Interstate 70 near Exit 68 in Mount Airy when his truck drove off the left side of the road and into the median around 3 […]

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March 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Eight County Recreation Centers Resume In-Person Activities

It’s been a challenging year to stay fit, but hope is on the horizon as Montgomery County Department of Recreation is gradually reopening its community centers. So far, eight of the county’s 21 community centers have reopened: Bauer Drive Recreation Center in Rockville, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, Plum Gar Recreation Center […]

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March 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Spring Ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday

We can look forward to an extra hour of sunlight soon, even though it might feel as if we’re losing a bit of sleep. Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts Sunday morning, March 14, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before going to sleep Saturday night. The changeover back to […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Grandson Vaccinates Grandmother He Hasn’t Seen Since Pandemic Began

It has been hard for Montgomery County Career Firefighter and Paramedic Mike Rechen, who hasn’t seen his 90-year-old grandmother in at least year due to the pandemic. But that all changed March 9 as he joyfully administered her dose of COVID-19 at Richard Montgomery High School. Rechen, 28, grew up frequently seeing his grandmother, Shirley […]

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February 26, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Ocho Centros Recreativos Comunitarios Reabrirán de Manera Limitada el Lunes

El Departamento de Recreación del Condado de Montgomery reabrirá ocho centros recreativos communications a partir del lunes 1 de marzo, según un comunicado emitido por el condado.  Los siguientes centros abrirán de manera limitada:  Bauer Drive, Damascus, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Jane E. Lawton, Plum Gar, Potomac, Praisner  y White Oak. Según el condado, los residentes podrán programar una cita para […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Eight County Rec Centers Will Open March 1 on Limited Basis

Not only are some Montgomery County Public Schools opening March 1. So are eight of the county’s community recreation centers. Opening on a limited schedule are these recreation centers – Bauer Drive, Damascus, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Jane E. Lawton, Plum Gar, Potomac, Praisner and White Oak. County officials announced Friday that residents may schedule a time to use […]

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December 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

‘Small Town Boy’ Funk Overcomes Injuries to Have Breakout Senior Year

After a career full of injuries, Maryland running back Jake Funk is ending his college football career on a high note. And getting recognition from outside the program. Funk overcame torn ACLs (one in each knee) the last two years to have his career year in 2020. The senior running back and former Damascus High […]

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