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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis Meetings Announced

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding six meetings to present the Districtwide Boundary Analysis. The districtwide boundary analysis project is designed to provide an assessment of school boundaries by analyzing factors including school facility utilization and capacity, student demographics, school assignment, and travel patterns. The study should provide a summary of the community engagement process. […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council to Decide Fate of Royal Farms in January

Gaithersburg is moving closer to getting Montgomery County’s first-ever Royal Farms. Its fate will be determined on Jan. 6, 2020. On Monday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Gaithersburg City Council held a public hearing about the schematic development plan to build a Royal Farms and Starbucks in the area of North Frederick Avenue and MD […]

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December 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Annual Fire Truck Parade and Menorah Lighting Celebrates Hanukkah

This year, Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 and concludes the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabra known as a menorah. The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and the Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County support an […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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December 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Activates Extreme Cold Plan for Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert for Tuesday beginning at 2 a.m. and until noon due to extreme wind chill. Make sure to dress warmly if outdoors. Pets should be kept indoors if they aren’t suprevised. The best way to protect yourself from hypothermia is staying indoors, if possible.  County officials urge residents to […]

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December 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Bradley Hills Elementary School Ranks First in Maryland for Scholastic Reading Challenge

Bradley Hills Elementary School in Bethesda placed first for Maryland in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge this past summer. The students read more than 8,000 hours during their summer vacation! Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan visited Bradley Hills ES Dec. 4 to congratulate the students. First Lady Yumi Hogan served as Reading Ambassador for this year's […]

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December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Stuff: Council President Roger Berliner, who gives up the “President” mantle on Tuesday, holds his last meeting with the media at 11:30 a.m. The council’s planning commission discusses regulations on vacant buildings at 2 p.m. Also at 2 p.m, the […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Plastic Bag Ban: A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Takoma Park. 2. President’s Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is expected to discuss raising the minimum wage, the landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan […]

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December 2, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Dec. 2 – Dec. 4 (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County is the place to be for holiday light displays. The Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is open from Nov. 25 – Jan 1. The Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is open from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31. The Festival of Lights in Kensington is open […]

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