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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dogs from Louisiana Shelter Damaged By Hurricane Laura Arrive in Montgomery County

Sixteen shelter dogs from Morehouse Humane Society in Bastrop, La. arrived at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood on Thursday. The Louisiana dog shelter received significant damage from the Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura. Now that the dogs are safely in Montgomery County, Morehouse Humane Society—which has been without power since […]

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August 31, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Montgomery County Transfer Station

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Montgomery County Central Transfer Station on Frederick Road in the Rockville area on Sunday evening. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) units arrived on the scene around 6:45 p.m. after a report of a pallet of batteries on fire in the hazardous waste materials storage area of […]

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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Ransacked Car Found in Silver Spring Garage

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested a Derwood man for offenses related to breaking into a car in Silver Spring. Police said in a statement that an officer was on routine patrol Saturday at about 4:07 a.m. when he heard a car alarm sound from the Wayne Avenue Garage. The officer found two men […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is officially back open and is celebrating its annual Clear the Shelters event—but this time—all month long. Throughout August, pet fees will be cut by at least 50%. MyMCMedia caught up with Maria Anselmo, the community relations manager for Montgomery County Animal Services, to get the lowdown on adopting […]

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August 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Aug. 6, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Wet Day Ahead: Thunderstorms are expected today and the area is under a flash flood watch until midnight. 2. ICYMI Barnes & Noble New Store: Barnes & Noble opened a new bookstore location in Rockville Wednesday. 3. Board of […]

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June 25, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Magruder Students Petition for School Name Change

Students at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood are petitioning the Montgomery County Board of Education to change their school name after discovering their namesake was a slaveowner. The petition comes a little over a week after Richard Montgomery High School students launched a similar initiative that garnered over 3,100 signatures. “Our high school […]

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April 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Greater Derwood Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. Another resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Derwood, Shady Grove, King Farm and Traville Gateway areas is the MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be […]

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April 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Five More Places in Montgomery County Selling Face Masks to the Public

CORRECTION: Derwood Cleaners is not selling masks. The store has been removed from this list. Trying to find a business selling face masks to the public? Finding it frustrating at best to make a mask from a T-shirt? Maybe we can help. Last week, Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers this question, “Know anyone […]

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March 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Distillery Uses its Alcohol to Make Hand Sanitizer

Edgardo Zuniga, founder of Twin Valley Distillers in Rockville, is using its alcohol to produce and sell hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Zuniga said what would have been bourbon on Thursday became sanitizer instead.  

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