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March 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Happy first day of Spring! Today is Wednesday, March 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Networking Event: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “After Five Mixer” at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Gaithersburg from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by and network with other professionals while enjoying food […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Celebrates Spring with Free Italian Ice Wednesday

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard is celebrating the start of spring by offering free Italian Ice on Wednesday. The celebration is from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. The following Rita’s are in Montgomery County, and they’ll be participating in this event: Olney: 3233 Spartan Road Derwood: 7211 Muncaster Mill Road Silver Spring: 13621 Georgia Avenue Lakeforest Mall: 701 […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens of Residents Affected By Gaithersburg Apartment Fire

According to Pete Piringer, the chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, 24 apartment units at the Saybrooke Apartment building on Sunny Brook Terrace in Gaithersburg were affected by a fire Friday. The initial 911 call came at 1:30 p.m. from a passerby in the “area of mid-county highway and Woodfield Road,” said Piringer. Update […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Cleanup Following Trees Downed by Heavy Winds

Strong winds toppled trees across Montgomery County on Sunday night and Monday morning. According to Pepco online outage maps, less than 150 customers in Montgomery County are without power. Remember to report power outages, here are the phone numbers to call for the three companies that serve Montgomery County: BG&E – 1.877.778.2222 First Energy/Potomac Edison […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County. 1. 11th annual Health IT Summit: Today is AFCEA Bethesda’s 11th Annual Health IT Summit at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The conference brings together 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals who explore strategies to leverage technology and advance healthcare options. […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open on Time Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Tuesday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 5 a.m. The National Weather Service expects 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon. MCPS canceled all field trips for the day. The school district will monitor the forecast and weather conditions and plan […]

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Release Surveillance Footage of Man Involved in Derwood Bank Robbery

Police have released surveillance footage of a man involved in a robbery at Bank of America in Derwood. They are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. According to police, the robbery occurred on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the morning. Gaithersburg police responded to the incident at 10:18 a.m. Police say that a man approached […]

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