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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January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Schools Cancel Evening Activities

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce all MCPS school-sponsored after-school activities must conclude by 6 p.m. due to the pending winter weather. MCPS-sponsored evening activities after 6 p.m. are canceled. Childcare programs in schools may remain open as scheduled. The school district posted the message on their website at 1:52 p.m. Due to pending inclement […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Man Arrested for Attempted Rape in Derwood

Police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old Gaithersburg man for attempted second-degree rape. According to police, the incident occurred on Friday, Nov. 30. in a Derwood apartment complex located at 8010 Gramercy Blvd. At the time, police say, a woman was working as an apartment cleaner. Police say the man approached the woman and told […]

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November 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Derwood Hit-and-Run Claims Life

Update Monday, Nov. 26: Police says Oscar Eduardo Rivas-Macal, 23, of Washington Grove Lane in Gaithersburg died from his injuries on Nov. 23. Update, 1:10 p.m.: The driver of the Cobalt has been identified as Mario Antonio Jandres-Rivera, 24, of Ginger Court in Germantown. Jandres-Rivera was taken to a local hospital where he is reported […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 15, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Men Honored for Heroic Efforts during Two Separate Dog Attacks

Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division honored two community members, Lucas Burger and Jorge Quintanilla, for their life saving efforts in two separate dog attacks.  The men were presented with Montgomery County Police “Chief’s Certificates of Appreciation” at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood on Friday, Nov. 9. Lucas Burger Rescues […]

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October 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Sunday, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Sunday at midnight and is effective until 10 a.m. on Monday 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 […]

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October 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Just So You Know: Saturday Happenings Oct. 20

Here are a number of things to do Saturday, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County. Heritage Harvest Celebrate autumn and the fall harvest in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. Stop and visit a wide variety of farms. Fun family activities will include farm tours, markets, crafts for kids, farm animals, and food for sale. Admission is […]

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