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February 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 2, in Montgomery County

Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Groundhog Day:  Will Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrity groundhog, see his shadow? According to legend, if it’s sunny and he sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, then an early spring is on the way. Watch […]

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July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville This Week

UPDATED Looking for a bright spot? Grab your camera and head to McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road in Montgomery County this month. That’s where 30 acres of sunflowers have been planted in nine different fields, and they are expected to reach peak bloom in late July. The sunflowers should be in full bloom […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Anglers Hope to Hook Invasive Snakeheads

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting the second Annual “Stop the Snakehead Fishing Derby” June 3 at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park’s Pennyfield Lock, in Blockhouse Point Park off River Road, according to a DNR news release. Interested anglers can register for the free event here. Since the 2002 discovery of […]

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May 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Croydon Park in Rockville Awarded DNR Grant to Replace Playground

Rockville’s Croydon Park Playground received $131,500 from the Department of Natural Resources as one of 23 parks and playgrounds grants. The money will replace an existing 21-year-old playground, and install new picnic tables, benches, pads and trash cans, according to information from DNR. The agency distributed $2.5 million to municipalities across the state.

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nearly 5,000 Deer Killed in Montgomery County During 2016-17 Season

Nearly 5,000 deer were killed in Montgomery County during the 2016-17 hunting season, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported Friday. County hunters killed 1,505 antlered deer, a 7.4 percent increase, and 3,368 antlerless deer, a 0.7 percent increase. The total deer kill was 4,873, a 2.7 percent increase, according to statistics compiled by DNR. […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Woman Attacked by Black Bear in Frederick County

A 63-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear on Wednesday night in Frederick County, according to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official. The bear attack happened around 9 p.m. on Irongate Lane in Frederick, near Middleton, according to Harry Spiker, who is a state bear biologist. Spiker said this is the first time […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County

It’s Yom Kippur.  Here are five more things to know today, Oct. 12th, in Montgomery County: 1. Election Judges Needed: A spokesperson for the Board of Elections says 700 more election judges are needed for Election Day on Nov. 8th. Find out how you can help, here. 2. Street Beat: A van outfitted with special equipment […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Deer Crossing: Five Things to Know to Avoid a Deer-Vehicle Collision

It’s that time of year when deer are often wandering into local roadways as they look for food or mates. Last year, there were 1,965 deer-vehicle collisions reported on roadways in Montgomery County. This fall, officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as […]

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June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Body Found in Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews recovered a body from the Potomac River on Tuesday not far from where a boating accident occurred on Sunday. The body was pulled from the water near Mather Gorge, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Several police agencies were called to the scene. Authorities said a death […]

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