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July 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Angered by Elrich Joke That Council is ‘Fact Proof’

Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz expressed disdain for a remark made by County Executive Marc Elrich before a media briefing began on Wednesday In a story first reported by The Seventh State, Elrich joked that the county council is “fact proof” in regard to COVID-19 statistics around the county’s Hispanic population. On […]

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July 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

The Grille at Flower Hill Did Not Reopen for Second Visit from County   

The Grille at Flower Hill is closed indefinitely after the owner received an abundance of social media backlash for a now-deleted Facebook post that said his employees will not wear face masks.  The Grille’s Facebook page is now nowhere to be found, and the owner told MyMCMedia that he has taken it down. He said […]

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July 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Enforcement With ‘The Grille’ Will be Escalated Based Solely on Facebook Post

Montgomery County is “keenly” aware of the now-deleted Facebook post from The Grille at Flower Hill that said employees will not be wearing face masks, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. The Facebook post came after a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) environmental […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘If That Bothers You Then Please Dine Elsewhere’: Gaithersburg Restaurant Refuses Mask Protocol

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg has been receiving attention – not the good kind – on social media after a now-deleted Facebook post from a manager or owner saying that employees will not wear face masks.  “Let me be very clear… my staff will not wear face masks while working here at the […]

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June 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Hola Montgomery Facebook Group Tops 1,000 Member Milestone

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) launched “Hola Montgomery” last year to better serve and to start a dialogue with Montgomery County’s Spanish-speaking community. Recently, the Facebook group that bears the same name hit the 1,000 member milestone. Introduced in May 2019 by MCM, a non-profit organization, Hola Montgomery content can be found on all of MCM’s platforms: […]

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June 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Patagonia Pulling Facebook Ads for ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ Campaign

Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and apparel brand, announced Sunday it would pull all Facebook and Instagram ads until the company participated in “meaningful action” to actively stop the spread of disinformation and hate on the platform. Patagonia is proud to join the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. We will pull all ads on Facebook and […]

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June 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery Alcanza Mil Seguidores en el Grupo de Facebook

Tras un año del lanzamiento de la iniciativa “Hola Montgomery”, para servir a la comunidad de habla hispana que reside en el condado de Montgomery, el grupo de Facebook que lleva el mismo nombre alcanzó este lunes mil seguidores. Montgomery Community Media es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que en mayo de 2019 decidió […]

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June 18, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery County Recreation Hosting Online Scavenger Hunt

Montgomery County Recreation announced a 10-week long scavenger hunt, which started Friday, June 12 and will continue until Monday, August 17. At the start of each week, Montgomery County Recreation will post a new challenge on their Facebook page. This week’s challenge includes activities such as, cooking a healthy meal, using your body to spell […]

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April 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery será el Anfitrión de la Celebración Virtual del Día de la Tierra

El Departamento de Protección Ambiental del Condado de Montgomery organizará un evento de transmisión en vivo durante todo el día el miércoles 22 de abril en honor del 50 aniversario del Día de la Tierra. La transmisión en vivo del Día de la Tierra se llevará a cabo de 9 a.m. a 9 p.m. en […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Montgomery County to Host Virtual Earth Day Celebration

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting an all day livestream event on Wednesday, April 22 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day livestream will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Facebook. The event will include 20 presenters for 17 live sessions, according to […]

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