September 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Attend Montgomery Community Media Virtual Open House On Friday 

Montgomery Community Media will hold a virtual open house this Friday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. for participants to learn about upcoming courses, programming and free events this fall. Whether media-making is your passion or profession, MyMCM offers programming for everyone. Participants have the opportunity to take courses to earn certifications, use MyMCM facilities and […]

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August 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Quince Orchard High School COVID-19 Outbreak Reaches 26 Cases 

A COVID-19 outbreak at Quince Orchard High School related to the football team has grown to 26 cases. Principal Elizabeth Thomas reported six cases last Tuesday on Aug. 17. The next day, that number increased to 10 and on Thursday there were 16 total cases. On Friday, there were 20. As of Monday, the Gaithersburg […]

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November 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leaf Collection Begins Monday

It is that time of year again. Grab those rakes and leaf blowers. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation begins its annual leaf vacuuming program Nov. 9. The county is divided into districts, and each district will have its leaves collected twice. Enter your address online to see when the trucks will be in the […]

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October 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Ready for Fall? Use these Fall Foliage Maps to Prepare

Fall foliage in Montgomery County is currently in the midpoint range, but nearing its peak, according to this week’s Fall Foliage Report by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “The spectrum of autumnal colors is quickly emerging in full splendor in Montgomery County,” Seasonal Ranger Ryan Keller for Seneca Creek State Park reported. Maples, hickories, […]

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September 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Authorizes Schools to Begin Fall Sports Season, MCPS Stays Virtual

All Maryland school systems can begin an in-person formal fall sports season on Oct. 7, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Thursday. Practices can begin Oct. 7 and competition season begins Oct. 27.  The golf competition season is the exception and it begins Oct. 7, also. School systems that choose not […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Athletic Association Details Second Semester Plan for High School Sports

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released its “Roadmap for Return to Interscholastic Athletics and Extracurricular Activities” on Friday detailing a two-semester plan for high school sports.  The MPSSAA decided that during the second semester, which begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends June 19, competitions will be allowed and seasons will operate on […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Every Maryland County ‘Fully Authorized’ for In-Person Schooling

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that as a result of improving health metrics, every county in Maryland is now “fully authorized” to begin safely reopening schools for in-person learning. “Now nearly everyone agrees that there is no substitute for in-person instruction,” he said at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said he hears from parents every day […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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October 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

Child Survives Nine Story Fall in White Oak

A girl, possibly about 3 years old, fell out of a ninth-floor window Wednesday, and suffered only minor injuries, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said. The child likely landed on bushes or mulch, Piringer said. An ambulance from the Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department took the girl to a hospital, he said. […]

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September 30, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

AMP by Strathmore Announces Fall Concert Series

AMP by Strathmore announced their fall opening lineup of concerts starting Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Amp will be hosting plenty of lively, swinging concerts along with cabaret, live music, comedy, and a four-part lecture series. Featuring talented artists like the former lead singers of The Temptations, The Platters, The Drifters, Venezuelan singer Nella, Afro Cuban […]

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