February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Unemployment Claims Fall Slightly

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 13, about 100 fewer residents filed initial claims that week than during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 2,899 county residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according […]

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February 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

U.S. Senate Acquits Trump; Both Maryland Senators Vote to Convict

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin voted Saturday to convict former President Trump during his second impeachment trial. Sixty seven votes were needed to convict Trump, but only 57 senators voted against the former president. All Democrats and seven Republican senators voted to convict. In a statement released shortly after the vote, Van […]

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February 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Cupid’s Undie Run Forced to Change… But Just Barely

A Valentine’s Day tradition, where thousands of people shed their pants and run for a good cause, will now be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cupid’s Undie Run, which usually hosts large crowds in major cities around the country, is opting for a socially distanced version of the event in 2021. View this post […]

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February 8, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MCPS 13th Annual HBCU Fair Set for Feb. 12, 13

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are teaming up to present the 13th annual – and first virtual – HBCU College Fair. The free college-readiness events kick off on Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. with on-the-spot admission and scholarship interviews for 12th-grade students. The […]

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February 12, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 13-17

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb 13-17. Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival:  The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (MAJF) returns to Rockville at the Hilton Hotel at 1750 Rockvlle Pike. The Festival includes amazing jazz performances by top performers and school band competitions. Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16. Click here for more […]

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February 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Celebrate FeBREWary and Green Up Your Home

Maryland’s annual celebration of the state’s craft beer industry, known as FeBREWary, takes place this month.  According to the Brewers Association of Maryland, there are more than 100 operating breweries in Maryland, with 11 located in Montgomery County. Residents have the opportunity to save money and energy by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent […]

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January 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Elrich’s Virtual Town Hall Scheduled for Feb. 13 is Cancelled

Submit Questions Online for County Executive Marc Elrich Update: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s February online chat has been cancelled. The next online chat is scheduled for March. Original post: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting an online chat from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, via the Montgomery County website. This live, […]

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August 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Ofrece Capacitación para Tratar las Sobredosis de Opioides

El Condado de Montgomery está ofreciendo capacitación gratuita sobre el medicamento recetado Naloxona que revierte los efectos de una sobredosis de opioides. Los residentes del condado que requieran de esta capacitación pueden registrarse para asistir a una sesión gratuita. La sesión de capacitación se ofrecerá: Martes 27 de agosto de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Departamento […]

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August 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Medication to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Montgomery County is offering free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction can register to attend a free training session. The training session will be offered: Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Department of […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member can register to attend the training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses. The two-hour training will be offered: Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Department […]

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