feb. 27

March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Dr. Fauci Says He ‘Would Definitely Take the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that he “would definitely take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine” in a recent Q&A video on Twitter. There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through the […]

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February 26, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

COVID-19 Testing Available This Weekend for MCPS Staff, Students and Family Members

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prepares to phase students into school buildings beginning Monday, March 1, the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will provide free COVID-19 nasal swab testing this weekend, available to all MCPS staff, students and family members.  “MCPS is committed to a path that returns our students to […]

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February 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Recursos para Hispanos: Conversación Virtual el 27 de Febrero

El Grupo de Acción para el Logro de Estudiantes Latinos (LSAAG), las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), el Condado de Montgomery y el Consejo de PTA del Condado de Montgomery (MCCPTA) se unirán para presentar una conversación comunitaria virtual sobre recursos y apoyo para las familias hispanas, el sábad0 27 de febrero. La […]

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February 22, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Conversation on COVID-19 Resources for County’s Latino Community Set for Feb. 27

The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) will be teaming up to present a virtual community conversation about resources and support for local Latino families on Saturday. The conversation will be held from 1 p.m to 2 p.m and conducted […]

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February 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Fall Sports Season to Begin Feb. 27

Montgomery County Public Schools announced on Friday that its fall sports season will begin on Feb. 27 and will last through April 17. MCPS lays out its plan for resuming its  athletics program in its seven page long Return to R.A.I.S.E., Second Semester Plan document. MCPS announced on its website, “all in-person programming will be […]

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February 26, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 26-March 1

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb 26-March 1. Strathmore Artist in Residence Niccolo Seligmann:  Seligmann is fascinated by obscure folk instruments and early music. He plays over 20 acoustic instruments including viola da gamba and medieval fiddle, uniting historical and experimental music to create a unique listening experience. This performance […]

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February 21, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Damascus Gets First Stand-Alone Starbucks

Coffee lovers in Damascus rejoice. Starbucks is coming. Jeff Danley, Director of Regional Operations in Maryland for Starbucks, said in a tweet he was “thrilled” to join the Damascus community. The new store will be located at 26141 Ridge Road and will open on February 27. This is the first stand-alone Starbucks store in Damascus and […]

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February 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

ICC to Close This Weekend Between Layhill Road and Georgia Ave

Latest Detour Planned Between Layhill Road and Georgia Avenue The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is in the process of upgrading the tolling system on the Intercounty Connector (ICC). Work began in January and will continue into April. The tolling hardware and software at all the toll facilities will be replaced as part of the upgrades. […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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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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