August 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, Prepares to Clear the Shelter (VIDEO)

August is a busy month at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The animal shelter has launched a new Barn Cat Program, and adoption center staffers are preparing for the annual Clear the Shelter event on Aug. 19. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more. According to MCASAC spokesperson Katherine Zenzano, you can save up […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Health Warning at Local Lakes at Rock Creek Regional Park (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Parks officials are warning visitors to avoid direct contact with the water at Lake Frank and Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park because of elevated levels of a toxic substance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about this health warning on the Montgomery Parks website, here. Visitors & their […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Historic White’s Ferry Transports Commuters Across the Potomac (VIDEO)

Historic White’s Ferry in Poolesville is the only remaining working cable ferry crossing the Potomac River. The ferry connects White’s Ferry Road in Montgomery County with a road by the same name in Loudoun County, Virginia. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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September 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Alligator Fished Out of Koi Pond in Brookeville (PHOTOS & 9-1-1 AUDIO FILE)

It took three hours for authorities to remove a three-foot alligator from a Koi pond in Brookeville on Friday. The alligator was reported to authorities shortly before 10 a.m. and the 9-1-1 caller seemed incredulous at what he had discovered in his backyard pond on Denit Estates Drive. You can listen to his call, here. […]

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May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Staffers Inspect Pond After Reports of Dead Fish

Gaithersburg city staffers inspected a storm water management pond in the community of Quince Orchard Park this week after reports by a resident of a fish kill. Neighborhood Services Division Chief Kevin Roman said he personally inspected the pond along Winter Walk Drive and noted “a few dead fish and tadpoles” but, he said, there […]

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March 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake Are Still Not Ready to Open for Boating and Fishing

Montgomery Parks officials are delaying the opening of Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park and Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park for the second time this season, until March 28th at the soonest. Both lakes typically open on March 1st for recreational boating, fishing and other uses because the lakes remain frozen. […]

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January 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

Stuart Rosenthal Photo

Choose Fish Wisely (Video)

Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers and guest Stuart Rosenthal, editor and publisher of the Beacon discuss the merits a diet that includes fish. Rosenthal references an article that critiques which fish are healthy and which are not. Take a look. Visit Montgomery Week in Review episode 1068 to see this episode on demand. […]

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