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July 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Free Upcoming Public Trainings through the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) hosts a variety of free public training sessions throughout July and August. Upcoming training sessions will include: ‘Employment Discrimination Basics’ on July 29 and Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – An introductory class providing the definition of discrimination, theories of discrimination and best practices. To […]

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July 19, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Local Parks Host Return of ‘Movies in the Parks’

“Movies in the Parks” makes a comeback this summer.  Here’s the schedule: “Remember the Titans” – Jesup Blair Local Park, July 23, at 8 p.m. on the sports field behind the historic building “Coco” – South Germantown Recreational Park, Aug. 27, at 7:15 p.m. on the lawn next to the Adventure playground “Enchanted” – Fairland […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Will Continue to be Free Including Transportation to Vaccination Clinic

All Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses will remain free until at least June 30. This reverses the announcement that riders would resume paying beginning April 5. Due to the pandemic, riders have been boarding buses by the rear entrance and not getting close enough to the front and to the drivers to […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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June 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Wheaton Testing Site Now Open Twice a Week

Montgomery County Health and Human Services will now offer free COVID-19 testing at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center twice a week. The site has been operating on Wednesdays since it opened in May, but will now administer tests on Fridays as well to give residents additional opportunities to get checked. Tests are by appointment only. […]

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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Six New CVS Test Sites Open in Montgomery County

Six new CVS drive-thru COVID-19 test sites opened Friday in Montgomery County. There are now 10 total in the county.   Locations New: 11190 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902 1580 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 15600 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 12825 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 19901 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876 20 Upper […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Offering Free Deck Inspections to All Residents

The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is offering free deck inspections as a part of Building Safety Month.  The free ‘Check Your Deck’ is open to all Montgomery County residents, said DPS Spokesperson Jessica Fusillo. She said the two reported deck collapses in 2019 were caused by the way the deck was attached […]

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April 24, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Ride On Bus Service Hours Change Beginning Sunday

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced that they will be reducing their hours of operation for Ride On buses beginning Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, MCDOT implemented the Essential Service Plan which includes 36 critical routes so that residents can take Ride On buses for essential trips during the health crisis. Under […]

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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

This Week’s Senior Planet Classes Include Streaming, Computer Games

Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free online classes to seniors in Montgomery County.  This week’s Zoom classes include streaming and smart TVs, computer games and chair yoga. Senior Planet Montgomery is a technology training program for people over 60. They usually offer lectures and courses at county facilities, but have moved online due to […]

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