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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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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Metro Stations Closed Due to Purple Line Integration

This weekend, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1 due to Purple Line integration. There will be free shuttle buses replacing the Red Line train between Fort Totten and Glenmont. The shuttle will not stop at Takoma. Passangers traveling to stations beyond Silver Spring […]

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October 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Empleados de MCPS Ahora Tienen Acceso Gratuito a las Instalaciones Recreativas del Condado

Todos los empleados de tiempo completo de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tienen acceso ilimitado a todas las instalaciones recreativas y acuáticas del condado. El concejal Gabe Albornoz en una conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Recreación Comunitario Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac en Rockville anunció formalmente la medida. Se le […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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July 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Rockville to Host Free Movies in Neighborhood Parks

Rockville’s free outdoor Movies in the Parks series return to neighborhood parks throughout the city on Wednesdays in August. Residents are invited to bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages for an evening watching a family-friendly movie. More than 300 people attended each week last year. Movies are free of charge and begin at dusk; approximately […]

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