June 30, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Topgolf Reopens With New Safety Measures

Topgolf Germantown reopened on June 29 with new safety protocols in place.  According to the Topgolf website, “In order to make sure your visit is a safe one, we need a little help from a very important person: you. Please help us by abiding by these new safety measures and respecting other guests’ space throughout […]

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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 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Sitio para Pruebas de COVID-19 Gratis en Germantown

La Farmacia Ultracare en Germantown está ofreciendo pruebas COVID-19 de forma gratuita. Las personas que creen haber estado expuestas al virus pueden visitar la página web:, seleccionar Ultracare Health Mart Pharmacy # 3, Germantown, y registrarse para una cita. Están abiertos para pruebas los miércoles, jueves y viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Additional COVID-19 Testing Location Now Available in Germantown

Ultracare Pharmacy in Germantown is offering COVID-19 testing free of charge. People who believe they may have been exposed to the virus can go to, select Ultracare Health Mart Pharmacy# 3, Germantown, and register for an appointment time. They are open for testing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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June 9, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery College to Host Virtual Race-Based Trauma Event

Montgomery College will host a virtual event, “Race-Based Trauma and Its Impact on Student College Persistence,” on Wednesday, June 10 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Throughout the event, students will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with one another. The conversation will be led by African American students who will discuss their […]

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June 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Flood Warning for Northwestern Areas of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for portions of Montgomery County until 8:30 p.m. Friday. The warning includes Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Damascus, Poolesville, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Mount Airy, and Boyds. According to the warning, more than one inch of rain fell Friday with additional rain of one inch expected during […]

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June 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líder Afro-Latino Habla sobre las Manifestaciones Desatadas Tras la Muerte de George Floyd

Manifestaciones violentas y pacíficas se han dado por todo Estados Unidos en respuesta a la muerte de George Floyd, quien murió la semana pasada en Minneapolis después de que el agente de policía Derek Chavin lo inmovilizara en el suelo durante varios minutos. Un video que capturó el incidente se volvió viral y provocó desató […]

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June 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MCPD Officer Kneels in Solidarity at Peaceful Protest in Germantown

Several dozen protesters gathered in Germantown on Sunday marching peacefully for several hours. The organized march was in response to the death of George Floyd who died last week in Minneapolis after being pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chavin who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes. A video capturing […]

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May 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

With Summer Programs Cancelled, What’s A Family To Do?

The pools may not open. Most summer camps already have cancelled, and the sports leagues are trying to determine if they can operate. It doesn’t seem like a great time to plan a vacation. This leaves many parents scrambling to figure out how to keep their children entertained and stimulated while, quite often, they are […]

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May 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigating Germantown Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are investigating a Germantown shooting that occurred last week. On May 20, officers found a 29-year-old male in a parking lot with a gunshot wound, according to a police statement. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers found the male after getting a report of a […]

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