Great Falls

March 2, 2021 | Rachel Clair

C&O Canal Towpath Makes USA Today’s Top 10 List

The C&O Canal towpath in Washington, DC and Maryland was ranked eighth in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Recreational Trails. The towpath is a dirt trail that runs parallel to the canal for the 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland. Before becoming a popular hiking trail, the path was built for canal mules to walk […]

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February 26, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Submerged in Water, Kayaker in Potomac River Rescued

A kayaker in the Potomac River, near Great Falls, was separated from his boat and plunged into the water on Wednesday. The boater was estimated to be submerged for 20 minutes in the 48 degree water with no wetsuit. This is considered to be hypothermic levels. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, with assistance from Fairfax […]

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July 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Water Rescue Crews Doubling Efforts to Remind People About Dangers Of Potomac River

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Swift Water Rescue Crews are doubling community outreach and education efforts about hazardous conditions in the Potomac River. MCFRS Swift Water anglers launched two boats to engage the public with the Potomac River and area of Great Falls on Friday. They say they will continue outreach efforts through the […]

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June 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Recent Drownings, Near-Drownings Reminders of the Dangers of the Potomac River

In just the past couple of weeks, there have been four drownings in and around the Potomac River. Two of them happened in the DC area near Chain Bridge, and two happened in Montgomery County. There have also been several near-drownings according to officials from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Pete Piringer, MCFRS spokesperson, says […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:45 p.m. for  portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Great Falls, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Wheaton. This storm may have wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and […]

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August 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Thunderstorm and Flood Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and flood warning for portions of Montgomery County. The flood warning is in place through 1 a.m. Wednesday, August 7.  About 2 inches of rain has already fallen. The locations that may experience flooding are Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Great Falls and Darnestown. Remember, […]

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July 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hiker Dies After Medical Emergency on Billy Goat Trail

A hiker who suffered a medical emergency likely caused by heat while on Billy Goat Trail in the area of Great Falls died after being airlifted to a local hospital on Saturday afternoon. U.S. Park Police identified the hiker as 32-year-old Rachel Parkerson of Severn, Maryland. It was determined that the cause of death was […]

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July 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

1. Free Outdoor Concerts Dance, sway, jump, or just listen to all kinds of live music at free outdoor concerts around the county. Glen Echo Park Thursday Summer Concerts, Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts, Friday Night Live Concerts at Rockville Town Square, Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts at RIO Washingtonian, BlackRock Summer Concerts Saturdays through July 27, […]

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June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ten Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

Don’t miss these ten activities under $10 if you’re spending the summer in beautiful Montgomery County! 1. Dentzel Carousel Ride on Glen Echo’s historic 1921 carousel this summer, through June. The carousel operates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The carousel will be closed […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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