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July 31, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do for Under $10 in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Areas

Live around Bethesda, Potomac, or Chevy Chase? Check out these fun in-county activities to fill the rest of your summer.   Billy Goat Trail Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac River while getting a workout hiking over boulders and steep rock formations. You might spot a bald eagle flying overhead, or see a blue heron […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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November 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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REI Closing Its Doors on Black Friday (PHOTO)

The outdoor gear and sports store, REI has announced plans to close its doors on Black Friday (November 27) at all 143 of its retail locations, headquarters and two distribution centers. That means no sales or long lines for shoppers and no going to work for its employees. Instead of reporting to work, the co-op […]

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September 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

Plan Ahead for Safety When Hiking at Great Falls (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire Rescue spokesperson, urges people to plan ahead before hiking at the Great Falls Park. “Last couple of weeks we’ve had a few incidents. We know that park is very popular. There’s a lot of people there … but we know that people know before you go […]

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July 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Ten Ways to Enjoy Montgomery County’s Parks

The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett have proclaimed the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month. In fact, this month marks 30 years that park systems around the United States have celebrated Parks and Recreation Month. However, a survey financed by the National Recreation and Park Association in May 2014 indicated […]

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May 21, 2014 | Staff Writer

State Police Use Helicopter to Hoist Injured Hiker on Sugarloaf

On May 20, 2014 at 7:07 p.m., Frederick County Fire Rescue personnel were notified that a 21-year-old hiker had fallen approximately 30 feet from the side of a cliff. Due to steep, remote terrain and the nature of the victim’s injuries, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command was requested to perform an aerial hoist rescue. […]

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April 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Trail Safety Guidelines (Video)

Seneca Creek State Park Ranger Kristen Gregory gives safety tips for hiking the trails in Montgomery County. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Learn more, visit Seneca Creek State Park website.

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