holiday season

December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Third Most Charitable State

Maryland is ranked the third most charitable state according to finance website WalletHub’s 2019’s Most Charitable States report. The state of Minnesota ranked number one. The study examined 19 key metrics, including volunteer rates, community-service requirements, and charity regulations. The metrics were categorized into two dimensions: Volunteering and service Charitable giving Maryland ranked fourth for […]

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November 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Residents Flock to Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Silver Spring Saturday morning at the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. The event was marked by a wide variety of musical bands, followed by floats including a turkey, Frosty the Snowman, and a dinosaur. Several local elected officials were also a part of the parade. The annual event […]

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November 8, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Holiday Time Means Beware of ‘Porch Pirates’

With the holidays coming up the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is warning residents about scams that increase during this time of year. The first one involves “porch pirates,” which targets deliveries at home for theft and the other comes in the form of “mock mail” that makes residents concerned about their vehicles or […]

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November 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Rockville’s Holiday Drive Seeks Food and Gift Donations for Families in Need

The city of Rockville’s holiday drive is now underway. During the annual drive, with the help of donors and volunteers, the city’s Community Services Division collects and distributes Thanksgiving meals in November and toys and gifts in December to hundreds of children and families in Rockville. Donation boxes are available at city facilities and community […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 11., Christmas is in 14 days, and here’s five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich Listening Session: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a listening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Poolesville High School. Watch the session live, here. 2. Toy Drive: The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Governor Hogan Invites Marylanders to his Holiday-Filled Governor’s Mansion

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan are hosting a holiday open house on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents throughout Maryland will be able to visit the governor’s mansion free of charge during this time. In conjunction with Toys for Toys and Maryland State Police, Governor Hogan will also be […]

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November 29, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

First Lady Yumi Hogan Decks the Maryland State House Halls

First Lady Yumi Hogan welcomed garden clubs from all 23 counties in Maryland, plus Baltimore City, to the State House earlier this week. The garden clubs presented Hogan with decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, menorahs, and other holiday decorations, to be displayed in the State House’s rotunda throughout the holiday season. The Christmas trees are not […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 28, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. See a fun holiday musical: Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf the Musical is playing at the Olney Theatre. You can buy tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee, or purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show. You won’t want […]

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