Independence Day

July 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Worst Days for Travel During July 4th Holiday Weekend

1.2 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel If you have plans to get away for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you will not be alone in your travels. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of Washington area residents to travel during the long 4th of July holiday weekend.  AAA […]

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July 3, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Más de un millón de personas en el área de DC viajarán este feriado

Se espera que más de 1.2 millones de personas viajen este feriado del 4 de julio. Si tiene planes para el fin de semana festivo del 4 de julio, no estará solo en sus viajes. La organización AAA Mid-Atlantic, proyecta un número récord de residentes del área de Washington DC que viajarán durante el fin […]

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July 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Dónde celebrar el 4 de julio en el condado de Montgomery?

Si se preguntan dónde pueden celebrar en familia el 4 de julio, Día de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos, los residentes de Montgomery tienen una larga lista de opciones con desfiles, actividades, carreras y un despliegue de fuegos artificiales. A continuación algunas opciones: Fuegos Artificiales Germantown Glory La noche comienza con música en vivo, […]

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June 28, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July Across the County

Independence Day celebrations start a bit early in Montgomery County with Gaithersburg’s SummerFest on Saturday, June 29. Then residents have numerous opportunities for celebration on Thursday, July 4th with four fireworks displays, three parades and a 5K run. Here’s a rundown of the celebrations: Fireworks Displays Gaithersburg Summerfest and Fireworks Celebrate Fourth of July a […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Gives State Employees Day Off On July 5

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that state employees are getting an extra day off on July 5. Since Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year, Hogan has extended the holiday to include Friday. “We have some tremendous family-friendly events taking place all around the state, not only on the Fourth of July, but throughout the […]

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July 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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More Pets Get Lost During Fourth of July Than Any Other Holiday, Officials Say

The large crowds and sound of fireworks during Independence Day festivities can make it a busy time for local animal shelters. “Fourth of July is a lot of fun for people but can be dangerous for pets,” said Tina Regester, director of communication for Maryland SPCA. “They get scared from the fireworks and bolt out […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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July 1, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Fourth of July Celebrations Across the County

Montgomery County will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and more this year. Here’s how to celebrate: Gaithersburg SummerFest Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, and activities for kids at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg, then keep the fun going with a SummerGlo After Party. In case of rain, fireworks […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marylanders Expected to Travel At Record High For Independence Day

Washington D.C. metro travelers will set a new travel record for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  According to AAA-Mid Atlantic, more than one million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home. “For perspective, travel volume will be 69 percent higher this Fourth of July than the 2009 recession low of […]

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July 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 29-July 6

For a holiday week, Montgomery County had a busy seven days, especially on the public safety front. Three major trials, two fires and a crime summary with a focus on county schools dominate the week’s list of stories (by the way, you’re getting 11 stories in your Top 10; both the preview of Catherine Hoggle’s […]

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