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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

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Maryland Set to Ban Foam Containers by Next Year

The state is following Montgomery County’s lead. Maryland passed a law effective July 1 that will ban serving food and drinks in foam containers by next year. Serving foam containers will be officially outlawed on July 1, 2020. Maryland has become the first state to ban foam containers to address pollution and will be consulting […]

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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Maryland Schools Strengthen Employee Background Checks

A Maryland law that strengthens background checks on potential school employees regarding previous instances of sexual misconduct and abuse went into effect Monday. The law requires that all schools must contact every place where the applicant previously worked with students or other minors, as well as receive official confirmation that the applicant has not been […]

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July 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase on July 1. The amount of the increase depends on the number of employees in a business. Minimum wage for employers with 51 or more employees will rise to $13 per hour, while employers with 50 or fewer employees will see the minimum rise to $12.50 per […]

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July 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 1 in Montgomery County

Today is July 1. Mostly sunny today, but the rest of the week looks so-so. Here’s the forecast. 1. Metro Turnbacks: Montgomery County Councilmembers will celebrate the ending of the “Metro turnbacks” at an 8:30 a.m. event at the Wheaton Metro Station, 11171 Georgia Ave. Half of the outbound Red Line trains stop at Silver […]

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June 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Ride On, Metro Announce Free Rides for Kids 18 and Under Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, students under the age of 18 will have free access to Ride On and Metrobuses. Currently, the kids ride free program allows students under the age of 18 to ride the Metrobus and Ride on for free, but it is only available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m while […]

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June 20, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Glen Echo’s Popular Dentzel Carousel Closing For Repairs

Glen Echo Park’s most treasured attraction is due for repairs and will close for the remainder of the season on June 30. The Dentzel Carousel was restored throughout the years of 1983 to 2003, but its housing and a couple of other structures are now due for an update. The multi-colored building the carousel sits […]

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March 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Adventure Theatre’s Michael Bobbitt Shares Departing Reflections

After 12 years as the artistic director of Adventure Theatre MTC, Michael Bobbitt is moving on. He will leave Adventure Theatre on July 1, 2019, and start as the artistic director of the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass., on August 1. Bobbitt, an award-winning director, choreographer, playwright, and a fireball personality, recently joined MyMCMedia […]

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July 2, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Day 4 Notes

POTOMAC, MD: July 1, 2018 The sun came down on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm as Francesco Molinari accepted the capitol-esk trophy.  Molinari had this won at the 2nd hole after he hit a shot out of the bunker and sank the next put for a birdie to go 14 under.  He finished the […]

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July 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Francesco Molinari Wins 2018 Quicken Loans National

Francesco Molinari is the winner of the 2018 Quicken Loans National title. This year’s competition took place at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. With Sunday’s win, Molinari now ranks as number 42 in the FedEx Cup standings. In this MyMCMedia Extra video below, Molinari discusses more about his win:

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July 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of […]

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