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June 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of Virginia Beach Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the city’s municipal center on May 31. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Saturday morning. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered […]

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May 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for May 31 – June 2

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, May 31- June 2. Late for Supper concert: Gaithersburg’s Backyard Concert Series returns with Late for Supper. The band members include Dan Bourdeaux (bass, guitar, vocals), Vadim Levi (keyboards), Phillip Hough (guitar, percussion, vocals), Lindsay Hough (guitar, bass, vocals), and Chris Compton (drums, guitar, bass, vocals). […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Announced

It was a beautiful day for a baseball game at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. But there was no game scheduled. Instead, members of the board of directors of the brand new Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame, several Montgomery County councilmembers and former Springbrook High School football star Shawn […]

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June 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 1 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Friday, June 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Atlantic Hurricane Season: County officials provide safety tips to prepare for hurricanes and severe summer storms. 2. Blackmail Bitcoin Scam: Montgomery police alerts county residents not to be taken in by this scam. 3. Pool Safety focus: The 8th annual free Water […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Image of Lifeguard on duty in swimming pool

Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Add Hours at Five Branches During Summer Months

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours increase at five branches from June 1 through Aug. 25.  The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library.  Funding was added to expand the […]

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June 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-270 at Darnestown Road

Maryland troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last night on I-270 northbound at Darnestown Road in Rockville. Police officers said they received a call about the single vehicle collision in the local lanes of I-270 at 11:10 p.m. on June 1st. According to a police account, the preliminary investigation indicates that the operator […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 1st, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 1st, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bethesda Plan: The Planning Board meets today, and on the agenda is the Bethesda Downtown Design Guidelines. 2. In Memory: The Wootton community will dedicate the Dr. Michael J. Doran Memorial Bridge in memory of the school’s beloved principal. The […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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