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June 23, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

With Some Restrictions Still in Place, Gaithersburg’s Playgrounds Now Open

With Montgomery County in Phase 2 of reopening, Gaithersburg has relaxed its restrictions on public playgrounds. Since Friday at 5 p.m., visitors are free to use the facilities as long as they follow public health guidelines. The playground equipment is not sanitized according to Gaithersburg city’s website. They recommend washing hands before and after playing […]

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June 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

En Reunión Virtual Elrich Abordará Desafíos para el Cuidado Infantil

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich está organizando una reunión virtual el lunes por la noche para proveedores de cuidado infantil. Elrich planea responder preguntas y proporcionar información sobre cómo apoyar la educación temprana de cuidado infantil, mientras el condado se prepara para reabrir sus más de 1,300 programas de cuidado infantil. La […]

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June 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Elrich Town Hall Will Address Reopening Challenges for Child Care

County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a virtual town hall Monday night for child care providers. Elrich is planning on answering questions and providing information about supporting early child care education as the county prepares to reopen its over 1,300 child care programs. The town hall comes in the wake of the Montgomery County Council’s […]

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June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘That’s the Sad Part About the Education System’: Residents Discuss Juneteenth’s Importance

Residents at Lake Needwood in Derwood spoke to MyMCMedia about the importance of Juneteenth, the day commemorating the official emancipation of all enslaved Black people in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Texas were pronounced free, about two-and-a-half years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation was not enforced in Texas, which […]

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June 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Near 64,000; Montgomery Cases Near 14,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,928 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.5% increase from the 13,862 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 670 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Thursday, according to the […]

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June 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Commemoration of Juneteenth Takes on Added Significance in 2020

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slavery officially ended. It is the oldest, nationally celebrated remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day celebrates emancipation and empowerment and emphasizes education and achievement. This year, because of recent killings of African Americans by active and retired police officers and the resulting protests across […]

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June 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, June 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Phase 2 Reopening: Montgomery County enters the second phase of reopening today at 5 p.m. Swimming pools and shopping malls will reopen with restrictions. More details may be found here. 2. Juneteenth:  This is the day known as Juneteenth and refers […]

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June 18, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Honors Juneteenth with Virtual Celebration

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery is hosting a virtual Juneteenth celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those who attend will enjoy special performances, and learn about the day’s significance from the museum’s team of historians. Special guests include retired NBA small forward Walt Williams and Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, […]

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June 17, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Shepherd’s Table Distributing Free Food Throughout June

Free prepared meals will be distributed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the rest of June at North Gate Local Park in Aspen Hill. The Shepherd’s Table organization, in partnership with Casa De Maryland and the Office of Councilmember Evan Glass, will distribute cooked meals to those in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Beyond the […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Katz, Local Business Owners Will Team up for Friday’s Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next Business Briefing Friday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be accompanied by Brendan and Bailey O’Leary, owners of Rockville’s True Respite Brewing Company as well as Shannon Gorman, owner of Olney’s Gorman’s Garments and Gear. Throughout the meeting, the group will […]

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