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May 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicadas Emerge as Temperatures Warm: ‘They Just Don’t Look Like Anything Else That We Have’

Brood X cicadas are emerging as temperatures warm. Full emergence in the Washington region is starting, Capital Weather Gang reported. MyMCM visited Lake Needwood in Derwood to speak with park-goers about their experiences with the cicadas so far this cycle. They emerge when soil temperatures hit 64 degrees Fahrenheit. After the millions of creatures die […]

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March 12, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

A Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Montgomery County

St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday where you could normally find Montgomery County residents celebrating at favorite local pubs such as McGinty’s or Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, will undoubtedly look very different this year. Luckily, the community can look forward to a range of both in-person and virtual events planned to celebrate with family and friends […]

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August 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 17, and here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Data: The County Data Dashboard details today’s case count and key indicators. Click here for more information.    2.Essential Item Donations Needed: The Gaithersburg CARES Hub needs essential items to help people recovering from COVID-19. Click here  for more details. 💙Our CARES […]

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August 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Visible Signs of Harmful Toxin Reported at Lake Needwood; Visitors Urged to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials urge residents to be careful when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Park staff say microcystin-producing blue-green algae have been observed on the surface of Lake Needwood. The toxin can be harmful to people and pets. “Signs have been posted around Lake Needwood […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery Parks is Expanding Boat Rental Hours

Montgomery Parks announced that boating facilities are expanding their schedules this week. Have more fun on our lakes! Our boating facilities are expanding their schedules this week. Black Hill Boats will be open Tuesday to Sunday, and Lake Needwood Boats will be open Thursday to Sunday. Visit our website for schedules and precautions: […]

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October 24, 2019 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Perfect Autumn Day Provides Vivid Scenery at Lake Needwood

It was a beautiful day at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Derwood. Check out these beautiful autumn images. And here are even more photos… View this post on Instagram Autumn is in the air at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood in Derwood. 🍂🍁 (📸: @carolynrask / MyMCMedia) #falldays🍁 #lakeneedwood #rockcreekpark #derwoodmd […]

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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May 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Law Enforcement Torch Run Pays Tribute to Late MCPD Officer

Officers, Special Olympics Athletes Talk About Lieutenant Jacock’s Legacy This year’s Montgomery County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) at Rock Creek Park in Derwood was more emotional than previous years. It was the first race since the death of the late Montgomery County Police Lt. Thomas Jacocks, who brought the Torch […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Enjoying a Perfect Spring Day

Blue skies and temperatures in the 80s prompted many in Montgomery County to get outside on Monday.  Lake Needwood in Rockville provided the perfect backdrop for residents to take in the perfect day.

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July 26, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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10 Things to do In Gaithersburg, Germantown and Rockville Area for $10 or Less

If you’re looking for affordable summer activities along I-270, here are 10 activities for under $10 in the Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown areas. Butler’s Orchard A $3 day pass grants access to Pick Your Own Fields, the Farm Park Picnic Area, the Giant Slides, the Nature Trail, and the Farm Park Animals. Visitors can also see […]

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