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April 9, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin

See Me Montgomery Special Presentation on Microagressions

#SeeMeMontgomery — a collaboration between Montgomery Community Media and the Montgomery County Council — is a conversation about racial equity. Today’s topic is microagressions. A microagression is defined as: “A statement, action or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle or unintentional.” In the larger conversation, it is important to discus how words that we use […]

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March 31, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Report Shows Maryland Residents Have 12th Highest Tax Burden

Maryland had the 12th highest tax burden and came in third in the category of “individual tax burden.” A new report claims Maryland residents had one of the highest tax burdens in the nation last year.  Personal finance website WalletHub released a report Wednesday ranking the 50 states by the “tax burden” placed on its […]

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March 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

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Germantown Library to Close April 24 for Refresh

The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or early fall. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Germantown will begin in May; we are […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Tidal Basin’s Cherry Blossoms Peak Early; Kenwood’s are Close

The Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin cherry blossoms reached peak bloom Sunday – four days earlier than expected – according to the National Park Service. The Park Service had originally predicted the bloom between April 2-5 but due to above-average temperatures last week, the National Park Service believes the peaking stage was reached ahead of schedule. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookside Gardens Opens Exhibit Showcasing Middle Eastern American Art

Brookside Gardens’ newest exhibit, “Middle Eastern American Artists in the Garden and Beyond” has opened for public in-person viewing from March 29 through April 25, located at the Brookside Gardens’ Visitor Center in Wheaton. In partnership with the Middle Eastern American (MEA) Advisory Group of the Office of Community Partnerships, the co-sponsored exhibit aims to […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookeville Brothers Produce Award-Winning Film on the Chesapeake Bay

What began as two brothers in a quarantine project evolved into an award-winning film addressing the number one challenge currently facing the Chesapeake Bay — water quality. Andrew and Eric Braker’s film “A Journey Upstream” takes an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay and tells the story of two fish species which assist in understanding the […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road Intersection Will Close for Several Months

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be closed beginning Monday for an estimated five months due to construction work, according to a release from Montgomery County. The intersection will be completely closed off to vehicle traffic. The project, called “White Flint West Workaround” is part of the county’s […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

AMC Movie Theaters to Open March 26

AMC Theatres announced that beginning Friday, 98% of its U.S. theaters will be open for business. Four area AMC theaters are opening Friday and three more open on March 26, including in Gaithersburg and Wheaton. More than one year ago on March 16, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order to close all bars, […]

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March 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Lives Lost in Atlanta Shooting Spree

President Joe Biden has ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff following the March 16 shooting spree in the Atlanta area. The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as no flag may fly higher than the United States flag. This is to pay respect to the victims of Tuesday’s shooting spree in the Atlanta […]

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March 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Spring Ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday

We can look forward to an extra hour of sunlight soon, even though it might feel as if we’re losing a bit of sleep. Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts Sunday morning, March 14, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before going to sleep Saturday night. The changeover back to […]

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