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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

101-Year-Old Tennis, Soccer Champion and War Hero Doyle Royal Dies

Doyle Royal, a legendary tennis figure in the area, died at the age of 101. The Washington, D.C. native and longtime Bethesda resident lived a full life as a championship-winning soccer and tennis player and coach and World War II hero. Royal was the oldest Edgemoor Club member and spent a great deal of time […]

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September 29, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Discovery Park Opens in Gaithersburg

Discovery Park officially opened in Gaithersburg, Sept. 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring city officials.  The project cost $1.4 million and was funded by the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. Across the new 15 acre parkland, there are five walking trails and picnic structures, with two being ADA accessible; two playgrounds; a secret garden and […]

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September 29, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Eggspectation’s Silver Spring Location Permanently Closes

Eggspectation, a sit-down restaurant chain, cafe and bar known for its all-day breakfast food, is expected to permanently close its downtown Silver Spring location. Eggspectation’s Silver Spring location announced their closure Monday on Facebook. “While we would love nothing more than to be here each day, it is with a heavy heart that we have […]

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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

National Coffee Day Deals

National Coffee Day is this Tuesday, Sept. 29, and, sometimes, a cup of coffee is just what you need to get through the day. Here is a list of National Coffee Day deals and specials in Montgomery County. Dunkin’: any purchase will guarantee customers a free medium hot or iced coffee. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: all […]

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie […]

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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Extend Alcohol Curfew With ‘Severe Consequences’ for Health Violations

In early August, Montgomery County mandated that restaurants and bars can not sell alcohol for on-premise consumption after 10 p.m. Now the county is considering letting establishments extend that to midnight if they agree to certain guidelines.  The directive went into effect Aug. 5 after Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl […]

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September 22, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

CDC Releases Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating Guidelines

With a socially distant Halloween looming, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its holiday celebration guidelines Monday, ranking Halloween activities that pose low, moderate, and high risks. The CDC says traditional activities, including door to door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating, top the list as high risk and recommends avoiding them. Doing so will […]

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September 22, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

WalletHub Ranks Maryland 5th Happiest State in U.S.

A new study that looks at happiness in states across the country, ranks Maryland as the fifth most happy in the U.S. Last year, Maryland was ranked eighth. The finance website WalletHub.com ranks Utah (#2), Minnesota (#3), New Jersey (#4), California (#6), North Dakota (#7), Iowa (#8), Idaho (#9), and Connecticut (#10) in the top […]

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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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