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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Lights! Camera! Action! Montgomery County Gets Its Own International Film Festival

Thanks to Karina Hou and Margaret Sha, you now don’t need to travel all the way to Cannes, France or Park City, Utah to attend an independent, international film festival. The Montgomery International Film Festival, featuring many highly acclaimed films and panel discussions, debuts at the Rio in Gaithersburg this Sunday and the co-chairs could […]

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August 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Memorial Planned for Pedestrian, Bicyclist Killed in July

Bicycle Ride, ‘Ghost Bike Installation’ and Rally Planned for Saturday Morning Two groups have organized a walk and bike ride Saturday in Bethesda to advocate for safer streets on Old Georgetown Road and Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda. The event, “Walk/Ride for Safe Streets for Montgomery County in remembrance of Jennifer DiMauro and Jake Cassell” starts […]

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August 16, 2019 | Marsha Kerman

August 15, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even close. She’s out, she’s proud and she’s in charge. In her 10th year of leading Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education should be, why community colleges matter and who her go to musical artist is after a tough day at […]

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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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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Chick-fil-A Now Includes Macaroni and Cheese on Menu

The popular Georgia-based chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A announced Monday they now offer macaroni and cheese as a side option nationwide. This is the first permanent side addition to the menu in more than two years. Chick-fil-A describes their new Mac & Cheese as a “classic” macaroni and cheese made with a blend of cheeses including cheddar, […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Returns Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests.  The fair is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 9 and then is open from 10 […]

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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Cambridge Man Breaks Record with Mahi Mahi Catch near Ocean City

Catch Tops Maryland Record Held Since 1985 Jeff Wright of Cambridge caught a record-breaking dolphinfish or mahi mahi recently off the coast of Ocean City. The catch sets a new Maryland state fishing record in the Atlantic Division for a common dolphifish, or mahi mahi set in 1985. Wright caught the 72.8-pound fish July 28 […]

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August 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of El Paso and Dayton Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas on August 3, and in Dayton, Ohio on August 4 that left dozens dead and many more wounded. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Sunday […]

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August 2, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Montgomery Police Celebrate 36th Anniversary of National Night Out

Join the Montgomery County Police Department in celebrating the 36th anniversary of the National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is a community campaign to encourage police-neighborhood relationships. There will be events throughout the county. FIRST POLICE DISTRICT: Community Events: David Scull Community Center/Park at 1201 First St.; 5 p.m. to 8 […]

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