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June 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Summer’s Here and County Pools are Open

It’s summer, and Montgomery County pools are open to county residents for three-hour sessions. Reservations are no longer required. However, they are encouraged and will provide priority admission. The number of county residents and pool pass holders permitted at any of the county pools depends on pool capacity. Reservations can be made eight days in […]

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May 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks Seventh Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the seventh best state in the country for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of life, […]

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May 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Holds to Go Services Ending at Six County Public Libraries May 22

With six Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) branches scheduled to reopen June 1, the libraries announced Thursday that the Holds to Go service at the six branches ends Saturday, May 22. The six branches reopening include Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Olney, Marilyn J. Praisner, and Connie Morella. Montgomery County Public Libraries closed all branches to the […]

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May 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

José Andrés’ Spanish Diner Offers Comfort Food to Make You ‘Feel Right at Home’ 

Chef, humanitarian and Bethesda resident José Andrés opened Spanish Diner last week in Bethesda Row. Andrés wants to serve homestyle, comfort food not normally found in a Spanish restaurant. Spanish Diner is in the same location where Andrés’ restaurant, ‘Jaleo’, used to operate. MyMCM visited the restaurant and spoke with Head Chef Daniel Lugo about […]

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May 13, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: Josiah and Matthew Henson and The Explorers Club

Last week I described the astounding life of Josiah Henson and the new Montgomery County Parks Museum that has just opened in his honor.  This week I will tell you how I got involved in his story, researched his family and possible links to explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, and how all this relates to the […]

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May 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Vice TV Debuts Series on 2002 D.C. Sniper Attacks

Beginning Monday night, Vice TV will air its eight-part series on the 2002 D.C. sniper shooting spree that left 10 dead and Montgomery County residents terrorized for three weeks. Have you heard the Story of the DC Sniper, In His Own Words? https://t.co/waQFHbphnw pic.twitter.com/m7tsY8Xptf — VICE (@VICE) May 8, 2021 I, Sniper is the story […]

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May 6, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woman Wins $1.4 Million Lottery Prize

Talk about having a good day. A Rockville woman won the Maryland Lottery on April 22 and became $1.4 million richer. The 20-year-old, whose name was not identified by the Maryland Lottery, purchased the Multi-Match quick-pick ticket for the April 22 drawing at the Giant grocery store located at 625 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. “I […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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May 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

May 21 is Bike to Work Day

The annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in the D.C. region takes place Friday, May 21. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association host the event each year during May which is celebrated as Bike to Work Month. Bikers may register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. All registrants will be entered in a regional bicycle raffle, and the […]

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