march 8

March 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Campus of The Universities at Shady Grove

The Universities at Shady Grove Hold Virtual Sessions for Undergraduates

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will hold a series of virtual events for prospective students to learn more about the USG campus and the wide variety of undergraduate degree programs offered by its nine university partners on March 8-10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each night on Zoom. The event is beneficial for prospective […]

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March 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Nears Second Straight Week With Sub-3% Positivity Rate

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 8 Since Friday, March 5, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 285 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 102 Saturday, 89 Sunday and 94 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 64,081. Montgomery County recorded two new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, March 5 — two Saturday […]

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March 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 8, In Montgomery County

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievement of women. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at eight testing sites today. 2. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz will hold a media […]

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March 3, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month Virtually

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of virtual lectures, discussions, and storytimes around the theme “Valliant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” The free programs, suitable for […]

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March 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

With Ridership Still Way Down, Metro Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Budget Cuts

Despite receiving federal stimulus dollars, Metrorail and Metrobus may still curtail their services. Metro’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget eliminates 22 stations with low ridership or are located close to other stations. Three of those stations are on the Red Line. They are Grosvenor-Strathmore, Judiciary Square and Cleveland Park. Turnbacks would return at the Silver Spring and […]

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March 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open Monday; Officials Caution Misinformation on Social Media

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce the district will be open Monday, March 9 and operating on a normal schedule. The school district is aware of fake posts circulating on social media suggesting schools will be closed due to the coronavirus. MCPS officials stress that any information about school closures or updates regarding the coronavirus […]

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March 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Remember to Check Your Clocks Daylight saving time starts Sunday morning, March 8 at 2 a.m. Remember to check your clocks and set them ahead by one hour before going to sleep Saturday night. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when daylight saving time begins or ends. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology […]

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March 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Detour on ICC for Tolling System Work: March 6-9

Crews will shut down a stretch of the ICC at Columbia Pike The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is implementing new electronic tolling systems along the Intercounty Connector (ICC). As a result, a section of the ICC in Montgomery County is scheduled to be closed March 6-9. Part of those upgrades, which will continue through early […]

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March 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Performances, Author Talks

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Commission for Women celebrate with author talks, lectures, arts and crafts, story times and more throughout the month of March. The free programs will take place as follows: Saturday, […]

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March 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for March 4-8

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, March 4-8. The Amateurs:  Written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Jason King Jones, this comedy is set in 14th Century Europe as a traveling troupe of actors struggle to put on a play of Noah’s flood while also trying to escape the Black Death. […]

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