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October 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and people of the Jewish faith are continuing to celebrate Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. No School for MCPS Students: Since it’s Yom Kippur, […]

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July 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Poolesville Sunflower Fields Are Blooming

The sunflowers at McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road near Poolesville are in full bloom this month. Each year the sunflowers draw thousands of people, including photographers, nature lovers, and artists to enjoy the sight. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plant nine fields with sunflowers to provide food for wildlife, primarily […]

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March 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Happy first day of Spring! Today is Wednesday, March 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Networking Event: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “After Five Mixer” at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Gaithersburg from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by and network with other professionals while enjoying food […]

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July 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sunflower Field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Sunflowers at McKee-Besher: Why Officials Plant Them Every Year

The sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area draws thousands of people each year, but staff from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources say they’re here for much more than pictures:

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