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May 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Pools in Montgomery County to Stay Closed Memorial Weekend

Montgomery County health officials announced Monday that private and public community pools will remain closed in the county Memorial Day weekend. Health officials say this includes “apartment and condominium complex pools, and private swim clubs.” Traditionally, outdoor pools open to the public Memorial Day weekend, but because of the coronavirus health officials say they are […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chevy Chase Pastor Says Suspect Vandalized Church Grounds, Memorial Garden

Montgomery County detectives released a surveillance video of a suspect believed to have burglarized a church in Chevy Chase. The video shows a shirtless man eating packaged food and drinking bottled water taken from a donation box in the church. According to police, the man broke into Chevy Chase Methodist Church, located at 7001 Connecticut […]

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June 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flag Presentation to Kyle Olinger’s Family

Kyle Olinger’s widow and mother were presented with American flags at a “Celebration of Life” memorial in Olney on Wednesday. Olinger, a former Montgomery County Police officer, died in April from wounds he sustained after he was shot in the line of duty in 2003. Here’s a look at the flag presentation for Olinger’s mother. […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Community Memorializes Four Fallen Clarksburg High School Teens (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Family and friends came together at the Clarksburg High School football field on Thursday night for a memorial dedication ceremony in honor of Cary Greene, Jacob Dennis, Patrick Shifflett and John DeReggi. It was an emotional scene as a memorial rock engraved with the teens names was unveiled. Greene, Dennis, and Shifflett were tragically killed in […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Memorial Dedication to be Held for Clarksburg High School Teens

The Clarksburg High School community will be holding a memorial dedication in honor of Jacob Dennis, Cary Greene, Patrick Shifflett, and John DeReggi tonight at the school’s football stadium. According to a Facebook event created by the Clarksburg Parent, Teacher, and Student Assosication (PTSA) a memorial will be unveiled in the teens names. Dennis, Greene, […]

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July 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Takoma Park Residents Propose Idea for Memorial Scatter Garden

Some Takoma Park residents are hoping to establish a memorial scatter garden in a city-owned park. Jennifer Beman has lived in Takoma Park for 30 years. She said she came up with the idea after her father-in-law passed away last year and the family was looking around for a place for him to be buried. […]

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February 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Travilah Road Memorial Grows for Christina Koutsoukos, Funeral Services Scheduled for Today (PHOTOS)

A roadside memorial for the University of Maryland student killed in a Valentine’s Day crash is growing alongside Travilah Road in Potomac. Funeral services for Christina Koutsoukos are today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Christina Koutsoukos, | 1997 – 2016 | Posted by The Diamondback on Thursday, February 18, 2016  

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December 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Department to Host Memorial Blood Drive to Honor Officer Noah Leotta

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department is hosting a memorial blood drive on Dec. 23rd, in honor of fallen Police Office Noah Leotta, and all 111 spots have been filled. Although a blood drive was previously scheduled for this date, Police Captain Paul Starks said Leotta’s family members expressed their desire for Officer Leotta to […]

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