Montgomery Parks

April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 30. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Check out their agenda for the meeting here. 2. Leggett at Montgomery College: Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is speaking at Montgomery College tonight from 7 to 9 […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Will Close Two Ice Rinks Through September

Two ice rinks at Cabin John Ice Rink (CJIR) in Rockville will close starting Friday for a mechanical improvement project. The rinks are supposed to reopen by the end of September. According to Montgomery Parks, “Due to aging infrastructure and the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant, a new refrigeration system will be installed to support the […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Black History Month: The Heroic Legacy of Maryland’s Josiah Henson

Rev. Josiah Henson was born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland around 1789. He was sold to his mother’s owner, Isaac Riley, who had a 3,500 acre plantation in what is now North Bethesda. Henson lived on the Riley plantation from 1795 until 1830. While enslaved on the Riley plantation, Henson married, had children and […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Where Should Montgomery County’s Next Dog Park Be Located?

Montgomery Parks is looking for feedback from the community to help them determine the next dog park location. The feedback will be used in their Dog Parks Site Suitability (DPSS) Study. This study will not only be used “as a reference tool” for future dog parks but, according to Montgomery Parks, it “may also help identify […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Open on Time: Montgomery County Public Schools cancel all field trips and plan to make a decision about early dismissal by 10 a.m. today. 2. County Council Session: Montgomery County Council is meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Check out the agenda. 3. Young […]

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January 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Friday, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Close Early:  Montgomery County Public Schools close early today as the second marking period comes to an end. 2. Assistance for Furloughed Workers: Montgomery County provides a web portal for federal employees and contractors to find assistance provided by organizations throughout the County. The web […]

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January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Board Approves $2.3 Million for Montgomery Parks

The Board of Public Works appropriated more than $2.3 million to Montgomery County on Wednesday for parks projects. The largest appropriation went to Dewey Local Park in Silver Spring. The Josiah Henson Park also received state funding. The BPW — which consists of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp — approves contracts and […]

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January 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Picks Best Hills for Sledding

Montgomery Parks has a list of the best hills for sledding: Avenel Local Park Ayrlawn Local Park Damascus Recreational Park (hillside near tennis court parking lot on Kings Valley Road) Hillmead Neighborhood Park Long Branch-Wayne Local Park (off of University Blvd.) Norwood Local Park Pilgrim Hills Local Park Sligo Creek Golf Course South Germantown Recreational […]

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