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March 4, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Cherry Blossoms Predicted to Reach Full Bloom in Late March

The National Park Service (NPS) announced that the cherry blossoms will mostly likely reach peak bloom between March 27 to 30. This initial bloom prediction indicates that the blossoms will reach the final stage of bloom progression much earlier than in 2019. This early bloom is due to a warmer-than-typical winter, according to NPS. Last year, […]

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March 2, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Warm Winter Leads to Potential Early Cherry Blossom Bloom

The National Park Service plans to announce their initial prediction for cherry blossom blooms this Wednesday. Current buds indicate the blossoms will reach peak bloom during mid-March, according to Cherry Blossom Watch. The blossoms are expected to bloom early this year, due to a warmer-than-normal winter. As of Feb. 28, the indicator trees have reached […]

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September 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Brush Fire Continues to Burn on Hermit Island Near Great Falls

A brush fire on Hermit Island, located south of Great Falls Park in the Potomac River, has been burning since last week. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the fire on Hermit Island on Friday, according to MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer. Fifteen firefighters were on the island while others assisted nearby on […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Cherry Blossom Watch: First Forecast for Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossom DC announced their forecast for the peak cherry blossom bloom. The National Park service predicts peak bloom will be between April 3 and 6. But, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang expects the peak between April 1 and 5. Blooming depends on the weather, due to our cold spell, the buds are currently […]

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March 4, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Tired of Winter? Ready for Cherry Blossoms?

If your answers are “yes” and “yes”, we have good news for you. On Wednesday, the National Park Service will issue their first peak bloom forecast so you can start planning. https://cherryblossomwatch.com/peak-bloom-forecast/  

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park Offers Discounts and Free Activities for Furloughed Workers

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is offering discounts and free activities to furloughed federal workers for the week of Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. The announcement came on Tuesday in a statement of support for federal workers. The statement on the website says, “We know this is a difficult time for so many, […]

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July 23, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

National Park Service and Montgomery County Sign 10-Year Agreement

Glen Echo, MD : July 20, 2018 County Executive Ike Leggett and National Park Service (NPS) Acting Director for the National Capital Area Friday signed a 10-year Cooperative Agreement.  The agreement puts into play the continued use of NPS lands for the historic park and its numerous national register of historic structures by Montgomery County.  […]

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August 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Park Service turns 101 today and entrance to all national parks today are….FREE. Celebrate @NatlParkService‘s 101st bday with free entrance to all national parks tomorrow. RT to spread the word! #FindYourPark #NPS101 pic.twitter.com/oRN6NZjvR8 — US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August […]

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May 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Beware the Dangers of the Potomac River (VIDEO)

As the weather warms up, local officials are stressing the importance of safety when out on the Potomac River. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 26, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Berliner to Hold Community Meeting About C&O Canal Park Tree Removal (PHOTO)

After hearing from concerned residents, Councilmember Roger Berliner will hold a “community conversation” with National Park Service Superintendent Kevin Brandt about a potential hazard tree removal at C&O Canal National Historical Park in November. Brandt will explain why NPS believes tree removal might be required to protect the general public. The locations that will be discussed […]

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