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August 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Parks Inspiring Young Girls to Learn About Nature

Montgomery Parks held their first Nature Girls Camp this week. The girl-centered camp focused on outdoor explorations in things like hiking, fishing, geocaching and boating to inspire the young girls to possibly pursue a career in nature. On Friday, the girls were at Black Hill Visitors Center in Boyds where 14 campers between the ages […]

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June 27, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Explore County History, Culture and Beauty During Annual Heritage Days

Montgomery County’s history comes alive as Heritage Montgomery holds their annual “Heritage Days” this weekend to educate the public about the historic landmarks throughout the County. The annual two-day event held the last weekend of June gives visitors the opportunity to discover more than 40 different sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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June 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Over 40 Free Events at 21st Heritage Days

The Heritage Days are returning this year to celebrate local culture, history and nature in Montgomery County. This countywide festival is organized by Heritage Montgomery, which was created in 2003 by State officials and county leaders “to raise the profile of the area’s heritage, ensuring that residents and visitors alike understand and value the county’s past,” […]

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July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville This Week

UPDATED Looking for a bright spot? Grab your camera and head to McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road in Montgomery County this month. That’s where 30 acres of sunflowers have been planted in nine different fields, and they are expected to reach peak bloom in late July. The sunflowers should be in full bloom […]

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June 8, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: Allowing the Force of Nature to Take Over

“Imagine yourself on a warm summer evening before a calm, clear pond. The moon is full. The stars are shining. Whippoorwills are whippoor-willing. And I am with you. Now, do you know how to float on water? For the most part you do absolutely nothing, at which point I can hold you at the surface, […]

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July 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Izaak Walton Trail Culvert and Splitway Restoration (PHOTOS)

Restoration work is underway on the Izaak Walton Trail culvert and splitway in Gaithersburg after the roadway was partially washed away last month after some flooding rains. Gaithersburg Project Engineer Sandra Gross said the timeline of the project was moved up because of the damage to the roadway and the need to improve the drainage […]

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