oct. 31

November 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Three Damascus High Students Charged for Hazing Incident

Update, 2:40 p.m.: The Damascus High School hazing incident from Oct. 31 has brought rape charges against three students, a Montgomery County police statement said. The boys face two charges of second-degree rape and two counts of attempted second-degree rape, police said. Police have identified four victims. The assaults took place in a male locker […]

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October 31, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here are five things to know today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County 1. Halloween Boo Bash: Westfield Mall in Wheaton has Halloween activities planned beginning at 11 a.m.  The mall, located at 1160 Veirs Mill Rd, will host trick-or-treat and more. 2. Germantown Fall Festival: The Germantown Park Annual Fall Festival will take […]

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October 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service reminds residents to be especially vigiliant and keep safety in mind this Halloween.  Take time to review basic safety tips for trick-or-treaters, homeowners, drivers, pedestrians, party-goers and pets. The most important message is to remind kids to be alert to vehicles and for motorists to slow down, drive with […]

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August 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Montgomery College to Distribute Free Groceries

Starting this September, Montgomery College officials will begin distributing groceries to students and community members free of charge. In a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank,  Montgomery College provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods on campus as a part of its mobile market program. The free events kick-off as early as Sept. 5.  For […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here’s five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: The Montgomery County Council will meet today at 9:30 a.m. Proclamations recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Silver Spring Zombie Walk; confirmations of the County Executive’s appointments; and a bill that would exempt certain public pools from the […]

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October 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Love Fall? Here’s A Guide to Festivals and More

Love Fall? Here’s a list of some places and activities where you, your family and friends can enjoy music, food, art and culture. Maiz (Corn) Festival All Day Event, Oct. 14. The new Consulate of El Salvador, located on Philadelphia Avenue will host Maiz (Corn Festival) in Silver Spring. It’s a family event that will feature […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire on Muncaster Mill Road Displaces Five People (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters responded to a house fire in the 6100 block of Muncaster Mill Road around 11 p.m. on Monday night. The blaze displaced five people, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer. According to Piringer, the fire originated in the basement and appears to have been […]

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October 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. MoCo Vote: You can vote early from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ten locations across Montgomery County today. Early voting continues thru Nov. 3rd.  The Presidential General Election is just one week from tomorrow on Nov. 8. 2. Safe Track: Metro’s Safe Track […]

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October 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Top Halloween Costumes for 2016

You may see more children dressed up as Superman or Batgirl instead of Princess Elsa this Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey, princess costumes have fallen to number two this year to superheroes after reigning at the top for eleven years. NRF also noted that spending on Halloween […]

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October 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

flu shot on prescription pad

Flu Season Is Right Around the Corner, Schedule Your Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is right around the corner, and Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to schedule their flu vaccinations. According to county health officials, vaccination is the best way to protect against illness during flu season. The county’s vaccination clinics are slated to begin on Monday. See the schedule, below: Monday, October 24, from […]

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