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October 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery Parks’ First Dedicated Pickleball Courts Open in Rockville 

Montgomery Parks’ first dedicated pickleball courts are open at Bauer Drive Local Park in Rockville. Residents could play pickleball on tennis courts converted into pickleball courts, but these six courts are permanent and designed specifically for the sport. Pickleball combines games like badminton, tennis and table tennis, Montgomery Parks explains. It’s a cross-generational sport in […]

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August 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry’s Future Discussed at Poolesville Town Hall

Montgomery and Loudoun County residents joined a town hall Wednesday in Poolesville to learn updates about the future of White’s Ferry. Since 1786, the ferry had transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. In Dec. 2020, it shut down after more than 230 years of service following […]

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August 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry Owner Commits to Reopening Before Next Summer 

After more than 230 years of service, historic White’s Ferry has been shut down since December 2020 due to a legal dispute Poolesville leaders held a forum Wednesday evening at the Town Hall for residents to hear updates about the ferry’s future. “The ferry will run again,” said Chuck Kuhn, owner of White’s Ferry since […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remaining County Libraries Reopen Tuesday 

All remaining Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) that were closed for over a year reopen Tuesday, except for the Germantown Library which will remain closed for a refresh project. These libraries reopen Tuesday, according to a release from MCPL: Chevy Chase Library Kensington Park Library Maggie Nightingale Library Noyes Library for Young Children Twinbrook Library […]

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June 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Government Closed Friday to Observe Juneteenth Holiday

Montgomery County announced their offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth. Thursday, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, which took place on June 19, 1865 in Texas. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “I […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

8 Additional County Libraries Reopen Monday

Eight additional Montgomery County public libraries opened Monday after six reopened June 1 for the first time in over a year due to COVID-19. The following libraries reopened Monday: Aspen Hill Library at 4407 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Damascus Library at 9701 Main Street Davis Library at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda Little Falls […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink Opens But Reservations Required This Year

The ice skating rink at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring is open, but this year reservations are required. You can reserve an hour of skating time up to two weeks in advance. You also can rent skates right there. They offer skating and ice hockey lessons. The rink opened in 2010. View this post on […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County

Here is what is open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend. County offices – closed. State offices and courts – closed. Libraries – closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – closed. Recreation – all facilities closed. No programs held. Ride On/On extRa / Flash – operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus MARC Train and Commuter […]

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February 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents Day

Here’s a list of things in the county that are open and some that are not on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17. Montgomery County County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – all stores open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open.  Recreation centers, senior centers […]

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