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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

You Can Still Go Outside for Exercise Under the ‘Stay at Home’ Order

You can still go outside for exercise, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order announced Monday.  Hogan issued the order to tell Marylanders not to leave their homes unless it is for an essential reason/activity in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor exercise is an essential activity under the order.  […]

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March 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Take Educational Approach to Dispersal of Groups of Ten or More

In accordance with recent state mandated social distancing orders, the Montgomery County Police Department says they are addressing gatherings of ten people or more from an educational perspective rather than an enforcement point. MCPD says no arrests have been made when they encounter groups. Instead, they are reminding people of Governor Larry Hogan’s  Executive Order. […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Takoma Park Restricts Playground Equipment Usage

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, the City of Takoma Park is taking caution by restricting the usage of playground equipment. A post on the City Manager’s blog said: “Unfortunately, the City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces can be kept sanitized nor keep children from playing closely together […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Parks and Trails Still Open to Public During Outbreak

Montgomery Parks’ outdoor parks and trails are still open for public use during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  We know you love our urban trails. To reduce trail traffic and help practice social distancing, consider exploring other trails, like Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and Little Bennett Regional Park. Check out these and other trails on […]

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November 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic centers are open. Recreation, and senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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June 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 20. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Parks, Party & Play – Bicycle Pump Track: A Bicycle Pump Track will be placed in Elm Street Park from Wednesday, June 12 – June 26. From 7:00 am to 8:30 pm both adults and children can take turns on […]

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April 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Say Woman Stole Credit Cards and Spent $10,000

Montgomery County police investigators said they are looking for a woman who bought more than $10,000 worth of merchandise using stolen credit cards in stores in Germantown and Rockville. Officers believe the credit cards could have been stolen from the victims’ vehicles while they were parked at recreation facilities in Derwood and Darnestown. Police released […]

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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 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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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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