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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 29, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Playgrounds Begin Reopening: Montgomery Parks will begin gradually reopening playgrounds today. Parks reminds residents to wear a face covering, stay six feet apart, and clean your hands before and after using playground equipment. Beginning Monday, June 29, we begin […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Renovation of Hillwood Manor Park

Montgomery Parks will hold a virtual community meeting to discuss the renovation of Takoma Park’s Hillwood Manor Neighborhood Park. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The project comes as a result of the Playground Renovation Program. Within the program, six playgrounds are updated each year. According […]

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March 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks: ‘Use of Playgrounds in our Parks is Prohibited’

Montgomery Parks announced Friday that use of the playgrounds is prohibited. Apparently, visitors to some of the playgrounds have ignored the posted signs about the potential danger of using the playgrounds. Montgomery Parks will use fending to close off some of the playgrounds. Use of playgrounds in our parks is prohibited. Some playgrounds will be […]

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March 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery Parks Is Asking Residents To Stay Off Playgrounds

Montgomery County is asking people to refrain from using playgrounds and touching park surfaces like benches and water fountains, said Montgomery Parks Spokesperson Melissa Chotiner.  The guidance is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “We are posting signs and asking that people refrain from using the equipment for their own health and safety […]

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February 24, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Indoor Playground Aims to Draw More Families to Ellsworth Place

An indoor playground, aimed at drawing more families to the retail center, opened at Ellsworth Place in Silver Spring on Thursday. The $300,000 investment includes two primary house structures, four activity stations, slides, tunnels, and benches for parents.  The project, implemented by GBT Realty Corporation, a national commercial development company, aims to create a better […]

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September 16, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Gemmell Family Playground Officially Opens in Gaithersburg

The Gemmell Family Playground officially opened to the public on Sunday. This new tot lot play area at Griffith Park, adjacent to Gaithersburg City Hall, was created in memory of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell, who tragically died when a private plane crashed into their home in 2014. Marie’s widower Ken and daughter Arabelle helped […]

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April 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Refurbished Playground to Honor Gemmell Family

Gaithersburg is on the verge of replacing a playground that would be named for the Gemmell family, who lost three members when a plane crashed into their home in December 2014. Work on the tot lot will be done by the Where Angels Play Foundation, an organization that since 2013 has been building playgrounds. The […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Presents Preferred Parking for Expectant Moms (VIDEO)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, there are now seven parking spaces designated for expectant mothers at the Clarksburg Premium Outlets shopping center. Randy Goldman, marketing director for the Clarksburg Premium Outlets, cut the ribbon on the seven, new parking spaces on Friday morning. The new parking spaces are located near the playground area by […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Springlike February Day Sets Off Spring Fever (PHOTOS)

With temperatures in the 60s, it’s hard to believe that snow may be in the forecast for tomorrow. In fact, these warmer than average days have jump started spring fever. Take a look at these scenes from around Gaithersburg on this springlike winter day, below, and let us know what you think of this weather. […]

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February 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Buddy Bench Helps Students Make New Friends at Jones Lane Elementary School (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

There is a new addition at the Jones Lane Elementary School playground, and it’s helping students look out for each other and make new friends. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You may have heard of the Buddy Bench. They are showing up on playgrounds across the country and now there is one at Jones Lane Elementary […]

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