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October 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

157 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifinalists in the 2021 competition Wednesday, Sept. 9. 157 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Montgomery Blair (39), Richard […]

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July 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, July 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wheaton COVID-19 Testing Clinic: Today’s clinic has moved from the County’s Amherst parking garage to the parking garage beneath the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. Testing hours are 8 a.m. to noon. 2. Smithsonian Begins to Reopen: The Smithsonian’s […]

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July 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blooming Sunflower Fields in Poolesville are Instagrammers’ Delight

The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is a summer go-to for residents and anyone who loves photography. The area is home to multiple sunflower fields and peak bloom typically comes mid-July. MyMCMedia spoke with residents enjoying the scenery.

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 21 in Montgomery County

The heat emergency continues and the county has opened several cooling centers. It’s Tuesday, July 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The agenda includes a resolution in support of mailing ballots for the general election. Additionally, Councilmember […]

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July 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 20 in Montgomery County

The heat emergency continues through Tuesday as the county opens cooling centers. It’s Monday, July 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Test Options: Montgomery County offers testing to all county residents at clinics in Germantown, White Oak, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Olney. The clinics are free, and you […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets at 9 a.m. Here is a look at the meeting’s agenda. 2. School Board Meets: Montgomery County Board of Education has a business meeting at 9 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s […]

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July 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 13 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, July 13, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County Council Happenings:  The council will interview applicants to serve on the new Policing Advisory Commission at 4:30 p.m. today. Two committees meet virtually today and may be viewed live on YouTube or Facebook. The Planning, Housing, and Economic Development […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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July 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, July 6, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Committee Meetings:  Two committees meet virtually today and may be viewed live on YouTube or Facebook. The Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee meets at 9 a.m. The Transportation and Environment Committee meets at 2:30 p.m. 2. County Pools […]

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July 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Photos: Edwards Ferry at Lock 25 of the C&O Canal

Montgomery County is home to so many places with great historic significance. The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal was built to connect the urban markets of Washington, D.C. and the resources of the Ohio Valley. The 184.5 mile canal runs from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland and was under construction from July 4, 1828 until […]

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