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August 27, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 3,15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Great Falls, Boyds, Wheaton-Glenmont, Wheaton, and Clarksburg. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause […]

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August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Friends of Ledecky, Bacon Confirm: There’s Nothing the Swimmers Aren’t Good At

At an Olympic watch party in Potomac on Friday, MyMCM spoke to three Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heard alumnae who are friends with U.S. Olympic Swimmers Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon. We asked the friends about Ledecky’s and Bacon’s hidden talents and if there is anything that the two are not good at. […]

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August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Potomac Boy Scout Gives Back to Veterans

Potomac Boy Scout Joel Berinstein gathered a group of fellow scouts and volunteers to put together 304 care packages for veterans staying in VA Hospitals. Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, combs, tissues, toothpaste, lotion and deodorant can be found inside the boxes. For veterans with a longer stay, the gifts include activity and puzzle booklets. Each […]

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July 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge Alumnae Cheer On as Ledecky Adds to Her Gold Medal Collection

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduates from the Classes of 2015 and 2020 gathered in Potomac for a watch party Friday night to cheer on their former classmates Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon who were swimming for Team USA in Tokyo. They sang and celebrated as Ledecky finished her last event at these […]

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July 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

New Public Safety Radio System Enhances Coverage for Potomac River, Other Rural County Areas

Montgomery County leaders launched a new public safety radio system to improve communications and save lives. The emergency radio system lets the 911 call center communicate with police, fire and rescue service and other public safety departments. The new Motorola ASTRO 25 system provides enhanced radio coverage in areas like the Potomac River, the Triadelphia […]

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July 27, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Silver Spring Resident Wins $50,000 Scholarship from VaxU Lottery

A resident of Silver Spring was awarded a $50,000 VaxU lottery scholarship yesterday, July 26, according to the Maryland Higher Education Commission. This resident is the third Montgomery County VaxU scholarship winner out of six Marylanders. A resident from Potomac and a resident from Silver Spring were chosen in the first drawing on July 12.  […]

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July 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Potomac Street Names Now Honor Black Community Pioneers

Three streets in Potomac no longer carry the names of Confederate generals. On Friday, the street signs for J.E.B Stuart Road, J.E.B. Stuart Court and Jubal Early Court came down. The new signs bear the the names of two Montgomery County African American community leaders. J.E.B Stuart Road and J.E.B. Stuart Court were renamed Geneva […]

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July 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, July 21, In Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Redistricting Meeting: The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual meeting for Montgomery County residents at 6 p.m. Residents must register to receive information about how to attend and provide testimony. Redistricting Meeting for County Set for Wednesday 2. […]

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July 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, July 20, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 20, and Muslim people around the world are celebrating the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, which is the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. The meeting will […]

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July 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, July 19, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, July 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Teacher Headed to the Olympics:  John F. Kennedy High School teacher Thea LaFond is headed to the Tokyo Olympics to compete for the Caribbean nation of Dominica. LaFond holds the Maryland record in the women’s triple jump. This […]

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