July 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Washington D.C. Temple Will Open to the Public Next Year 

The Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kensington — commonly referred to as the Mormon Temple —  announced it will open its temple to the public for the first time since 1974. The open house will take place April 28 to June 4, 2022. The temple closed for […]

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April 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park Closed For Renovations

The Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park is closing for ten months due to renovations. Construction is set to begin this month. The 1/5-acre park, which is located at 3925 Hampden Street in Kensington, has been in its planning process since the winter of 2016, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) renovation’s page. […]

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March 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County to Spend $500,000 to Accommodate Two Additional Councilmembers

Members of the Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee unanimously agreed Monday to allocate an additional $92,000 so that the council offices can accommodate the two new members who will be seated in 2022. The county already set aside $408,000 from excess appropriations for the work. Residents approved a charter amendment during […]

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February 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Approves Major Building Plans at Burnt Mills Elementary, Poolesville High

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education members unanimously approved plans for a new Burnt Mills Elementary School and a renovated Poolesville High School. Together, the projects will cost close to $100 million. During the BOE’s Jan. 28 meeting, board members listened to details about the proposed work which includes completely tearing down and building […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Renovations at South Lake Elementary Expected to be Completed by Fall of 2023

Renovations to South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg will no longer be postponed and instead are expected to be completed by September of 2023, following a unanimous county council vote Dec. 1. The council allocated $5,853,000 from general obligation bonds for site improvements and utility construction at the overcrowded school. Councilmember Craig Rice praised the action, […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Washington Capitals Open New Street Hockey Rink in Kensington

The Washington Capitals have teamed up with Montgomery Parks to open a new street hockey rink at Dewey Local Park as part of the recently completed major renovations. “The Washington Capitals are excited to partner with Montgomery Parks to help include a street hockey (and futsal court) as part of this renovation,” said Peter Robinson, […]

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June 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MLK Indoor Swim Center Will Remain Closed Through the Summer

Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor Swim Center in Silver Spring will remain closed through September 2020. Over the next few months, the aquatic center will experience several renovations, including: ADA improvements, a new roof, as well as cosmetic upgrades to the lobby and locker room areas. Currently, all Montgomery County Recreation outdoor pools and aquatic […]

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May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Budgets, Some School Renovations Delayed

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the FY 2021 Operating Budget and the FY 2021-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Thursday.  Burnt Mills Elementary School is on track for renovations to be complete in September 2023. Elementary school renovations that have been pushed back due to financial shortfalls include South […]

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February 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New Northwood High School Will Add 1,200 Seats

Northwood High School in Silver Spring is planned to be renovated and open its doors as the “New Northwood” in 2025.  Last week, the Montgomery County school board approved preliminary plans for the project. Principal Mildred Charley-Greene said there are currently 10 portables at the high school, and a new building would benefit the crowding.  […]

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June 5, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Renovations Underway at Quince Orchard

Quince Orchard High School started renovating its stadium field and tennis courts on Monday. Big things happening at QO today! Tennis Court and Stadium Field Renovations have begun! @QOHSPrin_Thomas @TownCourier @QOHealthPE @QOAthletics @MCPSAthletics @mcpsAD — Quince Orchard Athletics (@QOAthletics) June 3, 2019

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