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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

8 Additional County Libraries Reopen Monday

Eight additional Montgomery County public libraries opened Monday after six reopened June 1 for the first time in over a year due to COVID-19. The following libraries reopened Monday: Aspen Hill Library at 4407 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Damascus Library at 9701 Main Street Davis Library at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda Little Falls […]

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May 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Venues; Indoor Mask Mandate Remains

Effective Saturday, May 15, all Maryland indoor and outdoor dining establishments, including restaurants and bars, can resume normal operations, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. The same goes for other indoor and outdoor venues. All outdoor entertainment, arts, and sports venues, as well as all indoor entertainment venues and conventions can resume […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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April 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned About Rising COVID-19 Metrics Following Statewide Reopenings  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants Gov. Larry Hogan to reconsider some recent reopenings following worsening COVID-19 metrics, Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday. Beginning March 12, the state lifted COVID-19 capacity limits on retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, personal services and indoor recreational establishments. Large indoor and outdoor venues could start operating […]

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March 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Eight County Recreation Centers Resume In-Person Activities

It’s been a challenging year to stay fit, but hope is on the horizon as Montgomery County Department of Recreation is gradually reopening its community centers. So far, eight of the county’s 21 community centers have reopened: Bauer Drive Recreation Center in Rockville, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, Plum Gar Recreation Center […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

AMC Movie Theaters to Open March 26

AMC Theatres announced that beginning Friday, 98% of its U.S. theaters will be open for business. Four area AMC theaters are opening Friday and three more open on March 26, including in Gaithersburg and Wheaton. More than one year ago on March 16, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order to close all bars, […]

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March 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Beverage Co. Transforming Mrs. K’s Toll House into Multi-Concept Restaurant

Mrs. K’s Toll House, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, is expected to reopen, but under new management. According to Washington City Paper, the team from Takoma Beverage Co. signed a 20-year lease and plan to utilize the outside gardens and restaurant as a beer and wine garden and fine […]

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February 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

As Elrich Proposes 25% Indoor Dining Reopening, Officials Discuss Balancing Health and Business

Montgomery County officials discussed balancing public health and economic interests Wednesday, as County Executive Marc Elrich proposes a return to indoor dining at 25% capacity. Elrich sent an executive order to the county council Tuesday in order to make the change. Indoor alcohol sales must stop at 10 p.m. and customers would be limited to […]

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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Stations Begin Reopening Following Inauguration Closures

Nine Metro stations have reopened so far following inauguration security closures. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Gallery Place and Union Station reopened, a statement from Metro said. The following stations reopened as of 1 p.m.: Archives, Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Judiciary Square and Smithsonian. Four remaining stations are set to […]

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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan to School Boards Not Planning on in Class Instruction: ‘That is Not Acceptable’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics, all jurisdictions in Maryland are able to safely reopen schools for in-person learning. State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon agreed with Hogan and said school systems should re-evaluate their plans by the end of the first quarter, especially those that plan to stay virtual into […]

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