July 27, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Darnestown Liquor and Wine Store Reopens After Closure Due to COVID-19

Darnestown Liquor and Wine Store reopened on Monday after being closed for three weeks due to several employees testing positive for COVID-19. The store closed because of staffing shortages after many employees were forced to quarantine and was expected to tentatively reopen on July 20, according to an earlier press release. During the closure, a […]

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July 22, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Smithsonian National Zoo, Air and Space Museum Reopening Friday

The Smithsonian National Zoo and Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center are reopening this Friday, July 24 with health precautions in place. Visitors can now order free timed-entry and parking passes online or by calling 1-800-514-3849, ext. 1. At this time, the Smithsonian is just starting their reopening phase with these two centers, […]

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July 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Will ‘Take Another Look’ at Reopenings if Non-Compliance Gets Out of Control

If non-compliance with COVID-19 guidelines continues in bars and restaurants, Maryland may have to reconsider the reopenings it’s allowed so far, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Wednesday.  “At this point we’re trying to crack down on the bad apples without killing the entire industry and all those folks that work there and […]

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July 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Says County Will ‘Close Down Any Business’ That Violates COVID-19 Guidelines

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed business compliance with COVID-19 guidelines in a message to residents this week.  He said 96 percent of businesses and restaurants that have been visited by business ambassadors are following regulations, like physical distancing and face coverings. However, several would not comply.  “In these cases, we could not stand by. […]

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July 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Owner Upset at County Falsely Reporting Hookah Bar Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

A Montgomery County press release incorrectly stated on Monday that Vibes Hookah Lounge in Rockville was shut down over the July 4 weekend for violating COVID-19 regulations.  The press release said that Vibes was closed because hookah bars are not included in Phase 2 of reopening in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Department of Health and […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Recreation Will Reopen 10 Pools Monday

Summer swimming is back! Pools operated by Montgomery County Recreation will reopen on July 6. As part of Phase 2 reopening plans, the department’s seven outdoor pools and three indoor centers will be available to pass holders seven days a week, starting Monday. Outdoor facilities will operate from noon to 8 p.m. each day for […]

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July 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 2 in Montgomery County

It is Thursday, July 2, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Yoga: All ages and levels are welcome to join Olney Library’s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing, and meditation. This will take place on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details. 2. Early Child […]

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July 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County to Wait for Potential July 4 COVID-19 Spike Before Phase 3 Decision

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the county will wait to see if the Fourth of July causes a spike in COVID-19 cases before any Phase 3 reopening announcement is made. The county won’t be able to observe that until at least a week from this weekend, or a little over a week, Elrich said […]

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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 30 in Montgomery County

It is officially the last day of June. Time sure seems to be flying for our unique summer of 2020. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for June 30. 1. Last Day of MCM’s June Fundraiser: Like many other nonprofit organizations, Montgomery Community Media needs your help during this economic time of […]

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June 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Two Farmers Markets in Gaithersburg Will Reopen Week of July 6

Two Farmers Markets in Gaithersburg will be reopening the week of July 6. The Casey Market, now located at the Casey Community Center, and the Main Street Market will operate with reduced hours through November. The Casey Market will be open Thursdays, starting on July 9 and run through November 19, 2020, from 1 p.m. […]

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