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September 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders 65+ in Congregate Settings Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Marylanders ages 65 and older living in congregate settings are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Wednesday. Congregate settings include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and group homes for residents with developmental disabilities. Also effective immediately, all pharmacies and other providers can […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Limited Capacity for School Graduations, Other Guidance for Ceremonies

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to limit school graduation ceremonies to 50% of venue capacity for outdoor ceremonies; capacity is limited to 25% for indoor ceremonies or 250 people, whichever is fewer people. Read the regulation detailing new graduation guidance.  Schools that want to have an indoor graduation must obtain a letter of […]

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March 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Recommends Outdoor Graduations at Home High School Stadiums

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is recommending that senior graduation ceremonies be held outdoors at students’ home high school stadiums, officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS considered three plans for high school graduation ceremonies in 2021, explained James Koutsos, Area Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Schools. Plan A is a traditional, […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Senior Community Vaccinates 96% of Residents

A senior living community in Silver Spring shared that every resident who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has received both doses. 96% of residents at Riderwood Senior Living Community have been vaccinated, according to a March 4 release.  “We got the shots because we care about our neighbors and want to see more of them,” said […]

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October 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New Affordable Senior Housing Community Opens in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich led a ribbon cutting at the Willow Manor at Fairland, a new affordable housing community in Silver Spring. The community is for residents ages 62 and older and offers 60 affordable units and 61 units at market rate. MyMCMedia attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

B-CC Student Collecting Food Donations for Students, Organizing Virtual Prom

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Lilly Behbehani has been using her time at home to give back to her school community by setting up food donations for families and organizing a virtual prom for students. After first hearing about the spread of coronavirus and the possibility of schools shutting down, Behbehani became concerned about the […]

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March 6, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Council Postpones Senior Town Hall Meeting at Leisure World

Update, March 11: The Montgomery County Council has postponed the senior town hall meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 to a later date. The county government is currently on active status which means that local government resources are focused on the health and safety issues associated with COVID-19. Original:  The Montgomery County Council […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Man Returns Home Safe and Unharmed

Update: Orlando Brown returned home this afternoon safe & unharmed. Silver Alert has been cancelled. TY for Sharing! https://t.co/SQsmPpnZry pic.twitter.com/QSjr32iuZJ — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) July 7, 2017 Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen in Damascus July 5. According to a MCPD news release, […]

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February 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Montgomery County Recreation Calendar for February

February 1:  Soul Line Dancing Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853 240.777.6893 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Every Wednesday until March 29. Back to the days of American Bandstand! Join in this fun, lively, rhythmic dance session that teaches the Active 55+ community all the latest and old school dances. […]

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