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February 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s Winter Storm Causes Closings in Montgomery County

The winter storm expected today is causing closings of many offices and schools in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, The Universities at Shady Grove, and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County are all closed today. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees should follow their agency’s policies. Maryland […]

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February 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20. There is a winter storm warning in effect until 7 p.m. today. The National Weather Service expects snow to begin by 7 a.m. which will change to sleet and freezing rain by early afternoon. We may have 3 to 6 inches of snow and a layer of ice before the […]

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February 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Feb. 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Mostly sunny today. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here’s the forecast. 1. Heart to Heart: Suburban Hospital provides a class to learn lifestyle changes and medication management that can reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease. The class takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on The County launches outreach activities for Census Day 2020; Marriott trains employees to spot signs of human trafficking in its hotels; County grants will help secure selected houses of worship; Local companies are awarded […]

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February 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 14 in Montgomery County

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Thursday, Feb. 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board will tour the Purple Line project in the morning and take up agenda items in the afternoon. Watch the afternoon portion live, here. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Marc Elrich will answer questions […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 45 Years with Good Counsel, Pat Bates Announces Retirement

Good Counsel Athletic Director Pat Bates will retire at the end of the school year, according to a press release. Bates has worked at Good Counsel for 45 years and is also an alumnus. Paul Barker, the school’s president, said that Bates’s life has been devoted to serving the Good Counsel community. “Pat Bates has devoted […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver Spring

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s staff announced they’ll be holding “mobile office hours” in Silver Spring the first Wednesday of every month. These office hours will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Raskin’s staff will be in the administration suite on the second floor. According to Raskin’s website, appointments are not […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Here’s a list of offices and services that are open and some that are not on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities are open. Senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery […]

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