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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 23. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Back in Session: Recess is over and the Montgomery County Council is back in session. The council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building in Rockville. 2. MCPS Boundary Assessment Community Conversation: Montgomery County Public […]

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April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Greening Up Montgomery County

Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this […]

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April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Environmental Outdoor Art Exhibition Hosted at Brookside Gardens

Montgomery Parks is hosting an environmental outdoor art exhibition at Brookside Gardens to shine a light on the impact consumption habits have on the natural environment. The exhibit was created by UpRooted Dance, and it features hundreds of plastic containers and bottles. The project was put in place to help bring awareness to the huge […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This 49-year-old tradition allows us to appreciate the environment in which we live. With climate change looming around us, we found some ways you can help reduce our county’s carbon footprint and celebrate Earth Day. Calculate your carbon footprint. Figure out […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Woman Dragged Into Wooded Area and Sexually Assaulted in Montgomery Village

Montgomery County Police are investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend. According to a press release, the victim was attacked after getting off a Ride-On bus in the area of the 19000 block of Watkins Mill Road in Montgomery Village on Saturday shortly after 10:00 pm. The witness noticed an unknown male was […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Chicken Basket in Gaithersburg

Firefighters responded to a fire “in the rear of the Chicken Basket” restaurant in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue at around 9 a.m. on Monday. E753 Operated as the 2nd due engine on the 8 box this morning. pic.twitter.com/FZrRNlNC3M — Professional Firefighters of NIST IAFF Local F161 (@IAFFF161) April 22, 2019 The cause of the […]

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April 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Community Media is Expanding

Montgomery Community Media will be opening a new Silver Spring Studio and classroom very soon. MCM’s headquarters is located in Rockville, and officials will celebrate the opening of a second location in downtown Silver Spring. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new Silver Spring Media Lab on Wednesday, April 24. Watch this video […]

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April 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit Back in Full Swing

The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit is back in full swing at Brookside Gardens, and residents are enjoying it. Visitors were able to get insight about metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. Watch the video for more […]

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