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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Nature Paints Picturesque Scenes in Poolesville

The Kenwood cherry blossoms have come and gone but there are still beautiful views in Montgomery County this time of year. Enjoy the photos below from the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area located on River Road near Poolesville, the National Park Service’s C&O Canal, and the Potomac River. MyMCMedia’s Carolyn Raskauskas gives you a glimpse of […]

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April 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site to Open in White Oak This Week

Montgomery County has added another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. This one is located in White Oak. Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) testing sites are starting to pop-up throughout Maryland in response to the coronavirus health emergency. The Maryland Department of Health, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Wheaton Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Wheaton area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. The Wheaton Urban District maintains […]

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April 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Corrections Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from Montgomery County Government. The employee last worked at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds on March 26. Staff who had been in close contact with the employee have been notified and are quarantined, […]

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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

‘File of Life’ Form Prepares Residents to Make Trip to Hospital Alone

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services is encouraging residents to complete a File of Life form to prepare for unexpected emergencies and trips to the hospital during the COVID-19 health crisis. File of Life is a non-profit organization focused on preparing the elderly for emergencies. A File of Life is a form that anyone can […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Offers Mental Health Guidance During Pandemic

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offered guidance on supporting your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The county said in a statement that it’s okay to be anxious, and it’s important that people try to find ways to take care of their mental health. Focus on the facts and efforts […]

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April 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Cardin and Van Hollen: Maryland Does Not Have Enough COVID-19 Supplies

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin expressed frustration over the lack of testing kits, personal protective equipment and ventilators being sent to Maryland. “Today, Maryland does not have adequate supplies,” Cardin said Monday afternoon in a joint telephone call. “We have been extremely frustrated with the lack of essential supplies, and we have […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Seniors Can Take Free Online Classes About Zoom, Telemedicine and More

Seniors in Montgomery County can take free online classes to learn how to use technology to help themselves through Senior Planet Montgomery.  Senior Planet Montgomery is a technology training program for people over 60. They usually offer lectures and courses at county facilities, but have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The classes are […]

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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hallie Wells Hip Hop Teacher Drops Third Rap for Students

As students transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 health crisis, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing weekly messages with his students by rapping. Michael Doggett is an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, and is the creator of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program. Doggett uses rapping to express himself […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Boys & Girls Clubs Offers Free Childcare For Essential Workers

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is providing free child care for essential workers at two locations in Montgomery County, Germantown and Silver Spring. Both offer an approved child care program for essential personnel by the Maryland Department of Education during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The two locations are: Boys & […]

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