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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Update About Attempted Armed Robbery at BB&T Bank in Silver Spring

Update: 2:31 p.m.: Assistant Chief of Montgomery County Police’s Investigative Service Bureau Marcus Jones spoke live Wednesday afternoon about reports of an attempted armed robbery at BB&T Bank on Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring. Bank robbery investigation update Posted by Montgomery County Police Department on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 According to Jones, a man walked into […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Update: Montgomery County Extends Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Evening

Update, Jan. 14: The hypothermia alert for Montgomery County has been extended until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Montgomery County officials issue a hypothermia alert until 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Public Safety officials issue a hypothermia alert when forecasted temperatures or wind chill, in at least part of the County fall below 20 degrees. […]

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January 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

First Snow of 2019

Kids are enjoying the sledding on this snowy Sunday on the TPMS hill! Stay posted with @MCPS for updates on delays and closings! pic.twitter.com/1UStUmJb0X — Alicia Deeny (@TPMSPrincipal) January 13, 2019 Crew working hard to keep sidewalks, entrances and exit to parking lots and garages accessible and safe. @MCDOTNow pic.twitter.com/3dx1K74cpZ — MCDOT Parking (@MCDOT_Parking) January […]

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January 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Picks Best Hills for Sledding

Montgomery Parks has a list of the best hills for sledding: Avenel Local Park Ayrlawn Local Park Damascus Recreational Park (hillside near tennis court parking lot on Kings Valley Road) Hillmead Neighborhood Park Long Branch-Wayne Local Park (off of University Blvd.) Norwood Local Park Pilgrim Hills Local Park Sligo Creek Golf Course South Germantown Recreational […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Schools to Hold Job Open Houses for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding two open houses for furloughed federal employees and contractors seeking employment. The open houses are scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. Job seekers are asked to bring their resume and federal identification to the open house. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted during the open house. MCPS is […]

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January 12, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Whitman Girls Stun Undefeated Churchill With Last Shot to Win 40-39

Potomac, Maryland Winston Churchill High School, January 11, 2019 The game between the undefeated Bulldogs of Churchill and the Whitman Vikings girls team ended with a Whitman three-point shot with three seconds remaining to give the Vikings a 40-39 victory.  The time out called by Churchill gave them a three-second chance to go the length […]

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