summer

June 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Students Cook Cicadas for First Time: ‘It’s Probably Something We Should Just Try Out’

Brood X cicadas have returned after 17 years, and Maryland is the epicenter for the swarms. MyMCM joined two college students from Montgomery County who are seeing the creatures for the first time – that they can remember – and who were set on having the “full” experience. Natalie Hays, an incoming sophomore at the […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Officially Returns August 13

Get ready for chocolate-covered bacon, pig races, carnival rides, and much more. A summer tradition is returning to Gaithersburg in August, after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus. The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which started in 1945, will officially return for its “9 Best Days of Summer” on August 13 at 3 p.m. […]

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May 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Sun Safety Tips for Summer

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and, for many, means a trip to the beach or a day at the pool. After a summer of physical distancing in 2020, it’s important to make sure to prioritize sun safety during outdoor activity. MyMCM spoke to MedStar Health’s Dr. Korin Hudson—an emergency room physician […]

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May 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicadas Emerge as Temperatures Warm: ‘They Just Don’t Look Like Anything Else That We Have’

Brood X cicadas are emerging as temperatures warm. Full emergence in the Washington region is starting, Capital Weather Gang reported. MyMCM visited Lake Needwood in Derwood to speak with park-goers about their experiences with the cicadas so far this cycle. They emerge when soil temperatures hit 64 degrees Fahrenheit. After the millions of creatures die […]

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April 27, 2021 | Rachel Clair

If You’re a Fan of the 80’s, the Heat Is On This Week

Summer does not officially begin until June 20 but folks in the DMV will get a sneak preview this week. Ready or not, temperatures will climb into the 8o’s Tuesday through Thursday. Quite a departure from late last week when temps dipped into the 30’s. D.C.-area forecast: Spring sunshine with summer warmth the next few […]

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April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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July 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blooming Sunflower Fields in Poolesville are Instagrammers’ Delight

The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is a summer go-to for residents and anyone who loves photography. The area is home to multiple sunflower fields and peak bloom typically comes mid-July. MyMCMedia spoke with residents enjoying the scenery.

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July 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Strathmore’s Summer Concerts ‘Live from the Lawn’ Continue through Aug. 28

The Joe Falero Band performs Wednesday, July 24. The free outdoor concert starts at 7 p.m.

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July 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

1. Free Outdoor Concerts Dance, sway, jump, or just listen to all kinds of live music at free outdoor concerts around the county. Glen Echo Park Thursday Summer Concerts, Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts, Friday Night Live Concerts at Rockville Town Square, Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts at RIO Washingtonian, BlackRock Summer Concerts Saturdays through July 27, […]

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June 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Beat the Heat During the Dog Days of Summer

With high temperatures forecast to remain in the 90s for the next week, finding ways to stay cool and taking precautions to avoid heat-related illness this summer are essential. The heat can be especially dangerous for those at risk including the elderly, the young, those with existing medical conditions and those that work outdoors. The  […]

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