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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Meet Gaithersburg’s New Mascot, Lilly the Lifeguard, at Water Safety Day

The city of Gaithersburg is introducing a new mascot: Lilly the Lifeguard. Lilly makes her debut on Friday at the 7th annual Water Safety Day, which takes place from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park in Gaithersburg. The event is part of National Water Safety Month, and partners include Montgomery County’s Department of […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Commencements: Two schools hold graduation ceremonies today: Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, will hold its graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. at the school. Stephen Knolls School, Silver Spring, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, also […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Inducted into Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame

Olympian Katie Ledecky, a Bethesda resident, was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis this month. Ledecky is the youngest inductee ever and the first Team USA swimmer. The honor places her among other extraordinary women in that Hall, including Harriet Tubman, Rachel […]

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December 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County to Celebrate Local Olympic Athletes on Dec. 19 (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is planning to celebrate the county’s Olympic athletes and their extraordinary accomplishments at a special event at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, and you are invited to attend. County spokesperson Judy Stiles said Olympians Jack Conger, Katie Ledecky, and Ashley Nee have confirmed […]

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September 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dog Dip Day in Rockville (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville recently held its annual Dog Dip Day. Rock 11 has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Reports Elevated Levels of Microcystin at Lake Needwood and Lake Frank

UPDATED Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in both lakes. Microcystin can cause harm to […]

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