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August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks to Close Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway for Tree Removal

Montgomery Parks will close down portions of Sligo Creek Parkway this week to remove hazardous trees throughout Sligo Stream Valley Park. The closures are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, August 20 from Piney Branch Road to Kennebec Avenue. Wednesday, August 21 from Maple Avenue to Carroll Avenue. Monday, August 26 […]

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August 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Animal Adoption Fees Waived for ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is waiving adoption fees this weekend. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption initiative whose goal is to find animals good homes. The event will take place on Aug. 17 at the county’s animal services and adoption center, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, and will […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, and it’s the 74th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park Meets: The City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. 2. Disaster Loans Available: The Small Business Administration is making […]

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August 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 13 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Yappy Hour: Montgomery Parks hosts a “yappy hour” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Olney Manor Dog Park, 16601 Georgia Ave. 2. Why I Majored in Biology: Louise Chatlynne will tell us what made her major in biology and […]

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August 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 12 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 12. Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Fair Continues: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair continues in Gaithersburg. 2. Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Contines: Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Maryland offers a week of shopping free of the state sales tax. Click here for more details. #ShopMDTaxFree Week […]

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August 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighter Prevents Potential Thief from Stealing Ambulance

MMA Training Helped to Prevent Crime Firefighter Diego Peclat used kickboxing, his jiu jitsu skills and his mixed martial arts training when he prevented the theft of his ambulance. Early Sunday morn, July 28 @mcfrs FF Peclat (FS701) while at ER intervened & assisted w/ ‘takedown’ of suspect threatening others at local hospital – Takoma […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Aug. 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Today is International Cat Day: This is for all the cat lovers! The International Fund for Animal Welfare created the day back in 2002. 2. AARP Smart Driver Class: Brush-up on driving skills, and learn about new state laws in […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7. and it’s Lighthouse Day! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Recreation Career Fair: Montgomery County Department of Recreation is hosting a career fair tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Administrative Office, at 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. People should bring […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Políticos Locales Reaccionan a los Tiroteos Masivos del Fin de Semana

Los líderes del Congreso del Condado de Montgomery recurrieron a Twitter para expresar sus reacciones a los tiroteos masivos en Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas y Dayton, Ohio. “No podemos permitir llegar al punto en que el horror no horrorice. Debemos enfrentarnos al odio y a los terroristas domésticos. Los que se niegan a tomar […]

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August 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Night Out: The Montgomery County Police Department is celebrating the 36th anniversary of National Night Out today throughout the community. The campaign is intended to encourage positive relationships between neighborhoods and police officers. Check out where to celebrate: Montgomery […]

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