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February 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 21 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Feb. 21. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Schools: Montgomery County Public Schools open two hours late today. 2. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board agenda items include a briefing on draft guidelines for burial sites and inventory of burial sites. Watch the afternoon portion live, here. 3. Council Town Hall […]

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February 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s Winter Storm Causes Closings in Montgomery County

The winter storm expected today is causing closings of many offices and schools in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, The Universities at Shady Grove, and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County are all closed today. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees should follow their agency’s policies. Maryland […]

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February 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20. There is a winter storm warning in effect until 7 p.m. today. The National Weather Service expects snow to begin by 7 a.m. which will change to sleet and freezing rain by early afternoon. We may have 3 to 6 inches of snow and a layer of ice before the […]

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February 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Feb. 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Mostly sunny today. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here’s the forecast. 1. Heart to Heart: Suburban Hospital provides a class to learn lifestyle changes and medication management that can reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease. The class takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday […]

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February 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 14 in Montgomery County

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Thursday, Feb. 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board will tour the Purple Line project in the morning and take up agenda items in the afternoon. Watch the afternoon portion live, here. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Marc Elrich will answer questions […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 12 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12. Schools are opening on time today. We’re supposed to be getting freezing rain all day. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. MCPS Board of Education Day Business Meeting: MCPS’s Board of Education is meeting today at […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget meetings in February and March. The meetings will provide information on the programs and budgets of the County’s public school system and its community […]

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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Feb. 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Feb. 11. Nice weekend? Today, not so much. Here’s the forecast. 1. Troubled Properties: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee meets to discuss an executive regulation that forth a methodology for designating troubled properties under county law, based on the severity and quantity of violations. You can read the […]

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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