Thanksgiving

December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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December 1, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: Time of the Year Again

“Haven’t all the years you’ve spent being Santa Claus, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus?   And not just for the joy you’ve helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring […]

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November 24, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots & Have A Lot to Be Thankful For

In the words of Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” We give back because it teaches us find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good. No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always […]

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November 24, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: The Power of Giving

“People who give, are given to.   People who care, are cared for.   And people who love… age slower, run faster, jump higher, eat healthier, tend to live in cottages, are as happy with friends as they are alone, climb more trees, skip when they could walk, kiss when they could talk, take the […]

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November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Schools Close Early: Public schools close after lunch today. 2. Two Year Anniversary Party:  Celebrating two years of serving customers, 7 Locks Brewing is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve party with live music by Skribe, starting at 7:30 p.m. 3. Bethesda’s Turkey Chase: The […]

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November 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church in Gaithersburg Providing Turkeys to Those in Need (VIDEO)

  A Gaithersburg church is handing out free turkeys this evening. The Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Lane, plans to hand out 500 turkeys before the holiday is out, Pastor Ola Olarinde said. The church bought the turkeys from Costco, using donations from church’s 350 members, he said.

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November 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 21 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Thanksgiving Travel: National gas prices begin to decline, travel this week is expected to hit 12-year high. 2. Turkey Giveaway: The Mercy Seat Chapel in Washington Grove is providing turkeys to families in need today. 3. Interfaith Thanksgiving Services:  Two interfaith Thanksgiving services are taking place tonight; […]

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November 20, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Thanksgiving Weather Outlook

Thanksgiving is shaping up to be chilly, especially in the morning, with temperatures predicted to be as low as 29 degrees, according to darksky.com. You may want to bundle up if your Thanksgiving tradition includes an early morning walk, or possibly Bethesda’s annual Turkey Chase. The day will warm up to the mid 40s, according […]

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November 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Church Delivering Turkeys

A Gaithersburg church is handing out free turkeys Tuesday. The Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Lane, plans to hand out 500 turkeys before the holiday is out. About 250 were distributed last week, said Omobola Cole, a member of the church. Members of the church donated the money to buy the turkeys, Cole said.

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