December 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Park Trail Named After Confederate General Jeb Stuart Renamed

About six months ago, the Montgomery County Council requested a review to find all county streets and facilities named after Confederates, so they can ultimately be renamed. On June 15, the council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Capital Crescent Trail Closed for Construction

Montgomery Parks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) for the next few weeks to allow for the construction of a raised crosswalk on the trail. The crosswalk will be placed at the Little Falls Parkway crossing in Bethesda. No deadline has been given for the construction’s end, but those who wish to continue using […]

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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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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Committees: Several County Council committees meet today in Rockville. On the agenda: campaign finance, the 2018-2023 fiscal plan, transportation and the Office of Legislative Oversight. For more details, visit the Council’s website, here. 2. Montgomery Plans: The Josiah Henson Special […]

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July 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Izaak Walton Trail Culvert and Splitway Restoration (PHOTOS)

Restoration work is underway on the Izaak Walton Trail culvert and splitway in Gaithersburg after the roadway was partially washed away last month after some flooding rains. Gaithersburg Project Engineer Sandra Gross said the timeline of the project was moved up because of the damage to the roadway and the need to improve the drainage […]

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May 11, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Police Arrest Suspect in Northwest Branch Trail Rape

Police say they have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a runner that occurred along the Northwest Branch Trail on May 5 in Silver Spring. On May 9, police announced the arrest of Joaquin A. Orellana Torres (24) of Hughes Road in Hyattsville. Police said Torres is charged with first degree rape and one […]

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May 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Park Police Statement on Safety Following Rape on Northwest Branch Trail

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police issued the following statement regarding the safety of nearby trails following the investigation of a rape that occurred on Northwest Branch Trail in Silver Spring: The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are committed to safe trails. The park system in Montgomery County has over 200 miles of maintained trails to include natural and […]

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May 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Rape on Northwest Branch Trail

Montgomery County police are investigating a rape that occurred on May 5 along the Northwest Branch trail. According to police,  at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, officers from the 3rd District responded for a rape that had just occurred in park land adjacent to Oakview Drive in Silver Spring. On the scene, officers spoke with […]

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