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June 17, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Children Start ‘Save the Tree’ Campaign for Popular Chevy Chase Maple

A playtime landmark in Chevy Chase is in danger of being torn down, and several children in the neighborhood are campaigning to have it stay. On June 16, several young residents gathered at a maple tree in the Rolling Wood community and protested against its planned removal, hanging signs on the chain link construction fence […]

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September 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Property Owners Can Add a Little Green to Montgomery

Residents in the county’s urban areas are eligible to receive free trees from the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Shades of Green program Qualifying Montgomery County property owners in certain urban areas can receive free trees through the Shades of Green program. Launched in 2012, the program has expanded to several areas of the county that […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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June 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 26-June 1

Lots of public safety news appears in MyMCMedia’s Top 10 stories this week. People seemed to want to know about where state troopers were setting up DUI checkpoints, bottle bombs on an upcounty trail, a murder, a garbage truck fire that closed a major commuter artery, details on a double armed robbery and a house […]

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May 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Crews Remove 20 Trees to Add 20 Parking Spots in Quince Orchard Park

Gaithersburg city crews have removed 20 trees in the Quince Orchard Park community this month to make room for 20 more parking spaces along Orchard Ridge Drive. “It’s something the community wanted,” said Ollie Mumpower, chief of Gaithersburg’s Engineering Services Division, noting there’s been a demand for more parking in the residential community. According to […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Severe Storms Roll Across Montgomery County (VIDEO)

4.6.17 UPDATED Severe storms rolled across Montgomery County on Thursday afternoon with heavy rains, hail and high winds. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 5 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). As the storms headed towards Montgomery County earlier today, the NWS issued a tornado warning as well as a […]

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March 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cherry Trees Are Blooming in Kenwood (PHOTOS)

The cherry trees are blooming in the Kenwood community of Bethesda. Take a look, below: PHOTOS | Michael Walsh

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

Strong winds toppled trees and wires across Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said dispatchers fielded dozens of calls within an hour’s time this afternoon. Piringer said there were no reports of serious injuries. At 5 p.m., there were over 1,600 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County, according to […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wind Advisory Extended, Trees and Powerlines Reported Down in Montgomery County

It’s a wet and windy day in Montgomery County. Over 2,400 Pepco customers are without power at 12:30 p.m. in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said a downed tree brought down some power lines in the Bethesda area earlier today and left about 1,200 customers in the dark. Beal […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gathersburg Opens Nov. 25 (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival is celebrating it’s 21st year. The popular festival opens for the season later this week: The Winter Lights Festival is open nightly from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31. The festival is closed on Christmas Day. There are several special events planned this year, including Wine Under the Lights, […]

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