November 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Clarksburg Student Ambassadors Donate 60 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Clarksburg High School’s Student Ambassadors program is giving back to families in need this Thanksgiving. School counselors at Clarksburg identified 30 families in need at the school, as well as 30 families in need at Rocky Hill Middle School — and the Student Ambassadors Program raised enough money to donate Thanksgiving meals to these families. […]

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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October 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Save the Date: World of Montgomery Festival Returns Oct. 21 in Rockville

The World of Montgomery Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. The festival, in its 10th year, celebrates the many diverse cultures of Montgomery County residents through traditional arts, multicultural music, food, dance and hands-on activities. Admission and activities are free. The featured countries in this year’s festival […]

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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 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Traveling this Thanksgiving weekend? You’re not alone, AAA projects more than 48.7 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. 2. Here’s what’s open and what’s closed in the County Thanksgiving weekend. 3. The Dick and Jody Vilardo Foundation donated $4,000 to help Manna […]

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November 25, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

10 Restaurants Open in Montgomery County on Thanksgiving Day (PHOTO)

Thanksgiving is here and while it’s a time to give thanks and spend time with family, the real highlight of this holiday is food. Traditionally having a home-cooked meal made with love is ideal on Thanksgiving, but sometimes that’s not the most appealing option. Maybe the aftermath of a pile of dishes and dealing with leftovers sounds […]

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I grew up in south Florida and we always spent the morning watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television as my mom prepped the turkey. Today, my own kids have never been too keen on watching the parade on TV but I still […]

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November 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are the five things you should know today, Nov. 19. 1- The county is running short on turkeys for the Holiday Giving Project. Can you waddle over to help? 2-Merlyn Reineke, executive director of Montgomery Community Media, will present the “State of MCM” live online on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. 3- The City […]

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November 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Can the Grease this Holiday Season

Officials at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) are reminding residents, especially those in charge of cooking this holiday season, to can the grease. According to a WSSC news release, it’s important not to dump grease down the drain: Fats, oils and grease (FOG) that go down the drain will eventually harden inside sewer pipes. […]

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November 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

Keep Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving (Video)

More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Montgomery County Fire Chief Steven Lohr is urging residents to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and to keep safety at the top of everyone’s “to do” list this holiday season. “Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a rookie […]

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