October 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Bulb Exchange Program During October for Energy Action Month

October is National Energy Action Month, a federal-wide effort to promote sustainability and energy efficiency while encouraging the smart use of energy, water, and transportation resources. Here in Montgomery County, the public libraries and the Department of Environmental Protection are offering a light bulb exchange program where residents may exchange inefficient light bulbs for energy-efficient […]

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July 9, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, July 9, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, July 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Wheaton’s Town Plaza Dedication:  Montgomery County dedicates the plaza in downtown Wheaton to Marian Fryer, a longtime Wheaton resident and community activist. The ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. at the plaza and will be followed by a free […]

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July 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, July 7, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 7 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and […]

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July 6, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, July 6, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Libraries Reopen: The last seven Montgomery County Public Libraries reopen today. They are the Chevy Chase, Kensington Park, Maggie Nightingale, Noyes Library for the Young, Twinbrook, and Whiteoak branches. MCPL Director Anita Vassallo talks about this and other topics […]

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June 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Operates Four Cooling Centers When Heat Tops 95 Degrees

The City of Rockville operates four cooling centers when the temperature hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County. The centers are located at the following facilities: Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook […]

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June 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries’ ‘Tails and Tales’ Summer Reading Program Returns

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) summer reading program returns this summer to help school-age youth to develop life-long reading habits. This year the theme of the summer program is “Tails and Tales.” Students may sign up for the program online or at any library branch. The program includes reading lists, learning activities, and virtual events. […]

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June 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Looking for Missing Twinbrook Teenager

The Special Victims Investigations Division of the Montgomery County Police is looking for a missing teenager from the Twinbrook area, according to a press release. 15-year-old Nicole Diaz-Santos was last seen in the morning at her home on Lemay Road on May 29. Diaz-Santos is approximately 5 feet 1 inches tall, 180 pounds, and has […]

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January 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Available at 10 Montgomery County Library Branches

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announce free Wi-Fi service is available at 10 library branches throughout the county. The free service is available 24 hours a day in parking lots adjacent to the library buildings. Additional coverage is provided in the grass area behind the Davis branch, in the park from the library to the […]

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March 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Voter Registration, Election Worker Drives Set for Montgomery Libraries

Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct these voter registrations and election worker recruitment drives March 7 through March 28 at local public libraries: Saturday, March 7 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Damascus, 9701 Main Street, Damascus Gaithersburg, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg Silver Spring, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring Saturday, March 14 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Bethesda […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

WMATA Proposes Eliminating Seven Montgomery Bus Routes

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021 completely eliminates seven Metro Bus routes within Montgomery County.  Montgomery County officials, including Sidney Katz, President of the County Council, as well as state senators and delegates, have signed a letter calling for WMATA to reconsider its budget plan.  The proposal eliminates lines […]

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