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April 9, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber to Host Business Networking Expo on April 17th

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that it will host its first Business Expo on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. Entitled “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, this brand-new event will be a great way to view a full spectrum of chamber member […]

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February 4, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MCPS Bocce Division IV Championship

DARNESTOWN, MD; February 2, 2019 STOP!  A whisper, lowly delivered, was aimed at a green ball arching across a curvaceous gymnasium floor as it headed towards the pallina.  Simultaneously, cheers could be heard from the adjacent court. A hitting shot dislodged a cluster of green and red balls confronting the pallina. Subsequently, there is a […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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February 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

So You Want to Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Chambers of Commerce exist to help local businesses prosper for a modest annual fee. A business doesn’t join just to be a member of another organization; they join an organization that is genuinely interested in promoting local business – like the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC). Membership with the GGCC is a vital investment in […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Presents Preferred Parking for Expectant Moms (VIDEO)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, there are now seven parking spaces designated for expectant mothers at the Clarksburg Premium Outlets shopping center. Randy Goldman, marketing director for the Clarksburg Premium Outlets, cut the ribbon on the seven, new parking spaces on Friday morning. The new parking spaces are located near the playground area by […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County

UPDATED 3.14.17 The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain until 2 p.m. for Montgomery County. The Winter Storm Warning has been canceled. Winter Storm Warning downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory in the immediate DC Metro and points south. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/xIeML0tWR0 — Alex Liggitt (@ABC7Alex) March 14, […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Republican Seeks Council Seat

A 50-year-old Germantown Republican has entered the District 2 Montgomery County Council race with a “bring jobs home” campaign. “Thousands of jobs crawl down I-270. Those jobs aren’t local anymore,” said Tom Ferleman, who unveiled his campaign Friday. Ferleman, a strategy and innovation consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, said he wanted to boost the county’s […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Winds Fan Barn Fire to Adjacent Brush in Clarksburg (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a barn fire on Sunday afternoon on Stringtown Road in Clarksburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said over 60 firefighters responded to the blaze. He said the windy weather made the response challenging, and the fire extended to some adjacent brush. There were some road closures in […]

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October 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Coffee with a Cop in Damascus (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents recently got to meet with police officers at local coffee shops across Montgomery County as part of a national event called, “Coffee with a Cop.” County Cable Montgomery’s (CCM) Susan Kenedy reports from one “coffee with a cop” meeting that was held in Damascus.

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