May 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Empresarias Hispanas se unen a Vendedor de Flores Callejero

En Agosto 2020, en medio de la pandemia Covid-19, la inmigrante ecuatoriana Gaby Argoti Fernández fundó FlanCake By Gaby, una empresa familiar, que por ahora opera desde casa, junto a sus hermanas y su mamá. Con la idea de ofrecer ideas culinarias diferentes, estas empresarias hispanas comenzaron a cocinar el FlanCake, una combinación del popular […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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May 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center Coming to Montgomery County

Montgomery County will soon be home to a new center aimed at preparing for the next pandemic. Connected DMV, a regional nonprofit that focuses on solving complex problems, is launching the Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center. The center brings together scientists, academics, and policymakers to prepare for a public health crisis and avoid another global […]

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May 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Meal Delivery Program Provides Sustenance for Local Senior Citizens

A local meal delivery program is ensuring that food gets into the hands of many senior citizens who need it. County Executive Marc Elrich joined Montgomery County Recreation on Wednesday to prepare and deliver boxes of food. The Senior Meal Program has delivered more than 180,00 meals to elderly people who have been unable to […]

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May 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Safe, Empowering Environment

With more vaccines rolling out and reopening restrictions easing, many residents are getting back to partaking in extracurricular activities. The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has several safety measures in place and welcomes those who want to stay active amid the pandemic. Dawes, a three-time Olympian and the academy’s owner, says the […]

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May 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Central Maryland is ‘Epicenter’ for ‘The Cicada Summer and Brood X’

Residents can expect to see millions of cicadas emerging sometime this month. They’ve been underground for the past 17 years. The last time this brood of creepy crawlers visited us was 2004. “We are in the epicenter here in central Maryland for the cicada summer and Brood X,” said Montgomery Parks Nature Center Manager Angela […]

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May 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Teacher of the Year Overcame Homelessness: ‘It’s That Untold Story That Can Set a Lot of People Free’

Last week, Joseph Bostic, Jr. was named Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Bostic, originally from Macon, Georgia, is the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown. He understands hardship and said it’s someone’s untold story that often sets people free. “I […]

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May 3, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Pentagon Officer Indicted for Murder After Fatally Shooting Two People in Takoma Park

A Pentagon police officer was indicted by a grand jury Friday on murder and assault charges for fatally shooting two men and injuring another in Takoma Park last month while he was off duty. Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy says Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer David Hall Dixon had been indicted on seven counts […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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