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July 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 1 in Montgomery County

July is here! Yes, we’re serious, even though it is International Joke Day. 1. Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage in Montgomery County increases today to $14 for large employers, $13.25 for mid-sized employers and $13 for small employers. Please see updated minimum wage graphic. The minimum wage will rise in the County on July […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Eighth Annual Bethesda Film Fest Goes Virtual

The eighth annual Bethesda Film Fest will be virtual.  The festival features four mini-documentaries from regional filmmakers. The films can be viewed for free online using the password “bup456.” You can only watch until the day of the film fest, Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. At that time, the filmmakers will hold an online discussion […]

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June 18, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Honors Juneteenth with Virtual Celebration

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery is hosting a virtual Juneteenth celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those who attend will enjoy special performances, and learn about the day’s significance from the museum’s team of historians. Special guests include retired NBA small forward Walt Williams and Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, […]

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June 17, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Hogan to Time Magazine: Defunding Police is a ‘Terrible Idea’

Governor Larry Hogan, during an interview for Time Magazine’s Time100 Talks on June 11, said that defunding the police was “a terrible idea.” The statement was made after interviewer Katie Couric asked what he planned to do in response to national calls for the reallocating of police funds into community programs—one of the main reforms […]

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June 16, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

White Oak Library to Host Speculative Writing Workshop

White Oak Library in Silver Spring will host a virtual sci-fi/fantasy/horror writing workshop on Thursday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be exclusive to speculative fiction writers and those who are interested in learning about the genre. To participate in this event, attendees will need to choose a prompt and […]

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June 15, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Ledecky Will Join Councilmember Jawando’s Virtual Storytime This Week

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando’s virtual storytime on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. will feature Olympic gold medalist and swimmer Katie Ledecky. I am pleased to announce that on Wednesday, June 17th, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky will join me for Virtual Storytime! Please tune in at 11:30AM on Wednesday to watch. Posted by Councilmember […]

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June 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Like so Many Other Events, Annual Taste of Wheaton Goes Virtual

Wheaton’s highly anticipated annual event, Taste of Wheaton, is happening virtually this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For over 20 years, participants have gathered in a set location to enjoy local performances, family activities, vendors and even a beer and wine garden for those of age, all while getting the chance to sample […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Biden to Rally Virtually With Maryland Democrats Ahead of Primary

Ahead of Tuesday’s Presidential Primary Election, the Maryland Democratic Party has organized a virtual rally at 3 p.m. Sunday and they are bringing in some big names in the Democratic Party. The virtual event is called “Dems@Distance” and will feature appearances from the presumptive Democratic primary nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as […]

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May 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a universal virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 in early June, it announced Sunday. MCPS also plans to hold in-person graduation celebrations once large groups are permitted to gather. Meanwhile, starting on May 14 and continuing through May 22, MCPS’ social media posts will be filed with […]

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