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June 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Rockville’s In-Person Park Adventure Camps Open for Summer

Registration is now open for Rockville’s in-person, outdoors Park Adventures camps. Most activities are still closed due to COVID-19 but the City of Rockville decided to open their day camp, announcing on Thursday that registration would become accessible at the beginning of the week. Running weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon July 13 through August […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

COVID-19 Forces Summer Camps to Get Creative

COVID-19 has forced many families to cancel their plans for summer 2020, but some camps are getting creative and offering online versions of classes to keep children engaged. Best Brains in Rockville is offering both academic and extra-curricular classes, such as public speaking, coding, and cooking 101. They are holding eight weeks of virtual camps […]

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June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Police Search for Cyclist in Connection to Assault in Bethesda

Police are investigating an assault involving a cyclist on Capital Crescent Trail. The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday near the Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda. According to police, the suspect began arguing with three young adults posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter before grabbing the flyers from a young girl and pushing […]

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November 8, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

MCPS to Host Mental Health Fair

Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting a Mental Health Fair Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School. If you would like to learn about ways to help your child cope with stress, tips to help with your child’s mental health in the age of social media and learn ways […]

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October 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Universities at Shady Grove to Hold Open House for Undergraduates

Expo Includes Campus Tours, Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will hold a fall open house Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. USG is part of the University System of Maryland and offers approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine different state universities on the Rockville […]

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October 18, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Town Hall Meeting with Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Council to Host Youth Town Halls

The Montgomery County Council will be hosting two youth town halls in the upcoming weeks. The County wants to learn more about the issues that are impacting young people in the area. The two town halls will be taking place on Oct. 30 at Clarksburg High School and Nov. 13 at Wheaton High School. Each […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes in Certain Stores

Montgomery County continues to combat the national vaping crisis through legislation. A newly introduced set of bills is aimed to reduce the access county youth have to e-cigarettes. This week, Bill 32-19, Health and Sanitation-Flavored Electronic Cigarettes was introduced, and officials say it would prohibit manufacturers from distributing flavored e-cigarettes to certain retail stores. This […]

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September 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New E-Cigarette Measures Underway Throughout the County

There is a rapid rise in e-cigarette use among youth. To combat this public health crisis, new e-cigarette prevention measures are underway in Montgomery County. Members of Montgomery County Council have recently introduced Bills that would prohibit vape shops near certain schools, and would also prohibit e-cigarette manufactures from distributing near schools. Currently, there are […]

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September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Over a Thousand MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations; Deadline is Sept. 23

About 1,100 MCPS students in 7th through 12th grades are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements. All Maryland school students in the 7th through 12th grades must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Those students who do not provide proof will be excluded from attending school starting September 23. […]

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September 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Kids Ride Free Program Will Be ‘Game Changer’ According to Glass

New this school year, all students under the age of 18 will be able to take Ride On and Metro buses for free. Councilmember Evan Glass who spearheaded this initiative during the last budgeting session says this is a game changer for the environment and will hopefully encourage more use of public transit for kids. […]

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