July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two-Vehicle Collision in Damascus Sends Two Adults to Hospital

Two adults were taken to a hospital following a collision in Damascus Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A two-vehicle collision occurred on the 24800 block of Woodfield Road, Piringer reported around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Both vehicles overturned, according to photos from Piringer. One person was trapped […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Recreation Returning to Outdoor, In-Person Programming

Montgomery County Recreation is returning to in-person programs on a limited basis. Beginning Feb. 16, there will be a limited number of indoor, instructor-led sports and fitness activities at four recreation centers. RecFit-Limited marks the first in-person programming offered since March 2020. RecFit -Limited will be offered evenings at Bauer Drive, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Plum Gar and White […]

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July 17, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Pools to Offer Daily Admission Starting July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20, Montgomery County residents will have access to County pools under daily admission rates. Before you head out to our pools, here are five things you need to know: #MoCoRec #Aquatics #Pools — MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) July 17, 2020 Entry rates for County residents will be $7 for adults, $6 for […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Silver Spring Town Center Hosts Virtual Comedy Show ‘Comics Unmasked’

Silver Spring Town Center will be hosting a virtual comedy show live on Zoom Thursday, April 30 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show “Comics Unmasked” will include a cast of character comics doing stand-up from their home and a guest bartender, Brock Snyder. The adults only event will be hosted by Kandace Saunders, […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Apartment Fire Sends Three People to Hospital in White Oak

A two alarm apartment fire on Lockwood Drive in White Oak sent three people to the hospital on Monday, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze sent two adults and one child to the hospital. Their injuries are not life threatening, he said. According to […]

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October 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Top Halloween Costumes for 2016

You may see more children dressed up as Superman or Batgirl instead of Princess Elsa this Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey, princess costumes have fallen to number two this year to superheroes after reigning at the top for eleven years. NRF also noted that spending on Halloween […]

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October 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Fire Displaces Ten People (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A basement fire has displaced ten people from a house in the 8300 block of Cottage Hill Court in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one person was injured in the fire on Wednesday night. There were no working smoke alarms in the house, he said. As […]

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July 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Libraries Offer a New Program to Obtain a High School Diploma (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries is offering a program to earn an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate through a new program called Career Online High School. For more information, visit or call 240.777.0036.

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March 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Fire and Rescue Transport Family of Seven for Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Layhill Area

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews transported a family of seven from their Layhill area home, at 12 Wimbledon Court, early Monday morning after they were exposed to carbon monoxide. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the home. The family was using a charcoal grill to heat […]

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March 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Car Crashes into Gaithersburg Restaurant (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through a glass entrance of a restaurant in Gaithersburg on Thursday, March 10. It happened on the 8300 block of Snouffer School Road at El Esperanzano II Restaurant, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. He said that there was no entrapment and one adult was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash […]

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