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August 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Heat Emergency Alert: Montgomery County is under a Heat Emergency Alert from noon today until 8 p.m. Thursday. The county issues the alert when heat index is forecast to be at least 105 degrees. Nighttime temperatures can still be […]

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August 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday: Here’s What Qualifies

Marylander shoppers will save six-percent on many purchases next week. Sunday kicks off Maryland’s Tax Free Week when certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Clothing and footwear costing $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. The first $40 of a backpack […]

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July 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Tax-Free Week in Maryland Starts Aug. 8

Maryland “Tax-Free Week” begins at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 8 and runs through midnight on Aug. 14. During this week, clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less will be exempt from the six percent sales tax. The first $40 of backpack or bookbag sales also qualify, according to a Comptroller of Maryland document. Items […]

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July 30, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Sunflower Spectacular in Germantown

So you didn’t pop for those tickets to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience. There’s still time to pick up the vibe. Starting August 6 through 15, you can travel to Butler’s Orchard and stroll among the abundant blossoms at their Sunflower Spectacular. The spectacle stretches for two football fields filled with the fabulous flowerheads. And […]

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July 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Free Upcoming Public Trainings through the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) hosts a variety of free public training sessions throughout July and August. Upcoming training sessions will include: ‘Employment Discrimination Basics’ on July 29 and Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – An introductory class providing the definition of discrimination, theories of discrimination and best practices. To […]

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July 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Man Faces Federal Charges for Threatening Emails to NIH Officials

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan on Wednesday ordered Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., 56, detained until his preliminary hearing on Aug. 11. He was charged with sending threatening emails to Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and a religious leader in New Jersey. Connally has no permanent […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Glen Echo Park’s iconic Dentzel Carousel has reached centenarian status. Many Montgomery County residents have celebrated their own birthdays at the famous carousel and now, residents can celebrate the historic carousel’s 100th anniversary. Over the next several months, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is teaming up with Montgomery County government and the […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

COVID-19 Data: County, State Numbers as of Tuesday

Montgomery County tallied 69 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Maryland Department of Health, bringing the total number of infections to 18,558 since March.  About 54% of coronavirus-related deaths in the county to date were people aged 80 or older, according to demographic data updated by the Montgomery County Government on […]

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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday

The National Weather Service predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the 90s Tuesday afternoon. Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from 1 to 5 p.m. The county issues a hyperthermia alert when the temperatures are expected to reach 95 degrees or higher. People should take precautions to protect themselves, and their […]

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August 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 11 and the county council is on recess through Sept. 11.  Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Tax-Free Week Continues:  All week long in Maryland, shoppers don’t have to pay state sales tax. Take advantage of Maryland Tax-Free Week by fitting in back to school shopping. Here’s […]

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