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August 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: School Board Meets at 12:30 P.M. Tuesday

The Montgomery County school board meets Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. After a closed session in the morning, the meeting opens to the public with comments at 12:30 p.m. followed by a discussion on the fall start of school. The meeting will be televised by MCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, […]

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August 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24 and it is National Waffle Day and this is your opportunity to channel your inner Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. As you feast, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. School Board Meets: Montgomery County Board of Education meets in open session at noon. Here’s a look […]

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August 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Meets Tuesday to Discuss Guidelines for Reopening Schools

In one week, 160,000 mask-wearing students return to Montgomery County’s 209 public schools, some for the first time in a year and a half. Another 2,300 students are enrolled in MCPS’ Virtual Academy. The school board will discuss details of the school start up Tuesday  at 1:15 p.m. An hour earlier, the meeting will be […]

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August 13, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Remembrance Planned in Commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day

On Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. there will be a Ceremony of Remembrance and a candlelight vigil at Memorial Plaza in Rockville to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. The public is invited to attend. The event was created by the county in partnership with the Circut Court’s Adult Drug Court, the City of Rockville, the […]

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August 11, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Animal Services Hosts ‘Pocket Pet Palooza’

For two weeks, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will waive adoption fees for small animals. Following the success of July’s cat adoption event which led to a record-breaking 162 adoptions, the non-profit organization Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW) will now sponsor “Pocket Pet Palooza.” The promotional event for small […]

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July 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Music in the Garden: Summer Concerts Return to Brookside in August

The Friends of Brookside Gardens will sponsor three twilight concerts on Tuesdays in August at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The concerts are free and registration is not required. The concerts take place on the visitors center lawn from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy the […]

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August 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Seven-Day Testing Positive Rate Hits New Low of 2.41%

Montgomery County recorded 72 new COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Maryland Health Department data — bringing its cumulative total to 19,540 since the first case was confirmed in March. Montgomery County’s seven-day rolling average for test positivity was 2.41% on Monday — the lowest rate of the pandemic yet. Since Friday one new death […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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August 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Short-Term COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Opens Tuesday

Montgomery County’s rental assistance program, administered by the Housing Opportunities Commission, will accept applications starting Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. and continuing through Monday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. The program is funded through the CARES Act to provide low-income households with assistance for up to three months to avoid eviction. 📢 Applications will […]

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