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August 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Average Daily Cases of COVID-19 Top 100 in Montgomery

On Thursday, 144 new cases of COVID-19 in the county were reported, bringing the cumulative total to 73,452. The county has averaged 122 new cases daily since Aug. 6 for a total of 856 new cases. During the previous week, the number of new cases was 605, with an average of 86 cases daily. The […]

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August 9, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Transmission Rate Climbs; Two Deaths Reported

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 community transmission rate continues to climb. As of Sunday, Montgomery County is reporting a rate of 66.1 new cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days. The CDC considers this a substantial rate and recommends face masks be worn indoors regardless of a person’s vaccination status. County officials recently passed a […]

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August 9, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 9, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Summer Camps Extended:  The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at six recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program. The camps start today and Aug. 16. Register for extended summer […]

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August 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Segunda Ronda de Ayuda Financiera para Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro

La Corporación para el Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Montgomery (MCEDC por sus siglas en inglés) dirigirá una segunda ronda del Programa de Subsidios para Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro que operan en el condado. A partir del 9 de agosto se reciben las solicitudes hasta el 18 de agosto de 2021. Como lo explica […]

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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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August 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recreation Department Extends Summer Camps at Six Community Centers 

The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at select recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program. Per a release from the county, the following centers will extend camps, to begin Monday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16: East County Community Center (Silver Spring) Good Hope Community Center […]

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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 27, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Silver Spring Resident Wins $50,000 Scholarship from VaxU Lottery

A resident of Silver Spring was awarded a $50,000 VaxU lottery scholarship yesterday, July 26, according to the Maryland Higher Education Commission. This resident is the third Montgomery County VaxU scholarship winner out of six Marylanders. A resident from Potomac and a resident from Silver Spring were chosen in the first drawing on July 12.  […]

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