March 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s an Updated List of County Closures and Cancellations

Social distancing has become the new norm as we conform to life during the coronavirus pandemic. Although schools and public facilities are closed, some Montgomery County offices remain open for business and a few operations are continuing. However, officials say residents should expect changes to public services. Below is an updated list of closures throughout the […]

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March 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Postpones City-Wide ‘American Dirt’ Book Discussion

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman announced Friday that the city-wide “American Dirt” book discussion with author Jeanine Cummins has been postponed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion was scheduled for March 31 and also featured author Reyna Grande. Cummins’ book was haled with positive reviews and was even selected as Oprah’s Book Club […]

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March 12, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

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Strathmore Cancels Upcoming Shows Including Tony Bennett

The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda announced the cancellation of the following shows this weekend: BSO: Mahler Symphony No. 3 on Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Washington Chorus St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday at 8 p.m. Tony Bennett on Sunday at 8 p.m. (1/2) COVID-19 Update: We are actively responding to […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Gaithersburg announced on Twitter that its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Rio Washingtonian Center is canceled over growing coronavirus concerns. The event was scheduled for March 14 and it will not be rescheduled. “Out of an abundance of caution to protect the health & safety of our guests, parade participants […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College Cancels Weekend Classes, Moves to Remote Learning

Montgomery College announced Wednesday that classes scheduled Thursday though Saturday are canceled amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard said in an email to the campus community that after spring break—which is March 16 through 20—the college would transition to remote learning from March 23 to April 3. The decision was […]

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March 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

DC Officials Recommend Postponing or Canceling Mass Gatherings

Washington D.C. health officials are recommending that mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions, be postponed or canceled in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials say mass gatherings are defined as events where 1,000 or more people congregate in a specific location. DC Health issued a health advisory recommending that any […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS is Closing Early Friday

MCPS announced that schools will close two and one-half hours early today for inclement weather. Any students enrolled in morning pre-kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten is canceled today. Additionally, all school activities in the school buildings are canceled, but childcare programs may remain open. Despite the early dismissal, administrative offices will […]

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March 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Declares Snow Emergency, Cancellations

The city of Gaithersburg has declared a snow emergency beginning at 12 a.m. on March 3. All cars parked on snow emergency routes must be removed or they could be ticketed or towed. Gaithersburg officials have also announced that recycling and bulk pick-up for Monday, March 3 is being suspended. For those whose regular recycling […]

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