dec. 12

October 25, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Tickets for Winter Lights Festival Available Online Only

One of Montgomery County’s favorite holiday traditions is back but with a few key changes. Tickets for the 2021 Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg will be available exclusively online and good only for the date printed on the ticket. This is a change from last year when tickets could be […]

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December 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

New Unemployment Claims Rise for Second Week in a Row

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents rose slightly during the week that ended Dec. 12. Residents filed 1,579 initial claims compared to 1,403 initial claims filed during the week that ended Dec. 5, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). Statewide, the number of initial claims filed last week also increased. During the […]

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December 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Montgomery Village To Host Contactless Food and Toy Drive on Dec. 12

Following a successful Thanksgiving food drive, the Montgomery Village Foundation will host a Food and Toy Drive on Dec. 12. The drive will support local families in need for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Both will take place at the Lake Marion Community Center, at 8821 East Village Avenue. The toy drive will start at 8 […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Holiday Artisan Markets Adapt to COVID-19

Looking for gift ideas? For this year’s holiday shopping season, several local Montgomery County arts markets have opened with new socially distant formats. Montgomery County native artists and artisans have crafted an assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts to be sold at local businesses, galleries and community engagement centers that are doing their best to survive during […]

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December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Extreme Cold Plan Activated for Montgomery County

Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a hypothermia alert from 3 p.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday morning. A hypothermia alert is issued when forecasted temperatures, and or wind chill, fall below 32 degrees. Hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur when the temperature is below 32 degrees. People can call the […]

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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Waives Animal Adoption Fees for Holidays

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is waiving adoption fees this weekend. The  annual event, known as Holiday SOS, is in its fourth year with the goal to find animals good homes. The event will take place from today through Sunday, November 15 at the MCASAC, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood.  […]

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August 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Montgomery College to Distribute Free Groceries

Starting this September, Montgomery College officials will begin distributing groceries to students and community members free of charge. In a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank,  Montgomery College provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods on campus as a part of its mobile market program. The free events kick-off as early as Sept. 5.  For […]

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December 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: An update on County Fiscal Plan and economic indicators is on the Montgomery County Council’s agenda for today’s session. 2. Hanukkah: Begins at sundown.  Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a special Menorah with eight candles plus a ninth shammash candle […]

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December 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Competency Hearing: Catherine Hoggle, the mother of missing Sarah (6) and Jacob Hoggle (4), is scheduled to appear in a Rockville courtroom today for a status hearing. 2. New President: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is holding his first news briefing today. […]

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