November 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

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

Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Observes Veteran’s Day Holiday: Take a look at what’s opening and what’s closed today here. 2. Van Hollen to Keynote Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony: At 11:00 a.m. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will provide keynote remarks at the Silver […]

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November 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Day Before Thanksgiving Now a Holiday for MCPS Due to Shortage of Substitutes

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution that modifies MCPS’ 2021-2022 calendar, making Nov. 24—the day before Thanksgiving—a holiday for students and staff. Initially, Nov. 24 was scheduled as an early release day for staff and students. The resolution, which was proposed by Interim Superintendent Monifa McNight, notes that staff attendance around […]

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November 2, 2021 | Travis Chase

County Announces Thanksgiving Parade Festivities

Montgomery County announced details on Tuesday for its annual Thanksgiving parade which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 am. The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade returns to Silver Spring, Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.! 🦃 Learn more about the event ➡️ — Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) November 2, 2021 The […]

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July 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed for July 4th Weekend

Here’s an overview of what’s open and what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day weekend: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABC) Liquor and Wine stores – Retail stores will be open regular hours: Sunday, July 4, noon-5 p.m. (except Poolesville store, which is closed on Sundays); Monday, July 5, 10 a.m.-9 […]

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June 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Government Closed Friday to Observe Juneteenth Holiday

Montgomery County announced their offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth. Thursday, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, which took place on June 19, 1865 in Texas. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “I […]

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March 12, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

A Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Montgomery County

St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday where you could normally find Montgomery County residents celebrating at favorite local pubs such as McGinty’s or Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, will undoubtedly look very different this year. Luckily, the community can look forward to a range of both in-person and virtual events planned to celebrate with family and friends […]

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March 10, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Honoring an Icon: March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day

March 10 is national Harriet Tubman Day. The American holiday was made into law in 1990 to honor the woman that led hundreds of slaves to freedom and served as the “conductor” of the underground railroad. To learn more about Tubman, individuals can visit a variety of activities across the state and along the Tubman […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan Declares Christmas Eve State Holiday

Several state employees will officially have a day off on Christmas Eve. Gov. Larry Hogan has declared Dec. 24 as a state holiday, meaning the state’s government agencies and offices will be closed that day. “Today I am declaring Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. In a year that […]

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December 11, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Wants to Share Residents’ Holiday Decorations

To boost holiday spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery County is inviting residents to submit photos of winter and holiday decorations that will then be displayed on the county’s website. County Executive Marc Elrich wants the sharing of spirit and joy to be celebrated together. “I know this year has been extremely difficult for so […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Bethesda Big Train Returns for Virtual Holiday Events and Auctions

Bethesda Big Train Base Ball will be returning this month, but not to the baseball diamond. In order to stay connected with fans and the community, the organization is launching the virtual Big Train Base Ball & Holiday Auction this week. Streamed on, Bethesda Community Base Ball Club will be hosting four one-hour specials on Sunday […]

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