july 4

July 6, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

July 4 Brings the Most Metro Riders Since Before the Pandemic

More people used Metro on July 4 than any day since before the pandemic, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The Metro operated from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and recorded 210,000 passengers that day.  On July 4, the Red Line ran every 12 minutes and all other lines ran every 15 minutes […]

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July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: This Weekend We Celebrate Being ‘Freer From the Virus Than We’ve Been”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says this Independence Day will be freer than the last. “This weekend we’re celebrating being a little bit freer from the virus than we’ve been,” he said during a press conference Friday as July 4 weekend arrives. He apologized for the county not hosting fireworks this year, but said it […]

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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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July 2, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Live Theater and Concerts Begin In Person Performances in Montgomery County

Live theater productions and concert venues have begun to reopen with in person shows in Montgomery County. The Round House Theatre in Bethesda currently offers virtual performances of We’re Gonna Die, which will be their last online event, according to their box office. They will be reopening for in person performances in September, starting with […]

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June 29, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Poolesville Will Host Fireworks Display on July 4

Poolesville will be hosting its traditional fireworks event on July 4 at the soccer fields on Hughes Road and Sugarland Road, according to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and a number of food trucks and live music will be present: including Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, […]

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June 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

County Animal Services Waives Fees for Cat Adoptions Throughout July

July may be the purrrfect time to adopt a feline friend in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is waiving the fees for all its cats and kittens from July 1 through July 31. The initiative is part of MCASAC’s “Feline Freedom” campaign and is sponsored by the nonprofit […]

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June 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Host July 4 Celebration, Fireworks 

Montgomery County will not host fireworks or an Independence Day celebration this July 4, according to a release from the county. The county could not guarantee the “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” events would be possible due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the statement said, and the county did not enter […]

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June 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Gaithersburg Pospone los Fuegos Artificiales del 4 de Julio al Día del Trabajo

La ciudad de Gaithersburg no tendrá fuegos artificiales ni su tradicional festival de verano este 4 de julio. En cambio, debido a la “incertidumbre sobre las reuniones”, la ciudad retrasará su exhibición de fuegos artificiales hasta el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo. 🎆Due to uncertainty about gatherings during the planning stages the fireworks […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Gaithersburg Postpones July 4 Fireworks to Labor Day

The City of Gaithersburg won’t have fireworks or its traditional summer festival this Fourth of July. Instead, due to “uncertainty about gatherings” the city will delay its fireworks display until Labor Day weekend. 🎆Due to uncertainty about gatherings during the planning stages the fireworks display could not be coordinated in time for the 4th BUT […]

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May 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces $2 Million Lottery Incentive for Vaccinations

Marylanders 18 years and older who get COVID-19 vaccinated in the state will be automatically entered into a new lottery, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly award $40,000 to a vaccinated resident for 40 straight days — through July 3. On July 4, […]

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