November 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers – open regular hours. County liquor stores – All stores open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride On and Ride On extRa – will […]

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September 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Seventh Most Diverse State in U.S.

A new study that looks at diversity in states across the country ranks Maryland seventh for the fourth straight year. The finance website,, ranks Texas (#2), Hawaii (#3), New Jersey (#4), New York (#5), New Mexico (#6), Maryland (#7), Florida (#8), Nevada (#9), and Arizona (#10) in the top 10 most diverse states. The […]

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September 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Remember and Honor 11 County Residents Who Died 20 Years Ago on 9/11

20 years ago, 11 county residents died in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.  The Montgomery County community gathered Friday morning to remember those residents and the nearly 3,000 others who died.  11 benches around Courthouse Square Park in Rockville are dedicated to each resident. A backrest on each bench is engraved with words […]

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September 9, 2021 | Fran Murphy

A 9/11 Family Member Tells His Story of Survival

Eleven Montgomery County residents lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. All of them perished when American Airlines #77 hit the Pentagon. Michele Heidenberger was on board working as a senior flight attendant. Her husband, Tom Heidenberger of Chevy Chase, still mourns her loss as he reflects on the 20 years […]

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September 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not in Montgomery County on Labor Day

Montgomery County Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for the Labor Day holiday,  Monday, September 6: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed on September 1 and 2. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers, and the County-operated COVID-19 call center – closed Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6. County Alcohol Beverage […]

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August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Large Scale Events, Like Back to School Night, Will Be Held Virtually

Montgomery County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Monifa McKnight announced on Tuesday that schools will hold many large scale indoor events virtually this fall as an attempt to curve the spread of the coronavirus. She said at the Board of Education meeting that MCPS’ open house, back-to-school nights, and parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually. McKnight […]

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August 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Resident Hits the Jackpot with Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

A Montgomery County resident just became $100,000 richer. The 70-year-old Silver Spring man, whose name was not identified by the Maryland Lottery, purchased two instant scratch-off tickets at Wheaton Winery located at 2211 University Boulevard in Silver Spring. He typically plays one instant game each day but decided to buy a second ticket this time. […]

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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

Farm-Based Wineries, Breweries Offer Self-Guided Tours

Montgomery County’s newest agritourism sector, farm-based breweries and wineries, welcomes visitors. The county’s Office of Agriculture offers free, self-guided tours this summer of the many breweries and wineries that Montgomery County has to offer. Brewers in the county produce beers and ciders that reflect seasonal preferences and contain locally sourced ingredients, increasing the popularity of […]

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July 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Kansas City Airport Terminal Renamed for Brig. Gen. McGee of Bethesda

The general aviation terminal at the downtown airport in Kansas City, Mo., now bears the name of Brigadier General Charles McGee of Bethesda, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and a Bronze Star recipient. McGee, 101, served with the U.S. Air Force and was part of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group. […]

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