July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Suspect Charged with Two Counts of Attempted Kidnapping in Olney

A 29-year-old is facing several charges after attempting to kidnap two women from a grocery store in Olney, according to a statement from Montgomery County Department of Police. MCPD confirmed to MyMCM that Kenon Leonard of Olney was charged with the kidnapping and assault of a 45-year old and 42-year-old at Harris Teeter on July […]

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July 23, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Banks Fund Olney Ale House Re-Opening

The Montgomery County Green Bank and Sandy Spring Bank have teamed up to finance the re-opening of the Olney Ale House. The Olney Ale House is re-opening with the help of the Green Bank and @sandyspringbank to provide flexible financing through the Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables program! Visit our website for the […]

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July 16, 2021 | Josh Barr

MCPS Teacher Headed to Tokyo Olympics to Compete for Dominica

There were mornings when Thea LaFond could sense students peering through the gymnasium doors, waiting for the bell to ring so they could attend class. A few watched – some in awe – as their teacher worked her way through the weight room, pounding serious iron. “You lift a lot of weight,” one said. Another […]

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July 7, 2021 | Josh Barr

Six with Strong Ties to County to Compete in Tokyo

Six athletes with strong ties to Montgomery County will compete for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Combined, the six athletes look to add to previous wins that already includes nine Olympic gold medals and one silver. The group includes two of the world’s most notable athletes, a pair of wrestlers with […]

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June 23, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery Parks Adds Selfie Stands Throughout the County

In celebration of National Selfie Day on Monday, Montgomery Parks announced the installation of 16 new selfie stands at 13 scenic park locations. The wooden stands have two different ledges that allow for pictures to be taken at different heights for individual selfies or group photos. “While there is no shortage of beautiful scenery throughout […]

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June 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, and North Bethesda. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages […]

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June 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, June 2, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 2 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Graduations Begin: High school graduations begin today for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. Ceremonies will take place on home school campuses, and June 17 is the last day for graduations. Families are invited to share their graduate’s […]

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June 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, June 1, in Montgomery County

After a long weekend, it is the first week of June. Summer is getting closer and many high school students are already out of school. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Superintendent Retires: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith has officially retired. Starting today Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight serves […]

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May 28, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, May 28, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, May 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County Reopens: Montgomery County lifted its COVID-19 restrictions today at 6 a.m. Capacity limits are no longer in place and the county will follow any state requirements or restrictions. Face coverings must still be worn on public transportation, in […]

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May 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, May 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, May 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Clinics:  Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at six testing sites today, and 10 sites this weekend. Montgomery County clinics are now vaccinating Marylanders age 12 and older. Appointments may be made online here. […]

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