October 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery Parks’ First Dedicated Pickleball Courts Open in Rockville 

Montgomery Parks’ first dedicated pickleball courts are open at Bauer Drive Local Park in Rockville. Residents could play pickleball on tennis courts converted into pickleball courts, but these six courts are permanent and designed specifically for the sport. Pickleball combines games like badminton, tennis and table tennis, Montgomery Parks explains. It’s a cross-generational sport in […]

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August 9, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

‘They Are So Excited’: Senior Center Residents Enthused About New Phase of Reopening

Now that senior centers across Montgomery County have entered a new phase of reopening, many residents are excited about getting back to recreational activities and interacting with others. “It’s wonderful; they are so excited… they’ve been isolated, they’ve been lonely. They’re excited to get back into their routines and exercises… it’s very important,” said Margaret […]

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June 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: World’s #1 Ranked Pickleball Player Ben Johns

Did you know that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States? And that the world’s top-ranked player is from Montgomery County? Ben Johns grew up in Laytonsville playing all sports, but only one stuck: pickleball, a hybrid of tennis and ping pong. Johns talked to MyMCM about his upbringing in Montgomery County […]

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June 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

World’s #1 Ranked Pickleball Player Puts on a Show at YMCA Exhibition

The YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase hosted a full day of pickleball activities Monday including clinics and a round robin. The day was capped off by an evening exhibition featuring the world’s top-ranked pickleball player, Ben Johns, and his brother Collin. The brothers, who grew up in Laytonsville, are the number one ranked doubles team in the […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Tennis, Pickleball Courts Closed in Montgomery County

Starting today, tennis and pickleball courts will not be available for play. Montgomery Parks announced the decision to close tennis and pickleball courts, citing COVID-19 guidelines about social distancing and use of shared equipment. They encourage residents to partake in solo physical activities such as hiking, biking and running in their trails and parks. They […]

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February 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Feb. 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 21. 1. It’s National Caregivers Day: National Caregivers Day honors health care professionals across the country who provide long-term and hospice care. Take time to thank a caregiver for their dedication and care of our loved ones. 2. Tax Aide Program: Free tax preparation […]

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January 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Wheaton Community Rec Center Offers Much for Many

Friday marked the opening of the new Wheaton Community Recreation Center located on Georgia Avenue at the intersection of Arcola Avenue. County Executive Marc Elrich was on hand for the ceremony. The Wheaton Senior Center and the Wheaton Library are conveniently housed inside the center which is a multi-generational, environmentally-friendly facility which offers a variety […]

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December 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 10. 1. Council Session: Montgomery County Council will be meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the council agenda and staff reports. This is the last council session of the year. 2. International Human Rights Day: The point is to honor the adoption […]

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December 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 9 in Montgomery County

Rain on Monday and then a cold week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 9. 1. In Court: Kevin Moris, the Montgomery County cop charged with assault because of his handling of a drug suspect, is in Montgomery Circuit Court. He faces charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. […]

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December 2, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 2 in Montgomery County

Showers this afternoon. And not much rain expected for the rest of the week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 2. 1. Recycled Words: Adam Ortiz, director of the county Department of Environmental Protection, will speak at noon at the Montgomery County Planning Department, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. His […]

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