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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November 25, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: Tips for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

SJ’s Strategies for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic Thanksgiving this year is likely to look a lot different for many people. Here are a few tips for making the most of it: Keep up traditions as much as possible and translate ones into virtual versions as feasible. This may help create some feelings of normalcy. Add […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Will Receive Emergency Alert on Cell Phones Wednesday at 5 p.m.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Marylanders will receive a statewide emergency alert on their cell phones— only the second time the tool has been used by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration. The governor’s administration first used the alert on March 31 to inform residents about the state’s new COVID-19 Stay at Home directive, according to a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 25, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Thanksgiving is Tomorrow: Turkey Day is almost here! Find out what’s open and what’s closed for the holiday. What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County 2. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer […]

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November 24, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

AAA: Vast Majority Of Marylanders Not Traveling This Thanksgiving

Early indications are that many people around the country are ignoring the CDC’s recommendation to not travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. But in Maryland, it’s a different story. A survey conducted by the Mid-Atlantic AAA indicates nearly 90% of Marylanders are staying home this Thanksgiving. 50% of those cited the COVID-19 pandemic as why they […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County

Here is what is open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend. County offices – closed. State offices and courts – closed. Libraries – closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – closed. Recreation – all facilities closed. No programs held. Ride On/On extRa / Flash – operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus MARC Train and Commuter […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Police to Step Up Coronavirus Restriction Enforcement Beginning Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Monday’s coronavirus news conference that he’ll be deploying Maryland State Police troopers throughout the counties as “High Visibility Compliance Units.” Starting Wednesday, the troopers will work with local authorities to investigate coronavirus restriction violations and work on educating the community about how to prevent super-spreading events. Hogan also urged Marylanders […]

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November 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Providing Several Thanksgiving Food Distribution Events

Thanksgiving is days away, and there are many food resources available in Montgomery County for residents in need. Here’s a list of some local food distribution events happening for the upcoming holiday: Grab And Go: On Tuesday, November 24, anyone in need of food is welcome to attend the Grab ‘N Go at the Church […]

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November 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Association Estimates 40% of County Restaurants Could Permanently Close

Since the pandemic began, Maryland’s restaurants and food service industry has lost $1.4 billion in sales. About 150,000 employees have been laid off or furloughed, according to the Restaurant Association of Maryland. MyMCMedia spoke with Marshall Weston, president and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, about the possibility that 40% (about 700) of Montgomery […]

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