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Annual Montgomery County Deer Population Management Underway

Archery, shotgun and sharpshooting; some park closings.


Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent to Retire

Smith will move to Maine to join his wife, helping care for young grandson who had heart surgery.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack R. Smith announced last week that he will retire effective June 1.

Growing a Social Network in Potomac

Potomac Community Village seniors and Churchill teens plan intergenerational lunch.


‘White Elephant:’ Author to Speak at Potomac Library

A satirical debut novel “about a behemoth of a new house in a DC suburb like ours.”


Activities, Entertainment Available with Zoom

Three local groups have joined together to offer Zoom lecture and videos to residents during this time of quarantine and social distancing.

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Montgomery County Board of Education Pushes Back Date for In-person Learning

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to delay the start of returning small groups of students for in-person instruction.

Montgomery County Councilmember Friedson holds Community Conversation

Keeping up with constituents during this time of social distancing and small gatherings is not easy, but Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson (District 1) does his best, using interactive social media.

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Obituary: Jake Cassell, 17, Dead in Bike/Vehicle Collision

Community mourns loss of Churchill student, rising junior, mascot and Diener School alum.


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Bullis School Announces New Head of School


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Sharing MacArthur Boulevard

As more people flock to the C&O Canal National Historic Park during the pandemic, some vehicle/bicycle conflicts have had serious consequences.

Residents of the area of MacArthur Boulevard near Old Angler’s Inn have long been subject to traffic congestion, illegal parking and sharing the road with numerous bicyclists, all caused by enthusiastic visitors to the nearby C&O Canal.

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Year of the Rat Spurs Dance and Drums in the Potomac Library

Quiet time was put on hold for the celebration.


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When Will Those Montgomery County School Bells Ring?

Now that we have rung in the new year and the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, will Montgomery County Public Schools return to in-class instruction soon?

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Creating Snowmen (Snow-people?) at the Potomac Library

Crafts on the third Wednesday; coming up: suncatchers.


Potomac Community Village Offers Programs Open to Public

Potomac Community Village is sponsoring two programs for the community in early June.

First African American President of Rutgers

Churchill alum named president of Rutgers University.


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Plenty of Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Potomac

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving Dinner this year will be different.

Montgomery County Public Schools Plans for Fall Opening

Published draft subject to review

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Saturday a plan for reopening schools this fall.

Montgomery County Private Schools Free to Open

Decisions and models vary from school to school.

After almost two weeks of policy twists and turns, private schools in Montgomery County can open the 2020-2021 School year either virtually or with in-person classes.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service planned for Monday