County Sets Schedule, Changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The county has set its schedule of closings and other changes due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 21. All county government offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts. The Department of Recreation’s administrative offices, senior centers and community centers will be closed. … Read More

County Police Identify Suspect, Officer in Yesterday’s Shooting

The county’s Police Department has released the names of the officer and the victim involved in yesterday’s fatal shooting following an armed bank robbery in Silver Spring. The suspect has been identified as Mikyas Mehary Tegegne, age 31, of no fixed address, according to a press release. The officer involved in the shooting was identified … Read More

Upcoming Events, Jan. 18-25

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan. 18 The UnNaugural Concert, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 7995 Georgia Ave., $75 GA, $250 VIP, $10 students, 7:30 p.m. Carroll Café presents Richie and Rosie, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W. $18-$20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Opening … Read More

Jawando Introduces Bill to Change Police Shooting Investigations

Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) has introduced a bill that would change how investigations are conducted when a county police officer is involved in the death of an individual. Bill 1-19, Police Officer Involved Death—Independent Investigation, also known as the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, would require the county to engage at least two … Read More

Registration for County Summer Camps Begins Next Week

There may be plenty of snow on the ground, but parents can begin thinking about the county’s summer camp opportunities for children now. Registration for both the Recreation Department and Montgomery Parks summer camps begins one week from today—Tuesday, Jan. 22. The guide to the camps being offered this year is online; printed copies of … Read More

County Launches Shutdown Portal; Groups Offering Meals, Food Distribution

The Montgomery County website has a new portal where the county’s federal workers and contractors affected by the government shutdown can find information about assistance available to them. The portal includes summaries of information from county departments (such as Health and Human Services), local agencies, businesses, utilities, nonprofits, and community groups offering help to furloughed … Read More

New Lyttonsville Place Bridge Now Open

New Lyttonsville Place Bridge

The rebuilt Lyttonsville Place Bridge between Lyttonsville and Brookville roads has been opened by the Purple Line Transit Partners. For the time being, the span will carry one lane of traffic in each direction, along with an area for pedestrians. Later this year, PLTP crews will complete the bridge to include sidewalks, drop-off lanes and access … Read More

Upcoming Events, Jan. 11-18

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan. 11 Revels After-School Workshops (Grades PreK-1) begin, 531 Dale Dr., 4:15-5:45 p.m. Shutdown Social, Montgomery Blair High School cafeteria, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave. 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Jan. 12 Workshop: Forgiveness as a Cure, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., Suite 101, … Read More

Up on the Roof: Why You Need a Home Inspection

I’ve been working with the nicest couple that is buying their first home. The home has some unique features, such a great room with lots of windows and a spiral staircase that goes to the second floor.