Elrich Holds Slim Lead in County Executive Primary

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from barbarajpeters.com Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) has an 80-vote lead over businessman David Blair in the primary race for the Democratic nomination for county executive, according to unofficial results posted by the Montgomery County Board of elections. Following the tally of absentee and provisional ballots, which was finished yesterday, Elrich received 37,529 votes (29.02 percent) and Blair 37,449 … Read More

Arts Council to Host Opening Reception Tonight

The Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County will host a public reception tonight (July 6) for the opening of a new exhibit, “Free Space,” in the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room of the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Upcoming Events July 4-12

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 4 Fourth of July Holiday Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Freedom Fest, Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., $5/ticket, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 MoCo’s Got Talent, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 8 … Read More

Public Offices, Some Businesses Closing for the Fourth

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Most public offices, and some businesses, will be closed Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. All county offices and libraries will be closed, as will be state offices and courts. The county’s liquor stores, however, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no trash or of recycling pick up on … Read More

Two New County Laws Go Into Effect on Sunday

Owners of short-term rentals through services such as airbnb will be required to register and license the properties. Graphic from Wikimedia Commons Two significant pieces of legislation will take effect in Montgomery County on Sunday, July 1. One will require owners of short-term residential rentals to register and license their rental properties. The second will raise the county’s minimum wage, … Read More