County Announces Closings, Changes for Presidents Day

The county has announced closings and schedule changes for Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15. All county offices and libraries will be closed, as will state offices and courts. In addition, Montgomery Parks’ headquarters, customer service and permit offices will be closed.

Driver Charged With Hit-and-Run, Handgun Possession, Other Offenses

Officers with the county’s Holiday Alcohol Task Force arrested a hit-and-run driver Dec. 30 and charged him with several offenses, including possession of a loaded handgun. Humberto Guerra, age 26, of Bronzegate Place in Silver Spring was identified as the driver of a white Nissan Versa that hit an unoccupied, parked vehicle around Carroll Avenue and Osage Street in the Langley Park area.

Winter Solstice Revels

Kindle the spirit of the season and comfort of “hearth & home” with Washington Revels and the virtual 2020 Winter Solstice Revels! This year the glow may come from our favorite devices rather than the flaming Yule log, but the warmth will be just as real with traditional Revels singalongs, performances by our virtual choruses … Read More

County Seeks Photos of Holiday, Winter Decorations for Online Display

The county is asking residents to share some holiday cheer this season by submitting photos of winter and holiday decorations that will be displayed online. Participants are welcome to submit up to five photos of their homes and neighborhoods. Some will be chosen for display on the county’s home page; all photos will be posted to a special website for viewing by everyone.

County Groups Launch Online Marketplace, Issue Holiday Challenge

Three county organizations have issued the MoCo Holiday Challenge, part of the launch of a new online directory of local business, dining and shopping information, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. The site, MoCo Marketplace, is a partnership between MCEDC, the Montgomery County Food Council’s MoCo Made and Visit Montgomery.

Shop Takoma e-Gift Card Now Available for Holiday Shoppers

Holiday shoppers and gift givers now can buy the Shop Takoma e-Gift Card for use at area businesses, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma. The e-cards are currently accepted at more than 20 restaurants, shops and service businesses in Takoma Park and the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

DTSS to Set Up S’mores Stations Benefitting Manna Food Center

Downtown Silver Spring will set up two s’mores stations on the plaza Friday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Dec. 11 to benefit Manna Food Center, according to the DTSS website. For a $5 fee, which goes to the center, groups of up to six people can reserve a 15-minute s’mores roasting period between 5 and 8 p.m. each evening.

County Thanksgiving Day Closings Announced

The county has announced its schedule of closings for the Thanksgiving Day holiday Nov. 26. All county offices, libraries and the Alcohol Beverage Services retail stores will be closed, as will all recreation programs and facilities.

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