The Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their fall open house, along with a local vendor fair, this Sunday (October 8) from 12PM to 4PM at 19801 Beallsville Road Beallsville, MD 20839. According to the UMCVFD, the event will feature a pumpkin patch, hay rides, Fire & Rescue Service demonstrations, and police vehicles on display. Additionally more than 30 vendors will be present at this Sunday’s event. Visitors can enjoy free hot dogs, Cotton Candy, and giveaways for children.

At their newly-expanded Beallsville Road firehouse, the Upper Montgomery County VFD currently has an ambulance, Canteen Unit, several boats paired with support vehicles as part of their Swiftwater Rescue Team, Medic Unit, Brush Truck, Brush Engine, Rescue Engine, and Tanker. The units responded to more than 1,200 calls in 2022.


Poolesville Woman Dies After Incident Involving Hotel Window in Florida

22-year-old Sydney Therriault, who was from Beallsville and lived in Poolesville, died in Grassy Key, Florida on Thursday, March 18.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the primary law enforcement in the Florida Keys, wrote that Therriault was entering her hotel room at the Pelican RV Resort & Marina when she became stuck in a window and asphyxiated.

Monroe County Detectives believe she did not have a key with her so she attempted to climb into her room through the window, when it closed and trapped her. No foul play was suspected.

Sydney graduated from Poolesville High School in 2016, and studied painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design.



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