Per the Maryland Lottery:

Check your tickets, Powerball players. Even though no one hit the jackpot in the Feb. 26 drawing, one lucky player bought a $2 million winning ticket in Montgomery County and a second person bought a $50,000 winning ticket in Anne Arundel County.

In all, 11,456 players across Maryland bought tickets with prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million, so it’s worth checking all tickets closely, regardless of where they were purchased. The numbers to match were 15, 32, 36, 48 and 64; the Powerball was 19 and the Power Play multiplier was x3.

The new multimillionaire bought the winning ticket at Rodman’s Discount Gourmet, located at 5148 Nicholson Lane in Kensington. For selling the $2 million winning ticket, the retailer receives a $5,000 bonus from the Lottery. The $50,000 winner was purchased Shady Side Market, located at 1481 Snug Harbor Road, Shady Side.

Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe place until the prizes can be claimed. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. After 182 days, tickets expire.

Two months into 2022, Maryland has had two players claim seven-figure prizes, one for $2 million in Baltimore City and one for $1 million in Rockville. A third player in Severn claimed a $1 million prize on Mega Millions.

Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click here to schedule an appointment. Winners can also drop off winning ticket along with completed claim forms and copies of their photo IDs and proof of Social Security/Tax ID number using the Lottery drop box in the Montgomery Park Business Center lobby.

Want to try your luck? The Powerballjackpot for tonight’s drawing is an estimated $65 million with a cash option of $43.3 million.

On Monday, January 31,  Make-A-Wish America along with help from the team at Westfield Wheaton Mall, granted a wish for local twelve-year-old Kaylee.  Make-a-Wish and Westfield were able to partner with some of Kaylee’s favorite stores and restaurants, providing almost $2,000 in gift cards and discounts on top of a shopping spree from Make-A-Wish.

Kimba Brown of Westfield Wheaton said, “it was honor to be chosen by Make-A-Wish to assist in granting a wish for a special child.  After some quick engagement with the Foundation to determine needs, the team set out laser focus to deliver the best wish day we possibly could. BIG THANKS to Macy’s, Finish Line, Cinnabon, Dick’s, JCP Penny, H&M, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, small business Hersheys Ice Cream and a few community partners for providing gift cards, discounts, and surprise & delights to make the day spectacular.”

Her schedule for the day:

  • 11:00am: Arrival at Security for sign-in (Greeted by MCP and Westfield management team).  “Surprise basket presented by MCP & Westfield present balloons, a basket and a $250 gift card
  • 11:15am: Macy’s (Presentation of Gift Card & basket  from General Manager)
  • 11:30am: JCP (Presentation of Gift Card  & basket by General Manager)
  • 11:45am: Bath & Body Works (Basket presented a gift & 20% off from General Manager)
  • 12:00pm: Hershey’s Ice Cream (Stop for a complementary sweet treat)
  • 12:15pm: Aero (Greeted by the General Manager and gave 20 % off shopping trip)
  • 12:45pm: Ardene (Greeted by the General Manager and gave 20 % off shopping trip)
  • 1:00pm: IHOP (Complimentary lunch with presentation of baskets; greetings from General Manager, team and mascot)
  • 2:45pm: H&M (Greeted by the personal shopper with 35% off shopping trip)
  • 3:15pm: Dick’s (Greeted by the team, personal shopper, balloons, posters, gift basket & a gift card towards shopping trip)
  • 3:45pm: Cinnabon (Stop for complementary sweet treat to-go)
  • 3:50pm: Finishline (35% discounted off shopping trip)
  • 4:05pm: Target (Presentation of Gift Card  & basket by General Manager & team)
  • 4:30pm: Farewell Presentation (Well wishes from Marketing Manager, presentation of acrylic painting don’t by Facility Manager, purple flowers presented by the Security team, 12- purple balloon release outside food court/entrance 7, and closing with an official MCPD escort home. (2 police cars and 2 police motorcycles followed our VIP home while in her Limo)

About the VIP: Kaylee is 12 years old and can be very shy. Her favorite color is purple, and her favorite animal is a llama. She likes to paint, draw, and go hiking. She likes the marvel movies. She enjoys going to the park and spending time with her family. One of the main things she is looking to get during her shopping spree is a new iPhone. She and her family would like to eat at the nearby IHop for lunch.

Photos courtesy of Westfield Wheaton


Dan Binstock is a lifelong MoCo resident. The Potomac dad is now also a viral TikTok sensation, earning over 340K followers and nearly 30 million views in less than a month with his ability to hear a song just once and recreate it to near perfection on the piano.

Binstock was born and raised in Potomac. He started playing piano at the age of 5, when he realized he had an ear for music. After taking lessons growing up and continuing to play while he was a student at Wootton High School, where he was known for his piano-playing ability, he went in a different direction with his career, earning his law degree and currently owning and operating a company that recruits lawyers.

When the pandemic hit and everyone was stuck inside… “it just sort of happened” Binstock told us. One day he decided to do a Facebook live, taking requests from people, and playing as many songs as he could. “If I’ve heard it, I would play it. If I haven’t, I can listen to it on the spot just once, and then play it.”

In the days following the initial Facebook Live performance, he was inundated with requests for parties, fundraisers, business holiday parties, and more, all via Zoom. That led to Binstock starting his evening passion project, Virtual Piano Party, where he has been hosting piano parties on Zoom since December of 2020 until now, having successfully provided entertainment for over 150 events all over the world.

One of his friends kept telling him he should get on TikTok, a video-focused social networking service that hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like music, pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment. After initially thinking it was for teenagers, he quickly realized how many people were interested in his videos. One of his videos that includes his daughter attempting to stump him by letting him hear part of Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” has been viewed over 20 million times in just over a week.


@lilnasx my dad playing “INDUSTRY BABY” by ear #piano #pianodaddan #fyp #pianochallenge #yerawizard

♬ original sound – PianoDadDan

Dan was amazed at how quickly his following grew. His daughters were initially a little embarrassed and didn’t want him on TikTok. Now he gets texts from school with updates on the latest numbers on social media. “A really fun, new way of bonding” Binstock said.

His New Year’s resolution is to focus on posting music videos rather than watching the news and Netflix. So far, it has worked. His TikTok, @PianoDadDan, now has over 343,000 followers and 3.5 million likes. His most viral video has been viewed for over 162,000 hours. He told us he started doing this because he has always loved to make people happy through music. Growing up, one of his favorite things to do was to take requests and put smiles on faces, something he told us he plans to continue doing through his social media accounts.

Dan and his tunes can also be found on Instagram, @VirtualPianoParty



Silver Branch Brewing Co. at 8401 Colesville Rd #150 in Silver Spring will be holding an event this Saturday, January 15 at 5pm, celebrating the life of Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday weekend. White passed away at age 99 on December 31, 2021.

The brewery will have themed cocktails and will be showing episodes of the Golden Girls on their taproom projector. One dollar from every “Betty White” cocktail sold will be donated the Key to Lion’s Heart rescue.

From the Silver Branch Facebook page:

A tribute to the prolific life and career of America’s sweetheart, Betty White, on what would have been her 100th Birthday Weekend with delicious themed cocktails and the best of the Golden Girls on the projector in the taproom!
Raise a glass to Betty for a great cause—A long time champion of animals, Betty White was a philanthropist who frequently donated time and money to animal charities. To celebrate this spirit, we’re donating $1 of each Betty White cocktail to the Key to Lion’s Heart rescue, a 501(c)(3) organization on a mission is to help save lives of animals that are in shelters or abusive and neglectful situations and give them a chance in life as well as educate the community on animal welfare.

The Salgado family of Germantown have been doing their Christmas light display as far back as they can remember. The incredible display includes giant lighted arches, over 25 inflatables characters, a 20ft snowman, thousands of lights, and an animatronic Santa. New this year to the display is a hand built outdoor nativity stable.

Photo: Pahan Salgado and Supuli Salgado

They call it the Salgado Family Christmas Display, and is put together each year by siblings Pahan and Supuli, their parents Ameesha and Chalanga, and uncle Indika. The tradition started at their grandmothers house in Gaithersburg when Pahan and Supuli were small children. The display eventually moved to her children’s home in Germantown. Their grandmother passed away last year due to a heart attack and the family lost their other grandmother in Sri Lanka last year as well. To honor them and their memories, the family added two angels next to the stable this year.

The family tells us they have hundreds of visitors that come each year.

The display is open from dusk to dawn every day starting from November 20 through January 7 at 11609 Lucrece Ter in Germantown. They welcome everyone to take photos with the display and animatronics and go under the arch tunnel of lights.

You can reach the family at [email protected]

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Below is a list of ten of our favorite things to do in Montgomery County during the holiday season. Did we leave any of your favorites out? Let us know in the comment section!

10. The Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Date: November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Closed November 22-25 and December 24-25, 2021)
Time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm nightly
Location: 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton

For the 23rd season, Garden of Lights will transform Brookside Gardens into a magical winter wonderland, with twinkling lights and glimmering displays decorating paths and flowerbeds throughout the 50-acre site in Wheaton.

The one-half mile walk-through display consists of more than one million colorful LED lights, many handwoven into original works depicting animals, flowers, and other natural elements. The event also features computerized light displays matching lights with music and fog bubbles. Sweet and savory refreshments will be available for purchase, and the gift shop will be open. The conservatory and Garden Railway exhibit will remain closed this year.

“We’re excited to bring back the Garden of Lights in 2021 after having to cancel in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are new measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our guests, but they will still find our one-of-a-kind light displays and the magical experience of the Gardens at night,” said Stephanie Oberle, Director, Brookside Gardens.

New this year, all guests ages 3 and older will be required to pre-purchase timed-entry tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning October 12, 2021, on the Eventbrite ticketing service. The Gardens, Visitor Center, and Conservatory will close daily at 4 p.m. and reopen at 5:30 p.m. for the exhibit.

9. Ice Skating at Rockville Town Square

Date: November 22, 2021 through March 20, 2022
Time: Sun 10am-10pm, Mon through Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm
Location: 131 Gibbs St, Rockville

The ice-skating rink at Rockville Town Square is open to the general public beginning November 22. According to the rink, this season reservations are required and are available two weeks in advance. You will need to reserve your arrival time. Non-skaters who wish to enter the fenced rink area are also required to pay admission and need to make reservations as well.

Click here for more information on pricing, holiday hours, group rates, events and lessons.

8. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s Performance of The Nutcracker

Date: December 4-12
Location:  51 Mannakee St, Rockville

The Metropolitan Ballet Theater has been performing the Nutcracker at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College since 1989! Details on this years performance from MBT:

This holiday season, enjoy the magic of the Nutcracker and go on a journey with Clara as she helps save her beloved Nutcracker, dances through the snowy forest, and travels to the Land of the Sweets. Audiences will love meeting all of the Nutcracker’s favorite characters, such as Spanish Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger and her dancing Polichinelles, and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy! Metropolitan Ballet Theatre is excited to be back at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center performing The Nutcracker (full length) and The Nutcracker Suite (short length). Our Nutcracker Suite is a wonderful option for younger audiences who want to experience the ballet in under one hour and be introduced to Tchaikovsky’s classical score and the beauty, strength, and grace of ballet. Audience size will be limited due to safety protocol for Covid-19, so get your tickets today and be a part of this seasonal ballet tradition! 301-762-1757

Montgomery County is home to several great craft breweries, many of which offer heated tents, patios, and yurts during the winter.

7. Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company at 5000 Olney Laytonsville Rd in Olney offers comfy tents that include a private server will that deliver anything you order off the Lone Oak menu – right to your tent!

Like The Tent Grove, The Farm’s nearby fire pit area is outlined by white cafe lights. Each fire pit boasts six beautiful Adirondack chairs, surrounding a toasty fire pit. The Lone Oak staff will keep your fire roaring – while you simply sit back, order from your private server and have everything delivered right to your pit!

But that’s not all. The Branch Pavilion (a fabulous 300+-person structure completed this past Spring) is packed with picnic tables and free mushroom-style heaters to keep guests warm while enjoying a pint. On many weekends, live music played from here is projected across the property.

Tents and firepits are available by reservation only. They’re both a great way to book a guaranteed spot at Lone Oak Farm! Each tent or fire pit rental is for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Visit for more information and pricing.

6. Waredaca Brewing at 4017 Damascus Rd in Gaithersburg is all about the yurts!

Yurts are set for groups of 10 with room to accommodate more guests if you double up or reserve additional tables. They are heated and can be purchased with additional amenities like a fire pit, s’mores kit and pre-ordered food. Reservations are for two hours and start at $65! Book yours online today at!

Waredaca’s tasting room is open Thursday and Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm

For more information, and to make a reservation, visit

5. Holiday Street Fest & Fireworks at rio

Date: Saturday, December 11
Time: 2-7pm
Location:  Grand Corner Avenue (near Dick’s Sporting Goods) in Gaithersburg

Holiday Street Fest & Fireworks!

rio will be hosting a Holiday Street Festival from 2-5pm with live music, ice sculpting, s’mores a DIY Hot Cocoa Jar Workshop, photo ops, and more, followed by fireworks over the lake at 6:45pm.

There will also be a Music & Cheers Station by Dave & Buster’s on the Boardwalk Stage (near Guapo’s)

Firework show will be visible throughout the lakefront and last approximately five minutes. There are plenty viewing options throughout rio –  along the Boardwalk, on Restaurant Patios, Fire Lounge, etc.!

4. Holiday Lights in the Town of Poolesville

Date: Tree Lighting Event December 3 at 6PM
Location:  19721 Beall St, Poolesville

Make the trek to Poolesville this December and see the fantastic light display in front of Town Hall. The official tree lighting event is on December 3rd and will feature ice sculpting,  letters to Santa, and caroling. The lights will be displayed nightly throughout December.

While in Pooleville, grab dinner at one of the great local restaurants like Basset’s or Cugini’s.

Visit for more information.

Every Sunday
Time: 9am-1pm
Location:  2801 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney

The Olney Farmers & Artist Market is one of the only markets in Montgomery County that is open year round. Here you will find traditional market staples like produce, baked goods, flowers, as well as dozens of local artists selling everything from hand-carved cutting boards, scarves, mittens, hats, face masks to stained glass and bird-themed wallets.

During the holiday season there are vendors selling fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths.

“We have more Winter vendors than ever before, offering a wide variety of produce and food. We also have handmade jewelry, one of a kind crafts and local artists. It’s a great place to do your Holiday shopping.

The Market runs year-round, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm. We’re located on the Medstar Hospital Thrift Shop site, at 108 and Prince Philip Drive. There’s plenty of parking, both in the lot adjacent to the Market along 108 and opposite the Thrift Shop on Prince Philip. Special provisions for disabled customers. Anyone elderly or disabled will be able to park closer in. If you’d like to make arrangements in advance, call 202 257 5326.”

2. A Christmas Carol at the Olney Theatre Center

Date: November 26-December 26 (see website for schedule)
Location:  2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

For the 12th year in a row, Paul Morella will be giving a solo performance of the Dickens classic at the
Olney Theatre.

From the Olney Theatre Center:
It wouldn’t be the holidays without Olney’s favorite Christmas tradition. Paul Morella’s captivating solo performance of the Dickens classic keeps audiences coming back season after season. They come for the masterful storytelling and come back for the way Paul keeps this tale fresh, year-after-year.

Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended – in his own words – and rediscover this timeless classic presented in a masterful solo performance. Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Morella’s solo version will transport you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. This critically acclaimed production has become a holiday must-see.

Honorable Mention: Festival of Lights at D.C. Temple

Unfortunately due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the closure of Beach Drive for bridge replacement, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ focus on the Washington DC Temple Open House and Rededication in Spring 2022, the 44th Annual Festival of Lights has been cancelled. We hope to see the Festival of Lights return in 2022!

1. Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg

Date: November 26-December 31(Closed December 25)
Time: Sun-Thurs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri & Sat 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg

From the City of Gaithersburg:
Winter Lights Festival, which has always been the perfect socially distancing holiday event, welcomes visitors back for its 26th spectacular season. Due to a significant increase in the popularity of this event, tickets must be purchased in advance & are only good for the specific date listed on the ticket. These changes have been made to ensure a positive & safe experience for all visitors, event staff, & those who live near the Festival venue. Tickets can be purchased online here.

The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 26 through December 31, Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Please note that the Festival will be closed on December 25. The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road, just a few miles west of the intersection with I-270.

Advance online ticket purchase is required; tickets will not be available at the admission booth. Admission is $15 per car Monday through Thursday and $25 per car Friday through Sunday. Tickets must be purchased for a specific date, and are only good for that date. Exchanges are available in advance only, subject to availability. This event is likely to sell out; early ticket purchase is highly recommended. Note that vehicle drivers are required to wear a mask at the admission booth.

The 3.5-mile drive through the enchanted woodland setting of Seneca Creek State Park that opens on November 26 takes you past more than 450 illuminated displays & beautifully strung trees that light up the night. Festival favorites include a Fairytale Castle, Winter Woods, Victorian Village, Mermaid Lagoon & an enchanting Fantasy theme.

For complete details & admission rates for large vehicles, please visit the Winter Lights Festival page.



Damascus Native Wil Armstrong Completes Cross Country Bike Ride For ALS

72 days after commencing his cross country, against the wind bike ride for ALS, Damascus native Will Armstrong has completed his trip. He started on June 26th from Rehoboth Beach, DE, and finished September 6th in First Beach La Push, Washington. 

Throughout this journey, Wil updated his daily blog with his progress, experiences, and related statistics. Inspired by his mentor and former basketball coach, Rodney Lapp who has ALS, Will dedicated his cross-country journey to ALS and crowdfunded for the ALS Association.

Over the past 73 days, Wil has ridden and camped in various weather conditions. Riding in the haziness of the Canadian Wildfires in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota was strenuous work. He would wear a mask while riding to avoid breathing in the smoke. 

After camping out in storms, Wil faced another one of Mother Nature’s obstacles, a heat wave in Montana. Morning temperatures were about 50 degrees Fahrenheit and would rise to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit by 2:00. To avoid as much of the heat wave as possible he started to wake up between at 3:30/4:00am to get going before the heat and wind picked up after noon.

He ran off of 6 packs of bagels for weeks, ate over 200 different kinds of bars (fruit bars, nature valley bars etc), and ran an impressive banana and apple count (86 bananas and 74 apples in his second month). Audio books, music playlists and educational podcasts (on crypto currency and economic theory) helped him pass time keeping his mind busy as he peddled his way through. A special shout out goes to the Home Depot theme song, he would loop the song from the commercial almost every day. He even got to apply for jobs and write up cover letters at camp.

Throughout the trip, Wil has been met with the overwhelming kindness of friends, families, and strangers. From getting to know and exchanging stories with strangers, to sleeping on strangers boats, sleeping arrangements (hotels and motels) paid by individuals along the way, camping in strangers back yards, and couch crashing.

To learn more about his daily encounters through out this trip his website is linked HERE. ALS Research donations can be found HERE. To learn more about his ride you can check out our previous article HERE.


Photo Curtesy of @wilsride Instagram


Per MD Lottery:

He works at a car wash by day and plays scratch-offs by night, a Montgomery County resident told Lottery officials this week. He limits his evening fun to one instant ticket. Last week, however, a spur-of-the moment break from routine led to a $100,000 Lottery windfall and one of the happiest moments of his life.

“I was in the mood for a $10 scratch ticket so I picked $1,000 Loaded,” said the Silver Spring resident. He had won with the game in recent weeks, making it his current favorite among the Lottery’s $10 scratch-off offerings. He planned to stick with his routine and buy just one of the $1,000 Loaded games when he stopped in at Wheaton Winery in Silver Spring.

“But when the clerk handed me my ticket, I saw that there was only one left. Something told me to buy that last ticket.”

Our 70-year-old winner uncovered his $100,000 fortune later that evening, before the rest of his family returned home. Wouldn’t you know it? His winning scratch-off was not the first instant ticket but was that remaining game he couldn’t pass up.

“I was amazed, just about the happiest I’ve ever been,” he reports. “But I had to wait until my family arrived before I could really celebrate. We’re a pretty low-key group, but, boy, was that a fun night.”

The $100,000 prize will help pay off his home mortgage, he said, with the remainder available to help family members whenever assistance is needed. “I’m very happy to be in a position now to help the people I love.”

The good folks at Wheaton Winery located at 2211 University Boulevard in Silver Spring played the middleman in this fairytale story.  For selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, the Montgomery County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

Many prizes remain in the $1,000 Loadedgame, which debuted in May. There are four more $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-offs awaiting discovery along with five $20,000 second-tier prizes and 15 $10,000 prizes.


Local Eight-Year-Old Acknowledged by Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center After Calling 9-1-1 to Assist His Grandfather

On Sunday, July 25, eight-year-old Carson used his iPad to call 9-1-1 when his grandfather was having a medical emergency.

Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center invited Carson for a tour of the 9-1-1 call center. There he met the call operator who assisted him and was presented a certificate acknowledging his brave efforts.

Video below courtesy of the MCPD:


Per Montgomery County:

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) operated by the Montgomery County Office of Animal Services will be holding a two-week adoption promotion from Aug. 15 to Aug. 28 where adoption fees will be waived for all small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. MCASAC’s “Pocket Pet Palooza” is being sponsored by the nonprofit organization Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW).

The summer months are always busy for shelters and MCASAC is seeing high numbers of small animals entering its doors. In July, only 12 small mammals were adopted while 36 small mammals entered the care of MCASAC. Extra cages have had to be added to the small animal adoption room to make space for incoming animals. There is a waiting list for people in need of surrendering their small pets, and strays continue to enter the building.

Patrons may visit the shelter in person to adopt, or patrons can start the process online to reserve a spot to speak to a counselor. All potential adopters should review the Pre-Adoption Checklist prior to visiting or submitting a questionnaire online. Submitting a questionnaire does not reserve an animal for adoption and adoptions are first come, first served.

Guidelines for adoption, the pre-visit checklist, and the adoption questionnaire can be found at

Shelter hours of operation are  noon – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

About the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center:

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, operated by the Office of Animal Services, provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of the county’s citizens. We are the county’s only open-admission, municipal shelter. Through adoptions, education, outreach, and more, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. Animal Services Officers are on-call seven days a week to investigate citizen complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit

About Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being:

Founded in 2010, Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to end pet homelessness and suffering with proven actions and compassionate services, such as providing veterinary care, pet food, and other resources, and by removing all barriers to adoption, including keeping shelter animals medically and emotionally healthy and matching them with well-prepared adopters to create forever homes. MCPAW frequently partners with the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in making a positive impact for the people, pets, and shelter animals of Montgomery County, Maryland. Learn more at or by contacting [email protected].


Pooch Pool Party August 21 & 22 in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Recreation will be holding Pooch Pool Parties on Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22 from 11am-3pm at the Upper County Outdoor Pool at 8211 Emory Grove Rd in Gaithersburg.

Per Montgomery County:

Have you heard❓ @MoCoRec is hosting a Pooch Pool Party for dogs to romp, run, wag, shake and, of course, swim! The fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Upper County Outdoor Pool.
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