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Baltimore County Shifting Exclusively to Paper Bags for Waste Col...

Plastic bags will no longer be used for waste collection in Baltimore County, according to new changes made by the Department of Public Works and Transportation.

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Here Are 5 Baltimore Beers That Scream F...

From hearty lagers to decadent porters, fill your glass to the top with these Baltimore brews.

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Maryland's US Naval Facility Given 'All ...

On Wednesday morning, a U.S. Navy facility in Maryland was put under lockdown following a bomb threat. It has now been given the "all clear" after being locked down for several hours.

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A 13,000-Square-Foot Food Hall Is Heading to Silver Spring

A new food hall is heading to Downtown Silver Spring next spring. Commas will feature a dozen vendors on the second floor of the Ellsworth Place shopping center.

More non-prescription meds are coming to...

Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law.

Flu Shots: Where To Find 2021 Clinics In...

Rockville is entering its second flu season amid a pandemic. Luckily, there are plenty of places in town to get a flu shot.

Baltimore Residents Invited To Share Feedback On City’s Crime Red...

Baltimore residents are invited to share their feedback on the city's efforts to rein in violent crime during a series of upcoming meetings.

Baltimore’s Trashwheel Family Expands

Today Mr. Trash Wheel is joined by a family of three more similar “workers”; together they’ve pulled 1,600 tons of trash and debris from Baltimore waterways since 2014, with Mr. Trash Wheel the sole muscle behind the job for the first couple of years.

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Follow the 'Trail of Jack-O-Lanterns' fo...

Bask in the luminous glow of carved pumpkins at Green Meadows Petting Farm!

Christmas Village Returning to Baltimore Inner Harbor

The German Christmas Market opens for the season on November 25, 2021.

This Maryland City Was Just Named the Sa...

This is the fourth year in a row Columbia has placed at the top of the list.

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2 Beloved Polar Bears to Depart Maryland...

The half-sisters will relocate to new zoos to "further enhance their growth and development into fully mature adult bears."

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State Articles
Reduced Metro Service to Continue the Re...

More than 700 trains have been removed from service until October 24 at the earliest.

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Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin Twins Born at National Zoo

A pair of Golden-headed lion tamarins were born at the National Zoo this month. On Monday, the zoo announced 4-year-old Lola gave birth to a set of twins overnight on October 7.

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National Park Service Announces New Bike...

The new two-way protected lane for bicyclists on 15th Street is the result of a long-term collaboration between the National Park Service (NPS) and D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT).

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Smithsonian Conservation Institute Annou...

The Smithsonian Conversation Biology Institute (SCBI) has welcomed five new residents—5 cheetah cubs. The cubs were born last week to 5-year-old Rosalie and 10-year-old Nick.

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Wayward Zebra Found Dead in Illegal Snare Trap in Maryland

The state’s Natural Resources Police said they did not know who had set the illegal trap on private property in Upper Marlboro, about 20 miles southeast of Washington.

5 of the Most Haunted Places in DC

The Old Stone House, the Octagon House ... even the White House? If you ain’t afraid of no ghosts, be sure to check out these five most haunted places in Washington, D.C.

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Holiday Lights in Maryland: 'Garden of L...

The popular Montgomery County park has announced the return of “Garden of Lights," which will begin on November 19.

10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (October 15–17)

! For fall fun in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, be sure to take a look at our list and plan ahead. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, October 15, to Sunday, October 17.

Maryland Mansions: An Epic Cambridge Lod...

How would you like to own a big chunk of the state? If you need room to roam, then this week's featured listing might just be for you. With over 1300 acres of land and a spacious, rustic lodge, the possibilities are endless.

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Our Marylanders Then: Edgar Allan Poe

Is there anyone who understands the dark side of human nature better than Edgar Allan Poe? Did you know Edgar Allan Poe had significant connections to Baltimore, Maryland?

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Do You Really Need to Rake Up Those Leaves?

The dreaded fall chore of raking up fallen leaves may actually be doing more harm than good. Step away from the rake, and see what the experts have to say.

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FBI arrests Maryland engineer and wife f...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Maryland couple on Saturday for attempting to sell "restricted data" on the design of nuclear-powered warships, the Justice Department reported.

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National Articles
Review: 'Dune' Is A Sci-Fi All-Star. Her...

Denis Villeneuve's desert sci-fi, "Dune," isn't just another "Star Wars" knockoff. The beautiful, moving epic deserves to be seen.

Truly Launching Holiday Seltzer Pack

The party includes holiday flavors including cranberry, pomegranate and spiced apples.

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Pet Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Halloween

There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure this Halloween is as safe and comfortable as possible for your four-legged companions.

Coors Is Launching Its Own Whiskey

Molson Coors Beverage Company, best known for serving beers, will release a new whiskey called Five Trail Blended American Whiskey this December. This move of making whiskey trends with other beverage companies exploring alcoholic drinks outside their norm.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Pumpkins on National...

From pumpkin-carving parties to festive pumpkin garb, here are seven ways to celebrate National Pumpkin Day, October 26.

Did You Know That Books Used to Be Bound in Human Skin?

Megan Rosenbloom, a rare books specialist and librarian at UCLA, published "Dark Archives," a book about the history and science of human-skin-bound books.

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Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Hau...

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

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Hockey Player Evander Kane Banned for 21...

San Jose Sharks hockey player Evander Kane was suspended without pay this week for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, violating the NHL's vaccination requirements.

4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Halloween

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

The Difference Between Halloween and Día...

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

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Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospit...

Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy

'Bosom Buddies,' 'Newhart' Actor Peter Scolari Has Died

A prolific television and stage actor, Peter Scolari died early this morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.

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