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Commencement comes to yard of B-CC student who cares for parents

Plus: With infections down and vaccinations up, why aren’t libraries open?; MedStar Montgomery nurses get puppy love

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Commencement comes to yard of B-CC student who cares for parents

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Nick Gross had never taken a walk across his back patio like the one he took Saturday — wearing a cap and gown to receive a diploma from his high school principal.

He and his brother, Jake, care for their mother, Holly, who has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their father, Jim, has early onset Parkinson’s disease. [NBC 4]

With infections down and vaccinations up, why aren’t libraries open?

When Montgomery County closed the doors to its 22 public libraries last spring, residents did not expect them to remain shuttered for 417 days and counting.

The liberal county is the only jurisdiction in the Washington metro region that has not started to offer limited in-person services at its libraries, even as vaccinations take hold and the rate of infections plummets. [Washington Post]

MedStar Montgomery nurses get puppy love

For National Nurses Week, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center got a special visit from several 7-week-old Golden Retriever puppies.

The puppies were brought by the Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds, which raises them to assist veterans as trained service dogs. [Montgomery Community Media]

Today’s weather

Cloudy, followed by sunshine, with a high around 66 and a low around 48

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