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Silver Spring man completes three marathons in three days

Plus: Elrich recommends Black Tupelo as official county tree; County offers guidance to keep Halloween safe

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Silver Spring man completes three marathons in three days

It seems like Jordan Tropf of Silver Spring cannot stop running.

Over three days — Oct. 9 through 11 – Tropf ran in three major marathons, averaging about two-and-a-half hours to complete each one. [Montgomery Community Media]

Elrich recommends black tupelo as official county tree

County Executive Marc Elrich is recommending the black tupelo as Montgomery County’s official tree.

Leaders gathered at Maryland’s largest-known black tupelo, according to the county, in a Silver Spring family’s backyard. [Montgomery Community Media]

County offers guidance to keep Halloween safe

As Halloween approaches, Montgomery County health officials are offering advice on how to decrease risks associated with celebrating the holiday while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“We have to remember that for many children trick-or-treating, vaccination is not yet an option and we want them to be protected as much as possible,” said James Bridgers, the county’s acting health officer. [Montgomery County]

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Mostly cloudy, with a high around 77 and a low around 59

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