Articles by Mitti Hicks

May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Attend Taste the World in Fenton Village

Thousands of residents and visitors came out to the annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday afternoon.  In what organizers call a “restaurant crawl,” more than 30 local businesses showcased the diversity of food and culture in downtown Silver Spring. “This year’s event was the seventh year,” Reemberto Rodriguez, Silver Spring Regional Director […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MoCo’s Got Talent Winners Announced (PHOTOS)

After two rounds of auditions over the last several weeks, winners of the fourth annual MoCo’s Got Talent contest were selected during the final round on Sunday evening at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The contest, coordinated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s Youth Development team, is a way to keep youth healthy, productive […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Talking Trash: Here’s An Update on How Residents Are Doing With Leggett’s Recycling Goals (VIDEO)

Back in 2012, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett increased the goal for the amount of waste stream recycled in the County  from 50 percent to 70 percent by 2020. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video: Eileen Kao, chief of the department’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Section gives an update on how residents are doing with the County […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Recognized for Their Recycling Efforts (VIDEO)

It’s Recycling Awareness Week here in Montgomery County and some private schools across the county were chosen to help Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services kickoff their campaign. Because of their recycling efforts during the school year, St. John’s Episcopal School was one out of dozens of schools chosen by […]

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May 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Design Multicultural Bookmarks For Montgomery County Public Libraries

Students at Wheaton High School and Loiederman Middle School are using art to express how they feel about community and culture here in Montgomery County. Dozens of students gathered at Montgomery County Public Libraries Wheaton Interim Branch Thursday evening to debut their new artwork that will be displayed in the libraries. “I designed a multicultural […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ronald McNair, Farmland Elementary Receive Blue Ribbon Honor (VIDEO)

“It’s like winning the Oscars,” said Ronald McNair Elementary School Principal Sherry Moses. Moses response comes during a special ceremony at the school early Wednesday featuring Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. Out of 1,500 schools in the state of Maryland, Ronald McNair and Farmland […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Pop-Up Work Space Returns to Downtown Silver Spring

Outlined in bright colors on Ellsworth Drive downtown Silver Spring is where residents will find the pop-up work space known as OUTBOX. Designed by students from the Department of Applied Technology at Montgomery College, this outdoor work space was created for professionals to enjoy the outdoors while working. “Most people are used to retail centers […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart to Host Community Dialogue Event on May 19

As a part of her initiative to inform the public on what’s happening in Takoma Park,  Mayor Kate Stewart and Councilmember Tim Male are inviting residents to attend “community coffee” on Friday May 19 from 8:00 a.m to 9:30 a.m. at Los Pollos Restaurant. Each month, according to Takoma Park Spokesperson Jeremy Dickey,  Stewart along […]

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May 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Pay Stations Installed in Silver Spring Parking Lot

Paying for parking in some lots in Silver Spring have become “more convenient,” according to staff from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division (MCDOT) of Parking Management. Four new centralized pay stations were installed at the Bonifant and Easley Lot (LOT 29) earlier this week to give consumers more payment options. “What we had […]

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