Articles by Mitti Hicks

April 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Are Learning the Science of Bread Baking to Help Those in Need

Fourth grade students from across Montgomery County are learning the science of bread baking to help those in need. Hundreds of students gathered at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus early Monday for King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good: Kids Bake Learn Share” program. A demonstrator with the program shows students how to use math […]

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April 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hundreds Gather in Bethesda for the Launch of Communities Against Hate

On the same day that some residents remembered the millions of lives lost due to hate during the Holocaust, a new group standing up against bigotry launched. The Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) of Montgomery County held its first rally at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Sunday evening. “We’re bringing people together,” said Paul Tiao, […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Organizers Say Holocaust Commemoration Is A Lesson For The Community (VIDEO)

It’s a day organizers said they use to honor the many lives lost during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. Hundreds gathered at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac on Sunday for a Holocaust commemoration hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC). This year’s theme was “Displaced […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23 (VIDEO)

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists for Kensington’s 12th Annual Day of the Book Festival on April 23. “It gives […]

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April 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Feisty is how Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner described residents during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring to voice their concerns to members of the Montgomery County Council. For Thomas Nephew, co-founder of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, he […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Senator Susan Lee Shares Legislative Session Update

Residents gathered at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring on Tuesday evening for a statewide listening tour hosted by the Maryland Commission for Women. The goal of the meeting was for participants to voice their concerns to elected officials and the commission regarding women’s rights to help design laws that impact both women and their families. […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss Women Issues During Public Forum in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents gathered at Veteran’s Plaza to voice their concerns on women’s issues with elected officials. “The purpose of this is to listen to women from all parts of the state to see what the biggest concerns are,” said Lee Bachu, chair, Maryland Commission for Women. Participants completed questionnaires to check what women’s issues […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Grant Helps Youth in Low Income Areas Play Sports

For many parents in Montgomery County, allowing their children to play sports is a cost they are unable to afford. In an effort to help bridge what they call an opportunity gap, staff at IMPACT Silver Spring are helping families with that costs thanks to grants and contributions from the community. IMPACT was recently awarded […]

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April 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Celebrate Cambodian New Year in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Thousands of residents celebrated the Cambodian New Year during a two-day event at the Cambodian Buddhist Society in Silver Spring on April 15 and 16. Based on the traditional solar new year, the holiday lasts for three days and three nights. Organizers say it’s typically celebrated at the end of the harvesting season in April so […]

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April 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Thousands Expected to Celebrate the Cambodian New Year in Silver Spring This Weekend

Volunteers and staff from the Cambodian Buddhist Society Inc are expecting more than 3,000 residents from across Montgomery County to celebrate the Cambodian New Year on April 15 and 16 in Silver Spring. “Cambodian New Years, traditionally back at home, is celebrated for three days and three nights,” Ken Kiv, volunteer coordinator for the Cambodian Buddhist […]

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