Articles by Mitti Hicks

February 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Florist Discusses Valentine’s Day Consumer Trends in Montgomery County

Chocolates and flowers are just some of the most common ways people show their love on Valentine’s Day. The celebration of love is just days away and florists are getting ready for one of their busiest times of year. So what are customers in Montgomery County looking for? In the MyMCMedia extra video below, Nancy […]

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February 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BlackRock’s Kay Gallery Features Turned Wood Exhibit

There’s just a few weeks left to witness the work of 53 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans who are featured in BlackRock Center for the Arts newest exhibit titled “HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood.” The exhibit, located in the center’s Kay Gallery, is the first regional juried exhibition that features turned wood, according […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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College Officials Apologize After Sending False Alert About Active Shooter

A false alarm that warned more than 8,000 students, staff and even parents via text message about an active shooter on Montgomery College’s campus, sent the community into a panic until college officials said the message was a mistake. College officials have apologized for the error and said the message was a template for alerts […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Casserole for a Cause Aims to Help Homeless

The months of January and February are often low in terms of donations for organizations that help to feed the most vulnerable individuals in the community. To help offset that shortfall, staff at Silver Spring Cares held its “Casseroles for a Cause” event over the weekend aimed to help organizations keep their “freezers filled,” according […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Year Extended to June 13 Amid Weather Related Closings

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students has been extended to June 13 due to Wednesday’s school closing, making it the third weather-related closing this year. June 12 was the original date scheduled for students to finish up classes. Some parents criticized MCPS staff for cancelling classes because of the lack […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Announces Victory Over Cancer for a Second Time

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan posted a selfie on Twitter early Wednesday following a procedure he had over the weekend to remove a form of skin cancer. In his tweet, he stated “Larry-2, Cancer-0.” Back in 2015, Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Larry – 2 Cancer – 0 pic.twitter.com/jeA6g8jsFy — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) February 7, […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Council At-Large Candidates Discuss Recordation Tax During Debate

The recordation tax took center stage Wednesday during a debate between six candidates running for Montgomery County Council At-large in the upcoming election. Implemented in 2016, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to increase the recordation tax to help fund school construction costs and to assist low and moderate income households with rental assistance. Some […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today Feb. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Freezing Rain: The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Public schools and federal agencies open two hours late due to the weather. 2. Speaking of the weather: The Storm Operations Center will activate […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Pothole Season: Here’s How the County Plans to Tackle Them

It’s that time of the year motorists hate: tis’ the season for potholes. January started off cold with below freezing temperatures and now that the snow and ice are gone —for now— they have created a void in the pavement also known as potholes. Potholes are created when moisture gets under the road, freezes, and as […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Closing Could Alter MCPS School Calendar

Inclement weather could force Montgomery County Public Schools to close again Wednesday, which will have an effect on this year’s school calendar, according to a January statement from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. In his statement, Smith said the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the minimum required by […]

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