Articles by Mitti Hicks

October 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Honest Tea Co-Founder Discusses Democratizing Organic Food Industry

In a recent visit to Montgomery Community Media studios for its October Small Business Network (SBN) session, Honest Tea Co-Founder Seth Goldman discussed with participants some of his new business ventures. Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are just a tad sweet, organic and Fair Trade Certified. […]

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October 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Manna Food Center Kicks Off Its First Community Food Rescue Week

A recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture found that Americans waste about one pound of food per day. That equals more than 230 pounds per year and Manna Food Center is trying to change that. Manna, one of the largest food bank centers in Montgomery County, has kicked off its inaugural community […]

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October 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Man Sentenced to 70 Years for Stabbing Pregnant Teen

A Silver Spring man responsible for stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend was sentenced to 70 years on Friday. Dakota Brothers was just 18 years old when he led his 19-year-old girlfriend behind a wooded area in Kensington on Aug. 31, 2016 in attempt to kill her and the unborn child. According to Montgomery County State’s Attorney […]

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October 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MDOT Officials on Widening I-270: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Home’

During a transportation meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation staff, and the community, Secretary Rahn told those in attendance that homes will not be taken from residents as the state looks to widen I-270. Rahn’s response comes amid concerns from county-elected officials on behalf of their constituents. Last year, Gov. […]

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October 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Wheaton High School Hosts ESOL Resource Fair

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined ninth and tenth grade students at Wheaton High School for a English as a Second Language (ESOL) Resource Fair Wednesday morning. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ website, ESOL students come from various cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds. Students are tested and placed in classes appropriate to their […]

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October 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Walk to School Day: Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, and Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools will celebrate Walk to School Day at Gaithersburg Elementary School. 2. Coffee with a Cop: Officers from Montgomery County Police Department’s […]

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October 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Student Suffering from Life-Threatening Injuries from Crash

Update, 3:45 p.m.: A 15-year-old boy, hit while waiting for a school bus Tuesday morning, faced life-threatening injuries, Montgomery County police said in a statement. The others injured were a 15-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls, police said. The incident occurred at 6:56 a.m. when a 2007 Ford Five Hundred left a gas station at […]

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October 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MD Task Force One Heads to Florida to Help with Hurricane Michael Relief

Just one month after helping with Hurricane Florence in South Carolina, Maryland’s Task Force One is back on the road. The team was called on by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist with Hurricane Michael Relief efforts in Florida. According to The National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 2 and  […]

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October 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Happy Tuesday! Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Hispanic Heritage Month: The Montgomery County Council will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month during its regularly scheduled session this morning. 2. Future of Rockville Town Square?:  3. 55+ Transportation Expo: Montgomery Recreation is hosting a free transportation expo designed for individuals 55 and […]

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October 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Community Forum to Focus on Future of Rockville Town Square

After the recent closing of several businesses in Rockville’s Town Square, including the Mellow Mushroom, Dawson’s Market, and Apollo, City of Rockville officials are hosting a town hall meeting for residents to voice their concerns on Oct. 9. The meeting will be held in the Buchanan Room at VisArts Center and begins at  7 p.m. Find […]

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