Articles by Mitti Hicks

May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Magruder High School Takes New Flight with Aviation Program

A new program implemented at Magruder High School allows students to get a head start on careers in aviation. Out of the more than 70 schools selected to implement the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Aviation STEM curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year, Magruder is the only school in the school district that will offer […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Capitals Vs. Lightning: Washington Fans Are Gearing Up For the Conference Finals

The first thing you might notice in Replay Sports, a local consignment sports and equipment store in Rockville, could be the array of jerseys that decorate the inside of the shop. From basketball, football, baseball, and hockey,  it’s a place where any sports fan can find their favorite team jersey. If you’re a Washington Capitals […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Officials Urge Drivers to Use Caution Ahead Tuesday’s Heavy Rain

Wet Pavement Contributes To Nearly 1.2 Million Traffic Crashes Each Year With heavy rains in the forecast during rush hour in the Washington D.C. area, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials are urging drivers to use caution on the roads. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County that begins at 3 p.m. and can […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, May 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Green Jobs Apprentice Program: The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on creating and funding a green jobs apprentice program at its regular scheduled session today. Here’s the agenda 2. The Washington Capitals: The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Study Shows Increase in Major Depression Diagnoses

Major depression diagnoses are on the rise, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. According to the study titled, Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health, diagnosis rates increased by 33 percent between 2013 and 2016, and climbed fastest among adolescents and millennials. “The high rates for adolescents and millennials could […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here Are 10 Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Montgomery County

American’s will spend $23 billion for Mother’s Day this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Most consumers will spend their dollars in department stores, shop online, head to specialty stores, but that’s not all. Nearly half of Americans will either dine out or order takeout for Mothers’s Day, and yes, this […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Gaithersburg Book Festival This Year

It just a few days the city of Gaithersburg will host its annual Book Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival, set for May 19, will feature various authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, food, and so much more. The event will be held at Gaithersburg City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officer Who Died in Line of Duty on I-270 to Be Honored

The officer who died in the line of duty on I-270 last year will be honored at the annual Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes Ceremony. Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen will be honored during the unveiling of a new memorial honoring members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal killed in the […]

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May 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Churchill High School

Winston Churchill Ranked Top High School in Maryland

Winston Churchill was rated the top high school in Maryland, according to the 2018 Best High School Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all their students, including historically undeserved populations.  Top-performing high schools received gold, silver, and […]

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