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Police Locate Missing Montgomery Village Woman

UPDATED Police report that Rita Cummings was located and reunited with her family. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County police need your help to find a woman missing from Montgomery Village. Police said Rita Cummings, age 72, is missing from the 18200 block of Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village. She was last seen at approximately 2:30 […]

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Leggett Nominates Michael Smith as Development Ombudsman (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra video, County Executive Isiah Legget nominates real estate executive Michael Smith for the new post of Development Ombudsman. The selection of an ombudsman is part of Leggett’s intention, as stated in his inaugural address last December, to “refocus on our economic growth and shared prosperity and put to rest some misperceptions […]

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Gaithersburg Staffers Inspect Pond After Reports of Dead Fish

Gaithersburg city staffers inspected a storm water management pond in the community of Quince Orchard Park this week after reports by a resident of a fish kill. Neighborhood Services Division Chief Kevin Roman said he personally inspected the pond along Winter Walk Drive and noted “a few dead fish and tadpoles” but, he said, there […]

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Gaithersburg Book Festival: So Many Stories, So Little Time (VIDEO)

The 6th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival took place on the grounds of City Hall on May 16. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports there was a story to tell everywhere you turned. There were some unusual challenges for the one-day festival this year. First, there was the weather. It was beautiful from the start, although hot, until […]

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What’s Next for Author Kwame Alexander? (VIDEO)

A featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander tells us he has five books coming out in the next three years. Find out about his next picture book, Surf’s Up, in this MyMCMedia Extra video: Alexander has written 18 books, including The Crossover, his middle grade debut. He was a featured […]

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A Believer: David Axelrod at the Gaithersburg Book Festival (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, author and political strategist David Axelrod talks about his new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” Axelrod’s presentation was broadcast live on C-SPAN. If you missed it, can watch it here: http://www.c-span.org/video/?325695-7/david-axelrod-believer Related:

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County Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

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Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer swim season. In Montgomery County, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 23rd. The outdoor pools include: –Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road; –Germantown Outdoor Pool, 301.601.1690, 18905 Kingsview Road; –Long Branch Pool, 301.431.5700, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver […]

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Olney Library to Close for Repairs Over Memorial Day Weekend

early morning photo of new Olney Library

Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) officials have announced that the Olney Library will be closed from 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 so repairs can be made to a sanitary sewer line. The bookdrop will remain open for returns during the repairs. According to officials, the emergency work […]

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“A Year and Change” to Premiere on June 6

A movie that was shot on location in Montgomery County and around the state of Maryland will premiere at the Dances With Films festival in Hollywood on June 6. “It is a really wonderful fest and we’re lucky to be part of it,” said director Steve Suettinger. “We are currently considering several options for distribution […]

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Meet the Authors of “Dragons Love Tacos” (VIDEO)

I spent a good portion of the weekend covering the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) and it’s an assignment I enjoy because of the extraordinary people I get to meet at this popular literary event. At the authors’ reception on Friday night at Asbury Methodist Village, I met the author and illustrator of a popular children’s […]

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