Weekend Planner, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 (VIDEOS)

Two popular Halloween attractions open this weekend. Field of Screams, located at 4501 Olney Laytonsville Road near Olney, includes a haunted trail, haunted house, and haunted hayride. Markoff’s Haunted Forest includes two...

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Taste of Bethesda Returns Oct. 1 (VIDEO)

Save the date: The Taste of Bethesda takes place on Saturday, October 1st from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include over 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment at Woodmont Triangle. The Taste of Bethesda is located on...

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Latino Artists Exhibit Canvas of Colors in Gaithersburg

Bright reds, blues and yellows are lighting up the walls at Bohrer Park Activity Center. This is the second year that the City of Gaithersburg has featured an exhibition by The Latino Art League of Greater Washington DC....

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Sweet Home Café Dishes Up A People’s Culinary History (VIDEO)

Visitors taking in the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) will journey through culinary history at the Sweet Home Café. The 400-seat facility inside the new museum tells stories about the...

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Bethesda Songwriting Contest to Award Local Songwriter $10,000

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the third annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The adjudicated competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters and will award one talented songwriter a...

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NMAAHC: What You Need to Know About Weekend Celebration

The grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) will be a jam-packed celebration that tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend. A free, three-day festival kicks...

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September 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery College Hosts Fifth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival (VIDEO)

Montgomery College recently hosted the 5th annual DC South Asian Film Festival. MCTV’s Carolina Galeano reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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September 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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MCM Joins Hundreds of Journalists at NMAAHC Media Preview Day (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 600 journalists from around the country had the opportunity to view the architectural majesty and moving exhibits of the new National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on Media Preview Day. Montgomery Community Media was there to capture the remarks of Smithsonian secretary David Skorton, museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and […]

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September 16, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 16 – 18 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 16:  Friday Night Live Concert Series at Rockville Town Square features Dan Haas Band playing pop and rock  country at 6:30 p.m. Free. Celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the Silver Spring Civic Building with cultural exhibits, music and performances at 7 p.m. Round […]

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September 15, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Home Away from Home (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center welcomes hundreds of people every week from morning to evening. A diverse mix of cultures and languages are represented by the members who treat the center like a home away from home. But the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring tested Director Morris Buster and his staff’s […]

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September 13, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Latino Artists Celebrated at Exhibit in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

The talent of local Latino artists is on full display in Gaithersburg. This is the second year the city has welcomed an exhibit by the Latino Art League of Greater Washington DC in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to meet the artists during a free reception on Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 […]

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September 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Silver Spring Jazz Festival Highlights (VIDEO)

If you love jazz music, Veterans Plaza was the place to be on Saturday night.  Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band was one of many groups to perform at the 13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

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September 12, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Place of Comfort in a Crisis (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center is usually a place where hundreds of Silver Spring residents go to exercise, play board games or socialize with friends. Last month, the center became the emergency shelter for some 159 people left homeless by the August 10 natural gas explosion at Flower Branch Apartments. The center’s director, Morris […]

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September 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Strathmore Presents Trumpeter Chris Botti Oct. 20 (VIDEO)

Jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti comes to North Bethesda with one performance at the Music Center at Strathmore next month. The Grammy winner and his band present an evening exploring many genres including R&B, rock, and funk. The performance is Thursday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in […]

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September 8, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 9 – 11 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 9:  Gaithersburg’s Backyard Concert features Brazilian jazz music by Encantada at 6 p.m. at Diamond Farms Park. Free. Friday Night Live Concert Series at Rockville Town Square features Ruthie & The Wranglers playing country at 6 p.m. Free. AFI Silver Screens free outdoor film […]

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September 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in August

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of August, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction A Complicated Case (Detective […]

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