First Lady Catherine Leggett on How the Arts Inspired Her Career (VIDEO)

The 31st annual Montgomery County Executive’s Ball was held on Dec. 4. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County’s First Lady Catherine Leggett talks about how the arts influenced her life and career....

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in November

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...

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Strathmore Unveils $10 Million Expansion Plan (PHOTOS)

Strathmore released image renderings of its $10 million expansion project that will add 5,000 square feet of glass enclosed space to the venue, on Monday. According to a news release, the expanded space will add 200 seats to...

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Executive’s Ball Celebrates the Arts (PHOTOS)

The 31st annual Montgomery County Executive’s Ball was held on Dec. 4 at the Bethesda North Marriott. PHOTOS | Vincent Sarageno...

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MCPS Students Perform at Latin Dance Competition at Strathmore

More than 200 Montgomery County Public Schools students recently competed in a Latin dance competition at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCPS-TV reports. GRACIAS @MCPS @mocoboe @strathmore @VisionaryEyeDrs @creativemoco @verizon...

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Strathmore Presents Estampas Porteñas Tango Company Nov. 28 (VIDEO)

Buenos Aires based company Estampas Porteñas performs “Deseos…Stories of Longing and Desire told through Argentine Tango and Music” at the Music Center at Strathmore on Nov. 28.  Estampas tells the love...

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gathersburg Opens Nov. 25 (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival is celebrating it’s 21st year. The popular festival opens for the season later this week: The Winter Lights Festival is open nightly from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31. The festival is closed on Christmas Day. There are several special events planned this year, including Wine Under the Lights, […]

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November 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Police Station Mural Gets a Facelift (VIDEO)

The 1940 mural of Sugarloaf Mountain by Judson Smith at the Rockville City Police Department headquarters looks like new after a recent conservation project by Hartmann Fine Art Conservation Services. Rock 11 Now has the story.

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November 17, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins), Eileen Ward (Winifred Banks), Henry Mason (Michael Banks), and Audrey Kilgore (Jane Banks) in Olney Theatre Center's Mary Poppins.
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Weekend Planner, Nov. 18 – Nov. 20 (VIDEOS)

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade takes place Saturday at 10 a.m.  Susan Hoffman previews the parade in this short video to the right. Rockville Town Square is the place to be Saturday evening to enjoy a holiday tree lighting, live music, and an ice skating performance. Festivities […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Holiday Celebrations Around the County

The holiday season is officially here and there are a ton of events happening around Montgomery County to mark the occasion. There’s everything from tree lightings, winter festivals and holiday performances. Check out a full list of events, below. Nov. 18th: Holiday Tree Lighting at Pike & Rose, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Excited to […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District Unveils New Sculptures

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is fulfilling its commitment to public art by unveiling a new series of sculptures throughout downtown Bethesda. The thirteen aluminum sculptures, designed in the shape of a B, are being installed near Bethesda’s arts and entertainment venues as well as throughout downtown Bethesda to highlight venues as well as […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Local Libraries to Host Workshops on Applying for Jobs with County Government

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The workshops are a part of the MCPL’s Fiscal Years 2017-2020 Strategic Plan to increase workforce and career-focused program offerings. The workshops are presented in collaboration with with the County’s Office of Human Resources […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

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A Preview of the Nov. 19th Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Thanksgiving Parade promises to be a grand celebration to kick off the holiday season. The parade takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 in downtown Silver Spring. Program Manager Susan Hoffmann from the Department of Recreation previews the parade in this report:  

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

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National Philharmonic Announces Concerto Competition Winners, Soloists to Perform at Strathmore This Month (PHOTO)

The National Philharmonic recently sponsored a concerto competition for high school musicians. The winners are:  saxophonist Jacob Tycko, clarinetist Jason Hong, cellist Mairead Flory, and violinist Julia Angelov. Each of the winners will appear at the Music Center at Strathmore with the National Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, in two of […]

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Celebrates Diwali in Rockville (VIDEO)

Montgomery County recently celebrated Diwali, which is also known as the “Festival of Lights,” at a special ceremony at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Strathmore Mansion Hosts Museum Shop Around on Veterans Day Weekend (PHOTOS)

Looking for some creative gifts for the loved ones on your holiday list? If so, you may want to check out the Museum Shop Around at Strathmore Mansion on Veterans Day weekend. This popular holiday bazaar is back for its 27th year and it takes place from Nov. 10- Nov. 13. The operating hours are: […]

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