Celebrate the 4th of July in Montgomery County

Are you planning an Independence Day celebration? We have the details on where to see the fireworks around Montgomery County on July 4th. In Gaithersburg, you can celebrate our nation’s Independence Day at Bohrer Park....

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Summer Concerts in Full Swing at Glen Echo Park (PHOTOS)

Music is in the air every Thursday evening at Glen Echo Park from now through August 25th. This annual summer concert series features a different group each week and takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion. The Bumper...

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Celebrate Heritage Days on June 25 – 26 (VIDEO)

Celebrate Heritage Montgomery‘s annual event from noon – 4 p.m. on June 25th and 26th at 30 locations across the county. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more...

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Music Lovers Attend the Silver Spring Blues Festival (VIDEO)

They were singing the blues this week in downtown Silver Spring at the annual Blues Festival. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra:...

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Grosvenor – Strathmore Art Walk Dedication Ceremony Planned for June 16 (PHOTOS)

A dedication ceremony for the new Grosvenor – Strathmore Arts Walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 16 at the Strathmore Backyard Theater Stage, 10701 Rockville Pike. That’s when representatives from Strathmore,...

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Leanne Ferfolia Named President of National Philharmonic at Strathmore (PHOTOS)

The National Philharmonic at Strathmore has announced the appointment of Leanne Ferfolia as its new president, effective June 1. According to a news release, Ferfolia served as vice president of the Philharmonic and before that,...

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leanne Ferfolia Named President of National Philharmonic at Strathmore (PHOTOS)

The National Philharmonic at Strathmore has announced the appointment of Leanne Ferfolia as its new president, effective June 1. According to a news release, Ferfolia served as vice president of the Philharmonic and before that, director of development. Ferfolia succeeds Ken Oldham Jr., who after 14 years of service to the National Philharmonic, including eleven […]

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June 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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AHCMC Describes FY 17 Funding as ‘Record Setting’

It’s a record-setting year for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). That’s because the Montgomery County Council has approved a budget of over $6 million for local arts and humanities organizations, according to an AHCMC news release. “Montgomery County’s commitment to the arts is evident in this year’s historic level of funding […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Dozens of Students Experience Spanish Culture at Rockville Restaurant (VIDEO)

Nearly 50 high school students turned out to learn the art of the Flamenco dance at a special show and lesson held at La Tasca restaurant in Rockville Town Square. Students from Bowie High School who are enrolled in Spanish class practiced their Spanish ordering from La Tasca’s menu while learning about the Spanish culture from […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: Taste of Wheaton Canceled Because of Weather Concerns (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County officials announced on Friday that the Taste of Wheaton is canceled because of weather concerns. Find out more, here. Sunday’s Taste of Wheaton has been cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather.https://t.co/c23lHJRucW pic.twitter.com/ykDStrndPI — Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) June 3, 2016 ORIGINAL Get ready to taste savory food samples at the […]

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June 2, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, June 3 – 5 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, June 3 Glen Echo’s Art Walk in the Park occurs the first Friday of the month, May through September. Enjoy visiting the open studios and attending various artist demonstrations. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. The Friday Night Live concert series at Rockville Town Square continues tonight […]

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June 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in May

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 May, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Drum Dream Girl: How […]

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May 28, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Weekend Planner, May 27 – 29 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, May 27 The Friday Night Live concert series at Rockville Town Square continues tonight with The Crawdaddies band playing Zydeco style music. The food and beverage tent this week features the Buffalo Wild Wings. Hours are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club present two […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Quince Orchard Library Reopening on Friday

The Quince Orchard Library is reopening at 10 a.m. today. The library was closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon because of problems with the air conditioning in the building. Montgomery County Spokesperson Judy Stiles said the air conditioning unit stopped working on May 26th and the building got too warm for people to be […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Mayor Jud Ashman on What Makes City’s Book Festival So Special (VIDEO)

It rained almost all day but the Gaithersburg Book Festival was no washout. Organizers say approximately 12,000 people attended the 7th annual event at the grounds of City Hall. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival founder Jud Ashman talks about what makes this annual literary event so special. He also […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Craig Rice at the Gaithersburg Book Festival (VIDEO)

The Gaithersburg Book Festival attracted people from around the country to the grounds of City Hall on May 21. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice introduced one of the event’s speakers, Wayne Pacelle, who is the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Rice talks about why […]

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