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September is Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Latino community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This month has a special meaning among Latin American countries. Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Brazil all celebrate their independence day in September. So the nation’s largest minority group and fastest growing population come together to commemorate its Latinidad. “It […]

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Sharing Culture and Tradition at the Friendship Picnic in Wheaton (PHOTOS)

The second “Friendship Picnic” was held on Sept. 14 at the Wheaton Regional Park. Montgomery County’s Committee on Hate and Violence and the Office of Human Rights hosted the event that gathered more than 1,000 people. The event had live music, carousel train rides, and lots of dancing. “It was fantastic,” said James L. Stowe, […]

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Our Town: Rockville Documentary (VIDEO)

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Did you know that you can help tell the city of Rockville’s story? “Our-Town Rockville” is a community documentary being produced by Maryland Public Television and area residents are encouraged to get involved. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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Dog Swim in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center recently opened its doors to some canine visitors. Rockville 11′s Morgan Lash has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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Burtonsville Celebrates its Annual Carnival

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The 24th Annual Burtonsville carnival runs from September 12 through September 20. The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department hosts the event that features 15 rides, and is located one block east of Route 29 on Route 198 at Star Point Drive. “We got a new food tent. … Some rides are just for little kids and there’s […]

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County Officials Kick Off African Heritage Month (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials kicked off African Heritage Month in Silver Spring this week. MyMCMedia’s Aline Barros reports.

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Ana Sol Gutierrez to Receive “Public Service Award” at Hispanic Gala

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Maryland Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez will be presented the “Public Service Award” at the upcoming 2014 Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala. Gutierrez was the first Salvadoran-American to be elected to office in the U.S., and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. “We are delighted that Delegate Gutiérrez will honor us by accepting this award.  She made history as […]

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Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn Presents Breast in Show

In partnership with Eileen Mitchard/VoiceBC, the Arts Barn presents Breast in Show, a live stage musical that combines humor and tenacity to triumph over breast cancer, written by Lisa Hayes with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. The show runs September 12 through 27, 2014, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and […]

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Q & A: Five Questions with MCPL Director Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

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In these five MyMCMedia Extras, we asked Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton about the importance of expanding operating hours at local libraries. She also told us what is the busiest library branch in Montgomery County, shared her excitement for the Silver Spring Library and we learned it’s register for a library card month. […]

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Local Leaders Announce New Library Hours (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett was joined by a majority of the Montgomery County Council today at the Rockville Memorial Library to announce the expansion of new library hours and additional staffing and materials for local library branches. Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton kicked off the news conference, which you can watch in […]

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