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First Silver Spring Easter Egg Hunt Connects Local Artists, Businesses

It’s not your average Easter Egg hunt. And that’s the goal for Silver Spring Inc., as the organization gears up for what they hope is a cultural event that connects local businesses and artists with the community. Between 1,100 and 1,400 eggs area hidden throughout Silver Spring for the first annual free hunt that runs […]

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First ‘Flashband’ for Youth to Pop Up in Silver Spring

Connecting musicians is the goal of one of the newest “flash” concepts to reach Montgomery County. Flashmobs where large groups of people gather to surprise the public and dance in a busy area has become a trend over the past few years. But now, one local organization has brought musicians into the mix and for […]

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Committee Works to Bring More Green Space to Silver Spring (Video)

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The Tree Committee of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board says the downtown area is in desperate need of more “green space.” In this MyMCMedia Extra, Dan Morales, co-chair of the Tree Committee, talks about several proposals for green space from community members and looks ahead at what’s next for the discussion of more outdoor […]

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Delivering Culturally Competent Service in a Post 9/11 World (Video)

Nouf Bazaz, Director of the Crossroads Program at the International Cultural Center, recently participated in a panel on challenges facing Muslim American women in a post 9/11 world. In this MyMCMedia extra, Bazaz talks about some of the misconceptions facing Muslim women in the area. Related: 

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Rapid Transit Update Headlines Silver Spring Board Meeting (Video)

Local residents heard updates on changes to the County’s Rapid Transit plan during the Silver Spring Citizen Advisory Board’s April meeting. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the latest story on where Rapid Transit is going and what the next steps are for the project. Bus Rapid Transit is now Rapid Transit Vehicle. That’s just one of […]

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Montgomery Housing Partnership Builds Community Garden

Inspired by Michelle Obama’s healthy eating and community gardens initiative, Bruce Adams, Director of Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships, had an idea that would help bring the community together this Spring. Adams, along with Jose Gonzalez, a community organizer at the Montgomery Housing Partnership, decided to dig through the County to find an area […]

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Forum Brings Local Muslim American Women Together (Video)

A panel discussion recently brought local experts together for a forum on the challenges facing Muslim Women in the area and the stereotypes many women deal with in a post 9/11 world. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of the event sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. Faith, identity and integration were the themes […]

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Councilmember Floreen Announces Golden Shovel Award Winners

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Montgomery Councilmember Nancy Floreen will present the 2014 Sidewalks Are Safe For Everyone (SAFE) Golden Shovel awards at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the Council Office Building to honor residents who helped out neighbors at various times during the Washington area’s long and snowy winter of 2013-14. The ceremonies will be televised live […]

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Observing Passover in Montgomery County

Sunset marks the first night of Passover, a holiday to commemorate the exodus of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. Passover begins the evening of April 14 and ends on April 22. “Jews celebrate the holiday by telling the story around a dinner table with a special book called the Haggadah,” said Rabbi Jonah Layman of the Shaare […]

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Montgomery Al Dia Radio Show Marks 100th Episode (Video)

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County Executive Ike Leggett was the featured guest on Montgomery Al Dia (Montgomery Today) to celebrate the 100th show, the county’s award winning Spanish language radio show that airs every Tuesday at 2 p.m. on Radio America 1540 AM. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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