Communities

January 21, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Hundreds Rally for Causes at UnNaugural Concert in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The music of protest and progress stirred rousing applause at the UnNaugural Concert: Playing It Forward Voices for Social Justice, in Silver Spring. Some 500 people, including several Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials attended the sold out event at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center. State Senator Cheryl Kagan is the founder and executive producer […]

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January 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park City Officials Approve Scholarship Funds for Montgomery College Students

Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Montgomery College students thanks to a resolution passed by the Takoma Park City Council. In an effort to support affordable higher education within the community, Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution that allows the distribution of city scholarship funds for Montgomery College students, according to a news […]

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January 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Residents Weigh-in on Inauguration at Denizens in Silver Spring

Residents and even some visitors from Chicago, gathered at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring early Friday to watch the Inauguration. Back in November, some onlookers imagined this day would turn out differently. “It’s a very depressing day,” said Denizens customer Matthew, who didn’t feel comfortable giving his last name. “I’m surprised he’s[Donald Trump] our […]

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January 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Frustrated About Plans for Bethesda Growth, Talk About Incorporation (VIDEO)

REVISED 1.18.17 2:30 p.m.  Frustrated with the lack of representation from the Montgomery County Council, dozens of Bethesda residents turned out for an informational meeting on Thursday night to learn more about the process to incorporate Bethesda. The meeting was hosted by two groups, the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents and the East Bethesda Citizens […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Officials Seeking Public’s Input on FY18 Budget Through Online Survey

The fiscal year 2018 budget process is underway and Gaithersburg officials are asking for the public’s input. This year, instead of a public forum, city leaders are using a virtual survey online to solicit opinions on what the city’s spending priorities should be. The five question survey is available from now thru Jan. 27. “We […]

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January 19, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Jan. 20 – Jan. 22 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A special children’s production of The Odyssey […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Day of Service: Residents Volunteer Throughout the County to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (VIDEO)

From cutting fabric into scarves for the homeless to painting Valentine’s Day cards for the men and women in the U.S. military, dozens of Montgomery County residents volunteered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as way to reflect and serve others. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Explain Why They’re Participating in Women’s March on Washington (VIDEO)

Many residents in Montgomery County are getting ready for the Women’s March on Washington,  which takes place the day after the inauguration on Jan. 21. The rally will be held near the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street S.W. in Washington D.C. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, some women from the Women’s Democratic Club of […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed at Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring

Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. The panel this year […]

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January 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Communities Ask for Changes to Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan in Letter Sent to County Council

Concerned with the impact the Bethesda Downtown Plan will have on residents, local leaders and community organizations representing roughly 10,000 downtown Bethesda households, submitted a joint letter to the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, according to a news release. Organized by the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents (CBAR), the letter highlights residents’ concerns and asks […]

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