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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Montgomery County Fair Tops Our Weekend Planner, Aug. 11 – 13

Got weekend plans? The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens this weekend at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 11 3 p.m. – midnight, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Battery Lane Band, Friday Night Live, Rockville […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Outdoor Film Festival Begins Friday in Silver Spring

The American Film Institute of Silver Spring kicks off its second, annual Silver Screens outdoor film festival this Friday at Veterans Plaza. The movie, Back to the Future Part II, begins at 8 p.m., rain or shine, and movie goers should bring their own seats. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Ag Fair Kicks Off Friday (VIDEO)

The 69th Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair kicks off Friday at the Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Throughout the nine-day event, visitors will have the chance to visit exotic animal exhibits, attend a Vegas-style hypnosis show and enjoy carnival rides and food, and a host of entertainment from various vendors. Check out the video below to find […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Joins County Partners to Host Internationally Renowned Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Montgomery College is teaming up with the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Public Schools to host “A Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,” according to a news release. The event is part of the “One Maryland, One Book” program of Maryland Humanities to help bring diverse people in communities together through […]

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August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in July

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 July, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Princeless: Raven The Pirate […]

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August 3, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, August 4 – August 6 (VIDEO)

Here are some picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Artists and Makers Studios in Rockville present new exhibits. The opening reception, scheduled for August 4 at 6 p.m.,  includes open studios, demonstrations, wine and light refreshments. Strathmore Mansion’s two exhibits, Colored Pencil Society of America and Blush, are on display from now through August […]

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August 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Breast Cancer Non-profit ‘For 3 Sisters’ Opens New Headquarters in Olney (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

‘For 3 Sisters’ is a local breast cancer nonprofit in Montgomery County that recently opened new offices in Olney. Here’s the story: Marshall Moneymaker is a retired Montgomery County firefighter and known to many in Montgomery County as the “the pink fireman” for his advocacy about breast cancer; a disease that claimed the life of three […]

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July 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Proposed Wind Farm Off Ocean City Beach, John Delaney Announces 2020 Presidential Bid (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a possible wind farm off the coast of Ocean City, U.S. Rep. John Delaney’s bid for the 2020 presidential primary election, State’s Attorney John McCarthy warning about the county’s growing gang problem, and the County Council considers legislation […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Offering Support for Single Parents

Montgomery College campus is teaming up the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Family Services and the City of Gaithersburg, to host the first Single Parent Conference on its Rockville campus on Aug. 12. The goal of this free event is to to provide an opportunity for single parents to have direct access […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Action Board is Accepting Applications For Advocacy Institute

Montgomery County’s Community Action Board is accepting applications for its Community Advocacy Institute.  The Community Advocacy Institute is a free program aimed to teach residents basic advocacy skills and provides hands-on opportunities to advocate for important issues in the community, according to a news release. The advocacy program includes a series of training workshops led […]

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