Communities

June 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview (VIDEO)

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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June 23, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Prepares for First Recital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The sounds of young musicians will fill The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Monday, June 26. It will be the first public performance by the new Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra. The group started rehearsing at the supper club in April. The Supper Club’s owner Rick Brown established a foundation to support […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Elaine Apter, Victoria Layfield, José Luis Diaz, and Samantha Crosby. Evans and the panel discuss the work of the Maryland League of Women Voters with Elaine Apter, the Montgomery County hotline – 301.738.2255 – with Victoria Layfield from EveryMind, the WIC program at CCI […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Staff Using Lights, Cameras & Book Action to Help Combat Digital Illiteracy (VIDEO)

Staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) teamed up with Montgomery Community Media early Thursday to learn the art of lights and cameras in an effort to combat digital illiteracy. In 2016, Montgomery Community Media was awarded a $25,000 grant by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC Washington for creating an innovative program that would implement […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month (VIDEO)

During a recent council meeting, Takoma Park City Mayor Kate Stewart issued a proclamation recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month. “America has benefited from the culture, ideas, skills and abilities of those who have come here to work, to learn and to find freedom and shelter,” Stewart said. Dozens of residents gathered at the Takoma Park […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Residents Discuss Qualities Wanted in Next Police Chief (VIDEO)

Someone who listens, willing to apologize to the community when they’re wrong and ensuring  racial equity and department transparency are among the qualities that some Takoma Park residents said they want in a new police chief. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the Takoma Park City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening to discuss […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Awards Ten CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarships

Ten inspiring high school seniors were selected to receive a total of $9,750 in scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program. Presented in partnership with the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, Chipotle, City of Gaithersburg Student Union, Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation, Lakeforest Shopping Center, Montgomery […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Recognizes Hundreds of Foster Families During Annual Picnic

Montgomery County foster families provide care to more than 300 children each month, which is why county officials decided to recognize them for their contributions. Hundreds of foster families gathered at High Point Catering on Wednesday to enjoy music, food and more. “We do this to celebrate all of the hard work that our family […]

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June 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville City Council Passes Fostering Community Trust Ordinance

The Rockville City Council and Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton  passed a new law during their recent council meeting that outlines how all city staff will engage with the public. The Fostering Community Trust ordinance was added to the City of Rockville’s Human Rights code, which restricts City of Rockville employees, including police officers, from requesting […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Muslim Communities Considering More Security

UPDATED: “People are really upset and I don’t know why,”Mimi Hassanein, Middle Eastern liaison for the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships said. Hassanein is responding to the death of a teenage Muslim girl in Reston, Virginia Sunday. She said there has been a lot of anger toward Muslim communities, and she’s not sure why. WTOP […]

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