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Takoma Park’s Youth Make a Difference in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The Young Activist Club recently held a news briefing in Takoma Park to celebrate the passage of the county’s ban on foam polystyrene at food service places and the passage of the Young Activist Act of 2014 which restricts the use of polystyrene at restaurants and other food service places in the city of Takoma […]

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Universities at Shady Grove Strives to Build Collaborations (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Stewart Edelstein, executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) talks about the importance of collaboration. USG recently hosted a networking event of county farmers and chefs. The purpose of the event was to identify business opportunities and challenges to local farmers, restaurants and students in the hospitality program […]

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Solar Arrays Proposed for County Parks in Germantown, Rockville

Montgomery County may soon have its first parkland solar arrays. The two arrays are proposed for South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek Regional Park to reduce the county’s carbon footprint. Each array is proposed to be about five acres. Montgomery Parks staff evaluated approximately 135 park owned properties from an inventory of more than 400 parks, […]

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Weather and Climate Contest for Students

Climate Central, a Princeton-based science and journalism organization, is teaming up with the National Aquarium and a host of Maryland-based organizations to launch the Weather & Climate Contest for students in grades 5-12 from across Maryland. Cash prizes go to winners who use their theatrical, musical, and artistic talents to create short presentations on climate […]

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Chef and Farmers’ Summit at Universities at Shady Grove (VIDEO)

Montgomery County farmers and chefs recently connected at a networking event at the Universities at Shady Grove. They talked about business opportunities and challenges and then prepared lunch alongside each other. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Organizers said they plan to hold more summits like this one in the future.   Related:

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Clyde’s Chef Says Local Produce Is Key Ingredient in his Recipes (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Executive Chef Jeff Eng of Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge says local produce is a key ingredient in his recipes and on the restaurant’s menu. Eng was one of several chefs who attended a recent networking event with local farmers at the Universities at Shady Grove. Related:

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Agriculture is Big Business in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County’s Agricultural Services Division Manager Jeremy Criss says Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve is big business. Take a look: Criss recently attended a networking event designed to bring farmers together with local chefs. According to Criss, at last count there were over 540 farmers in Montgomery County and the county has […]

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Chef and Farmers Summit Set for Feb. 24

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the Montgomery County Food Council, and Montgomery County’s Department of Economic Development will host a networking and educational event, for chefs and local farmers, entitled the “Chef & Farmer’s Summit” on Feb. 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove. The goal of the summit is to build relationships between […]

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Safety at Montgomery Parks During the Winter Months (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County parks are open during the winter months and Park Police are urging patrons to follow safety guidelines. Susan Kenedy has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Frozen Scenes from Great Falls on Feb. 20 (PHOTOS)

It’s a record cold day in Montgomery County and here are some scenes from Great Falls on Feb. 20 to illustrate how frozen much of our landscape is this week. PHOTOS | MICHAEL WALSH

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