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December 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy Celebrates 29th Season of ‘The Nutcracker’ (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy in Gaithersburg is celebrating its 29th season of the “The Nutcracker” here in Montgomery County. “MBT is in its twenty-ninth annual season of the Nutcracker,” Paula Ross, executive director for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, said. “We’re very excited to be back at the Robert E. Parilla Performing […]

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December 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Students Sent to Hospital Following Exposure to Pepper Spray

UPDATED 12.4.17 Below is the letter to the Seneca Valley High School Community from MCPS officials: “Good Afternoon Seneca Valley Community, “This morning during the latter part of our lunch hour, a student reported a strong smell in one of our hallways that we believe to have been pepper spray. “Out of an abundance of […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent to Discuss FY 2019 Recommended Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is inviting residents to hear his vision for MCPS at his Fiscal Year 2019 Recommended Operating Budget presentation on Dec. 19. The presentation will take place at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Rd and begins at 7 p.m. Save The Date: Fiscal Year 2019 Superintendent’s Operating Budget Presentation […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Year’s Blood Drive to Take Place in Gaithersburg on Jan. 4

Since donating blood is a way to make a difference in someone’s life, the Casey Community Center is starting 2018 with a blood drive on Jan. 4, according to a news release. The blood drive is open to ages 17 and older. Casey Community Center is located at 810 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. Those […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

December for many residents means the start of the holiday season which means there are many celebrations where people may choose to drink alcohol. The Montgomery County Police Department is reminding people to drive responsibly, have a plan and choose a sober driver. On Dec. 1, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department and deputies […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Scammers Using W-2 Forms to Obtain Your Personal Information

Officials are warning businesses about a new scam involving W-2 forms. Thieves are gaining access to employee W-2’s to access sensitive information. W-2 scams put workers at risk for tax-related identity theft. The IRS recommends that all employers educate employees about this scheme, especially those in human resources and payroll departments. Here are five warning […]

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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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November 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

KID Museum Launches New Program to Spark Students’ Interest in STEM (VIDEO)

The KID Museum and Montgomery County Public Schools has teamed up to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math by launching the “Invent the Future Challenge.” This new challenge creates a hands-on learning experience for students to help foster innovation while building problem solving skills. “I feel this is an urgent issue in […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Another Dockless Bikeshare Company Comes to Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has teamed up with Spin, a dockless bikeshare company based in North America, to place 100 Spin bikes in Silver Spring starting Dec. 7. Spin is the third company to participate in Montgomery County’s dockless bike demonstration project along with LimeBike and Ofo, according to a news release. “The […]

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November 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Mental Health Resources Are Concerns for MoCo Youth (VIDEO)

Some students in Montgomery County may not be old enough to vote but that didn’t stop them from discussing county policies and issues with the Montgomery County Council. During the council’s Seventh Annual Youth Town Hall meeting, students addressed problems such as bullying, overcrowding in schools and the rising costs of higher education. “There are […]

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