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County’s Life Expectancy Second in the Nation

A new analysis of life expectancy at birth, obesity, and physical activity rates in all 3,143 counties or county-equivalents in the nation rates Montgomery County as number two nationally in life expectancy for both County males...

Secret Sons & Daughters: Adoptee Tales (Photo)

Gaithersburg residents Heather Katz and Christine Koubek live on the same street in the beautiful Kentlands community. Their sons once attended the same private school and they often carpooled together. Still, it wasn’t...

Boyds School Serves as Backdrop for Panel on Voting Rights (Video)

The Boyds School in Montgomery County served as the backdrop for an event that brought political leaders and experts together to discuss the history and future of voting rights in America in honor of Black History Month. The one...

A Love Story for the Ages (Photos & Video)

You are never too old to fall in love. That’s the true life adage of a Gaithersburg couple – in their eighties- who met several years ago online. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports....

A Valentine Work of Art (Video)

Here’a a love story you won’t soon forget. Gaithersburg resident Duane McKenna has been painting homemade valentines for his wife, Elizabeth, since before they wed in 1950, and she has saved every one of them....

Chief Manger at Race Relations Forum (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Chief Tom Manger addresses a question posed at a forum on race relations in Montgomery County. The question: “Do you think a Trayvon Martin type incident occur in Montgomery County?” For more...

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Five Things to Know Today, April 20, in Montgomery County

Happy Easter! Here are five things to know today, April 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Easter Egg Hunt attracts hundreds to Silver Spring. 2. Local runners ready for the Boston Marathon. 3. If you missed the County Executive Candidates Forum last week at the Rockville Library, you can now watch the forum in its entirety […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 19, in Montgomery County

Here are the five things to know today, April 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t miss Silver Spring’s first, annual Easter Egg Hunt today. 2. The Washington Spirit takes on FC Kansas City tonight at the SoccerPlex. 3. Montgomery County officials are seeking affordable sewer service for historic Clarksburg. 4. Two Montgomery College students have been […]

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County Executive Reminds Public of ‘Safe Haven’ Law (Photos & Video)

County Executive Ike Leggett announced a public education campaign to remind residents about Maryland’s Safe Haven Law, which provides an alternative to abandoning an unwanted newborn. Leggett made the announcement at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and was joined by Adventist Healthcare’s president William G. Robertson, as well as Dr. Gaurov Dayal, Shady Grove’s chief medical […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Missing Teen: Montgomery County police need your help to find a teenager who is missing from Gaithersburg. 2. Vote 2014: The four candidates running for the office of Montgomery County Executive fielded a variety of questions during a candidates forum this week […]

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Weekend Planner (Photos and Video)

Please consider participating in the second annual “A Day in the Life of Montgomery County” event on Tuesday, April 22. Show us your Montgomery County as we collectively create a collage of photos and short videos from all across the county. Email a photo or short video clip to pix@mymcmedia.org OR tweet @mymcmedia use hashtag ditl. […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Here are the five things to know today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Fatal Accident and Road Closure: Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car accident this morning in Dickerson. Police report that Route 28 is closed between Martinsburg Road and Route 109. Commuters are advised to find an alternate route. 2. Child […]

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County Libraries Want Your Feedback

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In observance of National Library Week (April 13-19), Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is conducting an online Customer Satisfaction Survey between now and April 26. The survey gives customers an opportunity to provide MCPL with valuable feedback on services, materials, facilities and resources. The 12-question survey should take just a few minutes to complete. Customers […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 16, in Montgomery County

Here are the five things to know today, April 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Candidates: The latest county executive candidates forum is scheduled for tonight at the Rockville Library. WUSA’s Andrea McCarren will serve as the moderator. 2. Muppet Fans: Author Brian Jay Jones who wrote Jim Henson: The Biography will talk about his […]

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NWS Issues Freeze Warning for Montgomery County

UPDATED  April 15 at 4:27 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Montgomery County from late Tuesday night, April 15, through Wednesday morning, April 16, at 9 a.m. According to the warning, temperatures will be in the upper 20s to around 30. The low temperatures are expected to arrive overnight Tuesday into […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 15, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Tax Day! 2. Montgomery County firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a Rockville business on Monday that caused one million dollars in damage and displaced several businesses. 3. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Montgomery County that […]

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