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More Than 7,000 Gather at the El Salvadoran Festival in Wheaton (PHOTOS)

The annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival celebrated Montgomery County’s El Salvadoran community on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wheaton. The festival, in its sixth year, featured Salvadoran food, vendors, local...

Lt. Jacocks Serves 60 Years at Montgomery County Police Department (VIDEO)

Over 60 years ago, Lieutenant Thomas Jacocks joined the Montgomery County Police Department. Today, Lieutenant Jacocks is the longest-serving member of law enforcement at a single agency in the state of Maryland and he currently...

Metro Begins Training Bus Drivers at Silver Spring Transit Center on Monday

Metro and other transit agencies will begin the process of training and familiarizing bus operators with the new Silver Spring Transit Center on Monday, July 27. So when will the facility finally open? Metro Spokesperson Morgan...

Montgomery County Fair Opens August 14 (VIDEO)

Save these dates: Aug. 14-22. That’s when the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair returns to the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Find out  more in this report: Visit the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair website for more...

Council Recognizes Thom Harr of Family Services, Inc. (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation in honor of Thomas Harr, the executive director of Family Services Inc., in Gaithersburg. Harr was recognized for his long career with the Montgomery County Department of...

Council Recognizes Haley Skarupa for Her Ice Hockey Accomplishments (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council recognized Rockville resident Haley Skarupa, a former Wootton High School student, with a proclamation for her ice hockey accomplishments. Councilmember Sidney Katz presented the proclamation on...

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Pepco Requests Customers Conserve Energy Monday

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Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy on Monday, August 3 as an increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand. For Pepco’s Maryland customers, the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Peak Energy Savings Credit. […]

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More Than 7,000 Gather at the El Salvadoran Festival in Wheaton (PHOTOS)

The annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival celebrated Montgomery County’s El Salvadoran community on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wheaton. The festival, in its sixth year, featured Salvadoran food, vendors, local dance groups and musical entertainment. More than 7,000 people, according to officials, danced at the sound of cumbia, salsa, merengue, Rock in Spanish, and reggaeton. […]

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Weekend Planner, July 31 – August 2 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, July 31 Gold’s Gym leads a bootcamp workout at Rockville Town Square from 10 to 11 a.m. every Friday morning through August. Imagination Stage presents Double Trouble at 10:30 a.m. in Bethesda. Take your lunch break outside and enjoy live music, great food, […]

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County Boxes In Confederate Soldier Statue “to Protect it from Vandalism” (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials have taken measures to protect the Confederate soldier statue from future incidents of graffiti and vandalism. On Friday, July 31st, the statue was enclosed by a wooden structure. David Dise, general services director of Montgomery County, said the wood box was installed around the statue “to protect it from vandalism until it […]

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County Celebrates ADA’s 25th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced that the county’s nine-year bus stop improvement program has enhanced accessibility and pedestrian safety at over 3,000 bus stops. Watch this County Report This Week video to learn more: Leggett said that promoting mass transit and maintaining an inclusive community it […]

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Pool Renovations in Rockville (VIDEO)

If you have been to the Rockville Fitness Center lately you might have noticed the indoor pool looks unrecognizable. That’s because it is getting redone and revamped. Rockville 11 has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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County Leaders to Host Annual National Night Out (VIDEO)

Local communities will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 4. The goal of this annual event is to get residents’ participation in crime prevention and to help strengthen police and community relations. Find out more in this report: According to a news release, this is the 32nd year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a […]

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UPDATED: Missing Silver Spring Man Found Safe (PHOTO)

UPDATED, July. 31, 1:54 p.m. – Ayalew Ishete has been found safe and unharmed. ORIGINAL POST: Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 65-year-old man who has Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and who does not speak. According to Montgomery County police, Ayalew Ishete was last seen at 9:30 […]

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Five Things to Know Today, July 31, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Death Investigation: The Montgomery County Police Department is scheduled to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today about the events that led to a fiery, fatal crash in Gaithersburg last month. A five-year-old child was killed in that crash at […]

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Repairs Continue at the Site of Water Main Break In Silver Spring

UPDATED 8.1.15 WSSC reports that as of 5:00 p.m on August 1, the right northbound lane of Colesville Road and the right, southbound lane of Georgia Avenue will remain closed. These two lanes will be closed through much of Monday, August 3, and other lane closures are expected to begin on Tuesday, August 4, while […]

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