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Shark Week Kicks Off in Silver Spring (Video)

Discovery Communications kicked off its popular Shark Week in downtown Silver Spring on August 8th and mascot Chompie was out and about to meet the fans. Take a look at some of the fun in this MyMCMedia extra:...

“Picture The Fair” Photo Contest

As you head over to the Montgomery County Fair, take along your mobile phone or your best digital camera and snap some pictures or record a short video. Then send your photos and video clips of memorable moments to...

Pitching Poolesville: Town Adds Its Own Tagline (Video & Photos)

What’s great about Poolesville? The community can tell you because they just voted on a slogan to sum it up. Poolesville’s new tagline- “Small Town Character, Down Home Charm.” “It is a community...

Drum Circle Brings Community Members Together (Photos & Video)

Have you ever wanted to know what a drum circle is all about? MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke talks to a local drum circle facilitator who says the activity offers a relaxing and even “healing” experience for many in...

Running in Montgomery County (Photos & Video)

Anywhere you go these days in Montgomery County you are sure to pass a runner. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke recently interviewed two local coaches who are sharing their passion for this popular sport by helping train area...

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...


History Reenacted in Brookeville

Thousands are expected to pour into the Town of Brookeville, some even on horseback, as that town celebrates the Bicentennial Commemoration of Brookeville’s role as U.S. Capital for a Day. The streets in Brookeville were busy with soldiers, townspeople in period dress and children playing sack races as the Centennial Celebration continued Saturday and Sunday. […]

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Glen Echo Artists Reception (Photos)

The 44th annual Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park takes place this weekend from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The exhibition features the work of more than 250 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. A reception for these artists was held on August 29. Take a look at these […]

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Weekend Planner, Aug. 30 – Aug. 31 (Photos)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar: Saturday, August 30 Kentlands Lakelands 5K Run kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Kentlands Market Square Brookeville Celebrates the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration with re-enactments, period food and more. Adventure Theatre presents Pinkalicious in Glen Echo Park with shows at 11 a.m., […]

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Racers Lacing up for Annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K

More than 1,000 runners and walkers are getting set to lace up, stretch out and hit the street for the annual Lakelands/Kentlands 5K scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 30. The Labor Day weekend event includes a 5K Run and Walk, two Kids Fun Runs, and the well-renowned Post-Race Expo in Market Square Plaza, […]

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Saving Ruby (VIDEO)

This is a story you won’t soon forget. Meet Ruby, a nine-month-old boxer mix who is recovering from three surgeries after she was shot in Wheaton. An extraordinary veterinarian is credited with giving Ruby a new “leash on life.” CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. If you would like to donate to help Ruby, visit this site. […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on the first day of school and then a new campaign by police to capture the good. Take a look:

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Five Things to Know Today, August 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 29, in Montgomery County: 1. A dog named Ruby is lucky to be alive after surviving a gunshot wound and her vet is credited with giving her a new leash on life. 2. Police continue to search for a missing Gaithersburg man. 3. An everyday hero uses […]

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Potomac Resident “Reeling” After Trees Removed (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Potomac Crest resident Mark Siegel laments the loss of five trees and his privacy in his backyard. Siegel’s home backs up to a Pepco easement and high voltage transmission line. He said the removal of the trees this past Monday has hurt his property value and his view. Take a look: […]

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Potomac Resident Calls Police on Contractors (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Potomac Crest resident Jay Liang explains how he came home from work this week to find Pepco contractors in his yard trying to cut down a tree. He called police and there’s more. Take a look: Liang and several other Potomac Crest neighbors, who back up to a Pepco easement […]

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Everyday Hero Uses CPR to Save a Stranger (Video)

Thursday was Michael Liu’s 32nd birthday, which by most accounts isn’t a big deal- except this one almost didn’t happen.  Liu of Rockville suffered cardiac arrest as he jogged pushing his son in a stroller in the College Garden Park in Rockville May 14 and it was only by the help of an “Everyday Hero” […]

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