Montgomery County Government is Open on Inauguration Day, MCPS Closed

Montgomery County government will be open on Inauguration Day, which is Friday, Jan. 20. The Montgomery County Public Schools district is closed. Federal offices are also closed in the D.C. region. Below is a look at what’s...

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Do You Have a Message for President-elect Donald Trump? (VIDEO)

Do you have a message for President-elect Donald Trump? We are asking residents for their thoughts on the eve of the inauguration. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal mentioned...

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As The Kabob Turns

There’s fire, passion, romance, and we’re not even talking about the Soaps. We’re talking about the one and only OG skewered stick of meaty perfection: the kebob. Check out this Local Yelp for all the places to...

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Fight for $15: Local Groups Ask County Executive Ike Leggett to Sign Minimum Wage Bill (VIDEO)

Representatives from several local organizations are asking Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to sign a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The legislation was passed by the Montgomery County...

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Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in a Day of Service at Seneca Creek Community Church (PHOTOS)

Hundreds of volunteers participated in a day of service at Seneca Creek Community Church in Gaithersburg on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Lead Pastor Mark Tindale said the church partnered with the city of Gaithersburg to honor...

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Slavin Ends His 61-Year Membership at the Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, a lifelong member of the Woodmont Country Club, has ended his 61-year membership at the club following a controversy about if President Obama should be invited to join the club. On Martin Luther...

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January 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Inauguration Day Tops Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Inauguration Day: Montgomery County government is open but public schools are closed. Find out more, here. 2. Transit Tips: Metro has posted info on its website about the best ways to commute to Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow. 3. Safety and Security: […]

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government is Open on Inauguration Day, MCPS Closed

Montgomery County government will be open on Inauguration Day, which is Friday, Jan. 20. The Montgomery County Public Schools district is closed. Federal offices are also closed in the D.C. region. Below is a look at what’s open and what’s not in our region on Inauguration Day: County Offices – Open. MCPS Schools and Administrative […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Do You Have a Message for President-elect Donald Trump? (VIDEO)

Do you have a message for President-elect Donald Trump? We are asking residents for their thoughts on the eve of the inauguration. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal mentioned kindness and the country’s diversity. UFCW Local 400 representative Dyana Forester said she is reflective, and plans to take part […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Discuss Their Inauguration Weekend Plans (VIDEO)

Inauguration Day takes place every four years here in the United States and on Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the nation’s 45th President. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, local-elected officials discuss with us their Inauguration weekend plans: State Senator Will Smith from District 20 says he plans to watch the […]

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January 19, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Jan. 20 – Jan. 22 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A special children’s production of The Odyssey […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Day of Service: Residents Volunteer Throughout the County to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (VIDEO)

From cutting fabric into scarves for the homeless to painting Valentine’s Day cards for the men and women in the U.S. military, dozens of Montgomery County residents volunteered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as way to reflect and serve others. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

MCEDC CEO David Petr Wants New Organization to be the Best in Economic Development (VIDEO)

David Petr, the CEO and president of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC), was the keynote speaker at the Small Business Network’s monthly event on Jan. 19 at the studios of Montgomery Community Media. Petr, who has been on the job for four months, told dozens of business leaders that the newly created MCEDC […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan. 20, and about 100 Montgomery County police officers are assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with security. “The officers that are going down to Washington, D.C. are part of our SERT team, our Special Events Response Team,” said Police Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., headlines the Small Business Network event at 8 a.m. at MCM’s studios. You can watch live, here. 2. A rally for increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 is […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed at Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring

Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. The panel this year […]

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