Top 10 from Feb. 9-15

Quince Orchard High School mourns the loss of one of its own, and four of the 10 most diverse cities in America have Montgomery County ZIP codes. Those were among the Top 10 stories MyMCMedia published last week, based on web...

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Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on...

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Flags to Half-staff Following School Shooting Tragedy in Florida

President Donald Trump has ordered the American Flag to helf-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting on Feb. 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the...

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House Fire Displaces Silver Spring Residents

Firefighters battled a house fire on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer,...

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Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule to Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m....

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Four of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America are in Montgomery County

According to a study by Wallet Hub, four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking New York City, Boston and Los Angeles. Wallet Hub recently released a study that ranked four...

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Life

February 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Florists at Potomac Petals and Plants Are Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just days away and according to the National Retail Federation, consumers in the U.S. are expected to spend $ 19.6 billion this year—up from $18 billion in 2017. Florists at Potomac Petals and Plants are getting ready. “The best way I can describe the traffic is to show you the cooler,” Nancy […]

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February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Registration Opens for Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s nine-day bus tour is scheduled from April 7 to […]

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February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule to Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, senior centers and community centers closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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February 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Four of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America are in Montgomery County

According to a study by Wallet Hub, four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking New York City, Boston and Los Angeles. Wallet Hub recently released a study that ranked four Montgomery County cities as most diverse in the Country. The finance website placed Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, and […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things you need to know for Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia last night that continues until 9 a.m. 2. Solar Production: The Montgomery County Council is expected to introduce a bill to expand solar production. 3. New Member Mixer: Montgomery County League of Women Voters will have […]

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February 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Detectives Investigate Gaithersburg Teen’s Death

Update, 6 p.m.: Montgomery County police said Monday evening that detectives are investigating the death of Tyler Steven Terry, 17, of Gaithersburg. About 7:48 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a community basketball court located in the area of Hillstone Road and Timber Rock Road in Gaithersburg for the […]

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February 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hypothermia Alert to Start Monday Night

Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Monday starting at 9 p.m. continuing through Tuesday at 9 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur. The signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Monday, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County

Need a holiday for today? It’s #CleanOutYourComputerDay. No joke. Here’s something else that’s no joke: the five things you need to know for Monday, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Moving on Monday: “Muévete Mondays” is a platform for guests to engage with others in our community through Latin social dancing. The fun starts at 7 […]

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February 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Feb. 2-8

The weather dominated our Top 10 stories based on the web traffic heading to MyMCMedia.org. Our Top 10 list had plenty of public safety news as well, including Comptroller Peter Franchot cracking down on fraudulent tax preparers, a high school student getting arrested for pellet gun assaults and a Germantown man facing federal charges for […]

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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County Council starts evaluating the FY19-24 Capital Budget; Executive Ike Leggett announces the County filed a lawsuit against 14 pharmaceutical companies related to the opioid overdose crisis; Health officials host a […]

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