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 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s #NationalPizzaDay and #NationalBagelDay. Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Government shutdown: According to The Washington Post, the shutdown will end today; the House passes a budget bill the President promises to sign. 2. HBCU College Fair: The 10th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair takes […]

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February 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 8, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Council work: The Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Government Operations (GO) committees meet today to receive updates on the county employee wellness program, capital improvement program, ethics regulations, and the Cable Television and Communications Plan . Watch live, here. 2. Coffee […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used to tap the tree, then boiled down to create maple syrup. Enjoy samples of the sap and finished […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Update: County Extends Hypothermia Alert Through Friday Morning

Update: The county has extended the hypothermia alert through Friday at 1 a.m. Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Wednesday starting at 1 a.m. continuing through Thursday at 1 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 […]

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February 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Weather Delays and Closings Wednesday in Montgomery County

Update: All recreation programs and classes are canceled. UPDATE! Due to inclement weather, all #MoCoRec scheduled programs and classes for today, February 7, are canceled. Senior centers are closed and the senior nutrition and transportation programs are canceled. Recreation and aquatic facilities are open for drop-in activities only. — Montgomery Rec (@MoCoRec) February 7, 2018 […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today Feb. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Freezing Rain: The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Public schools and federal agencies open two hours late due to the weather. 2. Speaking of the weather: The Storm Operations Center will activate […]

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February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tribute to the Career of Late MCM CEO Merlyn Reineke

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) celebrated the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. The tribute was streamed live and included speeches by Mike Wassenaar, Nancy Poole, Donna Keating, Jimmy Albert, Nannette Hobson, Jeffrey Slavin, and Vernon Ricks. The program for the tribute may be viewed, here. […]

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February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day with Sweet Deals

February 6th is National Frozen Yogurt Day and several chains are offering discounts and specials. Here are the deals, which are available at participating locations: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Buy one frozen yogurt, get one of equal or lesser value free at participating locations. Join Menchie’s rewards program for more savings. We found two Menchie’s locations in […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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February 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Local Episcopal Churches Call for Gender-Neutral Book of Common Prayer

A vote by the local Episcopal Diocese urges the church to consider gender-neutral language if a convention of church members this summer approves an update to the Book of Common Prayer. Any changes wouldn’t affect the “Our Father,” the prayer Jesus taught the disciples, because the prayer is a passage from the Bible. But it […]

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