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June 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Approves New Principals For Next Year (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals and staff at its June 26 meeting: Standing room only here at tonight’s @mocoboe meeting. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/byVlcCFoSn — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017 Appointments and recognition of awards happening now. @mymcmedia @mocoboe pic.twitter.com/f7v2hW8Cox — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017

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June 23, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Prepares for First Recital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The sounds of young musicians will fill The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Monday, June 26. It will be the first public performance by the new Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra. The group started rehearsing at the supper club in April. The Supper Club’s owner Rick Brown established a foundation to support […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Staff Using Lights, Cameras & Book Action to Help Combat Digital Illiteracy (VIDEO)

Staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) teamed up with Montgomery Community Media early Thursday to learn the art of lights and cameras in an effort to combat digital illiteracy. In 2016, Montgomery Community Media was awarded a $25,000 grant by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC Washington for creating an innovative program that would implement […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Awards Ten CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarships

Ten inspiring high school seniors were selected to receive a total of $9,750 in scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program. Presented in partnership with the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, Chipotle, City of Gaithersburg Student Union, Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation, Lakeforest Shopping Center, Montgomery […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Recognizes Hundreds of Foster Families During Annual Picnic

Montgomery County foster families provide care to more than 300 children each month, which is why county officials decided to recognize them for their contributions. Hundreds of foster families gathered at High Point Catering on Wednesday to enjoy music, food and more. “We do this to celebrate all of the hard work that our family […]

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June 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Bus Driver Makes His Final Ride ( PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was the last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students and it’s the day that a beloved bus driver made his final route. Behind the wheel of bus 4221, is Melvin Frizzelle, who is retiring after 20 years. “It’s been a pleasure,” Frizzelle said. “I’m going to miss you so much […] […]

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June 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Celebrate Gaithersburg street scene

A Guide to 2017’s Summer Festivals, Concerts and More

It’s officially that time of the year where the days are longer, warmer and sunnier.   Here’s a list of some places and activities where you, your family and friends can soak up some sun while enjoying music, food, art and culture. Sandy Spring Community Day, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at the Ross Body […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Timothy Zhou Receives EPIC Youth in Media Award (VIDEO)

Timothy Zhou was awarded the EPIC Youth in Media award at The Fillmore on June 8th for his work on Explorer Post 1921 and Explorer Club 995. MCPS teacher Nancy Shay presented Zhou with the award. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POSTS Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award for […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Free Lunches For Children and Teens During Summer Months

Montgomery County Public Schools Division of Food and Nutrition Services is providing free meals to children and teens during the summer months, according to a news release. Students 18 years old and under can visit any of the nine designated locations, Monday through Friday, to receive a lunch. No appointment is necessary and the meal […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Principals Announced At School Board Meeting (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals at its June 13 meeting: It’s a full house @mocoboe Board meeting for @MCPS Appointments this morning!! So excited to see such great talent being recognized. pic.twitter.com/rXUWNxQGsm — Rebecca Smondrowski (@RebeccaOnBoard) June 13, 2017

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