January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Camp Registration Underway in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

It’s time to register your kids for summer camp in Montgomery County. Registration officially opened on Jan. 17. You can find out more, here. Registration is OPEN for our summer camps. Sports, arts, aquatics, STEM, Summer Fun Centers and more! Details: #MoCo — Montgomery Rec (@MoCoRec) January 17, 2017

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January 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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 Dr. King’s legacy at the two hour, morning event. Executive Pastor Jeannette Cochran said over 600 people registered, […]

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January 16, 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 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration

Registration for the Annual Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience is now open, according to a news release. 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 bus tour is scheduled during Montgomery […]

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January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boy Scout’s Planting Stations Helps Teach Students About the Environment (VIDEO)

Thomas Wilbur is a student at Poolesville High School. While most students his age use summer to work or look at colleges , Wilbur decided to help design and build planting stations at his old school: Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences. “The project itself was building an outdoor educational area with planting tables,” he […]

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January 12, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Jan. 13 – Jan. 16 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday at the MLK Celebration & Tribute at Strathmore Monday afternoon or at the City of Rockville’s celebration in the morning. Both events include performances and awards. Art: Take a guided tour of […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

QO Boys Remain Undefeated with Win Over Poolesville, QO Girls Fall to Poolesville 44-14 (PHOTOS)

The Poolesville Falcons host the Quince Orchard Cougars Thursday night for varsity basketball. First, the lady Falcons take an early lead and win 44-14. The boys game ends in a Quince Orchard win, 40-32. The QO boys team remains undefeated this season. Final. QO Boys remain undefeated winning over Poolesville 40 to 32. @mymcmedia @QOAthletics […]

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January 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Host First Comic Convention

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is hosting its first comic convention entitled, MoComCon on Jan. 21, according to a news release. The event is opened to residents of all ages no matter your comic expertise. This year’s event will include: • Dalek Drawbots with FutureMakers for children • Comic Drawing with William Jones for children […]

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January 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Board of Education Sends a Message About Inclusion

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) has a message for the new year: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a safe and welcoming environment for every student to learn. This message comes after an increase in hate-based incidents around the community that have also affected the schools, according to the BOE’s statement. “This message was […]

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