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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

Residents Frustrated About Plans for Bethesda Growth, Talk About Incorporation

Frustrated with the lack of representation from the Montgomery County Council, dozens of Bethesda residents turned out for an informational meeting on Thursday night to learn more about the process to incorporate Bethesda. The meeting was hosted by two groups, the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents and the East Bethesda Citizens Association. “A number of […]

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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 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Women’s Democratic Club Discuss Priorities During Trump’s Administration

The Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County held a special meeting Thursday evening in Bethesda to discuss its priorities during Trump’s administration as well as strategies for the next election. “Now more than ever with a Trump presidency looming, we must stand together,” said President Betsy Loyless, first vice president. “We must sustain ourselves as […]

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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

Watch Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Grace Rivera-Oven hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Her guests include Robert Goldman, JaLynn Prince, Steve Simon, and Brian Karem. The panel discuss housing in Montgomery County with Robert Goldman of Montgomery Housing Partnership, a new Madison House Autism Foundation initiative with JaLynn Prince, the December fire at the county incinerator plant […]

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January 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Mitti Hicks

Informational Meeting to Discuss Incorporating Bethesda Set for Tonight

Two local organizations, the East Bethesda Citizens Association and Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents, are hosting the Maryland Municipal League (MML) for an informational meeting about what it takes for Bethesda to incorporate into its own municipality. According to an event posted on Facebook, the meeting will take place in the cafeteria at the Bethesda-Chevy […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of new animal shelter

Pet of the Week (VIDEO)

Looking to adopt a rabbit? Meet Stuffing, our pet of the week: You can find out more about the animals up for adoption at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, here.

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January 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Participants Needed for 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg is partnering with Rio Washingtonian Center to host the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and in need of participants. Community groups and organizations are invited to march in the parade, according to a news release. Past participants have included school groups, clowns, fire trucks, service organizations and more. Groups interested […]

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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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