Damascus High’s Star Running Back Jake Funk on Winning State Finals (VIDEO)

Damascus High School football star running back senior Jake Funk led his team to a 55-14 victory over the Dundalk Owl’s in the Class 3A State Football Championships. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, he talks about his team’s success.

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County Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

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Summer time is nearly here and Memorial Day weekend marks the official start to the summer swim season. In addition to Montgomery County’s four indoor aquatic centers, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 27th. Here’s a list of the seven outdoor pools in Montgomery County: Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway […]

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Woman Sells iPhone and Gets Funny Money in Return (VIDEO)

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  Capt. Mark Plazinski describes “safe exchange zones,” which were set up to prevent robberies when buyers and sellers meet for online sales. A woman thought she was getting $450 for her iPhone 6. What she got was some worthless paper, and she had to pay $50 for the privilege. Montgomery County police say the woman, […]

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The Real Housewives of Potomac 2: Episode 7 The Bare Naked Ladies


After a week hiatus, this episode got down to the nitty-gritty with the RHOP. The ladies are baring their souls, baring their teeth and barely hanging on. Mo’ Money acts like a real estate mo’gul prattling on about her four houses. But for those who are counting, the new mansion in Potomac makes it five. […]

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5 Questions Millennials And Recent Grads Should Ask Their Employers


Millennials have been more comfortable with mobility and job changes than any prior generation. But with that comfort comes the responsibility of understanding employee benefits and considering the role of those benefits in your overall compensation package. Here are five important questions that recent grads can raise during the job interview process. 1. When does […]

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Five Things to Know for May 24 in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, May 24, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Teen court turns 20: Montgomery County’s teen court started in 1997 and has heard more than 5,000 cases. The court is used as a diversion program for first- or second-time juvenile offenders who have committed misdemeanors including theft, vandalism and […]

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

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It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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Healthy Montgomery Seeks Public Input on Community Health Improvement Plan

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The Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee is seeking the public’s input on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), according to a news release. Feedback provided to CHIP will help guide the priorities of Healthy Montgomery for the next three years. Healthy Montgomery was launched back in 2009 that brings together the county’s government agencies, the five […]

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Cancer Survivor To Be Honored by Humana During National Senior Games

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One local resident is being honored for overcoming significant health issues through swimming. Kate Fisken, who happens to be 75-years-old, is preparing to compete in Humana’s 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham Alabama. She will join more than 10,000 adults over the age of 50 but for Kate, the real victory, is overcoming a devastating […]

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Leggett Announces New Initiative To Help Eligible Residents Become U.S. Citizens (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined local nonprofits at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring early Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed to help eligible residents in the County become U.S. Citizens. To help foster the path towards citizenship program locally, the County joined the Cities for Citizenship campaign, a national initiative […]

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Stoddard: Manchester Concert Bombing Could Have Lessons for U.S.

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The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester brought home a central lesson about security that reaches across the Atlantic to Montgomery County: “We can build concentric circles around our soft targets, our airports … and at some point, the security barriers end.” Those are the words of Dr. Earl Stoddard, ‎director of the […]

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Reporter with 35 years experience throughout Maryland. Reach me at dtallman@mymcmedia.org or via Twitter at @MCM-Doug


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