Damascus Swarmin Hornets Quarterback Kinard Recaps State Win (VIDEO)

Damascus High School football team quarterback Julian Kinard tells MyMCMedia he was emotional after his win for the Class 3A state football championship.

Berliner on Purple Line: 'It's A Great Day for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties' (VIDEO)

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Maryland’s Purple Line will receive $900 million in federal funding, according to the The Washington Post. This announcement comes nearly one-month after the Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Richard J. Leon’s decision to halt the project. “We are all so excited, pleased, and grateful that we’ve finally gotten to this point in time,” said […]

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Summer 2017: Car Conversations

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I, like many mothers I know, spend a large portion of every day in my car. I often wonder what my big, old Yukon would say if it could talk. We spend a lot of time together, so it knows me pretty well. As I was waiting for smelly people to get in the car […]

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Message From the Universe: Total Eclipse of Your Heart


“If I could only email you one more time – not that I’m about to stop, watching you read these things is too much fun – I’d point out that there’s never been any other time in the entire history of your little blue planet when there’s been so much to be happy about or […]

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Community Discussion on Universal Pre-Kindergarten Will be Held on Aug. 23

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Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will join Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, for a community meeting to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs on Aug. 23 and residents are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight from the community about what they are looking for in early childhood education, […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Open Lab –  Bring your questions about downloadable e-books and audiobooks, online job applications, e-mail, Word, Internet use, and library apps at the Gaithersburg Library at 10 a.m. 2. Energy Express Workshop – for kids age 8 to 12 years old at […]

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Hogan Signs Executive Order to Create New State Development Plan

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Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order which directs state officials to create a new State Development Plan (SDP) that promotes growth initiatives while being more responsive to the needs of local jurisdictions. The governor announced the signing of the order during the annual Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference in Ocean City, according […]

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Residents React to Solar Eclipse in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

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It’s the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, according to NASA and more than 2,500 people gathered at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory to watch it. “This is incredible,” Nick Smith, digital content specialist for the City of Gaithersburg said. “We had a thing on Faecbook that maybe 200 people had confirmed that […]

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Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival to Benefit the NIH Charities Starts Thursday

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The 21st annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival will be Thursday through Saturday, August 24 – 26 at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Enjoy three nights of music, food and children’s activities starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by the night’s movie which is screened at dusk. The free event is underwritten by Comcast and produced […]

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Summer 2017: ANTagonized

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This is the text I got Saturday while on a date with my husband… “There are ants all over the counter. I got rid of them though with vinegar.” While I applauded the effort, I was skeptical that the ants had been eviscerated. This was not our first pest rodeo. Despite the fact that we […]

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Summer 2017: To Sweden with Love


To the outside world, Sweden is the coolest place on earth. Of course, I am basing this assessment simply on my new IKEA catalog and the singing group ABBA, but they both present pretty compelling cases. My new shiny book is filled with horrible names for beautiful things that I just know would make me […]

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Maureen Stiles

About Maureen Stiles

Maureen is the author of the blog Magnificence in the Mundane. You can read her monthly column at The Town Courier.


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