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.

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Plastic Bag Ban: A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Takoma Park. 2. President’s Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is expected to discuss raising the minimum wage, the landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan […]

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Executive's Ball Celebrates the Arts (PHOTOS)

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The 31st annual Montgomery County Executive’s Ball was held on Dec. 4 at the Bethesda North Marriott. PHOTOS | Vincent Sarageno

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County Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday

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Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with reporters on Monday for her last news  conference as president of the County Council this year. Floreen is expected to discuss her accomplishments this past year as well as other hot topics, including increasing the minimum wage, the new landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown […]

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A Look at the Week Ahead in Montgomery County

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It’s going to be a busy week in Montgomery County. Here’s a quick look at the week ahead: Sunday, Dec. 4: Six Montgomery County residents will be inducted in the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Sunday afternoon. Also on Sunday, the 31st annual Montgomery County […]

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Montgomery County to Announce Dementia-Friendly America Initiative

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UPDATED On Dec. 5, Montgomery County officials are expected to launch the County Dementia Friendly Initiative. Last year, the Clarksburg-based nonprofit supporting Alzheimer’s research, BrightFocus Foundation, assisted Montgomery County with creating a national network of communities called Dementia Friendly America. On Monday, County Executive Ike Leggett will highlight how the initiative is making Montgomery County […]

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Six Residents to be Inducted into Human Rights Hall of Fame


Recognized for their visionary leadership, achievements and their efforts to eliminate discrimination, six residents will be inducted to the 2016 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at a reception on Dec. 4. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the BlackRock […]

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Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)


Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS pic.twitter.com/1zn0kgLopr — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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MCPD's Alcohol Holiday Task Force Targets Drunk Drivers (VIDEO)

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UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force is working to keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season. “We have 20 extra officers out,” said Captain Tom Didone. “We’ll be doing structured enforcement, working to keep the drunk drivers off the roads. The extra strength we have is the passage of […]

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Leggett to Hold FY18 Operating Budget Forums


Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold five forums on the the FY18 operating budget starting on Jan. 9th. According to a news release, the forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. “Public forums are the residents’ opportunity to tell me what is important to them as […]

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One-on-One with Former BOE Member Christopher Barclay (VIDEO)

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Former Montgomery County school board member Christopher Barclay was honored at his last school board meeting on Dec. 1st. After serving more than two terms on the Board of Education (BOE), Barclay decided not to run for reelection this year. On Nov. 8th, Shebra Evans was elected to his District 4 seat. In this MyMCMedia Extra […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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