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, April 26, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, April 26th, in Montgomery County: 1. Police Beat: Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new role on May 1st. 2. Best Schools: Churchill High School is one of the […]

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UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job


UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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Tordil Pleads Guilty to 2015 Slayings; Sentencing July 7 (VIDEO)


The man charged in four Montgomery County shootings, two fatal, pleaded guilty Tuesday in county Circuit Court. Sentencing for Eulalio Tordil will be July 7, State’s Attorney John McCarthy told reporters. McCarthy said prosecutors would ask for the maximum sentence, life without possibility of parole. He called it the “only appropriate sentence.” “This was a […]

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Refugee Resource Fair to Take Place on May 20

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In an effort to inform and educate residents interested in helping refugees in the area, organizers from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seneca Stake will host a refugee resource fair on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at 20020 Montgomery Village Avenue, Montgomery Village, Maryland. “We have noticed that […]

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Church Takes Protest over Unmarked Graves to Leggett, Council (VIDEOS)

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About a dozen people took their protest of Montgomery County’s actions on unmarked graves in Westbard to County Executive Ike Leggett’s office and the County Council meeting Tuesday morning. The graves are believed to be under a parking lot where new development is planned. The demonstrators said they have lost faith in the county Planning […]

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Takoma Park Receives $90,000 Energy Efficiency Grant to Help Homeowners

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To help low-to-moderate income families with home energy efficiency renovations, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) granted the City of Takoma Park with a $90,000 grant. The grant will help approximately 10 energy efficient restorations for qualifying homeowners within the City, according to a news release. Eligible applicants will receive a free home energy assessment to […]

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County Council to Commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Council is expected to host a special event with community leaders to discuss issues that are important for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the county. The event will feature a panel discussion about public policy issues and a recognition ceremony for […]

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World Champion Brother-Sister Ice Dance Team Recognized by County Council (VIDEO)


Rockville residents Rachel (19) and Michael (21) Parsons are the first brother-sister duo to win the ice dancing gold medal at the International World Junior Figure Skating Competition. On Tuesday, the siblings were honored for their accomplishments by the Montgomery County Council. Watch the ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: “It was great because […]

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Bethesda Fire Department Celebrates 90th Anniversary (VIDEO)

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The Bethesda Fire Department is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized the milestone with a proclamation at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Watch the proclamation ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: .@RogerBerliner recognizes 90th anniversary of Bethesda Fire Department. @mymcmedia @mcfrsPIO pic.twitter.com/aiN6ClWoY8 — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) April 25, 2017

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Planning Chair Casey Anderson on the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan: 'We are at the End of the Road' (VIDEO)


Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, answered some questions (see video above) about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, shortly before a work session on the plan with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning. The sector plan is a blueprint for development in Bethesda over the next 20 years or so. “We […]

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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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