2017

February 2, 2018 | Evans

Montgomery Arts Infusion On Stage At Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

Michael Bobbitt hosts the sixth episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion on the set of the “Reluctant Dragon” on stage at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn. Arts Administrator Shellie Williams, dressed as the dragon, makes a cameo in this episode. The children’s play is about a young girl who saves the life of a poetry-loving dragon. This episode […]

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June 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Radio Receives EPIC Award for Innovation (VIDEO)

Takoma Radio received the EPIC Award for Innovation in Community Media on June 8th. Congressman Jamie Raskin presented the EPIC award to Désirée Bayonet at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Bayonet is the program and training director for Takoma Radio WOWD-LP 94.3 FM. Takoma Radio is a non-commercial volunteer run station providing radio production training. The […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

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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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Authors Leave Gaithersburg Book Festival Impressed (VIDEO)

About 130 authors attended the 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival at the grounds of City Hall on May 20th, and their reviews of this literary event are glowing. “I think the Gaithersburg Book Festival is fantastic,” said author Mark Shriver, who was at the festival to discuss his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Delivers “State of the City” Address (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman delivered the 2017 “State of the City” address at the city’s annual event at Asbury Methodist Village. In his remarks, Ashman shared three stories about three city employees: Tawana Lofton from Community Services, Marlon Ramirez from the Gaithersburg Police Department and Carolyn Crosby from Arts and Events. “These are stories of people […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Attend BioHealth Capital Region Forum in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Local business leaders, elected officials, scientists and scholars attended the 2017 BioHealth Capital Region Forum at the campus of MedImmune in Gaithersburg on April 19 and 20th. The forum focuses on the biotechnology cluster in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., which is working collaboratively to become a top three biotech hub in the United States […]

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April 13, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

6 Tax Planning Tips To Consider For 2017

With many Americans completing their 2016 tax returns, it might seem early to start working on reducing your 2017 taxes. But with taxes being a drag on net investment performance, it makes sense to shelter your investments to the maximum extent possible. It’s always best to consult with your tax advisor on all tax related […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 1st, in Montgomery County: 1. Keep an eye on the sky. Severe storms are in the forecast. 2. A new report ranks the state of Maryland as the number eight “best” state in the country. 3. The Confederate Soldier statue is moving from Courthouse Square in Rockville to […]

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January 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: FCC Extends Timeline for Public Comment, Berliner Asks Leggett for Input on Telecommunications Facilities

UPDATED The FCC has revised the deadline for public comments about small cell infrastructure until March 8, following a request by several national organizations. You can find more information about the timeline, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has written a letter to County Executive Ike Leggett about telecommunications facilities. The letter […]

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January 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Where Will You Serve on MLK, Jr. Day? (VIDEO)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is considered a day of service in Montgomery County. On Jan. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in family-oriented service projects to help others across the county. There are events taking place all weekend across the county. Find out more in the report, below: You can find out more about […]

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