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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fireworks and Parades on Tap for Independence Day Celebrations in Montgomery County

Montgomery County recreation is again hosting the Germantown Glory and Mid-County Sparkles fireworks displays Tuesday evening. Both with feature live music prior to the fireworks. Here’s a rundown parades and fireworks displays around the county: Gaithersburg SummerFest: July 1, Live entertainment, activities, beer tasting, and classic car show begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. […]

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July 1, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

3rd Round at TPC Potomac – A Hot One!

Third round play of the Quicken Loans National began at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm early on Saturday with the weather a concern and the leaders scrambling. After two rounds it was David Lingmerth at 10 under par with Geoff Ogilvy at 9 under.  By mid afternoon a typical mid-Atlantic thunderstorm blew through Potomac delaying play […]

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July 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, June 30 – July 2 (VIDEO)

BlackRock summer concerts start this Saturday with the Navy’s premiere jazz ensemble, The Commodores.  The series continues with free Saturday evening concerts through July 29.  All concerts take place on the front lawn, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The concert will move inside to the mainstage if the weather prohibits an outdoor performance. […]

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June 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Minimum Wage Increases On July 1 (VIDEO)

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase to $11.50 effective July 1, which is roughly $4 more than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Gigi Godwin, discusses the reaction from some local businesses:  

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Assignment Education: RCES Principal Larry Chep Gets New Job

UPDATED Rachel Carson Elementary School, one of the most overcrowded elementary schools in Montgomery County, is getting a new principal. The Gaithersburg school’s current principal, Larry Chep, was appointed as the new principal of Clopper Mill Elementary School at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Chep said he has mixed emotions about the announcement. “I am excited about […]

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July 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Minimum Wage Increases in Montgomery County as of July 1 (VIDEO)

The minimum wage increased in  Montgomery County effective Friday, July 1. That was the topic on this week’s Spanish language radio show.  

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Larry Bowers Retires After 38 Years of Service at MCPS (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers retired on June 30th after 38 years of service to Montgomery County Public Schools. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Parks Department Begins Pesticide Reduction Program This Month

Montgomery Parks officials have announced the beginning of its pesticide-reduction program this month in accordance with Bill 52-14, legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council regarding the use of pesticides on county-owned property, parks and private property. In accordance with this legislation, Montgomery Parks is embracing new ways to manage their parks while still working […]

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July 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, July 1st, in Montgomery County: 1. Holiday Closings: Check out the list of what is open and what is closed for the holiday weekend. 2. Holiday Travel: According to AAA, a record number of Americans will be traveling this Independence Day weekend. 3. Fourth of July Celebrations: […]

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