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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Arts Infusion: Montgomery County Music Scene (VIDEO)

Michael Bobbit hosts this episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion which focuses on the Montgomery County music scene and the musicians who call the county home. The first report goes behind-the-scenes with the Wammy Award-winning band Ruthie and the Wranglers as they record an original song for Takoma Park Radio. Next, meet The Sidleys, a Bethesda-based […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the lessons learned from the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy one year ago. There are also reports on the Zika virus, the upcoming solar eclipse and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

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July 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Arts Infusion: Jazz, Dinner Theater and Iconic Prints (VIDEO)

Michael Bobbit hosts this episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion, which begins with a report on how a passion for jazz led one Silver Spring man to create his own television show, Jazz Encounters. Other stories include a report on a performing arts program at Montgomery College that trains students in the business and art of  […]

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June 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Arts Infusion: The Power of Arts (VIDEO)

Michael Bobbit hosts the first episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion, which begins with a report on a veteran using art to heal his post-traumatic stress disorder at a Glen Echo gallery. Additional reports include a middle school teacher who was introduced to the power of art with Kensington’s Arts on the Block program, a magician […]

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May 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Historic Lyttonsville Bridge Closed But Not Forgotten (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rusted supports and a deteriorating surface forced the closure of a bridge built in Lyttonsville almost a century ago. The Talbot Avenue structure still represents an historic connection between the Silver Spring community founded by a free black laborer in 1853 and other Montgomery County neighborhoods. The 105-foot-long bridge spans train tracks slated for use […]

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March 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Tobytown Cemetery Cleanup Uncovers More History (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The Tobytown Cemetery in Potomac is no longer buried under years of overgrowth. Office administrators and lawn service workers spent hours removing leaves, weeds and vines covering up grave markers on the historic grounds. The Housing Opportunities Commission employees found out the cemetery actually extends beyond the fenced section adjacent to River Road. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis […]

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February 28, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders Make Music with International Students in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Writing and composing an original opera keeps third graders at Stedwick Elementary on a year long mission of learning. This week the students in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class in Montgomery Village worked on polishing their opera’s theme song. Students visiting from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped arrange the music. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong […]

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January 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the County Executive’s veto of the minimum wage bill, the Silver Spring budget forum, Marriott’s announcement to relocate their headquarters to downtown Bethesda, and more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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