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February 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Registration Open for County’s Energy Summit

Montgomery County’s Fifth Annual Energy Summit is scheduled for April 4 and registration is officially open. The energy summit, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council, will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring. The theme this year, “The Slight Edge: Incremental Steps […]

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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s #NationalPizzaDay and #NationalBagelDay. Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Government shutdown: According to The Washington Post, the shutdown will end today; the House passes a budget bill the President promises to sign. 2. HBCU College Fair: The 10th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair takes […]

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July 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous in Silver Spring

In speeches that seemed one part politics, one part religious revival, progressives descended on Silver Spring on Thursday morning to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders endorse Ben Jealous in the Maryland governor’s race. “We are gathered today on Trump’s doorstep to let the world know, we intend to get rid of his doormat,” Jealous told the […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union members for about 30 minutes, making statements and answering questions at the Silver Spring Civic Building. No two candidates shared the room simultaneously. […]

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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Vietnamese American Arts Festival in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Vietnamese American artists for the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the County’s Vietnamese American Arts Festival on Monday. Vietnamese American Artists are displaying their artwork to the community from July 3 through 7 at the Civic Building of Silver Spring. In addition to artwork displays, there are activities for […]

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February 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin, Others Ignite Crowd to Fight for Progressive Values

Nearly a dozen politicians stood before the Silver Spring crowd Sunday, but none riled them up like Rep. Jamie Raskin. “We are not going to lie down and let a malignant, obsessive narcissist and compulsive liar, and his hand-picked Harvard Business School prepped-out alt-right Goldman Sachs executives extreme rightwing nationalists in that cabinet of billionaires […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration Informational Session for Providers and Community Partners Set for Feb. 8

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join leaders from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools, CASA and the American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), for an immigration information session. Amid the recent executive actions by President Donald Trump on immigration, organizers are having this meeting for providers and community partners who […]

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November 18, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring

The 19th Annual Thanksgiving Parade will take place downtown Silver Spring on Nov. 19 and event organizers say volunteers are still needed. Volunteers will be responsible for handling balloons and dressing up in costumes such as elves and pilgrims for floats. “We are looking for people ages 13 and up,” said Parade Coordinator Elizabeth Gallauresi. […]

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October 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Planning Celebrates The Best in Design (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Planning Department recently hosted its second annual Design Excellence Awards Ceremony. Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report. For more on the winners, visit here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 5, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Hosts First Annual Procurement Forum in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Procurement hosted its first annual Procurement Forum on Oct. 5th in Silver Spring. The event featured 50 panelists and speakers, as well as 20 exhibitors. “What we would like to do is make sure that small,local minority and female  owned businesses are able to connect with big businesses that are […]

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