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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Five Education Forums Scheduled Around Montgomery County Begin Feb. 21

Residents will have the chance to hear information and to offer comments on the programs and budgets of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College in a series of public forums that start Feb. 21, a county statement said. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith and college President DeRionne Pollard will host […]

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February 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

How to Take Care of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day is over, yes, but that doesn’t mean your flowers have to die. According to Nancy Bushwick-Malloy, floral designer for Potomac Petals and Plants, flowers can last up to one week with proper care and maintenance. In the MyMCMedia extra video below, she explains how to make your flowers last:

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Florists at Potomac Petals and Plants Are Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just days away and according to the National Retail Federation, consumers in the U.S. are expected to spend $ 19.6 billion this year—up from $18 billion in 2017. Florists at Potomac Petals and Plants are getting ready. “The best way I can describe the traffic is to show you the cooler,” Nancy […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mary Ruth McGinn

Inspiration . . . Starting a Fire

In order to study an art museum setting for our original opera, we went on an excursion to The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. To visit this beautiful, vast space filled with paintings and sculptures from all over the world was a once in a lifetime experience for many. With eyes wide open, […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Fire Chief Sends Memo Calling End to ‘Unacceptable Behavior’

Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein sent a memo to the county’s 2,700 career and volunteer personnel over unacceptable conduct and interactions between fire personnel and contract custodial staff. Goldstein said the incidents occurred in six stations across the county. They were newer stations, which fell under a county custodial contract. Here’s the memo he […]

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February 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: School Construction Costs, Takoma Park Street Names

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss public schools’ funding request for school construction, controversy over youth tackle football in Maryland, and renaming of the streets in Takoma Park being considered by elected officials. This week’s panel of political observers includes Cynthia Rubenstein, Phil […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council President Riemer Meets the Media

Metro funding and small cell antennas dominated Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer’s “meet the media” session on Feb. 12.

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Council To Take Up Small Cell Towers Again

The Montgomery County Council will begin considering a zoning text amendment that would create an approach for the county to deal small cell phone infrastructure. Current rules handle towers hundreds of feet tall that need hundreds of feet of setbacks. The industry, however, has been pushing toward smaller antennas, often on existing utility poles. The […]

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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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