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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students will Speak Out at Youth Summit Thursday

Students ages 11 to 19 will speak to county representatives during a Youth Summit Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Silver Spring. This is the fourth year Montgomery Recreation is hosting the event, which was county executive Isaiah Leggett’s brainchild. “This is their opportunity to bring up issues that are important to them,” said Carmen Berrios, spokesperson for Montgomery Recreation. During previous youth summits, students have discussed issues […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Jessica Theis Receives EPIC Award for Youth Content

Jessica Theis is a 9th grade student within Montgomery County Public Schools system. At just 15-years old, Theis is already working towards her goal in becoming a film director.  Through Montgomery Community Media’s training classes, she has become certified in Backpack Journalism, Studio Technician, Studio Directing, Non-Linear Editing, and Field Producing. Theis was awarded the EPIC […]

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January 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Hoops Action: Gaithersburg Outscores Clarksburg in Girls’ Basketball, 54-45

It was a close basketball game Friday night but when time ran out, it was the Gaithersburg Trojans outscoring the Clarksburg Coyotes, 54-45. The Lady Trojans were on the road with a 11-5 overall record and recent (Jan. 23) 65-57 loss to Clarksburg. The Lady Coyotes had the home crowd advantage and a better record […]

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January 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Clarksburg High School Hosts TedX Youth Event

Hundreds of students and members from the community gathered in Clarksburg High School’s auditorium early Thursday to attend a student-led TEDx Youth event. TED is a nonprofit whose mission is to spread ideas in short but powerful talks.  The organization’s TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Jaguars Over Cougars, 70-67, in Hoops Action (PHOTOS)

The Northwest (NW) Jaguars are celebrating a close one after they defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars, 70-67, at home Friday night. Northwest took the lead, 9-7, early in the game. At the end of the first quarter, the score was Northwest 23 and Quince Orchard 16. Northwest’s senior, #25 Adrian Thomas, scored 3 from 60 […]

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January 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Recreation Department Releases Summer Camp Fair Dates

To help families choose summer camps that would best suit their children, the Montgomery County Recreation Department is hosting two summer camp fairs this winter. Families will have the chance to meet recreation staff, learn about financial aid, and register for summer camp, according to a news release. The fairs will be held from 12 […]

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December 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Win State Football Championship Game Three Years in a Row (PHOTOS)

For the third year in a row, the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets have won the Maryland state championship in football. They defeated the Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets, 31-7, Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Damascus stretches their win record to 42 straight games. The Swarmin’ Hornets received the kickoff and scored with a […]

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October 26, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Halloween Happenings Around Town

Halloween is less than a week away and there are numerous events happening all over the county. Whether you’re looking to participate in a murder mystery or a fun costume party for the kids, there’s something for everyone. Check out a list of events, below. Oct. 26th Field of Screams. Oct. 27th  Halloween A Holiday […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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