When Baseball Meets Mariachi, Martial Arts, and Henna Tattoos in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Baseball fans had a chance to learn about Montgomery County’s diverse population at a baseball game on July 20 where the Bethesda Big Train played the Vienna River Dogs.

This multicultural was a preview of the upcoming World of Montgomery Festival and included presentations from places such as China, El Salvador, and India.

Don’t miss the World of Montgomery Festival on October 18 at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus.

Flags Ordered to Half Staff (PHOTO)

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President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half staff until sunset on Sept. 30, in respect of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away this week. As matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half staff as well because no flag may be flown higher than the flag of the […]

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Montgomery County

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County effective late Wednesday night thru Friday morning. According to the NWS, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected and the potential exists for flash flooding of small streams, creeks and urban areas. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MoCo beginning 6 […]

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MCM Launches in HD on Comcast and RCN


Like the transition from Black & White to Color Television, the move from Standard Definition programming to High Definition TV has long since been the new standard television. I know I don’t watch those lower channels on my cable any longer, preferring to use my HD Television to its full effect. I bet you’re the […]

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Turn Around, Don't Drown: Flash Flood Warning Issued for MoCo

A look at the stranded vehicle on Riffle Ford Road.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County effective until 11 a.m. today. According to the National Weather Service, up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Some of the locations expected to experience flooding include Bethesda, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Rockville. Montgomery County fire and rescue officials […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from now thru 11 a.m. for Montgomery County. A flash flood watch continues thru Friday morning as well. 2. Underage Drinking: A Town Hall meeting is scheduled tonight at Walter Johnson High School […]

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New Motor Vehicle Laws, Including Noah's Law, Take Effect on Oct. 1

Noah Leotta tribute

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 session go into effect on Saturday, October 1. The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on […]

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Taste of Bethesda Returns Oct. 1 (VIDEO)

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Save the date: The Taste of Bethesda takes place on Saturday, October 1st from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include over 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment at Woodmont Triangle. The Taste of Bethesda is located on Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn avenues in the heart of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle.  Five stages […]

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Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark


U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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Montgomery County Police Investigate Armed Robbery on Frederick Road

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Montgomery County police officers are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday evening in Germantown. It happened at the Modell’s Sporting Goods store on Frederick Road. Police said the suspect work a ski mask, announced he had a gun and demanded money. No one was injured according to police. There are no suspects confirmed at […]

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Snapshots of Harry’s Sentimental Side

Sandy and her "Zadie" in 1984

I’m dedicating today’s post to a sentimental family occasion – the marriage of Harry’s granddaughter, Sandy. She is learning more about her “Zadie” because he saved letters and emails in computer files. The rest of us, too, are getting a closer look at Harry’s memories, beliefs, and relationships. He wrote this letter to a dear […]

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Elaine Blackman

About Elaine Blackman

Elaine Blackman lives in Burtonsville and retired last year from her writing and editing career in the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services. Her intention for the blog website ( is to strengthen connections with family and friends. Writers and others in media and public affairs also may be interested in Harry’s variety of writings. In addition, retirees or people who are grieving might like the idea of creating a similar project. And, best of all, the blog may encourage people to write down their reflections for future generations to enjoy. Read more of Elaine's blog Foresights and Hindsights from Harry on MyMCMedia.


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