Berliner Recaps Cuba Trip (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner visited Cuba last month as part of a trip organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC).

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Berliner recaps his trip.

President Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba on March 21.

Fenton Village Restaurants Will Show Off Silver Spring's Cultural Diversity

Taste the World in Fenton Village food

More than 30 local businesses representing dozens of cultures around the world will participate in what organizers call the “largest restaurant crawl in the D.C. area.” Taste The World in Fenton Village will take place on May 21 in downtown Silver Spring where attendees will have the opportunity to try various food from local restaurants […]

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Residents Invited to Attend Cuba Conversation Event in Takoma Park

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Residents are invited to join Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart for an event entitled, “Cuba Conversation,” this month. That conversation will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Takoma Park Community Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary for the Cuban […]

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Cuban-American Residents React to the Death of Fidel Castro (VIDEO)


Cuba’s former dictator Fidel Castro recently passed away and for many Cuban-American residents here in Montgomery County, his death brings back painful memories. “Imagine losing everything that you loved and treasured,” said Joaquin Cabrejas, owner, The Cuban Corner in Rockville. “Imagine a group of Communist thugs coming in and stealing everything from your parents that […]

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Local Reaction About the Death of Fidel Castro (VIDEO)


In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, the owner of the Cuban Corner restaurant in Rockville shares his thoughts about the death of Fidel Castro: Castro transformed the Republic of Cuba into the first Communist state in the Western Hemisphere. He controlled Cuba for roughly five decades before handing over power to his brother Raul in […]

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Five Things to Know Today, June 17, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, June 17, in Montgomery County: 1. A black bear has been spotted multiple times this week in Montgomery County. 2. The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) has been down for weeks at the Gaithersburg Airpark. 3. A community meeting to discuss the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is scheduled […]

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Cuban Ambassador Jose Cabanas to Attend Tribute to Cuban Baseball Night in Bethesda

Shirley Povich Field Bethesda Big Train

The Big Train collegiate baseball team hosts the D.C. Grays, Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shirley Povich field in Bethesda. The theme of the evening is “A Tribute to Cuban Baseball.” The event will feature special guests including, Cuban Ambassador Jose Cabanas, former Congressman Mike Barnes, and other officials. A picnic prior […]

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Five Things to Know Today, May 12, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, May 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Malcom Winffel’s funeral is today at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial, donations are requested to Winffel’s funeral fund or to the Montgomery College Scholarship Foundation. 2. The Montgomery County Board of Education is scheduled to meet with the Poolesville Cluster […]

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The Bottom Line (VIDEO)


Susan Kenedy’s hosts the latest episode of The Bottom Line, which includes reports about an injured eagle, two Councilmembers who recently visited Cuba, and the history and future of Butler’s Orchard in Germantown. You can watch the The Bottom Line, below:

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A Taste of Cuba in Rockville (PHOTOS)

The Cuban Corner Rockville

With all of the growing attention on Cuba I thought it would be a good idea to check out a local shop with a little Cuban flare. The Cuban Corner in Rockville will give you a taste of Cuba without having to leave Montgomery County.  I had my first taste of Cuban coffee while I […]

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Executive Leggett Optimistic About Potential Business With Cuba (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Executive recently traveled to Cuba on an explanatory trade mission with business and government leaders from the Washington, D.C. metro area in February. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Executive Leggett discusses the potential impact of future business deals between Cuba and Montgomery County.   Related:

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Willie James Inman

About Willie James Inman

Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.


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