Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still...

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Rockville to Host Author of ‘Dopesick’—An Upcoming Hulu Series—for Virtual Discussion

The City of Rockville is hosting Beth Macy, author of the New York Times best-selling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” for a virtual book discussion Thursday. In...

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Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda Softworks’ Parent Company ZeniMax Media in $7.5 Million Deal

Microsoft announced Monday, Sept. 21, that they have entered an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company to Rockville-based gaming publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 million.  The deal will bring best-selling game...

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Elrich Working to Relax Restrictions on Music Performances, Hours for Selling Alcohol

Montgomery County is currently still in Phase 2 of reopening but a few restrictions are being lifted. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that outdoor performances are...

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MCM Wins Three NATOA Awards

Montgomery Community Media won three NATOA Awards announced Sept. 3 via a virtual viewing party. The NATOA Government Programming Awards is a prestigious recognition that attracts the best entries from across the country. MCM...

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Bethesda’s Gallery B Showcases Works From Visual Art Competition

Artwork from the annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards are on exhibit from now through September 26 at Gallery B, Bethesda. The winners of the competition were announced Wednesday, September 2 at the gallery. The...

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Takoma Park City Presents the ‘Maskarena’ Dance

Takoma Park City wants to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic. Take a look at this short video to see a fun way to celebrate the face mask. Watch more from our PEG partner, Takoma Park City TV, here. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow took to Twitter to […]

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August 26, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Artist Transforms Bethesda Parking Garage into Colorful Mural

A parking garage in Bethesda is being transformed into a piece of artwork with a mural created by artist Megan Lewis as part of the “Paint the Town” initiative. Marvelous mural progress in Bethesda! Thank you @urbanhipsta for taking this blank canvas and creating a wonderful work of art. #BethesdaMD #acreativedc #MDinFocus pic.twitter.com/slzYw7Nuia — BethesdaUP […]

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August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización de la Fase 2: Reapertura de Museos, Galerías de Arte y Boleras

El lunes, el condado de Montgomery actualizó sus pautas de reapertura de la fase 2 con la aprobación unánime del Concejo del condado. Esto es lo que permiten ahora las pautas actualizadas: Los museos y las galerías de arte ahora pueden reabrir con restricciones. Las boleras pueden reabrirse con restricciones. Las instalaciones de servicio de […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Featured - Phase 2

Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Allows Museums, Art Galleries, Bowling Alleys to Reopen

On Monday, Montgomery County updated its phase 2 reopening guidelines with the unanimous approval by the County Council. Here’s what the updated guidelines now allow for: Museums and art galleries can now reopen with restrictions. Bowling alleys can reopen with restrictions. Food service facilities are requred to post signs that advice customers about wearing face […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Negro League Baseball

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is opening a Negro League Baseball exhibit for a limited time only. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and to celebrate, fans around the country are honoring legendary Black baseball players who transformed America’s national pastime. The exhibit was created by Don Conway, a Negro League […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Viral Trump Lip-Syncer, Magruder Alum Sarah Cooper Lands Netflix Special

Viral comedian Sarah Cooper is getting her own Netflix special.  Cooper, a Magruder High School alum, has been in the limelight recently for her TikTok videos lip-syncing to President Donald Trump. On April 23, Cooper shared a TikTok called “How to Medical” in which she lip-synced to and poked fun at Trump making comments about how […]

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August 10, 2020 | Staff Writer

Iniciativa en Español de Montgomery Community Media Gana Dos Premios Emmy

Montgomery Community Media se llevó a casa dos premios Emmy el sábado por la noche en la 62ª entrega anual de los premios Emmy para el Capítulo de la Bahía de Chesapeake de la Capital Nacional. La reportera Andrea Sarralde y el camarógrafo/editor Nic Rhule ganaron por La Maestra del Año en la categoría Education/Schools […]

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August 10, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Community Media Wins Two Emmy Awards

Montgomery Community Media took home two Emmys Saturday night at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Reporter Andrea Sarralde and cameraman/editor Nic Rhule won for La Maestra del Año in the Education/Schools – Program Feature/Segment category: Reporter/producer Andrea Sarralde and cameraman James Murphy won for La última esperanza para encontrar […]

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