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February 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 15-Feb. 17

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for details. Here are some additional suggestions for entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 15 Latin Passion:  Grammy-nominated singer Luisito Rosario and […]

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February 13, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Haywood Robinson III

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Rev. Dr. Haywood Robinson III, a pastor and the president of the Montgomery County […]

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February 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Garrett Park became the first town in Maryland to ban single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, or plastic “splash sticks” for all businesses and permitted events. The ordinance, which creates a fine for violators, was passed unanimously by the town council. This ordinance comes from a worldwide effort to cut down on plastic waste, particularly in single-use items […]

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February 11, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Suzan Jenkins

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Suzan Jenkins. As […]

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February 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Trump’s Address & Debate on Pot Brownies

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss President Trump’s second State of the Union Address, the Maryland General Assembly’s debate over the sale of cannabis-infused edibles like brownies, the call to rename Lee Middle School in Silver Spring, and the leadership crisis in the […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Leadership Montgomery Recognizes Area Businesses at Annual Luncheon

More than 200 people attended the annual Leadership Montgomery Corporate Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Potomac. Officials say the goal of the event was to honor companies that are going above and beyond to support the local community through employee volunteer engagement. Allison Solomon, who is the Corporate Citizenship Manager for Deloitte was the Keynote Speaker. […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cemetery Protest Draws More Arrests at HOC Meeting

At least two people were arrested Wednesday at the Housing Opportunities Commission meeting, part of an ongoing protest over the status of graves under an HOC property in Bethesda. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin was arrested. Slavin, who is president of Montgomery Community Media’s board of directors, has since been released and was issued a citation […]

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

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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