Day in the Life of Montgomery County 2017 Live Blog (VIDEO)

You can see all the #DITL photos, here.

This is your source for the latest information about the 5th annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” an event which takes place for 24 hours on April 20th. Please like our @DITLMoCo Facebook and @DITL Instagram pages to view photos. Share your #ditl photos on April 20, by emailing images to or tweet photos, @MyMCMedia #ditl #MoCo. We can’t wait to see your “day in the life” photos. We will be sharing them on our website and TV channel (HD 995, Comcast) for others to enjoy as well.


The poet Walt Whitman wrote: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” Part of the fun of DITL is to see the faces of so many people.

Going to the dogs

A lot of the people who like to take pictures, like to take pictures of their dogs.

Lots of local businesses

Local businesses appear in our “Day in the Life” images. Have you added your business?

Lots of nature

Here are a baker’s dozen of images of what’s blooming in Montgomery County.

You can see all the #DITL photos, here.

A Busy Day in Gaithersburg

From the BioHealth Capital Region Forum at MedImmune’s campus in Gaithersburg to tree plantings to employees at work at City Hall to a cat on the prowl. It’s a busy day in Gaithersburg. Show us your town, email photos to You can view all the photos, here.

An Early View

MyMCMedia received an inside look at your world in #MoCo. From meeting the Marc train in Gaithersburg to the stop at Starbucks in Rockville, your photos, below, tell the story of how the day begins.

First Photos

As the sun started to rise over Montgomery County, the first photos documenting a “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” began to arrive from Bethesda, Darnestown, Derwood, Potomac, Rockville and Washington Grove.

Are You Camera Ready?

The 5th annual “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” begins at midnight on April 20th. Email your photos to or share on social media (@MyMCMedia, #ditl #MoCo). We can’t wait to see you in pictures.

It’s Official

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation today, formally declaring April 20th as a, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.”

Merlyn Reineke, the executive director of Montgomery Community Media, accepted the proclamation for the 5th annual event, and he invited everyone in Montgomery County to take part in the 24-hour photo project that begins at midnight on Thursday.

According to Reineke, over 1,300 photos and videos were received on a single day last year, and organizers want to get even more photos this year. Reineke was accompanied by attorney Roger Hayden of Hayden Legal Services, who is sponsoring this year’s #ditl event.

It’s easy to participate. You can email your photos to or @MyMCMedia on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter).

Watch the proclamation ceremony, below:

People Power

If a picture is worth a thousand words, than our “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” photo project speaks volumes.

Below is a sampling of contributed photos from the 2013-2016 #ditl scrapbook:

We hope to see more of your photos on April 20th. Share your photos @MyMCMedia on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or email images to

Earth Month

The month of April is also known as Earth Month.

Over the past four years, Montgomery Community Media has celebrated the “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” event during Earth Month, and we have received hundreds of photos that illustrate how much care and pride our county’s residents have for their natural environment.

Below, enjoy some of these photos from previous years, and don’t forget to share your photos during this year’s #ditl of #MoCo.  We want to see your garden, favorite tree, hiking path, fishing spot and more on April 20th. Remember, we will be posting your #ditl photos on our website and TV channels so be sure and check back to find out what your neighbors are sharing, too.

Farm Life

The Agricultural Reserve in Montgomery County is always a popular setting for farm photos on a “Day in the Life of Montgomery.”

These photos, below, were taken in 2013, the first year for #ditl #MoCo.

One Week Away

The 5th annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” is just one week away.

Remember, it’s easy to participate in this 24-hour photo project. Just take a photo on April 20th and email it to or @MyMCMedia on Twitter, or @ditlMoCo on Facebook or Instagram. The hashtags are: #ditl #MoCo. Your photos will be posted on television (Comcast 995, RCN 1055) and our website.

Below, are some of the people who participated last year:

Snap a Photo

At school, at work, or at play, on April 20th, snap a photo of your day in Montgomery County and share it with Montgomery Community Media (MCM) as we celebrate the 5th annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.” That’s the day we are posting your photos, and hundreds of others’ images, on our website and social media channels (#ditl #MoCo) to celebrate the people and places that make Montgomery County so extraordinary.

So what are you doing on April 20th? We hope you will take part in our photo project and check out the images taken by your neighbors and colleagues.

These MCM students recently shared their plans:


National Pet Day

Today, April 11th, is also known as National Pet Day.  In recognition of National Pet Day, we are sharing some pet photos that we have received over the past four years during our annual photo project, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.” We hope you will join us on April 20, for the 5th annual, #ditl #MoCo event.


Looking Ahead to 4.20.17

What are you doing on April 20th? Montgomery Community Media (MCM) students and volunteers are previewing their plans for a “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.”

Take a look:

Show Us Your Pet

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is the place to go if you are looking to adopt a pet.

Joanne Heller is the foster and rescue care coordinator at the MCASAC. She works everyday to find good homes for pets up for adoption.

Take a look at a typical day in her life, below:

Carol Fuster is a foster pet parent. She recently shared a day in the life of nine-year- old Freddy, who she has fostered for two months now. Watch how Freddy follows Carol from room to room in the video, below:

On April 20, the MCASAC is helping MCM celebrate a “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.” Recently, some of the animals up for adoption (and there are more than just dogs and cats looking for a good home) modeled our #ditl #MoCo bandanas to help us get the word out about our upcoming photo project.

Take a look:

We hope you will share a photo (or two) of a “day in the life” of your pet on April 20.

What’s a Typical Day in Your Life Like?

Chef Susan Callahan shows us what a typical day in her life is like at the Universities at Shady Grove, below:

What Are You Doing on April 20th?

We asked students and volunteers at Montgomery Community Media studios what they are doing on April 20th and here’s what they shared:

5th Annual “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” Promo Video

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