arts and humanities

July 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Takoma Park Imprints Local Poems in New Sidewalks

While walking around Takoma Park, look down at your feet to see poems written by local residents imprinted on new sidewalks across the city. So far, three poems have been set in stone as part of an interactive public arts project organized by the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division. Earlier this year, […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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October 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Street Beat: In Gaithersburg, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are resurfacing Quince Orchard Road between Orchard Ridge Road and MD 355, from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. today – Thursday, weather permitting. 2. Flu Shot: Have you got your flu shot? A Montgomery […]

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June 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

AHCMC Describes FY 17 Funding as ‘Record Setting’

It’s a record-setting year for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). That’s because the Montgomery County Council has approved a budget of over $6 million for local arts and humanities organizations, according to an AHCMC news release. “Montgomery County’s commitment to the arts is evident in this year’s historic level of funding […]

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November 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia‘s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about election results in Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park, upcoming public hearings on interim MCPS Superintendent Larry Bowers’ recommended six-year CIP, Warrior Canine Connection’s recent graduation and more.

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July 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Nominations Wanted for Arts and Humanities Awards (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett is seeking nominations for the annual County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Awards. The deadline for nominations is July 31.

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July 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 13th, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday morning and that means back to work for many of us. Here are your five things to know today, July 13th, in Montgomery County: 1. Drive for Supplies: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Drive for Supplies program will provide free school supplies to families today from noon to 5 p.m. at Richard Montgomery […]

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June 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 23, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 23rd, in Montgomery County: 1. Governor Has Cancer: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday afternoon that he is battling cancer. 2. Statewide Support: Local leaders and residents across the state of Maryland are sending their thoughts and prayers to the governor for a speedy recovery. […]

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March 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

The Proposed Budget’s Impact on Arts and Humanities in MoCo (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, CEO Suzan Jenkins of the Arts and Humanities Council says she is pleased with the County Executive’s recommended fiscal year 2016 budget. Watch her reaction here:  

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July 30, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Arts & Humanities Grants Awarded (Video)

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has announced that it is awarding 91 grants totaling more than $3.5 million for activities in our county. Visit for more information.

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