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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and empowered. MyMCM spoke with Dawes about how classes are going. She said many COVID-19 precautions are in place […]

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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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July 17, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Pools to Offer Daily Admission Starting July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20, Montgomery County residents will have access to County pools under daily admission rates. Before you head out to our pools, here are five things you need to know: #MoCoRec #Aquatics #Pools pic.twitter.com/e560Sjyy4R — MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) July 17, 2020 Entry rates for County residents will be $7 for adults, $6 for […]

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June 17, 2020 | Alex Argiris

County Council Approves $10 Million in Emergency Funding for Child Care

The Montgomery County Council has approved a $10 million emergency relief fund for child care centers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Child care programs across the county have been shuttered for months as stay-at-home orders were implemented. The Child Care Recovery Program will aim to offset reopening expenses and losses related to COVID-19. Over 1,300 […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Supports Service Dogs For Children Who Testify

Gov. Larry Hogan is supporting legislation to provide children testifying in Maryland courts with therapy dogs. On Tuesday, Hogan hosted over a dozen therapy dogs at the Maryland State House as he showed his support for the legislation. The bills’ primary sponsors, Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Michael Malone, attended the event. Bills HB311/SB101 are […]

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November 22, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Eight Adoptions Confirmed in Celebration of National Adoption Month

Judges confirmed the adoptions of eight children today in a ceremony at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. The event was a celebration of National Adoption Month.  Children and their families took their turns behind the judges’ desk, where the judge confirmed their petitions for adoption and name changes.  Associate Judge Cynthia Callahan said […]

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September 25, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

3 Ways to Teach Our Kids About Money

District Capital’s Shanna Due shares some creative ways we can teach our kids about money.     Start talking about money with children early. Make it visual. Give them responsibility over their money.  

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August 30, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

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Takoma Park Rallies Against Facility for Migrant Children

Protestors gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood on Aug. 28 for a rally against a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The shelter would be near the Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County border, at 6896 Laurel St. N.W., and is meant for minors apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border without a parent. “I think that whole […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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March 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rare Disease Community Shares Unspoken Understanding at The Children’s Inn at NIH

Two families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda have found comfort meeting others in the “rare disease community.” Lydia Mzame came to The Inn from Mombasa, Kenya to help her 13-year-old son who’s suffered from sickle cell disease since he was four months old. Mzame came with her husband and their two other children. […]

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