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September 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Directs State Health Officials to Accelerate Plans for Vaccinating Children Ages 5-11

Gov. Larry Hogan said he directed state health officials to work with pediatricians, school systems and local health departments to accelerate their plans for vaccinating children ages five to 11 against COVID-19. Pfizer submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from a two-dose vaccine trial in children ages five to 11, according to […]

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September 24, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery Parks Hosts “Drag Queen Story Hour” As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

Montgomery Parks is hosting Drag Queen Lady J. Monroe for a “Drag Queen Story Hour” on Saturday, Sept. 25 as part of their celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event, which is open to all ages and free of charge, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Gardens and feature stories […]

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August 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several State School Board Members Express Support for School Mask Mandate

Several members of the Maryland Board of Education showed support for a statewide COVID-19 school mask mandate during a meeting Tuesday. Teacher Member of the Board Rachel McCusker made a motion to hold a special meeting to discuss an emergency regulation for a face covering requirement in schools across the state. “I believe that having […]

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August 20, 2021 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller

Blog: Back-to-School 2021 Preparation Strategies

It’s hard to believe that school starts in about a week for many students in the Washington, D.C. area and across the country. There may be many things different about this school year than past ones, especially how students’ experiences from the past school year and pandemic in general impact their mindset, motivation, emotional health, […]

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August 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

JCC in Rockville Strives for Inclusion with Climbing Tower for Children of All Abilities 

Inclusion is the mission of Camp JCC at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville. About 20% of campers have differing intellectual or developmental abilities. In June, the center introduced a new climbing tower that children with all abilities can use. Camp counselor Carlos Perez said his brother, who has special needs, attended […]

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August 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recreation Department Extends Summer Camps at Six Community Centers 

The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at select recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program. Per a release from the county, the following centers will extend camps, to begin Monday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16: East County Community Center (Silver Spring) Good Hope Community Center […]

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July 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the county reinstate the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate if the jurisdiction reaches what the CDC defines as “substantial transmission”: 50 new cases per 100,000 residents for seven days, which is about 525 new cases over a seven-day period for the county. According to a county release Friday, “The […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 70 Unaccompanied Minors in Last Few Weeks, Albornoz Says

Over the last few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 70 students who MCPS believes are unaccompanied minors, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz told reporters during a council media briefing Monday.  Albornoz said he learned it during a meeting that morning. He said the county has experience with the situation and has […]

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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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