City of Takoma Park

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 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

First Fully Electric Vehicle Charging Station Comes to Montgomery County

The first fully electric vehicle charging station in the United States is in Montgomery County.  Depeswar Doley has owned RS Automotives on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park since 1997, and converted it from a petroleum station to an electric vehicle station. He shut down his gas station in 2017 because he wasn’t happy with his […]

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September 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 19. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Chronic Disease Self-Management Peer Leader Training: Become a Certified Living Well- Chronic Disease Self-Management Peer Leader. The Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) is an evidence- based program that teaches community members with chronic illnesses how to better manage their symptoms […]

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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 18 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 18. and we are halfway through another week! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. School Immunization Clinic: Students in 7th through 12th grade need to show proof of immunization records by Sept. 23 or they’ll be excluded from attending MCPS schools. Today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

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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 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 22-25

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 22 – 25. One Act and More:  The Upcounty Theatre Company performs their first-ever One Act Plays festival featuring five plays, The Box, Trifles, Little Sal and Maria, Little Sal and Maria Scare Momma, and Cusumano.  Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24 at 8 […]

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August 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 15-18

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 15 – 18. Montgomery County Agricultural Fair:  This is the county’s 71st agricultural fair and this year’s theme is “Feed Your Senses.”  Fair hours are 10 a.m. to midnight daily through Saturday, August 17 at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. […]

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August 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for August 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, August 1. Here’s five things to know: 1. DOGust 1st, Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs: Thousands of sweet dogs land at animal shelters until they can find a forever home. If you’ve ever visited a shelter, you know the heart wrenching looks on their faces. Click here to learn more about the […]

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July 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 31. Mostly cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms later in the day. Here’s the forecast. Here’s five things to know: 1. Council Committee Work: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation for a roundtable discussion. The committee is chaired by Councilmember Hans […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 1. It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Ha’Shoah, which translates in English to Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park’s City Council meets tonight from &:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center. For more information, check out […]

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