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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Race-Based Vandalism Discovered at Elementary School in Clarksburg

Race-based words of hate were spray painted on a sidewalk and the roof by Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, according to Montgomery County Police Department. According to Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Fifth District Investigative Section, the two acts of vandalism occurred between June 17 and 18. On June 18, a school […]

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June 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, June 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. On the agenda: a COVID-19 update from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. Watch the meeting streamed live on Facebook (@MontgomeryCountyMDCouncil) and YouTube (@moCoCouncilMD). 2. State Board of Education […]

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June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Clarksburg Teacher Drops Final Rap Video to Students

Since March 24, Michael Doggett has been connecting with students through rap and hip hop videos filmed from the comfort of his home. Wednesday marked the final installment of the sixth-grade teacher’s popular rap videos titled “Hey Students,” posted weekly to his YouTube channel and other social media platforms in an effort to motivate and […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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May 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m.  Here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. 2. Free Donuts for 2020 Grads:  Krispy Kreme Donuts is giving a dozen free doughnuts to any high school […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, April 28 and on this day in United States history in 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. constitution. Maryland was the seventh state to do so. Now that you have a fun fact, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:35 […]

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April 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Upcounty Restaurants to Participate in Take Out Tuesday

Restaurants in the Upcounty area of Montgomery County will be open every Tuesday for “Eat Up: Upcounty Take Out Tuesdays” as they cannot use their dining rooms during the COVID-19 health crisis. Although restaurants in Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village and Poolesville are keeping various hours during the health crisis, many are joining the […]

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April 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Clarksburg Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Clarksburg area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas […]

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April 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rapper’s Delight: Clarksburg Teacher Uses Rap to Educate and Entertain

While students continue to be at home because of COVID-19, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing educational messages every week by rapping to his students virtually. Michael Doggett, an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, is the sponsor of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program. Doggett uses fun lyrics to express how […]

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