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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 18, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Summer 2017: Now We’re Cooking

With college departure T-one week, I am creating a cook book for my oldest to take with him. I am still not 100% sure he will actually follow through and cook two meals a day in his apartment. But, if he gives up midway through the first semester, I’ll be damned if the reason will […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Churchill High School

Churchill High School Makes Top 100 Schools in the Country List

Winston Churchill High School has been named one of the top 100 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  The Montgomery County school is number 75 on the annual list that ranks schools on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. These rankings identify the top-performing […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. A new facility serving homeless women has opened on Taft Court in Rockville. 2. Ride On officials have announced some route changes that take effect on Sunday, including new service to the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. 3. According to a new report, […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Ranked in Top 100 Best Cities for New Grads

The city of Gaithersburg is one of the best cities to live for new college graduates, according to a new report. The careers and personal finance website, GoodCall.com, ranks the city of Gaithersburg at 89 on the Best Cities for Grads 2017 list. Also, making the top 100 list from the Washington region is Frederick, […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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November 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Women’s Soccer Post Season Tournament Highlights (VIDEO)

Montgomery College’s women’s soccer team traveled to New Jersey to participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III (NJCAA DIII) National Championship Tournament. MCTV’s Michael Brown has a recap in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television. Read more about the […]

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October 17, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

The Money Tree

Preparing to move a child into a college dorm is like driving down the highway and throwing perfectly good money out the window. The bills just disappear in the wind leaving nothing to show for it. One would assume that you would have things—tangible items—after spending all that money but realistically nearly everything either gets […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County’s Board of Education has voted to seek a waiver from the state of Maryland to start the 2017-2018 school year before Labor Day. 2. Now is the time to get your flu shot. Maryland health officials have confirmed the first […]

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August 30, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Financial Tips For Parents With Students Heading To College

To paraphrase Jim Morrison, summer’s almost gone. While it was hopefully fun filled and full of great memories, for many young people this summer was also a chance to earn a few dollars before heading back to college. During the summer, the labor force participation (LFP) rate among youth aged 16 to 24 generally increases. […]

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