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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Record Attendance At Pike & Rose Street Festival (PHOTOS)

North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose celebrated autumn with the fourth annual Piketoberfest street festival Sunday, Oct. 1. The festival drew a record number with more than 3,000 people attending. There was entertainment for the entire family including food from neighborhood restaurants, live music from AMP by Strathmore, lawn games, and Bavarian dance performances by the Foggy […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Salvadoran-American Day Festival Attracts Big Crowd in Wheaton (VIDEO)

There was a huge turnout for the 7th annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival at the Wheaton Triangle on Aug. 7th. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and George Leventhal were among the faces in the crowd. Comunidades Transnacionales Salvadoreñas or COTSA (Salvadoran-American Community group) presented Leggett with a plaque to thank him […]

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April 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rockville’s Science Day is Set for April 24 (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is preparing for the 27th annual Science Day at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus on April 24th. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler has a preview. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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November 11, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Community Media in Thailand (PHOTOS)

In a country that’s suffered through 19 coups d’état, the latest one just last year, you may expect the future leaders of Thailand’s community media movement to be nervous about including politicians in their television programs. And that’s exactly where they focused their questioning of me during day one of Thailand’s first three-day public conference […]

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November 5, 2015 | Mary Ann Garlic

The Crowd Was Wowed at Andrews Air Show

The community showed up in full force at Andrews Air Force Base to witness a breathtaking aerial show featuring some of our country’s most awe-inspiring machinery on September 19th. This spectacular event was a great opportunity to marvel at the military’s latest, greatest technology and show support for America’s finest, the brave men and women […]

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August 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

New Dollar General Store Opens in Poolesville

The Town of Poolesville plans to celebrate the grand opening of the new Dollar General store at an 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 15 at 19718 Fisher Avenue. The new store provides residents with a new place to purchase groceries and other everyday items. “The Town of Poolesville is thrilled to welcome the […]

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August 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

Metro General Manager to Accept Silver Spring Transit Center

Metro’s Board of Directors gave Interim General Manager Jack Requa the authority to accept the Silver Spring Transit Center from Montgomery County. On Thursday, Aug. 6, board members approved the measure that now allows Requa to make the decision to accept the facility. “The reason this is important is that, in order to accept the […]

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August 3, 2015 | Aline Barros

Repairs Completed at the Site of Water Main Break in Silver Spring

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) completed repairs on the 16-inch water main in Silver Spring. All lanes have been reopened to traffic and will stay open through morning rush hour on Aug. 4. The 76-year-old pipe, on Colesville Road at Georgia Avenue, ruptured on July 29 and wasted approximately 5 million gallons, WSSC official said. WSSC crews […]

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June 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

WMATA to Get Silver Spring Transit Center by Mid-July

All remediation work at the Silver Spring Transit Center will be completed by the end of the week and the project will be handed over to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority by mid-July, the project manager told MyMCMedia Tuesday. According to David Dise, the county’s director of General Services, the project is in its final […]

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June 8, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo of Silver Spring Transit Center

EXCLUSIVE: Silver Spring Transit Center Reportedly to Open End of August

The Silver Spring Transit Center just might be open by late August. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice told MyMCMedia Monday that he has heard an opening date is planned for late August for the transportation hub that is years behind schedule and more than $50 million over budget. “It is one more thing to put behind […]

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