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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Reacts to Passing of Local Businessman Basil Waters

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Basil Waters, a longtime resident and business owner: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of a longtime resident, business owner and friend of our community, Basil W. Waters III. Our heartfelt […]

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January 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Officials Speak on Affordable Senior Citizen Housing Throughout the County

The Montgomery County Planning Department did a recent study, and the results showed what the County’s Division of Housing already knew: “…. That senior housing is an important issue in Montgomery County,” said Stephanie Killian, chief of the Montgomery County Division of Housing. To meet the needs of the growing senior population here, Killian said more […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Daley at Westside Shady Grove Opens This Weekend (VIDEO)

The Daley, a mixed use building, is opening its doors in the new Westside at Shady Grove Metro community this weekend. EYA Developer McLean Quinn said the building features 333 apartment homes and 17,000 square feet of new retail space along Gramercy Boulevard off of Crabbs Branch Way. “It’s a great new modern building,” said […]

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May 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Rehabs Damascus Water Tower, Community Launches Fundraiser for Paint Job

The talk of the town in Damascus is swirling around the water tower. A local landmark, the Damascus Water Storage Tank is getting a $1.2 million rehab, according to an official with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said crews are currently rehabbing the tank, which was built in 1990, and is […]

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March 17, 2017 | Sheila Ogilvie

Patuxent River Hosts Sold Out ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening

“Transforming Lives” Commends the Patuxent River (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Girls Empowerment Tour for hosting a sold-out screening of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Hidden Figures’ to empower local girls. On February 18, the Patuxent River (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated joined ‘Hidden Figures’ cast member Karan Kendrick and hosted a private […]

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February 27, 2017 | Susan Burkinshaw

What is Financial Literacy?

(This is the first blog in a series about the Junior Achievement Finance Park Montgomery [http://www.myja.org/financepark/] scheduled to open in 2018 on the fourth floor of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring.) When I was in 8th grade I became Treasurer of my middle school’s Student Government Association (SGA). […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Immigration concerns top this week’s edition of County Report This Week. The show also includes reports about the Dickerson incinerator, a police academy for Hispanic residents, local celebrations of Black History Month, and more. Watch the 30-minute news and information show, below:

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

For the Love of Theatre (VIDEO)

Thespians and drama department students from 13 middle and high schools gathered this month at James Blake High School to hone their skills and share their talents at the sixth annual MCPS Theater Festival. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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February 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Reassures Montgomery County Residents of All Cultures and Faiths in Happy New Year Video

In a video message posted on the Montgomery County YouTube page, Executive Ike Leggett wishes residents a happy Lunar New Year. He is also reassuring residents of all cultures and faiths about life in Montgomery County. “I want to extend my warmest greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous year of the rooster,” […]

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January 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Releases Statement about Passing of Community Activist Linda Hanson

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Linda Hanson, a community activist and volunteer: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of Linda Hanson, which we learned of yesterday. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her husband, John, her […]

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