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September 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Friendship Picnic in Wheaton: Fun, Food and Free For All

The seventh annual Montgomery County Friendship Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park, located at 2000 Shorefield Road. The picnic brings together people of diverse cultures and faiths to make new friends and to discuss ways to build a stronger community. This free picnic […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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September 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Friendship Picnic Set for Sept. 23 in Wheaton

The sixth annual Montgomery County Friendship Picnic will be held on Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Wheaton Regional Park, located at 2000 Shorefield Road in Wheaton. The picnic brings together people of diverse cultures and faiths to make new friends and to discuss ways to build a stronger community. This free picnic […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Harvest Moon Festival Celebrated Downtown Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

Hundreds gathered in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday for the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the start of fall or the autumnal equinox, according to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac. During this season, the moon will rise after sunset which causes bright moonlight early in the evening. Traditionally, […]

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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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November 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Celebrates International Night (VIDEO)

The City of Rockville celebrated diversity with its International Night. Find out more this Rock11 Now report. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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November 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Students Perform at Latin Dance Competition at Strathmore

More than 200 Montgomery County Public Schools students recently competed in a Latin dance competition at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCPS-TV reports. GRACIAS @MCPS @mocoboe @strathmore @VisionaryEyeDrs @creativemoco @verizon @CarolTrawick @WashingtonHisp @TDBank_US @UrbanButcher @SunTrust pic.twitter.com/yJwqDK55C7 — AfterSchoolDanceFund (@Baila4Life) November 23, 2016

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Montgomery Knolls Elementary (VIDEO)

Students, staff and parents at Montgomery Knolls and Pinecrest elementary schools in Silver Spring recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration featured a book fair, dance performances, fashions and food demonstrations. Find out more in this report from MCPS-TV, below:

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September 24, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

NMAAHC: New Museum Ushers in Moments of Tears & Joy (VIDEO)

A three-day festival kicks off the official opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24. Thousands of visitors from near and far will join President Obama and other dignitaries for the dedication ceremony on the Mall. Plans for the new museum inspired individual citizens, corporations and foundations to donate […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Museum Connects Retired Attorney to Moving Memories (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The moment retired attorney Norma Barfield heard about plans to build a museum dedicated to African Americans on the National Mall she wanted to contribute to the effort. The Potomac, Maryland resident became an early donor and encouraged others to contribute to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of the exhibits […]

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