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September 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

A Daring Design Distinguishes the New Museum on the Mall (Photos)

Architectural talents from four design firms came together to create the stunning structure that now stands on the National Mall. The Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group chose to create an exterior for the National Museum of African American History & Culture that is neither granite nor stone. Lead designer David Adjaye developed a design for the […]

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September 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

MCM Joins Hundreds of Journalists at NMAAHC Media Preview Day (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 600 journalists from around the country had the opportunity to view the architectural majesty and moving exhibits of the new National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on Media Preview Day. Montgomery Community Media was there to capture the remarks of Smithsonian secretary David Skorton, museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Water Park at Bohrer Park

Splash Pool Opening Delayed in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

UPDATED A total of 2,641 people visited the Water Park at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg on opening weekend for the kickoff of the summer swim season. Although the main pool was open for swimming and wading, the popular Splash Pool for young children was closed for maintenance. “Aquatics staff encountered issues with the internal components […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Students Experience Spanish Culture at Rockville Restaurant (VIDEO)

Nearly 50 high school students turned out to learn the art of the Flamenco dance at a special show and lesson held at La Tasca restaurant in Rockville Town Square. Students from Bowie High School who are enrolled in Spanish class practiced their Spanish ordering from La Tasca’s menu while learning about the Spanish culture from […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Full House at the Annual Friendship Picnic in Wheaton (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Office of Human Rights hosted on Sunday the third Annual Friendship Picnic at the Wheaton Regional Park. County officials expected more than 1,000 people to attend the picnic that celebrates the county’s diversity, culture, and different faiths coming together in one place. “The most important thing besides [the event] becoming bigger and bigger is that […]

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September 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery College Remembers Hurricane Katrina (VIDEO)

Montgomery College recently commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. MCTV’s Stan Jones has the story: Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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August 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

More Than 7,000 Gather at the Salvadoran Festival in Wheaton (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival celebrated Montgomery County’s Salvadoran community on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wheaton. The festival, in its sixth year, featured Salvadoran food, vendors, local dance groups and musical entertainment. More than 7,000 people, according to officials, danced at the sound of cumbia, salsa, merengue, Rock in Spanish, and reggaeton. […]

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June 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of MCPL Director Parker Hamilton

MCPL Selected to Manage Maryland’s Deaf Culture Digital Library

County Executive Ike Leggett has announced that Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has been selected by the Maryland State Division of Library Development and Services (MS-DLDS) as the site of the State’s Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL). “This is a true honor for Montgomery County Public Libraries,” Leggett said. “It is a well-deserved recognition of […]

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February 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Brazilian Carnival Party at YMCA in Silver Spring

Carnival season is over in Brazil, but YMCA-a youth development nonprofit- hosted its carnival celebration on Feb. 25 during its “Globally Inspired Experience” series. Approximately 100 people visited the open house that featured a celebration of Brazilian culture with food, samba dance performances and local community vendors. “My hope is to get our community inspired […]

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October 15, 2014 | Aline Barros

World of Montgomery: Fun for the Whole Family (PHOTOS)

A festival in Wheaton where attendees can visit China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, among others: the World of Montgomery is back to celebrate the diverse cultural heritages in Montgomery County. It is the event’s sixth anniversary, and will showcase the county’s diversity through food, music, dance, arts, and do-it-yourself projects for the whole family. “The theory […]

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