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February 6, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Spring Native Nominated for Oscar for Knives Out

The 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday will have a slight local touch. Silver Spring native Rian Johnson, 46, was nominated for an Oscar for writing Knives Out, which he also directed. The movie – part mystery, part whodunit and part comedy – was nominated for Writing (Original Screenplay). Johnson was born in Silver Spring but […]

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October 30, 2019 | Cindy Peña

New Director of Transportation Confirmed

The Montgomery County Council confirmed Christopher Conklin as the new director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Conklin joined the county in 2016 as deputy director for transportation policy and was nominated for the director’s position in October by County Executive Marc Elrich. “I am very excited to lead a dedicated team of […]

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July 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid Identify Theft

U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh, and Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection Director, Eric Friedman, to discuss identify theft prevention from scammers during the inaugural Consumer Fest. The event, held at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring Tuesday evening, also featured a resource fair for residents to learn more organizations […]

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July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local African American Newspaper Collection Available at MCPL

Seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper will be available through a digital archive on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ website, according to a news release. Publication of the Montgomery Times began in 1992. It was later combined with the Prince Georges Times in 1999 as the African American Times to cover areas of interest to […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month (VIDEO)

During a recent council meeting, Takoma Park City Mayor Kate Stewart issued a proclamation recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month. “America has benefited from the culture, ideas, skills and abilities of those who have come here to work, to learn and to find freedom and shelter,” Stewart said. Dozens of residents gathered at the Takoma Park […]

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May 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Receives Four Achievement Awards

Montgomery County Public Libraries received four achievement awards for its programs.   The awards, presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognizes the efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive and effective county government, according to a news release. “We work very hard to provide services and resources so that all County residents […]

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March 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Summer Program Allows MCPS Students to Explore Careers Before College (VIDEO)

Some high school students will now have the chance to explore careers and get paid for it thanks to a new summer program announced by WorkSource Montgomery on Tuesday. Starting in July, rising juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to participate in the Summer R.I.S.E program. This new program will allow students to interact […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Remembering Dr. Ulder Tillman (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.10.17 Funeral services have been announced for Dr. Ulder Tillman. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kensington. The service will follow at 11 a.m. on Jan. 13. For more information, visit the county’s website, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County is […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Community Media Awarded $25,000 to Assist Youth

Recognized for their effort and commitment to providing bold ideas to move their community forward, Montgomery Community Media was awarded $25,000 for pitching a program that will assist youth in the County. “The NBC Universal Innovation Grant is something given out to nonprofits in the Washington D.C. area. Only three each year receive it and […]

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