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May 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert: Affinity Fraud (VIDEO)

In its latest Consumer Alert, the Office of Consumer Protection provides some important information about how to protect yourself from affinity fraud. Investigator Michelle Escobar explains. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCAEL’s Third Annual Adult Spelling Bee Sure to Create Buzz

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) will hold their third annual spelling bee today. The “Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult Literacy,” event is set to take place at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. The event is designed to raise money for and awareness about English literacy in Montgomery County. “This […]

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April 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Board of Elections Hosts Information Session for Korean American Seniors (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Elections recently hosted an information session for elderly Korean Americans, where seniors had the opportunity to become familiar with the voting machines. Crystal Park reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is hosting a community meeting tonight at Carderock Springs Elementary school. 2. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett hosts the Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities tonight at the Cultural Arts Center on the Silver Spring […]

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October 21, 2015 | Elaine Blackman

Let’s Give it UP for English!

Harry Zubkoff was a wordsmith, an original Word Nerd. He devoted the following musing in 2010 to one versatile, little word. I discovered this musing in his files of emails, as I did many of the writings on this blog. (And, it’s appropriate for Halloween.) English really is a crazy language and, as I have […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Metro Provides Travel Tips for Pope Francis’ Visit (VIDEOS)

Metro has released two videos, one in English and one in Spanish, to help weekday commuters and visitors navigate the system during Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Washington, D.C.  on Sept 22-24. The informational videos (below) include travel tips, alternate travel options, and detail where crowding and delays are expected near Papal events. You can […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

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MCPS Publishes a Guideline On Respecting Religious Diversity

Montgomery County Public Schools has published for the first time a set of guidelines on respecting religious diversity. The document, which touches upon absences, clothing, food, and extracurricular activities, was developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group. “It provides information regarding religious practices and providing accommodation to students,” said Montgomery […]

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August 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

Lunch and Learn Program Helps Takoma Park Youth (PHOTOS)

They worked on math, reading, swimming and played games. And now that summer is almost over, they are getting ready to go back to school. More than 100 children from low-income families participated at a Lunch and Learn Program over the summer sponsored by Making a New United People (MANUP), Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW), and […]

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May 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

Red Shirts Serving Silver Spring Residents For More Than 20 Years (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Some people call them Silver Spring ambassadors. The Red Shirts are a group of Montgomery County employees who help keep the Silver Spring Central Business District clean and safe. They also speak English, Spanish, French and other languages. Some were born in the U.S. and others are from Panama, El Salvador, Thailand, Guatemala, Jamaica and […]

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