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February 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 15-Feb. 17

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for details. Here are some additional suggestions for entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 15 Latin Passion:  Grammy-nominated singer Luisito Rosario and […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on February 16-18 in Rockville and includes regional and touring musicians, school jazz bands, masterclasses, workshops, and more. The lineup will feature Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra; Frankie Addison […]

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February 17, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 (VIDEOS)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival returns to Rockville this weekend and begins Thursday evening with a fundraiser and performances by Ronnie Wells and Delfeayo Marsalis. Check out our Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County to find great events and activities. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this […]

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February 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigating Shooting at Travelodge in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating a shooting that officers responded to on Wednesday, at a Travelodge, located at 8040 13th Street in Silver Spring. Police said that an adult male was injured. According to a Montgomery County Police spokesperson, the injured person told officers that the shooting was a result of an attempted armed robbery, which […]

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February 16, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence to Host Meeting with Muslim Community

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence (COHV) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, February 17. The meeting will take place at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) which is located at 15200 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. The event is a follow-up to a previous meeting that took […]

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February 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Larry Hogan Proposes $20 Million in Funding for Maryland Arts Programs

Governor Larry Hogan is recommending $20.3 in the FY 2017 budget for the Maryland State Arts Council. Hogan released the following statement about his proposed funding: “The arts are not only an important economic generator in Maryland, they are also essential to educating our children, spurring creativity and innovation, and maintaining our overall quality of […]

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Board of Elections to Ramp Up Voter Outreach at Local High Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is working to get out the youth vote in Montgomery County this election season.  Ahead of the primary election on April 26th, the BOE is aiming to register as many young voters as possible. Gilberto Zelaya is the Outreach and Early Voting Coordinator for the Montgomery County Board […]

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January 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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County Education Officials to Hold Second Annual Budget Forum Series in February (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, Education Committee chair, will hold a series of five public forums to discuss programs and budgets for the County’s public school system and community college. Councilmember Rice is hosting the event along with MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers, and Montgomery County College President DeRionne Pollard. According to a news release, the […]

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February 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

SHA Crews to Shift Lanes on Rockville Pike in Bethesda This Month

UPDATED State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are shifting traffic lanes on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) for a new traffic pattern at the West Cedar Lane intersection beginning this month. Traffic on MD 355 between North Drive and Locust Hill Road is scheduled to shift to the west side of the road where widening of MD […]

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February 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire at Orchard Pond Apartments in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to an electrical fire in the third floor ceiling of a building at Orchard Pond Apartments at 975 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg on Feb. 17. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze caused $25,000 in damage and residents were temporarily displaced because of the fire. He said there […]

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