february

February 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Programs Celebrate Black History Month

From movie screenings, discussions, musical performances and more, Montgomery County Public Libraries have events planned all month long to celebrate Black History. “We also have some historical presentations,” Mary Ellen Icaza, assistant director of outreach for MCPL, said. “We have a historical presentation on Thurgood Marshall and we also have a presentation where someone will […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Springlike February Day Sets Off Spring Fever (PHOTOS)

With temperatures in the 60s, it’s hard to believe that snow may be in the forecast for tomorrow. In fact, these warmer than average days have jump started spring fever. Take a look at these scenes from around Gaithersburg on this springlike winter day, below, and let us know what you think of this weather. […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County

What started out as “Negro History Week” turned into a month long celebration to recognize the significant role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, Black History Month , or National African American History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February to  honor the achievements of Black Americans. To celebrate Black […]

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January 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Begins Monitoring Speeds on Maryland Avenue This Week (VIDEO)

Slow down! The Rockville Police Department is deploying a speed monitoring system on Maryland Avenue near the intersection of South Washington Street this week. The system will use portable cameras to monitor eastbound and westbound traffic. Motorists may see “photo enforced” signs, but officials say citations will not be issued for the first 30 days. […]

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February 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County: 1.  The Wheaton Redevelopment Program and the Purple Line are on the Montgomery County Council’s agenda today. The Planning Department will also demonstrate a new online map of historical African American Communities at the Council session. You can watch the session live, here. 2. A community workshop […]

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February 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference takes place today at the studios of Montgomery Community Media. You can watch the livestream broadcast on the MyMCMedia.org website beginning at 8 a.m. today. 2. In celebration of African American History Month, the city of […]

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February 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials to Join Regional Leaders on Trip to Cuba

As MyMCMedia first reported; Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Roger Berliner, will join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) for an exploratory mission to Cuba from Feb. 20-25. According to a news release, the purpose of the trip is to create an opportunity for potential economic and […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Did you know 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar? Celebrations have kicked off for many Montgomery County residents. Crystal Park attended this year’s celebration at Lakeforest Mall, complete with dragon dances, special performances and guest speakers. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more […]

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County public schools are opening on time on Monday morning, according to the district’s website. That’s big news because MCPS students have not been in school for over a week now because of weather and road conditions. 2. WSSC crews are […]

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January 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Leggett to Travel to Cuba in February

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is preparing to go to Cuba in February. Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield said the trip will take place from Feb. 20-25, and it  “represents a regional opening to Cuba – D.C.” According to Lacefield, the trip is being organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He said officials from Washington, […]

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