Hanukkah

December 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Annual Fire Truck Parade and Menorah Lighting Celebrates Hanukkah

This year, Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 and concludes the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabra known as a menorah. The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and the Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County support an […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Hanukkah Block Party: Shaare Torah and Shaare Torah Early Childhood Center are hosting a number of block parties in different Montgomery County neighborhoods to celebrate Hanukkah together. Today the celebration is coming to Main Street in Gaithersburg. Festivities begin at 6 […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Governor Hogan Invites Marylanders to his Holiday-Filled Governor’s Mansion

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan are hosting a holiday open house on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents throughout Maryland will be able to visit the governor’s mansion free of charge during this time. In conjunction with Toys for Toys and Maryland State Police, Governor Hogan will also be […]

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Santa Rides Again: Montgomery County Police will escort Santa as he rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the county for a benefit for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. For more information, including the parade route, visit here. […]

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December 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: An update on County Fiscal Plan and economic indicators is on the Montgomery County Council’s agenda for today’s session. 2. Hanukkah: Begins at sundown.  Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a special Menorah with eight candles plus a ninth shammash candle […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo Recreation Department Releases Holiday Event Guide

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation has released its holiday event guide for the month of December.  Events are free unless otherwise noted, according to a news release. For events with an activity number, register online at ActiveMontgomery.org with the registration number. Dec. 8: Holiday Puppet Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday puppet show […]

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December 10, 2015 | Elaine Blackman

An Emerging Piece of American-Jewish History

My dad, Harry Zubkoff, was a social media enthusiast. Email, Facebook, and his blog gave him the perfect means to not only communicate with, but also educate his family and friends about Jewish history, politics, and culture. He often began his emails with the words “Read and remember” or “Things we should know” or “Something […]

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December 10, 2015 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, December 11 – December 13 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, December 11 Glen Echo’s Holiday Art Show & Sale open today from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents The Nutcracker for the 27th year. Performance at 10:30 a.m. in Glen Echo Park. The Visual Arts Center Program at Einstien […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Hanukkah Fire Truck Parades Thru Gaithersburg and Rockville Communities (PHOTOS)

The Hanukkah Fire Truck Parade took place in several Rockville and Gaithersburg communities on Dec. 8th. There were stops in Fallsgrove, Potomac Glen, the Hanukkah Wonderland in Kentlands, Washingtonian Woods, Lakelands Park and at Chabad Lubavitch. You can find more information about tonight’s event, here. Celebrating the 3rd night of Chanukah in Gaithersburg with the […]

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