November 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Named One of 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is one of 17 people who will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week at a ceremony at the White House. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” said Mikulski in a statement released by her office. “To […]

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October 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Vaught To Speak at Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Salute on Oct. 24th

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, who retired after 28 years in the U.S. Air Force as one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history and who was one of the few military women to serve in Vietnam who was not a nurse, will be among the featured speakers on Saturday, Oct. […]

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June 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

UPDATED: Suspect Charged with Murder in Germantown Held Without Bond (VIDEO)

UPDATED, June 5, 2:36 p.m.- Donald Wayne Bricker, Jr., 27, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Mariam Folashade Adebayo, 24, has been released from the hospital and is being held without bond pending a court appearance tomorrow afternoon. According to Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bricker, Jr. remains held without […]

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June 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vigil Honors Woman Killed at Germantown Parking Lot (PHOTOS)

Helpful, upbeat, authentic, and genuine were just some of the words used to describe Mariam Folashade Adebayo. A vigil to honor Adebayo life’s was held at the Seneca Valley High School on June 3. It was an emotional night for family and friends of Adebayo who was killed on June 2 outside a Target parking lot in Germantown. Her […]

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June 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Murder in Germantown Target Parking Lot Death

A 27-year-old Hagerstown man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his alleged girlfriend in the Target parking lot in Germantown Monday night. Family and friends told police the couple had been dating about six months and recently ended their relationship. Bricker is listed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry for a […]

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May 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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County Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer swim season. In Montgomery County, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 23rd. The outdoor pools include: –Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road; –Germantown Outdoor Pool, 301.601.1690, 18905 Kingsview Road; –Long Branch Pool, 301.431.5700, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver […]

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April 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

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MCPS Teacher of the Year To Be Revealed at the Annual Champions For Children Awards (PHOTOS)

Three MCPS teachers were named finalists for the 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year Award. The winner will be revealed at the 13th Annual Champions for Children Awards celebration on April 21 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The finalists are: Josephine Luster, a 5th teacher in the Highly Gifted Center at Chevy Chase Elementary School […]

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March 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Three Teachers Named Finalists for MCPS Teacher of the Year

Three MCPS teachers have been named finalists for the 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year award. The three educators are recipients of the Veteran Teacher Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. The finalists are: Josephine Luster, a Grade 5 teacher in the Highly Gifted Center at Chevy Chase Elementary School in Chevy Chase. She is […]

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January 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Holiday Schedule for MLK, Jr. Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday on Monday, January 19: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed County liquor stores – closed Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, senior centers and community centers closed Montgomery Parks […]

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November 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Harry Connick’s Winter Tour Includes Two Stops at Strathmore

Harry Connick, Jr. announced his 2015 Winter Tour today, which includes two dates at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. According to an update on his Facebook page, the shows will feature music from his extensive catalog, including songs from his recent releases, “Smokey Mary” and “Every Man Should Know.” […]

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