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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Third Most Charitable State

Maryland is ranked the third most charitable state according to finance website WalletHub’s 2019’s Most Charitable States report. The state of Minnesota ranked number one. The study examined 19 key metrics, including volunteer rates, community-service requirements, and charity regulations. The metrics were categorized into two dimensions: Volunteering and service Charitable giving Maryland ranked fourth for […]

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November 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Giving Thanks by Giving Back: Events Happening Around the County

Looking for charitable things to do on Thanksgiving? MyMCMedia has a few suggestions: 7th Annual Turkey Chase: The Turkey Chase is an annual fundraiser for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  The Turkey Chase is a 10k, 2mile, Tot Trot on Thanksgiving Day that runs from the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and back.  Proceeds from benefit our […]

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November 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – closed. Recreation – all programs and facilities are closed. Montgomery Parks – For holiday operating schedule on Parks’ facilities, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, […]

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November 25, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Montgomery County Woman Wins $1 Million in Scratch-Off Play

A woman claimed a $1 million scratch-off prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters last week. The 77-year-old stylist, whose name was not identified by the Maryland Lottery, purchased the $20 Gold Rush X100 scratch-off ticket at the Shell gas station located at 18040 Georgia Ave. in Olney. She told Maryland Lottery that her career has always […]

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November 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Residents Flock to Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Silver Spring Saturday morning at the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. The event was marked by a wide variety of musical bands, followed by floats including a turkey, Frosty the Snowman, and a dinosaur. Several local elected officials were also a part of the parade. The annual event […]

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November 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Marching Bands, Floats and Dancers Headline Annual Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring

The holiday season officially gets underway on Saturday, November 23 when the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade begins at 10 a.m. from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Downtown Silver Spring. Traveling the same route as last year, the parade will proceed south on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue. The parade features live […]

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November 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Road Closures for Thanksgiving Parade Saturday

Montgomery County’s Thanksgiving parade takes place Nov. 23 in downtown Silver Spring which means a portion of Georgia Avenue will be closed. Organizers are encouraging residents who are planning to attend the festivities to take the Red Line to the Silver Spring station. All the northbound and southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue will be closed […]

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November 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Couple Wins $50,000 With Holiday Scratch-off

A Gaithersburg woman and her husband claimed a $50,000 scratch-off prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters recently. The Gaithersburg grandmother of eight, mother of four adult children said her “palm was itching all week.” So she decided to purchase two Holiday Gold $5 scratch-off tickets at her neighborhood grocery store. As luck would have it, she […]

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November 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Hundreds Affected by Large Water Main Break in Gaithersburg

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews are working to repair a water main break at West Side Drive in Gaithersburg. The break occurred early Thursday morning to a large water pipe that supplies the Brighton Village Apartments. WSSC shut the water off at 7 a.m. in order to begin repairs. Hundreds of residents of the […]

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November 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Helps Veterans Heal

In honor of Veterans Day, MyMCMedia checked in with a local organization that gives back to those who fought for our country in a special way. Warrior Canine Connection helps veterans all year round. Officials say since the organization started in 2011, they’ve helped more than four thousand veterans through Mission Based Trauma Recovery. “We […]

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