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February 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Retired Police Officer Gives Partner in Crime the Gift of Life

Retired Montgomery County Police Officer Stanley Barsch received the gift of life from his former partner in crime, Megan Ambrose. Watch the video to see the moment Barsch found out that Ambrose would be donating a kidney.     Helpful links: Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation: National Kidney Foundation:    

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February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Commission Established to Honor 19th-Century Lynching Victims

Almost 140 years after at least three black men were lynched in Montgomery County, the county council has called for a commission to memorialize the victims and promote a better understanding of the community’s racial history. Councilmembers Will Jawando, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer introduced a resolution on Jan. 22 to form the Remembrance and […]

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February 19, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D.

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D., the first African American woman to direct a public […]

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February 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

At Home With David and Mikel Blair: a Special Valentine’s Day Feature

Montgomery Community Media is featuring power couple David and Mikel Blair at home with their family for Valentine’s Day. David, 49, is the chairman of Accountable Health Inc. and a former candidate for Montgomery County Executive. Mikel, 40, is the founder and CEO of Badlands Playspace. The Blairs were kind enough to open up their […]

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February 13, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Haywood Robinson III

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Rev. Dr. Haywood Robinson III, a pastor and the president of the Montgomery County […]

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February 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Here’s a list of offices and services that are open and some that are not on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities are open. Senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery […]

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February 11, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Suzan Jenkins

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Suzan Jenkins. As […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Kojo Nnamdi to Hold Town Hall on School Diversity in Montgomery County

WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi will host a town hall-style discussion on diversity and the achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event takes place at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors to the Civic Building will open at 6 p.m. and the discussion will […]

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February 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: John Feinstein Pays Tribute to Baseball Great Frank Robinson

Best-selling author John Feinstein shares personal stories about Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, discusses the Wizards crazy week and opines on Potomac pizza vs New York pizza on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.    

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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