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September 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This September

If you are looking to attend some fun events, this is the right time of year. Several festivals are coming up this September in Montgomery County. Here is a list of some of our favorite festivals where you, your family and friends can enjoy food, music, art and culture: PawPaw Festival   Noon to 4 p.m. […]

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

End of Summer Means Back to School

Those familiar yellow school buses are lined up and ready to go for the first day of school for MCPS on Tuesday. Bethesda School Bus Depot September 2, 2019

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September 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on Labor Day

Montgomery County Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for the Labor Day holiday,  Monday, September. 2: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed on September 1 and 2. County Alcohol Beverage Services – all ABS stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – Aquatics programs and facilities open.  […]

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August 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Police Officer Wins Three Gold Medals in International Competition

Montgomery County police officer Sherif Almiggabber returned home recently after winning three gold medals in the World Police and Fire Games. The games were held in Chengdu, China from August 8-18. Officer Almiggabber, who serves in the Community Engagement Division, won his three gold medals in Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling and grappling events. Almigabber […]

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August 26, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

That’s a Wrap: International Film Festival Closes Out in Style

The very first Montgomery International Film Festival concluded Sunday night with with an awards ceremony, closing and gala dinner. Directors, actors and many others from the film industry came from all over the globe to attend Montgomery County’s only international film festival. Here’s a list of all the winner’s from Sunday’s awards gala at Rio […]

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August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery International Film Festival Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Three ingredients for a successful film festival are a string of quality films, some buzz and, of course, a red carpet. The Montgomery International Film Festival at Rio in Gaithersburg kicked into high gear this afternoon with their opening ceremony including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Hollywood-style red carpet. The festival began on August 18 […]

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August 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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August 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Awards

Rockville is looking to recognize a few good neighbors. The City’s annual Good Neighbor Award recognizes adults or youth who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods through good deeds or community service, often without seeking or receiving recognition for their service. Consider nominating family members, friends or neighbors who have performed […]

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August 21, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Every MCPS School Bus To Be Equipped With Camera System

Montgomery County’s school bus camera program began as a pilot in 2014 and then was implemented in October 2016. Since that time, more than 100,000 citations have been issued. When the new school year starts on September 3, all Montgomery County School Buses (MCPS) will be outfitted with a camera system. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports: […]

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