March 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wheaton Library to Close on March 13

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is planning to officially close the Wheaton branch, 11701 Georgia Avenue, in a public ceremony on March 13. You are invited to the 5 p.m. event, which will include light refreshments and brief remarks from officials before County Executive Ike Leggett formally shuts the facility. The library is closing so […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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March 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

County To Recognize Middle Eastern American Heritage Month For The First Time

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to recognize March as Middle Eastern American Heritage Month for the first time in the county The celebration will take place at the Lobby Level Auditorium in the Executive Office Building on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. The proclamation comes during the 2015 Nowruz celebration, which commemorates the first […]

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March 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

From Montgomery County to Selma: Retired MCPS Teacher Shares His Story (VIDEO)

In 1965, thousands of people marched to stand up for civil rights; including a 23-year-old Montgomery County Public School teacher. His name: Harry Klugel. Klugel, 73, was a Wheaton High School teacher, and a member of the All Souls Church in Washington D.C. After hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to march for civil […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Glenview Mansion Hosts Student Art Show (VIDEO)

The Glenview Mansion in Rockville is hosting the annual Student Art Show this month. Rockville 11 reports: Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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April 27, 2014 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Leaders to Join Students on March to Close the Gap

Montgomery County Board of Education President Phil Kauffman, Vice President Patricia O’Neill and Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will join hundreds of MCPS students on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1 p.m., for the first “March to Close the Gap.” The March is being organized by the Minority Scholars Program, a school-based program that seeks to […]

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April 26, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

MCPS Students Organize ‘March to Close the Achievement Gap’

Members of the Montgomery County Public School System’s Minority Scholars program will hit the streets on April 27 to raise awareness about the academic achievement gap among Black and Hispanic students in the classroom. The march is organized by a group of students from about 10 high schools in the County who have been working […]

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March 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in March

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) have an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out and learned that some authors have more than one book on the local list. For the month of […]

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October 30, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

Small Press Expo 2013

On September 13 and 14, I attended the Small Press Expo at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center.  SPX was created to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics.  The Expo is an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present […]

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July 8, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

Graphic Art & Social Change

Early last month I attended a fascinating discussion forum in Washington, DC.  Visualizing Peace: Graphic Art and Social Change was held at Johns Hopkins’ prestigious Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.  The forum brought together artists, activists and conflict resolution practitioners to explore the ingenious methods in which graphic art and comic books have […]

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