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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

José Andrés Makes TIME Magazine Cover

Celebrity chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés is featured on the cover of TIME magazine this week.  His non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) feeds people in areas suffering from natural or man-made crises. Now, it’s feeding people impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  TIME's new cover: "Without empathy, nothing works." Chef José Andrés wants to […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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October 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cadets Attend Magruder’s JROTC’s Eagle Battalion Golf Event

More than 30 students involved in Magruder High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program came out to the first-ever Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville on Wednesday. The event was organized by the Eagle Battalion Booster Club, a nonprofit that raises money for the Army JROTC […]

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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Chef José Andrés Wins Julia Child Award

José Andrés, a distinguished chef and Bethesda local, was recently named the winner of the 2019 Julia Child award. The award recognizes chefs that have “made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks,” according to NBC News. Andrés is known for his numerous restaurants worldwide and his humanitarian work. […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

MCPL Offers Free Summer Business and Career Lessons

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free summer programs for residents to receive help in business and career ventures. Many of these classes are available online, particularly classes about starting small businesses. Small business training workshops will also be held at the Rockville, Silver Spring, and Twinbrook libraries at various dates. The Rockville and […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Montgomery County Establishes 24/7 Homeless Information Line

Trained specialists will share information about Montgomery County homeless services through a newly established, 24/7 information line. The resource, launched by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, also allows callers to provide information about the location of individuals experiencing homelessness so community partners can offer support. “Launching an information line is vital to […]

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March 11, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Nonprofit President Dr. Erin O’Shea

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Dr. Erin O’Shea has dedicated her career to researching biological sciences and is the president of the Howard Hughes Medical […]

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July 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Tours A Wider Circle in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently toured A Wider Circle in Silver Spring to learn more about the nonprofit and its work to end poverty. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about A Wider Circle on its website here. PREVIOUS POSTS .@LarryHogan is scheduled to tour @awidercircle today in Silver Spring. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/oesqEnPkmQ […]

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June 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Rachel Carson Elementary School Hosts Career Day for Fifth Graders (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rachel Carson Elementary School’s fifth grade class celebrated Career Day on June 7th. PTA President Paula Ross said the students are studying careers in their curriculum unit and this was a chance for the fifth graders to ask questions and hear directly from people working in a variety of professional fields before they head off […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget (PHOTO & VIDEO)

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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