May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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April 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fields Road Elementary with a Donation (VIDEO)

Fields Road Elementary School was featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. That’s because the Gaithersburg-based school recently raised over $13,000 during a record-breaking Read-A-Thon, and the fundraiser caught the attention of Fallon because of its “Egg Roulette” video starring the school’s principals. On Friday night’s show, Fallon played a clip […]

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November 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

This is your source for the latest election news in Montgomery County. For more election news, visit our Vote 2016 page. We hope you will contribute your election updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #vote. You can also follow us […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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December 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Meet Damascus Star Running Back Jake Funk (VIDEO)

Star running back Jake Funk has set and reset state records and led the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets to an undefeated season and a state championship. Next year, he will be playing for the Maryland Terps. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. In case you are wondering about those state records, Funk set the Maryland state record for […]

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October 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Oktoberfest in Kentlands Sets a Record for Attendance (PHOTOS)

The 24th annual Oktoberfest in Kentlands set a record for attendance on Oct. 11, according to a Gaithersburg city official. “We’ve determined that the crowd estimate is 35,000,” said Michele Potter, Gaithersburg’s parks, recreation and culture director. “The last two years have been approximately 30,000.” The weather could not have been better for the popular […]

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July 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ashlyn Harris is Ready to Win a NWSL Championship for the Spirit (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris of the Washington Spirit says she is ready to win a NWSL championship. She also shared a favorite moment since winning the World Cup. “This sport has changed my life,” she said. Watch her news conference, below: Harris did not play on July 18th but is training […]

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June 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Glen Echo Park Wants to Know Your Story

To celebrate Heritage Days, Glen Echo Park is hosting an event where residents can record stories from the past. The celebration is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 27th. According to a Facebook post on the park’s official page, residents are encouraged to share their stories whether they visited park in the 60s, […]

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April 19, 2015 | Krista Brick

St. Elizabeth Catholic School Community Uses its Head for World Record (VIDEO)

St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Rockville is a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School and now it might also add Guinness World Record holder as well. Krista Brick has the report. The event even got a message in the New York Times’ “Noteworthy” column.

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February 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect Until Noon on Friday

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon on Friday, Feb. 20 for Montgomery County. According to the advisory, the wind chill will be around 10 to 20 degrees below zero.  Winds are blowing west between 10 to 20 mph. The combination of gusty winds and cold temperatures may result in dangerous wind chills […]

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