May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Leaders Respond to Santa Fe High School Shooting

Following a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Maryland leaders reached out to Twitter to express their condolences. According to the Associated Press, officials responded to reports of a shooting at Santa Fe High School where at least eight people have died. One person is in custody and a second person has been detained. […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hurricane Harvey Victims: How to Help

The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are two of the organizations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. You can find more information about how to help, below: If you’d like to help people affected by #Harvey, connect with trusted voluntary organizations by visiting: https://t.co/jlOOfNGusH pic.twitter.com/rnW8o2zKr1 — FEMA (@fema) August 28, 2017 […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Jim Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, talks about the significance of Juneteenth celebrations around the nation.

African American Women Will Be Highlighted During County’s Juneteenth Festival

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the County Executive’s African American Advisory Group are inviting residents to the county’s annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 16 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The event, hosted by County Executive Ike Leggett, will highlight the contributions of African American women in the quest […]

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November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Robert DiSpirito Named New Rockville City Manager

Robert DiSpirito was named the new city manager in Rockville , the Mayor and Council announced Tuesday. DiSpirito is a Florida resident with three decades of service in local government leadership, He currently serves as the interim senior manager of the Sarasota County (Florida) Planning and Development Department, served as the city manager of Dunedin, […]

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October 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Washington Spirit Advances to NWSL Final (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The Washington Spirit is officially heading to the Nationals Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) finals after Francisca Ordega scored the game winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Chicago Red Stars at a packed stadium at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds on Sept. 30th. It was perfect timing for U.S. Women’s National Team star Ali Krieger […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Barbara Mikulski: “We Should Lift Up Our Voices in a Unified Call for Peace”

Senator Barbara Mikulski has released the following statement on the shootings that occurred last night in Dallas, Texas: “I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the officers killed and injured in the line of duty and the civilians caught in the crossfire last night […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Asks Marylanders to Stand with People of Texas

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement about the shootings in Dallas: “This morning, I share in the grief and heartbreak that burdens members of our law enforcement community as well as millions of Americans across the country. Yesterday’s senseless violence and the shocking death of five police officers in Dallas was a tragedy […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leanne Ferfolia Named President of National Philharmonic at Strathmore (PHOTOS)

The National Philharmonic at Strathmore has announced the appointment of Leanne Ferfolia as its new president, effective June 1. According to a news release, Ferfolia served as vice president of the Philharmonic and before that, director of development. Ferfolia succeeds Ken Oldham Jr., who after 14 years of service to the National Philharmonic, including eleven […]

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February 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be lowered to half staff effective today, Feb. 14, and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of internment. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13th. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland […]

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February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Animal Shelter Reunites Owner with Dog After One Year (VIDEO)

A dog owner, Alicia McIntosh, was reunited with her long lost dog, Corey, at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter this week. But this homecoming is not your typical lost and found dog story. The owner, who no longer lives in this area, had to fly in from Texas, and her dog had been missing for […]

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