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July 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ocasio-Cortez Joins Raskin for Rally in Silver Spring Thursday

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for a rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The rally will benefit Raskin’s Democracy Summer program, which aims to educate young Democrats about political organizing strategies to turn out voters to vote down the ballot in the 2020 election. Both […]

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July 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.  Today is FREE Slurpee Day! From 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM enjoy a free small Slurpee at your local 7 Eleven. 2.  Homeless Community Memorial Service: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Tom Hucker and Will Jawando, along with […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 10 in Montgomery County

We’ve reached this week’s halfway point! It’s Wednesday, July 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation on Racial Equity, Social Justice: Tonight at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is teaming up with Council President Nancy Navarro to host another Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Police Advisory Commission Bill Press Conference: Councilmember Hans Riemer is holding a press conference tonight at 7 p.m. to introduce a […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCM Joins Silver Spring Community for Fox 5 Zip Trip

Montgomery Community Media’s Education Team was there for Fox 5 DC’s Zip Trip to Silver Spring on Friday morning. Check out some of our live social media coverage from the eventful morning. MCM is repping our Media Lab signs as Councilmember @tomhucker is about to be interviewed by @fox5dc! pic.twitter.com/76B4cVT4RF — MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) May 24, […]

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July 18, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do Under $10 in Silver Spring Area

If you’re looking for activities and things to do for a low price, here are 10 activities for under $10 in the Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Glenmont, and Wheaton areas. $5 Looney Tunes Series at AFI Silver Theater For $5 you can see all the classic Looney Tunes films at the AFI Silver Theater in […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Civic Center’s Great Hall Renamed to honor Buffalo Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined community leaders and residents at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to honor the Buffalo Soldiers by renaming the Great Hall to “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall” to pay tribute to their contributions to the nation. The Buffalo Soldiers were formed after Congress passed legislation in the 1860s that allowed […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Rename Civic Center’s Great Hall to Honor African American Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents on Feb. 27 to rename the Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall.” During the renaming ceremony, a former Buffalo Soldier and longtime Silver Spring resident James Harden Daughtery, will be recognized. Daugherty, who passed away in […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals Top the Weekend Planner, Oct. 6 – 8, 2017

Once again, festivals top our weekend planner. Saturday, the annual Harvest Festival focuses on farming in Montgomery County during World War I. The festival features living historians in period costumes, tin-smithing, making apple butter, building scarecrows, traditional music, farm animals, hayrides and more. Also on Saturday, visit Rockville Town Center for the Rocktobierfest beer and […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Harvest Moon Festival Celebrated Downtown Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

Hundreds gathered in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday for the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the start of fall or the autumnal equinox, according to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac. During this season, the moon will rise after sunset which causes bright moonlight early in the evening. Traditionally, […]

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