September 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29 and it’s National Coffee Day. The election is also 35 days away… do you have a plan for voting? In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. […]

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September 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Vigil For Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be Held In Rockville

A vigil is planned in memory of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18. It will be held Wednesday from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square Park in Rockville. The vigil is sponsored by the Sunrise Movement of Silver Spring, which is part of the national Sunrise Movement. It […]

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September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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August 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

One Year Later: Candlelight Vigil at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Flower Branch Apartments for a candlelight vigil on Aug. 10th at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the fatal natural gas explosion that claimed the lives of seven people. The vigil was organized by CASA to remember those who lost their […]

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June 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Families, Friends, and Residents Remember Teens Killed in Tragic Accident at Vigil (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Police continue to investigate a fatal Damascus car accident that killed three Clarksburg High School teens on Tuesday. Last night, families, friends and residents mourned the tragic loss of Jacob Dennis, Patrick Shifflet, and Cary Greene at a vigil held at Difference Makers Church in Damascus. Friends and family spoke at the vigil. According to a […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Family of Wootton Teen Killed in Crash Releases a Statement

David and Pamela Murk, the parents of 18-year-old Alex Murk who died in a car crash on June 25 in Potomac, released a statement on Sept. 21 in response to a Montgomery County police report. The crash also killed Calvin Li, 18, of Rockville. Murk and Li were both members of Wootton High School’s class of […]

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June 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Vigil Brings Hundreds to Site of Crash that Killed Wootton Teens (PHOTOS)

“It was one bad mistake that turned our lives upside down and I no longer have my son.” Those were the words from Alexander Murk’s father to the hundreds of his Wootton classmates who gathered to mourn Alex, 18 of Potomac and Calvin Jia-Xing Li, 18 of Rockville who both died when the car they […]

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June 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Prayer Vigil in Silver Spring in Honor of Charleston Victims

Montgomery County interfaith organizations are inviting residents to join them in a vigil to honor the nine victims in the Charleston church shooting. The Black Ministers Conference, County’s Human Rights Commission and the County’ Office of Community Partnerships are scheduled to host the gathering on June 24 at noon at the Silver Spring Civic Center. According […]

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October 4, 2014 | Krista Brick

Grandmother of Missing Hoggle Children Writes Poem for their Return

Grandmother of missing Hoggle toddlers recites a poem she wrote and is expected to read at a vigil Saturday morning at the Germantown Community Center. Volunteers are expected to meet at the center this weekend and get direction from the Klaas Kids Foundation on how to search for Sarah, 3 and Jacob, 2.    

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September 12, 2014 | Krista Brick

Mother Says Vigil Planned for Missing Grandchildren and Daughter

Catherine Hoggle loved to spend time at the playgrounds in the Kentlands with her two kids and now her mother is asking those who live in that community to keep an eye out to see if she might return there. Lindsey Hoggle, Catherine Hoggle’s mom told MyMCMedia Friday her daughter who has been missing since earlier […]

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