November 2018 Around Town

Wanda Sykes Comes to Strathmore’s Music Center Nov. 3 Repeatedly called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers, Wanda Sykes brings the genius behind her smart-witted comedy specials and her hilarious characters on Blackish, Snatched and Bad Moms for an evening of laugh-out-loud stories at the Strathmore’s Music Center on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Beyond … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

DC Fashion Week Returns Sept. 19-23 Much like this summer’s all-star week of baseball at National Park, DC Fashion Week plans to “hit it out of the park” by uniting fashion designers from around the world to showcase their latest collections. This all takes place during the 14th-anniversary celebration of fashion week in Washington Sept. 19-23. … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Winston Churchill High School Ranked No. 1 School in Maryland Five Montgomery County Public Schools earned spots on the 2018 Best High Schools list, published by “U.S. News & World Report.” Four MCPS high schools received a gold medal, including Winston Churchill High School, which ranked first in Maryland and 113th nationally. The following Montgomery … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

The Wing, Womens co-working space in Georgetown is open The Wing, a network of co-working  and  community spaces  for  women, is  opening its  fourth  location— and  first  outside  of  New York City— at  1056  Thomas  Jefferson  NW  in  the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The  Wing  D.C.  will  offer  members  signature  amenities,  including  a  cafe  and  bar,  showers, lockers, meeting … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Montgomery County’s Public Libraries to Launch New Children’s Literacy Program Montgomery County Public Libraries launched the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative (1TBKI). The goal is for parents to read 1,000 books to their children before entering kindergarten to encourage early literacy skills and family engagement. The program is flexible and encourages free choice of reading selections. … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools remains steady at nearly 90 percent and is significantly higher than the state of Maryland public school average.

March 2018 Around Town

Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. Amazon announced 20 metropolitan areas to move on to to the next phase of the process, and Montgomery County made the list as did nearby Washington, D.C.

February 2018 Around Town

Montgomery County Public Libraries continues to go beyond the brick and mortar to bring library services to residents wherever they are. MCPL’s new podcast, "Library Matters," optimizes digital communication to deliver information effectively and at the convenience of the listener.   

January 2018 Around Town

At their November 6 meeting, the Montgomery County Council voted to raise the county's minimum wage to $15 an hour, beginning in 2021 for businesses with more than 50 employees. Businesses with 11-50 employees must raise the wage by 2023 and businesses with 10 or fewer employees must do so by 2024. The bill was passed unanimously and signed by…