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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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…