Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and...

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Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

Montgomery County Public Libraries honored staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s a fundraiser for our Friends of the Library Montgomery County which is the nonprofit...

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Performances Set for Rockville’s Hometown Holidays

With performances featuring country, cover songs, rock, reggae and reptiles, the 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest will offer something for everyone Memorial Day weekend. The festival — a destination for music lovers —...

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A Guide to 2018’s Spring Festivals, Concerts, and More

Updated: Flowers, art, music and more, here’s a list of some activities this spring: Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road in Bethesda. ...

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146-year-old Reward to be Paid 146 Years Later at Gaithersburg Book Festival

The descendants of a man who solved a 183-year-old assassination will be presented with a 1,000-euro reward at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival, the city announced Wednesday. Two of the descendants live in Gaithersburg,...

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Adventure Theatre Holds 66th Annual Gala

It was a night of performances and surprises from some of the region’s most talented youth during Adventure Theatre’s 66th Annual Gala. “We have all these kids that come to our theatre, 40,000 every year, to be entertained...

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April 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and drummer Shane Considine, she formed Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians. With a song in heavy […]

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April 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

Montgomery County Public Libraries honored staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s a fundraiser for our Friends of the Library Montgomery County which is the nonprofit organization that raises money to provide so many of the extras for us that allow us to deliver the quality services […]

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April 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Performances Set for Rockville’s Hometown Holidays

With performances featuring country, cover songs, rock, reggae and reptiles, the 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest will offer something for everyone Memorial Day weekend. The festival — a destination for music lovers — will feature performances by more than 30 local, regional and national performing artists, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May […]

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April 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

A Guide to 2018’s Spring Festivals, Concerts, and More

Updated: Flowers, art, music and more, here’s a list of some activities this spring: Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road in Bethesda.  Residents have the chance to view cherry blossoms and spring flowers on  the streets through the Kenwood neighborhood. There […]

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April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

146-year-old Reward to be Paid 146 Years Later at Gaithersburg Book Festival

The descendants of a man who solved a 183-year-old assassination will be presented with a 1,000-euro reward at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival, the city announced Wednesday. Two of the descendants live in Gaithersburg, and all four will be attending the May 19 event. In 1835 Bönnigheim Mayor Johann Heinrich Rieber was assassinated by Gottlob […]

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April 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville City Hall

Rockville High School and College Students Can Register for Diversity Workshop

Rockville area students can register for a free diversity workshop that will be hosted by the Rockville Human Rights Commission on Saturday, April 21. The “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” workshop will take place at the Science Center at Montgomery College-Rockville.  Students who live or attend high school in Rockville or attend Montgomery College-Rockville may register […]

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March 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Rebuilding After Fire

A fire at Adventure Theatre MTC earlier this month caused more than $500K in damages, according to the theatre’s managing director, Leon Seemann. “It was devastating to walk in and see our home under water and smoke and damage, he said. “To see our costumes and some of our props […] it’s like seeing everything you […]

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March 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Fire Causes More Than $ 500K in Damages

A fire at Adventure Theatre earlier this month caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, according to the theatre’s managing director Leon Seemann and that number could increase. The cause of the fire was electrical and started in a wall space at approximately 1:30 in the morning, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire […]

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March 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Holds 66th Annual Gala

It was a night of performances and surprises from some of the region’s most talented youth during Adventure Theatre’s 66th Annual Gala. “We have all these kids that come to our theatre, 40,000 every year, to be entertained and to learn to be theatre artists,” Michael Bobbitt, artistic director for Adventure Theatre, said. “We’re here […]

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March 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Montgomery County

Irish dancers, pipe and drums, live music, and green drinks (including beer), are some activities residents can experience to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Street Festival- Finnegan’s Wake, an Irish Pub in Rockville, will host its annual street festival on Saturday which begins at 9 a.m. In addition to live entertainment, the pub has activities for […]

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