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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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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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March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Dates for Literary Explorers Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is again offering the Literary Explorers program in which youth ages 10 to 14 will have the opportunity to talk about books they have read, learn how to do a book talk and then record it. Videos will be available on MCPL’s website and Montgomery Community Media’s website. Registration is required for […]

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March 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for March 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. It is also a good time to check your smoke alarms. The 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at Rio in Gaithersburg. Free family activities and live […]

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March 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in February. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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