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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23 (VIDEO)

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists for Kensington’s 12th Annual Day of the Book Festival on April 23. “It gives […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

November-Here’s To Your Wealth

The Markets:  November, at least as far as the stock market is concerned, was the opposite of March: it came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. At the start of the month, there was caution and uncertainty about the election and its impact on the stock market. The conventional wisdom was […]

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November 4, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

October-Here’s To Your Wealth

The Markets:  Like millions of Americans, the U.S. stock market seems to be waiting for the U.S. election for clues on what will happen next. After a sharp January – February 2016 decline followed by an immediate rebound, the end result is that several of the U.S. stock market indices are up only low single […]

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October 31, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

How 529 Plans Can Help Reduce Taxes And Pay For College

Whatever the time of year, paying for college is usually on the minds of parents. For the middle class it is especially daunting. The wealthy usually have the means to afford the $50,000 to $60,000 annual cost at some private colleges. And, if a talented student is from an impoverished background, there are ways (grants, […]

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September 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Day: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from now thru 11 a.m. for Montgomery County. A flash flood watch continues thru Friday morning as well. 2. Underage Drinking: A Town Hall meeting is scheduled tonight at Walter Johnson High School […]

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April 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know About the Washington Writers Conference (VIDEO)

Author David O. Stewart is the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, and one of the founders of the Washington Writers Conference. This year’s conference is scheduled for April 29th and 30th at the Bethesda Marriott, and over 200 writers are expected to attend. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Stewart tells us five […]

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March 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Selects 12 Finalists in Short Story Contest

First-round judges have selected 12 finalists in the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s sixth annual, High School Student Short Story Contest. The first-, second- and third-place winners, along with a fan favorite, will be announced at the Festival on Saturday, May 21, which is held on the grounds of City Hall. Winners will receive $100, $75 and […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Officials Remember Author Harper Lee

Pulitzer prize winning writer Harper Lee has died at the age of 89. According to a statement released by HarperCollinsPublishers, Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. Her critically acclaimed novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” continues to have an impact on American culture and Lee received many literary awards for the book, including the […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 3, in Montgomery County

Don’t leave the house without an umbrella today. A flood watch has been issued for our area. Here are five more things to know today, Feb. 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg residents can register for the city’s popular summer camps beginning at 6 a.m. today. 2. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will deliver his State […]

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