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July 18, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do Under $10 in Silver Spring Area

If you’re looking for activities and things to do for a low price, here are 10 activities for under $10 in the Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Glenmont, and Wheaton areas. $5 Looney Tunes Series at AFI Silver Theater For $5 you can see all the classic Looney Tunes films at the AFI Silver Theater in […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Civic Center’s Great Hall Renamed to honor Buffalo Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined community leaders and residents at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to honor the Buffalo Soldiers by renaming the Great Hall to “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall” to pay tribute to their contributions to the nation. The Buffalo Soldiers were formed after Congress passed legislation in the 1860s that allowed […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Rename Civic Center’s Great Hall to Honor African American Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents on Feb. 27 to rename the Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall.” During the renaming ceremony, a former Buffalo Soldier and longtime Silver Spring resident James Harden Daughtery, will be recognized. Daugherty, who passed away in […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals Top the Weekend Planner, Oct. 6 – 8, 2017

Once again, festivals top our weekend planner. Saturday, the annual Harvest Festival focuses on farming in Montgomery County during World War I. The festival features living historians in period costumes, tin-smithing, making apple butter, building scarecrows, traditional music, farm animals, hayrides and more. Also on Saturday, visit Rockville Town Center for the Rocktobierfest beer and […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Harvest Moon Festival Celebrated Downtown Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

Hundreds gathered in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday for the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the start of fall or the autumnal equinox, according to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac. During this season, the moon will rise after sunset which causes bright moonlight early in the evening. Traditionally, […]

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September 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo’s Then & Wow! Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017

The Then & Wow! family festival at Glen Echo Park takes place Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event revisits the history of Glen Echo when it was an amusement park and celebrates its revitalization as an arts center. The event features kiddie rides, arcade games, videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. The […]

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September 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Sept. 22 – 24

Here are some ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Sept. 22 Noon – 9 p.m, The Armenian Food Festival features traditional foods, music, handicrafts, and more, Scoorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Drive, Bethesda. 1 p.m. & 2 p.m., Interact Story Theatre presents The Legend of Pufferfish Pat for children and their families at Montgomery […]

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Lt. Governor Rutherford Will Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Silver Sping

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is expected to join community members and small business honors  to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Read, Set, Grow small business workshop in Silver Spring. Rutherford will present citations to members of the Hispanic business community and a procurement workshop connecting small business owners to buyers from key […]

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September 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals, Fitness and Friendship Top the Weekend Planner, Sept. 15 – 17

Both Poolesville and Burtonsville host parades and festivals this weekend. The Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival kicks off Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. with a parade from Paint Branch High School to Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. The annual festival follows at the recreation center, library and Columbia Park. Activities include live music, health […]

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September 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 8 – 10

Silver Spring Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, providing an opportunity to explore great food in Silver Spring from more than 30 participating restaurants. The sounds of jazz will fill Veterans Plaza on Saturday, September 9 as the Silver Spring Jazz Festival returns for the 14th year. Marcus Johnson performs at 7 p.m. followed by the headliner Lao Tizer […]

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