Articles by Abigail Brooke

June 18, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Clove and Cedar Coffeebar Brings New Aroma to Bethesda

Cedar and Clove Coffeebar opened in Woodmont Triangle on Saturday, June 8. Owner and Bethesda native, Janet Forlini, had been thinking of opening a coffee shop of her own for about two years, but it took a lot of preparation to get there. “While researching specialty coffee I learned that people appreciate quality.” said Forlini. […]

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June 18, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

At Taco Bell, Taco Tuesday Means Free

Happy Taco Tuesday! Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos are free Tuesday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Customers can go to any Taco Bell to receive their free taco. The offer is a part of Taco Bell’s “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. The promotion was set to run after the first […]

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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Chef José Andrés Wins Julia Child Award

José Andrés, a distinguished chef and Bethesda local, was recently named the winner of the 2019 Julia Child award. The award recognizes chefs that have “made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks,” according to NBC News. Andrés is known for his numerous restaurants worldwide and his humanitarian work. […]

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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase on July 1. The amount of the increase depends on the number of employees in a business. Minimum wage for employers with 51 or more employees will rise to $13 per hour, while employers with 50 or fewer employees will see the minimum rise to $12.50 per […]

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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Create a House Sign at Wheaton North Summer Family Day

Residents can create their own house signs at a free event this Saturday. Summer Family Day will host various county departments and community organizations for a fun, family-friendly day. Activities include games, art, and a neighborhood beautification project called “Paint Your House Number.” Attendees will be provided with a 5.5 inch by 18 inch cedar […]

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June 13, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Law Begins Thursday

The smoke-free outdoor dining law goes into effect Thursday. The law will prohibit smoking in outdoor seating areas where food is served, such as restaurants or bar patios. Adam Zimmerman, Rockville resident and smoke-free advocate, believes that the law only makes sense for the area. “The vast majority of county residents are nonsmokers and research […]

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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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June 6, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Celebrate Juneteenth at BlackRock!

Montgomery County’s 23rd Annual Juneteenth celebration will be held on June 15th, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. County Executive Marc Elrich will host the African American Living Legend Awards, followed by a barbecue dinner. This year’s theme, “Sing of the Harmony of Liberty,” will be celebrated by family-appropriate musical and theatrical performances. Events […]

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June 4, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Gaithersburg Mayor Declares June 7th ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’

On Monday, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council designated June 7th, 2019 as “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” or “Wear Orange Day.” Jennifer Stein and other representatives from Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun violence organization, accepted the proclamation. June 7th will be observed across the U.S. as a day of remembrance and activism against gun violence […]

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May 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Northwest 9th Grader Wins ‘Doodle for Google’ Competition

Northwest High School student Maggie Slaughter was announced as the Maryland state winner of the “Doodle for Google” competition at a surprise assembly Thursday morning. Slaughter’s digital art teacher Ms. Siewert submitted the winning entry on the student’s behalf.  The assembly was hosted by Google representatives Jake Chalkley and Alexis Artis. Students from Northwest advanced […]

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