Articles by Abby Espiritu

March 8, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Jawando ‘Not Surprised’ Over Focus on Skin Color of Harry and Meghan’s Son

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Sunday night on CBS, has been the talk of the US and the UK most of Monday. The interview dominated the airwaves and social media as people on both sides of the Atlantic reacted, analyzed and opined about some of the stunning disclosures made […]

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March 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MCPS Adjusts Calendar in Preparation for In-Person Return March 15

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will officially begin the phased return of students to in-person instruction on March 15 and, in preparation, will be making schedule adjustments for the week prior. According to MCPS, the following instructional calendar has been set for the week of March 8: Monday, March 8: No virtual or in-person classes […]

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March 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County to Host Conversation on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

The County will be hosting an online conversation open to all residents focused on suicide prevention and mental health on Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This session is a part of Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On—One Conversation at a Time for the Community, a series of discussions created by […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Projected Peak Bloom Dates for Cherry Blossoms Announced

On Monday, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that they are projecting peak bloom for this year’s cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington. D.C. to fall between April 2 and April 5. “The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open,” […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Wheaton House Fire Causes $35K in Damages

A ‘madison strapped’ outlet located behind a wooden shelving unit was the cause of a Wheaton house fire on Sunday. The house was unoccupied according to the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Department. The fire occurred at 11505 Alma Street, located between Channing Street and Ventura Avenue, in the neighborhood of Arcola. According to Montgomery […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Senior Planet Montgomery Hosts Free Online Classes First Week of March

Senior Planet Montgomery will be offering free online wellness classes for senior residents, with a focus on “how to thrive at home” from March 1 through March 5. Senior Planet Montgomery from AARP, is dedicated to helping seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Its focus is to harness technology […]

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February 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County Board of Education Declares March to be Observed as Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education declared the month of March 2021 to be observed as Women’s History Month. “Throughout our country’s history, women have contributed to the values of the United States by advocating for equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all citizens…” Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith stated, in a […]

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February 22, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Conversation on COVID-19 Resources for County’s Latino Community Set for Feb. 27

The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) will be teaming up to present a virtual community conversation about resources and support for local Latino families on Saturday. The conversation will be held from 1 p.m to 2 p.m and conducted […]

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February 10, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Library Seeks Performers for Annual Vinyl Day

On Saturday, April 17, all music and vinyl lovers across the county are invited to Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) fourth annual “Just For the Record – A Vinyl Day.” MCPL describes the day as a “celebration of music, culture, art and sound.” From noon to 3 p.m., people of all ages can partake in […]

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February 8, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MCPS 13th Annual HBCU Fair Set for Feb. 12, 13

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are teaming up to present the 13th annual – and first virtual – HBCU College Fair. The free college-readiness events kick off on Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. with on-the-spot admission and scholarship interviews for 12th-grade students. The […]

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