Oprah Picks ‘American Dirt’ By Gaithersburg High Grad For Book Club

It looks like Oprah and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman have similar taste in books. Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday morning that she’s selected “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins — an alumnus of Gaithersburg High...

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We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 16-20

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 16-20. Art Exhibit Receptions:  Strathmore’s 29th annual juried exhibit titled Home explores the sturctural, communal, and emotional aspects of the...

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Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the...

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Montgomery County Celebrates Lunar New Year With Numerous Events

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions,...

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Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers To Perform at Strathmore

The Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers will be performing at the Music Center at Strathmore this weekend as part of a dedication to the African American tradition of stepping. The step team creates their own routines and...

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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Children of the Dream

Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute is scheduled for Monday, Jan 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life...

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Oprah Picks ‘American Dirt’ By Gaithersburg High Grad For Book Club

It looks like Oprah and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman have similar taste in books. Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday morning that she’s selected “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins — an alumnus of Gaithersburg High School — for Oprah’s Book Club. “American Dirt” follows the story of Mexican migrant who flees her home with her son from a […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 16-20

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 16-20. Art Exhibit Receptions:  Strathmore’s 29th annual juried exhibit titled Home explores the sturctural, communal, and emotional aspects of the spaces that make our homes. The second exhibit, Coastal by artist David Scheirer includes whimsical watercolor illustrations of coastal wildlife. From the Eastern Shore […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘The Rock’ Visits Total Wine Headquarters in Bethesda

Did you smell what “The Rock” was cooking in Bethesda on Friday? Probably not, but you soon might taste what he’s distilled. The answer is tequila. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Bethesda Friday promoting his upcoming launch of Terremana Tequila at the headquarters of Total Wine & More. Total Wine & More shared a […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Electrical Fire at Sandy Spring Museum Causes $50,000 in Damage

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)‌ responded to a fire in the attic of the Sandy Spring Museum Monday night. An automatic fire alarm called MCFRS around 7 p.m. (~7p 1/13) Bentley Rd & Rt108, Sandy Spring Museum, automatic alarm, @mcfrs FFs encounter smoke in bldg, locate fire in hallway/breezeway/ceiling, likely cause electrical […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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January 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Lunar New Year With Numerous Events

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to celebrate […]

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January 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers To Perform at Strathmore

The Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers will be performing at the Music Center at Strathmore this weekend as part of a dedication to the African American tradition of stepping. The step team creates their own routines and makes music with their voices, hands, and feet. Paint Branch High School alumni, Eniayo Olawoye and some […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville High School Teacher Wins National Educator of the Year Award

Sean Pang, English and media arts teacher at Rockville High School (RHS), won the 2019 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award. He is one of 10 recipients across the U.S. Pang received a $1,000 grant, which he plans to use to film a documentary that brings light to financial issues in Montgomery County that […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Children of the Dream

Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute is scheduled for Monday, Jan 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life through music, art, dance, and performance.  A visual arts exhibit prepared by Montgomery County students interpreting the theme […]

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January 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 9-12

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 9-12. The Diary of Anne Frank:  This play is based on the writings of  13-year-old Anne Frank who goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis in 1941 Amsterdam. The National Players present five performances at Olney Theatre Center from January 9 through […]

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