Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another...

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Feature Story on Local Artist Earns Emmy Nomination for MCM

Dozens of local television personnel including anchors, reporters and producers gathered last night at Maggiano’s in northwest Washington DC for the announcement of Emmy nominations. Among the nominations was a feature story on...

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Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors:...

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We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for May 17-May 19

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, May 17-May 19. Jeff Dwyer Benefit Concert: This concert benefits The After Dark Fund, a non-profit to help musicians who fall on hard times as well as promote...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Returns Saturday, Plan Your Visit

Looking for some good reading material for the summer and to do something fun this weekend? Gaithersburg’s popular book festival might just be the answer. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature authors, workshops...

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Taste the World in Fenton Village Set for May 19

Mark your calendars for May 19 and bring your appetite. That’s the date for the 9th Annual Taste the World in Fenton Village festival. More than thirty restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in...

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May 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Books And Burgers: Laytonsville Class Earns Lunch With Mayor Ashman

As winners of the 10th annual Mayor’s Book Club Contest, students from Laytonsville Elementary will eat hamburgers with Gaithersburg mayor Jud Ashman at the end of the school year. The students, from teacher Diane Hudson’s class, won the lunchtime treat by reading at least 30  minutes a day for one month. This is the second […]

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May 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville to Celebrate Historic New Postage Stamp

It’s not too late to get a second-day issue of Rockville’s historic new postage stamp. City officials will join representatives of the U.S. Postal Service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, to mark the issue of a new forever stamp featuring the Sugarloaf Mountain Mural in the city’s police department lobby. Following remarks by […]

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May 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

Feature Story on Local Artist Earns Emmy Nomination for MCM

Dozens of local television personnel including anchors, reporters and producers gathered last night at Maggiano’s in northwest Washington DC for the announcement of Emmy nominations. Among the nominations was a feature story on local artist Juan Pineda produced by Montgomery Community Media. The story – chronicling how Pineda transformed the Bethesda Metro Station – was […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for May 17-May 19

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, May 17-May 19. Jeff Dwyer Benefit Concert: This concert benefits The After Dark Fund, a non-profit to help musicians who fall on hard times as well as promote local music with funds distributed to musicians to assist them with a range of expenses including medical […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Book Festival Returns Saturday, Plan Your Visit

Looking for some good reading material for the summer and to do something fun this weekend? Gaithersburg’s popular book festival might just be the answer. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, a Children’s Village, onsite sales of new and used books, food, drink, ice cream and […]

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May 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Competitive Robotics Team Promotes FIRST Program

These are the helix hackers! “We do First Lego League which is one of the components of [FIRST] which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” said Helix Hackers member, Prithvi Ram. The team designs, builds, and programs what they call a Lego Mindstorm Robot to compete at the regional, state, and world […]

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May 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Taste the World in Fenton Village Set for May 19

Mark your calendars for May 19 and bring your appetite. That’s the date for the 9th Annual Taste the World in Fenton Village festival. More than thirty restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the Taste the World in Fenton Village on May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village […]

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May 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Eight Finalists for Bethesda Painting Awards Announced

Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District selected eight painters as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual juried competition that honors regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display from June 5 through June 29 at Gallery B […]

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May 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for May 10-May 12

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, May 10-May 12.   Tommy Davidson: Tommy Davidson burst onto the comedy scene in 1990 as part of an ensemble cast which included Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and the Wayans family in the groundbreaking TV show, In Living Color.  That was eight years after graduating […]

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