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May 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Thousands Attend 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Fest

It was the ultimate book nerd celebration on Saturday! The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival had perfect weather, and attendees had a blast hearing from some of their favorite author. Councilmember Evan Glass attended the book festival to introduce Ben Bradlee Jr., author of “The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald […]

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May 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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 at a VIP Authors. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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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 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. This week’s guests are Shirley Brandman, George Simms, Jennifer Grinnel, and Tom Thomson. Cordier and the panel discuss numerous topics including: Career readiness preparation during high school with Shirley Brandman. Youth programs in the State’s Attorney’s Office with George Simms. Every Mind programs focused […]

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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

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 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a rally and press conference on Monday to express community members’ reactions to last week’s incident in White Oak in which a female police officer was caught on camera saying the N-word while responding to an alleged dispatch call. During the rally, several residents and some elected officials took […]

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May 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

JOY Supernovas Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold from Special Olympics

These are the JOY Supernovas of Montgomery County!  Although competitive cheer has been a sport for special Olympics Maryland the past 11 years, this year- for the first time ever, the world cheerleading championships now include a Special Olympics division. The JOY Supernovas have been selected to represent the United States.

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