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October 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Daryl Davis, Black Musician Who Works With KKK Members, Honored in Strathmore Exhibit 

Strathmore in North Bethesda is offering a campus-wide outdoor nighttime exhibit called “Monuments: Creative Forces” through Oct. 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to challenge norms about who monuments are made for, according to the music center. Australian artist Craig Walsh honors six artists who are alive and actively contributing to society. Video portraits […]

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June 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Inspired Montgomery College Student Organizes Peaceful Protest in Olney

Franco Ortuno, an Olney resident and a Montgomery College student, attended his first protest ever at the Rio in Gaithersburg Monday. Like thousands of others around the country, Ortuno was protesting police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Ortuno found the protest so impactful, he organized his own peaceful protest along sidewalks in […]

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March 10, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Community Activist and Veteran Harvey Zeigler Turns 100

Community activist and World War II veteran Harvey Zeigler celebrated his 100th birthday on March 4 at the Damascus Recreation Center. Had the chance to celebrate Harvey Zeigler’s 100th birthday with community, friends and family at Damascus Recreation Ctr!Great event we presented him with lifetime membership to our fitness and community ctrs! Happy Birthday !! […]

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February 27, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Executive Announces Death of Activist Ruby Rubens

County Executive Marc Elrich announced the death of activist Ruby Rubens. Rubens had devoted her life to confronting injustice and helping others, according to Elrich. Rubens was recruited to be one of the first African American administrators at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Baltimore, but instead went to work at the Civil Service Administration […]

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October 23, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

County Council Honors 6-Year-Old Anti-Bullying Activist

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday to recognize October as National Bullying Awareness month. During the proclamation, Councilmember Will Jawando honored Cavanaugh Bell, a 6-year-old from Gaithersburg, for his anti-bullying activism. Bell, a first-grader, has made time in his schedule between his school and nonprofit work to raise awareness about bullying prevention to help seniors and the homeless. He has been […]

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January 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Releases Statement about Passing of Community Activist Linda Hanson

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Linda Hanson, a community activist and volunteer: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of Linda Hanson, which we learned of yesterday. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her husband, John, her […]

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