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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman Will Join Montgomery College for Poetry Reading

Amanda Gorman, who made history Wednesday as the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., will read her poetry at a virtual event with Montgomery College on Feb. 2. Gorman, 22, became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the U.S. in 2017. The Harvard University graduate is from Los Angeles and mesmerized viewers as […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake during tonight’s Inauguration special. […]

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January 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Artist Hopes His Memorial to COVID Victims Can Stay

A Germantown man’s pyramid memorial to those who died from coronavirus started as a memorial to his brother, who passed away five years ago from lung cancer. Then he created a memorial to COVID-19 victims at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds. But it may have to come down now as he never requested a […]

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January 15, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Levi Robinson

Levi Robinson is an artist whose work speaks to voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and so much more. He wants his art to have purpose and speak to the human condition. Diane Roberts got to see the creative process up close from his studio in Montgomery County. See the entire story only on […]

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January 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” In 2019, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “A Gentleman in […]

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December 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Guitar Center Expects to Emerge From Bankruptcy By Year’s End

UPDATE Guitar Center in Silver Spring will close as of Jan. 3, according to a statement from the company. “As part of our ongoing business processes and after careful consideration, Guitar Center has made the decision to close our retail store in Silver Spring, MD, effective January 3rd,” the news release stated. ___________________________ Guitar Center, […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Man Launches GoFundMe for Antiracist Causes After Home Vandalized

After his home was vandalized multiple times, Aaron Eisenbarth of Olney is making the best of a bad situation. He is raising money for two organizations that support antiracist causes and education—the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Black Lives Matter. As of Wednesday evening, Eisenbarth has raised nearly $1,000 on his GoFundMe page and he […]

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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

Maggie Rose Caps Busy 2020 with Appearance on The Tonight Show

Despite the pandemic affecting almost every aspect of her job as a singer, Potomac native Maggie Rose has been busier than ever in 2020. She has recorded several virtual concerts, just wrapped up shooting a few music videos and recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show. And Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m., Rose makes her […]

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December 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Take Me Home, Country Roads

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” was a big hit for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Denver in 1971, peaking at number two on the Billboard charts. It is considered Denver’s signature song and became one of West Virginia’s official state songs in 2014 but the song has strong Montgomery County roots. Two of […]

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December 1, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Washington D.C. Temple’s Tradition Continues with 43rd Annual Festival of Lights

The Washington D.C. Temple (commonly referred to as the Mormon Temple) will continue its annual tradition hosting the Festival of Lights beginning Dec. 11 through Dec. 28. The festival will begin at 6 p.m. and the lights turn off at 9 p.m. every night of the week. From the comfort and safety of their car, […]

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