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April 8, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Un Año Después, las Bibliotecas del Condado Siguen Sin Poder Abrir Completamente

A medida que más personas reciben la vacuna contra el coronavirus, la vida comienza a parecerse a una “nueva normalidad”: los niños regresan a las aulas, la gente come afuera y los centros de recreación permiten que algunos clientes usen sus instalaciones. En vista de que se cesan las restricciones para los establecimientos, los edificios […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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March 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

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Germantown Library to Close April 24 for Refresh

The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or early fall. “Physical construction for the refresh project at Germantown will begin in May; we are […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookside Gardens Opens Exhibit Showcasing Middle Eastern American Art

Brookside Gardens’ newest exhibit, “Middle Eastern American Artists in the Garden and Beyond” has opened for public in-person viewing from March 29 through April 25, located at the Brookside Gardens’ Visitor Center in Wheaton. In partnership with the Middle Eastern American (MEA) Advisory Group of the Office of Community Partnerships, the co-sponsored exhibit aims to […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookeville Brothers Produce Award-Winning Film on the Chesapeake Bay

What began as two brothers in a quarantine project evolved into an award-winning film addressing the number one challenge currently facing the Chesapeake Bay — water quality. Andrew and Eric Braker’s film “A Journey Upstream” takes an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay and tells the story of two fish species which assist in understanding the […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

AMC Theatres Reopen Friday for First Time in Over a Year

For the first time in over a year, movie theaters and live performance venues in Montgomery County are allowed to reopen. Gov. Larry Hogan first closed theaters in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He announced they could reopen at 50% capacity effective March 12, with health measures in place. In Montgomery County, theaters […]

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March 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Adventure Theatre Celebrates Women’s History Month in ‘Sunday Story Time’ Series

Adventure Theatre will celebrate Women’s History Month Sunday during their StoryTime series. Dannielle Hutchinson is the host for Sunday’s StoryTime and will be joined by attorney and author Jessica Childress. They will present Childress’ book series about an 11-year-old lawyer named Juris P. Prudence. The book series stars Juris P. Prudence (“J.P.”) and her best […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Cherry Blossoms Bursting: County Artists Showcased in the D.C. Region

Montgomery County artists created five of the 26 cherry blossom statues on display that are scattered throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area. The National Cherry Blossom Festival has gone virtual for the second year in a row to discourage crowds from heading to the Tidal Basin to view the beautiful pink blossoms. Art in Bloom […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Brookside’s ‘Facets of Hope’ Exhibit Remembers Coronavirus Victims With Hanging Crystals 

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton has opened a temporary outdoor art installation to honor lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The exhibit “Facets of Hope” hangs one strand of crystals for every resident who died from the virus. So far, more than 1,400 strands have been hung for the county’s 1,415 victims as of Tuesday. The […]

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March 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Children’s Book on Dr. Fauci, ‘America’s Doctor,’ Will Debut in June

A new children’s book about Dr. Anthony Fauci, who County Executive Marc Elrich dubbed on Twitter, ‘the most famous employee in Montgomery County,” will debut June 29. Written by Kate Messner, whose award winning books include “All the Answers,” “Breakout” and “Tracking Pythons, the book is entitled “Dr. Fauci: How a Boy From Brooklyn Became […]

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