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May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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July 8, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Road Trippin’

It was the perfect plan. In fact, I used the word “seamless” to recap the first leg of my journey to the University of South Carolina (USC) for new student orientation with my son, Mac. So, really, I jinxed myself right there. If this was a movie, the ominous music would signal I had sealed […]

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February 22, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Housewives Have Feelings Too (Sort of): Real Housewives of Potomac Week 5

Week 5 of RHOPo and we are pretty sure Karen’s whole pilot’s license idea from last episode flew the coop. The only air she’s getting is under the high kicks from the self-defense class she attended with daughter, Raven. After they both were declared bad asses, Karen deteriorated into a weepy mess right there on […]

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February 15, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Planes, Gossip and Automobiles: The RHOPo Week 4 Recap

The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOPo) took a Super Bowl hiatus last week because, obviously, both broadcasts share the same audience. Unlike the Super Bowl, the RHOPo features only ads for feminine products and other BRAVO shows but I’m sure those burly football guys just FLOCK to it anyway. Week four opens with Karen at the […]

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February 2, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Distorted Reality: Real Housewives of Potomac Week Three Recap

I had a slight fever Sunday evening and I highly recommend watching RHOPo in the fog of some serious antihistamines and the quasi-delirium of sickness. Because I swear on my entire stash of over the counter meds,  Week three was not too shabby. Or less painful. Or something. It was like a fairy sprinkled sanity […]

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January 26, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 26, In Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Schools and most local offices remain closed today as crews continue to clear snow in Montgomery County. Local officials are asking residents to stay off the roads while the cleanup continues. 2. Montgomery County officials remind residents that they are required to clear sidewalks […]

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January 25, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Laminate Ladies Who Lunch (Real Housewives of Potomac ReCap)

Week #2 of Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOPo) was all bad hair, bad kitchens and bad behavior. Pretty benign stuff for the franchise but somehow RHOPo seems so much more cringe-worthy. Here are the highlights or errr lo-lights. This episode resumes at Charrisse’s “Crab Boil.” Charrisee, who has more consonants in her name than anyone […]

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January 19, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Fake it Till You Make it– The Real Housewives of Potomac Premiere Recap

Because so many inquired about my thoughts on the premiere of a Housewives franchise filmed here in Potomac, I decided to write a weekly recap. This first installment is mostly random thoughts and reaction. Comment and I will try and cover oddities I missed and burning questions next week. No one ever gave us a […]

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January 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bravo Announces The Real Housewives of Potomac

Bravo has announced that “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” will premiere on Jan. 17, 2016. According to a Bravo news release, the show will feature socialite and single mom Gizelle Bryant, international model and TV personality Katie Rost, grand dame Karen Huger, social butterfly Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, publicist and single mom Robyn Dixon, as well as […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. A Walter Johnson graduate, retired Captain Florent Groberg will receive the Medal of Honor today at the White House. 2. The Montgomery County Planning Board meets today and one of the items on the agenda is an annexation petition that is […]

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