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February 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 26, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Feed the Fridge Launch: Takoma Park is celebrating the launch of Feed the Fridge, an effort to support the hungry and support struggling restaurants,  today at 10:30 a.m. at the Takoma Park Recreation Center. Takoma Park Mayor Kete Stewart, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Changes to Trash and Recycling Schedules: County collection schedule slips by a day, so Thursday collections take place on Friday and Friday collections will be on Saturday.   Collections are now scheduled for today for Rockville residents whose usual collection […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Glen Echo Park’s iconic Dentzel Carousel has reached centenarian status. Many Montgomery County residents have celebrated their own birthdays at the famous carousel and now, residents can celebrate the historic carousel’s 100th anniversary. Over the next several months, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is teaming up with Montgomery County government and the […]

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January 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Group Brings Storytelling to Isolated Seniors

Combine out-of-work artists due to the pandemic, a love of storytelling and a desire to help isolated senior citizens and the result is Story Tapestries of Germantown and the Maryland Department of Aging’s latest venture. Earlier this month, almost 4,000 art kits for seniors filled with extra-large pencils that are easy to grip, lots of […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Holiday Artisan Markets Adapt to COVID-19

Looking for gift ideas? For this year’s holiday shopping season, several local Montgomery County arts markets have opened with new socially distant formats. Montgomery County native artists and artisans have crafted an assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts to be sold at local businesses, galleries and community engagement centers that are doing their best to survive during […]

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September 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo Art Galleries Reopen Friday for September Exhibits, Opening Receptions

Glen Echo Park is home to many art studios and galleries which have all been closed to the public since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture curates and manages three galleries in the park including the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery and Park View Gallery.  All […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Glen Echo Carousel Vandalized

The historic Dentzel Carousel and nearby buildings in Glen Echo Park were vandalized April 12. Shortly after 11 a.m., members of the park staff noticed damage to the carousel, which has been closed for refurbishing since July 2019, according to Aaron LaRocca of the National Park Service. While no carousel animals were harmed, windows and […]

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April 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 10 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 10 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Face Covering Requirement:  Starting Monday, April 13, everyone will be required to wear face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, and large chain stores (Costco, Sams Club, etc.). Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s Public Health Officer, is taking this step […]

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March 26, 2020 | Phil Fabrizio

BLOG: Looking Forward to a Carousel Spin at Glen Echo

Glen Echo, MD – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 It has been a long winter and the historic Dentzel Carousel has been under wraps.  Closed for refurbishing since July 2019, and nearly a year later it has suddenly been uncovered so that the beautiful restoration work can be seen through the scaffolding. The Covid-19 pandemic has […]

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September 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Sept 5-8

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Sept. 5-8. Marcia Ball:  Pianist and songwriter Marcia Ball brings her signature swampy, bluesy, boogie-woogie roadhouse sound to AMP. The 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year has achieved global acclaim for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she […]

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