January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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September 27, 2014 | Aline Barros

Arepas, Fajitas or Fresh Pasta: New Food Truck in Silver Spring Promises Lots of Flavor (PHOTOS)

There is a new truck in town: The Fajita Sub Factory. Milvia Calvit, a Venezuelan with Italian blood, created the combination of Latino flavors and freshly made Italian pasta. She opened a food truck in Silver Spring, located at the Gulf gas station on Colesville and Georgia Avenue, where she serves Latino food and soon […]

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September 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

Venti Tre Modern Italian Ribbon-Cutting in Downtown Crown (PHOTOS)

UPDATED One of the country’s top three fast-casual restaurant brands, according to, is bringing a new modern Italian concept to Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce held a  ribbon-cutting ceremony for Venti Tre Modern Italian on Sept. 8 at 128 Ellington Boulevard. The restaurant opened to the public on Sept. 9. […]

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