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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Ledecky Swims Fastest Time in the World This Year in 200-Meter Freestyle

Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, Ca with the world’s fastest time this year. Ledecky beat the competition with a time of 1 minute, 54.40 seconds, the 11th fastest time ever recorded for the 200. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who […]

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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 6, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Wins 3 of 4 Events in San Antonio

Katie Ledecky capped off a successful week in her first full event in a year winning the 200 meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Series event in San Antonio. Already acknowledged by many as the greatest female swimmer of all-time, Ledecky also won the 400 and 1500 meter freestyle titles. She finished in third place in the […]

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March 4, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: One Year Later, Ledecky Reasserts Dominance

In her first full meet in almost a year, five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky picked up right where she left off, winning the 1500 meter freestyle at the Pro Series event in San Antonio by more than 21 seconds. The 1500 meter freestyle is Ledecky’s most dominant event. She owns the ten fastest times […]

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January 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Takes Part in Inauguration Video, Quotes Biden

Swimmer Katie Ledecky was one of three Olympic athletes that took part in the virtual Parade Across America that was included in Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration Celebrating America show that was broadcast Wednesday night. “Sustained by faith, driven by conviction, devoted to one another and the country we love with all our hearts."-President Joseph R. […]

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January 18, 2021 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Joining Inauguration Parade

Katie Ledecky won’t be swimming. Nor will she be adding another gold medal to her already large collection, but she will be “marching” in a virtual, live streamed “Parade Across America.” The event, featuring numerous bands, performers and athletes will kick off President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ presidential escort from 15th Street […]

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January 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Grandma Gets Her COVID-19 Vaccination

Perhaps we should call this Keeping Up With Katie’s Grandmother? The Olympic swimming champ gave shoutouts to her nonagenarian grandmother for getting her COVID-19 vaccination and to frontline workers for their courageous work. Just ten days shy of her 95th birthday, my supermodel grandma received her first dose of the covid vaccine. Thank you to […]

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December 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Pays Virtual Visit to Children’s Hospital

Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky paid a virtual visit to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. to spread cheer during the holiday season. “My hometown pediatric hospital, [Children’s National Hospital], has a special place in my heart. I love visiting whenever I can. Today I visited virtually and we played […]

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