May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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May 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

May 21 is Bike to Work Day

The annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in the D.C. region takes place Friday, May 21. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association host the event each year during May which is celebrated as Bike to Work Month. Bikers may register at All registrants will be entered in a regional bicycle raffle, and the […]

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May 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

‘Taste the World in Fenton Village’ Celebrates Silver Spring’s Diverse Restaurants

The 11th annual “Taste the World in Fenton Village” celebration will spotlight the diverse selection of restaurants of Downtown Silver Spring with an in-person, week-long event taking place Sunday, May 16 through Saturday, May 22. The event will include locally and independently owned restaurants located mainly in the southern section of Downtown Silver Spring, consisting […]

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April 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Streetery on Gibbs’ Opens in Rockville Town Square

Rockville Town Center is making it easier to dine outside. The City of Rockville closed Gibbs Street and partnered with Federal Realty to create Streetery on Gibbs in Rockville Town Square. The streetery provides 15,000 square feet of outdoor dining space for people to take advantage of when eating at popular restaurants like Finnegan’s Wake, […]

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April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Olney Manor Recreational Park to Host ‘Paint With Your Pup’ Event

Montgomery Parks is hosting a Paint with your Pup event at Olney Manor Recreational Park on May 15. The event will be taking place during National Pet Month. Dogs and owners will work as a team to make a piece of art. Each dog owner will be given a small canvas, paint, a gallon-size plastic […]

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April 28, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Co-Fundador de Sardi’s Pierde la Batalla Contra el COVID-19

Philip Sardelis, quien junto con su primo hermano también llamado Philip Sardelis, co-fundó y fue propietario de Sardi’s Chicken, murió a sus 48 años por complicaciones que desarrolló al contagiarse de COVID-19. El residente de Derwood deja a su esposa, Lisette, y cuatro hijos, Marcel, 28, Michael, 19, Georgie, 12 y Nefeli, 10. Aunque ellos […]

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April 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Co-Founder of Sardi’s Chicken Loses Battle with COVID-19

Philip Sardelis, who together with his first cousin also named Philip Sardelis and who co-founded and owned Sardi’s Chicken, died from complications he developed from having COVID-19. He was 48 years old. The Derwood resident leaves behind his wife, Lisette, and four children, Marcel, 28, Michael, 19, Georgie, 12, and Nefeli, 10. Although they are […]

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April 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Interactive Flower Display Debuts Thursday in Silver Spring

While there will be no official ribbon cutting or ceremony due to Thursday’s cold weather, the 25-foot-tall interactive art display at the busy corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road is complete and on display. The flowers change colors and open and close based on cues from the National Weather Service that interface with the […]

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April 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Zumba Group in Rockville Dances Through Year of Isolation

Lynn Parker started teaching Zumba in her Rockville driveway free of charge in March 2020, when gyms closed because of the coronavirus. Although gyms are back open, Parker, who works as a lawyer by day, is not stopping the music anytime soon. Here’s a look at the music and dancing bringing this group of individuals […]

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April 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Josiah Henson Museum Debuts Friday; Tickets Available Now

The Josiah Henson Museum and park, home to the 19th Century Riley plantation where Henson was enslaved, opens April 23, Montgomery Parks, which is part of Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, announced. Visitors must register and pay for tickets on line. Walk ins will not be admitted. Tickets are $5 for adults ages 18 […]

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