March 31

March 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Casos de Coronavirus: Montgomery 388, Maryland 1,660

Cada mañana, el Departamento de Salud de Maryland publica el número de casos confirmados de COVID-19 en el estado. El número de casos de coronavirus del condado de Montgomery aumentó a 388, según las estadísticas del departamento de salud publicadas el martes por la mañana. Los casos en el condado de Montgomery continúan aumentando, ya […]

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March 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Coronavirus Cases at 388, State Cases at 1,660

Each morning, the Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases increased to 388, according to the health departments statistics released Tuesday morning. The cases in the County continue to climb as there were 255 cases on Saturday, which increased to 301 […]

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March 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Postpones City-Wide ‘American Dirt’ Book Discussion

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman announced Friday that the city-wide “American Dirt” book discussion with author Jeanine Cummins has been postponed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion was scheduled for March 31 and also featured author Reyna Grande. Cummins’ book was haled with positive reviews and was even selected as Oprah’s Book Club […]

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March 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Performances, Author Talks

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Commission for Women celebrate with author talks, lectures, arts and crafts, story times and more throughout the month of March. The free programs will take place as follows: Saturday, […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Entries are Now Open for Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries from Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 105 for their fourth annual Girl Power Contest. Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings but creativity is encouraged, and alternative creative expressive submissions are welcomed. All entries must address the following […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Takes Issue with ‘Stereotypes and Caricatures’ in Controversial ‘American Dirt’ Book

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro has weighed in on the controversial book “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School, will participate in a city-wide “Gaithersburg Reads” book discussion on March 31. The book has come under fire from Latinx authors who say Cummins uses stereotypes to portray Mexican characters fleeing […]

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January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘American Dirt’ Author Still Coming to Gaithersburg Despite Book Tour Cancellation

The rollout of “American Dirt,” the critically acclaimed novel by Gaithersburg High School alumna Jeanine Cummins, has become so controversial, that Bob Miller—the president of Flatiron Books—has announced the cancellation of Cummins’ book tour. This cancellation does not, however, affect Cummins’ appearance at the Gaithersburg Reads community book discussion scheduled on March 31 at Gaithersburg […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Oprah Picks ‘American Dirt’ By Gaithersburg High Grad For Book Club

It looks like Oprah and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman have similar taste in books. Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday morning that she’s selected “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins — an alumna of Gaithersburg High School — for Oprah’s Book Club. “American Dirt” follows the story of Mexican migrant who flees her home with her son from a […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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March 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for March 29-March 31

Montgomery Parks and the Clarksburg Foundation host the Annual Kites Over Clarksburg free family fun day Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be kite flying, arts & crafts and games for the whole family at Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park, which is located at 12001 Skylark Drive in Clarksburg. Please […]

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