May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs Dies

Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, died at 66 of heart failure on May 9. Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant, originally opened Moby’s Luncheonette in 1989 in Bethesda, but the restaurant struggled. Eventually, Daryoush built a traditional clay oven similar to one he used in Iran, to bake fresh pita. He […]

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December 7, 2015 | Willie James Inman

One-Third of Montgomery County Residents Were Born Outside the United States (PHOTOS)

In a news conference on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen stated that one-third of the county’s residents were born outside the United States. Floreen cited a report compiled by the CountyStat office that uses U.S. Census data from 2013. “We had a diversity briefing last week. Our CountyStat people have been looking at […]

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April 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Persian-Americans to Celebrate Spring in Boyds (PHOTOS)

Iranian Americans get ready to celebrate Norouz- the thirteenth day of the Persian year- with an outdoor gathering on April 12 at the Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds. The festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will include live Persian music, dance performances, children activities and more. “All the bad things will […]

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April 23, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Baha’i Faith Community Celebrates Ridvan in Montgomery County

It’s the season of prayer, music and celebration for the local Baha’i faith community as they honor the holiest days of their year during the Festival of Ridvan. Ridvan, which means paradise in both Arabic and Persian, is a period of 12 days that mark the holiest days of the Baha’i year. On the first, ninth […]

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April 7, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Persian-Americans Welcome Spring in Boyds (Video)

Thousands of local Persian-Americans celebrated the arrival of spring in Boyds during the IrAmerican Civic Society’s biggest annual event of the year. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how this time of the year is significant to the Persian-American community. Mina Rezvani immigrated to the United States from Iran, but she didn’t leave the […]

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