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August 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Big Turnout for 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Perfect weather, a popular outdoor venue and great music set the stage for the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Jazz legend and multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval headlines this year’s festival at Veterans Plaza. The lineup includes more phenomenal jazz artists and ensembles including accomplished local muicians Marcus Johnson; Lenda Seikaly; Paul Carr and the Real […]

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August 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Former Astronaut Speaks with Kids at Children’s Inn at NIH

Children who are staying at the Children’s Inn at NIH had a fun filled, space-themed day. The educational experience included a Skype interview with retired NASA Astronaut, Clay Anderson and a conversation about space medical research. Please watch the video for more details.    

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August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery International Film Festival Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Three ingredients for a successful film festival are a string of quality films, some buzz and, of course, a red carpet. The Montgomery International Film Festival at Rio in Gaithersburg kicked into high gear this afternoon with their opening ceremony including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Hollywood-style red carpet. The festival began on August 18 […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Gaithersburg ‘Distraction Theft’ After 6 Women Steal $24,000 in Cell Phones

Montgomery County police’s Gaithersburg District Investigative Section seeks information about six women suspected of committing a “distraction theft” at a Gaithersburg Verizon store. Police believe one of the women pretended to be pregnant to steal 29 cell phones worth around $24,000, as the other five women distracted store employees. Police say the incident happened July […]

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August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Diner Now Open at Rio

The brand new Silver Diner at Rio in Gaithersburg is now open from 4 pm-2 am Friday and Saturday, 4 pm-midnight Sunday then officially opens Monday for full hours beginning with breakfast.  

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Potomac is Next Up on Jawando’s Library Listening Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando to Visit Potomac Library Thursday, August 29 Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando continues his library listening tour August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library located at 10101 Glenolden Drive. Jawando serves as the library lead on the County Council’s Education and Culture committee. He is visiting all 21 library branches […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Strong Storms Displace Two Families

Lightning strikes cause at least two house fires Thursday evening Strong storms passed through Montgomery County Thursday evening, resulting in numerous collisions, a motorcycle crash, wires down, and two house fires, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) spokesman Pete Piringer. Thursday about 7:45 p.m. MCFRS responded to a report of a house fire […]

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August 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hurwitz to 9:30 Club Employees: ‘Don’t Pass Judgment’

Hurwitz, Attorney Respond to Prostitution Solicitation Charges The 9:30 Club owner, facing charges of soliciting prostitution from a licensed massage therapist in Montgomery County, is telling his employees “don’t pass judgment.” Seth Hurwitz of Bethesda is co-owner of the 9:30 Club and The Anthem in Washington D.C. He’s also chairman of I.M.P., a concert promotion […]

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