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Gaithersburg Library Reopens

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The newly renovated Gaithersburg Library reopened on Jan. 4. Present at the ribbon-cutting were (back row) Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Maryland State Senator Jennie Forehand, Director of MCPL Parker Hamilton, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal, (front row) Trinity Allen, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Montgomery County Council member Phil Andrews.

By Pam Schipper When the Gaithersburg Library reopened on Jan. 4, what stood out even more than the stunningly beautiful 21st-century green building was the emotional connection elected officials, county and city staff, library employees and the general public have…

Ton of Fun Kicks Off at Fleet Feet

Sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement and motivation. If you can throw some fun in there, you just might have the right formula for weight loss success. That’s what the more than 120 people enrolled in Fleet Feet…

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Foundry Hosts World-Class Martial Arts Champions Nestled between a real estate office and an interior design office is a studio where adults, kids and teens are learning to punch, kick, roll and otherwise defend themselves. This studio is The Foundry…

Arts & Entertainment

“Blame it on Beckett” Jan. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., The Arts Barn In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, the Arts Barn presents “Blame it on Beckett,” a comedy by local playwright John Morogiello. Director David…

Reel Success at Kentlands Stadium 10

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The big movie season is in full swing now at Kentlands Stadium 10.

Paul Huang, vice president of operations at Kentlands Stadium 10, said it was a fair year at the complex. He’s talking about overall attendance. A few blockbusters hung on over the change of year—“Les Miserables,” “Gatsby,” “Skyfall” and “Despicable Me…

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Goodarzi Specializes in Hair Replacement In Iran, Nasrin Goodarzi studied art and painting. Many years later, Goodarzi is applying her artistry to real live people at Goodarzi Hair Salon in Market Square. Like any great artist, she is versatile, taking…

Pepco Requests Rate Increase for 2014

On Dec. 4, Pepco filed a petition at the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) asking for an increase in the company’s rates and charges in order to make infrastructure improvements to improve reliability of service. This would increase its total…

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens With Fundraiser Moe’s Southwest Grill on Darnestown Road hosted a Pay What You Want Day to kick off their grand opening. For four hours on Dec. 12, Moe’s gave out 435 free menu items to 227…

Lin’s House Provides Refuge for the Elderly

Photo | Jenny Chen

Susan Wong helps one of her residents at Lin’s House read song lyrics.

Five years ago, Susan Wong was getting ready for retirement from her career in accounting when she saw an ad for Montgomery College about aging gracefully. “Something about that caught my eye,” Wong said. She took one class and one…