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Image | Angela Lacy
Angela Lacy’s watercolor, entitled “NOT Abbey Road,” won first place in the watermedia category at the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 32nd annual juried exhibition.

Fine Work by the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Award-winners were celebrated May 10 at the Kentlands Mansion during a special reception for the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Sandra Schraibman, GFAA show chairwoman, said that 90…

Mike at the Movies

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Brady Jandreau as Brady Blackburn in “The Rider.”

Rider (R) ***** Let me start by saying this is a remarkable film for many reasons, most of all the story. It is the story of a young man, Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) who was a rodeo rider until suffering…

Kaufman’s Kitchen

Dishes That Build Bridges These recipes from “Breaking Bread in Galilee: A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land” by Abbie Rosner take you on a journey with the author, exploring local foods and age-old culinary traditions and culinary wisdom described…

First Person

Chopped The best thing about this whole writing gig is the ability to work from home. What’s even better is that I don’t bother feigning any sort of professionalism by toiling away in my home office. Nope, I wander all…

His Last Call

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William Mobley was one of the first volunteers to sign up at the Gaithersburg Fire Department.

By Jack Toomey When the Gaithersburg Fire Department was formed in 1927, one of the first volunteers to sign up was William Mobley. He was a lifelong resident of Gaithersburg and was drawn to firefighting because he wanted to help…

Mike at the Movies

Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) ***** Just to list the characters in this epic would take all the space for this review. Let us say that the screen is filled with super heroes and one tremendous villain and that the film…

Readers Choice

Before We Were Yours

‘Before We Were Yours’ Written by Lisa Wingate Two storylines vie for our attention in Lisa Wingate’s hugely popular novel, “Before We Were Yours” (2017). One takes place in 1939 on the shores of the Mississippi River in Tennessee where…

Doing Your Doody

When Kentlands Corgi Daisey does her doody, her owner does, too—except for recently and momentarily when Nora Fitzpatrick forgot her bags.

One day, I was out walking our crazy corgi, Daisey. Daisey has her usual spots where she likes to do her business, and since it was chilly, I was hoping she would get right to it so we could quickly…

Eye on Art

Photo | Marylou Bono
(L to R, back) Eric Celarier, Tony Glander, (L to R, front) Karin Birch, Whitney Dahlberg and Margaret Hluch exhibit works in a variety of mediums at the Arts Barn through May 14.

Textures and Textiles Dazzle at the Arts Barn Artists in the new “Textures and Textiles” exhibit at the Arts Barn spoke about their work and what inspires it at an opening reception on April 12. Curator Mary Weiss-Waldhorn brought Karen…