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The Constant Reader: Two Sequels Worth the Wait

Photo | Submitted Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout

The authors of the two 2019 novels I consider here delayed producing sequels to their critically-acclaimed and commercially successful novels an unusually long time. “Olive, Again” is Elizabeth Strout’s follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel “Olive Kitteredge.” “The Big…

A&E Briefs

Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America: ‘Life in Color’ Through Jan. 27, Arts Barn This juried exhibit features colored pencil artists living and working in the DC metro area. ‘Let’s Dance & Inner Visions’ Jan. 17-March…

Dance Your Way Into 2020

What if there were a fun way to start off 2020 learning something active and new? No resolutions here, just an opportunity to energize your winter and pique your interest in the international dance, music and art showcased at the…

Jaguars Finish Strong Season With Championship Defeat

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Northwest’s Logan Bartolomeo delivers a hit to Wise’s Anthony Morales, separating him from the ball in the end zone during the state championship game.

Two weeks in a row against two top teams in the state may have just been too much. One week after beating Quince Orchard in one of the biggest games in program history, the Northwest Jaguars had another top team…

Holidays May Increase Loneliness in Older Adults

Photo | Thomas Marchessault The Village at Kentlands & Lakelands offers many social events for those ages 55 and older. Volunteers are shown here at the Village’s annual gathering on Oct. 28 at Vasili’s Kitchen.

One in three adults ages 45 and up are lonely, according to a 2018 AARP Foundation Survey. “Seniors are at higher risk for depression than the general population,” said Dr. Elizabeth Carr, owner of Kentlands Psychotherapy. “The main reason for…

RCES Teacher Turns Deployment Into Teachable Moment

Photo | Courtesy of Courtney Knauss Lieutenant Commander Chris Knauss embarks on his deployment to Afghanistan.

When first-grader Wyatt Knauss revealed to his class that his dad had recently been deployed to Afghanistan, his teacher, Whitney Henry, knew she wanted to do something to make the separation less painful. “He really opened up about it,” Mrs.…

Arts Barn Welcomes New Resident Artist

Photo | Marylou Bono Jeanne Sullivan, new Arts Barn resident artist, shares her “School of Gifted Fish.”

When you think of the word collage, your mind may travel to school art classes or perhaps to Matisse’s Cut-Outs, likely the most well-known examples of the art created in the early ‘40s. Collage, from the French word meaning to…