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Photo | Nikos Zacharakis “The Look” by Nikos Zacharakis is one of the photographs on display in the “Faces” exhibit at the Arts Barn.

‘Let’s Dance’ & ‘Inner Visions’ Through March 9, Kentlands Mansion See the figurative work of Allen Bentley and the intuitive figure and semi-abstract paintings of Kristina Garon. Free. ‘Faces’ Through March 23, Arts Barn The North Bethesda Camera Club exhibits…

Mike at the Movies: The Rhythm Section

Photo | Submitted The Rhythm Section

The Rhythm Section (R) This is, make no mistake about it, Blake Lively’s movie. The former Chanel model and “Most Beautiful” top-ranked star in Hollywood has figured in light comic and domestic roles, but this is a true breakout role…

MCPS MCCPTA Hosts Mental Health and Wellness Forum

Photo | Sunil Dasgupta The third annual MCPS MCCPTA Health and Wellness Forum, held at the Earle B. Wood Middle School, featured a student panel.

For four hours on Jan. 11, more than 400 Montgomery County Public Schools students, parents and educators gathered at Earle B. Wood Middle School for the third annual MCPS Montgomery County Council of PTA (MCCPTA) Mental Health and Wellness Forum…

Gaithersburg READS! Launches With Homegrown Author’s New Novel

Photo | Submitted Look for “American Dirt,” written by Gaithersburg native Jeanine Cummins, when it comes out on Jan. 21.

The City of Gaithersburg’s new community-wide initiative, “Gaithersburg READS!”, will begin with a novel by a native daughter. The plan is for all participants to read “American Dirt,” due out Jan. 21, and for its author, Jeanine Cummins, to return…

Holocaust Survivor Values Hard Work and Acceptance as the Keys to Living a Good Life

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin Kentlands resident Maya Krakovsky survived the mass killing of Jews in Ukraine during World War II and built a new life with her family, eventually immigrating to the United States.

Ukrainian Holocaust survivor Maya Krakovsky, 84, was deeply saddened by the recent violent attack on Jews in New York as 2019 drew to a close, and the Jewish Hanukkah eight-day festival of lights ended. Krakovsky has survived so much sadness…

City to Host Workshop Looking at Healthy Lawns Act

As a part of a Jan. 27 work session, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will be considering opting in to Bill 52-14, the Montgomery County Healthy Lawns Act. In 2015, the Montgomery County Council passed the legislation that aims…

Lakelands Resident Publishes Book of Poetry

Photo | Submitted Self-published by Megan Prikhodko in November, the 102-page book of poetry entitled "Leap" is available on Amazon.

One of Megan Prikhodko’s bucket list items was to edit a book. She achieved this goal several years ago, and the experience led the Lakelands resident to publishing a book of her very own. “Leap” is a collection of 15…

Ice Hockey Off to Great Start

Photo | Michelle Caton Quince Orchard ice hockey hopes to continue their success into the second half and make a deep run in the playoffs.

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the DMV. The Washington Capitals, the local professional hockey team, have been in the top half of the NHL in attendance every year since 2008. Since the Caps 2018 Stanley…