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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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The Duffy School of Irish Dance eight-hand team, comprised of Caitlin Crews, Fiona Gallagher, Lucy Garretson, Grace Hanson, Lauren Hurt, Cassidy Kennington, Emily McFadden and Katherine Sohn, won 1st place in the Girls Under 12 competition at the 2014 Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Fla.

Last month, 35 dancers from Scoil Rince Ni Dubhthaigh (SRND, also known as the Duffy School of Irish Dance) competed in the 2014 Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Fla. The competition featured dancers from 14 states, the District of Columbia…

Around Town

Music Matters Kentlands Community Chorus began its spring session Jan. 12 for the youth and adult choruses and teen a cappella group. These groups are open to singers of all ages and abilities from any neighborhood. Singers are welcome to…

City Scene

Sesma Elected to NLC Board of Directors Gaithersburg City Council Member Michael A. Sesma will be serving a two-year term on the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors after being elected by the group’s membership during its annual…

Shop Talk

Clover and the Rose Jillian Anderson visited Clover Boutique, 502 Main St., several months ago to build her wardrobe for the current season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Anderson, a former Redskins ambassador and assignment desk producer for FOX News DC,…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Market Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion, 301 Main St. Enjoy winter vegetables as well as produce grown in local greenhouses. Other items may include flavored crepes, empanadas, coffees and hot chocolate. The market will not open if…

Assignment Education

Board of Education to Consider Bell Times Option The Montgomery County Board of Education will consider several options for adjusting school starting and ending times—also known as bell times—allowing high school students to begin classes later in the day. The…

Same Old Lang Syne

Theoretically, a new year should be filled with mystery about the great unknown for the 365 days ahead. But even with the big, blank canvas that is 2015, I realize there are some things that are just inevitable. I am…

Time for HYGGE*

A sign above a book display near the Children’s Room in the Olney Library read, “Hygge with a Good Book.” I thought, “Oh, no, not another new acronym I’m supposed to know and I don’t.” Then I noticed another sign…

Mike at the Movies

Gone Girl (R) **** This one has been out for some time, but it is still getting much discussion so we include it this week. This is a film for adults but maybe not newly marrieds, since it portrays marriage…