September 2019 Around Town

Labor Day Parades Happening in Kensington & Gaithersburg City of Kensington: Parade starts at 10 a.m. Enjoy local marching groups from area schools, churches, equestrian groups and other organizations. All this followed by an afternoon street festival along Antique Row with vendors, a wide variety of tasty foods and an Art Show in the Armory. The … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Civil War Week at the Heights July 1–12 Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War: Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights and traverse Devil’s Den. New this year: Visit Chancellorsville, site of the last major Confederate victory. Sign up for both weeks to get the full experience! … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

A2Z Opens Third Location and it’s a Charm! Congratulations to our neighbor Leila Nassaj, owner of A2Z Fun Care, for opening up her third location right here in the heart of Potomac Village! Leila and her fully certified and accredited team have created another warm, happy, friendly and safe state-of-the-art child care facility center for parents who desire to have … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Potomac Area Neighbor’s Club: “An Evening at Norton Manor” The Potomac Area Neighbor’s Club is thrilled to announce its Spring Gala on Friday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Norton Manor in Potomac. “An Evening at Norton Manor” will include appetizers, a full meal and adult beverages while enjoying the gardens and magnificent home of PANC … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Bethesda Teenager Wins Gold Bethesda teenager Justin Haddad didn’t expect to win the gold medal but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. Hundreds of hopefuls from around the nation competed in the cadet under-17 age group at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Denver Feb. 15–18. “It turned out pretty well. I … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

The International School of Music Performs at NYC’s Carnegie Hall The International School of Music celebrates its 15th anniversary with a student recital at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on July 13, showcasing its best students. “Our mission is to make the world a better place by growing a generation of musically educated, loving, caring … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Five Colleges in Maryland Ranked Best on Earth U.S. News & World Report has ranked five Maryland universities among the best on Earth. The annual rankings compared 1,250 schools across 75 countries.  Johns Hopkins University was ranked the best college in Maryland, with an overall ranking of 12th in the world. “Schools that prioritize quality academic … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Salon Nader’s New Location at Wildwood Shopping Center Opens this Month Salon Nader is expanding to a new location in the Wildwood Shopping Center in the former location of Red Door. “The new salon is undergoing a complete renovation,” Nader Lofti says. “We are very excited to bring the most beautiful, elegant full-service salon to our Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac neighborhood! The … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Manna Food Center and Montgomery County Food Council Award Grants Manna Food Center, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Montgomery County Food Council have awarded $30,000 in capacity and infrastructure building Community Food Rescue, a program of Manna Food Center mini-grants, to 18 county nonprofit organizations involved in food security efforts. … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Wanda Sykes Comes to Strathmore’s Music Center Nov. 3 Repeatedly called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers, Wanda Sykes brings the genius behind her smart-witted comedy specials and her hilarious characters on Blackish, Snatched and Bad Moms for an evening of laugh-out-loud stories at the Strathmore’s Music Center on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Beyond … Continued