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Keep your eyes on the skies for the latest eclipse festivities

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So you’ve picked up your NASA-approved glasses and gathered your viewing group for Monday’s solar eclipse. Now all you need is somewhere to watch it. Although Maryland viewers will only be able to catch 80 percent of solar coverage as opposed to a full eclipse, many local parks and libraries are taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to host viewing parties and events. Whether you’re looking to watch it with the kids or catch a glimpse yourself, the phenomenon can be caught in the area any time after 1 p.m. with coverage reaching totality around 3 p.m.

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Coffee Republic offers top-notch beverages and decadent pastries

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Looking for a new spot to get your morning pick-me-up but don’t want to have to wait in those obnoxious Starbucks lines? Well wait no longer because Coffee Republic , located in King Farm Village Center, might be just the place your caffeine addiction and morning routine have been looking for.

Opened in October of last year, this neighborhood coffee shop currently boasts a four-star Yelp rating, under the ownership of four business partners and fellow owners of Bean Good Coffee Co. in Arlington, according to the local blog Rockville View. These high reviews can be accredited to their top-notch espresso and coffee beverages, along with their decadent baked goods and cozy interior.

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Nestled in a hidden cranny of Rockville is your French home away from home

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LavandeOutside seating at Lavande Patisserie. PHOTO BY MAYA KOEPPEN   Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of downtown Rockville and tucked away next to the ever-so-popular Kung Fu Tea, is a little taste of Paris one might not expect to find in your typical American strip mall. Opened in November 2015, Lavande Patisserie prides itself in being “your home away from home” as a local artisan coffee shop combining sophistication and quality in everything from the food to the decor.

Using the freshest ingredients whenever possible, Lavande’s seasonal menus host an array of intricate desserts and savory options, served up alongside their handcrafted coffee beverages. The pastries are clearly the stars of the show, as you are immediately greeted with a beautiful showcase of the day’s pastries upon entering the cafe.

And yes, they do taste as good as they look.

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Local man wins big in state lottery action

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We often dream of what we would do if we were to one day win the lottery.

For one Gaithersburg man, that dream became a reality this past Independence Day weekend when the Multi-Match subscription holder claimed the game’s $500,000 jackpot.

With the odds of winning at a one in 6 million chances, the 67-year-old grandfather could hardly believe his luck when Communications Director Carole Gentry called him on July 3 to share the news of his win.

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