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The gothic serial “Dark Shadows” has had various incarnations over the years. Starting as an original television soap opera of the 1960s and 1970s, it became a comic book series, a big-budget 1991 primetime series, and several movies. The most recent adaptation was a Tim Burton film, which is both an homage and a spoof […]

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GLEN ECHO – Officials at The Puppet Co. announced on Feb. 10 that its artistic and managerial staff would be retiring effective, ending a run that spanned over three decades. Its leadership and puppet masters, Allan Stevens, Christopher and MayField Piper, worked with the company since the early 1980s, entertaining children and adults at Glen […]

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“Spring Awakening” or in its original title “Frühlings Erwachen” is a somber play from the late 1800s by German playwright Frank Wedekind. Americans are becoming increasingly familiar with this drama in the form of the 2006 musical Spring Awakening. In the current production at the Round House Theatre in the heart of Bethesda, Wilhelmine Germany […]

Go-go boots, miniskirts and bell-bottom trousers. A background of multi-colored square panels bordering on the psychedelic slapstick and one-liners. We describe not the return of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” from its TV Land hiatus, but the current production of the Folger Theatre’s “Merry Wives of Windsor,” 1970s style. This period update of the Shakespeare comedy, […]

ROCKVILLE – After finding success in the Fairfax and Washington, D.C. areas, Eerkin’s Uyghur Cuisine, an Uyghur family-owned restaurant, has moved onto Rockville Pike to set up its first Maryland location, in the address of the former Japanese bistro café Rolls ‘n Rice. Three years in the business, the family is hoping to expand understanding […]

ROCKVILLE – The Public Safety (PS) and Health and Human Service (HHS) Committees for Montgomery County met on Jan. 23 to receive an update on gang activity and gang prevention services in the county. Police, state attorneys and many public institutions were called up to speak about their results and what they are doing to […]

HYATTSVILLE – Jonathan Hernandez, 22, walked inside a Langley Park apartment building on Jan. 23 with a group of canvassers, ready to talk to local residents about the 2020 U.S. Census. The downtown Silver Spring resident could recall being a young child in 2010 and seeing his mother struggling to look at the questionnaire pages. […]

ROCKVILLE – A crowd of community members entered Rockville town hall on Jan. 27 to make a case for funding in human services, sports and art development before the council reviewed priorities for the 2021 fiscal year budget. Leon Suskin, the co-chair of the Human Services Advisory Commission, spoke on his own behalf at the […]

ROCKVILLE – In a game filled with scoring runs, the Prince George’s Community College men’s basketball team looked poised to make a final comeback after tying the game at 78 with less than three minutes remaining. However, Montgomery College fended off their cross-county rivals to earn a 90-84 victory on Jan. 25. [Missed the game? […]

ROCKVILLE – During the weekly Montgomery County Council meeting on Jan. 21, the council introduced multiple bills that included bicycle registration, stipends for members of county boards, committees, and commissions and a zoning measure allowing for larger solar collecting systems in the agricultural reserve. The meeting opened up with a proclamation recognizing Montgomery County Human […]

SILVER SPRING – Corrections have yet to be made to the thousands of problems cited in an Americans with Disabilities assessment of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that was conducted two years ago. “We are just making sure we have the budget so we can address” the problems, said School Board President Shebra Evans. “We […]

DAMASCUS – Entering their home matchup against a four-win Rockville High School on Jan. 17, the Damascus High School boys basketball team looked to rebuild some momentum after losing their third game of the season against Watkins Mill. However, the Rams had other ideas. The road team jumped out to a strong 17-3 lead and […]

SILVER SPRING – Amanda Barry-Moilanen of Wheaton is scared that a Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule allowing its grant recipients to discriminate, would result in fewer children ever being adopted. On Nov. 1, the Trump administration published a notice that it intends only to comply with explicitly spelled out U.S. Supreme […]

ROCKVILLE – Clarksburg High School’s undefeated season was in jeopardy on Jan. 13 when the Coyotes faced off against 6-3 Richard Montgomery High School. Clarksburg had found itself in a 13 point hole at halftime with only 16 minutes of playing time left to try to come back and maintain that perfect season. [See more […]

ROCKVILLE – In his first State of the County address on Jan. 15, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich called Montgomery County “the economic engine in the state of Maryland” and the envy of jurisdictions throughout the nation. He praised its school system, an educated population that is engaged and good government services. However, Elrich says […]

ROCKVILLE – In the first meeting from the holiday break on Jan. 14, the Montgomery County Council covered a series of proclamations, bills and resolutions involving many different topics. The meeting started with a proclamation recognizing January as National Radon Action Month. That proclamation listed out statistics that are prevalent both at the state, county, […]

I recently delivered a sad message to the staff and freelancers of The Sentinel Newspapers, indicating that our last edition will publish on Jan. 30 after serving Montgomery County for more than 160 years and Prince George’s County for 88 years. In that letter, I said that The Sentinel Newspapers have not been profitable for […]

SILVER SPRING – Following the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and Gov. Larry Hogan’s release of his 2020 climate plan draft, 25 advocacy and community organizations wrote a letter denouncing the plan and calling for “stronger action.” The letter, delivered on Jan. 2, was signed by 25 organizations, including the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance and […]

ROCKVILLE – At his first media briefing of the year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith spoke about building on the improvements of 2019, the district’s effort to combat hate bias in schools as well as recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget. Smith started by talking about the increased enrollment in […]

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DERWOOD – Every time a player from Magruder High School took aim from behind the arc to attempt a 3-point basket, the Colonels on the bench would rise to their feet in anticipation. The players would follow the ball through the air, and if the shot met its mark, a celebration ensued a few seconds […]

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COLLEGE PARK – Kaila Charles was on fire against Ohio State University. The University of Maryland guard put up a season-high 28 points to lead the Terrapins to a second-half comeback to defeat the visiting Buckeyes, 72-62, on Jan. 6. The senior’s scoring output was 20 points more than Ashley Owusu and Blair Watson, the two Terrapin […]

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GAITHERSBURG – Six Maryland high school boys basketball teams participated in the David Griffin Montgomery County Invitational Varsity Tournament from Dec. 27-28. The Quince Orchard Cougars hosted the annual event that showcased three Montgomery County teams playing against three non-county schools. Quince Orchard, Clarksburg and Watkins Mill represented Montgomery County while Urbana, Tuscarora and Owings […]

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ROCKVILLE – When asked about what he learned in his first year as the county executive for Montgomery County, Marc Elrich took a long pause before answering. Elrich, 70, completed three terms with the Montgomery County Council before winning the Democratic nomination and ultimately the election with over 64% of the vote over at-large Councilmember […]

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ROCKVILLE – Sweeping changes came into the Montgomery County Council on Dec. 3, 2018, when four new councilmembers entered the chambers for the first time in their new roles. The council became younger and more racially diverse than previously in recent years. The changes allowed the all-Democratic group to peruse sweeping legislation tackling broad topics […]

ROCKVILLE – After a rocky spring season dominated by criticisms and the cleaning up of perceptions after a Damascus High School hazing incident, students and staff entered their 2019-2020 school year in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) with a seemingly more attentive ear from its administration. Damascus High School, under legal scrutiny after an alleged […]

Community Management Accountant. Abaris Realty, Inc. seeking accountant for its Potomac, MD office to reconcile community bank accounts; prepare month-end journal entries; assist with financial reports, including balance sheets, income/loss statements, variance reports. Create policies and controls. Resume to: 7811 Montrose Rd, Suite 110, Potomac, MD 20854

SILVER SPRING – A Walter Johnson High School student remained in the intensive care unit in critical condition after being struck while crossing Montrose Road to board his school bus on Dec. 13. Eyal Haddad, a 17-year-old senior, was struck while crossing Montrose Road at Bargate Court on his way to the school bus, located […]

As we slowly down dive into the 2020 Presidential Election with the Commander In Chief spewing rhetoric of “fake news,” I think that the masses need to understand another phrase that was brought to prominence by the vetting of credentials in the 20th century and forward: A gatekeeper. With daily attacks on traditional media by […]

ROCKVILLE – Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, one of the Metropolitan region’s most recognizable grocery store chains, will be shutting its doors for good in 2020, starting with 18 locations including three located within Montgomery County. United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), the parent company of the grocery store chain, announced on Dec. 6 that it will […]

By Ivan Torres Special to The Sentinel DAMASCUS – The Damascus High School community congregated into the school’s gym on Dec. 19 to celebrate eight student-athletes as they signed their collegiate letters of intent on Early National Signing Day. [See photos from this event in our photo gallery here!] The “Swarmin’ Hornets” will be represented […]

ROCKVILLE – A former high school girls lacrosse coach is under arrest on multiple charges following a failed kidnapping of five children and attempted murder of their parents. Gary Blake Reburn was arrested in the United Kingdom and is currently under the process of being extradited to the United States after participating in a plot […]

ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith presented his operating budget recommendation for the fiscal year of 2021 on Dec. 18. Designed by Smith in collaboration with community groups and MCPS employee’s associations, the $2.8 billion budget is a 4.5% increase from the 2020 fiscal year, which was nearly half of the […]

GAITHERSBURG – Caroline Orza sat on the bench and watched her teammates run up and down the court. She had entered into foul trouble early in the game against Gaithersburg High School on Dec. 20, and was relegated to the bench for a few minutes as a result. That vantage point, though, was ideal for […]

ROCKVILLE – Despite its early efforts to raise funds for affordable housing and help in establishing newer communities, Montgomery County officials must complete more objectives and spend more money before the Purple Line light-rail line opens, a new action report released on Dec. 12 stated. The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC), a public-private-community collaboration in […]

By Ana Mulero Special to The Sentinel ROCKVILLE – A revised ordinance proposal that would impose a ban on the use of certain wild and exotic animals throughout Gaithersburg garnered new support during a meeting on Dec. 16. The city council’s proposal received mixed reactions from the get-go, with the local Humane Society of the […]