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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Police Adventure Camp!


The 4th Police Adventure Camp at Viers Mill Elementary School focused on teaching incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders skills like decision making, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and resisting peer pressure. 

"It started out with 30 at-risk youth. They came in, we talked about making good decisions: resisting drugs, alcohol and gangs and gave them skills to be better students," said Officer Amy Daum.

The camp is a partnership between Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools and Linkages to Learning. The Linkages to Learning Program assists students and their families with services to help children be successful in school, at home, and in the community.  

Film Festival Comes to Silver Spring!

June 20-26th- Silver Spring, Maryland welcomes Silverdocs, the most talked about documentary festival in the United States at the AFI Silver Theatre. 

Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form. Additionally it supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.

“We are presenting over 100 films this year representing 52 countries. There is a diverse range of films, filmmakers and film subject,” said Festival Director Sky Sitney.

Silverdocs plays host to more than 27,000 attendees from across the globe.

“I’ve come to meet a lot of the filmmakers, to learn as much as I can about the process, and see all the innovative ways documentaries are being made these days,” said AU student Michael Lindley. 

City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration

City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration


Celebrate our nation’s independence with food, music and fireworks at the City of Gaithersburg 4th of July celebration at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 5 p.m., a lively two-hour concert with Appaloosa starts at 7 p.m., and the amazing firework spectacular launches at dusk.  The Fairgrounds are located at exit 11A off of I-270.  Admission is free. 

For information call 301-258-6350 or visit gaithersburgmd.gov/events


Too Soon? Community Reacts to Lululemon Store Reopening


Lululemon Athletica announced Tuesday, June 14th, that they will reopen the newly renovated Bethesda store on Friday, June 24th. 

We stopped by Bethesda Avenue to see what the community thought about the recent news.  There were mixed emotions about the news but for the most part, people were happy to see the store re-open its doors.


“It’s a tragic thing that happened a few months ago, but you have to move on in a positive light and I think it is time for the store to do that,” said Virginia resident Emily Duus.


In March, the store was the scene of a homicide, where employee Jayna Murray was pronounced dead.  Her co-worker Brittany Norwood has since been charged in Murray's murder. They both were 30 years old. Click here to read the full story.


BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.



Lululemon Bethesda to Re-Open

Lululemon Bethesda to Re-Open