Sunday, July 12, 2020

People + Places

Ronnie Baras, also known as "Ronnie the Great," is a comic hypnotist and mentalist from Kemp Mill

A certified hypnotherapist, Ronnie Baras specializes in good, clean fun

The Kemp Mill entertainer has been putting audiences under his spell for more than 20 years.
"Adventures in Kindness" mother-daughter author duo, Carrie and Sophia Fox

Creating kind kids

"Adventures in Kindness," a new book by a Potomac fifth grader and her mom, offers kids 52 ways to practice kindness at home, at school and in their community.

Richard Montgomery student-led activist club organizes petition to change school name 

The Rockville high school is named after a former slave owner.
Three Montgomery County organizations win grants from Maryland Historical Society

Maryland Historical Society awards grants to three Montgomery County organizations

Two Montgomery County historical societies and a museum receive capacity-building funds to put towards heritage projects
Chief Bailey and firefighters at Montgomery County Fire Rescue Station 4 in Sandy Spring

Meet Division Chief Charles Bailey

The 30-year firefighting veteran is coordinating Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s coronavirus response and rethinking firefighting methodology
Johnny Holliday, the University of Maryland sportscaster, talks about his career

Johnny Holliday is the “consummate ambassador for the Terrapins”

The University of Maryland sportscaster has been having fun in the public eye for more than five decades.
A stop in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 10th Anniversary Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience

Digital event on Friday will highlight “thought-provoking” images and stories about racial justice

"Block Talk" is part of an ongoing collaboration between Arts on the Block and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.
Posters hang on a fence outside Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School at the Black Lives Matter protest on East-West

Photos: Black Lives Matter Protest on East-West

Peaceful protestors marched against hate violence and racial disparities in the criminal justice system
Black Lives Matter protest at the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Photos: Black Lives Matter Protest in Bethesda

Hundreds of people gathered at the Connie Morella Library to protest police brutality and systemic racism in response to the death of George Floyd.
Cabin John Park’s antique firetruck has been doing birthday drive-bys during COVID-19

Cabin John Park’s Antique Firetruck Still Brightens Days

The 90-year-old Brockway engine shores ups the community by participating in special events, including birthday drive-bys.