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Remembering a little boy and his zest for life

02-07-2015 Hits:181 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

GAITHERSBURG – For Richard Brown and his wife, Donna, the evening was about turning grief at the loss of their young son into something positive. Born in 1996 with severe heart defects and without a spleen, doctors described Erick Brown as a miracle when his body developed a spleen two and a half weeks after his birth. The young boy grew up in Derwood, undersized but according to friends and neighbors always with a smile on his face and a joy of life that transferred to everyone around him. “He always wanted to help people, and that’s what I loved about him the most,” his cousin Mac McKee said. “For the world to have lost someone like him is a tragedy, and all this is to carry on his legacy.” Erick endured several surgeries but passed away in 2008. About 140 people came out to Golden Bull Grand Cafe on Monday to celebrate the life...

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Fourth of July plans

02-07-2015 Hits:109 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Fourth of July plans

Around the county, Independence Day will be celebrated in various forms, from parades to fireworks, and there’s even a run going on.

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Heritage Days brings county's past back to life

02-07-2015 Hits:167 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Heritage Days brings county's past back to life

ROCKVILLE – Despite inclement weather, many county residents and visitors turned out to participate in Heritage Days on Saturday and Sunday.

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State News

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Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

05-09-2014 Hits:5053 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

Thursday was not a good day for the last governor of Virginia as Bob McDonnell was found guilty of corruption in a Richmond courtroom. But another former Republican governor of Virginia, George Allen, had a better day of it in Howard County, talking up the candidacy of state Senate hopeful Jody Venkatesan in District 13 and other candidates at a Clarksville ballroom. “There were a lot of folks from Maryland who helped me out” in his successful race for governor of Virginia 20 years ago, Allen told a crowd of about 50, and he was happy to return the favor. Venkatesan is running against Democratic Del. Guy Guzzone for the seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Robey. In 2010, Venkatesan lost the Republican primary for the seat that represents much of eastern and southern Howard County, but ran unopposed in June. “In every way, Jody is running on the issues that matter...

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Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

01-05-2014 Hits:9451 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

ROCKVILLE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Doug Gansler is in hot water after comments he made regarding his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, went viral.

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Pepco Asks For More Money

24-04-2014 Hits:9019 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Pepco Asks For More Money

BALTIMORE - Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its third rate increase in three years. The company is asking for more than $43 million in rate increase which, if approved, will become effective on July 4, 2014. The increase will raise the monthly bill of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County customers by $4.80. 

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Rockville Transparency

02-07-2015 Hits:135 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Rockville Transparency

The Rockville City Council found itself debating something of interest last week when it took up the issue of candidate transparency.This year the state legislature contemplated a bill which would relax some of the standards for those running for office. The bill didn’t move beyond the first reading and committee hearing in the Senate while in the House the bill received an unfavorable report from the committee.The Maryland Municipal League, and by extension one of the speakers at the general assembly hearing, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, was for relaxing standards because, according to the league, the submission of some financial disclosure forms could deter new capable candidates from seeking office.

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About The Governor

25-06-2015 Hits:162 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

About The Governor

It’s the type of news that, if you’re at all human, floors you.Governor Larry Hogan found a lump in his throat while shaving. A quick trip to the doctor and dozens of lumps later, the governor is diagnosed with a “very aggressive” form of lymphoma.I’m sure I’m not the only middle-aged man who went home and checked his body four or five times for lumps and then decided to see his doctor.Down at my favorite caffeine watering hole, where during these Dog Days of June most people seem to be ordering anything but coffee, I overheard a disturbing conversation.To be honest I often overhear disturbing conversations there, but this particular conversation didn’t have anything to do with comp and class studies, or lack of raises or nine people being killed in a South Carolina church. This conversation centered on who will be governor now that our governor is dead.Not only...

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Why was I crying?

15-06-2015 Hits:264 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Why was I crying?

  At first I didn’t know why I was crying.I opened up the driver’s side door of the truck and hopped inside.Pammy, sitting in the passenger seat, turned to me and asked if I was okay.“There’s blood on your pants,” she said.I looked down. She was right.Ten minutes earlier we were driving north in rural Maryland when I noticed two trucks collide on the road ahead of us. We pulled over.Since I have some first aid training and with no one on the scene, I thought I could help.“Go,” she said. “I’ll be okay.”I sprinted to the crash.The first person I came across was a woman in her late 50s or early 60s trapped inside a small pickup truck. The engine was off. She had on her seatbelt and her airbags had deployed. She appeared calm.“Are you all right?” I asked.

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Sports

The best-kept coaching secret in MoCo baseball

The best-kept coaching secret in MoCo baseball

Patrick Duffy was like many coaches before him, growing up with the dream to become a professional baseball player. But, while he was in high school, he decided to take a different path.

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Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, singers and dancers will bring life to the stage at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in the coming weeks.  

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

ROCKVILLE - At Meryl Hathaway’s fifth-grade graduation from Luxmanor Elementary School, she told the class she wanted to be in a movie. Years later, Hathaway is achieving part of her dream as a cast member on Fox’s “Riot”, a show that Hathaway describes as a mix of ABC’s “Wipe Out” and improvisational comedy.  The show is produced by actor/comedian Steve Carell and will feature a celebrity host every week.

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

BETHESDA- Theater enthusiasts who want to attend the world premiere of a provocative new play have no need to travel to Broadway this month. From March 20-April 12, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda will host the Doorway Arts Ensemble’s production of the new play Morning, Miranda.

Political Cartoons

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The Rockville Rooster

02-07-2015 Hits:264 Political Cartoons Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

The Rockville Rooster

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Whack-A-Pol

19-06-2015 Hits:218 Political Cartoons Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Whack-A-Pol

The Sentinel is happy to reintroduce our readers to Mark Robinson with his latest cartoon.

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