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Arts Council Wins NEA Grant to Add to Works on Paper Collection

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County will be adding to the Montgomery County Contemporary Works On Paper Collection thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works Grant Program. The collection is part of the county’s public art collection, which currently includes more than 550 prints, drawings and watercolors from regional artists. THE NEA awarded AHCMC a $25,000 Art Works grant that “will purchase and frame two-dimensional artworks on paper acquired from regional artists and galleries through a juried call-for-art process opening this spring,” according to the AHCMC announcement. “In 1975, the Montgomery County Works...

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Sculpture Exhibition Opens Tomorrow with Public Reception

An exhibition of contemporary sculptures from four county artists will open the 2019 season at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room with a public reception Thursday, Feb. 7. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s public art manager Amina K. Cooper curated “The Shape of Things to Come,” which will be on display until April 5.  “We are excited to kick off 2019 with inventive new work by local artists in Montgomery County,” said Suzan Jenkins, AHCMC CEO in a press release. “It will be interesting to see how each sculptor’s unique perspective of current affairs sparks...

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Blood Donors Can Get Free Pound of Coffee Today

Blood donors can get a free pound of Dunkin’ coffee today by donating a pint of blood at the Montgomery County Red Cross Chapter House, 2020 East-West Highway, according to a press release. Dunkin’ of Washington, D.C. has partnered with the American Red Crossfor the annual Pint for Pound program as part of National Blood Donor Month to provide 25,000 coupons for blood donors in the region. As part of the program, Dunkin’ will host a donor event at a blood drive from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 28. During the event, presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free...

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Woodside Park Resident is Latest Jeopardy! Champion

Jeopardy! crowned a new champion on last night’s show and he’s a Woodside Park resident. Aaron Lichtig, who’s lived in the area since 2015, won $14,401 to knock off the previous champion, an astrophysicist who had just won her title Wednesday night. Lichtig was selected for the show after first taking an online test. “Anyone can register for that and they usually offer it once or twice a year,” he explained. “They’ve been doing that every year since 2006. “If you pass that test, you get put into a pool of people who can be called for an in-person...

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Takoma Park Council Votes to Convert to LED Streetlights

The Takoma Park City Council recently voted unanimously to replace all of its traditional streetlights with high-efficiency LED fixtures, according to an announcement on the city’s website. There are 1,505 streetlights in the city, and the replacement fixtures could save up to $100,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs, according to a Pepco estimate. Takoma Park currently pays Pepco, which owns the lights, about $233,00 per year for streetlights, including about $53,000 paid to WGL for wind-powered electricity.  “Today we take a huge step forward as a community in fighting climate change and reducing our energy consumption,” said...

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