David Blair Has Narrow Lead in Montgomery County Executive Democratic Primary With 246 of 258 Precincts Reporting

Wednesday, July 20 (7:30am) Update: 

With 246 of 258 election day precincts reporting, David Blair (28,059, 39.51%)  holds a slight lead over incumbent Marc Elrich (26,997, 38.01%) in the Montgomery County Executive Democratic primary. Hans Riemer is currently in third (14,574, 20.52%) and Peter James in fourth (1,070, 1.96%).

Reardon Sullivan (6,840, 63.58%) leads the Republican primary over Shelly Skolnick (4,949, 36.42%).

Additional information can be seen here. 

Tuesday, July 19 Update (9:30pm):

While it may take days or even weeks for Election Day and Mail-In/Provisional Ballots to be counted, the Early Voting results are in and David Blair is currently in the lead with 8,328 votes (41.01%). Incumbent Marc Elrich has 7,453 votes (36.7%)  and Hans Riemer has 4,203 votes (20.7%). Peter James has 335 votes (1.6%).

Elrich won the democratic primary in 2018 with 37,532 votes, edging out David Blair (37,455) by 77 votes. Rose Krasnow came in third with 19,644 votes, Roger Berliner came in fourth with 16,710 votes, George Leventhal came in fifth with 13,318 votes, and Bill Frick came in sixth with 4,687 votes.

Reardon Sullivan leads the Republican primary with 1,799 votes (65.28%) over Shelly Skolnick, who has 957 votes (34.72%). Robin Ficker won the Republican nomination in 2018 with 11,178 votes.

Additional information can be seen here. 


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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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