Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Master Sgt. Lawrence Price plays horn, guitar for troops and civilians overseas.
Bethesda native Master Sgt. Lawrence Price doesn't have your average job. A musician with the U.S. Air Force, Price recently returned from a 100-day deployment where he played for thousands of troops and local children in Afghanistan and other countries. Price graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1978, and now lives in Boston. Thanks to Air Force Staff Sgt. David Salanitri, who produced this video and shared it with Patch.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Afghan dinner and crafts auction to benefit women's literacy, orphanages in Afghanistan.
If you enjoy global crafts and global causes, you’ll want to register for a special benefit coming up Jan. 13. An authentic Afghan dinner and silent auction will celebrate the crafts of Afghanistan and support Afghan literacy and orphanages. The fundraiser, held nearly annually at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church since 2002, benefits Kabultec, a U.S.-based non-profit sister organization to the Roqia Center for Women’s Rights, Studies and Education in Afghanistan. Both were founded by Nasrine Gross, an Afghan-American who divides her time between the U.S. and Afghanistan. The silent auction will include an Afghan cooking class with Gross, and hand-crafted items from large and small textiles to jewelry, pottery, woodcarving and …
Monday, November 28, 2011
WTOP reports on a Bethesda tradition that’s expanded across the globe.
A U.S. servicemember carried on a Bethesda Thanksgiving Day tradition in Afghanistan this year, WTOP reported. Lt. Col. Eduardo Monarez launched a branch of Bethesda’s famous Turkey Chase in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he’s stationed. Monarez said he wanted to launch the satellite run, which drew nearly 100 people, because he couldn’t participate in the family tradition this year. Back home, his wife Susan ran the race as well. "The emotional part was hard because this is something that my husband and I have been doing together for years," she told WTOP. Read the full story at WTOP.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Play at Round House Theatre Bethesda tackles the complex transition home.
A most timely and thoughtful theater offering opened this week at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. ReEntry looks at the return of Marines from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The play, which runs through Oct. 30, has played to rave reviews in theaters in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore, as well as military bases and hospitals in the U.S. and overseas. ReEntry was written by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez (they met through The Civilians, an investigative theater group) and is directed by Sanchez. Both women are the sisters of vets. Sanchez has five brothers who served in the Vietnam War era and Ackerman has two brothers in the Marines who have recently served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The playwrights did hundreds of…