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News and Press Coverage

Here are some articles published in the local news media.

[Note: For some reason, the Gazette does not have online copies of their articles from 2005 and prior years.]

Montgomery Gazette Article - May 7, 2014 Article: The battle to reopen the Old Blair Auditorium continues, Article by Aline Barros

Montgomery Gazette Article - Feb 12, 2014 Article: When Will the Curtain Rise Again for the Old Blair Auditorium, Article by Aline Barros

Montgomery Gazette Letter to the Editor - Mar 17, 2010 Support for Old Blair Auditorium, Letter to Editor by Busy Graham and Stew Hickman

Montgomery Gazette Article - Feb 24, 2010 Article: Officials act to save auditorium renovation efforts Article by Jason Tomassini

Montgomery Gazette Letter to the Editor - Feb 24, 2010 Loss of auditorium will hurt community, Letter to Editor by Stuart Moore

Montgomery Gazette Article - Jan 20, 2010 Article: Curtain closing on Old Blair Auditorium project, County jeopardizes renovation by deciding not to fund facility Article by Jason Tomassini

Washington Post Article - May 21, 2009 Article: Panel Weighs Options for Renovating Silver Spring Auditorium. Article by Jason Tomassini

Montgomery Gazette Article - Nov 26, 2008 Article: Study would explore uses, costs for renovated Blair Auditorium. Article by Jason Tomassini

Montgomery Gazette Article - May 14, 2008 Article: Old Blair on Track for Renovation. Article by Agnes Jasinski

Montgomery Gazette Article - January 9, 2008 Article: Study could help case for auditorium. Article by Agnes Jasinski

Washington Times Friday Home Guide Article - November 9, 2007 Article: When school's out, buildings find new use. Article by Lisa Rauschart

Montgomery Gazette Article - January 17, 2007 Montgomery Gazette: Auditorium fundraising continues. Article by Meredith Hooker.

Summary of April 2005 Community Meeting Regarding the Future of Silver Spring - Released June 28, 2005 Notes from Councilmember Tom Perez that include mention of the importance of the Old Blair Auditorium to the community. Here is an excerpt:
   In the budget that the Council passed in May, we have included funding to conduct a detailed analysis of how much it will cost to renovate the Old Blair auditorium. We will complete this critical step in the next year, and meanwhile, we are having regular discussions with the Montgomery County Public Schools about this valuable resource. I appreciate the strong advocacy of so many community members on this issue and look forward to continuing to work together in the upcoming year.   

Montgomery Gazette Article - April 13, 2005 Montgomery Gazette: Arts boosters continue their push. Article by Meredith Hooker.

Montgomery Gazette letters to the Editor - March 29, 2005 Filling unmet needs: Letters by Connor Milam and Julia Olin

Washington Post Article - Mar 24, 2005 Washington Post: Supporters Continue Push To Reopen Auditorium. Article by Phuong Ly.

Washington Post letter to the Editor - March 17, 2005

Silver Spring Voice Article - March 2005. Silver Spring Voice: New life for the Old Blair Auditorium. Article by Marisa Picker. (online version not yet available)

Gazette Article - Mar 2, 2005 Montgomery Gazette: Old Blair auditorium makes gains. Article by Meredith Hooker.

Gazette Article - Feb 16, 2005 Montgomery Gazette: Money may bring back the music. Article by Meredith Hooker.

Silver Chips Online Article - Feb 15, 2005 Montgomery Blair High School online newspaper: Non-profit organization offers tour of Old Blair Auditorium. Article by Christopher Consolino.

Silver Chips Online Article - Nov 24, 2004 Montgomery Blair High School online newspaper. Article by Stephanie Nguyen

Gazette Article - Oct 20, 2004 Montgomery Gazette: Old Blair auditorium supporters keep the faith. Article by Sarah Lesher.

Blair High School October PTSA Newsletter October 2004 newsletter. PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat reader.

Washington Post article "Some Hope Stage Is Set for Auditorium's Renovation" September 9, 2004 article by Darragh Johnson (article not available due to copyright restrictions)

Gazette Article - Mar 31, 2004 Montgomery Gazette: Group seeks to renovate school Residents ask for donations to refurbish former Blair auditorium. Article by Meredith Hooker.

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