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Business.............................18 Communities......................43 Contact information............6 Courts................................16 Culture...............................33 Events................................8 Fire....................................14 Government........................32 Health................................21 Legislators.........................31 Libraries.............................13 Police................................15 Post offices.........................10 Recreation..........................37 Religion.............................40 Schools, calendar................26 Schools, higher education.....30 Schools, private..................28 Schools, public...................23 Sports associations.............39 Transit................................17 Trash, recycling..................11 Utilities...............................12

ON THE COVER Clockwise from center: Bullis School’s Ryan Garey (left) faces off against Northwood High School’s Luke Stocky during the 2010 Damascus Holiday Wrestling Tournament. A performance by the American Dance Institute features Elspeth Curtis, 18, of Silver Spring. Students create a peace mural using photographs of their hands. (Left to right) Lilia Wong, 7, of Silver Spring; Kids After Hours director Glenn Clevenger, and Nina Flanigan, 7, of Silver Spring. Rolling Terrace Elementary School firstgrader Ryan Emah, 6, eats lunch in the school cafeteria. Thea Lafond of Kennedy runs the 100 meter hurdles in the state track finals at Morgan State University. A community meeting on the Metro Purple line at the Montgomery County Parks and Planning Headquarters draws vigorous questioning by the public. Sabine Lipten Blair tries to chase down a Sherwood hit.

TESS COLWELL/THE GAZETTE

Stephanie Allder, a part-time teacher at The Goddard School, helps Miles Hubbard, Matthew Johnson and Kais Wehbe ride their bikes during the school’s trike-a-thon, an event to teach students tricycle safety and raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital on April 15, 2011.

Annual guide to the county Welcome to The Gazette’s annual guide to Montgomery County. Do you need to know your elected officials? Are you wondering who to call if your recycling isn’t picked up? Or maybe you’re just looking for a new church or a sports team for your child. This guide is designed to help you find out about the services and resources that we in Montgomery County can take advantage of throughout the year. We’ve stuffed this guide with information about the county and each of the communities we cover. So if you’re living in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Silver Spring or Rockville (to name just a few of our community editions), we have the lowdown on who’s who and what’s

where. Even in communities where we do not have Gazettes, we’ve tried to include some information.We’ve included lists of key institutions — from schools to libraries to parks to places of worship — all of which gives us an opportunity to explain how The Gazette works.We print newspapers each week for communities in Montgomery County and cover what’s happening in your county, your town, your city and sometimes your neighborhood. We tell you how your child’s sports team is doing, what schools are planning, where the movies are, how business is faring and about the celebrations important to your friends and neighbors — weddings, anniversaries and accomplishments. It’s easy to get a news item in

The Gazette. Send it to us by mail, by email, by telephone, by fax or just drop it by our main office in Gaithersburg. On page 12 are some key names and numbers to help you. And don’t forget to check our website at www.gazette.net. Note to readers Because Montgomery is so large — there are about 1 million of us living here — we might have overlooked something you need. In some cases, because of space constraints, we have omitted some information. If you can’t find certain information or see an error, send us an email at editor@gazette.net or mail the information to Community Guide, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

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Care about your Community

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Piece by piece, litter adds up, and makes the places we go to every day unsafe and unhealthy.

Take control. Take care of your trash.

www.trashfreepotomac.org

A campaign brought to you by Alice Ferguson Foundation, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the District of Columbia Government, the Montgomery County Government, the Prince George’s County Government, the Fairfax County Government, the City of Arlington Government, the Charles County Government, and the City of Rockville Government. 1848018

CLEAN LAND. SAFE WATER. HEALTHY LIVES. www.montgomerycountymd.gov

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Gazette contact info 9030 Comprint Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Phone: 301-948-3120 Fax: 301-670-7183

DAMASCUS, CLARKSBURG

Editor: Erin Cunningham Phone: 301-846-2128 Fax: 301-846-2124 ecunningham@gazette.net

SPORTS

DELIVERY

ROCKVILLE, ASPEN HILL, BETHESDA, CHEVY CHASE, KENSINGTON, POTOMAC, NORTH POTOMAC

COUNTY/STATE NEWS

A&E

ADVERTISING

BUSINESS NEWS

LETTERS

CLASSIFIEDS

MAIN OFFICE

Editor: Melissa Chadwick Phone: 301-280-3006 Fax: 301-670-7183 mchadwick@gazette.net

SILVER SPRING, WHEATON, TAKOMA PARK, BURTONSVILLE, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, BOYDS, MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, OLNEY, POOLESVILLE

Coordinator: Ashby Rice Phone: 301-670-2667 Fax: 301-670-7173 arice@gazette.net

Editor: Nathan Oravec Phone: 301-670-7155 Fax: 301-670-7183 noravec@gazette.net

Editor: Ken Weiss Phone: 301-670-2624 Fax: 301-670-7183 kweiss@gazette.net

Phone: 301-670-7100 Fax: 301-670-7136 classifieds@gazette.net

Editor: Steve Kelly Phone: 301-670-2071 Fax: 301-670-7183 letters@gazette.net

Editor: Robert Rand Phone: 240-864-1325 Fax: 301-670-7183 rrand@gazette.net

Damascus

Editor: Kathleen Bryan Phone: 240-473-7561 Fax: 301-670-7183 kbryan@gazette.net

Clarksburg 270

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Montgomery Village

Germantown Poolesville

Director: Jean Casey Phone: 301-670-7350 Fax: 301-670-7189 circulation@gazette.net

Editor: Ken Sain Phone: 301-670-2052 Fax: 301-670-7183 sports@gazette.net

Olney

Gaithersburg

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97 Aspen Hill

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Burtonsville

Rockville 355

Wheaton 495

Potomac

Silver Spring

495

Takoma Park Bethesda Chevy Chase

Kensington

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Have the County Maintain Your Stormwater Facility! Did you know:

• When stormwater structures fail, the cost of repairs can fall on Homeowners Associations • The County will pay for structural maintenance of residential stormwater facilities • Nearly 1,000 residential facilities are currently being maintained by Montgomery County

There are still over 500 facilities eligible for this service that have not yet been transferred! Don’t let unplanned repairs fall on your shoulders!

Transfer your Stormwater facility maintenance

to the County today!

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Call 311 and ask about “transferring stormwater facility maintenance” or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/stormwatertransfer Also, Subscribe to the quarterly Stormwater BMP Maintenance e-newsletter through the County’s free eSubscriptions.

RainScapes Reward$ ATTENTION: Montgomery County Property Owners! • Residents • Businesses

• Private Schools • Faith Organizations

• Homeowners Associations

Reduce Stormwater Runoff! Plant a RainScape! Get a REBATE for a qualified project!

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Visit: www.rainscapes.org for more details

Eligible Techniques • Rain Gardens • Conservation Landscapes • Canopy Trees

• Permeable Pavers • Pavement Removal • Green Roofs

• Rain Barrels • Cisterns • Dry Wells

Make your Yard a Living Sponge

Install environmentally friendly landscaping and other practices to reduce stormwater impacts from you property. Everyone can help - Our Streams will thank you!

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Annual county events There are numerous events throughout the year in every community in Montgomery County. The events give neighbors, communities and all county residents a chance to experience the culture of the county. The following is a list of some of the county’s top events.

FEBRUARY Discover Strathmore

Feb. 18, 2013 301-581-5100 www.strathmore.org

MARCH Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 2013 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

APRIL Washington Adventist University Family Fun Festival April 2013 Phone: 301-576-0105 www.wau.edu

Bethesda Literary Festival April 19-21, 2013 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

Pike’s Peek 10K

April 28, 2013 Rockville Pike from Shady Grove Metro to White Flint 301-353-0200 www.mcrrc.org/pikespeek

MAY Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration — Rockville May 2012 240-777-8320

Rockville Hometown Holidays May 26-28, 2012 240-314-5022 www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Landon Azalea Garden Festival

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Coleman Bird of Chevy Chase registers his bike with help from Montgomery County Police Officer Jamie Medlin at a Bike to Work Day pit stop along the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on May 20, 2011. June 12, 2012 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com/haimovicz

May 2013 301-320-3200 www.landon.net

Montgomery CollegeRockville Summer Dinner Theatre

JUNE

240-567-7676 www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt

Takoma Park Jazz Festival

June 2012 www.tpjazzfest.org

Bethesda Artist Market

Imagination Bethesda June 2, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

June 9, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

Annual Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum

The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award Reception and Exhibition

June 2, 2012 301-774-0022 www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Silverdocs Film Festival

June 18-24, 2012 Silver Spring www.silverdocs.com

JULY Bethesda Artist Markets

July 14, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

Celebrate Damascus

July 13-14, 2012 301-253-3464, Tammy Newman

Independence Day Celebrations Rockville Independence Day Celebration July 4

Montgomery College — Rockville 240-314-5022 www.rockvillemd.gov/events Gaithersburg July 4 Montgomery County Fairgrounds 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events Takoma Park Celebration Parade, concert and fireworks July 4 301-588-1635 www.takomapark4th.org

Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest July 21, 2012 www.mcrrc.org/twilighter

Montgomery County Farm

Tour

July 28-29, 2012 301-590-2823 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ags ervices

Montgomery General Women’s Board Annual Picnic and Bazaar Olney

July 24, 2012 www.montgomerygeneral.org/body.c fm?id=126

AUGUST Bethesda Artist Markets

Aug. 11, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

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Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Aug. 10-18, 2012 301-926-3100 www.mcagfair.com

Uncorked Wine Festival

Rockville Town Square Aug. 25, 2012 www.rockvillemd.gov/events/uncorke d

SEPTEMBER Parks Half-Marathon— Bethesda

Sept. 9, 2012 301-353-0200 www.parkshalfmarathon.com

Takoma Park Folk Festival Sept. 9, 2012 Takoma Park Middle School 301-589-0202 www.tpff.org

Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival Sept. 3, 2012 301-949-2424 www.tok.md.gov

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

Sept. 3, 2012 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events

Damascus Community Fair Sept. 7-9, 2012 www.damascusfair.org

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sept. 8, 2012 240-777-5300 www.silverspringdowntown.com

Poolesville Day

Sept. 15, 2012 301-349-2123 www.poolesvilleday.com

Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Town Street Festival

Sept. 16, 2012 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

OCTOBER Germantown Oktoberfest

TBD Ridge Road Park 240-777-8000 www.germantownoktoberfest.org

Taste of Bethesda

Oct. 6, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

Oktoberfest — Gaithersburg

Oct. 14, 2012 Kentlands Village Green 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

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Elisabeth Abbott of Montgomery Village marches with the Rockville High School Pipe Band during the City of Gaithersburg’s 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2011. Oct. 20-21, 2012 301-637-5715 www.bethesdarowarts.org

Veterans Park, Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road www.rockvillemd.gov/events

www.silverspringdowntown.com

Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show

Museum Shop Around/Strathmore

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Oct. 20, 2012 Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 240-314-5000 or 240-314-5022 www.rockvillemd.gov/events

NOVEMBER Veterans Day Celebration

DECEMBER

Nov. 8-11, 2012 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org

Nov. 23, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 301-962-1453 www.brooksidegardens.org

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park

Nov. 17, 2012 Silver Spring 240-777-6962, 301-565-7300

Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012 301-258-6350

www.gaithersburg md.gov/winterlights

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Festival of Lights — Kensington Nov. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013 301-587-0144

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland Dec. 7-8, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

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Service centers Montgomery County has five regional service centers: Upcounty, Mid-County, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and East County. The centers link residents with the county executive and with county services and programs available to them. The mission of the regional service centers is to represent the county in their respective regions by providing liaisons between Montgomery County and residents and businesses, and by working with individuals, community groups, regional citizen advisory boards and other agencies to give information, identify and assess regional issues and recommend and/or implement solutions. For more information, go to the county website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Upcounty Regional Services Center

12900 Middlebrook Road Suite 100 Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8400 Catherine Matthews, director The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board represents county residents living north of Shady Grove Road. The 20-member board advises the director of the Upcounty Regional Services Center, the county executive and County Council on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety and other issues of importance. The board represents the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. The board usually meets at 7 p.m. on the third

Monday of the month at the center.

East County Regional Services Center

3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8400 Miti Figueredo, director The East County Citizens Advisory Board represents citizens in a 47.5-square-mile area that includes the Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland and White Oak communities. The 18-member board advises the county executive of East County citizens’ issues and concerns, advocates for regional priorities and helps to facilitate solutions. The board meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the center.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center

4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 240-777-8400

Kenneth B. J. Hartman, director The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board has 19 members that advise the director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, the county executive and the County Council on topics such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety and other issues of local importance. The board forms opinions on issues that pertain to the board’s region — which includes Bethesda and North Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo and Potomac — and then makes recommendations to the appropriate county government agencies. The board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the center.

Silver Spring Regional Services Center

One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-8400 Reemberto Rodriguez, director The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board represents residents living in 11 square miles in North Silver Spring, West Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Four Corners, Takoma Park and the Central Business District. The 18-member board acts as liaison between the Silver Spring communities and the county government by identifying neighborhood and business concerns and making

recommendations to county officials. It advises the Silver Spring Regional Services Center director on area needs and priorities such as economic development, transportation, housing, education, human services and downtown redevelopment. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Mid-County Regional Services Center 2424 Reedie Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-8400 Ana Lopez van Balen, director The Mid-County Citizens Advisory board serves citizens located in the Aspen Hill, Brookeville, Capital View, Derwood, Flower Valley, Forest Glen, Glenmont, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, parts of Laytonsville, Norbeck, Olney, Rock Creek, Sandy Spring and Wheaton areas. The 15-member board provides advice and recommendations to the county executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures and legislative matters; educates the community on governmental structures and services; and acts as a facilitator to foster solutions to community problems, needs and issues. Board meetings take place at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the center.

Post offices Montgomery County post offices have a toll free number, 800-2758777. Dial the number and choose from one of the following six options: • Rates and mailing information; • ZIP codes;

• Change of address or to hold mail; • Delivery of mail to business or residence; • Retail services — Mail a letter or package, purchase stamps; • Other postal information: www.usps.gov.

Clarksburg Main Office

Arlington Road Station

Boyds Main Office

Derwood Station

7001 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-941-2682

15300 Barnesville Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-972-9527

Ashton Post Office

Brookeville Main Office

19 Olney Sandy Spring Road Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-0100

Aspen Hill Finance Station

13529 Connecticut Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-5033

Barnesville Post Office

22311 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-260-2975

Burtonsville Main Office 15210 Dino Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-476-9371

Cabin John Main Office

22505 Gateway Center Drive Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-540-0856

21 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-208-3701

Gaithersburg Station

Leisure World

Colesville Branch

Garrett Park Main Office

Montgomery Village Station

13217 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-879-2334

Damascus Main Office

26400 Woodfield Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3781 17533 Redland Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-527-1103

Diamond Farms Branch

23 Firstfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-208-3735

Dickerson Main Office

4600 Waverly Ave. Garrett Park, MD 20896 301-933-2580

Germantown

19901 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20882

Kensington Main Office

3570 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20832 301-260-9013

10325 Kensington Parkway Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2863

Kentlands Post Office

22145 Dickerson Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-428-8243

618 Center Point Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-4866

Forest Glen Post Office

King Farm Shell

2460 Linden Lane, Unit 161 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-295-7594

700 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 800-275-8777

Bethesda Post Office

Chevy Chase Branch

Friendship Heights Station

Laytonsville Branch

5530 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-941-2695

National Naval Medical Center Station

Glen Echo Main Office

6106 Harvard Ave. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-229-3025

7945 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 101 Cabin John, MD 20818 301-320-4103 5910 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-941-2681

10079 Stedwick Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-208-3716

8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20889 301-941-2786

22110 Beallsville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-972-8153 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-5894

3802 International Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-438-1009

6830 Olney-Laytonsville Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-208-3736

Olney Main Office

Pike Station

143 Rollins Ave. Rockville, MD 20852 301-231-5973

Poolesville Post Office

19820 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-605-0544

Potomac Branch

10221 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-4671

Rockville Main Office

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Trash, recycling, animal control dropped off in person at the Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station/Recycling Center located at 16101/16105 Frederick Road in Derwood. For more information about recycling, call the county at 240-777-0311, or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.

TRASH

The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services provides refuse collection services to a portion of the county’s single-family residents, predominantly in the downcounty area. Residents living in the remainder of the county must subscribe for refuse collection services with private collectors or obtain service through their homeowner associations. People living in municipalities must contact their local jurisdiction for more information. For questions about trash, call the county at 240-777-0311 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste. To drop off trash, call the Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood at 240-777-6560. RECYCLING

The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services provides recycling collection services to all single-family households in the county, with the exception of households in municipalities where their local jurisdiction or a private collector provides recy-

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500 N. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-5802

Sandy Spring Main Office 901 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-1634

Silver Spring Main Office 8616 Second Ave.

PETS OR PESTS?

2008 GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

The Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood.

cling collection services. In the blue recycling bin, residents can recycle glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans and foil products, bi-metal steel/tin cans, aerosol cans that contained nonhazardous or non-automotive materials, and plastic bottles, containers, jars, tubs, lids, pails, buckets and flower pots. In the blue wheeled recycling cart residents can recycle cardboard boxes, newspaper, magazines, office and copier paper, telephone books, paper-

back and hardcover books, shredded paper, milk and juice cartons and frozen food boxes. By using reusable containers or paper lawn bags, residents may recycle grass, leaves, garden trimmings and brush. Or, try backyard composting of leaves and grass, or grasscycling by leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. To recycle scrap metal items such as appliances, bicycles, metal furniture, lawn mowers, filing cabinets

and more, call DSWS the business day before your recycling collection day to schedule a special scrap metal recycling collection. Curbside recycling collection is once per week and recyclables must be set out at the curb by 7 a.m. The county also recycles other items such as computers, televisions and other consumer electronic items, motor oil, antifreeze, tires, textiles, used cooking oil and reusable building supplies. These items can be

Call the Montgomery County Animal Shelter at 240-773-5960. Recorded information is available at 240-773-5054. The humane society will pick up sick or injured animals, confine stray dogs and cats, give rabies shots and register animal bites. Animal licenses: In Gaithersburg, call 301258-6343; in Rockville, call 240-314-8930; and in the rest of the county, call 240-773-5960. Dead animal pickup: On county roads, call 240-773-5960; on state roads in northern Montgomery County call 301-948-2477; in southern Montgomery County call 301-572-5166. The emergency phone number is 240-773-5900. Visit www.mc humane.org.

Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-608-1302

301-270-4392

Wheaton Branch

Silver Spring Finance Center

Twinbrook Station 2001 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-762-8536

11431 Amherst Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-7831

8455 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-608-1305

Suburban Maryland P&DC 16501 Shady Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20898 301-670-6085

Takoma Park Post Office

6909 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912

Washington Grove

111 Washington Grove Lane Washington Grove, MD 20880 301-948-5009

Westlake Post Office 10421 Motor City Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-767-1742

White Flint Mall Station 11301 Rockville Pike Kensington, MD 20895 301-230-1276

Woodmoor Station 110 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-754-2714

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Utilities The Washington, D.C., region’s largest electric company is Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco). Allegheny Power and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) provide service in small areas of Montgomery County. Washington Gas Co. supplies natural gas in parts of the county, as does Allegheny Power and BGE.

Verizon is the “incumbent” local telephone service in the Washington, D.C., region. Comcast is the main provider of cable television services for the county. A joint venture involving Pepco and Residential Communications Network also sells cable TV, phone and Internet access packages in parts of the county. Water and sewer service in Montgomery County is provided by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

14501 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 301-206-9772, 800-634-8400, 800828-6439 www.wsscwater.com

Maryland Public Service Commission

6 St. Paul St., 16th floor Baltimore, MD 21202 410-767-8000 or 800-492-0474 www.psc.state.md.us

Pepco

701 9th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20068 202-833-7500 or 800-424-8028 www.pepco.com

Baltimore Gas & Electric

2 Center Plaza 110 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-685-0123 or 800-685-0123 www.bge.com

Allegheny Power

800 Cabin Hill Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 800-255-3443 www.alleghenypower.com

Washington Gas Co. Corporate Offices

6801 Industrial Road Springfield, VA 22151 703-750-1000 or 800-752-7520 www.washgas.com

A Pepco crew stages to replace a power pole after it caught fire, causing a power outage in the area near Indianola Drive. Verizon Corporate Offices

www.verizon.com

140 West St. New York, NY 10007 800-837-4966

Comcast

301-424-4400 or 800-266-2278 www.comcast.com

20 W. Gude Drive Rockville, MD 20850

RCN

DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

Lanham, MD 20706 800-746-4726 www.rcn.com

10000 Derekwood Lane

Who to contact WHO TO CONTACT

Directory Assistance — 411 Emergency — 911 Emergency Preparedness Hotline — 240-7774200 National Poison Center — 800-222-1222

COUNTY POLICE

Nonemergency — 301-279-8000 Sheriff — 240-777-7000 State police — 800-525-5555

FIRE & RESCUE

Main line — 240-777-2400

UTILITIES

Comcast — 301-424-4400 RCN — 800-746-4726 Verizon — 800-837-4966 Pepco — 800-424-8028 Potomac Edison — 800-255-3443

WSSC — 800-634-8400 Water and Sewer Emergency — 301-2064002 Washington Gas — 800-752-7520 BGE — 800-685-0123

GOVERNMENT

Information/Nonemergency services — 311; outside county — 240-777-0311 County Executive offices — 240-777-2500 County Council — 240-777-7900 Library reference — 240-777-0001 Board of Education — 301-279-3617 Landlord/Tenant — 240-777-3609 Housing and Community Affairs — 240-7773600 Consumer Protection — 240-777-3636 Consumer Protection Hotline — 888-7430023; 410-528-8662 Transportation — 240-777-7170 Recreation — 240-777-6840

Seniors Resource Hotline — 240-777-3000

TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak — 800-872-7245, TDD: 800-523-6590 MARC commuter train — 800-325-7245 Metrorail/Metrobus — 202-637-7000, TDD: 202-638-3780 Ride On bus — 240-777-7433, TDD: 240-7775869

IMPORTANT WEBSITES TO BOOKMARK The Gazette

www.gazette.net

Montgomery County

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Metro

Maryland government www.maryland.gov

Montgomery County Public Schools www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission www.mc-mncppc.org

Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau www.visitmontgomery.com

Montgomery County Agricultural Center www.mcagfair.com

Board of Elections

www.wmata.com

www.777vote.org

Maryland Transit Administration

Department of Motor Vehicles

www.mtamaryland.com

www.mva.state.md.us

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Libraries Montgomery County Public Libraries is your destination for a world of free information, education and entertainment — all available with your free library card. Materials for adults, teens and children are part of every library’s collection. Need to find a job? Want to know how to ace the SATs, build a deck, train your dog, write a will, lose weight or repair your PC? All this information and more are free at your local library. Do you enjoy reading but never have enough time to sit down with a book? The library’s thousands of books on tape or CD can entertain and educate you in your car or at your exercise class. You also can check out free DVDs for children and adults.

Don’t have your own computer at home, or don’t have Internet access? Your local library has PCs to use at no charge, with Internet access, MS Word and MS Excel available. Have your own wireless enabled laptop? All Montgomery County libraries are free wireless hotspots. Programs for all ages, from babies to seniors, are offered at various branches. Electronic resources are available for businesses and personal investors. New Americans can access computers, electronic resources and language learning labs, join Conversation Clubs to learn English and participate in Spanish and Chinese Conversation Clubs.

Administrative Offices

Kiosk library service Longwood Community Center 19300 Georgia Ave. Brookville, MD 20833

Suite 310 21 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0002 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library

Poolesville Library 19633 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 240-773-9550 301-972-7825 TTY

Friends of the Library 240-777-0020

Telephone Reference Information

Potomac Library

10101 Glenolden Drive Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-0690 301-765-4083 TTY

240-777-0001 240-777-0902 TTY

Aspen Hill Library 4407 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 240-773-9410 301-871-2097 TTY

Marilyn J. Praisner (Fairland) 14910 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-773-9460

Bethesda Library

Quince Orchard Library

7400 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 240-777-0970 301-657-0840 TTY

15831 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-777-0200

Chevy Chase Library

Rockville Memorial Library

8005 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-773-9590 301-657-0830 TTY

21 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0140 240-777-0902 TTY

Correctional Facility Library

Silver Spring Library

22880 Whelan Lane Boyds, MD 20841 240-773-9914

Damascus Library

9701 Main St. Damascus, MD 20872 240-773-9444 301-253-0148 TTY

Davis Library

6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 240-777-0922 301-897-2203 TTY

Gaithersburg Library (Closed for renovation) 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-773-9490 301-840-2414 TTY

CHRIS ROSSI/THE GAZETTE

Alyssa Derrick of Brookeville looks through the children’s section on the last day the Olney library was open before closing for renovation on Dec. 30, 2010. The Olney library is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and is expected to reopen next year. In the meantime, library kiosks have been set up at the Longwood Community Center for patrons. Interim Branch Lakeforest Mall, Second Floor (near Sears) 701 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Germantown Library 19840 Century Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-0110

Kensington Park Library 4201 Knowles Ave. Kensington, MD 20895

240-773-9515 301-897-2250 TTY

Little Falls Library 5501 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 240-773-9520 301-320-8813 TTY

Long Branch Library 8800 Garland Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-777-0910

301-565-7662 TTY

Noyes Library for Young Children 10237 Carroll Place Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-9570

Olney Library (Closed for renovation) 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20832 240-773-9545 301-570-1221 TTY

8901 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-773-9420 301-565-7505 TTY

Twinbrook Library

202 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, MD 20851 240-777-0240 240-777-0904 TTY

Wheaton Library

11701 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-0678 301-929-5524 TTY

White Oak Library

11701 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-773-9555 301-622-6596 TTY

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Fire Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services (www.montgomerycountymd.gov) are provided by volunteers and career staff. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services employs full-time fire and rescue workers who are assigned to the various fire departments throughout the county. The components of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services operate under the policy-making authority of the Fire and Rescue Commission. Richard R. Bowers is the county’s fire chief, head of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. As of May 2012, headquarters operations for the county’s police, fire and emergency management departments began relocating to the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Commission Executive Office Building 12th floor, 101 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777- 2408

Department of Fire and Rescue Service

100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-777-2400

Bethesda Fire Department Station 6 6600 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20815 240-773-4706

Bethesda Fire Station 20 9041 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4720

Bethesda Fire Station 26 6700 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4726

Chevy Chase Fire Station 7 8001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-773-4707

Clarksburg Fire Station 35 22610 Gateway Center Drive Suite 400 Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4735

Firefighters including (from left) Leroy Israel, Capt. Stephen Snyder and Troy Jones are pictured at the Bethesda Fire Department Station 6 on Jan. 7, 2011.

Damascus Volunteer Fire Station 13

Hillandale Volunteer Fire Station 24

26334 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 240-773-4713

Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Station 8 801 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-773-4708

Gaithersburg Volunteer Fire Station 28 7272 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 240-773-4728

TIN NGUYEN/THE GAZETTE

13216 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-773-4724

Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Station 9 25801 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4709

Kensington Volunteer Fire Administrative Offices

5020 Battery Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 240-773-4741

Germantown Fire Station 22

P.O. Box 222 Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-8000 www.kvfd.org

18910 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-773-4722

Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 15

Germantown Volunteer Fire Station 29

10620 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 240-773-4705

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Rescue 1

13900 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-773-4715

20001 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 240-773-4729

Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 10

Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Station 11

8001 River Road West Bethesda, MD 20817 240-773-4710

Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 30

9404 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-773-4730

5920 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 240-773-4711

Hillandale Volunteer Fire Station 12 10617 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 240-773-4712

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 5

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 18 12251 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4718

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 21 12500 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20853 240-773-4721

Kensington Volunteer Fire Station 25 14401 Connecticut Ave.

Layhill, MD 20906 240-773-4725

Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Station 17 21400 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20879 240-773-4717

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 3 380 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-4703

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 23 121 Rollins Ave. Rockville, MD 20852 240-773-4723

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 31 12100 Darnestown Road North Potomac, MD 20878 240-773-4731

Rockville Volunteer Fire Station 33 11430 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-773-4733

Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 4 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 240-773-4704

Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station 40

16911 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 240-773-4740

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 1 8110 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-773-4701

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 16 111 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-773-4716

Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Station 19 1945 Seminary Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-773-4719

Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Station 2 7201 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-773-4702

Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Station 14 19801 Beallsville Road Beallsville, MD 20839 240-773-4714

Wheaton Rescue Squad Rescue 2 11435 Grandview Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-4742

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Police MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The park system in Montgomery County includes 410 parks with more than 33,000 acres and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Also falling under park police jurisdiction are homes and businesses located in the park system.

The Montgomery County Police Department (www.montgomerycountymd.gov) has more than 1,133 patrol officers, most of whom work out of six district police stations and numerous substations in the more populous regions of the county. The department is led by Chief J. Thomas Manger. As of May 2012, headquarters operations for the county’s police, fire and emergency management departments began relocating to the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. Operations for the police department’s Rockville district also were relocated to the new county public safety headquarters.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a variety of services and duties that support the courts and law enforcement. Among the duties are serving warrants for the Circuit Court, as well as civil warrants for the District Court; transporting prisoners; providing courthouse security; enforcing judgments by the court; carrying out evictions and summonses; enforcing child support; and handling all domestic violence warrants for both courts.

PARK POLICE

CRIME SOLVERS

The Montgomery County Park Police is the law enforcement arm of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (www.mc-mncppc.org), a bi-county agency responsible for park property in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Crime Solvers is a program designed to enlist the public’s help in solving crimes. The program, funded by private donations, pays a cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment for a felony crime or persons wanted for a felony crime.

USEFUL NUMBERS

Officer Craig Cupaiulo, part of the motor unit for the Wheaton district, and his son Nathan, 6, monitor traffic during the Olney Days parade on May 22, 2011.

Police Headquarters

J. Thomas Manger, Chief 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-773-5000

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Darren M. Popkin, Sheriff 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-7000

TESS COLWELL/ THE GAZETTE

12751 Layhill Road Wheaton, MD 20906 Emergencies: 301-949-3010 Non-emergencies: 301-949-8010

Rockville District

First District, serving the following communities: Rockville, Potomac, North Potomac, Darnestown and Derwood. James Fenner, Commander 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-773-6070

Bethesda District

Second District, serving the following communities: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Kensington, Garrett Park, portions of Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Glen Echo, Cabin John and Oakmont. David Falcinelli, Commander

T. N. Treschuk, Chief 111 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8900 www.rockvillemd.gov

Takoma Park Police Department

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS

Animal Control

DISTRICT STATIONS

Rockville City Police Department

Ronald A. Ricucci, Chief (retires July 30, 2012) 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-1100 www.takomaparkmd.gov

Montgomery County Maryland-National Capital Park Police Division

14645 Rothgeb Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-5960

Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6400 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Abandoned Vehicle Section 7359 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-9200

Silver Spring District

Third District, serving the following communities: Silver Spring, surrounding downtown area, White Oak, Hillandale, Fairland, Burtonsville, Takoma Park and sections of Colesville. Donald M. Johnson, Commander 801 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-7744

Wheaton District

Fourth District, serving the following communities: Wheaton, Glenmont, Colesville, Spencerville, Cloverly, Norbeck, Norwood, Olney, Brookeville, Ashton, Sandy Spring, Ednor, Redland, Brinklow and Aspen

Hill. John A. Damskey, Commander 2300 Randolph Road Wheaton, MD 20902 240-773-5500

Germantown District

Fifth District, serving the following communities: Germantown, Damascus, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Barnesville, Beallsville, Dickerson, Dawsonville, Boyds, Clarksburg and portions of Gaithersburg with Laytonsville ZIP code. Luther Reynolds, Commander 20000 Aircraft Drive Germantown, MD 20874 240-773-6200

Gaithersburg District

Sixth District, serving the following

communities: Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Washington Grove and Quince Orchard. Willie Parker-Loan, Commander 45 West Watkins Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 240-773-5700

MUNICIPAL POLICE Chevy Chase Village Police Department

John Fitzgerald, Chief 5906 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-7300 www.ccvillage.org

Gaithersburg City Police Department Mark Sroka, Chief 14 Fulks Corner Ave.

240-773-6411

Auto Theft Unit 240-773-6370

Crime Tip Hotline 240-773-8477

Department of Corrections 240-777-9960

Domestic Violence Unit 240-773-5050

Family Crimes Division 240-773-5400 Fraud Section 240-773-6330

Maryland State Police (Rockville) 301-424-2101

Operation Runaway 301-251-4545

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Courts

The court system in Montgomery County is headquartered in the county seat, Rockville. Here is a brief overview of the legal system:

DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURT There are two levels of trial courts: the state-run District Court, operating in Rockville and Silver Spring, and the county-run Circuit Court of Montgomery County (part of Maryland’s Sixth Judicial Circuit with Frederick) in Rockville. Generally speaking, the District Court handles small claims cases, as well as misdemeanors and felonies with penalties of less than three years in jail or as much as $2,500 in fines. Speeding, redlight running, drunken driving and landlord-tenant cases generally

are heard there. All trials in District Court are argued before a judge; the court hears no jury trials. The Circuit Court handles major civil and criminal cases, family law cases such as divorce and custody, and appeals from the District Court. It is the only court in the county to have jury trials. Juvenile Court is part of the Circuit Court, but is temporarily housed at District Court in Rockville until the Circuit Court is expanded. The county’s District Court has 11 judges, including Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. The county’s Circuit Court has 22 judges, including County Administrative Judge John W. Debelius III. Information can be found at www.courts.state.md.us. The Rockville courthouse from the south side (Vinson Street, across from Rockville City Hall), showing the reflection on the wall of windows.

STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The state’s attorney for Montgomery County serves an elected four-year term. John McCarthy (D) was elected to the office in 2006 and again in 2010.

COURTHOUSES Main District Courthouse

191 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 Administrative clerk: 301-279-1520 Civil office: 301-279-1500 Criminal, traffic office: 301-279-1565 Child Support: 800-332-6347 The Juvenile Office, which is part of the Circuit Court but located in the District Courthouse: 240-777-9530

PHIL SIMPSON/THE GAZETTE

Silver Spring District Courthouse

8552 Second Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-563-8500

Circuit Court of Montgomery County

Judicial Center 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 Clerk’s Office: 240-777-9400 Jury duty questions: 240-777-9090

State’s Attorney’s Office Judicial Center

Fifth Floor 50 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-7300

LAWYER SERVICES Bar Association of Montgomery County 27 W. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-3454 www.montbar.org The bar foundation offers help to people who meet certain income guidelines.

Lawyer Referral Service 301-279-9100

Pro Bono Program 301-424-7651

The Office of the Public Defender (criminal cases only)

Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday 191 E. Jefferson St.

Rockville, MD 20850 240-773-9600

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS CASA of Maryland

Cultural Diversity

Upcounty Satellite Region 12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-4940

8151 15th Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20783 Tel: 301-270-0419 www.casademaryland.org CASA works to inform immigrants and workers about essential workplace rights and strategies to protect themselves. It also hosts legal rights orientation workshops and focuses on the rights of domestic workers. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday for employment.

Legal Aid Bureaus Montgomery Satellite Office

Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

Eagle Building, Fifth Floor 600 Jefferson Plaza Rockville, MD 20852 240-773-0444 240-777-4000 Crisis Line Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

11319 Elkin St. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-4940 The center offers immigration advice, health services, English classes and other resources. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Charles W. Gilchrist Center for

51 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday 240-314-0373 or 888-215-5316 www.mdlab.org

Montgomery County Family Justice Center

Spanish Catholic Center

820-A University Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20903 The community center provides information,

resources and social services, and runs a clinic.

Spanish Catholic Center Clinic 1015 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-434-8985 For pediatrics: 301-434-3999 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Spanish Catholic Center 201 E. Diamond Ave. 3rd Floor Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-740-2523 The center provides immigration information, English classes and other social services; call ahead. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday

TESS Community Service Center 8513 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-565-7675 Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The center also reopens 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month for legal matters only.

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Transit Although it might seem like everyone in the county drives, public transportation is widely available. There are many alternatives to driving. Below is information on where you can find a ticket to ride and a few tips on how you can more sanely reach your destination. There are many ways to get around Montgomery County. Metrorail, Metrobus and Ride On serve the county. With the addition of bicycle racks on all Ride On buses, cycling may be a good alternative. The best way to avoid traffic is to avoid driving during rush hour. Peak travel times generally are considered to be 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. PARK AND RIDE LOTS

There are a number of county, state and privately maintained free park-and-ride commuter lots with connecting buses that allow you to meet your carpool or to take public transportation (For a list, see following section). You can learn more by visiting www.rideonbus.com or call Ride On at 240773-3556 To report maintenance problems at these lots, call 240-777-8740.

U.S. 29 corridor and vicinity

Burtonsville: U.S. 29 and Md. 198 behind Giant Food, Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z6, Tanglewood Westfarm Line Z9, Z29-LaurelBurtonsville Express. MTA 929 and 915 Connect-A-Ride Route D, Laurel. Briggs Chaney: Fairland/East Montgomery off Briggs Chaney Road at Gateshead Manor Way. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z6, Tanglewood Westfarm Line. Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z11, Greencastle-Briggs Chaney Express Line. Ride On Route 39, service between Briggs Chaney Park and Ride lot and Glenmont Metrorail station. Ride-On Route 21. Greencastle: Greencastle Lakes, Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z11, Z13, Greencastle-Briggs Chaney Express Line. Tech Road: East Montgomery, Tech Road and Old Columbia Pike. Bus Routes: Ride On Route 10. Metrobus C7, Greenbelt-Glenmont Line. Metrobus Z8, Fairland Line. Metrobus Z9, Laurel-Burtonsville Express Line. Scaggsville: U.S. 29 and Scaggsville Road (Md. 216). Bus Routes: MTA 915, 929.

Interstate 270 corridor and vicinity

Westfield Shoppingtown Montgomery, Montgomery Mall: Westlake Terrace and Westlake Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 6, 26, 38, 47, 96. Metrobus J1, 2, 3, BethesdaSilver Spring Line. Montrose Road/Md. 355 Parking Facility: North Bethesda, Rockville Pike and Montrose Road. Permit and fee required. Bus Routes: Ride On 5, 26, 38, 46. Lakeforest Transit Center: Gaithersburg, Lost Knife Road and Odenhal Ave. Bus Routes: Ride On 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61. Metrobus J7, J9-I-270 Express. Gaithersburg: I-270 and Md. 124 (Quince Orchard Road). Metrobus J9, I-270 Express. Germantown/MARC Station: Md. 118 and Bowman Mill Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 61,

83, 97. MARC Train Station. Germantown/Kingsview: Clopper Road (Md. 117) and Kingsview Village Blvd. Bus Routes: Ride On 71, 74, 78. Germantown Transit Center: Town Center at Germantown Road-Md. 118 and Aircraft Drive. Bus Routes: Ride On 55, 61, 74, 75, 82, 83, 97, 98, 100. Germantown/Milestone Shopping Center: Germantown-Milestone Shopping Center along Shakespeare Boulevard. Bus Routes: Ride On 55, 70, 75, 79, 83, 90.

Interstate 270 corridor and West Diamond Avenue

I-270 and West Diamond Avenue (Md. 117). Bus Route: Ride On 54, 71 Comus: North of Clarksburg- Md. 355 just north of Comus Road. Bus Routes: Ride On 75. Damascus: Damascus- Md. 108 and Woodfield Road. Bus Routes: Ride On 90. Urbana: Md. 80 and I-270. Bus Routes: Ride On 75. MTA 991 Rock Spring.

Md. 97 corridor

Norbeck Road: Norbeck Road, 1/4 mile east of Georgia Avenue. Bus Routes: Ride On 51, 52, 53. Metrobus, Y7, Y8, Y9; Georgia Avenue-Maryland Line.

Md. 650 corridor

Colesville: Md. 650 North of Randolph Road. Bus Routes: Metrobus Z2, C7, C8 and C9.

CARPOOL/VANPOOL

The county also offers car and vanpool information. It only takes two to be a carpool. Be prepared for those times when you just can’t drive by knowing the names of potential pool-mates. And Guaranteed Ride Home will get you home in an emergency. For more information, contact 240-773-8747 or email mcdot.trips@montgomerycountymd.gov. Carpool options: Receive free assistance in forming a carpool or vanpool convenient to your home and office, including potential pool-mates. Call 240-773-8747. Vanpool options: You also can receive free assistance in forming a vanpool, including potential pool-mates. It takes as few as six people to share a van to work. Call 240-7738747. You can take advantage of free or discount parking in many lots and garages in the county for car and vanpools. Learn more at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

METROBUS AND METRORAIL

Call the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at 202-637-7000 (TTY

DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

Traffic navigates a construction zone on northbound Georgia Avenue between Md. 28 and the Intercounty Connector entrance. Some drivers complained of bad rush hour traffic for several days after the ICC opened on Feb. 23, 2011. 202-638-3780) for a schedule of Metro trains or bus routes and fares. Montgomery County is served by the Red Line on Metro. www.wmata.com.

Riding Metro

Metrorail opens at 5 a.m. weekdays and at 7 a.m. weekends. It runs until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Holiday hours vary. Fares run from $1.95 to $5 per trip, depending on the distance and time of day. Metrobus schedules vary by route. Regular fares are $1.70, express fares are $3.56 with SmarTrip, $3.85 cash, senior/disabled fares are 75 cents SmarTrip and 85 cents cash. Exact change is required unless you are using a pass or SmarTrip card. A 20-cent fee is added to regular fares during peak-of-the-peak period — 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. based on the starting time of the trip. Passes and farecards: A pass or farecard is required to ride the Metro. Passes generally are good for unlimited rides during a specific period of time and can be purchased online at www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip. Farecards are rechargeable and can be purchased at vending machines in Metro stations. SmarTrip cards are permanent, rechargeable farecards that are used in place of a paper farecard. SmarTrip cards can be purchased online at www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip, at vending machines in Metro stations where parking is available, Metro sales offices, retail outlets and commuter stores. To use a SmarTrip card, touch it to the circular target panels on faregates, instead of inserting it through the slot. For more information, visit www.wmata.com.

Parking

SmarTrip cards are the only way to pay for parking at Metro-operated parking lots. WMATA MetroAccess: Provides alternative transportation for those unable to use existing bus, rail and taxi services from 5

a.m. until midnight Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday; Sunday 7 a.m. to midnight. Call 301-562-5360, TTY- 301-5887535. MARC Rail: Connects Martinsburg, W.Va., with Union Station in Washington on weekdays — stopping at Dickerson, Barnesville, Boyds, Germantown, Metropolitan Grove, Gaithersburg, Washington Grove, Rockville, Garrett Park, Kensington and Silver Spring. Call 800-325-7245 or go to www.mtamaryland.gov. Ride On: The county’s bus lines connect suburban communities with Metrobus and Metrorail service. Timetables and more information available at www.RideOnBus.com or by calling 311 from within the county or 240-7777-0311 outside the county. Ride On buses run from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Schedules vary by route. One-day, two-week, 20-trip and youth passes also are available and can be purchased online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dpw t/transit, or at Giant Food stores, Safeway stores, White Flint Mall, regional service centers and county libraries. The SmarTrip card now works on Ride On. Disabled: People in wheelchairs can get information about buses suited for the disabled. Call Ride On at 240-777-5870, or (TTY) 240-777-5869. The county provides subsidized taxi trips for low-income residents, residents with disabilities and seniors. For more information on Call ’N’ Ride, call 301-948-5409 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation provides information regarding transit, parking, signals, signing, marking and highway services throughout Montgomery County. Call 301-948-5409 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/disability.

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Business organizations The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of its member companies, and businesses in general, to promote a healthy business environment and sound governmental policies. Local businesses can use their chambers of commerce for networking purposes. The Tech Council of Maryland is a member-driven organization that says it is the voice of, and advocate for, the high-technology community in Maryland. The Greater Washington Board of Trade is a regional chamber of commerce for Suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.

BRIAN LEWIS/THE GAZETTE

The Third Tuesday group met at Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge for a business mixer. Pictured are Wendy Howard, owner, WH Consulting, Silver Spring; Michael Jacobs, regional representative, Wilbanks Securities, Clarksburg; and Delroy Walker, American Classic Agency Lanham. CHAMBERS Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase

7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1204 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-4900 bccchamber.org

Gaithersburg-Germantown 4 Professional Drive Suite 132 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-1400 ggchamber.org

Montgomery County

51 Monroe St. Suite 1800 Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-0015 montgomerycountychamber.com

Olney

3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road Suite 211 Olney, MD 20832

301-774-7117 chamber@olneymd.org olneymd.org

Poolesville

P.O. Box 256 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-5753 info@poolesvillechamber.com pacc.cc

Potomac

10220 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 P.O. Box 59160 Potomac, MD 20859-9160 301-299-2170 potomacchamber.org

Rockville

1 Research Court Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-9300 rockville@rockvillechamber.org rockvillechamber.org

Greater Silver Spring

8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 203 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3777 silverspringchamber.com

Wheaton & Kensington

2401 Blueridge Ave. Suite 101 Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-0080 contactus@wkchamber.org wkchamber.org

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County

4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 500-A Bethesda, MD 20814 301-842-4226 info@hccmc.org hccmc.org

African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County P.O. Box 2206

MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S TOP EMPLOYERS Name

Employees

Montgomery County Public Schools

20,610

National Institutes of Health*

17,997

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center*

11,000

U.S. Food and Drug Administration*

8,463

Montgomery County government

8,500

Adventist HealthCare

5,900

Marriott International

5,497

Lockheed Martin

5,200

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration*

4,600

Verizon

3,571

Giant Food

3,493

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission*

3,000

Holy Cross Hospital

2,915

National Institute of Standards and Technology*

2,769

Montgomery College

2,749

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

2,636

Westat

2,311

Government Employees Insurance (Geico)

2,300

MedImmune

2,141

U.S. Department of Energy*

1,800

Note: Excludes post offices, state and local governments; includes public higher education institutions. *Employee counts for federal and military facilities exclude contractors to the extent possible; embedded contractors may be included. Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-428-9715 info@aacc-mc.com aacc-mc.com

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 910 Germantown, MD 20875-0910 202-587-0736 mahcc.org

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

3204 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 208A Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-1471 info@apacc.us apacc.us

ORGANIZATIONS Rockville Economic Development Inc. 95 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-315-8096 rockvilleredi.org

Montgomery County Business and Professional Women

301-466-2653

Tech Council of Maryland 9713 Key West Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-243-4026 techcouncilmd.com

Greater Washington Board of Trade 1725 I St. NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20006 202-857-5900 bot.org

CONFERENCE CENTER Montgomery County Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 The conference center includes 35,537 square feet of meeting space and 225 guestrooms. 301-984-0004 or fax 301-984-1209 montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl. asp?url=content/ded/Cc/index.asp.

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Health The Department of Health and Human Services (www.montgomerycountymd.gov) provides services for adults, substance abusers, the aging and disabled, children, families and crime victims. Some services cater to low-income residents and are based on financial eligibility. Eligible residents will not be denied services because they cannot pay.

HOSPITALS Children’s Regional Outpatient Center of Montgomery County

9850 Key West Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243 www.cnmc.org

Holy Cross Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 www.holycrosshealth.org

Montgomery General Hospital

18101 Prince Philip Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-8882 www.montgomerygeneral.com

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

CHRIS ROSSI/THE GAZETTE Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-4470

Silver Spring Health Center 8630 Fenton St. Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-3160

Dennis Avenue Health Center

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-826-6000 www.shadygroveadventisthospital.com

2000 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 240-777-1790

Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center

240-777-1755

19731 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-444-8000 www.shadygroveadventisthospital.com

Suburban Hospital

Disease Control and Vital Records Communicable Diseases 240-777-3999

HIV/AIDS/STD Testing Program

240-777-1760

Immunization Program

8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-896-3100 www.suburbanhospital.org

240-777-1812

Washington Adventist Hospital

Tuberculosis Control

7600 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.washingtonadventisthospital.com

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services include health care to vulnerable populations, immunizations, dental care, pregnancy care and service-eligibility care.

Germantown Health Center

Upcounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road, Second Floor Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-3420

Mid-County Health Center

1335 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-1600

East County Regional Services Center

Eastern County Health Center 3300 Briggs Chaney Road

240-777-1050

Refugee Health Service

240-777-1800

CRISIS SERVICES 24-Hour Telephone and Walk-in Crisis Center

1301 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4000

Outpatient Counseling Center for Domestic Violence

1301 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4195

Adult Protective Services 401 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-3000

Aging and Disability Services 401 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-3000

Child Protective Services

1301 Piccard Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-4417 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Answering Service 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County 301-942-7700 www.crcmc.org

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 24-HOUR HOTLINES

301-754-7740 www.holycrosshealth.org

Jewish Social Service Agency Hospice 6123 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-816-2676 www.jssa.org

MENTAL HEALTH Jewish Social Service Agency

301-738-2255

Upper Montgomery County 200 Wood Hill Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4200

Abused Persons Programs

Jewish Social Service Agency

Mental health

240-777-4673

Crisis Center 240-777-4000

Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program 240-777-1355

HOSPICES

Provide care and programs for patients facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses and families.

Montgomery Hospice Inc.

1355 Piccard Drive Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 301-921-4400 www.montgomeryhospice.org

Casey House

6001 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 240-631-6800 www.montgomeryhospice.org

Hospice Caring Inc.

518 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-4673 www.hospicecaring.org

Holy Cross Home Care/Hospice Agency 11800 Tech Road Silver Spring, MD 20904

6123 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-3700 www.jssa.org Nonsectarian counseling, therapy, special needs, adoption, career and social services for children, teens, adults, seniors and families.

Threshold Services Inc.

1398 Lamberton Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-754-1102 www.thresholdservices.org

Threshold Services Outpatient Mental Health 751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-4100

Threshold Services Outpatient Mental Health Center

8818 Georgia Ave. Second Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-563-7000

Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents 7300 Calhoun Place Suite 600 Rockville, MD 20855 240-777-1430

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Public schools BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE CLUSTER Bethesda-Chevy Chase High 4301 East West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 240-497-6300

Westland Middle

5511 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6515

Bethesda Elementary 7600 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4979

Chevy Chase Elementary

4015 Rosemary St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4994

North Chevy Chase Elementary

3700 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4950

Rock Creek Forest Elementary

8330 Grubb Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-650-6410

Rosemary Hills Elementary 2111 Porter Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6400

Somerset Elementary

5811 Warwick Place Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-657-4985

Westbrook Elementary 5110 Allan Terrace Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6506

Winston Churchill Cluster Winston Churchill High 11300 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1200

Cabin John Middle

10701 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854 Housed at Tilden Holding Center 6300 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-469-1150

Herbert Hoover Middle

8810 Post Oak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1010

Bells Mill Elementary 8225 Bells Mill Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1046

Beverly Farms Elementary

8501 Post Oak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1050

Potomac Elementary

Cedar Grove Elementary

Seven Locks Elementary

Clearspring Elementary

10311 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-1042

9500 Seven Locks Road Bethesda, MD 20817 Housed at Radnor Center 7000 Radnor Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-1038

Wayside Elementary 10011 Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-8484

CLARKSBURG CLUSTER Clarksburg High

22500 Wims Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-444-3000

Neelsville Middle

9930 Moyer Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7004

Damascus Elementary

10201 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7080

Laytonsville Elementary

21401 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-840-7145

Lois P. Rockwell Elementary

24555 Cutsail Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7088

Woodfield Elementary

11700 Neelsville Church Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-8064

24200 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-253-7085

Rocky Hill Middle

DOWNCOUNTY CONSORTIUM

Cedar Grove Elementary

51 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-2800

22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8282 24001 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-253-7000

Montgomery Blair High

Albert Einstein High

Clarksburg Elementary

11135 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2200

Capt. James E. Daly Elementary

1901 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2100

13530 Redgrave Place Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8060

20301 Brandermill Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0939

Fox Chapel Elementary 19315 Archdale Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8055

William B. Gibbs Jr. Elementary

12615 Royal Crown Drive Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-0800

Little Bennett Elementary 23930 Burdette Forest Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-540-5535

DAMASCUS CLUSTER

John F. Kennedy High

Northwood High

919 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8088

Wheaton High

12601 Dalewood Drive Wheaton, MD 20906 301-929-2050

Argyle Middle

2400 Bel Pre Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2400

Arcola Elementary

1820 Franwall Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8590

Damascus High

Bel Pre Elementary

John T. Baker Middle

Downcounty Elementary No. 29

25921 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7030 25400 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7010

Rocky Hill Middle

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13801 Rippling Brook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2145 2600 Hayden Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 Temporary telephone number: 301-929-2114 The naming process for the school is going on now and will be complete before the school opens.

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Georgian Forest Elementary

3100 Regina Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2170

Glenallan Elementary

3901 Denfeld Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2002

12520 Heurich Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2014

A. Mario Loiederman Middle

Eastern Middle

Veirs Mill Elementary

Montgomery Knolls Elementary

807 Daleview Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-431-7667

New Hampshire Estates Elementary

8720 Carroll Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7607

Oak View Elementary

11711 Joseph Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2165

Sligo Creek Elementary

Harmony Hills Elementary

Sligo Middle

Sargent Shriver Elementary

Glen Haven Elementary

Wheaton Woods Elementary

Highland Elementary

Silver Spring International Middle

Oakland Terrace Elementary

Newport Mill Middle

4510 Faroe Place Rockville, MD 20853 301-929-2018

3301 Weller Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2010

Rolling Terrace Elementary

313 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6544

Forest Knolls Elementary

Oakland Terrace Elementary

Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle

Brookhaven Elementary

12518 Greenly Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-4426

3100 Medway St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2040

Pine Crest Elementary

Spanish Immersion/International Magnet 705 Bayfield St. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-431-7600

Weller Road Elementary

Highland Elementary

201 Woodmoor Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8066

Parkland Middle

13407 Lydia St. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2157

11311 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2244

400 East Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6434

9010 Providence Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6426

4610 Renn St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2140

12701 Goodhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2282

300 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-650-6650

Rock View Elementary

4610 W. Frankfort Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-438-5700

411 Sisson St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8046

3200 Beaverwood Lane Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-2135

11800 Monticello Ave.

301-929-2161

Kemp Mill Elementary

Strathmore Elementary

Highland View Elementary

Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8100

10830 Eastwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8060

2720 Plyers Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902

500 Schuyler Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-562-2722

1401 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8121 10900 Inwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8051

3100 Medway St. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2040

2720 Plyers Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-929-2161

Woodlin Elementary

2101 Luzerne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Takoma Park Middle

7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6444

East Silver Spring Elementary 631 Silver Spring Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6420

Piney Branch Elementary

7510 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-8000

Takoma Park Elementary 7511 Holly Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-650-6414

GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER Gaithersburg High

314 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-4700

Forest Oak Middle

651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-670-8242

Gaithersburg Middle 2 Teachers Way Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-4554

Gaithersburg Elementary 35 N. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7136

Goshen Elementary

8701 Warfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-840-8165

Laytonsville Elementary 21401 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-840-7145

Rosemont Elementary

16400 Alden Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7123

Strawberry Knoll Elementary

18820 Strawberry Knoll Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7112

Summit Hall Elementary

101 W. Deer Park Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7127

Washington Grove Elementary

8712 Oakmont St. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7120

WALTER JOHNSON CLUSTER Walter Johnson High

6400 Rock Spring Drive Bethesda, MD 20814 301-301-571-6900

North Bethesda Middle

8935 Bradmoor Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-3883

Tilden Middle

11211 Old Georgetown Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5930

Ashburton Elementary 6314 Lone Oak Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6959

Farmland Elementary

7000 Old Gate Road Rockville, MD 20852 Housed at North Lake Center 15101 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5919

Garrett Park Elementary

4810 Oxford St. Kensington, MD 20895 Housed at Grosvenor Center 5701 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 301-929-2170

Kensington Parkwood Elementary

4710 Saul Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-571-6949

Luxmanor Elementary 6201 Tilden Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5914

Wyngate Elementary

9300 Wadsworth Drive Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6979

COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER CLUSTER Col. Zadok Magruder High

5939 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4600

Redland Middle

6505 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-4680

Shady Grove Middle

8100 Midcounty Highway Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-548-7540

Candlewood Elementary 7210 Osprey Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7167

Cashell Elementary

17101 Cashell Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-3130

Flower Hill Elementary

18425 Flower Hill Way Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7161

Mill Creek Towne Elementary 17700 Park Mill Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7149

Judith A. Resnik Elementary

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County schools The operation of Montgomery County’s school system (www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org) is the responsibility of Superintendent Dr. Joshua P. Starr, who took over the leadership of the schools on July 1, 2011. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Board of Education is the official policy-making body for Montgomery County Public Schools. Members serve four-year terms. Elections are conducted every two years. Three, then four, board positions are filled in alternating election cycles. Two candidates run at-large, and five candidates represent the school board district in which they live. All candidates are elected countywide. The school board members are: • Judith Ringgold Docca (Dist. 1) of Montgomery Village, term ends 2014 • Laura V. Berthiaume (Dist. 2) of Rockville, term ends 2012 • Patricia B. O’Neill (Dist. 3) of Bethesda, term ends 2014 • Christopher S. Barclay (Dist. 4) of Takoma Park, board vice-president, term ends 2012 • Michael A. Durso (Dist. 5) of Silver Spring, term ends 2014 • Philip Kauffman (At-large) of Olney, first term ends 2012 • Shirley Brandman (At-large) of Bethesda, board president, term ends 2014 • Alan Xie, student board member, one-year term

ends June 30, 2012. The board can be contacted by email at boe@mcpsmd.org; by regular mail at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850; or by phone at 301-279-3617.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

The board meets twice each month, usually at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday and at 6 p.m. on the second Monday after that. Dates and times are subject to change. To see a list of upcoming meetings visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/meetings. Most board meetings take place in the Board of Education’s conference room in the Carver Education Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. Meetings also are broadcast on Montgomery County Public Schools Cable Television channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 35 and RCN Channel 88. They also can be watched on the Internet at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/meetings/.

STUDENTS

Montgomery County’s public school population continues to grow in numbers and diversity. The 2011-12 enrollment in county public schools is 146, 456 with students attending one of 200 county

schools. The school system’s population represents several ethnic groups, the largest are: 33.8 percent white, 26 percent Hispanic, 21.2 percent African-American and 14.3 percent Asian. School system students come from more than 160 foreign countries. Of the county’s school-age children, 85 percent are enrolled in public school. The rest attend private schools or are home-schooled. Each school serves students who live within the boundaries of one of the county’s high school clusters. Clusters include one or more high schools, one or more middle schools and several elementary schools. To determine which school serves your area, visit mcpsmd.org and select School Assignment Locater or call 240-314-4710.

REGISTRATION

Maryland law requires children ages 5 to 16 to attend school. Children who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2012, must enroll in school for the 2012-13 school year. Elementary and secondary schools have registration sessions through the summer. Students who are not U.S. citizens may register at the International Student Admissions Office, Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville. For information, call 301-230-0686. To register for school, a new student needs to show proof of age and identity, proof of county residency and immunization records.

2012-2013 SCHOOL CALENDAR Aug. 27

First day of school for students

Nov. 22-23

Thanksgiving break — no school

Sept. 3

Labor day — no school

Dec. 24-Jan. 1

Winter break — no school

Sept. 17

Yom Kippur — no school

Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day — no school

Sept. 26

Rosh Hashanah — no school

Jan. 22

Professional day; no school for students

Sept. 28

Early release day

Feb. 18

Presidents Day — no school

Oct. 19

No school

March 1

Early release day K-12

Nov. 5

No school for students

March 25-29

Spring break — no school

Nov. 6

Election Day; offices and schools closed

April 1

Easter holiday — no school

Nov. 12

Early release day K-8

April 2

Professional day ; no school for students

Nov. 13

Early release day K-8

May 27

Memorial Day — no school

Nov. 21

Early release day

June 14

Last day of school for students

CONTINGENCY PLAN The calendar includes four days that may be used for weather-related or other emergency closings.

If schools are closed five days, the school year will be extended to June 17, 2013. If schools are closed six days, the school year will be extended two days to June 18, 2013.

If schools are closed seven days, the school year will be extended three days, to June 19, 2013. If schools are closed eight days, the school year will be extended four days, to June 20, 2013. If schools are closed nine days, the school year will be extended five days, to June 21, 2013.

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7301 Hadley Farms Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-670-8200

Sequoyah Elementary

17301 Bowie Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-840-5335

RICHARD MONTGOMERY CLUSTER Richard Montgomery High

250 Richard Montgomery Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-279-8400

Julius West Middle 651 Great Falls Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-3979

Beall Elementary 451 Beall Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8460

College Gardens Elementary

1700 Yale Place Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8470

Ritchie Park Elementary

1514 Dunster Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-279-8475

Twinbrook Elementary 5911 Ridgeway Ave.

Rockville, MD 20851 301-230-5925

NORTHEAST CONSORTIUM James Hubert Blake High

300 Norwood Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-1300

Paint Branch High

14121 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5600

Springbrook High

201 Valleybrook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5700

Benjamin Banneker Middle 14800 Perrywood Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5747

Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5780

Burtonsville Elementary

14811 Notley Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5668

Fairland Elementary

11211 Childs St. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-649-8192

15516 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5654 14315 Fairdale Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5658

Greencastle Elementary 13611 Robey Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-595-2940

Cloverly Elementary 800 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5770

Galway Elementary

Briggs Chaney Middle

12612 Galway Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-595-2930

William H. Farquhar Middle

1100 Corliss St. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-422-5070

Francis Scott Key Middle

13400 Tamarack Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5672

White Oak Middle

1401 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-3195

1901 Rainbow Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-6000

16915 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3100

910 Schindler Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-770-8015

12201 New Hampshire Ave.

Roscoe R. Nix Elementary

William Tyler Page Elementary

Sherwood Elementary

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Immanuel’s Church

16819 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-4673 x 1240 1849725

Stonegate Elementary

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Burnt Mills Elementary

Cannon Road Elementary 901 Cannon Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 Housed at Fairland Center 13313 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5662

Cresthaven Elementary

1234 Cresthaven Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7622

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary

1200 Swingingdale Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-6030

Broad Acres Elementary 710 Beacon Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7616

Jackson Road Elementary 900 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5650

Westover Elementary

401 Hawkesbury Lane Silver Spring, MD 20904

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Private schools Academy of the Child

19711 Waters Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-0991 www.academyofthechild.com

Academy of the Holy Cross 4920 Strathmore Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-2100 www.academyoftheholycross.org

Alim Academy

7917 Montrose Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-340-6713 www.mymcs.org

Applied Scholastics Academy of Maryland 13925 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 www.asamd.org

Auburn School

9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-8048 www.theauburnschool.org

The Avalon School

200 W. Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-963-8022 www.avalonschools.org

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road Barnesville, MD 20838

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Barrie School

13500 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-576-2800 www.barrie.org

Brookewood School

10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-7997 www.brookewood.org

Julia Brown Montessori

1300 Milestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-7808 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com

Grades K-6: 1901 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20852 Grades 7-12: 11710 Hunters Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1400 www.cesjds.org

Chelsea School

711 Pershing Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-1430 www.chelseaschool.edu

Children's Learning Center

Julia Brown Montessori

4511 Bestor Drive Rockville 20853 301-871-6600 www.clcmd.org

Bullis School

109 S. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-6550 www.ces-rockville.org

Butler School

6050 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-2626 www.concordhill.org

3400 Queen Mary Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-5700 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com 10601 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8500 www.bullis.org 15951 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-977-6600 www.butlerschool.org

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Christ Episcopal School

The Diener School

11510 Falls Road Potomac 20854 301-299-4602 www.thedienerschool.org

Echelon Academy

808 Olney Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring 20854 301-570-0999 www.echelonacademy.com

Evergreen Montessori School

10700 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-942-5979 www.evergreenschool.com

Faith Arts Academy

13618 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-438-2012

Forcey Christian School

Concord Hill School

2130 East Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-2281 www.forceychristianschool.org

Connelly School of the Holy Child

4915 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-933-3452 www.frostschool.org

9029 Bradley Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-0955 www.holychild.org

The Frost School

The Foundation School of Montgomery County

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Grades 3-12 220 Girard St., Suite 300 Gaithersburg 20877 301-740-7807 www.foundationschools.org

Georgetown Preparatory School 10900 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-493-5000 www.gprep.org

German School of Washington D.C.

8617 Chateau Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-4400 www.dswashington.org

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 17301 Old Vic Blvd. Olney, MD 20832 240-283-3200 www.olgchs.org

Grace Episcopal Day School

Grades 1-6 (Early Childhood Program added Fall 2012) 9411 Connecticut Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-5860 www.geds.org

Grace Episcopal Day School 9115 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-3513 www.geds.org

Green Acres School Pre-K through 8 11701 Danville Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-4100 www.greenacres.org

Griggs International Academy 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-680-6584 www.griggs.edu

The Harbor School

7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-1100 www.theharborschool.org

Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy 13300 Arctic Ave. Rockville, MD 20853 301-962-9400 www.mjbha.org

Hebrew Day Institute

2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 240-399-6100 www.hebrewdayinstitute.org

The Heights School

10400 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-4300 www.heights.edu

The Holton-Arms School

7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-5300 www.holton-arms.edu

Holy Cross Elementary School

ANTHONY CASTELLANO/THE GAZETTE

Rolling Terrace Elementary School students Natalie Morales and Anna Clark eat lunch in the school cafeteria on March 3, 2011. Pre-K through 8 4900 Strathmore Ave. Garrett Park, MD 20896 301-949-1699 www.hcross.org

Holy Redeemer School 9715 Summit Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-3701 www.hrs-ken.org

Kemp Mill Montessori School- Kehillat Montessori not reach) 120 Claybrook Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-4343

Landon School for Boys

6101 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-3200 www.landon.net

Lycée Rochambeau, The French International School 9600 Forest Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-8260 www.rochambeau.org

Lycée Rochambeau, The French International School 7108 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-767-1683 www.rochambeau.org

Lycée Rochambeau, The Elementary School

3200 Woodbine St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-907-3265

www.rochambeau.org

www.mcleanschool.org

Lone Oak Montessori

Montrose Christian School, Inc.

Old Georgetown Campus 10100 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-469-4888 www.loneoakmontessori.com

Lone Oak Montessori Democracy Campus 10201 Democracy Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-469-4888 www.loneoakmontessori.com

Manor Montessori Potomac Campus

10500 Oaklyn Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-7400 www.manormontessori.com

Mary of Nazareth Catholic School

14131 Seneca Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-869-0940 www.maryofnazareth.org

Mater Amoris School

18501 Mink Hollow Road - P.O. Box 97 Ashton 20861 301-774-7468 www.materamoris.com

Mater Dei School

9600 Seven Locks Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-2700 www.materdeischool.net

McLean School of Maryland 8224 Lochinver Lane Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8277

5100 Randolph Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-770-5335 www.montrosechristian.org

Mother of God School

20501 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-990-2088 www.mogschool.com

Nora School

955 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-495-6672 www.nora-school.org

Norwood School

8821 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-2595 www.norwoodschool.org

Oneness-Family School

6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-7751 www.onenessfamilyschool.org

Our Lady of Lourdes School 7500 Pearl St. Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-5376 www.bethesda-lourdes.org

Our Lady of Mercy School 9222 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-4477

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Higher education Some of Maryland’s major colleges and universities have branches in Montgomery County. Their programs serve students looking to pursue studies on both undergraduate and graduate levels. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE www.shadygrove.umd.edu The Universities at Shady Grove opened in fall 2000 on 50 acres at the intersection of Darnestown and Shady Grove roads in Rockville. The center is in collaboration with nine of the 11 degree-granting University System of Maryland institutions,

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Primary Day School

7300 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-4355 www.theprimarydayschool.org

Sandy Spring Friends School

16923 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-7455 www.ssfs.org

Seneca Academy

15601 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-869-3728 www.senecaacademy.org

School for Tomorrow

4511 Bestor Dive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-4747 www.schoolfortomorrow.net

Sidwell Friends School

5100 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 202-537-6900 www.sidwell.edu

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 8804 Postoak Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-5200 www.saes.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Lower Campus 10033 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-5200 www.saes.org

St. Andrew Apostle School

11602 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902

and offers daytime undergraduate upper-division courses for students to complete their final two years of study for a bachelor’s degree. The Shady Grove campus also offers evening and weekend undergraduate and graduate programs.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE www.montgomerycollege.edu Montgomery College serves about 60,000 students per year through credit and noncredit programs at campuses in Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and at work force development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and Silver Spring. The college offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs that prepare students

to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, enter the job market, upgrade career skills, complete an apprenticeship or take enrichment courses. Day, evening and weekend courses are available in subjects ranging from accounting and applied geography to automotive technology and computer science. Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6000 301-738-6088 TTY www.shadygrove.umd.edu

University of Maryland, University College 301-738-6090 www.umuc.edu

St. Bartholomew School

6900 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-5586 www.stbartholomew.org/school

St. Bernadette’s School

80 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-5611 www.st-bernadetteelem.com

St. Francis International School

1500 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-2344 www.discoversfis.info

St. Catherine Laboure Elementary

11811 Claridge Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-1717 www.stcatherine.com

St. Jane de Chantal School 9525 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1221 www.dechantal.org

St. Elizabeth Catholic School

917 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1824 www.stelizabethschoolmd.org

St. John the Baptist School

12319 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-3076 www.sjbsilverspring.org

St. John's Episcopal

3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20832 301-774-6804 www.stjes.com

St. John the Evangelist School 10201 Woodland Drive

410-706-3100 www.umaryland.edu

University of Maryland, College Park 301-405-1000 www.umd.edu

Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-4000 www.wau.edu

Montgomery College Rockville campus

51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850-1195 240-567-5000

Germantown campus

University of Maryland,

301-649-3555 www.standrewapostle.org

Baltimore

20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876

Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-681-7656 www.sjte.org

St. Jude Regional Catholic School 4820 Walbridge St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-7888 www.stjudesschool.org

St. Martin of Tours School

115 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-990-2441 www.smsmd.org

St. Mary’s Parish School

600 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-762-4179 www.stmarysrockville.org

St. Michael the Archangel School 824 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-6873 www.st-michaelschool.org

St. Patrick’s Catholic School 4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-929-9672 www.stpatricksrockville.com

St. Peter’s School

2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3774 www.stpetersolney.org

John Nevins Andrews School

117 Elm Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-1400 www.jna.org

Sligo Adventist

8300 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-434-1417 www.sligoadventistschool.org

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

240-567-7700

Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus 7600 Takoma Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-567-1300

Gaithersburg Business Training Center 12 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 240-567-1863

Westfield South Center 11002 Veirs Mill Road Suite 306 Wheaton, MD 20902 240-567-5188

Johns Hopkins University: Montgomery County Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-294-7000 www.mcc.jhu.edu

9101 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4322 www.stoneridge.org

Takoma Academy

8120 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-434-4700 www.ta.edu

Thomas Jefferson Preparatory School

12801 Darnestown Road Darnestown, MD 20878 301-330-7550 Kindergarten and grades 1 through 8 www.tjprep.org

Torah School of Greater Washington 2010 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-962-8003 Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6 www.tsgw.org

Washington Christian Academy Middle and Upper School

16227 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 240-390-0429 www.washingtonchristian.org

Washington Episcopal School 5600 Little Falls Parkway Bethesda, MD 20816 301-652-7878 www.w-e-s.org

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Early childhood center and primary school 11810 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-7505 www.whcecc.org

Washington-McLaughlin Christian School, Inc. 6501 Poplar Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-2760 Kindergarten and grades 1 through 8

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Legislators

Most state officials, including the governor and members of the General Assembly, are elected to four-year terms. The General Assembly, consisting of the state Senate and the House of Delegates, convenes every January for 90 days in Annapolis. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected every two years, with the next general election in November 2012. Members of the U.S. Senate are elected every six years. One Maryland Senate seat is up in November 2012.

TOP OFFICIALS Governor n Martin O’Malley (D)

State House 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-3901, 800-811-8336 www.gov.state.md.us/mail

Lieutenant Governor n Anthony G. Brown (D)

State House 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-2804 ltgovernor@gov.state.md.us

Attorney General n Douglas F. Gansler (D)

200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202 410-576-6300 oag@oag.state.md.us

Speaker of the House n Michael E. Busch

(D-Dist. 30), Annapolis H-101 State House Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3800 michael.busch@house.state.m d.us

House Minority Leader n Anthony J. O’Donnell

(R-Dist. 29C), Lusby 212 House Office Building 6 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3314 anthony.odonnell@house.state .md.us

LAWMAKERS FROM MONTGOMERY

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Correspondence to a House delegate should include the delegate’s name and room number, followed by House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Email: first name.last name@house.state.md.us Correspondence to a state senator should include the senator’s name and room number, followed by (unless otherwise noted) James Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Email: first name.last name@senate.state.md.us What follows is a list of state legislators from Montgomery County and the areas they represent.

Senate President n Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.

DISTRICT 14

Comptroller n Peter V.R. Franchot (D)

P.O. Box 466 80 Calvert St. Annapolis, MD 21404 410-260-7801 pfranchot@comp.state.md.us

State Treasurer n Nancy K. Kopp (D)

80 Calvert St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-260-7160 800-974-0468 (toll free) treasurer@treasurer.state.md. us

(D-Dist. 27), Chesapeake Beach H-107 State House Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3700 thomas.v.mike.miller@senate. state.md.us

Covers the northeast portion of the county

Senate Minority Leader n E.J. Pipkin

Delegates n Anne R. Kaiser

(R-Dist. 36), Elkton 403 James Senate Office Building 11 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3639 ej.pipkin@senate.state.md.us

Senator n Karen S. Montgomery (D), Brookeville Room 202 301-858-3625

(D), Burtonsville Room 151 301-858-3036 n Eric G. Luedtke (D), Burtonsville Room 222 301-858-3110

n Craig J. Zucker (D), Brookeville Room 224 301-858-3380

DISTRICT 15

Includes portions of Bethesda, Potomac, Darnestown, Poolesville, parts of Germantown and several upcounty communities

Senator n Robert J. Garagiola Majority Leader (D), Germantown Room 104 301-858-3169

Delegates n Kathleen M. Dumais

Vice Chairwoman of Judiciary (D), Bethesda Room 101 301-858-3052 n Brian J. Feldman Montgomery House Delegation Chairman (D), Potomac Room 350 301-858-3186 n Aruna Miller (R), Darnestown Room 225 301-858-3090

DISTRICT 16

Portions of Bethesda and Chevy Chase

Senator n Brian E. Frosh

Chairman of Judicial Proceedings (D), Bethesda Miller Senate Office Building 2 East Wing 11 Bladen St. 301-858-3124

Delegates n Ariana B. Kelly

(D), Bethesda Room 210 301-858-3642 n Susan C. Lee Deputy Majority Whip (D), Bethesda Room 414 301-858-3649 n C. William Frick (D), Bethesda Room 219 301-858-3454

DISTRICT 17

The cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Garrett Park

Senator n Jennie M. Forehand (D), Rockville Room 223 301-858-3134

Delegates

n Kumar P. Barve Majority Leader (D), Gaithersburg Room 361 301-858-3464 n James W. Gilchrist (D), Rockville Room 221 301-858-3744 n Luiz R.S. Simmons (D), Rockville Room 226 301-858-3037

DISTRICT 18

Portions of Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Kensington and Wheaton

Senator n Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D), Kensington Room 203 301-858-3137

Delegates n Ana Sol Gutierrez

(D), Chevy Chase Room 220 301-858-3181 n Alfred C. Carr Jr. (D), Kensington Room 222 301-858-3638 n Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (D), Kensington Room 221 301-858-3130

DISTRICT 19

Portions of Silver Spring and Wheaton, unincorporated Rockville, Aspen Hill and Leisure World

Senator n Roger Manno

(D), Silver Spring Miller Senate Office Building 3 West Wing 301-858-3151

Delegates n Sam Arora

(D), Silver Spring Room 224 301-858-3528 n Benjamin F. Kramer (D), Derwood Room 226 301-858-3485 n Bonnie L. Cullison (D), Aspen Hill Room 220 301-858-3883

DISTRICT 20

Most of Silver Spring and Takoma Park

Senator n Jamie B. Raskin (D), Takoma Park Room 122 301-858-3634

Delegates n Tom Hucker

(D), Silver Spring Room 210 301-858-3474 n Sheila Ellis Hixson Chairwoman of Ways and Means Committee (D), Silver Spring Room 131 301-858-3469 n Heather R. Mizeur (D), Takoma Park Room 429 301-858-3493

DISTRICT 39

Includes Montgomery Village, Derwood, unincorporated Gaithersburg and portions of Germantown

Senator n Nancy J. King

(D), Montgomery Village Room 222 301-858-3686

Delegates n Charles E. Barkley

(D), Germantown Room 223 301-858-3001 n A. Shane Robinson (D), Montgomery Village Room 223 301-858-3021 n Kirill Reznik (D), Germantown Room 225 301-858-3039

U.S. SENATE

n Barbara A. Mikulski (D), Baltimore 503 Hart Senate Office Building, U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 202-224-4654 www.mikulski.senate.gov n Benjamin L. Cardin (D), Pikesville 509 Hart Senate Office Building, U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 202-224-4524 www.cardin.senate.gov

U.S. HOUSE

*Congressional districts were redrawn, effective 2012. n Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8), Kensington 1707 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5341 Local office: 51 Monroe St., Suite 507 Rockville, MD 20850

301-424-3501 www.vanhollen.house.gov District 8 includes portions of Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll counties. In Montgomery, it spans many downcounty jurisdictions including Rockville, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park and Kensington, as well as a sliver to the northeast including Laytonsville. District 4 is no longer part of Montgomery County.

n Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-Dist. 6), Buckeystown 2412 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2721 District office: 7360 Guilford Drive Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21704 301-694-3030 www.bartlett.house.gov District 6 has portions of northern and western Montgomery County including Gaithersburg, Poolesville and Barnesville plus portions of Frederick County and all of Washington, Garrett and Allegany counties. n John Sarbanes (D-Dist. 3), Towson 2444 Rayburn House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4016 Fax: (202) 225-9219 www.sarbanes.house.gov District offices: Arundel Center 44 Calvert Street Suite 349 Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: (410) 295-1679 Fax: (410) 295-1682 600 Baltimore Avenue Suite 303 Towson MD 21204 Phone: (410) 832-8890 Fax: (410) 832-8898 District 3 stretches through Montgomery, Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties as well as Baltimore city. It includes the eastern portion of Montgomery County.

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Government

The county executive and the nine members of the County Council are elected every four years. The next election is in November 2014. The primary election takes place in September, followed by the general election in November. The Executive Office Building is at 101 Monroe St., Rockville. The County Council meets Tuesdays and also has committee meetings during the week. Public hearings on legislation before the council usually take place midday Tuesday and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Council Office Building is at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Council meetings are broadcast on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on the

Comcast and RCN cable systems, and Channel 30 on Verizon) or can be viewed on the website by going to www.montgomerycountymd.gov and clicking on County Cable 6 on the left side of the page. For information about the County Council, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov and click on the County Council link on the left side of the page. For general information about the Council, call 240777-7900. For information on county services, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Here you will find tips on transportation other government services. For information about the County Executive, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov and click on the County Executive link on the left side of the page.

To contact the county for nonemergency information and services or to report down trees following a storm, call 311 when dialing within the county. From outside the county or from a cell phone, dial 240-7770311. The 311 call center operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during emergencies when the center stays open longer. The 311 Call Center is accessible online 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. The TTY line for the hearing impaired is 240-7733556.

OFFICIALS Isiah Leggett

County Executive ocemail@montgomerycountymd.gov 240-777-2500 Montgomery County redrew its legislative districts effective 2012 through the next decade. To find out what district you live in, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov, click on County Council on the left side of the page, then click on About the Council on the left side of the Council page.

Roger Berliner

Council President (D-Dist. 1) of Potomac 240-777-7828 councilmember.berliner@montgomerycountymd .gov

Nancy Navarro

Council Vice President (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring 240-777-7968 councilmember.navarro@montgomerycountymd .gov

Valerie Ervin

(D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring 240-777-7960 councilmember.ervin@montgomerycountymd.g ov

Philip M. Andrews

(D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg 240-777-7906 councilmember.andrews@montgomerycountym d.gov

Marc Elrich

(D-At large) of Takoma Park 240-777-7966 councilmember.elrich@montgomerycountymd.g ov

Nancy M. Floreen

(D-At large) of Garrett Park 240-777-7959 councilmember.floreen@montgomerycountymd. gov

George L. Leventhal

(D-At large) of Takoma Park 240-777-7811 councilmember.leventhal@montgomerycountym

TIN NGUYEN/THE GAZETTE

Although the meeting was designed to be informational with presentations, residents vigorously questioned planning and housing officials and major landowners about Metro’s proposed Purple line on Jan. 10, 2011. d.gov

Craig L. Rice

(D-Dist. 2) of Germantown 240-777-7955 councilmember.rice@montgomerycountymd.go v Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring 240-777-7964 councilmember.riemer@montgomerycountymd. gov

PLANNING BOARD

The Planning Board, part of the MarylandNational Capital Park and Planning Commission, acquires, prepares and administers a general plan for the physical development of most of the county. The board also develops and administers parks in the county. The five members meet each Thursday in Silver Spring to decide planning, zoning, subdivision and park matters.

Members serve four-year terms and are limited to two full terms. The chairman is appointed by the County Council. The chairwoman is Françoise Carrier. For more information, call 301-495-4600, email mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org or go to www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Chairman: Françoise Carrier Vice Chairman: Marye Wells-Harley Commissioner: Amy Presley Commissioner: Norman Dreyfuss Commissioner: Casey Anderson

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Culture

When it comes to culture, Montgomery County wrote the book — and painted the picture, presented the play, choreographed the ballet, and conducted the orchestra. Whatever you are looking for arts-wise, you can find it here. Experience world-class community theater; discover programs for children that inspire youthful imaginations; and immerse yourself in the ambience of our communities. Adventure Theatre

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-634-2270 www.adventuretheatre.org

JCC of Greater Washington

Artists of Excellence Concert Series Jewish Film Festival Book Festival and Author Events Goldman Art Gallery After School Enrichment 6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-0100 www.jccgw.org/thearts

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County 801 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com

Art League of Germantown

1849789

P.O. Box 855

Germantown, MD 20875 artists@alog.org www.alog.org

ArtSites, Guild for Judaic Art

Tikvat Israel Congregation 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-4336 www.artsitesjudaica.org

Germantown, MD 20874 301-528-2260 www.blackrockcenter.org

Capital Accord Chorus

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International 301-585-2422 Capitalaccord.org

City of Rockville, Arts Division

Damascus Theatre Company

P. O. Box 185 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-6210 www.damascustheatre.org

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive Rockville 20851 240-314-8690 www.rockvillemd.gov

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County

21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310 Rockville, MD 20850 240-777-0020 www.folmc.org

Bethesda Urban Partnership

603 Edmonston Drive Rockville, MD 20851 Julie Farrell, 240-314-8682 www.rockvillemd.gov/arts Civic Ballet, Rockville Chorus, Concert Band, Rockville Regional Youth Orchestra, Glenview Mansion Gallery, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Art in Public Places

Friendship Heights Village Center 4433 South Park Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-656-2797 www.friendshipheightsmd.gov

NIH Clinical Center Galleries

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

BlackRock Center for the Arts

Mark Hatfield Building, 1st Floor 10 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 301-594-5923

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 Info: 301-961-6060 Box office: 301-280-1660 www.imaginationstage.org

7700 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

12901 Town Commons Drive

Friendship Gallery

311 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6394 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Gaithersburg Community Chorus

Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Nansie Wilde, 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association

gaithersburgfineartsassoc @gmail.com www.gaithersburgfinearts.org

Glen Echo Yellow Barn Studio Gallery 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 www.yellowbarnstudio.com 301-371-5593 http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

The Heart of Maryland Chorus

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International 100 Nelson St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-230-1444 www.heartofmarylandchorus.org

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Heritage-O’Neill Theatre

4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring 20902 301-770-9080 www.theheritagetheatre.org

Holton-Arms School Center of the Arts

7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-6098 www.holton-arms.edu

Institute of Musical Traditions

Takoma Park, MD 20913 301-754-3611 www.imtfolk.org

InterAct Story Theatre

32 Pennydog Court Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-879-9305 www.interactstory.com

International Conservatory of Music

The John E. Marlow Classical Guitar Series

Temilulo Adefisan (left) and Marianny Calderon (center) make picture frames during a SISTERS program, which is an afterschool science program for girls at Sligo Middle School.

7001 Delaware St. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-6403 www.marlowguitar.org

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-0100 www.jccgw.org

Kentlands Mansion

320 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-258-6425 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kent landsmansion

CHRIS ROSSI/ THE GAZETTE

Kensington Arts Theatre

3710 Mitchell St. Kensington 20895 206-888-6642 www.katonline.org

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6700 www.danceexchange.org

Mystery Dinner Theater

Blair Mansion Restaurant 7711 Eastern Ave. Silver Spring 20912 301-588-1688

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane

North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5208 www.mcyo.org

McCrillis Gardens

6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-962-1455 www.brooksidegardens.org

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

10076 Darnestown Road, Suite 202 Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-1757 www.mbtdance.org

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts at Rockville (VISARTS)

155 Gibbs St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-315-8200 www.visartscenter.org

Montgomery College — Rockville Campus 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000 Art Gallery-Paul Peck Bldg. 240-567-5115 Performing Arts-Robert E. Parilla Arts Bldg. 240-567-5301 Summer Dinner TheatreTheatre Arts Bldg. 240-567-7676 www.montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College — Takoma Park Campus 7600 Takoma Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-567-1300

School of Art and Design at Montgomery College

Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 930 King St. (on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus) 240-567-5821

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Pavilion of Fine Arts

www.montgomerycollege.edu 240-567-1378

Montgomery County Historical Society

111 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-2825 www.montgomeryhistory.org

The Montgomery Playhouse at Asbury

Gaithersburg, MD 20885 301-977-5751 www.montgomery playhouse.org

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

www.montgomerysymphony orchestra.com

Musical Theater Center

837-D Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852 301-251-5766 www.musicaltheatercenter.org

National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Road Colesville, MD 20905 301-384-6088 www.dctrolley.org

National Philharmonic Administrative Offices

The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-493-9283 www.nationalphilharmonic.org

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 Box Office: 301-924-3400 Admin. Office: 301-924-4485 www.olneytheatre.org

Playwrights Forum Rockville, MD 20848 301-816-0569 www.theplaywrights forum.org

Potomac Theatre Company

The Bullis School 10601 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8571 www.potomactheatreco.org

Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra

Gaithersburg, MD 20885 president@pvyo.org www.pvyo.org

Puppet Co. Playhouse Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812 301-634-5380 www.thepuppetco.org

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

Kingsview Middle School 18909 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 www.ringofkerry dancers.org

Rockville Art League

Rockville, MD 20850 www.rockville artleague.org

Rockville Little Theatre Rockville, MD 20849 301-221-5434 www.rlt-online.org

Sandy Spring, MD 20860 240-720-5212 www.sstg-home.org

Rockville Musical Theatre Rockville, MD 20849 240-314-8690 www.r-m-t.org

Round House Theatre

4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814 www.roundhousetheatre.org Box Office: 240-644-1100 Main: 240-644-1099

Round House Theatre

8641 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.roundhousetheatre.org Box Office: 240-644-1100 Main: 240-644-1099

Sandy Spring Museum

Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Silver Spring Stage

10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Box Office: 301-593-6036 www.ssstage.org

The Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-581-5200 www.strathmore.org

Inwood Coffee House 10921 Inwood Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-669-6595 www.ufoco.org/ufoco/ coffeehouse

Victorian Lyric Opera Company Rockville, MD 20851 301-576-5672 Box office: 240-314-8690 www.vloc.org

Wildwood Summer Theatre Bethesda, MD 20824 240-396-4397 www.wst.org

The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 301-654-8664 www.writer.org

Takoma Park JazzFest

17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-0022 www.sandyspring museum.org

Takoma Park, MD 20913 301-838-8909 240-487-6400 www.tpjazzfest.org

Patricia Berrend, Director

Recipient “Outstanding Teacher Award” Youth America Grand Prix, 2004 • Complete Ballet Curriculum Beginners-Advanced • Scholarship programs for boys • Outreach Programs

Music and Motion

• A Creative movement introduction to dance for 4 & 5 year olds

Summer Programs

• “Swan Lake” Camp - ages 8 - 11: June 18 - 22 • Summer Intensive program: July 9 - August 3 (Classes in Technique, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Pilates Mat Class) 3460 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Suite 210 • Olney, MD 301-774-3032 http://berrenddancecentre.com 1848742 1849727

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GET GOLF READY (GOLF 101)

99

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Our basic entry level clinic for individuals looking to give golf a try. Golf 101 will cover all aspects of the game and educate you about everything from checking in, rules, etiquette, equipment and playing

5 Classes (10 Students) 1 hour per session

Register at www.getgolfready.com

KEEP GOLF GOING (GOLF 102)

99

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This class is for graduates of “Get Golf Ready” or for individuals that have played or taken lessons in the past.

4 Classes (8 Students) Each class will have oncourse time!!! 1 Hour per session

WHAT’S NEXT (GOLF 103)

$149

A group of 3 private lessons with one of the MCG Golf Professionals. This class will work on grip, stance, setup, alignment, and solid ball striking with irons in the 1st lesson, fairway woods and hybrids in number two and drivers for the last lesson.

ME & MY PRO (GOLF 104)

$299

This class allows the student to have 100% control of the lesson topic. The student sets the curriculum and decides what topics each class will include. This class will allow the students the flexibility to schedule and select the topics of instruction that fits into their schedules

5-45 minute Sessions

JUNIOR MINI CAMP

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The mini camp will be a weekly program set up during the school year to provide juniors an opportunity to work with our professionals.

Each Course will have a different day of the week.

JUNIOR 1/2 DAY CAMP

149

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This camp is set up for the junior that is interested in golf, but maybe not ready to play 9 holes everyday. Juniors will work on the same fundamentals as the longer camp and get to play a 3 hole tournament on the last day.

JUNIOR FULL DAY WITH LUNCH

$249

The ultimate summer program for golf. The morning session will build skills and learn valuable information needed to play. The afternoon session will be on course. Juniors will need to be able to walk a minimum of 9 holes everyday!! Juniors can decide if they would like to play in competitions or play in a fun relaxed atmosphere.

Monday-Friday

9:30-4 16 Students per class

Monday-Friday

8-10 Falls Road 9-11:15 all other MCG Courses

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Recreation AQUATIC CENTERS, SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS

For information, visit the Montgomery County website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.

Bethesda Pool

6300 Little Falls Parkway & Hillandale Road Bethesda, MD 20815 301-652-1598

Gaithersburg Aquatic Center (closed for repairs) 2 Teachers Way Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6345 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Germantown Indoor Swim Center

18000 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 240-777-6830

Germantown Outdoor Pool

18905 Kings View Drive Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8067

Long Branch Pool

8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20912 301-431-5700

Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center

Wheaton/Glenmont Pool

1201 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8060

Montgomery Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Blvd. N. Bethesda, MD 20852 240-777-8070 16605 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 340-777-4995

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Germantown Branch 19910 S. Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-9600 www.bgcgw.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8750 www.rockvillemd.gov

Upper County Outdoor Pool 8211 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-2446

Water Park at Bohrer Park

512 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6445 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/waterpark

Western County Outdoor Pool 20151 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837

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12621 Dalewood Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 301-929-5460

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS

Olney Indoor Swim Center

Dance

Little Bennett Campground

301-349-2217

Silver Spring Branch 1300 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4600 www.bgcgw.org

CAMPING Robert C. McDonell Campground

Cabin John Regional Park 7701 Tuckerman Lane Rockville, MD 20854 Permit Office: 301-495-2525 www.MontgomeryParks.org

Joy

Tap • Ballet • Jazz • Hip Hop Summer Dance Camp Zumba Classes Ages 3 through adults Call NOW to register

301-949-5111

Wheaton Studio of Dance www.wheatonstudioofdance.com wheatonstudio@hotmail.com

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Little Bennett Regional Park 23705 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-528-3430 www.littlebennettcampground.com

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Cabin John Adventure Playground

7400 Tuckerman Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-299-0024 www.MontgomeryParks.org

Good Hope Sprayground

14715 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 240-777-6860 www.Montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Hadley’s Playground - Falls Road Local Park 12600 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-0024 www.MontgomeryParks.org

South Germantown Recreational Park

18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-601-3581 www.MontgomeryParks.og

South Germantown Splash Playground

18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-601-3580 or 3581 www.splashandgolf.com

Wheaton Adventure Playground

2000 Shorefield Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-680-3803 www.MontgomeryParks.og

SKATE PARKS Gaithersburg Skate Park at Bohrer Park 510 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6359

Olney Manor Skate Park

16601 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-905-3095 www.olneymanorskate.com

Ridge Road Inline Hockey 21115 Frederick Road 301-972-6581 Germantown, MD 20876

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Rockville Skate Park 355 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 240-876-2655

Wheaton Regional Skate Park

2000 Shorefield Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-495-2525

Woodside Park Skate Spot

8800 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-2630

MINIATURE GOLF Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

514 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6240

South Germantown Recreational Park

18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-670-4680 www.splashandgolf.com

MINIATURE TRAINS

At Cabin John or Wheaton Regional parks, visitors can ride scale models of an 1863 train through miles of scenic woodlands. Party room rentals are available at both train stations. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org or call 301-650-2880 for information.

Cabin John

1602 Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-6950

Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8840

Clara Barton

12920 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20857 240-314-8830

7425 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-0010

Damascus

25520 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872 240-777-6930

East County

3310 Gateshead Manor Way Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8090

Gwendolyn Coffield

2450 Lyttonsville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-4900

Germantown

18905 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 204-777-8095

Good Hope

14715 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 240-777-8055

Jane E. Lawton

4301 Willow Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-777-6855

Lincoln Park

357 Frederick Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8780

Long Branch

8700 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-777-6965

7410 Tuckerman Lane Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8670 www.cabinjohntrain.com

Longwood

Wheaton

Marilyn J. Praisner

19300 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 240-777-6920

2000 Shorefield Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-942-6703 www.montgomeryparks.org

14906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 240-777-4970

COMMUNITY CENTERS

19561 Scenery Drive Germantown, MD 20876 240-777-4919

Bauer Drive

14625 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20853 240-777-6922

Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

11319 Elkin St. Wheaton, MD 20901 240-777-4940 The center promotes multicultural awareness and provides information and services for minorities and immigrants.

Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity Satellite Office Upcounty Regional Services Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite

Plum Gar (closed for renovations)

Potomac

11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 240-777-6960

Ross Boddy

18529 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 240-777-8050 Scotland (closed for renovations) 7700 Scotland Drive Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-4455

Thomas Farm

700 Fallsgrove Drive

Twinbrook

Upper County

8201 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-2469

Wheaton

11711 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-8057

Wisconsin Place

5311 Friendship Blvd. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240-777-8088

CONFERENCE CENTERS Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-822-9200 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/was bn-bethesda-north-marriott-hotel-andconference-center

The Universities at Shady Grove

9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6059 www.shadygrove.umd.edu/conferenc e-center

MONTGOMERY PARKS EVENT CENTERS Agricultural History Farm Park

18400 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-299-5026 www.aghistoryfarm.org

Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-1400 www.brooksidegardens.org

The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

14500-A Clopper Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-299-5026 www.montgomeryparks.org/event_c enters

Rockwood Manor

11001 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5026 www.montgomeryparks.org/event_c enters

Woodlawn Manor House

16501 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-299-5026 www.montgomeryparks.org/event_c enters

GARDENS Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-1400 www.brooksidegardens.org Montgomery Parks 50-acre premier horticultural display garden located in Wheaton offers formal and landscaped gardens, conservatories filled with changing seasonal displays, educational programs for children and adults, trips, special events such as the annual butterfly exhibit and holiday light show, gift shops and rental facilities. Admission to the gardens is free.

Brighton Azalea Gardens 2 Brighton Dam Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9124

McCrillis Gardens

6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-962-1455 www.montgomeryparks.org Five-acre shade garden with azaleas, rhododendrons and perennials. Seasonal walking tours and art classes available.

GOLF COURSES Blue Mash

5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-670-1966 www.bluemash.com

Falls Road

10800 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5156 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Hampshire Greens

616 Firestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-476-7999 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Laytonsville

7130 Dorsey Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-948-5288 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

16601 West Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-428-8143 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Rattlewood

13501 Penn Shop Road Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-607-9000 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Redgate

14500 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 240-314-8730 www.redgategolf.com

Sligo Creek Park

9701 Sligo Creek Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-6006 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Trotter’s Glen

16501 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 301-570-4951 www.trottersglen.com

DRIVING RANGES Olney Golf Park

3414 Emory Church Road Olney 20832 301-570-6500 www.olneygolfpark.com

South Germantown

18045 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-670-4670 www.sgdrivingrange.com

Waters Landing

20701 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-972-6439 www.waterslandinggolfpark.com

INDOOR TENNIS Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center

Cabin John Regional Park 7801 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-765-8650 www.cabinjohntennis.com

Wheaton Indoor Tennis

Little Bennett

11715 Orebaugh Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-905-3030 www.wheatontennis.com

Needwood

Cabin John Ice Rink

25900 Prescott Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-253-1515 www.montgomerycountygolf.com 6724 Needwood Road Rockville, MD 20855 301-948-1075 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Northwest

15711 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-6100 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Poolesville

ICE SKATING 10610 Westlake Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-765-8620 www.cabinjohnice.com

Wheaton Regional Ice Arena

11717 Orebaugh Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-905-3000 www.wheatonicearena.com

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Sports Associations Sick of watching your child turn on the video games whenever they have an hour to spare? Montgomery County has myriad options to wean your kids off the electronic baby sitter and propel him or her into a life of athletic happiness. Dozens and dozens of youth sports organizations call Montgomery County home, offering anything from football to acrobatic cheerleading. You can learn more about many youth leagues through the county’s Department of Recreation at www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Baseball 5420 Butler Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2724 www.bccbaseball.com

Boys & Girls Club of Germantown

19910 S. Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-9600 www.bgcgwmd.org

Boys & Girls Club of Silver Spring 1300 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4600 www.bgcgw.org

Burtonsville Athletic Association

3639 Autumn Glen Circle

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Clarksburg Sports Association

P.O. Box 145 Clarksburg, MD 20871 www.csasports.org

Damascus Sports Association

P.O. Box 326 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2055 www.dsasports.org

Gaithersburg Sports Association c/o George Hartung 1 Saint Regis Court Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-869-7986 www.gsabaseball.com

Germantown Athletic Club

P.O. Box 1833 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6420 www.leaguelineup.com/GAC

Germantown Hardknocks

P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.leaguelineup.com/ hardknocksbasketball

Higher Level Basketball Camps 23219 Stringtown Road, No. 224 Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-467-8211 www.higherlevel basketball.com

I-270 Basketball Association

P.O. Box 2539 Germantown, MD 20875 240-515-3212 www.I-270basketball.org

Maryland Flames AAU Basketball

20203 Goshen Road, No. 225 Gaithersburg, MD 20879

President: Bill McDermott 301-325-1295 www.mdflames.com

Maryland Soccer Foundation

18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, MD 20841 301-528-1480 www.mdsoccerplex.org

MOCO Social Sports

20810 Mountain Lake Terrace Germantown, MD 20874 301-916-0421 www.mocosocialsports.com

Montgomery County Baseball Association

3415 Olandwood Court, Suite 202 Olney, MD 20832 301-260-2977, ext. 250 www.leaguelineup.com/mcba

Montgomery County Senior Sports Association

14320 Fairdale Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-236-9130 www.mcssa-info.org

Montgomery Soccer Inc.

7650 Standish Place, Suite

108 Rockville, MD 20855 301-762-4674 www.msisoccer.org

Montgomery Village Sports Association Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-926-6872 www.mvsa.org

Montgomery Youth Hockey Association

8813 Mayberry Court Potomac, MD 20854 301-315-5650 ext. 12 www.myha.org

Olney Boys & Girls Community Sports Association P.O. Box 2 Olney, MD 20830 301-570-3990 www.obgc.com

Poolesville Athletic Association P.O. Box 805 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-221-6582 www.poolesville sports.org

Potomac Soccer Association

11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 504 Rockville, MD 20852 www.potomacsoccer.org

Rockville Baseball Association P.O. Box 1412 Rockville, MD 20849 301-637-0778 www.rbba.org

Rockville SportsPlex 60 Southlawn Court Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-4455 www.rockvillesports.com

Upper Montgomery County Athletic Club P.O. Box 1950 Germantown, MD 20875 301-916-6663 www.umacbaseball.com

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Religion BAPTIST Burtonsville Baptist

3400 Spencerville Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9080 or 877-4219080 www.burtonsvillebaptist.org

Calverton Baptist

12625 Galway Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-572-5553 www.calvertonbaptist church.com

Clifton Park Baptist

8818 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-2456 www.cpbc.net

Colesville Baptist

13100 Andrew Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-9153 www.colesvillebaptist.org

Columbia Primitive Baptist

15900 Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-1580

Faith Community Baptist 13618 Layhill Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-8188 www.mychurchfcbc.org

310 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-5375

301-384-2601 www.tpcbc.org

www.tux.org/parafia

First Baptist Church of Silver Spring

Luther Rice Memorial Baptist

Pilgrim Baptist

8901 Pennsylvania Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-2306 www.pilgrimbaptistonline.info

1006 Larch Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-3500 www.oloschurchtp.com

8415 Fenton St. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-5454 www.fbcss.org

First Baptist of Wheaton 10914 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-6585 www.fbcwonline.org

Georgia Avenue Baptist 12525 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-946-1331 www.gabcglenmont.org

Global Mission Church 13421 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-1656 www.gmcusa.org

Greenridge Baptist

21925 Frederick Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-972-0271 www.greenridgebaptist.org

Korean Baptist of Washington

801 University Blvd. West Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-1130 www.lutherricechurch.org

Montgomery Hills Baptist

9727 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-681-7990 www.montgomeryhills.net

Mount Jezreel Baptist Church

420 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-431-2800 www.mtjezreel.com

New Creation Church

11005 Dayton St. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-649-6000 www.newcreationwheatonsilve rspring.org

The People’s Community Baptist 31 Norwood Road Silver Spring, MD 20905

Round Oak Missionary Baptist

15812 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-3199

Sligo Baptist

St. Andrew Apostle

1610 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4720 www.sligobaptistchurch.com

Tri-County Baptist

7821 Damascus Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-482-2212 www.tcbcmd.org

Viers Mill Baptist

12221 Veirs Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-942-3210 www.viersmillbaptist.org

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JUST MINUTES FROM ICC!

Less than 1/4 mile from ICC exit 10 (Layhill Rd.)

14600 ARGYLE CLUB ROAD • SILVER SPRING, MD 301-598-5500 • WWW.ARGYLECC.NET

11600 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3700 www.standrewapostle.org

St. Bernadette

70 University Blvd. E. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-0357 www.silverspringcatholic.com

St. Camillus

1600 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-8400 www.stcamilluschurch.org

St. Catherine Laboure

BUDDHIST Cambodian Buddhist

13800 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-6544 www.cambodian-buddhist.org

11801 Claridge Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-3636 www.sclchurch.org

EPISCOPAL Church of the Ascension 633 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-3272 www.ascension silverspring.org

Episcopal/Anglican Church of the Transfiguration

13925 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-6264 www.transfig.org

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour 1700 Powder Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-439-5900 www.episcopalcos.org

Good Shepherd Episcopal

818 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-3282 www.gsecmd.org

Grace Episcopal

St. John the Baptist

CATHOLIC

12319 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-1122 www.sjbsilverspring.org

1607 Grace Church Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-3515 www.graceepiscopal church.org

Christ the King

St. John the Evangelist

St. Anne Episcopal Church

2301 Coleston Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-8616 www.rc.net/washington/ctk

10103 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-681-7663 www.sjeparish.org

Church of the Resurrection

St. Michael the Archangel

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church

Call today for special membership pricing

Our Lady of Vietnam Parish (Bethesda)

11812 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-4895 www.gxmvn.org

3315 Greencastle Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-236-5200 www.resurrectionadw.org

FULL AND WEEKDAY MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Our Lady of Sorrows

9100 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-3939 www.christiansciencedc.org

805 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-1155 www.parishes.org/michaelarc hangel.html

16631 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-421-1869

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Our Lady of Grace Parish

7901 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-5591 www.christiansciencedc.org

(Leisure World) 15661 Norbeck Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-924-0067 home.catholicweb.com/ourlad yofgracelw

Our Lady Queen of Poland/St. Maximilian

9700 Rosensteel Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-1857

First Church of Christ, Scientist

First Church of Christ, Scientist

302 East Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-6544 www.christiansciencedc.org

First Church of Christ, Scientist

25100 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2130 www.stannesdamascus.org

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal

21611 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-355-7189 www.saintbartholomews.org

St. Dunstan Episcopal Church

5450 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2960 www.stdunstansbethesda.org

St. Francis Episcopal

10033 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-365-2055 www.stfrancispotomac.org

St. James Episcopal

11815 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-762-8040

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St. Mark’s Episcopal

301-681-0092

JEWISH Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim

12621 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-5860 www.stmarks-silverspring.org

1840 University Blvd. W. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3800 www.htaa.org

St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton

Congregation Har Kemp Mill Synagogue

3820 Aspen Hill Road Wheaton, MD 20906 301-871-7660 www.stmarymagdalenemd.org

11910 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-0996 www.kmsynagogue.org

HINDU

10881 Lockwood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-3410 www.shaaretefila.org

India House of Worship

1428 Chilton Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-4090

ISLAM Bait-ur Rahman Mosque 15000 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-0110 www.ahmadiyya.us

Idara Jaferia Islamic Center

3140 Spencerville Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-384-2903 www.idara-e-jaferia.org

Islamic Center of Maryland

19411 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-9440 www.icomd.org

Islamic Education Center

7917 Montrose Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-340-2070 www.islamiceducation center.org

Islamic Society of Washington

2701 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-0930 www.iswamd.org

Muslim Community Center

15200 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-3454 www.mccmd.org

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness White Oak Congregation 815 Milestone Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904

Shaare Tefila Congregation

Silver Spring Jewish Center 1401 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4425 www.ssjc.info

Southeast Hebrew Congregation

10900 Lockwood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-2120 www.sehc.us

Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah 9001 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-8252 www.wsat.org

Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac

11618 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2827 www.yieip.org

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington 1132 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-4465 www.yise.org

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah 811 University Blvd W. Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-4465 www.yise.org

LATTER-DAY SAINTS Washington, D.C., Temple and Visitors’ Center* 9900 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895 301-585-0815 (temple) 301-587-0144 (visitors’ center)

www.lds.org *=Spanish services available **=Chinese services available

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5460 Western Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints** 16 Kent Gardens Circle Gaithersburg, MD 20878 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18900 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* 20020 Montgomery Village Ave. Montgomery Village, MD 20886 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*

17700 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 11700 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-251-4122 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*

Christ the Servant Lutheran

9801 Centerway Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-977-0285 www.cts-lutheran.org

Crusader Lutheran Church

1605 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-8622 www.crusaderlutheran.org

Emmanuel Lutheran 7730 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-5733 www.elcbethesda.org

Epiphany Lutheran Church

14411 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-384-4244 www.lutherhouse.org/ELCBMD

Good Shepherd Lutheran

16420 S. Westland Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-1780 www.goserve.net

Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington DC

400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4151 www.dcdraudze.org

11900 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-3666 www.poplutheran.org

Lutheran Church of the Cross

Resurrection Lutheran

12801 Falls Road Rockville, MD 20854 301-762-7565 www.lcc-rockville.org

3101 University Blvd. W. Kensington, MD 20895 301-942-0400 www.lutheransonline.com/resu rrectionlutheran

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew

4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20830 301-774-9125 www.olneygoodshepherd.org

15300 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-4394 www.mystandrew.org

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

27015 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3000 www.redeemer.us

Messiah Lutheran

4629 Aspen Hill Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-5458 www.stjohns-rockville.org

St. Luke’s Lutheran

13901 Clopper Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-972-2130 www.messiahgermantown.org

17740 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-1220 www.stlukesderwood.org

Pilgrim Lutheran

St. Luke Lutheran Church

5500 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-2800 www.pilgrimbethesda.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran

9100 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-4363

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50 Years Of Excellence

500 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-2100 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* 8116 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-408-1767 www.lds.org

Serving Students in Pre-School through Grade 8

LUTHERAN Calvary Lutheran Church

9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-4001 www.celcs.org

Small Class Size • Accelerated Academics • Arts & Athletics

Christ Lutheran Church

Md. 27 & Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-5529 www.christlutheranofgermanto wn.org

Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda 8011 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-5160 www.heartmindsoul.com

www.stjes.org • 301.774.6804

3427 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832 1848766

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RELIGION

Clinton A.M.E. Zion

www.saintluke.us

223 Elizabeth Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-7942 www.clintonamez.org

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11612 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-1273 www.sselca.org

52 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-1941 www.cumc.org

Trinity Lutheran Church

Community of Faith United Methodist Church

11200 Old Georgetown Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-881-7275 www.trinityelca.org

METHODIST Agape A.M.E. Church

7700 Brink Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-924-8640 www.agapeame.com

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

2518 Fairland Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-879-9232 www.allenchapelame.org

Asbury United Methodist

17540 Black Rock Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-2347

Ashton United Methodist

17314 New Hampshire Ave. Ashton, MD 20861 301-774-7100 www.ashtonchurch.org

Bethesda United Methodist

11901 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3222 www.aplaceofhealing.com

Bethesda United Methodist

8300 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2990 www.washmorefeet.org

Cabin United Methodist Church 7703 MacArthur Blvd. Cabin John, MD 20818 301-229-8233 www.cabinjohnumc.org

Chevy Chase United Methodist Church

7001 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-8700 www.chevychaseumc.org

Clarksburg United Methodist Church

23425 Spire St. Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-2203 www.clarksburgumc.com

22420 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-5520

Concord St. Andrews United Methodist Church 5910 Goldsboro Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-3383 www.csaumc.org

Covenant United Methodist

20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-926-8920 www.covenant-umc.org

Damascus United Methodist

9700 New Church St. Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-0022 www.damascusumc.org

Dickerson United Methodist

20331 Dickerson Church Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-349-5416 www.gbgmumc.org/dickersonumc

Elijah Methodist Church 18401 Beallsville Road Poolesville, MD 20837

Emory Grove United Methodist

8200 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-963-3434 www.emorygroveumc.org

Epworth United Methodist

9008 Rosemont Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-0424 www.epworthsteeple.org

Fairhaven United Methodist

12801 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-330-5433 www.gbgm-umc.org/fairhaven

Faith United Methodist 6810 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-1881

www.faithworkshere.org

First A.M.E. of Gaithersburg

17620 Washington Grove Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20877 240-632-9760 www.firstamegaithersburg.org

First India United Methodist

7001 New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-2100

Francis Asbury United Methodist

2181 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-424-3131 www.gbmg-umc.org/rockville

Friendship United Methodist

Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC

21 Wood Lane Rockville, MD 20850 301-424-0464 www.jmpumc.org

Layhill Community Church

1916 Bonifant Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-460-3110 www.layhillfmc.org

Lee Memorial A.M.E. Church 4115 Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-2092 www.leeame.org

Liberty Grove United Methodist

27701 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3411

15225 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9166 www.libertygrovechurch.org

Glenmont United Methodist Church

Marvin Memorial United Methodist

12901 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-946-5578 www.glenmontumc.org

33 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20901 240-583-0862 www.marvinchurch.org

Good Hope Union United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist

14680 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-879-8100 www.goodhopeunion.org

17821 Elgin Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2010 www.pmumc.org

Good Shepherd United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist

9701 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-3331 www.goodshepchurch.org

9226 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-8015

Goshen United Methodist

7101 Horizon Terrace Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-9024 www.mcprainbow.org

19615 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-683-5530 www.goshen-umc.org

Grace United Methodist

7001 New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-2100 www.graceumtp.org

Grace United Methodist 119 N. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-8688 www.graceumc.org

Hughes United Methodist

10700 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, MD 20902 301-949-8383 www.hughesumc.org

Hyattstown United Methodist

26121 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-831-1194

Mill Creek Parish UMC

Millian Memorial UMC

13016 Parkland Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-2500 www.millianchurch.com

Montgomery United Methodist 28325 Kemptown Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-4460 www.montumc.org

Mt. Tabor United Methodist

24115 Laytonsville Road Etchison, MD 20882 301-253-3871 www.mttaboretchison.org

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church

22222 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9330 www.mtcarmelsunshine.org

Mt. Zion-Warren United Methodist 21000 Beallsville Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-916-3613 www.mtzionwarrenumc.org

Mountain View United Methodist 11501 Mt. View Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2264 www.gbgmumc.org/mtviewumc

Oak Chapel United Methodist

14500 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-0000 www.oakchapel.com

Oakdale-Emory United Methodist 3425 Emory Church Road Olney, MD 20832 301-774-2030 www.oeumc.org

St. Paul United Methodist

21720 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-963-2185 www.gbgmumc.org/stpaulumclaytonsville

ORTHODOX The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George

7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-469-7990 www.stgeorge.org

Holy Resurrection Orthodox

10201 Democracy Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5120 www.holyresurrection.com

St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox

15100 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-384-9192 www.standrewuoc.org

St. Gregorios Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church

2337 Fairland Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-384-3833 www.stgregorioschurchdc.org

St. Mark Orthodox 7124 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-229-6300 www.saintmarkoca.org

Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church 10620 River Road Potomac, MD 20854

301-765-9188 www.peterpaul.net

St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Church

28201 Kemptown Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-570-3614 www.stthomaschurch.org PRESBYTERIAN

Presbyterian Church of the Atonement 10613 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-4131 www.atonement-arp.org

Bethesda Presbyterian Church 7611 Clarendon Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-986-1137 www.bethesda presbyterian.org

Boyds Presbyterian 19901 White Ground Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-540-2544 www.boydspc.org

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

6601 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-2850 www.bradleyhillschurch.org

Colesville Presbyterian 12800 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-622-4555 www.colesville presbyterian.com

Covenant Presbyterian

4515 Sandy Spring Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-549-4860 www.covenantburtonsville.org

Darnestown Presbyterian

15120 Turkey Foot Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-948-9127 www.darnestownpc.org

Faith Presbyterian Church of Olney

17309 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 301-774-1657 www.faith-olney.com

First Faith Church

3200 Randolph Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-962-3200 www.firstfaithchurch.org

First Korean Presbyterian

1011 Maple Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-0766

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Burtonsville From its beginning as a small farming community to its suburbanization in the mid-20th century, the history of the Burtonsville area is one of perpetual change, as its residents have continued to keep pace with the times. Founded by Isaac Burton and his wife, Keturah, in the 19th century and known as Burton’s, the area was home to a small group of farmers with a store and blacksmith shop. Today, the area known as Burtonsville is a cluster of growing and increasingly developed communities, including White Oak and Fairland in the south and Cloverly and Spencerville farther west. The area has changed throughout the years, becoming a bedroom community for thousands of people working in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Most of the industrial activity in the area has centered around U.S. 29, which was built in 1816 with funds designated by the federal government. In the early 1980s, the extension of U.S. 29 as a four-lane highway made the community accessible to new residents and commercial development.

LOCAL LEADERS East County Citizens Advisory Board 240-777-8400 Meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring.

LOCAL SERVICES Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center

3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-8400 Director: Miti Figueredo Provides direct services and contact information for area civic associations, makes referrals to other agencies, and handles requests for assistance.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Local schools

Burtonsville is served by the Northeast Consortium, which includes 16 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. For a full list, see page 26.

Police

Burtonsville is served by the Silver Spring and Wheaton-Glenmont districts. For a full list of police stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 15.

Fire services

The Burtonsville area is served by the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 14.

Libraries

Burtonsville Lions Club

The White Oak and Marilyn J. Praisner libraries are part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 13.

Eyes of Paint Branch

Business

301-384-2048 Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Seibel’s Restaurant, 15540 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. www.eopb.org/ A volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring the Paint Branch and its watershed.

Knights of Columbus

The area is served by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, with addresses and phone numbers, see page 18.

St. John the Baptist Council 11106 srsklamm@msn.com P.O. Box 4106 Silver Spring 20914 Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring.

LOCAL EVENTS Burtonsville Days

301-384-8888 www.burtonsvilleday.org. The Burtonsville Day celebration each fall features a parade, arts, crafts, food and other events.

BRIAN LEWIS/THE GAZETTE

Lilia Wong and Nina Flanigan, both of Silver Spring, work with After Hours director Glenn Clevenger to create a Peace Mural using photographs of their hands.

PEGGY MCEWAN/THE GAZETTE

David Cook Jr., Nicolas Thornton and Brian Wilmarth work with instructor Wilson Calura, a student at Montgomery College, on Feb. 1, 2011, to build the timing mechanism on an electric car during the “Excel Beyond the Bell” after-school program at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring.

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Silver Spring The origin of the name “Silver Spring” comes from a spring discovered by Francis Preston Blair, an editor of the former Washington Globe newspaper. He and his daughter, Elizabeth, were horseback riding through a wooded area near what now is Georgia Avenue when Blair was thrown off his horse. When he found the horse, its reins were caught on a bush near a stream that Blair thought looked silver. Blair liked the area so much that in 1842, he bought 1,000 acres surrounding the stream and built a mansion on it, calling it “Silver Spring.” Silver Spring’s redeveloped downtown area is gaining attention from around the Metro area, anchored by the world headquarters of Discovery Communications, Round House Theatre and the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. The Silver Spring Civic Building and the adjoining Veterans Plaza opened last summer, and officials continue to work on completing the Silver Spring Transit Center, which will bring all forms of transportation together where the Silver Spring Metro station currently stands.

Meets at 6:30 the second Tuesday at Mrs. K’s Toll House, 9201 Colesville Road. www.silverspringmd.lionwap.org

LOCAL SERVICES

Police

Silver Spring Regional Services Center

Wheaton/Silver Spring Kiwanis Club

301-949-2011 Meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Drive, Silver Spring. www.wheatonkiwanis.org.

Local schools

The area is served by the Downcounty Consortium and the Northeast Consortium. For a full list of schools, see page 24.

Casa of Maryland

A workplace rights organization. www.casademaryland.org

BRIAN LEWIS/THE GAZETTE

One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910 (corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street) 240-777-5300 Information on downtown revitalization and neighborhood organizations. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/silverspring

IMPACT Silver Spring

8545 Piney Branch Rd Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-495-3336 Dedicated to empowering residents to become active in their communities. www.impactsilverspring.org

sshistory@yahoo.com www.silverspringhistory.homestead.com

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Loyal Order of Moose 658

Silver Spring Rotary

American Legion Cissel Saxon Post 41

905 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-8937

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4343 Sandy Spring Road Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-421-9658

Silver Spring Historical Society P.O. Box 1160 Silver Spring, MD 20910

Elspeth Curtis of Silver Spring practices for an upcoming performance by the American Dance Institute called “Unstoppable Grace.”

301-593-9249 Meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Mrs. K’s Toll House, 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www.silverspringrotary.org.

Silver Spring Lions 301-439-1655

The area is served by the Silver Spring and Wheaton-Glenmont districts. For a full list of stations, see page 25.

Fire services

The area is served by the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 14.

Libraries

The Long Branch and Silver Spring libraries are part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 13.

Business

The area is served by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 18.

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Takoma Park In the late nineteenth century, real estate developer Benjamin Franklin Gilbert wanted an alternative to the malaria-polluted air and dirty water of Washington, D.C. He looked north, purchasing 100 acres straddling the Maryland-Washington, D.C., border. Marketing what he called the “Sylvan Suburb,” Gilbert named his 1883 purchase Takoma, an Indian name meaning “high up, near heaven,” later adding Park to emphasize the bucolic atmosphere. Takoma Park incorporated in 1890, and not long after, the Seventh-day Adventist Church moved its world headquarters to the town. In the coming decades, Adventist missionaries spread Takoma Park’s name around the world. The cultural upheaval of the 1960s brought another flood of residents, as groups of artists and musicians settled there. Once again, Takoma Park’s name spread, this time for progressive social policies and a mayor who lay in front of a bulldozer to stop an interstate highway. Today, Takoma Park is a diverse “Main Street Maryland” community of 16,715 people. In 2003, Utne magazine cited the city as “probably the leftiest ’burb anywhere,” a badge of honor for many city residents.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT Takoma Park City Council

7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7100 Fax: 301-270-8794 www.takomaparkmd.gov Meets Monday evenings at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. City Manager: Barbara Burns Matthews 301-891-7268 barbaram@takomagov.org Deputy City Manager: Suzanne Ludlow

SuzanneL@takomagov.org City Clerk: Jessie Carpenter JessieC@takomagov.org Takoma Park Police 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-1100 www.takomaparkmd.gov/ Police Chief Ronald A. Ricucci RonaldR@takomagov.org

LOCAL OFFICIALS Mayor: Bruce Williams

240-676-6234 BruceW@takomagov.org

Council members

Ward 1: Seth Grimes 301-873-8225 SethG@takomagov.org Ward 2: Tim Male 240-274-0341 TimM@takomagov.org Ward 3: Kay Daniels-Cohen 240-478-8463 KayDC@takomagov.org Ward 4: Terry Seamens 301-565-0190 TerryS@takomagov.org Ward 5: Reuben Snipper 301-585-4103 ReubenS@takomagov.org Ward 6: Frederick L. Schultz 301-434-7090 FredS@takomagov.org

Takoma Park, MD 20913 301-754-3611 www.imtfolk.org Nonprofit corporation that preserves and promotes folk cultures.

Old Takoma Business Association 6935 Laurel Ave., Suite 207 Takoma Park, MD 20912 Roz Grigsby, executive director 240-253-4229 www.takomaonline.com

Local schools

The city is served by the Downcounty Consortium and two area colleges: Columbia Union College, a private four-year school, and Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, a two-year public institution. There are other private schools within the city limits. For a list, see page 26.

Police

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The area is served by the Takoma Park Police and supported by the Montgomery County Police. For a full list, see page 15.

Historic Takoma, Inc.

Fire services

Activities include an annual home and garden tour each spring. 301-270-2831 www.historictakoma.org

Institute of Musical Traditions P.O. Box 5930

The city is served by the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list, see page 14.

Libraries

The Takoma Park Maryland Library is located at 101 Philadelphia Ave. Phone: 301-891-7259 www.takomapark.info/library

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Wheaton Thea Lafond of Kennedy High School runs the 100 meter hurdles in the state track finals at Morgan State University.

Wheaton was named by Richard T. Mitchell, who owned a tavern on the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and University Boulevard, where the Wheaton Pharmacy stood for 50 years until 1996. The man who provided the community’s current name was Maj. Gen. Frank Wheaton, who was commanding officer of the Army of Potomac and led the defense of Fort Stevens during the Civil War. From 1890 to 1910, while the population in the rest of Montgomery County declined or grew only slightly, Wheaton doubled in size. When Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin opened the “new” Georgia Avenue on Nov. 1, 1952, Wheaton expanded. With the construction of Wheaton Plaza in the late 1950s and early ’60s, Wheaton further enhanced its influence as a regional center of major importance in Montgomery County.

ADVISORY BOARD & CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board

Mid-County Services Center 2424 Reedie Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 Contact: Natalie Cantor 240-777-8100 Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

Wheaton Citizens Coalition

www. neighborhoodlink.com/ Wheaton_Citizens_Coalition Umbrella group representing civic and homeowner associations throughout the Wheaton area.

LOCAL SERVICES Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory

CHRIS ROSSI/THE GAZETTE

Committee

Mid-County Services Center 240-777-8121 Meets at 7 p.m. every third Wednesday.

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee

Mid-County Services Center 240-777-8121 Meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month except August.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-4940

American Legion Post 268 11225 Fern St.

Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-3268 www.alpost268.com.

Fire services

The area is served by the Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 14.

Local schools

Libraries

The area is served by the Downcounty Consortium. For a full list of schools, see page 24.

The Wheaton Regional Library is part of the county public library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 13.

Police

Business

The area is served largely by the WheatonGlenmont District. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

The area is served by the Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 18.

The mission of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is to bring elected officials, housing and community development leaders, business professionals, activists and other community members together to address affordable housing issues and seek solutions. The Conference’s annual summit draws more than 400 participants to hear expert panelists and speakers. The Conference also organizes public/private sector Roundtables and other special events to highlight the need to create and preserve affordable housing in Montgomery County, MD. AHCMC also provides down-payment and closing cost assistance through the Conference’s “Break the Barrier to Home Ownership” Program. Grants up to $7,500 are provided to individuals/families of moderate income who are first-time homebuyers in Montgomery County.

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Maryland's Social Host Responsibility Law makes it illegal for any adult to serve or provide alcohol to youth under 21. 1848022

It can even extend to adults and homeowners who are not on the premises and/or did not provide the alcohol. Adults who host lose the Most. Montgomery County, Keeping it Safe!

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