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Business.............................19 Communities......................48 Contact information............6 Courts................................17 Culture...............................37 Events................................8 Fire....................................15 Government........................36 Health................................21 Legislators.........................35 Libraries.............................14 Police................................16 Post offices.........................11 Recreation..........................41 Religion.............................45 Schools, calendar................26 Schools, higher education.....34 Schools, private..................31 Schools, public...................27 Sports associations.............44 Transit................................18 Trash, recycling..................12 Utilities...............................13

ON THE COVER Clockwise from center: Clarksburg High School junior Alberto Ferman, 17, and senior Kora Abelard, 17, perform the cha-cha during International Night at the school. Diana Hanson swims breaststroke for Poolesville in the 200 IM. Andrew Sullivan, 18, of Silver Spring leads the American Legion Post 86 Veteran Honor Guard during American Legion Damascus Post 171 Memorial Day services. Amanda Mettler (from left) and Colton Mettler, 2, of Gaithersburg and Smantha Eller, 3, of Olney watch the City of Gaithersburg’s St. Patrick's Day Parade. Sixth-grader Madeleine West (left) applies 6th-grader Chase Maselka’s makeup for “A Midsummer's Night Dream” at Rosa Parks Middle School. Gaithersburg High School senior Laman Ben-Trahoret, 17, waits to board a bus that will take him to his graduation at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Children and adults alike get rides on an antique firetruck at Olney Fun Days. Photo illustration by William P. Sears II

ANTHONY CASTELLANO/THE GAZETTE

Calleva Camp Counselor Catalina Alvarado helps Joe Trias of Chevy Chase create a “God’s eye” on May 7, 2011, during the Calleva Open House on Riley’s Lock Road in Poolesville.

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 13 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. 1848020

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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Boyds

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

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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

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

JUNE Takoma Park Jazz Festival

June 2012 www.tpjazzfest.org

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

The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts

TIN NGUYEN/THE GAZETTE

Barbara Orden of Bethesda (left) and Loretta Hull of Adams Town move to the Yiddish dance music of the Eastern European tradition at the Shetlt Fest at the Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center on May 22, 2011, in Beallsville. Award Reception and Exhibition

June 12, 2012 301-565-3805 www.creativemoco.com/haimovicz

Montgomery College-Rockville Summer Dinner Theatre

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

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

Annual Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum 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/agservices

Montgomery General Women’s Board Annual Picnic and Bazaar Olney

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AUGUST Bethesda Artist Markets

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

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

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

Uncorked Wine Festival Rockville Town Square

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TESS COLWELL/THE GAZETTE

John Healy, Ally Long and Kate Healy, all from Olney, wave to parade-goers during the Olney Days parade on May 22, 2011. The parade included local officials, scouts, local businesses and organizations in Olney.

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Sept. 7-9, 2012 www.damascusfair.org

Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Aug. 25, 2012 www.rockvillemd.gov/events/uncorked

Sept. 8, 2012 240-777-5300 www.silverspringdowntown.com

SEPTEMBER

Poolesville Day

Parks Half-Marathon— Bethesda

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

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

Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Town Street Festival Sept. 16, 2012 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov

OCTOBER

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

Bethesda Row Arts Festival Oct. 20-21, 2012 301-637-5715 www.bethesdarowarts.org

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

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 17, 2012 Silver Spring 240-777-6962, 301-565-7300 www.silverspringdowntown.com

DECEMBER Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens Nov. 23, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 301-962-1453 www.brooksidegardens.org

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012 301-258-6350 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights

Germantown Oktoberfest

NOVEMBER

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

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

Taste of Bethesda

Museum Shop Around/Strathmore

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland

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

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

Dec. 7-8, 2012 301-215-6660 www.bethesda.org

Veterans Day Celebration

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

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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

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

Aspen Hill Finance Station

Burtonsville Main Office

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

Barnesville Post Office

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

Cabin John Main Office

Gaithersburg Station

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

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

Colesville Branch

Garrett Park Main Office

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

National Naval Medical Center Station

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

Montgomery Village Station

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

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

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

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

Leisure World

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 works 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 throught 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

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

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

801 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-773-4708

Bethesda Fire Station 26

Gaithersburg Volunteer Fire Station 28

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

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Rescue 1

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

Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 15

7272 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 240-773-4728

25801 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-773-4709

Kensington Volunteer Fire Administrative Offices

Germantown Volunteer Fire Station 29

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

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

Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 10

Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Station 11

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

Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Station 9

Germantown Fire Station 22

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

Cabin John Volunteer Fire Station 30

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

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

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

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

TIN NGUYEN/THE GAZETTE

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 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

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.

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

TESS COLWELL/ THE GAZETTE

Takoma Park Police Department

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

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS

Animal Control

DISTRICT STATIONS 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

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

Rockville City Police Department

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

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.

STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

State’s Attorney’s Office Judicial Center

Lawyer Referral Service

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

301-279-9100

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

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

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

LAWYER SERVICES Bar Association of Montgomery County

Circuit Court 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.

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

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

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Montgomery County Transit Ride On Can Take You Where You Want to Go With More Than 4000 Stops and Over 75 Routes.

Visit RideOnBus.com for more information! Or call 311. Outside Montgomery County call 240-777-0311 RideOnRealTime.com offers real time bus location, schedule and trip planning information at your fingertips. Try the new Ride On Real Time app for iPhone and Android users.

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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

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Casa of Maryland

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.

Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity 11319 Elkin St.

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:

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

Legal Aid Bureaus Montgomery Satellite Office

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

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 202-638-3780) for a schedule of Metro trains or bus routes and fares. Montgomery County is served by the Red

Montgomery County Family Justice Center 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

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

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.,

See T R A N S I T , Page 25 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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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. 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 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.

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.

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

Trade

Conference Center

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

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.

CONFERENCE CENTER

Greater Washington Board of

Montgomery County

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

Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center 19731 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874

301-444-8000 www.shadygroveadventisthospital.com

Suburban Hospital

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

Washington Adventist Hospital

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

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Answering Service 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County

301-942-7700 www.crcmc.org

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.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 24-HOUR HOTLINES

Germantown Health Center

301-738-2255

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 Silver Spring, MD 20904 240-777-4470

Mental health Abused Persons Programs 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.

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

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

Dennis Avenue Health Center

Casey House

Silver Spring Health Center

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

Disease Control and Vital Records

240-777-1755

Communicable Diseases 240-777-3999

HIV/AIDS/STD Testing Program

240-777-1760

Immunization Program 240-777-1050

Refugee Health Service 240-777-1812

Tuberculosis Control

240-777-1800

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

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

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 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

Outpatient Counseling Center for Domestic Violence

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

Adult Protective Services

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.

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

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.

Jewish Social Service Agency

Threshold Services Inc.

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

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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

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

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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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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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

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

Bethesda Elementary

CLARKSBURG CLUSTER

Chevy Chase Elementary

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

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

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

Clarksburg High

Neelsville Middle

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

Rocky Hill Middle

Rock Creek Forest Elementary

22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8282

Rosemary Hills Elementary

24001 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-253-7000

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

Cedar Grove Elementary

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

Capt. James E. Daly Elementary 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

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

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

Herbert Hoover Middle

25921 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7030

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

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

Seven Locks Elementary

DAMASCUS CLUSTER Damascus High

John T. Baker Middle

25400 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7010

Rocky Hill Middle

22401 Brick Haven Way Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-353-8282

Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7004

Damascus Elementary

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

Laytonsville Elementary

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

10201 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-7080 21401 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-840-7145

Lois P. Rockwell Elementary

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

Woodfield Elementary

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

New Hampshire Estates Elementary 8720 Carroll Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-431-7607

Oak View Elementary

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

Pine Crest Elementary

DOWNCOUNTY CONSORTIUM Montgomery Blair High

Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle

Albert Einstein High

Glenallan Elementary

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

11800 Monticello Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-8100

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

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

John F. Kennedy High

Kemp Mill Elementary

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

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

Northwood High

A. Mario Loiederman Middle

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

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

Veirs Mill Elementary

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

Weller Road Elementary

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

Newport Mill Middle

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

Bel Pre Elementary

Highland Elementary

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Oakland Terrace Elementary

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.

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

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

Rock View Elementary

Georgian Forest Elementary

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

Strathmore Elementary

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

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

Clearspring Elementary

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

9930 Moyer Road

Montgomery Knolls Elementary

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

Cedar Grove Elementary 24001 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-253-7000

Eastern Middle

Parkland Middle

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Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-8000

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

Harmony Hills Elementary

GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER

Sargent Shriver Elementary

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

13407 Lydia St. Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2157 12518 Greenly Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-4426

Wheaton Woods Elementary

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

Silver Spring International Middle

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

Forest Knolls Elementary

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

Highland View Elementary

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

Rolling Terrace Elementary

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

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

Sligo Middle

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

Glen Haven Elementary

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

Highland Elementary

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

Oakland Terrace Elementary

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

Woodlin Elementary

2101 Luzerne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-650-6440

Gaithersburg High

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

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

Redland Middle

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

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

Rosemont Elementary

Shady Grove Middle

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

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

Strawberry Knoll Elementary

Candlewood Elementary

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

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

Summit Hall Elementary

Cashell Elementary

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

Briggs Chaney Middle

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

William H. Farquhar Middle 16915 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3100

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

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

Washington Grove Elementary

Flower Hill Elementary

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

Mill Creek Towne Elementary

12201 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-989-5780

Judith A. Resnik Elementary

15516 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-989-5654

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

East Silver Spring Elementary

7510 Maple Ave.

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

Laytonsville Elementary

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

Piney Branch Elementary

Kensington Parkwood Elementary

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

Takoma Park Middle

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

Garrett Park Elementary

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

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

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

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

15101 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20852 301-230-5919

Ashburton Elementary

Farmland Elementary

7000 Old Gate Road Rockville, MD 20852 Housed at North Lake Center

18425 Flower Hill Way Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-7161 17700 Park Mill Drive Rockville, MD 20855 301-840-7149

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

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

Francis Scott Key Middle

White Oak Middle

Burtonsville Elementary

Fairland Elementary 14315 Fairdale Road Silver Spring, MD 20905 301-989-5658

Greencastle Elementary

RICHARD MONTGOMERY CLUSTER

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

Richard Montgomery High

Cloverly Elementary

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

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

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

Galway Elementary 12612 Galway Drive

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Roscoe R. Nix Elementary

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

William Tyler Page Elementary

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

Sherwood Elementary

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

Stonegate Elementary

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

Burnt Mills Elementary

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

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 301-989-5676

NORTHWEST CLUSTER Northwest High

13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4660

Roberto Clemente Middle 18808 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-0344

Kingsview Middle

18909 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4611

Lakelands Park Middle 1200 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878

301-670-1400

Clopper Mill Elementary 18501 Cinnamon Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8065

4 Marquis Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7177

Fields Road Elementary

Darnestown Elementary

1 School Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7131

Diamond Elementary

15110 Jones Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-8160

15030 Turkey Foot Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7157 4 Marquis Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7177

Germantown Elementary 19110 Liberty Mill Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8050

Great Seneca Creek Elementary 13010 Dairymaid Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8500

Ronald McNair Elementary 13881 Hopkins Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0854

Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary 13902 Bromfield Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4350

POOLESVILLE CLUSTER Poolesville High

17501 West Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7900

John Poole Middle

17014 Tom Fox Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7979

Poolesville Elementary 19565 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7960

Monocacy Elementary

18801 Barnesville Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-972-7990

QUINCE ORCHARD CLUSTER Quince Orchard High

15800 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-4686

Lakelands Park Middle

1200 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-670-1400

Ridgeview Middle

16600 Raven Rock Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-4770

Brown Station Elementary 851 Quince Orchard Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7172

Rachel Carson Elementary 100 Tschiffely Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-5333

Diamond Elementary

Jones Lane Elementary

Thurgood Marshall Elementary

12260 McDonald Chapel Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-670-8282

ROCKVILLE CLUSTER Rockville High

2100 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851 301-517-8105

Earle B. Wood Middle

14615 Bauer Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2150

301-353-0994

Waters Landing Elementary 13100 Waters Landing Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0915

SHERWOOD CLUSTER Sherwood High

300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-924-3200

William H. Farquhar Middle

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

Rosa M. Parks Middle 19200 Olney Mill Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3180

Belmont Elementary 19528 Olney Mill Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3140

Brooke Grove Elementary

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary

2700 Spartan Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3154

Flower Valley Elementary

3336 Gold Mine Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-924-3145

14516 Nadine Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2121

4615 Sunflower Drive Rockville, MD 20853 301-924-3135

Greenwood Elementary

Olney Elementary

Maryvale Elementary

3401 Queen Mary Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3126

Meadow Hall Elementary

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

1000 First St. Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4990

951 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-4988

Rock Creek Valley Elementary 5121 Russett Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-460-2195

SENECA VALLEY CLUSTER Seneca Valley High

19401 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8000

Roberto W. Clemente Middle 18808 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-0344

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle

13737 Wisteria Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-8080

Sherwood Elementary

WATKINS MILL CLUSTER Watkins Mill High

10301 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-3959

Montgomery Village Middle 19300 Watkins Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-840-4660

Neelsville Middle

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

South Lake Elementary 18201 Contour Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-7141

Stedwick Elementary

Lake Seneca Elementary

10631 Stedwick Road Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-840-7187

S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary

19001 Watkins Mill Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-840-7181

13600 Wanegarden Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0929 12500 Wisteria Drive Germantown, MD 20874 301-353-0910

Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary

21301 Seneca Crossing Drive Germantown, MD 20876

Watkins Mill Elementary

Whetstone Elementary 19201 Thomas Farm Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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WALT WHITMAN CLUSTER Walt Whitman High

7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6600

Thomas W. Pyle Middle 6311 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6540

Bannockburn Elementary 6520 Dalroy Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6555

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

Bradley Hills Elementary 8701 Hartsdale Ave. Bethesda, MD 20817 301-571-6966

Burning Tree Elementary

7900 Beech Tree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-320-6510

Carderock Springs Elementary 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817

Lakewood Elementary

301-469-1034

2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8465

Wood Acres Elementary

5800 Cromwell Drive Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6502

Stone Mill Elementary

14323 Stonebridge View Drive North Potomac, MD 20878 301-279-4975

WOOTTON CLUSTER Thomas S. Wootton High

2100 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-8550

Travilah Elementary

13801 DuFief Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-840-7153

Cabin John Middle

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

SPECIAL SCHOOLS/ ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS Thomas Edison High School of Technology 12501 Dalewood Drive Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-929-2175

Robert Frost Middle 9201 Scott Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-3949

Longview School

Phoenix at Needwood Academy

Rock Terrace School

Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA)

390 Martins Lane Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4940

Randolph Academy

451 Meadow Hall Drive Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-8490

15000 Broschart Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-6900

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Stephen Knolls School 10731 St. Margaret’s Way Kensington, MD 20895 301-929-2151

Fleet Street Program

DuFief Elementary

1800 Greenplace Terrace Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-4984

7401 Hadley Farms Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-548-4960

14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-279-4925

14501 Avery Lane Rockville, MD 20853 301-517-5860

Fallsmead Elementary

Hadley Farms Program

Needwood Academy 14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-279-4912

15001 DuFief Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-279-4980

Glenmont Program 8001 Lynbrook Center Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-4977

13900 Bromfield Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-601-4830

Cold Spring Elementary

9201 Falls Chapel Way Potomac, MD 20854 301-279-8480

14501 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20953 301-517-8616

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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

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21830 Peach Tree Road Barnesville, MD 20838

301-972-0341 www.barnesvilleschool.org

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

Julia Brown Montessori

3400 Queen Mary Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-5700 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

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

Echelon Academy

Chelsea School

Children's Learning Center

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

711 Pershing Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-1430 www.chelseaschool.edu 4511 Bestor Drive Rockville 20853 301-871-6600 www.clcmd.org

Christ Episcopal School

Bullis School

Butler School

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

15951 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-977-6600 www.butlerschool.org

The Diener School

11510 Falls Road Potomac 20854 301-299-4602 www.thedienerschool.org 808 Olney Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring 20854 301-570-0999 www.echelonacademy.com

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

10601 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-8500 www.bullis.org

www.holychild.org

Evergreen Montessori School

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

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The Foundation School of

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

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Georgetown Preparatory School

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

Green Acres School

Griggs International Academy

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

The Harbor School

German School of Washington D.C.

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

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

13300 Arctic Ave. Rockville, MD 20853 301-962-9400 www.mjbha.org

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

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Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

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 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

Lone Oak Montessori

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

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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 www.mcleanschool.org

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 www.olom.org/school

Montrose Christian School, Inc.

Primary Day School

Mother of God School

Sandy Spring Friends School

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

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

Nora School

Seneca Academy

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

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

Norwood School

School for Tomorrow

Oneness-Family School

Sidwell Friends School

6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Serving Students in Pre-School through Grade 8

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

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

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

50 Years Of Excellence

Small Class Size • Accelerated Academics • Arts & Athletics

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

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3427 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832 1848766

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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

9525 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-1221 www.dechantal.org

4101 Norbeck Road Rockville, MD 20853 301-929-9672 www.stpatricksrockville.com

St. Elizabeth Catholic School

St. Peter’s School

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

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

St. John the Baptist School

John Nevins Andrews School

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

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

St. John's Episcopal

Sligo Adventist

Lower Campus 10033 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-5200 www.saes.org

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

St. Andrew Apostle School

St. John the Evangelist School

11602 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-3555 www.standrewapostle.org

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

10201 Woodland Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-681-7656 www.sjte.org

St. Bartholomew School

St. Jude Regional Catholic School

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

4820 Walbridge St. Rockville, MD 20853 301-946-7888 www.stjudesschool.org

St. Bernadette’s School

St. Martin of Tours School

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

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

St. Francis International School

St. Mary’s Parish School

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

St. Catherine Laboure Elementary

St. Michael the Archangel School

St. Jane de Chantal School

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

1500 St. Camillus Drive Silver Spring, MD 20903 301-434-2344 www.discoversfis.info 11811 Claridge Road Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-1717 www.stcatherine.com

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

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

Torah School of Greater Washington

824 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-6873 www.st-michaelschool.org

St. Patrick’s Catholic School

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

Washington Waldorf School 4800 Sangamore Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-229-6107 www.washingtonwaldorf.org

Woods Academy

6801 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-3080 www.woodsacademy.org

Yang Academy

111 Central Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-208-8821 www.yangacademy.com

Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Div.

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

1216 Arcola Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-649-7077 www.yeshiva.edu

Washington Christian Academy Middle and Upper School

2010 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-962-5111 www.yeshiva.edu

16227 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD 20832

Yeshiva of Greater Washington Girls Div.

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,

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

University of Maryland,

Baltimore

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 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876

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

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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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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 240-7777900. 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 240-777-0311. 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 240-773-3556.

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OFFICIALS

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Isiah Leggett

Philip M. Andrews

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@montgomeryc ountymd.gov

Nancy Navarro

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

Valerie Ervin

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

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

Marc Elrich

(D-At large) of Takoma Park 240-777-7966 councilmember.elrich@montgomerycou ntymd.gov

Nancy M. Floreen

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

George L. Leventhal

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

Craig L. Rice

(D-Dist. 2) of Germantown 240-777-7955 councilmember.rice@montgomerycoun tymd.gov Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring

240-777-7964 councilmember.riemer@montgomeryco untymd.gov

PLANNING BOARD

The Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National 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 Franรงoise Carrier. For more information, call 301-4954600, email mcp-chair@mncppcmc.org or go to www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Chairman: Franรงoise Carrier Vice Chairman: Marye Wells-Harley Commissioner: Amy Presley Commissioner: Norman Dreyfuss Commissioner: Casey Anderson

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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

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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

Madeleine West (left) applies Chase Maselka’s makeup before the start of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at Rosa Parks Middle School on Jan. 6, 2011.

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

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

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

Kensington Arts Theatre

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

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

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 1848740 1849195

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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

$

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

15

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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

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

Montgomery Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Blvd. N. Bethesda, MD 20852 240-777-8070

Olney Indoor Swim Center 16605 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 340-777-4995

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center 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

Little Bennett Campground

301-349-2217

Wheaton/Glenmont Pool

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

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS 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

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

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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

Services Center

Clara Barton

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

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

Long Branch

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

Gwendolyn Coffield

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

Plum Gar (closed for renovations)

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

Germantown

Potomac

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

12920 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20857 240-314-8830 8201 Emory Grove Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-840-2469

2450 Lyttonsville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-777-4900 18905 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 204-777-8095

Twinbrook

Upper County

Marilyn J. Praisner

East County

COMMUNITY CENTERS

700 Fallsgrove Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-314-8840

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

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

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

Thomas Farm

Longwood

Damascus

Wheaton

301-983-4455

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

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

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

Lincoln Park

12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1602 Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-6950

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

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

Ross Boddy

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Rockwood Manor

6910 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817

11001 MacArthur Blvd.

McCrillis Gardens

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

Little Bennett

25900 Prescott Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-253-1515 www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Needwood

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

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

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

Rattlewood

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

Redgate

INDOOR TENNIS

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

Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center

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

Wheaton Indoor Tennis

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

Burtonsville, MD 20866 301-890-2745 www.burtonsvillesports.org

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

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

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

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Religion BAPTIST Barnesville Baptist

17917 Barnesville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-407-0500 www.barnesvillebaptist.org

First Baptist Church of Damascus 8850 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3278

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg

200 W. Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-9007 www.fbcgaithersburg.org

Germantown Baptist 17640 Riffleford Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-428-3622 www.gbcmd.com

Greenridge Baptist

21925 Frederick Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-972-0271 www.greenridgebaptist.org

Jerusalem Baptist

19215 Jerusalem Road Poolesville, MD 20837

301-349-5864 www.myjerusalembc.com

240-453-9200 www.bodhipath.org

Derwood, MD 20855 301-840-1407 www.sfadw.org

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

CATHOLIC

St. John Neumann

302 East Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-977-6544 www.christiansciencedc.org

Olney Baptist

17525 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832 301-774-5433 www.olneybaptistchurch.com

Poolesville Baptist Church and Family Life Center

17550 W. Willard Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-924-4090 www.poolesvillebaptist.com

Upper Seneca Baptist 23401 Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-3686 www.usbchurch.org

BUDDHIST American Zen College

16815 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-428-0665 www.americanzencollege.org

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center

12540 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20850

Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Mission of Montgomery County 20501 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-482-0282 www.montgomerybyz.org

Mother Seton Parish

19951 Father Hurley Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874 301-924-3838 www.mothersetonparish.org

Our Lady of the Presentation

17230 Tom Fox Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2045 www.ol-presentation-md.org

Our Lady of the Visitation

14139 Seneca Road Darnestown, MD 20874 301-948-5536 www.olvp.org

St. Francis of Assisi

9000 Warfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-977-5492 www.saintjohnneumann.org

St. Martin’s Catholic Community

201 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-990-3203 www.stmartinsweb.com

St. Mary’s Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima 18230 Barnesville Road Barnesville, MD 20838 301-972-8660 www.stmaryonline.com

First Church of Christ, Scientist

EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Ascension 205 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-948-0122 www.ascensionmd.org

St. Anne Episcopal Church

St. Paul

25100 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2130 www.stannesdamascus.org

St. Peter’s Parish

3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20830 301-774-6999 www.stjohnsolney.org

9240 Damascus Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2027 www.saintpauldamascus.org 2900 Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 301-924-3774 www.stpetersolney.org

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Located at the intersection of

New Hampshire Avenue and Brighton Dam Road Mailing address: P.O. Box 131 Brookeville, MD 20833 301-570-3834 www.stlukesbrighton.org

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

15575 Germantown Road Darnestown, MD 20874 240-631-2800 www.saintnicks.com

St. Peter’s Episcopal

20100 Fisher Ave. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2073 www.stpeterspoolesville.org

HINDU Gandhi Memorial Center/Golden Lotus Temple

4748 Western Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-6871 www.gandhimemorial center.org

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ISLAM Islamic Center of Maryland

19411 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-840-9440 www.icomd.org

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Gaithersburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 609 Paradise Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-7200

Jehovah’s Witness Germantown Congregation

16728 Longdraft Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-947-4330

JEWISH B’nai Shalom of Olney 18401 Burtfield Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-0879

www.bnaishalomofolney.org

Chabad of Upper Montgomery County

11520 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-926-3632 www.ourshul.org

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 8215 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2606 www.bethelmc.org

Shaare Torah Congregation

1409 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-9842 www.shaaretorah.org

LATTER-DAY SAINTS Washington, D.C., Temple and Visitors’ Center*

24800 Kings Valley Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-482-1025 www.cong-orchadashmd.org

9900 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895 301-585-0815 (temple) 301-587-0144 (visitors’ center) www.lds.org *=Spanish services available **=Chinese services available

Hevrat Shalom Congregation

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints**

Congregation Or Chadash

P.O. Box 3606 Gaithersburg, MD 20818 202-244-6871 Services held at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850 www.hevratshalom.org

Kehilat Shalom Congregation

9915 Apple Ridge Road Gaithersburg, MD 20886 301-869-7699 www.kehilatshalom.org

16 Kent Gardens Circle Gaithersburg, MD 20878 www.lds.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Montgomery Village, MD 20886 www.lds.org

301-774-9125 www.olneygoodshepherd.org

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*

27015 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3000 www.redeemer.us

17700 Old Baltimore Road Olney, MD 20832 www.lds.org

Messiah Lutheran

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church

Md. 27 & Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-5529 www.christlutheranofgermanto wn.org

Christ the Servant Lutheran

9801 Centerway Road Montgomery Village, MD 20886 301-977-0285 www.cts-lutheran.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran

11900 Darnestown Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-869-3666 www.poplutheran.org

St. Luke’s Lutheran

17740 Muncaster Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-1220 www.stlukesderwood.org

Good Shepherd Lutheran

18900 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 www.lds.org

16420 S. Westland Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-869-1780 www.goserve.net

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

20020 Montgomery Village Ave.

13901 Clopper Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-972-2130 www.messiahgermantown.org

METHODIST Agape A.M.E. Church

4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road Olney, MD 20830

7700 Brink Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-924-8640 www.agapeame.com

Asbury United Methodist

17540 Black Rock Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-2347

Bethesda United Methodist

11901 Bethesda Church Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3222 www.aplaceofhealing.com

Clarksburg United Methodist Church

23425 Spire St. Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-2203 www.clarksburgumc.com

Community of Faith United Methodist Church 22420 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-972-5520

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.

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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

First A.M.E. of Gaithersburg

17620 Washington Grove Lane Gaithersburg, MD 20877 240-632-9760 www.firstamegaithersburg.org

Friendship United Methodist

27701 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-3411

Goshen United Methodist

19615 Goshen Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-683-5530 www.goshen-umc.org

Grace United Methodist 119 N. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-926-8688 www.graceumc.org

Hyattstown United Methodist

26121 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-831-1194

Memorial United Methodist

17821 Elgin Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2010 www.pmumc.org

Memorial United Methodist

9226 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-585-8015

Mill Creek Parish UMC

7101 Horizon Terrace Derwood, MD 20855 301-926-9024 www.mcprainbow.org

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

www.potomac-umc.org

Rockville Free Methodist 210 First St. Rockville, MD 20851 301-279-2233

Rockville United Methodist

112 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-2288 www.gbgm-umc.org/rockvilleumc

Salem United Methodist

ORTHODOX

23725 Ridge Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-1804

Sharp Street United Methodist

Scotland A.M.E. Zion

1310 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 301-774-7047

St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church

21000 Beallsville Road Dickerson, MD 20842 301-916-3613 www.mtzionwarrenumc.org

10660 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-2704 www.svluka.org

Mountain View United Methodist

St. Mark United Methodist

North Bethesda United Methodist Church

10100 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-4342 www.northbethesdaumc.org

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

Potomac United Methodist

10300 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-9383

Woodside United Methodist

Salem United Methodist of Cedar Grove

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church

11501 Mt. View Road Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-2264 www.gbgmumc.org/mtviewumc

23640 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20882 301-253-2894 www.wesleygroveumc.org

8900 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-1215 www.woodsideumc.org

10902 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-5226

Mt. Zion-Warren United Methodist

Wesley Grove United Methodist

12 High St. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-7772 www.salemunited methodist.org

24115 Laytonsville Road Etchison, MD 20882 301-253-3871 www.mttaboretchison.org

22222 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-9330 www.mtcarmelsunshine.org

Church

303 Chestnut Road Washington Grove, MD 20880 301-869-3753 www.washingtongroveumc.org

19620 White Ground Road Boyds, MD 20841 301-916-6028

St. Paul United Methodist

21720 Laytonsville Road Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-963-2185 www.gbgmumc.org/stpaulumclaytonsville

St. Paul United Methodist

2601 Colston Drive Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-587-5370

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

10401 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD 20895 301-933-7933 www.stpaulsk.org

Trinity United Methodist 13700 Schaeffer Road Germantown, MD 20874 301-540-4300 www.trinity-germantown.org

Washington Grove United Methodist

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

www.genevapotomac.org

Great Multitude Presbyterian

12050 Tech Road Silver Spring, MD 20904 301-680-0516

Hermon Presbyterian Church

7801 Persimmon Tree Lane Bethesda, MD 20817 301-365-4454 www.thehermonchurch.com

Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church

410 Granville Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-587-6637 www.knoxopc.org

Bethesda Korean Presbyterian 1605 Veirs Mill Road Rockville, MD 20851

Korean Presbyterian

800 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-838-0766 kpcr800@gmail.com

Neelsville Presbyterian 20701 Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-972-3916 www.neelsville.org

New Hope Presbyterian

17930 Bowie Mill Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-987-8989 www.new-hope-pc.org

Northwood Presbyterian

1200 University Blvd. West Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-593-1180 www.northwoodchurch.com

Poolesville Presbyterian

17800 Elgin Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-7452 www.poolpres.com

First Korean Presbyterian

Potomac Presbyterian

Fourth Presbyterian

Rockville Presbyterian

Gaithersburg Presbyterian

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

1011 Maple Ave. Rockville, MD 20851 301-838-0766 5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816 301-320-3600 www.4thpres.org

610 S. Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-948-9418 www.gpchurch.org

Geneva Presbyterian Church

11931 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-424-4346

10301 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 301-299-6007 www.potomacpresbyterian.org 215 W. Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-3363 www.rockville-presbyterian.org

16911 Redland Road Derwood, MD 20855 301-330-4326 www.shadygrovepca.org

Silver Spring Presbyterian

580 University Blvd. East Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-439-4646

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Clarksburg

Boyds is a community established by the railroad. In 1860, Col. James A. Boyd, an orphaned immigrant from Scotland who was raised by his grandmother, won the bid to build the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Washington, D.C., through Montgomery County to Point of Rocks. On May 25, 1873, a steam engine made its first journey along the tracks stopping at stations along the way, including the new Boyds station opened to serve the area that Boyd had made his home. He purchased 1,200 acres and built a homestead he called Bonnie Brae. Still largely a rural expanse, it is the largest single land preservation acquisition in Montgomery County and is located at the center of a green corridor that stretches between the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, linking more than 5,000 acres of protected land. Boyds is a community at a crossroads, working to protect and maintain its rural character as development continues to emerge across the upcounty. CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Boyds Civic Association

P.O. Box 285 Boyds, MD 20841 301-972-3722 boydscivicassociation@hotmail.com www.boydsmaryland.org Meets quarterly starting in January at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19001 White Ground Road.

Boyds Historical Society

P.O. Box 161 Boyds, MD 20841 301-461-4646 www.boydshistory.org; info@boydshistory.org

For A Rural Montgomery

18801 River Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-916-3510 f.a.r.m@erols.com

Montgomery Countryside Alliance P.O. Box 24 Poolesville, MD 20837

301-461-9831 www.mocoalliance.org info@mocoalliance.org

Sugarloaf Citizens Association

The town’s first settler, William Clarke, saw a crossroads south of Frederick brimming with potential. Working out of his wagon in the 1730s, the peddler from Lancaster County, Pa., set up shop at the wooded intersection of two major Indian trails. There he swapped trinkets for furs he could send to Europe's wealthy markets. As traffic picked up in the area, an entrepreneur named Michael A. Dowden saw his fortune. He built a 17-room hotel and tavern in 1754 near Clarke's post. Lt. George Washington and British Gen. Edward Braddock would stay at Dowden’s in 1775 for three days — while soldiers camped on the snow-blown hillsides — on their march toward Fort Duquesne. The town takes its name from Clarke’s

son, John, who in the early 1790s surveyed the town and laid it out in lots, including “villages” for industries such as tanning and blacksmithing. In 1800, Clarke became the town’s first postmaster. Throughout the years, the “e” was dropped from the family name and the town became Clarksburg. Clarksburg began to decline in importance after the 1880s, when the Baltimore and Ohio rails laid a path for the Brunswick line that bypassed Clarksburg and ran through nearby Boyds, four miles away. After the turn of the century, hotels and industries began to close. Clarksburg is undergoing major development. The population is expected to grow to about 40,000 by 2025.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

Clarksburg Recreation Center 22501 Wims Road Clarksburg, MD 20871 240-777-4925

Clarksburg Civic Association

Linden Farm 20900 Martinsburg Road P.O. Box 218 Dickerson, MD 20842 301-349-4889 www.sugarloafcitizens.org

P.O. Box 325 Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-515-7471 Meets every fourth Monday at various community locations, September through May

Local schools

12900 Middlebrook Road Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8040 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/upcounty upcounty.citizen@montgomerycountymd.gov

The Clarksburg area is served by the Clarksburg cluster. For a full list of schools, see page 26.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The area is served by the Fifth District police station in Germantown. For a full list of police stations, see page 16.

Boyds is served by the Poolesville and Northwest cluster schools. For a full list of schools, see page 26

Police

Boyds is served by the Germantown District. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

Fire services

Boyds is served by the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department and the Germantown/Kingsview Fire Station. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

Clarksburg Historical Society

P.O. Box 496 Clarksburg, MD 20871 301-428-0190 http://www.clarksburghistoric.com/

Clarksburg Seniors

Clarksburg Lions Club 301-253-3807 301-916-3899 tlwfld@aol.com

Local schools

Police

Fire stations

The Clarksburg area is served by the Clarksburg, Germantown, Damascus, Gaithersburg-Washington Grove, Hyattstown and Upper Montgomery fire departments. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

Damascus The history of Damascus is depicted in its farms, churches and schools. The town began as a crossroads on a hill. A historic marker near the Methodist Education Center on Main Street recognizes the original land grant of 1,101 acres, patented by Matthew Pigman on April 13, 1774, but historical records indicate there was activity in the area well before the 18th century.

The name “Damascus” is a biblical reference. The first official mention of Damascus was in 1816, when Edward Hughes received congressional approval for a postal route through town. Ridge Road (Md. 27) was part of the Susquehanna Trail that began near what now is Harrisburg, Pa., and wound along the hilltops to Seneca Creek. Damascus was

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Damascus Heritage Society

American Legion Post 171, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion

P.O. Box 218 Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-1811 Museum behind the library is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday and by appointment.

LOCAL SERVICES Damascus Senior Center 9701 Main St. Damascus, MD 20872 240-777-6995

10201 Lewis Drive Damascus, MD 20872 301-253-0769

Damascus Help

301-253-4100 dh20872@aol.com P.O. Box 126 Damascus, MD 20872 Provides emergency assistance to those in need in the community.

incorporated for about 25 years in the early 20th century. The community’s population now exceeds 30,000. Neighboring communities include Boyds and Hyattstown, as well as Clarksburg, which is undergoing major development and is planned to be home to more than 40,000 people by 2025.

Faith Connections

301-482-0522 info@faith-connections.org Provides help to those in need in the community.

agricultural heritage with livestock, poultry, plants, exhibits and a livestock and cake auction. www.DamascusFair.org

Local schools

LOCAL EVENTS

The Damascus cluster includes five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. For a full list of schools, see page 26

Celebrate Damascus

Police

The event features a parade, fireworks and community celebration organized by local organizations, businesses and churches. Second weekend in July celebr8damascus@verizon.net

Damascus Community Fair

The fair is a reminder of the community’s

Damascus is served by the 5th Police District. For a full list of police stations, see page 16.

Fire services

The Damascus area is served by the Damascus, Clarksburg, Hyattstown and Laytonsville volunteer fire departments. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

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Germantown Germantown’s roots reach back to the 1800s, when farming was the way of life where housing developments stand today. According to historian Susan Soderberg, author of “A History of Germantown, Maryland,” the not-quite-atown got its name from the large number of German

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000 Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-8000 Meets fourth Monday of the month September to June. This board advises the county executive on upcounty needs. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/upcounty upcounty.citizen@ montgomerycountymd.gov

Germantown Alliance

A business, organization and civic group to promote the needs of the community. P.O. Box 702 Germantown, MD 20875 www.germantownalliance.org

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS Art League of Germantown

P.O. Box 855 Germantown, MD 20875 www.alog.org 240-731-9549 artists@alog.org Meets 7:15 p.m. first Wednesday of the month from September through May in the second-

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began to call the area “Germantown.” Since 1974, the Germantown population has been growing by about 2,000 people per year, and during the past decade it was the fastest growing area of Montgomery County. The community’s 2010 population was about 86,400.

floor conference room of BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive.

Neelsville Middle School, 11700 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown.

Boys and Girls Club

Germantown Historical Society

19910 S. Frederick Road Germantown, MD 20876 301-353-9600 pmcmanus@bgcgw.org Gaithersburg/Germantown Jaycees

P.O. Box 475 Germantown, MD 20875 301-972-2707 www.germantownmdhistory.org

P.O. Box 2516

301-540-4726 Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Germantown Community Center, 18905 Kingsview Road.

Germantown, MD 20875-2516 301-230-4930 www.ggjaycees.org Meets 7 p.m. third Monday of December and fourth Monday of every other month at Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg.

Kiwanis Club

www.montgomeryvillagekiwanisclub.com David Benway, 240-778-3343 Meets 6:00 p.m. Tuesday nights at Bowl America, 1101 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg.

Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol

240-388-4946 Meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in the cafeteria of

Germantown Lions Club

Meals on Wheels of Germantown P.O. Box 1765 Germantown, MD 20875 301-706-0262 www.mowgermantown.com info@mowgermantown.com

MOMS Club of Germantown — North

germantownmomsclub@gmail.com Meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month.

Germantown HELP

P.O. Box 608 Germantown, MD 20875

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301-482-1320 info@germantownhelp.org www.germantownhelp.org

LOCAL EVENTS Germantown Oktoberfest

Upcounty's biggest community event, featuring games, entertainment, food and fireworks. 240-777-8044, www.germantownoktoberfest.org

Local schools

The Germantown area is served by the Seneca Valley, Northwest, Clarksburg, Quince Orchard, Poolesville, Watkins Mill and Damascus clusters. See page 26

Police

The area is served by the Germantown Police District. See page 16

Fire services

The Germantown area is served by the Germantown, Germantown/Kingsview, Clarksburg, Damascus, GaithersburgWashington Grove, Hyattstown and Upper Montgomery volunteer fire departments. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

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Gaithersburg The city of Gaithersburg continues to function thanks to the hard work of various people, from its roughly 250 full-time city staff to the countless residents who volunteer to serve the city. The 10-square-mile municipality, located in the center of Montgomery County, can be called a high-tech business hub. It also is the home of Olde Towne, a historic downtown area featuring shops, offices and restaurants that is undergoing a revitalization effort. Before it was Gaithersburg, residents called the area Log Town. In 1802, Benjamin Gaither built a house and several retail establishments at Frederick and Diamond avenues. The town’s name was changed shortly thereafter. The Gaither family also helped to bring the railroad to the city in the 1850s.

Gaithersburg’s 2010 population was 59,933, giving it the fourth-highest population in Maryland, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city, which was incorporated in 1878, operates under a council-manager form of municipal government. The city manager is appointed by the five-member city council and serves as a city employee. The manager acts as the city’s chief executive officer and answers to the mayor and council concerning city affairs. The mayor and city council are elected officials who serve staggered four-year terms. The mayor serves as the president of the city council and offers input without voting on the issues. Other municipalities around Gaithersburg include Washington Grove, with a population of 555 at the edge of East Diamond Avenue, and Laytonsville, an incorporated town with a population of about 350 north of

Gaithersburg. The original full name of Washington Grove was the Washington Grove Camp Meeting Association of the District of Columbia and Maryland, reflecting the town’s founding as an outdoor religious summer camp. Washington probably was chosen because the majority of the people who founded the camp were from Washington, D.C., churches, and “grove” was chosen to advertise that meetings would take place in a place filled with trees. Laytonsville was established in 1789 on a tract of land granted to James Brooke. It originally was known as Cracklintown, named after the popular cracklin bread — bacon corn bread — that was baked locally. Laytonsville received its name after the local post office was moved to John Layton’s saddle shop. The town was incorporated as a municipality in 1892.

CITY GOVERNMENT

The Gaithersburg Coalition of Providers is a coalition of more than 60 nonprofit agencies that serve individuals and families in the Gaithersburg area. It is coordinated by the city of Gaithersburg Community Services Office. The coalition meets quarterly for trainings and social service information updates with the goal of ensuring coordinated and comprehensive services for the residents of Gaithersburg.

City Hall

31 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-6300 www.gaithersburgmd.gov Gaithersburg’s mayor and city council meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. The council also meets at 7:30 p.m. for work sessions on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Gaithersburg also has many commissions and councils that play a vital role in the community’s decision-making process.

Gaithersburg/Germantown Jaycees

P.O. Box 2516 Germantown, MD 20875-2516 www.ggjaycees.org 301-230-4930 Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at various locations in Gaithersburg.

LOCAL OFFICIALS

Gaithersburg Lions Club

P.O. Box 3898, Gaithersburg, MD 20885 301-990-1407 Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Gaithersburg Holiday Inn at Frederick and Montgomery Village avenues. http://gaithersburgmd.lionwap.org/

Mayor: Sidney A. Katz

City Council: Jud Ashman, Cathy Drzyzgula, Michael A. Sesma, Henry F. Marraffa Jr., Ryan S. Spiegel

CITY SERVICES

Kiwanis Club

Parks, Recreation and Culture

301-258-6350

Gaithersburg Police Department

301-258-6400

Neighborhood Services (city code enforcement) 301-258-6340

Community Services (assistance programs) 301-258-6395

Economic Development 301-258-6310

Animal Control

301-258-6343

Public Works

301-258-6370

OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND CITIZEN GROUPS Darnestown Civic Association

14132 Darnestown Road, Suite B Darnestown, MD 20874 President: Lisa Patterson-Troike 301-548-0999 www.darnestowncivic.org

ANTHONY CASTELLANO/THE GAZETTE

Gaithersburg High School senior Laman Ben-Trahoret, 17, waits in front of the school to board a bus that will take him to his graduation ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011. Members who pay an annual fee of $25 per individual or family can vote during meetings. Town meetings take place quarterly at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of March, June and September and the second Thursday in December in the Darnestown Presbyterian Church on Turkey Foot Road. Monthly board meetings take place in the association’s office, address above, at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

Washington Grove

McCathran Hall 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD 20880 301-926-2256 www.washingtongrovemd.org Town Clerk: Kathryn L. Lehman Washington Grove holds annual elections. The mayor serves a one-year term and council members serve staggered three-year terms. Mayor: Georgette Cole Town Council: William Robertson, Joe Clark, Sylvie Favret and Joli McCathran, Audrey Maskery, before the May 14 election.

The town council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

Laytonsville

P.O. Box 5158 Laytonsville, MD 20882 301-869-0042 www.laytonsville.md.us Town Clerk: Charlene Dillingham Four council members and the mayor oversee government affairs in Laytonsville. Elections take place annually and officials serve staggered two-year terms. Mayor: Dan Prats Town Council: David Preusch, Charles Bradsher and James A. Ruspi, Josh Pomeroy, before the May 2 election. The town council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 21607 Laytonsville Road.

ORGANIZATIONS Gaithersburg Coalition of Providers

301-258-6395

www.montgomeryvillagekiwanisclub.com David Benway, 240-778-3343 Meets at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Bowl America, 1101 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg.

Gaithersburg Rotary Club

www.gaithersburgrotary.org 301-947-8150 Meets at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway.

Newcomers Club

www.gancmd.com GANCmd@yahoo.com Meets at 10 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at locations around Gaithersburg.

Gaithersburg Community Museum

9 S. Summit Ave. 301-258-6160 www.gaithersburgmd.gov/museum Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, or by appointment. Free admission.

Izaak Walton League of America

Lois Green/Sligo Chapter 301-330-5970 www.lgsc-iwla.org Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at 8721 Snouffer School Road.

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Kentlands Garden Club

Nina Chase, 301-330-4713 Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at 485 Tschiffely Square Road, Gaithersburg.

Laytonsville Historical Center

wolffmad.com/laytonsville HistoricLaytonsville@gmail.com The center is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 21607 Laytonsville Road.

Montgomery Central Derwood Lions Club

membership@derwoodlions.com Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Outta the Way Cafe, 17503 Redland Road.

MOMS Club of Gaithersburg

momsclubgaithersburg@hotmail.com Meets at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave.

Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club Inc.

www.sugarloafers.org 301-946-5496 Meets at 7:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

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La Leche League of Gaithersburg

www.lllofmd-de-dc.org Meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

Local schools

The Gaithersburg area is served by the Gaithersburg, Watkins Mill, Quince Orchard, Northwest, Wootton and Magruder clusters. For a full list of schools, see page 26.

Police

Gaithersburg has its own police department. Mark P. Sroka is police chief. Gaithersburg also is served by the county’s Fifth District police station in Germantown and the Sixth District station in Gaithersburg. For police stations, see page 16.

Fire services

Served by Gaithersburg-Washington Grove, Rockville and Laytonsville volunteer fire departments. For a full list of stations, see page 15.

Libraries

The Gaithersburg and Quince Orchard libraries are part of the county library system. For a full list of libraries, see page 14.

Business

The area is served by the GaithersburgGermantown Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of chambers, see page 19.

Montgomery Village Located 17 miles outside Washington, D.C., Montgomery Village has about 40,000 residents and 12,471 single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartments. Developed in the late 1960s, it covers 2,500 acres that were once farmland. The Montgomery Village Foundation is a nonprofit organization that services one of the largest planned communities in the country. It includes 10 homes corporations, 11 condominium associations, four apartment complexes and the Poplar Spring subdivision. The foundation maintains parks, recreation centers and some roads within the village. It has a roughly $7.5 million budget, which comes mostly from homeowner assessments and fees collected from recreational programs. The foundation is governed by a nine-member board of directors whose members serve three-year terms. The president and vice president are selected annually and serve one-year terms.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Montgomery Village Avenue.

Friends of Whetstone Lake

Montgomery Village Garden Club

President Nancy Farrar, 301-258-0203 or nmfarrar@earthlink.net

Montgomery Village-Gaithersburg Toastmasters No. 1212

301-740-3495 Meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays in Parker Hall at Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg.

Tech Corridor Toastmasters

301-529-5998 Meets at noon on the first and third Wednesdays in Room 419 of the Hefner Community Center at Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg.

Montgomery Village Rotary Club

www.mvrotary.org Meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Willow Tree Inn at the Montgomery Village Golf Club on

301-330-4713 Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, September through May, at the Whetstone Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Court. Membership is $25 per year; $20 per year for people 62 and older.

Local schools

Montgomery Village is served by the Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill clusters, which include 12 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. See page 26

Police

Montgomery Village is served by the county’s Gaithersburg District Station. See page 16

Fire services

Montgomery Village is served by the GaithersburgWashington Grove and Laytonsville volunteer fire departments. See page 15.

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Olney In the 18th century, Olney was the smaller and sleepier cousin of the surrounding towns. It started to grow when it began attracting artisans by the early 1800s. Sarah Brooke and Dr. Charles Farquhar named their home Olney after poet William Cowper’s hometown in England. The town was named after the home, which still stands and is known today as The Olney House. Olney retained its rural character until the mid-1950s, when the first major development was built. By the early 1970s,

growth changed the town’s character dramatically. The greater Olney community now boasts about 39,462 residents, according to county Park and Planning. The Town of Brookeville, to the north of Olney along the major north-south thoroughfare of Georgia Avenue (Md. 97), was founded in 1794 by Richard Thomas on land inherited by his wife, Deborah Brooke, from her father, Roger Brooke IV, son of James Brooke, an influential Quaker settler and landholder. He named the town after his wife’s family.

Brookeville was incorporated in 1808 by the Maryland General Assembly, which appointed three commissioners to run the town. Sandy Spring was founded by Quakers who arrived in the early 1700s in search of new land to grow tobacco and corn. They gathered at the Quaker Meeting House, built in 1817, near a sparkling spring — the spring that would give the community its name. The town was once a bustling center of commerce and much larger than the sleepi-

er neighboring communities. Today, it still boasts of its Quaker heritage and its role as a haven for freed slaves. The Sandy Spring Museum houses much of the community’s past. The population of the Sandy SpringAshton area is about 5,628, based on 2010 statistics available at Park and Planning. The Upper Rock Creek planning area, to the west of Olney, encompasses what often is called Derwood. It is about 17 square miles and features a population of about 14,225 residents, according to Park and Planning statistics.

ADVISORY BOARDS AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

economic, ecological and cultural welfare of the community.

historic district in 1986. The incorporated town, two miles north of Olney, is run by a three-person commission. Meets at 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at The Brookeville Academy, 5 High St. www.townofbrookevillemd.org 301-570-4465

picnic and bazaar, among other programs, with proceeds going back to the hospital. Also awards scholarships.

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board

Sandy Spring Civic Association

Mid-County Services Center 2424 Reedie Drive Wheaton, MD 20902 240-777-8100 Director: Ana Lopez van Balen Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Mid-County Services Center.

President: Phyliss Carroll Ross Boddy Community Center, 18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring E-mail sscacommunications@sandyspringcivic.com www.sandyspringcivic.com

Greater Olney Civic Association

Brookeville

Buffington Building, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Md. 108) Olney, MD 20832 www.goca.org President: Barbara Falcigno Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except August. Mission is to study, plan and promote the civic,

OTHER AREA GOVERNMENTS Commissioners: Michael Acierno, Katherine W. Farquhar and Suzanne Daley (election each May) Clerk: Cate McDonald Treasurer: Susan L. Johnson Academy Business Manager: Andrea Scanlon Founded in 1794, Brookeville was designated a

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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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Kiwanis Club of Olney

www.kiwanis.org Offers fundraising events and service to the community.

Montgomery General Hospital Women’s Board

18101 Prince Philip Drive Olney, MD 20832 301-774-9638 (Thrift Shop) www.montgomerygeneral.org Sponsors a thrift shop, gift shop and annual

Local schools

Olney is served by the Magruder and Sherwood clusters and the Northeast Consortium, which includes James Hubert Blake High School. For a full list of schools, see page 26.

Police

Olney is served by the Fourth District of the Montgomery County Police Department. The Olney police satellite station is located at 17821 Georgia Ave. The Montgomery County Division of the Park Police also has a strong presence. See page 16.

Fire services

The Olney area is served primarily by the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, with help from Laytonsville, Kensington and other nearby departments. See page 15.

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Poolesville Poolesville is located on the northwestern edge of the county between the Potomac River to the west and farmland to the east. It covers 2,375 acres. Poolesville first began to take shape when two brothers from Anne Arundel County, John Poole Sr. and Joseph Poole Sr., purchased 160 acres in the area in 1760. In 1793, John Poole Jr. built a two-

room log store on 15 acres given to him by his father and sold parcels to other merchants, including a tailor, tanner and tavern owner — and Poolesville was born. The town was incorporated in 1867. The residents — about 5,800 — share an appreciation for the town and its simple way of life, yet opinions differ about its future growth potential.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

301-407-0332

Daniel-Jeffers Post 247 17329 Hughes Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-8007 Meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Poolesville Town Hall, 19721 Beall St.

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Town Hall 19721 Beall St. Poolesville, MD 20837 301-428-8927 www.ci.poolesville.md.us townhall@lan2wan.com Town meetings typically take place at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month.

Town commissioners

President: Eddie Kuhlman 301-972-8621 Vice President: Jerome J. Klobukowski 301-349-2283 Commissioners Jim Brown 301-221-1988 Brice Halbrook 301-407-2569 Chuck Stump

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Town Hall.

Board of Parks and Streets

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Town Hall.

Community and Economic Development Committee

301-428-8927 www.poolesville.com Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Town Hall.

OTHER AREA GOVERNMENTS Town of Barnesville

P.O. Box 95 Barnesville, MD 20838 240-415-1659 Mayor: Luke Fedders Town Clerk: Monica Garrett

www.barnesvillemd.org Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS American Legion

18801 River Road Poolesville, MD 20837 301-916-3510 f.a.r.m@erols.com

Historic Medley District Inc.

P.O. Box 232 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-8588 www.historicmedley.org

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

P.O. Box 252 Poolesville, MD 20837 301-972-8007 Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road.

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Montgomery Countryside Alliance

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LOCAL EVENTS Poolesville Day

Outdoor festival featuring crafts, food, rides and music. Staged on a Saturday in late September along Fisher Avenue. 301-349-2123 www.poolesvilleday.com

Local schools

The Poolesville Cluster includes two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. For a full list of schools, see page 26.

Police

Poolesville is served by the Germantown police district. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

Fire services

Poolesville is served by the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department. For a full list of stations, see page 16.

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