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Maryland amusement ride inspector Chad Georg (right) walks through the funhouse with ride supervisor Stephen Bergeron at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg on Thursday.

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efore thousands of fairgoers hop on the Ferris wheel or enter the funhouse at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, inspectors spend days combing over every midway ride to ensure each is in safe working order. Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation conducts about 6,000 ride inspections each year to ensure the safety of Marylanders who use amusement rides, said Rob Gavel, supervisor of the department’s Amusement Ride Safety Unit. State inspectors arrived at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds on Aug. 5, when most rides were still in transport trailers.

“When they are like that, you get to see the rides ... parts of the rides you don’t get to see once they are fully assembled,” Gavel said. Gavel spoke Thursday as his team was finishing inspections in advance of Friday’s opening. Inspectors checked for proper assembly, that the foundation of each ride was secure, that the nuts and bolts holding rides together were properly torqued, that all pins were in place and that safety devices worked. Each ride also was turned on and run to ensure proper speeds and that fences were in the correct place, he said. “We have to see it run before we put a certificate on it,” Gavel said. Gavel said no major issues or concerns were found among the approxi-

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The Lumberjills chopped, sawed and rolled their way into the 65th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair for the first time on Friday. The four women donned black and pink T-shirts that read “Chics With Axes” and

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Patty Christinat of Connecticut served as an emcee for the performance. She first took an interest in logging sports when she joined her woodsman team in college in Maine. Christinat competed at a collegiate level for about two years before joining the professional circuit, which she has been in for the past seven years. She said she was drawn to the hobby because of how unique it is. Christinat said it is empowering to chop through a piece of wood. Her favorite event

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competed in a series of events against each other during the 30-minute performance, including hot saws, crosscut saws, ax throwing, wood carving, the underhand chop and log rolling. The women are part of Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills, which travels throughout North America competing and performing. The crew is the first all-women’s logging sport entertainers. The group was started about 18 years ago, and the women do their own set-up and tear-down for the show.

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A Silver Spring elementary school music teacher arrested in February for allegedly possessing child pornography has now been charged with sexually abusing 15 youths, most of whom were his students in kindergarten to second grade. Lawrence Wesley Joynes is no longer employed at Montgomery County Public Schools, said school system spokesman Dana Tofig in a statement to The Gazette Tuesday. Joynes, 54, of the 1900 block of Ormand Road in Dundalk, worked in Montgomery County public schools for 27 years, 10 of them at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring. Montgomery County police said during that time, he allegedly abused 14 female students who were in his music class at New Hampshire

Estates Elementary School. Police allege the abuse occurred from 2005 to 2013 in his school classroom. A 15th victim, who is now an adult, was allegedly abused by Joynes during a three-year period in the 1990s, according to police. An attorney for Joynes could not be reached. Tofig said in the statement that the school system will continue to assist the county police department during its investigation. “Such conduct Joynes is very rare, but when allegations are made we take them very seriously and work closely with the police and Child Protective Services,” Tofig said. Montgomery County charged Joynes on Aug. 8 with 14 counts of sex abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sex offense. Police have also charged Joynes with one sex offense count,

Montgomery College is offering a new English prep class with no price tag, no class-size limit and only one prerequisite: an Internet connection. Joining in a growing group of colleges offering such a course, and setting out as the first community college in Maryland to produce its own, Montgomery College has added its first massive open online course (MOOC) — an English prep class that is, as the name would suggest, pretty big and completely open. “It’s free and available to anyone in the world who has Internet access,” said Emily Rosado, an associate professor at the college who will lead the online course involving video lectures, assigned readings and discus-

sion boards. “MOOCs are kind of all the rage right now,” she said. Rosado said she has experience teaching several English classes, including freshmen English, introduction to literature and introduction to journalism — but this class represents a large jump for her in terms of class size. “It’s a little scary,” she said. As of Monday, about 215 students were enrolled, including people living in England, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. The college also plans to reach out to high school students in Montgomery County Public Schools, Rosado said. While she said it is exciting to have international students, Rosado said the college wants especially to offer Montgomery County and other Maryland students a class that can help students avoid remedial classes and ensure they finish their de-

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MONDAY, AUG. 19 Motivating Your Kids to Succeed, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Crossings, A Center for the Healing Traditions, 8505 Fenton St., Silver Spring. For parents of children ages 4-18. $30. 301-929-8824.

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Anatomy of Sports, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. Learn how athletes’ muscles and bones work. Free. 301-319-3303.

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Drops of Water: A Bilingual Theater Show for Children, 3-5

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The Morrison Brothers Band, 6:30 p.m., Rockville Rooftop Live, 155 Gibbs St. Blues concert for age 21 and up. $10. nicole@rockvillerooftoplive.com.

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Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Establish and maintain a strong, loving relationship with teens or tweens. $30. www.pepparent.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Full Moon Club: Blue Sturgeon Moon, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Take a short hike through the meadows and woods. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org.

Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Howard Avenue. 2nd Story Band plays folk, blues, alternative and world beat music. Free. info@kensingtonhistory.org. Crab Feast, 7:30 p.m., Rockville Rooftop Live, 155 Gibbs St., sixth floor. Crabs and sides along with live music and an art project. $80. www.visartsatrockville.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Annual Health and Community Fair, 1-5

p.m., Southern Asia Church, 2001 E. Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Food, games and health

Campfire and Meadow Walk, 6-7 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. A picnic followed by a meadow walk. $4. Register at www.parkpass.org. Breast-feeding USA Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring. Education and support for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers; babies welcome. Free. 301-326-4715. Money Matters and Pay Yourself First, 6-8:30 p.m., Catholic Charities Montgomery County Family Center, 12247 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Workshop on saving and budgeting money. info@mdcash.org. Zen of Photography, 7 p.m., 5 Star Premier Residence, 8100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Learn about making something from what seems to be nothing. pleeters@gmail. com. Author Talk, 7 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Vaddey Ratner of Potomac discusses her novel, “In the Shadow of the Banyan.” Free. 301-984-3187. Green Party Meeting, 7-9 p.m., 10210 Kensington Parkway, Kensington. Activity, discussion and light refreshments. Free. 240533-2399.

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Mail clerk with developmental disability is valued employee PEOPLE & PL ACES KARA ROSE

She’s been sorting mail at Global Communities Partners for Good since 2006 and is one of the Silver Spring nonprofit’s most valued employees. Amanda Sperber, who has a developmental disability, works as a mail clerk four days a week, scanning documents, stocking kitchen supplies and filing. Sperber, 28, has a strong work ethic, her supervisor said. “She’ll let us know weeks in advance if she’s going on vacation because she wants to make sure that her job is covered,” said Jim McGirr, an administration manager. “She makes sure she gets here on time and gets her work done on time.” Sperber, of Germantown, rarely takes sick leave and if she has to, she is very apologetic, McGirr said. Sperber was placed at Global Communities through The Arc Montgomery County, a nonprofit that provides educational and job training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year the organization helps to find employment for young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are entering the workforce. When Sperber first started working, The Arc Montgomery County offered her on-the-job coaching and training. “I don’t really use it that much,” Sperber said. “But if I needed help on a project, I would ask someone at The Arc to help me. But most of the time I do it on my own.” The Arc Montgomery County also helped Sperber develop natural support systems at her job, such as whom to go to for help. “Due to Amanda’s outgoing nature, she certainly didn’t need a lot of coaching in that area,” said Daria Cervantes, the director of vocational and day services at The Arc Montgomery County. “The Arc is fantastic because they’re always there by phone,” McGirr said. “They’re always supportive of Amanda.” Cervantes said Sperber always shows interest in expanding her work opportunities and taking on additional responsibilities. Sperber has been taking on more with a business card project. She is compiling information from more than 300 business cards of international nonprofits into a spreadsheet. “She’s really an asset to them,” Cervantes said. Sperber also organizes so-

The schedule: • Monday, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza. • Aug. 21, East County Regional Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. • Aug. 22, Upcounty Regional Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown. • Sept. 3, Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring. • Sept. 5, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda Registration is not required.

cial events every other month for staff, such as meeting at Starbucks or going out for frozen yogurt. She picks a day and time and asks staff if it works for their schedules. “Frozen yogurt is my favorite social event,” she said. “Because I only work part-time ... I don’t get to meet a lot of people. So I like talking to people and having fun.” Sperber’s conscientious nature has shown fellow employees that people with disabilities can contribute much to a work environment, according to McGirr. She is happy, positive and always finds the good in a situation, he said. “Her memory, work production and attitude are all phenomenal,” McGirr said. “And I think it’s telling that she is so efficient. Even though she could meet with her job coach as often as once a week, she meets with her a few times a year. She’s a pretty amazing lady.”

StartRight! competition semifinalists

Free summer dance classes in Silver Spring The Maryland Youth Ballet in Silver Spring will hold free dance classes for girls and boys ages 2 through 5 at noon on Friday and Aug. 23 and 30. The Maryland Youth Ballet is at 926 Ellsworth Drive. Space is limited. For more information, call 301-608-222.

Tour the National Park Seminary Take a guided walking tour of the National Park Seminary in Silver Spring at 1 p.m. Aug. 24. The seminary is a historic former school for women that now is a residential community. The tour begins across from 2755 Cassedy St. in front of the old gymnasium. For more information, visit saveourseminary.org or call Save Our Seminary at 301589-1715. Reservations are not needed, but there is a $5 fee for nonmembers.

Silver Spring poet wins fellowship Poet Nancy Naomi Carlson of Silver Spring was among 16 recipients of a literature translation fellowship. She will receive $12,500 to support the translation from French of a poetry collection by Djiboutian writer Abdourahman Waberi. Carlson has been published in journals such as Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner and The Greensboro (N.C.) Review. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003, 2004 and 2005,

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Amanda Sperber, a mail clerk at Global Communities Partners for Good in Silver Spring, “makes sure she gets here on time and gets her work done on time,” says Jim McGirr, an administration manager. and is an instructor at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

50th anniversary of the March on Washington A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be held at noon Aug. 25 at the Gazebo at the corner of Carroll and Westmoreland avenues in Takoma Park. The event will feature 40 young violinists and guitarists from the D.C. Youth Orchestra, Shepherd Elementary School and other schools near the House of Musical Traditions. They will perform civic rights songs, folk songs and fiddle tunes. For more information, contact violin and guitar teacher Ken Giles at kengiles2@verizon. net.

Cooking demonstration in Takoma Park MarVa Harvest, a community benefit corporation, will host a cooking demonstration from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at its Essex House location, 7777 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. Russ Testa of Your Chef’s Table will make sample dishes with seasonal produce that include recipes submitted in

MarVa Harvest’s recipe contest. For more information, visit marvaharvest.com.

Tomato tasting in Silver Spring The tomato wars have begun! Join Washington Gardener magazine at the FreshFarm Market in downtown Silver Spring from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 for the sixth annual free Tomato Tasting. Farmers at the market will have their locally grown selections, and tomato gardening tips and recipes will be shared.

Forums planned on insurance exchange Montgomery County’s regional service centers and Department of Health and Human Services will hold a series of free community forums on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Speakers will discuss the law’s impact on residents ages 18 to 64, including information about insurance coverage, preparing to enroll in the new insurance exchange starting Oct. 1 and potential financial assistance available through the Maryland Health Connection. All the forums will be 7-8:30 p.m.

The top 10 semifinalists in this year’s StartRight! Women’s Business Plan competition include five Montgomery County entrepreneurs or teams: • Mona Hall McKenzie of Silver Spring, founder and CEO of Capital City Sweets and Treats. • Charyl Kollin of Bethesda, founder and CEO of Full Plate Ventures, dba Farm to Freezer. • Dana McFadden of Germantown, founder of Jai’s Dreams. • Kellee James of Silver Spring, founder and CEO of Mercaris. • Elizabeth Schwinn and Amy Byers of Bethesda, co-founders of ReaderRap. The women submitted business plans to the annual competition, which is run by the Maryland Women’s Business Center and Rockville Economic Development Inc. The entrepreneurs are vying for more than $23,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Winners are expected to be announced Aug. 29. The public may vote for its favorite business pitches at capbiz.biz.

Fire department receives grant The Silver Spring Fire Department has won a $112,045 Department of Homeland Security Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. The grant is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The program supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

Councilman conducts night life survey Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer wants to know what county residents do at night — at least when they’re out and about in the county. On his blog, Riemer (D-

At large) of Silver Spring has launched a survey to try to figure out what Montgomery County’s night-life needs are. He says it’s part of his effort, along with the county’s Nighttime Economy Task Force, to establish attractive, fun and safe options for nightlife in the county. The task force comprises members of the business, public safety, arts and entertainment communities, plus local and state officials. For more information on the task force, visit montgomerycountymd. gov/nighttimeeconomy/who. html. The survey can be found at http://ow.ly/nIeQZ

Finalists named in Trawick art contest The Bethesda Urban Partnership has announced the finalists for the Trawick Prize, a contemporary art contest that is held annually at Gallery B at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. The eight finalists’ work will be displayed in the studio from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 to 28. The annual juried competition awards $14,000 in prizes to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition. Winners will be announced Sept. 6. The prize is named in honor of Bethesda philanthropist Carol Trawick. The public opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 in conjunction with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk. The finalists are all artists from the Washington-Baltimore area, including one from Colesville and three from Washington.

Getting rid of graffiti Montgomery County has a private-public partnership with the nonprofit Graffiti Abatement Partners, through which residents can report graffiti vandalism and request that it be removed. The nonprofit, which calls itself GRAB, said in a statement that its “focus is two-fold: remove graffiti immediately and develop long-term strategies to engage both private and public sectors to target youth susceptible to at-risk behaviors.” Residents can report graffiti at graffitifree.org or 301-6074772.

DEATHS Mary Christine Colbert Mary Christine Colbert, 73, of North Bethesda, died Aug. 8, 2013. Thornton Funeral Home, P.A. of Indian Head handled the arrangements.

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Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park is looking to build a second location in White Oak, which could provide improved ambulance and public transportation access to the hospital. They will continue operating certain services at the current Takoma Park location. The hospital filed a letter of intent with the Maryland Health Care Commission on Aug. 2. This starts a new cer-

tificate of need application which will be reviewed later in the year. Certificate of need applications are required before expanding or creating facilities like hospitals. The Maryland Health Care Commission reviews these applications in the state. Washington Adventist Hospital has been trying to build a new hospital since 2009, when it originally filed an application to build a 249-bed facility. The hospital withdrew that application when Maryland health regulators rejected the plan, according to Lydia Parris, the director of public relations for Washington Adventist. Parris said the new application considers how to build more cost-ef-

fectively with a plan for a smaller 202bed hospital on land Adventist owns on Plum Orchard Drive, near the Food and Drug Administration headquarters. The smaller hospital will have inpatient and emergency services. The current 252-bed hospital on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park still will have a walk-in physician clinic, behavioral health services and outpatient services like radiology and a laboratory. The Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital also will continue to operate at the Takoma Park location. “It’s not like we’re operating two separate hospitals,” Parris said. “It’s two locations, but other health care services will be in Takoma Park. If you had to

stay at the hospital, you would stay at the White Oak facility.” Washington Adventist Hospital owns property in White Oak and decided it was a good location for the new hospital, according to Parris. Takoma Park residents will have to drive farther or take a longer ambulance ride to reach the White Oak hospital if they need emergency care, but Parris said the new location is more accessible with major connecting roads like Route 29 and Cherry Hill Road. People can access the hospital with public transportation like Metro bus and RideOn buses. “It is such a challenge for ambulances to come through in Takoma

Park,” Parris said. “They’re constrained by two-lane roads like Carroll Avenue.” Ambulances won’t struggle as much in White Oak, she said. Washington Adventist Hospital is expected to submit a final certificate of need application to the Maryland Health Care Commission on Oct. 4. “Once we get approval, which that is something we don’t know how long it will take, it takes six months to prep the site and another 30 months to build the facility in White Oak,” Parris said. After Oct. 4, the Maryland Health Care Commission will provide a decision, but there is not a set date. mchertock@gazette.net

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(From left) Yuchabel Shanon, 14, Akosua Hawkins, 14, and Jason Reyez, 10, perform a short play, “Squid and Squirt Turn 18,” about taking on adult responsibilities, as part of a pop-up event, “More Than Just a Number,” in their neighborhood July 30. They were among the 26 Silver Spring youth who participated in the event, the culmination of the YMCA, Arts on the Block, Imagination Stage and Gandhi Brigade collaboration to teach performing, visual and media arts and help revitalize the Carroll Avenue-Quebec Terrace community in Silver Spring.

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A group tasked with engineering the repairs at the Silver Spring Transit Center will debate the method to repair the varying concrete thickness at its meeting Thursday. A decision is expected next week, said David Dise, director of the county’s Department of General Services.

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The working group will also discuss a flow chart for submitting reviews for the mock-up beams at the center Thursday, Dise said in an interview Tuesday morning. Montgomery County is testing the concrete that will be used as beams to provide further support on the sections of concrete that lacked reinforcements. Those areas — called pour strips — will have about two to three inches of concrete removed to add metal reinforcements to make the sections stronger,

Dise said. Concrete will then be poured over those reinforcement rods, Dise said. The $120 million facility, at the corner of Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, was slated to open in 2011, but a series of cracks found in the structure and disparities in the thickness of the concrete have delayed the project’s opening by two years so far. It is still unclear when the center will be open for business. Members of the working group will be discussing two op-

tions outlined in a report delivered to the county in March by Washington, D.C.-based KCE Structural Engineers to correct the cracking and concrete disparities. The concrete overlays, as they are called, are intended to ensure the concrete’s strength and durability. The overlay is expected to be the last round of repairs needed before the center opens, which the county said could happen as early as this year. krose@gazette.net

As Community Montessori Charter School heads into its second school year, some county and school system officials are concerned about fundraising efforts to complement Montgomery County Public School funds in the school’s budget. As of July 26, Crossway Community — the nonprofit that operates the county’s only charter school — was continuing to raise the roughly $150,000 needed to complement about $66,000 the school system contributed to the 2012-2013 school year budget, according to Kathleen Guinan, the nonprofit’s CEO. The nonprofit has no deadline to come up with the funds, said Larry Bowers, the school system’s chief operating officer. The organization will need to raise a similar amount of money for the 2013-2014 school year budget, Bowers said. Guinan said at a July 22 meeting with the County Council’s Education Committee that the school has the support of “highly reliable sources” in the county to help it raise the funds it needs. “We have consulted with these sources and have every confidence we will be able to meet our financial obligations,” Guinan said. So far, she said in late July, the school’s sources had included parent contributions, grants and fundraisers. Guinan has not been reached for further comment since a July 26 interview. Yet Councilwoman Valerie Ervin said at the meeting she had heard from parents who are “feeling a lot of pressure” when it comes to fundraising. “I’m just getting a sense of the enormity of the burden that this puts on the families that have to then raise the money to keep you guys going — that’s my concern,” said Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Takoma Park. Bowers said the school system knew when it approved the school’s application that securing the private funds would be a challenge but that

the nonprofit had committed to getting the money. Asked by Ervin what happens when the school is unable to bridge the gap, Bowers answered, “the board of education has not had that conversation.” Bowers said later in an interview he is “concerned” about the school’s ability to raise the funds it needs to fill the gap the school system does not pay for. The Board of Education and Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will need to sit down and talk about the “sustainability of the model,” Bowers said. Ervin said in an interview that there were plans for her to sit down with Starr and school board members sometime in September to discuss issues that came up during the meeting as well as others. The school’s ability to fill the funding gap is “clearly a problem,” she said. “For the conversation to take place after the charter has opened, leaves a lot of questions,” Ervin said. The school system does not cover all of the charter school’s expenses. The school does not receive any school system funds for its 3-year-old students and receives funds only for some of its 4-year-olds who are income eligible. During its first year, the school’s student body consisted of roughly 70 children ages 3 and 4, and about 104 students ages 3, 4 and 5 will attend the school this upcoming academic year. Guinan said during the meeting that the school is working to recruit more 4-year-olds who are income eligible and who the school system would pay for. Essie McGuire, a senior legislative analyst for the county, said limitations on public funding for the school’s younger students is a challenge of the model that will continue even as the school’s body grows to include more, older students. “The proportion will change, but that will be the gap going forward,” she said. Ervin remained optimistic. “I think what charters are good for is they’re like almost experiments for us,” she said. “They’re a good learning laboratory.” lpowers@gazette.net

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MARLENA CHERTOCK STAFF WRITER

There’s a calm in the air that comes through sewing. It’s 9 a.m. on Saturday and seven teams of three have nine hours to complete an outfit for Project G Street at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, a competition based on the “Project Runway” television show. Sewing machines hum steadily, stop, hum and stop again in the Heritage Hall Garden Room as the teams with names like Triple Thread and Team Seam adjust thread and fabric. Sometimes they use dental floss for its strength. One team member serves as the model — and the teams pin fabric to torsos and measure busts and waists. G Street Fabrics & Home Decorating Center, a fabric store in Rockville, sponsored the event and donated fabric. Team members brought materials like sewing machines and scissors to the building on Friday night. They also bought more fabric and patterns with a $25 gift card to the store. The prizes were $300 to G Street Fabrics for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Teams were required to base their design off Betsey Johnson, this year’s theme. Johnson is known for elaborate dresses with whimsical designs and lots of tulle. The American designer’s 71st birthday was the day of the competition. It’s the second year of the competition, and five teams from last year returned for the daylong challenge. Karen Witt, who organized the competition, announces the time every hour. Sometimes she

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channels “Project Runway’s” “time to make it work.” Witt wanted to have a sewing competition at last year’s fair because the fair theme was “sew it, grow it, show it.” “We’re trying to do something to bring young people in,” she said. “This has a lot of young people excited.” A steady stream of visitors watched piles of fabric transform to outfits throughout the day. At 5:15 p.m., models put on makeup and do their hair. Once Witt announces 5:30 p.m., the sewing machines speed up and models run to the bathroom to finish getting ready. Some teams are still sewing part of their outfit. “Can we vote to have an extra half hour?” asked Gaia Eirich of team Greater Columbia Fantasy Costume Guild. The team, Crazy Mamas from Aberdeen and Damascus, iron Emily Hogan into her cheetah print dress at 5:50 p.m. At 6 p.m., Witt tells the teams to put their scissors down. Led by the 2012 Fair King and Queen, Michael Cropp and M-E Burton, 18 and 16, respectively, the teams parade to the Home Arts building for the runway. About 40 people watch the models walk the runway as three judges — Ellen White, who works at Hancock Fabrics, a local fabric store; Macine Williams, who helped create a judging school at Virginia Cooperative Extension; and Daphne Sadiki, a sewing instructor at G Street Fabrics — discuss seams

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Julie Cray of Silver Spring explains the “Team Seams” dress, which won second place, to judges for Project G Street at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, on Saturday. Project G Street was a 4H version of Project Runway. It was sponsored by G Street Fabrics. and workmanship. “It doesn’t have to be couture but it has to be desirable,” Williams said. At 6:30 p.m., the judges announce The Sewists won first place, Team Seam won second and the Columbia team took third. The Sewists, from Silver Spring, created an asymmetrical dress, layering stripes in various directions. They used orange cheetah print fabric for ties.

Team member Natalie McGill still wears the pants made in last year’s competition. Sarah Gingold, another member of The Sewists, is comfortable creating wearable art. She’s made her own clothes since high school and owns a wearable art sewing studio called Think Outside the Store in Silver Spring. “I try to teach kids you don’t have to make clothes look like they normally do,” Gingold said.

Laura Lay, another member of the team and the arts education director at Create Arts Center in Silver Spring, is the current resident artist at the studio. Team Seam took the birthday theme very seriously and created a mismatched dress, complete with a cupcake headband and fabric present. “We hope our dress is delicious,” said Team Seam member Allison Fuentes. Team Seam came in first place last year. This year’s entry included spliced together plaid fabric and different colored tulle. The team wrapped an empty shoe box in pink fabric to create a present for their model to hold. The Columbia team went for a light blue dress with layered purple lace under the bust and a matching clutch purse. The team is well-versed in sewing. It creates elaborate costumes for events like BaltiCon, a regional science fiction and fantasy convention. “When you’re doing costumes there’s no set pattern,” said Marianne Pease, a member of the team costume guild. “You’re always improvising.” Some of the youngest sewers in the room are not new to the skill. Christine and Emily Evans of Silver Spring, 14 and 16, respectively, of team Triple Thread, took a fashion production course last year at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring. During last summer’s competition they didn’t know how

to sew zippers so they had to use stretchy fabric. This year they delegated jobs to their mom, Kathy Evans. They cut out pink, yellow and purple flower petal patterns and had their mom sew them on a blue dress. Beyond Expectations is a team of teenagers. Faith Patino, 16, of Gaithersburg takes private sewing lessons from White, one of the judges. She said White encouraged her to enter the competition. Patino, Angelica Patino, 14, and Shadee Perry, 18, cut out blue and pink tulle in feather shapes and sew it onto black fabric. The Shorb sisters from Germantown won second place in last year’s competition. Rebekah, 15, and Caroline, 13, learned the skill by participating in 4-H sewing competitions during the year. They made a blue maxi dress with long black stripes. The Crazy Mamas, from Aberdeen and Damascus, created a Marilyn Monroe-type outfit using cheetah print fabric and black lace. Their model Emily Hogan, 21, competes in baton twirling. Her mother, Mary Hogan, makes her outfits. Mary has been involved in 4-H sewing since she was 6. “I’ve been making costumes forever,” Mary said. “Somebody likes to sit down and read. My favorite thing is sewing.” The outfits will be displayed in the Home Arts building through this week. mchertock@gazette.net

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A Silver Spring man was one of two people who died after a boat capsized near Ocean City last week. Fredy Fabricio-Castro, 57, of Silver Spring, and William Gogel, 57 of Baltimore, died after the boat they were in capsized Aug. 5, said Jonathan Lindberg, a petty officer with the Coast Guard. Two other men survived the boating accident, but did not want their names released to the public, Lindberg said. The cause of the accident

was still under investigation as of Tuesday. After the boat turned over, the crew of another boat, the Lori M, called the Coast Guard and crew from the Just Right Five, another boat that was in the area, and helped the two survivors out of the water. “A Coast Guard rescue swimmer, along with assistance of the crew of the Lori M, recovered the other two men,” Lindberg said. Fabricio-Castro’s and Gogel’s bodies were taken to the local coroner, he said. A number for Fabricio-Castro’s family could not be located Tuesday. ewaibel@gazette.net

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Montgomery County Police are looking into two incidents at the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center in North Bethesda in which people were tricked into giving strangers large amounts of money. In the most recent case, on Aug. 6, a 77-year-old man handed over $10,000 to two men who persuaded him to withdraw the money from a SunTrust Bank in Bethesda, said Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokeswoman. Innocenti described a scene “scripted” by the men. One said he didn’t trust banks, while the other — acting as a stranger — said he did trust banks and withdrew money to prove it. The victim was then asked if he trusted banks and to withdraw money to prove it, as well. The man then handed over his money after the strangers told him to prove he trusted them, Innocenti said. “It’s all been planned out before they approach you,” she said. On July 26, a man and a woman approached a 68-yearold woman and told her they would invest her money and make a profit for her. The

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woman withdrew $1,700 from the Bank of America at 12099 Rockville Pike and gave it to them before they walked away. Innocenti said the cases are related, given that they both happened at the same shopping center. “We know that a lot of times these suspects work in groups of people,” she said. Innocenti said people who commit these frauds try to confuse their victims. “They don’t even know what happened,” she said. “It just happens so fast and they’re so convincing.” Police described one man in the Aug. 6 incident as roughly 5 feet 9 inches and 40 to 45 years old, wearing a brown jacket and a hat. The other was about 6 feet tall, with short hair and wearing a white shirt. The man in the July 26 incident was described as 6 feet tall and 30 to 35 years old, wearing a white, button-down shirt and brown pants. The woman was described as short and wearing capri-style pants, according to police. Police have asked anyone who might have been a victim or has information regarding the people behind the fraud to call the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330. Anonymous tips can be left for Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 866-411-8477 or at https://www.tipsubmit.com/ WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=758. lpowers@gazette.net

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ELIZABETH WAIBEL STAFF WRITER

An uber-fluffy brown and gray puppy no bigger than a loaf of bread snuggled sleepily into Ashley Mauceri’s arms. She carried the pup from a large kennel trailer to volunteers from the Humane Society of Calvert County, who hope to find the dog a new home. The puppy was one of 95 animals seized from an apparent hoarding case in Arkansas in July. Mauceri, manager of cruelty response for The Humane Society of the United States, helped Arkansas State Police remove the dogs from a trailer and the surrounding yard where they lived, often without veterinary care. “The majority of them lived outside, without shelter,” Mauceri said. Now, 48 of the dogs are in the Washington area, where pet adoption agencies will try to find new homes for them. They stopped at the Humane Society’s office in Gaithersburg on Aug. 7 so the agencies could pick them up and take them to temporary homes in shelters or foster care. Some puppies snuggled deep into the arms of the people carrying them, looking weary from the long ride from Arkansas to Gaithersburg. Others wagged their tails and tilted their noses upward to bestow doggie kisses on their new friends. Humane Society employees and reporters snapped photos of the pups as they made their way to cars for the next leg of their journey. The Humane Society of the United States, a national organization separate from the Montgomery County Humane Society, helped find shelters and adoption agencies with room for the dogs. While society employees typically try to find shelters close to where the animals were picked up to

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minimize travel time, Mauceri said, they sometimes have to look farther afield to find room for them all. “Some places are just inundated with animals,” Mauceri said. “... The partners here have a better chance of finding them their forever homes.” Matt Williams, chief communications officer for the Washington Animal Rescue League, said his organization has been fairly successful at finding homes for dogs, in part because the Washington area tends to be pet friendly. The league took about a dozen of the dogs brought in from Arkansas on Aug. 7.

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“The D.C. area is a great place to adopt out animals,” he said. The Humane Society of Calvert County took in 10 dogs. Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, an adoption counselor, said they seem to be doing well, although a few seem a bit nervous. “We have every age range from about 8 weeks to ... about 10 years old,” she said. “We have every size, shape, color and hairstyle.” Cobb said the organization generally brings in dogs from municipal shelters in the area, although it has worked with the Humane Society before to take

animals from farther away. Last week, she said, it took in a group of dogs from Texas, but that is unusual. “When situations like this arise, we are happy to help out,” she said. The other two rescue groups that received dogs are Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Arlington, Va., and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County. According to the Humane Society, all of the dogs should be available for adoption in the coming days. ewaibel@gazette.net

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In Gaithersburg on Aug. 7, Aubrey Northrop, 17, a volunteer with the Humane Society of Calvert County, holds a puppy that The Humane Society of the United States animal rescue and response team saved from an Arkansas property. Several of the dogs and puppies will make their way to area pet adoption agencies, like one in Calvert County.

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What amounts to only 6 cents on a monthly Pepco bill is anything but a penny ante change in Maryland policy. The addition will pay for “grid resiliency” projects — projects meant to strengthen the utility’s electrical grid to withstand unusual weather events. It’s a first for the state. Florida put such a “tracker” in place, and other states are considering similar surcharges. Before, Pepco — and by definition, its shareholders — would have been expected to fortify its power lines to protect against big winter and summer storms. Now, some projects will be forward-funded with those pennies, transferring the responsibility to ratepayers. The 6-cent surcharge will increase to 19 cents in 2015 and 27 cents in 2016, raising $24 million for the company. This is on top of a general rate increase that will add $2.41 a SURCHARGE month to the average Pepco SHOULD BE customer’s bill. ELECTION ISSUE Power companies have been asking for similar charges for some time, and the Public Service Commission — the state agency that approves utility rates — has turned them down previously. In Pepco’s 2012 rate case, the PSC said it opposed the surcharge, in part, because it would reduce incentives for innovation and efficiency. The flip-flop follows a September 2012 report from a state task force that looked at how utilities can improve reliability in the face of ravaging storms that favored such charges. Curiously, less than a year before, the PSC fined Pepco after a series of stunning power failures. After hundreds of thousands lost power after the June 29, 2012, storm, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) promised, famously, that he would keep his boot up the company’s backside until power was restored. Montgomery County and other interested parties have filed appeals to the PSC’s rate decision, in part because of the grid surcharge, meaning the policy change is likely to face judicial review. (Pepco also is unhappy with the results of its rate request and has filed its own appeal.) It should be a policy change also reviewed by voters. Utility regulation arcana is rarely grist for the campaign trail, but the surcharge looks and smells like a tax and voters should think of it like one. When gubernatorial and General Assembly candidates ask for your vote, you should ask them — a penny for their thoughts — what they think of the surcharge and why.

Be skeptical and aware; stay safe

A spate of despicable crimes in recent weeks in which senior citizens were victims should make you boiling mad. According to Montgomery County Police: • At Montrose Crossing Shopping Center in North Bethesda, two strangers conned a 77-year-old man into withdrawing $10,000 from his bank account and giving it to them. The swindlers — both men — used a peculiar scripted dialogue about “trust” and the man fell for it. • On another day, a 68-year-old woman encountered a man and a woman at the shopping center and was sweettalked out of $1,700. The con couple claimed they’d invest her money and make her a large profit. • The Washington Post reported that last week, two men at a Home Depot parking lot in Fairfax County, Va., asked a 68-year-old man for help and directions, then got him to withdraw a large sum of money and give it to them. There also is no end to mail, email and phone scams. A recent one in Montgomery County is based on a “Medical Alert” device. The caller tries to ferret out credit card information from the person who answers. Police urge people to always ask questions, which often drive scammers away. Morton A. Davis, the program coordinator of Keeping Seniors Safe, a Montgomery County police program, adds: • Don’t leave keys in the car at a gas station. At the mall, have your keys in your hand, not buried in your purse, when you head toward your car. • If you get tricked, tell police right away; don’t worry what your children or grandchildren will say later. Davis has heard about numerous scams, like the jury coordinator calling to get your Social Security number or the free trip you’ll get after sending taxes on the prize to a post office box. Davis talks to groups (at least 15 people) on ways to think more astutely about keeping safe. Call him at 240773-5625 or 240-242-3742. If only the community could appeal to the morals and conscience of cold-hearted people behind sleazy attacks, but the plea is unlikely to find its mark. Instead, it’s best to emphasize common sense and, unfortunately, skepticism. Too many unsolicited alluring offers and sad tales turn out to be false.

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LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR

Let’s not hatch problems with chickens The cartoon “Chicken Zoning” [Aug. 7] makes light of the proposed relaxation of Montgomery County agricultural zoning restrictions for keeping chickens. The County Council also has made light of the matter, but there are very valid concerns that warrant serious consideration. NBC News recently reported that “Hundreds of chickens, sometimes dozens at a time, are being abandoned each year at the nation’s shelters” due to the backyard chicken fad. For the past few years, I have helped local shelters and sanctuaries try to accommodate neglected and abandoned chickens.

Frequently, we have to resort to transporting them hours away in order to find suitable placement — if that is available. Just this past week one local shelter was inundated with 54 chicks in poor health. Providing appropriate care for these animals is laborious, expensive and time consuming. There is a dearth of area veterinarians with expertise and experience to treat them. Roosters are not to be allowed, but what will become of those who inadvertently are sent from mail-order hatcheries, as commonly occurs? Unless there is a ban on slaughter, unskilled amateurs will cause animals to suffer gruesome and horrific

Parents who allow underage drinking courting risk Regarding your July 17 article, “Bethesda parent fined for furnishing alcohol to underage teens in March party”: Well-intentioned parents who allow teens to consume alcohol in their home are sidestepping the medical risks of underage drinking, such as potentially fatal or permanently brain-damaging alcohol poisoning, impairing adolescent brain development, and rape or other risky behaviors that can lead to serious or permanent injuries, not to mention the legal risks and the mixed messages teens

get when adults violate adult host laws. Parents who enable underage drinking can rationalize, “I drank in high school and I turned out OK” or “I won’t let them drive” or “It’s a rite of passage” or other hollow points — or they can realize their children deserve better than an example of breaking a law in place for their welfare and putting them at risk for preventable, life-altering tragedies. To these parents I say, don’t underestimate the influence you have when your

children, their friends, and their friends’ parents think, “Hey, if those ‘cool’ parents are finding safe, healthy and responsible ways for their teen to be popular, maybe we should do the same.”

own, did not have anything better to do. I remember back then that many in our community were complaining. There were calls for a teen curfew and even for the movie theater to be shut down. But what has emerged just a few short years later has been a remarkable turnaround. Through a strong publicprivate partnership between the county and Peterson Cos., the atmosphere along Ellsworth has undergone an amazing transition. The vision of a family-friendly area has been realized. No longer do my wife and I drive to Bethesda or Columbia for dinner or a movie. Now we seek out opportunities to walk to down-

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town Silver Spring, grab dinner, listen to all the great music (my wife is a true fan of the Tuesday night Zumba dance), and of course let our now two kids run around in the fountain. As a community we are often very quick to rise up and complain, but often too slow to show our appreciation and compliment people for a job well done. In this case, I applaud the County and Peterson Cos. for forging a strong partnership and for all their hard work and effort they have put into turning around the atmosphere in downtown Silver Spring and making it family friendly.

Bruce Altevogt, Silver Spring

Sarah Long, Clarksburg

Patty Winters, Derwood The writer is the coordinator of the Brave and Bold Coalition, which formed in the wake of a May 2011 crash that killed three teenagers. The 20-year-old behind the wheel, driving drunk, was convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

Kudos for the Silver Spring turnaround Just four years ago, right before our first child was born, my wife and I met up with some friends in downtown Silver Spring. It was a nice summer evening and we wanted to relax and enjoy one of our last nights out before our son arrived, so we all walked to Ellsworth Drive and sat outside and had dinner and drinks. Like many of our previous experiences we left that evening shaking our heads and wondering what was going on in our neighborhood. In a matter of 1.5 hours police had to break up two fights and there was the usual harassment that you would have to deal with from high school kids, who, through no fault of their

Mary Finelli, Silver Spring

I have lived in Clarksburg for 11 years. Like so many of my Clarksburg neighbors, I have been waiting a long time for something that will stimulate retail and business in our community. That time has finally come. The County Planning Board gave its unanimous support to Clarksburg Premium Outlets at Cabin Branch, a proposal that will bring upscale shopping and familyfriendly dining to Clarksburg. This project is ready to go now. Utility infrastructure, traffic evaluation and environmental impacts on the site already have been vetted, while zoning and subdivision approvals have been granted. Water and sewer construction and road improvements are underway. Unfortunately, there is a risk that the County Council could hold up the Cabin Branch application for an indefinite period of time, until a competing proposal in Ten Mile Creek comes before them. The approval process for that proposal will take years and there are no guarantees that the plan will ever be approved. It is fraught with uncertainty and ultimately will need to overcome major environmental, zoning and master plan hurdles. Its location at Md. 355 and Stringtown Road presents tremendous traffic issues in our neighborhoods, not to mention potential damage to our precious Ten Mile Creek watershed. Given that, I urge the County Council to move the Cabin Branch proposal forward. The Clarksburg community has waited long enough.

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deaths. Cockfighting and related vices also will likely increase. Arlington County is considering a similar proposal. Animal control agencies already are stretched without trying to ensure that untold additional numbers of farmed animals are responsibly cared for. This is especially true given that additional ducks, rabbits and goats also would be allowed with the Montgomery proposal. Who will pay for the extra resources that would be required? Anyone who genuinely cares about the well-being of these animals should oppose the proposal.

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ing to college, she said. Students at the college who take a developmental, or remedial, course often don’t graduate, she said. Bernard Sadusky, executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, said Montgomery College is the first community college in the state to produce its own MOOC. About 10 other Maryland community colleges are currently using MOOCs in some

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Continued from Page A-1 is the underhanded chop, where she stands on top of a secured log and chops between her legs. Christinat competed against Jen Michaud of Maine in the event. Michaud also tried her hand in the ax-throwing competition against Sarah Perry, and each had their own approach to throwing the ax. Both women gripped low on the handle with both hands, and tossed the ax nearly effortlessly from over their heads, hitting the stump target, ringed for five points, four points, three points, two points and one point from the inside out. Perry and her daughter, Kate Perry of Nova Scotia, competed against one another in the log-

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are inspected at each stop, Powers said. That can be as many as about 40 times in one season. While Maryland conducts its own inspections, states such as Pennsylvania require Powers to employ inspectors. In addition to ride operators and supervisors who oversee the rides each day, welders and other mechanics are there to repair any problem. Powers said he has seven inspectors on staff. “It’s about safety first,” Powers said.

“I can’t imagine going into a gym and getting on a treadmill when I can just jump on this,” Sarah Perry said pointing to the log, chuckling. “It takes everything. Every part of your body is working. When you are competing, there is a lot of mental strategy, as well.” The women have been on the road all summer, and just finished a show in New Hampshire before arriving at the Montgomery County fair on Thursday. They have traveled to Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas. Upon wrapping up their performances at the fair on Monday, the women were to travel to Connecticut and will be on the road through October, Christinat said.

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dial classes. A meeting in September for community college presidents will include a presention from Montgomery College on its new course, he said. Rosado said the class will focus mainly on writing skills. “By the end, they should be able to write an academic essay,” she said. With at least a couple hundred students to teach, Rosado said she plans to be as interac-

With seven grandchildren who enjoy the rides, Powers said his standard of safety is high. If a ride is not up to snuff, he will not even set it up, he said. Advances in technology have allowed for built-in safety features on many rides. Powers said he has rides that won’t start until all safety harnesses are in place or until weight is properly balanced. Should something happen, most rides have safety features that slow them to a halt, he said.

rolling event, in which the two stood atop a red cedar log that was 12 inches in diameter in a large, square pool and attempted to knock the other off without touching. The event required tremendous balance and quick reflexes as the two ran forward and backward atop the log, occasionally dipping their sneaker into the pool to splash the other and throw them off the log. Sarah Perry said she started logging at 9 years old when she joined the log-rolling team instead of soccer. She stuck with it throughout the years and has taken part in more competitions than she can remember, including the Lumberjack World Championship. She has been log rolling for about 30 years, and all six of her kids have competed.

Page A-9 tive as possible but the size of the class will require the students be more independent and learn from interaction among themselves. In addition to watching Rosado’s pre-recorded videos, the students will be assigned readings and participate in discussion boards. “They are going to do lots of peer assessments,” she said, adding grading will be based on the completion of an assign-

For all of the features and inspections, human error remains a significant variable. Powers encouraged everyone to obey the signs for height and weight restrictions and follow all rules. Gavel said of the 1,690 attractions the state inspected last fiscal year — many attractions receive multiple inspections a year — there were only six accidents involving serious injury and 10 incidents, such as slips, trips or falls. Gavel — an inspector with Mary-

ment. The English prep course is a pilot, Rosado said, but there other faculty members at Montgomery College who have expressed interested in creating other similar online courses. “We’re all about access at Montgomery College,” Rosado said. “There’s no better access than a free course.” lpowers@gazette.net

land for more than five years — said mechanical failures on rides are rare. Powers estimated that the vast majority of incidents on rides are human error — a patron tripping on the way to a ride or twisting an ankle while jumping off. Every one of Powers’ rides was inspected by the state before the fair opened Friday and operators and supervisors will inspect them daily, he said. kalexander@gazette.net

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Sarah Perry of Nova Scotia tips her daughter, Kate Perry, into the water for the log roll contest during the women’s Lumberjill competition at the 65th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on Saturday. 14 students who were victims of sex abuse. The abuse included the suspect directing the victims and/ or assisting the victims in imitating sexually suggestive gestures and also inappropriate touch-

ing by the suspect, Montgomery County Police Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti wrote in the release. Police said they will not be releasing any further information about the victims in order to protect their identities and

respect their privacy. Joynes, who was arrested in late February on child pornography charges, is currently in custody in Baltimore County. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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More than 20,000 Latinos nationwide are waiting for an organ transplant, according to the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, and a local festival is hoping to encourage minorities in the community to sign up to be donors. To help meet that need and

celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Month, the Washington Regional Transplant Community, which is the federally designated organ procurement organization for the Washington, D.C., area, is scheduled to hold a Festival for Life, or Festival por la Vida, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. The family-friendly annual festival, with a parade, music, Latin food and information on organ donation, is planned to appeal to the area’s Latino com-

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munity, which historically has relatively few organ donors, said Freddy Medina, community education specialist for the organization. “Latinos love going to festivals. This is a festival with a purpose,” Medina said. “We hope to break the single-day record of 2,262 people to sign up to be organ donors.” The goal is a lofty one, considering that last year only 60 people registered at the festival, which is now in its fourth year. In 2012, of the 14,015 living and deceased organ donors nationwide, 13.1 percent were Latino, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Although most people giving and receiving organs are Caucasian, according the organ donor website, Medina said there is a need to educate minority populations about organ transplants, as there are many misconceptions about donations within the Latino community that his group is working to dispel.

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“It’s very much a taboo within our countries,” he said. “A lot of folks think their religion will be against it, but most religions in the world have come forward to support it.” He also said many in the community who are undocumented immigrants believe the transplant organization shares their information with state agencies, compromising their legal status. The group does not share the information on the registry with anyone, he said. “No one has access to the registries except for us,” Medina said. Another myth is that physicians and nurses who see that a patient is on the organ donation list will let him die so they can harvest his organs, said John Ogden, public affairs manager with the transplant organization. Rosa Lobos of Bowie, originally from El Salvador, expects to speak at the festival. She had to make the difficult decision to donate her daughter Daisy’s organs when she died unexpect-

edly at age 17. Daisy was born with an abnormality in her heart that caused aneurisms, a widening or ballooning in the walls of a blood vessel. She died during surgery for one of the aneurisms. Lobos made the decision at the hospital and one of Daisy’s kidneys and her pancreas went to a mother of four children who was suffering, she said. The other kidney went to a 19-yearold man. The decision was difficult, but not because she had any hesitations about organ donation. She herself had already signed up to be an organ donor. Daisy was a very caring person, Lobos said. When they visited El Salvador, she would be sure they took extra clothes to give away. “I know she would agree with us to give away her organs,” Lobos said. Also expected to speak at Sunday’s festival is George Rosario of Silver Spring, who was in his early 50s when he was diagnosed with heart failure. “One day I felt a big pain in my chest,” said Rosario, a native of the Dominican Republic. “I went to the hospital and that night the process began.” He said he got a pacemaker, but his health was too poor for it to work. He then got an artificial heart, which, he said, com-

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pletely changed his life for the better. But it was not a permanent fix. “An artificial heart is a bridge to give you life until you get a donor,” he said. “The hospital put me on the rush list.” Rosario received his heart in March 2010. Now, 57, he is living life with a new heart made possible through the Washington Regional Transplant Community. “It’s like a perfect match between me” and the donor, he said. “I never had any rejection.” He volunteers with the transplant organization and encourages people to sign up to donate. “That is my mission,” Rosario said. “To help people understand the process, the doctors [involved], everybody. It’s the only way I can pay this society for what I got.” Although Sunday’s festival is focused on getting donors from the Latino community, ethnic origin does not play a role in determining recipients. “Organs and recipients are matched according to blood type, height and weight, medical urgency on the recipient’s end and length of time on the recipient list,” Medina said.

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A collage called “Playtime 2” by Rockville artist Josette Gestin, will be on view at VisArts in Rockville through Sept. 8. During her two-month Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts, Gestin explored the connections between play, creativity and a meaningful life.

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Three large, colorful paintings by artist Josette Gestin of Rockville show children playing jump rope, hopscotch and other games outdoors, activities that are becoming extinct in today’s society because of TV and the Internet. “These games are disappearing, because there’s no one there to teach them,” said Gestin about her exhibit at VisArts in Rockville. Her work and the work of three other artists will be on view through Sept. 8 at the arts center. Their twoand three-dimensional pieces reflect thoughts and feelings about technology, environment, memory and connections to other people. A native of Brittany, Gestin has exhibited her paintings in France, Italy,

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A mixed-media piece called “Argus 127” by California artist Ching Ching Cheng is on view at VisArts in Rockville through Sept. 8. Her interest in the relationship between memory, pictures and facts manifests itself in sculptures made from bits of books.

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hen Gordana Gerskovic moved to the United States in 1997, she was 23 and spoke no English. Against the strong urging of her parents, she had dropped out of university in her native Croatia where she had been studying theology. Last month, Gerskovic was invited to showcase her photographs as a part of “The Story of the Creative” exhibit at Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Fifteen of her photographs will be on display as a part of an exhibit at the Bohrer Activity Center in Gaithersburg through Sept. 22. “Sometimes you need to relax and

let life lead you,” Gerskovic said. “And mine led me to the U.S.” Growing up, Gerskovic shared a one-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment with her parents and brother. She said the family was “very conservative and also very poor.” “We didn’t have money to buy a camera. To buy a simple toy would be a big deal,” Gerskovic said. So instead, Gerskovic resorted to collecting her own toys in the form of whatever she could find on the streets around her apartment building. “What I would usually do ... I would

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A year after the release of his first book, “Mighty Mac,” Bethesda author and Kingsview Middle School English teacher Marc Waldman released a sequel, “Mac is Back,” the first week of July. “The second book is a better book because of the mistakes I made on the first one,” Waldman said. “I learned what works and what doesn’t work.” “Mac is Back,” reunites readers with the story’s hero, McKinley Arthur Coolidge — aka Mac. After foiling a potential terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., in “Mighty Mac,” this time around, Mac is protecting local children from a new

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“Mac is Back,” the second book from Bethesda author and teacher Marc Waldman, went on sale the first week of July.

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One singular act, many sensations The Silver Spring Stage’s 2013 OneAct Festival continues this weekend with

a showcase of local playwrights, including comedies“The Quiltbag” by Charlotte Raskovich and “Your Traffic Report Hurts My Feelings” by Kevin Kostic and dramas “Those Are Your Only Options” by Erica Smith and “The Navigator” by Brian Doyle. The festival, PHOTO BY HARVEY LEVINE which runs to Aug. 25, features an exciting collection of all new works, with each weekOne Act Festival entry “The Widow of Tom’s Hill” stars end showcasing different one-acts. PerforJoseph Coracle as The Sailor and Hazel Lazano as Aideen. mances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodmoor Shopping Center theater, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. For more information, visit www.ssstage.org.

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Lil’ Rev will perform with other visiting ukulele players at a free outdoor concert on Wednesday at the gazebo at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The concert caps a four-day uke and guitar camp hosted by musicians Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink of Kensington.

Me, uke and everybody we know An annual four-day Uke and Guitar Summit culminates tonight at Strathmore with the free summer outdoor concert, UkeFest 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Mansion in North Bethesda. The summertime tradition that launched a thousand musicians once again hopes to bring the community together in song, as orchestrators Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join musicians Gerald Ross, Lil’ Rev, Stuart Fuchs and The Hula Honeys for an evening of tunes. Strathmore will endeavor to announce any weather-related changes by 4 p.m. Wednesday, but encourages participants to follow up-to-the-minute announcements. Guests also encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please. For more information, visit www. strathmore.org.

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Incredible journey The National Players, America’s longest-running touring company, will bring Homer’s epic tale “The Odyssey” to the Historic Stage of the Olney Theatre Center this weekend. Adapted by Olney’s associate artistic director and director of education Jason King Jones, who also directs, “The Odyssey” shows at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 at the theater, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. The show, which details Odysseus’ 10-year voyage home following his victorious departure of Troy, is recommended for ages 10 and older. For more information, visit www.olneytheatre.org.

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Currently on view at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn are works by painters Dennis Crayon and Mary Exline and sculptor Kenneth Gwira. The exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings and woodwork continues to Sept. 29 at the gallery, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Crayon, as a contemporary realist painter, uses modern composition aesthetics but paints using classical technique. Exline enjoys the interplay of abstracted forms with natural elements, such as trees and blades of grass. Gwira, a Ghanaian sculptor, was self-taught, and is influenced by elements of Ghanaian culture and modern art. Most artwork is for sale. For more information, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.

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Straight-faced: Legendary comic Tim Conway visits region Legendary comic Conway aims to clown around in our backyard

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It may sound self-defeating, but it’s hard to tell whether or not to take Tim Conway seriously. When his wife of 29 years, Charlene — who graciously had set up an interview — calls to inform that the comedy legend is on the line, Conway’s voice subsequently takes over with a deadpan, “We just hired that girl.” “She’s actually my wife,” he clarifies after an uncertain pause. “I know it sounded like a full office.” In point of fact, and as disclosed in an earlier email from Charlene, immediately following the interview Conway and Company will be en route to another office entirely — the dentist’s. There, the comic who had colleague, friend and long-suffering straight man Harvey Korman in stitches throughout 11 years of “The Carol Burnett Show,” would be “holding his terrified wife’s hand.” It begs the question: Does Conway, himself, have any phobias? “No I don’t think so,” he said. “Maybe that’s my phobia.” It’s certainly not stage fright, though before ever setting foot on a Hollywood back lot or cracking a joke, the funny man had his mind set on a completely different track. A horse owner and thoroughbred enthusiast, Conway, 79, actually had dreamed of racing himself. “I started out wanting to be a jockey,” he said. “But it got to the point where even the horses were asking me to get off.” Chances are good that audiences at “The Tim Conway Show with Louise DuArt,” on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Frederick’s Weinberg Center for the Arts, will not feel the same way.

The variety program, billed as a “rare live performance” in press materials, has been a laugh riot 12 years in the offing — eight of which the late Korman joined in the fun. “People would come up and say, ‘Could you do a show?’ And I went and did a show, and I continue to do it. It’s nothing I had planned,” Conway said. “When you have a TV show and things of that nature, people pick up on it.” Somewhat underselling things, “a TV show,” or even “things of that nature” could refer to any number of projects to which the Willoughby, Ohio, native lent his considerable talents. A staff job at a Cleveland television station at the dawn of the 1960s paired him with lifelong pal and largerthan-life television personality Ernie Anderson (perhaps best known as the late-night horror host Ghoulardi). That job gave way to a move to New York City and a reoccurring bit on “The Steve Allen Show,” which, in turn, paved the way for Conway’s first taste of true fame as Ensign Charles Parker on the smallscreen adaptation of “McHale’s Navy.” Not incidentally, that gig yielded yet another good friendship with the show’s star, Ernest Borgnine. Conway would go on to enjoy two self-titled television programs, the 1970 CBS sitcom “The Tim Conway Show,” and — a decade later — a variety program on the same network under the same banner. On the silver screen, he often was partnered with the equally erudite Don Knotts for a series of family films, among them “The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.” But arguably Conway’s most indelible work arrived when comedienne extraordinaire Carol Burnett came calling in 1975 with that unmistakable Tarzan yell, and The Old Man, Mr. Tudball and “The Family’s” Mickey Hart were born. Conway’s work on that show gar-

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nered the actor six Emmy Awards, and too many on-camera crack-ups to count — a high-water mark in a career that has spanned more than four decades. On stage today, the latest iteration of “The Tim Conway Show” features a gaggle of its namesake’s guffaw-inducing characters — often improvised — combined with DuArt’s uncanny talents as an impressionist (her roster includes Joan Rivers, Judge Judy and Barbaras Walters and Streisand, to name only a few). The perfect storm of silliness continues to sell out casinos and theaters throughout the country a few months out of every year. “I was looking for someone to travel with me,” Conway said of the collaboration’s genesis. “Her tape was on top of the pile. I didn’t even look at the rest. She was perfect.” What lies in store for audiences accustomed solely to Conway’s brand of comedy from the big and small screen? “Well, they can expect very little,” he joked. “And we don’t promise anything — so it works out nicely.” If experience truly is the best teacher, then Conway’s career among luminaries from Knotts to Burnett to Korman has been a master class in comedy. And the greatest lesson? “I would say communication with an audience. We all start out in this business wondering how we’re going to get the audience [on our side]. But

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once you get them [hooked,] it’s actually very easy.” “That’s why I’ve never really understood people who throw up before going out on stage,” he continued. “I usually throw up during the show. It’s a nice surprise.” It’s nice to get out in front of an audience, Conway said, and while material may require constant reinvigoration, laughter never grows stale. “I think that’s the bottom line for performers,” he said. “I think that’s why most entertainers do it.” Like Burnett, herself, whom Conway said he had seen just weeks before. “She does these sorts of tours, as well. … It’s a way of giving back to the people

who put us here.” And continue to do so. Conway’s home-video phenom, the diminutive everyman “DORF,” reached platinum status years ago and regularly garners new viewers from his website, www. timconway.com. Unbeknownst to them, children across the globe, too, are encountering the star in some form every day. Throughout the years, he has provided voice work for a dazzling array of animated projects, from “Scooby Doo” to “SpongeBob Square Pants,” where he notably portrayed Barnacle Boy (old chum Borgnine voiced his counterpart, Mermaid Man). But beyond the dentist’s office, the future for Tim Conway looms tall. “Well, I’ve got to mow the lawn — and soon,” he said. “It gets to where I can’t see out the window.” But seriously: “I’m writing a book, which will be out in October,” he said. “It involves a lot of things we’ve been talking about — how to approach an audience and things like that. I was just working on that when you called, as a matter of fact. Or when I called. Someone called.” It certainly wasn’t Mrs. Ah-Wiggins. And the title? “So far, it’s called ‘What’s So Funny,’ which may be a kind of dangerous title, because readers will say, ‘Well, certainly not this book.’” Luckily, there’s still time to win over that crowd, starting with the Weinberg performance next Thursday. “I’m anxious to meet people and do the show,” he said. “I generally stay [in town] for a few days afterward. And come over to people’s houses. And eat whatever they have.” He’s joking. We think. noravec@gazette.net

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BOOKS ery County police detective ensured that legacy by writing a book about his most compelling case. King, who lives in Clarksburg, and his writing partner, Minneapolis-based photojournalist Jack Burch, tell the story of Bernard C. Welch Jr., “master thief, ruthless con man and cold-blooded killer,” in “Ghost Burglar,” released in November by Savage Press, a small niche publisher in Wisconsin. Welch, wrote Burch in the book’s preface, “managed to flummox police departments and federal agencies across half of the United States for more than 25 years, stealing tens of millions of dollars, robbing countless individuals, and living in the open by posing as a wealthy antique dealer and investor.” King described Welch as “a sociopath, with no normal human feelings, no conscience or morality. He was also a serial rapist.” A high school dropout, imprisoned for burglary in his youth, Welch used “prison as a college of criminal knowledge, [where he studied] the art of burglary as a business.” King said Welch knew the “tells” of a vacant house — like lights out in the kitchen, usually located at the rear of the house — and which antiques were valuable. Welch’s break-ins were consistent: solo operations sufficiently far away from his Great Falls, Va. home; entry via a back door between 5 and 9 p.m., standard time; several houses a night, Monday through Saturday. His Mercedes and his clothing blended in with the high-income areas where he worked. Although law enforcement and the media dubbed Welch the Standard Time Silver Burglar at the time, the co-authors chose a catchier name for their book title. It was co-opted from King’s statement to the Washington Post comparing the search for Welch to “chasing a ghost.” King was a primary investigator on the unofficial task

force of officers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., that worked the case between 1975 and 1980. A year before Welsh’s arrest, the veteran cop figured out Welch’s identity as well as his method of unloading the stolen property. “I sent wanted posters with his picture to antique auction houses up and down the East Coast,” said King, acknowledging he did not suspect that Welch sold his stolen wares in Duluth, Minn., the site of his second home. “In those [preInternet] years, communication among jurisdictions was limited.” A robbery gone wrong led to Welch’s apprehension. Welch shot Dr. Michael Halberstam when he came home unexpectedly, and the near-dead heart surgeon managed to hit Welch with his car. After the emergency room released Welch, he was taken to the District of Columbia Police Department headquarters, where he refused to talk. King, notified of what had transpired and worried that Welch might be released, rushed to D.C. to make the identification. Although through the years, King had considered writing about the case, it was Burch who initiated the process some six years ago. As a staffer in a Minneapolis TV news department, Burch had followed Welch’s crime spree and noted the local connection. Welch would drive to Duluth annually to sell what he had stolen in the Washington area to auction houses, jewelers and coin dealers. Burch initially contacted King to interview him

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“Ghost Burglar” co-author Jim King. as a source, but quickly realized the advantages of co-authorship, including King’s hands-on experience and his talent as a wordsmith, King said. “Jack and I wrote independently, trading chapters back and forth online,” said King, and they also visited each other’s homes. Burch presented publisher Michael Savage with “a bunch of stand-alone chapters.” King recalled Savage’s promise: “When I get done ironing out these dents, it will look like the body of a Ferrari.” Savage cut the manuscript from 500 to 260 pages. King, an alumnus of Northwood High School in Silver Spring, enlisted in the U.S. Navy after a failed attempt as a University of Maryland student. Military service completed, he returned to Maryland to finish

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his degree in sociology and psychology, with a specialization in criminology. He supported himself by driving a taxi as well as an “eye-opening” stint as a caseworker at the Lorton Reformatory. Lorton, he said, made him recognize “that by the time most men get to prison, it is too late for them to change.” While still pursuing a degree, King joined the Montgomery County Police Department. “The degree was a gilt-edged invitation to join the police,” he said, noting that the county was recruiting college-educated officers at the time. At first, he admits, “It was a job … $7,005 a year!” He spent two decades on the force, his first five years in a patrol car, then a promotion to Detective Corporal. King retired from the police department on disability at age

45, subsequently becoming a security specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools. Prior to this book, King had published articles about art and antique theft and security in trade magazines such as American School and University, and International Archive of Art and Antique Theft. “Ghost Burglar” won an IPPY [Independent Publisher Book Award] bronze medal on May 29 in New York City. And there has been talk of a treatment by a well-known film producer. Since retiring from MCPS in 2012, King has been busy being bookish. Online, he blogs on www.ghostburglar.com and

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What gives most beers their aromas and often bitter flavors? It’s hops from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, a cousin to cannabis which derives its Latin name from the same root as the wolves to which the plant’s wild growth is likened. Originally from China, hops used in beer are the productive female flowers, called cones. The first recorded use of hops in brewing dates from 822 AD at a French monastery.

BREWS BROTHERS STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER In the United States the hop industry started in upstate New York in the 1800s and, after a destructive blight, moved to the upper Midwest, finally settling in the Pacific Northwest. The

Pacific Northwest is renowned for bittering hops, compared to the more aromatic noble hops of Europe. Hops grow well in cooler climates but also will grow in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The taste and bouquet in beer are obtained from the hop oils which cannot be duplicated with any other plant. The bitterness, used to balance the rich sweetness of the malted barley, comes from alpha acids in the hops. Beta acids and tannins help stabilize the beer, add flavor and act as preservatives by warding off bacteria. Newer hop varieties are hybridized to emphasize aroma, flavoring or bitterness characteristics. Hops pitched at the beginning of the brewing boil add dryness and bitterness; those added closer to the end of the boil have greater influence on the aroma and flavor. Hops also can be

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added during fermentation in a procedure called “dry hopping” which can heighten both the aroma and flavor, far greater than hops infused into the brewing boil which largely evaporate during the brewing process. The bitterness of beers is measured in International Bitterness Units (IBUs) which give a guide to the chemical intensity of the bitterness. Budweiser has about 11 IBUs, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has 37 IBUs, with Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute, 90 Minute and 120 Minute IPAs having 60, 90 and 120 IBUs respectively. IBUs however are a poor benchmark for judging bitter taste since the bitterness can be balanced by a sufficient malt backbone. Humans cannot differentiate bitterness levels above 100-120 IBUs. Most beers have a mixture of several hop varieties to broaden their aroma and flavor profile. In recent years, a trend has developed toward ever hoppier brews, including the now relatively ubiquitous Double/Imperial IPAs. Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick has created a onetime series of beers, each based on single hop variety, which are worth looking for. Examples of beers which highlight particular hops are below. Pilsner Urquell (4.4 percent alcohol by volume, ABV) is made by the Plzenský Prazdroj Brewery in Pilsen, Czech Republic. This original pilsner beer exclusively uses Saaz hops. It has a earthy aroma with a hint of citrus. The light malt front continues in the middle, joined

by a touch of citrus. The finish adds slight floral hops. In the aftertaste the malt wanes and the hops linger. Ratings: 8/8. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (5.6 percent ABV) is produced by the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, Calif. The pale ale uses a variety of Magnum, Perle and Cascade hops but the Cascade aroma and flavors predominate. It has a grapefruit and light pine nose. The mild malt and creamy front segues into a subdued grapefruit middle. The finish has a eruption of pine to medium while the grapefruit grows a pinch. The restrained dry aftertaste provides a genial bitter hop that persists. Ratings: 7/7.5. Two Hearted Ale (7 percent ABV) by Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Mich., exclusively uses the Centennial hop. Two Hearted Ale has a bitter and pine bouquet. The soft creamy and wispy pine front lasts in the middle and finish. The finish adds tempered grapefruit and lemon zest notes with all the flavors extend through the aftertaste. Ratings: 7.5/7. Double Simcoe (9 percent ABV) from the Weyerbacher Brewery in Easton, Pa., uses a prodigious volume of Simcoe hops. Double Simcoe has a bitter hop, grapefruit and pine nose. The modest pine front increases in the middle blending with a muted grapefruit, both continuing into the finish. The grapefruit increases and comes to the forefront in the aftertaste as the pine fades. The aftertaste has a trace of alcohol but is quite well blended in this medium bodied brew. Ratings: 8/8.

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Scene 2 The follow-up meeting. The executive: We like it. We like what we’re seeing with the storyboards, fellas. “Planes” may be going straight to video, but we like to feel good about where things are going, even if this isn’t a Pixar project the way “Cars” and “Cars 2” were. Those were some toys, right? How many billions? Too many for me to count. My son can’t get enough of Lightning McQueen. Here’s a photo. Lights instantly dim, and the executive runs through an elegant slide show of his son in the bath playing with cars from “Cars.” The executive: This summer, you know what I want? I want that kid to be doing the same with your crop duster,

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Dusty, the one who wants to compete in the around-theworld air race against the Mexican, the Indian, the French Canadian — all the ethnic stereotypes you have in that script of yours, Jeffrey. Howard: We want that too! We’d like that too. Hall: It’s “Cars,” but with planes, see? The executive: Yes, I see. Hall: The town’s called Propwash Junction, sort of like Radiator Springs in “Cars.” And the eyes! The eyes of the planes are going to look exactly the same as the eyes of the cars in “Cars.” And “Cars 2.” I assure you, we won’t try anything new. Nothing. The executive: Uh-huh. Pause. The executive: But fresh, I hope. I hope it’ll feel fresh. Hall: We’re thinking Dane Cook for the voice of Dusty; Brad Garrett as the crop duster’s trusty fuel truck, Mater — sorry, Chug, that’s it, Chug, his name is Chug. And in the Doc role, the one Paul Newman voiced in the first “Cars,” we have Stacy Keach as Skipper, the crusty mentor with the dramatic World War II back story, the one that seems to come from an entirely different picture. The executive: I liked those storyboards. Real History Channel stuff. Howard: Because John (Lasseter, the Disney/Pixar giant who executive-produced “Planes” and helped cook up the story) is a nostalgic fellow, we’re going for some of that stuff from his moviegoing youth. You know: “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” “The Great Race.” That sort of thing. The executive, losing interest, checking his iPad: Right. Hall: But with heart. The executive: Very impor-

tant. What is it that Walt said? For every laugh, a tear? Teach an animator to draw and he’ll draw for a lifetime? Something like that. OK, we all have deadlines and stockholders to fear. Thomas will validate your parking.

Scene 3 The executive: So, we’re going to release “Planes” theatrically after all. Hall: Great! The executive: And we’re going ahead with the sequel. Howard: Great! The executive: Life is funny, guys. A lot funnier than your movie. Just kidding. Well done. “Planes” has practically no visual distinction, it’s a complete knockoff, but I think it’ll get by with the kids. My son can’t wait to see it. We saw “Turbo” the other night, by the way, and this is “Ratatouille” compared to “Turbo.” Hall: Great to hear. The executive: And it’s great to be able to say. And Leslie’s got your parking validation. See you soon. Lights out.

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Parodies, when done correctly, can be highly entertaining. One needs only to look at “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” or even John Landis’ 1977 cult

THEATER REVIEW BY WILL C. FRANKLIN classic “Kentucky Fried Movie” for great examples of the form. Creating a successful parody is a lot harder than one might imagine. Every detail, from the writing to the acting to even sound and lights, has to be spot on. Everything has to click. If something is missing — well, it brings everything else down. This brings us to the story, presented by the Washington, D.C.-based Red Knight Productions, of how the one true Todd was able to save all of Medieval Story Land from the Dark Black Darkness. I’ll give you a second to let that one sink in. “Medieval Story Land,” written by Red Knight’s artist director Scott Courlander, first played to audiences at the

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Continued from Page A-13 see a rock and I would just bring it home,” Gerskovic said. When her collection started to overwhelm the family’s already cramped apartment, Gerskovic said her parents told her to stop bringing things home; there wasn’t enough room. So Gerskovic started cutting photos from newspapers and magazines. “I didn’t know I wanted to be a photographer, I just knew I liked doing these things,” Gerskovic said. Just one year shy of completing her degree, Gerskovic decided she belonged in the U.S. “Both of my parents were very sad ...” Gerskovic said. “My mom was very disappointed and sad and that was difficult.” But Gerskovic took a risk and

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Continued from Page A-13 Austria, Oklahoma and most recently in Philadelphia. When she and her husband, a medical researcher, moved to Rockville three years ago, she decided one way to connect with the community was to apply for a two-month residency at VisArts. Her three Playtime paintings all show the familiar block pattern for hopscotch, which she said is played around the world. “It’s played with the same [design], but with different rules,” she said at an artists’ reception Friday. Gestin said she wants her paintings to connect to people’s lives and not be something that just hangs on a wall. “It’s important to find meaning in the world that we’re living in,” she said. Gestin has organized a public hopscotch event during VisArt’s open house on Sept. 8, which will take place at VisArts and in Rockville Town Square. Children will have a chance to learn and play international variations of games such as hopscotch, cat’s cradle, and cootie catcher. Gestin also has written and illustrated a children’s tale, “The Story of Lulu,” which is posted on her web page.

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Continued from Page A-13 unsuspecting villain — Santa Claus. “The book takes place during the holiday season and I always like the idea of nothing appears as it seems,” Waldman said about why he chose Santa Claus. “ ... Santa is kidnapping presents and Mac is hot on his trail.” There may be a new villain, but Waldman said in book two, Mac is still struggling with some of the same eighth-grade woes that plagued him in “Mighty Mac.” “The bully in book one hasn’t taken the hint and is still bothering him,” Waldman said. It was shortly after “Mighty Mac” went on sale last June that Waldman said he started to feel pressure to write a second book. “WhenIwrotethefirstbookand I actually got a deal [with Comfort Publishing], after I got through the excitement, I’m sitting around one day and I panicked,” Waldman said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to

2012 Capital Fringe Festival. It is currently being remounted at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, featuring an all-new cast led by director Jason Schlafstein. The story revolves around Todd the Elf from Elf City. We learn over and over again that although Todd is quite strong, he has “elf rocks for brains.” Todd’s father hates him because Todd’s mother died giving birth to him. We’ll discuss this more in a minute. Todd is greeted by a mysterious wizard — The Millennium Wizard — who tells him he is the one true Todd who must take this sword called Phoenix Falcor and save all of Medieval Story Land from the Dark Black Darkness. On his quest, Todd meets the Red Knight, who harbors a cowardly secret, and Whisker-Toe, the extremely feminine bearded dwarf. Later in the play there would be some discussion as to whether it’s “dwarf” or “dorf” for some reason, but much like the play, I digress. Todd continues to meet random people, even making a bridge troll his “slave” after besting him in a challenge of wits. “Medieval Story Land” is not without its merits. The lighting used at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg is well done. Actors are used as set pieces for a majority of the show and that is done rather masterfully.

relocated to Gaithersburg where she started taking English classes at Montgomery College. She eventually earned an associate’s degree in graphic design. In the U.S., Gerskovic found herself collecting things on her walks, much like she had as a child in Croatia. “I started doing the same thing, bringing things back,” she said. But even as she began to photograph the objects she found, Gerskovic said she was hesitant to share her work. “I was very secret about it,” she said. “I didn’t want people to laugh, like, ‘What does she know?’ People started questioning me ... does she have a boyfriend? A secret job?” Gerskovic said it was a local radio program that eventually convinced her to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional photographer.

MEDIEVAL STORY LAND n When: To Aug. 25, call for specific dates and times n Where: The Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg n Tickets: $16, $14 for Gaithersburg residents, $9 for students through 12th grade n For information: 301-258-6394, gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn

Teddy C. Nagel, who played the one true Todd out of many Todds in the show, isn’t bad. In fact, he has a Fran Kranz vibe going, but unfortunately without the sharp Joss Whedon dialogue. Sadly, the writing is what inevitably kills this show. When the biggest laugh of the night comes when percussionist Vaughn Irving — who does a wonderful job, by the way — provides a quick “meow” for the stuffed cat, you might have lost your way a little bit. “Medieval Story Land” is billed as being “Forrest Gump meets Lord of The Rings.” I’m sorry to say it is neither. Other than Todd being dumb, there is no connection to “Forrest Gump.” Other than the group going on a quest,

“One day, I was in my car and listening to [National Public Radio],” Gerskovic said. “Diane Rehm was talking about how in this country, you can be whatever you want to be ... if you believe, if you work really hard ... you can do it. I just started crying and crying. And that’s how it happened. I was a photographer.” After taking some photography courses at Montgomery College, Gerskovic realized not only did she love the art form, but she had an eye for it. “Everybody is taking photographs,” Gerskovic said. “There are a million photographers who are taking photographs, who are taking portraits and landscapes and still life. My love for photography is taking photographs of surfaces and the shapes and the different things around me.” And just like when she was a child, Gerskovic is able to see the

Also on view at VisArts are paintings, prints, sculptures and other works by the late Neena Birch of Potomac, who died in August 2012 after a battle with cancer. An artist for more than 40 years, she was a member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring and exhibited around the country. Her husband, Ronald Birch, an attorney, said she began painting when they married and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. They lived there for 14 years. “I think it was the majesty and scale of Alaska that started her,” said Birch, who attended the reception Friday with friends and family. Birch later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University and a certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration from the College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Always creating, she left more than 900 works of art, which she kept track of in notebooks. Going through her works after she died brought back memories of family life for her husband and children. “We are a very close family, and there were no surprises,” said Ronald Birch, who delighted in some of her more humorous works, including “Grassland Dreams,” a little bed textured with a grassy surface where animals

and humans live. “It was more like we rediscovered her,” said her daughter, Sonnie Birch, who found works she hadn’t seen in years. Artist Ching Ching Cheng from Los Angeles expresses in her mixed-media works her interest in the photographic and video technology that produces personal memories. In one installation she creates a vine-like structure with petals made from videotape, film negatives and blueprints. She also glued together pages from old books to form blocks that she carved and shaped to look like box cameras, with print still visible, evoking the idea of stories through pictures. Also featured are two installations by Baltimore artist Martin Weishaar, who works with card-

write a second.’” But this time around, with some experience under his belt and armed with feedback from readers young and old, Waldman said he felt more prepared. “There is a formula,” Waldman said. “Writing the second book was easier.” Just like he had with “Mighty Mac,” Waldman said he outlined all of his ideas for “Mac is Back.” “The outlines were a little more detailed, a little more focused,” he said. Waldman said improvements in the outlines led to improvements in the story. “In ‘Mac is Back,’ the storylines are a lot tighter,” Waldman said. “‘Mac is Back’ is a lot tighter and flows a lot better than ‘Mighty Mac.’” As he wrote the second book, Waldman also took into account the critique he received from readers. “Kids and grown-ups were telling me they liked the pacing,” Waldman said. “They liked that Mac is a guy you can root for and

that there is a lot of action.” The author said readers can expect much of the same in the second book. They can also expect a similar message. After the release of “Mighty Mac,” Waldman said he hoped young readers would feel like “anything is possible” after they read Mac’s story. “Dream big and go big, that’s what I want people to take away from it,” he said last year. Waldman said the message in “Mac is Back” is more or less the same. “There’s nothing you can’t do,” Waldman said. “I think Mac embodies that.” Entering his 12th year of teaching at Kingsview, Waldman said this message is one he, too, tries to live by. “I dream big,” he said. “The neat thing about writing a book is that if you can write it down, it can happen. There are some things in [the book] that Santa Claus can do that can never happen, but you can write about it, so why not? Mac is a superhero, we’re not going to be able to fly but hopefully

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2012 Capital Fringe Festival participant “Medieval Story Land,” a parody of the fantasy genre, is being remounted at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn through Aug. 25. there is no parallel to “Lord of The Rings.” In fact, it more closely resembles “The Wizard of Oz” than anything else. Some of these things, however, could be forgiven if not for Todd’s alcoholic and verbally abusive father and Todd’s dreams from his dead mother. Watching the waning minutes of this show felt like someone had crammed all the jokes they could think of into an hourlong event (it actually ran an hour and 20 minutes) but forgot they wanted

beauty in everyday objects. “It can be something small: a leaf, a part of a building ... things around us that we don’t see because we sit in the car and go from point A to point B,” she said. “I walk around and I see all of these things and I think everyone else sees them, but apparently not ... I found out that I have some special way of seeing things.” Thanks to the support of her husband, who she said told her: “ ... It’s a crazy idea, but I’m in,” Gerskovic is now pursuing photography fulltimeandwillbecomethenewest member of the Artist Foundry Gallery in Dupont Circle on Aug. 1. Gerskovic said she feels she is living proof that the American dream is a very real possibility. “It doesn’t really matter where you’re coming from,” she said. “ ... If you work, it’s going to happen.” chedgepeth@gazette.net board. Originally from upstate New York, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting at American University in Washington, D.C. His installation shows two cardboard mountains with gaping holes and tunnels that bring to mind coal mining and the practice of taking the tops off mountains. On the mountain sides are wooden frame-like structures and pipes that evoke fracking, a method of shooting chemicals and water into layers of rocks to tap pockets of natural gas. Weishaar said the work can be seen as something whimsical, but also something more serious. Encircling one mountain are letters — evoking the “Hollywood” sign in the hills above Los Angeles — that ask, “What side are you on?” The words are from the lyrics of a song written by the wife of a coal miner in Harlan County, Ky., during the Depression, when coal miners were struggling to unionize. Weishaar said his goal is not to take sides but to stimulate discussion. “I’m not necessarily trying to preach, but it is something that’s happening,” he said. vterhune@gazette.net people will think about challenging themselves.” As for Waldman, a father of two — Jake, 4 and Sarah, 2 — he said his next challenge will be a fourth “Mac” book. The third one is already done. “I started writing the [third] book in November or December,” Waldman said. “The third book is finished; it’s called ‘Mac and Cheese.’” The third book in the series is about Edgar Allan Poet, a bad guy writing cheesy poems and planting them in the Washington Post as clues for Mac. With the first three books already behind him, there seems to be no stopping Waldman. “I’m starting to think about book four,” he said. “I kind of know where I want to go with it.” “Mac is Back,” Comfort Publishing, starting at $8.99, is available online at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com chedgepeth@gazette.net

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Thursdays, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www. capitalblues.org. Contra, Aug. 16, Ron Buchanan calls to Love Mongrels; Aug. 23, Janine Smith with In Wildness; Aug. 30, Louie Cromartie with Honeysuckle Rose, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Aug. 18, Ann Fallon and the Narrowminded Naysayers; Aug. 25, Delaura Padovan with a Graham DeZarn Joint, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, Aug. 14, Caller: Michael Barraclough, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org. Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240-505-0339. Swing, TBA, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.flyingfeet.org. Waltz, Aug. 18, Waverly Station, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www. waltztimedances.org.

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Griff Kaz, 7:30

p.m. Aug. 14 ($10); Temika Moore, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 ($20); Grafitti: Dennis Chambers, Gary Grainger, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 ($25); Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp & Chuck Loeb, 8 p.m. Aug. 17 ($40); I & I Riddim, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 ($10); Matt Ulery’s Loom/CD release event, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 ($10), 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-634-2222, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com

The Fillmore Silver Spring, The All Stars Tour with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin & More, 2:50 p.m. Aug. 14; Technicians of Distortion Tour featuring Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, 8 p.m. Aug. 18; The Cult - Electric 13, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www.livenation.com. Strathmore, Free Summer

Outdoor Concert: UkeFest 2013, 7 p.m. Aug. 14, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” to Sept. 2, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, “Art of Murder,” Saturdays, to Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” Sept. 25 to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage.org Olney Theatre Center, “A Chorus Line,” to Sept. 1, call for prices, times, 2001 OlneySandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Circus!” to Sept. 1; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-6345380, www.thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Aug. 21 to Sept. 15; 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, TBA; 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. Silver Spring Stage, OneAct Festival, to Aug. 25, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www.ssstage.org. The Writer’s Center, Poets Bateman, Riegel, and Sukrungruang, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301654-8664, www.writer.org.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, Randall Lear and Ellyn Weiss, to Oct. 6, vernissage on Sept. 21, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, www. adahrosegallery.com Glenview Mansion, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Greater Washington, to Sept. 30, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. www.rockvillemd.gov. Marin-Price Galleries, “Abstraction,” to Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Nancy Bullough: Neena Birch: Retrospective Response and Reception, to Sept. 8, Kaplan Gallery; Marty Weishaar, to Sept. 8, Common Ground Gallery; “Ching Ching Cheng,” to Sept. 8, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, www.visartsatrockville.org.

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In a matter of just a few tumultuous months last year, Aquille Carr was a member of four different schools ranging from New Jersey to Jacksonville to Baltimore to Prince George’s County. At the end of this year, Quince Orchard’s Adam McLean will have attended his third high school, as will Wheaton’s Michael Patterson, DuVal’s Michael Cunningham, and dozens more. Still others will be at their second, some even their fourth. Transferring at the high school level, what was formerly a last-resort practice, has ostensibly become the new norm, rampant to the point that, as ESPN high school basketball writer Dave Telep put it, “it’s almost abnormal if kids are not transferring, which is really sad. We’re in this cycle where guys are looking for the next best opportunity.” But why now? “Times are changing,” he elaborated. “Things are going downhill and there’s no stopping it. With private schools and prep schools and charter schools, it really is the wild wild West.”

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homas S. Wootton High School offensive lineman Logan Portes lined up at tight end last season when an official told him his No. 74 jersey made him ineligible for the position. Portes ran to the sideline, where he quickly changed into a spare No. 99 jersey, and headed back to the field in time for the play. “The proverbial Superman goes in the booth and changes his outfit,” Wootton coach Tyree Spinner said. Portes, a senior, has been Su-

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perman for Wootton’s offensive line the past couple of years. But if Portes is being compared to a comic book character, Batman villain Bane might be more apt. First of all, Portes does an incredible Bane impression, whether it’s mimicking lines from “The Dark Knight Rises” or using a Bane voice/persona to describe his own life. Plus, he pushes around defenders like the oversized villain. “He’s a nasty, aggressive offensive lineman, which I love completely,” Spinner said. “He’s not going to make a lot of noise coming there, but when he gets

there, you’re definitely going to know that he’s there. “He reminds me of Bane on the field.” Off the field, Portes tries to play the good guy Clark Kent role. Portes has more than 20 stuffed animals — a big dog named “Spot,” a bunny named “Grace” and many teddy bears whose names he could probably summon if pressed to do so. He says he loves playing football with a young neighbor. And as often as he can, he works with Wootton’s team in the Rockville Football League’s Middle School League. Last year, juggling his own

practice schedule, Portes said he attended middle school practices about every other day. Usually, he offers pointers to the offensive linemen, holds the bag for drills or does whatever else is needed. Once, Portes lost his voice while yelling from atop the press box, where he was filming a game, because he was constantly shouting encouragement to the younger players. He’s gotten so close to the team, Portes said he offered to room with an incoming freshman during a varsity team camp this summer in order to make the young player feel more comfortable. Most of all, Portes said he tries to instill sportsmanship with the

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Montgomery County’s soccer tradition seemingly grows by the month. Whether it’s professional players such as D.C. United’s Ethan White and Collin Martin (both Bethesda-Chevy Chase graduates) or former Our Lady of Good Counsel standout Kevin Alston (who plays for the New England Revolution) all the way to Gedion Zelalem — the former Walter Johnson midfielder plucked and placed into Arsenal’s youth academy program who is making quite an impression on the Gunners’ preseason tour. All of those players, and many more, have developed out of one of the best soccer counties in Maryland and two more local standouts

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invited to participate. “At first, the sight of seeing the list of names from the nations’ best academies, and even residency, was quite overwhelming and made me quite anxious,” said Ebobisse via email. “Although everyone is ultimately competing for a spot on the [United States Under 18] National Team, the sessions remain at high level and team oriented, with players pushing each other to play better and quicker.” Ebobisse, who played three seasons at Walter Johnson, recently committed to play soccer at Duke University, but will forgo his senior season with the Wildcats. Via a rule instituted last season, a player is not allowed to play for both their high school team and for an academy. “The state title remains as one of two trophies that has eluded me throughout my youth career, so deciding not to help my team

In 2007, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy as a way of producing the next wave of National Team players. In February 2012, U.S. Soccer announced that the academy season would move from seven months to 10 months and players within the system were not allowed to participate in high school sports. Vegas Kastberg was a sophomore at Walt Whitman High School at the time. The Vikings’ then two-year starting central midfielder was intent on earning an NCAA Division I scholarship, so, when he was faced with that difficult decision, he chose the academy system. Players are told that is the best way to get noticed by college recruiters. Whitman striker Emmanuel Kennah did the same. Both will be back in Vikings colors this fall. “Playing for your school is something you can’t really replace. The kids on the team are my best friends in school. I couldn’t see half the games [because of academy practice], but [when I was there] it was painful to sit on the bench because I just wanted to jump in,” Kastberg said. The Development Academy is similar to systems in

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sentence: where he would be “taking is talents” the next season. The Decision, as it has come to be known, has had obvious effects, most notably the consecutive NBA Championships James has lead the Miami Heat in winning. But there has been a quiet one begat down at the grassroots level: the “LeBron effect,” as one Montgomery County football coach labeled it. “Everybody wants to take their talents elsewhere.” “I think a lot of it has to do with what they see in the media,” Seneca Valley football coach Fred Kim said. “Look at the NBA, it’s the cool thing to do. LeBron James with The Decision. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, you saw guys stay with a team for their entire careers.” Kim argues that James created a ‘Look at me generation’ of athletes who go not where their loyalties lie, but where the best incentives — recruiting options, exposure, championships — are offered. “Sometimes they’re seeking a better academic situation, sometimes it’s where they are athletically,” said former Princeton Day Academy basketball coach, Van Whitfield. “Some are looking for a higher level of competition and some are looking for a better match for their skill set.” Whitfield should know. He took in six transfers just last season alone. This, in turn, has led to public school coaches resorting to a strange practice: recruiting their own kids. “We’re just trying to keep our kids in our school,” Henry A. Wise football coach DaLawn Parrish said. “I don’t think when you get into coaching a public school your mind is set on recruiting kids. If you wanted to do that you would go to a private school or a college.” But with cluster systems, the rise of private schools, consortiums, magnet programs, shared housing and various other loopholes, transferring has become a far less arduous process, and a far more common one. “They’re no longer loopholes if everybody’s doing it,” Telep said. “It’s a way of life.”

mates at WJ push for another has become, and will continue to be, a source of discontent as I watch them from the stands this season,” Ebobisse said. “… Although I will be missing out on the chance to bring honor to my school, I am looking forward to a competitive season of academy soccer as my team prepares to make a run to finals week in our first year.” Ebobisse said he’s hopeful Walter Johnson will be able to win a state championship this season. Meanwhile, the central striker will continue to hone his game in hopes of being selected for the under-18 national team where he played as part of a 4-23-1 formation at the combine. Gasper, who attends Gonzaga College High School, is committed to play soccer at the University of Virginia next season. Both Ebobisse and Gasper are coached by Matt Pilkington at Bethesda-Olney. “My biggest take-away from the camp so far has been the hunger you need to go to the next level,” said Gasper, a left back, via email. “Playing with

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When Seneca Valley running back Kevin Joppy made his move to Quince Orchard for his senior season, there were certain inevitable drawbacks. But for the most part, “everybody still hangs out with Joppy,” Kim said. “We still love him, the kids still talk to him every day.” If that were to happen when Kim was suiting up in a Seneca uniform, “it was ‘Oh my God,’” he said. “He’d have the scarlet letter on him and he’d get his butt kicked. When I was at Seneca, the only time there was a transfer was when someone came in from out of town. Seneca Valley was the only team I ever wanted to play for. If you wanted to play for Gaithersburg, that was sacrilegious.” What saddens Telep is that “you used to hear ‘I want to win a state championship,’” he said. “Now you hear ‘I want to maximize exposure.’” If that sense of community, or even family, pride has not vanished altogether, it has certainly dwindled. Ten years ago, when Parrish was coaching DuVal, there

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was a member of a family on his team while his brother competed for Eleanor Roosevelt. “I said ‘That’s crazy,’” Parrish recalled, laughing. “Back in the ’80s, everybody wanted to play where their uncle played or their father played. You didn’t think about moving around. Now there’s so much moving around where I don’t know how much loyalty to a school there is, which is unfortunate. It’s rare you see a community school anymore.” Kim could only point to two in Montgomery County that he would count as traditional, community schools: Damascus and Poolesville. “You don’t ever hear a Middletown kid going to DeMatha or Bullis,” Kim said. “You’d get your [butt] run out of town.” Middletown, Kim said, “is an anomaly.”

Economy down, movement up This past season, former Sherwood basketball coach Dondrell Whitmore took on more transfers than he ever had in his seven years at the Warriors’ helm — three, two of which came by way of private school. “A lot of these guys came from privates and times are hard, man,” said Whitmore, who has since stepped down. “I noticed [the transfers] along with the recession. I see it happening more this year.” Many of the transfers, says Whitmore, are opting for the cheaper public schools in

to leave the academy system. He said he hopes to play at New York University in 2014-15. Sharpening of skills, exposure to college recruiters and prestige are the Development Academy’s biggest draws. But in general, many Montgomery County coaches said U.S. Soccer underestimated players’ desire to represent their schools and play with and for their peers. While the soccer-rich county did lose a bit of top-level talent, the league was overall relatively unfazed by the ruling. Winston Churchill coach Arnold Tarzy

lieu of the more expensive private schools such as DeMatha. Kim reported a similar theory, pointing to the recessed economy as a major factor in the increasing movement among high school athletes. “People are moving,” he said. “People are looking for more affordable places to live, using shared housing. The economy is down, and that’s had an effect. With the economy so tough, people aren’t buying houses. When you bought a house, you’d be rooted, you couldn’t just pick up and go, whereas if you get an apartment with a one-year lease as opposed to a mortgage, you can move again.” And when that lease is up, and the parents are raising a budding football player, what’s to stop them from moving into state finalist Quince Orchard’s district? Say it’s a basketball player, why not traditionally powerful Springbrook? “I think a lot of times it is and often appears to be that student athletes want to be in line with programs receiving scholarships,” Whitfield said. Maybe it’s in the name of that coveted scholarship to help offset the cost of college. Maybe it’s a generational thing or parents wanting what’s best for the kids. Maybe it’s a desperate exposure grab or a loss of pride in the local system. But “sometimes,” says Parrish, “the grass is not always greener on the other side.” tmewhirter@gazette.net

said the academy will take one of his players this fall, but that he is expecting 90 student-athletes to show up to today’s first day of tryouts, the largest number in recent history. The county also probably hasn’t felt the brunt of the ruling yet. A common fear among high school coaches is what might happen three years down the road when players who are in sixth and seventh grade now and never experienced high school soccer have nothing to compare the academy system to. “One hundred percent we

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Poolesville High School’s Cody Zinnser catches a pass and scores during a game last season. Coaches say Poolesville and Damascus high schools are community schools, where there is rarely any local kids who transfer to another school.

will start feeling the effects more in three or four years. They realized they lost some players who wanted to play at high school, that’s why the [Development] Academy is starting younger and younger, now they have pre-academy for U-13, U-14,” said former Clarksburg coach Jeremiah Spoales, who stepped down following the 2012 season. Clarksburg was a program hit hardest by the ruling last fall. The Coyotes lost three elite-level players. Such losses take more of a toll at schools where soccer doesn’t draw as many athletes as

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it does in areas such as Bethesda and Potomac, Spoales said. Greene said U.S. Soccer’s decision is understandable as it was virtually impossible for high school athletes to give 100 percent to both academy and high school teams simultaneously. But the truth is, Greene added, few of this area’s players will go on to play Major League Soccer. There are plenty of opportunities to play high level club soccer, coaches agreed. In fact, some athletes who aren’t starters in the Development Academy might get more exposure elsewhere.

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all these high quality players shows you how competitive the game is, and how hard you need to work in order to differentiate yourself from everyone else.” According to Ebobisse, a typical day of training at the Nike camp included a 15-minute dynamic warm up followed by passing patterns in three separate groups. The sessions culminated in a small-sided game or full-field scrimmage. After that, the players have a pool session, lunch at headquarters and then return to the hotel for more team activities. All of it is geared toward producing the next great talent for the men’s national team. Both Ebobisse and Gasper said that playing an American style of soccer has been heavily emphasized, as well as having the players test and respond to using a wide variety of Nike products. “The main thing I can take out of the experience is learning to adapt to a new environment in order to succeed,” Ebobisse said. “With 64 players coming from different regions, everyone quickly dropped the style they developed in their clubs, and quickly adapted to the U.S. way.”

said they’ve indicated the start to his season will be crucial, especially considering he’s moving from left tackle to guard and center — the positions the 6-foot-2, 275 pounder projects to play in college. “I need to have the best three-game streak I’ve ever had,” Portes said. No matter what Portes does following his senior year, he knows how he’ll spend some of his free time. “I’m sure I’ll come back to Wootton when I graduate and see football games,” Portes said. “And eighth grade games.” dfeldman@gazette.net

Numbers will likely never be an issue for Montgomery County high school soccer and one year out from the ruling there has been little change. “I do think the impact will show. You’re potentially taking the best players from each team, obviously the level of the league is going to drop. Not to where it’s a nothing league, it will still be competitive. But regardless, you would still have [a high school] jersey on and the intensity is still there,” Kastberg said. jbeekman@gazette.net

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Growing up, my parents always told me to enjoy my childhood because it would go by quickly. So, naturally, I ignored them thinking that I had all the time in the world. But they were so right (Don’t tell them). While some days have seemed to take forever throughout my 27 years of life — I am beginning to lose some of my hair, but my boss tells me I am

still young — the weeks, months and years have gone by quickly. Today marks the first official day of public high school fall sports practice throughout the KENT ZAKOUR state of MaryASSISTANT SPORTS land. Exactly ten EDITOR years ago, I was a senior at Col. Zadok Magruder High School, preparing for my final season of competitive football under the late Eddie Ashwell. I was eager with anticipation, but dreaded the lengthy two-a-day prac-

tices and hot days. I couldn’t wait for practice to be over, but lived for my brothers and best friends on the field and eagerly anticipated Friday nights. Before I knew what happened, the season — all 10 weeks of it — was over along with my football career. After the season was over, I had the opportunity to play at a NCAA Division II or Division III school, but I opted to forgo all the offseason work and practices for the college life at a big school at Penn State. It was the biggest mistake of my life. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t regret not playing college football. So, in Happy Valley, I did the next best thing: Become a sports writer. I’m

blessed that I received the opportunity to come back and work for my hometown paper — the same one that wrote about me as a lineman and wrestler — for the past five years. It’s been interesting — for better and worse — covering student-athletes that have experienced many of same things I did in high school. While changes to the newspaper landscape have undoubtedly been felt at The Gazette over the past decade, we still strive to provide the best high school sports coverage in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Jennifer Beekman (girls’ soccer, tennis), Nick Cammarota (boys’ soccer, cross country), Dan Feldman (football) and Travis Mewhirter (vol-

leyball, field hockey, golf) will provide you with day-to-day coverage of your favorite high school teams. Sports editor Ken Sain and I will pinch hit when needed, and I will also be keeping tabs on the local colleges. Over the next three weeks we will be highlighting all of the high school sports and teams in the area. In the Aug. 28/29 papers our football preview will run with the other sports either the week before or the week after. kzakour@gazette.net

The Gazette’s sports staff is on Twitter. Follow us @Mont_Sports and @PG_Sports. Use hashtag #mdpreps this fall to stay connected for scores from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

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Typically, throwing up is a sign that something is wrong. But don’t be alarmed if you catch 2011 Walt Whitman High School graduate Ian Ross getting sick behind a tree before heading to the start gate for a major sprint canoe race. It usually means he’s ready to go. “There’s always a puke before the race. I get super nervous. Most people think that’s [weird]. But it’s nervous energy, kind of like butterflies, and once I get them out, I feel ready to go,” Ross said. Whatever Ross is doing, it’s working. The 6-foot-5 Bethesda native has positioned himself as a prime candidate to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. On Friday, Ross, 20, followed up an eighth-place finish in the C-1 (one-person canoe) 1,000-meter race at the International Canoe Federation 2013 U-23 Sprint World Championships in Canada with a gold medal performance in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Sprint National Championships in Oklahoma City. Ross was seeded to win the 1,000-meter race by a wide margin — he won the event at the U.S. National Team Trials in April

— but it was cancelled due to thunderstorms and flash flooding that cluttered the course with debris. Ross is next scheduled to compete against the world’s best, regardless of age, at the 2013 ICF Sprint World Championships from Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 in Germany. “When I was at Junior Worlds in Russia, I got killed. This time it was a much closer regatta. It was a really positive experience to take away, I can see I’m getting better, I see the results,” Ross said. Ross has reached an entirely new level of paddling since moving to Georgia two years ago to train under 2009 USA Canoe/ Kayak Sprint Coach of the Year Claudiu Ciur at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club; he also attends college at the University of North Georgia. In 2011 Ross got third at U.S. Nationals in the C1 1,000 meters. A year under Ciur’s tutelage and he was the 2012 champion by 15 seconds. He dropped another 12 seconds this year. One major improvement has been Ross’ physicality, he and Ciur agreed. In addition to remarkable endurance, paddling requires a tremendous amount of core and leg strength — canoe athletes kneel in the center of the boat. Ross’ height, and subsequently his reach for productive strokes in the water, are an advantage and he is finally growing into his lengthy frame, Ciur said. Paddlers tend to enter their peak years in their late 20s, Ross

said, and much of that has to do with the time it takes to build the endurance and musculature necessary to compete at the highest level of paddling. “Those guys [at senior worlds] are just bigger. They have spent hours and hours in the weight room and it takes while to get to that point. You can’t just blow up in a year. It takes years and years of smart lifting to get really fast,” Ross said. The opportunity to get on the water year-round has also helped propel Ross forward. His strong catch — the beginning part of his stroke where the paddle enters the water — helps him build speed but he said he is working on his exit in order to improve his ability to maintain that speed and conserve more energy. In addition to achieving his own personal goal, Ross said competing at the Olympics is something he would like to do for his father, who once missed the cut by .08 seconds. Ross actually comes from a family of paddlers, both sprint and white water. His younger brother, Whitman senior Gavin, was a member of the 2013 Junior World Championship Team and the two have started to look at racing together in a C2 event in Rio as a real possibility, the elder Ross said. “[World’s] is another step for us, another test to see where we are and how to move forward to get ready for Olympic qualification,” Ciur said. jbeekman@gazette.net

KEEPING IT BRIEF Rockville graduate misses cut for fourth straight time at PGA Championship After 18 holes of the PGA Championship, Danny Balin sat just two shots back from Tiger Woods. The Rockville High School graduate was just a few birdies away from being even with the world’s No. 1 golfer with 54 holes to play in a major champi-

onship. At the close of day one of the PGA, golf’s fourth and final major tournament — which Balin has qualified for four straight years — the assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club was 3-over par, just below the cut line. But day two at Oak Hill Country Club would not be so kind as Balin shot 8-over par in his final 13 holes to card a 78, ballooning his score to 11-over and seven above the cut.

Of the 21 club pros in the tournament, none made the cut, and Balin finished sixth among them. Notables on the PGA Tour that Balin finished in front of were former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover; Shaun Micheel, who won the PGA at Oak Hill in 2003; and Masters and U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera (he withdrew after the first round). — TRAVIS MEWHIRTER

Errol Clarke spoke of nerves on Saturday. His, so he claimed, are battle-tested, tried and true from the spring golf season at DeMatha Catholic High School and a full schedule during the summer junior tour circuit. On Sunday during the final round of the Capital Cup, hosted by TPC Potomac at Avenel, there would be no golfer facing a greater test of nerves than Clarke. Standing over a 15-foot par putt on the 18th green after scrambling from shin-high rough with his Maryland squad up three matches to one over Virginia in the Ryder-Cup style event, the DeMatha senior had the opportunity to all but seal up the fifth straight tournament victory for the home state. With roughly 20 or so players, fans and officials watching, Clarke hit the ball down the hill, perfectly along the break and into the heart of the cup while his Virginia opponent, Yoo Jin Kim, three-putted for bogey to lose one down. “I still can’t breathe right now,” said Clarke, who provided three points in Maryland’s eventual 13-11 victory throughout the two-day, 54hole event. “I’m just enjoying this feeling right now. I was feeling really nervous. I was re-

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Luke Schaap tees off Saturday afternoon during the Capital Cup Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville. ally nervous over the putt. I just tried to put a good stroke on it.” Clarke’s victory was preceded by a dominant 2 and 1 win from Thomas S. Wootton’s Justin Feldman and a 3 and 1 victory from Winston Churchill’s Luke Schaap as well as a 3 and 2 win from teammate Peter Knade. Though at first it wouldn’t appear that Feldman, who made the turn four up, would need a similarly nerve-wracking putt to close out Virginia’s Ian Hildebrand, it would eventually be drawn out all the way out to the 17th, a 190-yard par-3 hole over water. Feldman, after missing left and chipping off a down-slope, faced a 6-foot sidewinder of a putt that would either seal the match or extend it to the 18th. Just as he did with his 10-foot birdie putt on the 16th, he ran it right in, follow-

ing it up with a subtle fist pump and a not so subtle deep inhale. “That was the biggest putt of my life right there,” he said as he walked off. Schaap, a sophomore who, like Clarke, would finish undefeated in the tournament, used the 17th as his closing grounds as well, though he needed no outlandish grinding par or a 6-foot save. “I just like playing with a team because golf is so individual,” Schaap said after Saturday’s play in which he and Clarke went 2-0. “It’s fun to play as a team.” The trio of local golfers went 7-1-1 in the tournament. “I really enjoyed this tournament,” Clarke said. “I really enjoyed this tournament. This is — and you can quote it — this is the hardest match I’ve ever had.”

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Michael Gilmore likely has spent as much, if not more, time on Sherwood High School’s primary athletic field than anyone else. The president of Growing Solutions, LLC in White Marsh and his company keep the field in spectacular condition, mainly during the summer months, by cutting the Bermuda grass, aerating, fertilizing and edging. It’s a labor-intensive process that goes toward keeping Sherwood’s surface looking and feeling like one of the better fields in the county. But for all of that time spent in the shadow of the metal bleachers at the Sandy Spring school, Gilmore has yet to witness a game there. “This time of year, our schedules are packed. By the end of the week, we’ll work on upwards of 40 golf courses and a dozen fields and by the time the games roll around, we’re looking to crawl into a shower and go home,” Gilmore said with a laugh. “And when you see the

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Sherwood High School’s stadium field is maintained Growing Solutions, LLC, and is one of the top surfaces in the county. field start to get a little dinged up, you start to take it personal. It’s like one of your kids getting picked on.” Two seasons ago, the Warriors’ field

received a significant upgrade when a new surface of Bermuda grass was installed. The grass has made a big difference in the way the field plays and with

its cut being less than an inch tall, the field hockey and soccer teams love the true, natural bounces the surface provides. Sherwood Assistant Athletic Director Kip Frace is responsible for the field’s maintenance on the school’s side of things and has been for 20-plus years. Frace used to be the one mowing the field until Sherwood hired Growing Solutions and now Frace serves as Gilmore’s point man. Gilmore will let Frace know when to turn the sprinklers on and in what sections of the field, as well as various other finer details involved with caring for the surface. “I think the biggest thing is we take a lot of pride in our field,” Frace said. “It’s expensive to have it done, but at the same time it’s necessary if you want to have good product. We look at it more from a safety factor, too, where you don’t have a lot of pot holes or places where the grass doesn’t grow.” Growing Solutions also maintains Poolesville’s field, as well as the soccer pitch at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Gilmore said a lot of the credit for the work done at Sherwood must go to the parents and the booster clubs. “They all come together and do their

best to put out the best they can for students. It’s fun to work with them,” he said. One such area where the parents and booster club greatly aided the look and feel of Sherwood’s field was in the end zones during last year’s playoff run by the football team. Frank Sherman, a parent, had a contact within the Baltimore Ravens field team and invited Ravens painting professionals to come in and paint the end zones blue with big white block letters that said “Warriors.” They also professionally lined the field and sidelines. This season, Frace said, the Ravens’ paint crew will again come to Sherwood and help out one time to paint the football, soccer and field hockey lines before turning those duties over to the coaches, who solicit help from a team of parent volunteers. With the football season a mere 23 days away, there’s little doubt that Sherwood’s field will be ready to look its best ahead of the home opener. “A lot of hard work goes into it and we spend a lot of money on it,” Frace said. “So it’s nice to have people look at it and say, ‘You know what, that’s a pretty nice looking field.’” ncammarota@gazette.net

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TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER

Wheaton High School’s offense on the football field is going to be decidedly different this season. For starters, coach Ernie Williams has a player under center who can throw a football. “The playbook was nowhere near as open as it will be this year,” Williams said. “We haven’t had anybody who could really throw. We ran six or seven plays last year. We expect the offense to be wide open this year.” Such is the effect of Michael Patterson, a senior quarterback in his second year at Wheaton who came by way of Henry A. Wise and Brooklyn-based Bushwick. As early as last fall, even Patterson, who earned the starting role as signal caller in the fourth week

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Wheaton High School football player Michael Patterson watched his teammates lift as coaches recorded strength test results on Monday. of the eventual 4-6 season, didn’t know all that much about the position. He had never played it before. In fact, Patterson hadn’t played high school football. “I said ‘I have to do what I got to do. This is my life,’” he recalled of his decision to go out for the team last August. “I always had

sunk the Falcons, 33-20. The win kept Wheaton in a rare playoff hunt — the Knights were doused by John F. Kennedy a week later, 33-14, while Patterson went 8-16 for 92 yards and another touchdown — and nearly knocked the Falcons right out of it. “He’s one of the best athletes in the county,” Williams said. “There’s no question, from an athletic standpoint, he’s one of the best in the county. We really expect him to blossom at that position.” Patterson has labeled himself a “game changer,” not just under the Friday night lights but on the basketball court as well, where he eclipsed double-digit scoring in six games. “I was basically one of the game changers,” he said. “When I would come in the game, everything changed. If we were down by a lot we would be down by a little. I just bring a lot of intensity.” The quarterback, who also couples as a free safety, expects

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a good feeling about football. It’s amazing — the tackling, having the starting spot, everything.” Given that Patterson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete who hadn’t suited up in pads and a helmet since his peewee days, he was predictably wild at first. “My first impression of him

was that he was a strong athlete but he was very green,” Williams said. “We didn’t have a quarterback, and there was no question, with his tools, he would be the starting quarterback. He has an extremely strong arm, 6-1, 6-2, athletic, and he can run.” That skill set didn’t just make life easier on Williams, it finally allowed running back Ayinde Warren to get a breather for a snap here and there. “It took a lot of pressure off Ayinde,” Williams said. “Before [Patterson], it was just hand the ball off left, hand the ball off right.” Poolesville, in the eighth week of the season, may have been caught a touch off guard by Wheaton’s expanded aerial playbook. In the first possession of the second half, Patterson found Travon Barber for a 66-yard touchdown to give the Knights a 19-13 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Patterson threw for three touchdowns and 103 yards on just six attempts and the Knights

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Coach: Whitfield must improve tenacity to win job BY

DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER

Marcus Whitfield, as he describes it, has a very comfortable life in College Park. The University of Maryland linebacker is a fifth-year senior and believes he understands the Terrapins’ defense well. Though it’s their third system since he joined the team and he’s also played defensive end, Whitfield said this scheme suits him. He is near his hometown of Germantown, where he played at Northwest High School. That means he sees his family, including his 3-year-old son, after every home game. And entering fall practice, Whitfield sits No. 1 on the depth chart at outside linebacker. Yes, there are plenty of reasons for Whitfield to be content. But his coaches don’t want him to stay that way. “I’ve got to see him improve on his tenacity and sense of urgency,” Maryland outside linebackers coach

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Northwest High School graduate Marcus Whitfield is starting his fifth year with the University of Maryland football team an No. 1 on the linebacking depth chart. Lyndon Johnson said. “I think he has all the tools physically that can help us, that can be very effective at the Will [weak-side] position. He’s just got to take one more step from hav-

ing maniacal attitude.” It’s no accident Johnson has thought so much about how to improve Whitfield. “I have extremely high expec-

tations for Marcus,” Johnson said. “Mine is probably a little bit higher than his. “He’s got some natural pass-rushing skills. I think he’s got, mentally, a great football mind. He learns things very fast. He can translate from the board to the field. But once he learns how to just kick it into that next gear, I think he can be a heck of a player.” Johnson said Whitfield plays with an edge under the right conditions. The best trick, Johnson said, is telling Whitfield second-string outside linebacker Alex Twine, a Quince Orchard High School graduate, is better. “With Marcus, I’ve just got to get that first nudge,” Johnson said, “and I think he’ll get running down the hill.” Whitfield’s biggest competition might not be Twine, but Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue, who lived in Bowie while attending Friendship Collegiate Academy, is the top recruit in Maryland’s 2013 class, according to Rivals. As Maryland coach Randy Edsall customarily does with freshmen, Ngakoue begins practicing at the bottom of the depth chart, but that’s not necessarily a true indicator of his ability. Still — though he made clear the

status could change at any moment — Johnson said Whitfield opened fall camp atop the depth chart for a reason. For his part, Whitfield isn’t taking anything for granted. “We all push each other here,” Whitfield said. “So, we’re all going to get better at the same time.” Well, he is taking one thing for granted: his mother, father, sister, girlfriend and son showing up for every home game. They’ve consistently done that, even when Whitfield was injured. “It always puts a smile on your face,” Whitfield said. “Win or lose — you never want to lose a game, but that family support always helps.” Whatever role Whitfield plays on the field this season, he’s looking forward to helping Maryland’s young linebackers just as others helped him years ago. “It’s been fun,” Whitfield said. “Just kind of like my last ride. Go all out on this one.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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NICK CAMMAROTA STAFF WRITER

Northwest High School’s boys’ soccer team has reached four consecutive Class 4A West Region semifinals matches and quietly built itself into a perennial contender under the only coach the program has ever know, Kert Mease. The Jaguars finished tied for first with Quince Orchard in the 4A West Division regular season standings last season before bowing out in the regional final against Walter Johnson. For all the sustained success, however, their school’s name doesn’t appear in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association record book. There are no state championships or

second-place finishes or semifinals appearances. No Northwest mention of any sort in the boys’ soccer section. It’s something that yet another talented group of Jaguars is hoping to change entering the 2013 campaign. “We want to win a state championship and that’s the way it always is,” Mease said. “In Montgomery County, it’s never easy. “Hopefully this year we’ll break through. I think we’ll be formidable, but time will tell how it all meshes and that sort of thing.” The names that have graduated, however, are hard to ignore. Center back Mukor Harris, midfielders Diego Flores and Curtis Wynne and forward Ben Jacks all were integral pieces of last season’s club. The status of senior goalkeeper Joe Bogan also is in doubt for his senior season as the talented goalie might opt to play for his academy club as

opposed to the Jaguars. That leaves a number of key spots on the pitch for which Mease must find adequate replacements. Central defense, however, is likely a spot where the club won’t see much of a drop off, even with Harris headed to play at Marshall. Pat Quackenbush has been named this season’s captain by Mease. He played outside back last season and captained the junior varsity team during his sophomore campaign. Throughout the summer, he’s worked to coordinate team training sessions via Facebook where he posts a time, date and place two days a week and players show up. Mease said Quackenbush is likely to play alongside junior Wilfred Zouantha, who performed well as a sophomore last year. “We’ve just got to keep our eye on the title,” Quackenbush said. “Especially against Walter

Johnson. We’re definitely looking forward to playing them and getting some revenge. Every year we seem to be a stronger squad and we’re hoping to bring in a young group of players who give it everything they have.” As if Quackenbush wasn’t busy enough leading the soccer team, he also serves as the school’s Student Government Association president. His primary duties include fundraising for various causes throughout the community, as well as meal delivery during the holidays, and organizing big school events and pep rallies. “[Mease] texted me two weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to be captain,” said Quackenbush, who hopes to

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study cyber security in college. “I want to try and lead the team and be someone who can speak up when we need it and try to help out without putting people down. I want to take a hit for someone and be willing and ready for the next play. It’ll be cool to be that top guy on the squad that everyone looks up to and listens to.” An added boost for the Jaguars’ attack this season is the return of Alejandro Campero. During his sophomore season in 2011, Campero was the team’s leading scorer, but he had to sit out last year because of academic ineligibility. Mease said Campero’s grades are better and he’s ready to provide some much-needed help up top for Northwest. Junior midfielder Phillip Gross-

man also could be in for a big season in his third year on varsity. “It’s a good group,” Mease said. “We have to replace some guys and see how things go, see how it meshes. But we’ve been pretty organized and strong defensively over the years. I think we’ll be alright with Pat and Wilfred as center backs. They have experienced at the varsity level and are familiar with the way I like to organize us. I think that’s important. “It’s my 16th year coming up at Northwest, which is hard to believe. I’ve been there since the school opened, but it feels like it was yesterday.” ncammarota@gazette.net

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Announcement:

The Montgomery County Police Department is reiterating the Safe Speed Camera Enforcement Program in conjunction with this year’s Back to School Safety Campaign. The goal of the Safe Speed Program is to encourage drivers to “Respect the Speed Limit” at known camera locations and while driving on Safe Speed Corridors. The Police Department is announcing all of the roads, corridors and locations that are being monitored by speed cameras in our program and hope that driver’s will be more aware of their speed.

Designated Speed Camera Corridors & Speed Camera Locations

16th STREET CORRIDOR -8500 Block @ Spring Street to -9200 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 8800 Block (North & Southbound) 8900 Block (Northbound) 9200 Block (Southbound)

GEORGIA AVENUE CORRIDOR -8800 Block @ Spring Street to -9200 Block @ 16th Street Speed Monitoring Device Located: 8900 Block (Southbound) 9000 Block (North & Southbound) 9100 Block (Southbound)

APPLE RIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR -9700 Block @ Montgomery Village Avenue to -10300 Block @ Watkins Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9800 Block (East & Westbound) 10100 Block (East & Westbound)

GLEN MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -13500 Block @ Pheasant Drive to -14200 Block @Wootton Pkwy. Speed Monitoring Device Located: 13800 Block (Southbound) 14000 Block (Southbound)

ARCOLA AVENUE CORRIDOR -1200 Block @ Lamberton Drive to -2500 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1800 Block (Westbound) 1900 Block (Eastbound) 2000 Block (East & Westbound) ASPEN HILL ROAD CORRIDOR -4400 Block @ Parkland Drive to -5000 Block @ Veirs Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4600 Block (North & Southbound) BELLS MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -8000 Block @ Seven Locks Road to -9300 Block @ Falls Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 8600 Block (Westbound) 8700 Block (Eastbound) BONIFANT ROAD CORRIDOR -10 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue to -1400 Block @ Alderton Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 300 Block (Westbound) 500 Block (Eastbound) 1300 Block (East & Westbound) 1400 Block (East & Westbound) BRADLEY BLVD CORRIDOR -5300 Block @ Goldsboro Road to -5900 Block @ Huntington Pkwy. Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5600 Block (North and Southbound) 5700 Block (Northbound) 5900 Block (Southbound) BRIGGS CHANEY ROAD CORRIDOR -700 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue to -2500 Block @ Fairdale Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1000 Block (North & Southbound) CALVERTON BLVD CORRIDOR -2800 Block @ Cherry Hill Road to -3000 Block @ Galway Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 2900 Block (Eastbound) 3000 Block (East & Westbound) CASHELL ROAD CORRIDOR -16500 Block @ Emory Lane to -18200 Block @ Bowie Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 16700 Block (Southbound) 17200 Block (Northbound) CEDAR LANE CORRIDOR -9200 Block @ Rockville Pike to -10100 Block @ Clearbrook Lane Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9100 Block (East & Westbound) 10000 (Block East & Westbound) CENTERWAY ROAD CORRIDOR -8700 Block @ Snouffer School Road to -9900 Block @ Montgomery Village Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9100 Block (Eastbound) 9600 Block (Westbound) 9700 Block (Eastbound) CINNAMON DRIVE CORRIDOR -12900 Block @ Clopper Road to -18500 Block @ Mateny Road to Speed Monitoring Device Located: 18400 Block (Southbound)

GLEN ROAD CORRIDOR -9300 Block @ Falls Road to -13300 Block @ Query Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9600 Block (East and Westbound) 10000 Block (Eastbound) GOLD MINE ROAD CORRIDOR -1500 Block @ James Creek Court to -2900 Block @Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1700 Block (Westbound) 2300 Block (East & Westbound) GOSHEN ROAD CORRIDOR -19100 Block @ Centerway Road to -21100 Block @ Brink Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 19400 Block (Northbound) 19500 Block (Southbound) 19600 Block (Southbound) GROSVENOR LANE CORRIDOR -5500 Block @ Thornbush Lane to -6100 Block @ Cheshire Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5600 Block (East and Westbound) 5800 Block (East and Westbound) HEWITT AVENUE CORRIDOR -2700 Block @ Rippling Brook Drive to -4500 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 3000 (East & Westbound) HINES ROAD CORRIDOR -3600 Block @ Georgia Avenue to -4300 Block @ Cashell Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4100 Block (East & Westbound) HOMECREST ROAD CORRIDOR -14400 Block @ Bel Pre Road to -15000 Block @ Longmead Crossing Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14500 (North & Southbound) 14600 (North & Southbound) 15000 (Northbound) JONES BRIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR -3900 Block @ Connecticut Avenue to -4700 Block @ Rockville Pike Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4100 Block (East & Westbound) 4200 Block (Eastbound) 4300 Block (Westbound) 4400 Block (Westbound) 4500 Block (Eastbound) KEMP MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -11600 Block @Arcola Avenue to -12600 Block @ Randolph Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 11700 Block (Northbound) KINGSTEAD ROAD CORRIDOR -10800 Block @ Oak Drive to -11800 Block @ Burnt Hill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 10900 Block (Westbound) 11400 Block (East and Westbound) 11700 Block (East and Westbound) LOCKWOOD ROAD CORRIDOR -10800 Block @ Columbia Pike (Route 29) to -11200 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 10800 Block (Southbound) 10900 Block (North and Southbound) 11000 Block (North and Southbound) 11100 Block (North and Southbound) 11200 Block (Southbound)

CONNECTICUT AVENUE CORRIDOR -9400 Block @ Culver Street to -9800 Block @ Saul Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9400 Block (Northbound) 9700 Block (North and Southbound)

MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE CORRIDOR - 5100 Block @ Duvall Drive to - 6000 Block @ Sangamore Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5600 Block (Westbound) 5700 Block (Eastbound)

CRABBS BRANCH WAY CORRIDOR -15900 Block @ Indianola Drive to -16100 Block @ Redland Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 16100 Block (North & Southbound)

MAIN STREET CORRIDOR (Route 108) -9200 Block of Route 108 to -9700 Block @Woodfield Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9200 Block (East and Westbound) 9600 Block (East and Westbound)

DARNESTOWN ROAD CORRIDOR -13500 Block @ Haddonfield Lane to -14700 Block @ Germantown Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 13600 Block (Westbound) 13700 Block (Eastbound) 14200 Block (Eastbound) DEMOCRACY BLVD. CORRIDOR -6200 Block @ Old Georgetown Road to -6500 Block @ Rockledge Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 6400 Block (East & Westbound) DENNIS AVENUE CORRIDOR -700 Block @ University Blvd. to -2100 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1400 Block (Westbound) 1700 Block (Eastbound) DICKERSON ROAD CORRIDOR -20800 Block @ Martinsburg Road to -22400 Block @ Mouth of Monocacy Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 22000 Block (Northbound) 22400 Block (Southbound) DUFIEF MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -13800 Block @ Travilah Road to -14900 Block @ Muddy Branch Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14400 Block (North & Southbound) 14500 Block (Southbound) EAST VILLAGE AVENUE CORRIDOR -7800 Block @ Woodfield Road to -8900 Block @ Goshen Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 7800 (East & Westbound) EDNOR ROAD CORRIDOR -6 Block @ Norwood Road to -900 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue -900 Block @ New Hampshire Ave. to -1700 Block @ Rocky Gorge Court Speed Monitoring Device Located 100 Block (East and Westbound) 300 Block (East and Westbound) 400 Block (East and Westbound) 500 Block (East and Westbound) 1200 Block (East and Westbound) 1800 Block (East and Westbound) 1900 Block (East and Westbound) EMORY LANE CORRIDOR -15900 Block @ Muncaster Mill Road to -16600 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located 16200 Block (East and Westbound) FATHER HURLEY BLVD. CORRIDOR -13100 Block @ Middlebrook Road to -19100 Block @ Germantown Road - 19900 Block @ Wisteria Dr. to - 22000 Block @ Crystal Rock Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 18800 Block (Eastbound) 19200 Block (East & Westbound) 19300 Block (East & Westbound) 20100 Block (Westbound) 20300 Block (Eastbound) 20800 Block (East and Westbound) 21400 Block (Eastbound) 22000 Block (Westbound) FOREST GLEN ROAD CORRIDOR -900 Block @ Renfrew Road to -1700 Block @ Admiralty Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1600 Block (Eastbound) GAINSBOROUGH ROAD CORRIDOR -10200 Block @ Democracy Blvd. to -11600 Block @ Seven Locks Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 10800 Block (Southbound) 11500 Block (North & Southbound) 1895315

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE AVENUE CORRIDOR - 18400 Block @ Midcounty Hwy. to - 19100 Block @ Stedwick Road -19400 Block @Club House Road to -20200 Block @ Wightman Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 18700 Block (North & Southbound) 19500 Block (North & Southbound) 19800 Block (North & Southbound) 19900 Block (Northbound) 20000 Block (Southbound) 20200 Block (Southbound) MUNCASTER ROAD CORRIDOR - 17700 Block @ Horizon Terrace to - 19800 Block @ Olney-Laytonsville Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 18600 Block (Northbound) 18800 Block (Southbound) OAKVIEW ROAD CORRIDOR -1200 Block @ Hedin Drive to -1600 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located 1200 Block (East and Westbound) 1300 Block (East and Westbound) 1400 Block (East and Westbound) 1500 Block (East and Westbound) 1600 Block (East and Westbound) OLNEY-LAYTONSVILLE ROAD CORRIDOR -3400 Block @ Georgia Ave. to -4200 Block @ Olney Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 3400 Block (Westbound) 3500 Block (East and Westbound) 4200 Block (Eastbound) OLNEY-SANDY SPRING ROAD CORRIDOR -1000 Block @ Norwood Road to -1900 Block @ Dr. Bird Road -2700 Block @ Prince Philip Drive to -3000 Block @ Spartan Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1300 Block (Westbound) 1500 Block (Eastbound) 2900 Block (East and Westbound) PARKLAND DRIVE CORRIDOR -12600 Block @ Veir’s Mill Road to -13500 Block @ Grenoble Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 13000 Block (South and Northbound) 13100 Block (South and Northbound) PLYERS MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -2200 Block @ Georgia Avenue to -3200 Drumm Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 2300 Block (Westbound) 2400 Block (Eastbound) 2600 Block (East and Westbound) 2800 Block (Westbound) 2900 Block (East and Westbound) 3100 Block (Eastbound) QUINCE ORCHARD ROAD CORRIDOR -1000 Block @ Cheyenne Drive to -1000 Block @ McDonald Chapel Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1000 Block (Southbound) RANDOLPH ROAD CORRIDOR -1800 Block @ Kemp Mill Road to -2000 Block @ Glenallan Avenue -2700 Block @ Livingston Street to -3600 Block @ Connecticut Avenue -3700 Block @ Connecticut Avenue to -5000 Block @Putnam Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1800 Block (Westbound) 1900 Block (West and Eastbound) 3200 Block (Eastbound) 3300 Block (East and Westbound) 4600 Block (East and Westbound) REDLAND ROAD CORRIDOR -17100 Block @ Founders Mill Drive to -17400 Block @ Roslyn Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 17100 Block (Southbound) 17300 Block (North and Southbound)

RICHTER FARM ROAD CORRIDOR -13300 Block @ Great Seneca Highway to -14400 Block @ Clopper Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 13500 Block (East and Westbound) 14400 Block (East and Westbound) RIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR -23400 Block @ Davis Mill Road to -24600 Block @ Sweepstakes Road -25500 Block @ Oak Drive to -26000 Block @ Bethesda Church Road -26500 Block @ High Corner Street to -27500 Block @ Bellison Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 24100 Block (South and Northbound) 25800 Block (South and Northbound) 27000 Block (South and Northbound) 27300 Block (South and Northbound) RIVER ROAD CORRIDOR -9800 Block @ Persimmon Tree Road to -11300 Block @ Piney Meetinghouse Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9800 Block (Westbound) 10300 Block (West and Eastbound) 10400 Block (Eastbound) 10500 Block (Eastbound) 10600 Block (East and Westbound) 10700 Block (East and Westbound) RUSSETT ROAD CORRIDOR -4900 Block @ Arctic Avenue to -5300 Block @ Bauer Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5100 Block (Westbound) 5200 Block (Eastbound) SANGAMORE ROAD CORRIDOR -4800 Block @ Sentinel Drive to -5400 Block @ Massachusetts Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5000 Block (Southbound) SCHAEFFER ROAD CORRIDOR -13700 Block @ Clopper Road to -14500 Block @ Central Park Circle Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14200 Block (East and Westbound) 14400 Block (Eastbound) 14500 Block (Westbound) SEMINARY ROAD CORRIDOR -2100 Block @ Burket Court to -2500 Block @ Forest Glen Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 2400 Block (East and Westbound) 2500 Block (East and Westbound) SEVEN LOCKS ROAD CORRIDOR -6500 Block @ MacArthur Blvd. to -8400 Block @ River Road -8400 Block @ River Road to -10900 Block @ Bells Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 6700 Block (Northbound) 6900 Block (Southbound) 9800 Block (Southbound) 10900 Block (Northbound and Southbound) STONEBRIDGE VIEW DRIVE CORRIDOR -14300 Block @ Travilah Road to -15000 Block @ Muddy Branch Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14500 Block (Westbound) 14600 Block (Eastbound) STRATHMORE AVE -4400 Block @ Knowles Avenue to -5200 Block @ Rockville Pike Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4900 Block (East and Westbound) TENBROOK DRIVE CORRIDOR -9900 Block @ Forest Glen Road to -10500 Block @ Whitehall Street Speed Monitoring Device Location 10400 Block (North and Southbound) TRAVILAH ROAD CORRIDOR -12500 Block @ River Road to -14300 Block @ Darnestown Road Speed Monitoring Device Location 12800 Block (Southbound) 13500 Block (Northbound) 13600 Block (Southbound) 14100 Block (North and Southbound) TUCKERMAN LANE CORRIDOR -8000 Block @ Seven Locks Road to -9000 Block @ Falls Road Speed Monitoring Device Location 8700 Block (Westbound) WAYNE AVENUE CORRIDOR -100 Block @ Sligo Creek Pkwy. to -700 Block @ Cedar Street Speed Monitoring Device Location 100 Block (Eastbound) 300 Block (Westbound) 600 Block (Eastbound) WILSON LANE CORRIDOR -5700 Block @ Bradley Blvd. to -6700 Block @ River Road -6800 Block @ River Road to -7100 Block @ MacArthur Blvd. Speed Monitoring Device Location 5800 Block (Westbound) 6100 Block (Westbound) 6400 Block (Eastbound) 7000 Block (North and Southbound) WISCONSIN AVENUE CORRIDOR -5700 Block @ Oliver Street to -6600 Block @ Bradley Lane Speed Monitoring Device Located: 6000 Block (Southbound) 6300 Block (Southbound) 6400 Block (Southbound) WISTERIA DRIVE CORRIDOR -12000 Block @ Waring Station Road to -12600 Block @ Great Seneca Hwy. 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John F. Kennedy High School point guard Robert Wilson passes the ball over a defender during a scrimmage at the school Friday in Silver Spring.

Peanut’s understudy ready to lead Kennedy’s boys’ basketball team With graduation of fouryear starter, Cavs turn to junior Robert Wilson

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Robert Wilson doesn’t get out much. Unlike most 15- or 16-year olds about to become big, bad, high school upperclassmen, Wilson isn’t soaking at a pool or lazing around houses playing video games. No, there is one spot where you will find the John F. Kennedy High School point guard nearly every day this summer, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and that’s in the gym or the weight room. Wilson is slated to become Kennedy’s first new starting point guard in five years. He replaces the graduated, Marcus ‘Peanut’ Murray, who left some Sasquatch-sized shoes for him. But Wilson, a junior, didn’t just begin his training this past summer. He has been Murray’s apprentice for the past two years, making sure to guard him every single practice, studying his every move during games, waiting for the opportunity to come. “It was a great learning experience, watching him and learning the things he does, how well he sets up teammates before he would set up himself,” Wilson said. When Wilson’s first chance did come, in a Christmas tournament hosted by Sherwood this past season, the pressure of filling in for the sick Murray, who was coach Diallo Nelson’s first four-year starter, didn’t consume him. The sophomore averaged eight assists per game, dropped in a few points here and there and led the Cavaliers to the tournament title despite Murray, the team’s leading scorer, not playing. “He ran the offense,” Nelson said. “He didn’t try anything, making plays he’s unaccustomed to making, and that’s what he does best on the basketball court. He’s not flashy, he’s not dunking or doing anything nice. He reminds me of the NBA back in the ’80s with John Stockton. He’d have like, 15 assists, and you were like ‘What?’” Nelson said he knew that Murray, now playing for Assumption College in Massachusetts, would have four seasons and then be gone. So the grooming process for Wilson began early, as a freshman pulled up to varsity at the end of the year.

“He had no better experience than playing basketball every day against one of the best point guards in the area.” — John F. Kennedy High School boys’ basketball coach Diallo Nelson on his new starting point guard, Robert Wilson “I look at Robert and I think ‘OK,’” Nelson said. “I’ve been coaching for 14 years. I knew I wasn’t going to have Marcus forever. [Robert] has always been playing against older guys. His skill level is good and now he’s starting to grow. He had no better experience than playing basketball every day against one of the best point guards in the area. … You won’t find anyone stronger, anyone quicker, anyone better than Marcus, and that’s going to make you better. That’s a fact.” What practicing daily against Murray could not help him in improving, however, was his height. Wilson stands just a hair taller than his former teammate. “Guards are going to try and body him up,” Murray said. “Whenever they tried to do that to me I was usually faster so I could just go around them.” Wilson conceded that Murray is quicker, but nobody seemed to doubt what the Cavs new starter can do as the fulltime point guard. “I think he’s going to be good,” Murray said. “He always wanted to play against me, he was always checking me at practice. He just wanted to get better. He’s got heart. It’s about decision-making, and he makes good decisions.” The most invaluable lesson taken from Murray, though, may be that Wilson understands the thankless position that point guard is. As Nelson puts it, “When you win, the point guard gets some of the credit. When you lose, the point guard gets ALL of the credit. It’s like a quarterback in football. Every year, I’ve had good point guards, and he’s next in line.” tmewhirter@gazette.net

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Barry, Alvey Thelma and Denis Barry of Camarillo, Calif., and Wendy and Stony Alvey of Rockville announce the engagement of Denise Frances Barry to Bryan David Alvey. The bride-to-be was born in Ireland and grew up in California. She attended St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She works as a performance nutritionist for Athletes Performance in Los Angeles. Denise works with both individual athletes along with multiple major league teams, including LA Galaxy and LA Dodgers. The prospective groom was born in Northern Virginia and grew up in the Manor Woods area of Montgomery County, where he went to Rockville High School. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., graduating in 2002 with a degree in business administration. Bryan is a line production manager for reality TV shows, currently working in Los Angeles on the next season of Undercover Boss. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their dog, Addison Marie. An April 2014 wedding is planned.

Buongiorno, Shur Katie Buongiorno and Oren Shur were married on May 26, 2013, in Mission Viejo, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Kathy and Pete Buongiorno of Ladera Ranch, Calif. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego in 2006 and works as a political fundraiser and event planner, most recently for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. The groom is the son of Sandy Eisen of Olney and Avi Shur of Silver Spring. He graduated from Sherwood High School in 1999 and earned a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in 2003. He was recently Gov. Nixon’s campaign manager and currently works for the Democratic Governors Association. The couple resides in Washington, D.C.

AARP Driver Safety Course, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and the rules of the road. Appropriate for drivers age 50 and older. $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers, due at class; checks are to be made out to AARP. Bring driver’s license and a ballpoint pen. 301-896-3939. www.suburbanhospital.org. Babysitting Plus CPR, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Two-day course prepares youth with the training every parent wants, including safety, childcare, safe play, first aid and CPR certification. Twoday class for ages 12 to 15. Includes babysitting basics and two-year CPR certification. $65; Registration required. 301-774-8881, www.montgomerygeneral.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Carl Henn Millennium Trail Bike Ride, 10 a.m. to noon,

ONGOING St., Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year.

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

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Beth Schrider and the late Peter Salas are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Salas, to Drew Norris, son of Nancy and Raymond Norris. The wedding will be held at the Mount Airy Activities Grounds on Sept. 27, 2013. The couple resides in Mount Airy.

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Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ormon of Scituate, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Langer, to Sean Louis Zinsmeister, son of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Zinsmeister of Potomac. The brideto-be is also the daughter of Mr. Victor Langer of Mendocino, Calif. The couple are both graduates of Tufts University. Erika received her master’s degree in health services research from Boston University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. The prospective groom graduated from the Landon School in Bethesda in 2002 and went on to receive his master’s degree from the Sawyer School of Business of Suffolk University in Boston in 2011. He is employed by the software company Nitro Inc. in San Francisco as the senior marketing manager. The wedding will take place on Oct. 12, 2013, at Nestledown in Los Gatos, Calif.

Prostate Cancer Support Group, from 7-8:30 p.m. at

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome; for information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837. www.suburbanhospital.org.

Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and adult’s Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts

services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org. Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301-421-9166 or visit www.libertygrovechurch.org. “Healing for the Nations,” 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month at South Lake Elementary School, 18201 Contour Road, Gaithersburg. Sponsored by King of the Nations Christian Fellowship, the outreach church service is open to all who are looking for hope in this uncertain world. Prayer for healing available. Translation into Spanish and French. Call 301-251-3719. Visit www.kncf.org.

Geneva Presbyterian Church, potluck lunches at

11:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. There is no fee to attend. All are welcome to bring a dish to share; those not bringing dishes are also welcome. Call 301-4244346.

The Gazette prints engagement and wedding announcements, with color photographs, at no charge, as a community service. Copy should be limited to 150 words and submitted in paragraph form. Announcements are subject to editing for space. Please include contact information, including a daytime telephone number. Photos should be professional quality. If emailing photos, file size should be a minimum of 500 KB. Wedding announcements should be submitted no later than 12 months after the wedding. Send to: The Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or email kgroff@gazette.net. Montgomery County celebrations are inserted into all Montgomery County editions.

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starts at Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville. Shared-use path is a 10.6-mile loop around Rockville. Rockville’s Bicycle Advisory Committee hosts guided bike ride for all ages. Rockville’s Millennium Trail is named in honor of the late Carl Henn, an environmental activist in Rockville who initiated RBAC to promote cycling in the Rockville community. Rain at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not. Free. www.rockvillemd.gov, www. facebook.com/bikerockville.

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BOYDS/NR Rt # 118 bsmt Apt in SFH 2BR’s, foyer, bath, all appl, kitchen, pvt ent Male/Female. $1500 HYATTSVILLE: High G A I T H E R S B U R G inc util 240-899-1694 Rise Condo Aprt 2BR 1Br in an Apartment 1BA Lrg Balcony All $600/ mo util included GAITHERSBURG: Utils Incld, Avail Now. Ns Np, Nr Metro, Bus 1 and 2 Bedroom apt $1400/mnth 301-528- Shops. 240-603-3960 avail at $950 and 1011 240-447-5072 $1100 per month + GAITHERSBURG ROCK: 1Br, newly 1 furn room $400 & 1 elec. 240-793-9467 upgraded $1200/mo rm $500 util incl. nr KENSINGTON: utils incl excpt electric, Metro. Male. 240-305Bright. Newer, 1 BR. nr metro & I-270. N/S 2776 or 240-602-3943 Walk tran. W/D. Park- & N/P Avail Now ing. No Smok/Pets. Call: 301-461-0629 GAITHERSBURG: Avail. Sept 1. $1395 2 furn. BD, w/shared Call Jan 301-520BA. Close to 270/355. 5179. $500 & $550 utils incl. & inter access. ParkN.POTOMAC ing. Available now! ROCKVILLE: 1 BR BETHESDA: 1BR in 240-418-8785 Apt. $1185 incl util, 2BR apt, nr Mont. CATV, Free Parking Mall, $550. Female, GAITHERSBURG: Avail now. NS/NP N/S N/P 301-433-2780 Male, 1Br $299, Near or 240-507-2113 CALL: 301-424-9205 Metro & Shops. NS. Now. BOWIE: Furnished Available 301-219-1066 Rm in beautiful SFH, NS/NP Avl Sept 1st, GAITH: M ale/Fem to $550/mo w/util inc share 1 BR in TH. Call: 301-509-3050 ADELPHI, MD Near bus line. N/s, 1Bed, 1Bath condo. BURTONSVILLE: N/p. $450/m Util incl. Pking space. NP/NS Bsmt in SFH, 3 lrg 301-675-0538 $1050 plus Electric. rms, 1ba, prvt patio. 301-445-1131Avail 9/1 Shared ent, kit & laun- GAITH:M BRs $430+ dry. Cable ready, free 440+475+555+ Maid WIFI, NS/NP Female Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus Pref. $900/month utils shops, quiet, conv.Sec Dep 301-983-3210 incld 301-549-4748 SILVER SPRING $1250 1BD, utils in-

kSmall Pets Welcome

GERMANTOWN

Mature Male , 1 Furn BR. All utils included. Near 61 Bus Line. Maria 240-671-3783

Rm for rent in TH nr bus & shopping center $550/mo util include NP/NS 240-715-5147

pref non-smoker, 1BR, shr BA, near metro, $525/mnth util incl +dep 301-933-6804

SS: New House 1br

Apt 1st floor pvt ent, kitch, Bath, parking $1300 utils incld, quiet 301-879-2868

T. PARK: Fem. Lg

Furn Rm, w/micro, fridge, cbl, W/D, Shared BA w/1 Fem. $580/m. 301-270-2880

kBalcony Patio kFamily Room kFull Size W/D in every unit

G560397

Coastal getaway has over 350 ft of navigable water, ready to build and dock your boat! Must Go! $47K 828-233-4052

GAITH/SENECA 3 BR, HWY/370:

kSpacious Floor Plans

EE R204, 3004 Bel Pre Rd.,FR Apt. ent Silver Spring, MD 20906

(301) 670-2667 E X C L U S I V E WATERFRNT ESTATE: Beautiful

kSwimming Pool kNewly Updated Units

to advertise call TAKOMA PARK: 301.670.7100 NS room for rent $550/month AC, caror email peted, PVT ent, nr class@gazette.net shop,bus/metro. Utils Incld. 301-448-2363

GLENMONT:

nr metro/bus, MBR w/pvt BA $650, BR $525 shrd ba. Utils Incld. NP. 301-949-9381

LAUREL: 1 BR basement in TH, prvt bath, share kit $700/month utils incl. Close to 95 202-903-6599

ROCKVILLE: NS/NP, part furn nice 2 Br Bsmt Apt, with private entrance $850/mo + utils 301-424-4366

SIL SPG: 2nd FLR

Treasure Hunt

furn rm, pvt ba, pvt entr, micro & fridge, parking/cable/int $795/ mo 301-879-2868

GAITHER/AIR PARK: By Appt Only.

SILVER SPRING:

HH furn, (inside & outside). HH items, Please call: 301-9774123, leave message

1 BR furn $600. Access to Metro. Includes utilities. Call: 301-346-9518.

SILVER SPRING: 1

Br, shared kit & Ba, nr bus stop, shopping, NS, NP Avl Sept 1st Call: 240-277-8633

SILVER

DARNESTOWN:

Sat 8/17 10a-2p jewelry, diva clothes 14-22, big screen TV, furn, artwork, auto parts 15722 Ancient Oak Dr

SPRING:

Room for $480/mo, shared kit Ba, W/D, CABTV & Util, Please CALL: 301-404-2681

GERMANTOWN:Lo

SS: 1 BR furn bsmt

suite w/ tv, pvt ent, kit, ba, w/d, NS/NP $1050/mo incl util. K. Ghana 301-438-2414

S S /C L O V E R L Y :

Lrg MBr w/priv Ba, NP, quiet nbhd $700/mo + 1/3 util 240-644-9548

GP2343

ts of women’s clothes (14/XL), jewelry, books, lamps, purses, home decor, ’70s LPs, tools, speakers, computer tables, ornaments, pottery, kitchen items, men’s sweaters/ suits (42/38/L). 20512 Alderleaf Terrace

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SPRING:

PARKLAWN MEMORIAL:

Community Yard Sale Aug 17 8AM-2:00PM stop by 9509 Wire Avenue to pick up a map and list of Yard sale participants Mens, Womens Clothing, shoes, purses and costume jewelery Toys, games, household items and furniture All priced to sell Come and join us.

FREE BACKPACK GIV E -A W A Y : W e

enclosed garden of meditation turf-toppedcrypt (2) for $5000 Call: 706-651-7723

are giving away FREE filled backpacks school supplies on Saturday, August 24 @ 10am. FMI call (443)306-2096 or email info@gracelifecenter.com. Grace Life Center, 8730 Cherry Lane, Suite 5A, Laurel, MD 20707.

FOR

SALE: A i r Hockey Table Great condition. Includes 4 hockey pucks & pushers & electronic scoreboard. Buyer to haul. Email: freebeachrunner@yahoo.com $150

S S : Rain or Shine! Sun Aug 18th, 10-3, Multi HH items, no children & checks 914 Annmore Drive

$

13900 Each

Guaranteed!! 7901 Queenair Dr., #101, Gaithersburg Open Mon - Sun

GP2055A

Washers & Dryers from

9am - 5:30pm

301-963-8939

BROYHILL: Dining Room Set Table has 2 leaves extends to 104", comes with table pad, 2 arm chairs, 4 reg. chairs, China Cabinet, Breakfront, and Server. Approximately 10 yrs old but in exc condition. $700 dclark85@verizon.net

FOR SALE: Stance Plasma 2 Chair & Taskmate adjustable desktop. Value: $2,720, will sell both for one price: $1,500, Call: 301-681-9489 FURN & MISC MUST GO! 2 couches, coffee end tables

COMPLETE FUR- and other items. 301NISHING FOR 249-2626 after 5pm ONE BEDROOM APT OR CON- LEATHER COUCH: DO...LIKE NEW.. Brown 2 1/2 yrs old,

currently in professional storage, used less than 1 yr. includes bed room furniture, bedding (pillows, mattress, mattress cover), linens (sheets, pillow cases, bedspread) towels, dinning room table & chairs set, couch, recliner, accessory tables & lamps, writing desk, book case unit, dishes, cooking utensils (pots & pans, etc), flatware and much more. Must purchase entire unit inventory . May be viewed at the Storage Company Loc. $3000 ajsalam@comcast.net

ETHAN

great condition. Orig. price $1200, selling for $399. Couch ends recline. Email: reallyseriously@hotma il.com

MUST SELL: Stami-

na Aero Pilates Pro XP556 on stand. Includes rebounder & 3 DVD’s. 1 yr old, like new. $400 (orig $900) Call: 301-221-0083. G560331

ALLEN:

bedroom set dresser w/mirror; chest drawers w/book shelves; twin bed. $400 call 301-801-8102

FOR SALE: Solid oak pedestal table w/ 6 chairs, exc condition, $498 asking price Call: 703-969-7805

Montgomery County Public Schools seeks proposals from organizations to lease the following unoccupied school facilities: Grosvenor Center - 5701 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD Fairland Center - 13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD Tilden Center - 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville, MD

CARING TRANSITIONS FRANCHISE FOR SALE

- Sr move mgmt, estate sales and downsizing business w/exclusive territory in Prince George’s. Contact jtilghman@yahoo. com or (301)760 4024.

MT DELEGATING SERVICES

Medical Technicians Classes

20 Hour Classes to Begin Soon! Classes will be given by Delegating Nurse. Job Assistance after Training through Agency. Call 301-346-8859 or 301-540-8977

It’s FREE!

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Barbecue / Cook-Out: Join us on Sat. August 17 @ 1pm for barbecue/cook-out as we launch a neighborhood bible study group. 4812 Silverbrook Way, Bowie, MD 20720. FMI Call (301) 219 7174.

Sell It,

Select BlueSox has e s tablished itself as one o f the premier travel b a s e ball organizationsin the State of Maryland, in just a few years. We offer travel/select, Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball for ages 8U-14U. Our teams participate in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Tournament Trail, where in 2012 and 2013, PG Select finished with (3) 2nd p l a c e Finishes and (3) MD State Championships and represented Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.We also participate in various travel leagues includi n g the"invite only" leaguesCRAB, MABA, CBA, and the Northern VA Travel League.Our very successful regul a r season, with several tournament and leag u e Championships, has been followed by great post-season finishes. www.pgselectbluesox. com PG SelectTRY OUT DATES: RISING 9U 8/16 6PM, 8/17 9:30AM, 8/18 5PM SASSCER FIELD RISING 10U 8/25 4PM 8 / 2 6 6:30PM SASSCER FIELD RISING 11U 8/17 & 8/18 4PM SASSCER FIELD RISING 12U 8/11 5PM PG SPORTS PARK, 8/18 5PM SASSCER F I E L D RISING 13U 8/10 11AM, 8/18 1PM S A S S CER FIELD RISING 14U 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 2PM 8/13, 8/15, 8/20 6:30 PG SPORTS PARK Questions: c o m mish@pgselectbluesox.com or 202-4894660

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ROCKVILLE: lovely prvt apt in Pastors home exchange for few mid day errands + salary, must drive. Call once only & lv msg. 301-871-6565 ROCKVILLE: loving

Request for Proposal package is available from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Department of Facilities Management website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ departments/facilities/REM/pdf/rfpclsdschls.pdf.

PG SELECT BLUE Upon completion of the selection and approval process, the sucS O X cessful Offeror / Offerors will enter into a lease agreement with BASEBALL TRY- MCPS for use of the premises. PG OUTS!

AIRPARK A I R PA R K A APPLIANCES PPLIANCES

U Used s e d & Re-Conditioned Re-Conditioned W Washers, a s h e r s , Dryers, D r y e r s , Refrigerators R e f r i g e r a t o r s & Stoves Stoves

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

sr needs live in helper, must drive, fine salary Call once and leave msg 301-871-6565

Treasure Hunt

Proposals will be received by the MCPS, Department of Facilities Management located at 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2013. General questions concerning the RFP process should be directed to Peter_J_Geiling@mcpsmd.org. (8-14-13)

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FREE! LIVE IN NANNY/ PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN For HOUSKPR O’ most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel... household & children, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed references are required Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, 240-242-5135 assist me in my necessity. O ’Star of the sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother. O’ Holy Mary, mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you It’s from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can Buy It, withstand your power. O’ Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Sell It, Find It thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in GazetteBuyandSell.com your hands. (3x) (here state your request). The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted. ELENA’S FAMILY This prayer is never known to fail. LJG Daycare

FREE!

Welcomes Infants-

Up Pre-K program, Computer Lab, Potty Train. Lic# 15-133761 Call 301-972-1955

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Children’s Center of Damascus

Lic. #:31453

301-253-6864

20872

Olive Branch Daycare

Lic. #:160926

240-277-6842

20874

Nancy’s Daycare

Lic. #:25883

301-972-6694

20874

Bright Ways Family Daycare

Lic. #:138821

301-515-8171

20874

Miriam’s Loving Care

Lic. #:155622

240-246-0789

20877

Zhilla Daycare Center

Lic. #:150266

240-447-9498

20878

Steller Care

Lic. #:12783

301-947-6856

20879

Holly Bear Daycare

Lic. #:15123142

301-869-1317

20886

Blue Angel Family Home Daycare Lic. #:161004

301-250-6755

20886

Cheerful Family Daycare

240-912-7464

20886

Lic. #:159828

Deadline: August 30, 2013 Next Publication September 4, 2013 • Call 301-670-2538

Careers 301-670-2500

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Automotive

CASHIER

FT/PT. Must be friendly, outgoing & able to multitask. Great benefits. Call Laurie at 301-840-9333. Rosenthal Acura

Product Demonstrators

Espresso machines, in store, Sat & Sun (some Fri) 12-4pm, Sept-Dec. Must stand on feet for 4hrs at a time & work at least 3 Sat a/mo Nov & Dec. Sales exp, confident & professional speaker, $21/hr + sales incentive. Chevy Chase, McLean, Alexandria, Arlington email: ahasselbring@productions-plus.com

Career Training Need to re-start your career?

CARPET CLEANING TECHNICIAN

Customer Service Rep

Hight tech Gaithersburg company seeks self starter for permanent position. Must have strong typing and computer skills including excel spread sheets, excellent communication skills and be able to multi task. Benefit package. Please fax 301-527-9203 or email tchaikin@nscainc.com

Hourly + Commission

CLEAN DRIVING RECORD

301-258-7300

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS FT/PT ROCKVILLE area. Must be "EXPERIENCED" & have a CDL w/PS endorsement. Call 301-752-6551

Cleaning

Atlantic Maids NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLEANERS

DRIVERS LICENSE SPEAKS ENGLISH

301-990-1291

Medical Research Associate Implement & conduct vascular & venous research for clinical trials & studies & ensure that research is conducted in compliance with federal, state, local, & regulatory bodies, while effectively coordinating a portfolio of trials & continue to successfully grow the program. Participate in development & implementation of patient screening, recruitment, study enrollment, & participant follow-up tools & plans. Prepare clinical study reports & submit for publication. Complete required measures & milestone activities appropriate to the clinical course & monitoring of study & program subjects as required per protocol. Require MD degree in Medicine & 2 yrs. work experience in clinical research of vascular disease. Travel to different clinic locations. CVR Management, LLC has 1 full-time position in Prince George’s & Montgomery counties, MD. Email resume to hr@centerforvein.com

Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV

Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524 CTO SCHEV

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Work with the BEST!

Be trained individually by one of the area’s top offices & one of the area’s best salesman with over 34 years. New & experienced salespeople welcomed.

Must R.S.V.P.

GC3022

Call Bill Hennessy

3 301-388-2626 01-388-2626

bill.hennessy@longfoster.com • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. EOE

Veterinary Technician

Responsibilities include client education, administering oral and injectable medications, placing IV catheters, radiology, animal restraint, as well as basic animal care. To apply and for detailed job description go to www.gazette.net/careers

Sr. Enterprise Systems Eng. (HHMI - Chevy Chase, MD): Req. Bach’s deg. in C.S., I.T., E.E., Bus. Admin, or rel. field & 6 yrs’ IT exp. managing Solaris, Linux & storage & backup. (In lieu of Bach’s deg. & 6 yrs’ exp., will accept 3 yrs’ academic studies toward Bach’s deg., or 3-yr foreign baccalaureate, & 8 yrs’ exp. as stated.) Stated or other exp. must incl.: Solaris & Linux w/ emphasis on RHEL; backup SW & HW, such as Commvault, Avamar, RecoverPoint, Data Domain, & Actifio; storage & SAN w/ emphasis on EMC solutions & Brocade SAN; & translating technical concepts into non-technical terms for both senior level mgmt & frontline staff. Provide support for Linux physical & virtual systems & Solaris servers. Apply online at https://janeliacareers.silkroad.com/. HHMI is an equal opportunity employer.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN/RN

Program Assistant

For a busy, growing 7 physician pediatric office. Applicant must be reliable, efficent. Be willing to work occasional evenings and Saturday’s. MUST have hands on patient care exp and a working knowledge of Word Based Computer systems with EMR knowledge a plus. Please fax resume to Attn: Anne and Jennifer at 301)540-0865.

Bachelor’s degree required; experience in a professional office environment preferred. For detailed job description go to www.gazette.net/careers. Submit their cover letter and resume to jobs@childlife.org

Medical Receptionist

Restaurant Staff

FT, scheduling & registration of patients, payments, phone calls, etc. Mon-Fri, 9-5, possibly 6pm. Salary based upon experience. Fax resume: 410-761-5484 or apply through gazette.net/careers Required: Previous medical office exp, flexible with work load, personable & polite, with good typing & computers skills, High school diploma or equivalent.

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR

3-18 hrs per week; $8-$18/hr. Some knowledge of gymnastics is required. Gaithersburg. Email: dozmofid@yahoo.com

On Call Supervisor

Great job for students, retirees and stay at home moms. Work from home! Answer and handle phone calls from 5pm to 9am two evenings twice a month for staffing agency or one weekend a month. Must have Internet access, and a car. Fax resume to 301.588.9065 or email to cc2439@yahoo.com

µ Wait Staff µ Buss Persons µ PM Line Cook Full & Part time shifts available Apply In Person: Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Rd, Potomac

Veterinary Technician Assistant Now Hiring: Veterinary Technician Assistant, Veterinary Hospital Receptionist, Luxury Kennel Technician, Experienced Pet Groomer. Fax Resume to (301) 874-4963

Private golf club has openings for Restaurant Grill Cooks, Golf Course Maintenance Staffers and Golf Shop Assistants. Positions will start off as seasonal /part time with the abiltity to move into permanent positions. Experience preferred. To apply and for detailed job description go to www.gazette.net/careers

Central Station Monitor Datawatch Systems, Inc., a Bethesda based national access control company has immediate openings for FT monitors during the day shift (6:00am-2:00pm or 7:00am- 3:00pm). Need detailoriented individuals with strong customer service, call center, or data-entry experience. Candidates must have excellent verbal communication skills. Metro accessible. Exc pay and benefits. Visit us at Datawatchsystems.com. Email jobs@datawatchsystems.com; DCJS#11-2294. EOE/M/F/D/V

DENTAL FRONT DESK Immediate opening. FT. Mon-Fri no evenings. We are looking for an individual with a good speaking voice who is detail oriented and has excellent computer skills to engineer our busy front desk. Please email all resumes to

Visit our Career Opportunities page at:

http://careers.coakleywilliams.com/

Current Opportunities Listed Below: Project Managers - Base Build & Interiors Superintendent - Base Build Project Engineer - Interiors Group (Job requirements & how to apply for each job are on the website) EOE: M/F/D/V

WE’RE HIRING WEEKEND CNAS, GNAS, AND HHAS!

Provide non-medical care and companionship for seniors in their homes. Personal care, light housework, transportation, meal preparation. Must be 21+. Must have car and one year professional, volunteer, or personal experience www.homeinsteads.com/197 Home Instead Senior Care To us it’s personal 301/588-9023 Call between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri

Healthcare

Office Manager

Medical practice looking for full time office manager with experien ce. Fax resume to 301-424-8337

Graphic Designer

Seeking a dedicated part-time or full-time graphic designer – skilled in both print and web design. The designer will assist in marketing campaigns for our eleven annual festivals. For deails and to apply go to www.gazette.net/careers

Teachers & Child Care Staff Locations in Montgomery Co.

Teachers: Nursery, PS/PK and Infant/Toddlers. BS ECE or EE required. Child Care Teacher & Aides: Infant- School Age. Health, Vacation, Training, Retirement, Pd Holidays, Free Parking, FT/PT Send resume to: sheselden@comcast.net Fax 301 424-9477

Medical Receptionist

Busy Ophthalmology office in Rockville, PT, answer phones, schedule & check in/out patients, data entry, etc. Must be have strong cust. service, verbal & written skills, be able to multi-task & work under pressure, Must be reliable, efficient, computer literate, selfmotivated & committed to exceptional care & service. Medical office exp. preferred. E-mail cover letter/resume to bbusey86@comcast.net

dentalofficecoordinator@verizon.net

Part-Time

KENNEL ASSISTANT

PT. Animal hospital in Silver Spring has immediate opening for Kennel Assistant. Holidays and weekends required. Work References ONLY. Call 301-598-7300 or Email info@layhillanimalhospital.com

Work From Home

National Children’s Center Making calls Weekdays 9-4 No selling! Sal + bonus + benes.

Call 301-333-1900

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2012 Jetta TDI...............#414733A, White, 27,861 mi...........$19,991 2012 Jetta TDI...............#149435A, Coffee, 22,328 mi.........$20,591 2013 Passat S CPO..........#PR5084, Silver, 4,404 mi...............$18,994 2013 Passat CPO..............#PR5082, Silver, 3,140 mi...............$18,994 2010 CC.................................#FR7127, Black, 29,256 mi............$19,331 2010 GTI PZEV....................#520705A, Gray, 18,514 mi............$20,991 2012 CC Sport PZEV........#564501A, Black, 6,351 mi............$21,995 2013 Passat SE..................#PR6028, Black, 6,351 mi..............$26,591

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2002 Buick Lesabre LTD............................8,470

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2008 Saturn Astra XE..................................8,488

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1997 Subaru Legacy L WGN........................2,650

2004 Volvo SC90.........................................8,835

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#KP02717, CONVERTIBLE, FUN! AT, AC, P/OPTIONS, LITTLE NEEDED! “HANDYMAN”

3,988

2001 OLDS Alero GX................................... #KP51672, NICE CAR 92K!, MD INSP’D, AT, A/C, PW, ABS

2002 Dodge Caravan SE.............................4,450 #KP21761B, CLEAN, MD INSP’D, 3.3 V6, PW/PLC, CD

2004 Subaru Forester X.............................4,988 #KP38727, 5 SPD, GAS SAVER!, AC, P/OPTIONS, CC, “HANDYMAN”

2005 Buick Century...................................5,498 #KP00882, AT, AC, PW/PLC, CC “HANDYMAN”

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UNDER $10,995

#KP05316, GORGEOUS 44K! 1 OWNER, LTHR, MNRF, POPTS #KP59427,H/BK,SHARP!,MNRF,AT,ABX,Alloys,Stabilitrak #FP39852A, SUPER CLEAN, 91K!!, LTHR, MNRF, P/OPTS #KP14663, PSEAT, ALLOYS, PW/PLC, CD

2003 Toyota Matrix XR WGN .......................8,988 #KP69845, AT, ABS, ALLOYS, P/OPTIONS, GAS SIPPER!

8,945

2004 Nissan Xterra SE ................................ #KP05169, S/C SPORT, 4WD, MNRF, NTG BDS, 6-DISC CD, P/OPTS, NICE!

2002 Mini Cooper.......................................9,745

#KP55813, Clean, 63K! NAV, MNRF, CD, ALLOYS

2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD...................9,788 #KP34280, NICE! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD

11,588

11,970

2006 Chrysler 300 TRNG .................11,970

11,988

2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT.... #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!

2004 Acura MDX AWD......................12,477 #KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!

2005 Mercedez C240W 4-MATIC......12,488

#KP65999, IMMACULATE! MNRF, LTHR/PWR SEATS, CD

2008 Chrysler 300-C........................18,988

#KP24175, AWD, LUXURY, MNRF, LTHR, P/OPTS

2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS................12,488

2012 Fiat 500 POP............................14,470

#KP77485, Beauty! MNRF, Wood Grain, P/Options

2010 Suzuki SX4.........................................9,988

#KP33971, SHARP! MRNF, PSEAT, PW/PLC, CD

#KN02825, AT, PW/PLC. CD Fac Warr

2008 Suzuki X-7 Luxury.....................14,588 2011 Chevy Impala LT......................14,770

#KP21874, Mnrf, Audiofile CD Chgr, Stability

2006 Toyota Camry XLE.....................12,488 2009 Toyota Corolla LE....................12,988

MORE VEHICLES continued #KX00199, SHOWROOM CONDITION, MNRF, FOSTGATE CD, SPLR

2008 Mercury Mariner.....................12,488

2007 Dodge Caliber SE................................9,890 #KD82010, PRISTINE 27K!! DEALER MAINTAINED AT PW, CD

MORE VEHICLES continued #KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD

#KN88726, MNRF, LTHR/PWER SEATS, CD, ALLOYS, P/Opts, CD Chgr #KP03156, H/BK, SHOWROOM COND.! AUTO, STABILITY, PW, CD, ABS, ALLOYS

2007 Honda Accord EX-L..................14,988 #KP32745, V6, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR, NICE!!

2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS.........15,988

#KN46874, NAV, PSEAT, MNRF, CD-6, IMMACULATE!

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited...........18,988 #KP65991, MNRF, LTHR/HTD SEATS, P/OPTS, FAC WARR!

2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crewcab. 20,988 #KG36062, 4WD, PW/PLC, CD, BED LNR

2007 Ford F-150 Supercrew Lariat...22,470 #KP86231, 4WD TRUCK LOVER!!! NAV, MNRF, LTHR


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