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SPORTS: Whitman graduate uses summer to adjust to tougher college competition. B-1


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Somerset seeking $550K for turf field

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Somerset Elementary School could become the first public elementary school in Montgomery County to get an artificial turf field if two groups successfully hit a fundraising goal of roughly $550,000. The county school board voted May 26 to approve the turf field project at the Chevy Chase school. Its decision lets the Somerset Elementary School Foundation and the school’s PTA begin raising the money to make it happen. Katherine Coleman, a parent of two Somerset students, is chairing a committee

leading a campaign to raise the money in about a year. That campaign, she said, will kick off in the fall. The committee includes foundation members, parents and others in the community. The elementary’s school field has been in poor shape for years, said Jennifer Ferguson, president of Somerset’s PTA. The field turns into a “dust bowl” when it’s dry, she said, and remains muddy long after it stops raining. Kelly Morris, the principal at Somerset, said rain can make the field so muddy, it’s unsafe to hold recess outside. Coleman said she noticed that on several nice days, students weren’t outside for recess. She talked with parents and found

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Purple Line ridership figures raise questions

(Above) Rachel Ordan is all smiles as she turns her tassel at the conclusion of the June 3 graduation ceremony for Whitman High School of Bethesda at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. The Class of 2015 had about 450 students.

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As supporters and opponents of the proposed Purple Line await Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision on the light-rail project, one question that remains unclear is how many riders the system is expected to carry. Hogan (R) was expected to make a decision on the project in mid-May, but he put

(Right) Katherine Currie and her classmates listen to U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) of Pikesville, who was the commencement speaker at Whitman’s graduation.

off doing so until at least this month. A timeline for that decision has not been made, Shareese Churchill, a Hogan spokeswoman, said Monday. The proposed $2.45 billion, 16-mile line would link Bethesda and New Carrollton, stopping in Silver Spring, College Park and other areas. If approved, the federal government is expected to contribute the Purple Line’s largest share at $900 million, with the state kicking in at least $360 million. Local governments and the private sector would pick up the rest.

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Proposal also calls for delaying purchase of laptops for students



Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers put forward on Tuesday a plan to cut millions from Montgomery County Public Schools’ fiscal 2016 operating budget to align it with county-approved funding. To help fill a $53 million budget gap, Bowers recommended the district eliminate about 340 fulltime-equivalent school employee positions, not buy more Chromebook laptops next fiscal year and delay by a couple of weeks employee compensation increases.

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The county school board will vote on a final budget on June 16. Board members will consider at the same meeting whether to include Bowers’ changes. The board faces a $2.32 billion operating budget for fiscal 2016 that the Montgomery County Council approved. The amount leaves the district with about $53 million less than what the board asked for, according to district officials. “There are no easy answers when you have to make a budget cut of this size, especially in an organization like MCPS, where 90 percent of our budget goes toward paying for the people who do the important work every day,” Bowers said in a school system press release Tuesday. Bowers recommended that the district eliminate more than 340

school employee positions, including teacher, media specialist and instructional data specialist positions. In March, he held back about 370 such positions because of a gloomy budget outlook. His recent proposed reduction would trigger class-size increases at all county schools, though less so at schools with higher percentages of students who receive free or reduced-price meals, an indication of poverty, according to Dana Tofig, a school system spokesman. The school-based positions, combined with an earlier cut of about 40 central office positions, marks a $25.5 million shift to fill the gap, according to the release. The proposal would restore about 30 positions Bowers had held

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When 10 students from Whitman High School arrived at a small, rural community in Guatemala in April, they were greeted with children, clapping, cheering and waving American flags. For their spring break, the Bethesda students journeyed to Quiché, Guatemala, to complete a new school built in the community of Chitucur II by School the World, a nonprofit devoted to providing children around the world with a proper education. “They had been waiting six years for us,” said Lisa Larracuente, a teacher at Pyle Middle School in Bethesda who was also on the service trip. “When we first came to the village, we were just so taken aback emotionally, because they had this beautiful ceremony set up for us.” But after the celebrations, the students soon saw the conditions in which the Guate-


Whitman High students say goodbye to the Guatemalan children they bonded with in April.

malan children, who ranged in age from 5 to 13, lived and were being taught. “When we went to the village, it was a very eye-opening experience. We pulled up to

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 Social Media for the Non-Tweeter, 2-4 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. With Pam Holland of Tech Moxie. Free. sparkle@silverspringvillage. org or 301-503-7401.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Senior Safety, noon-3 p.m., Holiday Park

Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Speakers, demonstrations, exhibitors, free blood-pressure checks, music, door prizes. Free. 240-777-6547 or Lucille. Open mic night, 7-9 p.m., MidCounty Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring. Part of June meeting of Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. Free for members and firsttime guests; $5 for others. grcalame@

Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales, 7:30 p.m., Takoma Park Community

Center, 7500 Maple Ave. A documentary on the history and development of the Canterbury Scene, a sub-genre of progressive rock music. Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. A Cabaret Evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 S. Glen Road, Potomac. A program by Washington Vocal Artists featuring selections from Broadway, classical and popular music hits. Free. 301-505-DIVA (3482) or General Education Meeting: Jail Diversion, 7:30-9 p.m., National Alliance on

Mental Illness Montgomery County, 11718 Parklawn Drive, Rockville. Athena Morrow, a manager of adult forensic service for the Montgomery County Department of Health, will talk about a possible framework to help people with behavioral health problems in the criminal justice system. Free. 316-6177403 or

FRIDAY, JUNE 12 p.m., Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1605 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville. Montgomery County Chamber Music Society is organizing small ensembles in two one-hour sessions. All ages and skill levels welcome except beginners. Music is provided or bring what you would like to play. Group meets every Friday night. 301-770-2041 or Art Walk in the Park, 6-8 p.m., Glen


Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 301-6342274 or These Mirrors are Not Boxes, opening reception and talk with six local female artists, 7-9 p.m., VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. 301-315-8200 or smain@ Stone In Stone, new works by Glen Echo Park Stone Carvers, noon-6 p.m., Stone Tower Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.



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Caregiver Support Group, 11 a.m., Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights, 5555 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase. Share information about Alzheimer’s disease. 301-656-1900 or Rockville Swing Band, 3-4 p.m., Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Eighteen-piece band with vocalists Barbara Strang and Shari Wright. Free. 240-773-9460 or Children’s Concert: Movie Fanfares, 7 p.m., Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center. 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington. Temple Orchestra will present music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Back to the Future and more. Free. washingtondctempleorchestra@ Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Kensington. Mystic Warriors will play world music from the Andes, across from the farmers market at the Kensington train station. Concerts continue each Saturday during the summer. Free. Summer Reading Kickoff: Super Hero Training, 2 p.m., Rockville Memorial Li-

brary, 21 Maryland Ave. 240-777-0140.

CityDance Conservatory Dancers Concert, 7:30-9 p.m., Music Center at

Strathmore Concert Hall, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5204 or

Hoop4Heroes 3on3 Basketball Tourney, 8 a.m., McLean School, 8224 Lochin-

ver Lane, Potomac. Open to ages 10 and older, including adults. Different divisions for children and adults, male and female. $100 donation per team to Wouned Warrior project requested. 301-922-3603 or African Cultural Festival, noon-10 p.m., Wheaton Claridge Park, 11901 Claridge Road, Silver Spring. Music, vendors, dancing, fashion show. horoyah.mans@ or 240-600-2935.




“Closer Than Ever” musical revue,

8 p.m., Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. An exploration of timeless everyday struggles. $15 general admission, $10 for students. Montgomery Symphony Orchestra concert, 2:30-4 p.m., Bradley Hills Pres-

byterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Will include Gluck, Grieg, Beethoven and music from Phantom of the Opera. Free. 301-385-6438 or www.

Beyond the New Jim Crow: Preventing the Revolving Door, 5-7 p.m., Cedar Lane

Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. With Donna Rojas and Alisa Smedley, co-directors of the “readyfor-release” program at the Montgomery County Detention Center, and Art Wallenstein, former director of the Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Refreshments. Free. 301913-0090 or

MONDAY, JUNE 15 Leave No Trace Hike, 6 p.m., Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. Meet at park office for 1.5mile hike. Free. 301-924-2127 or


Wheaton High School seniors listen to speakers Monday at their graduation, held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Go to

TUESDAY, JUNE 16 Meet author and professional organizer Marcie Lovett, 7 p.m., Rockville Me-

morial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Lovett is the author of “The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go.” 240-777-0140.

GED Preparation Classes Registration, 6:30 p.m., Westfield South Office Building, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Silver Spring. Free. 240-567-8950 or

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 7:15 p.m., Shri Mangal Mandir,

17110 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease. Registration requested. 800-272-3900 or Mad Science, 2-3 p.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Children will learn about chemistry through foaming cups and steaming chemical reactions. For children 5 and older. 240777-0922 or


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CORRECTION • A June 3 story about Josiah Henson Park inaccurately characterized where Henson lived while a slave. The park’s Riley/Bolton house was the home of Isaac Riley, the plantation owner who also owned Henson. Exactly where Henson lived and slept on the plantation is not confirmed, according to the Parks Department.


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Ever wonder how to find a lawyer? The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library will provide some answers during two free sessions June 17 in Rockville. “Finding and Working with a Lawyer” is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3E of the


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Teen launches entrepreneurship academy ZainYaqub,astudentatWhitman High School in Bethesda, has launched an academy for aspiring teen entrepreneurs, Bethesda Entrepreneurship Academy. The idea is to put teens in touch with local entrepreneurs, who will offer advice on creating and running their own business. Seminar speakers will include the CEOs and founders of Wedding Wire, Fiscal Note, Georgetown Bagelry, BGR: The Burger Joint, Prep Matters, Koa Sports, Factory Athletics, Calleva Outdoor Adventures, Artworks Fine Art Studio, Grey Eagle Films, Langley Prep,NextLevelAthleticsandCertifikid, Zain, 15, wrote in an email. Monthly seminars, open to eighth- through 12th-graders, will begin in September and run through the school year. Students can attend the seminars on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. The sessions will be held at 6004 River Road, Bethesda. The cost is $300 for the whole series. There is an optional $50 materials fee to cover the purchase of business cards and a website. Students are asked to bring a laptop to all sessions. Registration and other information is at, or 301320-8076.

Circuit Court building at 50 Maryland Ave. The talks are part of the law library’s Everyday Law series offered to the public. The five panelists will be lawyers Bruce Avery, Dawn Elaine Bowie, Suzy Eckstein, Andrew Jezic and Donny Knepper. The talks are sponsored by the Circuit Court law library, Maryland Legal Aid and the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. For more information, call the law library at 240-777-9120.

Bethesda woman picked for Politico program Emily Birnbaum of Bethesda is one of 12 college students selected to participate in the eightday Politico Journalism Institute, which started Friday. The program is run in partnership with American University and the Maynard Institute. Birnbaum, who will be a sophomore at Kenyon College, was an intern at The Gazette in summer 2014. The institute will include interactive sessions on digital journalism, enterprise reporting, policy coverage, journalism ethics and political cartoons. The students also will have the opportunity to report stories that will be published on one of Politico’s platforms, tour the Capitol with a congressional reporter and visit the Newseum. Two students will be selected to return for a three-month, paid residency in the Politico newsroom to write, edit and produce news content, according to a news release.

Campus congrats Susannah Rose Lyon and Margot Elise Sanne, both of Chevy Chase, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in May. Lyon graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in sociology and distinction in sociology. Sanne received a bachelor’s in management with a concentration in marketing and a minor in economics.

DEATHS Malcolm Lawrence

Gary Moulton

Malcolm Lawrence, 89, of Chevy Chase died June 1, 2015. The funeral was Friday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel in Aspen Hill. DeVol Funeral Home of Gaithersburg was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Moulton of Mitchell, S.D., and formerly of Rockville died June 2, 2015. Chapel Hill Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, S.D., is in charge of arrangements.





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Giang Martinez of Bethesda and her sons Alex, 4, and Viny, 2, draw with chalk at the 21st annual Imagination Bethesda children’s street festival Saturday.

Ervin said she will announce her campaign next week

line to the Pennsylvania border. State Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, Del. Kumar Barve (Dist. 17) of Gaithersburg, Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (Dist. 18) of Chevy Chase and lawyer Will Jawando of Silver Spring also are running. BY KATE S. ALEXANDER Ervin, who lives in Silver Spring, said she will STAFF WRITER launch her campaign soon. Ervin said she has been on the front lines of isKathleen Matthews, a former local TV news anchor and Marriott International executive, and sues such as economic equality for working women Valerie Ervin, a former Montgomery County council- and families long before it was, as she described it, an woman, are the latest Democratic candidates to vie “issue du jour” for candidates. She served from 2006 to January 2014 on the for the party nomination in Maryland’s 8th CongresMontgomery County Council. She resigned to besional District. From the noisy steps of the Silver Spring Metro come executive director of the Center for Working station on June 3, Matthews announced her cam- Families, where she worked for 14 months. She now heads the Working Families Organizapaign, saying she wants to bring an “option’s Participatory Democracy Project, portunity agenda” to the voters of the which she said creates a pipeline for district. women of color to run for office. Ervin said Monday she plans to launch Since leaving the council, Ervin said, her campaign next week. she has been engaged in national politics, Describing herself as a strong fighter fighting for changes such as increasing the for opportunity, dignity and equality, Matfederal minimum wage. thews said, “those are the values I want to Running for Congress was not somebring to the U.S. Congress.” thing on her to-do list, Ervin said, but the “It’s something I’ve spent my lifetime Ervin announcement she plans to make next fighting for,” she said. Matthews said her agenda will focus on higher week has support from people around the district. The race for the Democratic nomination began wages, equal pay, women’s reproductive rights, addressing education disparity and ensuring retiree in March when Van Hollen announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate to succeed Barbara A. Mikulski benefits such as Social Security. A political novice, the Chevy Chase resident said (D) of Baltimore. Mikulski is retiring at the end of her she brings experience to the race from her 25 years current term. While the Democratic field continues to grow, with WJLA, an ABC affiliate in Washington, and her nine years as chief global communications and no Republican has officially entered the race, accordpublic affairs officer for Marriott International of ing to the state central committee. Bethesda, from which she resigned to run for office. Franklin “Frank” Delano Howard Jr. (R) of LayMatthews is married to Chris Matthews, the host tonsville, a former candidate for state Senate in Disof MSNBC’s “Hardball.” trict 14, said in April he was exploring a run. She is the latest in a string of Democrats to anHowever, he confirmed in a May 11 email that he nounce their candidacy for the seat held by Christo- has chosen to stay out of the race after talking with pher Van Hollen Jr. of Kensington. The 8th District many people and “doing quite a bit of homework.” comprises parts of Montgomery, Frederick and roll counties, stretching from the Washington, D.C.,











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InBrief Planners to take bike tour Friday

Casey Anderson, chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board, along with staff from the county planning and parks departments, will lead a bicycle tour of downcounty communities that are the subjects of current sector plans. The group will cycle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday , mostly on the Capital Crescent Trail to visit Lyttonsville, downtown Bethesda and the Westbard neighborhood of Bethesda. “The bike tour will allow us to experience the planning areas at a more fine-grained level of detail,” Anderson said in a news release. “At the same time, it will help us identify the places where a safer, more connected bicycle network is still needed in the County.” The public is invited to join the bike tour at the planning department headquarters at 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, at 11 a.m. or people can meet the group at stops along the way. The 15mile round trip is for experienced cyclists, who must have bikes and helmets. All participants must sign a form for indemnification and release of all claims before they begin the tour. The itinerary is: • 11:25 a.m.: Rosemary Hills Elementary School, behind the school at the sign for the future Capital Crescent Trail. • 12:30 p.m.: Battery Lane Urban Park in Bethesda. • 1:30 p.m.: Veterans Park, Fairmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. • 2:30 p.m.: Giant Food shopping center in Westbard. • 3:30-4 p.m.: return to planning department headquarters. The times are approximate and subject to change. The tour is also designed to help participants understand the goals of the countywide Bicycle Master Plan. This plan will be launched in July to develop a high-quality, low-stress bicycle network reflecting the newest types of bikeways, such as separated and buffered bike lanes, and bicycle boulevards, plus secure bicycle storage facilities at transit stations, according to the release.

nity Advisory Council of Montgomery County within the County Executive’s Office of Community Partnerships. School board members, school staff and religious leaders are expected to attend. To register visit, puk4wgv. For more information, email

Transit task force plans public forum June 17 The Montgomery County Executive’s Transit Task Force will hold a public forum June 17 at 6 p.m. in the County Council’s third-floor hearing room, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The task force has been reconvened to review legislation and recommend how to organize and finance a bus rapid transit system in the county. Those who want to speak must sign up by noon June 17 at 240-777-7165, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Speakers will have three minutes and are encouraged to submit written remarks, including additional information and materials. Comments may also be submitted by July 1 at

Geico hosts drive for used household items Moving or just cleaning out the house? Geico is inviting residents to get rid of their electronic devices and appliances at a community donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in its parking lot at 5260 Western Ave., near the intersection with Friendship Boulevard in Chevy Chase. The drive will accept the following items for Goodwill of Greater Washington: • Electronics in good working order, such as radios, stereos, MP3 players, VCR and DVD players and televisions with cable connections or RCA inputs; • Small appliances such as toaster ovens, portable grills, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners; • Lamps and fans; • Microwave ovens in good working order; • Computers and parts in any condition; • Software programs that are less than two years old; • Gaming systems; • Cellphones; and, • Reusable household items such as clothing, shoes, toys, books, accessories, furniture and lawn equipment.

Religious diversity forum is Wednesday A community forum on religious diversity with interim county school Superintendent Larry Bowers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive. The forum is presented by the Faith Community Working Group, part of the Faith Commu-




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Regulatory lawyer joins Shulman Rogers Shulman Rogers of Potomac named Jeffrey S. Holik a shareholder in the law firm’s financial industry regulatory group. Previously, Holik was chief counsel at PNC Financial Services Group and senior vice president for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Holik He also was a financial regulator with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Union College and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Rockville office building sells for $17.2M Blackwell Two, a 101,296-square-foot Class A office building on Blackwell Road in Rockville, has sold for $17.2 million.

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tad of RBC Wealth Management; and Brian Wynne of Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors, vice president of budget and finance. More information is at

Intrexon names senior VP

Enviva Partners of Bethesda, which provides wood fuel pellets to electrical generators, reported a first-quarter pro forma profit of $5.6 million, versus a net loss of $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues rose to $114.3 million from $104.8 million.

Intrexon of Germantown named Olivier R. Jarry senior vice president, consumer sector. Previously, Jarry was managing partner of Imagiance, which he founded; head of strategy, operations, market access in emerging markets at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and head of the global business unit at Bayer Diabetes Care. He holds an MBA from the Trium Global Executive Program.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase chamber to install new officers

Abt wins $12M contract for South Sudan work

Enviva turns quarterly profit

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce plans to install new officers and directors and honor community leaders at its 89th annual awards dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Additional Metro Center. The emcee will be BizBriefs n Page A-11 Jackie Bensen of Bethesda, a reporter with WRC-TV in Washington. The new officers are Chairwoman Heather Dlhopolsky of Linowes and Blocher; Chairwoman-elect Melanie Fols-

Abt Associates of Bethesda won a $12 million follow-on contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development to continue its work on improving food security conditions in South Sudan. The project works to develop agricultural markets and expand better farming practices with small-to-medium agribusinesses and small farms, according to a news release. Partners include Texas A&M University’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Action Africa Help-International, RSM Consulting, Making Cents International and BBC Media Action.


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About 60 youths and 10 adults gathered May 31 for a Capital Area Interfaith Friends youth service day at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Potomac to prepare meals for the county’s hungry. Assisted by “red apron” volunteers from the synagogue’s Hunger Project, they packed 15,120 meals, exceeding their goal of 10,000, organizers said. The food went to Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg for distribution. Among the participants were (from left) Olivia Smith Elnaggar, Barbara Sonies (in red apron), Hamzah Khan, Zafi Khan and Olivia’s brother Hamza Elnaggar. Jewish, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Hindu, Baha’i, Christian, agnostic and atheist youths participated.

POLICE BLOTTER The following is a summary of incidents in the Bethesda area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.

Residential burglary • 3500 block of Farragut Ave. between 5 and 7 p.m. May

20. No forced entry, took property. • 5000 block of Bradley Boulevard between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. May 21. No forced entry, took property.

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Largent’s Restaurant and Bar will soon be rebranded as Kentlands Kitchen by chef Michael Harr, but he doesn’t see success coming without the community’s help. Harr was at Food Wine and Co. in Bethesda for almost four years before leaving in October. He was brought on by the current owners of Largent’s as a partner. “I was brought on to turn it around because there was a need,” Harr said, comparing the partnership to the television show “Restaurant Impossible,” where the host helps failing restaurants launch a new concept. Harr said everything in the kitchen is made completely from scratch. He is bringing years of experience and patron-tested signature dishes to the restaurant including his lamb burger, Baja fish tacos and grilled calamari. He said, however, that he’s open to change depending on what customers want. Harr said he has made an effort to speak with people in the community and people who came to the restaurant to figure out what residents of the Kentlands wanted in a restaurant and


Chef Michael Harr, formerly of Bethesda’s Food Wine and Co., is creating new dishes at Largent’s Restaurant and Bar in the Kentlands. on the menu. He said feedback showed that people wanted a restaurant they could come to more than once a week, one with great food and even better service. In addition to changes to the menu, the interior of the restaurant received a makeover, distancing it from its original sports bar model to a more cozy theme. Harr wants customers to feel as if they are being invited into someone’s house for a home-cooked meal with good wine and good conversation. He got rid of the TVs that overpowered the room and loomed over every table in favor of local photographs and art. Walls were repainted to contrast


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chimney-like rock accents. He added service stations throughout to ensure quick access to diners and convenience for servers. Harr decided on the name Kentlands Kitchen after exploring the neighborhood and seeing its charm as well as how much residents enjoy living in it. “If I’m bringing in the restaurant, why not give it a name that’s going to identify the neighborhood?” Harr said. The space that Largent’s, and eventually Kentlands Kitchen, occupies has had a high turnover rate in recent years. “There’s a stigma to get past. It’s what you make out of it,” Harr said about the idea that the location is “cursed.” “I’ve had success in turning restaurants around. This is a hard area — there’s not that much foot traffic.” Harr mentioned a handful of empty storefronts in the buildings surrounding him and said that without some stores or restaurants to draw residents into this area of the Kentlands, everyone is going to stick to their routine going to the different chain restaurants across Kentlands Boulevard. “I want people to believe and understand that we are appreciative of their patronage and that we are providing what they are asking for,” Harr said. He believes if Kentlands diners give the restaurant a chance, they will want to return. Harr also believes that the area could become a destination entertainment area with the revitalization of the movie theater next door and good food surrounding it. While his focus right now is the ground floor, he hopes to turn the second floor into a music venue that draws acts people would travel to see. “I want to see this place as successful, and that’s pretty much why I’m here.”

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• William T. Fergerson, aka “Fats,” 42, of Silver Spring. • Keenan Jones, 54, of Silver Spring. • Brandon Richardson, 30, of Silver Spring. • Frederick J. Davis, 31, of Gaithersburg. • Sonya Darby Thomas, aka “Peaches,” 37, of Gaithersburg. • Tiki Harmon, 42, of Burtonsville. Manger said the investigation began about a year ago based on numerous and ongoing complaints from residents of the Bel Pre Square townhouse complex about open-air drug dealing. Some residents were “too intimidated to go to police ... because of fear of retaliation,” Manger said. Manger said his department will work to ensure that another operation doesn’t move in by increasing the number of patrols in the neighborhood and boosting the police profile in the area. The defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges, prosecutors said. Seven of them also face charges of distributing drugs.

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Rock Terrace School’s graduating class included (from left) Aleksey Tretick of Takoma Park, Gabriel Salapare of Silver Spring, Minhaj Molla of Gaithersburg (hidden), James Lynch of Silver Spring, Brian Lopez of Montgomery Village and Vonell Bell of Rockville. Joette James, an assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry at George Washington University, was the guest speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony Thursday. Teachers Karen Schultz, Michael Valentin, Patrick Jumah and Deborah Posner also addressed the class of seven graduates. The Rockville public school works with students with intellectual disabilities and health impairments.

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After a year of surveillance and undercover work, law enforcement officers arrested 17 people in the predawn hours Monday for conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, according to authorities. The operation backed by search warrants netted 11 handguns, an unspecified amount of drugs and more than $70,000 in cash as of Monday afternoon, said Montgomery County police Chief Thomas Manger during a news conference hosted by the FBI in Rockville. The blitz of arrests based on indictments by a federal grand jury effectively breaks up a drug ring operating in Silver Spring, which had been working with a smaller operation in Forestville, according to federal indictments. “They’re no longer there — they’ve been taken out of the neighborhood,” said Stephen Vogt, a special FBI agent who coordinated the arrests, at the news conference. “This slows the potential for violence [in neighborhoods] ... and sends a message [to drug distributors] that you could be next,” Vogt said.

On June 3, a federal grand jury charged in two indictments a total of 18 people, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland, which is prosecuting the case. Seventeen of the 18 indicted defendants were arrested Monday, wrote Vickie LeDuc, spokeswoman for the office, in an email. Officers also detained five additional people who were arrested during the course of executing search warrants of locations associated with the indicted defendants, said Capt. Dinesh Patil, director of Montgomery County police department’s special investigations division. Contact information for any attorneys representing the defendants and who could comment about the cases was not immediately available Tuesday. Some defendants were distributing and storing drugs in the Bel Pre Square area of Montgomery County, not far from the Leisure World Retirement Center on Georgia Avenue. The Bel Pre operation was headed by George Earl Gee, 30, of Beltsville, prosecutors said. The indictments seek forfeitures totaling $680,000 from those involved, according to the release. The 18 defendants include seven from Montgomery County: • Amir Bey-Jones, aka “Meano,” 41, of Silver Spring.

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Former county executive candidate Jim Shalleck will lead the Montgomery County Board of Elections as its majority shifts from Democratic to Republican. Shalleck, a Republican, was appointed to the board in February by Gov. Larry Hogan and confirmed by the Senate. Shalleck was unanimously elected to serve as president of the seven-member board on June 2. “I’m very honored by this and grateful to the governor,” he said. For at least the next four years, local boards of election across the state will be led by Republicans. State law dictates that the majority party — the party of the sitting governor — has a majority on local elections boards. Michael L. Higgs, Montgomery County Republican Central Committee chairman, said the elections board is the only politically appointed board in the county that will have a Republican majority. “We’re all looking forward to open, fair, honest elections and doing everything we can to ensure the people get that,” Higgs said. Among the challenges Shalleck and the board face are the rollout of Maryland’s new voting system. Starting with the primary in April, Maryland will trade its touch-screen machines for a paper-based system. Montgomery County was the last in the state to report Election Day results in 2014 — a problem some blamed on the complicated touch-screen voting system. During early voting for the 2014 general election, Republicans claimed that voting system switched ballots cast for GOP candidates to their Democratic rivals, and party leadership sought a state investigation. Twenty machines were reported to have the problem in the state, of which three were in Montgomery. However, election officials could not replicate the allged problem in the county and said, locally, the machines were working properly. The new system is a top priority for the board, Shalleck said. “We have to implement a whole new voting system, so it is a big challenge to, one, educate the voters ... and to make sure the system works smoothly,” Shalleck said. “It’s a big challenge and I’m excited about it.” Montgomery County has struggled with low voter turnout and finding enough election judges. It also has handled complaints of unauthorized switched voter registrations through the Motor Vehicle Administration. The county has more than 630,000 voters and Shalleck said he expects that to increase for the 2016 presidential election. MVA has taken steps to prevent unauthorized registration switches. While a shift to Republican leadership should not significantly affect the board, Shalleck said he expects some vigorous debate over early voting sites. “Hopefully, it will be as congenial and nonpartisan as possible,” Shalleck said. The county expanded from fiveearlysitestoninefor2014.The election board selects the sites. Maryland allowed large counties such as Montgomery to operate eight early voting sites, plus one additional site, if officials in the county agreed. Both the County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) supported adding a ninth site, as did the county’s board of elections. The election board also selected its other officers on June 2. Nahid Khozeimeh (R) was elected vice president and Mary Ann Keeffe (D) — the board’s immediate past president — was elected secretary. Also sworn in were newcomer Alexander C. Vincent (R) and returning members David A. Naimon (D), Graciela RiveraOven (D) and Jacqueline L. Phillips (R). Rivera-Oven and Phillips are substitutes and vote only if another member of their party on the board is absent.


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Bethesda group wins Jewish journalism award Friends of Yemin Orde in Bethesda won a first-place Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism from the American Jewish Press Association for its digital newsletter. The newsletter, called Transforming Lives. Empowering Change., is mostly distributed in the U.S. and Israel, according to a news release. It has feature and news stories about Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives, both in Israel. The village is a home, school and safe haven for about 400 at-risk and


Continued from Page A-1 back tied to working with special education and English for Speakers of Other Languages students. Bowers also proposed not purchasing more Chromebook laptops next fiscal year, delaying a technology initiative. The system had planned to spend about $3 million on the laptops in fiscal 2016, after adding laptops and other devices to some classrooms this year. Under Bowers’ plan, the district’s employees would get compensation increases in October, but one pay period later than scheduled. The change would save the district about $3 million. Bowers also recommended more cuts to proposals meant to improve how the district works to narrow its student achievement gap. School board President Patricia O’Neill said Tuesday she anticipates the board will vote for Bowers’ plan.



immigrant youth from around the world who have suffered trauma, including isolation, abandonment, extreme poverty and family dysfunction. Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and the educational initiatives. One of the newsletters cited by the contest judges is at

Cornerstone Montgomery, a Bethesda nonprofit that supports people with mental health issues, is working with the Bank of Georgetown on a new social media campaign, #MentalHealthMatters. The initiative is designed to help remove the stigma associated with those dealing with mental health is-

sues by raising awareness through social media and sharing personal stories aimed at empowering vulnerable members of the community, according to a news release from the bank. Participants are encouraged to share their personal stories on Cornerstone Montgomery’s blog, Facebook page or Twitter page, using the hashtag #MentalHealthMatters. The blog is at cornerstonemontgomery. org, under the Press Room tab. The campaign kicked off May 29 and runs through Oct. 10, which is Mental Health Awareness Day. Cornerstone Montgomery provides mental health and substance use services, with more than 200 volunteers and 82 locations in the county. Georgetown Bank of Washington has two branches in the county, in Bethesda and Chevy Chase.

“This is a hand that we’ve been dealt,” she said. “While none of us are happy about it, I think this is a reasonable way to address the shortfall.” O’Neill said she’s “very worried” about the fiscal ’17 budget, which will pose a bigger challenge. The district will start that budget process “in a hole.” “I hope we don’t get screwed by the state again,” she said. District officials had hoped to receive $35 million from the state through the Geographic Cost of Education Index. The index provides additional money to school systems where the cost of education is higher. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), however, decided to fund the index at 50 percent, a loss of more than $17 million from what the county expected. Doug Prouty, president of the Montgomery County Education Association, said the school-based positions are the biggest part of Bowers’ plan.

“It’s going to be difficult, especially if this sort of pattern keeps up for more years than it has already. Then, it’s going to be really difficult to maintain the quality of instruction we have in the school system right now,” Prouty said. The compensation increase delays are “not ideal,” he said, but are “a good solution” given the circumstances. The county’s final budget provides $27.2 million to the school system from the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust for paying retiree health insurance claims in fiscal 2016. That money must be used to pay for health benefit claims, but frees up to an equal amount for the school system to use otherwise in its operating budget. Tofig said Tuesday that the board plans to take advantage of the full $27.2 million. The board also plans to reduce its contribution to employee pensions by about $10 million and use that money elsewhere in the budget, he said.

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Volunteer Delaney Harrington of Silver Spring lets Maya Pitch, 8, of Silver Spring listen to her heart during a play day Sunday hosted by MomsRising and Jews United for Justice at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase. The afternoon was an opportunity for the parents to show their support for paid sick days legislation in Montgomery County, organizers said.




that many were frustrated or not aware students were losing outdoor time. Some had taken their children to an allergist after they inhaled dust from the field, she said. The field’s condition also has sparked health concerns for some students with asthma, Ferguson said. The play area’s state was caused by “a lethal combination” of overuse and compact dirt, Coleman said. James Song, the director of the school system’s Department of Facilities Management, said the district made several attempts to restore the field. “The grass field just could not accommodate all the heavy usage,” he said. The most recent effort to improve the field made it beautiful for about a month, Morris said, but the area gets “torn up.” Somerset is one of the smallest elementary school sites in the district at just under three acres, Song said. The limited site space means the field is heavily used. The problem of field overuse is not unique to Somerset, he said, though it is more apparent at the elementary school and in the downcounty area. “All our school fields are really heavily in demand both by the school use as well as the community use,” he said. The current estimate for the turf field engineering and installation costs at Somerset is about $550,000, Song said. The field will require about $6,000 to $7,000 each year for maintenance, he said, a cost that will also fall to the foundation and PTA. Ferguson said the PTA already earmarked $54,321 for the field. The number, she said, evokes a 5-4-3-2-1 countdown — “a symbol of, here we go.” Artificial turf seems to be the answer, she said, given the failed efforts to restore the grass field and the field’s continued heavy use. “We can’t see any other possibility,” she said.

An engineering report from the Federal Transit Administration forecasts that the Purple Line will see 56,100 daily riders by 2035. Meanwhile, a travel forecast report from the Maryland Transit Administration projects Purple Line ridership at 64,550 by 2030 and 69,300 by 2040. About 5,000 more riders are added in the MTA report if University of Maryland students and special boardings are counted. A federal transit spokesman said Tuesday he was checking on a response. A state transit official could not be reached for comment. Robert J. Riker of Chevy Chase, who worked as a management engineer for 30 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, reviewed the reports and said he thinks that even the lower figure from the federal agency is significantly high. “That level of ridership cannot be handled by the number of trains they propose,”

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The PTA wants to replace the playing field at Somerset Elementary School with a turf field.

Somerset would join six district high schools with artificial turf fields. Song said high schools are the only schools where the district considers adding artificial turf. If there is money left over during a revitalization/expansion project at a high school, he said, school officials consider turf in the stadium field. School board member Jill Ortman-Fouse said during the board’s May 26 meeting that she appreciated the publicprivate partnership making the field possible. “I think we’re going to have to do a lot more of that because we just don’t have the money,” she said. “Academics comes first.” Ortman-Fouse said she wants to create partnerships with the county’s high-needs schools that have overused fields and could benefit from artificial turf. Coleman said the school system could make the process clearer and easier for communities pursuing a partnership with the district for similar projects. “I want to share everything that we’ve learned, so someone doesn’t have to go through this learning curve again,” she said.

Continued from Page A-1 the school. It wasn’t even really a school — I mean there was barely a roof,” said sophomore Maddie Wislar. The building was just down the street from the new school the organization had built with the money the high schoolers had raised funds: $3,500, collected over a year, from each student, Wislar said. Fundraising activities included a baby sitting night, and the students also asked friends and families for donations. “The school that they had was dirt floor, corrugated tin, no windows, very loud when it rained and just very poor conditions,” said Larracuente, who had taught eighth-grade Spanish to most of the students who were on the trip and introduced them to the organization. Their school had just two rooms, where children crowded on logs and tires to listen to their lessons, Wislar said. The new school has more space for the students to pursue their passion to learn — three big rooms, each the size of the two rooms in the old school combined, she said. “Kids are kids everywhere,

he said. Riker, who also at one time owned a transportation consulting firm, said the federal agency might have realized “as they went along that the numbers are incompatible with other technical numbers, and they have made some corrections.” Ralph Bennett, president of the Silver Spring advocacy group Purple Line Now, said the ridership projections were “conservative.” Opponents of the project are “using anything they can” to try to discredit it, he said. “Ridership on these types of projects usually exceeds the projection numbers,” Bennett said. The Purple Line differs from other single rail line projects because the ends are connecting to established Metro lines, he said. “There are huge population and job centers along the proposed line,” Bennett said. “The number of people who will logically use this line is gigantic.” Riker said he knew of projections on various rail projects that have turned out to be significantly high. The federal report updated a July evalua-

right? They’re hungry for knowledge. They want to please,” she said. “They’re appreciative, but there’ssomethingsospecialabout a community like the one we entered into where they truly appreciate being educated.” The Whitman students brought school supplies and toys for the children, including soccer balls. But when they went to pump up the balls, they soon realized their pump was defective. “Right away one of the kids from Guatemala ran and got some newspaper or something and helped us screw the pump onto the ball so we could pump it up,” Larracuente said. “Really different skills [that] we have here in America. The kids here are book smart, right? But they have a lot of common sense and a lot of resourcefulness over there.” She said she noticed the indigenous children’s quick thinking throughout the trip. The Whitman students “didn’t have a clue about how underprivileged these rural Guatemalan kids are until we got there, and yet at the same time we felt these kids were special,” she said. “They were smart; they were clever; they were resourceful; they were positive and compassionate, loving children.

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The Whitman students played with the children and painted the new school yellow with blue trim. They also had the opportunity to shadow adults in the village. Allie Lerner, also a sophomore at Whitman, followed a woman who walked her and her group through the daily chores. “She taught us how to make tortillas, this corn milk drink; she let us feed her chicken, and she showed us her room,” Lerner said. “I could tell she felt like she was excited to show us what she had, and she really appreciated what she had.” Larracuente remembers a funny moment in her group, when a student couldn’t do the dishes, because he had stitches in his hand. “The boy was like, ‘Well what am I going to do?’” Larracuente said. “We said, well, here’s a broom; go sweep the floor. So he starts sweeping and he goes, ‘Wait a minute, senora, I’m sweeping a dirt floor. How do I do this?’ “The other girl goes, ‘Are you kidding? There’s feathers and pebbles. Don’t you see them? Just sweep it, come on.” The students also spent time teaching the children about waste management. The community has no waste system, so when the


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tion, calling for reducing Purple Line service by one early-morning hour on weekdays and by three hours on weekends. But Riker doubted that would account for even part of the difference in ridership forecasts because he didn’t think there would be many new riders during the early-morning hours. The ridership figures in the state report were prepared using the regional travel forecasting model maintained by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, according to that document. The model uses population and employment data, approved zoning and highway and other transit networks to calculate the expected demand. Bennett was not happy about Hogan continuing to delay a decision on the project, saying it was costing millions of dollars to put it off. Purple Line Now invited Hogan on Monday to visit the projected route in response to a spokesman’s comment in The Baltimore Sun that the governor wasn’t aware of being invited to tour the Purple Line corridor.

trash piles up, they just burn it — not an environmentally friendly disposal method. “In Guatemala, there is just trash everywhere and, especially in the community, they didn’t really know what to do with trash,” Lerner said. The students made connections with the children and hope to take more trips and get more students involved by forming a club. “We all created such great bonds with these children,” Lerner said. “We plan on going back in two years, and we really think the children will remember us.” She said this was her first service trip and it taught her that true happiness isn’t about the money that surrounds her in America. She said that knowledge made these children genuinely happy, and it was nice to see that kind of happiness exist. “I live in Bethesda, and they call it ‘Bethesda Bubble,’ because you don’t really see real poverty,” Lerner said. “Everyone’s the same, and I wanted to be able to make a difference and know that I was making a difference on someone else’s life and that I could help other people, because that money, they need it so much more than I do.”


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Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.7 percent, according to federal data, the first time it’s been under 4.0 percent since December 2008 during the Great Recession. April’s county rate tied Howard County’s for the lowest in the state. The state rate in April, not seasonally adjusted, was 4.9 percent.

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53 townhouses coming to King Farm Streetscape Partners of Rockville is teaming up with a Los Angeles company to build 53 townhouses in King Farm in Rockville. The four-story townhouses on King Farm Boulevard will range from 1,800 to 2,250 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, according to a news release. Each will have a two-car garage; some will have decks and rooftop terraces. The project is Streetscape’s second collaboration with Remark Land and Housing, a division of the Resmark Cos., a private equity firm. The first is a condominium development in Washington, D.C.

Not Your Average Joe’s opening in Bethesda Not Your Average Joe’s of Middleboro, Mass., plans to open its second Maryland restaurant July 5 in the Georgetown Square Shopping Center on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. The casual restaurant plans to hire more than 100 employees, according to a company news release.

Bethesda Fine Art has moved to 4931 Cordell Ave. The new gallery will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday during the Bethesda Art Walk.

Medical society inducts president, board members The Montgomery County Medical Society recently inducted its 2015-16 president and executive board members. Dr. Shannon Pryor, who is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is the new president. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a medical degree from Tulane University’s medical school. The physicians on the executive board are Stephen Rockower, immediate past president; Lynne Diggs, president-elect; Natasha Herz, vice president; Jesse Sadikman, secretary; and Larry Green, treasurer.

Walker & Dunlop names senior vice president Walker & Dunlop of Bethesda named Dan Martin senior vice president in its capital markets group. Previously, Martin was a regional manager at GE Capital Real Estate, an investment officer at Amresco Capital and a treasury analyst at the Peterson Cos. Martin holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Maryland a master’s in finance from George Mason University.

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Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin are big beer fans. Making a documentary on the craft beer industry was a topic right up their alley. The Silver Spring residents, who grew up in Howard County, have found welcoming fans in film festivals for “Blood, Sweat, and Beer.” The 70-minute documentary centers on two main venues — Backshore Brewing Co. in Ocean City and the Brew Gentlemen Beer Co. in Braddock, Pa. Along the way, the couple interviewed representatives of more than 100 other breweries across the country to supplement the two main subjects. Those included others in Maryland, such as Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick. One of the more surprising aspects they learned during the two-year project was how difficult it can be to start and operate a brewery, said Hiden, 27. Recent changes in laws have allowed craft breweries in Montgomery County to distribute their beer directly to other venues rather than through the county, he noted. “They don’t just make beer and sell it,” Hiden said. “There are a lot of challenges involved, including dealing with legal roadblocks and lawsuits.” Danny Robinson, founder of Backshore, changed the name of his brewery from Shorebilly Brewing Co. in the midst of a federal trademark infringement lawsuit. The owners of Teal Bay Alliances filed the lawsuit in 2013,

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Silver Spring documentarians Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin spent two years making “Blood, Sweat and Beer,” a documentary about the craft beer industry. Standing in Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring while assistant brewers Chris Surrusco and Kevin Corcoran clean tanks, they hold the cameras they used to make the video. claiming they had trademarked Shorebilly to sell T-shirts. In January, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled that Teal Bay had “no right to interfere” with Robinson’s use of the Shorebilly name, according to federal court records. The case is under appeal. The Brew Gentlemen provides a compelling story since the founders are trying to help the town of Braddock near Pittsburgh make a comeback from lean economic times, said Irvin, also 27. “It’s a town that lost thousands of residents after the steel industry collapsed,” she said. “The founders hope to provide jobs and do their part to revitalize the town.” The filmmakers said they have learned much of their craft

on the fly and through experience. Hiden majored in history at Washington College, while Irvin majored in journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. They purchased a “decent” camera and have found a big aid through technology while handling duties such as on-air interviews, filming and editing. They raised money on Kickstarter. “We have a crew of two,” Hiden said. The beer film debuted in March at the DC Independent Film Festival. They were greatly pleased with the reception. “It was sold out. There was a line of people who couldn’t get in,” Hiden said. Screenings followed in other cities, such as Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Chicago and An-

chorage. Others are scheduled this summer, including at the SouthSide Film Festival in Bethlehem, Pa., June 11 and 13, and at the Flix Brewhouse in Des Moines, Iowa, June 18. They plan to release the film through various platforms in the fall. In 2010, Hiden and Irvin quit their desk jobs and did a documentary, “The Dream Share Project,” on how certain people pursue careers they love. They wrote a book, “Build Your Dreams: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love,” published by Running Press. “We have ideas for another documentary, and another book,” Hiden said. “But right now, we are focusing on marketing this current film.”


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Miss Rebecca Day 30, of Gaithersburg passed away unexpectedly on June, 2, 2015. She was the loving daughter of Randy and Patricia Hart.

George Armstrong Elliott III died on January 28, 2015 at the Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. He was 85 years old. George was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 24, 1929, the son of George Armstrong Elliott, Junior, and Amy Lewis (Rupert) Thomas. George had three careers after graduating from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York 1951. First, he spent 10 years covering politics for newspapers in the Wilmington/Baltimore area. Then he went to work for Spiro T. Agnew as administrative assistant, press secretary and speech writer. As speech writer he wrote a position paper that contributed to Mr. Agnew’s victory in the political campaign to become Governor of Maryland in 1966. [Mr. Agnew was later found guilty of tax evasion while serving as Vice President to Richard Nixon and was forced to resign.] George also served as a speech writer for Governor John H. Chafee of Rhode Island, Governor Albert H. Quie of Minnesota and Representative Margaret M. Heckler of Massachusetts, among others. George was also a Ford Foundation fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism from 1963 to 1964. Finally, the ink in his veins turned to watercolor. By 1993 George was fully engrossed and learned as a Chinese brush artist. Family members were all gifted one of his fine brush paintings. He served as President of the International Artists Support Group which helps artists show their work in China, Russia, India and Egypt. Many of his paintings were donated to the group. More recently George spent much of his time visiting his wife, Shirley, at the Collingswood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, Maryland, who has her own struggles with Parkinson’s disease. George was popular with the residents there for his wit, ability to pick longshots on horse races and his knowledge of World War II and movies. George leaves his beloved wife of 49 years, Shirley Henin Elliott, brothers, Anthony Elliott, Donald Thomas, Sterling Thomas, a sister, Jinx Elliott and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 1951687

Born August 30, 1984 in Olney, Maryland, Becky was a loving and caring person to all those she encountered. She worked as a medical assistant in Gaithersburg. She was a great friend, listener, and extremely giving. She had a strong personality as was evident by working diligently to overcome many obstacles and adverse conditions in her life. She loved her nieces and nephew and was a lover of all animals especially her beloved dog Nala. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters; Monica Kolbjornsen, Jessica Day and her brother Ryan Hart. Nieces, Danielle and Alexis and Nephew Dylan along with additional friends and family. A visitation will take place from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday June 13th at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15N in Frederick, MD. A funeral service will begin at 3:00pm with Pastor Tim May officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist family with funeral expenses at w3z83u4

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Brian T.L. Hunt passed away on the evening of May 27, 2015 in the presence of his dear wife Nancy and their supportive friends. After suffering prolonged illness, his leaving this world was peaceful and his wishes were fulfilled to be surrounded by love, laughter, music, and storytelling. Brian obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at Otterbein College in 1968, his Masters of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School in 1971, and completed extensive graduate work at Georgetown University in pursuit of a PhD in Biomedical Ethics. For 15 years, Brian served in various capacities as a United Methodist Minister before he began his career at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in 1988. He started at MMMC as a part-time chaplain and quickly moved into other roles to include Director of Emergency Preparedness which he performed throughout his years of service. 13 years ago, Brian was given the special opportunity to design and implement the Palliative Care Program at MMMC. This program brought Brian profound challenge and he was hugely satisfied to be a part of such a meaningful approach to patient care. Brian was born in Canton, Ohio to James and Ruth Hunt on June 26, 1947. He married Nancy Frances Hunt in October of 1994. He was devoted to Nancy and his beloved stepchildren and their families; Joseph Petrucci, his wife, Nicki, and daughter, Belle of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Edward Petrucci, his wife, Kelly, and daughters, Adriana and Gemma of Windsor, Colorado. His previous marriage to Katherine Hunt ended by divorce in 1987. Together they had one son, Brian Nathan Hunt, of Richmond, Virginia. A Memorial Service was held for Brian on June 8 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory can be made to the MGH Health Foundation for the Addiction and Mental Health Center, at 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832, Attn: Debbie Harner. 1951689

Obituary Mrs. Bena Harl of Olney Maryland passed away May 31, 2015 at the age of 84 due to age and complications of diabetes. Born Bena Irene Ling in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mrs. Harl spent several years in the U.S. Navy where she met her future husband, Eben Jesse Harl (who passed away in 2005). She worked at various locations including the Coca Cola Company, and the Atomic Energy Commission (now the Department of Energy). A lifelong Baptist, Mrs. Harl was most recently a member of the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she was a member of the choir for about 40 years, and, at various times, volunteered in the nursery, taught Sunday School, along with other church activities. She spent most of her free time doing handicrafts. She completed hundreds of projects including knitting, crocheting, and quilting, among others. She won several ribbons from the Montgomery County Fair. She is survived by two sisters, Nancy Taylor of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Kathleen Ling of Chattanooga, Tennessee, three children, Jesse Mark Harl and his wife Jill Campbell Harl, of Germantown, Maryland, and Dawne Karen and Brian Lance Harl of Olney, Maryland, one granddaughter, Emilie Marie Harl, and one great-granddaughter, Rachael Mya Harl, both of Germantown, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Montgomery Hospice 1355 Piccard Drive Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 She will be cremated and interred with her husband, Eben Jesse Harl at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 54, Grave 3726. The family will be meeting privately for a celebration of her life.


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Obituary Millicent June Pixler “Millie” (Age 83) On Sunday, June 7, 2015, of Rockville, MD. Beloved wife for 62 years of H. David Pixler; mother of David Lynn Pixler and Tamara Beth Pixler; proud grandmother of Jasmine Dana Pixler Skully (Dane A. Skully) and PO2 Steffan Michael Pixler, USN. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 12 to 1 PM, with Funeral Service at 1 PM. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Montgomery County Unit, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910.










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a regional NPR music show, festival President Bruce Krohmer answered an ad placed by Dave Lorentz, who wanted to start a jazz festival. Krohmer became one of the early organizers and eventually took over as producer when Lorentz left the area. “Jazz music is America’s gift to the world,” said Krohmer, a teacher and musician. “With this festival, we’ve been trying to keep an educational component and add something new when we can, while keeping jazz free for the people.” The event also includes free workshops.

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There’s much to like in a recent agreement between Montgomery and Howard counties to investigate police-related deaths in each other’s jurisdictions. If someone dies in the custody of, or during an interaction with, a Montgomery County police officer, the Howard County state’s attorney’s office will review the evidence and decide whether criminal charges are apMONTGOMERY, propriate. Montgomery County’s HOWARD prosecutor’s office PROSECUTORS will do the same SMART TO for Howard County REVIEW EACH cases. a promisOTHER’S CASES ing It’s sign that both counties are striving to be fair and accountable when scrutiny is needed. This especially matters because police-related deaths across the country — in Ferguson, Mo.; New York City; North Charleston, S.C.; Baltimore city; and other areas — have sparked public outrage. In some cases, there have been strong feelings in the community that officers should have been held criminally responsible for a death, but weren’t. It’s common practice for a police department, when faced with allegations against one of its own employees, to have a neighboring agency investigate. However, Montgomery and Howard prosecutors say their evidence-review agreement is the first of its kind in Maryland. Jaded critics could write off this extra step as meaningless symbolism, convinced that police and prosecutors work closely enough that they will watch out for each other, no matter the jurisdiction. Then we see otherwise, such as when the state’s attorney in Baltimore filed criminal charges against six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The skepticism that the fix is in isn’t universally justified. Police work can be remarkably difficult and fraught with grave life-and-death decisions. Sometimes, killing one person to protect the lives of others is understandable. According to a Washington Post report about a May 19 encounter in Arlington, Va., a man with a metal pole threatened officers responding to a call about a disturbance. An officer tried to use a Taser, but it didn’t work at first, and the man hit the officer in the face with the pole. The officer tried again to use the Taser and ended up hitting a second officer instead. When the man swung the metal pole again, the officer shot him three times in his upper body, killing him, the Post wrote, based on the latest information from police. If this account holds true, it’s an example of a split-second decision about the use of deadly force. If deadly violence isn’t justified, a police officer should be held accountable, too, just as anyone else would. Montgomery County already has a pending investigation that Howard County will review — the May 12 death of Dajuan Graham, 40, of Burtonsville. On May 10, Graham was seen acting erratically in the Briggs Chaney area, according to police. When a woman tried to get Graham to stop walking in the roadway of Castle Boulevard, he punched the woman in the face, police said. Observers suspected that Graham was under the influence of PCP. Graham reportedly ignored multiple orders by police to take his hands out of his pockets. An officer then shocked Graham with a Taser. Graham fell down and was taken to a hospital, where he later assaulted an officer and security staff, according to police. Two days later, he died. Montgomery County police have been open with information about what happened and the officers who were involved. That’s a sharp contrast to inexcusable secrecy from the police department in Fairfax County, Va., after an officer there shot and killed a man who had his hands up during a call in 2013, according to police records reported by The Washington Post. It took a court order to force the police department to release details of the call, including the officer’s name, 17 months later. The county has settled a wrongful death suit with the victim’s family, the Post reported. Montgomery County police and prosecutors have demonstrated that they can be transparent and straightforward in handling cases of policerelated deaths, giving the community reason to have faith in their impartiality and professionalism. The reciprocal agreement with Howard County enhances that reputation.

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Public health should not be compromised by poultry The United States Department of Agriculture announced that more than 45 million chickens and turkeys have been euthanized since March because the present vaccines are not effective against the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus. Avian flu strains (H5N2, H5N8, H5N1) have been detected in U.S. birds in the past few months. The question is why, during the worst outbreak of bird flu in commercial poultry and wild flocks since 1980, does the Rockville City Council want to change zoning laws and allow backyard poultry now. In Asia and Africa, a form of H5N1 resulted in human infections of farm workers. These health concerns, in addition to the endemic problem of salmonella contamination, are public health issues that are best monitored by the Department of Agriculture in a commercial setting rather than the Rockville City Council, whose expertise is urban rather than rural. If backyard poultry are allowed in Rockville, there must be protections for the unsuspecting residents: licenses, education, and, above all, inspections to protect the chickens from abusive treatment and unclean practices. Refuse from chickens should be red-bagged as biohazardous waste and picked up by appropriate haulers. The infection potential of chickens should not be underestimated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that backyard chickens should not come in contact with children, seniors, pregnant women and those with


Betsy Newman feeds wood sorrel to her four chickens in the backyard of her home in Gaithersburg. Newman rented hens and a coop from a local company to decide if she wanted to commit to raising chickens. compromised immune systems. They should be kept away from areas where food is eaten — patios. Cities cannot exist without strong public health laws. If the City Council wants to bring farming practices into this environment, the costs of public health must be born by those

residents with licenses to maintain backyard poultry and not those who buy their eggs at the supermarket. They should also bear the costs of rodent and pest control in contiguous properties because of the chicken coops. Even the proverbial fox in the henhouse will become a reality of

concern. Rockville does have foxes, although they usually keep their distance. But, regardless of where we get our eggs, it is important to wash our hands after touching raw eggs because of salmonella. Joan Selinger, Rockville

Changes create more doubt about accuracy of Purple Line projections Has anybody noticed? The Purple Line ridership numbers have been revised downwards. The Federal Transit Administration’s recently released “New Starts Engineering” highlights a Purple Line ridership forecast for 2035 of 56,100 daily trips. This is a remarkable, if insufficient, move in the direction of reality. The MTA’s August 2013 Final Environmental Impact Statement calculated a ridership forecast for 2030 of 69,300 daily trips, which was increased to 74,160 for 2040, assuming the typical transit growth rate for the Washington area of 7 percent per de-

cade. These numbers formed the basis for benefit calculations, like those of the Sierra Club, which cited information that said the Purple Line would take 17,000 cars off the road. Using the new FTA-reported 56,100 represents a reduction of more than 20 percent in predicted ridership and revenue. But even a daily load of 56,000 passengers cannot be distributed on the Purple Line’s 21 stations during the time periods predicated. And opening-day capacity, determined by peak period operations, can never be increased because of right-of-way design

limitations. The MTA also reported the following changes: weekday service is reduced from 139 to 130 trains a day through eliminating service between midnight and 1 a.m. and reducing other late-night trips. One estimate going up, however, is the number of 90-foot trolleys required to operate from opening day onward, now increased to 58. Never mind that the lay-up yard planned and priced for the down-sized Lyttonsville facility could not possibly accommodate 5,220 feet of trains. Robert J. Riker, Chevy Chase

Chickens will mean headaches for Rockville The proposal to allow the keeping chickens in Rockville backyards, if passed, will be one big headache “coming up ‘The Pike.’” For every neighbor who may “keep chickens” and be ever so pleased about their flock of Rhode Island Reds or Plymouth Rocks and their five (maybe) eggs a day, there will be several more neighbors nearby who are not too pleased with the manure odor, the frequent appearance of predators — the friendly neighborhood fox

or coyote — or the appearance of rats (rats like chicken eggs). And then, most surely, Rockville will have to hire a chicken control officer to settle disputes between disgruntled neighbors. And, if you go to sell your house, be prepared for buyers to not be very happy about the chicken coop and odor in your neighbor’s backyard. And maybe your property abuts to three or four yards and you could have a possible three or four chicken coops gracing your

view. Most of us do not have large yards, and chickens in close quarters are not good neighbors. There was a “straw vote” by the mayor and council, 3-2 in favor of chickens, though most residents are not happy with the idea. There will be a final vote on the issue on June 15 at the mayor and council meeting. Please e-mail the mayorandcouncil@rockillemd. gov to vote against chickens in Rockville. Elizabeth M. Spano, Rockville

When there are problems, propose solutions This is in response to Michael Hoxie’s letter to the editor (“Not the finest moments for school board,” June 3), in which he correctly identifies problems created by the Montgomery County Board of education — or at least exacerbated by the board’s actions. The problems are additional examples of what have been characterized as “attitudinal” problems. While Mr. Hoxie’s concluding statement (“Something is rotten in the county of Montgomery”) may or may not be accurate, as

it stands, it reflects an additional attitudinal issue quite common in our society — namely, identifying problems, but making no attempt to propose solutions. As a member of the First Steps Coalition, I have committed to helping the board of education begin to solve some of its attitudinal problems, by providing it with detailed directives on how to address three such problems. One involves the obvious need for curricular attention to “civics.” The First Steps Coalition has

no delusions that its actions will solve all of the ills of our public education system. We have simply chosen to be part of the solution. And we recognize that “even a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” For more information on the First Steps Coalition, readers can send an email to, and, if they request it, we will send them our position paper. Mark R. Adelman, Kensington

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Regulations, taxes on e-cigarettes are excessive The Gazette recently posted an opinion on the “banning” of e-cigs indoors by the council, as needed or as “should be,” if I recall. The so called emperors Thereof Montgomery County do not know the facts. There are two, yes, two chemicals in e-cigs. Propylene glycol is a colorless liquid. It is used in coffee, ice cream and soda. Vegetable glycerin is clear, and used in soaps and toothpaste, derived naturally from plants. And then there is nicotine. Yes, it is bad and yes, it is addictive. But it is not absorbed through the skin, which is a preposterous claim by the round table (Montgomery County Council). And to get even better, now they will tax it. Wonderful idea. Let’s run all the vape stores out of business in the county. The thoughts of a few should not influence or control the many. David Gust, Rockville

Benefit concert was a success The Gazette, in its May 6 edition, announced the premiere concert in the Washington area of Music for Food. Held in Bethesda on May 16, the concert was a rousing success, both artistically and financially. The music was gorgeous, and we raised over $22,000 for the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg. We thank the community for coming out to support this effort to reduce hunger in our midst. Ann H. Franke, Washington, D.C.

The writer helped organize the Music for Food benefit concert.

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Posted online by 8 a.m. the following day. SUMMER FOOTBALL: Receiver Chris Green (pictured) and his Blair High School teammates are scheduled to compete this weekend in the Prince George’s County Passing League. BOYS BASKETBALL: Flowers vs. B-CC, 6 p.m., Tuesday.


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Three potential season-opening games for the Bethesda Big Train Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League team were cancelled on Tuesday, Wednesday,

and Thursday, due to rain. Needless to say, Bethesda players grew a little restless in the days leading up to Friday’s game against the Gaithersburg Giants. The layoff didn’t appear to effect the Big Train pitching staff, however, as they allowed just three hits in a 4-0 win against the Giants. “Those guys have been driving me crazy,” Big Train coach Sal Colangelo said. “They’re here, wanting to play. Can’t control Mother Nature, but when you get out you make the best of it.”

Bethesda starting pitcher Drew Strotman, a Sunnyvale, Calif. native, earned the win in five innings pitched. He allowed each of the three hits and struck out six. Strotman didn’t face more than four batters in any inning. “Threw a lot of curveballs early. That was working for me,” said Strotman who plays at St. Mary’s College in California. “Getting ahead in the count was big.

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Bethesda Big Train’s Brandon Hunley tags out Gaithersburg Giants’ Patrick Mathis during Friday’s Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League game in Gaithersburg.

Line drive incident sparks debate on safety Softball community considers mandatory face masks



Germantown native Tori Finucane, who just wrapped up her sophomore season as the University of Missouri softball team’s ace, said she was adamantly against wearing protective gear in the pitcher’s circle. “I just always thought it would mess me up or something to have [a face mask] on my face,” Finucane said. “I never really even wore a mouth guard. I never liked anything extra on me when I had to throw.” Finucane no longer has much of a choice. On May

24 — on national television — she was struck in the face around her left eye by a hard line drive during Missouri’s NCAA Softball Super Regional at the University of California, Los Angeles. Fortunately for Finucane, the damage was minimal, but with worse luck the line drive could’ve resulted in a life-threatening injury. She has since been advised by her doctors to wear a face mask moving forward. The occurrence, which silenced the packed stadium at UCLA, brought to light an ongoing discussion regarding possible mandatory facial protection for infielders — primarily for pitchers and first and third basemen — at the national but also local level. Blair High School coach

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Gaithersburg Giants’ Drew Aherne catches an out against the Bethesda Big Train during Friday’s Ripken League baseball game in Gaithersburg.

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It didn’t drive in any runs, nor did it lead to a victory, but Drew Aherne’s lead-off single — a line drive into centerfield — in the eighth inning of the Gaithersburg Giants game against the Herndon Braves on Sunday was a big deal for the Whitman High

School graduate (Class of 2014). The former All-Gazette baseball player was coming off a frustrating freshman season at Lafayette College, where he went 3-for-38 at the plate. Aherne said the Division I competition was tougher than he anticipated. Now playing in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League this summer, Aherne has the opportunity to improve against the type of collegiate pitching he faced as a freshman. His hit on Sunday was a sign that he might be breaking out of his slump.

“I didn’t expect to struggle that much, but I think, in my opinion, I still had some good at-bats,” Aherne said. “I still hit the ball hard a lot. Didn’t strike out a lot. I got on base. Could’ve done better, but I’m not going to let it affect me.” Though Aherne struggled in his first college season, he still had a .286 on-base percentage, walking as many times (11) as he struck out. When he was making contact, it was solid, he said, whether the play resulted

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Blake High School pitcher Ellie Smethurst throws to first base April 28 during the softball game against Wootton.

Washington Spirit pick up a point in tying Boston Breakers Washington remains unbeaten on its Boyds home field this season



Saturday’s 1-1 tie against the Boston Breakers at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds was a game of missed opportunities for the Washington Spirit women’s professional soccer team. But while coach Mark Parsons admitted there were feelings of frustration among his players at the end of

the night — the team dictated play for much of the game but failed to convert on numerous prime scoring chances — Washington still walked away from the result with a point toward its National Women’s Soccer League standing and a good feeling about its game heading into the next stretch of the season. “Basically what I said to the team was, I know there’s going to be a lot of emotion and they’ll be upset [with the result] but we played extremely well and we had opportunities,” Parsons said. “If we play games like that every single week we’re going to win more games than we’re going to tie and we’re not going to lose.

“It’s been a good start to the season, and this will be a good chance to refocus.” Katherine Reynolds, defender “We lacked a little bit in front of the goal, but that is not a problem, we were creating [chances] all game and that is something we can work on.” With Saturday’s tie, Washington (4-3-2) remains unbeaten at home. The Spirit currently sits in second place in the NWSL with 14 points, just one be-

hind Chicago Red Stars in first with 15. Boston (3-3-2) is third with 11 points. Washington is scheduled to travel to Chicago on June 27 after the league’s two-week World Cup hiatus, a time Parsons said the Spirit will use to recover, physically and mentally. Washington has played the past two games without

stalwart midfielder Tori Huster, who has been acting as the team’s captain in the absence of defender Ali Krieger, but Parsons said he expects Huster to be back at full strength after the break. Washington won all three of its onegoal decisions against the Red Stars a year ago, two of them away in Chicago. “I think the break will be good, we can focus on a few things we need to improve,” said defender Katherine Reynolds. “It’s been a good start to the season and this will be a good chance to refocus.” Washington, which relied heavily on

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Throwing a lot of strikes.â€? Strotman made use of his time off by sightseeing. “First day I got here we went to D.C., saw some stuff,â€? he said. “That was my ďŹ rst time, so that was cool. Last few days, just been kind of laying low. Getting a feel for this weather. I know this isn’t normal.â€? Led by right-ďŹ elder Cody Brown, who went 3-for-5 as the leadoff hitter, the Big Train offense had nine hits and did most of its damage early. Brown reached base and scored in each of his ďŹ rst two at-bats, with a double in the ďŹ rst inning and a single in the third. He scored the game’s opening run in the ďŹ rst on an error. Bethesda added three more runs in the third, all with two outs. Brown, who scored on a single by another St. Mary’s player (shortstop Zach Kirtley), started the rally. Kirtley went 2-4 with a run batted in. Designated hitter Brandon Gum of George Mason University drove in two more runs on a single. “We come straight from ball with our clubs back at school, so I guess the rest days are pretty good. But we were ready to play,â€? said Brown who plays college baseball in his home state at Mississippi State University. “At the top of the lineup, just trying to get on base. Let everybody else hit me in. Work the count, see some pitches.â€? Gaithersburg starting pitcher Kevin Ross, a Towson player and graduate of Good Counsel High School, took the loss. In four innings of work, he allowed ďŹ ve hits and three earned runs. Four different relievers got work for the Gi-

Louie Hoelman said he and other Montgomery County athletes and coaches were affected by the incident. While the vast majority of the county’s athletes don’t wear the protective face masks — Blazers rising senior third baseman Mildred Devereux and Blake rising junior pitcher Ellie Smethurst are two of the exceptions — coaches have brought up the issue in past meetings, and Hoelman said he would not be surprised if a rule was implemented at the high school level within ďŹ ve years. Softball has become a faster, more powerful game in the past decade, Hoelman said, and it’s important for safety protocol to evolve along with a sport. Pitchers stand only 43 feet from home plate, and there are situations — such as bunt defenses — when ďŹ elders get within feet of the batter’s box. Smethurst, a pitcher, said she feels more conďŹ dent wearing a face mask and would encourage inďŹ elders to do the same. “I think people would get used to it,â€? Smethurst said. “People think you can’t see out of it,

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Gaithersburg Giants Collin McGowan tags out Bethesda Big Train’s Brandon Hunley during Friday’s Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League game in Gaithersburg.

ants, who didn’t allow another run after the third inning. Gaithersburg (0-2) began its season on Wednesday in a 10-2 loss to the defending league champion Baltimore Redbirds. Coach Jeff Rabberman said beginning the season against the league’s top two teams is a good measuring stick for the Giants and that there’s a simple solution to get their bats going. “You just keep swinging,� Rabberman said. “It was some pretty good pitchers we saw tonight. Sometimes you got to tip your hat. And early on, second game of the wood bat season, it’s slow getting around. Keep grinding and keep on swinging. These guys are very, very capable of being good offensive players. That’s not really a worry.�

but that’s totally not true, there are just two thin bars across the lower half of your face.â€? Discomfort and vision impairment are two arguments skeptics have presented. But the same issue was debated when the National Federation of State High School Associations mandated in 2006 that all batting helmets be equipped with a face mask or guard. And it turns out batters can see just ďŹ ne. Softball’s comparison to baseball also plays a role, Hoelman said. “Wearing a safety mask is a pretty good idea, but whenever it’s brought up, people think about Title IX,â€? Hoelman said. “It’s like, ‘Baseball doesn’t have a face mask, why should girls wear one?’ But it’s a different game, girls stand a lot closer. To me, that’s not a valid [reason]. We should do anything to keep [the girls] safe.â€? The biggest obstacle at the collegiate level, NCAA Softball Secretary-Rules editor Dee Abrahamson said, is that there is not yet a performance standard for the facial protective equipment. NCAA softball uses National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment-approved helmets and bats, but there has not yet been enough research to

guarantee protection from the newly developed face masks. Therefore, Abrahamson said, the NCAA can’t force its players to wear them. The NFHS, however, does not necessarily abide by NCAA rules — college softball batting helmets are not required to have a face guard. And face masks in the inďŹ eld seem to be becoming more and more popular at the youth level. County coaches said facial protection is a good idea, but many still believe the decision to wear one should be at the player’s discretion. Finucane said she doesn’t disagree, but hopes that the incident will at least spark a conversation among girls and their families. “It’s not an option for me. For me, it’s mandatory,â€? Finucane said. “Ever since I started throwing, I was so against it that I think a little piece of that is still with me, but it’s not a bad idea, I think for the younger kids, to get used to it. I never thought [the ball] would come close to my head, and then it did. You don’t think it’s going to happen to you, and then it does. Taking the right precaution is never a bad idea.â€?


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Continued from Page B-1 in a hit or not. But the Bethesda native said he had a hard time adjusting to the higher-level college pitching. “Guys can just throw it over whenever they want to,â€? Aherne said. “Wherever they want. It’s not like high school.â€? Aherne, who hit .400 as a senior at Whitman, said he considers himself a better hitter than ďŹ elder, but the left ďŹ elder said he’s focusing on making an impact on defense as well. “I just need to calm my nerves a little bit. ... This summer, just get better, reďŹ ne my game. Work on what I struggled with,â€? Aherne said. The Giants (0-4) will need that two-way effort from Aherne and his teammates if they’re to get back on the winning track, but coach Jeff Rabberman said he’s optimistic the team can can rebound from its slow start. “You just keep swinging,â€? Rabberman said. “Keep grinding and keep on swinging. These guys are very, very capable of being good offensive players. That’s not really a worry.â€?


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Four years ago, recent Richard Montgomery High School graduate Kate Payson was out for a stroll with her younger brother in their Olney neighborhood, when she noticed a group of girls playing rugby in the park. “I saw these girls on a field passing the ball backward, and I was like, ‘I need to get into whatever they’re doing,’” Payson said. “I had heard of rugby before. I always found it interesting because girls and boys have the same rules. There’s no, ‘Girls can’t do that’ or, ‘This is too harsh for girls.’ It’s always frustrating to be underestimated because of your gender, so that was a major factor.” While girls rugby is on the rise in this area, it is far from mainstream, and teams are always looking for new players to recruit, Payson said. The girls on the field — Maryland Exiles club members — noticed Payson and invited her over. “They were like, ‘we don’t

know you, but you should play,’” Payson said. “They were automatically very welcoming, similar to everyone in the rugby community.” Last summer, just three years after picking up a rugby ball for the first time, Payson, who played three years of varsity soccer at Richard Montgomery, was one of 50 girls selected from Regional Cup tournaments nationwide to compete in the USA Rugby Stars and Stripes Game. She is headed to Penn State University in the fall to play for the eight-time national champion women’s rugby team and said she hopes to continue to flourish there in the pursuit of competing at an international level. Third-year Maryland Exiles Girls Under-19 coach Valerie Connelly said she has no doubt Payson, whose work ethic she said is largely unrivaled, can accomplish that feat. She’s progressed at a rapid rate, Connelly said, because of her dedication to becoming a true student of the game. She has recently moved from fullback — the last line of defense and a more structured position — to the eight woman, where she has more freedom to move about and can be more involved in scoring.

While Payson is focused on her own individual goals within the sport, Connelly commended her effort to promote the game in the community. “I think rugby teaches this kind of empowerment, this sense of, ‘You can do it,’” Payson said. “It gives girls confidence, which is really important to earn at a young age. As far as the physical aspect, if they have confidence in themselves it will show in the classroom and in social interaction. But it also helps to stay fit and really creates a family within.” The biggest challenge in recruitment is rugby’s stereotype as a violent sport, Connelly and Payson said. Many parents prohibit their children from playing because of fear of injury, but Payson said the sport is safer than people think. “A lot of people tell me, ‘Oh, rugby is like football and soccer, mixed,’” Payson said. “But it’s its own sport. People only say that because it’s a similar shaped ball and you throw it in the air but it’s a much safer sport. For girls in high school, I actually think the highest concussion sport is cheerleading. In four years I have only suffered one minor injury, that’s been less than people I see who play soccer.”



Poolesville High School graduate Patti Maloney was asked to play in an all-star game against Team USA.

County softball players selected to all-star team For the second straight summer, former Poolesville High School softball pitcher Patti Maloney was selected to the Maryland All-Stars team that will take on the U.S. Women’s National Team. The exhibition game is scheduled for June 18 at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. Maloney just finished her junior season with the Fordham University softball team. Also named to the Maryland roster was Germantown native Tori Finucane, who recently completed her sophomore season at the University of Missouri. Finucane missed last year’s game while recovering from an injury.


Blair, Northwest qualify for Ravens’ 7-on-7 tournament The Blair High School football team made its first-ever postseason in the fall, and the Blazers have carried that momentum into this passing league season. On Saturday, the Silver Spring school won a tournament at Williamsport High School, capping off the competition with a 42-35 win over Allegany (Cumberland) and qualifying for the June 19 Ravens 7-on-7 Football Tournament. Blair, along with two-time defending 4A champion Northwest (Germantown), are the two Montgomery County teams that are slated to play in the eight-team championship tournament held at M&T

Bank Stadium in Baltimore.


Sherwood graduate gets shot a pro lacrosse Sherwood graduate and Marist College lacrosse player Mike Begley was picked up by Major League Lacrosse team the Ohio Machine via the 2015 Undrafted College Player Pool, according to a news release by the New York school. The senior middle fielder 2011 FILE PHOTO from Brookeville was named to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Mike Begley Conference All-Star Second Team on June 1 and also earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I All-America Honorable Mention.


Bullis quarterback competes at Elite 11 Bullis School quarterback Dwayne Haskins competed in the Elite 11 semifinals this past weekend in Los Angeles. Elite 11 is considered the nation’s premier competition for high-level high school quarterbacks. Haskins, who committed to play at the University of Maryland on May 15, already holds a spot in the final competition set to take place later this summer.


There is no doubt a major physicality aspect of rugby but it’s less about one big hit than it is about body positioning and core strength, Connelly said. Heads and helmets — which are not even worn in rugby — are not used as weapons. Payson was a soccer player and a soccer player only from age 5 until she reached high school. Rugby opened her eyes to a whole new world, she said. The next step for the Exiles, Connelly and Payson said, is to cultivate youth programs as a feeder to the older team and draw athletes in early. “Rugby is a confidencebuilder,” Connelly said. “The changes people have seen in their daughters have been profound. I don’t think there’s a sport that rivals it because a lot of rugby women ... we have that feeling that strong women don’t tear each other down, they build each other up. And it gets you outside of your comfort zone like you wouldn’t believe. Once in a while [a girl] will have a meltdown and freak out because they got hit hard but then they realize they’re still alive and get up and then feel like nothing can stop them.”

Though its purple reversible jerseys differed from their usual navy and gold garb, the Gaithersburg High School boys basketball team looked to be in regular form Wednesday night at Jewish Day, flying up and down the court and ultimately defeating its opponent, Sherwood, with a heavy dose of points in transition. In many ways, the Trojans 65-55 win looked similar to one authored by last year’s group that finished the season 17-5. But a closer look revealed just how much the Trojans program had changed in that short time. After two years of patrolling the sideline, veteran coach Tom Sheahin stepped down over the offseason, opening the door for longtime junior varsity coach Jeff Holda to assume control of the varsity team. But Sheahin’s departure was just part of the Trojans’ offseason facelift. Gaithersburg lost nearly 50 points per game to graduation, including first team All-Gazette selection Anthony Tarke (26.3) and Geron Brathwaite (14.3) — a versatile pair that headed the Trojans’ transition attack. Gaithersburg often suffocated opponents last season with their incessant run-andgun style — a mantra Holda doesn’t plan to deviate from, even with his relatively fresh crop of talent. “That’s Gaithersburg basketball,” Holda said. “When Tom came here he really emphasized that and set me up and our program with that style of basketball. That’s the style I like to play and the kids love it. It’s not careless or reckless. It’s get up the floor and earn yourself a shot … So we’re going to play that way. That’s how we’re going to beat teams.” When the Trojans occasionally slowed things down, instead opting for more methodical ball movement, the results weren’t as favorable. Gaitherbsurg proved not ready yet to handle the decision-

making of a halfcourt offense — an understandable deficiency for a young backcourt. So, they returned to what they knew, as quick outlet passes and aggressive takes to the hoop saw their lead steadily grow. The Trojans’ transition game was certainly the key to knocking off Sherwood on Wednesday after both teams jumped out to sluggish, sloppy starts in the first ten minutes. Gaithersburg made up for their apparent lack of height with a tenacity on the defensive end that continuously opened up transition opportunities. Late in the game, the Trojans forced three consecutive turnovers, leading to six transition points that pushed their lead to double digits, effectively burying the Warriors hopes of any comeback. “We’re still quick,” rising senior Andy Kwiatkowski said. “We like to run and we’re conditioned. We’ll be fine. We’ll be running, shooting threes and attacking the rim just like last year — just different players.” The story was similar on Sherwood’s sideline, where a roster depleted by eight graduating seniors looked to fill a significant scoring gap left behind by the departure of guard Xavier McCants (17.5). Assistant coach Walt Williams wasted no time beginning to patch up the hole graduation left behind however, as he employed the “platoon system” popularized by the University of Kentucky. The Sherwood assistant started the game substituting rotations of five into the game in an effort to begin identifying viable replacements for the offensive firepower lost over the offseason. “It starts right now,” Williams said. “So that’s the basis behind what we’re doing and the way I’m running the summer league. We have so many guys here that are talented. We’ve got to narrow things down, so I just want to give everyone an opportunity to state their case here in the summer and get into that live action to see what kind of player [they are].”

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STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER Avast, ye landlubbers. Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing, now known under its Heavy Seas Beer label, is the second largest brewery in Maryland and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in December. Heavy Seas, and its founder/ owner and Captain, Maryland beer pioneer and visionary Hugh Sisson, has sailed through some rough waters and heavy storms to achieve their current success. Clipper City Brewing changed the names of its beers to Heavy Seas with the growing popularity of the adventuresome Heavy Seas lines. Sisson was instrumental in getting state legislation passed that allowed for brewpubs in Maryland, and opened the first brewpub in the state in 1989, leaving it to start the predecessor to Heavy Seas Beer. First out of the Heavy Seas docks was Winter Storm, an imperial ESB, at 7.3 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) brew. Winter Storm was followed by Small Craft Warning Über Pils (7 percent ABV); Red Sky At Night, a saison which is no longer made; Peg Leg (8 percent ABV), an imperial stout; and Loose Cannon (7.25 percent ABV), a triple hopped (in the

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Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing, now known under its Heavy Seas Beer label, is the second largest brewery in Maryland and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in December.

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In the past decade, I’ve visited New York two or three times a year for various reasons, mostly to play the role of tourist. I thought I had the parking thing down until a recent visit. I’d ignore the garages with their $11.95 per half-hour specials and find a gem of a space on a side street that would have made George Costanza envious. In all my previous visits, my system had only resulted in one parking ticket when I returned to a metered space a few minutes too late. So on a visit in late May to the Big Apple in which I took my daughter, McKenna, to her first Broadway show, I was as confident as ever in my ability to beat the New York parking system. We made it to the Neil Simon Theatre two hours before the show and parked temporarily in front of the venue on West 52nd Street. There was a “No standing except commercial vehicles” sign, but other noncommercial cars were parked there with people running in to purchase tickets. Besides, we weren’t “standing;” we were temporarily parking. We scored some discount “rush” tickets on the third row for a mere $35 each. When I returned, I didn’t see one of those parking ticket experts in sight, so I became bold enough to suggest walking a block to the Ed Sullivan Theater. David

Letterman had given his final performance three days before, and I read stories where crews placed most of his dismantled set into dumpsters on West 53rd Street, with people taking home pieces of history from the “Late Show.” Sure enough, workers were still there, placing various metallic and wooden pieces into large dumpsters. They were blocked off with yellow tape and orange cones, as if that was going to keep people from approaching. I walked up to one worker and asked if I could take home a souvenir. He seemed a bit flustered and said they were busy. I spied one specific metallic piece about 6 feet long that looked like it could have been part of a bridge. “How ’bout that one?” I asked. “Is that part of a bridge?” He realized he wouldn’t get rid of me so easily and handed me the piece. “It could be. But it’s probably from Paul Shaffer’s orchestra set,” he said. After having McKenna take a photo of me near the dumpster and then in front of the Letterman sign with the piece to help verify its authenticity, we started walking back to the car. We passed near Rupert Jee’s Hello Deli, and I couldn’t resist a slight detour. But as I started to enter the deli, some guy in shades and a tight T-shirt — who could have been a Letterman crew union manager, Mafia boss or just some Joe from the street — yelled at me to stop. “What are doing with that?” he asked, pointing at my 6-footlong souvenir. “You need to get

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James Whalen (Aidan), Laura C. Harris (Charlotte), Danny Gavigan (Rupert), and Brandon McCoy (Sam) rehearse for Round House Theatre’s production of “NSFW.”

For a free listing, please submit complete information to at least 10 days in advance of desired publication date. High-resolution color images (500KB minimum) in jpg format should be submitted when available. MUSIC Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, 301-258-6394. AMP by Strathmore, The Hillbenders, June 11; The Chuck Brown Band, June 12; Active Child with Low Roar, June 13; Beggar’s Tomb, June 19; Brubeck Brothers, June 21; WCP Summer Music Showcase, June 24; Chatham County Line, June 25; Robin and Linda Williams, June 27; call for times, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda,, 301-581-5100.

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Huggy Lowdown and Chris

Paul Comedy Show, June 11; Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, June 12; Joe Clair; June 13; Bill Haley’s Comets, June 16; Gregory Porter, June 17; call for prices, times, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-3304500, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Red Baraat, June 27; 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Hershey’s At The Grove, John Zahn, June 12; Dangerous Curves, June 13; call for times, 17030 Oakmont Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-9489893; Fillmore Silver Spring, Franco de Vita, June 10; Rakim and DJ Zu; June 12; Juicy J, June 17; AWOLNATION, June 18; Tori Kelly, June 19; Against Me!; June 21; 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Strathmore, BSO: Bernstein’s Candide, June 11; CityDance: Conservatory Concert, June 13; AIR: Rochelle Rice, June 17; Art and Wine Night, June 18; Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., June 20; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, June 25; 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,

ON STAGE Arts Barn, “The Wedding Singer,” June 12 through June 28; “Tales of Wonder: The Reluctant Dragon,” June 14; One Act Play Festival, July 17 through July 26; “The Wiz,” Aug. 7 through Aug. 23; 311 Kent Square Road, 301-2586394. Adventure Theatre-MTC, “Gar-


Continued from Page B-4 brewkettle, hopback and dry hopped) American IPA which is the brewery’s best selling beer. The Sissons have been involved in the Baltimore region for seven generations. Sisson proudly notes that his namesake, stone mason and great grandfather, supplied the marble for the upper two-thirds of the Washington Monument. The brewery has experienced about a 20 percent annual growth rate in recent years. It brewed 40,000 barrels in 2014 and expects to reach 50,000 this year. With new fermenters scheduled for installation in October, the capacity will be about 70,000. Their beers currently are in 18 states focused on the Delaware/Virginia/Maryland region, reaching from Maine to Florida and as far west as Indiana. Because he loves fresh cask beer and believes that real ale is the best way to experience the beer flavors and complexity, Sisson has what he believes is the

field the Musical,” June 19 through Aug. 23, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-6342270, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. 240314-8681 Imagination Stage, “Double Trouble (aka The Parent Trap),” June 24 through Aug. 14, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Olney Theatre Center, “The Price,” through June 21, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, The Puppet Co., “Cinderella,” through June 21; 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, Rockville Musical Theatre, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” July 10 through July 26, Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, 301-2586394, Round House Theatre, “NSFW,” through June 21, call for show times, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Tickets range in price from $10 to $45 and seating is reserved. 240-644-1100, Lumina Studio Theatre, Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301588-8277,; Silver Spring Stage, “On The Razzle,” through June 20, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see Web site for show times, ssstage. org. Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring,, Cafe Muse, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-656-2797.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, Carte Blanche: Alicia, Hannah, Olivia, Nora and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show,” through Aug. 23, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-9220162, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, through July 1; 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Glenview Mansion, Juliya Ivanilova, Nighat Ahmed, Jo Levine; Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville.

largest cask-conditioned beer program in the country. Loose Cannon (7.25 percent ABV) starts with a bouquet of bitter hops and citrus which presages a delicious bitter hop front. In the middle, the hops increase a tad and grow further to medium in the finish with a moderate sweet malt and tangy citrus presence. The citrus fades in the aftertaste while the bitterness, modified by the sweet malt, continues. This medium bodied, very smooth brew has a lovely mouth feel. Ratings 8.5/7.5. Double Cannon (Imperial IPA, 9.5 percent ABV) has a faint citrus and pine nose introduces Double Cannon and its smooth, medium malt front with moderate bitter hops. The hops increase in the middle to medium with a modest sweet malt. In the finish the hops increase abundantly but are well balanced by the malt. This robust bodied brew finishes with an aftertaste where the hops linger and come to the front as the malt fades. Well blended and

Marin-Price Galleries, “An Exhibit of New Acquisitions;” 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622, Montgomery Art Association, Member Show & Sale - Creative Expressions 2015; Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Viers Mill Road, Wheaton, VisArts, Greg Braun: Sharpened, through July 5; “These Mirrors are Not Boxes,” through July 12; Rob Hackett, June 12 through July 12; Bobby Coleman: re-build, July 15 through Aug. 16; Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301315-8200, Kentlands Mansion Art Gallery, Maryland Art League, through July 17, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, 301-258-6425. Gallery B, Bethesda Painting Awards, through June 27; 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda, Washington Artworks, Poetry reading by the military veteran artists who have work displayed in the gallery exhibition, “Drawing Upon Experience,” June 12; 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville,, 301-654-1998.

ET CETERA The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, La Galeria at Ranazul, “Signs of Summer,” featuring creations of 18 artists from Olney Art Association beginning May 31 and running through June 27.; Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, led by A. Scott Wood,

performs music by Gluck, Grieg and Beethoven and from Phantom of the Opera, 2:30 p.m. June 14, at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, 301385-6438, Free. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Iolanta,” performed by the Festival Opera Festival participants at the Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, on June 19 and June 21. Ticket prices $40 adult, $38 senior, $15 students. Sung in Russian with projected English supertitles. A multimedia production accompanied by the images of fine art, fully staged in costume and accompanied by a chamber ensemble.

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore” (or, “The Witch’s

Curse”) from June 11 through June 21 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville., 240-314-8690.

dangerous with no noticeable alcohol in this high ABV brew. Ratings: 8.5/9. Peg Leg (Imperial Stout. 8.0 percent ABV). Roast, toast, and burnt chocolate aromas introduce a medium roast front. This smooth, medium bodied beer has a pinch of coffee joining in the middle. The finish adds a hint of semi-sweet chocolate while the coffee and bitter hops continue. The aftertaste has lingering roast and bitter hops. Ratings: 8.0/8.5. Blackbeard’s Breakfast (10 percent ABV), part of the creative Unchartered Waters series which ages beer in a variety of spirit barrels, is a bourbon barrel-aged porter with coffee. Coffee, roast, and bourbon greet the nose and segue into a front of moderate coffee with a pinch of roast. Both flavors grow in the middle and even more in the finish. Tasty vanilla and bourbon flavors appear in the late finish and into the aftertaste where they linger. Blackbeard’s Breakfast is medium bodied and very smooth. Ratings: 9.0/9.5.


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David Lettermanís show is done, but that doesnít mean we canít take home a piece of his set. it short and just drove the five hours home to Maryland, rather than find a hotel in New York, getting in at 1 a.m. I realize the safest way to park in that city is in a garage or lot, but that’s too easy for me. Besides, there have been numerous stories about people’s vehicles returning from garages and lots with odd scratches and dents. And there

are hidden rates in fine print on those come-on garage signs. New York Show Tickets, a company that provides marketing services to Broadway and television shows, even advises visitors on its website to not bring a new car to the city, but an older one “that already has some bumper damage.” The site also advises people to strap bumper protectors on their vehicles

and to make sure they fully inspect their cars before driving away from the garage. Garages will usually fix any damage if it’s clearly their fault, but you may have to take some cases to court, the site says. “Chances are you won’t have an easy time winning the battle,” they grimly state. New York is the biggest market for parking tickets in the U.S., making roughly $542 million in parking fines in fiscal 2014, an increase of $58 million from 2013, according to city budget figures. Chicago rakes in about half and LA less than one-third of that amount. D.C. — another city known for bloated bureaucracy — receives even less than LA with about $84 million in 2014. But D.C. makes significantly more than Baltimore, which “only” collected some $21 million in parking fines in 2014. Taken in that context, Montgomery County’s parking ticket revenue in fiscal 2014 is barely worth mentioning at about $10 million. That doesn’t include what Rockville and other incorporated cities take in. Towing fees gave New York another $24 million in 2014, parking meter revenue another $204 million, and redlight and speed cameras another $30 million. On top of that, New York took in about $48 billion in various taxes in 2014, including about $20 billion in property taxes and $6.5 billion in sales taxes. And it doesn’t seem that even 0.00000001 percent of those billions go toward improving signage so out-oftown visitors and others might better understand where they can and cannot park and avoid spending time and money at the tow pound. Or adding signs that inform visitors whose cars are towed to call 311 or check the city website. You’d almost think New York officials want a certain percentage of visitors to be ticketed and towed to keep their multimillion-dollar parking ticket and towing scheme going. After all, it’s a more significant sum that is built into their budgets than any other U.S. city. New York is a city, like no other I know, where something magical and something tragic can happen at the exact same time. I likely won’t return for awhile, but I will return. Like a black widow spider, New York lures you in with its charms, then at the zenith of your most enjoyable moment, it bites your head off. And perhaps that’s precisely the way it should be.


out of here with that or hand it over. If my boss sees you walking around with it, I can get in big trouble.” I agreed to leave. Our car had been fortunate enough to not get ticketed, so we drove around looking for a better parking spot. We almost had one on 55th Street, but our vehicle would have blocked part of a driveway. I was experienced enough to know that parking in front of a driveway in New York is the ultimate sin. So we ventured all the way to 60th Street, finding a few open spaces near Columbus Avenue. Parking signs in New York are designed to be as ambiguous and confusing as possible. They have stumped better people with more magical interpretative powers than me. Few of them state what times permits are good for, so you have to assume if they don’t state times, they are effective 24-7. Even if they aren’t. I knew that as our showtime approached. I didn’t see any large “No standing” or “No parking” signs on that street next to the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. So I parked there, figuring I would return in a few hours after the performance and move it. As I walked down the block, I looked at other vehicles to see if any had special permits. I couldn’t find any, so that was good enough for me. It was a Saturday afternoon, and surely the parking czars would be more lenient than on a weekday, right? “Gigi” was an enjoyable show — McKenna grew up watching “High School Musical,” and Vanessa Hudgens is among her favorite actresses. She was thrilled to see the action live from the third row. Afterward, we were hungry, so we walked through Times Square and ate at Planet Hollywood. It was a good time until we walked back to retrieve our car. Problem was it was nowhere to be found. I spied a city tow truck down the street and asked the driver if he knew the whereabouts of my car. He pointed to a small sign partially-hidden by trees, reading “Doctors parking only.” He told me my car was likely in the tow pound. I knew enough not to argue with him about that sign being all but hidden down the street from where I parked, not stating the times it was effective and how few other vehicles parking on that street actually had permits. He was just a puppet of the New

York Towing Machine, which involves Mayor Bill de Blasio, city budget and transportation chiefs, the unions, the Mafia and the remains of Jimmy Hoffa supposedly buried under the old Giants Stadium in New Jersey that was conveniently demolished in 2010. I asked the driver if he had a phone number for the pound, and he gave me one and the address. At no time did he tell me to call 311 or check a city website where you can actually discover if your car was impounded. That would have been extremely helpful. There should have been signs up mentioning such a website or telling visitors to call 311 if their car is missing. But this is New York, remember? At the only other time in my considerable number of years of driving that my car was towed, there were actually signs on the Bethesda street with phone numbers on them. And when I called, a human answered and told me my car was towed, not stolen. The driver even drove it back to me, releasing it after I paid the $200 fee and fine. I tried calling the tow pound number several times and only got lost in recording hell. I didn’t have much cash left for a cab ride, so McKenna and I walked about 2 miles to the pound. Not only did I not want to give anyone in that city more money than I had to at that point, but I needed a long walk to cool my anger. As we walked, I could only hope my car was at that pound and not another, or it had not been stolen. By the time I entered the tow pound, I was calm enough to just state exactly what was necessary to retrieve my car. I didn’t question why a pound would need a copy of my insurance card that I had to retrieve from my car under the watchful eyes of a guard. I thought the registration and license would be enough, but whatever. I did ask why I had to sign two receipts. They charge a fee if you pay by credit card, rather than cash or money order. And they don’t take personal checks. I ended up paying about $190 and later learned I could dispute the ticket online. We received our car quickly enough. It helps going in the evening and not afternoon. McKenna seemed to enjoy our little tour of the tow pound and asked why there was something like 100 tow trucks there. I told her that’s how they make a lot of money off people like us, and they have to justify the expense of all those trucks. The bottom line is this experience soured our visit to the point that I cut

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This RAP is based upon future use of the property for residential purposes. Participant:

Brightview Rockville Town Center, LLC 218 N. Charles Street, Suite 220 Baltimore, MD 21201 Contact: Mr. Andrew Teeters 410.246.7486 Eligible Property: Brightview Rockville Town Center 285 N. Washington Street Rockville, MD 20850 Public Informational Meeting: Rockville Memorial Library 21 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 June 30, 2015 at 6:00PM Any person wishing to request further information or make comments regarding the proposed RAP must do so in writing. Comments or requests should be submitted to the attention of the Voluntary Cleanup Program project manager, Ms. Irena Rybak at the Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 625, Baltimore, MAryland 21230; telephone 410-537-3493. All comments and requests must be received by the department in writing no later than July 5, 2015. (6-3, 6-10-15)

APPLICATION NO. G-957 Local Map Amendment No. G-957: Jody Kline, Attorney for Applicant, Clarksburg Mews, LLC, requests rezoning from the R200 Zone to the PD-4 Zone of property known as Gankirk Farms, Lots P21 and P22, aka parcels N780 and N888 of tax map EW31, located on the Westside of MD Route 355, 1300’ north of its intersection with Shawnee Lane in Clarksburg, consisting of 24.37364 acres in the 2nd Election District. Tax Account Numbers 0200016222 and 02-00016211. The complete file in this matter is available for review at the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, 2nd Floor, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Martin L. Grossman Director


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Comprint Military Publications publishes military weekly newspapers, websites and special sections in MD/DC/VA and is looking for an energetic and organized sales representative to sell advertising into our media products. Job requires cold calling/in person sales calls and maintaining existing advertising customers. Must be able to handle deadlines and pressures of meeting sales goals. Sales required in the field include Prince George’s County and DC area. Prefer someone with print/online advertising sales experience. Position is located Gaithersburg office and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Maxine Minar at Base salary + commission and benefits. EOE

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF A RESPONSE ACTION PLAN AND PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING Brightview Rockville Town Center The property located at 285 N. Washington St., Rockville, Maryland has been accepted into Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program. A proposed response action plan (RAP) has been submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for approval. The properties contaminants of concern include residual petroleum (diesel) in the soil and low-level groundwater contamination. That remedial actions of the proposed RAP involve soil removal and off-site disposal and deed restrictions against groundwater usage.

OFFICE OF ZONING AND ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND Rockville, Maryland, 240-777-6660 A public hearing on the following application for Zoning Amendment will be held in the 2nd Floor Hearing Room, Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as it can be heard.

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Build your future with Metro Bobcat! We want peoplewith big goals, bold dreams, and excellent work ethics. Our Gaithersburg branch has an immediate opening for a Truck Driver. Class B CDL required. Great pay and benefits! Please email resume to


NOW HIRING COMPANIONS FOR SENIORS! Provide non-medical care for seniors in their homes. CNA, GNA, HHA and NON-LICENSED positions available. Flexible scheduling, ongoing training, 24hr support provided. Must have car, 1yr U.S work history, 21+. Home Instead Senior Care. To us it’s personal! 301-588-9708 (Call 10am-4pm Mon-Fri ) µ

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Grounds Person/Porter needed for busy apartment community to assist in maintaining the grounds, outdoor facilities & interior common areas. Duties include, but are not limited to: picking up trash, delivering notices to residents, shoveling snow, assisting in the turnover of apartments, cleaning halls, painting, etc. Most work is outdoors. Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours. Send resume to: MONTGOMERY CLUB 17101 Queen Victoria Court, #102 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Email: Fax: 301-947-4518 EEO M/F/D -

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Six weeks of driving from June 22nd to July 31st. Class B CDL "P" and "S" endorsements required. For experienced PT driver for Bethesda School. Please bring references and driving record. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-10:30am and 2:30pm-5:30pm. Excellent Pay, Local Trip! Email or Fax 301-767-2710

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The Gazette, a sister company of The Washington Post, has an immediate opening for a Press Technician in our Laurel plant. State-of-theart technology, Mitsubishi printing press. We will train individuals with mechanical aptitude and strong work ethic for a career in the printing technology industry. Individuals must be computer literate, a team player, have good verbal and written skills, printing experience preferred but not required. This position is a labor position which requires repetitive stacking of newspapers and very hands on work with the printing press. After training completion this individual will be assigned to the 2 pm - 10 pm shift. Upward mobility potential for this exciting career opportunity. We offer a benefits package including: medical, dental, 401K and tuition reimbursement. EOE. Please email, fax or mail resume to: Comprint Printing 13501 Konterra Drive Laurel, MD 20707 ATTN: Press Tech Fax: (301) 670-7138

OPTICAL SURFACING Optical Company in Silver Spring needs a person for our fast paced surfacing dept. Will train. Only dependable people need apply. Hours of operation Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. We are accepting applications Mon thru Fri 10am-4pm at 2401 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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