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Proposal would fund school system’s full budget request BY
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Rather than increase the amount that Montgomery County will have to provide to its public schools in upcoming years, the County Council is faced with a plan to use money from various school funds to meet the school system’s budget requests for the upcoming ﬁscal year. But school board members are warning that the solution can’t become a regular occurrence. The council’s Education Committee voted 3-0
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The free Ride On bus 94 waits at the Germantown MARC station for passengers on Monday.
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County promoting free trips for communters BY
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
Jonathan Jones is a big time transit fan. “Driving nearly drove me nuts,” said Jones, 25, who lives in the Arora Hills section of Clarksburg. “Now I can relax on the train instead of sitting in bumper-to-bumper trafﬁc.” Jones rides the new No. 94 commuter Ride On bus from Clarksburg to the Germantown MARC station, then catches a train to his job in Silver Spring. He works for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which pays up to $120 a month of his commuting costs if he uses transit. The Ride On bus is free, and the monthly MARC pass costs him $100, which means the
half-hour bus ride and the 15-minute train ride cost him nothing. “I love everything about public transit,” Jones said. “It gets me there, and it gets me home.” But as enthusiastic as Jones is about his new commute, ridership remains light four months after the service debuted on Jan. 13. Only a handful of commuters make the early morning trips from Clarksburg and late afternoon and evening return trips from Germantown. “For the month of March 2014, the route 94 averaged 56 riders [56 one-way trips] per day,” said county Public Information Ofﬁcer Esther Bowing in an email. The total includes the ﬁve morning runs starting at 5:38 a.m. from Clarksburg and the eight afternoon and evening runs leaving Germantown and ending in Clarksburg at 8:41 p.m., Monday through Friday. “We do not have data on individual day
ridership, but generally Ride On ridership is higher mid-week,” Bowring said. The low turnout doesn’t surprise David Stein, a Clarksburg Village blogger serving 500 households, who informally posed the question online— ‘Would you use the new No. 94 bus?’ Of the 14 who responded by Tuesday, only two said yes. Bowring, however, said low numbers are not unusual with a new route. “Generally a new Ride On route is allowed 18-24 months to reach maturity,” she said. Many residents may also not have heard about the service, which Ride On ofﬁcials plan to remedy by distributing information ﬂyers with the route and schedule in Clarksburg and Germantown within the next four weeks. Flyers will be placed on car windshields in the four parking lots at the Germantown
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County foundation, fundraising support suggested as ways to boost fairness BY
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
Some Montgomery County schools community members say the playing ﬁeld could be evened for private contributions that pay for facility improvements at local schools. Possible methods, they say, could include a central funding pool or guidance to schools with less fundraising experience and fewer resources. Three public meetings in early May drew
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about 50 parent-teacher association members, booster club leaders and other people from around the county. They discussed private contributions that pay for nonessential facility projects and items in Montgomery County Public Schools, such as playground equipment, scoreboards and butterﬂy gardens. The meetings are part of a larger effort to explore the possible need for school system policy changes. The goal is to see if board action is necessary to make the situation fairer for schools in less afﬂuent areas. The policy on private contributions for facility improvements includes money from PTAs, booster clubs, businesses and local government agencies. Large contributions come up once in a while, but more often in the county’s more
afﬂuent communities, according to Bruce Crispell, director of the school system’s Division of Long-range Planning. Contributions under $1,000 were most common from 2011 through 2013, followed by contributions in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. At all three meetings, participants discussed the potential use of the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc. as a central point for contributions. The foundation — a nonproﬁt organization the county school board established to receive money from a variety of sources — could distribute money to facility improvement projects around the county, some said. Yolanda Johnson Pruitt, the foundation’s executive director, said at the May 7
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Renovations planned for outdated lab space BY
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
The opening in late August of Montgomery College’s new Bioscience Education Center sitting atop a windblown hill on the Germantown campus is big news, but there is also another major project on campus in the pipeline. When the biology, chemistry and biotech programs move out of the nearby Science and Applied
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Damascus poms team wins national championship The 20 middle schoolers on the Damascus Sports Association Varsity Poms team recently walked away with a national championship in the 2014 U.S. Finals for cheerleading and poms dancing. “For them to have this win – it was huge -- huge,” said Angela Holder, director of the team of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Baker Middle School in Damascus. Based in Kentucky, the U.S. Finals organization organizes annual competitions in separate cheer and dance divisions, which are further divided by age and whether the girls compete on school or recreation teams. “I like working as a team,” said Holder’s daughter Ava, 12. “We all seem to get along, and it’s like a family.” Her mother, who heads two Damascus dance pom teams, said she entered both in the regional qualiﬁers last October at the University of Maryland, College Park. But Holder didn’t want the teams to compete against each other, so she entered one in the Senior High Rec Open Dance Style division and the other in the similar Junior division. The Senior team did so well that it was invited to compete at the Senior level on May 4 in Virginia Beach, Va. one of seven locations around the country hosting the U.S. Finals national competitions.
“It was a ‘paid bid’, which means we didn’t have to pay any entry fees,” Holder said. “It’s the highest honor you can get.” And the team won again. “We went up against girls much older than us, and we still won ﬁrst place [in the division],” Holder said. The Damascus team dazzled the crowd with a two-minute, 30-second routine designed to evoke an exercise workout that incorporated jazz, hip-hop and a kick line to a mix of songs. “It was not just one style of dance,” Holder said. “It was a very eye-catching performance.” Holder credited coaches Natalie Glaze for much of the choreography, and Brianna Nelson for helping team members with their technique. Both coaches are students at Damascus High School. She also said the costumes, the sustained and committed effort by the girls, and the support of their parents were factors in the division victory. “It was like making a cake,” said Holder about all the ingredients coming together. Just last week, the team also received word about the icing on the cake – it learned that it had won U.S. Finals’ overall Champion Challenge, achieving the highest score in the country for the Senior High Rec Open Dance Style division. On the team were: Jeanie Apgar, Heather Bacon, Alea Bailey, Ashley Bullington, Zoe Cleaves, Celia Fabrizio, Katie Flemming, Katelyn Gibson, Jordan Haren, Ava Holder,
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Peyton, 14, said she has made lots of friends during her years on the team, and she plans to keep competing in the poms division when she starts at Damascus High next fall. “I just like dancing – it’s really fun,” she said.
Juniors named for Boys State civic week American Legion Post 171 in Damascus has selected 13 juniors from local high schools to attend the Maryland Boys State this summer at McDaniel College in Westminster. They include Sam Arizman, Matt Giroux, Kevin Hansen, Ivan King, Donnie Lynch, Nelson Madera, Connor Mattus, Jacob Mog, Justin Nelson and Braxton Stone from Damascus High School. Also selected were Eric Kaufmann from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Jacob Migdall from Poolesville High and Greg Parker from Northwest High in Germantown. The Boys State program provides civic training in how American government functions from the local to the national level. The program was founded in 1935 in response to Young Pioneers camps espousing socialism. About 300 boys from across Maryland will attend the program from June 15 to 21. They will participate in mock sessions of local and state government, learn about court proceedings and take part in
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Clarksburg-Goshen forum debates MidCounty Highway n
Candidates queried for stance on highway vs transit VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
How to best relieve growing upcounty trafﬁc east of Interstate 270 topped the list of voters’ concerns at a candidates’ forum on Wednesday at the Cedarbrook Community Church in Clarksburg. The forum was hosted by the Greater Goshen and Clarksburg civic associations, which support extending the MidCounty Highway (M-83) from MD 124 in Gaithersburg to Md. 27, which runs between Clarksburg and Goshen. The 13 candidates running for council District 2 and atlarge were asked to answer yes or no to the question of whether they support construction of the 9A master plan route for extending M-83. Three candidates said yes, seven said no, and three did not deﬁnitively answer the question.
Candidates for the 9 seats on the County Council run in their respective primaries on June 24, and the winners face each other and third-party candidates in the general election on Nov. 8. The new Council is expected to vote on the M-83 issue late this year or early next after the Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Department of Environment conclude which proposed routes can be built to meet environmental standards. In favor of M-83 at the forum were current council president and district 2 representative Craig L. Rice, (D-Germantown), Democratic challenger Neda Bolourian of Goshen and at-large Republican challenger Robert Dyer of Bethesda. “I supported M-83 and the master plan route in 2010 [when I was elected], and I still do,” Rice said. “It’s been on the books a long time.” Dyer said “I-270 is jammed up, because M-83 was never built.” Supporters argue that upcounty communities were developed based on the assumption that M-83 would be built to serve
residentseastofI-270inawaythat Great Seneca Parkway serves residents west of I-270. Seven candidates said no, citing high construction and wetlands mitigation costs, supporting instead alternatives such as the planned Corridor Cities Transitway, the Bus Rapid Transit system and intersection upgrades. Those for transit alternatives include Democratic at-large incumbents Council Vice President George Leventhal, Marc Elrich and Hans Riemer, all of Takoma Park; Democratic at-large challengers Beth Daly of Dickerson and Vivian Malloy of Olney; Republican at-large challenger Shelly Skolnick of Silver Spring; and Green Party candidate Tim Willard of Kensington. “M-83 is a monstrosity,” said Willard. “Putting it up on stilts to get over wetlands reduces the footprint ... but it greatly increases the price.” Leventhal said the road will cost at least $200 million [some estimate more than $350 million], and that the county is at the limit of its bonding capacity. Three other candidates
School construction study could lead to more money for county Kaiser: ‘It’s a larger issue that super smart people need to think about’ n
KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
Maryland will study how it funds school construction projects, a step Montgomery County lawmakers hope will send more state dollars its way in the future. Gov. Martin J. O’Malley (D) signed an executive order on May 6 directing the Interagency Committee on School Construction to work with the departments of Legislative Services, and Budget and Management to study the issue and make on recommendations on increasing funding for public school projects, on creating more reliable revenue streams that could
include leveraging funds by counties, on using lease payments or other alternative financing options and on local funding for school construction including how much counties can contribute. For Montgomery County, which grows by about 2,000 students every year, the state needs to understand the impact of that growth, Sen. Nancy J. King said. “We have got to bring some attention to the issue we have here,” said King (D-Dist. 39) of Montgomery Village. Montgomery lawmakers pitched a variety of legislation in the 2014 session attempting to tackle the issue, including two bills to increase funding to the county. But none gained traction. In the final hours of the session, lawmakers tried to pass a bill authorizing the study of school construction,
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didn’t definitively answer the question, saying they want to wait for environmental agencies to release recommendations late this year. District 2 challenger, Republican Dick Jurgena of Darnestown, said he’s “not against M-83” but wants to wait for the recommendations, Republican at-large challenger Adol T. Owen-Williams II of Potomac said also wants to wait, but also said “Americans love their cars” and that more routes are needed to draw trafﬁc off I-270. Incumbent at-large candidate Nancy Floreen, (D-Garrett Park), said she didn’t “think people moved to Clarksburg to take the bus” but she also said she’s “not wildly wedded to M-83.” Candidates were also asked what steps they would take to relieve trafﬁc congestion in the short term in the Clarksburg and Goshen communities. Running since January, is the No. 94 commuter Ride On bus running between Clarksburg and the MARC station in Germantown. Floreen said the council has added money to the Fiscal Year
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Adol T. Owen-Williams II of Potomac (R) responds to a question during The Clarksburg Civic Association and the Greater Goshen Civic Association forum for candidates running for Montgomery County Council at the Cedarbrook Community Church on May 7 in Clarksburg. 2015 capital budget to extend Observation Drive to Clarksburg. The Council has also allocated money to increase parking at the Boyds MARC and study the feasibility of installing trafﬁc signals that adjust automatically to trafﬁc ﬂows, Riemer said. Malloy suggested employerfunded shuttle buses and more telecommuting, while Bolourian suggested promoting more MARC ridership.
Canadian teenager charged in series of Montgomery ‘Swatting’ incidents Germantown school was among U.S sites targeted, according to FBI
The Maryland schools the teen is accused of “Swatting” were in Montgomery County, local authorities said. Montgomery County spokeswoman Angela Cruz said police responded to threats of violence April 29 at Northwest High School in Germantown, Northwood High School in Silver Spring and Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville; May 5 at Northwest; and May 6 at Northwest and Northwood. As a result of the investigation, Ottawa police on Thursday arrested a 16-yearold boy who they charged with 60 criminal offenses including public mischief, mischief to property, making death threats, conveying false information with the intent to alarm, Ottawa police said in a news release. Ottawa police withheld
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A Canadian teenager was arrested in connection with a string of “Swatting” incidents in Montgomery County and four other states. According to the FBI, “Swatting” is a term used to describe a hoax in which a person or group gives police a bogus threat — like a bomb threat or an active shooter scenario at a local school— in order to spur the response of SWAT teams to speciﬁc locations. Schools in Maryland, California, Florida, Connecticut and New York state were targeted, according to the FBI.
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Event chairman hopes to draw more than 20,000 people BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
With nearly 100 featured authors and more than a dozen interactive workshops in the line-up, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is preparing to write its best chapter yet. Renowned authors, local writers, poets and other literary artists are expected to converge at the annual festival, which is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 on the grounds of City Hall at 31 S. Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg. Admission is free. Gaithersburg Book Festival founder and City Councilman Jud Ashman said he’s hoping this year’s event draws the largest crowd in its ﬁve-year history — more than 20,000 people. Last year’s attendance was around 18,000, he said. Featured authors will be
on hand to chat with attendees and sign books. In addition to the featured authors, about 50 more will be exhibiting their works. Fiction writers like Anthony Marra, author of the novel “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” and Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner who has authored seven novels, will be in attendance. Mark Leibovich, who wrote the New York Times best-seller “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — plus plenty of valet parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital,” as well as famed sports writer John Feinstein, are set to appear. A new resource for festival attendees this year is an interactive, online schedule that allows them to search and plan in advance which people and activities the want to visit. Details about author presentations, workshops, book signings and other programs are included. Visitors can search by time, title, author, genre and location.
“We put it in this interactive schedule so you can really search and look at the program in a number of different ways,” Ashman said. “We think it’s going to make it easier for the attendees to get their arms around all this programming.” In support of the festival and its book-selling partner Politics & Prose, event goers have the new option of purchasing books online from the bookstore and picking them up in advance. Those interested can buy books by going to the author’s biography page on the festival website, gaithersburgbookfestival.org. Books can be picked up at the store in Washington D.C., 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, in the days before the event, or at the bookstore’s tent on the day of. “Independent booksellers have a really difﬁcult time staying alive in this era of Amazon,” Ashman said. “Here’s a chance to support the local economy and local jobs, and support the festival.” Members of Split the
IF YOU GO n When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday n Where: Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. n Parking: Free parking and shuttle service at Lakeforest Mall Transit Center, located at the Bus Transit Center at the corner of Lost Knife Road and Odendhal Avenue. n Shuttle: Free shuttle from the Shady Grove Metro station on the Md. 355 side when exiting the station. n Handicap accessible: Shuttle leaves from the Transit Center Parking Lot near Sears beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last shuttle will leave the festival area at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free. n Limited free parking: Near the festival at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave. next to Gaithersburg High School.
Rock’s D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team will show the power of the spoken word with their first-ever appearance at the event. Two poets from the group, which comprises middle and high school-age students, will perform and lead a writing workshop to teach others their style of poetic expression.
“What’s most compelling for me is the idea of using words to bring about social change,” Ashman said. “It’s a really interesting angle. Everyone has a story to tell, and this is a unique sort of modern, hip way of getting the point across.” The festival’s Children’s Village will feature a sea of
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Eddie Garcia drops into the halfpipe to start his run during the 2014 Spring SkateFest at the Bohrer Park Activity Center in Gaithersburg on Saturday.
Skateboarders put skills to the test at Skate Fest Seventeen local skateboarders put their boards to the pavement and their skills to the test at the 2014 Spring Skate Fest on Saturday in
Gaithersburg. Skaters of all skill levels and ages were invited to compete in the event, which was held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gaithersburg Skate Park, 510 S. Frederick Ave. Contestants were able to perform in one of
two categories of their choosing — beginner or advanced. In the advanced category, Wes Chambers of McLean, Va. won ﬁrst place, Jason Ciecwierz of Germantown came in second and Devin Morris of Germantown nabbed third.
The skaters won a $100, $50 and $25 Visa gift card, respectively. Beginner skaters earned prizes that were donated by local skate shops. Skaters were judged based on style, consistency and technical presentation.
Montgomery and Prince George’s county councils approve water, sewer rate increase WSSC expected to adopt budget on May 21 n
BY KATHERINE SHAVER THE WASHINGTON POST
Residents and businesses in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties will pay 5.5 percent more for water and sewer service starting July 1 under a utility rate increase ap-
proved by both county councils Thursday. The increase affects customers of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), which provides water and sewer service for nearly 2 million people in the Maryland suburbs. Under the rate increase, a customer who uses 210 gallons of water daily would pay about $4 more per month, WSSC ofﬁcials said. The increase, which
comes after WSSC rates have soared 50 percent over the past six years, is the lowest since 2007, ofﬁcials said. WSSC ofﬁcials say the $1.3 billion operating and capital budget for ﬁscal 2015 will focus on ﬁnancing water and sewer pipe reconstruction and repairing other aging infrastructure. That includes funding to inspect, repair and replace large valves. A broken 48-year-old valve
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authors, illustrators, poets, singer/songwriters and entertainers. Workshops for children and teens will also be offered, including those that focus on playwriting, book arts, children’s books and college essay writing. One great children’s presenter to look out for is Tom Angleberger, according to Ashman, because he entertains his young audience in a variety of ways. Angleberger wrote the Origami Yoda series. “[Angleberger] is an amazing guy to see speak because he can juggle, he tells jokes and he does illustrations in front of the kids,” Ashman said. The festival is an ofﬁcial event of Children’s Book Week, which runs Monday through Sunday. For more information about the festival, visit gaithersburgbookfestival.org.
led WSSC ofﬁcials last summer to declare a water emergency for a large swath of Prince George’s County during a heat wave. Businesses closed and residents scrambled for water for two days before the valve was ﬁxed in time to prevent an outage. The WSSC’s six-member board of commissioners is expected to formally adopt the budget, including the rate increase, May 21.
When Becky Meloan first read that the city of Gaithersburg was looking for volunteers to coordinate the first ever Gaithersburg Book Festival almost ﬁve years ago, she was immediately intrigued. “A big event celebrating books in my backyard — that was an appealing idea to me,” she said. After being appointed to the event committee, Meloan helped to put together the inaugural festival in 2010, and she hasn’t looked back since. Meloan is one of nearly 160 volunteers who are preparing for the fifth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of City Hall at 31 S. Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg. Admission is free. As part of her role in author recruitment, Meloan of Gaithersburg, works with a group to select interesting authors and invite them to appear at the event. She said they look for writers with varied qualities and expertise. “We want a mix of the type of books, meaning genre,” she said. “Within that, we look for both best-selling authors who will attract a crowd and up-andcoming authors who are creating a buzz and that we think many of our attendees haven’t heard about.” Festival founder and City Councilman Jud Ashman said the event has seen success largely because of Meloan’s author recruitment efforts and that she “deserves enormous credit” for the festival’s growth over the years. One author Meloan is very excited to hear speak is Bill Dedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who co-authored “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.” What makes the event so unique, according to Meloan, is its intimate vibe. “We have almost 20,000 people attending the festival, but you can walk right up to the author
you want to see, talk to them and ask them questions,” she said. “[The event] doesn’t feel big. It feels bucolic and Brant quaint.” Meloan’s work with the Gaithersburg Book Festival and the Washington Independent Review of Books helped her to land an events planner position with Politics & Prose, the festival’s book-selling partner. Stephanie Brant of Clarksburg has also donated much of her time to the planning of the literary event over the years. Serving as volunteer coordinator this year, Brant is in charge of making sure helpers know their schedules and understand the event rules. Brant, who is the principal at Gaithersburg Elementary School, said she has had a lifelong love for books and literacy. She said she was thrilled to be invited to be a volunteer after attending the festival during its ﬁrst year. Between all of the invited authors, interactive workshops, panel discussions and children’s activities, Brant said the programming will be sure to provide an enjoyable experience for all who attend. “It really is a fun family day,” she said. “There’s something for the very youngest reader, and then there’s something for their parents, their grandparents, their aunts and uncles.” Brant said she’s looking forwardtohearingfromseveralofthe children’s authors, including Tom Angleberger and Rachel Renee Russell, since they have authored workthatherstudentsenjoy.Inan effort to pump up the festival and encourage her students to attend, she said she will be giving away books at school this week and askingthechildrentogetthemsigned for her. “My hope is to inspire readers and give them the opportunity to really connect with authors,” she said. “We’re really fortunate to have this right here in our neck of the woods.” For more information about the festival, visit gaithersburgbookfestival.org. email@example.com
Riemer looks for second term on council Councilman would continue work on issues, emphasize universal pre-K n
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Hans Riemer feels like he had a successful ﬁrst four years on the Montgomery County Council. Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park, lists his work in helping pass an earned income tax credit to provide help to working families, an open data law to provide residents with raw information from the county’s servers, a cybersecurity tax credit that aims to make the county a major player in the ﬁeld and his work promoting night life, public transportation and walkable communities as some of the issues he’s worked on most actively during his ﬁrst term on the council. Riemer is seeking a second four-year term on the council, where he hopes to continue work on his favorite issues as well as branch out into some new areas. He’s one of six Democratic candidates running in the June 24 primary for four spots on the ballot in the Nov. 4 general election for the four at-large council seats representing all of Mont-
gomery County’s more than 1 million residents. F o u r Republican candidates will also run Riemer in the primary. Serving as an at-large member gives you a chance to learn about the county in a way few people ever will and focus on big-picture policy issues, Riemer said. But the downside is that you get pulled in a lot of directions and can only be in one place at a time, he said. If he’s re-elected, Riemer said he’d like to make a strong push for universal pre-kindergarten in Montgomery. The county can do a lot more to make child care affordable and do more for child care providers, including making more space available His oldest son enrolled in kindergarten this year, giving him a new understanding and appreciation of education issues, and making him even more passionate about what the county can do for children, he said. Riemer joined the council in a troubled time, with a county government “reeling” from the
Great Recession, and members had to make some very tough decisions, he said. He said he thinks the current council works together reasonably well, with a healthy amount of debate as decisions are made. The council is an interesting institution, a “team of rivals” that has to come together and hash out their differences to get things done, he said. He came to the council with an impressive resume of political groups and connections. From 2003 until 2007, Riemer worked for Rock the Vote, aimed at engaging young people and getting them politically involved. After that, he served as the Youth Director for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Young people respond very powerfully to politicians who ask them to get involved and clearly value their vote, Riemer said. Through measures such as open data policy and a task force to study how to improve nightlife in the county, Riemer said he would like to see Montgomery become more modern, vital and cutting edge. The county can be an exciting, diverse place, but suffers from an outdated perception of being stuffy or boring, he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Continued from Page A-1 meeting at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring that the foundation has focused on providing college scholarships and teachers grants. The organization is “just getting into that area” of facility improvements, Pruitt said, and she thinks it could help schools organize fundraising efforts. “I think the foundation could take a bigger role,” she said. Participants at the meetings
discussed whether individuals could put their money toward a general fund and how much schools might be required to contribute. Jill Ortman-Fouse, a school system parent who is running for a county school board seat, said she has seen others donate to those in need outside their school community. “There’s a consciousness we have to acknowledge,” she said. Others voiced concerns about an idea to direct some percentage of money a school raised above a certain amount to the general fund.
Obituary Michelle Lynn Harich, of Germantown, MD took her place among the angels on May 7, 2014. Born in Silver Spring, MD on December 12, 1973, she was the beloved daughter of Patricia A. Swaim of Frederick, MD and John L. Harich of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Michelle graduated from Quince Orchard High School in 1991 and attended the University of Maryland which led to a career as a financial analyst. In addition to her parents, Michelle is survived by her stepfather, Phil Myers, stepmother, Trish Harich, loving siblings, Melanie Mullaney and husband, Ed, John Michael Harich and wife, Elise, stepbrother Shawn Zudal, stepsister Melissa Zudal, Aunts and Uncles, Joan Abell and William Bowman, Nancy B. Walker, Fred and Wanda Harich, Barbara and Paul Golden and Darlene and Fred Witte. Michelle was an awesome Aunt and took great pleasure in spending time with her nieces and nephews, Austin, Allie, Taylor, Dakota, Riley and Zoe. She will be remembered fondly and missed by her many cousins and close friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Michelle’s life will be held at Green Ridge Baptist Church, 21925 Frederick Rd., Boyds, MD 20841 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Interment will be private. Flowers will be accepted at the church on the day of the service. Online condolences may be shared at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com. 1909477
Obituary James Whittaker Sylvester, age 51, beloved father and friend, passed away April 8, 2014 in Montgomery County, Maryland. Born April 6, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Woodrow Hermansen and Marjorie (Whittaker) Sylvester. He graduated from Skyline High School 1981, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. His career brought him to California, Florida, New Mexico, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. At the time of his death, he worked as a software engineer for Digital Receiver Technologies, Inc., ( a Boeing subsidiary) in Germantown, MD for 14 years. Jim is survived by his wife Cheryl (Pedemonti) Sylvester, twin daughters Jennifer Mary and Jessica Marjorie Sylvester, step-children Matthew Pedemonti and Shana Henley, Brother and sister-in-law Brent W. and Janet Sylvester of California, Sister Karen Sheppard, niece Kimberlee Pickard, nephew Christopher Sheppard of Texas, many cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents. He had a remarkable, brilliant mind, beautiful voice, was a talented musician and computer whiz. He loved singing and playing guitar, writing songs, listening to music, telling jokes, camping and hiking, playing with his children and dog, and spending time with friends. He was a unique individual who will be missed and remembered by many. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 3:00 6:00 PM at The American Legion Post 180 in the Patriot Hall, 330 Center Street North, Vienna VA 22180
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Bill Burchett, president of Richard Montgomery’s booster club, described his school’s recent efforts to raise about $20,000 for two scoreboards. Citing the example of a 15- or 20-percent contribution requirement, he said he thinks donations would drop signiﬁcantly if his community had to direct that percentage outside the school, creating more work to raise what it needed for its project. Some participants from the May 5 meeting at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown supported the idea of contrib-
uting to a county pool, but not making it mandatory. The groups also discussed how to potentially strengthen the ability of some schools to raise money. Cathy Stocker — vice president of the Friends of Westbrook School Foundation and PTA president at Chevy Chase Elementary School — said she helped raise about $247,000 for improvements to the allpurpose room and courtyard at Westbrook Elementary School in Bethesda. The lessons she learned could beneﬁt others, she said.
“We can be a tremendous resource to each other,” Stocker said, and “anyone, anywhere” can do what she did. Another participant at the Springbrook High discussion disgreed that any parent could achieve the same fundraising feat, saying the skills are not “easily transferrable” to parents facing challenges, such as working multiple jobs or language barriers. “This is the reality of many schools in the county,” she said. Crispell said participants from the third meeting at Winston Churchill High School in
Potomac who had been through the fundraising process described it as “a real learning curve,” but thought there might be a way to transfer their knowledge. The input from the meetings will go to a steering committee studying the issue. The steering committee will send a report to the county school board’s policy committee, likely by the end of the school year, Crispell said.
occupied by an enormous outdated lab without partitions that runs the length of the building. “With [as many as] ﬁve labs going, there’s a lot of activity, and it gets noisy,” said Margaret Latimer, acting vice president and provost of the Germantown campus. Students moving out of the old lab will use some of the 18 smaller labs in the new Bioscience center that will be more suited to their individual disciplines. Also part of the renovation of the old science building will be the addition of a third ﬂoor to the south side of the building, which will create additional needed space for the consolidation of the campus’ physics, en-
gineering, and math programs in the building. The public, including neighboring communities, will have a chance to learn about the renovation plan at a presentation at the Mondaymeeting of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board starting at 7 p.m. at the county’s Upcounty Regional Ofﬁce at 12900 Middlebrook Road. The renovation plan will then go to the county Planning Board for review. So far the cost of the Bioscience project has been estimated at $88 million, including construction, equipment and the building of road sections through campus to connect Germantown Road (MD 118) on the north and Mid-
dlebrook Drive on the south. The new Bioscience and the renovated Science and Applied Studies building are part of a longterm plan for the Germantown campus to function as a science and technology park. The college already occupies a building on Goldenrod Lane that is home to classrooms, administrators and, on the second ﬂoor, a business incubator for startup companies that opened in 2008. Also part of the development plan is the new Holy Cross-Germantown Hospital on campus. Due to open Oct. 1, it will include an emergency room, a psychiatric facility and 93 private rooms.
On bus instead would relieve them of the pressure to get there early in ensure a space.. Flyers will also be dropped off at the Arora Hills and Clarksburg Village community centers, The Elms apartment complex, the Clarksburg Civic Association, the Montgomery County Alcoholic Beverage Store [in the new Clarksburg Village retail center] and with “other retailers who will accept them,” wrote Kenlaw.
The No. 94 route starts in the morning on Md. 121 at Gateway Center, heads northeast to Snowden Farm Parkway, then east to Little Seneca Parkway and Skylark Road, making as many as 11stopsalongthewayifrequested by riders. The bus then heads south on M. 27 to Dawson Farm Road in Germantown, ending on the west side of the MARC tracks. That’s where riders can also catch it for a
ride home. “It’s convenient and it saves me money,” said Matthew Etwarro, another regular rider from Arora Hills, who works in Washington, D.C. Etwarro rides the No. 94 to the Germantown MARC station and then catches the train to Union Station, Etwarro used to drive to the Shady Grove Metro station, where he would pay $5.75 to park and then pay for the Metro ride to Union Station, spending about $187 a month and making the trip from home in about an hour and 45 minutes. Using the free No. 94 bus to the Germantown MARC station and paying $37.50 for a weekly MARC pass to Union Station costs him $150 a month and takes less time. “I’ll listen to music on my earphones, or if I need to read something, I’ll do that,” he said. “I can spend the trip relaxing, and the Ride On bus is always on time.” The No. 94 bus service costs an estimated $370,000 per year to operate with about 75 percent of the cost funded by the state and 25 percent funded by the county, Bowring wrote.
Continued from Page A-1 Studies building into the new energy-efﬁcient Bioscience building this summer with its rooftop wind turbines, the move will free up space in the older, drabber science building built in 1978. Planned there is a major twophase, $39 million renovation and expansion project that will also contribute to the long-term growth of the Germantown campus as a center for training people for biotech and cybersecurity jobs. Phase I of the project, due to ﬁnish in 2018, will include renovation of the south side of the building facing the new Bioscience center. The second ﬂoor is now
Continued from Page A-1 MARC station, wrote Will Kenlaw, Ride On program manager for marketing, advertising, sales and customer service, in an email to The Gazette. The parking lots off Md. 118 are generally at capacity in the morning and encouraging Clarksburg commuters to take the Ride
Mr. Michael Ray Thompson, 55, of Damascus, MD passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Born July 26, 1958 in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late Earl Kenneth and Hattie May Mobley Thompson. He leaves behind his son Christopher Thompson and daughter-in-law Lauren, and two grandchildren Mackenzie and Ashton of Knoxville, whom he loved dearly. Surviving siblings include Kenneth, Edward, Linda and Patsy. He was a former employee of the Maryland State Highway Administration in Gaithersburg, MD. He also did carpentry work for many years, which he enjoyed so much. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 28325 Kemptown Road, Damascus, MD 20872. Rev. Dr. Wade Martin will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Montgomery United Methodist Church or to JSSA Hospice, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. 1909472
Mary Louise Woodward 5/30/1924 to 4/30/2014 – 89 years old
It is with deep sadness that Louise’s friends and family announce her passing on Wednesday, April 30th after a long fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. Louise is survived by her sister, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many dear friends. An informal memorial service will be held on Monday May 19th at 10:30am at the Brooke Grove Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, ground floor, TLC Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brooke Grove Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. 1909470
Obituary Dorothy Douglas Bock, 99 years of age and a former resident of Rockville, died peacefully on April 8, 2014 at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dorothy was born in Hagerstown, Maryland September 19, 1914. Her early life, with brother George and sister Hannah, was primarily centered in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Her family later moved to Washington, D.C. the site of her Mother’s well-known boarding house. Dorothy worked several years at the National Geographic before marrying Strod Bock in 1940. The young family moved to Rockville in 1950 and, while raising her family, Dorothy was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church. After the death of her husband Dorothy moved to Asbury Methodist Village where she lived happily for many years.
Her daughters Martha of Wilmington, Delaware, Judith of Victor, Idaho and nephew Calvert of Minneapolis, Minnesota survive her. Memorial donations can be made to the Benevolent Society at Asbury Methodist Village.
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Continued from Page A-1 Monday to approve a budget recommendation for Montgomery County Public Schools that meets the full amount requested by the Board of Education for ﬁscal 2015, which begins July 1, but does so by drawing from balances in retirement savings and other funds. The recommendation is scheduled to be considered by the full council on Wednesday. The council is scheduled to tentatively agree on a budget on Thursday, with a ﬁnal vote scheduled for May 22. The recommendation would fund the school system at $1.476 billion, the amount required by the state’s maintenance of effort law, but then provide an extra $51.7 million from other funds to fully fund the Board of Education’s request, Council President Craig L. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said Monday. It would take $11.2 million from the public schools’ general fund balance, $13.3 million from the school system’s Retired Employees Group Insurance Fund balance and $27.2 million from the system’s fund to provide group insurance costs to retired em-
ployees, according to a county memorandum. The council’s approved ﬁscal plan for FY15-20 will include $27.2 million more for the group insurance costs fund in fiscal 2016 and in future years. The Education Committee didn’t want the schools to have to pick and choose which budget items to fund or to have to cut corners, said Rice, who chairs the committee. Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said in a release Monday that he appreciated Rice’s commitment to making sure the county’s students have the resources they need. Starr said he looks forward to working with the county executive and council to ﬁgure out how they can fund the county’s schools in coming years. Rice said he isn’t concerned that drawing from the insurance funds will become a regular way for lawmakers to fund the school system while avoiding increasing the amount required by maintenance of effort, which requires counties to provide the same amount of per-pupil funding from year to year. The funds were well above the level that the bond agencies that oversee the county’s credit rating want to see, and
the county has a strategy of maintaining at least 5 percent balances in funds, he said. Taking the $13.3 million from the retired employees group insurance fund will still leave the fund at more than 6 percent, he said. Board of Education President Philip Kauffman said in a statement Monday that the council has assured the board that the money taken from the trust funds will be replaced in the ﬁscal 2016 budget. If it isn’t, the school system would face a deﬁcit that could only be repaired through substantial budget cuts. Board Vice President Patricia B. O’Neill said she was glad Rice had found a way to fully fund the budget request. The funding would allow them to make signiﬁcant improvements in English for speakers of other languages programs, reduce class size in some high schools and improve professional development for teachers, among other areas, she said. But O’Neill said there’s a recognition that the maneuver was only for ﬁscal 2015. “This is a one-time solution,” she said. email@example.com
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The Gazette endorses
Today, The Gazette continues its endorsements for contested races in the June 24 party primaries.
For County Council District 1 This is a ﬁght between two candidates with strong name recognition. Councilman Roger Berliner and former Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg have attacked each others’ campaign contributions and records on development. Berliner continues to claim to hold Pepco’s feet to the ﬁre when it comes to reliability, but Trachtenberg questions his authenticity, since the utility company is one of his campaign contributors. Meanwhile, Trachtenberg is bolstered by a strong showing from the development community. In this race, The Gazette’s endorsement goes to Berliner, who has pledged to reduce the energy tax, has a commitment to the underemployed and is pushing for tax relief for senior citizens.
For County Council District 2 Council President Craig Rice has been an effective council president and gets The Gazette’s endorsement. He will be a key player in some large issues the council will face in the next term. He has pushed development in his district, which covers the Germantown/Clarksburg area. He is urging a resolution to the sewer service issue in Clarksburg’s Town Center, while also protecting the Ten Mile Creek watershed with the decision capping permeable surfaces in new development there. He boasts a commitment to the agricultural industry and the preservation of farming. Rice chairs the council’s education committee, which recently passed a recommendation to fully fund the school board’s requested FY15 operating budget and technology requests through accounting maneuvers that will save taxpayers. His opponent, Neda Bolourian, has guts. She wants counties to be able to legalize, tax and regulate the sale of marijuana. This new industry, she says, could provide jobs and small business opportunities, as well as revenue for the county. Although a brave stance, it’s unrealistic.
LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR
Bag fee helps reduce litter What is the mark of civilization? The writer who wants to end the 5-cent bag fee in Montgomery County [“End the bag tax,” letter, May 7] thinks civilization means all purchases are automatically packaged for free. On the contrary, I contend that the true mark of civilization is a clean, healthy, caring, and sustainable community. The bag fee in Montgomery County has brought us greatly reduced bag litter on streets and in our waterways, beneﬁting wildlife and our property values. The Surfrider Foundation has researched the harm to wildlife caused by plastic litter: an estimated 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million sea birds die each year after ingesting or being tangled in plastic. Americans run through about 100 billion plastic bags a year, or 360 per man, woman, and child. These go somewhere. They ﬂoat, they travel on air currents even after delivered to a landﬁll. They do not biodegrade. Instead, they split into ever smaller pieces, which wildlife mistake for food.
For County Council District 3 Rockville City Councilman Tom Moore, Gaithersburg City Councilman Ryan Spiegel and Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz are vying for a seat on the council. Guled Kassim, a Derwood resident, did not return The Gazette’s request for an interview. Moore has shown a great dedication to making sure his municipal colleagues are held to high ethical standards and touts the Rockville Housing Enterprise’s purchase of the Fireside Apartments as an example of his commitment to affordable housing. Katz describes himself the voice for small business on the county council. He recently shut down his longtime business in Gaithersburg’s Olde Town. He’s been mayor since 1998 and certainly a recognizable face and ambassador for the city. The Gazette endorsement goes to the energetic Spiegel, in part for the work he’s done helping the city’s low-income residents. His Bank On Gaithersburg program established partnerships between nonproﬁts, banks, and government for ﬁnancial literacy services and provides programs to help people build savings and improve their credit. He has a pro-business attitude, supporting aid for small businesses. He’s committed to preserving green space in the county and “paperless” meetings.
For County Council District 5 There is a little for everyone in the District 5 candidate pool. With no incumbent — the seat was Valerie Ervin’s (D) until she resigned to head a nonproﬁt organization — ﬁve candidates ran: school board member Christopher Barclay; Silver Spring activists Evan Glass and Jeffrey Thames; Del. Tom Hucker; and Takoma Park activist Terrill North. Glass, while green to holding ofﬁce, is not a newcomer to the community. He has grassroots experience on the transportation, housing and economic needs of the district — a valuable perspective when weighing issues. For this work on the ground ﬂoor, he earns The Gazette’s endorsement.
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The writer has perhaps not seen pictures of seabirds that have starved to death with stomachs full of plastic. It is a very painful sight. I am sorry that the writer chooses to waste time and gas driving outside Montgomery County to avoid the tax. If she goes to D.C., she will ﬁnd that the fee there is indeed 5 cents, not 3 as she believes, and applies to both plastic and paper. Some 500 other jurisdictions around the country now either ban bags or charge a fee. For the purchase she mentioned, a couple of bras, perhaps she could simply have used one of those bags she carries. In all events, as more jurisdictions decide “enough is enough” and move to either ban plastic bags or tax them, she will ﬁnd fewer places to go where her purchases are automatically packaged without a bag fee.
Anne Ambler, Silver Spring The writer is the outreach chair of Neighbors of the Northwest Branch.
Bag fee cuts retailers’ costs
A letter writer doesn’t like the Montgomery bag tax for some poorly-explained reason [“End the bag tax,” letter, May 7]. I’ll bet she hasn’t seen Rock Creek Park after the last big rain. Well, some street trash still washes into our streams, but the plastic bags are gone! There used to be ugly pools of polyethylene behind every washed-out tree and shredded bags hanging from branches at high water like tattered ghosts left left dead after Halloween. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t like the tax either. But retailers’ modest costs are actually decreased because customers use fewer bags. No, they complain because the will of the people (read “government”) is restricting retailer’s freedom to make money by degrading the environment. They are afraid some other law, like taxing poisonous addictive drugs (cigarettes), or cutting taxpayer subsidies for commercial parking, might diminish the portfolio of some billionaire who uses corporate money (read “your money”) to fund the Chamber of Commerce and hundreds of other well-ﬁnanced anti-regulation lobbies.
Land of Pleasant Dying? holds) than any state in the If you die in Virginia and nation. But a growing body your estate (the net worth of data indicates that wealthy of your home, savings, busiMarylanders are ﬂeeing to ness, investments, vehicles, no-death tax etc.) is less than $5.3 states like Virginia, millions you won’t Florida and the pay any estate tax Carolinas. (“death tax”). Maryland’s But if you die in net loss of 66,000 Maryland you’ll pay US taxpayers dur16 percent on everying the 2000-2010 thing in your estate decade cost the above $1 million and state a taxable the attorney’s, acincome net loss countant’s, appraisof $5.5 billion. er’s and other costs necessary to ﬁle the MY MARYLAND And a new Gallup poll indicates that tax often exceed the BLAIR LEE Maryland in no tax, itself. longer “the land of Is Maryland’s death tax causing wealthy indi- pleasant living” to many of its residents. viduals to ﬂee the state? At ﬁrst According to Gallup’s nablush it doesn’t seem so, 2010 Census data shows Maryland’s tional survey taken during the population increased 9 percent last half of 2013, 47 percent of Maryland’s residents would (447,066) to 5.7 million during relocate to another state if they that decade. But a closer look could. Only two states (Illinois tells a different story. and Connecticut) had higher All of Maryland’s 9 percent population gain was due to the dissatisfaction rates. Even more shocking were Maryarrival of 321,000 immigrants landers’ responses when asked boosting their share of the if they were “likely (either state’s population from 9.8 extremely, very or somewhat) percent to 14.3 percent, and to leave the state in the next a plus in births over deaths. 12 months.” Seventeen perThese increases masked Marycent of Marylanders answered land’s net “domestic migra“yes.” Only three states (Netion” loss, the movement of vada, Illinois and Arizona) did American citizens between worse. states. During that decade And why are so many 1,401,000 U.S. citizens left Marylanders intent on movMaryland while only 1,335,000 ing? Jobs, work and family U.S. citizens moved in, a net came in ﬁrst, weather and loss of 66,000. location came in second but “Not to worry,” say Mary“taxes” came in third. Only land’s death tax defenders, in New York did “taxes” rank Maryland still has more higher as the reason for leavmillionaires per capita (7.7 ing. Here’s Gallup’s poll percent of Maryland house-
analysis, “Nevada, Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and Connecticut all appear particularly vulnerable to losing population in the coming few years ... taxes are a uniquely important factor in New York, Illinois and Maryland.” Some Maryland elected ofﬁcials have ﬁnally grown alarmed. The surprise of this year’s General Assembly session was Democrats lining up behind estate tax reform, a perennial Republican measure that the Dems always quashed. Apparently Senate President Mike Miller cut a political deal, a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour in exchange for estate tax reform. Just to be sure, Miller bottled up the minimum wage bill in the Senate until his estate tax reform passed the House. And Miller’s reason for raising the estate tax exemption to the federal level over the next ﬁve years? “We’re having a net loss of revenue to our sister states with regard to people who are being advised by their accountants and estate planners that they can save money for their heirs if they maybe say they live outside the state of Maryland. ... We’re losing to Delaware, were losing to Virginia, North Carolina, were losing to Tennessee. I wish those states hadn’t abolished their estate tax, but they have. We’re in competition to keep our Marylander’s home.” Miller’a bill drew rebuke from the usual suspects who view wealth as evil: “It’s con-
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servative propaganda to suggest we have to pass this bill to hold onto millionaires,” Del. Heather Mizeur said. “Passage of this measure would be a grave injustice ... helping the very few at the expense of many,” Progressive Maryland said. Only those folks would call it a “tax break” to forgo taxing someone’s income twice — once when they earn it and, again, when they die. And only liberals would contend that governments, not someone’s heirs, have a greater claim to a deceased person’s estate. This is Maryland’s ﬁrst meaningful tax cut in nearly 20 years, too bad you have to be dead to enjoy it. For once, reason prevailed over rhetoric in Annapolis and estate tax reform passed 119 to 14 in the House and 36 to 10 in the Senate. Starting next year, estates below $1.5 million will escape Maryland’s death tax. In 2016 the exemption rises to $2 million, in 2017 to $3 million, in 2018 to $4 million and in 2019 to the federal level expected to be $5.9 million. If you plan on living until 2019, stick around. But if you can’t hold on until then, start looking for a less expensive place to die. Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His past columns are available at www.gazette.net/ blairlee. His email address is email@example.com.
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A NEIGHBORLY WAY Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s family vs. frat-house comedy proves a smart/stupid joy.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer ﬁnds inspiration from Michelangelo’s masterpiece
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BY WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER
Michael Cartellone is a musician, but he’s also an artist. He’s known for being the drummer for the platinum-selling supergroup Damn Yankees and the multiplatinum-selling Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, but he’s also made a name for himself as a painter. So, is Cartellone a painter who is a drummer, or a drummer who paints? “It depends on who I’m speaking with,” Cartellone laughed. “I consider myself both. What’s really been fun about this whole double career, two-halves-of-a-whole life that I’ve created is some people know me as a drummer who can paint and some people know me as a painter who also plays drums. It’s a beautiful balance.” Cartellone’s latest work “The Four Davids” will be on display at the Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., and then from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in McLean, Va., on Saturday, May 17. “The Four Davids” represents four different painting styles all capturing the likeness of Michelangelo’s “David.” Each version of the iconic statue is painted on a four foot by four foot canvas. The idea behind “The Four Davids” came to Cartellone when he and his wife honeymooned in Italy. When they visited the famed Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, they saw the statue of “David.” “It really is something I think everyone should gift themselves to do because it’s really just overwhelming to see this statue,” Cartellone said. “It’s 17-feet tall and I don’t think a lot of people are even aware of that. When you turn the corner and you see this statue, it takes your breath away.” Cartellone was so moved by the statue that he knew he had to paint it at some point. After several years of brainstorming, Cartellone couldn’t think of one singular way of painting “David” that would do it justice. “So I thought, ‘Maybe I should paint this statue more than once,’” Cartellone said. “Then the idea of painting ‘David’ in different styles kind of presented itself one day. I quickly started to think, ‘Well, this could be really interesting. I could show art history utilizing one subject and having the subject move through various styles and various periods of art.’” Cartellone came up with a list of about 20 different painters. He gradually whittled it down to four and decided to make the paintings a double homage. “They’re originally Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue,” Cartellone said. “Then they’re four different painters of inspiration – Van Gogh, Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Each painting is named David and then a year and that is signiﬁcant to the paintings’ inspirations.” For example, the Van Gogh inspiration was from 1889, according to Cartellone. So the painting is called “David – 1889.” “It was a really fascinating endeavor, learning
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Artist/musician Michael Cartellone stands in front of “The Four Davids.”
The summer playlist Montgomery’s got talent n
From Bethesda to Silver Spring to Strathmore, musical fun in the sun returns BY
KIRSTY GROFF STAFF WRITER
From open-air jazz concerts and toes-in-the-grass folk shows to child-centered music programming, local residents of all ages have plenty of options for free summer performances from May through September!
Bethesda Thursday evenings this summer, the Bethesda Urban
Partnership will put on outdoor concerts from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Park, found at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk avenues. Call 301-215-6660 or visit bethesda.org for more information. May 15: Gary and the Groove (Rock & Oldies) May 22: Squeeze Bayou (Cajun) May 29: Flo Anito (Rock/ Pop/Originals) June 5: Armand Ntep (African) June 12: Levi Stephens (Country Crossover) June 19: Built 4 Comfort (Blues/Classic Rock) June 26: Natty Beaux (Swing)
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Senior showcase returns to the area for ﬁrst time since 2010
BY SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club will host Montgomery’s Got Talent on Sunday showcasing a selection of the area’s ﬁnest senior talent, ranging from singers and dancers to actors. The county held open auditions in the months leading up to the show for seniors, ages 55 and older, to try out and hopefully be chosen to perform in the ﬁnal event. In 2010, Montgomery’s Got Talent was a huge success, but when the hosting Bethesda Theatre went dark and the economy wasn’t at its best, it was not
held for a second time, until now. “The ﬁrst event here about ﬁve years ago was a fabulous success, 40 groups auditioned and about 13 performed on the day of the event,” said Rick Brown, new owner of the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. “They decided to do it again.” Brown said that the winner of the show is given the chance to be the opening act for a future performance at the theater. While the newly-renovated club has hosted some great acts since it opened a little over a year ago, Brown said that they haven’t had anything quite like this before. “We’ve had talented performers, but we have not done a seniors talent show,” Brown said. “It’s very exciting and going to be a lot of fun. We like being able to be available for community events.”
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BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB
In honor of Older Americans Month, the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club will revive the popular Montgomery’s Got Talent contest for area seniors on Sunday at the theater.
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Winning ‘Seasons’ Violinist Sarah Chang will join the National Philharmonic, led by music director and conductor Piotr Gajewski, in a performance of Vivaldi’s legendary “Four Seasons,” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Composed in 1723, Vivaldi’s set of four violin concertos celebrating nature and meteorology exists among the bestknown works of the Baroque period. The program also is slated to include one of Strauss’ ﬁnal works, “Metamorphosen,” an adagio for strings written toward the end of World War II and eulogizing the destruction of Munich. For more information, visit nationalphilharmonic.org or strathmore.org.
Aziza Claudia GibsonHunter’s “Invitation to a Metaphor,” 2013, acrylic paint, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, plastic produce bag, 58.625 x 63 inches. AZIZA CLAUDIA GIBSON-HUNTER
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Printmaking, painting, drawing and collage combine in artist Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter’s “Invitation to a Metaphor,” on view to June 7 at the Terrace Gallery at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. A meet the artist reception is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. Mixed media works from Gibson-Hunter’s “SWIM” series, set within an urban swimming pool, explores themes of persistence, resistance and the power of water to cleanse and rejuvenate. Normal gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday. Galleries are also open during the evening and weekends when performances and classes are offered at BlackRock. For more information, visit blackrockcenter.org.
The next Page Author Allan Topol will sign his latest Craig Page thriller, “The Argentine Triangle,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Barnes & Noble in Rockville. Topol is the national bestselling author of international intrigue novels such as “The Spanish Revenge” and “The Russian Endgame.” For more information, visit allantopol.com or bn.com.
Author Allan Topol.
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Coming into focus PHOTO BY CLIFF WATTS
“Photoworks Forty Years: Here and Now,” and its sister exhibit, “Photoworks Forty Years: Origins,” opened Thursday at the Glen Echo Park gallery. The exhibits celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary as a unique learning center offering personalized instruction. Photoworks will be honored during Glen Echo Park’s Gala in the Park on Saturday. The exhibit continues to June 9. For more information, visit glenechophotoworks.org.
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IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, May 14, “step of the evening” Waltz minilesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16), May 15, 22, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6); May 16, drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); May 17, free Waltz lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 9 p.m.; May 18, free Hustle lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); May 21, “step of the evening” West Coast mini-lesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www. hollywoodballroomdc.com.
Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Contra, May 16, Joseph Pi-
mentel calls to Goldcrest; May 23, George Marshall and Tim van Egmond with Swallowtail; May 30, Susan Taylor with Raise The Roof, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, May 18, Joseph Pimentel with Goldcrest, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www. fsgw.org. English Country, May 14, Caller: Melissa Running; May 21, Caller: Stephanie Smith, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org.
Waltz, May 25, Swallowtail, lesson from 2:45-3:30 p.m., dancing to live music from 3:30-6 p.m., $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Side by Side, 7:30 p.m.
May 14; Next Best Thing Presents: Simon & Garfunkel, 8 p.m. May 15; Joel Del Rosario and Surewill “Side by Side Live,” 8 p.m. May 16; Janiva Magness beneﬁt for Child Welfare League of America, 7 p.m. May 17; Montgomery’s Got Talent Senior Showcase, noon, May 18; A Night to Remember featuring The Intruders and Shawn Allen, 7:30 p.m. May 18; Doors Wide Open, 7:30 p.m. May 21, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, The Crawdaddies – Free Summer Concert, 8 p.m. June 28, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Carpe Diem Arts, Washington Revels Carpe Diem Sing in Silver Spring, 6:30 p.m. May 21, Wash-
ington Revels, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, free, www.carpediemarts.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Ghost with King Dude, 8 p.m. May 14; Steel Panther - All You Can Eat Tour, 8 p.m. May 16; Tamar Braxton, 8 p.m. May 22, 25; Ones To Watch with Skype Pres. Eric Hutchinson - Tell The World Tour, 8 p.m. May 23; 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www. ﬁllmoresilverspring.com. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. May 13-14; AIR: Elijah Jamal Balbed, jazz saxophone, 7:30 p.m. May 14; Aaron Grad & Gus Mercante, 7:30 p.m. May 15; BSO: All That Jazz - A Symphonic Celebration of Kander and Ebb, 8 p.m. May 15; History of Jazz Part III: From Basie To Bossa And From B.B. To Berry, 11 a.m. May 16; Neil Sedaka, 8 p.m. May 16; Professional Development for Musicians: DIY Public Relations, 9:30 a.m. May 17; Professional Development for Musicians: Legal Guide to Writing and Releasing Your Recordings, 10:45 a.m. May 17; Professional Development for Musicians: Launching Your CD, 12:45 p.m. May 17; Professional
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Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville, MD 20851
Rockville Chorus Spring Concert
Sunday, May 18 at 7:30pm
No tickets; $5 suggested donation
Washington Balalaika Society Spring Concert Saturday, May 31 at 8pm Tickets: $25 at the door.
Advance purchase: $20 Adults ; $18 Seniors; $15 Students, children under 12 free with an adult.
Development for Musicians: Your Catalog, Your Publishing, and the Rest of Your Life, 2:45 p.m. May 17; National Philharmonic: Sarah Chang Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 18; MCYO: A Moving Ending, 7:30 p.m. May 18; Historic Home Tour, 11 a.m. May 19; International Specialty Tea, 1 p.m. May 20-21; call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100, www.strathmore.org.
Adventure Theatre, “The Jungle Book,” to May 25, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Arts Barn, “Woody Allen, Woody Allen,” to May 18; Comedy and Magic Society, 8 p.m. May 23, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Imagination Stage, “Cinderella: The Remix:” to May 25, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave.,
Bethesda, www.imaginationstage. org. Kensington Arts Theatre, “Les Mis,” 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, to May 24, Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, contact theater for prices, times, katonline.org. Montgomery College, “The Monster Who Ate My Peas,” 11 a.m. May 17; The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley, 8 p.m. May 23, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, contact theater for ticket prices, montgomerycollege.edu/PAC. Olney Theatre Center, August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” to June 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre. org. The Puppet Co., “Pinocchio,” to June 8; 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, 301-634-5380, www.thepuppetco. org.
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Continued from Page A-10 about each of those painters and studying their techniques,” Cartellone said. “I purposely chose four styles of painting that were unfamiliar with me with the intention of pushing myself to learn how to paint different styles and widen my parameters.”
Cartellone said it took him a full year to ﬁnish all four paintings. “Each canvas … makes a big statement,” Cartellone laughed. “By far, ‘David-1889,’ which is the Van Goghinspired painting, was easily the hardest. The furthest, stylistically, from my comfort zone – the biggest learning curve. Consequently, it’s also the one that I’m most proud of because it was
the biggest sense of accomplishment.” Cartellone said he hopes people seeing “The Four Davids” will gain a deeper appreciation of the four artists he honors. “At the same time, I then take them somewhere artistically that they’ve never seen.” Cartellone said.
THE FOUR DAVIDS n When: 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. (Bethesda); 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. (McLean, Va.), Saturday n Where: Wentworth Gallery at Westﬁeld Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda; Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean n Tickets: Free n For information: 800-732-6140; wentworthgallery.com
4 p.m. May 25: Ted Garber (Blues, Americana, Rock) – Hungerford Stage 4 p.m. May 25: South Rail (Americana) – Barn Stage 4:30 p.m. May 25: Lloyd Dobler Effect (Rock, Alternative, Pop) – Maryland Avenue Stage 4:30 p.m. May 25: Kelly Bell Band (Phat blue music) – Beach Stage 6 p.m. May 25: Patty Reese Band (Americana Blues, Soul, Roots Rock) – Barn Stage 6:15 p.m. May 25: NEULORE (Modern folk) – Hungerford Stage 6:30 p.m. May 25: Lionize (Rock ‘n roll) – Beach Stage 6:30 p.m. May 25: American Aquarium (Rock ‘n roll, Alternative country) – Maryland Avenue Stage 8 p.m. May 25: Fighting Jamesons (Irish Rock) – Hungerford Stage 8:30 p.m. May 25: John Brown’s Body (Reggae, Dub, Future Roots) – Beach Stage 8:30 p.m. May 25: The Nighthawks (Blues, Soul, Alt-Country) – Maryland Avenue Stage
Continued from Page A-10 July 3: I and I Riddim (Reggae) July 10: King Soul (Soul) July 17: Speakers of the
House (Variety Dance) July 24: Texas Chainsaw Horns (Classic R&B/Soul)
Gaithersburg Thursdays are jam-packed with concerts for attendees young and old. Both the 10:30 a.m. Children’s Concerts and 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Evenings in Olde Towne series take place at the City Hall Concert Pavilion at 31 South Summit Ave. Visit gaithersburgmd.gov for more information. Evenings in Olde Towne
June 5: Seamus Kennedy
June 12: The Sweater Set
June 19: Four Star Combo
June 26: The HepCats (Upbeat Country) July 10: Junkyard Saints (New Orleans Party) July 17: Stacy Brooks Band (Blues) July 24: Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts (Alternative Americana) July 31: Olney Big Band (Big Band) Sept. 4: Diamond Alley (Dance/Rock) Sept. 11: Cluster (Jazz/A Cappella) Sept. 18: Rescue Squad (Classic/Top 40 Rock) Sept. 25: Trio Caliente (Latin Trio)
June 5: Cantaré (Latin MuJune 12: Jay Mattioli (Magi-
June 19: Yosi meets Eugene (Music, Puppets) June 26: Eric Energy (Science) July 10: Alden Phelps (Music) July 17: Thirst ‘n’ Howl (Theatre) July 24: Kids on the Block (Puppets & Local Safety Ofﬁcers) July 31: Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés (Music, Spanish)
Germantown BlackRock Center for the Arts is hosting a ﬁve-concert series for summer at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The shows are planned for outside the venue but will move indoors at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown in case of inclement weather. Visit www.blackrockcenter.org for more information. June 28: The Crawdaddies (Cajun, Zydeco) July 5: The US Navy Band “The Commodores” July 12: The Nighthawks (Blues, Rock) July 19: Chopteeth (Funk, World Music) July 26: Tom Principato (Rock, Blues, Jazz)
Olney Fair Hill Shopping Center offers two separate sets of concerts for families this summer. The Fair Hill Kids Concert Series will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, while the Fair Hill Summer Concert Series occurs from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays. Both programs take place at 18169 Town Center Dr., in Olney. Call 240453-3000 or visit fairhillshops. com for more information. Fair Hill Kids Concerts
June 3: Mr. Knick Knack June 10: Mister Don
Continued from Page A-10 The show is a collaborative effort between many Montgomery County organizations including Montgomery County Recreation Department for Senior Programs
Silver Spring LINDA PARKER
The soulful sounds of King Soul come to the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s 2014 summer concert series. June 17: Oh Susannah! June 24: Kidsinger Jim July 1: Mr. Knick Knack July 8: Mister Don July 15: Tony M July 22: Kidsinger Jim July 29: Mister Don Aug. 5: Mr. Knick Knack Aug. 12: Tony M Aug. 19: Tony M Aug. 26: Kidsinger Jim Sept. 2: Mr. Knick Knack Sept. 9: Mister Don Sept. 16: Tony M Sept. 23: Kidsinger Jim Sept. 30: Mr. Knick Knack
May 30: Debonaire May 31: Hand Painted
June 6: Diamond Alley June 7: Sam’O Reggae June 13: Apple Core Band
(Beatles Tribute) June 14: Levi Stephens June 20: ThatGuyMike June 21: Rock n Roll Relics June 27: Damon Foreman June 28: New Censation July 4: Holly Montgomery July 5: Debonaire July 11: Diamond Alley July 12: The Sidleys July 18: Rock n Roll Relics July 19: Jason Dean July 25: Rew Smith July 26: Johnny Artis Aug. 1: Josh Burgess Band Aug. 2: Hand Painted Swinger Aug. 8: Levi Stephens Aug. 9: Sons of Pirates Aug. 15: Diamond Alley Aug. 16: Special Occasions Aug. 22: Damon Foreman Aug. 23: The Monster Band Aug. 29: Dance Manifesto Aug. 30: ThatGuyMike Sept. 5: The Sidleys Sept. 6: I and I Riddim Reggae Sept. 12: Cracker Jack Sept. 13: Sons of Pirates Sept. 19: Shag Sept. 20: Diamond Alley Sept. 26: Damon Foreman Sept. 27: Paul Pfau Band
Rockville Town Square will play host to a variety of summer events, including the Friday Night Live concert series and Square Kids Night complete with children’s programming. Both programs start at 6:30 p.m. Visit rockvilletownsquare. com for more information. Many artists will also perform during Rockville’s Hometown Holidays Event from 2-10 p.m. May 24-25. Visit rockvillemd. gov/hth for more information.
July 23: Mr. Knick Knack July 30: Silly Bus (Music) Aug. 6: Michael Rosman’s
Magic & Entertainment Show Aug. 13: Family Magician Eric Henning (Magic & Entertainment) Aug. 20: Motion Mayhem (Magic & Entertainment) Hometown Holidays
Several sets of concerts will occur this year in the Washingtonian Center area. The RIO Summer Concert Series features performances from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays near the paddleboats at RIO, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. in Gaithersburg. Lakefront Live! will feature live music on Friday nights at the plaza between Uncle Julio’s and Joe’s Crab Shack. Nando’s Peri-Peri will also bring their Spicy Saturday Nights series to the area from May 10 to Aug. 30, with artists to be determined. Visit washingtoniancenter.com for more information on all concerts. May 2: Sticky Wicket May 3: Diamond Alley May 9: Damon Foreman May 10: Shane Gamble Band May 16: The Sidleys May 17: Station 1201 May 23: Shag May 24: I and I Riddim Reggae
May 30: Sons of Pirates Jimmy Buffett (Classic Rock) June 6: Lloyd Dobler Effect (Rock, Pop) June 13: Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans R&B, Dixieland) June 20: Route 66 (Classic Rock) June 27: Ro Cube & Friends (Motown, R&B, Pop) July 4: Motor Driven (Americana, Classic Rock) July 11: King Teddy (New Swing) July 18: Handpainted (Swinger Pop, Classic Rock) July 25: Unity (Reggae Band) Aug. 1: 8 ohms (Funk, R&B) Aug. 8: Fabulous Exaggerations (R&B, Pop, Classic Rock) Aug. 15: Scott Paddock (Funky Jazz) Aug. 22: Crawdaddies (Cajun, Zydeco) Aug. 29: Diamond Alley (Top 40 Motown Rock)
June 11: Reptiles Alive! (Reptile Show) June 18: Mad Science (Science Entertainment) June 25: Mutts Gone Nuts (Variety Dog Show) July 2: Rocknoceros (Music) July 9: Oh Susannah (Music) July 16: The Diggity Dudes
2 p.m. May 24: Mike Surratt and the Continentals (Polka) – Hungerford Stage 2 p.m. May 24: The Sweater Set (Indie Folk/Pop) – Barn Stage 2:30 p.m. May 24: The Shack Band (Progressive, Jazz, Funk, Rock) – Beach Stage 2:30 p.m. May 24: Elenowen (American, Folk) – Maryland Avenue Stage 4 p.m. May 24: Throwing Wrenches (Rock, Pop, Punk) – Hungerford Stage 4 p.m. May 24: Patuxent Partners (Bluegrass) – Barn Stage 4:30 p.m. May 24: Jah Works (Reggae) – Beach Stage 4:30 p.m. May 24: Morrison Brothers Band (Rock, Country) – Maryland Avenue Stage 6 p.m. May 24: Honor By August (Rock) – Hungerford Stage 6 p.m. May 24: The Woodshedders (American Roots) – Barn Stage 6:30 p.m. May 24: Green River Ordinance (Alternative Pop/Rock with a Southern Twist) – Beach Stage 6:30 p.m. May 24: US Royalty (Rock, Rattle and Roll) – Maryland Avenue Stage 8 p.m. May 24: B Side Shufﬂe (Funk, Rock, Reggae) – Hungerford Stage 8:30 p.m. May 24: Brothers Osborne (Country) – Beach Stage 8:30 p.m. May 24: La Unica (New American Roots) – Maryland Avenue Stage 2 p.m. May 25: Hillbilly Gypsies (Bluegrass) – Hungerford Stage 2 p.m. May 25: The 19th Street Band (Rock, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass) – Barn Stage 2:30 p.m. May 25: High Five World Wide (Classic cover band) – Beach Stage 2:30 p.m. May 25: DC Casineros (Dance Instruction) – Maryland Avenue Stage
and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Inspired Event Productions, Bethesda Blues & Jazz and Haba Entertainment Group. Chuck Kauffman, who works on the Montgomery County Commission on Ag-
ing, helps produce these sorts of events for the seniors in the community voluntarily. He helped plan the original show and is a part of the process again this year. “Essentially I have a broad background in senior activities,” he said. “I’ve been producing senior events in co-
operation with the county for seven or eight years.” Kauffman explained that the county had traditionally been orchestrating annual events for seniors, but when the economy sunk the county was unable to provide a budget. This year, however, Kauffman and the various or-
ganizations were able to raise the money for the event themselves with things like program advertising and exhibitor fees. The show is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, but doors open at noon for exhibits and food. Last time, Kauffman said they drew in a crowd of almost 400 people and this year they
Fair Hill Summer Concert Series June 5: The Colliders June 12: Hand Painted
June 19: Matty Knuckles June 26: Retro Rockets July 3: The Colliders July 10: Levi Stephens July 17: Andrea Pais July 24: Julia Fanning July 31: Lloyd Dobler Effect Aug. 7: The Colliders Aug. 14: Ken Fischer Duo Aug. 21: Matty Knuckles Aug. 28: FarAway Sept. 4: ilyAIMY Sept. 11: The Colliders Sept. 18: Mike Mallick Sept. 25: Jason Masi
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Friday Night Live
May 2: Lloyd Dobler Effect (80s & 90s Cover Band) May 9: The Morrison Brothers (Southern Rock) May 16: Dan Haas Band (Pop Rock) May 23: 8 Ohms Band (Funk & Soul) May 30: Daryl Davis Band (Blues & Soul) June 6: Jamison and Double O Soul (Soul and Rock n Roll) June 13: Billy Coulter Band (Roots Rock) June 20: Unity Band (Reggae) June 27: White Ford Bronco (90s Cover Band) July 11: The Nighthawks (Blues) July 18: Rumba Club (Latin) July 25: Sons of Pirates (Key West Rock) Aug. 1: The Shack Band (Southern Funk Rock ‘n’ Roll) Aug. 8: Tom Principato (Blues) Aug. 15: King Teddy (Swing) Aug. 22: Dublin 5 (Irish Rock) Aug. 29: Jeff from Accounting (Rock/Pop Cover Band) Sept. 5: Ruthie & The Wranglers (Americana Country) Sept. 12: The Crawdaddies (Roots Rock and Zydeco) Sept. 19: Dreamstreet (Classic Cover Rock) Sept. 26: TBD
Square Kids Night
The Silver Spring Summer Concert Series returns Thursdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, located at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. A rafﬂe with prizes for both children and adults will take place during each concert. Discovery Channel and Live Nation are sponsoring this year’s eight performances. Call 240-777-6821 for more information. June 26: Bruce Ewan the Red Harmonica King, featuring South African blues guitarist Willem Moller (Blues) July 3: Little Red and the Renegades (Zydeco) July 10: ROADDOG(R&B, blues) July 17: Ocho de Bastos (Latin rock) July 24: Moxie Blues Band (Blues) July 31: Second Wind (Rock & roll covers) Aug. 7: Eddie Becker Band (Rock, soul, R&B) Aug. 14: Project Natale (Jazz)
Strathmore In addition to its ticketed summer program, Strathmore will hold a free outdoor concert series on the grounds outside of the Music Center and Mansion. The summer shows will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion. Call 301-581-5100 or visit strathmore.org for more information. June 25: Ben Sollee (folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B) July 2: Ester Rada (EthioJazz, Funk, Soul, R&B) July 9: Martha Redbone Roots Project (Indie-Soul) July 16: The Barefoot Movement (Folk) July 23: Conjunto Chappottín (Latin Jazz) July 30: The Chuck Brown All Star Go-Go Band (Go-Go) Aug. 6: Cathy Ponton King (Blues, Swing, Rock & Roll) Aug. 13: Uke Fest (Ukulele) Aug. 20: Dakha Brakha (World) firstname.lastname@example.org
hope to do even better. He recently attended a rehearsal for this year’s show and sees the same level of talent as last time. “We’ve got some fantastically talented seniors,” Kauffman said. “2010 was great, the show was great, it was professional and the acts were entertaining.”
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Softball coming out of lacrosse ‘slump’ Increased coverage of college fastpitch on ESPN networks has helped generate excitement
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Penn State Turnpike Nittany Lions get commitments from three defensive linemen they targeted in Montgomery County n
BY KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER
uring James Franklin’s brief tenure as the football coach at Penn State University he has laid out a recruiting plan to “dominate the state.” That notion, he noted during a speaking tour stop in Baltimore on May 7, doesn’t just include Pennsylvania; Franklin also considers Maryland and New Jersey “in-state.” And three highly-regarded local junior defensive linemen are buying into what Franklin is selling. Blue-chip tackle recruit and Quince Orchard High School’s Adam McLean (four-star rating according to Rivals.com, No. 1-ranked player in Maryland), Gaithersburg defensive end/linebacker Kamonte Carter (four stars, No. 5) and Bullis defensive end Jon Holland (three stars, No. 11) all verbally committed to attending Penn State. They are part of Rivals. com and 247sports.com’s No. 2-ranked 2015 recruiting class. “It’s almost like a clean sweep sorts,” said Gaithersburg coach Kreg Kephart, who has attended Penn State’s coaching clinic under the late-Joe Paterno and Franklin. Former Trojan
defensive lineman Sean Stanley also attended Penn State. “I’ve never seen it before. You put your money down and hit on all three of them. If they pan out and play to the level they are projected are, Penn State is going to have some darn good football players. I mean, it’s pretty uncommon for multiple guys from one area and same position to go to the same program.” Henry A. Wise High School safety Marcus Allen and DeMatha Catholic running back Mark Allen signed with the Nittany Lions’ 2014 class. McLean, Carter and Holland all said they were impressed with the school’s atmosphere, campus, rural scenery, academics, chance to play freshman year and the excitement of the coaching staff. “It’s going to be awesome,” the 6-foot-2, 290-pound McLean said. “We are going to get to rep MoCo and the state of Maryland up in Happy Valley. We all have really good relationships and the chance to all play together on the same defensive line is really, really cool. ... Hopefully we will cause a lot of havoc.” The trio have all said the coaching staff has
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Gaithersburg High School’s Kamonte Carter is verbally committed to Penn State.
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Defensive stopper leads Damascus Boys’ lacrosse: Sophomore defenseman leads division in forced turnovers
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With his team preserving a 7-5 lead and in need of a defensive stop in Friday’s 3A/2A West Region quarterﬁnals, Damascus High School boys’ lacrosse’s Joey Salisbury did what he does best: forced a turnover. Defending deep in his own territory, Salisbury hacked away at the Poolesville player’s stick until the ball came loose and the Swarmin’ Hornets secured possession — and the two-goal lead — in the closing minutes of the elimination game. The 6-foot sophomore defender isn’t just leading his team, or even the 3A/2A Division, with 72 forced turnovers (through May 9). He ranks
ﬁrst among all Montgomery County public school players, according to statistics provided by montgomerymdboyslacrosse.org. “He goes after it,” Damascus coach Chris Thompson said. “A lot of it is raw talent. His lacrosse IQ is through the roof, which is not always easy to ﬁnd.” Though he has only started since midway through freshman season, Salisbury has used his ﬁeld instincts and lacrosse IQ to become the anchor of the Swarmin’ Hornets’ young backline. “I can see things developing on the ﬁeld before other people can,” said Salisbury, who has been playing since second grade. “… It’s just from all that experience.” The multi-dimensional defender, who leads the division with 145 groundballs, is also comfortable carrying the ball up the ﬁeld. “He has good vision on the ﬁeld. He knows the ﬁeld like the back of
his hand. He knows what works and what doesn’t,” junior attacker Sam Krizman said. When the Swarmin’ Hornets need a clear, they get it to Salisbury. “He’s been the one guy where if you don’t know what to do just give the ball to him and he’ll run it down,” Krizman said. Salisbury, one of 14 Damascus sophomores, has helped the young Swarmin’ Hornets (12-5) turn around their season after losing their ﬁrst four games against tough early-season opponents, including Thomas S. Wootton, Walter Johnson and Winston Churchill. Damascus is on a 10-game win streak, with its last loss coming against North Harford on April 16. They are winning with a balanced scoring attack, led by Krizman’s team-high 34 goals. “I think we’ve deﬁnitely grown. At
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When lacrosse was first introduced to Montgomery County as a varsity sport in 1997, coaches’ main concern was ﬁlling out full rosters. At that point there was little exposure to the sport at the youth level and since the speed of play and general concept was similar to sports like soccer and ﬁeld hockey, it began to dip into the pool of athletes that in the past would’ve otherwise ﬁltered into softball during the spring season, coaches agreed. For a few years, longtime Montgomery Blair High School softball coach Louie Hoelman said, it seemed like interest in softball was waning. But as the novelty of lacrosse has worn off and popularity at the youth level has made it harder for newcomers to break into starting lineups, softball seems to be coming out the other side of the lacrosse craze just ﬁne. “Now you have club lacrosse players coming in who are starting to dominate. If you’re not a kid playing year-round lacrosse, you’re not going to have the same opportunities as when the sport was new to the county,” Col. Zadok Magruder softball coach Ed Hendrickson said. “[Softball
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James H. Blake High School freshman pitcher Ellie Smethurst throws to ﬁrst April 28 to get a Thomas S. Wootton player out.
and lacrosse] are two very different sports. Lacrosse matches up to ﬁeld hockey and soccer, softball is a very mental sport with explosive power and explosive speed. It’s nothing to insanity in one second. It’s a different type of athlete that’s drawn to it, I think a lot of people are realizing that and coming back to softball.” What’s happening now, coaches agreed, is that girls are getting earlier exposure to lacrosse due to its rapid growth at the youth level so most are choosing one or the other at an earlier point. Travel softball is also on the rise; numerous new organizations have popped up countywide the past ﬁve to eight years, which has helped lift the level of competition in Montgomery County in general. One major reason is the inﬂux of
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Ukrainian wins county tennis title for Wootton Most of freshman’s family still lives in region at the center of current crisis n
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
After watching her undefeated freshman No. 2 singles player Kyryl Tsygura close out a 6-4, ﬁrst-set win in the county tournament semifinals May 6, Thomas S. Wootton High School boys’ tennis coach Nia Cresham moved on to check on some of her other players, conﬁdent he was in good position to secure a spot in the ﬁnal. “All of a sudden, I wasn’t paying attention to his match anymore, someone came over to me and said, ‘Kyryl is sick,’” Cresham said. “He got so sick, he had stomach [pain]. He lost the second set and he was dragging himself around the court.” But even in that precarious situation and under a new kind of pressure in his ﬁrst year as the member of a team, the 15-year-old was poised enough to come up with a plan. And even more impressively, execute it. “He was very smart,” Cresham said. “Shots where he’d have to expend too much energy to get them he would just let go, shots close enough to get to he would not waste any time, he would just put them away. I was surprised, especially for his age, how poised he was in that situation. A lot of guys would be like, ‘I’m going to get to try and get to every shot and get this over as quick as possible.’ He didn’t let that loss in the second set faze him.” Tsygura, who is ranked No. 75 nationally in the U.S. Tennis Association
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Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Kyryl Tsygura is one of the top tennis players in the state.
Boys 16s, went on to win the match and the ﬁnal on Thursday at Paint Branch in straight sets to prevent Walt Whitman from winning county titles in all seven brackets. His maturity in a situation that likely would’ve stricken panic in even the most experienced athletes was remarkable but not necessarily surprising given what he’s been faced with this year, issues well beyond what any young teenager should be dealing with. Born in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine, Tsygura moved to the United States with his immediate family when he was 18 months old for better opportunities, his mother, Lena Gordiyanko, said. But the rest of his family, his grandparents, uncle and great-grandparents remain in the region at the center of the current Ukranian crisis. While Tsygura said there has been an ongoing effort to get them out, some are too elderly to travel, Gordiyenko said, complicating matters. “I try not to think about it that much because when I do, it’s sad,” Tsygura said. “We’re trying to move them but it’s a long process. We never know what’s going to happen, it’s
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Poolesville baseball changes perfection Seniors key to Falcons’ success this spring, 2A state title aspirations n
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
In their quest to win a Class 2A state championship this spring, the four senior captains on the Poolesville High School baseball team expected to encounter a few rough patches, especially playing a schedule back-loaded with 4A programs. But after coasting through the ﬁrst half of the schedule against opponents that are not expected to contend for region or state titles, Poolesville (17-0) proved resilient when it faced Montgomery Blair, Sherwood, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Seneca Valley and Gaithersburg. The Falcons won those games by a combined total of just eight runs. Poolesville senior captains Chris Convers, Robbie Metz, Hunter Pearre and Thayer Seely have not only helped the Falcons win games with their hitting,
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Poolesville High School’s Hunter Pearre has helped lead the Falcons to an undefeated regular season. pitching andﬁelding abilities, they have brought a keen sense of determination to the squad. While onlookers might be impressed with a glimpse of their season
statistics, Poolesville second-year coach Steve Orsini admits their other intangible qualities are immeasurable. “It’s not only that all four of
them are great ballplayers,” Orsini said. “They also work so hard at what they do and they love playing the game. They’ve been down a few times this season, but they
haven’t let the situations get out of hand. They simply refuse to walk off the ﬁeld until they’ve found a way to win. It’s amazing that we have four guys like that at a small school.” Robbie Metz has enjoyed a reputation locally as one of the best shortstops in the state and the George Washington University recruit has performed well on the pitching mound as well this spring. Metz, who is batting .438 with six doubles and two triples, is also 5-0 with a 0.00 earned run average, having pitched 27 consecutive scoreless innings, striking out51battersandallowingonly11 hits. “Really, I think this season has been more fun than any of the others,” Metz said. “We have a really good team and the other three senior captains have been great all season. It’s like we’ve grown up playing baseball together. It seems like this year is special, probably because this is going to be our last year playing together before we go away to college.” At the plate, both Convers and Pearre have put up even better numbers statistically than Metz.
the beginning we didn’t look like much. It was just whole bunch of raw talent,” said Krizman, who has 22 assists. “… We’ve deﬁnitely picked it up and have gotten better. Every day, just get better.” Krizman played on junior varsity during his freshman and sophomore seasons. “His drive and attitude have definitely shone through,” Thompson said. “His work ethic has deﬁnitely gotten him to where he is now.” Damascus has six doubleﬁgure scorers, including senior Connor Burke (30 goals) and sophomore Dean Echard (29) — ranked second and third on Damascus, respectively.
created special bonds with each of the recruits. In fact, the 16 verbally committed players talk to each other daily in group text messages, McLean said. Holland and McLean developed a friendship when the latter was exploring options to transfer from Avalon after his freshman year (McLean considered Bullis before opting for Quince Orchard). McLean and Carter have known each other from playing against each other and live “pretty much around the corner” in Gaithersburg. Carter and Holland were introduced at combines and during the college recruiting process. All three encouraged each other to attend Penn State. “We’re not just like any other committed class that we see each other when we see each other,”
said McLean, who committed during the Nittany Lions’ spring game on April 12 and plans to major in communications. “We are all really good friends already.” “It just reminds me of Bullis with one big happy family,” said Holland, listed at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds and committed on May 3. He plans to major in international business. “It felt like home. I had visited 12 to 15 other schools prior to Penn State so I knew what I was looking for. “I feel like we can do something special over the four years we’re there. It’s a great coaching staff, the people surrounding us and support staff.” Carter, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound versatile athlete, was recruited by Franklin’s staff when it was at Vanderbilt. The mutual interest moved on to Penn State and resulted in Carter committing during Penn State’s junior day in February.
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Damascus High School’s Joey Salisbury (right) forces Poolesville’s Jonathan Hetrick to give up possession on Friday. “It’s not really one dominant player overall. They’re just starting to play well together as a team,” Thompson said. The Swarmin’ Hornets are scheduled to play Urbana Wednesday in the 3A/2A West
Region ﬁnals. “I think [the momentum] is going to carry into next season and we’ll just keep going from there,” Krizman said. email@example.com
Seely has enjoyed a solid season offensively and played ﬂawlessly in centerﬁeld, where he has yet to commit an error on 14 chances. But individual accomplishments pale in comparison to the Falcons’ ultimate goal of winning. “From the start of the season, we’ve really only had one goal in mind,” said Convers, who is hitting .468 with six doubles, two triples, two home runs and 26 runs batted in. “We want to win the state championship this season. This is our last year of playing together. We’ve always had a good team here at Poolesville, but the only thing people remember is winning a state title.” “It’s just great playing with these other seniors,” Seely said. “We have a lot of fun together. We all love playing the game and we work hard every day in practice. We ﬁnd a way to keep pushing each other to get better. None of us expected to go undefeated this season, but we did set our goals really high and we still haven’t reached them all.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Quince Orchard’s Adam McLean is verbally committed to Penn State.
“If you see the blue and white on a football team, you think Penn State,” Carter said. “Their uniform, logo and ‘We Are’ chants is pretty much like a brand. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
to start pursuing fastpitch at the 10-under level, more and more freshmen are arriving on the high school softball scene with national-level experience. Take for instance, Northwest sophomore pitcher Bridgette Barbour, who led the Jaguars to their ﬁrst-ever state semiﬁnal appearance last spring as a freshman. “It’s not like kids are experimenting with these sports anymore like every kid plays
soccer when they’re 4 years old,” Hoelman said. “With softball, if you’re starting [club softball] at that age, there’s a reason you’ve started at that age, you’re taking it seriously. A lot of teams that used to be right in the middle seem to be on the rise right now and I think it’s because younger players are coming in and making an impact right away.” Coaches also agreed more exposure to the highest level of
fastpitch thanks to increased coverage of NCAA competition by the ESPN networks has helped generate interest in the sport — it is extremely fastpaced and strategic. Montgomery County is home to the highest profile softball player to come out of Maryland since 2010 Arizona State graduate and recent Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame inductee Meghan Elliott in current
University of Missouri freshman pitcher Tori Finucane. Finucane, who last week was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, has been on national television three times in the past two weeks alone and county coaches agree her success has had a major impact in the youth and high school softball communities alike. “You turn on the TV now and softball is pretty prevalent,
these girls are getting to see what a neat sport it is and how exciting of a game it is,” Northwest coach Kevin Corpuz said. “There has been a lot of chatter about [Finucane], the players talk, even my son who plays baseball, his coach, you hear parents talking about it. What she’s doing is not going unnoticed, everyone is talking about it. The interest it generates is deﬁnitely a positive.”
only speak from what I see but I think he deﬁnitely sees things differently. Things that some kids would really freak out about, I think he is able to see the big things from the little things. He doesn’t stress over the little things.” Just like he didn’t panic when things went awry in his county semifinal. The more aggressive style of play that got Tsygura out of that match
was fairly against his type. Though he’s capable of generating some ﬁrepower on his groundstrokes — despite his slight, 5-foot-7 frame — it’s his unteachable finesse, the wicked slice and dropshots, his remarkable accuracy, that typically breaks his opponents down. But his ability to alter his game was just another example of how truly dynamic he is and the intelligence behind
his versatility — he doesn’t just have the tools, he almost always chooses the right time to use them. For the third straight year, Wootton will lose its top player next spring but the Patriots should be in good hands with Tsygura atop the lineup; Cresham said he already took on some leadership responsibilities even as a ﬁrst-year member. His commitment to the
team is not something Cresham takes for granted either, as players of his caliber sometimes opt out of high school tennis — he trains more than 20 hours per week outside of Wootton’s practice and matches. Though the individualistic nature of the sport is what drew Tsygura to choose tennis over soccer three years ago, he said, he’s relished the opportunity to be part of a
team. “It was hectic trying to balance everything but it’s OK, it was fun, I liked it,” Tsygura said. “I think we did much better than people expected and it was because of leadership from the seniors. I look forward to next year, hopefully I can be a leader and help the team like they helped me this year.” email@example.com
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MPSSAA endorses USA Football’s safety program Heads Up Football to be implemented at Maryland schools
BY ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has become the ﬁrst state high school association to endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football, a program designed to reduce head injuries and improve player safety, the MPSSAA announced Monday. About half of Maryland’s 187 football-playing schools are expected to implement USA Football’s safety program, which was piloted in 35 high schools across 10 states in 2013. “We realized that what they were doing was a very positive program to help reduce injuries and help to reduce the nature of risk,” MPSSAA Executive Director Ned Sparks said. Participating schools will designate one staff member, a “player safety coach,” who teaches safer tackling techniques
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A Suitland High School football player is tackled by Northwest Dec. 6 in the Class 4A State championship. that minimize helmet contact. The appointed coach, certiﬁed by USA Football with an eighthour training session, will conductsafetyclinicsforcoachesand players while acting as a community liaison. “We’re excited to now be working with the coaches across the state and make sure that we
put in place what we believe is the most comprehensive approach to a better, safer game,” said Scott Hallenbeck, executive director of USA Football. USA Football — the sport’s national governing body — launched Heads Up Football in 2012 and is using a ﬁve-year, $45 million grant from the National
Football League Foundation to expand the program across the country. Hallenbeck anticipates that between500to1,000highschools will implement Heads Up Football in 2014. “This is very much the ﬁrst couple steps in this long journey in terms of how we develop heads up football across the country,” he said. Robert Cantu, a neurosurgeon and concussion expert at BostonUniversity’sCenterforthe StudyofTraumaticEncephalopathy, said reducing helmet contact is a “positive step,” but cautioned that the Heads Up Football program would not eliminate head injuries. “You’re going to wind up getting head-to-head contact no matter how you teach the sport,” said Cantu, who recommended children under 14 not play tackle football. “... I don’t think this should be viewed as a step that solves the problem.” Thomas Hearn, a youth athletics safety advocate, expressed concerns about whether coaches and athletes would comply with the Heads Up Football program.
Hearn, whose son sustained a concussion playing football at Walt Whitman two-and-a-half years ago, said that football players would be exposed to head trauma even with improved tackling techniques. “It [makes football] less dangerous that this technique is being taught, but there are some questions about whether or not it automatically makes football safe,” Hearn said. Heads Up Football’s expansion comes as youth football’s participation numbers are on the decline at the national and state level. Participation for Pop Warner, the nation’s largest and most recognized youth football program, dropped 9.5 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Maryland’s high school football participation (14,632 in 2012-13) has dropped six percent since 2008, after increasing by 20 percent — from 12,932 to 15,561 — in the preceding six seasons, according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Magruder gains momentum heading into offseason Damascus sophomore steps up, WCAC announces all-conference boys’ team
The Col. Zadok Magruder High School boys’ lacrosse team doubled its win total for the second straight season, but ask second-yearcoachStephenBurrowsabout the Colonels’ best game this spring and he won’t mention any of the ﬁve victories, or even the three one-goal losses.
LACROSSE NOTEBOOK BY ERIC GOLDWEIN Instead, he’ll bring up a 17-8 loss to Sherwood. “That was really the highlight of our season. As a program, seeing the maturity. Seeing how we battled against one of these upper-level teams in the county,” Burrows said. “... I don’t think in the past 10 years we’veeverplayedSherwoodwithoutarunning clock.” After inheriting a 1-12 team, Burrows led the Colonels to a 2-11 record in 2013 then a 5-8 record this spring. The Sherwood loss was a blowout on paper, but a sign of progress for a team that historically
has experienced little success. “Magruder has had such a long [stretch] of losing and we’re really changing that,” Burrows said. The Colonels’ season, which ended with an 8-7 overtime loss to Northwest in the ﬁrst round Class 4A/3A West Region playoffs last week, was a step in the right direction, Burrows said. The team is graduating only three seniors and features a talented group of underclassmen, led by sophomore Ryan Martindell. The 6-foot-1 attacker scored 40 goals, ranking fourth among all Montgomery County public school players, according to montgomerymdboyslacrosse.org. Burrows, who coached junior varsity at Gaithersburg before coming to Magruder, said the goal is to win nine games next spring. “They remember the taste of losing that playoff game and it’s not going to happen again,” he said.
Swarmin’ Hornets surging Damascus sophomore Alexis Townsend has been involved in plenty of clutch goals since she ﬁrst started playing lacrosse in fourth grade, but none like the one Friday in Poolesville. In triple overtime, Townsend notched the game-winner to give the Swarmin’
Hornets an 11-10 victory over the Falcons in the 3A/2A West quarter���nal matchup. “It’s just such a great feeling,” Townsend said. “We wanted to beat them so badly, and we did. I did it for all our seniors and our team and our coaches.” Freshman Jacque Pino scored eight goals to lead Damascus over the previously undefeated Falcons (11-1-1). “I can’t even put it into words. This is the biggest win we’ve had,” Damascus coach Marcus Jurado said.
Stags senior recognized DeMatha Catholic senior midﬁelder Greyson Torain was named Washington Catholic Athletic Player of the Year, the WCAC announced last week. Torain, a Naval Academy recruit, helped lead the Stags 12-0 start and a 16-4 season. DeMatha coach Scott Morrison was named Coach of the Year. Other DeMatha athletes honored by the WCAC include Matt Brisolari (first team, attack), Johnny Surdick (ﬁrst team, defense), Nick Ramsey (ﬁrst team, goalie), TylerNajarian(secondteam,attack),Brady Thompson (second team, midﬁelder) and Bain Schroeder (second team, defense). James Jennings, Sean Doyle, Brad Peters and CJ Croxton were honorable mentions. From Our Lady of Good Counsel: Aus-
KEEPING IT BRIEF Whitman crew wins metro regatta After losing a late-race lead to Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s ﬁrst varsity eight boat at last weekend’s Maryland State regatta, the Walt Whitman women picked up wins in the ﬁrst, second and third varsity eight events to earn the Team Points Trophy at Saturday’s Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships held on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. B-CC’s girls ﬁnished ﬁrst in the freshman eight and novice eight, Winston Churchill’s girls took the novice four race and Walter Johnson’s boys won the men’s varsity four.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Baseball playoffs wind down The Clarksburg baseball team blanked Magruder, 6-0, as senior pitcher Zach Thompson tossed a nohitter and fanned 12 batters, walking only three. On Monday afternoon, however, Clarksburg (12-5) saw its season come to an end when the Coyotes were upended by Thomas S. Wootton, 8-5, despite the efforts of Taylor Abrahams, who went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Poolesville continued its bid for a perfect season by edging Winters Mill, 4-1, on Monday. Senior Robbie Metz picked up the win by tossing ﬁve scoreless innings and Chris Convers went 3 for 3, scored two runs and drove in two more and retired the last ﬁve Winters Mill hitters to collect the save. Poolesville is scheduled to host South Carroll on Wednesday in a 2A West Sectional ﬁnal. Two Montgomery County teams are scheduled to meet in the 4A North Region section ﬁnal on Wednesday when Sherwood travels to Paint Branch. Sherwood edged Howard, 4-2, on Monday, while Paint Branch made quick work of Springbrook, 10-1. Wootton shortstop Matt Hsiung led off the game with a solo homer and later Patriots’ ﬁrst baseman Noah Kimball hit a three-run home run in the second inning. Matt Ainsworth went six in-
nings to get the win, while Hsiung retired one batter in the seventh with the bases loaded to earn the save. Several other Montgomery County baseball teams kept their region and state title hopes alive on Monday. Damascus blanked Watkins Mill, 8-0, while Seneca Valley downed Rockville, 11-4. Whitman defeated Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 11-3, Montgomery Blair blanked Richard Montgomery, 4-0, and Gaithersburg upended Northwest, 7-0, as Nick DeCarlo improved to 8-0 on the season by tossing ﬁve scoreless innings.
— TED BLACK
Magruder softball advances Col. Zadok Magruder High School junior pitcher Fiona Johnson’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning of Monday’s Class 4A West Region Section II semiﬁnal against Clarksburg started a rally that ended in the Colonels’ 4-3, come-from-behind victory. Magruder is scheduled to host the section’s No. 2-seeded Northwest Wednesday afternoon for a spot in the region ﬁnal against Montgomery Blair.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Athletes sign letters of intent Here’s a list of Montgomery County athletes who recently signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing beyond high school. The list will be updated as new signings are announced: Baseball
Zach Thompson, Clarksburg, Alderson Broaddus University Basketball
Daysha Adams, Kennedy, Hagerstown Community College Dominique Anderson, Northwest, Ohio Valley University Kiara Arnold, Kennedy, St. Vincent College Joseph Bradshaw, Einstein, Mt. Zion Preparatory Abraham Camara, Einstein, Niagara County CC Cedrick McFadden, St. Andrew’s, Concordia College Zjhane West, Kennedy, Hager-
stown Community College Makeda Wright, Kennedy, Christopher Newport Football
Javon Burriss, Seneca Valley, Shepherd University Daequan Brooks, Clarksburg, Stevenson University Austin Herbert, Seneca Valley, Shepherd University Ed Maxwell, Seneca Valley, Bethany College Nobel Mussie, Einstein, Fork Union Military Academy Korey Platt, Seneca Valley, Bethany College Calvin Reighard, Seneca Valley, Shepherd University Joel Ruﬁno, Einstein, Iowa Western (JC) Roy Russell IV, Einstein, Midwest Prep Chrysale Tchako, Clarksburg, Stevenson University Pacom Tsague, Seneca Valley, Frostburg State University Bryan Velasco, Einstein, West Virginia State University Khalil Wilson, Einstein, Fullerton College (JC) Lacrosse
Jaanai Aaron, Clarksburg, Alderson Broaddus University Softball
Laurie Kostecka, Clarksburg, University of Tampa Tanysha Tennassee, Northwest, Coppin State University Track and ﬁeld
Matthew Adedeji, Clarksburg, Salisbury University Alex Armbruster, St. Andrew’s, Georgetown University Jamee Hood, Einstein, Muhlenburg College Luke Jones, Clarksburg, Roanoke College Jimmy Larkin, Clarksburg, Mt. St. Mary’s University Lauren Logan, Einstein, Stevens Institute of Technology Jack McCloskey, Clarksburg, Montgomery College Luke Simpson, Einstein, Juniata College Carlos Vanzego, Clarksburg, Montgomery College Tiara Wellman, Northwest, James Madison Luke Woodard, Einstein, St. Michael’s College
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Damascus High School’s Dean Echard carries the ball Friday against Poolesville’s Jonathan Hetrick.
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Throughout the season, Avalon School baseball coach Patrick Duffy has turned to senior pitchers Billy Lennox and Tommy Sanchez as a one-two punch for the Black Knights, and their talents were instrumental in leading the club to the Old Line Conference championship. On Friday evening at Kelley Park in Gaithersburg, Avalon made quick work of the NoVa Homeschool Lions to win the Old Line Conference title game 14-2. Sanchez allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits, four walks and eight strikeouts in five innings to get the victory. One night earlier, he recorded a save when Lennox went six innings to earn a 3-1 victory over St. Maria Goretti in the semiﬁnals. “I thought my fastball was really working tonight,” Sanchez said. “I was able to get ahead of the hitters with my fastball and then get them out with my curveball. All season long we have talked about winning two championships, this one and the Maryland Private Schools B Championship. Our goal is only halfway done.” Lennox proved to be the ideal leadoff batter for the Black Knights on Friday, going 3 for 4 with three runsscoredandthreemoredriven in. Pearce Howard also collected three RBI on Friday, but it was junior Khalaal Barrett-Ricks, a transfer from Quince Orchard High School, who led the way with four RBI, including a three-run home run in the fourth that secured the 10-run lead necessary for the mercy-rule verdict. Avalon owned a 6-2 lead heading to the home half of the third. In seasons past, this might have offered more than a hint of trouble for the Black Knights, but the squad proved to be far more resilient this season. Friday evening they added ﬁve more runs in the third and then added three more in the fourth on BarrettRicks’ homer.
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Patriots set for playoff rematch against Winston Churchill BY
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Balance guides Good Counsel
Girls’ lacrosse: Falcons lose in WCAC title game, rank No. 12 nationally
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s Taylor McDaniels came into the season as an intimidated freshman, hesitant to drive and step inside, as many young players would be on a nationally ranked girls’ lacrosse team. But thrust into a lineup ﬁlled with Division I recruits — 17 of them — it didn’t take long for the ﬁrst-year attacker to ﬁt in. McDaniels, who verbally committed to the University of North Carolina in March, recorded a team-high 34 goals and is one of several players that helped fill the 70-goal void left by Caroline Peters (Vanderbilt), the 2013 All-Ga-
zette Player of The Year. “Coming in I was really nervous, being a freshman and being on a good team, but the girls were really welcoming and I felt at home,” McDaniels said. “[We always] have our heads up for that extra pass and [we’re] playing as a team, not individually.” The Falcons, who went 15-6 and lost to Bishop Ireton in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference finals, featured a well-balanced offense, deeper and more patient than in past seasons, players said. “We came out pretty strong and have done a good job of adjusting without [last year’s seniors],” senior Haley Giraldi said. “We kind of relied on [Peters] a lot last year, this year our team has a whole lot of depth. It’s more of a team effort.” At the heart of the new attack were Giraldi and Paige Graham, Good Counsel’s two
leading point scorers. The seniors combined for 53 goals, but also led the Falcons’ juggernaut offense with their passing. Graham, a Virginia Tech recruit, used her elite stick skills to record 23 goals and a team-high 27 assists. “Her passes are straighton, direct,” McDaniels said. “They’re not soft little lollipop passes. They’re really direct and they get to you.” One of Graham’s assists went to her younger sister, freshman midfielder Halle Graham. “Her ability to see the field is really incredible,” Halle Graham said. “She can place the ball in someone’s stick from any angle, any way ... and all they have to do is shoot it. She’s great at that.” Giraldi, a Princeton recruit, recorded 30 goals to go along with 19 assists. “This year I’ve been trying to get other people involved,”
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Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Myles Romm practices Thursday.
goals and everyone’s getting the touches.” Wootton hasn’t just been beating its opponents; it’s been dominating them, scoring 16.8 goals per game and giving up 3.9. Only four of the Patriots’ victories have been decided by a single-digit margin — their closest one being a 12-7 win over Glenelg. “It’s been a lot of fun playing and the way things have unraveled, it’s been interesting,” Romm said. “I’m glad I’ve been part of this team.” Wootton went 12-3 last year and 10-6 the year before, with both seasons ending in losses to Churchill in the region ﬁnals. Schoenfeld, a Gettysburg recruit, attributed the team’s success to the improved midﬁeld and the balanced offense. “It’s by far the best year. Not just because of my points and statistics, but because of how the team is playing and how much fun the team’s having while scoring all these goals,” he said. The Patriots defeated Quince Orchard and the Bulldogs defeated Walter Johnson on Monday, setting up the postseason rematch. Wootton defeated Churchill 14-6 in the regular season. “Just do what we’ve been doing all year. It’s worked,” Golden said. “… We’re just going to take it one game at a time.” email@example.com
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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s Kendall Welch (center) scored Monday despite being ﬂanked by Bishop Ireton’s Christine Macey and Maggie Lohrer in the WCAC title game.
Last spring, Tim Golden was playing on the second line for one of the nation’s top private school boys’ lacrosse teams. This year, he has found his home as one of the focal points on the new and improved midﬁeld at Thomas S. Wootton High School. Golden, a senior transfer (Georgetown Preparatory), has registered 26 goals and 12 assists for the undefeated Patriots (16-0), who are scheduled to play Winston Churchill Wednesday for the 4A/3A West Region championship. “That’s what I was looking for when I came to Wootton and I’ve gotten it,” said Golden, who lives across the street from the Rockville school. “I’ve ﬁt in pretty well. I think I’ve stepped up.” Golden, along with former attacker Myles Romm are part of a revamped Patriots midﬁeld, adding speed and depth to an already talented group. “We’re always fresh. There are six middies that can all start,” Golden said. Romm, a junior, has registered 32 goals and 18 assists in his new position this spring. “I wasn’t really showcasing my speed and my coach decided that at the midﬁeld, we could deﬁnitely expose that a little bit more and push transition — which we needed and we were kind of missing last year,” Romm said. The midﬁeld additions have allowed senior Max Coonin to shift to attack, where he has tallied 30 goals and 18 assists. They have also opened up space for senior attack Austin Schoenfeld, who has a team-high 41 goals and 25 assists despite missing three games. But balance has been the key. The Patriots have 10 double-digit scorers and ﬁve players with more than 20 goals. “This year we’re playing way more team offense,” Romm said. “We’re scoring way more
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KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
The Purple Line will more signiﬁcantly improve the job access for residents who live near stations proposed in the largely residential Long Branch community than in a highly commercial area like Bethesda, a researcher said Saturday. Two Purple Line stations are proposed in Long Branch
— one around Arliss Street near Piney Branch Road, and the other near University Boulevard and Piney Branch. The growth in the number of jobs accessible to residents there once the rail line is completed will be about ﬁve times greater than the growth in job prospects for Bethesda residents, said Ting Ma, a research assistant with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education in College Park. “Bethesda already has employment centers,” Ma said during the “Makeover Montgomery 2” conference at the Silver Spring Civic Building. “Long Branch has a more lim-
ited number of job opportunities in its immediate area.” The 16-mile light-rail line is proposed to have 21 stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Besides Long Branch, stations in the Silver Spring/ Takoma Park area are planned at 16th Street, Dale Drive, Manchester Place, the Silver Spring Transit Center, the new Silver Spring Library and the Takoma/Langley Transit Center. The transit centers and library at Fenton Street and Wayne Avenue are still under construction. Official expect them to open by 2015. Maryland transit officials hope construction of the $2.4
Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink
Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on ﬁrst Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-924-8640; www.agapeamec.org.
Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,
Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year. www.damascusumc.org.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd.,
Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301-365-5733, www.elcbethesda.org.
Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georiga Ave.,
Wheaton, offers an informal Sunday morning worship service at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon. Hospitality time is at 9:45 a.m. in the Garden Entrance. El Buen Samaritano offers a Spanish service at Noon. Communion is Celebrated the ﬁrst Sunday of the month. For more information, call 301-949-8383. Visit www.HughesUMC.org.
Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown
Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more informa-
after inspectors found structural cracks in the concrete in 2010. Ofﬁcials now say it may not be until early next year before it opens. While the delays may be frustrating, once that center opens, it will be a great asset, said Lee Quill, a founding principal of Washington, D.C.-based Cunningham Quill Architects. “I think it will be everything that it has been advertised to be,” he said. The conference, coordinated by the Montgomery County Planning Department, the University of Maryland and its smart-growth research center, welcomed some 300 participants, about the same as
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tion, call 301-253-1768. Visit www.kemptownumc.org.
Caring for the Skin You’re In, from 1-2 p.m. at Friendship
Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old
Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Avenue, Chevy Chase. Changes to your skin are common as you age, but it’s important to stay informed in order to determine when you should see a doctor. Dr. Melissa Abrams will discuss common skin conditions, what to look for between your appointments and steps that can be taken to protect your skin. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org. Simplify Your Life, from 7-9 p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Get a jump start on your spring cleaning! Learn techniques and skills for de-cluttering and destressing your everyday life. Discussion will include more than just cleaning out your cluttered closet. $20. www.suburbanhospital.org.
Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org. Moms In Prayer Group, times and locations vary, email MoCtyMIP@gmail.com for information, occurs every first and third Friday through June 6. Free. www.momsinprayer.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Child care is provided. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 17 CPR and AED, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. The Heartsaver class teaches basic CPR, rescue breathing, and relief of choking for adults, infants and children and Automated External Deﬁbrillator (AED) use. After successful completion, the student will receive a Heartsaver AED card from the American Heart Association. This class is for the lay community and is not adequate for individuals who have or will have patient care responsibilities. This class is not designed for healthcare providers. If you are a healthcare provider, please register under BLS and CPR for Healthcare Professionals. Those who have registered for a CPR & AED or BLS for Healthcare Provider course and would like a manual prior to class can arrange to pick up at 18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 314, daily until noon. Call 301-774-8969. Otherwise, participants will receive manuals in class. $80. www.medstarhealth.org.
Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick
Road, Germantown, offers services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings, with Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. Neelsville Presbyterian Church announces a new preschool partnership. Damascus Community Preschool is moving to Neelsville Presbyterian, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. Classes to begin in the fall. For sign-up and other information, www.neelsville. org/#/preschool-grand-openingProvidence. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. Call 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org.
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Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
Childbirth Express at MedStar Montgomery. 1-5 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical
Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. This condensed version will prepare couples for their labor and birth experience. Class is presented in lecture/video format. To enhance what you learn, hands-on instruction available by taking the Lamaze Techniques class. Hospital tour included. $75. www.medstarhealth.org. Body Balance Yoga, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays to June 22, at the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Yoga is an ancient and systematic approach to good health and well-being that helps to reduce stress, improve concentration and develop strength, ﬂexibility and balance. Learn the physical and mental exercise that brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience. No experience required. $60. 301-774-8881. www.medstarhealth.org.
MONDAY, MAY 19 Prostate Cancer Support Group, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Sub-
urban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome; for information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
Nutrition and Prostate Cancer: What the Latest Research Means to You, from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Suburban Hospital, Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Lynda McIntyre, R.D., L.D., Clinical Dietitian Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, will discuss the latest research on how diet, nutrition and exercise can improve your immune system, increase energy, and decrease your risk of recurrence after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. This will be a practical talk that will include tips on grocery shopping and food choices. Offered as part of the ongoing Prostate Cancer Support Group. Registration not required; for
information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 20 Health Assessment: Cholesterol Screening and Osteoporosis Screening, from 4-5:45 p.m. at
Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Cholesterol: Finger-stick method for total cholesterol & HDL cholesterol. No fasting required. Bone Density: A three- to ﬁveminute quick and easy heel test measures bone mass density to estimate your risk of developing osteoporosis. By appointment only. $35/$30/$60. For a complete listing, visit www.suburbanhospital.org. Healthy Cooking Series: “Best Deal in Town,” 6-8 p.m.
at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. The Mediterranean Pantry - Olive oil, fresh herbs, and yogurt are stables in the Mediterranean diet. From appetizers to desserts, explore various recipes from this corner of the world as we demonstrate the versatile uses from the Mediterranean pantry. Savoring Springtime - Springtime offers a selection of fresh vegetables and fruits in a variety of colors and aromatics. Take advantage of local produce and lean creative, light dishes that are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. www.suburbanhospital.org.
Eating Well After Cancer Treatment, from 6-8 p.m. at Johns
Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1200, Bethesda. After a diagnosis and treatment for cancer, many patients are interested in changing their dietary habits. Join Rachel Grifﬁn, Clinical Dietician, for tips on better eating and a cooking demonstration. Be prepared to sample delicious, healthy dishes! Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Registration required on line or by phone at 301-896-3939. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 22 Under Pressure: Relieving Sinusitis, from 1-2 p.m. at the
the ﬁrst “Makeover Montgomery” conference in 2011. The first conference was centered around the need to clarify and update the county’s zoning code, which was outdated and redundant, said Françoise Carrier, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board. The County Council approved the updated code in March. The new code promotes sustainability while adding more neighborhood protections, Carrier said. “Our goal is to encourage better development,” she said. email@example.com
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billion Purple Line begins in 2015, so the system can open by 2020. The line will provide direct connections to Metrorail’s Red, Orange and Green lines, as well as the MARC trains. Despite construction problems with its long-delayed transit center, downtown Silver Spring is identiﬁed by state planners as having one of the most successful transit-oriented development systems in Maryland. Transit-oriented development is typically centered around a transit station with higher-density residential and commercial development. The Silver Spring Transit Center has seen opening dates set and delayed several times
Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. Dr. Murray Ramanathan from the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center describes the differences between chronic and acute sinusitis, treatments available and advises when to seek medical care from a sinus specialist. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
MONDAY, MAY 26 6th Annual Jeremy’s Run, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fair Hill Plaza, 18100 Town Center Drive, Olney. Jeremy’s Run is in loving memory of Jeremy Glass who died at age 20 years young from a drug overdose. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and to raise money for substance abuse education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Addictions and Mental Health Center at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, a program that has provided behavioral health services to the community for over 40 years. Support Jeremy’s Run by participating in a: 10K run; 5K walk/run; and a 1 mile fun run. For more information, visit www.medstarhealth.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 Bariatric Support Group, from 6-7 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Support groups such as those conducted at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center have been shown to improve both the short-term and long-term success of weight loss surgery patients. The center encourages all of its pre-operative and postoperative patients to attend. Because a patient’s success is so closely related to the support of friends and family members, it also encourages spouses or significant others, parents, siblings, and adult children to attend. Free. www.medstarhealth. org.
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• Huge Floor Plans • Large Walkin Closets • Private Balcony/Patio • Fully Equipped Kitchen w/Breakfast Bar
• Minutes away from I-270, Metro, and MARC Train
340 N. Summit Ave. • Gaithersburg, MD
Great Location: 1& 2 BR apartments available immediately, wall–wall carpeting, balconies/patios, free parking , newly remodeled kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. Located close to Rockville town Centre and Rockville Metro station and other public transportation. Please call 301-424-1248 for more information
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(301) 460-1647 kFull Size W/D 3004 Bel Pre Rd., Apt. 204, Silver Spring, MD 20906
in every unit
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Contact Ashby Rice (301) 670-2667 for pricing and ad deadlines.
1200 S.F Country Home + 6 Acres $159,900
Gorgeous new 3BR house on pristine open/ wooded land w/ incredible mtn views, pond site & seasonal stream. Close to town and MARC train. EZ financing. Call Now!
QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY- one acre
quiet area, needs TLC $180K call (410)7396767 (410)739-6322
$1400/ 2BR $1150 +util NS/NP, W/D New Carpet, Paint, Deck & Patio, 301-250-8385
EAST MV: Beautiful
TH, 3Br, 2.5 Ba, new paint, carpet, wood flr & appl. $1600/m plus utils. 301-525-5585
GAITHER: 3 Br, 3.5
Ba & 2 rms in bsmt w/ full Ba, HOC welcome $1800 + util Call: 301-977-1169
SILVER SPRING LEISURE WORLD
TH. 2MBD, 2.5BA, updated kit. Excel condition. $1550 incl utils & cable. 301-598-0996
S.S: 3BR. 3FBA SFH
w/ Fins bsmt. & extra 2BR. $2250 + util. Near School/public trans. 571-243-8276
Beautiful 3Br 2.5Ba, 3 level TH, carpet and wood floors/updated beautiful kitchen. $1750.00 + utlitities 240-519-6854
3BR, 1.5BA, TH, just renovated, nr schs, shop & bus $1550 + utils Available now call 301-384-4360
OLNEY- Luxury TH
3BR 2.5BA, Finished bsmnt $2300, Great schools! Pool incl, 06/01 240-565-1933
TH. 3Br 2.5Ba. LR, EIK, FR. NP. W/D patio shed $1425 + util Sec dep301-407-0656
R O C K V I L L E : TH 3br, 2.5ba w/W/D nr 270 & metro, new app & upgrades, pvt yard, safe location $1900 Call: 301-869-1504
Lg ground level 3BD, 1.5BA. LR, DR, Kit, W/D in unit. Water incl. $1390. 301-3704153/301-972-5129
GERMAN: 2-3Br, 2
Ba, $1400 +util HOC/ Sect 8 Welcome. Ns/Np Call (240)4764109
2Br 1.5Ba Gated Comm, $1600 + util, SD, near Glenmont Metro/Bus. Nego. Call: 301-332-6511
SS/BEL PRE: 3Br, 2
Ba, Condo, conv nr metro/bus, $1900 incl utils, HOC Welc Avail now! Please Call 301-785-1662
BRs, shared BA $400 each + utils in TH NS/ND. Near bus/shops. Sec Dep Req. 240-4766224
GE RMA NT OWN :
1Br, 1Ba, Shr Kit, cable/int, N/S/N/P, $550/month + util Call: 240-421-7299
GE RMA NT OWN :
Mature Male, Furn BRs. Util incl. Near 61 & 98 Bus Line. Maria 301-916-8158
2 furnished rooms, priv BA, cable tv. Shared kit. $700 incl utils. 240-780-1902
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Lrg room w/priv BA & Entr. Close to shops, bus & metro. $700 incl utils & int. N/P, N/S. Se habla espanol. Please email Christian firstname.lastname@example.org
GERM: Bsmt w/pvt
Entr, Ba, Br, nr schls, bus, util incl N/S N/P Avl now! Please Call 301-461-2636 quiet neigh, prvt BA, Kit privls. $650/mo. Cls to 270 & metro. Call 240-406-0210
Basement 2BR, Sep entr., kit & BA. $1100. Off Con Ave. 301933-2790
Apt,1br/fba/pvt ent,w/d lg kit,$800+1/2 electric free cbl Avail 05/01 301-368-3496
ROCKVILLE/WHIT E FLINT: SFH, 3BD,
1BA to share. NS/NP. $800 + 1/4 util. 202246-5011
Room $475, Shrd Util, Kit & Ba. W/D, Cable Please Call: 301-4042681
room for rent, close to schools. $550 incl util. 301-547-9290
GAITHERSBURG Outdoor Flea Market Sat. & Sun May 17 & 18 8-4pm
Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD Vendors Wanted 301-649-1915 johnsonshows.com
Farmhand work 2 1/2 hrs daily on horse farm exchange for 1 bd apt. 301-407-0333
ROCKVL/ASPEN GAITHERSBURG/ HILL- SFH 4br 2.5 ba LILAC GARDEN 1
GAITH:Lg Unfur bsmt rm w/pvt ent, ba, kit $595+ uti & 1mon dep near buses N/S N/P call 301-785-2703
POTOMAC: 1st lvl apt, 3Br, 2Ba, LR, DR, FR & eat-in kit, sep entr & driveway $2200 inc util 301-983-4783
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Sunday May 8,10AM at Hunts Place
ANNUAL MULTIF A M I L Y YARD SALE: 05/18 SUNDAY
Noon-3pm 20+ homes! Montgomery Square and Potomac Woods annual yard sale day. Maps will be at the corner of Dunster Rd and Stratton Dr (down the street from Ritchie Park ES), at Falls Rd and Kersey La, at Whites Ford and Montrose Rd and at Post Oak and Smoketree Rd
S S : Rms in SFH, 9521 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg 20879 Shared Kit & Ba, Nr YARD SALE: Storage - Furniture - Trees & Shrubs Forest Glen Metro/HC HUGE!!! Fu r nitur e , Also Fri, May 23 10AM, 16501 Hosp, utl/cbl/intrn inc Hswres, Clths, CALL: 240-389-8825 Batchellors Forest Rd. Olney, 20832. Electronics, Toys, ColTrotters Glen Course 60 Elec Golf Club WHEATON 1 Large lectibles, Tools, JewelBR, Female, 5min to Carts - Mowers- Pro Shop- Clubhouse ry & more. 5/17. Sat. Metro On Veirs Mill Rd 301-948-3937 Look on Auctionzip.com 8am-2pm. Rain or $650 uti incl. NS/NP Shine! Info at #5205 Call: 240-447-6476
WHEATON: 3 BD in SFH Share Bath, NP, NS. $400, $500, $600, Util incl . Call 240271-3901
OC: 140 St. 3br, 2fba
grnd flr steps to beach Slps 10 $1200 301-208-0283 Pictures http://www.iteconcorp. com/oc-condo.html
North 129th Street 2BR, 1BA, AC, large Porch, Ocean Block, Sleeps Family of 6.
Fri 5/16, 12pm-5pm, Sat 5/17, 9am-5pm, Sun 5/18, 9am-3pm. 18146 Headwaters Drive, Olney, MD
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GAITHER: HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Satur-
day May 17th 8amNoon Sharon Woods at Emory Grove Rd and Goshen Rd
May 17th, 3604 Chase Hills Dr., Laurel, MD, 8 AM to 1 PM. Toys, kids bicycles, clothes, rocking chair, lawn mower, etc.
Sale/Bake Sale 05/17 8-4pm Rain or Shine! First Baptist Church of Rockville 55 Adclare Rd Rockville 20850
family 05/17 & 05/18, 8-4: Records, cds & dvds, books tools, pic-frames, luggage, collectibles. 5813 Wild Flower Ct.
MEADOW CREEK YARD SALE
SATURDAY MAY 17 8AM-1PM MEADOW CREEK Community Yard SaleSaturday May 17th, 8AM-1PM Rain or Shine!Look for signs at 118, Riffleford, and Monarch Vista Roads Sponsored by Shannon & Jeff RE/MAX Re-alty Group 240938-1963, www.shannonandjeff.com.
SILVER SPRING R O C K V I L L E : M a y C O M M U N I T Y 17, 8-Noon, ComYARD SALE: munity Yard Sale Saturday May 17th 9am-12pm. 10000 Woodland Dr, 20902
Male, 1 Br $299 & 1 master BR w BA $399. Nr Metro/Shops NP/NS. Avail Now. Call 301-219-1066
Br, $1000 + elec Available mid May 301-717-7425 - Joe
for Rent, Prvi entr, Kitchenette quiet location, N/S Male Prefered, $550 util incl & $500 deposit. 301-340-3032
GERM: Room in TH,
Ground lvl,, 2Ba, 1 Ba, LR & DR, kit , W/D, $1385 inc util Pls Call: 301-972-5129 or 301-370-4153
LR/DR & FR, Kitch space, $2000 CR CK no pets 301-294-8555
R O C K : Room
GAITH:M BRs $435+ 440+475+555+ Maid Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus ROCKVILLE/OLNEY shops, quiet, conv.Sec Single Family House, Dep 301-983-3210 Lrg rm w/ priv entr, Shrd ba $725/mo, Lrg GAITH Muddy Branch furn rm/ w priv ba $775/mo all util incl lrg Furn BR. $550. shrd Kit N/P, N/S Unf room in Basement Available Now! $500 utils incl, shar kit,. 240-533-1132 301-924-1818
Female only. 1 BD w/priv BA. $700 incl utils. Near publ transp. 240-723-0502
bath, in TH, $600/mo utils incl. + Cable & prv fridge. N/S, N/D. Call 301-208-2520
POTOMAC/ROCK: Garden apt, 2 B R , 1BA, office, full kitchen, patio, W/D $1600 util inc. 240-505-6131
G A I T H E R :
in TH. $450 & $500. NP, NS, near Bus, shops. Call 240-4189237 or 240-912-5284
GAITH: 1br w/prvt
OLNEY: Want House /Townhouse to rent in Olney/Brookville area. Good credit. 301-570- G A I T H E R S B U R G 5420 1Br in an Apartment $600/ mo util included Ns/Np, Nr Metro, Bus Shops. 240-603-3960
BR, 1 BA, near public transportation $1,150 Please Call 240-8994256
GAITH: Male. 2 BR
World newly decor. Condo 55+ Adult gated comm 2BR, 2BA, eat-in-kit, G E R M A N T O W N : DR, LR $1200/mo utils 1Br shr bath In TH cbl incl. 301-325-4859 Male Only NS/NP $425 + 1/4 utils, nr transp, 240-481-5098
1BD w/large closet, shared BA. Bus accessinble. $585 util incl. 240-715-7456
GERMAN: 3Br, 3.5
Ba, w/o finish bsmnt w/rec room & room New carpet, paint, w/d $1700/m plus utils. Bokhari 301-525-5585
10th Annual Community Yard Sale May 17 Sunbright Lane 8-Noon Rain or Shine. Follow BRIGHT PINK SIGNS to our sale. shop & get great deals. Loads of terrific items!
Rain/Shine. Various addresses around 401 S. Horners Lane, follow signs Next to Rockville Metro station
KING FARM SAT, May 17th * 8am - 12 Noon
Rain Date ** Sun May 18th, 8-NOON at King Farm Park along Trotter Farm Drive
CHEVY CHASE WEST ANNUAL YARD SALE 30+ Homes May 17 - 8am - 1pm Rain Date May 18 Nottingham Dr. to Drummond Ave. Maps at 4806 Chevy Chase Blvd MILESTONE COMMUNITY YARD SALE GERMANTOWN • RAIN OR SHINE
SATURDAY MAY 17 8AM-1PM 2 ENTRANCES NORTH OF MD 27 ON MD 355 5 ENTRANCES NORTH ON OBSERVATION DR.
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STRATFORD KNOLLS COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat, May 17, 2014 9am-1pm RAIN DATE SAT, MAY 24, 2014
Furniture, Toys, Baby Items, Art, Collectibles, Etc Many households involved through our large community. Route 355, across from the Milestone Shopping Center, Shakespeare Blvd on the right, north between Route 118 & Father Hurley Blvd.
YARD SALE: Sat May, 17th; 9am-3pm. HH items, books, clothing, sports cards and more! 13502 Grenoble Dr., Rockville, MD 20853
Indoor Flea Market
Saturday, May 17th, 8am-1pm 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, MD
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Pursuant to Section 5-206 of the Corporations and Associations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, notice is hereby given of an additional meeting of the CHURCHILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC., to be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waters Landing Community Center, 20000 Father Hurley Boulevard. This meeting is being held because of lack of quorum at the originally scheduled meeting. At this additional meeting, the members present in person or by proxy shall constitute a quorum. A majority of the members present in person or by proxy may approve or authorize any action proposed for approval or authorization at the original meeting and may take any other action which could have been taken at the original meeting, if a sufficient number of members had been present. (5-14-14)
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NCCF is currently seeking foster parents. An orientation will be held on May 20, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at 6301 Greentree Road Bethesda, MD 20817 Please call 240-375-6407 for more information. www.nccf-cares.org.
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2 PARKLAWN: burial rights, bronze memorial 24x14 w/vase & granite, value $9485, asking $5k 301-774-2250
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Positions in Charles County & Silver Spring & offices throughout MD. Must have reliable transportation
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Ourisman is a premier automotive company in business for over 93 years with the best pay plans in the industry.
Westat in Rockville, MD is seeking full time Mobile Application Developers (multiple positions) to work in a collaborative environment in which knowledge is shared within and between teams. Develop mobile applications to support self-administered data collection activities from study respondents using mobile web applications, as well as interviewer led data collection activities using native mobile apps. Applications to be developed are for Apple iOS and/or Android mobile devices. Work on other projects as assigned. A bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field followed by two (2) years of experience developing mobile platform applications for Apple iOS and/or Android devices. Experience should include requisite mobile App development skills such as native device development experience, App store deployment experience, HTML5 and CSS experience. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening based on the specific position which will include, at a minimum, criminal records history.
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Ourisman ROCKVILLE Volkswagen and Mazda needs technicians. We don’t care where you work or how much you are currently making, We are offering signing bonuses for qualified hires.
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MORNING STAR ACADEMY 101 Lakeforest Blvd, Suite 402 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Call: 301-977-7393 www.mstarna.com
Abilities Network, is seeking caring & creative individuals for positions, assisting adults w/ developmental disabilities achieve optimum growth & independence in their community &/or locate and maintain employment.
You can transfer over your vacation time and any earned benefits from your current employer. Multiple FULL TIME positions available – Complete Benefit Package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, 401K, Sick and Vacation leave, Special Bonuses and Incentives.
Call: BILL DEVINE at 301-424-7800 extension 2494 or Email: Bill.Devine@ourismanautomotive.com
Prepare cost estimates for restaurant construction projects. Req’d Master’s deg in Construction mgmt., Archi. Engr, or Bachelor’s deg plus 5 yrs of exp. Mail resume: Turntable, LLC., 4862 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814
Floorman 3 Floorman needed, DC area, Part Time, Floor Experience requried. Transportation and English a must.
Apply in person Mon- Fri 10am- 2pm at 15940 Derwood RD, Rockville MD 20855 Foster Parents
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Customer Service Representative
Raxco Software, a leader in Microsoft Windows™ utility software, is looking for a parttime Customer Service Representative with telephone sales or support experience. Reporting to the Sales Manager, the primary responsibility will be the handling telephone inquiries from Raxco’s prospects and customers. Tasks include issuing license keys, facilitating refunds, resolving 90% of issues at first point of contact and recording all activity in the Customer Relationship Management System. Qualifications: *A professional and pleasant telephone manner *Demonstrated ability to effectively and patiently resolve customer issues/ complaints *Strong written and verbal communication skills *Familiarity with Salesforce a plus Flexible part-time hours, EOE Submit resume’ to: Raxco Software 6 Montgomery Village Ave. Suite 500 Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Deputy Assistant Secretary The Office of Environmental Management (EM), U.S. DOE, in D.C., is seeking a motivated and highlyqualified candidate for this exciting FT position for Human Capital and Corporate Services. The mission of this office is to (1) develop and implement the EM enterprise human capital program and IT & cyber security programs, (2) manage human resources liaison services, and (3) ensure infrastructure support in the areas of procurement; records management; executive services; federal purchase cards; foreign travel; permanent change of station; training administration; space and logistics; and executive correspondence. To apply please visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/
DRIVER Comprint Printing, a division of Post Community Media, LLC, has an immediate opening for an experienced CDL Licensed Driver. Candidate must possess a clean MVA report, clear criminal background, and pass DOT physical and drug test. Ideal applicant should have strong communication skills and professionalism. Post Community Media, LLC offers excellent benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Salary commensurate with experience. If interested and qualified, send salary history and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 240 473 7567. EOE
Life Enrichment Coordinator
Long-Term Care facility seeking Full-Time Activity Coordinator. Must have related experience, effective communication skills, a team player, vibrant personality, can work with minimum supervision. Ability to play musical instruments a Plus! Fax your resume to (301) 762-3216 or e-mail email@example.com. EOE
Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV
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Careers 301-670-2500 Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Needed for busy doctors office in Rockvllie. Excellent Fax salary and benefits. resume to 301-424-8337
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Medical Assistant CMA needed with cardiology experience for our Rockville/Germantown area. Must have strong skills. Fax or Email resume to 240-449-1193 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau is hiring locally for temporary positions in selected areas of Washington, D.C., and selected areas of Montgomery Co., MD for the 2014 Census Test. Positions range from $14.00$21.50 per hour. Please call 1-888-480-1639 for more information and to be scheduled for testing. The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Call Ed: 301-670-6767
We are looking for a medical receptionist who has more than 2 years experience in a large medical practice. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of Electronic Medical Record and must have excellent communication as well as customer service skill. Please send your resume to email@example.com
CHIEF OF OPERATIONS Salary Range $78,794 to $143,037
Department of Transportation, Division of Transit Services The employee will be responsible for managing the operations of a comprehensive, countywide public transit bus system and overall delivery of bus service provided by Ride On as well as the safety, efficiency and responsiveness of the system to the public. Duties include supervising the activities of all Ride On depots, Central Communications, and Safety and Training; planning, managing and directing the development of policies and procedures; enforcement of standard operating procedures and safety regulations; ensuring sufficient operating personnel and equipment to fulfill bus service requirements for operations; identifying, formulating and recommending budgetary requirements, including personnel, materials, and capital equipment to ensure sufficient resources; directing the development of strategic contingency plans, coordinating emergency procedures and ensuring that personnel are properly trained and appropriate equipment is made available to respond to matters having a potentially adverse impact on bus operations and safety. Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in public transit environment, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. To view entire job announcement and apply online visit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html EOE M/F/H
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Westat in Rockville, MD is seeking a full-time Programmer Analyst to support the development and operations of Java-based applications and components as part of a large enterprise system with domestic and international users. Design, develop, and maintain object-oriented, multi-tiered systems using Java/J2EE and other development platforms. A bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field and 2 years’ experience with Java/J2EE development platforms, including experience with Object Oriented programming and web services development is required. In the alternative, we will accept a master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Coursework, internships, and/or thesis must demonstrate knowledge of Java/J2EE development platforms; Object Oriented programming; and web services development). Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening based on the specific position which will include, at a minimum, criminal records history.
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For a local lighting company. FT Email resume with a copy of your driving record to: firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up application at: 8545 Atlas Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. PLEASE bring driving record at time of filling out application! NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
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National Children’s Center Making calls. For more info please call Weekdays between 9a-4p No selling! Sal + bonus + benes. Call 301-333-1900
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Busy, well established Frederick insurance agency looking for an intelligent, dependable individual licensed in P & C. Salary plus generous bonus program. Fax resume to 301-696-8605 or email email@example.com
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Private golf, swim and tennis club in Germantown offers the following seasonal positions - available immediately. Experience required! Line Cooks, Dishwashers & Summer Camp Chef Must pass a background check. To Apply please visit gazette.net/jobs.
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Gaithersburg Salon. Call owner at 301-8695678 or 301-357-4211.
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2012 Honda Civic LX
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13 Ford Escape S
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2013 Toyota Corolla LE........ $14,900 $14,900 #E0322, Classic Silver, 1-Owner, 33K Miles
$16,990 2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $16,990 #F0005, 32K Miles, 1 Owner 2008 Audi A4 Convertible....... $16,977 $16,977 #478014A, Red, One Owner, 66K Miles
2011 Toyota Pruis II............ $17,990 $17,990 #N0361, 13K Miles, 1-Owner 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class. #451019A, 70K Miles, 1-Owner
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2011 Nissan Murano........... $23,990 $23,990 #477422A, 55K Miles, CVT transmission
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#E0313, 39k Miles
2010 Ford Escape
2011 Honda CRV EX-L
#422001A, 22k Miles
2013 Mazda3......................................................................$13,480 2012 Volvo S60...............................................................$20,980 #E0306, 34k Miles
#426042A, 22k Miles
#E0313, 39k Miles
#P8884, 40k Miles
#526302A, 61k Miles
#E0315, 26k Miles
#E0312, 43k Miles
#98885, 9k Miles
2012 Mazda I Touring............................................$14,480 2012 Volvo S60................................................................$21,480 2010 Ford Escape......................................................$14,980 2012 Mercedes Benz C250...........................$26,680
2012 Chevy Captiva................................................$15,480 2013 Volvo S6............................................................$29,980
15401 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD
355 355 TOYOTA/SCION TOYOTA/SCION PRE-OWNED P R E - OW N E D
2007 Mitsubishi Raider LS
New 2014 Scion IQ #457005, $ $ Includes
2008 Ford Escape
13 Toyota Corolla LE #E0322, 4 Speed $ $
2001 Volvo XC70
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2001 FORD CROWN VICTORcond, IA: Great runs good . $3500. 107K miles. Call 202-510-1999
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2007 HONDA ACCORD: V6, 54k mi, sunroof, very clean, power, leather, alumn wheels, $11k Call: 240-595-0857
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2014 NISSAN VERSA NOTE SV
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#12114 2 At This Price: VINS: 234542, 234555
2014 NISSAN ROGUE SELECT AWD
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2012 Acura TSX #P8927, Low Miles, Auto, 1-Owner
MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
$23,895 $19,695 -$1,000 -$1,000
2013 Mini Cooper S
#P8951, Only 3,800 $ Miles, Pano Roof, Turbocharged, 1-Owner
2011 Nissan Murano SL
#P8928, Leather, Panoramic Rook, AWD, Auto, 1-Owner
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NEW2 2014 COROLLA LE AVAILABLE: #470573, 470582
GREAT GREAT GGRADUATION RADUATION SSAVINGS! AVINGS!
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2 AVAILABLE: #472252, 472251
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NEW2 AVAILABLE: 2014#477549, PRIUS C 477546
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2 AVAILABLE: #472229, 472245
3 AVAILABLE: #477457, 477471, 477444
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2011 Nissan Maxima
#P8934, Navigation, Loaded, 1-Owner
2 AVAILABLE: #470558, 470562
2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid #P8925, Low Miles, Auto, 1-Owner
#29014 2 At This Price: VINS: 201061, 201127
2014 NEW COROLLA LE
#449563B, 4WD, Automatic, Leather
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#P8933, Leather, Sunroof, Low Miles
2014 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S
#13114 2 At This Price: VINS: 321191, 279345
2012 Ford Escape Limited
$18,470 $15,495 -$500 -$1000
$22,960 $19,995 -$1000
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2011 Nissan Altima
2012 Nissan Versa SL #R1826, Auto, 1-Owner, 3K Miles, Navigation
#11614 2 At This Price: VINS: 424852, 424559
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#449000B, 6 Speed Manual, Leather, 1-Owner
$17,135 $14,995 -$500
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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 S Grand Touring
With Manual Transmission #11154 2 At This Price: VINS: 854836, 855969
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2014 NISSAN VERSA S SEDAN
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS #341209A, Auto, 2.4L, 4 Doors
4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO
AUTO, 4 CYL., 4 DR
AFTER TOYOTA $1,500 REBATE
NEW 22014 RAV4 4X4 LE AVAILABLE: #464182, 464188
NEW 2014 SCION XD 2 AVAILABLE: #453032, 453030 MONTHS+ % 0 FOR 60 On 10 Toyota Models
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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLAU & PRIUS PLUG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 05/31/2014.
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