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PlansfortwolocalparksinClarksburg may not include playgrounds, but instead might add tennis facilities, a fishing pier and a dog park. Park plans were debated during a community meeting at Little Bennett Elementary School on May 28. Plans were approved in 2008 for Kings Local and Piedmont Woods parks in the Clarksburg Town Center area. Since then, Elm Street Development operating as Third Try has succeeded Newland Communities as the entity responsible for completing the parks.

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Wearing a children’s inner tube acquired during the celebration at the recessional, graduate Kevin Israel Gomez photographs classmates following the Damascus High School commencement Friday morning at the school.

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Rockville High School’s class of 2014 did not expect its commencement speaker would bring celebrities into the mix at the students’ May 27 graduation ceremony. To the graduates’ surprise, Lee Leipsner — a Rockville High alumnus and executive vice president of promotion for Columbia Records — presented a video in which musicians including Pharrell Williams, John Legend and two members of One Direction offered their congratulations specifically to Rockville High’s graduates. The students screamed when

Williams appeared at the start of the video and their enthusiasm only grew, especially as the artists mentioned the school by name, said Rockville High Principal Billie-Jean Bensen. “It just kept getting bigger and bigger,” she said. Rockville High’s graduation ceremony is one among many in Montgomery County Public Schools’ round of 2014 graduations — which started May 23 and go through June 12 — featuring prominent speakers to help send off the graduates. The speakers so far have offered their personal stories and advice to members of the county school system’s graduating class consisting of more then 11,000 students. “People don’t achieve by luck,” Leipsner said in his speech. “They achieve by passion, dedication, pride, transparency, failure, respect, fun and

especially hard work.” At Walter Johnson High School’s ceremony on Friday, Dr. Francis Collins — director of the National Institutes of Health — encouraged the students to investigate the scientific world as well as consider God and life’s profound questions “with a longing heart and a restless mind and a listening soul.” He concluded his address singing a parody of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” opening with the line “I came, I rode the bus, defaced my books, ignored directions,” and ending with “Oh WJ, today’s your day, go do it your way.” Walter Johnson Principal Jennifer Baker described Collins as “an integral part of this community” who serves as the leader of the agency in which Bethesda-area adults work and stu-

You may have noticed some changes in your newspaper lately. The Gazette built its loyal readership by providing news and information about neighborhoods, schools, businesses and communities, and as the media industry has evolved, we realized we must return to these roots in a meaningful way. Over the last several months, we’ve refocused on publishing extremely local community news. As part of the changes we’re implementing, beginning June 18, The Gazette will be consolidated from eight editions to five in Montgomery County. All five will feature much more content specific to the communities we serve.

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For decades, the members of Christ Lutheran Church took their oak altar, with its attached set of rollers, with them as they moved from place to place to worship. Now those days are over. “I now feel we have a home — we can now take the wheels off the altar,” joked Christ Lutheran member Glenn Shriver of Hyattsville during a joint ded-

ication service on Sunday at the congregation’s historic white church on Davis Mill Road in Cedar Grove. Christ Lutheran had been renting the church from Upper Seneca Baptist Church since 1991 and in March bought it from Upper Seneca for $360,000. The transaction give Christ Lutheran a permanent home and Upper Seneca the resources it needed to lower the mortgage on the new and larger brick church it had bought close by in 1990. After an evening of memories,

See CHURCH, Page A-8 Members of Upper Seneca Baptist Church and Christ Lutheran Church gathered at the old church at the corner of Davis Mill Road and Md. 27 for a dedication service. The Upper Seneca Baptist Church sign still stands on the property.

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In the revised plans, Elm Street has scaled back the 2008 plans based in part on what current residents have said they want in the parks. They have included ballfields, a sledding area, a fishing pier and a community garden, but not playgrounds in either park. “[Eliminating] the playground is at odds with what people typically want,” said project coordinator Brooke Farquhar with Montgomery Parks. “They’re typically one of those things comes along with all the facilities.” However, Elm Street said equipping the parks is only part of what it must still do under obligations it assumed when it bought land in the Town Center area from Newland.

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Over Memorial Day weekend, the Maryland SoccerPlex was packed with soccer players, parents and coaches from some of 342 teams for the Potomac Soccer Association’s Memorial Tournament. They dug their cleats into the grass running down the field, high-fived after netting goals, and they

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also went out to lunch, refueled their cars and stayed at nearby hotels. The tournament used 22 fields in the soccerplex and 24 more in other parts of the county. The soccerplex at 18031 Central Park Circle opened in 2000 as a place for kids to learn sports and be active, and for families to gather. But with the rapid growth in Germantown and tournaments drawing more from out of town, the soccerplex now brings significant revenue to local businesses.

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Going to bat for veterans Clarksburg KEYS baseball teams ties yellow ribbons for Memorial Day The photo information with this story was updated at 3 p.m. May 28, 2014. The Clarksburg KEYS Travel Baseball Team tied 1,500 yellow ribbons on the trees and fences surrounding Ovid Hazen Park, their home field in Clarksburg, to commemorate Memorial Day. The Yellow Ribbon symbolizes “Support for Soldiers” and “Come Home Safely to your Family,” according to Paul Martin, team manager. The Yellow Ribbons will hang until July 13th, when the KEYS will host a KEYS for Soldiers baseball tournament in Clarksburg. The baseball team is made up of 36 players from the 8 years old to 11 years old. The KEYS have also set up a charity with the Wounded Warrior Project with a goal to collect $5,000 from the Clarksburg community. Donate to the cause by logging on to: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/KEYS4Soldiers/ So far the team has raised $515 toward their goal, Martin said in an email. More details are at www.clarksburgkeys.com

Dining in the fields The nonprofit Red Wiggler Community Farm in Germantown is hosting its annual Farm to Fork dinner on June 21, starting at 6 p.m. Weather permitting, dinner will be served about 7 p.m. outside on a table in a field or inside the red barn at the farm if it’s raining. The farm is located at 23400 Ridge Rd. (MD 27) at the east end of Ovid Hazen Wells Park. The organic vegetable farm employs people with disabilities who help grow food while learning to farm and work as a team.

Some of the yield is for paying seasonal subscribers who pick up their vegetables, and some is distributed to local group homes. “The fields are looking great and producing some wonderful greens and roots,” said the farms’s Deputy Director, Kara Desmond, in an email. Dinner guests are invited to bring their own plates and talk about any special memories they bring to mind during the dinner. Tours of the fields are also offered. Chefs for the dinner are Tom O’Gara, Kathleen Wellington, James Barnett, Germain Haro and Aaron Tootill. They and the organizers have designed a meal that includes local meat and vegetables along with beer, wine and music. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information, call 301916-2216, email events@redwiggler. org or visit redwiggler.org.

Ball joins Air Force Air Force Airman Christopher D. Ball recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The son of Jim and Patty Ball of Damascus, he graduated in 2013 from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Ball completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Clarksburg, Damascus writers win for book about diversity A Clarksburg and a Damascus teen combined talents to win this year’s Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, with an illustrated children’s book about tolerance

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The Wal-Mart store in the Milestone Center in Germantown— its only one in Montgomery County— is expanding to offer more food choices and is accepting applications to fill 40 new full and part-time jobs. “The store previously offered some grocery items,” said Amanda Henneberg, Wal-Mart’s senior manager of communications for Public Affairs & Government Relations, in an email. “After the renovations are completed, the store will offer a full selection of fresh produce, a deli department, a bakery department, a full meat department, a seafood area, and a floral area.” The project will also involve renovations to expand the pharmacy and general merchandise departments, wrote Henneberg. “The expanded and renovated store will feature updated finishes, a revised store layout, and Site-to-Store lockers for customers to more easily access items they have purchased from Walmart.com,” she wrote. Siteto-Store lockers are for customers who order items online and pick them up at the store. Applicants may apply online or at the store, and preference is given to qualified veterans. The store promises a job offer to veterans who have been honorably discharged from active duty in the last 12 months. Expansion work has already started, which is expected to finish by fall, and all departments will remain open during construction. “We are thankful to our customers for their patience during the construction period, and we look forward to bringing them a newer and more convenient shopping experience,” Henneberg wrote. Opened in 1996, the store

bordering Observation Drive is currently 150,000 square feet. With the expansion from the front of the store into the main parking lot, it will grow to about 165,000 square feet. The project will take away 37 parking spaces, but the store already has more than the county requires. Wal-Mart will also be building three new bio-retention facilities to control stormwater runoff and doing more planting in the parking lot as part of the project. Henneberg said the expansion was not in response to the September 2013 opening of the 123,000-square-foot Wegmans food market in the nearby Seneca Meadows retail complex. “The Germantown WalMart opened in 1996 and is extensively shopped by Montgomery County residents,” she wrote. “In fact, Montgomery County residents spend $124 million annually outside of the county at Wal-Mart because there is not enough capacity within the county to support current customer demand.” “We are expanding not only to upgrade the store, but also to offer county residents more convenient and affordable shopping options close to where they live and work,” she wrote. The county Planning Board approved the expansion project in January 2012. Wal-Mart is currently considering building a second store in Montgomery County at the former site of the military and aerospace contractor BAE Systems in Aspen Hill. Job applicants may apply online at http://careers. walmart.com. The store number is 2357. vterhune@gazette.net

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K. J. Gardner, 9 form Fox Chapel Elementary, gets help doing his math homework from an older club member Morgan James, 16 of Clarksburg High School at the Germantown Boys & Girls Club, on Thursday. the middle schools are Roberto Clemente and Neelsville. Cheikh I. Dieng, who lives in Germantown, said he has brought his two children to the club since they were little. He credits their success in school in large part to the structure and programs at the club. Having a place to drop off children is also a big help to parents, he said. “I think it’s very important place for neighbors and parents who work during the day,” he said. “It works very well for us.” Son Cheikh I. Dieng Jr. is at Neelsville Middle and also a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and his daughter, Khadijah A. Dieng, is a sophomore at Clarksburg High School with her eyes set on becoming a pediatrician. “I want them to have options in life, to explore everything out there that’s possible,” Dieng said. The Germantown club also runs a separate space in the club for teenagers, offering information about the basics of personal finance and other programs. Astrid Flores, who lives in Germantown, has been coming to the center as a member and volunteer for seven years. Now a senior at Clarksburg High, Flores has put in 2,000 service hours at the club, including time as the Health & Life Skills director and lead counselor-in-training for two years as a volunteer. “I’ve done almost everything here,” said Flores, who was recognized by Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2012 with a Governor’s Service Award. “As a member and volun-

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Montgomery County Board of Education members have agreed to stop using their school system credit cards while a committee examines the board’s policy on when members can use them. A Monday statement from school board President Philip Kauffman and Vice President Patricia O’Neill said an adhoc committee was formed in April to review “the board’s processes and guidelines regarding reimbursable expenses.” “Recent public interest in the usage of credit cards by board members has emphasized the necessity to review our processes and procedures to ensure that these cards are being used in an appropriate manner,” the statement said. ABC 7 reported May 21 that school board member Christopher S. Barclay used his school system credit card to make personal purchases 14 times and later had to pay the school system back for them. The report also said that on multiple occasions Barclay did not turn in itemized receipts or identify who he was dining with when he used his school system credit

card, which violates the system’s policy. As part of its study, the committee will examine board members’ expenses made over the last two years. The committee formed in April following information requests made to the school system related to the cards, said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the county school system. “The Board was aware that there were MPIA [Maryland Public Information Act] requests for board member expenses and they felt it was a good opportunity to review policies and practices that had not been reviewed since 2008,” Tofig said in an email. School board member Rebecca Smondrowski said in a text message that she fully supports the formation of the committee and is looking forward to seeing its recommendations. “As a new Board member [I] know that added clarity will be very helpful,” she said. The committee’s members include Kauffman, O’Neill and school board member Michael Durso, who serves as chair of the board’s fiscal management committee. Board members receive school system credit cards to cover business-related expenses, the statement said. lpowers@gazette.net

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Yuriko Watanabe, 11 of Bethesda, holds up a fish that she caught during a kids fishing event at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, on Saturday.

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Fish were biting the bait Saturday for kids at the sixth annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park. Kids learned how to bait a hook with worms, put out the line and reel in fish. They also learned about the types of fish that live in the lake, what they eat and how to catch them. “They learned the basics of fishing,” so they’ll be able to do it on their own, said Ian Garvie, who organized

the event. Prizes were awarded for biggest, smallest and greatest number of fish caught. Shayla Nugyen, 12, of Gaithersburg caught the largest fish, a six-anda-half-inch bluegill. Darius McFarlane, 10, of Lanham had the smallest fish, a two and a half-inch green sunfish. And Yuriko Watanabe, 11, of Bethesda hooked the most fish, with ten. Each received a fishing rod and tackle box as a prize. Organizers gave free cane poles to the first 25 kids who registered. Montgomery Parks will host another kids fishing day on June 14 at Lake Needwood. sscully@gazette.net

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With only weeks left to go before election primaries on June 24, the three Democratic candidates for county executive expressed their ideas about how to raise and spend public money to improve life for people in Montgomery County at a forum Thursday in Germantown. About 50 people attended the two-hour event at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus hosted by the GaithersburgGermantown Chamber of Commerce. The Montgomery County executive manages a $5 billion budget, most of which is for employee salaries and benefits, with revenue coming in mainly from the property and income taxes. The incumbent is Isiah Leggett of Burtonsville, who is running for a third fouryear term. Challenging him are District 3 representative Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg, who has served on the County Council since 1998; and Douglas M. Duncan of Rockville, who served three terms as county executive from 1994 to 2006. The winner on June 24 will face Republican candidate Jim Shalleck of Montgomery Village in the general election on Nov. 4. The chamber asked the candidates nine questions,

most of which focused on jobs, spending priorities and positions on energy and utility taxes.

On economic development Topping Leggett’s list of spending priorities was expanding transportation systems to serve job centers in Shady Grove, White Flint, White Oak and Great Seneca. “Without that, we can’t get there,” he said about making those centers successful. He said economic development efforts should focus on developing the county’s bioscience and cybersecurity sectors. Leggett also said the county has the lowest unemployment rate in Maryland and has the highest level of financial reserves in its history. But Duncan said Montgomery County has lost more jobs than neighboring jurisdictions since 2007. He said the departments of Economic Development and Permitting Services need revamping and that “economic development needs to become a priority again.” Duncan also said the county should become known as place for innovation and startup companies. He criticized Leggett for closing the Shady Grove business incubator to create a cybersecurity center there. Duncan also said a healthy tax base will enable

the county to take care of its increase in low-income and special needs students and people with disabilities. “We’re known as the county with a conscience ... [they say] the best social programs is a jobs program,” he said. Like Duncan, Andrews said more steps need to be taken “to restore our competitive edge and keep our quality of life up.” He would put more money into career training, internships and apprenticeships for students who don’t go to college to create jobs and increase the tax base. Andrews said he would keep a check on county salary increases and also urge county legislators to lobby more effectively in Annapolis to increase the amount of money the county gets from the state. All three candidates said they supported investments in transit systems, and all three either opposed (Leggett and Andrews) or had reservations (Duncan) about spending county money to extend MidCounty Highway from Shady Grove north to Clarksburg. They disagreed, however, on the value of the new east-west Intercounty Connector linking Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Duncan said he was proud that he pushed to get it built, while Andrews and Leggett said they would push the state to lower tolls to increase its use.

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The candidates also disagreed about the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s rising water and sewer rates in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Duncan said during his administration he and Prince George’s county executives lobbied the appointed commissioners to not increase rates several times. But Leggett and Andrews both argued that investment in new pipes is essential to keep the aging system functioning and avoid disruptions to businesses, restaurants and hospitals. Regarding the county energy tax, Andrews has said he would return it to 2010 levels because energy suppliers pass on tax increases to business customers, which discourage businesses from locating in the county. Leggett said he “would love to eliminate the energy tax” but that the county needs the revenue for transportation projects and schools. Duncan said he also favored reducing the energy tax increase. He also said he would commission a study of the county’s tax system, which the state is already doing at the state level. The candidates highlighted their accomplishments so far and the strengths they would bring to the county executive’s job. Leggett, a law professor who served on the County

Council for 16 years before being elected county executive in November 2006, said he guided the county through the recession and trimmed the budget. Andrews also cited his years on the County Council and the legislation he had written or sponsored for smoke-free restaurants, reform of the police disability retirement system and property tax disclosure to home buyers. Recently he has advocated for publicly financed campaigns so that candidates don’t have to rely on contributions from special interest groups. Andrews said he doesn’t accept money from developers, PACs, unions or corporations. “That’s an essential difference” [from Leggett and Duncan],” he said. Duncan said he is a hands-on executive and that the county can “always do better.” He said when he was county executive, he pushed for revitalization of Silver Spring, as well as the building of the Strathmore music center in North Bethesda and the Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown. “I’ve done it before, I can do it again,” he said. For more information, visit the voters guide at gazette.net vterhune@gazette.net

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system will offer its $2 Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card for riders 5 to 18 years old at all 21 county libraries and at 21 schools, with more locations in the offing. The card has two options. Riders can have unlimited rides for $11 a month or $18 for the summer, through Aug. 31. The program runs weekdays from 2 to 7 p.m.; starting July 1, it runs until 8 p.m. The program started Sunday and ends Aug. 31. Proof of age and county residence is required to buy a card, and riders or their parents must buy it in person. The cards also are available at the TRiPS Commuter stores at 8413 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring, and 17 Wisconsin Circle, Friendship Heights; the Montgomery County Division of Treasury, 255 Rockville Pike, L-15, Rockville; some CVS and Giant Food stores; and the Gaithersburg and Wheaton Zodiac stores. More information is at montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit.

Free tournament tickets for military Military personnel can get free tickets to the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament June 25-29 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. Starting Wednesday, the lead sponsor, partnering with Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, is offering first-come, first-served tickets to all Defense Department personnel, including Coast Guard, active duty, Reserve, retired, National Guard, dependents and civilians. The tickets are available within 150 miles of Washington at designated military ticket offices.

Absentee ballots ready for primary Absentee ballots for the June 24 primary election are available through the county’s Board of Elections. Applications, available online at 777vote.org, may be mailed, faxed at 240-777-8560 or emailed to absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov. To get an application for another person, call 240-777-8550. The receipt deadline is 8 p.m. June 17 by mail or in person, or 11:59 p.m. by fax or email. More information is at 777vote.org and elections.state. md.us, or by calling 240-777-8683.

Montgomery County board vacancies Montgomery County is seeking applicants for the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Board of Social Services. Board members are eligible for reimbursement for costs on travel and dependent care to attend meetings, but are not allowed to serve more than one group at a time. The deadline to apply is June 13. All applicants are encouraged to send a brief cover letter and resume to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe St., second floor, Rockville, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Vacancy announcements for board, committees, and commissions can be found at www. montgomerycountymd.gov.

POLICE BLOTTER

Complete report at www.gazette.net The following is a summary of incidents in the Damascus area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.

Auto Theft • Between 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 6:30 a.m. May 14 in a residential parking lot on Warrior Brook Drive, Germantown. Sexual Offense • On May 13 at 5:45 p.m. in the Gunners Lake Area at Sky Blue and Wisteria drives, Germantown. The subject inappropriately touched the victim. • On May 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Dawson Farm and Liberty Mill roads, Germantown. The subject inappropriately touched the victim. Aggravated Assault • On May 14 at 3:40 p.m. in the 12400 block of Hickory Tree Way, Germantown. The subject is known to the victim. Residential Burglary • 19500 block of Frederick Road, Germantown, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 14. Unknown entry, took property. Theft • Two incidents at 1 a.m. May 15 at a school construction site at 12520 Blue Sky Drive, Clarksburg. • Three incidents between 5 p.m. May 17 and 8 a.m. May 19 in a commercial parking lot at 24320 Frederick Road, Clarksburg. Forced entry into trailers, took tools. Vehicle Larceny • Two incidents in Germantown between May 12 and 20. No forced entry, took a cellphone and power tools. Affected streets include Club Hill and Country Ridge drives.


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After navigating Montgomery County through some of the leanest economic times in recent history, Isiah Leggett is looking for a chance to lead the county as the economy improves. As the county’s fiscal 2015 budget took shape, Leggett spoke often about the need to be cautious and not move too quickly back toward spending levels before the Great Recession that rocked the nation’s economy in 2007-09. He touts the achievements he says the county made during the difficult economic times that consumed much of his eight years in office, and says he wants another term to finish what he started. Leggett is seeking a third term as county executive in the June 24 Democratic primary against former County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Councilman Philip M. Andrews (Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg. The winner will face Republican Jim Shalleck of Montgomery Village in the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting for the primary runs June 12-19 at nine sites around the county. Leggett points to success in areas ranging from securing more state transportation money and providing funds to start closing the achieve-

As a boy growing ment gap between students at high- and up in the Deep South low-income schools, under Jim Crow, he to preserving more had a strong desire than 12,000 affordto be in the military able housing units, because it was one of training more than the few places where 2,000 child-care blacks were treated providers per year equally and with reand helping bring a spect, he said. Leggett Costco to Wheaton to Growing up at help revitalize the area. the height of the civil rights Financial stewardship will movement, Leggett balanced be a key issue going forward, his ROTC responsibilities with Leggett said. boycotts, sit-ins and other proSome questions remain tests against discrimination. about the national economy, He served in Vietnam as and the state budget, and the an Army captain, earning the next executive will have to Bronze Star, among other ensure the county’s financial awards. footing is sustainable, he said. As a student, he met the The Montgomery execu- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tive holds a unique place in twice — once at a black teachthe state, by virtue of the size ers conference in Louisiana of the county’s population and again at a summer retreat — which is nearly 1 million, in North Carolina. Maryland’s highest — and $5 Although both times there billion budget, Leggett said. were many other people in The county often leads the way on a wide variety of issues, the room, it seemed as though he said, such as recycling, wa- King were talking only to him, ter quality, raising the mini- Leggett said. He later served as a White mum wage, campaign finance reform and a ban on indoor House fellow, getting the chance to attend Cabinet smoking. It’s a position Leggett is meetings, a surreal experience comfortable with. He’s presi- for a poor kid from Louisiana dent of the National Associa- who was one of 13 children, he tion of County Executives of said. Now, Leggett would like America and the incoming president of the Maryland As- to use all of those experiences and those he’s accumulated sociation of Counties. Leggett previously was during the past eight years to head of the state Democratic help resolve many of the initiaParty from 2002 through 2004, tives he began as executive. “I want to see those things after serving on the Montgomery County Council from 1986 through and completed,” he said. to 2002. Public service has long been part of his life. rmarshall@gazette.net

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Members of Upper Seneca Baptist Church and Christ Lutheran Church gather at the old church at the corner of Davis Mill Road and Md. 27 for a dedication service. The Rev. Irvin Stapf, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, listens as Glenn Shriver and Carolyn B. Shriver discuss the history of Christ Lutheran Church. Ijamsville and at Clarksburg Elementary School and Seventh Day Adventist and Methodist churches before deciding to lease Seneca Baptist for what would become 23 years. Recently, members of the congregation began thinking it might be better financially to try to buy the old church instead of continuing to pay rent. “Two years ago, the money wasn’t there yet,” Gladhill said. But then Stapf issued a letter to the congregation inviting anyone with $10,000 or more to loan the church the money. “We became our own bank,” Gladhill said. “Five or six families were willing to lend money at 3 percent over 10 years. All of a sudden, it was the right time.” The church approached Upper Seneca, and on one Sunday morning, Clifton invited his congregation to talk over the idea of accepting the offer. Opinions were divided. Jane Watkins Gartner is a member of the Watkins family that donated the land for the historic church who started go-

ing to Upper Seneca at the age of 3, but she thought it was an idea whose time had come. “I have many fond memories at USBC, but I will say that when Christ Lutheran asked to purchase the church I was delighted -- no doubts or questions on my part,” she wrote in an email. “It was a win-win for both churches, and I am so thankful for their congregation and the way they have maintained the church for the past 23 plus years,” she wrote. Sandy Rogers of Mt. Airy, who also grew up in Upper Seneca, had a tougher time of fit. On Sunday evening, she recounted a tale about the church’s early days when circuit-rider preachers drew people from miles around and filled the church to overflowing. So inspired were the listeners standing outside the windows that they fired their guns, said Rogers, bringing a laugh from the church audience. Rogers said she got married

in the church in 1970, and her children were baptized there. “It was agony for me to let go,” said Rogers, who wrestled with the idea of the sale for three days, asking one night for God’s help. “He said, ‘You have your memories, your pillars ... you can make new memories [in the new church], and you get to keep your old ones,’” she said about the response. “It was not something we necessarily wanted to do, but it was time,” Rogers said. “We already had a congregation that we knew loved this church, plus they’re right next door. We can still share the church, and we still have the cemetery.” Clifton also said the sale brought in enough cash to enable Upper Seneca to pay down 75 to 80 percent of the mortgage on its current brick church. “We need to appreciate the past and look to the future,” he said. vterhune@gazette.net

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Gansler, Hogan for governor

Today, The Gazette continues its endorsements for contested races in the June 24 party primaries.

Democratic primary Gov. Martin O’Malley has left Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a legacy that could be the foundation of any campaign in True Blue Maryland: death penalty repeal, same-sex marriage, minimum wage increase. Unfortunately, the O’Malley legacy also includes the increase or creation of so many taxes that even the state’s left-leaning have to take notice. The perception of Maryland has become that it isn’t a place where businesses can grow and add jobs; instead, it seems to be a place where the state government will pass and increase taxes with impunity. The administration will argue that the perception discounts a number of positives about doing business in the Free State. We agree that Maryland is a great place to live and work, but when an outsider sees increases in income, corporate, gas, “flush” and sales taxes as well as the creation of the “rain tax” and the “millionaire’s tax,” the perception has a lot to support it. Brown says he wants to create a comprehensive tax commission to look at Maryland levies. Yet, in our interview with him, he refused to share his opinion on any of the tax increases that occurred during O’Malley’s tenure. The perception is Brown doesn’t think the state needs to make major tax cuts anytime soon. This election was Brown’s to lose. With the taxes — and the fiasco surrounding the state’s health care website that he was tasked with overseeing — we believe he has. Of the other candidates, Del. Heather Mizeur told us she doesn’t want to change any of the state’s taxes, save an income tax increase on the remaining millionaires to provide some modest tax relief to individuals at the other end of the income spectrum. She’s also quick to legalize marijuana, despite Maryland’s opportunity to wait and learn from other states already testing the waters. Attorney General Douglas Gansler calls for a cut in the corporate income tax. He would phase it in, which would protect the revenue that supports important programs while giving businesses an incentive to take advantage of tax savings to grow. He’s also the only Democrat looking critically at state spending, listing $1.5 billion in potential savings. We think Gansler will be a better manager of public funds, and therefore earns The Gazette’s endorsement. Gansler has always been known to speak his mind, and his tongue has gotten him into trouble from time to time. So what? It’s refreshing to have a politician whose speeches haven’t been predigested by a focus group. He also took some heat for pictures of him stopping by a teenage party where underage drinking was suspected. We can debate the parenting decisions of the candidates, but it’s more important to focus on the best decisions being made for the state when selecting a governor. Gansler represents a better choice for Maryland Democrats.

Republican primary The Republican Party is offering four candidates — Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ronald George, Change Maryland founder Larry Hogan and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar — who are all hammering the same theme of cutting taxes. They barely mention social issues — abortion, gun control, gay rights — that seem locked up in the state. It’s a good strategy. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the last Republican to lead the state, was pro-choice and favored gun control. Those kinds of Republicans are few and far between, even in Maryland, so it makes sense the candidates are doing their best not to mention social issues. Of the four, we think three stand out particularly. Lollar shows great enthusiasm and an ability to fire up supporters. Hogan has built a strong organization that can challenge the Democrats in November. And Craig has years of service as a teacher and in elected positions at the city, county and state levels. In his tax plan, Craig calls for the elimination of personal income taxes entirely. It’s bold, but we don’t think it’s possible. Hogan, on the other hand, wants to find spending cuts and reduce taxes gradually. We think that approach is more reasonable. For that reason, we favor Hogan and give him The Gazette endorsement. Hogan was part of the inner workings of state government, as Ehrlich’s appointments secretary. From that vantage, he has experience on how to run a state government. Maryland voters can hope he learned a few lessons on how not to run a state government, too. As a Republican governor with a Democratic legislature, Ehrlich spent so much time picking political fights with the opposition that he never got around to governing the state. During his four years in office, Ehrlich vetoed a number of bills, and the General Assembly overturned many of his vetoes. We can hope that a Republican in charge doesn’t have to be conciliatory with Democrats, but at least be congenial enough to find common ground to move the state forward.

For attorney general

Like the Montgomery County executive’s race, Democrats have three choices for their attorney general nominee. And like the county executive’s race, each candidate offers a portfolio of accomplishments that could merit a voter’s support. Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin has faced a wide range of issues as a lawyer and a legislator. Prince George’s County Del. Aisha Braveboy has built a solid reputation of serving communities, not just in her home county but in other areas of the state, as well. But state Sen. Brian Frosh is our choice for nomination. After having served two terms in the House of Delegates and completing his fifth term in the Maryland Senate, Frosh has extensive experience at lawmaking. He has been the chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee for 11 years. As he said in our interview with him, most of the laws he’ll be enforcing, he has written. And that experience means he knows how to be an advocate within the General Assembly. Frosh has focused on the environment for much of his career, and he said he’d pursue environmental crime as attorney general. He said too many polluters have gotten warnings. Their last warning, he said, will be when he takes office, promising consistent, swift and tougher consequences. We think Frosh would make a great choice for Democrats.

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Readers go postal I usually ena powerful joy reading what subcommittee my friend Blair Lee chairman and writes, even if I frewould have quently disagree been Speaker with much of it. But if you’d only his May 5 column abandoned (“Missing Persons your pro life Report”) was over beliefs (that’s the top. what I admire Blair attacks most). MY MARYLAND Lt. Gov. Anthony You went Brown for attending to night law BLAIR LEE his stepson’s confirschool, quit the mation at St. Mary’s legislature and Catholic Church instead of became one of Maryland’s participating in a debate most influential and consponsored by several Demo- nected insiders, confidant cratic clubs. of governors and a brilliant C’mon Blair! The lieu- trial attorney. tenant governor is raising And, like a brilliant this young man whose fa- attorney, you slyly recast ther, Tony Walker, a Prince Brown’s debate brush-off George’s County police offi- into a stepfather’s higher cer, died in the line of duty. calling to church and family. The young man lives with I almost wept until I realthe lieutenant governor (his ized that wasn’t the issue stepfather) and his mother, at all. Brown agreed to this Karmen Walker Brown, the debate months beforehand, lieutenant governor’s wife. lots of folks (including me) So the lieutenant gov- worked hard in preparation, ernor should have skipped more than 100 people drove his stepson’s confirmation through a monsoon to attend to attend a Democratic fo- and Brown, at the last minrum? Really? Let’s get some ute, blew it off blaming his perspective here: stepfather staff for a schedule mix-up. and stepson will look back Sorry, Timmy, I don’t years from now and say they buy it. Brown’s campaign is are glad they put family and a big-time operation which Church first. leads in the polls, money, Tim Maloney, Silver ads and endorsements, Spring handily sabotaged Gansler and is the only governor’s Tim campaign whose volunI’m not accustomed to teers have telephoned me hearing from people of your and knocked on my door. stature. Most of my critics are Also, Brown’s sophisticated loopy liberals long on rhetocomputer modeling ties toric and short on logic. You, gether vast amounts of data however, I’ve respected since to micro-target specialized voter groups. Matching this 1978 when, just out of coldigitally targeted data with lege, you were elected to the YouTube’s user lists allows House of Delegates, became

Brown to email customized messages to computerselected voter groups. Heck, Brown even has his own make-up artist traveling with him. And you want me to believe Brown’s campaign is so dysfunctional that it didn’t notice Brown’s schedule conflict until the day before? Impossible. Instead, Brown’s noshow fits a pattern of blowoffs including last week’s WBFF TV debate, “Brown skipped the event with a lame explanation about this encounter (debate) exceeding the three debates campaigns had agreed on”, editorialized the Baltimore Sun. Too bad, because in the May 7 TV debate he attended Brown did just fine. If Anthony Brown figures he’s so far ahead that the election is over and all he has to do is lay low until Election Day, I understand. But, Timmy, let’s call it what it is, a political ploy, not a noble act of conscience. Blair Mr. Lee I have been a mediumincome employee of local government for 25 years, now retired on a very modest pension. I always drove used or inexpensive cars and took few expensive trips. My husband and I paid off our house and saved money so we could retire. We also spent within our means and never carried credit card debt. As a result our net taxable wealth including our home, is over $1 million. We are not the 1 percent ultra wealthy. We always paid tons of taxes and we had no loopholes to

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Heidi You screwed up. Instead of living a frugal, modest life you should have copied our progressive governments — spend recklessly, borrow to the hilt, spend some more and, then, let your kids deal with the mess. Instead you selfishly acquired wealth by working hard and saving. Don’t you understand that wealth and the people who earn it are evil? Haven’t you heard of “income inequality” and “Occupy Wall Street.” Why should your kids inherit your savings when the government has so many needs for it? Come on, Heidi, get with the program. Blair Blair I saw my first Mizeur bumper sticker today. It is rather undistinguished and the print is so small one would have to be close to read it. Jim Genthner Jim Was it on a Prius? Blair

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School system needs inspector general The County Council has passed the FY 2015 budget giving the school system all that they asked for — $2.3 billion. So in effect the county taxpayers, once more, wrote a blank check to the school system over which not much oversight exists. One might expect the school system itself to exercise some modicum of responsibility. That apparently is not the case. It appears that a current member of the school board, a member of MCPS’ Fiscal Management Committee has used his MCPS-issued credit card to buy meals, rent cars, and stay

at hotels — 14 times — over the course of two years. The credit card has not been revoked. And who brought this to light? The Parents Coalition of Montgomery County, not MCPS auditors. The Taxpayers League asked the school system, several months ago, that they appoint an Inspector General to provide independent oversight on matters of waste, fraud and abuse. Our suggestion was summarily dismissed with the response that there were internal auditors in MCPS with sufficient oversight responsibility.

Apparently not. Admittedly, the school board member’s abuse of the credit card is small potatoes in a $2.3 billion budget. However, it points to vulnerabilities in the system. State auditors reported in 2009 that MCPS governance was inadequate because the board had no control over internal audit for studies or analysis, no fraud or abuse hot line, no whistle blower protections. It’s time for MCPS — like the County Government — to have an independent Inspector General. A budget of

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take advantage of. It absolutely galls me to hear quotes from (primarily Dems) about tax breaks for the “millionaires.” In the DC-area your home can easily exceed $500 or $750K. In summary, we have definitely been planning to move out of Maryland, but if the exemption increase goes into law we may stay longer unlike most of my retired counterparts. Heidi Sussman

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over $2 billion and the future of our kids requires no less. Also, an independent review of MCPS plans to close the achievement gap is warranted. This review would answer five questions that MCPS has so far dodged: Can the gap be closed? How? What are the performance measures? What will it cost? When will it happen? Is that asking too much?

Joan Fidler, Bethesda The writer is the president of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League.

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Continued from Page A-1 dents intern. Per the usual process at Walter Johnson, students selected Collins as their commencement speaker. “They were pretty excited about [Collins],” Baker said the day before the school’s ceremony. “They thought he might be too busy to speak at graduation.”

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we have to take things away from somewhere else.” Patricia McManus with Montgomery Parks said the average cost for an equipped playground in a 5,000-square-foot local park is about $175,000. A park about double that size was envisioned in 2008 for Piedmont Woods, she said. Regarding the 66-acre, undeveloped Piedmont Woods Park north of Skylark Road, Kubit said in an email that Clarksburg resi-

dents have indicated during the last two years that there needs to be a recreational place for older children. “We opted to include activities that older children and adults may enjoy: tennis, basketball, a sledding hill, community garden, a pavilion and a dog park,” she wrote. “We feel a play area for younger children within Piedmont Woods would be out of place here.” For Kings Local Park, Kubit

said, Elm Street plans to build a fishing pier and add picnic tables and grills to the shelters that are already in the small park off Clarksburg Road near Little Bennett Elementary School. “The play equipment will not be added as we feel strongly that this is a drowning hazard so close to the fishing pond,” she wrote. “This point of view was re-confirmed after the meeting by a few moms who live in Town Center who agree with us.”

Several residents said they expected playgrounds to be in local parks and wanted them included. But William Ferry, who has four children, said construction of the longawaited Town Center retail/ civic center is a greater priority for him. Elm Street is expected to submit its revised plans for the Clarksburg Town Center area, including the two local parks, to the county by mid-June.

Gov. Martin O’Malley spoke to the graduates of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on May 29 and called them to “be part of the solution.” He shared a story from when he was mayor of Baltimore and observed firefighters involved in a search to find a boy who had disappeared underwater. Sometimes the greatest thing the students will be able to do, he said, is to plunge into a dark situation to

do good. “Be present, authentic and brave for you possess an awesome power,” O’Malley told the senior class. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is scheduled to give the commencement address at Montgomery Blair High School’s ceremony on June 10. Blair Principal Renay Johnson said Perez — a parent at Blair — recently met with a group of students in anticipa-

tion of his speech to talk about their senior class, their time at Blair and what they planned to do in the future. Perez wanted to hear from the students about their best high school experiences, Johnson said. “They talked about learning with others, learning with students from all cultures and feeling like you can be included in an group,” she said. Other county seniors selected speakers they know more closely.

James Koutsos, principal at Clarksburg High School, said that students have chosen a teacher as their commencement speaker each year he’s been at the school. “I think in this instance the class of 2014 by and large connected most with Ms. [Yaseman] Mirmozaffari when she taught them in their 11th grade year,” he said. Mirmozaffari, who will speak at the school’s June 6 ceremony, holds high expecta-

tions for her students and offers her support to help them reach those expectations, Koutsos said. Speakers in the past, he said, have delivered their speeches with the main goal of being relevant to the students and speaking about things they understand and know well. “And I know Yaseman will do the same,” he said.

An economic impact study recently commissioned by the Maryland Soccer Foundation,

which runs the soccerplex, estimated the facility’s total impact to be nearly $25 million a year, including money spent by local teams, soccerplex operating costs and visitor expenditures. Money spent by visitors from out of town was determined to be $13.9 million a year, generating $1.8 million in tax revenue. With the Potomac Memorial Tournament in its 35th year, Tournament Director Arnold

Tarzy said that soccer is bringing as much money to Montgomery County as it has in the past, though the soccerplex may have drawn more of it upcounty. Of the 342 teams at the Memorial Day tournament held May 23 and 26, he said 225 stayed in hotels. Daniel Baez, who works for Marriott Hotels booking rooms for sports teams locally, estimated that customers there to play at the soccerplex make up 3,500 stays a year. “We heavily rely on the soccerplex business, so it is a great advantage to us to partner with the soccerplex,” he said. Marriott offers teams discounted rates

and blocks of rooms together. Over Memorial Day weekend, Baez said Marriotts from Silver Spring to Gaithersburg were booked with players visiting for the Potomac tournament. “Our lobbies are busy, people are using our restaurants,” he said. “It creates a true energy around the stuff we have going on and the businesses.” Kelly Groff, president of the Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, whose website helps visitors find hotels and plan their trip, said the bureau has seen about a 10 percent increase in the past year in hotel bookings related to tournaments hosted at the soccerplex.

At the Germantown Corner Bakery Cafe, Manager John Bloomenstock said tournaments bring about a 25 percent increase in business on those days. According the economic impact study, visitors spend about $4.2 million on food, $1.5 million on gas and transportation, $5.4 million on lodging and $2.2 in retail purchases annually. “Youth sports is an economic engine and we hope that it opens the eyes of the county and state to the benefits of facilities like this,” Executive Director of the Maryland Soccer Foundation Trish Heffelfinger said.

Obituary Dorothy Rowe Boyle, 58, of Concord, MA and East Orleans, MA passed away on May 27, 2014 in the company of her husband and their three sons, 21 months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. Dorothy, known to close friends as Dottie, was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School (MD) and the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. In high school, she was a twotime state champion in track and field and then earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland. Dorothy found great joy in raising her three boys, dedicating most of her time to providing guidance and support. In addition, Dorothy had a long and gratifying career as a program coordinator in various departments at Harvard Medical School including the Department of Anatomy and the Division on Aging. Later she worked at Harvard University Health Services, and most recently in the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dorothy had a mind that was inquisitive and always questioning. She loved to learn, she loved to know. She adored being outside and all things related to nature. She drew tremendous joy and pleasure from her gardens of beautiful plants and vegetables which she tended to as lovingly as she did to her family. Active in many outdoor activities, Dorothy enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod and running, biking, and swimming, most frequently at Nauset Beach. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kevin Boyle of Concord; their children, Joseph K. of Boston, and Patrick R. and Bartholomew T. of Concord; her parents Richard J. and Jean T. Rowe of Gaithersburg, MD; her sisters Mary C. Rowe and her husband, Richard Laird, of Ashland, Va and Hannah R. Christopher and her husband, Eric, of Kennett Sq., PA, and her brothers MG Richard J. Rowe, Jr. (USA Ret.) and his wife, Dale, of Alexandria, VA, William C. Rowe of Venice, FL, Timothy M. Rowe and his wife, Faye, of Damascus, MD, Bartholomew Rowe of Clarksburg, MD, Lucien M. Rowe of Chapel Hill, NC, and LTC Edward V. Rowe (USA Ret.) and his wife, Shamaya, of Lansing, KS. She is predeceased by her brother James B. Rowe. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Monday, June 2 at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, MA. Funeral will be held Tuesday June 3rd from the Dee Funeral Home at 9 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord, MA at 10 am. Burial to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Orleans Conservation Trust, 51 Main Street, Orleans, MA 02653 or to donate online visit www.orleansconservationtrust.com To share a remembrance or send a condolence please visit www.deefuneralhome.com

Obituary Christopher Lee Thompson of Monrovia, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 27th at his home with his wife of 24 years, Erica, and two daughters, Jessica and Chasie. He was 51 years old, born on July 22, 1962 in Bethesda, MD. Chris’ greatest joy was raising his family and spending time with them. There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 31st at 11am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 27015 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872. His family will miss him more than they can express. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Patty Pollatos Fund in memory of Chris Thompson at w w w. p p f i n c . o rg / recipients-page/christhompson. Condolences may be shared with the family at http:// jthomp72.wix.com/ chris-thompson.

Obituary Harold Warren Hale, 88, recently of Orlando, Florida, died on May 24, at the Windsor Place in Orlando. He was the son of James Frederick Hale and Nonie Estelle Haney Hale of Troy, VA. He is survived by his two sons, Steven of Orlando and Ronald of Linthicum, Maryland, brother William of Lynchburg, VA, sister Evelyn Goodson of Troy, VA, and three grandchildren. Mr. Hale retired to Lecanto, FL in 1998 after living for 35 years in Damascus, MD and working for decades at Fisher Lumber of Rockville, MD. Mr. Hale spent 3 years in Orlando and took care of his late wife Joyce, of 65 years, who passed in 2012. A funeral will be in Rochelle, VA at a future date. 1908934

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MARY E. (MAYME) MALINOWSKI died peacefully May 20, 2014, at the age of 90. She was born in Buffalo NY, but was a long time resident of Montgomery County MD. Survived by her husband, Joseph P. Malinowski, her daughter, Mary Ann Thompson (William) formerly of Germantown MD, and her son, John A. Malinowski (Judy Unruh) of Clarksburg MD; by daughter-in-laws, Frances of Columbia MD, Jane of Rockville MD and Linda Malinowski of Annapolis MD; grandchildren, Jessica Stoneham (Michael) of Tucson AZ, Andrew Malinowski (Christina) of Gaithersburg MD, Cheryl Hampton (Nicholas) of Harpers Ferry WV, Michael Casey Bennett (Leslie) of Derwood, MD, Katrina Knudsen (Kenneth) of Columbia MD, Christopher Malinowski of Arlington VA, Shannon Malinowski of Gaithersburg MD, Nicole and Madison Malinowski of Annapolis MD; great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Emma Felix of Tucson AZ, Alexsander and Christian Malinowski of Gaithersburg MD, Olivia Bennett of Derwood MD and Julia Knudsen of Columbia MD. Her sons, Thomas J., Richard R., and Paul F. Malinowski predeceased her. Services to be held 11:00 a.m., June 4, 2014, St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church, 9000 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 1909908

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‘Judas,’ justice and Forum Theatre n

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n When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to June 14; 8 p.m. June 9

Forum Theatre is celebrating their 10th season with a return performance of “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” at the Round House Theatre Silver Spring, now until June 14. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2005 play tells the story of what would happen if Judas Iscariot went on trial for betraying Jesus. With saints, famous witnesses and the Devil himself, the court tries to decide Judas’ fate without the testimony of the man himself. “It’s an enormous play,” said director John Vreeke. “It is an allegory of the bible story of Judas Iscariot.” Vreeke explained that when Forum was deciding how to celebrate its tenth year as a com-

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pany, “Judas Iscariot” immediately came to mind. Forum Theatre had two sold out runs of the play in 2008, which Vreeke directed. “[It’s] arguably their most iconic show in

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Takoma Park hopes to share what “Jazzy Women” have to offer through this year’s jazz festival. The 19th Annual Takoma Park JazzFest, taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, will highlight both local and national female jazz musicians in an effort to showcase historicallyoverlooked talent. While festival planning used to begin in September, these days preparation on the festival tends to start barely a week after the previous event ends. Bruce Krohmer, who was one of four original JazzFest board members 19 years ago and is the only one still working on the festival, has produced the annual event for a decade. He now works with a group of volunteers and fellow board members to secure talent, programming and vendors. “We’re trying to get better and more expensive acts, and so we’re starting work earlier for that,” he said. “Between finding acts and planning the fundraisers, it’s almost a yearround job.” Previous years have focused on specific musical aspects of jazz, including trumpets and big band. After Krohmer found the instrument themes were beginning to get “silly,” he and the board began planning festival programming around more inclusive themes. This year’s “Jazzy Women” theme highlights

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The 15th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival is already taking place in our county’s backyard, but two performers’ ties to the area make this year’s event hit a little closer to home. Doni Zasloff Thomas of the Mama Doni Band and Dan Saks of DeLeon both attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, an experience that influenced both of their musical paths that brought them to the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center’s music festival in Washington, D.C., which began on the first and runs through June 14. Mama Doni will perform at the 2nd Annual WJMF in the Park geared toward families on Sunday, while Saks will share Sephardic songs and stories on Saturday. Matisyahu is headlining this year’s show with an acoustic performance showcasing his reggae, rock and hip-hop stylings. Complemented by performances including country singer and humorist Kinky Friedman and Israeli violinist Asi Matathias, this year’s musicians fall

within a wide range of genres. “I’m always aiming to show the diversity of Jewish music, that runs through all of my festivals,” said WJMF Director Lili Kalish Gersch, who has worked on the annual festival since 2008. “Any good festival has a really great mix of headliners as well as up and coming names. We’re doing groundbreaking work that we really believe in.” The festival combines well-known national acts with local artists, and some that fall in between. Mama Doni, made up of Thomas

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Rockville native Doni Zasloff “Mama Doni” Thomas will perform with the Mama Doni Band on June 8 at the 2nd Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival in the Park.


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Celebrating a decade of dance, The Four Seasons Dance Group will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Tickets, cash only, are $15. The Four Seasons’ repertoire features more than 30 complex, choreographed numbers spanning dance styles from Broadway to Samba to Tango and beyond, all created and crafted by director Elena Indrokova Jones. The Seasons will be joined by student dancers from The Berrend Dance Centre, as well as dancers of The Olney Ballet and the Xuejuan Dance Ensemble. For more information, visit fourseasonsdancers.com.

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Introducing Amadou Kouyate West African Manding Diali percussionist Amadou Kouyate will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight and June 18 at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The artist in residence’s performances coincide with the release of his first self-titled EP, showcasing the artist’s blending of blues, soul and jazz with his family legacy. Kouyate performs on an ancestral instrument known as the kora, a 21-string lute/harp dating back almost 800 years. Kouyate personally crafted the instrument, enhancing its potential via a synthesizer and utilizing it to perform contemporary music. For more information, visit strathmore.org.

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The Everymay STRATHMORE Chamber enViolinist Tamaki Kawakubo. semble, founded by Washington, D.C.’s, S&R Foundation, will travel off-site for the first time on Thursday, journeying from its historic home at Georgetown’s Everymay Estate to perform in concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will include performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence,” as well as Camille Saint-Saëns’ musical suite “Carnival of the Animals.” Assembled by violinist and S&R Washington Award Grand Prize Winner Tamaki Kawakubo, the ensemble boasts the talents of solo caliber artists from five continents. The performance is part of the Everymay Chamber Music Festival. For more information, visit strathmore.org.

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The Montgomery Art Association will present “Creative Expressions 2014,” a member show and sale, to June 28 at the Friendship Gallery, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Judge Christine Lashley is a full-time artist and popular instructor at the Yellow Barn Studio. Lashley studied in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne, and at Washington University in St. Louis. Her contemporary impressionist and plein-air paintings have been shown internationally, and her work has been featured in American Artist Magazine and The Washington Post. An opening reception is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the gallery. Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit friendshipheightsmd.gov/AboutCommty.html. Visit MontgomeryArt.org.

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Continued from Page A-11 and primary collaborator and co-writer Eric Lindberg, has received national acclaim for their children’s albums, including the 2013 Parents Choice Award for their “Emunah” album. Thomas, however, grew up in Rockville, and the community — including her time at Charles E. Smith — significantly impacted her music and outlook. “Those were the formative years where I was trying to figure out who I am,” Thomas said. “I held onto Jewish music, culture and even prayer to get through growing up and becoming a woman. I want desperately for my kids to have that because it got me through all of the tough times and makes me appreciate the

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good time now.” Prince George’s county native Saks has been in the business for years, acting as frontman for Sephardic rock group DeLeon and performing with the LeeVees and children’s band the Macaroons. His experience at Charles E. Smith helped develop his musical background; his class was the first to have a real music program in the school, he said, and due to illness the music teacher had Saks cover for him, teaching the younger grades. “It was a great opportunity,” he said, “something that can really only happen in a small school like that.” While the yearly event has provided an outlet for Jewish musicians of all genres and backgrounds to perform for fifteen years, its child-friendly counterpart WJMF in the Park

is on its second year. By setting aside a day specifically for younger audience members and their families, the Washington DCJCC hopes to unite the community as well as spread the word about their youth-centered programming throughout the year. Genre-spanning music is found in abundance at the WJMF, including jazz, reggae, classical, Klezmer and country. One trend that seems to resonate with attendees every year, Gersch said, is cultural fusion, citing last year’s popular Klezmer/Bhangra performance Frank London’s Klezmer All-Stars and Deep Singh. “I do think people are very interested in exploring how Jewish music can authentically fuse with other ethnically-specific genres,” Gersch said. In addition to the mu-

sic festival, the Washington DCJCC puts on Jewish film and literary festivals. Events of this kind — and on this scale — are important for the community as well as those taking part and sharing their talents. “There’s only a handful of Jewish music festivals with the budget to put on something of this size,” said Saks, who helped start a Jewish music festival in New Mexico. “For bands like mine that make left-of-center music — it’s pretty niche — our outlets are limited, so a festival like WJMF open to that is pretty valuable to us.” “Not only is it profound and such a memory maker for kids, but it helps people connect to their culture,” Thomas added. “People get to celebrate who they are in a bigger way.”

to forgive ourselves,” Vreeke said. Usually when Vreeke directs he goes into a show looking to discover what it’s about, but because he’s worked on the “Judas Iscariot” production before, he actually “reinvestigated” it. He said that while Forum decided to keep a lot of what they had the first time around, he hopes they made it a little better, finding deeper meanings and humor. “This play sets out to prove that maybe he wasn’t all that bad, maybe he had good

reasons to do what he did,” Vreeke said. Although Vreeke is not a member of Forum, himself, he has been working with them and seeing their plays for years. Although Forum Theatre does not hire professional actors for their shows, Vreeke does not see that as a disadvantage. “We put together a sort of cream of the crop of non equity actors and I don’t think we would do any better even if we did have the resources to hire actors,” Vreeke said.

The company often will host open forum discussions following shows, allowing audience members to join in on the discussion of the play. Anyone who wants to can stick around, gather in a circle and discuss, often discovering how the play looks from someone else’s perspective.

Forum Theatre’s “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” continues to June 14 at the Round House Theatre Silver Spring.

the population to try to include people and not leave anyone out.” The weekend of the festival kicks off at 7:15 p.m. at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring with a screening of “The Girls in the Band,” a documentary about the journey of women in jazz from the 1930s at the start of the genre through today. The celebration of girl power in jazz continues through festival day across two stages, with headliner Bria Skonberg of British

Columbia returning to JazzFest with the Bria Skonberg Quintet to showcase her trumpet and vocal skills. The award-winning musician will also conduct a workshop with her percussionist Colleen Clark, who conducts Percussion Ensemble at Ithaca College. Also headlining is Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, at 16-piece big band jazz orchestra based in the Washington, D.C., area. In addition, JazzFest will welcome back harpist April

Stace as well as highlight firsttime performer Mary “M-LAW” Hicks, a solo trumpeter who uses looped trumpet and percussion tracks to accompany herself. In addition to the femalefilled line-up, the festival will showcase local vendors offering food, crafts and information on local businesses. “The other goal, aside from promoting jazz, is always to bring new people into Takoma Park and see what a swell place

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it is,” he said. “We have three music festivals in a town of 18,000 people, that’s pretty amazing right there. We have so much culture, and I’m really proud to be a part of that, to keep things rolling and get people interested in it.” One thing that kept attendees interested was last year’s family- and children-focused line-up. The performances featured children playing jazz, making a classic American genre accessible to younger

audience members. Events like JazzFest can foster an interest in jazz in young musicians, who could one day go on to become a member of the line-up. “We’re trying to get younger generations interested because this is really America’s original music form,” Krohmer said. “America’s history is all there in jazz, it’s just a beautiful art form.” kgroff@gazette.net

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There are “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” and apparently just as many ways to edit a motion picture, as evidenced by multi-hyphenate Seth MacFarlane’s latest big screen endeavor, a self-aware Western — spoof? satire? sexually-explicit grossout slapstick romp? — that wants to have it all, and somehow ends up with just enough to make it recommendable. It made me laugh, hard and more often than not, but I’m still calling it out to some small degree. I’m not a fan of “Family Guy” — not even the expertly crafted “Blue Harvest” episode and its sequels for this “Star Wars” nut — but I’ve long held the belief that MacFarlane may well be the smartest guy in any room if he would just quit pandering to everyone therein. Obviously, the Emmy Award-winner’s instincts have served him well, so what do I know? And his latest foray beyond fart jokes, the critically and commercially adored revival of “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey,” has cemented his status as a television producing powerhouse. But he perplexes me, this one. For every choreographed dance step into the sun, the Oscar-hosting crooner — whose 2011 release “Music is Better Than Words” celebrated the satiny sounds of the American Songbook — seems doggedly determined to race back to the well for that one extra scatological gag. You can feel MacFarlane striving for something more glorious, though, and less in the gutter in “A Million Days to Die in the West,” which fosters a touching meet-cute and blossoming romance at its center, as well as a sincere threat in Liam Neeson’s villain with an insincere name, Clinch Leatherwood.

But then Sarah Silverman’s hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold shows up to tally her abovethe-barroom exploits, occasionally with viscous visual aids dating back to “There’s Something About Mary,” and the tone takes a nosedive. The violence, too, is played unevenly — brutish when it’s for the sake of a laugh, and brutish when it’s for the sake of plain old brutality. So this is the movie, for better or for worse; a campfire brew of “Blazing Saddles” and “The Wild Bunch,” by way of Stewie Griffin. But, man, if it isn’t funny. The title, of course, provides the impetus, as MacFarlane’s sheepish sheepherder Albert spends the opening acts denouncing the Old West to his only friends — Silverman and her oblivious beau Edward (Giovanni Ribisi) — for its cruel and merciless demeanor. Many of these grim depictions grant the film its widest grins, like the mayor of Old Stump, Ariz., lying dead in the street. “That is our mayor,” says

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ficial in our town, has been a dead guy!” Funny enough, but when the politician is promptly

dragged away by a pair of coyotes, providing de facto punctuation for Albert’s argument, the movie truly shines.

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Posted online by 8 a.m. the following day. Schedules subject to change. BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Bullis vs. Henry A. Wise, 12:40 p.m. at DeMatha IAC champions take on the defending Class 4A state champs in summer game.

7-ON-7 FOOTBALL: Wootton vs. Whitman, 4 p.m. Thursday at Seneca Valley 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL: Bullis vs. Seneca Valley, 2 p.m. Monday at Seneca Valley

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Damascus starts over

Following a long run of success, Swarmin’ Hornets will work this summer to replace entire starting lineup

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When Damascus High School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, among the seniors ending their tenure as high school students was the entire starting lineup of the girls’ basketball team. Libby Bowles, Lauren Green, Jenna Kauffman, Kelli Prange and Anna Warfield — they combined to lead the Hornets to the Class 3A state title game last winter — were dressed in their cap and gown. Longtime coach Steve Pisarski said the upcoming 201415 season may be his most challenging at Damascus. “At Damascus ... this year will be my 18th year. Our lowest win total in the first 17 years was 15 wins,” Pisarski said. “There are a lot of people who say that’s just not going to happen this year; we’re not going to get to 15 and we

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ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER

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Damascus High School girls’ basketball coach Steve Pisarski (left) expects to field an inexperienced team next winter with rising sophomore Tiana Stewart assuming a key role.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School boys’ basketball coach Dan Harwood is around his players year-round, not just as their varsity coach, but as their physical education teacher, and in some cases, their summer camp boss. That’s why he decided long ago that after school lets out and summer league begins, the last thing his athletes needed was another couple months of being yelled at by their coach. Like many Montgomery County boys’ basketball coaches — about 30 to 50 percent, coaches estimated — Harwood steps aside during summer league, leaving

the sideline responsibilities to his longtime assistant, Tony Giles. “If I’m there, I’m usually going to pressure [the players] to do everything,” said Harwood, entering his 25th season. “I think it’s more relaxing to the players that I’m not breathing down their necks.” In Giles, who has coached summer league for a decade, the Colonels have an experienced assistant who is familiar with the players and the system. “My job is to give them a different voice and a different perspective,” Giles said. “... My whole focus is from a mental aspect, I’m trying to actually get them to see the game as they’re playing.” Senior Joe Hugley, who led the Colonels in scoring (16.5 points per game), said he is not impacted by the sideline change since the Colonels’ coaches have similar

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ATHLETICS

Sherwood High School graduate Anthony Papio has helped the University of Maryland, College Park baseball team to its first NCAA tournament in 43 years.

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BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER

The University of Maryland, College Park baseball program ended a 43-year drought by sweeping the Columbia bracket last weekend and advancing to its first Super Regional, where the Terps are scheduled to play at Virginia this weekend. Maryland (36-21) earned the initial postseason berth by virtue of improbable victories at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. They beat Virginia and Florida State before consecutive losses to North Carolina and Georgia Tech. In many respects, the highs and lows of the ACC tournament were reflective of the Terrapins’ season. Maryland had a seven-game win streak early in the season and another fivegame win streak in March that included a three-game sweep of

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North Carolina State, which was ranked 11th in the nation at the time. That prompted a great deal of optimism. But April was not overly kind to the Terps. They lost two of three games to conference foes Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. After taking two of three games from Georgia Tech, the Terps got swept at Boston College and returned home to lose to James Madison. “We had a couple of ups and downs this season,” said Maryland freshman Tayler Stiles, a Bowie native and Bishop McNamara graduate who went 3-2 with one save and a 4.26 earned run average in 38 innings for the Terps this spring. “But we ended the season on a good note. Now we’ve been able to end a 43-year drought and get to the NCAA tournament. I’m excited to get down there and pitch for Maryland and maybe be part of a new tradition.” Stiles is one of several local products on the team. Sophomore outfielder Anthony Papio

graduated from Sherwood and was a member of the Warriors’ 2010 Class 4A state championship team. Chase Brewis and Ryan Selmer both attended Riverdale Baptist, Bradley Keith and Zach Morris played for DeMatha Catholic and Patrick Hisle attended Walt Whitman, “It’s been fun being part of the team this season,” said Papio, who hit .271 with eight doubles and two home runs and drove in 26 runs. “We went through some highs and lows, but once the ACC tournament started, we all knew what we were capable of doing. Beating Virginia and Florida State on back-to-back days definitely gives us confidence that we can play with anyone.” Maryland coach John Szefc seemed content about the Terps’ chance to compete in the NCAA tournament for the first time since he was a child. Part of his enjoyment of this group stems from the blend of veterans and younger players and the quality

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PHOTO ERROL ANDERSON

Former Northwest and Wootton high schools sprinter Olivia Ekpone qualified for the NCAA track and field championships in the 100 and 200 this past weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Olivia Ekponé was a seemingly unbeatable sprinter at Thomas S. Wootton and Northwest high schools before graduating in 2011. She won about 20 combined indoor and outdoor state championships in a number of different sprints and relays — the first five of which came at Wootton. Now, Ekponé is doing much of the same at Texas A&M. At the NCAA West Region preliminary meet last weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., she placed first in the 200 meters and third in the 100 to qualify for the national championships. She will also be a part of the Aggies’ 400 and 1,600 relay teams.The national championship meet is scheduled for June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore. This won’t be the Southeastern Conference Runner of the Year’s

first time going to nationals but she said she’s more psyched than ever. “It’s really exciting. I think this year it means more because I’m ranked higher up,” Ekponé said. “And, I finally feel like my training has actually started to help me get through the track meets and what not. I’m really, really looking forward to this national championship.” The record-breaking senior said that she dreamed of moments like these when she was a high school student in Montgomery County. “[My coaches] at Northwest, they knew my ultimate dream was to run in the Olympics,” Ekponé said. “So it’s just these little baby steps that I have to take to get their first. And then after SECs, running that [22.23 seconds in the 200] really just boosted my confidence and it made me realize the potential I have of actually competing at the next level.” Ekponé ran that time of 22.23 at the SEC championships in midMay, breaking school and meet

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Continued from Page B-1 philosophies, but that he benefits from hearing from the staff’s different members. “It doesn’t really bother me because I know I’m with a lot of great people,” said Hugley, who works for Harwood at Coach Harwood’s Basketball Camp. Sherwood girls’ coach Chris Campbell, heading into his second season, has a similar philosophy on summer league; he is having one of his former Amateur Athletic Union players, Carolyn Weis, lead the Warriors summer team. “These kids spend enough time hearing my voice that it’s sometimes good to have a change in perspective,” Campbell said.

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Damascus High School girls’ basketball coach Steve Pisarski expects to field an inexperienced team next winter. small,” Pisarski said. “We’re not going to have anybody above [5-foot-9] or 5-10. It’s going to be a very small team

which, quite frankly, is something that we’ve never had. We’ve always been considered one of the biggest teams in the

Albert Einstein boys’ coach Rich Porac has his assistant Justin Taylor lead the summer team, citing similar reasons. In the past he sat in the stands during games but this summer he said he’d be on the bench keeping statistics. Porac, formerly an assistant under Harwood, said surrendering summer league responsibilities can be a successful strategy, as long as the coaches are on the same page. “It’s taking that time to build that trust. That’s the biggest thing,” Porac said. “As long as the coach feels he can trust whoever it is to coach that team, I don’t think there’s any issue with it.” Rockville boys’ coach Steve Watson has coached his summer league team in previous years, but said he is taking a “blended approach” this sum-

mer, with assistant Ben Goldberg taking over. “I think we’re at the point where I can take a step back and do more evaluating on how things are going,” Watson said. Though Watson said he is looking forward to the break from the year-round grind, he hasn’t ruled out a return to the sidelines in the upcoming summer season. “I’m a control freak, I admit that. I can’t promise it’s going to be all summer,” Watson said.

off the bench as a freshman, is one of the players Pisarski said will carry a lot of weight on her shoulders. He admitted that there will be a learning curve for this team and he anticipates that they will be a lot better come next March. “Our goal isn’t so much to win in the regular season as it is to try to win come playoff time,” Pisarski said. “With a young and inexperienced group that’s what you have to shoot for because you’re certainly not going to be as good in November as you hope to be in March.”

your things,” Ekponé said. “As a student-athlete, in Division I, you can’t put your books to the side and think that you’re going to go far with track. I really realize that school is very important, and I want my degree so bad, so I’m going to do everything I can to get there. It also involves a lot of sacrifices like, the social life is different because I can’t go out all the time like I want to. Because I’m a student-athlete, I also have to protect my body. And since I want to do good, and I want to perform, you got to make those kind of sacrifices too.” She said that she’s close to accomplishing her dream of

running in the Olympics, but needs to be more consistent. With that said, she has already proven herself to be one of the fastest women in the nation. “It’s really crazy because it still hasn’t hit me yet,” Ekponé said. “I’m still kind of like, ‘Did I really just run that fast?’ I feel like I’m still out on cloud nine right now. But I’m still trying to focus and keep pushing because I can’t just stop here. I have a whole other level to go to, and if I decide to run at the USA Trials, then I also have to focus on that too.”

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of local products. “I like the fact that a lot of the younger players have really been part of our success and we’ve been able to get a lot of the local players to stay here in Maryland,” Szefc said. “When I first started scouting a lot of the guys from across Maryland, I was surprised at the talent level. It was a lot higher than I had expected. We’ve got a really good class of 14 recruits coming in here next year.”

records in the process. In addition, she set the world-leading time in 2014 with the mark, and it also happened to be the fastest collegiate time ever into a headwind. At the same meet, she set a personal best in the 100 with a time of 11.11 seconds, which was good enough for third on A&M’s all-time list. To reach the level of success that Ekponé has enjoyed to this point requires a lot of time and dedication since the level of competition is a lot

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better than high school, she said. One thing she misses about high school is how the entire team practiced together. For instance, she said that the sprinters may not practice with the distance runners in college. Still, she says that the sport remains fun, and that’s very important. “At Texas A&M, it reminds me of my summer track team, for the Maryland Titans,” Ekponé said. “And that’s what I was kind of looking forward to being with that kind of group when I went to college. So, the fact that I still have that feeling that I had in high school, it just makes it more enjoyable

now. Because, all these girls here have the same motives. They all want to go far, so we kind of work together and we train together to make sure that we can accomplish those dreams.” Ekponé said that being in Texas has been bittersweet. Bitter, obviously, because she’s so far away from home, but sweet because of the warm weather is conducive to good running, and because it makes it that much more enjoyable to come home. She has also learned a few things while being away. “I learned that you have to stay focus and be on top of

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The rebuilding process in high school starts on campus. “We have seven players coming back from our varsity team,” Pisarski said. “Those players were there everyday for our run last year and they got to play with and against in practice the seniors that are graduating. They’re going to be expected to step up and be the next group. ... They’re very competitive kids and they’re looking forward to it. They didn’t all get a lot of playing time during the run this year. So they’re chomping at the bit to get out there and see what they can do.” Tiana Stewart, who came

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county for the last 18 years ... we now may be the smallest team in Montgomery County.” When a team loses as many valuable parts as Damascus, Pisarski said, it’s fair to anticipate that they’ll take a step back, relative to the success that they celebrated a season ago. “Hopefully, our young players will step up, but we lost five starters who were all probably good enough to play college basketball,” Pisarski said. “I anticipate a little bit of a step back. It becomes kind of rebuilding and growing and maturing and seeing what happens.”

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may not. We’re going to play a schedule that’s a little more demanding than most Montgomery County teams. We’ll be playing in the Tina Thompson Classic again, and we may be OK, we may take our lumps. We’ll just see how it goes.” The season doesn’t officially start until November, but identifying the most suitable replacements will not be easy, Pisarski said, and the task begins in the Frederick County summer league. “We’re going to be quite

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LACROSSE

GIRLS’ FIRST TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sherwood Senior Midfield

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Erin Bauman

Mary Claire Byrne

Kristyn Gaines

Haley Giraldi

Cole Abid

Jack Bolen

Jake Christensen

Fairfield recruit anchored one of the nation’s best defensive units

Carried the Tigers offense, scoring 103 goals and adding 32 assists

Lockdown defender led Tartans in ground balls, caused turnovers

Helped Falcons win 14 games and reach WCAC finals

Anchored defense that surrendered only 4.7 goals per game

Cornell recruit had 23 goals, 10 assists and was team MVP

Had 53 goals, 24 assists and was county’s third-leading point scorer

Good Counsel Senior Defense

Emily Kenul

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Holy Child Senior Attack

Holy Cross Senior Defense

Good Counsel Senior Attack

Wootton Junior Defense

Landon Senior Midfield

Q. Orchard Junior Attack

Johns Hopkins recruit tallied 69 goals and 38 assists to lead the Warriors to the state semifinals. Finished her high school tenure with 233 goals and 134 assists.

Walt Whitman Second year Bitonti and her sister Lindsay Bitonti turned a sub-.500 team into one of the county’s best, guiding the Vikings to the state semifinals in their second season.

Umbar Kassa

Olivia Lee

Caitlin McMahon

Michael Crooks

Charlie Horning, Jr.

Jack Olson

Will Railey

Made 175 saves and stopped 66 percent of shots

Two-way star shut down top scorers and added 25 goals of her own

Bulldogs captain had 66 goals, 16 assists and 118 draw controls

Groundball machine (115) and top-10 county goal-scorer

Clutch scorer led the Little Hoyas in goals (44) and assists (38)

Scored 31 goals and dominated faceoffs for IAC champs

Leader of IAC’s best defense that kept foes under 10 goals

Q. Orchard Senior Goalie

Delaney Muldoon

Holy Cross Junior Midfield Led Tartans in draw controls and helped team win eight of its last 11

Holton-Arms Junior Defense

Maddie Parker

Bullis Senior Midfield

Alexis Rieu

Whitman Junior Midfield

Good Counsel Sophomore Midfield

Vikings captain helped lead team to state semifinals

Duke recruit was one of top midfielders in competitive WCAC

Allie Rock

Stone Ridge Senior Attack A leading scorer for one of the area’s top ranked teams

Sherwood Senior Midfielder

Geo. Prep Senior Attack

Alex Robinson Bullis Senior Defense

Georgetown recruit anchored Bulldogs’ backline

Geo. Prep Senior Midfield

Myles Romm

Wootton Junior Midfield Scored 47 goals for Patriots, including four in state semis

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For the second year in a row John F. Kennedy High School graduate and current University of Maryland, College Park junior Thea LaFond has qualified for the NCAA track and field national championship meet. LaFond qualified in both the high jump and triple jump at last weekend’s NCAA East Region preliminary meet in Jacksonville, Fla. Her high jump mark of 5 feet, 11.25 inches tied for first and she placed eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 43-1.75. Nationals are scheduled for June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore. “It can never really become dull,” said the All-American jumper. “It’s exciting every year. It was fun. I’m happy to do it with my team.” Qualifying for nationals is becoming somewhat of a tradition for LaFond, who also qualified for indoor nationals the past two seasons,whereshefinishedsecondin the high jump each time. During her time at Kennedy, she was a repeat state champion in the high jump, among several other events. She said that the experience of qualifying for nationals reminds her of the days when she was a high-school athlete, competing in regional meets to qualify for states. “It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come since then,” LaFond said. “It’s funny because you think you’re good at one point, but you never think you can get this far or reach these new amazing heights. And it’s just a tribute to how well my foundation was in Montgomery County to be able to become a better athlete now.” Part of that foundation was built on tears, as she learned a hard lesson one day in high school for not taking practice seriously enough — a lesson that she said taught her discipline. “I think my coach [Kevin Monroe at Kennedy] noticed it, well I know he noticed it because he walked up to me and he told me to go home,” LaFond said. “... I was in shock. And he [said], ‘You don’t want to be [here], you’re

Winston Churchill Junior Attack Led Montgomery County in goals (76) and assists (46) and carried the Bulldogs to the region championship

COACH OF THE YEAR

Katie Bitonti

Louis Dubick

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John F. Kennedy High School graduate Thea LaFond is now one of the best jumpers in the country at the University of Maryland, College Park. not serious and you don’t want to work. ... it’s never a time you come to practice or step on the track not ready to work.’ ... He sent me home and I walked home. I was in shock and I remember a couple of tears falling. I think it hit around my senior year that if I wanted to do this, I had to focus and there has to be discipline and there has to be dedication. And I had to be willing to hurt, both physically and emotionally, to get better.” That was a life lesson that has helped LaFond get to where she is now, and while the game remains unchanged, the stage that she plays on is definitely a grander one. Competing for a major Division I university means better competition, but LaFond said that Montgomery County produces a lot of that talent. “Competition is a lot tougher, but the thing about going to a big track and field program ... is that you definitely see other people grow with you,” LaFond said. “I know for sure I’m not the only one from [Montgomery County] producing and going very far in NCAAs. ... We have a lot of great athletes.” LaFond is one of those great athletes and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s indoor field per-

former of the year is leaving her name in the record book at College Park. She owns the school’s best outdoor and second-best indoor triple jump distances and its fifth-best high-jump distance, indoor and outdoor. She also has several ACC championships, including in the pentathlon, where she set the second-best score in school history, something she said she’s very proud of. One thing she hasn’t done though that she’s lookingforwardtoistakingadvantage of the rare opportunity to win a title in a second conference with University of Maryland shifting to the Big Ten next year. And for anyone who remembers LaFond as a state champion hurdler at Kennedy, she said that she hasn’t completely abandoned the hurdles and predicts that she’ll be running them more often during her final year. “I have a feeling that hurdles will be coming back into the picture for my senior year. So hint, hint, look out for that. God-willing, of course, it’s coming. It’s definitely still there. I’m still with the girls, I still help out our hurdlers. So, that’s definitely a big part of me.” pgrimes@gazette.net

Geo. Prep Senior Goalie

Greyson Torain

DeMatha Senior Midfield WCAC Player of the Year tallied 29 goals and 16 assists

COACH OF THE YEAR

Colin Thomson

Thomas S. Wootton Patriots dominated county competition, winning their first 17 games and reaching the state semifinals. Finished with an 11-plus goal average victory margin


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The weather is getting warmer, kids are getting ready for the last day of school and the start of football is on the horizon. The Seneca Valley High School passing league began on May 25, and like many other teams, defending Class 4A state champion Northwest is getting ready for a new season of football. These games don’t exactly reflect a real football game since they are a lot shorter and a lot less physical with tackling being a non-factor, but there are a few things to be gained Northwest coach Mike Neubeiser said. “There’s little things you look for,” Neubeiser said following a scrimmage May 28 against Quince Orchard. “You want your receivers to catch the ball away from their body and work on fundamentals. Run good, crisp routes and get to the right area. So you can take away a little bit. I mean it’s still not football but it’s close.” Neubeiser also wants to see a few things from secondyear starting junior quarterback Mark Pierce. “As a junior, hopefully his reads will become a little quicker,” Neubeiser said. “His [throws] will be just a little crispier. He’s worked on his mechanics a lot in the offseason, so his arm looks really good. He’s able to throw the deep ball I think, a little more precisely than he did in the past.” Neubeiser added that he has a lot of returning players, including running back EJ Lee. The Jaguars will, however, be going into this upcoming season without two of their most productive offensive weapons

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Sherwood High School’s Bailey Doan is expected to be a key contributer for the Damascus American Legion Post 171 baseball team this summer

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Northwest High School’s Aaron Beidleman is expected to be a key contributer this fall. from a season ago in Josh Gills and Matt Watson. Neubeiser and Pierce said they believe that this year’s team will have the guys ready to step into those roles. Neubeiser mentioned receivers Jamar Wilson, Troy Lefeged, Brandon Williams and Aaron-David Beidelman as potential impact players. “We’re really confident,” Pierce said. “We have a lot of juniors — I mean it was hard for them to play last year and get on the field because of the talent we had, but I feel like we’re just as good as last year coming into the season. And I think they’ll step up and fill those roles that we’re miss-

ing.” Pierce said he gained some confidence from last season’s opportunity, but now it is a new season. “We try to forget about [the championship] now. That’s behind us,” Pierce said. “It was last year. So, we’re focused on this season and we’re focused on trying to get back to the [championship].” It’s thoughts like that, shared amongst Pierce and his teammates, that makes Neubeiser’s job of keeping the team from getting overconfident easier. “I really haven’t had to say much,” Neubeiser said. “They are hungry. They have

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been working really hard in the weight room and they just want to compete. They like to compete everyday. We don’t talk about championships, we just talk about competing everyday. And they just go out and play football. They just want to go out and play — they go out in the backyard and play football. They just play all the time. They love it and they live for it. So luckily for us as coaches, we haven’t had to say too much to them. We just kind of focus on fundamentals and hope to get better each day.” pgrimes@gazette.net

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With American Legion baseball play set to get into full swing this week, several local players and coaches are looking to ride the momentum of the spring high school season into the hot summer days. Bolstered by his team’s recent run to the Class 4A state championship game, Sherwood High School sophomore Bailey Doan is eagerly looking forward to the summer with Damascus Post 171. Doan, who has missed his team’s first three games with a minor elbow injury, said he is eager to get back on the field. “We had such an amazing run,” Doan said of his season at Sherwood, which will also be the home site for the Damascus Legion squad. “It was so exciting because I don’t think too many people other than ourselves thought we could get there. ... “I’m looking forward to this summer. I’ll play shortstop and third base and work on some things this year and then get ready for some showcase tournaments next year.” Gaithersburg Post 295 coach Pete White has a bevy of

returning players on his roster, including Scott Ardoin, a 2013 Northwest graduate who spent the past spring at Salisbury University, Colin Thatcher, who played this spring at St. Mary’s College, and recent Georgetown Prep graduate Quentin Bubb, who is headed to Lafayette University this fall. The Post 295 roster also includes Northwest players Joseph Brauch, Thomas Brauch and Brian Roark. “I think we’re going to have a solid team,” White said. “Scott is an excellent player and he was part of the Northwest state championship team a few years ago. Colin is an outstanding fielder and should play third base for us and Quentin is a great player and a great kid. He’s one of those guys that works hard and can play anywhere. He’s also a real smart kid and we’re lucky to have him.” Gaithersburg Post 295 should play its home games this summer at Seneca Valley High School. Sandy Spring Post 68, the 2012 state champions, expects to play its home games at Col. Zadok Magruder. Wheaton and Laurel will both split time hosting games at Olney Manor. Cissel Saxon is scheduled to play its home games at James H. Blake. tblack@gazette.net


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E. Arthur and Debra Laser-Robinson of Rockville announce the engagement of their son, Alexander Laser, to Erin Feeley, daughter of Richard and Susan Feeley of Harmony, Rhode Island. The prospective groom graduated from Rockville High School in 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in English, summa cum laude, from George Washington University in 2009 and a master’s degree in secondary education from George Washington in 2010. He works as an English teacher at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. The bride-to-be graduated from Ponaganset High Schoolin Glocester, Rhode Island, in 2005. She received a bachelor’s degree in applied science and technology, cum laude, from George Washington University in 2009. She is currently earning an MBA from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She works as a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. The wedding will take place in the summer of 2014 at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ludy and Tony Cabañas of Silver Spring announce the engagement of their daughter, Zarah Cabañas, to Matthew Werden, son of Todd Werden of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and Sandy Weinberg of Danbury, Connecticut. The bride-to-be, a product of Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Center for the Highly Gifted at Kensington-Parkwood, Eastern Middle School and Blair Humanities and Communication Arts Program, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelor’s degree in film and television production. She is a freelance video designer and director based in New York. The prospective groom attended Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music production and engineering. Currently, he is associate recorded sound designer and chief engineer at Blue Man Group in New York. The wedding is planned in August 2014 in Big Indian, New York.

demonstrated that urological conditions such as erectile dysfunction and low testosterone can be an important overall health marker. Dr. Kevin Billups, urologist and Director of the Integrative Men’s Health Program at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute, will address the link that sexual health concerns can have on larger health risks including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Women welcome to attend. Light refreshments. Registration required. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.

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and give life to someone. To schedule your life-saving appointment, call 301-896-2849. Free. www.suburbanhospital. org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Tools for Maximizing Quality of Life: A Free Retreat for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer and their Caregivers, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Featured speaker, Colette Magnant, M.D., will begin our afternoon with an inspirational discussion about survivorship. Lunch will be served and participants will attend two workshops designed to improve the quality of life of patients and caregivers. For more information and to register, please contact Pam Goetz at pgoetz4@jhmi. edu or 202-243-2320. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.

ONGOING 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. 301365-5733, 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 301-9498383. 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

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Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-2531768. Visit www.kemptownumc. org. Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old 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. 301-4219166. 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 301662-1819. Email mops@fcob.net.


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BURTONSVILLE:

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DAMASCUS: 3BR

Your Private Oasis

HOUSE FOR SALE

$1400/ 2BR $1200 +util NS/NP, W/D New Carpet, Paint, Deck & Patio 301-250-8385

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$512,000

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$450,000 ELBOW,KNEE,LEG,PEOPLE ROOM! Add up space you’ll enjoy in this 4,5,6 bedroom or den/office home. Enjoy a master suite that works with large furniture. Walk-in closet, makeup vanity and linen closets. Master bath has two separate showers and tub. Upgrades in the last few years are plumbing, heating, siding, insulation and appliances. French doors off family room and kitchen for added enjoyment of the deck and private yard. Minutes walk to bus stop and convenient to shopping. Call Laurie at 301-748-9380 for more information.

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WATERFRONT LOTS -

Virginia’s Eastern Shore Was $325K Now from $65,000 - Community Center/Pool. 1 acre+ lots, Bay & Ocean Access, Great Fishing, Crabbing, Kayaking. Custom Homes www.oldemill pointe.com 757-8240808

Ba & 2 rms in bsmt w/ full Ba, HOC welcome $1800 + util Call: 301-977-1169

GAITHERSBURG:

MONT VILLAGE EAST: EU TH, 2Br,

1.5Ba, 2 lvl, new paint, carpet, kit, W/D, fnc yrd, parking, $1325 Call: 301-961-1099

MONT.

VILLAGE:

TH, 3Br, 2.5Ba, fin bsmnt, nr bus & shop $1950 301-787-7382 or 301-787-7583

MOUNT

TH, 3br 2.5ba wlk/out bsmt, New Kitchen W/D. $1650 + Elec. 301-512-4529

GERM: 2 BR, 2 BA TH, new flr, paint & appliances w/patio. $1550. HOC ok. Call 240-506-1386 GERM: 3bd , 2fb, 2hb TH. Deck, fp. Open House 6/7; 10am-12pm. Avail 7/1. $1,675. 202-246-2292 GERMANTOWN

3BR, 1.5BA, TH, just renovated, nr schs, shop & bus $1550 + utils Available now call 301-384-4360

GERMANTOWN:

TH, 3Br, 2.5Ba, h/w flrs, updated kit, Ba & paint $1600 + util Pls Call: 301-956-4775

GE RMA NT OWN :

TH,3BR,3BA,fnsh bsmt,deck,walk to towncenter,w/d,HOC OK,$1,950,202-2570184

GERMANTOWN -

TH to rent, 3bd/1.5 ba EU, close to shops and bus $1350, Avail now 301-926-1435

GERM:

TH, 3Br, 2.5Bathroom, 2lvl, 1220square feet FP, W/D, $1595 Pls Call Call: 240-244-0984

GERM: TH, 3br 2ba

walk out Bsmt $1700 + utils. Prkng + deck. nr 270 shops & Walmrt 240-832-7504

Ba, Condo, conv nr metro/bus, $1900 incl utils, HOC Welc Avail now! Please Call 301-785-1662

SS: Leisure

World newly decor. Condo 55+ Adult gated comm 2BR, 2BA, eat-in-kit, DR, LR $1250/mo utils cbl incl. 301-325-4859

AIRY-

Cottage on 5 acres 1bd/1ba $895 per month N/P Avail Now call 301-845-1234

3BD, 2.5 BA SFH. LR, NORTH POTOMAC DR, FR, Gourmet Kit. 4BR, 2.5BA, 2 car gar 2 Car gar. Nr schs, SFH Avail 07/01/14 Nr Schools, NIST, MedImm., NIH. NP, $2,700. 301-580-6663 Shops $2495/mo. Call: 301-620-4302

GAITH: Nr Rio/Metro

SS/BEL PRE: 3Br, 2

OLNEY- Luxury TH

3BR 2.5BA, Finished bsmnt $2300, Great schools! Pool incl, 06/01 240-565-1933

ROCK:

SFH, 2Br, 1Ba, 2lvl, grg, update kit & Ba, No Dogs, credit chk, $1650 + util, 301-762-3544

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

BETHESDA/NIH/

Navy Hosp:1Br pvt Ba nr Metro NS/NP, $1k/mo uti incl. w/ 1 yr lease 240-731-3824

BOWIE:

Bsmt in SFH, $850/mo inc util, Free Cable. NS/NP Available May 24th Call: 301-509-3050

2BD, 2BAHighrise apt. Garage, den, eik, balcony, cable. $1750. 301-299-4546 SILVER SPRING : Dwntwn Flower Ave. Unfurn 2br 1ba Apt. HOC Welcome $1250 202-246-1977

BELTSVILLE : 2br

- 1 RM w/priv bath avail in chic 2 bd/2ba apt located b/w Rio & Kentlands close to 270 $875 240-388-1476

GAITHERSBURG:

1Br, 1Ba, Shr Kit, cable/int free, N/S N/P, $550/month + util & SD, 240-643-4122 Furnished room. Fem, 1BR, pvt BA in condo. utils incl Ns/Np nr Metro Bus 240-601-9125

GAITH:Lg Unfur bsmt rm w/pvt ent, ba, kit $595+ uti & 1mon dep near buses N/S N/P call 301-785-2703 GAITH:M BRs $435+ 440+475+555+ Maid Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus shops, quiet, conv.Sec Dep 301-983-3210

GAITH: prvt ent., nr

bus/shop/metro, W/D/kit $580 utils incl, Wi-Fi & Direct TV optional 240-821-3039

GERM: 2

BRs, shared BA $380 & $400 + utils in TH N S / N D . N e a r bus/shops. Sec Dep Req. 240-476-6224

WHEATON 1 Large

BR, Female, 5min to Metro On Veirs Mill Rd $650 uti incl. NS/NP Call: 240-447-6476

WHEATON: 3 BD in SFH Share Bath, NP, NS. $400, $500, $600, Util incl . Call 240271-3901

GE RMA NT OWN :

OC: 107th St, Quay OCEAN CITY, Condo on ocean MARYLAND

2bd/2ba W/D, kitch, 2 Best selection of pools, sleeps 8 weeks affordable rentals. Full/partial weeks. Call only! 301-252-0200 for FREE brochure. OC : Marigot Beach Open daily. Holiday Luxury 1BR / 1.5 BA, Real Estate. 1-800Sleeps 4, OceanFront, 638-2102. Online G y m , P o o l / S a u n a , reservations: $795/wk 301467-0586 www.holidayoc.com

OCEAN CITY

North 129th Street 2BR, 1BA, AC, large Porch, Ocean Block, Sleeps Family of 6.

$857/week

301-774-7621

LG Furn BR in uppr lvl $500 util & laundry included. Sec. Dep Req. Call: 301-605-5199

GERMANTOWN

Mature Male, Furn BRs. Util incl. Near 61 & 98 Bus Line. Maria 301-916-8158

G E R M : TH, 1 Lg

GAITH

G A I T H E R :

1 Br, $995 + elec Available immed. 301-717-7425 - Joe

Female only. 1 BD w/priv BA. $675 incl utils. Near publ transp. 240-723-0502

GERM: Wlk out pvt entr, Bsmt. $650 uti ncl + 1 mon Sec Dep. NP/NS, good for 1 person 301-540-1967

bath shr kitchen $650 util catv incl N/S, nr Mall, Metro, Bus Avail now! 301-963-4050

GAITH Muddy Branch lrg Furn BR. $550. Unf room in Basement $500 utils incl, shar kit,. 240-533-1132

GAITHERSBURG/ LILAC GARDEN

GE RMA NT OWN :

G A I T H : 1Br w/pvt

1.5ba nr shops & bus N/P $1350 utils incl, + S/D 301-592-7430 or 301-622-6676

Ground lvl,, 2Ba, 1 Ba, LR & DR, kit , W/D, $1385 inc util Pls Call: 301-972-5129 or 301-370-4153

1BR w/shared bath, $450 util incl + $250 sec dep. Call John 301-916-8073

room w/pvt BA $600/mo, inc util & int. Nr Walmart & 270/355 CALL: 240-744-2421

GAITHERSBURG:

LEISURE WORLD:

GERMAMTOWN:

KENSINGTON/SS:

Basement 2BR, Sep entr., kit & BA. $1100. Off Con Ave. 301933-2790

MONT VILL: 1 Br, 1 Ba, shrd kit, very quiet neighborhood $600 per mo. incl util Pls Call: 240-423-0633 OLNEY:

1 Rm in bsmt in SFH share kitchen $500 utils included, NS/NP Avail Now. 301-257-5712

POTOMAC: 1st lvl

apt 3Br, 2Ba, sep entr small fam. or rooms for rent, F only $2200 inc util 301-983-4783

SILVER

SPRING:

SILVER

SPRING:

1 blk frm Metro, main flr, 3Br, 1Ba, den, W/D, $1800/ mo util inc Call: 301-404-7653

HUNT AUCTION

GAITHERSBURG Outdoor Flea Market June 7th & 8th Sat & Sun 8-4pm

Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD Vendors Wanted 301-649-1915 johnsonshows.com

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TOP CASH PAID FOR OLD GUITARS ! 1920’s thru

1980’s. Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1-800-401-0440

BD w/BA. 1 2 room suite. Prof. pref. NS/NP. $800-$1000 WANTED TO PURincl. util. 301-861-9981 CHASE Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item Or EnSILVER SPRING: tire Estate Or CollecGold, Silver, Room $475, Shrd Util, tion, Kit & Ba. W/D, Cable Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Please Call: 301-404- Oriental Glass, China, Lamps, Books, Tex2681 tiles, Paintings, Prints WHEATON: 1Br in SFH almost anything old $650 incl util ,W/D Evergreen Auctions Smoker Ok, CATV, 973-818-1100. Email Wifi Nr Bus, Avail evergreenauction@hot Now. 301-503-1753 mail.com

Sunday, June 8th,10:00 AM At Hunts Place

19521 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Estates - Storage - Furniture - Jewelry

301-948-3937 - Open 9:00 AM #5205 Look on Auctionzip.com

ESTATE/MOVING SA LE : Fri 6/6, Sat 6/7, Sun 6/8; 10am5pm. 9318 Taverney Terr., Gaithersburg, MD 20879

TERRIFIC MOVING SALE: H i g h

quality items. Saturday, June 7 from 8am - noon. RAIN or SHINE, NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE! Town of Somerset. 4800 Falstone Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland

A N N U A L SAYBROOKE COMMUNITY YARD SALE

"The Largest in Gaithersburg" Saturday, June 7th, 8am-1pm Come To Saybrooke Community at Mid-County Highway and Saybrooke Oaks Blvd. Maps Will Be Provided. THIS IS The Largest Community Yard Sale in the area with Over 40 Homes Participating!! Saturday June 7th, 8am to 1pm. Everything FOR SALE.

8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARDSALE

For Potomac Chase and Mills Farm

Sat, June 7, 9 - 1pm. 2014

Sponsored By: Pamela Egnew of Long & Foster FIND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AT 1st Starting Point Address Located at 12658 Lloydminister Drive, North Potomac, Md FOLLOW SIGNS ALONG JONES LANE & DARNESTOWN RD DIRECTIONS: INTERSECTION OF RT 28/Darnestown Rd and Jones Lane Note: YARDSALES AT POTOMAC CHASE,MILLS FARM, & POTOMAC GROVE

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CORRECTION NOTICE :

Please be advised that on May 28th 2014 we inadvertently published in our Mont County papers an advertisement for the FLOWER VALLEY COMM YARD SALE in Rockville MD to be held on June 8th. This was an INCORRECT date. THE SALE WAS HELD ON MAY 31st.

DARNESTOWN-

Sat.6/07 8am-12noon, 13112 Brandon Way Rd. Furn, miscellaneous items, 2000 Mercury Villager Estate 540-972-0471 or 301648-2578

GAITHERSBURG:

Multi Family. Saturday, June 7, 9AM to 3PM. 24605 Woodfield School Rd, Gaithers-burg, MD 20882. Furniture, Toys Tool, Truck cap and truck tool boxes / DVD’s / Video and audio equipment and much more. Many items in like new condition. Free hot dog and soda with all purchases over $10. Delivery of furniture available. Plenty of off street parking.

CLARKSBURG:

Garage Sale Sat 06/07, 8a-2p 13219 Dutrow Dr. HH items, furniture, kids 0-12yrs, adult clothes & more!


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Saturday, June 7, 8am-2pm, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. Furniture, clothes & shoes for adults and children, appliances, bikes, golf clubs, artwork, collectibles and more. No early shoppers allowed. Location is first driveway south of 495 at the intersection of Pooks Hill Road and 355.

INSIDE SALE: Sat

6/7 & Sun 6/8, 113pm. 20257 Shipley Terr. #302 Germantown used furniture, HH. Cash only!

DAMASCUS/GAIT HER Sat 06/07, 9:30-

2:30, rain date Sun 06/08, AT: 25012 Silvercrest Drive

Potomac Grove HOA COMMUNITY YARD SALE Quince Orchard Rd South of QO High School 6/7, 9a-1p Rain Date 6/8

P O T O M A C :Huge Moving Sale. Saturday 6/7, 9-2pm. 7911 & 7928 Lakenheath Way. Furniture, hh items, clothes, antiques, dishes & More!

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SPRING DOWS MUNITY SALE:

MEACOMYARD

Join the Spring Meadows Community in Bowie for their community yard sale Saturday, June 7,2014 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm! Ride through the neighborhood for some of the best yard sale deals around. Shoes, clothing, furniture and more! Take 50 to 197 towards North Bowie. Make a left on Old Annapolis Road, our community is on the left. See you there!

MY COMPUTER WORKS Computer

CLARKSBURG:

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OURISMAN VW WORLD AUTO CERTIFIED PRE OWNED 2004 Saturn ION CPE......#V239376B, Silver, 107,624 Miles.......$5,992 2005 Golf TDI.............#V284611A, Silver, 165,405 Miles...........$7,991 2008 Chevrolet Impala....#V082193A, White, 84,495 Miles...$10,993 2008 New Beetle Conv....#V657372A, Harvest Beige, 62,985 Miles....$11,991 2008 Ford Mustang Conv...#V088075A, Black, 82,755 Miles...$14,992 2013 Golf HB...#V003382A, Blue Graphite, 21,312 Miles....$15,591 2011 Chevrolet Equinox.....#V411396B, 68,086 Miles...........$15,991 2013 Passat CPO. ....#VPR0053, Maroon, 46,478 Miles...........$16,491 2010 CC Sedan........#V043167A, Island Gray, 65,572 Miles..........$16,491 2012 Beetle CPE........#V230683A, Black, 19,974 Miles..............$16,491

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12 Scion XD $$

#455021A, Automatic, 28K Miles

2010 Toyota Tacoma............. $14,990 $14,990 #467142A, 4X2, 49K Miles, Automatic

MSRP $27,730

$

OR 0% for 60 MONTHS

1.9% Financing Available

2014 PASSAT SE TDI 13 Hyundai Sonata LTD #470517A, 20K $ $

#13595050, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry

24,455

Manual Transmision

New 2014 Scion IQ #457005, $ $ Includes

#1601415, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Sunroof

MSRP $21,085

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#3001704, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Cruise Control

19,149

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2014 NEW COROLLA LE

36 $

NEW2 2014 COROLLA LE AVAILABLE: #470593, 470641

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$

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AFTER $500 REBATE

17,990

2 AVAILABLE: #472481, 472322

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HATCHBACK 4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL.,

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4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL., INCL.

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$

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AUTO, 4 CYL., 4 DR

AFTER TOYOTA $1,500 REBATE

NEW 22014 RAV4 4X4 LE AVAILABLE: #464212, 464220

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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 06/30/2014.


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