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Humane Society considers expansion National organization to seek approval from Gaithersburg

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The Humane Society of the United States is considering building a new headquarters in Gaithersburg. Representatives from the animal protection organization will meet with Gaithersburg’s planning

staff for a public hearing Aug. 19 to discuss two possible options for their current site near Watkins Mill Road. According to city documents, the first development option would allow the organization to build up to 342,000 square feet of commercial space for a corporate campus. The second option would allow 300,000 square feet of commercial use and up to 300 residential units. Development would only begin after construction has started on the Watkins Mill Interchange, according to city documents. The new interchange

will link two unfinished portions of Watkins Mill Road over Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg, less than a mile northwest of the Md. 355-Montgomery Village Avenue intersection. At the new interchange, drivers would be able to enter and exit I-270 from Watkins Mill Road. State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar said construction on the interchange is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016. The development plan is in a “very preliminary

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

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Tara Pollock of Gaithersburg, a member of the Humane Society of the United States’ animal response and rescue team, holds a puppy, one of the dogs the society rescued from an Arkansas property. The dogs were transferred last week to area pet adoption agencies.

Hundreds of residents protested the county’s options for a possible extension to Midcounty Highway Wednesday night, leaving no clear support for any of six options. More than two dozen speakers at a public hearing voiced their opposition to Alternative 4, which would widen several roads east of Md. 355 to four- to six-lane highways. Protesters wore “HALT ALT 4” stickers and held up signs at the hearing. About 280 people attended. Eleven options were initially presented for the county-funded project, but that number has been narrowed to six: Alternatives 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9. The county’s INSIDE: recommended alternative is 9, which A comprehensive follows the master listing of Midplan for the area. Under Alternacounty Highway tive 9, the county options would build a new four-lane highway Page A-9 between the existing Midcounty Highway and Watkins Mill Road. At that point, three different end options would connect the highway to Ridge Road. The project is intended to relieve congestion on Md. 355, improve vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access to employment centers, commercial districts and residential areas, and do so in an environmentally sensitive manner, according to the county’s 2010 study. The Maryland Department of the Environment and Army Corps of Engineers convened Wednesday’s hearing at Seneca Valley High School. Many residents who spoke said some of the options would have an irreversible impact on the environment, while creat-

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Before thousands of fairgoers hop on the Ferris wheel or enter the funhouse at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, inspectors spend days combing over every midway ride to ensure each is in safe working order. Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation conducts about

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6,000 ride inspections each year to ensure the safety of Marylanders who use amusement rides, said Rob Gavel, supervisor of the department’s Amusement Ride Safety Unit. State inspectors arrived at the Mont-

gomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds on Aug. 5, when most rides were still in transport trailers. “When they are like that, you get to see the rides ... parts of the rides you don’t get to see once they are fully assembled,” Gavel said. Gavel spoke Thursday as his team was finishing inspections in advance of Friday’s opening. Inspectors checked for proper assembly, that the foundation of each ride was secure, that the nuts and bolts holding rides together

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Stream Adventures, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Little Bennett Regional Park, 23701 Frederick Road, Clarksburg. Wade into the water and use nets to catch animals. $7. Register at www. parkpass.org. Crab Feast, 7:30 p.m., Rockville Rooftop Live, 155 Gibbs St., sixth floor. Crabs and sides, with live music and an art project. $80. www. visartsatrockville.org.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Carl Henn Millennium Trail Bike Ride, 10 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville. A 10.6-mile loop around Rockville for all ages. Free. rockvillebikerides@gmail.com. Discover Dragonflies, 11 a.m., Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Drive, Gaithersburg. Join the naturalist for a brief hike to spot live dragonflies and damselflies around the park. Free. scspnaturalist@gmail.com. Beginning Recreational Kayaking, 1-3 p.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Learn how to paddle on flat water in recreational solo kayaks. $16. Register at www.parkpass.org. Crab Feast, 2-5 p.m., Rockville Moose Lodge 1540, 13755 Travilah Road, Rockville. $35 for all-you-can-eat crabs; $12 for fried chicken and side dishes, not including crabs. 301-4242453. Live In the Labyrinth: Mike Kamuf and the Little Big Band, 6:30 p.m., Damascus United

Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St. $5; $20 for family of four or more. 301-253-0022.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 Making the Most of a Networking Event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Maryland Women’s Business Center, 95 Monroe St., Rockville. Strategies to use before, during and after a conference or networking event. $25. 301-315-8096. Tyke Hikes: Our Finned Friends, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Hear a story, take a nature hike and make a craft to take home. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. Vintage Flicks: “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” 6:30 p.m., Damascus United Methodist

Church, 9700 New Church St. Free. 301-2530022. An Evening with Music Legend Ricky Skaggs, 7-9 p.m., Rosborough Cultural Arts

Center at Asbury Methodist Village, 301 Odenhal Ave., Gaithersburg. Skaggs will share stories from his memoir, “Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music.” $30-$40, includes book. 301-2370767.

40 Dollar Fine, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Golden Bull, 7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg. A mix of alternative country, roots rock and swing. $8. events@golden-bull.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16 Storytime: Fish Swim, 1-1:45 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, Lake Needwood Boathouse, 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood. Take a storytime cruise around the lake. $2 per adult, $6 per child. Register at www.parkpass. org. The Morrison Brothers Band, 6:30 p.m., Rockville Rooftop Live, 155 Gibbs St. Blues concert for age 21 and up. $10. nicole@rockvillerooftoplive.com. Jr. Cline and The Recliners, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Golden Bull, 7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg. $8. events@golden-bull.com.

Five Steps to Super Profits, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Maryland Women’s Business Center, 95 Monroe St., Rockville. Profit-increasing strategies. $15. 301-315-8096. Volunteer Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center, 80 Bureau Drive. Interages seeks adults 50 or older to work with preschoolers through high-schoolers. Free. 301-949-3551. Potluck Lunch, noon-2:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 15575 Germantown Road, Darnestown. A gathering for adults at home during the day. Free. 240-631-2800. Author Talk, 7 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Vaddey Ratner of Potomac discusses her novel, “In the Shadow of the Banyan.” Free. 301-984-3187.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 Explore Wild Montgomery: Froggy Hollow Trail Hike, 9-11:30 a.m., Little Bennett Regional

Park, 23701 Frederick Road, Clarksburg. A moderate hike with some steep climbs. Free. Register at www.parkpass.org. Luncheon on Retirement Living, 11 a.m.1:30 p.m., Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville. Lunch and a tour. Free, RSVP requested. 240-499-9019. Surviving Hospitalization, 6-7:30 p.m., Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Potomac, 10718 Potomac Tennis Lane, Potomac. Part of the Survival Guide for the Hospital Dementia Education Series. Free. 301-493-7881. Montgomery Hospice Drop-in Discussion About Grief and Healing, 6:30-8 p.m., Mont-

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Armani, a Poolesville horse, finds stem cell treatment suits him

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Armani, a 10-year-old chestnut Hanoverian at the Bascule Farm in Poolesville, had an injury to a large tendon in one of his front legs, said Will Engel, a Mount Airy veterinarian who performed the procedure. Engel, who founded Ridgeview Veterinary Practice in 1989, is one of 450 veterinarians in the country accredited to perform stem cell therapy on animals, according to a news release from Medivet America. Ridgeview is one the few clinics in Maryland accredited for the procedures. Engel said he’s been working with stem cells since 1999. But until recently he had to collect the stem cells, ship them to a company in California to have them “activated” so they “know” what type of cell they’re supposed to act as when injected and have them shipped back, a process that took about three days, he said. Now Engel can do the entire process in his own lab in a matter of hours, making the operation more efficient, he said. Engel injected stem cells collected from fat taken from Armani’s rump into the injured tendon, helping the tendon heal more effectively. A 2012 study by the Equine Research Coordination Group found that while stem cells collected from fat are used, they’re generally considered inferior to stem cells collected from bone, and warned against “miracle” stories about the benefits of stem cells. If the tendon had healed on its own, there would have been significant scar tissue, Engel said. But injecting the stem cells, using ultrasound to guide the needle to where it needs to go, allows the injury to heal without significant scarring, he said. He said Armani’s injury would take 10 to 12 weeks to heal. “This is about quality of the healing versus the speed of healing,” Engel said.

Labor Day Parade to be held Sept. 2 Gaithersburg will celebrate

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with the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department at the city’s 75th annual Labor Day Parade on Sept. 2. The parade is dedicated to the law enforcement community and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gaithersburg Police Department. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will feature high school marching bands, costumed characters, horses, clowns, fire engines and more. The parade will proceed on East Diamond and Russell avenues in Olde Towne. Julie Wright, traffic reporter for WTOP and Fox 5, will be the mistress of ceremonies. Free parking will be available in the Olde Towne garage on South Summit Avenue. Handicapped parking will be available behind the Victor Litz store on Diamond Avenue, and behind the Shell gas station on Summit Avenue. Free shuttle bus service will run from the transit station near Lakeforest mall to Gaithersburg Elementary School. Shuttle service will start at noon. The parade will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 301-258-6350 or visit gaithersburgmd.gov/parade.

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Gaithersburg Chorus seeks new members The Gaithersburg Chorus is looking for new members at the start of its 26th year. No auditions are required, but choral experience is a plus. All voice parts are welcome. The chorus, formerly the Gaithersburg Community Chorus, will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and “Rejoice in the Lamb” at its winter concerts, scheduled for Dec. 7, 8 and 10. Rehearsals are held at the Bohrer Activity Center from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The first rehearsal of the new season will be held Sept. 3. For more information or to audit a rehearsal, contact Suzanne Takahashi at 301-2586394 or stakahashi@gaithersburgmd.gov.

Walnut Hill celebrates National Night Out Residents of the Walnut Hill community gathered Aug. 6 to support their neighborhood watch program and National Night Out. The Walnut Hill Citizens Association of Gaithersburg sponsored the event, where neighbors gathered at Washington Grove Elementary School to share walnut dishes and walnut desserts. Prizes were awarded to the best dessert, best appetizer and youngest cook. Montgomery County Ex-

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Shadee Perry, 18, of Gaithersburg models her team’s dress during the Project G Street fashion competition Saturday at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Perry’s team, Beyond Expectations, was one of seven in the competition, which is based on television’s “Project Runway.” ecutive Isiah Leggett (D), Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger and several county police officers attended to speak about community policing and crime prevention.

Organization spaying, neutering cats for free The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County is offering certificates for cat owners to get their pets spayed or neutered. The league also is offering $100 certificates for dog owners to have their pets neutered. For more information about the certificates or the league, visit awlmc.org or call 301-7402511.

Museum presents historical speaker series The Gaithersburg Community Museum will host a new speaker series featuring local historians, authors and re-enactors on Tuesday evenings. On Oct. 8, authors Karen Yaffe Lottes and Dorothy Pugh will discuss their book “In Search of Maryland Ghosts:

Montgomery County,” which was featured at the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Lottes and Pugh will discuss the writing process, the oral tradition of ghost folklore and stories not published in the book. They will be available for questions, answers and a book signing after the event at 9 S. Summit Ave. Living History presenter Mary Lou Luff will present “A Civil War Christmas at Home” on Dec. 10 at the Kentlands Mansion at 320 Kent Square Road. Luff portrays the mother of a Civil War-era doctor and will highlight food and holiday gift customs as practiced in Gaithersburg and Rockville during the war. Each event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $5. For more information, call 301-258-6160 or visit gaithersburgmd.gov/museum.

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The four-player scramble format tournament is limited to the first 30 teams that sign up. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Coaches Education Program, which provides support and training for the coaches who work with the city. The fee is $85 or $340 per foursome. It includes greens fees, a cart, door prizes, souvenirs and a post-tournament luncheon. Advance payment is required. The registration deadline is Sept. 13. Payment will be accepted via check or Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. Sponsorships also are available. Companies or individuals who wish to donate prizes or sponsor holes and contests will be acknowledged in the tournament brochure. For a registration form and more information, visit gaithersburgmd.gov or contact Jim McGuire at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 301-258-6350.

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Gaithersburg is hosting a series of tennis tournaments for players of all ages this fall. Doubles tournaments will be held Sept. 7 and 8 and singles tournaments will be held Sept. 21 and 22. They run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at tennis courts in the city. The best-of-three-set matches will have a 12-point tiebreaker. First- and secondplace finalists from last year’s intermediate divisions must enter the next higher division. Doubles fees are $34 per team of city residents; $39 for one resident and one nonresident; and $44 for two nonresidents. Singles fees are $22 for nonresidents and $17 for residents. Balls will be provided and all participants will receive a free T-shirt. The registration deadline for doubles teams is Aug. 30. Singles must register by Sept. 10. For registration forms and more information, visit gaithersburgmd.gov/sports or call Pam Truxal at 301-258-6350, ext. 121.

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Golf tournament is fundraiser for foundation What started as a family golf tournament in 2006 has become a family, friends and beyond event to raise money for the Casey Cares Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing programs to critically ill children and their families. Vince and Linda Crivella of Potomac, Bart and Margy Crivella of Rockville, and Vince and Linda’s sons and their wives, Nick and Susan of Millersville and Vince Jr. and Michele of Morris Plains, N.J., decided to turn their fun time together into a charity fundraiser. In the last two years, they have raised $55,000 for Casey Cares, Vince Crivella said. “Our original plan was to pick a different charity each year,” Crivella said. “But when Casey Cares popped up, we said we are going to stick with that.” Casey Cares was appealing because it benefits critically ill children and their families, he said. “It’s a regional charity that is growing,” Crivella said. “We figured we could have a greater impact.” Casey Cares showed its appreciation to the Crivella family by presenting them with its Champions of Children Award for 2013. “That is a lifetime achievement,” Crivella said. This year’s golf fundraiser will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Meyersville. It is open to the public. Golfers can register at www.crivellagolf.com. The tournament will be followed by a barbecue dinner and silent auction. Those interested in volunteering or becoming sponsors can call Crivella at 301-922-3847.

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Matt Bowling (front, right) of Gaithersburg’s Historic District Commission talks about the options for restoring the historic Summit Hill Farm Smokehouse during Monday’s meeting of Gaithersburg officials.

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The fate of one of Gaithersburg’s oldest structures might be up to the mayor and council. City staff and elected officials toured the Summit Hall Farm smokehouse in Bohrer Park Monday evening in an on-site work session. The city owns the 200-year-old smokehouse and a nearby tenant house, but the structures are used and maintained by the Kellerman family. One contractor’s estimates pin the cost of restoring the smokehouse at $87,000. Matt Bowling, the city’s liaison to the Historic District Commission, led the smokehouse tour. The structure was built around 1810, according to city documents. Contractors already have replaced parts of the rotting wood exterior, including the square entry door and the shingled roof. Patches of lichen cover the roof and ivy grows near the smokehouse’s foundation. The Kellerman family currently lives in an early 1900s tenant house a few feet away from the smokehouse. The interior of the 200-year-old smokehouse is currently used as a shed and holds the family’s garden tools. Along with the Kellermans, the mayor and council will decide whether the smokehouse will be preserved or stabilized. “Restoration is the most expensive treatment,” and would mean doing everything possible to match the smokehouse’s original materials, Bowling said. Stablization would be the least expensive, and would keep the structure “in a holding pattern,” he said. The city has not determined the exact cost of changes to the smokehouse. Cost estimates by Mimar Architects, Inc., presented to the city in November of 2012, were $60,000 for preservation and $87,000 for restoration.

Lakeforest mall in Gaithersburg is getting a $1.2 million makeover with improvements during the next few months, including a renovated children’s play area, new food court seating and a reconfiguration of the center court area. The center court, on the first floor, will be barricaded off for improvements by Thursday, according to mall spokeswoman Susan Davis. The fountains and seating in that area will be removed, so the 5,245 squarefoot space will be better suited for community events such as the Lunar New Year celebration and holiday promotions. Heath Design Group of Baltimore will design and manage the renovation, according to a news release. The renovation is scheduled to be

finished by early November. New seating in the Cafes in the Forest food court has been installed in the past month, to replace outdated furniture, Davis said. The children’s play area that was in the center court was removed. A new play area called Adventure In The Forest was created near J.C. Penney. It opened July 30. In addition, the Center Court elevator will be modernized. “We’re very excited to start presenting these changes,” Davis said. The 35-year-old, 1.1 million-square-foot mall is on Russell Avenue, straddled by Montgomery Village Avenue and Md. 355. It is owned by Five Mile Capital Partners of Stamford, Conn., and managed by Urban Retail Properties of Chicago.

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Matt Bowling (right) of Gaithersburg’s Historic District Commission points out areas in need of repair inside the Summit Hill Farm Smokehouse as Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz looks on Monday. City officials met to decide the best way to preserve the historic building. Councilman Henry Marraffa said the smokehouse’s condition presents a tough decision for the owner and the council. “You want to keep its integrity, but you have to introduce some modern technology,” he said. The structure, measuring about 14 by 14 feet, was used by Summit Farm residents for smoking and storing meat. Michele Potter, director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, said the smokehouse has local heritage. The boxwood bushes that run along the sides of the structure were transported from Bethesda, and the new square, squat door on the smokehouse was built by a cabinetmaker in Gaithersburg. Bowling said the structure is “unusual for its size,” and is slightly larger than other

smokehouses built in the region. Potter has been working with the Kellerman family on the smokehouse. She said they would be pleased to see any effort to save the smokehouse. Bowling said the Kellermans are life tenants of the nearby single-family house, and were given permission to live there through an easement signed with the city in the 1980s. The structures are currently part of Bohrer Park. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz said the future of the smokehouse will be on the council’s agenda. but a date has not yet been determined. scarignan@gazette.net

A battle over a 138-acre farm in Gaithersburg is scheduled to come before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in Annapolis next month. According to a statement released by the descendants of Elizabeth Beall Banks, the woman who sold the land to Johns Hopkins University at a fraction of its market value decades ago, the Court of Special Appeals will hear their appeal on Sept. 3. In November 2011, Tim Newell, one of Banks’ relatives, sued Johns Hopkins University. He claimed the university was violating a land-use agreement it made with Banks when she sold the land to the institution in 1989, believing it would be used for a lowdensity academic campus, according to the statement. Instead, the university plans to build a high-density commercial research office park on the land located off Muddy Branch Road and Md. 28. Newell and others family members said this violates the land-use agreement between

Banks and the university. In October 2012, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge ruled in JHU’s favor; the family appealed that decision in November. In his statement, Newell called the circuit court judge’s decision “erroneous,” and said the Court of Special Appeals would overturn the ruling. Dennis O’Shea, a spokesman for Johns Hopkins University, said, “This is the same issues, the same facts, the same applicable law. We believe the judge at the Circuit Court level made the right call, and we hope the Court of Special Appeals will see it the same way.” According to O’Shea, the contract between Johns Hopkins and Banks says that the university may develop the land “for agricultural, academic, research and development, delivery of health and medical care and services, or related purposes only.” “The contract and deed do not restrict the height or density of development on the property, and do not limit the university’s right to lease to non-university tenants,” O’Shea told The Gazette in an email. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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On the heels of emergency water restrictions imposed in Prince George’s County this July because of a failing water main, U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin met Tuesday with the bi-county Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to talk options for fixing the aging infrastructure.

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WSSC serves 1.8 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. During a tour of the Patuxtent Water Filtration Plant on Tuesday morning, Cardin (D) of Pikesville was briefed by WSSC CEO and General Manager Jerry N. Johnson on the agency’s plans to upgrade its water and sewer infrastructure and on its alternative energy programs, according to a WSSC news release. Cardin chairs the Senate’s Water and Wildlife subcommittee. More than one-fourth of WSSC’s 5,600 miles of water infrastructure is

50 years old or older, with most somewhere between 25 and 50 years old, spokesman Jim Neustadt said during a phone interview. This year, the agency will replace 51 miles of pipe, and will increase to eventually replace 55 miles each year, Neustadt said. WSSC also maintains 5,400 miles of sewer lines. Cardin said the aging infrastructure presents a clear and present danger to public health and security, according to a release from his office. While the federal government cannot meet the need alone, Cardin talked in detail about the Water Infrastruc-

ture Resiliency and Sustainability Act, scheduled for introduction in September, according to the release. The legislation would alleviate many of the problems facing Maryland and the nation. The act provides matching grants to local communities for upgrading water infrastructure systems, the release said. Under the bill, communities across the country would be able to compete for federal matching dollars to help finance water infrastructure projects. Cardin’s office said the bill is meant to complement, not replace, the longstanding federal funding for water

infrastructure: the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which are long overdue for reauthorization. The programs provide funding to communities for water infrastructure maintenance and improvement. Neustadt said WSSC receives very little federal funding today. “As a rule, we do not get a lot,” he said. The only recent federal aid he recalled was a $500,000 federal grant to pilot anaerobic digestion, a project now in the agency’s capital plan. kalexander@gazette.net


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Lumberjills bust their chops at 65th Montgomery County fair BY KARA ROSE STAFF WRITER

The Lumberjills chopped, sawed and rolled their way into the 65th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair for the first time on Friday. The four women donned black and pink T-shirts that read “Chics With Axes” and competed in a series of events against each other during the 30-minute performance, including hot saws, crosscut saws, ax throwing, wood carving, the underhand chop and log rolling. The women are part of Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills, which travels throughout North America competing and performing. The crew is the first all-women’s logging sport entertainers. The group was started about 18 years ago, and the women do their own setup and tear-down for the show. Patty Christinat of Connecticut served as an emcee for the performance. She first took an interest in logging sports when she joined her woodsman team in college in Maine. Christinat competed at a collegiate level for about two years before joining the professional circuit, which she has been in for the past seven years. She said she was drawn to the hobby because of how unique it is.

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Patty Christinat of Connecticut carves a log during the womens Lumberjill competition at the 65th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on Saturday. Christinat said it is empowering to chop through a piece of wood. Her favorite event is the

underhanded chop where she stands on top of a secured log and chops between her legs.

Christinat competed against Jen Michaud of Maine in the event. Michaud also tried her hand in the ax throwing competition against Sarah Perry, and each had their own approach to throwing the ax. Both women gripped low on the handle with both hands, and tossed the axe nearly effortlessly from over their heads, hitting the stump target, ringed for five points, four points, three points, two points and one point from the inside out. Perry and her daughter, Kate Perry of Nova Scotia, competed against one another in the log rolling event, in which the two stood atop a red cedar log that was 12 inches in diameter in a large, square pool and attempted to knock the other off without touching. The event required tremendous balance and quick reflexes as the two ran forward and backward atop the log, occasionally dipping their sneaker into the pool to splash the other and throw them off the log. Sarah Perry said she started logging at 9 years old when she joined the log rolling team instead of soccer. She stuck with it throughout the years and has taken part in more competitions than she can remember, including the Lumberjack World Championship. She has been log rolling for about 30 years, and all six of her kids have competed. “I can’t imagine going into a gym and getting on a treadmill when I can just jump on this,” Sarah Perry said pointing to the

log, chuckling. “It takes everything. Every part of your body is working. When you are competing, there is a lot of mental strategy, as well.” The women have been on the road all summer, and just finished a show in New Hampshire before arriving at the Montgomery County fair on

Thursday. They have traveled to Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas. Upon wrapping up their performances at the fair on Sunday, the women were to travel to Connecticut and will be on the road through October, Christinat said. krose@gazette.net

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Washington Gas Light Co. seeks OK to enter state’s natural gas fueling market Rivals fear utility’s monopoly advantage

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Washington Gas Light Co. wants to get into the business of providing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling to the general public, a move that has private industry and consumer advocates crying foul. The utility has asked Maryland’s Public Service Commission for permission to open two of its CNG fueling stations to the public and build custom compression facilities as part of a pending request to increase its rates and generate about $30 million more in revenue. Its case is still pending. At issue is a regulated utility moving into a market where service is already provided by third-party businesses, and asking ratepayers potentially to subsidize the move, Maryland People’s Counsel Paula Carmody said. Maryland’s Office of People’s Counsel opposes Washington Gas Light’s request, she said. “Why should a regulated gas distribution company with a monopoly go into a competitive business?” Carmody asked. “This is a competitive business. It is not part of providing gas service to customers and customers should not be paying for it.” Competitors in the CNG market fear that allowing Washington Gas Light into the

game will give the regulated utility unfair advantage in an already competitive market. Brett Barry, policy and regulatory adviser from Clean Energy, said Washington Gas Light is asking to overstep its authority. Clean Energy is a natural gas fuel provider for transportation customers. “They’re able to utilize their monopoly powers to undercut the free market,” Barry said. “The utility is granted its monopoly status to fulfill gas distribution duties and not to start competing in nonregulated activities. It’s just inappropriate for them to be involved like this. It’s beyond the scope of their responsibility.” Those who favor allowing Washington Gas Light to provide public CNG fueling — including the staff of the PSC — say it will foster greater use of natural gas vehicles. Washington Gas Light did not return multiple requests for comment. Fueling station providers like Clean Energy receive the fuel they sell from utilities like Washington Gas Light, Barry said. Clean Energy has over 450 fueling stations in the nation. “Every time we have to put in a natural gas fueling station, we have to go to the utility and ask what the pressure and line is,” Barry said. “So we’re tipping them off to our potential customers and they can poach them from us.” Carmody said there is a national trend of regulated utilities seeking to penetrate the CNG market and the National

Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates has taken a stand against it. The National Association passed a resolution in June against allowing monopolies like Washington Gas Light to enter the market. Traditional ratepayers could end up subsidizing the stations that perform poorly and the stations could cause an overlapping of monopoly and competitive utility roles, the resolution said. “Natural gas refueling stations should be a competitive business. As such, retail ratepayers should not be required to subsidize, either directly or indirectly, any gas distribution utilities’ natural gas refueling stations,” the resolution stated. In Utah and Pennsylvania, where utilities have been allowed to compete, private investment has decreased, Barry said. “We really want to maintain a level playing field,” he said. “When you have a monopoly enter the market it discourages investment. It actually has a negative effect.” When monopolies enter the CNG market it can deter future companies from building in this area, according to Bryn Marley, a regional operations manager at Blu. LNG, a natural gas fuel provider. Many natural gas retailers have joined forces to combat these potential utility monopolies, Barry said. Clean Energy and Blu. are fighting the case in Maryland.

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PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER

Manna Food Center has a new partner in its efforts to feed the hungry in Montgomery County. Wegmans Food Markets — which will open a new store in Germantown Sept. 15 — celebrated its presence in the county by donating 18,324 pounds of nonperishable food to Manna, the main food bank in Montgomery County, on Thursday. And that is just the beginning. “Whenever we get into a new market area, we reach out to the community,” Phil Quattrini, manager of the Germantown store, said. “There is always a need for food.” Quattrini said even before he started hiring workers for the store, he got in touch with Manna to see how Wegmans could help. “It falls in line with one of our values to make a difference,” he said. Mark Foraker, director of development at Manna Food Center, said most of the major grocery chains in the county are partners in Manna’s food rescue

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(From left) Wegmans employees Krystal Register, division nutritionist; Ken Cortez, merchandise manager; and Rob Griffin, perishables manager, load boxes with food at the Manna warehouse in Gaithersburg after Wegmans donated 18,324 pounds of food to the nonprofit. program, but only Giant Food had dropped off large donations. Now, Wegmans does, too. The other chains participate in Manna’s food rescue program, in which Manna sends trucks to the stores to pick up food that the stores will no longer sell. “These foods are still fresh and in good condition, but may be approaching the expiration date, have slight cosmetic imperfections or are a seasonal or overstock item,” Foraker said in an email. Wegmans will be part of that program, too. On Thursday, after unloading pallets of canned soups, vegetables and fruit, plus peanut butter, tuna, pasta and cereal

Online and in class at Montgomery College School introduces first ‘massive open online course’ n

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Montgomery College is offering a new English prep class with no price tag, no class-size limit and only one prerequisite: an Internet connection. Joining in a growing group of colleges offering such a course,

and setting out as the first community college in Maryland to produce its own, Montgomery College has added its first massive open online course (MOOC) — an English prep class that is, as the name would suggest, pretty big and completely open. “It’s free and available to anyone in the world who has Internet access,” said Emily Rosado, an associate professor at the college who will lead the online course involving video

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lectures, assigned readings and discussion boards. “MOOCs are kind of all the rage right now,” she said. Rosado said she has experience teaching several English classes, including freshmen English, introduction to literature and introduction to journalism — but this class represents a large jump for her in terms of class size. “It’s a little scary,” she said. As of Monday, about 215 students were enrolled, including people living in England, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. The college also plans to reach out to high school students in Montgomery County Public Schools, Rosado said. While she said it is exciting to have international students, Rosado said the college wants especially to offer Montgomery County and other Maryland students a class that can help students avoid remedial classes and ensure they finish their degree. The class is aimed toward preparing a student for a college-level English course, whether it’s a person who has been out of school for a while, someone in the military testing out an online course or a high school student looking for some extra preparation before heading to college, she said. Students at the college who take a developmental, or remedial, course often don’t graduate, she said. Bernard Sadusky, executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, said Montgomery College is the first community college in the state to produce its own MOOC. About 10 other Maryland community colleges are currently using MOOCs in some fashion, he said, while one is in the process of developing its own. “This is not widespread, but they’re testing the water,” Sadusky said. Some colleges use a MOOC as a class requirement that is also combined with classroom instruction, he said. Montomery College’s course, he said, has a “different slant” in that the college is aiming to help students avoid remedial classes. A meeting in September for community college presidents will include a presention from Montgomery College on its new course, he said. Rosado said the class will focus mainly on writing skills. “By the end, they should be able to write an academic essay,” she said. With at least a couple hundred students to teach, Rosado said she plans to be as interactive as possible but the size of the class will require the students be more independent and learn from interaction among themselves. “They are going to do lots of peer assessments,” she said, adding grading will be based on the completion of an assignment.


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Demolition derby a crash course in collisions Good driver discount takes back seat to the thrill of twisted metal n

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PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER

The excitement of crashes, burns and explosions fills the seats of the demolition derby at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair each year. That’s how Scott Brown, cochairman of entertainment at the fair, sees it. “Just seeing the destruction, that’s what draws people,” Brown said. “If we have a couple of cars catch fire, the crowd goes wild.” Fans of crashing cars will get two chances to see mayhem at this year’s fair. Demolition derbies are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Inside the ring — actually a 100-by-200-foot rectangle — drivers also are bent of destruction, but in a different way. They want to have the last car running and win the night’s purse. The prizes are $100 for winning a heat and $500 for winning the final feature. But money isn’t everything. “You win money, but we do it for fun,” said Frankie Bell, 49, of Rockville. Bell and his two sons — Chris, 24, and Brian, 17 — are devoted demolition derby fans. It’s a family affair for them. “We’ve done this many a time,” Frankie Bell said. “My father is 66 and he just did his last one two or three years ago.” At the end of July, the Bells started getting a 1993 Ford Taurus ready for the derby. It takes about eight hours of preparation work for each car, Brown said. Demolition derby rules require drivers to remove all glass from their vehicles, except for the front windshield. Leaving that intact is optional. They must remove all fiberglass or plastic from the outside of the cars and the door handles. Even the wheel weights used for balancing tires have to be removed. “It’s for safety,” Frankie Bell

said. “Anything that can fly off could hurt someone.” Inside the car, Bell, his sons and their cousin David Sexton, 27, removed all flammable material. That included the back seat, the roof liner, the floor rugs and the inside door covers. Spectators might like seeing a car catch fire, but drivers try to prevent that as best they can. Also for safety, drivers must wear seat belts and helmets in the derby. Martin Svrcek, executive director of the fair, said the derby is not dangerous. “The area is set up purposely where you can’t pick up speed. There is just not enough space,” he said. Cars must have a hole in the

hood over the carburetor in case the engine catches fire. “We chain the hood down, so it won’t fly up when you get hit,” Frankie Bell said. “If there is a fire in the engine, the hole lets them put a hose right through.” Next came the mechanical work. The prep team moved the battery to the floor of the front seat, rerouted the transmission line and changed the position of the fuse box. “The idea is to move everything away from the perimeter, so it won’t get hit,” Frankie Bell said. “In some cars, they even move the gas tank.” The Bells only had one car to enter in the demolition derby this

year, as of Thursday. They were hoping for another. In the past, they have had at least two entries — old cars people gave them. “It’s getting hard to get cars. Cash for Clunkers took a lot of them,” Chris Bell said, referring to a 2009 federal program giving rebates for old cars, to encourage new car buying. Brown said another reason cars are hard to come by is that the price of scrap steel is high. People have to consider if they want to enter their car in the derby or get $300 or $400 for it. “A typical car weighs 3,000 pounds. At 9 cents per pound, a car would bring in between $270 and $300,” said Rob Holmes, a scale supervisor at Montgomery

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Frankie Bell, 49, along with sons Chris and Brian, and cousin David Sexton, strip unnecessary parts from a 1993 Ford Taurus behind Bell’s home in Rockville. They were getting it ready for this week’s demolition derby at the fair. Scrap in Rockville. Still, Brown said, there are at least 30 cars per night, with drivers coming from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. “It’s been one of the single

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From exhibiting animals and baked goods to bookkeeping, Cathy Shepard has grown up with the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Shepard, the office manager and bookkeeper, made her fair debut when she was 8, when she showed animals ranging from dairy cows to sheep with her 4-H Club. “It was a family tradition,” she said. Now her siblings and her daughter are involved with fair activities. As Shepard grew older, she started volunteering and work-

ing at the fair during the summer. Being office manager and bookkeeper is now her full-time job. One of her main duties is entering all contest entries into the fair’s computer database, a time-consuming task, Shepard said. “It’s a yearlong process,” she said. Beginning each January, Shepard begins to catalog the fair’s activities and receive entries. While most are submitted electronically, she and her team must review each entry separately or it can’t be entered into the system. Once all the entries are recorded — by this time the fair is almost ready to open — Shepard’s work is still only half done. As contests are held, the results come rolling in. That information has to be entered into the system, too. The process of

entering results and rewarding prizes, which Shepard oversees, lasts until sometime in September, she said. Shepard and her team then have a couple of months to catch their collective breath and tackle other administrative work. The current system, installed about five years ago, is much easier to handle than its predecessor, which gave previous bookkeepers trouble, she said. “We used to have separate indoor and outdoor databases that would have to merge,” Shepard said. “But sometimes when they merged, information would be lost.” Now, all contest data are entered into one database instead of separating indoor and outdoor fair contests. kpohlman@gazette.net

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LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

As Community Montessori Charter School heads into its second school year, some county and school system officials are concerned about fundraising efforts to complement Montgomery County Public School funds in the school’s budget. As of July 26, Crossway Community — the nonprofit that operates the county’s only charter school — was continuing to raise the roughly $150,000 needed to complement about $66,000 the

school system contributed to the 2012-13 school year budget, according to Kathleen Guinan, the nonprofit’s CEO. The nonprofit has no deadline to come up with the funds, said Larry Bowers, the school system’s chief operating officer. The organization will need to raise a similar amount of money for the 2013-2014 school year budget, Bowers said. Guinan said at a July 22 meeting with the County Council’s Education Committee that the school has the support of “highly reliable sources” in the county to help it raise the funds it needs. “We have consulted with these sources and have every confidence we will be able to meet our financial obligations,”

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“For the conversation to take place after the charter has opened, leaves a lot of questions.” Valerie Ervin, County Councilwoman to bridge the gap, Bowers answered, “the board of education has not had that conversation.” Bowers said later in an interview he is “concerned” about the school’s ability to raise the funds it needs to fill the gap the school system does not pay for. The Board of Education and Superintendent Joshua P. Starr

will need to sit down and talk about the “sustainability of the model,” Bowers said. Ervin said in an interview that there were plans for her to sit down with Starr and school board members sometime in September to discuss issues that came up during the meeting as well as others. The school’s ability to fill the funding gap is “clearly a problem,” she said. “For the conversation to take place after the charter has opened, leaves a lot of questions,” Ervin said. The school system does not cover all of the charter school’s expenses. The school does not receive any school system funds for its 3-year-old students and receives funds only for some of its 4-yearolds who are income eligible. During its first year, the school’s student body consisted of roughly 70 children ages 3 and

4, and about 104 students ages 3, 4 and 5 will attend the school this upcoming academic year. Guinan said during the meeting that the school is working to recruit more 4-year-olds who are income eligible and who the school system would pay for. Essie McGuire, a senior legislative analyst for the county, said limitations on public funding for the school’s younger students is a challenge of the model that will continue even as the school’s body grows to include more, older students. “The proportion will change, but that will be the gap going forward,” she said. Ervin remained optimistic. “I think what charters are good for is they’re like almost experiments for us,” she said. “They’re a good learning laboratory.” lpowers@gazette.net


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Continued from Page A-1 ing a safety hazard to pedestrians who need to cross the new four- or six-lane highway. State Sen. Nancy King (DDist. 39) of Montgomery Village was one of about 80 people who signed up to testify Wednesday night. “Option 4 has been such an emotional issue in Montgomery Village,” she said. “I request that we officially take it off the plan.” Alternative 4, which would widen Brink Road, Wightman Road, Snouffer School Road and Muncaster Mill Road into a highway, is anticipated to have the highest residential impact, according to the county’s Midcounty Highway study. The study stated that two residences would be displaced, but that many others may be affected by noise or split up from the rest of their community. The Northgate Homes Corp., a residential division that is part of Montgomery Village, lies adjacent to Wightman Road. Northgate President Jane Hatch said she opposes Alternative 4, because the community’s residents of “modest means” would not be able to recover from a drop in the value of their property. The Montgomery Village Foundation opposes Alternatives 4, 8 and 9 because of the traffic they would bring to the area, said foundation president Bob Hydorn, who testified Wednesday. Hydorn said construction and increased traffic would harm the environment, bring down property values and create dangerous situations for pedestrians and drivers. “There is probably no other issue that affects so many aspects of quality of life for Montgomery Village residents,” Hydorn said. Of those who said they oppose Alternative 4, only a handful supported another option. The majority of them supported the master plan option, or Alternative 9. Chuck Tilford, president of the Greater Goshen Civic Association, opposes Alternative 4 and supported Alternative 9.

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HIGHWAY OPTIONS n Alternative 1: The no-build option. No improvements or construction will take place as part of this plan. Anticipated cost: $0. n Alternative 2: Improves 16 congested intersections on Md. 355, the existing Midcounty Highway, Snouffer School Road and Stedwick Road. Anticipated cost: $41 million. n Alternative 4: Widens the corridor that includes Brink, Wightman, Snouffer School and Muncaster Mill roads. The corridor would become a four- to six-lane highway with a sidewalk and bike lanes. Anticipated cost: $251 million. n Alternative 5: Md. 355 will become a six-lane highway. Anticipated cost: $120 million. n Alternative 8: Like Alternative 9, this option includes a new highway between the existing Midcounty Highway and Watkins Mill Road. This alternative would build a

“These residential communities and some business areas have long since been developed, and they were never constructed or planned to accommodate a major highway,” Tilford said of the Goshen area. “The community damage is huge.” Tilford said the Goshen community wants to see the master plan highway, Alternative 9, built because they want traffic directed out off the back roads, which drivers are taking to avoid traffic on busier routes. Like many others at the meeting, Tilford said he’s worried about quality of life along Alternative 4’s suggested route. “A lot of the residents here will have retaining walls in front of their house,” he said. “You’re going to have significant noise.” The county’s May 2013 environmental effects report determined more than 400 residences would experience noise levels above 67 decibels—audible within ambient noise, according to county noise policies. Between 160 and 190 residences would be affected by noise if Al-

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new four-lane highway from Snowden Farm Parkway to Watkins Mill Road, but leaves a gap between Watkins Mill Road and Montgomery Village Avenue to provide space to the Whetstone Run stream. Alternative 8 also has three divergent options for the north end of the highway. Each would end at Ridge Road, but one would enter the Agricultural Reserve, one would run along Ridge Road, and one would create a new highway in accordance with the master plan. Anticipated cost: depending on the selected option, between $255 million and $274 million.

Danny Vidas (left), 6, gets a kick out of watching his sister Samantha, 9, of Montgomery Village try to milk a cow Monday at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg. Offering advice are 4-H’ers Curtis Gannon, 15, of Rockville (second from left) and Patrick Fendrick, 17, of Germantown.

n Alternative 9: Builds a new four-lane highway between the existing Midcounty Highway and Watkins Mill Road. At that point, the road’s three ending options are the same as those in Alternative 8. Anticipated cost: depending on the selected option, between $338 million and $357 million.

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— SYLVIA CARIGNAN ternative 9 is chosen. Margaret Schoap, organizer of the Transit Alternatives to Midcounty Highway Extended Coalition, also testified Wednesday. “Environmental impacts ... are the primary reason why we cannot allow M-83 [the Midcounty Highway extension] to be constructed,” she said. Among other concerns, she said the removal of trees from development areas will dump soil into wetlands and streams, affecting water quality and wildlife habitats. According to the county’s May 2013 report, “no wetlands of Special State Concern would be impacted” by the construction of a highway, but 989 feet of stream would have to be relocated under Alternative 9. The Maryland Department of the Environment and Army Corps of Engineers will consider the testimonies given Wednesday night, but they will continue to accept comments until Aug. 21. scarignan@gazette.net

Obituary Julianne Kathleen Haggart (Juli) December 5, 1982 - July 22, 2013

My beloved daughter Juli died peacefully on July 22, 2013. Juli aspired to be a child therapist, and enjoyed writing short stories and poetry, and was working on a novel. She believed in the goodness of people, and was always trying to help others. She believed in the healing power of her many stones, and often gave them as gifts. She loved her beat-up, 14-year old green Chevy Cavalier. Juli was funny, tenacious, compassionate, smart, giving; and loved children, her four cats and numerous fish. She was very close to members of her extended family and we miss you so much Juli --- but your insightfulness, your love for us all, and your spontaneous silliness gave us 30 years of wonderful memories to help fill our hearts. We love and miss you so much -- your mother, Michelle Haggart; grandparents Richard and Joan Dexter, and your grandmother Aeirl Haggart. The Haggarts: Anna, Alisha, Ron, Bill, Jeff, Cornelia, Will, Andrew, Caitlyn, and Owen; the Dexters: Mike, Lori, Chad, Amy, Jason, Eric, Maegan, Olivia and Nora; Maureen, Matthew, Michael Senterfeit, Rachel and Nicholas. You will always have a special place in the hearts of Micki, Darcie, Luisa, Geneva, Cara, Gary, Denise and the many other family members and friends who have loved you. Every sunray will bring us reminders of the joy you brought us all. A Celebration of Juli’s Life was held Sunday, August 11 at a local park for friends and family. 1894316

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

Be skeptical and aware; stay safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bruce Altevogt, Silver Spring

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

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

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

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

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Maryland’s environmental austerity Every generation has its doomsThe green lobby’s great dream day scenario. The invention of is converting us from fossil (carbon) gunpowder was supposed to end fuels to renewables (wind, solar, civilization. In 1798, the Rev. Thomas hydro, biomass, etc.). In 2004 Gov. Malthus convinced the world that Robert Ehrlich Jr. and the legislature overpopulation was outstripping forced Maryland’s electric power food production leading to apoca- companies (Pepco, BG&E, Potomac lyptic famines. Edison, Delmarva, etc) to get 7.5 perWhen I was a kid people built cent of their energy from renewables underground bomb shelters and by 2019. schoolchildren practiced “duck and Not to be outdone, in 2008 Gov. cover” against the coming nuclear O’Malley increased the mandate to holocaust. Later it was pesticides and 20 percent from renewable by 2022 food chemicals that were supposed with an additional requirement that to wipe us out (I remember spending solar be 10 percent of the renewthree months on a brown ables. These targets won rice diet). wild applause from the Now it’s global warmenvironmentalists and ing, renamed climate looked good in O’Malley’s change because, maybe, re-election brochures, but the planet isn’t warming were utterly fanciful. after all. This July was the Today, (2012 data) first since 2009 without a Maryland’s electric 100-degree day. power comes from coal Apparently the ice (42.7 percent), nuclear caps are melting and sea (35.9 percent), natural levels are rising. (Curigas (13.1 percent) and ously, the Chesapeake MY MARYLAND renewables (7.9 percent). shoreline is sinking faster Not only are renewables BLAIR LEE than the bay is rising. Is trending down from their that climate change, too?) 9.3 percent share in 2011, What no one really but only a tiny fraction knows is whether climate change are so-called “good renewables” is man-made or simply part of na- (wind and solar). ture’s eternal flux. Nor do we know Two thirds of Maryland’s rewhether mankind, by itself, can re- newable energy is hydro (dams and verse climate change. water) with most of the rest comBut the folks who run Maryland ing from burning wood, trash and aren’t waiting to find out. They’ve chicken litter. Bottom line, slightly committed our state to an envi- more than 1 percent of Maryland’s ronmental austerity program that, energy is coming from wind and sofrankly, doesn’t make any sense. lar. Repeat, 1 percent. For instance, thanks to the Clean energy’s real superstar O’Malley administration’s “war on isn’t wind/solar, it’s natural gas, sprawl,” the single-family detached which increased from 3.6 percent home will soon be a luxury afford- of Maryland’s energy (2006) to 13.1 able only to the rich. Maryland’s new percent (2012). Thanks to deep-well septic tank ban, stormwater con- hydraulic shale drilling (fracking), trols, nutrient controls and refusal to natural gas is abundant and cheap provide infrastructure (schools and (prices are down 50 percent), underroads) outside public water/sewer cutting coal and nuclear prices. districts are designed to “redirect” Natural gas fracking is replacing growth back to the cities. coal-burning power plants, restoring In other words, our grandchil- American manufacturing and busidren will live in condos and apart- ness by cutting energy costs, lowerments clustered around Metro stops ing trade deficits by serving as an in the “sustainable, walkable com- attractive export, boosting the econmunities” the social engineers have omies of North Dakota and Western designed for them. Pennsylvania and promises to make Even worse, last month Gov. America energy independent from Martin O’Malley committed us to foreign oil. renewable energy goals that are as But, although Western Maryland likely as the O’s playing the Nats in sits on top of the rich Marcellus Shale the World Series. deposit, Maryland government pro-

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Van Hollen, Edwards have opportunity on immigration

As the House of Representatives works on immigration reform legislation, I believe that Chris Van Hollen, Donna Edwards and others who represent districts with such wonderful diversity have a unique opportunity to assist their fellow legislators to examine the issue through prisms other than “documented vs. undocumented.” We, in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, have witnessed the economic development and job creation that our immigrant neighbors have brought to our communities. Many of us live here because we delight in the rich tapestry of national cuisines, clothing, music, architecture and languages, which we enjoy on a daily basis. Many of us are troubled, however, by the actions of our government, which deports fathers, mothers, longtime friends, neighbors and co-workers. These actions literally tear families apart, depriving children of their parents and parents of their children. Van Hollen and Edwards should not

simply vote “the right way.” That is not enough to adequately represent their constituents. This current immigration debate will define who we are as a nation and people. We expect our representatives to take a vocal lead in shaping the debate and publicly challenging the antiAmerican proposals and immoral posturing of their colleagues, all the while proudly highlighting the positive impact diverse communities make right here on Washington’s doorstep. Montgomery and Prince George’s counties’ faith communities and local service organizations have traditionally assisted immigrants to learn English and adapt to a new country. If we provide a smooth, non-punitive path to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, these faith communities and organizations will leap to assist the government in the citizenship and acculturation process that will only further improve our economies, strengthen families and create stronger, safer communities.

Peter M. Persell, Silver Spring

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Details from fire still smoldering I am upset by the last article [“For Darnestown man, effects of 2011 fire still smolder,” July 17] that does not state that two eyewitnesses and an “Official Incident Report” clearly state the equipment at Pepco’s substation exploded and started the brush fire at the exact time of the reported power outage. Chief Bowers told the Darnestown Civic Association that the fire was likely caused by bikers or illegal landscape dumping, never acknowledging the longstanding power reliability problems or

that morning’s power outage, which can be proven to be tied to this fire. Why is Montgomery County Fire and Rescue withholding the truth (evidence) and protecting Pepco by not stating the evidence they have shown to some of us? If they do not have anything to hide and stand on their past honesty (reputation), they should open up the files to the public for review as the Maryland Public Information Act requires or how can we trust the Fire Department in the future?

Don Buck, Darnestown


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Continued from Page A-1 were properly torqued, that all pins were in place and that safety devices worked. Each ride also was turned on and run to ensure proper speeds and that fences were in the correct place, he said. “We have to see it run before we put a certificate on it,” Gavel said. Gavel said no major issues or concerns were found among the approximately 48 rides at this year’s fair. “This company is excellent,” he said. Powers Great American Midways has provided the rides for the last seven or eight years, owner Corky Powers said. His rides travel to fairs and carnivals from New York to North Carolina and are

inspected at each stop, Powers. That can be as many as about 40 times in one season. While Maryland conducts its own inspections, states such as Pennsylvania require Powers to employ inspectors. In addition to ride operators and supervisors who oversee the rides each day, welders and other mechanics are there to repair any problem. Powers said he has seven inspectors on staff. “It’s about safety first,” Powers said. With seven grandchildren who enjoy the rides, Powers said his standard of safety is high. If a ride is not up to snuff, he will not even set it up, he said. Advances in technology have allowed for built-in safety features on many rides. Powers said he has rides that won’t start until all safety harnesses are in place or until weight is properly balanced.

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Should something happen, most rides have safety features that slow them to a halt, he said. For all of the features and inspections, human error remains a significant variable. Powers encouraged everyone to obey the signs for height and weight restrictions and follow all rules. Gavel said of the 1,690 attractions the state inspectedlastfiscalyear—manyattractionsreceive multiple inspections a year — there were only six accidents involving serious injury and 10 incidents, such as slips, trips or falls. Gavel — an inspector with Maryland for more than five years — said mechanical failures on rides are rare. Powers estimated that the vast majority of incidents on rides are human error — a patron tripping on the way to a ride or twisting an ankle while jumping off.

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Amy Surette (left) of Mount Airy and Ashley Mauceri of Frederick — members of the Humane Society of the United States’ rescue and response team — take the first of nearly 50 dogs off a trailer Aug. 7 as the organization transfers puppies and other dogs rescued from an Arkansas property to area pet adoption agencies in Gaithersburg.

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Continued from Page A-1 times have to look farther afield to find room for them all. “Some places are just inundated with animals,” Mauceri said. “... The partners here have a better chance of finding them their forever homes.” Matt Williams, chief communications officer for the Washington Animal Rescue League, said his organization has been fairly successful at finding homes for dogs, in part because the Washington area tends to be pet friendly. The league took about a dozen of the dogs brought in from Arkansas on Aug. 7. “The D.C. area is a great place to adopt out animals,” he said. The Humane Society of Calvert County took in 10 dogs. Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, an adoption counselor, said they seem to be doing well, although a few seem a bit nervous.

“We have every age range from about 8 weeks to ... about 10 years old,” she said. “We have every size, shape, color and hairstyle.” Cobb said the organization generally brings in dogs from municipal shelters in the area, although it has worked with the Humane Society before to take animals from farther away. Last week, she said, it took in a group of dogs from Texas, but that is unusual. “When situations like this arise, we are happy to help out,” she said. The other two rescue groups that received dogs are Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Arlington, Va., and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County. According to the Humane Society, all of the dogs should be available for adoption in the coming days. ewaibel@gazette.net

Troy Snell, a Humane Society of the United States field responder from Alabama, comforts a rescued animal outside the organization’s office in Gaithersburg. Puppies and other dogs rescued from an Arkansas property were transferred to area pet adoption agencies.

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phase,” said Humane Society Chief Financial Officer Thomas Waite. The organization is considering moving an undertermined number of employees into Gaithersburg to create its Washington, D.C.-area headquarters, or choosing an entirely separate, undetermined location. The majority of the Humane Society of the United States’ employees already work in Gaithersburg, Waite said. The current site near Watkins Mill Road serves as their operations center, but a Washington, D.C., office is maintained to foster connections on Capitol Hill and with other D.C.-based organizations. According to city documents, about 360 employees work in the Humane Society’s Washington and Gaithersburg locations.

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The State Highway Administration requires the Humane Society to dedicate a portion of their land to the construction of the Watkins Mill Interchange. The amount of land the interchange will require has not been finalized, but the road will pass through the southern corner of the property, next to I-270. The Humane Society must offer the land for free or risk having their sketch plan rejected, according to city documents. The Humane Society is seeking approval from the city on a sketch plan, a preliminary outline of the two options, on the mixed-use zoned land. The public hearing is scheduled to be held 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Gaithersburg’s city hall. The Humane Society will present a wildlife management plan and a forest conservation plan after the sketch is approved. scarignan@gazette.net


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At left, Gordana Gerskovic is shown outside of “The Story of the Creative” exhibit hosted by the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York City the last week of July. Below, one of Gordana’s fine art photography pieces, “Natura.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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The National Players present “The Odyssey,” Aug. 16-17, a the Olney Theatre Center.

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

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


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Let’s go to the hop

Weyerbacher Brewery’s Double Simcoe Double I.P.A. What gives most beers their aromas and often bitter flavors? It’s hops from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, a cousin to cannabis which derives its Latin name from

BREWS BROTHERS STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER the same root as the wolves to which the plant’s wild growth is likened. Originally from China, hops used in beer are the productive female flowers, called cones. The first recorded use of hops in brewing dates from 822 AD at a French monastery. In the United States the hop industry started in upstate New York in the 1800s and, after a destructive blight, moved to the upper Midwest, finally settling in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is renowned for bittering hops, compared to the more aromatic noble hops of Europe. Hops grow well in cooler climates but also will grow in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The taste and bouquet in beer are obtained from the hop oils which cannot be duplicated with any other plant. The bitterness, used to balance the rich sweetness of the malted barley, comes from alpha acids in the hops. Beta acids and tannins help stabilize the beer, add flavor and act as preservatives by warding off bacteria. Newer hop varieties are hybridized to emphasize aroma, flavoring or bitterness characteristics. Hops pitched at the beginning of the brewing boil add dryness and bitterness; those added closer to the end of the boil have greater influence on the aroma and flavor. Hops also can be added during fermentation in a procedure called “dry hopping” which can heighten both the aroma and flavor, far greater than hops infused into the brewing boil which largely evaporate during the brewing process. The bitterness of beers is measured in International Bitterness Units (IBUs) which give a guide to the chemical intensity of the bitterness. Budweiser has about 11 IBUs, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has 37 IBUs, with Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute, 90 Minute and 120 Minute IPAs having 60, 90 and 120 IBUs respectively. IBUs however are a poor benchmark for judging bitter taste since the bitterness can be balanced by a sufficient malt backbone. Humans cannot differentiate bitterness levels above 100-120 IBUs.

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Most beers have a mixture of several hop varieties to broaden their aroma and flavor profile. In recent years, a trend has developed toward ever hoppier brews, including the now relatively ubiquitous Double/Imperial IPAs. Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick has created a one-time series of beers, each based on single hop variety, which are worth looking for. Examples of beers which highlight particular hops are below. Pilsner Urquell (4.4 percent alcohol by volume, ABV) is made by the Plzenský Prazdroj Brewery in Pilsen, Czech Republic. This original pilsner beer exclusively uses Saaz hops. It has a earthy aroma with a hint of citrus. The light malt front continues in the middle, joined by a touch of citrus. The finish adds slight floral hops. In the aftertaste the malt wanes and the hops linger. Ratings: 8/8. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (5.6 percent ABV) is produced by the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, Calif. The pale ale uses a variety of Magnum, Perle and Cascade hops but the Cascade aroma and flavors predominate. It has a grapefruit and light pine nose. The mild malt and creamy front segues into a subdued grapefruit middle. The finish has a eruption of pine to medium while the grapefruit grows a pinch. The restrained dry aftertaste provides a genial bitter hop that persists. Ratings: 7/7.5. Two Hearted Ale (7 percent ABV) by Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Mich., exclusively uses the Centennial hop. Two Hearted Ale has a bitter and pine bouquet. The soft creamy and wispy pine front lasts in the middle and finish. The finish adds tempered grapefruit and lemon zest notes with all the flavors extend through the aftertaste. Ratings: 7.5/7. Double Simcoe (9 percent ABV) from the Weyerbacher Brewery in Easton, Pa., uses a prodigious volume of Simcoe hops. Double Simcoe has a bitter hop, grapefruit and pine nose. The modest pine front increases in the middle blending with a muted grapefruit, both continuing into the finish. The grapefruit increases and comes to the forefront in the aftertaste as the pine fades. The aftertaste has a trace of alcohol but is quite well blended in this medium bodied brew. Ratings: 8/8.

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Sparky and Skipper in “Planes.”

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Scene 1 The pitch meeting. Disney executive on one side of the table, “Planes” director Klay Hall and screenwriter Jeffrey M. Howard on the other. The executive: So … it’s “Cars.” Hall: Yes ... Howard: That’s right … The executive: But with planes. Pause. Howard: Yes. Right. “Cars,” with planes. And some cars. And a truck or two. The executive: Fine. Great. I have a 10 o’clock, but fine. Thanks. Lorraine can validate your parking on the way out.

Scene 2 The follow-up meeting. The executive: We like it. We like what we’re seeing with the storyboards, fellas. “Planes” may be going straight to video, but we like to feel good about where things are going, even if this isn’t a Pixar project the way “Cars” and “Cars 2” were. Those were some toys, right? How many billions? Too many for me to count. My son can’t get enough of Lightning McQueen. Here’s a photo. Lights instantly dim, and the executive runs through an elegant slide show of his son in the bath playing with cars from “Cars.” The executive: This summer, you know what I want? I want that kid to be doing the same with your crop duster, Dusty, the one who wants to compete in the around-the-world air race against the Mexican, the Indian, the French Canadian — all the ethnic stereotypes you have in that script of yours, Jeffrey. Howard: We want that too! We’d like that too.

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

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

Scene 3 The executive: So, we’re going to release “Planes” theatrically after all. Hall: Great! The executive: And we’re going ahead with the sequel. Howard: Great!

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

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It may sound self-defeating, but it’s hard to tell whether or not to take Tim Conway seriously. When his wife of 29 years, Charlene — who graciously had set up an interview — calls to inform that the comedy legend is on the line, Conway’s voice subsequently takes over with a deadpan, “We just hired that girl.” “She’s actually my wife,” he clarifies after an uncertain pause. “I know it sounded like a full office.” In point of fact, and as disclosed in an earlier email from Charlene, immediately following the interview Conway and Company will be en route to another office entirely — the dentist’s. There, the comic who had colleague, friend and long-suffering straight man Harvey Korman in stitches throughout 11 years of “The Carol Burnett Show,” would be “holding his terrified wife’s hand.” It begs the question: Does Conway, himself, have any phobias? “No I don’t think so,” he said. “Maybe that’s my phobia.” It’s certainly not stage fright, though before ever setting foot on a Hollywood back lot or cracking a joke, the funny man had his mind set on a completely different track. A horse owner and thoroughbred enthusiast, Conway, 79, actually had dreamed of racing himself. “I started out wanting to be a jockey,” he said. “But it got to the point where even the horses were asking me to get off.” Chances are good that audiences at “The Tim Conway Show with Louise DuArt,” on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Frederick’s Weinberg Center for the Arts, will not feel the same way. The variety program, billed as a “rare live performance” in press materials, has been a laugh riot 12 years in the offing — eight of which the late Korman joined in the fun.

“People would come up and say, ‘Could you do a show?’ And I went and did a show, and I continue to do it. It’s nothing I had planned,” Conway said. “When you have a TV show and things of that nature, people pick up on it.” Somewhat underselling things, “a TV show,” or even “things of that nature” could refer to any number of projects to which the Willoughby, Ohio, native lent his considerable talents. A staff job at a Cleveland television station at the dawn of the 1960s paired him with lifelong pal and largerthan-life television personality Ernie Anderson (perhaps best known as the late-night horror host Ghoulardi). That job gave way to a move to New York City and a reoccurring bit on “The Steve Allen Show,” which, in turn, paved the way for Conway’s first taste of true fame as Ensign Charles Parker on the smallscreen adaptation of “McHale’s Navy.” Not incidentally, that gig yielded yet another good friendship with the show’s star, Ernest Borgnine. Conway would go on to enjoy two self-titled television programs, the 1970 CBS sitcom “The Tim Conway Show,” and — a decade later — a variety program on the same network under the same banner. On the silver screen, he often was partnered with the equally erudite Don Knotts for a series of family films, among them “The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.” But arguably Conway’s most indelible work arrived when comedienne extraordinaire Carol Burnett came calling in 1975 with that unmistakable Tarzan yell, and The Old Man, Mr. Tudball and “The Family’s” Mickey Hart were born. Conway’s work on that show garnered the actor six Emmy Awards, and too many on-camera crack-ups to count — a high-water mark in a career that has spanned more than four decades. On stage today, the latest iteration of “The Tim Conway Show” features a gaggle of its namesake’s guffaw-inducing characters — often improvised — combined with DuArt’s uncanny talents as an impressionist (her roster

includes Joan Rivers, Judge Judy and Barbaras Walters and Streisand, to name only a few). The perfect storm of silliness continues to sell out casinos and theaters throughout the country a few months out of every year. “I was looking for someone to travel with me,” Conway said of the collaboration’s genesis. “Her tape was on top of the pile. I didn’t even look at the rest. She was perfect.” What lies in store for audiences accustomed solely to Conway’s brand of comedy from the big and small screen? “Well, they can expect very little,” he joked. “And we don’t promise anything — so it works out nicely.” If experience truly is the best teacher, then Conway’s career among luminaries from Knotts to Burnett to Korman has been a master class in comedy. And the greatest lesson? “I would say communication with an audience. We all start out in this business wondering how we’re going to get the audience [on our side]. But once you get them [hooked,] it’s actually very easy.” “That’s why I’ve never really understood people who throw up before going out on stage,” he continued. “I usually throw up during the show. It’s a nice surprise.” It’s nice to get out in front of an audience, Conway said, and while material may require constant reinvigoration, laughter never grows stale. “I think that’s the bottom line for performers,” he said. “I think that’s why most entertainers do it.” Like Burnett, herself, whom Conway said he had seen just weeks before. “She does these sorts of tours, as well. … It’s a way of giving back to the people who put us here.” And continue to do so. Conway’s home-video phenom, the diminutive everyman “DORF,” reached platinum status years ago and regularly garners new viewers from his website, www. timconway.com. Unbeknownst to them, children across the globe, too, are encountering the star in some form every day. Throughout the years, he has provided

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voice work for a dazzling array of animated projects, from “Scooby Doo” to “SpongeBob Square Pants,” where he notably portrayed Barnacle Boy (old chum Borgnine voiced his counterpart, Mermaid Man). But beyond the dentist’s office, the future for Tim Conway looms tall. “Well, I’ve got to mow the lawn — and soon,” he said. “It gets to where I can’t see out the window.” But seriously: “I’m writing a book,

which will be out in October,” he said. “It involves a lot of things we’ve been talking about — how to approach an audience and things like that. I was just working on that when you called, as a matter of fact. Or when I called. Someone called.” It certainly wasn’t Mrs. Ah-Wiggins. And the title? “So far, it’s called ‘What’s So Funny,’ which may be a kind of dangerous title, because readers will say, ‘Well, certainly not this book.’” Luckily, there’s still time to win over that crowd, starting with the Weinberg performance next Thursday. “I’m anxious to meet people and do the show,” he said. “I generally stay [in town] for a few days afterward. And come over to people’s houses. And eat whatever they have.” He’s joking. We think. noravec@gazette.net

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Jim King wanted his children to know their father’s career consisted of more than eating donuts. The retired Montgom-

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morality. He was also a serial rapist.” A high school dropout, imprisoned for burglary in his youth, Welch used “prison as a college of criminal knowledge, [where he studied] the art of burglary as a business.” King said Welch knew the “tells” of a vacant house — like lights out in the kitchen, usually located at the rear of the house — and which antiques were valuable. Welch’s break-ins were consistent: solo operations sufficiently far away from his Great Falls, Va. home; entry via a back door between 5 and 9 p.m., standard time; several houses a night, Monday through Saturday. His Mercedes and his clothing blended in with the high-income areas where he worked. Although law enforcement and the media dubbed Welch the Standard Time Silver Burglar at the time, the co-authors chose a catchier name for their book title. It was co-opted from King’s statement to the Washington Post comparing the search for Welch to “chasing a ghost.” King was a primary investigator on the unofficial task force of officers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., that worked the case between

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1975 and 1980. A year before Welsh’s arrest, the veteran cop figured out Welch’s identity as well as his method of unloading the stolen property. “I sent wanted posters with his picture to antique auction houses up and down the East Coast,” said King, acknowledging he did not suspect that Welch sold his stolen wares in Duluth, Minn., the site of his second home. “In those [preInternet] years, communication among jurisdictions was limited.” A robbery gone wrong led to

Welch’s apprehension. Welch shot Dr. Michael Halberstam when he came home unexpectedly, and the near-dead heart surgeon managed to hit Welch with his car. After the emergency room released Welch, he was taken to the District of Columbia Police Department headquarters, where he refused to talk. King, notified of what had transpired and worried that Welch might be released, rushed to D.C. to make the identification. Although through the years, King had considered writing about the case, it was Burch who initiated the process some six years ago. As a staffer in a Minneapolis TV news department, Burch had followed Welch’s crime spree and noted the local connection. Welch would drive to Duluth annually to sell what he had stolen in the Washington area to auction houses, jewelers and coin dealers. Burch initially contacted King to interview him as a source, but quickly realized the advantages of co-authorship, including King’s hands-on experience and his talent as a wordsmith, King said. “Jack and I wrote independently, trading chapters back and forth online,” said King, and they also visited each other’s homes. Burch presented publisher Michael Savage with “a bunch of stand-alone chapters.” King recalled Savage’s promise: “When I get done ironing out these dents, it will look like the body of a Ferrari.” Savage cut the manuscript from 500 to 260 pages. King, an alumnus of Northwood High School in Silver Spring, enlisted in the U.S. Navy after a failed attempt as a Uni-

versity of Maryland student. Military service completed, he returned to Maryland to finish his degree in sociology and psychology, with a specialization in criminology. He supported himself by driving a taxi as well as an “eye-opening” stint as a caseworker at the Lorton Reformatory. Lorton, he said, made him recognize “that by the time most men get to prison, it is too late for them to change.” While still pursuing a degree, King joined the Montgomery County Police Department. “The degree was a gilt-edged invitation to join the police,” he said, noting that the county was recruiting college-educated officers at the time. At first, he admits, “It was a job … $7,005 a year!” He spent two decades on the force, his first five years in a patrol car, then a promotion to Detective Corporal. King retired from the police department on disability at age 45, subsequently becoming a security specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools. Prior to this book, King had published articles about art and antique theft and security in trade magazines such as American School and University, and International Archive of Art and Antique Theft. “Ghost Burglar” won an IPPY [Independent Publisher Book Award] bronze medal on May 29 in New York City. And there has been talk of a treatment by a well-known film producer. Since retiring from MCPS in 2012, King has been busy being bookish. Online, he blogs on www.ghostburglar.com and maintains a “Ghost Burglar” Facebook page; he does readings to promote the book. For the Maryland Writers Association, Montgomery County Chapter, he serves as publicity chairman and mentors a 28-year-old author. Twice a week, he volunteers at Novel Places, an independent bookstore in Clarksburg. And sitting beneath a tree on his property, he composes his own stories in his favored genre: science fiction. So, yes, King kids, there’s no question that your father continues to do way more than eat donuts. “Ghost Burglar” is available for $13.97 at www.savpress.com or 218-391-3070.


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Parodies, when done correctly, can be highly entertaining. One needs only to look at “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” or even John Landis’ 1977 cult classic “Kentucky Fried Movie” for great examples of the form.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VISARTS EXHIBITS n When: Though Sept. 8 n Where: VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville n Tickets: Free n For information: 301-3158200; www.visartsatrockville. org, www.josettesimongestin. com, www.chingchingcheng. com, www.martyweishaar.com

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

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

to shoehorn in a point to all this at the last second. It doesn’t work and it insults your audience. Overall, this isn’t a completely terrible experience. For children and youth who enjoy Renaissance fair-type things, this is probably something they would enjoy. For adults, however, $16 is probably a little too much to spend on such Dark Black Darkness. wfranklin@gazette.net

IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Aug. 14, free International Tango Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom dance at 8:15 p.m. ($15), Aug. 15, 29, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6); Aug. 23, Drop in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Aug. 24, Latin Night with Mr. Mambo, workshops from 8-10 p.m., dancing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($18 for workshop and dance; $15 for dance only after 10 p.m.); Aug. 25, free East Coast Swing lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); Aug. 28, free International Tango Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www. hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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just wrapped up a five-day national combine at Nike’s World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. The event is part of U.S. Soccer’s expanded Training Center program and invited 64 of the country’s more talented 15- to-17-year-old players to train under U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore. Seniors Jeremy Ebobisse and Chase Gasper, both of Bethesda-Olney Academy, were

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Continued from Page B-1 eighth graders. “I can’t stand people who aren’t good sports,” Portes said. Portes said he doesn’t trash talk during games. More often, he strikes up a conversation with the opposing defensive lineman. “What’s the point of making a guy upset and wanting to beat you more?” Portes said. “That’s just how I am.” Yet, Portes has played passionately enough to garner interest from Wagner College and Towson University. Neither has offered a scholarship, but Portes

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Marcus Whitfield, as he describes it, has a very comfortable life in College Park. The University of Maryland linebacker is a fifth-year senior and believes he understands the Terrapins’ defense well. Though it’s their third system since he joined the team and he’s also played defensive end, Whitfield said this scheme suits him. He is near his hometown of Germantown, where he played at Northwest High School. That means he sees his family, including his 3-year-old son, after every home game. And entering fall practice, Whitfield sits No. 1 on the depth chart at outside linebacker. Yes, there are plenty of reasons for Whitfield to be content. But his coaches don’t want him to stay that way. “I’ve got to see him improve on his tenacity and sense of urgency,” Maryland outside linebackers coach Lyndon Johnson said. “I think he has all the tools physically that can help us, that can be very effective at the Will [weak-side] position. He’s just got to take one more step from having maniacal attitude.” It’s no accident Johnson has thought so much about how to improve Whitfield. “I have extremely high expectations for Marcus,” Johnson said. “Mine is probably a little bit higher than his. “He’s got some natural pass-rushing skills. I think he’s got, mentally, a great football mind. He learns things very fast. He can translate from the board to the field. But once he learns how to just kick it into that next gear, I think he can be a heck of a player.” Johnson said Whitfield plays with an edge under the right conditions. The best trick, Johnson said, is telling Whitfield second-string outside linebacker Alex Twine, a Quince Orchard High School graduate, is better. “With Marcus, I’ve just got to get that first nudge,” Johnson said, “and I think he’ll get running down the hill.” Whitfield’s biggest competition might not be Twine, but Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue, who lived in Bowie while attending Friendship Collegiate Academy, is the top recruit in Maryland’s 2013 class, according to Rivals. As Maryland coach Randy Edsall customarily does with freshmen, Ngakoue begins practicing at the bot-

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Northwest High School graduate Marcus Whitfield is starting his fifth year with the University of Maryland football team an No. 1 on the linebacking depth chart. tom of the depth chart, but that’s not necessarily a true indicator of his ability. Still — though he made clear the status could change at any moment — Johnson said Whitfield opened fall camp atop the depth chart for a reason. For his part, Whitfield isn’t taking anything for granted. “We all push each other here,” Whitfield said. “So, we’re all going to get better at the same time.” Well, he is taking one thing for granted: his mother, father, sister, girlfriend and son showing up for every home game. They’ve consistently

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done that, even when Whitfield was injured. “It always puts a smile on your face,” Whitfield said. “Win or lose — you never want to lose a game, but that family support always helps.” Whatever role Whitfield plays on the field this season, he’s looking forward to helping Maryland’s young linebackers just as others helped him years ago. “It’s been fun,” Whitfield said. “Just kind of like my last ride. Go all out on this one.”

Northwest High School’s boys’ soccer team has reached four consecutive Class 4A West Region semifinals matches and quietly built itself into a perennial contender under the only coach the program has ever know, Kert Mease. The Jaguars finished tied for first with Quince Orchard in the 4A West Division regular season standings last season before bowing out in the regional final against Walter Johnson. For all the sustained success, however, their school’s name doesn’t appear in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association record book. There are no state championships or secondplace finishes or semifinals appearances. No Northwest mention of any sort in the boys’ soccer section. It’s something that yet another talented group of Jaguars is hoping to change entering the 2013 campaign. “We want to win a state championship and that’s the way it always is,” Mease said. “In Montgomery County, it’s never easy. Hopefully this year we’ll break through. I think we’ll be formidable, but time will tell how it all meshes and that sort of thing.” The names that have graduated, however, are hard to ignore. Center back Mukor Harris, midfielders Diego Flores and Curtis Wynne and forward Ben Jacks all were integral pieces of last season’s club. The status of senior goalkeeper Joe Bogan also is in doubt for his senior season as the talented goalie might opt to play for his academy club as opposed to the Jaguars. That leaves a number of key spots on the pitch for which Mease must find adequate replacements. Central defense, however, is likely a spot where the club won’t see much of a drop off, even with Harris headed to play at Marshall. Pat Quackenbush has been named this season’s captain by Mease. He played outside back last season and captained the junior varsity team during his sophomore campaign. Throughout the summer, he’s worked to coordinate team training sessions via Facebook where he posts a time, date and

place two days a week and players show up. Mease said Quackenbush is likely to play alongside junior Wilfred Zouantha, who performed well as a sophomore last year. “We’ve just got to keep our eye on the title,” Quackenbush said. “Especially against Walter Johnson. We’re definitely looking forward to playing them and getting some revenge. Every year we seem to be a stronger squad and we’re hoping to bring in a young group of players who give it everything they have.” As if Quackenbush wasn’t busy enough leading the soccer team, he also serves as the school’s Student Government Association president. His primary duties include fundraising for various causes throughout the community, as well as meal delivery during the holidays, and organizing big school events and pep rallies. “[Mease] texted me two weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to be captain,” said Quackenbush, who hopes to study cyber security in college. “I want to try and lead the team and be someone who can speak up when we need it and try to help out without putting people down. I want to take a hit for someone and be willing and ready for the next play. It’ll be cool to be that top guy on the squad that everyone looks up to and listens to.” An added boost for the Jaguars’ attack this season is the return of Alejandro Campero. During his sophomore season in 2011, Campero was the team’s leading scorer, but he had to sit out last year because of academic ineligibility. Mease said Campero’s grades are better and he’s ready to provide some muchneeded help up top for Northwest. Junior midfielder Phillip Grossman also could be in for a big season in his third year on varsity. “It’s a good group,” Mease said. “We have to replace some guys and see how things go, see how it meshes. But we’ve been pretty organized and strong defensively over the years. I think we’ll be alright with Pat and Wilfred as center backs. They have experienced at the varsity level and are familiar with the way I like to organize us. I think that’s important. “It’s my 16th year coming up at Northwest, which is hard to believe. I’ve been there since the school opened, but it feels like it was yesterday.”

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In sixth grade, Connor Tilton began wrestling simply because his older brother, Keegan, enjoyed it. But for the younger sibling and aspiring football star, it took awhile to warm up to the sport. “Honestly, I loved football, but I was told I should wrestle because it would help my tackling,” Connor said. “Keegan was wrestling for half a year before I did and I just kept putting it off — I hated it for the first year because football is all I wanted to do. But I stuck with it ... something felt pretty decent when I won.” Today, the Quince Orchard High School senior is expected to begin football practice as a returning starting defensive tackle for the Cougars. This winter, he is also scheduled to return to the wrestling mat as one of the top 220or 285-pound grapplers in the state. Both sports, Connor says, have been mutually beneficial. “They are actually pretty similar sports; just what you are wearing is different,” Connor said. “They have a lot of the same techniques. If I didn’t wrestle, I wouldn’t be as good at tackling and an overall football player and vice versa. Tackling and double leg takedowns go

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Quince Orchard High School senior Connor Tilton capped a strong summer wrestling schedule by winning the 285 pound division at the AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit. hand in hand.” Tilton, a four-year varsity wrestler, recently was a gold medalist at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics after winning the 285-pound weight class. The games took place July 29Aug. 2 in Detroit.

Tilton, who alternates training for football and wrestling during the offseason, has found success with the Potomac Valley AAU traveling wrestling teams over the past two summers. He currently weighs 235 pounds for football and his weight has fluctuated be-

tween the 220 and 285 weight classes for summer competition. During the high school season, he is unsure where he will wrestle. Last winter, he placed third at the Class 4A/3A state tournament at 220 with a 33-6 record. Five of the losses came to 2013

Northwest graduate Luis Beteta and one to River Hill senior Logan Kirby in the state semifinals. “He’s improved quite a bit,” said new Quince Orchard wrestling coach Rob Wolf, who took over for Chris Tao. “The only guys that beat him were the best. He’s just learned so much over the past four years. Going from a [.500-type record] freshman year to last year and being one of the best wrestlers in the state is a testament to how hard he has worked.” Added Tilton: “I work on things nearly every day and improving my diet has helped. It’s just being smart about what you eat. In middle school I ate whatever because I thought bigger was better, but that’s not true anymore. A lot of the top people — in football and wrestling — are stronger than me. I have to use technique and out condition them.” Tilton is currently exploring his options for college and says he is interested in pursuing one or both sports at the next level. For now, though, he is focused on helping the Cougars win a state championship in football and wrestling. “In the state semifinal match again Logan, I feel like I wasn’t doing my best,” Tilton said. “... I don’t think I prepared as well before and leading up to the match. ... It is something I think about every now and then.” kzakour@gazette.net

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The first time 2000 Walt Whitman High School graduate and 2000 Montgomery County wrestling champion Aaron Yoches tried a combat sport outside of Olympic-style wrestling, he didn’t care for it. It was about eight years ago, his first year away from the Case Western Reserve (Ohio) University wrestling team after spending four years on varsity and one season as an assistant coach. In need of an outlet, he said he joined a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. Ranked as high as No. 6 nationally in the 184-pound weight division during college, Yoches wasn’t used to mediocrity. “It was around when wrestling season would have started and I was getting antsy. Once you’vebeensogoodatsomething, to move on to something similar and be awful, no one likes to suck at something, especially when you used to be good at it,” Yoches said.

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That was the end of his combative sport career. Well, for a couple of years, anyway. Five years ago Yoches was “looking for a way to stay in shape and not get bored” when he was referred to recently re-branded Edge MMA and Fitness in Colorado. There are not many opportunities to wrestle outside of college, Yoches said. This facility offered a variety of grappling and combative disciplines for him to experiment with and opened his eyes to a whole new world of opportunities to compete nationally and internationally. In mid-June, Yoches reached the pinnacle of Gi grappling by winning gold at the FILA World Championships for non-Olympic style wrestling held in London, Canada. In just his second major tournament since returning to the mats, Yoches won the April U.S. World Team Trials in Las Vegas in the 100 kilogram (approximately 220 pounds) weight division to earn a spot on Team USA. “I had no idea anything like this would happen. I got into it because I was looking for something to do. [Worlds] was amazing. We got up there Wednesday night and it was kind of inconsequen-

tial until we got to the hotel and we were eating dinner. Then all of a sudden Team Romania shows up in their uniforms. Then Team Italy, then Team Japan and it was like, ‘Whoa, this is truly an international tournament right here,’” Yoches said. “I got to go up [on the podium] and stand in front of the flag and listen as they played the National Anthem. It was an incredible experience.” Gi grappling is similar to wrestling, Yoches said, but athletes wear pants and a jacket that look like karate garb and the clothing is used as leverage. The sport incorporates aspects of various combative sport disciplines, including Jiu Jitsu, since athletes come from different backgrounds, Yoches said. Once he overcame the initial hurdles of making the transition from pure freestyle wrestling to Gi — he also competes in No-Gi — Yoches said he began to relish the opportunity to push himself in training like the old days, to learn new techniques and challenge himself. Yoches’ mother, Karen, said the excitement in her son’s voice as he thrust himself back into high level training, was undeniable.

“We thought it was really cool that he got to go back at that age and go after something he really cares about. [His father and I] are really proud of him,” she said. There are certain days he said where the aches and pains get the best of Yoches more now than a decade ago, but there is a level of mastery that can be achieved in combat sports that is like nothing else. “There are just layers upon layers of individual mastery that you keep working on that keep making it interesting.”

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

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

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Sherwood High School’s stadium field is maintained Growing Solutions, LLC, and is one of the top surfaces in the county.

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

Wheaton High School’s offense on the football field is going to be decidedly different this season. For starters, coach Ernie Williams has a player under center who can throw a football. “The playbook was nowhere near as open as it will be this year,” Williams said. “We haven’t had anybody who could really throw. We ran six or seven plays last year. We expect the offense to be wide open this year.” Such is the effect of Michael Patterson, a senior quarterback in his second year at Wheaton who came by way of Henry A. Wise and Brooklyn-based Bushwick. As early as last fall, even Patterson, who earned the starting role as signal caller in the fourth week of the eventual 4-6 season, didn’t know all that much about the position. He had never played it before. In fact, Patterson hadn’t played high school football. “I said ‘I have to do what I got to do. This is my life,’” he recalled of his decision to go out for the team last August. “I always had a good feeling about football. It’s amazing — the tackling, having the starting spot, everything.” Given that Patterson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete who hadn’t suited up in pads and a helmet since his peewee days, he was predictably wild at first. “My first impression of him was that he was a strong athlete but he was very green,” Williams said. “We didn’t have a quarterback, and there was no question, with his tools, he would be the starting quarterback. He has an extremely strong arm, 6-1, 6-2, athletic, and he can run.” That skill set didn’t just make life easier on Williams, it finally allowed running back Ayinde Warren to get a breather for a snap here and there. “It took a lot of pressure off Ayinde,” Williams said. “Before [Patterson], it was just hand the ball off left, hand the ball off right.” Poolesville, in the eighth week of the season, may have

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Wheaton High School football player Michael Patterson watched his teammates lift as coaches recorded strength test results on Monday. been caught a touch off guard by Wheaton’s expanded aerial playbook. In the first possession of the second half, Patterson found Travon Barber for a 66-yard touchdown to give the Knights a 19-13 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Patterson threw for three touchdowns and 103 yards on just six attempts and the Knights sunk the Falcons, 33-20. The win kept Wheaton in a rare playoff hunt — the Knights were doused by John F. Kennedy a week later, 33-14, while Patterson went 8-16 for 92 yards and another touchdown — and nearly knocked the Falcons right out of it. “He’s one of the best athletes in the county,” Williams said. “There’s no question, from an athletic standpoint, he’s one of the best in the county. We really expect him to blossom at that position.” Patterson has labeled himself a “game changer,” not just under the Friday night lights but on the basketball court as well, where he eclipsed double-digit scoring in six games. “I was basically one of the game changers,” he said. “When I would come in the game, everything changed. If we were down by a lot we would be down by a little. I just bring a lot of intensity.” The quarterback, who also couples as a free safety, expects that those tools that Williams spoke of — arm strength, speed, athleticism — will be vastly improved upon entering the preseason. He ran track in the spring, competing as a sprinter and high jumper, and has hit the weight room this summer, beefing up his frame.

“I was basically one of the game changers [on the basketball court]. When I would come in the game, everything changed. If we were down by a lot, we would be down by a little. I just bring a lot of intensity.” — Wheaton High School QB Michael Patterson “I’ve really been impressed,” Wheaton basketball coach Sharief Hashim said. “He’s going to play a major role for us. He’s a good kid, just does all the right things.” First, Patterson will play a major, if not the most critical, role for Williams and the football team. Even as one of the very few who can throw, Patterson still approached this off-season with the mindset that nothing was guaranteed. “I got to battle for my spot,” he said. “Nothing is ever handed to me.” tmewhirter@gazette.net

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Announcement:

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

Designated Speed Camera Corridors & Speed Camera Locations

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

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

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

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

ARCOLA AVENUE CORRIDOR -1200 Block @ Lamberton Drive to -2500 Block @ Georgia Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1800 Block (Westbound) 1900 Block (Eastbound) 2000 Block (East & Westbound) ASPEN HILL ROAD CORRIDOR -4400 Block @ Parkland Drive to -5000 Block @ Veirs Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4600 Block (North & Southbound) BELLS MILL ROAD CORRIDOR -8000 Block @ Seven Locks Road to -9300 Block @ Falls Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 8600 Block (Westbound) 8700 Block (Eastbound)

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John F. Kennedy High School point guard Robert Wilson passes the ball over a defender during a scrimmage at the school Friday in Silver Spring.

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

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

BONIFANT ROAD CORRIDOR -10 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue to -1400 Block @ Alderton Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 300 Block (Westbound) 500 Block (Eastbound) 1300 Block (East & Westbound) 1400 Block (East & Westbound) BRADLEY BLVD CORRIDOR -5300 Block @ Goldsboro Road to -5900 Block @ Huntington Pkwy. Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5600 Block (North and Southbound) 5700 Block (Northbound) 5900 Block (Southbound) BRIGGS CHANEY ROAD CORRIDOR -700 Block @ New Hampshire Avenue to -2500 Block @ Fairdale Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 1000 Block (North & Southbound) CALVERTON BLVD CORRIDOR -2800 Block @ Cherry Hill Road to -3000 Block @ Galway Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 2900 Block (Eastbound) 3000 Block (East & Westbound) CASHELL ROAD CORRIDOR -16500 Block @ Emory Lane to -18200 Block @ Bowie Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 16700 Block (Southbound) 17200 Block (Northbound) CEDAR LANE CORRIDOR -9200 Block @ Rockville Pike to -10100 Block @ Clearbrook Lane Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9100 Block (East & Westbound) 10000 (Block East & Westbound) CENTERWAY ROAD CORRIDOR -8700 Block @ Snouffer School Road to -9900 Block @ Montgomery Village Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9100 Block (Eastbound) 9600 Block (Westbound) 9700 Block (Eastbound) CINNAMON DRIVE CORRIDOR -12900 Block @ Clopper Road to -18500 Block @ Mateny Road to Speed Monitoring Device Located: 18400 Block (Southbound)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICHTER FARM ROAD CORRIDOR -13300 Block @ Great Seneca Highway to -14400 Block @ Clopper Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 13500 Block (East and Westbound) 14400 Block (East and Westbound) RIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR -23400 Block @ Davis Mill Road to -24600 Block @ Sweepstakes Road -25500 Block @ Oak Drive to -26000 Block @ Bethesda Church Road -26500 Block @ High Corner Street to -27500 Block @ Bellison Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 24100 Block (South and Northbound) 25800 Block (South and Northbound) 27000 Block (South and Northbound) 27300 Block (South and Northbound) RIVER ROAD CORRIDOR -9800 Block @ Persimmon Tree Road to -11300 Block @ Piney Meetinghouse Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 9800 Block (Westbound) 10300 Block (West and Eastbound) 10400 Block (Eastbound) 10500 Block (Eastbound) 10600 Block (East and Westbound) 10700 Block (East and Westbound) RUSSETT ROAD CORRIDOR -4900 Block @ Arctic Avenue to -5300 Block @ Bauer Drive Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5100 Block (Westbound) 5200 Block (Eastbound) SANGAMORE ROAD CORRIDOR -4800 Block @ Sentinel Drive to -5400 Block @ Massachusetts Avenue Speed Monitoring Device Located: 5000 Block (Southbound) SCHAEFFER ROAD CORRIDOR -13700 Block @ Clopper Road to -14500 Block @ Central Park Circle Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14200 Block (East and Westbound) 14400 Block (Eastbound) 14500 Block (Westbound) SEMINARY ROAD CORRIDOR -2100 Block @ Burket Court to -2500 Block @ Forest Glen Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 2400 Block (East and Westbound) 2500 Block (East and Westbound) SEVEN LOCKS ROAD CORRIDOR -6500 Block @ MacArthur Blvd. to -8400 Block @ River Road -8400 Block @ River Road to -10900 Block @ Bells Mill Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 6700 Block (Northbound) 6900 Block (Southbound) 9800 Block (Southbound) 10900 Block (Northbound and Southbound) STONEBRIDGE VIEW DRIVE CORRIDOR -14300 Block @ Travilah Road to -15000 Block @ Muddy Branch Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 14500 Block (Westbound) 14600 Block (Eastbound) STRATHMORE AVE -4400 Block @ Knowles Avenue to -5200 Block @ Rockville Pike Speed Monitoring Device Located: 4900 Block (East and Westbound) TENBROOK DRIVE CORRIDOR -9900 Block @ Forest Glen Road to -10500 Block @ Whitehall Street Speed Monitoring Device Location 10400 Block (North and Southbound) TRAVILAH ROAD CORRIDOR -12500 Block @ River Road to -14300 Block @ Darnestown Road Speed Monitoring Device Location 12800 Block (Southbound) 13500 Block (Northbound) 13600 Block (Southbound) 14100 Block (North and Southbound) TUCKERMAN LANE CORRIDOR -8000 Block @ Seven Locks Road to -9000 Block @ Falls Road Speed Monitoring Device Location 8700 Block (Westbound) WAYNE AVENUE CORRIDOR -100 Block @ Sligo Creek Pkwy. to -700 Block @ Cedar Street Speed Monitoring Device Location 100 Block (Eastbound) 300 Block (Westbound) 600 Block (Eastbound) WILSON LANE CORRIDOR -5700 Block @ Bradley Blvd. to -6700 Block @ River Road -6800 Block @ River Road to -7100 Block @ MacArthur Blvd. Speed Monitoring Device Location 5800 Block (Westbound) 6100 Block (Westbound) 6400 Block (Eastbound) 7000 Block (North and Southbound) WISCONSIN AVENUE CORRIDOR -5700 Block @ Oliver Street to -6600 Block @ Bradley Lane Speed Monitoring Device Located: 6000 Block (Southbound) 6300 Block (Southbound) 6400 Block (Southbound) WISTERIA DRIVE CORRIDOR -12000 Block @ Waring Station Road to -12600 Block @ Great Seneca Hwy. Speed Monitoring Device Located: 12500 Block (Eastbound) WOODFIELD ROAD CORRIDOR -23600 Block @ Kimblehunt Drive to -24400 Block @ Low Meadow Drive -25700 Block @ Valley Park Drive to -25900 Block @ Bethesda Church Road Speed Monitoring Device Located: 23800 Block (Northbound) 24200 Block (North and Southbound) 25800 Block (North and Southbound) Speed Camera Locations (Outside of established speed camera corridors) -13500 Block of Arctic Ave (Northbound) -18500 Block of Barnesville Road (Eastbound) -3100 Block of Bel Pre Road (Westbound) -3200 Block of Bel Pre Road (Eastbound) -17100 Block of Bowie Mill Road (East and Westbound) -7700 Block of Brookville Road (North and Southbound) -9200 Block of Brookville Road (Northbound) -9300 Block of Brookville Road (Southbound) -11800 Block of Claridge Road (Northbound) -11900 Block of Claridge Road (Southbound) -9300 Block of Colesville Road (North and Southbound) -10100 Block of Connecticut Ave (North and Southbound) -11100 Block of Connecticut Ave (Northbound) -11200 Block of Connecticut Ave (Southbound) -1300 Block Dale Drive (East and Westbound) -14000 Block Dufief Mill Road (Southbound) -4300 East-West Highway (westbound) -19400 Block of Fisher Ave (Southbound) -19500 Block of Fisher Ave (Northbound) -20100 Block of Fisher Ave (Southbound) -3400 Block of Gateshead Manor Road (Northbound) -17700 Block of Georgia Ave (Northbound) -19600 Block of Georgia Ave (Northbound) -15500 Block of Germantown Road (Northbound) -15700 block of Germantown Road (Southbound) -5600 Block of Grosvenor Lane (Eastbound) -3700 Block of Jones Bridge Road (East and Westbound) -13400 Block of Layhill Road (Northbound) -13500 Block of Layhill Road (Southbound) -21400 Block of Laytonsville Road (North and Southbound) -23500 Block of Log House Road (North and Southbound) -18100 Block of Mateny Road (North and Southbound) -8000 Block of Mid-County Highway (Northbound) -8100 Block of Mid-County Highway (Southbound) -12200 Block of New Hampshire Ave (North and Southbound) -25400 Block of Oak Drive (East and Westbound) -10500 Oaklyn Drive (East and Westbound) -22300 Block of Old Hundred Road (Southbound) -1500 Block of Peach Orchard Road (Southbound) -7600 Block of Piney Branch Road (Northbound) -7900 block of Piney Branch Road (Southbound) -15100 Block of Quince Orchard (Southbound) -15300 Block of Quince Orchard (Northbound) -4900 Block of Strathmore Ave (East and Westbound) -12700 Block of West Old Baltimore Road (Westbound) -12800 Block of West Old Baltimore Road (Eastbound) -13400 Block of Wisteria Drive (East and Westbound) -20200 Block of Wynnfield Drive (East and Westbound) -13400 Wisteria Drive (East and Westbound) -24100 Block of Woodfield-Schoolhouse Road (East and Westbound)


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

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

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

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

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

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

Langer, Zinsmeister

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

PLACING AN ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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

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

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

Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

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

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

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

Geneva Presbyterian Church, potluck lunches at

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

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

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Salas, Norris

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

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2 furn. BD, w/shared BA. Close to 270/355. $500 & $550 utils incl. & inter access. Parking. Available now! 240-418-8785

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GAITHER/AIR Apt 1st floor pvt ent, PARK: By Appt Only. kitch, Bath, parking $1300 utils incld, quiet HH furn, (inside & outside). HH items, 301-879-2868 Please call: 301-9774123, leave message

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

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

SPRING:

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

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Sun Aug 18th, 10-3, Multi HH items, no children & checks 914 Annmore Drive

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

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

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

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FURN & MISC MUST GO! 2 couch-

es, coffee end tables currently in professio- and other items. 301nal storage, used less 249-2626 after 5pm than 1 yr. includes bed room furniture, bed- LEATHER CHAIRS ding (pillows, mat- RECYLINER/ROC tress, mattress cover), KER: med brwn$350; linens (sheets, pillow drk brown $450 exc cases, bedspread) cond. 301-869-6634 towels, dinning room LEATHER COUCH: table & chairs set, Brown 2 1/2 yrs old, couch, recliner, accesgreat condition. Orig. sory tables & lamps, price $1200, selling for writing desk, book $399. Couch ends recase unit, dishes, cline. Email: cooking utensils (pots reallyseriously@hotma & pans, etc), flatil.com ware and much more. Must purchase entire unit inventory . May be viewed at the Storage Company Loc. $3000 ajsalam@comcast.net MUST SELL: Stamina Aero Pilates Pro ETHAN ALLEN: XP556 on stand. Inbedroom set dresser cludes rebounder & 3 w/mirror; chest drawDVD’s. 1 yr old, like ers w/book shelves; new. $400 (orig $900) twin bed. $400 call Call: 301-221-0083. 301-801-8102

FOR SALE: Solid

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

FOR SALE: Stance

Plasma 2 Chair & Taskmate adjustable desktop. Value: $2,720, will sell both for one price: $1,500, Call: 301-681-9489

CARING TRANSITIONS FRANCHISE FOR SALE

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

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launch a neighborhood bible study group. 4812 Silverbrook Way, Bowie, MD 20720. FMI Call (301) 219 7174.

Request for Proposal package is available from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Department of Facilities Management website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ FREE BACKPACK departments/facilities/REM/pdf/rfpclsdschls.pdf. GIV E -A W A Y : W e Upon completion of the selection and approval process, the successful Offeror / Offerors will enter into a lease agreement with MCPS for use of the premises. Proposals will be received by the MCPS, Department of Facilities Management located at 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2013. General questions concerning the RFP process should be directed to Peter_J_Geiling@mcpsmd.org. (8-14-13)

ELENA’S FAMILY Daycare Welcomes Infants-

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

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

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Olive Branch Daycare

"Building Capacity of Mind and Spirit" We now have open spaces. FT, M-F,8-6. Weekly Yoga, Spanish and Sign Language. Contact for a tour. 240-277-6842 poojaberry25@gmail.com A referral from you is the best

BrightWays Family Daycare

Meals & Activities µ Before & After Care 0 -12yrs (8 children, 4 infants only). PreSchool Exp. 9 yrs Exp. NAFCC Credentials. MD Excel. Lic #: 138821 Zip:20874

Call 301-515-8171 or 240-277-4009

LIVE IN NANNY/ NANNY LOOKING F o r FOR PT WORK: 3 HOUSKPR household & children, references are required 240-242-5135

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Children’s Center of Damascus

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301-253-6864

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Olive Branch Daycare

Lic. #:160926

240-277-6842

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Nancy’s Daycare

Lic. #:25883

301-972-6694

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Bright Ways Family Daycare

Lic. #:138821

301-515-8171

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Miriam’s Loving Care

Lic. #:155622

240-246-0789

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Zhilla Daycare Center

Lic. #:150266

240-447-9498

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Steller Care

Lic. #:12783

301-947-6856

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Holly Bear Daycare

Lic. #:15123142

301-869-1317

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Blue Angel Family Home Daycare Lic. #:161004

301-250-6755

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Cheerful Family Daycare

240-912-7464

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

Barbecue / Cook-Out: Join us on Sat. August

Montgomery County Public Schools seeks proposals from organi- 17 @ 1pm for barbezations to lease the following unoccupied school facilities: cue/cook-out as we Grosvenor Center - 5701 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD Fairland Center - 13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD Tilden Center - 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville, MD

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O’ most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel... fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O ’Star of the sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother. O’ Holy Mary, mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O’ Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands. (3x) (here state your request). The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted. This prayer is never known to fail. LJG

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

CARPET CLEANING TECHNICIAN Hourly + Commission

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

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR

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

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Customer Service Rep

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

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

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Seeking a dedicated part-time or full-time graphic designer – skilled in both print and web design. The designer will assist in marketing campaigns for our eleven annual festivals. For deails and to apply go to www.gazette.net/careers Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV

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Medical Receptionist

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

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Medical Research Associate

Program Assistant

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

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

On Call Supervisor

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

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

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

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

Information Technology

Computer Hardware Technician

Frederick based company looking for Technician for server integration, configuration, software imaging, diagnostic verification and final product completion. 1 Year exp. with Server/PC hardware support or assembly. A+ required. To apply visit:http://patriottechnologies.hireology.com/s/7921 EEO/AA Employer

Land Development/ Construction Quality Control Entry level to Experienced. Training Provided. High School Diploma, good math and communication skills required. No Experience necessary. Please email DSchestag@ecslimited.com M/F/D/V EOE & E Verify

NEW Bakery-Café Opening HIRING ALL POSITIONS Panera Bread, your neighborhood bakery-café, is currently seeking ALL POSITIONS for our new Seneca Meadows location (in same shopping center as Wegman’s). We are looking for cashiers, sandwich/salad makers, prep associates, dishwashers and dining room crew as well as catering coordinators. Ideal candidates will be articulate and experienced in dealing with the public in a customer service capacity, bring lots of enthusiastic energy, and capable of multi-tasking. We have flexible full and part-time positions available for shifts ranging from early mornings and mid-days to evenings and weekends. We offer a competitive hourly wage and other employee benefits. To apply, please go to: www.panerabread.jobs for an application, search Hourly Associate Candidates and specify location 203777 Seneca Meadows. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager. EOE GC3130

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

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Teachers & Child Care Staff Locations in Montgomery Co.

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

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

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

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