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NEWS: County fair is a meeting place for candidates, voters. A-10


SPORTS: Experience should give Clarksburg’s football team an edge this fall. B-1


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Area couple Montgomery sets standard in sports facilities convicted of murder NON-LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

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Man and current wife killed ex-wife in Germantown n


The 25 public high schools in Montgomery County with varsity sports teams governed by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association are tied with Baltimore City for the most MPSSAA-sanctioned programs in one school system. Next is neighboring Prince George’s C o u n t y , Each school gets with 22 high schools that participate in Montgomery in varsityfor athletics. level sports. B u t Each school gets even with m o r e schools, and a bigger in Prince George’s for athletics. selection of varsity sports provided to its students, Montgomery has managed to build and maintain better athletic facilities than Prince George’s. While there are exceptions on both sides, and even some similarities, sports facilities appear better overall for Montgomery County students. The



A former Clarksburg couple accused of fatally shooting a Germantown woman in October face life in prison following a jury’s verdict of guilty on Thursday . Convicted of 1st degree murder were Baldeo Taneja and Raminder Kaur, both 63, who had been living in Nashville when they were arrested the day after Preeta Gabba, Taneja’s ex-wife, was shot. The two were also each convicted for use of


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Jalen Chritian (left) of Damascus looks to run after catching a pass during a scrimmage against Gaithersburg at Seneca Valley High School in Gaithersburg on June 4.

INSIDE n Public use of school facilities, A-8 n Schools spend big to update equipment, A-9 n County maintains some facilities, A-9 n Private clubs pay some of the bill to get artificial turf fields, A-9

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Cap acit y Fiel d (T u Con rf or G ras ces s) Res sions troo Ligh ms ts

The solution seems quite simple: If there is not enough space for something, create more. That, of course, is a lot easier said than done when referring to actual land. As Montgomery County high school athletic programs continue to flourish finding space on campus for all of them to hold daily practices has become an obstacle for athletic directors. Though this is not a completely new issue it has not become any less challenging, county athletic directors agreed. Bethesda-Chevy Chase is home to the county’s smallest campus by far, built on 16 acres of land, according to the Montgomery County Public Schools website — Springbrook’s is the next

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Thomas S. Wootton Walt Whitman Walter Johnson Montgomery Blair Richard Montgomery

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Fairmont Heights Gwynn Park Frederick Douglass Potomac Crossland

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Rockville Albert Einstein Bethesda-Chevy Chase John F. Kennedy Sherwood

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The Gazette analyzed the athletic facilities at the 47 public high schools in its coverage areas of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Oxon Hill Parkdale Northwestern Henry A. Wise Frederick Douglass



Many sports, other than football, must travel to train

High school

Prince George’s


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Comparing the five largest and smallest in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.


County schools contend with limited practice space


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Safety officials in Germantown, Gaithersburg recognized BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

Fifty-seven upcounty police officers, firefighters and paramedics were honored Friday morning at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The safety officials honored hailed from the Montgomery County Police Department’s 5th and 6th districts, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, the Gaithersburg Police Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Department. They were recognized in the following four categories: Medal of Valor, Citation for Bravery, Distinguished Service Citation and Meritorious Service Citation. More than 200 people attended the event, which was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. “We are honored to have these heroes in our community. The very least we can do is to thank them for their service,” said Marilyn Balcombe, president of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce.

Germantown teen chosen for Ag Fair Royal Court Seneca Valley student uses title to educate community, continue learning herself




Jackson Douglas, 16, of Germantown is one of 10 teenagers chosen to be a member of the

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair’s 2014 Royal Court and was given the title of first prince, or runner-up to the king, at Sunday’s coronation. As a court member, Douglas has been educating children at libraries across the county, promoting the fair through word of mouth, distributing surveys during the fair and presenting ribbons at the animal and livestock

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shows. According to the fair’s court chair Lorelei Irons, he and the nine other members have earned over 1150 fair volunteer hours combined. Douglas, who will be entering his junior year at Seneca Valley High School in the fall, has been involved with 4-H for two years as a member of the 4-H Rabbit Club and on the State 4-H Champion Rabbit judging team.

“We show off the rabbits and we find which is the best in that breed, in that color and in that variety,” Douglas said. ”We also do breed IDs. We look at the rabbits and see which breed variety they are.” Douglas decided to get involved in 4-H after seeing how much fun his little brother, Aidan,

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TRIBUTES TO THE BEST BandHouse Gigs celebrates 10th anniversary at Strathmore.


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Montgomery County Agricultural Fair first prince Jackson Douglas, 16, of Germantown, chats with his brother Aidan, 11.


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Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., Stedwick Commu-

nity Center, 10401 Stedwick Road, Montgomery Village. A forum for collaborating on activities like educational programs, promotional opportunities and outreach. Wheaton Wildlife Wanderings, 7-8 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Walk through the forest, meadow and along the stream or pond looking for animals. Ages 5-12. $5. Register at Planning for Safe Teen Driving, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30. 301-929-8824.

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Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Poles, line and bait provided. Ages 3-6. $7. Register at www. Splish-Splash, Drip, Plop, 1-2 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Wade in the water to see what’s swimming, diving and living in the stream. Ages 3-12. $5. Register at Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, 5:30-11 p.m., MCPS Board of Education Building Lot, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, continues through Sunday. Music, food, carnival games and inflatables; movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Featuring “The Lego Movie,” “Gravity” and “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Free admission. 14th Annual Back to School Jam, 6-8:30 p.m., Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville. DJ,

prizes, food and drinks. Free admission; $2 buys a backpack filled with school supplies for city residents. Cash Bingo, 7 p.m., Open Door Metropolitan Community Church, 15817 Barnesville Road, Boyds. Prizes up to $250. $12 for one packet. 301-461-3973. Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace, 7:308:30 p.m., St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Road, Damascus. Free. 301 253-2130. TGIF Summer Concerts and Movies, 8 p.m., Wheaton Triangle, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Featuring Latin musicians Grupo Latino Continental. Free.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16 Summer Flowers and Butterflies, 9-11 a.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Hand lenses will be provided. Ages 4 and up. $10. Register at Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Kensington. Featuring Brazilian jazz musicians Angie and Carlos Munhoz. Presented by the Kensington Historical Society. Free. www. Saturday Story and Hike, 10-11 a.m., Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville. A Naturalist will read a story and then lead a hike based on the story. Ages 2-5. $4 for Rockville residents, $6 for nonresidents. Cypress Trio, 1-2 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Performing two-steps and waltzes with a variety of instruments and in the Cajun-French language. Free. 240773-9490. Make It and Take It: Butterflies, 2-4 p.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Easy-to-make seasonal crafts to take home. $2 per craft. 301-528-3492.

SUNDAY, AUG. 17 Carl Henn Millennium Trail Ride, 10 a.m., Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville. A 11-mile loop around the city. Hosted by the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee. Free. Fall Open House, noon-3 p.m., Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, 220



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TUESDAY, AUG. 19 Back in Time at the Harper 1870s Homestead, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brookside

Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn to grind oats, wash clothes by hand, shell corn, make butter, play some old time games and more. Ages 4-12. $6. Register at “Rabbit, Run” Adult Book Discussion, 11 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Check out a copy of the book, or reserve a copy several days before the discussion, with your library card. Free. 240-777-0678.


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Still life artist captures the moment The BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown is hosting a solo exhibit of still life paintings by Boyds artist Rulei Bu through Sept. 5. A traditional realist painter, Bu earned a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University, where he also taught courses in drawing and painting from 1993 to 1998, before moving to the United States. Bu works in his studio in Boyds and also teaches painting. His paintings of flowers, fruits and everyday objects capture moments in time, according to a BlackRock press release. In “Yellow Lillies II,” “the vividly hued petals are balanced by the tension of a lone shell, precariously resting on the table, and highlights and shadows generate visual rhythms and build contrast,” according to the release. “Viewing this permanent record of a fleeting moment, before petals begin to fall, might help us better appreciate our final glimpses of flowers in bloom and the summer evening light still streaming through windows,” according to the release.

Aggravated Assault • On July 22 in the 19000 block of Stalebridge Road, Germantown. The subject is known to the victim. Residential Burglary • 11100 block of Black Forest


“Yellow Lilies” by artist Rulei Bu of Boyds is one of the still life paintings in his solo exhibition at BlackRock.

Bu has exhibited widely in the Washington, D.C., region, with shows at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn; Glenview Mansion Art Gallery and the Rockville Arts Place in Rockville; Visions Exhibition Space in Bethesda and the Strathmore Hall Arts Center in North Bethesda. For images of Bu’s paintings and more information, visit For gallery hours, visit or call 301-5282260. —VIRGINIA TERHUNE

Way, Gaithersburg, between July 23 and 28. Forced entry, took property. • 12900 block of Woodcutter Circle, Germantown, between midnight at 6:40 a.m. July 26. No forced entry, took property. • 13100 block of Tannery Ridge Drive, Clarksburg, on July 27. The subject is known to the victim.

Vehicle Larceny • 12600 block of Black Saddle Lane, Germantown, between 9 p.m. July 23 and 1 a.m. July 24. Took a purse.

DEATHS June Carlita Brown Beale June Carlita Brown Beale, 47, of Gaithersburg died July 26, 2014. J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Alexander Diatsintos Alexander Diatsintos, 69, of Clarksburg died Aug. 3, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to local Greek-American

County official: Roundup was used to manage weeds at Adventure Playground BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

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

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Doris Lorraine Westberg Doris Lorraine Westberg, 91, of Bethesda died July 18, 2014. Her body was donated to the George Washington University Body Donor Program and her remains will be buried in Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens in Rockville.

One Boyds woman is worried about the use of pesticides at a Germantown playground after she says no signage was posted to warn visitors on a recent morning following an application of the chemical. Ling Tan said she was walking near Adventure Playground at around 9 a.m. Thursday when she saw park employees spraying what looked to be like a pesticide on the mulch in the playground area. While the workers were in the process of applying the pesticide, Tan said yellow pesticide warning signs were pinned up to a nearby bulletin board. When Tan returned to the area at 9:45 a.m. to see if the playground was open, she said she was shocked to discover that all signs had been removed. She said several families, including children, had already begun to play on the equipment. Following a call that Tan placed to Montgomery Parks, she said the yellow warning signs were returned to the bulletin board. “I am concerned that parks employees are not following proper procedures by removing the pesticide warning signages [sic] less than one hour after application,” Tan wrote in an email to The Gazette. “Thus, park visitors are not being properly warned that areas, especially where children come in direct contact with, have been treated.” Tan is actively involved with Safe Grow Montgomery, a nonprofit organization that works with the Montgomery County Council to push for legislation that protects public health and restricts the unnecessary use of toxic pesticides on private and public property. Jody Fetzer, the green management coordinator at Montgomery Parks, confirmed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was sprayed at the playground Thursday morning to manage weeds. She said it was the only application of the product at the playground this season. Fetzer said that accord-

Raphael Corredo (right) pushes his son Joaquin Corredo, 8, and Benjamin Bringhurst, 4, all of Gaithersburg, at Adventure Playground in South Germantown Recreational Park on Monday. At right: Jaymarie DeLeo and her son Paul DeLeo, 4, of Boyds play on the climbing wall at Adventure Playground. PHOTOS BY DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

ing to the Roundup label, it is safe for people to re-enter a treated area after the product has dried. “Roundup is typically spotsprayed to target and control green, growing weeds,” Fetzer wrote in an email to The Gazette. “It has no residual soil activity. Staff are trained regarding spray nozzle selection and application techniques to minimize any drift or off-target (non-weed) contact.” As a general precaution, Fetzer advises playground visitors to read pesticide warning signs that are posted to check for the application date and time. Then visitors should look at the surface of the treated area to make sure it is dry, she said. If there are any questions or concerns, a phone number listed on the front or back of the sign can be called. Fetzer said the removal of the warning signs by parks staff at Adventure Playground on Thursday morning was a mistake and that the signs were re-posted immediately when staff learned of the issue. Montgomery Parks ad-

“Roundup is typically spot-sprayed to target and control green, growing weeds It has no residual soil activity. Staff are trained regarding spray nozzle selection and application...” Jody Fetzer, Green Management coordinator at Montgomery Parks heres to the Maryland Department of Agricultural Regulations’ signage rules, Fetzer said. Under the policy, turf and ornamental pesticide applications require signage to be placed for 48 hours following the application. Generally, Montgomery Parks practices integrated pest management, according to Fetzer, which places an emphasis on non-chemical, environmentally friendly treatment options over chemical solutions. At Adventure Playground, parks staff had previously done string trimming, also

known as weed-whacking, and some hand weeding to manage the weeds before resorting to Roundup, Fetzer said. “Parks staff care deeply about the natural environment,” Fetzer wrote. “We collaborate with University of Maryland and Maryland Department of Agriculture staff, as well as with colleagues both nationally and internationally to stay well-informed regarding potential invasive plant health threats and the latest integrated pest management strategies.”

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When Elaine Weinstein would visit her husband, Warren, in Pakistan, life was a whirlwind of activity. They visited almost all the major cities there, and when they weren’t traveling, their home in Lahore was always full of visitors coming and going. “Our house was like Grand Central Station,” Weinstein said. Her husband loved Pakistan since he first went there in 2004, loving the food, music and culture and acquiring a wide variety of friends, she said. “He was practically Pakistani,” Weinstein said. But Warren Weinstein, 73, was kidnapped Aug. 13, 2011, in Lahore by members of al-Qaida, four days before he was scheduled to return to the home in Rockville where he and Elaine have lived since 1977. Now, it’s been three years since Elaine has heard from the man who used to call her every night, no matter where he was in the world during a lifetime of traveling and working to help other people. He always sent them postcards from wherever he went, said their daughter Jennifer Coakley of Clarksburg. On each one, he wrote incredible descriptions about what he was doing, as well as lessons and facts about wherever he was, she said. And he always picked out the most beautiful local stamps, sometimes buying several cheaper stamps so that he could get more on each postcard, she said. He always came home at least twice a year, Coakley said, and when he couldn’t come home he tried to Skype with her



(From left) Jennifer Coakley of Clarksburg, Elaine Weinstein of Rockville and Alisa Weinstein of Chicago stand next to a tree with three yellow ribbons in front of Elaine Weinstein’s Rockville home. The ribbons each represent one year of captivity for Warren Weinstein, husband of Elaine and father of Jennifer and Alisa. He was kidnapped in Pakistan by members of al-Qaida on Aug. 13, 2011. children, ages 6 and 10, as often as possible. Even though their father was so far away, often on the other side of the world, it never felt like that, said Elaine and Warren’s other daughter, Alisa Weinstein of Chicago. Because of his previously frequent communications, the worst part since his kidnapping has been the “utter and complete silence,” she said. They have seen him once, in a video released Dec. 25, in which he looked bearded and haggard as he asked President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to take the steps necessary to secure his release. At first, she and her daugh-

ters were relieved to see the video and know he was alive, but then they saw what he looked like and were “extremely distressed,” Elaine Weinstein said. Her husband is usually very animated when he talks, she said, but in the video he sits very still as he talks into the camera. But she takes comfort in the fact that he was coherent. Alisa Weinstein said the possibility of her father being kidnapped had crossed her mind, but she was more concerned about him flying regularly and driving on rural roads in foreign countries. She had told him about a month before his kidnapping that she was worried about him,

but he waved off her concerns. Warren Weinstein was working for J.E. Austin Associates of Arlington, Va., at the time of his kidnapping, after previously having worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, along with other organizations. Austin Associates advises governments, nonprofits and others on how to grow their businesses and increase competitiveness. Neither the company nor the State Department returned calls seeking comment. Rep. John Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac has been vocal in his efforts to get Weinstein, one of his constituents, released. In June, Delaney introduced

a House resolution calling on the Obama administration to use “all the lawful tools at its disposal” to get Weinstein home and to make the safe return of all U.S. citizens abroad a “top priority.” Delaney said Friday he has regular discussions with the State Department and the FBI about Weinstein, and is pressing them to do all they can in the case. He’s convinced the administration is doing all it can, but conceded that it’s difficult to quantify. “The only thing I can judge is whether he’s home,” Delaney said. Along with pushing his own

government to do more to get Weinstein home, Delaney said, he wants the Pakistani government to make sure it’s doing everything it can and said his office isn’t sure that’s the case. “I think it’s our view that they could do more,” Delaney said. Elaine Weinstein said the family is thankful to Delaney, as well as Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D) of Baltimore and Benjamin Cardin (D) of Pikesville for their support. But the family can only hope the government is doing all that it can to get her husband home. “We have to take it on faith,” she said. Delaney said he doesn’t believe the political firestorm unleashed when the administration negotiated the release of captive Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl held in Afghanistan by the Taliban has changed White House’s interest in getting Weinstein home. The administration’s decision to release five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to secure Bergdahl’s release brought rebukes from Republicans. Delaney said he can’t speak publicly about much of the information he’s received about Weinstein’s case, but he’s received no insight into why Weinstein was captured. Weinstein has been a lifelong public servant working on aid projects all over the world, and Delaney said he’s seen nothing in his portfolio to indicate why he may have been a target. Alisa Weinstein said her family can only speculate about why her father was taken. “That’s the thing that causes a lot of distress is that there are no answers,” she said.


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Grace De Oro, 19, of Montgomery Village, sews a dress Saturday in Project G Street at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg.

Fashion designers make it work at the fair Teams compete in Project G Street, a one-day sewing contest n



Shadee Perry modeled a blue mermaid-style evening gown with an embellished bodice and coordinating scarf as she walked the runway Saturday evening. An aisle between cakes and quilts entered in competition at the Montgomery County fairgrounds may not have been the most conventional spot for a fashion show, but onlookers lining the runway didn’t seem to mind. That morning, the blue dress was just fabric. Faith Patino, Shadee Perry and Kenya Perry, all from the Gaithersburg area, started sewing at 9 a.m. to finish their creation in time for the runway show at 6 p.m. The trio was one of five teams competing in Project G Street at this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Groups got a country music CD, fabric and nine hours to sew a complete outfit inspired by country music and the fair’s theme this year, “Country in the Air.” For Christine and Emily Evans, who were on a team with their mother, Kathy Evans, a break-up song by Sarah Evans was the inspiration for combining a blue shimmery tunic and white capris. “Our outfit is supposed to be for a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man,” Emily said with a laugh. Christine said the team wanted to sew something with strong contrasts between the top and the bottom to project confidence. Her team was also the only group that made pants, rather than a skirt, for its outfit, but it was still meant to look grown-up and professional. “It’s the opposite of cutesy,” Christine said. The Evans family has participated in the contest in all three years it has been held, and Kathy said her daughters had progressed from her teaching them about patterns to them running the show. “It’s been three years of growth in sewing,” she said. When the results came in, Team Pin It to Win It took first place for a little black dress with a removable sheer overskirt inspired by a Martina McBride song. Shelly Geasler of Frederick County, who was on the team with her daughters, Bailey and Jamie Roe, said this was their first year in the Project G Street contest, but the girls had participated in 4-H in the past. “Usually they do 4-H projects and I can’t help them,” she said. In addition to the dress, the group made a coordinating necklace and hair accessory, which the judges said they liked. “We were done early, but we

kept working,” Jamie said. For their first-place win, the team took home a $300 gift certificate to G Street Fabrics, which provided fabric for the contest. The runners-up also received gift certificates. The Evans family placed third, and Patino’s team came in fifth. The fair runs through Saturday.


Boloco, a burrito eatery in downtown Bethesda, had some guest workers helping out behind the counter Thursday afternoon. They might have picked up a few tips on making guacamole, but that’s not why U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez of Takoma Park, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) were there. They were there to talk about the minimum wage. “I applaud the efforts of the governor and the county executive for their work on the minimum wage,” Perez said. “Maryland is one of 13 states and the District of Columbia that have raised the minimum wage.” Perez is helping with President Barack Obama’s effort to raise the national minimum wage, now $7.24 per hour, to $10.10, with future increases indexed to inflation. O’Malley signed legislation this year to increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 through a series of increases beginning Jan. 1, and reaching $10.10 in 2018. And in November, the Montgomery County Council went further, increasing the county’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour. That increase will be phased in, starting in


(From left) Employee Kelsey Neydorff of Bethesda watches U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett make guacamole Thursday at Boloco in Bethesda. October and completed in 2017. Boloco of Boston, which has a chain of burrito restaurants, has a starting salary of $9 per hour and an average salary of $11.50, said CEO Patrick Renna.

“We pay what we feel is the right amount to start people in the job and the right amount to meet their needs,” Renna said. “Our mission is to positively impact [workers’] lives.” The upside for Boloco is more engaged employees and

lower turnover, Renna said. “The true benefit is they’re happy and they’re providing great service,” he said. Kelsey Neydorff recently moved to Bethesda from New Hampshire where, she said, she worked for Boloco. She was happy to be able to transfer to the Bethesda restaurant. “They just treat everyone fabulous,” she said. “Everyone is a team.” Linda Hudson of Silver Spring said she found her job online and has been with Boloco since it opened two years ago. “My spirit said this is where I should be,” she said. Boloco is a model for the rest of the nation, Perez said, emphasizing the benefits of higher wages and what they mean to the local economy. “We are here today to say, ‘Look what they’ve done ... look at Montgomery County, look at Maryland,’” he said. The restaurant seems to have earned the national attention it is getting. Avory Joseph of Silver Spring said he has worked there for about a year, and the higher wages allowed him to quit a second job and concentrate more on this one. “What they pay you, it makes you feel good,” he said. “It gives you a sense of responsibility. You have to own up to what you are worth.”


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Magruder High students start program to boost female interest in field BY LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

Valerie Lehmann and Joyce Chung said they have seen something important missing from the engineering program at their Rockville high school: girls. Male students significantly outnumber female students, they say, and the two rising sophomores at Col. Zadok Magruder High School have constructed a solution they hope will help bridge the gap. Starting this fall, Valerie and Joyce will lead as co-presidents

an after-school program for girls at Magruder called Young Women in Engineering. The teens — both students in Magruder’s Academy of Engineering — said they hope to draw in about 10 female students this fall for the program, which Valerie said will include “a lot of hands-on activities.” Valerie said a strength of their program is that they will mentor the participants as fellow girls of a similar age. A Magruder teacher will help advise their work and the teens also hope to invite realworld engineers to lend their expertise. Joyce said they will “try to get [girls] interested and let everyone know that engineering is possible for girls and it’s actually really fun.” Another goal is

Joyce Chung (left), 15, and Valerie Lehmann, 14, with projects built last year in their engineering class at Col. Zadok Magruder High School. DAN GROSS/ THE GAZETTE

to show how engineering can be used to help others, she said. This past school year, Valerie and Joyce said, they were the only freshman girls in a handful of female students in their principles of engineering class that had 25 to 30 students.

Several of those girls don’t plan to continue in the engineering program, Valerie said. Valerie said it’s “unfortunate” there aren’t more girls in her school’s program because she thinks her female peers are missing out on an interesting

subject involving math, creativity and design. She said she also thinks girls bring a different perspective to the field. “I feel like a lot of females are daunted or afraid of getting into engineering,” she said. She thinks some girls might feel like they have to prove themselves if they are in a class that is mostly guys, she said, or they might be intimidated by the math involved. To recruit program participants, Joyce said, they are putting up fliers and posters around their school and emailing the area middle schools that feed into Magruder. When school starts, they also plan to visit classrooms to get the word out, she said. Amy Gensemer — supervi-


sor of science, technology and engineering for Montgomery County Public Schools — said there is a disproportionate number of girls across the district’s nine high school engineering programs. In the 2012-13 school year, she said, about 40.4 percent of the students in those Project Lead The Way programs were girls. A county-level advisory board that includes industry and higher-education members will continue to meet this school year to discuss how to get students interested in engineering and keep them in the programs — a goal that will involve increasing female enrollment, Gensemer said. Gensemer said she thinks there are “a whole number of factors” that contribute to girls not participating in engineering classes. In part, engineering can be taught in a way that attracts boys more than girls when civil, electrical and manufacturing components are emphasized more than environmental and biomedical elements, she said. John Hamman, Montgomery College’s dean of math and statistics, oversees the college’s Sonya Kovalevsky Program that encourages middle school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Hamman said the program is working to locally address an issue that also appears on a national level. He cited a recent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee survey that found that women make up about 20 percent of the country’s college engineering graduates and 11 percent of practicing engineers. Many math and science classrooms are designed with a “competitive approach,” he said, which he thinks appeals more to boys than girls. He said he’s glad to see more collaborative work taking place in the county school system and at the college. “I think there is some cultural stigma that still exists about what girls and women do and what occupations they’re doing,” he said.


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[High], Farquhar [Middle], Rosa Parks [Middle], Watkins Mill [High] and Walter Johnson [High],” Zanni said. “We’ve always had to rent them.” The camp, like every other community organization wishing to use space at one of the county’s public high schools, must submit an application, receive approval and rent from the Community Use of Public Facilities’ Interagency Coordinating Board. Sports and non-athletic facilities — inside and out — are secured by an hourly fee that varies based upon the renting location and type and age-group of the organization (the school system, non-profits and youth groups receive priority), according Ginny Gong, the executive director of CUPF. Historical users, such as the volleyball camp, also receive priority.


For more than 10 years, Col. Zadok Magruder High School girls volleyball coach Scott Zanni and former Sherwood coach Bonnie Gilchrist have run a summer volleyball camp in conjunction with the Olney Boys and Girls Club, a non-profit youth sports organization. With a variety of age-group and talent-level offerings, the annual multisession event has expanded and in turn, so has the need to acquire gymnasium space. “We’ve been at a lot of different places over the years like Sherwood

“The schools are just one big piece of managing community use in public space and government buildings,” Gong said. “... We have over 6,000 user groups that represent sports, home-owner associations, the scouts, religious activities and a whole variety of school activities. “And through policy established by ICB ... there is a pecking order. The schools always get first crack.” Montgomery County Public Schools sanctioned events, such as athletic contests and tournaments, do not have to rent space; they only are required to pay for building service workers and/or security staff at a rate of $29.50/hour and $32.50/hour, respectively, according to the CUPF’s website. “We have a partnership with ICB,” Gaithersburg High School Athletic Director Jason Woodward said. “We all let

ICB know when our athletic events are so they know what days are available to the community organizations.” For a non-profit organization and/ or a county resident wanting to rent one of Montgomery County Public Schools’ synthetic turf fields at Richard Montgomery, Walter Johnson or Thomas S. Wootton high schools, the rate would be $125/hour (with light use it goes up to $160/hour), according to the CUPF website. A commercial for-profit entity and non-county resident could pay $200/hour ($235/hour with lights). At a Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning-managed field, such as Montgomery Blair High School and Fairland Regional Park, the rates per hour are between $100-185. For natural grass locations, the hourly cost is spread between $50-210, provided the


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The court at Damascus was installed in 1950 and the one at Wootton was installed in 1970. Most hardwood basketball courts in the United States are made from dense maple with a smaller number made from a maple-oak hybrid. According to, a leading trade publication, to maintain a floor properly schools should: • Dust mop the floor daily.

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• Clean the floor regularly with a solution recommended by the finish manufacturer. • Screen and recoat the floor at least once a year.




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biggest reason for this is because Montgomery puts more money into its athletics. Montgomery County Public Schools allocated $7.8 million to its athletics which represented about .35 percent of its $2.23 billion operating budget the last fiscal year. Prince George’s County Public Schools allocated nearly $4.4 million to athletics, which is only .26 percent of the county’s $1.687 billion budget from last year. While Prince George’s has struggled to squeeze funds into basic maintenance needs, Montgomery has been able to stay on top of potential issues. Take gym floors for example. Between Prince George’s and Montgomery County high schools, Damascus High School has the oldest basketball court. It hasn’t been replaced since the school was built in 1950. But Butch Marshall, the boys basketball coach at Damascus, said that the court is fine and doesn’t pose any problems. “They [county maintenance] maintain it really well,” Marshall said. “The floor itself is old and everything else like that, but like I said they re-do the surface twice a year so that really helps.” He said they put a new sealcoat on the floor in the summer, then once again in the winter. In addition, the bleachers are electric, and slide in and out without a problem. “It’s pretty nice considering its age,” Marshall said. In contrast, the second oldest gym floor between the two counties is in Beltsville, at High Point High School. It was laid in 1953, and their boys basketball coach Rodney Lewis said its been a constant problem every year that he has been there. Prince George’s maintenance puts a new coat down once a year during the summer. And the coat is worn off by the time basketball season comes around in the winter, causing his players to slip. They also have heating and lighting issues in the gym. MCPS allocated an average of $65,000 to each high school’s


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The court at Damascus High School’s gymnasium is the oldest in either Montgomery or Prince George’s counties, being installed in 1950.




The average age for a hardwood basketball court at a Montgomery County public high school is 13 years old. In Prince George’s County, that number is 21. Two schools in Montgomery County have courts that are much older than the average, Damascus and Thomas S. Wootton, according to information provided by athletic directors and the school system.

• Sand down, reseal, paint and refinish the floor every 10 to 15 years.

individual school grants permission prior CUPF review. Renting a gymnasium ranges from $10/hour to $72/hour depending on the time, day and type of organization. A full list of fees and rental rates can be found on the CUPF website at www. “If someone like [the Damascus Sports Association] wanted to play games at Damascus High School they would have to ask the [athletic director] if it was OK and then work with ICB,” said MCPS Director of System-Wide Athletics Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, who added that community members are free to walk or run around high school tracks when other events are not scheduled.


athletics department last year, with the exact amount depending on how big a school is and average gate receipts over a three-year period. School’s that generate more money, receive a smaller allocation. On average, MCPS schools spent about $155,000 on things such as maintenance, equipment, officials, uniforms, transportation, security and other miscellaneous items. “The additional income that schools generate to cover the gap between the athletic allocation they receive and actual expenses come from a combination of sources, including gate receipts [which schools retain], fundraisers, booster clubs, playoffs and various supplements,” said Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, the MCPS director of systemwide athletics. While Montgomery gives schools more financial freedom to spend, PGCPS maintains the majority of spending power, allocating just $17,000 to each of its high schools’ athletics departments. That money goes toward smaller, indoor maintenance needs and miscellaneous expenses. The central office is in charge of paying for major maintenance issues, transportation, uniforms and officials.

One of the athletic facility projects each county is currently facing is the installation of artificial turf fields at high schools. Once again, money is the difference in why Montgomery’s is moving faster than Prince George’s in installation. Currently, there are six schools with artificial turf in Montgomery, with a seventh planned to be installed by next spring at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. MCPS has used a combination of booster clubs and private-organizations to help pay for the almost $1 million up-front cost of these fields, in exchange for preferred use. Oxon Hill High School begins play this season on the first artificial turf field at a Prince George’s County public high school. The county plans to add turf to two other high schools by next summer: Gwynn Park in Brandywine and Henry A. Wise in Upper Marlboro. Prince George’s needed state money for the projects and is seeking alternative sources of funding for future turf fields. They also plan on adding stadium lights to each new field with turf. Prince George’s currently has just three schools with stadium lights. All 25 schools

in Montgomery have stadium lights. “A backlog of capital improvement projects due to inadequate funding has affected the county’s ability to devote funds to stadium lights,” said Max Pugh, the PGCPS acting communications officer. But every athletic facility discrepancy doesn’t come down to money, at least not directly. The average year of when the combined 47 schools between the two counties were built or re-built is 1981. Seventeen Prince George’s schools were built before that year. Only four Montgomery high school’s fall into that category: Damascus, Poolesville, Seneca Valley, and Thomas S. Wootton. The relative modernness of Montgomery’s high schools could play a factor in why 21 of 25 have a dedicated wrestling and trainer’s room, while 21 of 22 Prince George’s schools go without at least one, and in some cases both. And every Montgomery high school has a second gym while 12 Prince George’s schools do not. Marshall, said the second gym makes things easier when trying to accommodate a junior varsity and varsity team for both the girls and boys basketball programs. Two of the three schools that don’t have training and wrestling rooms in Montgomery happen to be the third and fourth oldest schools in the county: Poolesville High School, which was renovated in 1976, and Seneca Valley High School, which was built in 1974 in Germantown. Seneca Valley joins 16 Prince George’s schools as the only Montgomery school that doesn’t have restrooms at its football stadium. According to David Lever, executive director of the Maryland State Board of Public Works Interagency Committee on School Construction, the age of the school could play a factor in why some facilities don’t have certain athletic amenities. “[To have some athletic facilities] certainly isn’t a requirement. It’s just one of those things most schools have.”

One reason space is so limited is the need to stay off grass stadium fields on non-game days to keep them playable. B-CC Athletic Director Jim Tapley said between games and practices a grass stadium field would be completely torn up within a few short weeks. Athletic directors agreed the easiest solution would be the installation of turf fields, which could endure the wear and tear of practices and games without damage to the playing surface. There are currently six schools with turf stadium fields. The synthetic grass surface would also help alleviate some of the scheduling conflicts that occur when inclement weather hits as the turf surface is much less affected.

Football in the outfield At many schools, football is the only team to practice on campus during the fall season because transporting the equipment sleds and everything required to run football practice — pads and helmets, among other things — would be difficult, Rockville athletic director Mike Hayes said. However, most football teams’ “practice fields” are actually just the outfield of the softball or baseball diamonds. “It certainly impacts the play of our outfield, balls take the Damascus bounce, it’s a very tough field to field on,” said Steve Kachadorian, who stepped down following the spring season as Damascus’ softball coach. “There are a ton of divots. They’re essentially working on a 50-yard field so we’re not talking about a lot of room to spread the damage out, it’s going to be concentrated.” In the fall many field hockey teams play and practice on the outfields of baseball fields.

On the road again In addition to costing programs money that could be used elsewhere — athletic di-

“Coaches and athletes have to bring water with them, and ice, and the first aid supplies.” Joe Doody, Damascus High School athletic director rectors must acquire permits for satellite locations — offsite practices present a myriad of other challenges, including transportation, accessibility to restroom facilities and safety protocol. Getting to and from practice comes down to studentathletes with driver’s licenses and parents’ daily commitment to transporting athletes. Even if funds were available, school buses are unavailable while making their afterschool rounds and that’s when most practices take place, Tapley said. While some satellite practice locations are within walking distance, athletic directors said they still worry about athletes crossing major thoroughfares. And athletic directors agreed they would like to limit the time spent in cars with student drivers, anyway. B-CC girls soccer seniors Denali Minnick and Rachel Cady agreed practicing on campus would be much more convenient and would provide a better playing surface but said the team has turned carpooling into a prosperous team bonding experience. The county requires every team to have an automated external defibrillator onsite, Damascus High School Athletic Director Joe Doody said, which means coaches must make sure to bring portable AEDs everywhere they go. “We use a field at the elementary school but that doesn’t mean kids will be able to get into the building to use the restroom or get water at a vending machine,” Doody said. “Coaches and athletes have to bring water with them, and ice, and the first aid supplies. We have portable AEDs so those teams offsite have to remember to take those with them to every practice.”


Springbrook High School practices on one of the smallest campuses in the county. Some teams have to practice at different sites.


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Look good. Feel good. Play good. It’s an adage that has Montgomery County high schools dipping into their athletic budgets so their football players can shine under the Friday night lights. County schools averaged about $8,725 in football equipment expenditures last year, according to Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, the school system’s director of systemwide athletics. Football uniforms, renewed at most county teams on three- to four-year cycles, can account for a significant portion of that. At Kensington’s Albert Einstein High School, the school paid $6,000 for 100 new home and road uniforms, said firstyear coach Neal Owens. “To me it represents a lot. A new look, a new attitude, hopefully a turnaround season,” said senior Damien Monroe, who wore used uniforms the past three seasons. “We kind of like the brand-new type of look and it definitely makes you feel bet-


Albert Einstein High School football players Leeland Rowe (right) and Spencer Fye try on new uniforms July 28 at the Kensington school. ter.” Einstein’s sizable purchase isn’t just the cost of looking good. It’s the cost of playing well, too. According to Stephany Coakley, director at Maximum Mental Training Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based psy-

chology consulting firm, there is research suggesting that new attire can have a positive impact on performance. “In order to perform at a high level, you have to be confident and have self-esteem. And the way you look will facilitate

or debilitate your level of confidence,” Coakley said. Coaches and players echoed Coakley’s sentiments. “When they feel that they look good and they got the new uniforms and everything’s all bright and shiny, they’re go-

ing to come out with a swagger,” said Greg Kellner, coach of Bethesda’s Walter Johnson High School. “… That is something that the kids, they all talk about it.” County high schools averaged about $155,000 in total athletic expenditures during the 2013-14 academic year and all of them were provided sufficient, certified football safety equipment, according to Beattie. But there were discrepancies between the teams: average football expenditures ranged from $13,000 to $31,000 (average $21,000 for all county high schools), and booster club income ranged from $0 to $61,500 ($22,300 average), he said. “Some may be at a position where they can update things more frequently than others, but competitive disadvantages? I say absolutely not,” Beattie said. The Albert Einstein High School Sports Booster Club’s annual expenditures are about $25,000 — most going to uniforms, according to club president Mike Etherton. He said that if a team has a certain need, regardless of the sport, the booster club works with the school to purchase the equipment.

At John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, where the booster club is inactive, football coach Carlos Smith said the team has difficulty meeting some equipment demands. “We can get A, B, C and D but you might not get E, F,” Smith said. Springbrook High School faces similar challenges, said football coach Adam Bahr. The Springbrook Athletic Booster Club, which in past years has paid for new lights and video equipment, has a goal of raising about $10,000 for the upcoming year, said club co-president Rachel Spangenberg. “Fundraising in our community is extremely difficult, and the budget, to my understanding, doesn’t even come close to covering all the costs to all the teams,” said Bahr, a third-year coach at the Silver Spring school. Springbrook received 150 new football uniforms after winning a contest run by professional football player Pierre Garçon, but if not for the free uniforms, Bahr said, “We would be in tough shape.”

Private funding helps build better facilities Several state grants also available to help fund projects




Montgomery County Park and Planning maintains the baseball and softball fields at James H. Blake High School in Silver Spring, site of this American Legion game between Cissel Saxon Post 41 (Lawrence Johnson) and Wheaton Post 76 (Zeke Green) on July 1. Most public high schools, however, must maintain their athletic fields themselves.

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At most Montgomery County public high schools, coaches and athletic directors put in a lot of individual time and effort to keep athletic fields not only playable, but in excellent condition. Take for instance Germantown’s Seneca Valley High School, an athletics program that has enjoyed a lot of success, winning more state football championships than any other school in Maryland. According to Athletic Director Jesse Irvin, he and the coaches mow the grass and line the fields themselves. The football field at Seneca Valley consists of Bermuda grass, which is supplied by a private outside landscaping company, the Brickman Group. But once the sod is put down, it is up to Irvin and his coaches to maintain the field. “We’re not a school with a contract,” Irvin said. “The county doesn’t maintain our fields.” Despite the hard work and time commitment, Irvin believes having control over his own fields helps the school in the long run. “It gives us an advantage,” he said. “I believe we have one of the nicest grass fields in the county, and our kids love playing on it.” Although the county does not help maintain Seneca Valley’s fields, the Montgomery County Public School system does

“The fields are maintained throughout our offseason so that when we return to use on March 1, they are theoretically in playing condition already.” Jared Fribush, Blake athletic director provide some financial aid. “High schools, for the most part, provide for the maintenance for their athletic fields,” Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, Montgomery County’s director of system-wide athletics, said in an email to The Gazette. “...The school system periodically foots the bill for resurfacing a high school stadium field, doing about one school per year. The school system also takes care of resurfacing tracks and tennis courts.” So, while field maintenance is usually one of the top priorities for an athletics program, the schools must come up with their own ways to fund it completely. Some schools, most notably Silver Spring’s James H. Blake High School, have a unique relationship with Montgomery County Parks and Planning. Blake allows for Parks and Planning to permit the baseball and softball fields to be used for non-school athletic events in return for the maintenance of the baseball and softball fields, the practice softball field and lower practice field, used by the soccer and lacrosse teams. The lights at both the softball and baseball field are also maintained by Parks and Planning. “I do not have to budget for the main-

tenance of our game fields for baseball and softball,” Blake Athletic Director Jared Fribush said in an email to The Gazette. “...The fields are also maintained throughout our offseason, so that when we return to use on March 1, they are theoretically in playing condition already.” Fribush does believe the school loses some control over its fields. There are a number of permitted users, especially on the weekends, and the coaching staff must repair the field from that use. The biggest advantage that comes with the partnership is the lights on fields that usually don’t have them at public high schools, Fribush said. It allows the school to schedule a number of night games, allowing parents better opportunities to watch their children play. It also gives coaches the ability to hold practices later in the afternoon. Blake still must budget between $30,000 and $45,000 per year to pay for field maintenance, as the county does not maintain the Bermuda grass stadium or field hockey fields. All in all, Fribush acknowledged that it is a positive relationship for both the school and Parks and Planning and that Blake’s fields are in excellent condition.

With the school year set to begin this month and many of the fall sports being contested outdoors, high school athletes at Montgomery County Public Schools will, perhaps, be able to participate at facilities superior to those in neighboring Prince George’s County. In some instances, private funding paved the way for those differences. While a handful of MCPS high schools have transitioned from natural grass fields to artificial turf courtesy of the taxpayers, several schools have received upgrades that were largely privately-funded. Thomas S. Wootton High School has a turf field that cost $1.3 million, of which $900,000 was paid for by the Bethesda Soccer Club. Wootton parents raised another $200,000 and the taxpayers paid the remaining $200,000, according to Bethesda Soccer Club president Greg Dillon. “It was amazing what the parent booster club could do,” Wootton soccer coach Keith Yanity said. “They probably campaigned for a year to raise the money. They did everything from holding fundraisers to literally going door-to-door. It’s certainly not something that every school or community can do.” During the past three years, the Montgomery County Board of Education oversaw more than 100 projects that were privately funded, nearly 20 percent of which cost $10,000 or more. Damascus High School replaced its scoreboard at a cost of $110,000 and Winston Churchill got a new one for $80,000, with both schools generating the revenue through private donations and parent-teacher association fun-

draising efforts, according to the Montgomery County Board of Education President Phil Kauffman. “Damascus parents and alumni have always been very passionate about their athletic programs, especially football,” Damascus High School Athletic Director Joe Doody said. “It probably wasn’t easy for them to raise the money, but they all had a goal in mind. You probably see that a lot more often at private schools where an alum just shows up one day and writes the school a check for a new field or new gym.” Several other of the county’s public high schools also received private funds for athletic venue improvements over the last four years. While none of them compare to the $1.3 million turf field at Wootton, a handful of schools received roughly $200,000 in private funds to install or replace equipment for athletic events, according to Kauffman, after the board approved a total budget of $2.28 million for the upcoming fiscal year. The Northwest High School PTA paid $40,000 for the school’s electronic scoreboard upgrade. Clarksburg’s booster club raised $30,000 to build new dugouts for the baseball and softball teams. Poolesville’s booster club ponied up $25,000 for a press box and storage shed. Seneca Valley purchased a new scoreboard for $22,000 thanks to its independent activity fund. Montgomery Blair’s booster club raised $17,500 to replace its stadium scoreboard. All Maryland public schools can apply for grants through the Maryland State Department of Education. Each year over 50 companies and an equal number of family foundations/ memorial funds provide grants and other sources of funding, according to the department’s website.


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Fair schedule Here’s a partial schedule of events for the remainder of this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Many events are recurring throughout the fair but aren’t listed daily here. A complete schedule is at Fair gates are open 10 a.m. to midnight, with the carnival open noon to midnight. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 Free admission for children 11 and younger. Carnival Megapass one-day ride wristbands are $15 for all ages. Wristbands must be purchased from noon to 5 p.m. on-site to ride until midnight. All day, every day: Old MacDonald’s Barn & Mooo-ternity Ward (Barn #10) 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: 4-H Junior Promotion and Gymkhana Show (games on horseback), Horse Arena 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds noon-5 p.m.: Monster Truck rides, Grandstand 3, 6:30 p.m.: Agricadabra, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 3, 6 p.m.: Puppetone Rockers, KidZone 3:30 p.m.: Hermit crab races, sponsored Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7:30 p.m.: Monster Truck Madness, Grandstand

THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Military Day: Free admission for active military in uniform or with a valid military ID. 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park noon-5 p.m.: Monster Truck rides, Grandstand 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds 2:30, 4:30, 8 p.m.: Extreme Illusions Magic Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7 p.m.: Special contest — refrigerator pickles, Home Arts

(Bldg. #6) 7:30 p.m.: Monster Truck Madness, Grandstand 8 p.m.: Dairy Supreme Champion Show, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16)

FRIDAY, AUG. 15 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of

Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Celtic Cross, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.: Fame NASCAR Racing, near Cheese Booth (Building #7) 7:30 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Demolition Derby Night of Destruction, Grandstand

SATURDAY, AUG. 16 10 a.m.: Lawn and garden

tractor pull, Grandstand 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m.: Agricadabra, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park noon: Texas Longhorn Show, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16) 12:30, 2, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.:

Pig Races, Racing Park 2 p.m.: Special Contest — homemade cheese, Home Arts (Bldg. #6) 5 p.m.: 4-H Fashion Show and awards, Heritage (Garden Room) 6:30 p.m.: Capital Dog Training Club, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16) 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Top Tones, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7 p.m.: “Evening With the Stars,” meet award winners in Home Arts Building (Bldg. #6) 7:30 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Demolition Derby Night of Destruction, Grandstand 9 p.m.: Brad Matchett: Comedy Hypnotist Show, Racing Park Stage

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Fair is a meeting place for candidates, voters BY LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

Alongside the cows, llamas and grizzly bears, this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is also hosting donkeys and elephants — or Democrats and Republicans, that is. Continuing a long-standing practice, some candidates with an eye on the November election are heading to the county fair this week to meet voters face-to-face forsomeold-fashionedpolitickin’. Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan was among those who mingled with fairgoers Saturday — his latest stop in a statewide tour of fairs. Hogan, who also took time with his family to enjoy the attractions, said the fair offered an opportunity to meet with “all kinds of folks” in person and in a setting different from a political event. “It’s really a nice place to meet folks,” he said. Politicians and candidates at the fair aren’t allowed to wander the grounds if they’re promoting their campaigns. Rather, they stick to the area around a tent staffed by their party. Martin Svrcek, the fair’s executive director, said the county’s Democratic and GOP parties are the only ones that requested permission to have a tent this year. “I think it’s a great opportunity for folks to go face to face with one of their elected representatives, because it’s not always easy to do that,” Svrcek said. Both parties planned to have a presence at each day of the fair, which runs through Saturday, with a variety of politicians and candidates from the state, county and local levels. Saturday afternoon, the Democratic and Republican tents had different atmospheres. The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee’s tent was more abuzz with candi-


Ed Edmundson (in sunglasses) and Robin Ficker (right), both Republican legislative candidates in District 15, chat with the Pulkstenis family Saturday at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg. dates and volunteers. Nearby, the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee’s tent was moving more slowly with a few volunteers. Both tents were well stocked with campaign materials, signs and other handouts. Martha Schaerr, the Republican tent’s organizer, said she has heard in the past that some fair attendees were glad to get the chance to talk to fellow Republicans. “Many people feel like they’re the only Republican in the county and that’s not true,” said Schaerr, who also is running for delegate in District 19. The Democratic committee expects “every statewide official to come through,” said Kevin Walling, the committee’s chairman, including Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running for governor, and state Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Dist. 16), a candidate in the attorney general race. “It’s a real opportunity to meet with real Marylanders in an event that’s both fun and engaging and bringing together a lot of people from around the county and around the state and region,”

Walling said. Democrat David Moon, running for delegate in District 20, said he came to the fair to meet voters, as well as enjoy the rides and other activities. The Gaithersburg fair is far from the district he is running to represent, which covers Silver Spring and Takoma Park, he said. “I actually just like to hear what people are thinking about,” he said. Moon said the fair is also a good time to talk to people about registering to vote and whether they are paying attention to other upcoming races. Sheila E. Hixson, an incumbent in the same District 20 delegate race, said Saturday afternoon that she had talked “a little bit” with fairgoers so far and planned to stay longer. Hixson, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, said some people brought up education issues. The Democratic candidates at the fair are probably promoting the party “more than ourselves,” she said. Robin Ficker, who is running

for state senator in District 15, could be found Saturday at the Republican committee’s tent with his son Flynn Ficker, a delegate candidate in the same district. The elder Ficker said the fair allows him to meet upcounty residents from his district and younger families. “This is a pleasant interlude, meeting a lot of folks that are interested in the farm life,” said Ficker, who said the fair marked one campaigning stop for him Saturday. Michael Benedict of Brookeville left the Republican committee’s tent with a bumper sticker and another handout after a conversation with a candidate. Talking to candidates is a good way to assess them, he said. “It’s a great opportunity,” he said. Knowing the Republican tent will be at the fair each year, “I always stop to say hello” and meet the current or potential politicians in person, he said.



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Continued from Page A-1 a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to commit murder. Taneja, a biostatistician, and Kaur are scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 15, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. “We are pleased with this verdict,” said John J. McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Mont-


Continued from Page A-1 11, had while raising his Himalayan Netherland Dwarf rabbit. Since joining 4-H, Douglas said that he’s had a lot of fun and has had the opportunity to develop and grow. “I learn a lot about agriculture and helping people in 4-H. I learned a lot about being able to help my community

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gomery County, in a press release. “An acrimonious divorce is not a reason to kill your ex-wife.” Gabba, 49, lived in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive and worked at a moving and storage company, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office. She was walking to a bus stop about 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2013, when prosecutors say Kaur approached her and shot her in the back, chest and stomach with a revolver.

Legally divorced in July 2011, Taneja and Gabba had continued to battle in court over alimony Baldeo Taneja payments that Taneja had failed to make, according to charging documents. A hearing was scheduled for Oct. 10, 2013, which Taneja did not attend in

person, according to online records. The day before the shooting, cell phone records inRaminder Kaur dicate that Taneja was in Rockville and had booked a room at the Red Roof Inn on Shady Grove Road, according to charging documents.

After the shooting, the couple drove back to Nashville, where detectives found the guns hidden in their car and arrested them. Charging documents also indicate the couple had purchased revolvers and ammunition on Sept. 28, 2013, in Nashville. A bullet recovered from the victim matched the ammunition that the couple had purchased; marks on the bullet also matched the groove characteristics inside one of the revolvers,

according to charging documents. In announcing the verdict, McCarthy thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Marybeth Ayres and Jessica Hall for their prosecution of the case and also thanked the Montgomery County Police “for their strong detective work in the matter,” according to a release from the State’s Attorney’s Office.

and teach people and how to make my community better,” Douglas said. Douglas was able to use the experiences he had in 4-H to boost his application and get chosen as a member of the court. Irons explained that the judges looked at each applicant’s experience, achievements and leadership on their application and focused on their appearance, enthusiasm,

maturity, presentation and answers to a variety of miscellaneous questions during interviews. Seventeen boys and girls ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old applied in March and the 10 who were eventually chosen to be court members have been working on promotion and education all summer by visiting libraries in Montgomery County and working with younger children.

“They have visited 16 libraries and reached over 1100 kids since June,” Irons said. At each library, Irons explained that the court educates children about agriculture by reading them a book and maybe singing a song or doing a craft. Irons said that they always take an animal with them to the libraries. “The royal court members’ 4-H and fair involvement has influenced them to become

outstanding youth of Montgomery County,” Irons said, While Douglas is unsure what he wants to study when he goes to college, he definitely believes his involvement in 4-H and with the fair will help him stand out and

has broadened his horizons. “It’s actually been really cool, I’ve never done anything like this before,” Douglas said.

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So many people turned up at the July 24 hearing about a proposed shooting range at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain that the Frederick County Board of Appeals postponed the hearing until Aug. 28, at the request of the applicant. Old Line Arsenal is an entity formed by William Valois, Jr., owner of Professional Landscape Management Services based in Frederick, which is asking the board for

a special exception to build a shooting range and club on Thurston Road. The site would be “used by law enforcement and military personnel as well as for the education of the general public in the best practices for legal and safe use and ownership of firearms,” according to a Frederick County staff report. Although technically in Frederick County, the site is close enough to Montgomery County that upcounty businesses, such as the Comus Inn and local horse farm owners, are concerned the sound will negatively affect their business. The recently formed Sug-

Obituary William Howell Graf, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Bill, as he was known to friends and family, was born in Elmsford, New York November 2, 1928 to Maximillian Joseph and Eva Viola Graf. He is survived by his sister Babara Pratt, his brother Max J. Graf, III, his brother and sisterin-law Charles and Audrey Graf, his four children, Jennie Broadwell, Bill Graf, Jr., Kim DiBiasio and Mary Logan, their respective spouses Ed Broadwell, Kate Graf, Mark DiBiasio, and Tom Logan, as well as his 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He spent his life building and improving homes in the area where he lived, and devoted years of his time in support of the Boyds Presbyterian Church as a member and trustee and in this way touched many, many people of the community. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Boyds Presbyterian Church, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, Maryland, with a graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in his name to the Boyds Presbyterian Church. 1933482

arloaf Alliance, which includes residents of both counties, and its supporter, the Montgomery Countryside Alliance based in Poolesville, have urged people to attend the hearing. The hearing will start at 1 p.m. at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick. Presentations by local agencies and Old Line Arsenal will be fol-

Harriette H. Hobbs was born on January 3, 1934 in Franklin, Virginia. She graduated Salutatorian of her class at Franklin High School, and then attended William & Mary College, where she earned a BA in Psychology. During her time there, she was elected President of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and appeared as a model in Mademoiselle Magazine.

Dorothy Elizabeth Lehman Hunsecker, 93, of Walkersville, MD, was born January 11, 1921 in Chambersburg, PA and died Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her daughters: Phyllis, wife of Kenneth Strite, North Lima, OH; Linda, with whom she resided; Carol Ann, wife of James Herr, Lancaster, PA; by 5 grandchildren: Karla (Strite), wife of Gareth Baer, North Lima, Ohio; Kevin Strite, husband of Michelle, Goshen, IN; Jonathan Herr, husband of Jackelyn, Lancaster, PA; Benjamin Herr, Lancaster, PA, and Christyn Herr, Lancaster, PA; 7 greatgrandchildren: Lauren, Landon, and Logan Baer; Aidan and Ethan Strite; Louisa and Idelette Herr; her brother, Harold Lehman, husband of Janet, Chambersburg, PA, and her sister, Jean Lehman, Chambersburg, PA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer A. Hunsecker, on March 30, 2013 and her parents, Samuel and Rhoda Lehman and her sister, Erma Burkholder. In addition to being a devoted wife/pastor’s wife (she and Wilmer were married for 71 years), mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy was a gracious hostess to many guests and enjoyed cooking and baking. She was always thinking about what food to prepare for the next meal. She taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, collecting lady bugs, Depression glass and recipes/cookbooks. She enjoyed eating out, especially for breakfast. Knotting comforters for a relief organization, Mennonite Central Committee, was another pastime. Since knotting 548 with Wilmer, she, Linda and her daytime caregiver completed 159 ½ additional comforters. She enjoyed traveling/camping especially in their motor home. She loved to sing and knew an incredible number of hymns by memory as well as Bible verses and poems. After working 18+ years for Montgomery County Board of Education in several school cafeterias, she retired in 1981. The memories of her quick sense of humor and the beautiful way she prayed will always be with us. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 13 from 1 to 3 pm at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:30 pm, also at Chambersburg Mennonite Church. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be sent to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at




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After Harriette graduated in 1955, she moved up to northern Virginia to teach at Hollin Hills School in Fairfax County. In the summer of 1957, a friend arranged a blind date for her with a young lawyer named Charlie Hobbs. It went well; 3 weeks later they were engaged, and six months later married. They moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland, in 1965 and have lived a happily married life there ever since. Harriette was more than a “home maker”. She was a “family maker.” Almost every night she prepared a gourmet, home-cooked meal as a family event. Besides gourmet cooking and her children, her passions were the Chevy Chase Garden Club, the Chevy Chase Historical Society, and planning family trips. She also sang in church choirs, first at Chevy Chase Baptist and later Fourth Presbyterian. 57 years after that blind date, Harriette could boast of four successful daughters and their husbands, and 12 grandchildren, ranging from 6 months to 17 years old. The funeral took place at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Lisner Home, 5425 Western Ave., Washington D.C. 20015. 1933480

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RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink

Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on first Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-924-8640;

Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,

Betts, Williams Christine Sheridan Betts of Silver Spring and Ocean City and Kirk Howard Betts of Bethesda announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Sheridan Betts, to Jeffrey David Williams. Abigail is the Director of Development at the HoltonArms School in Bethesda. She is a 1998 alumna of the HoltonArms School and received her BA in Norwegian Language and Nordic Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in

2002. Jeffrey Williams hails from Texas, where he graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1994. He received his BA and MA in Political Science from the University of North Texas and his PhD from the University of Arizona. He is an International Trade Specialist with the Department of Commerce. They will be married in Ocean City surrounded by their closest family and friends. The couple will reside in Rockville.

Liverman, Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Liverman Jr. of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Samantha Liverman, to John Matthew Gillette, son of John and Dorothy Gillette of Jacksonville, Fla. The bride-to-be earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She most recently

was employed by Fairfax County Public Schools as a third grade teacher. The prospective groom graduated from the University of Florida and is currently a captain in the United States Army. The wedding will be held at the The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Sept. 13, 2014. The couple will reside in Germany.

HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 Zumba Gold, 1 p.m. to 1:45

p.m., Aug. 13 through Sept. 17, Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Second Floor, Bethesda. Intended for the active senior, Zumba Gold is a fun, safe, and effective Latin and international inspired fitness program that is easy to follow and can be done seated or standing. Dress comfortably. $60. For more information, visit

Helping Yourself and Others Survive after the Loss of a Loved One, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Friendship

Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Learning about the process of grief can help us understand our thoughts, emotions and experiences during this difficult time. Brought to you by Montgomery Hospice, this workshop provides an opportunity to discuss ways of coping for ourselves and strategies to help a grieving friend. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and to learn from each

other. Free. For more information, visit

THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Girls on the Run: Heartsaver CPR Refresher Class, 4 p.m. to 6

p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Suburban Hospital Lambert Bldg (Second Floor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. This class is designed for Girls on the Run coaches whose CPR credentials have recently expired. The class will not include AED training. For GOTR coaches only. Participants must contact Suburban-On-Call at 301-896-3939 to register for the class. Latest CPR expiration date required. $20. For more information, visit

SATURDAY, AUG. 16 Girls on the Run: First Aid, 8 a.m. to noon, Suburban Hospital Lambert Bldg (Second Floor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Receive instruction on first aid and learn the treatment of bleeding, burns, broken bones and more.

This course is for GOTR coaches only. PLEASE NOTE: If you require the class workbook, it can be purchased the day of the class for $14. Checks and cash accepted. $20. For more information, visit AARP Smart Driver Course, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Suburban Hospital CR4 (Second Floor), 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. The fee, due at the class, is $15 for members, $20 for non-members; checks are to be made out to AARP. Bring driver’s license and a ballpoint pen. To register for this event, call 301-896-3939. DO NOT PAY FOR THIS CLASS WITH A CREDIT CARD. YOU MUST BRING A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO AARP TO THE CLASS.

SUNDAY, AUG. 17 Childbirth Express at Medstar Montgomery, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

MedStar Montgomery Medical

Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. This condensed version will prepare couples for their labor and birth experience. Class is presented in lecture/video format. To enhance what you learn, hands-on instruction available by taking the Lamaze Techniques class. Hospital tour included. $75. For more information, visit medstarhealth. org or call 301-774-8881.

MONDAY, AUG. 18 Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. This 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 301896-6837.

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. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301-365-5733, Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georiga Ave.,

Wheaton, offers an informal Sunday morning worship service at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon. Hospitality time is at 9:45 a.m. in the Garden Entrance. El Buen Samaritano offers a Spanish service at Noon. Communion is Celebrated the first Sunday of the month. For more information, call 301-9498383. Visit Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301253-1768. Visitkemptownumc. org.

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old Colum-

bia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-4219166. For a schedule of events, visit “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Child care is provided. For more in-

formation call 301-662-1819. Email

Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,

Germantown, offers summer service at 10 a.m. on Sundays throughout the summer. “Parenting from the Proverbs: A Summer Discussion Group for Parents,” will run all summer Sundays at 9 a.m. with classes available for children as well. Babysitting provided. Enroll your child in our Vacation Bible School program Aug. 4-9. The theme is Weird Animals. For sign-up and other information, or call 301-9723916. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. Call 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit

Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays

at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301421-9166 or visit “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 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 Rev. Kenneth S. Jones, who served as pastor of Faith Church from 1967 to 1977 will celebrate his 95th birthday as the pulpit guest, preaching at 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Aug. 17. His sermon topic will be “Where Have All The Ministers Gone?” There will be a birthday reception following the 10 a.m. service. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville. 301881-1881.

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Survey gives us serious information to think about As parents prepare to send children off to school this month, they can’t help but worry. Will they study hard and learn? Will they fit in socially? And, the increasingly unsettling anxiety, will they be safe at school? Now, Montgomery County parents can glean greater insight into what happens when students leave their homes for the day. This year, for the first time, a Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey has statistics specific to Montgomery. The survey, which Maryland does every two years as part of a federal initiative, covers a universe of risks, dangers and emotions — what youths do and how they feel about these actions and their learning environment. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland’s secretary of health and mental hygiene, wrote that the findings “will help state and local agencies, educators, businesses, students, parents and other key stakeholders develop and refine initiatives targeted at improving the health and well-being of Maryland youth.” If you’re unprepared, the Montgomery results read like a heavy storm that won’t relent. Among high school students: • 8.3 percent said they never or rarely wear a seat belt while a passenger in a motor vehicle. • 19.2 percent rode one or more times in the past 30 days with someone who drank alcohol • 7.1 percent of students who drove in the last 30 days did so after drinking alcohol • 31.3 percent of students who drove in the last 30 days sent a text or email while doing so (that increases to 55.7 percent for those who were 18 or older) • 10.9 percent carried a weapon in the last 30 days and 3.9 percent did so on school property • 5.8 percent didn’t go to school in the last 30 days because they felt unsafe at school or on the way to or from school • 8.1 percent were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in the last 12 months • 9.3 percent were physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to (that increases to 14.5 percent for females who were 18 or older). These are stark, sobering figures — especially the last category, which appears to describe rape. There has been widespread attention lately on the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses. This report reminds us that it’s a serious problem even before children go off to live on their own. The report on statewide high school results said there are good and bad trends. The good includes more time on healthy physical activity and fewer students who have ever drank alcohol. The bad includes more use of smokeless tobacco and more use of needles to inject illegal drugs. These surveys are voluntary and anonymous to elicit more candid replies — although there’s no guarantee that all of the answers were truthful. Still, they give us a strong foundation for insight into what happens in young people’s lives. Montgomery’s middle-school data was equally revealing: • 51.1 percent of students who rode a bike never or rarely wear a helmet (including 73 percent for boys at least 14 years old) • 24.5 percent have carried a weapon • 44.4 percent have been bullied on school property and 18.2 percent have been electronically bullied • 17 percent have thought seriously about killing themselves • 9.3 percent had not had breakfast in the past seven days • 23.8 percent felt sad and hopeless for at least two weeks in a row and stopped participating in their usual activities. We also saw some encouraging results. Only 5.9 percent of middle-schoolers did not wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle and just 3.4 percent reported smoking a whole cigarette before age 11. Both of these figures might have been higher in earlier eras, before society got wiser and more aggressive about personal health and safety. County officials plan to dig into the results this fall to see what they can improve. We encourage everyone to read through these surveys. The state and local results can be found at For parents, information like this is further proof that it can be a confusing, challenging world out there, often out of our control. We do our best at home and hope our children are smart enough when they leave us to make the best decisions for themselves.


Story misrepresented Twinbrook projects In response to The Gazette’s Aug. 6 article “Twinbrook projects rile some neighbors,” The JBG Companies first would like to emphasize that we are proud of the work we have done in Twinbrook, not only in our developments, but in our work to bring a renewed spirit to the community. Our latest mixed-use projects — The Alaire, The Terano and Galvan at Twinbrook — bring new restaurants and retail, along with transit-oriented residences that are transforming the area. That said, I would like to correct a number of inaccuracies in the story. JBG was not asked to respond to the allegation that we “reneged” on a deal to build condos. We have not. The land occupied by The Alaire and The Terano is owned by WMATA and is under lease to JBG. Such a ground lease

precludes owner-occupied condominiums and JBG never represented otherwise. Both communities are part of Twinbrook Station, our 2.2 million-square-foot development around the Twinbrook Metro. Plans call for significantly more residential units and a condo component is expected in the future. Galvan was long-planned as a rental community. There was also reference to an absence of park space. In fact, JBG has built a oneacre public park at 5601 Fishers Lane. A second park, a village green space nearer the Metro station, is in the works and will be used to host community events. It should be noted that all JBG’s development in Twinbrook was approved through a lengthy process by the city of Rockville years ago. JBG initiated a community dialogue in 2000 and community

input was incorporated. Plans for The Terano were approved in April 2005 and have since undergone at least four amendments by city planning staff. Galvan was similarly approved via public process in 2012. As a founding member of the Twinbrook Partnership, a private neighborhood and business alliance that promotes Twinbrook, JBG is an involved member of the community. We are honored to provide support for environmental programs, biking initiatives and charitable efforts, as well as the Twinbrook Community Center, Twinbrook Elementary School and the Twinbrook Farmers Market. It’s a shame that The Gazette story included more sensationalism than fact.

Rod Lawrence The writer is a partner for The JBG Companies

Without regulation, fair competition is impossible Much has been said about how companies like Uber and Lyft are giving the taxi industry a jolt of innovation and competition. However, their blatant disregard for the laws and regulations governing their service is not true competition — it’s anticompetitive and creates an unlevel playing field that hurts consumers and licensed taxi drivers. Barwood is well-known for its cutting edge technology innovations, which provide our customers greater access to safe and affordable transportation service. Customers can order a cab with a phone call, text message, email, through our website and even from our mobile app. Yes, that’s right — we have a mobile app, too, but we’re still regulated as a taxi company. Uber falsely claims that regulation stifles innovation. But Barwood’s technology innovations have taken place under stringent state and local regulations governing the for-hire transportation industry. Our vehicles must be inspected multiple times

each year. The government decides who is best qualified to drive taxis safely, based on a series of criteria. The fares we charge passengers are regulated and we’re required to carry appropriate levels of commercial liability insurance to protect passengers. These are just some of the rules Uber refuses to follow. We welcome the competition from Uber. But fair competition is impossible when companies like Uber don’t play by the rules. Just like Barwood, Uber transports passengers for a fee. They are a taxi service. Look at this way: Two boxers enter the ring for a match, but one has his hands tied behind his back and the other can do whatever he wants, even hitting below the belt. This is exactly the situation with Uber. They have entered the taxi industry with little regard for the existing regulations licensed companies must follow. They break the law every day. For-hire transportation regulations

protect customers and ensure that our drivers, taxicabs, and roads are safe. I applaud the Maryland Public Service Commission’s recent ruling that Uber is indeed a “common carrier.” While this is a step in the right direction, we still have to wait and see how, if at all, the state and local jurisdictions will actually regulate Uber. In the meantime, Barwood has joined other Maryland taxi companies in a lawsuit against Uber to ensure fair competition and protect the safety of our customers and the livelihoods of our drivers. If Uber and other companies want to operate in this industry, they should have to comply with the same insurance, inspection, and licensing regulations required by the local jurisdictions. Anything less is unfair and unacceptable.

Lee Barnes The writer is the president of Barwood Taxi in Kensington

Turnout percentage doesn’t reflect voter rolls Regarding your July 30 editorial “Electoral review wins our vote,” I agree that more must be done to increase voter turnout. However, the official Board of Elections percentage of 16.2 percent participation is misleading. The number of registered voters in Montgomery County is much higher than the actual eligible number. The voting lists have not been

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purged in many years. For example, my two adult daughters have not lived or voted in the county for many years, and yet they continue to be listed as eligible, even though one lives in England and the other in Florida. I was under the mistaken assumption that if you didn’t vote in two or three of the last elections, your name was removed from the lists. That is not

true! A name may be removed from the eligible list if a sample ballot is returned to the Board of Elections with such information. Or if someone registers to vote in another jurisdiction/ state, that entity is supposed to notify Montgomery County. Or if someone dies, the Social Security Administration is supposed to notify the state, and then the state is supposed to notify the local

jurisdiction. Do any of these steps actually happen? How are these processes audited? The Montgomery County Board of Elections takes the position that they would prefer to err on the side of keeping ineligible names on the voting list than disenfranchise possible voters. That is not an unreasonable position. But are they taking steps to mini-

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mize this probable discrepancy? And when they report voter participation, shouldn’t they try to explain that it is a probable mischacterization? Most of my friends and neighbors take voting very seriously. I believe that most eligible Montgomery County voters try to participate.

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Damascus Community Fair 2014 22nd Annual Coloring Contest, open to children age 10 and under and special needs class. Cut out this Picture. Color this picture. Use crayons only, no glitter. One entry per child. Work should be that of the person named on the back of picture. Please no help in coloring. Attach card to the back of your picture with name, address, phone and age or mark special needs entry. Send entries to Coloring Contest P.O. Box 496 Clarksburg, Md. 20871. Deadline is Friday Aug. 22nd, 2014, Must be postmarked on or before. Winners will be posted at the fair on Sept. 5, 6 and 7th. For more information, pick up catalog at your local businesses or call 301-253-3807. Children’s Coloring Contest: The first and second place winner in each class will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate donated by George and Paulette Cramer, Browning Pools and Spas, Damascus Lions club, Mr. and Mrs. John Griggs, Ann Davis, Rhodes Construction, Douglas Browning CPA, Damascus Community Bank, Peggy and David Stone, Blue Ribbon Alpaca Breeding Co., Curtis and Nancy Warfield, The Wade Butler Family, Eloise and Tucky Woodfield, Molesworth-Williams PA., Funeral Home, Craig and Diane Gillis, Mark and Terry Adkins, Roy and Kathy Standley, and Gene and Linda Walker. All Participants will receive FREE ICE CREAM COUPONS donated by Dan Leiter of Jimmie Cone. Thanks for All your Support! Contest is Co-sponsored by the Damascus Community Fair and The Gazette Newspapers. All pictures will be on display during the Fair in the Activities building. Participants MUST pick up Gift Certificates, Ice Cream coupons and pictures on Sunday, September 7th between 4pm and 6pm - NO EXCEPTIONS. All contest items not claimed by 6pm, at the close of the fair, will become the property of the fair.


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Clarksburg High School’s football team will likely enter fall camp Wednesday with higher expectations than in recent years. The Coyotes, who are scheduled to kick-off their season Sept. 5 against Quince Orchard, have a cast of seniors set to return. Many played significant roles on last year’s 7-4 playoff team that beat eventual 4A state champion Northwest during the regular season. But coach Larry Hurd said this season, like last year’s, won’t be defined by winning a state title. “I think every single year you get out there you’re cheating your team if you don’t think [winning a championship is] what you’re doing every year,” Hurd said. “We’re not trying to be a one-year show. We’re trying to continue to build our program. We got back to where we needed to be in the playoffs again. ... We want to build upon that. We don’t want to look at any one season as ‘the season.’” Hurd said the strength of this team will be its experience, which starts at the quarterback position with senior and four-year starter Joe Nacci. The left-handed quarterback has shown an ability to make plays with both his arm and legs, but he wants to display even more of his throwing abilities this year. “Obviously, a lot of people know I’m good on the run,” Nacci said. “What I want to show the scouts is that I can also throw the ball, not just me running. This quarterback can run the ball, but he can also throw the ball down deep.” Nacci should be afforded plenty of opportunities to throw thanks to a formidable running game that may force opponents to load the box. Along with Nacci, seniors Tavis Holland and Tyler Fenslau give Clarksburg a dangerous combination of options out of the backfield. Fenslau has shown the ability to lower his shoulder pads and deliver as much contact as he absorbs on runs. Holland is a quick back, who runs a 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds. He averaged nearly six yards per carry on his way to 796 yards and five touchdowns last season. “I think that we’re going to be able to really be a balanced football team this year,” Hurd said. “We got kids that can run the ball in Tavis and Tyler. Joey can certainly throw the ball. We got receivers out there that can catch the ball as well. So, we’re hoping to be as balanced as possible.” Part of a balanced team is playing well on both sides of the ball, and Clarksburg is returning a good amount of their starters on


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As thousands of high school studentathletes begin fall practice Wednesday throughout Maryland, they should consider themselves lucky. The 2012 law that required school systems to adopt heat acclimatization guidelines for preseason activities has, for all intents and purposes, eliminated traditional two-a-day practices. Aside from my jealousy factor, the rule changes to limit contact and time spent in the heat, and evolving attitudes and knowledge about concussions and overall athlete safety have altered sports at all levels. Starting this year, Montgomery County Public Schools — for the first time — will have an


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Two-and-a-half hours a day. Four days a week. Every week this summer. That’s how often senior Sean Parker and many of his Poolesville High School football teammates said they trained in the weight room this summer. On Monday, with less than 48 hours until the start of preseason, they’d spend another few hours in their workout spot, but on this afternoon, there was no heavy lifting. Instead, there was a lot of sitting around and staring at screens, as Poolesville converted its weight room into a video game center and played a team-wide FIFA (soccer) tournament. “It’s very fun being here,” senior Sean Parker said of the tournament. “We don’t really do things like this.” With Montgomery County’s high school preseason beginning on Wednesday, football teams such as Poolesville’s took advantage of their final hours of summer freedom. Poolesville set up eight video game systems and eight televisions, including a big screen for the championship match, for its tournament. “It’s kind of cool that we can conclude the summer workouts by having fun and competing against each other in video games,” junior Louis Potts said. The tournament marked the end of a busy offseason that concluded with some players completing the “Poolesville Punisher,” a challenging workout. “[It’s a] little reward for the kids to try and have some fun,” Poolesville coach Will Gant said. Teams across the county had different team-building activities in the days preceding preseason. Potomac’s Winston Churchill attended The EDGE Team Football Camp at Salisbury University in early August. The three-day trip helped the players develop football skills and team chemistry, coach Joe Allen said.



Clarksburg High School senior Joe Nacci (right) and Tyler Fenslau are expected to be two of the Coyotes best players this fall. defense as well. Cornerback Kaija Collette, who also plays receiver, is one of the leaders in the defensive backfield. Also returning is defensive back Devinne Greene and linebackers Peter Limber and Andre Brock. “We are an experienced team,” Hurd said. “That’s probably where we’re at right now if you want to talk about us. We got a lot of kids that have played a lot of varsity football games.” The Coyotes play in one of the toughest

divisions, the 4A West, which is where four of the six playoff teams from Montgomery County came from last year. Last season, the Coyotes dropped three of their first five games to begin the season, including a 35-7 loss to Quince Orchard. But the five-game win streak to finish the regular season allowed the program to make the playoffs.

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athletic trainer at all 25 high schools. When I was playing high school football 11 years ago, one of my friends complained of mild headaches during an August practice. We wondered why because he wasn’t KENT ZAKOUR a starter and we never ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR saw him get hit hard in practice. So, we, as teammates and a few coaches, gave him a hard time about being “soft” and told “him to suck it up.” We figured he was just tired or a little dehydrated. It was the culture — even at the high school level — of the game then. But his headaches persisted and he eventually went to the doctor, where was diagnosed with a concussion and was required to sit out of

practice for a few weeks. He seemed fine, however, and even he felt like he should be back out on the field. My how times have changed. Now, with all of the emphasis on concussions — whether brought about for actual player safety reasons or solely financially motivated by the National Football League — we probably wouldn’t have pressured our friend. I’m sure, with an athletic trainer on campus, he would’ve been properly diagnosed much earlier. Times have changed in the newspaper industry as well. At The Gazette, as you may have seen, we are striving to be more hyper-local than ever. So in our five county editions (Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring) expect to see a focus on area-specific stories. In addition to our weekly Wednesday

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Study shows number of brain injuries in high school athletes doubled between 2005-12 BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

With Wednesday’s first day of practice for fall sports across Montgomery County Public Schools comes the return of a prevalent issue that has swept the sporting world more intensely in recent years: Concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way a person’s brain functions, according to the Mayo Clinic. And although most concussions are a result of a hit to the head — which is why people associate them most with contact sports like football — they are actually caused by the brain hitting the skull and can be sustained by a mere jolt to the head or upper body. As more studies reveal — and former professional athletes speak out about — the possible long-term effects of the traumatic brain injuries, there has been a strong push to promote concussion prevention. But the truth is, there’s no way to avoid concussions completely. The best way to deal with surfacing data and the fear that’s accompanied it, is education, coaches agreed. A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine revealed the number of concussions among high school athletes doubled from 2005-12 but some researchers attribute that increase to more awareness.

Doctors can’t know what they can’t see A major danger to a concussed individual is second impact syndrome, which occurs when a successive



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Continued from Page B-1 cussion is sustained before symptoms to the original have subsided. And the problem with trying to prevent this potentially fatal occurrence is there’s no foolproof test to confirm when an athlete is ready to return to the playing field or court. “If you break your ankle, you Xray it and you X-ray it until it’s not broken anymore,” Walt Whitman High School football coach Jim Kuhn said. “There’s no test to see if your brain has a concussion.” In 2013 MCPS began funding mandatory baseline concussion testing — these assess an athlete’s balance and brain function — for all student-athletes in an effort to reduce the risk of athletes returning to competition too quickly. Another way for the county to support student-athletes’ safety is through equipment, Richard Montgomery football coach Josh Klotz said. Technology is constantly changing and new and more effective equipment is always surfacing. Thanks to the support of its boosters Richard Montgomery football received more than $5,000 in new helmets this fall. It’s possible headgear might become a requirement on the soccer field at some point as well, coaches said.

Heads up Last year the National Federation of State High School Association partnered with USA Football to endorse the organization’s Heads Up Football program, which is geared toward promoting tackling mechanics that aim to reduce helmet contact. While the push is a high profile one, Klotz said these techniques have been taught by Montgomery County coaches for five to seven years under a different moniker. And it’s not just because they’re safer, they’re actually better, he said. Klotz said it’s also reached the youth organizations which is extremely important. The key to maintaining the proper technique — not leading with the head, more shoulder to body contact — is repetition, coaches agreed. If bad habits are there, they can be broken,

volleyball, golf, tennis) Eric Goldwein (@ericgazette; boys soccer, field hockey) and Prince Grimes (@dmvprince; football) will provide readers with day-to-day coverage online at Sports

editor Ken Sain (@gazsptsed), a strong stable of freelancers and I (@kzakour) will all help out as needed. Beginning next week we will begin previewing all of the Montgomery County public

and private high school programs. Cross country, field hockey, golf and tennis are scheduled for Aug. 20 with boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball set for Aug. 27. Finally, our football preview

section, complete with individual team capsules, will run on Sept. 3. The Gazette’s sports de-

Be cautious but not fearful The prospect of injury can be unnerving but playing timidly might actually increase the chances of enduring one, Clarksburg High girls’ soccer coach Christina Mann said. With all the recent attention paid to head injuries, soccer has come under recent scrutiny given that forcefully making contact with one’s head on the ball is actually a major component of the game. Some organizations have banned the act of heading the ball at the younger levels, which Clarksburg High girls’ soccer coach said is understandable. But rather than avoiding a part of the game that’s both instinctive and unlikely to go away, Mann said it’s important to make sure it’s done right — players can practice with smaller or lighter soccer balls. “Taking heading out of soccer could take away some players’ best quality,” said Washington Spirit midfielder Tori Huster. “Look at Abby Wambach. How many goals has she scored with her head? One thing that’s really important is to teach kids how to actually head the ball. There’s a technique to it and a place on the head that if you hit it there nine times out of 10 you will feel fine. There’s so much knowledge of concussions coming out, it’s also important to have knowledge of the right technique.”


Poolesville High School football team members (from left) Michael McDonald, 15, Alex Hsu, 16, and Cole, McKenney, 15, react to their video game while playing FIFA14 soccer during a tournament as part of a team-building exercise prior to their training season on Monday in Poolesville.


Continued from Page B-1 “The kids get familiar with who they’re going to play with and who’s going to be coaching them. It’s more a team building thing than anything else,” he said. Churchill also had monthly nonfootball get-togethers, including cookouts and a trip to Dave & Buster’s, Allen said. “We’re just trying to get the guys to

bond together and to get together as a team. The kids get to know each other and so far it seems to have worked out real well.” Quince Orchard in Gaithersburg had no special team-building activity this past week, but after a productive summer in the weight room, coach John Kelley said players were given the week off. “We’ve been going all summer so we give them a week to let their bodies recover … Wednesday they hit the ground running with the first practice,”

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Kelley said. Poolesville and other county schools are scheduled to begin their seasons on Sept. 5. Until then, they’ll be spending their days preparing for Week 1. “We’re ready to go,” Parker said. “… We have a good group of people so it’ll be really nice to have everybody else here and everybody working hard, because we’re trying to get a 2A state championship.”




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Kuhn said. Kuhn and Klotz agreed that the majority of their athletes are first-time football players when they enter ninth grade so they start with a clean slate but even with experienced players they stressed the importance of taking the time to break down the tackle and work on strengthening the individual aspects that go into creating one single hit. Coaches in all sports have been encouraged to work with athletes on upper body, shoulder and neck strength to minimize neck movement during collisions and tackles.



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Springbrook High School graduate and former NFL player Shawn Springs (left) chats with Asher Smith (right), 13 of Potomac, Dermot O’Kelly (center), 13 of Bethesda, and Owen Hopkins, 14 of Bethesda, during Saturday’s first annual Save Youth Football combine at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.

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Solomon Taylor said football helped him overcome personal struggles while growing up in Potomac, so when he saw the sport’s youth participation falling — which he attributed to costs and safety concerns — he decided to take action by saving the sport that helped save him. Taylor, 31, launched Save Youth Football (SYF) in June 2013, andtheBethesda-basednonprofit helditsfirstmajorevent—aCharity Football Combine — Saturday at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. More than 250 people were in attendance, including 120 youth football players who participated free of charge, Taylor said. “There’s a lot of kids out there that don’t have that opportunity to play the game, and we’re losing kids to other sports, so that’s why it’s ‘Save Youth Football,’” said Taylor, a Winston Churchill alumnus. According to the SYF website, Taylor was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at a young age but was able to graduate high school with football’s help, and has stayed involved with the sport since then, coaching at the youth level and running a youth sports video production company. “This is the ultimate team sport,” said Taylor, owner of

Prominent Productions. “It teaches life lessons so it’s important that kids get an opportunity to play this.” But Taylor said he has seen youth football participation fall in recent years, locally and nationally. According to ESPN, Pop Warner, a prominent youth football program, had its participation drop 9.5 percent from 2010 to 2012. The decline comes as concerns about player safety and head injuries are on the rise. Robert Cantu, a neurosurgeon and concussion expert at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, recommended children under 14 not play tackle football because of the unknown long-term impact of concussions and repetitive head trauma. Taylor said the drop has more to do with rising costs ($300-plus per player) than player safety. Mark Steinwandel, of Darnestown, whose eighth-grade son played in the Rockville Football League, said that parents are concerned about player safety, but that youth tackle football can help curb risk of injuries at higher age-levels. “This is unscientific but when the kids are little and they’re all about the same size, nobody is running 1,000 miles per hour,” Steinwandel said. “If they can learn the techniques and what to do and how to protect themselves, to me, that’s really helpful.” The Charity Football Combine featured several activities for athletes, including a 40-yard dash,

a field-goal kicking station and an agility shuttle. Players were given scorecards to record their times and measurements. “This is something they watch on TV: the NFL combine,” Taylor said. “… All these kids want to run a 40-yard dash and they want to do it with a laser timer and they get excited about it … They get to seewhattheirhardworkintheoffseason has done.” The event included an equipment drive for children from underserved communities. It also featured Retired NFL All-Pro Shawn Springs, an alumnus of Springbrook High School in Silver Spring (Class of 1993), and former Washington Redskins player Marcus Washington. “Football, like any sport, adds a lot of value to anyone’s life. You learn a little bit about team work, you learn discipline, you learn about hard work. And I think there’s some important life lessons,” Springs said. “… Anything I can do to keep the sport relevant ... if there’s kids that want to play and can’t afford to play, that shouldn’t be the case.” Isaiah Nolasco, 11, of Rockville, said that his favorite part of the event was “that I get to practice and try to get better at things, and help other people.” Lamont Hagans, 12, of New Carrollton participated in several drills, including the field-goal station and the 40-yard dash. “[I’m here] so I can train more and be active … It’s pretty cool,” he said.

KEEPING IT BRIEF Germantown swimmer sets world record Germantown-based swimmer Frederik Hviid, 40, set a masters world record en route to winning the 200-meter backstroke in the Men’s 40-44 age group at the 15th FINA World Masters Championships held July 27 through Sunday in Montreal. Hviid finished in a time of 2 minutes, 11.56 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Hviid, who is a two-time Olympic distance freestyler and individual medley swimmer from Spain, opened the competition with a first-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle. His time of 8:47.75 was nearly 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Carroll. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Hviid won the consolation final of the 400-meter individual medley. He also competed in the 2000 Sydney event.


P. Branch cheerleaders recognized for skills The Paint Branch High School varsity cheerleading team won several awards at a four-day event held last week in Ocean City. The Burtonsville school won Best Chant, Best Game Day, Best Xtreme Routine, Best AllAround Award and Leadership

Award, according to coach Zina Saunders. “[Paint Branch] Cheer worked hard every day. They were always the first team to arrive in the morning, the team that practiced during lunch and after the evening session every day. The hard work paid off,” Saunders wrote in an email to The Gazette.


Rockville represented in international lacrosse tournament Four graduates from Rockville’s Thomas S. Wootton High School participated in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship, held July 10-19 in Colorado. Matt Greenblatt (Class of 2010) Jason Senter (2009) and Mark Jutkowitz (2008) played for Israel, while Sam Futrovsky (2007) played for Slovakia. Bullis School (Potomac) graduates Matt Opsahl (2012) and Mitch Goldberg (2013) also played for Isreal. Longtime Montgomery County coach Edward Kostolansky led Slovakia’s national team. Potomac’s Winston Churchill featured senior Daniel DiBono III (Spain) senior Louis Dubick (Israel), Bertan Unal (2007, Turkey) and Brett Rolf (assistant coach, Costa Rica).


B-CC assistant football coach passes away Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School assistant football coach Jeffrey Van Grack passed away on Saturday from a fight with bladder cancer. B-CC coach Josh Singer expressed his condolences on Twitter: “Real sad to say we have lost a member of our football family. We will miss you Coach Jeff Van Grack! #JVGSTRONG.” Van Grack graduated from B-CC and has worked as a lawyer in Bethesda for decades. From 2000-11, when he started coaching at B-CC, he assisted with the athletics at Northwest High School in Germantown.


Potomac boy wins national tennis title Benjamin Kittay, 10 of Potomac teamed with Faris Khan, 12 of Texas to win the doubles title at the U.S. Tennis Association Boys 12s National Championships held last week in Arkansas. Despite being on the youngest end of the age-group spectrum Kittay, who is ranked No. 21 nationally in the USTA Boys 12s, also reached the semifinals of the singles competition. There he lost in two close sets to eventual champion Aditya Gupta.


The Washington Spirit women’s professional soccer team was mere minutes away from clinching its first National Women’s Soccer League postseason appearance Saturday night in Seattle. A win against the topranked Reign would’ve ensured Washington a top-four, regularseason finish and the Spirit led, 1-0, in the 89th minute of Saturday’s contest. Then, in a quick turn of events, Seattle’s Jessica Fishlock threaded a pass right through Washington’s backline to the feet of Scottish midfielder Kim Little. The league’s leading scorer handled a sliding challenge from Spirit goalkeeper Chantel Jones — Washington’s starting goalie Ashlyn Harris was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms — with seeming ease and buried the equalizer for her 16th goal of the year. Each team took a point away from the 1-1 draw and every point is important for the Spirit at this juncture of the season. “We scored a good goal first and then we defended and we were disciplined, I think we deserved to win,” Washington coach Mark Parsons said. “But it’s hard to stop a squad full of players that Seattle has. ... Apart from that last opportunity, I didn’t see them scoring. I think we all could’ve done better on that last opportunity, we could’ve slowed the game down. But we’ve got to learn from that, it’s a great time to learn from that.” Washington (10-8-5), which has come a long way since its last-place finish a year ago, currently sits in third place in the league standings with 35 points. Portland Thorns FC (33 points) and Chicago Red Stars (31) are not far behind. The Spirit are still in position to clinch a playoff berth but they will need to win their season finale next Saturday against the Sky Blue FC in a game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.


Washington Spirit players Diana Matheson (left) and Crystal Dunn hope to lead the organization to its first playoff berth. Washington’s last outing against the New York/New Jersey-based team did not go well — Sky Blue won 4-2 — but Spirit coach Mark Parsons praised his team’s ability to get a job done when most necessary. “We keep saying, we’re our best when we have to do something, when we have to win,” Parsons said. “It will be no different against a hot, on-form Sky Blue. Our motivation is really high and we’ve been strong at home recently. Even if we won [Saturday night] going home and winning against the Sky Blue would’ve been just as high a priority and focus.” Seattle is a team ripe with starpower, Parsons said. From notoriously stingy Hope Solo in goal to experienced U.S. Women’s National Team defender Stephanie Cox, from midfielders Little and Welsh international Fishlock to the offensive third with Japanese international Nahomi Kawasumi and American stars Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux, Seattle is strong in every area of the field. But the Reign, which has outscored its opponents 50-19 in 2014, has also seemed to bring out some of Washington’s best, Parsons said, as the Spirit have hung with and even controlled play against Seattle at times this seaosn. With the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in upcoming playoffs shored up, Seattle had very little riding on Saturday’s contest, except for pride and an undefeated streak at home. Little

andKawasumi,therefore,started the game on the bench — Seattle had also just played three days earlier — and Washington took advantage. The Spirit pressured Seattle’s backline and midfield and didn’t allow the Reign the space they’re used to playing with. Though Seattle had a couple looks at a goal in the first half, it was Washington that struck first in the 29th minute when Canadian National Team midfielder Diana Matheson finished a pass from Australian international Lisa De Vanna inside the far post. Kawasumi came off the bench in the 46th minute and Little in the 68th and their entries changed the complexion of the game. Seattle outshot Washington, 11-4, Saturday, though only 4-2 in shots on goal. Parsons said he was pleased with the way the Spirit held its shape defensively and remained disciplined under the pressure to maintain their advantage. It took nearly perfect play to ruin Washington’s chances of clinching a playoff berth. It was Little’s first goal against the Spirit. “In our previous two games I think we’ve done a good job with Kim Little, she hadn’t had too many opportunities against us,” Parsons said. “But you take a fresh Kim Little when we’re on a road trip on the West Coast, dealing with jet lag [we just got in the day before] and she is tough to deal with.”

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Nineteen shows, 500 songs, 350 performers and 30,000 tickets have marked the path from a 2004 Nils Lofgren tribute show to the 10th anniversary of BandHouse Gigs, taking place at the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday. The team behind BandHouse Gigs creates tribute concerts twice annually celebrating songwriters and performers whose work they admire — along with much of the local music community. Ten years later, they show no signs of letting the music die anytime soon. It all began with the Washington Area Music Timeline Concert Series, a round of shows highlighting the work of local musicians that occurred at Strathmore. The final outdoor concert was to focus on Bruce Springsteen’s guitar player Lofgren, who had performed in several bands in the greater metropolitan area. Ronnie Newmyer, one of BandHouse Gigs’ executive producers, was asked to organize the show due to his history playing with Lofgren. Along with Chuck Sullivan, Newmyer put together the concert, which brought in a crowd of 5,000. Following the concert’s success they were asked to produce more tributes, and the rest was history. “Strathmore was hugely influential and encouraged us to broaden our base so we didn’t come back with the same faces

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Danny Schwartz, David Sless, Ronnie Newmyer and Chuck Sullivan are working hard during the final days of preparation for BandHouse Gigs’ 10th anniversary musical retrospective concert Aug. 16.

BANDHOUSE GIGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE TRIBUTE CONCERT n When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $15-$29 n More information:

in all of our shows,” Newmyer said. “We’re hugely excited

for the opportunity to come back and celebrate this 10 year journey that wouldn’t have happened if not for the opportunity they afforded us in the first place.” Newmyer and Sullivan produce the tribute concerts alongside David Sless, David Schwartz and Greg Hardin — and a handful of volunteers. From the time a concert wraps up, the BandHouse Gigs team begins to plan for the next show and begin sorting through local performers to invite to participate. BandHouse Gigs have highlighted music from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, as well as eras and events such as Woodstock

and the British Invasion. By including the hits as well as deep album cuts familiar to and beloved by few, Newmyer and crew celebrate each artist’s full history with audience members and participating musicians alike. “Musicians do get paid for the shows, but they’re not doing this for the money,” Newmyer said. “It’s because they love the experience of working with their peers, and they’re usually happy to be a part of a tribute for a songwriter they also love. We’ve never encountered musicians coming into it for the wrong purpose.” In order to keep the shows

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Bluejacket Brewery is one of the newest additions to the DC brewing scene, located in the revitalized section of Southeast Washington, very close to Nationals Stadium. The brewery is part of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group which includes the beer-centric ChurchKey/ Birch and Barley and Rustico. Bluejacket opened in October 2013 in one of Washington’s oldest extant industrial buildings which started life in 1919 as the Boilermakers Shops of the Navy Yard. Bluejacket is a Navy term for an enlisted man and pays homage to the building and neighborhood’s origins. The insides of the empty building were completely crafted to fit the plans for Bluejacket. Bluejacket’s main floor is the brewery’s restaurant and bar, called The Arsenal. The Arsenal has 20 draft lines, each serving a different unfiltered beer at the correct serving temperature through a sophisticated control system. Bluejacket uses eight different glassware shapes to ensure beers are served with the appropriate glass for the style. There also are five cask conditioned ales served via hand pumps. The upper two floors contain the brewery itself. The 15-barrel brewing system has 18 small fermenters which provide flexibility for aging beers for various lengths of time as needed. There also is a souring

room where tart/sour beers are aged and developed in a wide variety of wood casks. Lastly, Bluejacket installed one of the few coolships extant in the country. Plans are to begin using the coolship to create some sour ales starting in the fall. In less than a year of operation, Bluejacket has made more than 70 different beers. Most beers follow traditional styles modified by creativity and experimentation. Until recently, all the beers have been consumed onsite in The Arsenal. Bluejacket has started bottling 10 of their beers and plans to sell kegs to local restaurants and bars. While there is a continuing rotation of beers, the three most popular and regularly available are Forbidden Planet, a dryhopped Kölsch, Lost Weekend IPA made with Citra hops, and Mexican Radio, a spiced sweet stout. Normally there are at least 2-3 funky or sour ales on draft. Forbidden Planet (4.2 percent alcohol by volume, ABV) is a hoppy Kölsch made with a profusion of Galaxy hops. It has a tropical fruit nose with notes of mango, orange and cantaloupe with some floral character. Quite smooth, Forbidden Planet has a light sweet mango front which continues in the middle. A slight citrus-y orange is added in the finish with all going into the aftertaste with the citrus flavors lingering. Ratings: 8/8 Pyro (5.9 percent ABV) is a sour Saison which begins with a complex aroma that is fruity, tangy and has a mild smokiness. The noticeable tangy fruit front is followed by a blast of lemon and orange with a touch of apri-

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IN THE ARTS For a free listing, please submit complete information to at least 10 days in advance of desired publication date. High-resolution color images (500KB minimum) in jpg format should be submitted when available. DANCES West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. Drop in lessons 7:30 to 9 p.m. ($15), Aug. 15; Ballroom Bash 6:30

to 8:30 p.m., practice and lesson 8:30 p.m. to midnight dance ($20), Aug. 16; Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m., free Rumba lesson at 7 p.m. ($16), Aug. 17; Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ($16), Aug. 20; Tea Dance 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. ($6), Aug. 21, 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-3261181, Scottish Country Dancing, 8 to 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. Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9 to 11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, Contra, Aug. 15, Anna Rain calls to Gaslight Tinkers with Peter Siegel on mandolin, guitar, banjo, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Zoe Darrow on fiddle and Dave Noonan on drums, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $10, English Country, Aug. 13, Stephanie Smith caller, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Swing and Lindy, Show Stoppers for Leaders and Followers, three sessions, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 4-18, $60, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom,

Waltz, Aug. 17, Terpsichore with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass),

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Daryl Jr. Cline and the Re-

cliners, Aug. 15; The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour feat. Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis, Aug. 16, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Deanna Bogart, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Fillmore Silver Spring, Wild Child, Aug. 14; Boyz II Men, Aug. 15; blessthefall & Chiodos w/ Capture the Crown and I Killed the Prom Queen, Aug. 16, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Strathmore, UkeFest 2014, 7 p.m., Aug. 13; Best of Strathmore Tribute Shows with Bandhouse Gigs, 8 p.m., Aug. 16, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre-MTC, “Pinkalicious,” to Aug. 31, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, Imagination Stage, “Stuart Little,” Sept. 19 through Oct. 26, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Olney Theatre Center, “Colossal,” Sept. 3-28, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, The Puppet Co., “Little Red & the Pigs,” to Aug. 31; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Play-

house, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-634-5380, Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Fool for Love,” Sept. 3-27, call for show times, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors. 240-644-1100, Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 244-644-1100, Silver Spring Stage, One Act Festival, Aug. 7-24, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, The Writer’s Center, Mariposa Poets, 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17; Let’s Talk about Sex: How to use Eroticism Effectively in Prose, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 21; 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664,

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “Carte Blanche: Seth, Hannah and Schuyler,” to Aug. 17, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, Glenview Mansion, The Friday Group, to Aug. 29, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Marin-Price Galleries, John Aquilino, Aug. 30 to Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-7180622, VisArts, Gibbs Street Gallery; RIPPLE: Cloth, Community and Connectivity, to Aug. 17, Rockville, 301-315-8200, visartsatrockville. org. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 17th annual National Small

Works Exhibition, through Aug. 31, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second floor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, washingtonprintmakers. com.

The Arsenal is the main floor and restaurant/bar for Bluejacket Brewery in Washington, D.C.


Continued from Page B-4 cot, all lasting into the slightly tart finish and aftertaste. Ratings: 8.5/9. Lost Weekend IPA (6.7 percent ABV) has a grapefruit and bitter hop bouquet from its


Continued from Page B-4 fresh and celebrate new, local talent, Newmyer said close to 30 percent of the performers in each concert have never participated in a BandHouse Gigs event before. Through connections to the music industry as well as the word of mouth resulting from previous shows, the producers bring on local talent new to the scene alongside Washington music veterans. The team closely looks at each performer’s style to determine the best song with which to pair them. However, this doesn’t mean band members were kept together on certain performances. Rather, Newmyer emphasized the benefits that come from splitting musicians up, keeping the tribute shows from becoming a themed Battle of the Bands. “Everyone was focused on the task at hand, and it created


Citra hops. The robust grapefruit and other citrus flavors in the front continue throughout, joined by a black pepper spiciness in the finish and aftertaste. Ratings: 7.5/7. Mexican Radio (6.5 percent ABV), a spiced sweet stout, has aromas of sweetness, milk stout,

roast and chocolate, almost like a New York Egg Cream soda. The strong chocolate front with hints of milk and roast segues into the middle where the roast increases a shade. While the finish is the same, the aftertaste adds a muted bitter hop with nuances of chili. Ratings: 8.5/9.

a situation where people were supporting each other rather than worrying about playing better than so-and-so,” he said. “It became an event full of the history and camaraderie and spirit the Washington music community has been building for the past 35 or 40 years.” The shows have changed locations over the years, from starting outside of Strathmore to moving indoors and expanding to The Barns at Wolf Trap and The Fillmore Silver Spring. Through the venue changes and increased visibility in the community, BandHouse Gigs have maintained their all-volunteer, not-for-profit background. Each show has around 50 individual performers, and a team of approximately a dozen volunteers — some without music or stage backgrounds — keep the productions running smoothly. “The staging — where there are different people taking the stage every second song — is quite complex,” Newmyer said.

“And we’re proud we’ve been able to put together sharp, professional shows with people who don’t necessarily do this for a living.” The quality shows — the tribute concerts regularly sell out, proving the importance and lasting mark of the highlighted songwriters and performers to the music community present in the area. While each show may provide fresh jitters, BandHouse Gigs never fails to connect the participants — onstage as well as in the audience and behind the scenes — with the music they hold dear. “Even though we’ve done this 19 times, every single time there’s a bit of panic, like maybe none of this is going to work,” he said. “I feel a tremendous satisfaction, it feels like something we were meant to do that we didn’t know we were, in bringing people together like this.”


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All in the family The Marsalis family has been making music for years. While Branford and Wynton may be a little better known, it doesn’t mean they’re better musically. Although, each in the family might argue over who’s the best. Ellis Marsalis Jr., the patriarch of the Marsalis family, and his son Delfeayo, will be performing together as part of

their “The Last Southern Gentlemen” tour at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on Saturday. Ellis Jr., is a pianist, while Delfeayo plays the trombone. The show is a highlight for any jazz fan. Tickets for the show are $30. For more information, visit

In the abstract


Popular R&B group Boyz II Men will be making a stop at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday.

On bended knee

In 1991, a quartet of friends from Philadelphia released an album with a fresh, new sound. The world instantly became hooked and made Boyz II Men quite famous. Although the quartet is now down to a trio, the smooth R&B sounds are still the same, and you can enjoy them yourself when Boyz II Men comes to the Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday. Tickets for the show are $39.50. “Cooleyhighharmony,” featured the hits “It’s

So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” “Motownphilly,” and “Uhh Ahh,” making the album a smash — going nine times platinum in the U.S. alone. Since then, the group has gone on to release 11 more albums, including a Christmas CD. Their most recent album, “Collide,” is set to be released on Sept. 30. For more information, visit or call 301-960-9999.


Ellis Marsalis Jr., the patriarch of the famed musical Marsalis family, and son Delfeayo, will perform at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Super Club on Saturday.

It’s just like candy


Jackie Hoysted’s “Pick n’ Mix” is currently on display at VisArts in Rockville.

Artwork that’s good enough to eat? No, this isn’t a scene from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, it’s the latest exhibit at VisArts in Rockville. “Jackie Hoysted: The Candy Store” is on display

now through Aug. 17 at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hoysted, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has used scented paints to make her paintings look and smell good enough

to eat. Her works play with idea of “eye candy” — a personal contemplation on desire and craving. For more information, visit or call 301-3158200.







Fran Abrams “Purple Squared,” is on display at the “It’s Abstract!” exhibit at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.



Fran Abram’s “Purple Squared” is just one of the many pieces of art on display right now at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. “It’s Abstract!,” an exhibit that features works by 12 different local artists, focuses on abstract paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media works and digital prints. The exhibit is open now through Sept. 5, in the Main Gallery at BlackRock. Of the 12 artists, five are local to Montgomery County: Abrams from Rockville; Laurie Breen of Silver Spring; Felisa Federman of Potomac; and Gordana Gerskovic and Ronald Komara, both of Gaithersburg. All of the artists’ works have been shown not only in the region, but in studios outside of the DMV as well. For more information, visit or call 301528-2260.

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Accountant / Bookkeeper


Montgomery Village homebuilder seeks full time accountant\bookkeeper. Responsibilities include maintaining and posting general ledger, cash receipts, journal entries, bank reconciliations, construction draw schedules, excel spreadsheet schedules, etc. for multiple entities. Candidate must be very organized and experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Sage Timberline Accounting Software experience is preferred. Send resume to Kettler Forlines Homes 9426 Stewartown Road, Suite 3C Montgomery Village, MD. 20886 or fax (301) 948-4589.

Our jobsites are in DC/MD/VA and surrounding areas. We are in need of experienced EIFS and Stucco mechanics along with qualified laborers. µ Min of 1 yr of exp in a construction trade is required. µ Current and valid driver’s license. µ Personal transportation required. µ Working from heights on scaffold or swings is required. µ Able to lift over 50lbs. on a daily basis. For more info call 301-695-4966. Detials at


Armentrout’s Construction a residential home improvement Company now hiring. Hand tools and transportation required. Min of 10yrs experience. Call 410-946-7983

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Bathroom Remodelers

Bathroom remodeling company seeks "high end" installers, all phases of construction. Earnings potential up to six figures, plus benefits!! Call 301-516-6000 and ask for Ray, Christoph, or David; or email your resume to

Diesel Mechanic / Truck driver

located in Rockville. Must have Class B CDL, Will train to run a crane. Pls send resume to contact@ or fax 301-2602700.

Drivers/Crane Operator

Rockville. Excellent opportunity. Top pay; will train. Must have Class B CDL. Pls send resume to or fax 301-260-2700

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Medical Front Desk/Biller

Experienced Medical Front Desk/Biller needed for Germ/ Rockville location. FT Salary + Benefits. Submit resume to Fax 301-947-2811 or email to



NAEYC accredited center in Germantown needs a 2 year old teacher. Hours 10am6:30pm. Must have experience, some college course work and meet MSDE requirements. Call Debbie or Harriet at 301-540-1170


Wabtec Railway Electronics in Germantown has the following openings: Ê Senior Wiring Assembler (2nd shift/perm) Ê Materials Handler II (2nd shift/perm) Ê QA Senior Technician (1st shift/temp) Ê Quality- Incoming Inspector (1st shift/perm) Ê Facilities Technician (1st shift/perm) Ê PCB Assembler II Three or more years’ experience required for all positions For consideration, send resume and salary history to or call 301-515-2044

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

Must R.S.V.P.

Call Bill Hennessy


Andrews Gazette, a newspaper published for distribution on Joint Base Andrews and the surrounding community, is searching for an independent Editor/Writer. Candidate must be able to come up with story ideas for the weekly paper as well as go out in the community and cover events for publication. Supervise one reporter/photographer and work with copy desk to layout the paper each week. An understanding of how to cover military service members and their families a plus. Must be organized and a team player. Strong writing and editing skills (AP style) a must. Must be able to manage staff and processes. College degree in journalism required. Prefer military family members and/or former military candidates. If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements and three writing samples to We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. EOE.

Praise & Worship Leader

For Epworth United Methodist Church in R E Q U I R E M E N T S : Prior Gaithersburg. experience as Praise & Worship Leader in a multicultural congregation, experience with praise music and other genre including Gospel, African, and Spanish music and the ability to lead worship and contribute to music vocally. Full time position detali available upon request at: 301-926-0424

301-388-2626 301-388-2626 • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. EOE

Food Service


∂ Chef or Experienced Cook - Some weekends, experience with & knowledge of production systems essential, food safety certified & computer preferred. ∂ Line Server/Food Prep Helper - Part time ∂ Utility/Dishwasher - Part time Reliable transportation is essential. Apply in person, M-F @ 2pm, Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd. Sandy Spring, MD 20860, 301-7747455

Join Our Team We’re looking for individuals with a passion to serve. Explore career possibilities at the nation’s largest provider of concierge services. 2 Day Open House Call to Schedule Time Slot

Foster Parents

Treatment Foster Parents Needed Work from home!

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Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now

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Wednesday, August 20th 12:00 Noon - 8:00 pm On-call, Full and Part-time positions available in DC Metro area. GC3359

Meet and interview with our managers. If you possess excellent communication and computer skills, have attention to detail, are dependable and punctual we have a career for you. Benefit package. Minimum 2 years’ experience in customer service, concierge or sales. College preferred minimum H/S diploma/GED. Capitol Concierge does drug testing and background checks. We provide competitive benefits.



Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-888-810-2897

Med Tech for Cardiology Practice in Rockville/Germantown area Must have strong skills and the ability to lead a team Fax or email resume to 301-947-2811 or

Call 202.223.4765 to schedule a time slot. Your application must be completed online and attach your resume as a Word document by visiting: once you have scheduled a time slot. Capitol Concierge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



New & Experienced Drivers Wanted ÊLarge Metro Access Account ÊStay busy all Day ÊRent discount until Metro access certified ÊSet your own hours ÊTake home a vehicle ÊMake up to $1000 per week

Call Action Taxi 301-840-1000

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Oracle Apps Developer

QSolutions LLC seeks candidate with Bachelor’s + 5 yrs. exp. as Oracle Apps Developer (QSOR14): Oracle SOA Suite, ESB, BPEL, E-Business. Resumes: HR, 17509 Nesbitt Farm Ln, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. Unanticipated worksites thru out U.S. Foreign equiv. accepted.

Requirements Analyst

For 3E Company, Bethesda, MD. Requires BS Comp Sci, Eng’g or related + 2 yrs exp as Systems Analyst, Database Analyst or Software Engineer for SAP EHS systems. Please apply online at, job ID 20140729-3904-SH

Nonprofit in Gaithersburg, PT 20 hrs/wk. Good written skills, 2 yrs of office exp. and reliable transportation a must. Property Mngmt exp & Spanish/English a plus. $12//hr, Please email: cover letter/resume & 3 work ref to: f h c c @ f l o w e r h i l l . o r g . PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Administrative Assistant

Event planning company in Potomac, MD. Microsoft Office experience required. Part-time 4-5 days a week (flexibility) and some weekend event work. Looking for a detail oriented person with customer service skills and excel. grammar. Email resume to

Director of Music

Church in Germantown, year round, PT, start mid-Sept. Must have exp. in instrumental/choral direction. Please send resume to:

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email

Lab Technician

In Rockville. Duties include performing experiments testing materials and routine Min qualifications included AAS degree in technical field,PC proficiency, 5 yrs professional experience. More info visit Email resume:


Work From Home

National Children’s Center Making calls. For more info please call Weekdays between 9a-4p No selling! Sal + bonus + benes. Call 301-333-1900

PT Dental Assistant

Located in Bethesda. CDA or EFDA, MD X-Ray Cert reqd. Top pay for experience. 2 days/wk (Tues/Thur), clinic hrs 8:30am to 5:30pm. Near Metro, paid parking. Please call Shannon at 301-839-0055 for paid working interview.

Lab Assistant/Med Tech Gaithersburg. Microbiology experience helpful. Fax resume to 301-216-0302 or call 301-216-1231

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#460053C, Automatic, 2.4L Sport SUV



2008 Volvo XL70 Wagon

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2011 Hyundai Sonata

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2011 Volvo S80 Sedan

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2012 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan

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#429043A, Auto, 30K Miles, Hybrid Engine



2010 Chevrolet Camaro

#P8998A, 1-Owner, 2SS Coupe, 6.2L V8 Engine



2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L

#429048A, V6, 1-Owner, Automatic



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2008 Nissan Rogue SL....................................................$14,980 2007 Jeep Wrangler SUV.............................................$22,980 2011 Acura TSK Sedan...................................................$23,980 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT ...........................................$15,990 #526037A, Automatic, 29K Miles, 1-Owner #N0434, Automatic, 2LT Sedan, 1-Owner

Volvo S60 T5....................................................................$25,980 2007 Lexus RX350..................................................................$16,980 2012 #526045A, W/Blis, Heated Seats, Certified, 10K Miles, Ice White #526507B, V6, Automatic, SUV, Crystal White



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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt.....#V441506A, Black, 78,101 Miles......$8,995 2007 Toyota Corolla.....#V004904A, Red, 88,460 Miles............$9,995 2005 Honda Accord SDN.....#V0067A, Green, 105,671 Miles...$9,995 2005 Honda Civic SDN.....#V111057A, Blue, 85,481 Miles.....$10,495 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan.....#V625970A, 112,554 Miles..........$10,991 2011 GTI.....#V288623A, Black, 67,072 Miles...........................$18,591 2011 GTI.....#VP0065, Gray, 41,445 Miles.................................$18,993 2010 GTI.....#V537179B, White, 39,555 Miles...........................$18,995 2012 CC.....#V507320A, Silver, 34,941 Miles.............................$19,595 2010 CC.....#VP0069, Gray, 46,430 Miles..................................$19,995

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