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Girl Scout cookie sales beneﬁt hospital
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First-grade troop donates more than 100 boxes TERRI HOGAN
Members of Girl Scout Daisy Troop 889 at Olney Elementary School on Friday delivered more than 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney. . Troop Cookie Manager April Tegeler said that each year, the girls pick a local charity to donate cookies to as part of their sales efforts. “Recognizing the importance of the hospital’s presence and support throughout the Olney community, this year, our girls chose MedStar Montgomery Medical Center to be the recipient of our Gift of Caring Project,” she said. “For a variety of reasons, some customers may not want to buy cookies for themselves. The Gift of Caring project through Girl Scouts allows people the chance to give to others while supporting Girl Scouting at
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Katherine Zenzano, a community outreach coordinator for the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division, holds Lulu, a 5-year-old domestic shorthair cat at the new Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Gaithersburg. Lulu and another cat were surrendered because the owner had died.
New shelter prepared to care for dogs, cats, livestock, birds, reptiles
BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
pencer, a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, was frightened when he came to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center as a stray on Feb. 26. Two days later, with the help of nurturing staff, he was comfortably gobbling up treats and excitedly licking his human admirers. Spencer is one of many animals moving into rooms at the new $20 million Derwood shelter, which opened on Sunday. The 49,160-square-foot facility at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road replaces the county animal shelter on Rothgeb Drive in Rockville, which is operated by the Montgomery County Humane Society.
The county contracted with the Humane Society to continue running the old shelter until the end of March, allowing for a transition time between the two centers. In July 2010, the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the use of seven acres of a 51-acre parcel at the corner of Muncaster Mill and Airpark Roads for the new shelter, after county ofﬁcials deemed the old one, which was built in 1975, overcrowded and in need of renovations. Construction on the new facility, which is more than three times the size of the Rothgeb shelter, began in January 2012. All animals picked up by the county’s Animal Services Divi-
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that same time.” The troop’s 11 ﬁrst-graders meet monthly to work on a wide variety of character education badges. One meeting is devoted to teaching the girls the importance of setting challenging goals and reaching them through cookie sales. The two main focuses of these goals are “What can we do with our cookie money to help others?” and “What can we do for fun and learning?” Once all of the cookies have been distributed and money has been collected, the girls decide what to do for the fun part. Last year, they visited the Mud Hut, where they learned how to paint their own pottery. The hospital plans to distribute cookies in various ways: to doctors’ ofﬁces, the pediatric unit, patients on speciﬁc ﬂoors and at an annual coffee gathering. “It sounds like they will be going to good use throughout the hospital campus,” Tegeler said. Because most of the girls
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One dead, one critical after Norbeck shooting Police still trying to determine what happened n
A shooting at a home in a Norbeck neighborhood has left one man dead and another in critical condition. Police were called to the home in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane at about 10:30 p.m. Monday for shots fired. When they arrived on the scene
Spencer, a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, was scared when he came in as a stray on Feb. 26, but after two days of interaction in the shelter, he had become much more conﬁdent.
they found a deceased man lying in the driveway, according to Capt. Paul Starks, a Montgomery County police spokesman. A cause of death has not yet been determined. A second man already had been taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds and is in critical condition, Starks said. It is unclear who drove that man to the hospital. “We are going to talk with him as soon as he is able to
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Winter’s icy grip brings budget meltdown n
Weather has wreaked havoc on youth athletic schedules BY GAZETTE STAFF
Winter has wrought a meltdown on the budgets of many local governments — to the point that one municipal manager said his city was in “salt conservation mode.” Monday’s wintry blast, with about 4 to 8 inches falling throughout Montgomery
County, was the latest blow. Takoma Park has spent at least double what had been budgeted for snow removal, said Daryl Braithwaite, the city’s public works director. “We typically budget for three storms,” she said, with about $33,000 for salt and sand, plus $18,800 for overtime work. Before Monday’s storm, the city had already spent $60,000 or more on supplies, plus $40,000 on overtime labor, Braithwaite estimated. In all, Takoma Park has used about 800
tons of salt and sand, she said, including for Monday’s storm. The city just ordered 150 more tons of salt; the city tries to end the season with 100 tons stockpiled. So far there have been no problems obtaining salt and sand, but if more is needed this season, she suspects it will be more difﬁcult to get. In Gaithersburg, there is little opportunity to save money on snow days because of the high cost of the city’s snow removal
HEALING THROUGH BASKETBALL Covenant Life community works out grief of two deaths in three days.
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Sherwood High poms win national award
Capital Campaign for Oncology at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney.
Alexa Edwards and Bailey Greseth, captains of the Sher-
wood High School pompon squad, along with their coach, Jeanne Laeng, recently returned from Orlando, Fla., where they accepted the 2013 American School Spirit Award at the National Dance Team Championships. The annual award recognizes the top all-around program in the country, which exempliﬁes community service, outstanding school athletic support, spiritraising activities, academics and, overall, today’s dance team. In addition to the all-expensepaid trip, the coach and captains from the Sandy Spring school received passes to Disney World, feature spots on ESPN and other media outlets, and gift certiﬁcates. The National Dance Team Championships were held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where the girls were introduced and honored with a crystal trophy and a video presentation portraying their efforts throughout the year in service to their school, teams and community. As their service project for the year, the Sherwood Poms have raised more than $1,000 for the
Veterans beneﬁts seminar is March 12 Brooke Grove Retirement Village will present a seminar March 12 on how to apply for veterans aid and attendance pension. The free event begins at 7 p.m, preceded by a complimentary light supper at 6:30. Veterans or surviving spouses are invited to learn how to apply for assistance with the cost of home care, assisted living and nursing home care from this program. The seminar will be presented by Jonathan Layne of Mission Veteran Assistance, who says the tax-free beneﬁts can range from $1,113 to $2,053 per month. Brooke Grove is at 18131 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring. Register, by Monday, with Toni Davis at 301-388-7209 or email@example.com.
Cancer support program coming to Olney Hope Connections for Cancer Support, a Bethesda nonproﬁt that provides free programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope for people with cancer
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and their loved ones, will start offering programs at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney in April. Since October, the organization has offered weekly yoga classes, bimonthly cancer support, caregiver support meetings and orientation sessions at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s Aquilino Cancer Center in Rockville. Dr. John Marshall, chief of the MedStar Montgomery’s division of hematology/oncology, said Hope Connections supplements everything done at a cancer center. “We really don’t do a good job of dealing with what I call ‘the ripple effect’ — how cancer is affecting your job, your life, your interactions with your family and friends, ﬁnan-
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The Sherwood High School pompon squad won the 2013 American School Spirit Award at the National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Fla., last month.
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AROUND THE COUNTY
County parents to rally for school construction money
Honoring Olney’s ﬁnest
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“It looks bleak, but we mobilized everybody, and we pushed hard. We’ve got a ﬁghting chance.”
BY KATE S. ALEXANDER AND LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITERS
As Maryland lawmakers brace for a potential multi-year battle on school construction funding, the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will rally this week to make sure Maryland’s General Assembly knows just how big Montgomery’s overcrowding problem has become. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig L. Rice, school board President Philip Kauffman and Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr are expected to headline the Thursday evening rally in Annapolis and make the case for Montgomery. Leggett (D) said the program sought by his county, as well as Prince George’s and Baltimore counties, would establish a steady, predictable stream of state money to leverage borrowing for school construction, similar to the program created last year to provide money to Baltimore City for school construction. Legislation proposed by Montgomery County delegation leaders creates the Supplemental Public School Construction Matching Fund Program. Under the bill, counties with a triple-A bond rating and school systems with at least 100,000 students would be eligible for up to $20 million each year to fund a portion of school construction projects or project debt. “We know this is a real tall order,” Leggett said Monday. “It is imperative to get this done.” He also said last week that election-year politics could stand in the bill’s way. Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations has organized the rally to tell Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and General Assembly leaders of the immediate need for the bill. Each year, Montgomery County Public Schools enrollment grows by about 2,000 students, or the equivalent of
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The Greater Olney Civic Association held its 36th annual awards ceremony Sunday at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney. Shown here are award recipients (from left) employee Steven Franklin, and manager Ron Simon of the Olney Giant Food store, Contribution to Community; Lee Lofthus, Greater Olney Civic Association Worker of the Year; John Webster, Citizen of the Year; Gina Angiola, Contribution to Community; Summer White, Contribution to Community; Barbara Barry, Olney Heritage; and Kiwanis Club member Charles Falck, Special President’s Award.
Laytonsville’s public water on tap BY
TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER
Public water is flowing in Laytonsville, but the news has trickled out, without a ﬂood of response. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokesman Jerry Irvine conﬁrmed that after a period of ﬂushing, testing and permit approvals, the water became available on Feb. 21. “Anyone who wants to call a plumber can start using the system,” he said. Irvine said a notice was sent to county and Laytonsville ofﬁcials on Feb. 28, and a letter soon will go out to area residents, notifying them that the water project is complete. Mayor Dan Prats said he got the news on Feb. 28, and planned to make an announcement at the Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening. He is working with WSSC to plan a ribbon-cutting celebration, probably to take place later this month. Irvine said that as of Tuesday afternoon, no one had applied for permits to access the water. Because Prats’ home is
relatively new and he has had no problems with his water, he doesn’t plan to hook up to public water. Prats said the town hall will be connected, but there are no plans yet. With public water, the town’s ﬁre hydrants, which have been covered in plastic for the past year or so, now are operational. “We haven’t used them yet, and hope we don’t ever need them, but we know they are available to us,” said Buddy Sutton, chief of the Laytonsville District Volunteer Fire Department. “It is a great improvement for us to provide ﬁre protection to the surrounding area, and for the new addition to our ﬁre station.” Sutton said they soon would begin testing the hydrants for water pressure. They will be able to ﬁll tankers from the hydrants, which is more convenient than driving to other areas with hydrants or relying on pond water. Ivar Olsen, who lives between Fieldcrest and Dorsey roads, outside the town limits, eagerly awaited the ﬁnish of the water project. He said WSSC engineers told him that his water pressure would improve 10 to 20 pounds once the pumping station, near the intersection of Woodfield
Road (Md. 124) and East Village Ave., was operational. As of Tuesday afternoon, Olsen had not noticed any change, and when he tested it, the pressure had only increased two pounds. “Something is amiss,” he said, frustrated. “I will continue to look into this.” Because the project has been in the works for decades, public water is a welcome amenity for the town of approximately 300 residents, who have had to rely on well water. WSSC and developer Natelli Communities paid for the project. “The developer needed the water in order to build the Laytonsville Preserve development, so the timing of this just came together,” Prats said. It will solve the problems of poor water quality and failing septic systems and provide water for Laytonsville Elementary School, the fire department, and the Layton Village shopping center. “Former Mayor Willard [Oland] worked on this project for decades,” Prats said. “To see water ﬁnally able to ﬂow in Laytonsville is a great thing.” email@example.com
Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park a high school, Leggett said in January. Sen. Jamie B. Raskin, who sponsored the bill in the Senate, compared the battle to the one last year for transportation funding. “It looks bleak, but we mobilized everybody, and we pushed hard,” he said. As for this year, Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park said he thinks “we’ve got a ﬁghting chance.” “We’ve succeeded in expressing the importance of the issue,” Raskin said. “Now we have to press the urgency of the issue.” Lynne Harris, vice president for legislation for the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, said about 300 to 400 people are planning to attend Thursday’s rally, a feat unlike what the group has done in the past.
A more coordinated approach “This year has been an entirely new approach — hopefully broader and more coordinated than the organization’s ever done before,” Harris said. The county PTA group originally scheduled a rally Feb. 13, but postponed it after a bout of wintry weather. “We’ve used the time to really up our numbers,” Harris said. Harris said she’s been in consistent contact with county delegation members and that she is hearing that passing such a bill could become a multi-year effort. She said she’s also heard from the legislators that it’s up to parents, students, teachers and administrators to make the case for the school system. “It’s up to us to let those legislators from outside Montgomery County know what the situation is really
like,” she said. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown also said he thinks it’s important for county school system community members to make sure legislators understand how large the problem is in Montgomery and that the county faces a unique situation. Rice said he thinks legislators will gauge the extent of the problem by how many people from Montgomery County show up in Annapolis. “Overall, even though people have expressed their thoughts that this [legislation] might not pass, it is something that still requires us to make sure that we are putting our best foot forward,” Rice said. Even if the county doesn’t get the money this year, he said, the issue is one that should be “on the forefront of our legislators’ minds.” Rice said he understands that some efforts require multiple years to pass legislation in Annapolis, but that he is still hopeful. “There have been stranger things that have happened,” he said. In letters to the bill’s sponsors, former county executive and 2014 executive hopeful Douglas Duncan said that largely due to an “absence of strong, local leadership,” the county did not secure a school construction funding package last year when Baltimore City was able to do so. “I respectfully ask that you and your colleagues take over where the local ofﬁcials have failed, and enact legislation that will lead to Montgomery County receiving its fair share of state school construction funding,” Duncan (D) wrote. The rally Thursday is planned to start at 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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Joynes had previously been charged with 14 counts BY
TIFFANY ARNOLD STAFF WRITER
A former Montgomery County music teacher charged with sexually abusing 15 students was indicted Thursday on 39 counts tied to the alleged abuse. Lawrence W. Joynes, 55, of Dundalk, is charged with sexually abusing 14 elementary school students at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, where he taught for 10 years. Joynes is also charged with having an inappropriate and sexual relationship
with a student at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring in the 1990s. The indictment includes 14 criminal counts on a new child pornography charge, four additional counts of third-degree sex offense, and an additional count of rape. School officials said Joynes taught in Montgomery County for 27 years. Police said the girls involved were in kindergarten through the second grade. Joynes was initially charged with 14 counts of sexually abusing a minor and one count of third-degree sex offense, court records show. For the alleged abuse in the 1990s, Joynes was
initially charged with child abuse, second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, and two counts of seconddegree sex offense. The recent indictment incorporates the previous charges. The new count of rape is connected to the 1990s Eastern Middle School case. The indictment comes after a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge sentenced Joynes to time served for possessing child pornography. Joynes pleaded guilty to that charge on Feb. 6 and was ordered to register as a sex offender as part of the sentence, court records show. Investigators said they found Joynes in 2013
through a Yahoo account police linked to porn distribution in South Carolina. According to charging documents, a subsequent search of Joynes’ computer unearthed 4,400 sexually suggestive photographs of young girls, some of them students of New Hampshire Estates. Police also recovered sexually suggestive video clips of girls sucking on peppermint sticks and a man’s ﬁnger inside what appeared to be a music classroom. Some of the videos were set to music or had sexually suggestive captions. In other clips, the girls were inappropriately touched or made to touch themselves, police said in court records.
According to testimony conveyed in the charging documents, Joynes described taping the videos in his classroom and said that the name of one girl was tattooed on his right shoulder. Joynes’ attorney Alan C. Drew was unavailable for comment Friday. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s office, described the case as “troubling for the community.” “The charges are very serious and we look forwarding to proving them in court,” Korionoff said. A court hearing is scheduled for March 7. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire department dinners, certiﬁcations Alaska Burdette, Justin Stine and Alexandra Will of the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department recently were certiﬁed as Maryland emergency medical technicians-basic. Also, member David Swann was certiﬁed as a ﬁreﬁghter I and II. The department will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance at 6:15 p.m. March 15 in the Oak Room at Station 4, 17921 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring. The evening features a catered dinner, musical entertainment, beer, wine and soda, and a 50/50 drawing. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The event is open to anyone 21 or older. For tickets, contact Marlies Musgrove at 301-7744708 or email@example.com. • The Laytonsville District Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the station, 21400 Laytonsville Road. The meal includes a choice of meat or marinara sauce, bread, salad, dessert, coffee and tea. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for younger children. Proceeds beneﬁt the building fund. For more information call 240-304-1332 or go to ldvfd.org.
Local organizations offer scholarships The Alex Popeck Never Back Down Foundation will again award $2,500 scholarships this spring to students graduating from Montgomery County high schools. Popeck, a student-athlete at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, died in a car crash in 2011. In his memory, the foundation seeks to recognize teens who notice and act upon a challenge, injustice or need for change in their community, school or family. Applications, available at apnbd.org, are due April 9. Each year, the Women’s Board of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney awards scholarships to employees and qualiﬁed students who want to further their education or pursue a degree in health care. In 1957, the Jean Bird Scholarship Program was created, named after the wife of Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird, the hospital’s founder. In 1969, the board assumed responsibility for the scholarship fund. Last year, 39 scholarships were awarded to students in all areas of health care. Applications, available at medstarmontgomery.org/scholarship are due March 14. For information, contact Amy Cohen, scholarship committee chairwoman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301774-8840.
Long live rock Sherwood High School sophomore Holly Arthur, 16, sings the rhythm and blues song “Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah” during dress rehearsal for the school’s annual Rock ’n Roll Revival at the school in Sandy Spring on Sunday. GREG DOHLER/THE GAZETTE
County Council approves zoning law rewrite Ordinance undergoes ﬁrst major changes since 1978
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County Council members said the ﬁrst comprehensive revision since 1978 will make the county’s zoning laws simpler and more accessible for residents. The council voted 7-1 Tuesday to approve the rewrite of the ordinance, which contained a host of changes and simpliﬁcations to the current 1,200-page zoning law. Councilwoman Cherri Branson (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring, who was appointed to a ﬁll a vacant seat about a month ago, abstained from the vote. Councilman Marc Elrich (D-At Large) of Takoma Park voted against it. Elrich said he doesn’t see the plan as a signiﬁcant step forward. Several elements in it won’t be effective or contradict ideas the council set out for the project, he said. Council President Craig L. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said
the document isn’t perfect, but the changes make it easier for residents to understand the laws. He said that despite attempts to streamline it, the new version is still hefty. “But the point is that it’s better,” he said. Branson, who replaced Valerie Ervin on the council in January, said she was abstaining because she wasn’t present most of the time the new version was being developed. The rewrite dates to 2007, when the council told the county’s Planning Department to work on a rewrite to simplify and consolidate the zoning laws. The changes also were intended to make the laws clearer and more consistent and to protect established neighborhoods while making room for the changing demographics in the county. They also were to reﬂect more sustainable policy goals, direct development in the county toward eliminating sprawl and have more of a focus on mixed used between residential, commercial and other types of development. The plan that the council ap-
proved Tuesday also reﬂected extensive changes and discussion by the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and testimony at several public hearings since it was introduced in May 2013. Much of the discussion Tuesday focused on an amendment Elrich proposed to get rid of a provision on secondary agricultural education and tourism and establish a group to review potential land uses in the county’s Agricultural Reserve. Elrich emphasized that he had no intentions of getting rid of corn mazes, school visits or other events that drew people to county farms. But he said the council should make sure the new rules permit everything farmland owners want. At the same time, the county shouldn’t make changes that could lead to uses it doesn’t want, Elrich said. He gave as an example a new provision to let farms use up to 10 percent of their buildings’ square footage for educational or tourism purposes. That could allow property owners to form a private school or other purpose the county didn’t in-
tend, he said. But Councilman Hans Riemer said he didn’t see a grave threat of schools being formed in the Ag Reserve if a farm could only use 10 percent of its building space for a classroom. Any education would have to be about agriculture, he said. Rice said the council already heard feedback from people with farmland — a working group could unnecessarily delay a decision. Rice said he’d support legislation to make any ﬁxes council members thought were needed. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen, who chairs the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, said she was “mystiﬁed” why the council would spend more staff time dealing with the issue after the zoning rewrite was discussed for six months. “This is what makes our community frustrated with us,” Floreen said. email@example.com
FIRE LOG For the week of Feb. 21 through 27, the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents:
From Station 4 (Sandy Spring Station): • On Feb. 22 at 4:04 p.m., intersection of Columbia Pike and Musgrove Road for a vehicle collision. One person was transported to a local hospital. • On Feb. 22 at 4:54 p.m., 4300 block of Valley Stream Avenue to assist the Bur-
tonsville Volunteer Fire Department with a house ﬁre.
From Station 40 (Olney Station): • On Feb. 25 at 3:01 p.m., intersection of Needwood Road and Muncaster Mill Road for a vehicle collision. One person was transported to a local hospital. • On Feb. 25 at 7:48 p.m., 14200 block of Georgia Avenue to assist the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department with an apartment ﬁre.
• On Feb. 26 at 6:27 p.m., intersection of Georgia Avenue and Hillcroft Drive for a vehicle collision. One person was transported to a local hospital.
From both stations: • On Feb. 27 at 7:31 a.m., intersection of Olney Sandy Spring Road and Norwood Road for a vehicle collision. One person was transported to a local hospital.
• On Feb. 27 at 3:33 p.m., intersection of Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Village Mart Drive for a collision involving a pedestrian. One person was transported to a local hospital. In addition to the above mentioned responses, units from Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded to three calls to assist community members and to 51 medical emergencies.
Federation to discuss county budgets The Montgomery County Civic Federation will meet from 7:45 to 10 p.m. Monday at the County Council Ofﬁce Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The featured topic will be the county’s ﬁscal 2015 capital budget and ﬁscal 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program. All county residents and representatives of civic organizations are welcome. Free parking is available in the adjacent county garage. More information is at montgomery civic.org.
Complete report at www.gazette.net The following is a summary of incidents in the Olney area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county. Bank Robbery • On Feb. 18 at 10:45 a.m. at Wells Fargo Bank, 13920 Georgia Ave., Aspen Hill. The subject threatened the victim and took property. Strong-Arm Robbery • On Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at Costco, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. The subject assaulted the victim and took property. • On Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Westﬁeld Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. The subject assaulted the victim and took property. Aggravated Assault • On Feb. 16 in the 4500 block of Dahill Road, Silver Spring. The subject assaulted the victim. • On Feb. 16 at 7:40 a.m. at Westﬁeld Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. The subject is known to the victim. Commercial Burglary • On Feb. 14 at 10:42 p.m. at Good Hope Community Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. Forced entry, took nothing. Residential Burglary • 11600 block of Fulham Street, Silver Spring, on Feb. 11. Forced entry, took property. • 3400 block of Farthing Drive, Silver Spring, at 4 p.m. Feb. 15. Unknown entry, took property.
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Democratic activist Crutchﬁeld seeks Dist. 19 delegate seat Candidate focused on education, social justice
Halverson enters school board race Former PTA leader emphasizes parent involvement
ALINE BARROS STAFF WRITER
PHOTO FROM ERIKA LAYNE
Charlotte Crutchﬁeld, District 19 delegate candidate.
wage, especially in Montgomery County. “There is no way you can live without living on a salary that’s even actually above the minimum wage salary,” she said. “My district in particular is made up of a lot of small business … We need to somehow be able to provide them with more tax credits. We need to think about enterprise zones,” Crutchﬁeld said. She has been involved with various Democratic Party clubs such as the Hispanic and the African-American Democratic clubs. She was elected in 2010 as District 19’s liaison to the Montgomery County Democratic Party. She also has been a PTA president, served on the executive board of the Women’s Suburban Democratic Club and is still involved with the PTA’s executive board. Crutchﬁeld was an assistant state’s attorney in Montgomery County in 1991-92. She graduated from the Boston School of Law in 1989 and is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association. She has raised about $21,000 for her campaign. District 19 includes parts of Silver Spring north to Rockville and Gaithersburg. Of its three delegates — Democrats Bonnie Cullison, Benjamin Kramer and Sam Arora — Cullison and Kramer are seeking re-election. Fellow Democrats Melodye Berry and Marice Morales also ﬁled for the June 24 primary.
Laurie Halverson says she’s running for the school board to help improve communication with parents and spur increased parent participation in Montgomery County Public Schools. Halverson, 50, of Potomac is no stranger to the school system and, if elected, would make the transition to school board after several years in leadership positions of the Montgomery County Coalition of Parent-Teacher Associations. Among other PTA positions, she has been vice president of educational issues and health and safety chairwoman for the county coalition. “I have a lot of knowledge and experience in leading parents and training parents in being leaders of their own schools,” she said. Halverson is one of several former county PTA leaders running for the board. She is running for the
board’s District 3 seat, representing the area including Bethesda and Chevy Chase, against incumbent Patricia O’Neill, who is seeking a ﬁfth term. “I respect Pat O’Neill,” Halverson said. “She’s the longest-serving board member.” President Barack Obama’s administration named Halverson a Champion of Change in 2010 for helping raise awareness of, and create school system policy on, bullying. While there’s no money in her campaign coffers yet, her goal is to raise about $20,000. In her first bid for the board, Halverson said she thinks now is a good time for her to run partly because she has had the beneﬁt of watching her children go from elementary school to high school. She has two sons who attend Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. “I’m so close to what’s going on inside the school system,” she said. “If I wait longer I feel like I might lose touch with some of that when they’re no longer in school.” Better communication with parents is a top goal, she said.
Laurie Halverson is a candidate for the school board’s District 3 seat.
The school system is doing “a lot” to communicate with the diverse set of families in its community, including providing interpreters at meetings, she said, “but we’re still not reaching everybody.” “I feel like we need to listen to them more and that’s what I’m planning to do during my candidacy,” she said. She said she also thinks it’s important for parents to be involved through PTA meetings, volunteer work and talking directly with their children about their school experience. “I do feel that one of the most important ways to close
the achievement gap is to have parent participation and we’ve got to ﬁgure out how to include parents in their child’s education more,” she said. Halverson also is concerned that the Common Core State Standards might not work on the national level, which she thinks could hurt Montgomery County. The county has done well implementing the new standards despite time and ﬁnancial constraints, she said. “[Common Core] is probably going to work because our district has done a good job of making it work,” she said. She said she’s concerned that teachers need more professional development to prepare for the new standards and the curriculum based on them. When asked to grade the current school board, Halverson said she would give it a B. “I think it is a very tough job that they have,” she said. “It is a huge county with so many diverse needs that are very difﬁcult to address in the short time that they meet.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Crutchﬁeld wants to go to the General Assembly to focus on education, jobs and employment, equality and senior issues. She advocates for social justice and “revitalizing the economy in particular for working families.” A resident of District 19 for more than 10 years, Crutchﬁeld said this election is a historical one for her. “I got a lot of roots in the community,” she said. “The Crutchﬁeld family has been living in Montgomery County for over 100 years ... and I am proud of the name and the history behind.” Among her top issues is mandated paid sick leave for workers. “Coming from the perspective from a working parent,” she said, she thinks government ofﬁcials “really need to ﬁnd a way to help families to go to work when their children are sick.” Schools need better infrastructure and they must provide better medical attention to children, she said. Her daughter has type 1 diabetes and needs an insulin shot four times a day. “I had a real battle when it came time for her to go to high school,” said Crutchﬁeld, a lawyer by training. “Through elementary school, I had worked with the principal; I had worked with teachers [and] in middle school I was able to do the same. “Finally, when she was an eighth-grader ... it was really at that point when we needed to review once again and get her [individual education plan] to really just get things moving, and I was not able to get her a health plan,” she said. “That was really a very stressful situation for me not being able to take care of my child within the public school system.” After her husband died, Crutchﬁeld, 50, decided to stop working to always be available if her daughter needed her. She believes in helping small and local businesses grow to create more jobs, and supports increasing the minimum
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Fenati’s frustration propels her into Dist. 14 delegate race Republican hopes to make changes in Annapolis
TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER
Patricia Ann Fenati, a Republican, said she’s running for state delegate in District 14 because she cares. “I really care about the little people, about jobs, about my neighbors, and about people leaving the state,” she said. Fenati, 73, of Damascus, filed her candidacy Feb. 18 after being motivated by her frustration. “I am passionate about taxes,” she said. “We are getting hit over and over with all kinds of taxes — the gas tax, the rain tax, the bag tax. They’re all different, but it’s all a part of the same thing.” Another of her key issue is jobs. “In Montgomery County, it doesn’t resonate as much as in other parts of the state, because so many people here work for the federal government. But we are losing so many jobs, because Maryland is now the ﬁfth-worst state in the nation to do business in,” she said, referring to a commonly cited business-climate survey. She said she has had many friends move out of the state because of the taxes. “This is not something I read. It is something I know,” Fenati said. “And I was hurt by these people leaving.” She also is concerned about education. “We have some of the best high schools, but not all of them,” Fenati said. “Why, when we are paying so much per student, can’t a child get a good education anywhere in the county?” She has been involved in
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“I am concerned enough to step up and run for delegate,” says Damascus resident Patricia Fenati.
the Montgomery Republican Central Committee for eight years. Fenati ran unsuccessfully for delegate in 2010, ﬁnishing behind three Democrats and ahead of two other Republicans. She didn’t plan to run again, but after the last election, her neighbor erected a large sign in his yard. It read: “Thank you Pat for running.” “That touched my heart and I saw that people really cared that someone stepped up,” she said. Fenati was a plaintiff in a lawsuit to overturn Montgomery College’s policy of providing in-county tuition for illegal immigrants. A Circuit Court judge ruled against Fenati and two other plaintiffs. The Maryland Court of Appeals upheld the ruling. The three District 14 House incumbents — Democrats Anne R. Kaiser of Calverton, Eric G. Luedtke of Burtonsville and Craig J. Zucker (D) of Brookeville — are seeking reelection. Valerie A. Nia Shell, a Democrat, and Michael Ostroff, a
Republican, both of Burtonsville, also ﬁled to run. The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee added Sharon Trexler Begosh of Olney as a candidate on Tuesday. John Paul Evans, a Democrat from Gaithersburg ﬁled to run, but later withdrew. The primary election is June 24, and the general election is Nov. 4. Fenati is optimistic about running as a Republican, despite the county’s predominantly Democratic population. “I really do think I stand a chance, because I see that people are upset by what is happening in Annapolis,” Fenati said. She said she doesn’t have much campaign money because she is just getting started, but thinks she “can do a lot on a little.” District 14 includes northeastern Montgomery County, including Fairland, Burtonsville, Colesville, Ashton, Sandy Spring, Olney, Brookeville, Laytonsville and Damascus. Fenati and her husband, Samuel, will have been married 45 years this year. Their three adult children were raised in Montgomery County — a son is an engineer living in Kensington; another son is an emergency doctor in California; and a daughter is an entrepreneur in New York. Since retiring from the computer industry, Fenati said, she has enjoyed traveling. “I am concerned enough to step up and run for delegate,” she said. “At this point in my life, I don’t need to do this.” email@example.com
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Club voting on Woods golf event proposal Event could be held at Bethesda course on alternate years n
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
Members of Congressional Country Club are voting on a proposal that could stage the AT&T National golf tournament at the Bethesda course in 2016, 2018 and 2020 and at an unspeciﬁed venue in 2015, 2017 and 2019. This year’s tournament, which beneﬁts the Tiger Woods Foundation and is slated for June 23-29, is the last year of Congressional’s contract to host the event, which started at the Bethesda course in 2007. Some members have com-
Continued from Page A-1 services and materials, according to City Manager Tony Tomasello. “True, the buildings are (mostly) dark and there are probably some reduced utilities, but there is little chance that offsets the overtime and materials (salt, sand, etc.) costs that come with a snow event,” Tomasello said in an email Monday. Even though some city services, such as recycling, were suspended Monday, Tomasello said it will most likely be rescheduled for Saturday, eliminating any savings. Craig Simoneau, Rockville public works director, said the city has blown its budget for ice and snow removal this year. The adopted budget for this ﬁscal year was $325,550; so far, the city has spent $576,250, Simoneau said, with most of the funds going to overtime and road salt. This year has the second-highest price tag of any winter in the past six years. The winter of 2009 to 2010, which brought “Snowmageddon,” cost the city $1.17 million because the city had to bring in outside contractors to help with snow removal. Usually, when city government closes, trash collection and water and sewer repair crews are diverted to snow removal operations, which means some overtime pay, but less than hiring contractors. This year, Rockville crews have responded to 22 snow events, Simoneau said, which have depleted the city’s salt reserves. The salt barn, which holds
plained that the tournament cuts too much into their playing time and use of other facilities such as swimming pools. Members have until March 31 to vote. The Tiger Woods Foundation “worked with the board and membership at Congressional Country Club to ﬁnd a contract extension that works best for the club,” Gregory McLaughlin, foundation president and CEO, said in a statement. “If they approve the current proposal, we are evaluating a variety of local and regional alternatives for the other years.” The event moved to Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia in 2010 and 2011 while Congressional prepared for and hosted the 2011 U.S. Open. Joanne Rashbaum, who has volunteered during the golf tournament since it started at
Congressional in 2007, except for the years the event was at Aronimink, said she hoped the event could remain in the area. “I plan to volunteer again this year,” she said. Woods won the AT&T National in 2009 and 2012. Last year, Woods pulled out due to an injury, and former Wake Forest All-American Bill Haas won the tournament. The tournament means millions to Montgomery County. The 2009 event saw its highest weeklong attendance, of about 194,000 spectators, and generated an estimated $29.1 million in direct and indirect spending in the county, according to a study commissioned by the county’s Department of Economic Development. Quicken Loans of Detroit could become the next title spon-
sor of the tournament, according to an Associated Press report. The company is title sponsor of NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Michigan and Phoenix this year. Dan Gilbert, majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, is the chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender. Dallas-based telecommunications giant AT&T did not plan to renew its title sponsorship of the Congressional tournament after its contract ends this year, according to the AP report. Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, declined to comment on the sponsorship. Emily Taylor, a spokeswoman for Woods’ foundation, said the organization had “nothing to announce” yet about a potential new title sponsor.
2,700 tons, is only a quarter full now, and the city is having trouble ﬁnding suppliers to ﬁll it back up. “We are in a salt conservation mode,” he said. “... We try to use it sparingly.” To conserve salt, crews have been waiting until the roads are plowed to put down salt, Simoneau said. The city has sent trucks to haul salt from Baltimore twice this year and has borrowed from the county.
budget with an eye on expecting the unexpected,” he said. He said it doesn’t take crushing storms to exhaust a snow budget, as little events can add up. “We don’t get a lot of snow consistently enough to budget more than a reasonable average year to year,” Prats said. “Putting the mild winters’ savings away to account for expensive years helps keep the budget predictable, and helps us maintain service levels.” Snow days actually translate to costs that more than offset some small savings for Montgomery County Public Schools, according to spokesman Dana Toﬁg. “Snow days generally cost us money in the long run,” Toﬁg said in an email Monday. “But in the end, the cost of it does not come into account — it’s about safety.” Toﬁg said the district saves “a little money” when it comes to temporary employees such as substitute bus drivers and teachers. The district, however, still pays nearly all of its employees on snow days, he said, and pays overtime to its maintenance and facility staff. The district also pays contractors to clear parking lots and sidewalks, Toﬁg said. The district also loses about $125,000 in potential revenue each day it doesn’t offer lunch, he said. School buildings still require heat and electricity on snow days, he said, especially when administrative ofﬁces — and therefore day care centers — stay open. The snow has wreaked havoc on local youth sports programs too, not only disrupting schedules, but making parents dig even
deeper into their pockets. Ken Bradford, director of the Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association, said basketball and wrestling house leagues practice in public school gyms. “When schools are closed we lose practice space and it is hard to make the games and practices up,” he said. The fees for this indoor space are included in the registration fees for these sports, and the county does provide refunds for gym time lost due to weather closures. However, many of the association’s travel teams also rent both indoor and outdoor practice space to continue practicing throughout the winter. “The cost of travel team practices are covered by parents on each of these teams,” he said. “Most of these groups will need to go to private facilities for space since they need turf ﬁelds. These fees can be expensive, running from $100 per hour and up.” Lacrosse tryouts were scheduled to take place over the last few weeks at the association’s community park, but due to weather and wet ﬁeld conditions, the organization has had to rent various turf facilities.
Hoping for spring “The only thing we can hope for is spring,” he said. Michael Acierno, president of the Brookeville Commission, said his town is awaiting invoices, but expects that they will exceed its $2,000 budget for snow removal. The town also has incurred extra costs due to potholes in the town’s gravel roads. Once the weather improves, a contractor will provide an estimate on repair costs. The town of Laytonsville budgeted $15,000 for snow removal and treatment on town roads, sidewalks and the town hall property for the current ﬁscal year. “After the big snowstorm a couple of weeks ago, we are up against that amount and will have to make some adjustments,” said Mayor Dan Prats. “Fortunately, the last couple of winters were mild and left surpluses in the snow removal budget, which the town put away for future needs.” Prats said he is conﬁdent the town can ﬁnd savings in the current budget without dipping into reserves. “I don’t foresee any impact on current or future programs, as we
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Continued from Page A-1 sion from now on will come to the new shelter, according to Mary Healey, director of the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. “We certainly anticipate receiving many animals in the upcoming days and weeks,” she said. As of Sunday night, Shelter Manager Kate Walker said, the center was housing 27 dogs, 30 cats, three rabbits and three turtles. Animal services will be provided at the shelter, including adoption, neutering, licensing, training and treatment. Equipped with 72 dog adoption dens and 98 cat cages, the shelter has several bright, toy-filled visitation rooms, where residents and families can spend time with a prospective new pet. Reptiles, birds and exotic animals have their own designated space inside the building. Out back, a barn can temporarily house cows, horses, pigs, sheep and other livestock. To help adopters ﬁnd the right cat or dog, the center offers a “Meet Your Match” service through a survey. Based upon their answers, potential adopters are matched to one of three color categories. These colors correspond to colors on each animal’s cage
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name plate, making it easy for adopters to see which animals are best suited for their lifestyle. “We’re trying to make it a good ﬁt for the animal, for the people, and just set everyone up for success,” said Beth Mullen, behavior evaluation specialist at the center. Aside from the animals’ living quarters, the building has a variety of other spaces, including an outdoor training center, a fenced exercise area and a community room. Katherine Zenzano, the shelter’s community outreach coordinator, said the community room might be used as a classroom to instruct pet owners or potential adopters. “Being able to prevent people from bringing their animals here in the ﬁrst place is really a much more proactive approach,” she said. Overall, Healey said she hopes the community will come to view the center as a resource for animal care, assistance and adoption. “Being that it’s a new building and how aesthetically pleasing it is, I hope it encourages our citizens and residents to come in and spend time here with us,” she said. “This should be a happy place and a welcoming place.” firstname.lastname@example.org The relationship between the man who was shot and the man found dead in the driveway is so far unknown, according to Starks. “We are trying to ﬁnd more about the circumstances and possible motive,” Starks said. email@example.com other local Girl Scout troops will continue holding cookie booth sales around town on weekends through the end of the month. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Climate shift in county sows evolving seeds of change BY
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
Paul Roberts has been producing wine in Friendsville in Garrett County for 17 years. Last year, for the ﬁrst time, his growing season began in March — six weeks earlier than the traditional timeline. It was “unprecedented,” he said. For farmers and gardeners, climate change is making the art
of coaxing a ﬂower to blossom or fruit to grow precarious and unpredictable. On Friday, horticulturists, biologists and activists talked about climate change in Montgomery County and how to adapt. They were part of a symposium called “Green Matters 2014: Gardening in a Changing Climate” at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. A midwinter thaw or an early frost can kill many plants and ruin crops. With increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather due to climate change, plants’ health is at the whim of the weather.
An early warm spell triggers fresh growth that is vulnerable to frost, Roberts said. When the growing season starts early, it means more nights for him to worry about the temperature dropping below freezing and damaging his crops. The last two years, his winery, Deep Creek Cellars, lost about 20 percent of its crop. Over the past 17 years, early growth has become more common, he said. Jody Fetz, green management coordinator for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, said there’s not much gardeners
can do except respond to the changes they see. She offered tips for growing hardy plants and a list of species that can withstand different climates. If lily of the valley, for example, can withstand Minnesota’s winters — she’s a Minnesota native — it can survive D.C.’s polar vortex, she ﬁgured. Withholding water sometimes can strengthen plants by encouraging the root system to grow deeper in search of water, she said. Overwatered soil can create a too-inviting environment for pathogens that feed on roots. With higher temperatures,
pests can now survive farther north and at higher elevations than they have previously. For example, speaker Michael Raupp, a professor of entomology at the University of Maryland, explained how the mountain pine beetle, which has ravaged western forests, is beginning to spread. He thinks it could start showing up in Maryland and feeding on jack pines. It is among a number of pests invading the area that used to live only in southern states. The mismatch of pollinators’ and plants’ schedules also threatens plants’ ability to reproduce and produce food.
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Plants and insects respond to changes in hours of sunlight and temperature. But if a pollinator emerges during an early temperature spike, the plants it pollinates may not be in blossom. Crops rely heavily on insects such as bees, whose populations have struggled in recent years. Longtime Takoma Park gardener and Chesapeake Climate Action Network founder Mike Tidwell said seeing his own garden struggle spurred him to take on the root cause. “Throughout the 1990s, I really started to notice the weather changing,” he said. His organization works to ﬁght climate change in the D.C. metro region through political activism and encouraging people to reduce fossil fuel consumption. He said he’d like to see farmers and gardeners joining the charge in greater numbers. Another speaker, Gary Nabhan, the chair in sustainable food systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, discussed how traditional farming methods can help restore ecosystem health and biodiversity. “I don’t think we have to feel like we’re starting over, starting from scratch,” he said. “There’s all this traditional knowledge.” The U.S. Department of Environmental Protection estimates that the average global temperature will rise 2 to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. There will be more extreme weather events and unpredictability. Gardeners and farmers will have to adapt to and cope with continued change. As changes in climate begin to manifest in our gardens, croplands and even options at the grocery store, it might mean adjusting what we plant and how, and continuing the search for effective ways to stop adding and start removing carbon from our atmosphere. Raupp suggested planting more in general, including rooftop gardens. Vegetation captures carbon, reduces temperature with shade, and reduces runoff. When surfaces retain water, that water evaporates, cooling the earth in much the same way that sweat cools people. email@example.com
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Reading is lively for boys in book club Students share their reactions and comments — if they’re holding the football n
PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER
When third-grader Ethan Udler and his father Carl started a book club last fall, Ethan only thought of having more time with his friends. Now, seven books and seven meetings later, he loves the group — and the reading. “To make reading more fun and less of a daily chore, I asked Ethan if he was interested in starting a book club with a few of his friends that he plays sports with,” Carl Udler said. “Without fully understanding the concept of a book club, he was eager and willing because he could spend more time with his friends.” Ethan and all third-graders at Rachel Carson Elementary School in Gaithersburg, where he goes to school, must read 20 minutes at home every weeknight. They keep a log and write a short synopsis of what they have read each week, then return it to school. Udler said he and Ethan read together at the beginning of the school year to meet the school requirement, but he knew it was not fun for Ethan. “I want my son to enjoy reading, without the ‘forcing factor,’” he said. Udler asked other parents if their sons would join the club and Book Busters formed in early September with six members. From the beginning, it lived up to Carl Udler’s expectations and Ethan quickly caught on. “Book club is fun because you get to read books with your friends,” Ethan said at a Feb. 27 meeting at his home. Book Busters meets every three or four weeks, usually on Sunday evenings. The host duties rotate through the group. Book selection also rotates, with a different member, and his parents, selecting the book and providing copies to each boy. At the Feb. 27 meeting, the group discussed “Lunch Money” by Andrew Clements. Dean Cullen, who selected the book, led the discussion. Carl Udler and Marti Cullen, Dean’s mother, facilitated, but Dean was prepared with a list of discussion questions. In keeping with the boys’ interest
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Logan Ambrose and Gus Blomstrom, both 9, check out the new book for their book club for third-grade boys from Rachel Carson Elementary School. The boys met Feb. 27 at the Udlers’ home in the Kentlands in Gaithersburg.
Dean Cullen, 9, led a discussion of “Lunch Money,” a book he selected for the club. in sports, they pass a football around the Udlers’ kitchen table. Whoever is speaking holds the ball; the others wait their turn to get the ball and speak. In keeping with a book club of 8and 9-year-old boys, the discussion that night really took off when they focused on the ﬁght between the two main characters, the resulting blood and a teacher fainting from the sight. After allowing the boys to have their say and some giggles, the facili-
tators redirected the discussion, encouraging the boys to think about how the ﬁght changed the relationship between the characters. “I thought it was creative how it went from [them] being enemies to making them business partners,” Avi Godsey said, taking the football from Logan Ambrose, who got it from Gus Blomstrom after he gave a summary of the story. Not all of the boys agreed on their favorite part or even how much they liked the book. But with each opinion, they explained why they thought the way they did, a skill that has improved during the months the Book Busters have met, Carl Udler said. “It was so-so. It was a little long,” Dean said. ”I liked the part about making and selling things.” The meeting ended with Dylan Eyester passing out the next book for the group to read: “The Name of This Book is Secret” by Pseudonymous Bosch, a detective adventure story. Dylan said he was not sure why they picked the book, but he and his mother thought it was a good choice. In a few weeks, the boys will met again and discuss the secret that gave the book its title. email@example.com
EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Reﬂections art contest winners are announced Winners of the 2013-14 Montgomery County PTA Reﬂections Awards of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme and Award of Merit winners for this year’s Reﬂections program were announced for all grade levels last month. This year’s theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” Three Awards of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme were awarded in each division and category. These winning entries move on to the state competition. Three Award of Merit winners also are recognized in each category/division, but do not move on in the competition. Because of the number of awardees, The Gazette is publishing the names of the winners over two weeks. This week, winners from middle and high school are listed. The Primary and Intermediate divisions were listed Feb. 26. • Dance choreography Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Emily Leo, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Potomac; Joanna Ray and Ruby Santana, Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring. Honorable Mention: Anna Cappellina, Eastern Midde. High School (Senior) Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Biyi Hu, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac; Shreya Navile, Churchill. • Film production Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Riyaq Janmac, Shady Grove Middle School, Gaithersburg; Margaret Warnock-Safford and Paloma Williams, Eastern. Honorable Mention: Edward Beamer, Eastern; Sara Heimlich, Hoover; Vedant Jog, Rocky Hill Middle School, Clarksburg. High School Division: Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Katerin Guerra and Jocelyne Matamoros, Albert Einstein High School, Kensington; Aditya Kaliappan, Clarksburg High School.
• Literature Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Mae McDermott,
OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS Rosemary Hills Elementary School
Rocky Hill; Cecilia Mustelin, Hoover; Gabrielle Zwi, Cabin John Middle School, Potomac. Honorable Mention: Ida Garﬁeld, Hoover; Rohit Harapanhalli, Cabin John; Cindy Liu, Eastern. High School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Julia Di, Victoria Priester and Jessica Li, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville. Honorable Mention: Lauren Bontempo, Churchill; Janani Sundaresan and Judy Wang, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville. • Musical composition Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Grace Chen, Cabin John; Aileen Foley, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown; Bianca Sauro, Eastern. Honorable Mention: Isaac Applebaum, Eastern; Ashley Weaver, Hoover; Gabrielle Zwi, Cabin John. • Photography Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Daniella Brigetta, Eastern; Mae McDermott and Shelby Rose Wilson, Rocky Hill. Honorable Mention: Alyssa D’Arpa, Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville; Rebecca Jang and Intisar Shifa, Eastern. High School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Jeremy Chang, Churchill; Julia Di, Montgomery; Paige Harrison, Einstein. Honorable Mention: Laura Crooks-Howard and Kathie Rogers, Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg; ZJanani Sundaresan, Wootton. • Visual arts Middle School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Alexander Chu and Claire Yang, Cabin John; Gabrielle Whitehurst, Eastern. Honorable Mention: Carol Lee, Clemente; Haoran Li, Hoover; Cynthia Zou, E.B. Wood Middle School, Rockville; High School Division Award of Excellence for Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme: Ting Chen, Quince Orchard; Marisa Lu, Churchill; Jada Poole, Einstein. Honorable Mention: Anna Lin, Poolesville High School; Danielle Shen, Wootton; Alexa Thompson, Quince Orchard.
n Each week, The Gazette features a Montgomery County school by the numbers, giving a glimpse at how local schools are dealing with overcrowded conditions.
Number of students:
Current student capacity:
Number of students overcapacity:
Percent over capacity:
Number of school’s portable classrooms:
Total MCPS portable classrooms:
477 166 34.8 7 338 22.5 24.4 19.6 20.7
(pre-kindergarten through 5th grade)
School’s average class size:
Rosemary Hills is a K-3 school
MCPS average class size:
Grades 1 to 3
Grades 1 to 3
Student/ instructional staff ratio:
Grades 4 and 5
MCPS average elementary school student/ instructional staff ratio:
1956 Year school was built 1988 Year of last renovation/modernization
Principal Deborah Ryan did not respond to phone calls or email about the effects of overcrowding at Rosemary Hills or how she and her staff and students are making the most of the situation. School district spokesman Dana Toﬁg said in an email that construction of an addition to the school will begin this month. The addition is expected to be completed by August 2015, bringing the school’s capacity to 644 students. That allows room for one more student than the number currently enrolled.
DATA FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR SOURCE: MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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CELEBRATIONS HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 Amazing Antioxidants, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Margaret Schweinhaut Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn how antioxidants help us ﬁght off disease and age gracefully, as well as those foods high in antioxidants. Made possible by a grant from the Wolpoff Family Foundation. No registration required. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
Blood Drive at MedStar Montgomery, noon to 5 p.m. at
Bivans, Hollinger David and Laura Bivans of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Bivans, to Christopher Hollinger, both of Waynesboro, Va. Hollinger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hollinger of Staunton, Va. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Northwest High School and a 2010 graduate of Mary Baldwin College. She is the associate director of early college admissions at Mary Baldwin College and a Mary Kay consultant. The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Va., and a 2007 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Institute in Pittsburgh. He is the executive chef at the Green Leaf Grill in Waynesboro, Va. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Phillip Drive, Olney. The need is constant. The gratiﬁcation is instant. Give blood at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. For information on scheduling your lifesaving appointment today, visit medstarhealth.org.
Hemp, Berney Susan and Don Hemp of Poolesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Hemp, to Dustin Berney. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Poolesville High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland. Kristin is currently working on her master’s degree in reading education and is employed as a kindergarten teacher at Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Germantown. The prospective groom graduated in 2004 from Century High School in Sykesville and from the Art Institute of York in 2007. Dustin is employed by Finch Service Incorporated in Westminster as a technician. A May wedding is planned.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6 Girls on the Run: Heartsaver AED and CPR, from 6-10
p.m. at Suburban Hospital Lambert Building (second ﬂoor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Learn the latest AED training and lifesaving techniques. Course is for GOTR coaches only. $20. www. suburbanhospital.org.
Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink
Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on ﬁrst Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-924-8640; www.agapeamec.org.
Chabad of Upper Montgomery County, MD, 11520
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy K. Holt of Derwood announce the engagement of their daughter Julie Michelle Holt to Darren William Hulem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Hulem of Derwood. Both Julie and Darren graduated form Magruder High School in 2006. The bride-to-be went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina, receiving a double major degree in accounting and ﬁnance. In 2011, she graduated with a master’s in accounting from the University of Virginia and passed the CPA exam. Julie is now employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The prospective groom graduated from Carson Newmen College in Jefferson City, Tenn., with a degree in business administration. In 2012, Darren received his master’s in information systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Darren is now employed with RICOH. A May 2014 wedding is planned.
PLACING AN ANNOUNCEMENT
Mahoney, Rudd John and Fabia Mahoney of Bethesda announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Mahoney, to Robert (Bob) William Rudd, son of Jim and Nancy Rudd of Pawleys Island, S.C. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of the Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. She graduated in 2005 from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in marine ecology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Centennial High School, Roswell, Ga. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in ﬁnance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Bob is a development manager at SolarCity, San Mateo, Calif. The couple, who live in San Francisco, were engaged while scuba diving in Lake Tahoe, where Bob proposed 30 feet underwater. An August 2014 wedding is planned at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Yoga for Seniors, 10-10:45 a.m. Fridays, to April 11, at the Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Second Floor, Bethesda. Tone muscles and improve ﬂexibility with yoga-based stretches for seniors. Taught by an instructor from the Mindfulness Center, restorative yoga offers several health beneﬁts while relaxing the mind and body. Dress comfortably. Bring yoga mat and blanket. $70. www. suburbanhospital.org.
UPCOMING Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors, from 7-8:15 p.m.
Mondays to March 31, at Sibley Medical Building Conference Room 2, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, D.C. Weekly meditative gentle and restorative yoga using mindful movement, balance and breathing techniques to help women with a history of cancer to reduce anxiety, improve quality of life and regain sense of self. $10 per class, $30 per month, scholarships available. Walk-ins welcome with cash/check if space permits. 202-243-2320. www. suburbanhospital.org.
RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg, will be offering the following Purim services: March 13, The Fast of Esther, Shacharit at 7:15 a.m., Mincha/Maariv at 6:45 p.m.; March 15, Red Carpet Masquerade at 8:30 p.m.; March 16, Purim, Shacharit at 8 a.m., followed by Megillah reading at 8:45 a.m., Kids Got Talent Showcase at 10 a.m., Purim Under Raps featuring Jewish hip-hop and rap by Ari Lesser, freshly grilled wraps, Purim desserts, traditional reading of the Megillah at 4 p.m. (charge for Purim Under Raps is $20 per adult, $10 per child (ages 3-12), $50 per family), 301-926-3632, www.OurShul.org/Purim2014. Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,
Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship ser-
vices at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year. www.damascusumc.org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Boule-
vard, Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 a.m. 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. www. elcbethesda.org. The Inter-Denominational Church of God, 19201 Wood-
ﬁeld Road, Gaithersburg, will celebrate its 40th Church Anniversary beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 6-7. March 6, guest speaker, Elder Byron L. Washington, The Embassy Church International, Greensboro, N.C. and author of “Memos From The Master’s Desk”; March 7, Jonathan Parker-Ashley & Ascension from Greensboro, N.C. will minister in song, with guest speaker Minister Julian E. Spires from Gospel Revival Church, Forest Heights; March 8, Family Talent Night at 5:30 p.m.; March 9, worship service at 11 a.m., guest speaker Pastor Anthony Knotts, The Embassy Church International, Greensboro, N.C. 301-963-3012, www.icog.org.
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The loophole matters most
Society has determined what limits it will allow in sexual relationships. A prominent one, which governments set by law, is age. Maryland law says the “age of consent” — when a person is old enough to consent to sexual activity with another person — is 16. If one participant is younger than the minimum age, the older person can be charged with a sex crime. The law has “close-in-age” gradations, increasing the seriousness of the crime as the age gap between the two people involved widens. The law has another component — when a sexual act involves a “person in a position of authority,” who is considered to be supervising the other person. Changes to the law in 2006 made it illegal for “a person of authority” to have sex with someone he or she supervised in a school-related setting, including athletic teams. However, a 2012 Montgomery County case — in which a 47-year-old track coach was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student on his team — highlighted a glaring weakness in the law. The “person of authority” amendment was poorly written and only applied to a full-time employee. The Montgomery County coach, who worked part-time, couldn’t be prosecuted, which was shameful. Since the vast majority of legislation in Annapolis is created at a glacial pace, Montgomery County representatives are still working on a ﬁx two years after the criminal justice system so obviously failed. However, some people are uncomfortable with one provision: making sexual contact illegal only if the person in authority is at least seven years older. Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park and Del. Luiz R.S. Simmons (D-Dist. 17) of Rockville said that in most cases of sexual contact by a person of authority, there’s usually a large age gap. Should a 19-year-old coach be prosecuted for a relationship with a 17-year-old athlete? Advocates for a stringent law argue that an age gap creates de facto permission for coaches in their early 20s to pressure athletes into sexual contact. We disagree. A school system can and should prohibit that behavior — ﬁre that coach. But political reality is another matter. There’s enough angst in the Senate about close-in-age prosecution to make the age gap necessary to pass the bill. The House, meanwhile, has removed the age gap. Either way, closing the Montgomery loophole matters most. Find common ground; ﬁx the law.
Democratic council races get lively
The Democratic primary for the Montgomery County Council races could have been a sleepy election. As it turns out, voters deciding who sets policy in the county seat will have some of the ballot’s more interesting campaigns. Plenty has been written — and more will come — about the county executive race, with Isiah Leggett ﬁghting for his third term against former executive Douglas Duncan and Councilman Philip M. Andrews. With Andrews running for county executive, his District 3 council seat becomes open, drawing Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Councilman Ryan Spiegel and Rockville Councilman Tom Moore. Former Marine Guled Kassim, a Somali-born grant writer and business consultant, ﬁled, too. District 5 is also open with the resignation of Valerie Ervin. Her replacement, Cherri Branson, promised not to seek election to the position. The race drew ﬁve men, including two who were on the ballot before: District 20 Del. Tom Hucker and District 4 school board member Christopher Barclay. Other candidates are community activists Evan Glass, Terrill North and Jeffrey Thames. Council President Craig Rice faces a primary challenge from lawyer Neda Bolourian for his District 2 seat. In District 1, two-term incumbent Councilman Roger Berliner faces a challenge from former Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg, who ﬁled on the ﬁling deadline. Trachtenberg lost a 2010 Democratic primary. Riemer is seeking re-election along with the three other at-large council members — Marc Elrich and George Leventhal, both of Takoma Park, and Nancy Floreen of Garrett Park. They face challengers Beth Daly of Dickerson, who worked on Bill Clinton’s two presidential campaigns, and Vivian Malloy of Olney, a retired U.S. Army major who works for a health insurance company. The only incumbent on the all-Democrat council who will have it easy on Primary Day is Nancy Navarro; no Democrat is challenging her. A handful of Republicans have ﬁled, but no race has enough candidates to warrant a primary. Each GOP candidate is advancing to the Nov. 4 general election.
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LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR
Broome plans make no sense The county is proceeding, against stiff community opposition, with plans for placing a $14 million boutique ofﬁce building on the Broome Middle School site in Rockville. What could possibly be more out of character than an ofﬁce building placed precisely in the middle of a residential neighborhood? This is even more misguided in that Broome will soon be reactivated as a holding school for middle school children from all over the upper county. The proposed ofﬁce building cuts signiﬁcant area out of an already small school site, so the revived Broome Middle School will already be subpar even before it opens. Next door is Meadow Hall Elementary School on Twinbrook Parkway, and around
the corner is Rockville High School on Baltimore Avenue. Where does a 40,000-squarefoot ofﬁce building and its 95 parking spaces ﬁt in this scenario? We’ve asked repeatedly why this being planned for Broome? It appears because there is no active PTA at Broome to protect the best interests of Montgomery County schoolchildren. To make matters worse, there were at least two meetings where the county botched the required notiﬁcations. One can’t help but wonder if the plan was that, sadly, the neighborhood would never have know about the building until the bulldozers arrived.
Henrietta V. Gomez, Rockville
Breed-speciﬁc legislation is bad policy “Potomac resident challenges pit bull decision” [Feb. 12], describes Eric Bernthal’s advocacy “for striking down a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion that makes the dog owner liable for any damages if he knew the biting dog was a pit bull.” This ruling also extends liability to landlords and other third parties as well. I support Mr. Bernthal’s position. Breed-speciﬁc legislation is bad policy, because it has been repeatedly proven to be ineffective and can be a death sentence for
the breed singled out. Your readers should know that there is a compromise bill currently before the Maryland General Assembly, SB 247/HB 73 that will deal with these issues by removing the breed-speciﬁc standards established by the Court of Appeals and only hold third parties liable if there is a showing of negligence. Please call your legislators and ask them to support this bill.
Karen Shavel, Bethesda
Sustainability does pay I appreciate the letter about the green bills that Councilman Roger Berliner bravely proposed [“We don’t need ‘green’ bills,” Feb. 26]. The typical public view is to maintain existing lifestyles, which is the hurdle that sustainability faces. The writer concluded her opinion asking why the ability to compensate residents isn’t available. Actually, sustainability does compensate. Solar power has many beneﬁts: installation tax
incentives, free energy and renewable energy credit production, reduced carbon emissions and reduced transmission losses because of local production. Excess production used to be conﬁscated, but now the utility company compensates for that as well.
Herb Winkler, Rockville The writer says his home produces 130 percent of electricity that it uses.
Garage parking could clear streets My proposal for Downtown Silver Spring is a simple one: Open the county garages during storm emergencies to encourage residents who usually park on side streets and on non-emergency routes to use the garages until the storm passes. During a recent storm, the county garages in Silver Spring were nearly vacant as the daily garage patrons departed work in advance of the storm, vacating more than enough spaces to accommodate the cars parked on the street in the immediate downtown area. We have all seen what happens to cars parked on side streets during snowstorms. They are plowed in by the snow trucks and many of these cars just remain in place for days surrounded by snow impeding the smooth ﬂow of trafﬁc and the clean up ef-
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I was happy to hear that school buses were having cameras installed to capture images of drivers to failed to slow or stop for buses loading or dropping off children [“Cameras spots drivers illegally passing buses,” Feb. 5]. In my neighborhood, I routinely see people trying to “beat the bus,” accelerating to try and pass a slowing bus before the stop signs come out. I was utterly mortiﬁed this morning as I followed a minivan out of my neighborhood. The driver, a mother, stopped and unloaded her elementary-aged kids at the bus stop. I continued behind her as she then left the neighborhood, proceeded a quarter mile down the road, where a school bus was loading children with its stop sign clearly out. The mother driving ahead of me stopped brieﬂy, appeared to scan the area, and then proceeded to accelerate rapidly to try and pass the bus. Kudos to the bus driver who frantically waved her down out his window, and the oncoming cars who honked at her. That appears to be the only reason she stopped, after almost passing the bus entirely. The hypocrisy of that moment really got to me: the mother left her own children to the safety and protection of a bus stop moments earlier. Then she went down the street and blatantly compromised the safety of other people’s children. Why do people continue to speed or drive carelessly in school zones and near bus stops where it’s clear that children and their families are near? After the recent tragic loss of a Virginia mother directly in front of her child’s school, hit by a dump truck, the message seems clear: slow down. We need a little more patience and a lot more concern for the safety of our families. Being late won’t likely change your life, but a tragic accident can’t be undone.
Jennifer Namazi, Boyds
WSSC, please shovel your walks
fort. If they dig out at all, they leave the snow behind in the space making re-use difﬁcult. The county could easily introduce an emergency-weather pass for a nominal fee to all residents that routinely park on the street. The pass would be good for the duration of the emergency, usually one day, and after that parking would return to regular fee structure. The storm emergency pass could also be used for all manner of emergencies, such as hurricanes, torrential rains or severe electrical storms. Cars parked on the street present a hazard not only to the owner’s property but create an extra burden for ﬁre and police personnel who have to respond to trees down, wires down or streets ﬂooded.
The Washington Surbuban Sanitary Commission has storage facilities in the heart of Wheaton that are located on both sides of a suburban street that is one block from an elementary school bus stop. Despite repeated requests made to WSSC personnel and to their snow removal contractor (the latter promised the issue would be addressed), WSSC has failed to remove snow from either of the sidewalks on Kensington Boulevard after any snowstorm this winter. This creates a hazard for children who must walk in the road and for drivers who must avoid them.
Briana Murphy, Silver Spring
Patrick Sheehan, Silver Spring
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Rankin ready to overcome another obstacle BY
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Joe Rankin said he gets up at the crack of dawn almost every morning as he prepares for the 2014 National Football League draft. He said he trains
twice, sometimes three times per day, doing whatever he can to ensure that he is selected by one of the 32 professional teams. But the intense workout regimen comes easy to Rankin, a Seneca Valley High School graduate (2009) and Germantown resident. That’s because the challenges he’s faced in his past, he said, have prepared him for this. “Every day that I wake up, I just remember all the hard times,” Rankin said.
“... When I’m up 5:30 a.m. on Mondays, it’s easy for me.” Rankin, 24, was a four-year starter at Morgan State University and is listed by ESPN as a “Borderline NFL Draft Prospect.” For the 5-foot-10 cornerback, however, making a professional football team is just another obstacle. Times were tough growing up for Rankin, he said. His family was in poor shape ﬁnancially and his mother, Michelle Alonso — his “biggest motiva-
tor” — worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. He was constantly getting into trouble and bouncing around from school to school — six of them, including three alternative schools. Rankin eventually landed at Seneca Valley where he started improving academically and excelling on the football ﬁeld. “All of the sudden, we get him in football, and the light switch went on for him,” Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim said.
Rankin, a two-time All-Gazette ﬁrstteam defensive back, was set to play at the University of Louisville, but the school rescinded his scholarship because of his grades. He instead developed into a shutdown corner at Morgan State, intercepting 13 passes during his four seasons and serving as a captain for two. RankingraduatedinDecemberwitha
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Covenant Life School fans wear blue and pink shirts at the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference championship basketball games to pay tribute to two community members who died days apart in January, the wife of boys’ basketball coach Alan Snyder, Sue Snyder, and girls basketball player Teressa French.
The worst kind of loss Covenant Life basketball community rallies after two deaths in three days
TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
Alan Snyder said he didn’t ask for much from his Covenant Life boys’ basketball team during the Feb. 22 Potomac Valley Athletic Conference championship game. He had just one request, give everything you have, just as his wife, Sue, had done for the past two decades. Sue Snyder was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994. A mother of two at the
time, she went through a year of chemotherapy and radiation that appeared to have worked. In the fall of 2003, the only sign of cancer was a lump discovered a year prior that doctors determined was nothing serious, Sue Snyder was pregnant with the couple’s eighth child, but she miscarried, resulting in standard procedures, including a mammogram. That revealed that the lump doctors found in 2002 had indeed been cancerous. A month later, Snyder underwent surgery to remove the knot. During the operation, doctors discovered the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes near her armpit region.
Over the next nine years, Snyder underwent more than eight chemotherapy and well more than 30 radiation treatments, was diagnosed with lymphedema, had a collapsed lung and another ﬁlled with ﬂuid, the cancer in a perpetual cycle of remission and return. In the spring of 2013 it returned again, but something in either the cancer or Snyder’s body had changed: chemo no longer worked. Unless the chemo began to take hold, she was told, she would have months to live. On Jan. 9, 2014, a PET scan conﬁrmed that the chemo had no effect. She orderd home hospice and told her fam-
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Paint Branch senior hopes to recover for states Zio, county champion and region runner-up at 145 pounds, is nursing a hamstring injury n
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
In the moments after Paint Branch senior Mitchell Zio had been defeated by Bethesda-Chevy Chase senior Justin Elwell in the 145-pound ﬁnal of the 4A/3A West Region championship on Saturday afternoon at Sherwood, he reluctantly accepted the runner-up plaque.
Zio, who missed all of his junior postseason matches with a broken jaw, said he was more disappointed with the way he wrestled against Elwell, who he had beaten one week earlier in the Montgomery County championships, than he was with the 11-5 decision. Zio has been nursing a sore hamstring for two weeks and Saturday, he could not set aside the pain long enough to focus on his opponent. “Really, I wasn’t upset that I lost,” said Zio, who dropped to 33-2 on the season. “I was more upset with the fact that I let the pain get to me and I didn’t stay focused on wrestling. I thought I had control of the match in the second period, but the pain
got to me and I made one mistake and then he put me on my back and I never really recovered. I was more disappointed with myself than anything.” Zio, who played football for the school in the fall and plans to run outdoor track as part of the 800-meter relay team this spring, pinned James H. Blake’s Peter Waldo in the ﬁrst match at regionals and then posted a major decision over Northwest’s Mauro Beteta in the semiﬁnals. He then headed into the ﬁnal against Elwell as the favorite, having defeated him in their three previous encounters.
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The Col. Zadok Magruder High School girls’ basketball players know a thing or two about losing. Some of them, after all, started high school with three sub-.500 seasons, including back-to-back three-win campaigns. But this season, the Colonels (15-7) have taken a giant leap forward and are making a run in the 4A West Region playoffs. “Even though if times were hard, they stuck with it,” sixthyear Magruder coach Erin Borsody said. “They believed in what we were teaching and coaching, and they had each other’s backs.” Magruder was scheduled to play Northwest (4-13) tonight in the 4A West Region Section II semiﬁnal round after receiving a ﬁrst-round bye. With a victory, the Colonels would take on the winner of Thomas S. Wootton and Gaithersburg. The turnaround didn’t happen overnight. Borsody’s team went 3-20 in 2010-11 — when the current seniors were freshmen — regularly getting blown out by 20-plus points. The Colonels went 3-20 again in 2012, but started hanging with their opponents. Baby steps. The results started showing in the win-loss column last winter when the young Colonels went 11-12, nearly doubling their victory total from the previous two seasons combined. “At times it could be frustrating but we all know that we were a team,” senior captain Janel Brown said. “... The turning point was that everybody was dedicated and they were all determined.”
This season, Magruder ﬁnished third in the 4A West Division with a 7-3 conference record after returning all ﬁve of its starters. Brown, a 5-foot-11 power forward, said continuity has played a major role in the turnaround; a lot of the Colonels have played together since middle school. “There’s a lot of chemistry and we all know where each other wants the ball, and how each other plays,” Brown said. “When someone’s getting frustrated we know how to pick them up and keep their heads up.” Brown averages a team-high 11.9 points per game, establishing herself as a reliable shooter (28 3-pointers) and rebounder. The team has three other primary scoring options: junior captain Hope Randolph (10.2), senior captain Adjowa Pinkrah (9.6 points) and junior Hannah Barr (10.1). Randolph credited Borsody (42-96 with Magruder) for motivating the players and turning a 3-20 team into a playoff contender. “A key component of the turnaround that she emphasized was us being together,” Randolph said. “Just always in practice, having the mentality that someone else is working harder than us.” Magruder is trying to win its ﬁrst regional title since 1985. “It would mean a lot. I know there’salotofpeopleouttherethat arejustlike,‘Magruderisn’tgood,’” Pinkrah said. “But I feel like if we go out there and prove ourselves in the playoffs we’ll be able to tell them that we’ve gotten better.” Win or lose, this group of upperclassmen will have left its mark, Randolph said. “I feel like they’ve been through our weakest years and they’ve been through our strongest years,” Randolph said. “They’ve been through it all, they’ve seen it all.” email@example.com
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Sixth-year Col. Zadok Magruder High School girls’ basketball coach Erin Borsody talks to her players during Thursday’s practice.
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GIRLS’ SWIMMING AND DIVING
ily to prepare themselves to say goodbye. On Jan. 22, Sue Snyder died.
Two days later, another death
Stone Ridge Junior, 500 freestyle
County’s top ﬁnisher (2nd) at Metros and states.
Won event at states by nearly two seconds.
Wootton Senior, 100 breast
Churchill Junior, 200 freestyle
Set American mark (4:28.71) in Metros win, ﬁrst woman to break 4:30.
Stone Ridge’s Katie Ledecky set an American record in the women’s 500-yards freestyle. She is The Gazette’s Athlete of the Year in girls’ swimming and diving.
Northwestern recruit won Metros, states.
Set meet record (22.97) in ﬁrst Metros individual title.
Harvard recruit won second straight Metros title.
Set meet record en route to state title.
Unbeaten in event at Metros in three years.
Metros and state title holder.
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Sherwood Sophomore, 50 freestyle
Churchill Senior, diving
200 MEDLEY RELAY
Wootton Senior, 100 butterﬂy
Churchill Sophomore, 100 backstroke
Holton-Arms Junior, 100 freestyle
200 FREE RELAY
Wootton Junior, 200 IM
400 FREE RELAY
For 16 years, Teressa French, daughter to a Navy man, was the quintessential military child, bouncing around anywhere from San Diego Honolulu before landing in Washington, D.C. By the time the Frenches arrived to the District in the summer of 2012, French was set to be a freshman in high school, and her parents, Bill and Monika French, enrolled her at Covenant Life. On Jan. 24, Teressa French, a sophomore, had some time between her morning exams and afternoon practice, so she escaped campus to walk around with Emily Lowe. As they reached the 7400 block of Muncaster Mill, a Sebring and an Accord converged where two lanes become one. The Accord knocked the Sebring onto the sidewalk, directly where French and Lowe had been standing, colliding into both of them. Lowe, though critically injured, would survive. French didn’t make it, and in the span of a week, Covenant Life had lost two members of its community. The boys’ and the girls’ teams took diverging paths in
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Thomas S. Wootton
Lily Gasaway, senior Laura Garcia, senior Kelleigh Haley, sophomore Katie Ledecky, junior
Emily Andrews, senior Elaina Gu, junior Hannah Lindsey, sophomore Alicia Tiberino, senior
Won at Metros (1:45.22) and states.
Set WMPSSDL record at Metros.
Hit automatic All-American time.
Jessica Chen, senior Kristina Li, senior Scarlett Sun, senior Emily Zhang, junior
Coach of the Year Brendan Lees
Sherwood Molded the Warriors into perennial contender, top 10 ﬁnish at Metros after losing most of his scoring from last year’s team.
Second team 50 freestyle: Catherine Johnson, Springbrook 100 freestyle: Audrey Richter, Richard Montgomery 200 freestyle: Sarah Kannan, Walt Whitman 500 freestyle: Madison Waechter, Montgomery Blair 100 backstroke: Natsumi Horikawa, Walter Johnson 100 breaststroke: Jaycee Yegher, Northwest
physicaleducationdegreeandhas since devoted his time to preparing for the NFL Draft, scheduled for May 8-10 in New York City. “It’s been a blessing because I can focus on training,” said Rankin, who plans to participate in the Baltimore Regional Combine on March 30 and Pro Day April 7 at Towson University. “My life in general has prepared me for days like this,” he said.
coping with the deaths of Sue Snyder and Teressa French. Nine days prior to Sue Snyder’s death, the Snyders hosted a spaghetti dinner to discuss how they should handle the situation moving forward. Basketball, it was decided, would become their “place of refuge,” Alan Snyder said. “It’s the only time I have peace,” said Kevin Snyder, who is point guard on the team and Alan and Sue Snyder’s son. “… This gym, this court, has been an escape for all of us and it has been amazing to see a game become something so big.” The girls chose instead to avoid the court at all costs, not touching a ball for two weeks — in part due to snow — in the wake of their teammate’s death. During their ﬁrst practice back, they sat at midcourt to discuss what they should do. As devout Christians, they said they believe they will see Teressa again, which helped ease their cluttered minds. As basketball players, they wondered how they could continue the season without their teammate. One day, at the cemetery, Bill French hugged each member of the girls’ team, telling one that it was “more important than ever for you to keep playing.” From that point on, there were no more discussions of whether to continue the season. Over the next few weeks, the girls went from the No. 5 seed in the PVAC to the No. 2. The boys hadn’t lost a game since the
spaghetti dinner. The community rallied around the teams, printing off pink ‘We love Mama Bear’ shirts in memory of Sue Snyder and blue French jerseys with No. 35 on the back for Teressa French. “It rallied the community like nothing I’ve ever seen,” girls’ coach Wayne Cates said. “It brought a lot of people who would never think about coming to a game.”
The Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks haveexpressedinterest,according to Rankin’s agent, Xavier Warren. “What we really like about him is not only his athletic ability and speed, but somebody that can play bump and run,” Warren said. “It’s very valuable to have somebody like that on their team.” Mark Smith, president of Pro Power Foundation — a nonproﬁt providing youth with opportunities through athletics — has worked with Rankin since he was 12, watching him grow from a
troubled teenager into the organization’s “best coach.” “He just works really hard. He’s one of those kids that is really driven,” Smith said. “His work ethic is second to none.” Rankin has become a role model in the Seneca Valley football community, Kim said. “He has turned things around in his life,” Kim said. “He’s really a great example of what hard work, and effort and belief can do for you.”
New perspective The PVAC championships were held on Feb. 22. The boys smoked St. Anselm’s, 84-64; the girls lost, 50-28, to powerhouse Jewish Day. But the wins and losses are not what mattered, not for Covenant Life, not this season. “It was somewhat of a celebration of not just winning a championship, but of putting everything in perspective,” Alan Snyder said. Kevin Snyder said he thinks it might sound crazy, that during two of the three playoff games, he glanced up to the heavens before shooting free throws and whispered a few words to his mom. Maybe it sounds crazy, he said, “that I could feel her.” It’s an experience that, in the 42 days after he lost his mother, has only happened in one setting: a basketball court. “That,” he says, “is really cool.” firstname.lastname@example.org
100 butterﬂy: Emily Wang, Winston Churchill 200 individual medley: Fiona Asbury, Winston Churchill 200 medley relay: Winston Churchill 200 freestyle relay: Holton-Arms 400 freestyle relay: Stone Ridge 1-meter diving: Kali Becker, Winston Churchill
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Mitchell Zio (top) of Paint Branch High School wrestles Justin Elwell of Bethesda-Chevy Chase during Saturday’s 4A/3A West Region championships.
Continued from Page B-1 Elwell owned a modest 2-0 lead after one period and a 4-3 lead at the end of two periods before turning the match in his favor in the third. With Zio tugging on his left leg in an effort to pull him back inbounds, Elwell caught the Paint Branch senior off balance and posted a quick reversal and takedown. “I thought that I could keep him inbounds and get control, but he caught me off guard a little and put me on my back. I tried to ﬁght through it, but by then I didn’t want to risk another injury. I knew I was going to states, so I didn’t want to hurt myself even further. This week
will be about getting healthy and working on my shots and my technique.” Paint Branch ﬁnished eighth in the team standings at the region tournament, but Zio will not be the only member of the squad heading to the University of Maryland, College Park for this weekend’s state tournament. Nolan Smith (113), Gibbs Tinne (182) and Cornell Wilson (220) all qualiﬁed through fourth-place ﬁnishes. “I was hoping we would have some of the senior captains going,” Zio said. “But none of them made it, so it will be me and three underclassmen. But I’m going to be ready this weekend. [Saturday] was only my second loss of the year and I know that I can dominate my bracket if I stay focused and stay
healthy.” Longtime Paint Branch wrestling coach Rick Smith expects Zio to contend for a state title. “Mitchell was not too happy when he left,” Smith said. “I know that he expects more from himself. But he’s been ﬁghting a hamstring injury and he had already beaten Elwell last week at the county championship meet. He missed last year with a broken jaw and he knows this is his last chance for a state title. [Saturday] he went from being tied [5-5] to being down 9-3 in the matter of a few seconds. When you get to the championship round at any level, that can happen.” email@example.com
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The Sligo Creek Stompers, a local string band that plays traditional American music, will perform on Friday at Glen Echo Park. From left are Jess Eliot Myhre, Chris Ousley, Adrian Erlinger and Sarah Foard.
writer Carrie Newcomer will perform on Saturday at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville. PHOTO BY JIM MCGUIRE
n When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Stomping WITH THE
Traditional American string band reﬂects many inﬂuences BY
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
One of the songs that members of the Sligo Creek Stompers plan to play this weekend in Glen Echo Park is a traditional American tune called “Lazy John” learned from well-known, Washington, D.C-area ﬁddler Bruce Molsky. “You reach out to the masters,” said Adrian Erlinger, upright bass player for the four-piece string band formed in 2010. The Sligo Creek Stompers, with members from Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and northern Virginia, will be performing for a group of contra dancers, beginners included, at the Spanish Ballroom on Friday, followed by a special St. Patrick’s Day event on March 15 in Washington, D.C. “We play lots of traditional American music that tickles our fancy,” said Erlinger, who lived in Montgomery County before moving to Arlington. The Sligo Creek Stompers draw on a broad repertoire of bluegrass, old-time Appalachian music, Irish tunes, traditional jazz, as well as “a little bit of country, and a little bit of Western swing,” he said. Each of its four members also contributes something different to the band’s unique sound.
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Folk singer and song-
SLIGO CREEK STOMPERS
n Where: Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville n Tickets: $25 in advance, $29 at the door ($21 in advance and $25 at the door for students with ID, $2 per ticket box ofﬁce fee added to all purchases) n For information: 301-960-3655, imtfolk.org, carrienewcomer. com
BY VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
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Newcomer sees the miraculous in the ordinary
Internationally known folk singer and songwriter Carrie Newcomer will be performing songs from her soon-to-be-released album, with a ﬁrst-ever companion book, on Saturday in Rockville. Guitarist Newcomer and pianist Gary Walters, both from Indiana, will be performing at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road. The concert is sponsored by the church and the Institute of Musical Traditions in Rockville. Newcomer said she will be singing “songs that have become old friends” from some
of the most recent of her 13 solo CDs. She will also be introducing some new songs from her upcoming album, “A Permeable Life,” due for release on April 1. On the CD is a song called “Every Little Bit,” which is posted on YouTube along with photos and lyrics. Newcomer said the word “permeable” alludes to her philosophy of being open to life while also giving back. “It’s to let in the world and to let yourself out,” she said.
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SLIGO CREEK STOMPERS n When: 8:30 p.m. Friday (Called dance to live music; beginners’ contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. with ticket)
REEL HARMONY n
n Where: Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo n Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 17 and younger n For information: 301-634-2222, sligocreek stompers.com, fridaynight dance.org
Members of GQ, a prize-winning a cappella quartet, will perform with the Central Maryland Chorale on Saturday at a fundraising Spring Fling concert for the Laurel-based chorale at the Glenmont United Methodist Church in Silver Spring. From left are Amanda McNutt, Katie Gillis, Ali Hauger and Katie Macdonald.
BY VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
Fundraising chorale concert features prize-winning women’s quartet
The Oscars may be over for the year, but still to come on Saturday is a concert of Hollywood and Disney movie tunes and an a cappella quartet during the Central Maryland Chorale’s annual Spring Fling and Silent Auction in Silver Spring. The longtime Laurel-based group will be singing two sets of movie music medleys — “Disney Dazzle” featuring songs from Disney movies, as well as a Cinemagic program that highlights movie tunes from the 1930s through the 1990s. “We’ll be singing some of the lighter, more popular things,” said Monica Otal, artistic director for the chorale, which also performs pieces such as Brahms’ “Requiem.”
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Dervish whirls into Germantown
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Popular Irish band Dervish is set to perform at the BlackRock Center for the Arts.
Traditional Irish music stars Dervish will bring their brogue-inspired blend of reels, jigs and more to Germantown for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. Having previously performed with luminaries such as James Brown, REM and Sting, among many others, the group performs energetic dance tunes on ﬁddle, bodhrán, bouzouki and more. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit blackrockcenter.org.
‘Alexander’ the not-so-great TheatreworksUSA will present Judith Viorst’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. Recommended for audience members
ages 4 years and older, the musical adventure follows the titular hero whose day begins with hair full of gum, a skateboard mishap and a soggy sweater, and then only spirals downward from there. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children. For more information, visit montgomerycollege.edu/pac.
Mindy Kay Smith as Alexander in “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” opening Saturday at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. PATRICK DWYER
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The 10th annual Dance Bethesda Concert, scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Round House Theatre in downtown Bethesda, will feature seven local dance groups and include some of the region’s most recognized dancers. Pictured: A member of World Dance Theatre.
The new ‘Millennium’ The Bethesda Little Theatre will present “Millennium Broadway: A Musical Revue” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. An all-volunteer cast of 18
will perform hits from the Great White Way, including tunes from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gypsy,” “Les Miserables” and more. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students and children 12 and younger. Now in its 34th year as an organization sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, proceeds from the show will beneﬁt NIH charities. For more information, visit fedesp.com/nihblt.
BETHESDA LITTLE THEATRE
The Bethesda Little Theatre will present “Millennium Broadway: A Musical Revue” at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Pictured, cast members perform “Masquerade” from “Phantom of the Opera”: (From right, back row): Elaine Hughes, Eric Sanders, Marilyn Dimas, Justin Cunningham, Stephanie Dailey; (From right, front): Sandy Burns Gorton, Cathy McCoskey.
Welcome to the clubhouse Friday Night Eclectic, Strathmore’s acclaimed indie concert series, returns this Friday with Baltimore rapper Rye Rye, who will kick off another exciting season of local bands, CD release parties, exhibits, performance art and more. The immersive experience of Friday Night Eclectic promises to bring a bit of Animal House outside the Beltway. Upcoming artists include Julia Brown with Us and Us Only; genre-bending hip-hop artist Stone Kawala; Euro-pop artists Nils Frahm and Douglas Dare; synthpop group Ploy with hip-hop duo Beyond Modern and a rock showcase organized by John Penovich featuring Atomic Mosquitoes, The Yachtsmen, and Tru Fax and the Insaniacs. For more information, visit strathmore.org.
The 10th annual Dance Bethesda, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda. Seven of the region’s top dancers and choreographers will take the stage, including the hip-hop of Agency 9; the contemporary dance of Bethany Disque, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Company Danzante and Company E; the modern dance of World Dance Theater, and the international ﬂare of the Nomad Dancers, inspired by traditions of India, Persia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Turkey. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit bethesda.org.
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M.I.A. protégé and Baltimore-based rapper Rye Rye kicks off this year’s Friday Night Eclectic series at Strathmore.
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BY SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
English rockers The Moody Blues will perform in concert on March 10-11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, allowing audiences to go back to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, if only for a night. Formed in the mid-1960s, The Moody Blues’ 2014 U.S. tour boasts three of their original members; Justin Hayward on guitar and vocals, Graeme Edge on drums and John Lodge on bass and vocals. For the nearly ﬁve decades they’ve been together, The Moody Blues have
Continued from Page B-3 Also singing at the fundraising event at the Glenmont United Methodist Church will be special guests GQ, a prizewinning a capella quartet of four young women who all studied music at Towson University. “They’re getting to be nationally known,” Otal said. “They’re very good musicians and sing well together.” Visitors will have a chance to look over the auction items and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the start of the hour-long concert, which will open with the chorale accompanied by a pianist and maybe a drummer, followed by GQ, Otal said. Started in 1969, the Central Maryland Chorale began as the Laurel Oratorio Society, a group of choir members from local churches, who ﬁrst gathered to perform Brahms’ “German Requiem.” The chorale rehearses on Monday evenings at Laurel Presbyterian Church on Old Sandy Spring Road in Laurel. Auditions are not required, but applicants should be able to read a musical score. The chorale will hold its annual Vocal Scholarship Concert on March 29 at Laurel Presbyterian Church, followed by its Spring Concert on May 17 at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew in Silver Spring, where it will be performing Mozart’s “Requiem” and songs from the Civil War.
Girls quartet The Saturday concert will be the ﬁrst time that GQ is performing with the chorale, said Katie Macdonald, who sings bass for the quartet. Also part of the group are tenor Amanda McNutt and mid-range singers Katie Gillis and Ali Hauger. GQ performed in September at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex campus where Otal teaches. “That’s how she spotted us,” Macdonald said.
kept their fans happy with a consistent and unique sound that has helped them sell millions of albums worldwide. Lodge explained that touring now and touring in the early days of The Moody Blues is so extremely different that it’s difﬁcult to even compare. He said that back then the band would go out, rent a U-Haul and a car and just play wherever they could. Now, the band has buses and trucks and an entire production team that helps to stage each show. “There was so much amateurism,” Lodge said. “It’s completely professional today.” Because they rely on a crew, including light and sound engineers, to produce their shows, the band can’t really stray from their set list when they’re up on
In their early 20s, all four members studied music at Towson University and are now teaching music in public schools or privately. The quartet looks for songs that aren’t regularly done by a cappella groups, Macdonald said. “We do a lot of barbershop, and also do a lot of contemporary music,” she said. One contemporary example is “Hot Knife” by singersongwriter Fiona Apple, who brings elements of jazz and alternative rock into her music. At the Silver Spring concert, the quartet expects to sing a traditional tune, “Foreign Lander” and “Timshel,” a song performed by the British folk rock group Mumford & Sons. Also in the repertoire is “When You’re Smiling,” a song made famous by Louis Armstrong, and a hymn composed in 1873, “It Is Well with My Soul.” The quartet got its start in 2011 as a senior-year project organized by Gillis, who was getting ready to graduate. “She thought about creating a vocal group,” Macdonald said. “It was just for fun. We didn’t think anything would come of it.” As they began rehearsing, GQ became members’ shorthand for the still-to-be-named “girls’ quartet,” and the name stuck, she said. They won their ﬁrst competition, the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., in February 2012, also taking home Best Original Arrangement and Audience Favorite. In May, they went to the Harmony Sweepstakes ﬁnals in San Francisco and came in second with an arrangement of “Timshel” by Gillis and Macdonald. “That was awesome,” Macdonald said. “That’s when we thought it was probably more than just a fun hobby.” In March 2012, they also won First Prize and Audience Favorite in Singstrong’s ACAIdol competition in Reston, Va. And in November 2013
stage. However, with so many songs and albums, it seems as if it would be near impossible to narrow them down to ﬁt into one show. Lodge said that the band performs many different songs from many different albums, deciding upon the set list prior to each tour depending on their mood. There are particular songs, however, that they always make sure to include. “We try to put the concert together as though it is an album,” Lodge said. “It takes the audience through all different emotions and hopefully makes them come back.” Last summer, The Moody Blues released a box set of their albums, “Timeless Flight,” featuring previously un-released songs, live recordings, a book
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHORALE AND GQ (GIRLS QUARTET) n When: 7 p.m. Saturday n Where: Glenmont United Methodist Church, 12901 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring n Tickets: $20 n For information: 301-317-9646, centralmarylandchorale. com, girlsquartet.com
they also won Sweet Adeline’s International’s “Rising Star” Competition in Denver. Macdonald said a cappella singing runs the gamut from early 1900s barbershop quartets to 1950s doo-wop groups to the current resurgence in a cappella singing, reﬂected in the 2012 movie, “Pitch Perfect,” about a college a cappella competition. In high school, singers run the risk of being called “choir nerds” but little do people know how much fun it can be to sing a cappella, she said. “It’s so intricate and cool, and intricate to listen to. ... And you can do it with a little budget — all you need is voices,” she said. Macdonald said the group enjoys singing together. “They’re some of my best friends, and it’s produced some of my best memories,” she said. They also enjoy introducing a cappella music to other people. “They’re some of the most satisfying, fulﬁlling moments of our [lives],” Macdonald said. “You get to touch people and speak to them in a certain way.” Barely out of college themselves, GQ is especially interested in introducing a cappella singing to young people. “They can look up to us but still feel they can approach us,” she said about being young themselves. “We can also give them some guidance about college careers ... and make beautiful, awesome music.” firstname.lastname@example.org
and DVDs. Though it was their record company’s idea to put it together, the band members approved each element. Lodge said he’s also pleased with the Feb. 24 re-release of his 1977 solo album “Natural Avenue” – not only on CD, but also as a 180-gram vinyl. Lodge explained that listening to music on a record just makes it sound so much better. “Whether you like the music or not, the actual sound is just great,” Lodge said with a laugh, adding that he had not listened to the album in years and when he heard the ﬁnal mix in the studio he though it sounded great. Lodge said it’s hard for him to pick a favorite song to perform because he likes so many of them for different reasons. He
Continued from Page B-3 For the ﬁrst time, Newcomer will also be releasing a book to accompany the CD called “A Permeable Life: Poetry and Essays.” “It’s not a mere image from the album,” she said. “There are a variety of pieces, poems from other releases, and things I like to write about.” Newcomer said songwriting for her starts with words, not music. “My process starts with poetry, essays and stories — the songs emerge from those,” she said. Newcomer, who grew up in Elkhart, Ind., began writing songs as a teenager, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in visual art and education from Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. A Quaker, she is globally known for her work with charitable, interfaith and social justice organizations. “There’s a spiritual current to what I do, but it’s not necessarily religious,” said Newcomer.
Continued from Page B-3 Full-time musicians Jess Eliot Myhre of Brentwood, who plays clarinet and washboard, and Chris Ousely of Hyattsville, who plays guitar and banjo, also founded and play with the Bumper Jacksons band. Sarah Foard, the band’s classically trained and Irishinﬂuenced ﬁddle player, lives in Silver Spring and teaches at Levine School of Music. “We’re more ﬁddle driven, while they have more of a New Orleans jazz sound,” said Erlinger about the difference between the two. A St. Louis native, Erlinger said he was drawn to music early. “In high school I was listening to Dylan and Uncle Tupelo [an alternative country band], which was a mix of punk rock and country,” he said. After moving to Kansas, Er-
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Rock legends The Moody Blues will perform at Strathmore on March 10-11. said that “Nights in White Satin” is great to play because it’s the single that started it all. He also enjoys “Isn’t Life Strange,” because “life is strange.” He explained that the audience doesn’t know what the artist has gone through that day to get to the venue to perform, but once
the show starts and that energy level goes up, that’s what matters. “You just get an energy level from the audience,” Lodge said. The Moody Blues, 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, strathmore.org.
In recent years she has also spent time in India, Africa and the Middle East on behalf of the U.S. government. “There’s a prevailing idea that we’re all divided,” she said. But Newcomer said she instead looks for the common ground and the shared values among different cultures and religions. “If you stick to dogma, you get stuck,” she said. “But if you can ﬁnd that thread, you’ve got someplace to go, [and people] are not so divided.” Newcomer said she also believes in the personal practice of living in the present moment, of slowing down and paying attention to what’s happening around you. “We live in an increasingly busy culture,” she said. “It’s the idea of showing up for our own lives.” When people feel like they don’t have enough time, some react by trying to do more. “They throw one more ball in the air,” she said. Not a fan of multi-tasking, Newcomer said the better practice might be to focus on one thing at a time.
“Time expands when you’re really paying attention,” she said. “That’s when I see the miraculous, the extraordinary.” That can be something such as a large flock of little birds turning on a dime in the sky, or something as seemingly commonplace as a driver letting another car into trafﬁc. “They did something kind for you,” she said. Newcomer said she’s traveled all over the country, performing in venues ranging from college campus to theaters to religious centers, and that she enjoys the experience. “I’m not going from arena to arena,” she said. “I sing in large halls and smaller ones, where I’m actually there and get to meet people.” No matter where she goes, she ﬁnds ways to communicate. “If you sing a song about love, family, grief, and particularly about hope, it’s immediately recognizable,” she said. “I’ve always had this wonderful fascination with people, and I keep believing in us.”
linger started a bluegrass band with friends. “We spent hours listening to recording of old-time music and all traditional music that came our way,” he said. The name, Sligo Creek Stompers, draws from several sources, he said. Stompers are associated with string and jug bands from the 1920s, including Cannon’s Jug Stompers, he said. Sligo is a county in Ireland, and, locally, Sligo Creek ﬂows through Silver Spring and also Takoma Park, where nationally known guitar player and ethnomusicologist John Fahey grew up, later founding Takoma Records. “He was a guitar player from the ’60s who played avant garde folk music,” Erlinger said. The band released its ﬁrst album, “Sligo Creek Stompers” in 2011 and its second, “Vital Mental Medicine,” in 2013. The title refers to a banjo that helped buoy the spirits of
the stranded crew of the “Endurance” during Ernest Shackleton’s near-fatal trip to Antarctica in the 1900s. Sometimes the Stompers run into people who think they’re not wild about traditional American tunes, but they end up liking the band. “They say, ‘I’ve never liked this kind of music, but I think what you guys are doing is great,’” Erlinger said. He said one reason he likes traditional American music so much is because of its upbeat sound and connection to the community. “It spoke to me very strongly,” said Erlinger about his passion for playing outdoors in public places such as farmers markets, barn dances and on street corners. “We’ve played on porches, in backyards — we were creating something,” he said. “I like to share that happiness with other people.”
Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “Pluto,” presented by Forum Theatre, to March 15, call for show times, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. Silver Spring Stage, “Superior Donuts,” to March 15, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, www.ssstage.org. The Writer’s Center, Amy Abrams and Elisavietta Ritchie. 2 p.m. March 16, , 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, www. writer.org.
of the Horse,” to April 18, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Ryan Rakhshan: Robin Meyer: “Life and death of charm city,” to March 16, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. March 7, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, www. visartsatrockville.org.
IN THE ARTS Carpe Diem Contra Dance, March. 13, Steve Hickman, John Devine and the Major Minors, DeLaura Padovan, caller, 7-7:30 p.m. contradance workshops, 7:30-10 p.m. Contras & Squares, second Thursdays, Great Hall, Silver Spring Civics Center, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, $10 for general admission, $8 for members, $5 for students and those without income, www.carpediemarts.com. Hollywood Ballroom, March 5, free Step of the Evening lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16); March 6, 13, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6); March 7, Chinese New Year of the Horse celebration, Taiwan Tango dance lesson at 8 p.m., dragon dance demo, refreshments ($16); March 8, Latin Night with Mr. Mambo, workshops from 8-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., ($18 for workshop and dance, $15 for dance only); March 9, free Waltz lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8 p.m. ($16); March 12, “step of the evening” East Coast Swing at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8:30 p.m., 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com Now and Then Dance Studio, Saturday ballroom dances, second and fourth Saturdays, beginner group lesson at 8 p.m., open dancing at 9 p.m., $10 cash at door (all men admitted at halfprice throughout October), 10111 Darnestown Road, Rockville. 301424-0007, www.nowandthendancestudios.com.
Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240-505-0339.
Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-
days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, March 7, Dave Eisenstadter and Sligo Creek Stompers, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, March 9, Dave Eisenstadter calls with AP and the Banty Roos; March 16, Bev Bernbaum with Coracree; March 23, Tom and Myra with Tunescape; March 30, Nils Fredland and Figment, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, March 5, Joseph Pimentel; March 12, Stephanie Smith; March 19, Melissa Runnin; March 26, Bob Farrall, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org. Swing, March, TBD, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.ﬂyingfeet.org. Waltz, March 16, Some Assembly; March 30, Figments, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Sup-
per Club, Mardi Gras with The Crawdaddies, 8 p.m. March 4; Emy Tseng and Alex Martin, 7:30 p.m. March 5; Next Best Thing presents The Music of John Denver featuring Ted Vigil with Steve Weisberg, 8 p.m. March 6; Dance Night with Escapade, 8 p.m. March 7; Maggie Rose with The Morrison Brothers Band, 8 p.m. March 8; Maggie Rose with The Walking Sticks, 7:30 p.m. March 9; Author Series: Dan Balz, 7:30 p.m. March 10; Parthenon Huxley presents Acoustic Elo, featuring Ben Hoyt and Dave Phenicie, 7:30 p.m. March 12, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Ballet Hispanico Latin Dance Party, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Cashore Marionettes, 1 p.m. March 1, Dervish, 8 p.m. March 8; Seamus Kennedy, 7:30 p.m. March 13, call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-5282260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, Carrie Newcomer,
7:30 p.m. March 8, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. March 5; Berlin ~ Las Vegas with Theo Bleckmann, voice & Rob Schwimmer, piano, 7:30 p.m. March 6; BSO: Nadja SalernoSonnenberg Plays Shostakovich, 8 p.m. March 6; Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge, 8 p.m. March 7; Rye Rye, 9 p.m. March 7; National Philharmonic: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, 8 p.m. March 8, call for
venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100, www.strathmore.org.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Miss Nelson is Missing,” to March 9, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Arts Barn, KAT 2nd Stage presents “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh for Kids,” March 8-23. 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, 301258-6394, www.gaithersburgmd. gov/artsbarn. Imagination Stage, “Rumpelstiltskin,” to March 16, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. imaginationstage.org Olney Theatre Center, “I And You,” to March 23, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www. olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Sleeping Beauty,” to March 23; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-634-5380, www. thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Two Trains Running,” April 2-27, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org.
VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “The Deepest Feeling Always Shows Itself in Silence,” to March 23, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-9220162, www.adahrosegallery.com
The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, TBA, hours are 10 a.m. to
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$15,499 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.......... $15,499 #P8858A, CVT Trans, 13k Miles, Bright Silver
2013 Ford Escape SE.......... $21,700 $21,700 #377732A, 6 SpeedAuto, 22k Miles, 1-Owner, Sterling Grey Metallic
2011 Toyota Tacoma........... $18,900 $18,900 #467046A, Ext. Cab, 5 Sp Manual, 32k Miles, 1-Owner 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. $22,700 $22,700 #363225A, 6 SpeedAuto, 5k Miles, Sport Utility, Rally Red
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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLA LE ECO & PRIUS PLIG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 03/31/2014.
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00 Honda Accord LX
07 Chevy Impala LS
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09 Nissan Cube
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08 Hummer H3 4WD
00 Dodge Stratus SE...........................$2,950
#KR73391, WELL KEPT! P/OPTIONS CD
11 Hyundai Azera Limited $19,988
#KP01799, LTHR/DBL MNRF’S, $1,008 OFF KBB
03 Toyota Prius 4DR........................$8,895
#AP21732, NAV/FAC WARR!
07 Jeep Commander “ROCKY MTN” 4WD...$11,788
11 Kia Sorento EX AWD.................$15,990
#KP78236, HYBRID!, PW, PLC, REAL GAS SAVER
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#KP92349A, CLEAN, 91K!!, PSEAT, PW, TLT “HANDYMAN”
05 Hyundai Sonata GL.....................$3,450 04 Ford Freestar Limited................$7,970 05 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4x4........$8,800
#KP24308A, PW/PLCS, ALLOYS, “HANDYMAN”
11 Nissan Versa 1.8S....................$10,435
09 Honda Fit...................................$12,745
07 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP ..........$10,945
06 Dodge Charger R/T “HEMI”.....$12,970
12 Suzuki SX4 LE..........................$10,985
13 Toyota Corolla LE......................$15,435
#KA02686, PAMPERED!, FAC WARR, PW/PLC, CD, AT
#KP88029, SHOWROOM COND, 8K!!, PW, CD, ABS
11 Ford Econoline XLT....................$17,970
11 Hyundai Sonata Limited..........$19,490 10 Chrysler Twn & Cntry LTD...........$22,988 #KP51814, NAV, DUAL DVD’S, PWR 3RD SEAT