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Beloved activist remembered Friends, community members and area ofﬁcials gather with the immediate family of Carolyn Snowden to honor her life of service with the dedication of Chandlee Mill Road in Sandy Spring on Oct. 1. Snowden’s daughter Cynthia smiles toward the crowd as ofﬁcials including Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (center) applaud.
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n Oct. 1, friends, family and community leaders gathered at the Ross Boddy Community Center in Sandy Spring to memorialize Carolyn Snowden, a Sandy Spring community activist and founder of the Sandy Spring Civic Association, who died Aug. 29 after a lengthy illness. She was 88.
County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) unveiled a sign at the intersection of Brooke Road and Chandlee Mill Road dedicating the road to Snowden. A second sign announcing the dedication is located at the intersection of Goldmine Road and Chandlee Mill Road. “One of Carolyn Snowden’s ﬁrst acts as civic association
president was to have Chandlee Mill Road paved. It had been a dirt road,” said Joy Turner, community liaison for the Sandy Spring Civic Association. The program concluded with a launch of “biodegradable” balloons symbolizing that “Carolyn’s spirit will continue to lift the community,” according to event organizers.
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Employees at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda went back to work Monday, despite the lingering federal government shutdown. The Department of Defense, under the direction of Secretary Chuck Hagel, eliminated furloughs for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members, based on a legal interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act, Hagel said in a statement Saturday. However, the law does not allow for a blanket recall of all Defense Department employees, Hagel said in the statement. Walter Reed ordered all general schedule employees back to work Monday at their regularly scheduled times, according to the hospital. Still, thousands of federal
workers remain out of work, as do federal contractors. Bethesda defense giant Lockheed Martin, one of Montgomery County’s largest employers, started furloughing about 2,400 employees companywide on Monday because of the political standoff. The number of sidelined employees was 600 fewer than what Lockheed ofﬁcials thought on Friday. After Hagel said Saturday that most of the roughly 400,000 civilian employees in that department had been deemed essential for national security, Lockheed officials decided to reduce the number of furloughs. Most of those affected work in civilian programs in the Washington region, said Gordon Johndroe, a Lockheed spokesman. Since the first day of the shutdown on Oct. 1, Maryland has had 16,078 requests for federal unemployment benefits, Maureen O’Connor, spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday. Typically, the state sees
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Students give back on the golf course Boys volunteer to help wounded veterans play
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For the past month, Connor Starkey and Tyler Goehrung, eighth-grade students at St. Elizabeth Catholic School, have started their weekends off by going to the Olney Golf Park, but instead of playing a normal 18 holes, they help set up the
course for a different kind of student. With help from the Salute Military Golf Association, cofounded by professional golfer Jim Estes in 2005, wounded war veterans have the chance to participate in an eight-week clinic that helps them use golf as a way to overcome the physical or mental obstacles caused by serving in the active military. Connor and Tyler, both 13, found out about the program from a ﬂyer during a normal
day at the driving range and asked Estes if they could get involved. The boys then took it a step further and helped recruit a handful of their friends who also liked golf to start volunteering with them. “You know many of them have children. When they see kids out there it puts them at ease,” Estes said. It’s the boys’ job to set up the course with clubs and golf balls for the veterans who often have special needs due to
various handicaps. Some of the players have prosthetic limbs, and others are in wheelchairs and use specially designed equipment provided by the program to make standing up and golﬁng possible for them. “It’s really inspiring to see someone with no legs or one arm swing a golf club effectively,” Connor said. Estes said the boys do a lot of organizational stuff, but they
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Barnes, a programmer for Gaithersburg’s website, which currently presents information sorted by departments. The “modern-day look and feel” of the new site will make it easier for residents and business owners to access basic information and services, such as ﬁnding out how to apply for a permit or get a recycling bin. With the contractor’s redesign, Gaithersburg joins local governments nationwide trying to meet the demand of higher Web use
while dealing with dwindling resources. “Some see technology as a way to extend services at a lower cost through their websites, while others view it as a cost center that could be cut,” said Todd Sander, executive director for the California-based Center for Digital Government. Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park are among the Montgomery communities trying to provide
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The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz’s black comedy “Rancho Mirage” continues through Oct. 20 at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. For more information, visit www. olneytheatre.org.
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First Annual Grape Stomp,
3:30-7 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Enjoy a wine tasting of ﬁve wines while listening to live music featuring Sandra Dean and Jim Turner and the chance to stomp grapes. Ages 21 and up. $15. 301-7740022.
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MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Autumn Leaves, 1-2 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn to recognize different kinds of leaves and search for autumn nuts and seeds. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. History as Beer: Recreating Local Traditions, 6:30-8 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum,
17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Learn the history of brewing in Washington, D.C., and how historical records can be used to recreate a delicious past. Ages 21 and up. $10. 301-7740022. Jazz concert series, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville. Featuring Raddy and the Cats. Free. 301-8711113.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Tot Times: Tracks! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn, create, hike and discover the world. $8. Register at www.parkpass.org. Apple Pressing Time!, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn about apple seeds, apple pressing and how cider is made. $5. Register at www. parkpass.org. Local Gardening Session Three: Local Gardening 102, 2-3:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens,
1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Talk about local gardening challenges, like poor landscape drainage, gardening on a slope and dealing with deer. $18. Register at www.parkpass.org. Educators’ Open House, 5-8 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Regional environmental education providers will present the latest in science and environmental programs. Free. 301-258-4034.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 Meaningful Movies Olney: 5 Broken Cameras, 7:30-10 p.m., Bufﬁngton/REMAX Building
Community Room, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. A ﬁrsthand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank
village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Free. 301-570-0923. Bluegrass Band Mama Tried, 8-11 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. $15 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/TreeOfLifeCafeRockville.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Make a Difference 5k, 9 a.m., Damascus
Regional Park, 23723 Kings Valley Road, Damascus. Beneﬁts a local missionary team who works in Thailand to help those trapped in the sex trafﬁcking industry. $20. awink1@comcast. net. Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, Montgomery Village. Handcrafted, decorated pumpkin race cars, with live music, food and children’s activities. $12 for racer kit. 301-948-0110. Knights of Columbus Soccer Shootout, 2-5 p.m., Damascus Regional Park, 23723 Kings Valley Road, Damascus. A soccer skills event consisting of shooting on goal and kicking for accuracy and distance. Ages 5-14. Free; parent/ guardian must sign the permission slip. 301363-5678. Observe the Moon Campﬁre, 7-8 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Learn about Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor and enjoy a toasty treat around the campﬁre. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Oktoberfest, noon-5 p.m., 320 Kent Square
Road, Gaithersburg. Food, performances, a beer garden and wine terrace, wagon rides and family activities. Free. 301-258-6350. Damascus CROP Walk, 1:45-3 p.m., Damascus Regional Park, 23723 Kings Valley Road, Damascus. Raises money for food relief efforts. Free. 301-515-1918. Widowed Persons Service of Montgomery County Meeting, 2 p.m., Wheaton Library,
11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Bunny Wein-
stein, a senior education associate, will speak about “Oasis and Adult Learning.” $4 suggested. 301-949-7398. Indelible Grace Concert with Matthew Smith, 7-8:30 p.m., Shady Grove Presbyterian
Church, 16911 Redland Road, Derwood. Free. www.ShadyGrovePCA.org.
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Montgomery County Economic Roundtable,
8:45 a.m.-noon, Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp will host. Free. 410-260-4020. Open House, 9:30 a.m., Washington Christian Academy, 16227 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney. Hear from administrators, meet teachers and students and tour the facilities. Free. 240-390-0429. Flower Buds, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks for children. Ages 3-5. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org.
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TUESDAY, OCT. 15 Antiques and Collectibles Road Show, 10 a.m.-noon, Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring. Appraisals, consultations and advice. Free, RSVP by Oct. 11. 301-388-7209.
Adult Program-Workshop: Flower Power Happy Hours, 6:30-8 p.m., Brookside Gardens
Visitor Center Adult Classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn some tips for ﬂower arranging. $54. Register at www.parkpass.org.
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Community Night returns with new look
The Olney Chamber of Commerce announces several major changes to its annual Community Night — a new date, a new location, greater opportunities for sponsors, restaurants and vendors, and more activities for attendees.
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The 34th annual Community Night, Business Expo and Taste of Olney is the chamber’s signature event. This year’s Community Night is scheduled to take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. The new venue provides more space inside and more parking, said Robyn Quinter, event co-chair. “Attendance has been up during the past three years as the popularity of Community Night has increased,” she said. “We’ve outgrown our previous location at Longwood Community Center.” Quinter said they are hoping for a record number of attendees at the event, which organizers say is Montgomery County’s oldest business expo. “We’re excited to accommodate twice as many eateries for the Taste of Olney, live demonstrations in the Litton Gym, an expanded number and variety of rafﬂes and silent auctions in the Alumni Gallery, and as many as 100 exhibitors in the Kane Center,” said Quinter. The Chamber is offering several levels of sponsorships from area businesses, which include preferred exhibit locations, prime advertising options and other beneﬁts. “Olney area residents and companies have given the Chamber’s Community Night an extraordinary level of support for more than three decades,” said Olney Chamber Executive Director Jon Hulsizer. “The attendance at Community Night creates an outstanding venue for companies and organizations to reach consumers and other businesses in the afﬂuent Olney market.” This year’s Community Night will once again be a collection site for food and ﬁnancial donations to help restock the shelves of Olney Help, a local nonproﬁt
organization that has provided food and ﬁnancial assistance to area families in need for over 40 years. Attendees are asked to bring donations of canned goods and shelf-stable foods, such as powdered milk, rice, pasta and cereal. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is located at 17301 Old Vic Blvd. in Olney. Online registration and complete details are available on the Chamber’s website at www.olneymd.org. For more information, call the Chamber at 301-774-7117.
Community Night and the Olney Town Center Advisory Committee meetings. Contact Joseph Eagan, Olney Library Manager, for further information at 240-7770036 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates on the Olney Library renovation project, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/ olney.html.
Fire department news
In Honor of Her Inc. is a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to assisting those who have experienced domestic violence and to raising awareness of the problem. Olney resident Tommy Tavenner said that the nonproﬁt organization was established by his family in memory of his niece,
Late Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department member Bruce Newcomer was inducted into the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Hall of Fame on Sept. 25, during the association’s annual convention. Department President Michael Valente said Newcomer joined Sandy Spring in March 1970, and was a very active member until his death on April 2012. He held the rank of deputy ﬁre-rescue chief at the time of his passing. He also served other ofﬁcer positions, and as the department’s director and treasurer. “He completed the county’s ﬁrst paramedic course, and was instrumental in many advances of the emergency medical services in the department,” said Valente. “This includes being very inﬂuential in us obtaining our paramedic unit in 1982.” In other department news, Valente appointed members Arlene France as assistant secretary, Deborah Cullen as assistant treasurer and Louis Kaufman as assistant chaplain.
Nonproﬁt hosts dance to ﬁght domestic violence
Marijke Sherwood Morris McMahon, who grew up in Olney and
New Market. Her life tragically ended as a result of domestic violence in 2007, he said. The organization has raised over $200,000, which after expenses are distributed to shelters and educational resources. This year, the organization will honor the Heartly House in Frederick with a $10,000 check. Each year, the fundraising season culminates with a local dance. This year’s event, A Night Back in Time: The Roaring Twenties is scheduled to take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 19 at the Oak Room in Sandy Spring. Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase or for more information, go to www.inhonorofher.org.
Olney Library news
A chance to dine with James and Dolley Madison
The Olney Library Advisory Committee is seeking new members to provide input on services, programs and collections for the new Olney Library, expected to reopen in January. Teens, adults and seniors who are residents of Olney, Ashton, Brookeville and Sandy Spring are needed to participate. The committee will serve as the voice of the community on a grassroots level, reﬂecting the diversity of residents and representing a cross-section of the community. Committee members will also represent the library at community functions and meetings such as Olney
James and Dolley Madison (re-enactors from Montpelier, the Madison homestead in Virginia) are coming to Brookeville on Oct. 27. A special supper will take place at 5 p.m. at the Inn at Brookeville Farms, 19501 Georgia Ave. The evening features a historically authentic menu of items that Dolley Madison may have served to guests. The meal will begin with period of libations, featuring beer, wine and cider (hard and sweet), served with forcemeat (sausage) cakes and cheese straws. The supper will include
warm potato rolls and corn oysters; sallet (salad) of ﬁeld greens with corn, almonds and cranberry vinaigrette; Chesapeake striped bass with Maryland crab butter; wild game and Virginia ham croquette with cranberryﬁg relish; and roasted potatoes with onions and turnip greens. Dessert will feature warm molasses spice cake and rum raisin ice cream, served with walnuts, raisins and apples. The cost is $125 per person, or $1,000 per table of eight. Patron charge is $1,813, which includes a table for eight and the opportunity for eight of the college and high school students who have provided research for the town through the Maryland State Archives and the archeological dig to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $2,500. A special reception for patrons and sponsors will take place prior to the supper at 4 p.m. at the Madison House, 205 Market Street in Brookeville. The event beneﬁts the upcoming Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations taking place throughout the year, including presentations at Montgomery County History Day, a history symposium, a children’s play, musical performances and archaeological exhibits. The yearlong campaign will culminate on Aug. 30-31, 2014, as Brookeville recreates the events that took place there in August 1814 when it became the “United States Capital for a Day” as President James Madison and his staff took refuge there following the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C. Checks made payable to Town of Brookeville (note: Madison Supper) can be mailed to 5 High Street, Brookeville, MD 20833. For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to www.townofbrookeville.org/ madisonsupper.
Stomp grapes like Lucy Remember the famous I Love Lucy episode where Lucy stomps grapes to make wine? The First Annual The Winery at Olney Grape Stomp is scheduled to take place from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the courtyard of the Sandy Spring Museum. An admission cost of $15 per person (ages 21 and up) will include a complimentary wine tasting of ﬁve wines, live music featuring Sandra Dean and Jim Turner, and a chance to stomp
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St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney recently implemented a new program, putting iPads in the hands of its preschool, kindergarten and ﬁrst-grade students. The students will use them in their classrooms to reinforce a wide variety of academic skills in language arts and math, as well as to create animated cartoons, short movies and photo slideshows. From left are ﬁrst-graders Carlin Keefe, Trinity Coleman and Sophia Goncalves. grapes. Attendees will also be able to purchase wine by the glass or bottle and food. The event will take place rain or shine. Grape stompings are scheduled for 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m. The museum is located at 17901 Bentley Road in Sandy Spring. To purchase tickets, go to https://ﬁrstannualgrapestomp.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 301-774-0022 or go to www. sandyspringmuseum.org.
Pet microchip clinic One of the best tools to help locate a missing pet is microchipping. Inserted under the pet’s skin, a microchip is the size of a grain of rice and identiﬁes your animal when it is read by a scanning device, which provides identifying information. The Montgomery County Humane Society is offering a public microchip clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Aspin Hill Memorial Park, located at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Aspen Hill Road. The cost of microchipping each dog or cat is $35. Selected pets will also be available for adoption. For more information, call 240-7735960 or visit www.mchumane. org/preventionisthebeststrategy.
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DEATHS Ruth Eleanor Adam Bottom Ruth Eleanor Adam Bottom, 89, died July 11, 2013, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Olney Baptist Church with inurnment to follow at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Although progress continues on the Olney Library expansion and renovation project, ofﬁcials say the opening has been delayed until January. ity issues. Once the exterior is completed, the library staff will require six to eight weeks to sort through materials, stock the shelves and organize prior to its opening. In July, after work on the project had come to a halt, the project’s general contractor, Milestone Construction of Sterling, Va., announced that it was going out of business. Milestone agreed to complete the project, and county ofﬁcials stepped in, along with a surety company, to get the project back on track and oversee its completion. “All in all, two weeks is still better than if we had shut down the job altogether, Dise said. “The library staff is very much aware that the community is anx-
ious to have their library open as soon as possible, so everyone is working hard to achieve that,” Dise said. “We are working to get it done as fast as we can. If we get it done sooner, than great.” Committee Chairwoman Helene Rosenheim said that there was a sense of disappointment at the news, but she understands that construction delays are not unusual. “We thought the Oct. 18 date was pretty optimistic, so we weren’t surprised,” she said. “Considering all that has happened, a couple more weeks is not horrible. It’s not like they aren’t trying to get it done.” The Olney Library closed in December 2010 after staff funding was eliminated as of January
2011, in anticipation of construction, which didn’t actually begin until the spring of 2012. The library, located on a 2.5-acre parcel near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Olney-Laytonsville Road, was built in 1981. The nearly $13 million project will expand the building from 16,825 to 22,574 square feet, and will also include a complete renovation of the interior. The energy-efﬁcient facility will offer increased seating, an enlarged children’s area, a separate teen area, program rooms, meeting areas, quiet and group study rooms, and new furnishings. firstname.lastname@example.org
Two charged in Sandy Spring robbery Suspects arrested a day later in Takoma Park hotel
BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County Police said they have arrested and charged two women in connection with a Sandy Spring Bank robbery last month. Police did not indicate where the suspects — Deanna Lorraine Dodd, 35, or Crystal Lopez-Roa, 37 — were from. On Sept. 25, just after 1:30 p.m., Dodd entered the bank
on Olney Sandy Spring Road and gave a teller a note demanding money, according to a police statement released Monday. Officials from the Sandy Spring Bank could not be reached in time for publication. Lawyers for the two women were not yet listed in online court records. The teller gave the woman an undisclosed amount of cash, then the woman ran out of the bank, according to the police statement. Police said Lopez-Roa was driving the getaway car. Montgomery County rob-
bery detectives worked with deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, who gave them Dodd’s name as a possible suspect, according to the release. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce had connected Dodd to two bank robberies in Carroll County. Maryland State Police troopers found Dodd in a Takoma Park hotel on Sept. 26, according to the police statement. She was wearing the same clothing she had worn during the Sandy Spring Bank robbery, and she was with Lopez-Roa, police said. Lopez-Roa was charged
with robbery. She has since been released from custody on her own recognizance and has an Oct. 25 hearing in Montgomery County District Court. Dodd was taken to face robbery charges in Carroll County, where she was still in custody. She is being held on $250,000 bail, according to online court records. Police have a warrant for Dodd’s arrest in Montgomery County, but have not yet charged her here, according to the statement. email@example.com
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There are goblins, an altar full of vampires and a zombie exhibit, but what supporters of the Haunted Garden in Silver Spring fear most is the witch hunt they believe is happening to their neighbor. Donna Kerr goes all out decorating her yard for Halloween. But a temporary restraining order signed Friday by Montgomery County District Court Judge Patricia Mitchell has put her plans in purgatory. Neighbors of her 9215 Worth Ave. home worry narrow roads in their Seven Oaks Evanswood community won’t be able to handle the thousands of visitors Kerr expects to come view her free display. A hearing in Montgomery County District Court is scheduled for Tuesday to see if the or-
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County ofﬁcials now say that the renovated and expanded Olney Library will probably not open until January, marking three full years that the community has gone without a library. David Dise, director of the county’s Department of General Services, said the building’s exterior is now expected to be completed by early November, instead of the Oct. 18 date that was provided by county and library staff at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Greater Olney Civic Association. “Work is being done, and the project is fully staffed with 55 to 60 laborers,” he said. “There have been a few delays, but two weeks is not unexpected in a situation like this.” Dise cited examples of delays in doors being delivered, and having to work with Pepco and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to resolve some util-
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der should be lifted or the event should go on as scheduled. The Haunted Garden was expected to open to the public Oct. 19. “Halloween for me is one of my favorite childhood memories. Standing in line going to the haunted houses in the neighborhood, and it was a really good time,” Kerr said. “Kids just enjoyed so much. It is just so great to see kids coming with their families.” Supporters of the event said the restraining order is a “bit of a witch hunt,” and at this point Kerr is being “bullied.” “I wish that people against would spend time doing something constructive,” said Jennifer Locke, a neighbor who lives across the street from Kerr. Amy Cress’ backyard is right behind where the Haunted Garden takes place, and she does not see anything wrong with the event. “It hasn’t been a problem as far as I can see. We are really frustrated that it may not hap-
pen,” she said. A neighbor, one of 19 people who signed the complaint, refused to comment and asked not to be identified, “It is an awkward time right now.” Kerr opened her first Haunted Garden in 2010 after decorating her yard for a humane society fundraiser. To get the word out about the garden the next year, Kerr used her company website Pure Energy Real Estate and email mass mailing list. In 2011, she was cited by Montgomery County Department of Permits for having her company sign and logo as part of the display in a residential zone. That year an estimated 2,000 visitors came to the garden, said Diane Schwartz Jones, director of the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services. Under county regulations, only two visitors are allowed in a permitted home occupation in a residential zone. Schwartz Jones also said
there are differences between the Haunted Garden and people who decorate their houses for other seasons. “If I decorate my house, I do not send it on a business ﬂyer to every house in my zip code. ... Pure Energy and Ms. Kerr were told last year that she could decorate her home. She could not use it as a business promotional event.” Last year, Kerr again hosted the garden and again was cited for hosting a business promotion at her home and violating the county’s zoning ordinance. This year, Kerr said she set up a separate Facebook and website for the Haunted Garden, but fliers about the Haunted Garden include housing listings for her Pure Energy company. On Friday she was given a notice of violation from the Department of Permitting Services for again advertising the haunted garden to the general public. firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County public high schools now all have a plan of action when it comes to math. The plans stem from Montgomery County Public Schools efforts to study students’ performance in math courses following the release of poor math exam scores, said Christopher Garran, associate superintendent of high schools. Each high school was charged with developing a plan that incorporated both practices already in place as well as new efforts to help students struggling in math. Through the plans, Garran said, the school system aims to address not only exam scores, but “math achievement overall.” Garran said that he and others recently completed meeting with representatives from each high school — including principals, math resource teachers and math department heads — to discuss their plans. Schools, however, were encouraged to start implementing their plans before those meetings, he said. Garran said schools’ plans go “beyond interventions and supports” and also address how the delivery of instruction might be changed, such as through group learning or adding more critical thinking. The plans also were required to “name names,” and therefore be speciﬁc about exactly which students are struggling. “The names are going to change,” he said. “We have to know that and be on top of it.” Garran said he anticipates the high schools’ plans will change when a school system work group examining the issue of math semester exams releases its ﬁndings. At Clarksburg High School, Principal James Koutsos said the school is putting an emphasis on its 9th grade Algebra 1 students. A new practice in place since mid-September in math as well as other classes involves teachers setting aside a time period toward the end of class when they focus speciﬁcally on providing extra help to students struggling with a particular concept, he said. Koutsos said the school also is in the process of building an after-school program for its algebra students. The school already has held two of the weekly meetings, the most recent of which about ten students attended, he said. “Although we’re not making it a requirement, we’re strongly encouraging it,” he said. He said the school will continue to provide opportunities for students to receive help before and after school as well as during lunch. Koutsos said the recent math exam scores were not a “primary driver” in how the
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“If they don’t get those basic skills, those foundations, then they can’t be successful.” Marjani Isreal, math resource teacher, Albert Einstein High School school assessed its position. “We look at it from a more holistic approach,” he said. Marjani Isreal, a math resource teacher at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, said the school’s action plan involves a more systematic approach for strategies and teaching practices already in place at the school. Isreal said the math exam data provided some information, but that the school was more concerned with who was passing the classes. In its math action plan, she said, the school is focusing on two group of students: 9th-graders who, based on data from their middle school performance, look like they might not pass algebra; and seniors who need math credits to graduate. Ninth grade, she said, is an important year because algebra is critical to the rest of students’ high school math education. “If they don’t get those basic skills, those foundations, then they can’t be successful,” she said. In algebra classes, she said, teachers are placing students in rotating groups to “encourage student discourse.” The school also has developed a more systematic approach to how it monitors students who are receiving D and E grades in math classes, she said. Magruder High School Principal Leroy Evans said his school is focusing on algebra as well. Through its plan, he said, Magruder aims to improve its practices rather than adding different ones. Evans said the school’s math teachers are among those who will continue to offer extra help to students after the last bell rings. “Our teachers and other staff are here long after the school day ends,” he said. As the school developed its plan, Evans said, it did not look at recent math exam scores, which he said are “not as relevant right now.” Magruder is tracking current students to help identify which ones need help and how, he said. Evans said his discussion with central office staff involved an in-depth analysis of the plan to make sure the school is able to make a difference for struggling students. “This is not a dry run,” Evans said. “This is no rehearsal.” email@example.com
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Starr: ‘We must confront these problems ... and create solutions’
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An alcohol and drug abuse prevention forum held Monday at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville brought school, police and government ofﬁcials together to present to parents and others topics including heroin use, drug effects on young brains and parent involvement. However, some parents who attended expressed disappointment they were not part of a larger audience. “There aren’t as many people in this room as we’d like,” Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said. About 100 people attended the forum, said Dana Toﬁg, a school system spokesman. Montgomery County Public Schools worked with county police and local nonproﬁt groups to host the forum. There also was a resource fair with the Mont-
gomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Nar-Anon Family Groups and area treatment centers, among others. In addition to the school system and police, the event’s organizers included the Montgomery County Collaboration Council, the Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and the Brave and Bold coalition. The forum intended for a countywide audience took place a few weeks after a similar forum was held at Wootton High School speciﬁcally for the school’s community. Starr, a forum speaker, emphasized the focus on social emotional well-being in the school system’s new framework. This includes a goal to help students decide to turn away from drugs and alcohol, he said. “I always want us to think about the fact that we must confront these problems and these issues, and create solutions with each other and with our kids,” he said. Starr said students should
know they’re valued and should be watched carefully for signs something is wrong. “We have to know every single child in front of us,” Starr said. James Bjork — a researcher who has studied teenagers’ brains and a parent of county school system students — said he found that adolescent brains, are still undergoing development and “don’t process risk enough.” On average, he said, young brains also make no distinction between earning a reward that is guaranteed and earning a reward at a risk. Sgt. Keith Matthis of Montgomery County Police’s drug enforcement section said he has seen a decrease in the use of prescription opioid drugs and an increase in the use of heroin. Potential explanations for the trends, he said, are that health care authorities are tightening regulations for opioid prescriptions, and heroin is more accessible and cheaper. The rise of heroin use is a lo-
cal and a national trend, Matthis said. Matthis recommended that parents check their children’s belongings, including their phone, car and rooms for signs of substance abuse. “If you don’t check ’em, we will,” he said. During a question-and-answer component of the forum, one parent asked how to react to a conversation she heard between her son and his friends, who were talking about people they knew who were involved in drugs. “What do I do with that information?” she asked. Matthis told her she could turn to police, while Starr responded with the option of reaching out to the school’s principal. Some parents asked the school system to consider organizing similar sessions at individual schools and how to gather more people in the future. “The next step,” one parent said, is ﬁguring out “how to get the audience full.”
Measure would increase rate to $11.50 an hour by 2016 BY RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County Councilman Marc Elrich will alter his bill to increase the county’s minimum wage in an effort to coordinate with similar proposals in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. Elrich’s bill originally sought to increase Montgomery’s minimum wage over a three-year period, from the current state minimum of $7.25 an hour to $12. He announced on Friday
that the bill would instead require an increase to $11.50. The move “levels the playing ﬁeld” between each of the two counties and the District, Elrich (D- At Large) of Takoma Park, said Monday. While each jurisdiction must pass its own bill, all three must deal with issues caused by large populations, low wages and the cost of social programs, he said. Elrich said $11.50 an hour still wouldn’t equal a wage that it takes to actually live in the county, estimated at more than $13 an hour. “It would be nice, but we’re not there yet,” Elrich said of reaching the living wage amount. Under Elrich’s plan, Mont-
gomery’s minimum wage would increase gradually — to $8.25 an hour on July 1, 2014, $9.75 an hour on July 1, 2015 and to the full $11.50 an hour on July 1, 2016. After 2016, the minimum wage would be tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index, which tracks changes in the price of various items for different regions of the country. Elrich said he’s had many conversations with business owners and others in the county about the bill, and tried to add in measures to address some of their concerns. The bill contains exemptions for workers who are not covered by the state minimum wage law, workers who receive
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JAMES A. SOLTESZ n Age: 59
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n Position: President and CEO, Soltesz Inc., Rockville
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County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) speaks during the start of the 2nd annual Silver Spring GreenFest on Saturday at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. The event featured a marketplace of green products and services, as well as speakers and panels on environmental issues.
n Education: Bachelor of science, civil engineering, Purdue University. MBA, University of Cincinnati. Master of science, civil engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
You could say engineering runs in James A. Soltesz’s blood. His father was an industrial engineer in the steel industry. A brother is a mechanical engineer. Two of his sons are pursuing that ﬁeld. “I played with trucks when I was 5 years old. From the time I could remember, I wanted to be a civil engineer,” said Soltesz, 59, president and CEO of Rockville engineering ﬁrm Soltesz Inc. While making a mark in the ﬁeld with an array of honors, Soltesz has been involved with many business and community organizations, from the Silver Spring-based MarylandNational Capital Area Building Industry Association to the University of Maryland Real Estate Advisory Board. He is one of ﬁve leaders who will be inducted Oct. 29 in the second class of the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame. “Jim is well known for building a substantial Montgomery
n Professional/Community: Board of Directors member, EagleBank, University of Maryland Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s transition team, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III’s transition team.
n Family: Wife, Jennifer; three sons n Residence: Potomac n Best business advice given: Stay honest. Your reputation is everything.
County-based company, as well as serving in various leadership roles on boards and commissions,” said Lawrence N. Rosenblum, chair of the Hall of Fame committee and a partner with accounting and consulting ﬁrm Grossberg Co. LLP. “He and his company also support a wide variety of local charitable organizations.” In his work, Soltesz has been involved in projects like FedEx Field, National Harbor and King Farm. He bought the ﬁrm from the late founder Mario Loiederman in 2000 when it was Loiederman Soltesz Associates, after joining the company in 1990.
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Growing up in Ohio, Soltesz earned a civil engineering degree at Purdue University, an MBA at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s in civil engineering from Georgia Tech. His ﬁrst job out of college was in Florida designing and building resorts, golf courses and condo complexes. “One of the ﬁrst projects I worked on was a polo stadium in Palm Beach,” Soltesz said. “It’s still standing 35 years later, which is great to see.” He came to the Washington area and worked for the government for a year, then worked for a client of Loiederman’s. He joined Loiederman’s ﬁrm, ﬁrst running the Prince George’s County operations before moving over to Montgomery. He enjoys getting into the problem-solving and even the politics of development engineering. Green building is important to him; some of his 150-employee ﬁrm’s awards have been for environmental design. The Main Street mixed-use concept employed in King Farm has become popular, Soltesz noted. “A lot of people have embraced the idea of being able to walk to places where they can eat, shop, be entertained and even work,” he said. email@example.com
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County ﬁreﬁghters, rescue workers respond in live simulation ‘As real as it can get without it being a true disaster’
more like it had been hit by a bomb, or an earthquake. On Monday, there were clusters of beige tents with the letters MD-1 outside the building. The task force has enough equipment and provisions to maintain an 80-person force for three days, Graham said. Firefighters got permis-
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John Gilkey and his Labrador retriever Jester walk Monday on the roof of the collapsed former Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control warehouse outside of Rockville. “In a collapse you might have a car running in there,” she said, explaining that she was also checking for “lower explosive limits” and doing other atmospheric monitoring. It was all part of a three-day FEMA-required live simulation that Montgomery County ﬁrefighters and the doctors and engineers who make up Maryland Task Force 1 participated in at the former Department of Liquor Control building on Crabb’s Branch Way in Rockville earlier this week.
Maryland Task Force 1, which is sponsored by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, is one of 28 such task forces around the country that respond to natural disasters or other emergencies, such as the Oklahoma City bombing. “This was a fully functional building until last Friday,” said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham. The Department of Liquor Control moved out of the massive warehouse this year. Earlier this week, it looked
been “bonus,” according to county records. “We’re not getting a large amount,” Sloan said. However, under the proposed code, a developer would be able to add more moderately priced units than the required 12.5 percent and not have those
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Leaders in Montgomery County’s efforts to provide affordable housing met Monday with staff members of the county’s planning department to dispel some myths about what the new zoning code might mean for their efforts. A lot of misinformation and mischaracterization has circulated about the changes, said Barbara Goldberg Goldman, co-chairwoman of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County Maryland, which organized the event. The nonproﬁt works on issues such as workforce housing, mixed-use and mixed-income developments, inclusionary zoning, rental housing and home ownership. County planners recently rewrote the zoning code to modernize antiquated and redundant zoning regulations. The County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee’s draft of the zoning code text and map is to be released Friday. On Nov. 12 and 14, the full council will hold public hearings to get feedback. In December, the committee will meet to consider the public hearing testimony and ﬁnalize the draft. “We thought the best approach would be bring together all of us who are involved and invested in this issue,” Goldberg Goldman said. “Let’s get the facts and the real deal from the people who are most responsible for crafting the zoning rewrite.” Far from hurting the number of new affordable housing units being developed, the new code will help promote the building of moderately priced dwelling units, said Rose Krasnow, the county’s interim planning director. The moderately priced housing program, started in 1974, lets developers increase housing density in return for building below-market-rate units. Under the current code, projects with 20 or more units must designate 12.5 percent to 15 percent of new units as affordable. In exchange, developers can build up to 22 percent more than the density permitted in the original zoning. Developers can get even greater density if they add extra units, said Joshua Sloan, a planning department staffer. However, this has not created a bevy of new affordable units, he said. Since 2005, only 119 units, out of the thousands built, have
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Two firefighters stood on top of a concrete rooﬁng slab, using a core drill to punch a hole to the crumpled Volkswagen Passat beneath. “Clear!” one of the men shouted, as the drill made a high-pitched whine, then popped through the slab. “They’re drilling a hole so I can stick this camera in,” said John Gilkey, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Master Fireﬁghter and a member of Maryland Task Force 1, a Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team. Gilkey, who was the search team manager in the simulation grabbed a small, pole-mounted “search-cam,” and threaded it through the hole to try to get a look at the mannequin in the car beneath. “This is as realistic as it can get without it being a true disaster,” said another ﬁreﬁghter. Cindy Beach, a paramedic stationed at Fire House 35 in Clarksburg, monitored carbonmonoxide levels nearby.
sion from the property’s new developers to use it for the live simulation, Graham said, then scattered nine dummies representing cadavers or live victims in and around the building, and dropped a massive section of the building’s roof on top of them. In preparing one simula-
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Retail spending during the holiday season in November and December dwarfs other seasons:
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The fourth quarter is traditionally the retail industry’s time to shine, with consumer conﬁdence a key part of getting smartphones and iPad minis to ﬂy out ofstorestounderpeople’sChristmas trees. But the federal government shutdown comes at one of the worst times for retailers just as they prepare for the holiday shopping season, the busiest time of the year for most stores. November and December can account for as much as 40 percent of a store’s annual sales. “We think we can weather this if [the shutdown] gets resolved quickly,” said Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, this week in a conference call. “But obviously, we are very concerned that if this drags on for an extended period of time, it’s going to affect consumer conﬁdence and it’s got implications for the entire rest
n Christmas and other winter holidays: $602.1 billion
n Easter: $16.8 billion
n Father’s Day: $12.7 billion
n Back to school and college: $83.8 billion
n Super Bowl: $11.0 billion
n Mother’s Day: $18.6 billion
n Halloween: $8 billion
n Valentine’s Day: $17.6 billion
n St. Patrick’s Day: $4.6 billion SOURCE: NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION
of the holiday shopping season.” At the Montgomery Village Center Spirit store, sales have not slowed this week since the shutdown started early Tuesday, said Joe Korgash, a manager at the seasonal retailer that focuses on costumes and accessories for Halloween. The store has been in that Gaithersburg location since late August and closes a few days after Halloween. “We have continued to be busy,” Korgash said Thursday. “I haven’t seen any change in customer trafﬁc this week.” The retail federation expects holiday sales nationwide to increase by almost 4 percent to $602.1 billion over last year.
“Overall, retailers are optimistic for the 2013 holiday season, hoping political debates over government spending and the debt ceiling do not erase any economic progress we’ve already made,” Shay said. Online sales during November and December are expected to grow between 13 percent and 15 percent over last holiday season to as much as $82 billion, according to Shop.org. Last year’s online sales during the fourth quarter rose 15.5 percent over 2011’s fourth quarter. This year’s season will welcome several new stores that weren’t around a year ago. Costco opened in Wheaton in
April, while Wegmans and some smaller retailers near it debuted last month in Germantown. Crown, a multi-use development under construction in Gaithersburg near the Washingtonian Center, has opened a Starbucks and will have other retailers open in a few months, including a Harris Teeter grocery store. The community broke ground about a year ago and has “dozens” of sales of units, said Kristine Warner, a spokeswoman for Crown. “Crown is really taking shape,” Warner said. Retail employment in Montgomery and Frederick counties rose by 1,700 jobs between August and August 2012, according to the latest federal labor ﬁgures. Wal-Mart and Kohl’s — two of the largest retail employers in Montgomery and Frederick — plan to hire about the same number of seasonal employees as last year. Another large area retailer, Target, plans to hire about 20 percent less, as ofﬁcials said they want to let permanent workers get more hours and respond better to changes during the holiday season.
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Events, announcements to watch in Maryland political circles this fall
KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
With Maryland’s primary election nine months away, candidates, campaigns and committees are hosting events and collecting money to make their January ﬁnancial ﬁlings as fat as possible. Maryland Election Law prohibits the state’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and members of the legislature from raising a single dime during the annual General Session, said Jared Demarinis, the director of the State Board of Elections’ Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division. The General Assembly’s 90day session for 2014 starts Jan. 8 and ends April 7.
Next year’s primary is June 24, three months earlier than in past elections. That means many candidates, their campaigns and endorsers will have two-anda-half months to raise critical campaign dollars after the close of the session. Without the summer to fundraise, candidates are stacking their calendars this fall. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s gubernatorial campaign manager, Justin Schall, said little about where Brown will be between now and the end of the year. Schall would say only that Brown (D) will be busy with “dozens of fundraisers” and that he will have two policy announcements in October and an announcement about the campaign’s grassroots efforts next week. “We are going to be very focused on fundraising as we roll through end of the year,” Schall said. Also running for governor, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has at least a dozen appearances booked between now and the end of November. Another gubernatorial candidate, Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, has only three events booked so far this fall. Among the Republican candidates for governor, Harford County Executive David R. Craig (D) has 14 campaign stops scheduled in October alone. Charles Lollar (R) has seven between now and the end of November. Someone speaking on behalf of Del. Ronald A. George (R-Dist. 30) of Arnold said George has “several” planned, but he would not detail when or where George will be campaigning. Here are some key events to keep your eye on. Monday: Professional fireﬁghters in Maryland voted last week to back a candidate for governor. The union said it expected to announce its choice this week. Tuesday: After ﬁnally replacing former Sen. Robert Garagiola, the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee will meet again to pick a lawmaker for another open seat in District 15. This time, it will replace former Del. Brian Feldman. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Feldman (D) to Garagiola’s Senate seat in September, sending the Central Committee back for round two in the district. Oct. 12: Maryland Republicans celebrate Fall with an Oktoberfest fundraiser in Timonium. Oct. 17: Transportation leaders will visit Montgomery County on their annual tour across the state to hear priorities for the ﬁscal 2015 budget. Oct. 18-19: Candidates for governor are expected to descend on the annual Maryland State Educators Association Convention in Ocean City as they jockey for the union’s endorsement. So far, Craig and Gansler have conﬁrmed they will be at the convention. Brown’s camp hinted at the same, while Lollar’s representative did not know of the convention or what MSEA was. Oct. 25-27: Maryland State and District of Columbia AFLCIO is expected to vote on its picks for governor, comptroller, attorney general and Congress. The union was scheduled to have interviewed candidates for governor on Thursday. At its convention in Baltimore, to be held Oct. 25-27, members are expected to vote. Nov. 5: An environmental group, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will host a forum with the candidates for governor. Nov. 9: School is back in session — campaign school that is. Maryland’s Federation of Republican Women will host Campaign School during its annual fall convention in Gaithersburg. School is open to candidates and campaign workers and has the blessing of the Republican National Committee. Nov. 20: Montgomery County’s Senate and House delegations will hold a joint hearing to listen to what is on the public’s mind and agenda for the next legislative session. As an openended forum for residents to come and talk on just about anything, “it’s always a free-for-all,” House delegation chair Anne R. Kaiser (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville said. email@example.com
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Parents: Language-immersion students hurt by transfer policy changes BY
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
Parents of language-immersion students say they deserve an exemption from proposed changes to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ transfer policy. The changes, meant to prevent overcrowding at some high schools, would hinder their children’s ability to continue upper-level language studies from elementary and middle schoollevel immersion programs, the parents say. The school board’s policy committee is set to next discuss comments submitted regarding the changes at its Tuesday meeting. One proposed change to the transfer policy would require a student who attended a middle school that is not their neighborhood school to reapply to continue on to a high school in the same cluster. A family who wants to transfer their child to another school must prove a signiﬁcant hardship to be granted a Change of School Assignment (COSA). Parents said at the Sept. 23 school board meeting and
in interviews that immersion students represent a small percentage of the total number of students who attend a school outside their neighborhood cluster and do not make a signiﬁcant contribution to overcrowding at the schools they attend, which include Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Winston Churchill high schools as well as various schools in the Downcounty and Northeast consortiums. Tricia Steadman, the parent of a Spanish immersion student at Rock Creek Forest Elementary school, said this change would affect students in the Chinese and Spanish programs — who typically continue on to the to same high school together — more than those in the French programs — who typically return to their neighborhood school for high school. Steadman said that proving the hardship necessary for reassignment is “a bit of a hurdle” that immersion program parents have not had to jump in the past. Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the school system currently requires students to reapply when moving from an elementary school outside of their neighborhood school to a middle school in the same cluster. An immersion program student moving from elementary school to middle school, however,
is “generally allowed” to keep attending a school outside of their home cluster so they can continue in the program, Toﬁg said. A similar allowance has been made for the transition from middle to high school, he said. “The practice has been that a student in a middle school immersion program is afforded the same consideration as a student on a COSA and is allowed to continue into the high school in the same cluster,” Toﬁg said in an email. The policy, however, does not specifically address students who are in an immersion program, he said. He added there has no been no discussion about exemptions to the proposed altered transfer policy. An Hu said she enrolled her daughter in a Chinese languageimmersion program in kindergarten so she could become
ﬂuent in “a global language.” “We thought this is a great opportunity to learn a language that culturally, for us, that she’s afﬁliated with,” Hu said. Hu — who quit her job to drive her daughter to a school with an immersion program — said her family and others have made “career changes, life changes” to be in an immersion program and they want a guarantee from the school system that their children will be able to continue learning a language at an advanced level in high school. If the change is adopted and immersion families are not exempted, Hu said she feels her family would be “shut out” from the ﬁnal years of her daughter’s language education. “She has no way of being able to take AP Chinese unless we move,” she said. Steadman said she and other parents are considering — if the
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he attended Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, she said, his bus ride took about an hour. “It’s such a small number of kids,” Smith said. County school board member Patricia O’Neill said she understands parents are “extremely concerned” but that, from the board’s perspective, the immersion programs are one of many issues under consideration. “I’m happy we’ve undertaken the review because there are other issues that the board has been dealing with for number of years that we need to take a look at,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Navarro: Businesses like this will feel effect BY
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
With a Rockville construction company as a backdrop, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1 after the Republican-majority House of Representatives and Democratic-controlled Senate failed to agree on any spending bills for ﬁscal 2014. “Unfortunately if this continues, businesses like this are going to feel and experience the negative impact,” Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro said after the rally. The rally took place at M. Luis Construction Co., which was started 25 years ago by a family from Portugal that didn’t speak English, said Filipe Dominigues, a cousin of the owners. Sisters Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis bought the company from their father. Obama offered Luis Construction as an example of a small business that will feel the effect of the
Continued from Page A-1 about 2,500 to 3,500 applications a year from federal workers, but on the ﬁrst day of the shutdown alone, it received nearly 4,000 applications, she said. Defense employees might be headed back to work, but the Navy Band is not performing. The band canceled its birthday concert scheduled for Wednesday at the Music Hall at Strathmore in North Bethesda because of the ongoing shutdown. A celebration of the Navy’s 238 years, the concert was intended to highlight Navy and national heritage, pay tribute to ofﬁcers from the space program and honor injured military
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Una Small (right) of Olney and Brian Maranville and his wife Kathryn Krycka of Rockville, who are furloughed from NIST in Gaithersburg, wave and photograph the presidential motorcade as it arrives at M. Luis Construction in Rockville. government shutdown and one that has beneﬁtted from government assistance such as Small Business Administration loans. The Gazette was not allowed inside the event because press was limited. Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring expressed frustration with Congress and the risk the shutdown poses to the economy. “I think locally we are re-
ally going to have to start to assess the impact,” she said. Groups of residents gathered outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the president, while police roped off the area and redirected trafﬁc brieﬂy. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington said Obama’s “basic message was, let’s vote today,” to open the government. He said the House would pass a basic bill reopening
personnel and their caregivers. Four Navy Band ensembles were to perform. In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address, quotes by Abraham Lincoln highlighting freedom and liberty were to be displayed on a video screen throughout the concert. While the Pay Our Military Act allows the Defense Department to recall employees, public outreach events such as band concerts remain shut down, said Adam Grimm, a Navy Band spokesman. However, the band still is playing at ceremonies and funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, he said. The band does not plan to reschedule the birthday concert, he said. Wednesday’s performance
is the second the Navy Band has scrubbed since the shutdown started. Grimm said it canceled a jazz performance by the Navy Band Commodores on Friday at Howard Community College in Columbia. With other performances scheduled — including one Saturday in Washington and four next week — Grimm said it is unclear how many other con-
the government, but House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was not allowing a vote in the House. “He’s been listening to this very reckless faction within the House Republication party,” he said. “You don’t reduce your debt by not paying your bills,” Obama said in his speech, “it just makes you unreliable.” Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 3) of Germantown said he was glad to see Obama put a face to the effects of the shutdown. Rather than a government shutdown, “we need to talk about this in terms of a people shutdown,” he said. When a project stops because of the shutdown, construction workers may not get paid next week, Rice said. “We have folks like that all throughout the county, who are being negatively impacted by the government shutdown,” he said. Councilman Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Takoma Park was among those who shook hands with Obama after the speech. Riemer served as the President’s National and Youth Director during the 2008 presidential campaign and Riemer’s wife, Angela, worked
on the president’s 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Riemer and the President caught up on how Riemer’s family is doing — Reimer’s son was born during the 2008 campaign. Obama told Riemer to bring his family to the White House for a visit, the councilman said.
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Mix-up has some county students dropped off at wrong bus stop State, some parents want assigned buses
BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER
By 4:15 p.m. Sept. 20 Lauren Itzkowitz had begun to worry that her daughter’s school bus,
which was carrying students from North Chevy Chase and Rosemary Hills elementary schools, had not yet arrived. Waiting at a bus stop in Kensington with two grandmothers, Itzkowitz knew the bus might be a bit late because it was being driven by a substitute driver, but by 4:20 she had
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safety concern since MCPS may not readily be able to determine the location of a particular student,” according to a 2009 audit. The office recommended the school system adopt the assigned bus system. The school system responded that it had considered the idea but deemed it too labor intensive. “We do not agree with the recommendation that students should be required to ride a speciﬁc bus route. The Department of Transportation has previously considered assigning students to speciﬁc routes and stops but has rejected this idea. Accurately assigning students to speciﬁc stops would require maintaining data on the pick-up and drop-off address,” read the report, which had a cover letter signed by then-superintendent Jerry D. Weast. The Sept. 20 incident was the result of several things going wrong at once, said Todd Watkins, the director of transportation for MCPS. “It was a perfect storm — a substitute driver, a route change and an internal communications error. He did not have the right route sheet,” Watkins said.
Watkins praised the student patrols on the bus who took responsibility for the confused kids. If they had remained on the bus, Watkins said, the driver would have circled back and taken them to their correct stops. Asforassignedbuses,Watkins acknowledged that while some jurisdictions used that system, it would be too time-consuming for such a populous county that has 40,000 bus stops a day. “Some counties endeavor to do that, and they spend all year trying to manage those changes,” he said. Kids go to different places on different days after school or have two different addresses to be picked up from for various reasons, such as divorce, he said. Adult monitors, another parent suggestion, were a possibility, Watkins said, adding that they were already present on special education buses. But parents said the county should re-examine its policy. “Part of the problem is that they don’t assign kids to bus routes,” said Monica Sakala, whose 7-year-old was one of the students wandering Saul Road on Sept. 20. “That invites problems.”
Another option parents brought up was placing an adult monitor on each bus whose job it would be to keep track of where each child should be disembarking. “I have long been an advocate of having adult monitors on the bus, and this clearly makes a good case for that — had there been another adult, familiar with the route, familiar with the children, this would not have happened,” Itzkowitz said. There have been other recent problems reported by parents. A Rosemary Hills mother, Evelyn Chung, watched Sept. 20 as a school bus, with her child on it, drove the wrong way down Elm Street in Chevy Chase. A substitute driver got his bus stuck on the curb in front of a nursing home on Jones Mill Road, and the kids were brought into the nursing home and fed a snack without notifying parents — children were eventually delivered almost an hour late, Rosemary Hills parent Diana Borlase said.
wounded warriors a chance to meet each other and be able to recover together when they normally may have just stayed inside and never had the experience. Justin Constantine, 43, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps was shot in the head while serving in Iraq. He said it was a long recovery period and the golf program got him out of the house and off the couch and out into nature. “I wasn’t really a good golfer, I started playing after I was in-
jured,” he said. PING, a sponsor of the Salute Military Golf Association programs, paid for a custom set of golf clubs for him. Free private lessons from Estes also helps because the warriors improve their game. “It could be embarrassing in a different setting,” Constantine said. He explained that in some settings not being able to hit the ball or hold the clubs right might be embarrassing, but not at the clinics or tournaments because he’s surrounded by other peo-
ple who know what he’s going through. Mary Beth Starkey, Connor’s mom, is proud of her son and enjoys seeing him show his leadership skills and begin to realize how good it feels to help others. She said he recently wrote a paper for school in which he spoke about how much he learned and how excited he is each Saturday. “It’s great when you can ﬁnd a volunteer activity that leaves everyone feeling better after they leave,” Starkey said.
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become concerned. That’s when she looked up Saul Road to see a group of about 20 children crossing the road. It turned out that the bus driver had dropped the children off at the wrong stop, which was about a half mile away. It fell to Itzkowitz and the two grandmothers to shepherd the children home. Mix-ups like these are all too likely, say some parents of Montgomery County Public School students, when buses are driven by substitutes who do not know the routes, the children or where the stops are. Parents want to see some sort of a system in place — such as assigned buses or adult bus monitors — that would minimize these incidents. They also want a way to communicate with the school system when these problems arise. In 2009, Maryland’s Ofﬁce of Legislative Audits suggested the county assign students to speciﬁc buses so that students can be tracked, an approach used in school systems across the country. “Not assigning a student to a speciﬁc bus route creates a
also do demonstrations to help the veterans visualize what they must do. “I like golf, and I like helping people, so I thought this was a good mix,” Tyler said. Estes said he believes the volunteer work will help the students by teaching them about the wounded warriors and their experiences. The program also gives
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A better product means more revenue, box-makers learn BY
PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER
For a few hours last week, seventhgrader Hirschel Nambiar was an executive at Box and Co., a box-making company started by students at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring. His job only lasted a few hours, but Hirschel, 12, of Damascus, said he learned lessons he will use for life. “I learned how to start a business, how to run and business and how to keep it going,” Hirschel said. “All skills about our future.” Box and Co. was one of the boxmanufacturing businesses that students started Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 through the school’s Innovative Minds curriculum. During two four-hour sessions — one each day — about 60 students, in groups of four or ﬁve, started box-building companies. They began with just the idea of creating something. Each team started with $30 borrowed from a bank, eighth-grader Mahelet Samson, 13, of Silver Spring, said.
“We bought the paper for the boxes and rented supplies — scissors, rulers and glue — and had six minutes to create as many boxes as we could,” she said. Andre van der Bergh of Team Business — which teaches business basics to students through interactive programs — was the banker. He provided the supplies and purchased the boxes, allowing each team to complete four six-minute “months” during the program. At the end of each “month,” teams saw how successful their businesses were and made plans to become more proﬁtable. “We had to [remember] to do the taxes and wages, too,” Sihame AboraDiallo, 13, an eighth-grader from Silver Spring, said. Through teamwork, discussion and van der Bergh’s leadership, the students worked to improve their bottom line. In the beginning, it was quantity over quality, Mahelet said. By the end, it was quality over quantity. Van der Bergh paid more for better boxes. If a company was creative, it could make more money. “When selling the box, if you made a handle or were creative decorating it, you could get more money,” Hirschel
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Andre van der Bergh of Team Business shows Argyle Middle School students how to chart expenses and income for the businesses they created as part of the Innovative Minds program offered at the Silver Spring school. said. But, Mahelet added, you had to spend more money to rent markers to use for making decorations. So, quantity, quality, innovation, expenses and proﬁt all came into the lesson.
“We take them through the trials and tribulations of running a business, making decisions,” van der Bergh said. In addition to lessons in accounting, communication and business skills, they got a foundation for starting their own businesses and prepared for
a Capstone project all eighth-graders at Argyle complete. “For the Capstone project, [they] will create a business and, with the help of the Junior Achievement curriculum, create a business plan, make a business presentation and work with a business client or nonproﬁt from the community,” Peter Daddone, magnet coordinator at Argyle, said. “Many of the students from this program will become leaders in the [Capstone] businesses,” he said. Sihame said she found running a business stressful. “We had to make sure we had enough money to pay for rent, the workers, and have enough money to buy supplies for the next run,” she said. In the end, though, she said, she learned a lot. “I learned teamwork and how to get along ... cooperation ... [and] it helped with math a lot. It helped me calculate more” she said. Hirschel said he hopes to be a doctor or a lawyer, but might become an entrepreneur, too. “I’d like to start a separate business to get more money,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Middle school student honored for bravery
elle A. Kenny. Paint Branch High School of Burtonsville: Lacey M. Walker. Poolesville High School: Connor M. Lugo-Harris and Ekiomoado A. Olumese. Rockville High School: Amanda M. Gardner. Springbrook High School of Silver Spring: William U. Uko. Wheaton High School: Christopher J. McDougall. Thomas S. Wootton High School of Rockville: Jackson I. Pierce Felker. Walter Johnson High School, of Bethesda: Jean Marc Nugent. Walt Whitman High School of Bethesda: Garrett P. Hickel.
When sixth-grader Bryant Pham walked into the main ofﬁce at Cabin John Middle School
in Potomac on Oct. 2, he had a slightly bafﬂed, slightly worried look on his face. He did not know that the small group of adults including his father, Loc Pham; Montgomery County Police Ofﬁcer Terese Guilday; Kim Williams, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac; and a few others were there to honor him for his bravery as a patrol at Stone Mill in June 2012. “The weather was terrible, and we dismissed a bunch of children. They got on the school bus, and the driver didn’t leave,” Williams said. “It was getting worse, I was losing trees, and I got on the bus and decided we should take the children back inside the school.” Williams said Bryant, who was a School Safety Patrol ofﬁcer at the time, was the patrol on the bus. She told him he would have to lead the students into the school, and she would bring up the rear. “He talked to the children and told them they would have to follow him, and he led all the students to safety,” she said. For that act of responsibility and cool headedness, Guilday presented 11-year-old Bryant with the Outstanding Safety Patrol Medal of Valor Award and certiﬁcate. He helped by being a role model and keeping the kids calm, Guilday said. “I’m really surprised,” Bryant said. “I did not expect to get this, ever.” Bryant said the storm came up right at dismissal time, and
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Cabin John Middle School sixth-grader Bryant Pham (right) was surprised with a safety patrol award Oct. 2 for his leadership in helping fellow students to safety when he was a student at Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac during the June 2012 derecho. On hand to present the award was Stone Mill Principal Kim Williams (front, left) and Stone Mill Safety Patrol Sponsor Julie Lynch (left). Looking on is Bryant’s father, Loc Pham. the bus was shaking. “It was unsafe,” he said. He also said he was a little frightened because his little brother Collin, then in second grade, was on the bus. Bryant got everyone inside, and they all sat in the hall until the storm passed. His next thought was for his friends, and, he said, when he got home he called to make sure they were all OK. “I think he did a great job,” Bryant’s dad said.
Students named National Achievement Scholarship Semiﬁnalists Twenty students representing 11 high schools throughout Montgomery County Public Schools were selected as semi-
ﬁnalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship competition. The scholarship program, administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., recognizes academically promising black students across the nation and awards college scholarships to hundreds of students each year. The semiﬁnalists:
Montgomery Blair High School of Silver Spring: Alexander N. Bourzutschky, Isaac N. Jiffar, Siméon K. Kakpovi, Fiona H. Lachman, Christian D. Lanier, Callahan Mayer Marks, Michelle G. McGhee and Paris M. ParkerLoan. James Hubert Blake High School of Silver Spring: Miles A. Douglas and Thomas J. Stanton. Albert Einstein High School of Kensington: Cecile-Emmanu-
More than 160,000 students requested consideration for the National Achievement Scholarship Program, and approximately 1,600 were named as semiﬁnalists. The semiﬁnalists selections are based on performance on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests taken by the students during their junior year. Approximately 80 percent of the semiﬁnalists are expected to advance to the ﬁnalist level, and more than half of the ﬁnalists will be awarded with scholarships next spring. Last year, 22 students from nine county public schools were named semiﬁnalists and 11 received scholarships.
Chesapeake Bay Trust opens awards program The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonproﬁt grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach and local watershed restoration, announced the opening of its 2014 Scholarship
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and Awards Program. The program, which honors teachers, students and individuals for their contributions to environmental education; restoration of streams, rivers, and the Bay; and citizen stewardship, is soliciting applications and/or nominations for ﬁve awards: Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year, Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship, Ellen Fraites Wagner Award and Melanie Teems Award. Applicants must be residents of Maryland and/or the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For complete details and to submit an online application, visit www.cbtrust.org. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Dec. 2. The winners will be announced during the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s 2014 Legislative Reception in January 2014.
Attention Deﬁcit Disorders programs at library Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a free program, “Parenting the ADHD Child,” for parents and teachers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. The program is co-sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deﬁcit Disorders. “Parenting the ADHD Child” will include information about symptoms of Attention Deﬁcit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and coping strategies for parents to support their children at home and advocate for them in school settings. Janette Patterson and members of the CHADD Board of Directors will present the program. To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-
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Montgomery Blair High School holds fruit sale The Montgomery Blair High School Parent Teacher Student
Association is holding a citrus sale to beneﬁt special school programs and Shepherd’s Table food kitchen in Silver Spring. Oranges, grapefruit, tangelos and clementines will be delivered to the school within 24 hours of being picked in Florida and may be picked up Dec. 7 at the Blair Athletic Field Concession Stand, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring. The ordering deadline is Nov. 14. Orders can be placed at www.blaircitrus. com. Choices include order for pickup, order for donating to Shepherd’s Table and gift orders, which can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Programs that beneﬁt from this year’s sale are BLISS Tutoring, outreach for African American/Hispanic/multicultural groups; translation equipment for non-English-speaking parents; supplemental counseling and advisory activities and a water fountain on the athletic ﬁeld. The citrus sale, which has supported the Blair community for more than 20 years is the largest fundraiser for the school’s PTSA; it earned $12,000 in revenue last year. For more information call 301-651-8189.
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HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Off on the Right Foot, from 1-2 p.m. at Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Learn about common problems that can affect your mobility and comfort from podiatrist Dr. Danielle Venegonia. Get your questions answered about bunions, hammertoes, fungus and corns. Discussion will also include the importance of foot hygiene and proper shoes. Free. www.suburbanhospital.org.
Maloney, Orndorf Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Maloney of Poolesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Jean Maloney, to Kevin Patrick Orndorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Orndorf of Fort Ashby, W.Va. The bride-to-be graduated with honors from Poolesville High School and graduated cum laude from Duquesne University in 2007, receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Theresa Jean is currently employed with Florida Hospital Winter Park. The prospective groom is a graduate of Bishop Walsh Catholic High School, and graduated from Davis & Elkins College in 2006, receiving a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Kevin is currently employed with Smith Southwestern. The couple resides in Sanford, Fla. A May 2014 wedding is planned in Emmitsburg.
Breastfeeding for Working Moms, from 7-9 p.m. at MedStar
Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. The AAP recommends breastfeeding for the ﬁrst year, but many new moms struggle with trying to balance work and breastfeeding. Discussion includes aspects of planning, preparing, pumping and returning to work while breastfeeding. Best to be taken 2-4 weeks before returning back to work. Babies are welcomed, but not required. $30. 301-774-8881. www.montgomerygeneral.org.
Krista Dawn Poole and Kevin David Kolb were married Sept. 14. The ceremony was held at Engedi Estates in Emmitsburg. Krista is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Knox of Fairﬁeld, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. John Poole of Frederick. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hornberger of Wyomissing, Pa. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her maid of honor was Jami Creager and bridesmaids were Tasha Hollinger, Megan Dimitri, Alexa Kolb and Kaylee Knox. The junior bridesmaid was Demi Kolb and the ﬂower girl was Kenadi Creager. The groom’s best man was Scott Kolb and groomsmen were Peter Kasparian, Jason Seiders, Raymond Nowaczynski and Justin Knox. The junior groomsman was Trey Kolb and the ring bearer was Tanner Kolb. The bride is a graduate of Fairﬁeld High School, and the groom is a graduate of Wyomissing High School. The couple reside in Leesport, Pa.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Breaking the Code: Should I be Tested for the BRCA Gene,
from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at Holiday Park Community Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Judy
Macon will give insight surrounding BRCA genetic testing, including who should be tested, what it means for family members and how the results can help you understand your risk of developing breast, ovarian and other cancers. Free. www. suburbanhospital.org CPR and AED, from 6:309:30 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. The Heartsaver class teaches basic CPR, rescue breathing and relief of choking for adults, infants and children and Automated External Deﬁbrillator use. After successful completion, the student will receive a Heartsaver AED card from the American Heart Association. $80; Registration required. 301-774-8881. www.montgomerygeneral.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 AARP Driver Safety Course, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Suburban Hospital CR 4 (second ﬂoor), 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Learn defensive driving techniques, new trafﬁc laws and the rules of the road. Appropriate for drivers age 50 and older. $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers; checks should be made out to AARP. Bring driver’s license and a ballpoint pen. www.suburbanhospital. org.
RELIGION CALENDAR UPCOMING The Ewe Church of America will host a special thanksgiving and fundraising service from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at 15930 Good Hope Road, Silver
Spring. For more information, call 301-768-9807.
Wyre, Tyson Nicole Rene Wyre, daughter of Kim and Buddy Wyre of Silver Spring, and Thomas Joseph Tyson, son of Gail and Jim Tyson of Pennsauken, N.J., were married July 6 in a beachfront wedding on Sanibel Island, Fla. The bride’s brother, Hadley Wyre, and the groom’s sister, Susan, performed the sunset wedding ceremony. The bride, an alumnus of Sherwood High School, graduated from University of Richmond and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and is currently a clinician in the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery department at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The groom received his undergraduate degree in physics and math from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State. He currently works as an electrical engineer at Kichler Lighting in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple plans a honeymoon in Peru in the near future.
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Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,
Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. McNamara of Germantown announce the ﬁrst anniversary of their daughter’s wedding Oct. 13, 2012. Mrs. Zangueneh, the former Miss Bridget Ann McNamara, married Mr. David S. Zangueneh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farhad A. Zangueneh of Germantown, in a nuptial mass at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Pleasant. A reception followed at the Sequoia at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Ms. AnnaRain Menzies-Tobin, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sabrina Foley, Krista Eschelman and Sherry Zangueneh, sister of the groom. Mr. Paul Withrow, friend of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Martin Leibold, AJ Aquino and Conor McNamara, brother of the bride. The bride graduated from Northwest High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is a grants writer at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The groom, also a graduate of Northwest, received his degree from Frostburg State University. He is sales coordinator at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Washington, D.C. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and now resides in Washington, D.C.
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Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old
Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kinder-
garten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Childcare is provided. This year’s theme, “A Beautiful Mess: Embracing Your Story,” focuses on remembering that beauty can come out of chaos and that your past, present and future can be used for good with God’s love. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email mops@ fcob.net. Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,
Germantown, has returned to its Fall worship schedule, with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www. Neelsville.org.
Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown
Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org.
The Gazette OUROPINIONS
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Rockville’s ‘pine tar’ house
Baseball fans of a certain age remember the infamous “Pine Tar Game.” In 1983, Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett hit a dramatic home run at Yankee Stadium, giving his team a ninth-inning lead. At the urging of the Yankees’ cagey manager, Billy Martin, umpires examined the liberal coating of sticky pine tar on Brett’s bat — more than the rulebook allowed. The home plate umpire nulliﬁed the home run and called Brett out, handing a bizarre win to the Yankees. Brett charged out of the clubhouse, enraged. Pardon a sports analogy for a local controversy, CONGREGATION but Jehovah’s Witnesses in LOOKS TO Rockville are facing their own “Pine Tar Incident” as GROW, FACING they try to build an assemOPPOSITION bly space. The congregation owns land with a house on it and wants to expand on the property. Zoning law should dictate whether this happens. If the use is allowed and the congregation gets permits it needs, the plan should proceed. However, there’s a potential wrench in the gears. A neighbor has asked that the house be designated “historic,” which would necessitate another layer of governmental review and, more importantly, could thwart the congregation’s plan. People pushing for the designation — which the congregation doesn’t want — have focused on a “kinship” community of free African-Americans who owned property in that area in the 19th century. By this logic, an historic designation makes sense for the Bessie Hill House at 602 Great Falls Road; assessment records show it dates to 1899. But the argument is weak for the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ house at 628 Great Falls Road. It was built in the 1920s and was not part of the kinship community. This square peg doesn’t ﬁt in a round hole. Congregant Tim Ramsburg sounds frustrated — not nearly Brett-level, though — when he says the congregation has worked to address each community concern and doesn’t know what else it can do. Three decades ago, baseball’s commissioner overruled the umpires and restored Brett’s home run, explaining that the pine tar had no effect. The bat-substance rule actually was meant to prevent baseballs from getting stained and thrown out of play. There’s room for similarly reasonable logic in Rockville. The congregation can pledge to continue maintaining the house, as it has done since buying the property ﬁve years ago. The community can accept and respect a religious institution and preserve its First Amendment freedom to practice.
Community glue “People don’t actually read newspapers. They step into them every morning like a hot bath.” — Marshall McLuhan “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very ﬁrst object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.” — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Edward Carrington McLuhan and Jefferson have distilled the essence of newspapers in two vivid images — a stimulating journey and an attentive watchdog. To celebrate National Newspaper Week, we reafﬁrm for our readers that we relish and take pride in both roles. Our goal every week is to inform, captivate and inspire thought and action. Newspapers are community glue — binding people and neighborhoods and institutions together through common experiences and milestones. The newspaper documents the human experience: weddings, scholastic achievements, sporting experiences, cultural gatherings, deaths. There are reviews of intriguing ﬁlms, invitations to listen or perform, prompts to explore the amenities around you. Print remains an effective way for advertisers to offer their services and products. There are pages and pages of thinking voices, with sharp critiques or appreciative praise. We pursue the news, thoroughly, evenly and fairly. We seek answers and context about the roads through our communities, the corporations that employ our neighbors and the elected ofﬁcials who manage our tax dollars. Each week in print and every day online, we do our best to educate and entertain. We live in a modernized, electronic world, in which news can reach us at warp speed. So, we are no longer deﬁned solely by the newsprint and ink dropped at your door. But no matter the form or platform, we are your newspaper.
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The Constitution and days off from school In the Sept. 25 letter, “Closings urged on Muslim holidays,” John Nasou made some valid comments but also made some seriously ﬂawed assumptions. He is correct that the time has come to recognize that Montgomery County is a very diverse community and that residents adhere to a wide range of religious/philosophical/theological viewpoints. And his idea that spring break/holiday should not coincide with the Easter Week observed by non-Orthodox Christians is also valid. And that its elimination may in fact be a far better idea. But his solution to “allot a certain number of days for each student that would be
designated ‘absent for religious reasons’” has a serious ﬂaw. It should not be for “religious reasons.” Far better would be to allot three or four “personal/family days” for each student. If the family wants to use that for religious events, ﬁne. If they want to use it to give themselves an extra day off here and there also ﬁne. Part of the problem is the next part of that same sentence where he writes “that these would cover any and all legitimate faiths.” It is not his place or right (and especially not the government’s place or right) to deﬁne what is or is not a “legitimate faith.”
David S. Schwartzman, Rockville
Haunted orphanage in bad taste As I sit in a session with one of my many adopted teenage clients, she begins to tell me about her weekend that included an annual visit to Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association’s “Field of Screams.” [“Field of Screams Maryland opens for the season,” Sept. 18] Sadly, I was the one who wanted to scream as she described the latest attraction. They had the standard hay ride and walking path but this year added a “Haunted Orphanage.” I am all for having fun and I have never been accused of being someone who is easily offended. Although I suspect that the association’s folks who thought up this year’s “fright fest” did not give too much thought about the ramiﬁcations of this year’s main attraction, I am really upset and appalled. I am an adoptive mom and a therapist that works with adopted kids. There are countless families in the Olney area with adopted chil-
dren, many of whom were born overseas and, yes, some even lived in orphanages before coming to the United States. I can’t even imagine what it would be like for a local child to walk through the “Haunted Orphanage” littered with broken toys and bloody babies, probably thinking about when they were in an orphanage or if the “Haunted Orphanage” was something like what they experienced as an infant. In a time when we as parents constantly worry about all sorts of problems with our children, ranging from bullying to depression and more, the idea of our local Boys and Girls Club constructing a “Haunted Orphanage” deﬁes belief. One can only hope that next year someone at OBGC will give a little more thought to what attractions are at the Field of Screams and how they may affect the very residents that the organization was formed to serve.
turn home with the same options. Urban life cannot exist without public transportation. Unless we drive and dine (sans alcohol) public transit is virtually non-existent. We could, of course, bar hop in downtown Bethesda using The Circulator but we still couldn’t get home. Right now, we can’t get 2 miles beyond the downtown Bethesda Urban District to outer Bethesda using public transportation at night. We need a transportation system that creates schedules to accommodate entertainment. Nightlife can ﬂourish but government, business and the public must make a combined effort to provide robust transportation options. Do it “and people will come.”
Charles Kauffman, Bethesda
Dan Myer, Potomac
Julie Bulitt, Olney
Nightlife needs public transportation I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps. Here in Montgomery County we roll up the sidewalks before 8 p.m. In an effort to stimulate participation by young adults in Bethesda nightlife, Councilman Hans Reimer, formed a “Nighttime Economy Task Force,” which issued a recent report. [“Survey reveals Montgomery County short on nightlife options,” Sept. 4.] However, the pervasive and major inhibiting factor is not a lack of dining and entertainment options but the lack of public transportation. Merely review the WMATA Ride On and MTA bus and Metro schedules; check on parking meter and street parking options and you will soon realize that nightlife cannot thrive without robust public transportation. We need to be able to get where we want to go — when we want to get there and re-
Another Wegmans lament
On Sept. 19, my wife and I traveled from Rockville to the new Wegmans food market in Germantown. [“A Wegmans lament,” letters, Sept. 25] I was appalled by the massive store layout, the unnecessarily vast assortment of
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Another way to lower state taxes I am a lifetime resident of Maryland concerned about the unsustainable ﬁscal budgets requiring gimmicks like casinos, speed cameras, lotteries, excessive taxes and fees all created by our one-party government. Numerous Gazette editorials and letters expressed opinions about the ever-rising taxes and fees cost to Maryland residents even citing a recent study documenting Maryland’s net loss of residents, resident income and lost tax revenues to other states. This is a topic my wife and I regularly explore as our retirement approaches and our decision day nears. Do we keep the home we love in the location we prefer or would a move to a less expensive/ taxing state make more sense? I do not know how we will decide, but I offer a third option — it is time to ﬁght back politically. I quit the Democratic Party to become an independent because I disagree with many of their principles. I now understand that was is a kneejerk mistake as the Democratic Party has since become even more liberal. It is time for all Maryland independents and Republicans to take a stand by joining the ruling Democratic Party in order to moderate their candidates by voting in the Democratic primary. Waiting for the general election is too late as the primary is the only election that matters. Just maybe if enough of us join, there are a enough Maryland independents and Republicans, we can moderate our government and transform Maryland and Montgomery County into an affordable state to live and retire. As the Democrats love to say, “rock the vote!”
fresh produce, and the excessive varieties of grocery and nongrocery items available. I left Wegmans rejoicing the fact that Rockville does not have such an option for grocery shopping. Clear-sightedness by city of Rockville ofﬁcials has saved Rockville res-
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It is not just atheists would properly object to the designation of “religious-only reasons” for days off or the notion of “legitimate faiths.” It is anyone who cares about and respects the U.S. Constitution, which is the only sacred document to the nation as a whole and government of the U.S. Religious views are important to individuals of this great land and they should be respected and protected as such. But religion has no special importance to the nation as a whole or to the government as an entity and the government should not be granting special days off to practice it.
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idents from grotesquely large department stores, grocery stores and restaurants. I hope more Rockville residents will visit Wegmans to see what we’ve been saved from.
Matthew D. Taylor, Rockville
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Local governments are going mobile. Here is a selection of smartphone apps that can make it easier for residents to interact with local agencies.
BOOKMYNE n Cost: Free n Cost to develop/ongoing costs: No additional cost; is included in contract with SIRSI
The website for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission – like websites of other government agencies – has seen a steady increase in pageviews.
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n Bookmyne connects users to their library’s catalogue and library account remotely. It also lets them download books from Project Gutenburg, a site with free ebook versions of works with expired copyrights. The app also lets users receive an array of recommended book lists from a variety of sources, including Goodreads.com, a book reviewing and cataloguing site.
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n Cost: App is free; transactions within it have a fee n Cost to develop/ongoing costs: There is no cost to the school system for being part of MyLunchMoney n Available for: Android, iPhone n MyLunchMoney is a national app and website that the Montgomery County school district has chosen to participate in that lets parents review what children are purchasing at school lunch, see the balance on their account and put more money into the account.
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n Cost: App is free, transactions have a cost
n Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone n MobileNOW! lets users pay for parking meters in certain areas with their smartphones or iPads. Some meters in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Montgomery Hills and North Bethesda use MobileNOW!.
Continued from Page A-1 more services to taxpayers by expanding what’s offered online. Rockville spokeswoman Marylou Berg said the city launched a redesigned website in June. Some of the top-visited pages on Rockville’s website are those for city facilities, career opportunities and special events. In a one-year period, the site drew a little less than 3.4 million page views, an average of about 280,000 page views per month. In addition to general information about the city, Rockville’s website includes an option to sign up for notiﬁcations and newsletters on a variety of topics. Visitors can watch video recordings of city meetings, report potholes and pay bills. “We have a button right on the home page for paying online, so you can pay your tickets, your water bills, [your] sewer, your stormwater utility,” Berg said. “Those are all done with a third-party vendor.” Arts enthusiasts can order tickets for shows at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Civic Center Park online. Rockville’s staff produces
and maintains content, and a Kansas company hosts the site. This year, web hosting cost $8,600; that ﬁgure is expected to go up 3 percent per year, Berg said. The city also employs a Web administrator.
Digital innovations Montgomery County government has a decentralized system of websites, said Donna Bigler, assistant director of the Office of Public Information. The website launched in 1995, she said. For the ﬁrst nine months of 2013, the county tallied more than 10.7 million page views, according to a Google Analytics report of the county’s website trafﬁc. Its most popular pages, besides the county home page, were the careers page, the library catalog and the Ride On route schedules. Recently, the number of people accessing the website from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has increased, Bigler said. Now, about 11 percent of the site’s visitors are using mobile devices. Kyung Lee, the county’s Web content manager, said residents and county agencies also are us-
ing social media more. “I think everyone, including Montgomery County, is more open to resident interaction through the Web,” Lee said. A few years ago, many government agencies were wary of letting residents post comments directly on the governments’ websites. Now, they tend to see social media as platforms to share information and receive comments from residents, Lee said. “We still moderate, but we let people comment and use the comments to let others know about the information,” he said. By responding to comments on social media, county employees can let others see the answers to questions they might have had. The county debuted online open data initiatives last year, so the public can search for things like permits, budget records and salaries themselves, Lee said.
Different approaches to the Web Operating costs for local government websites vary. Chevy Chase Management Assistant Eric Glidden, who helps operate townofchevychase.org, said the annual cost of hosting
the town’s recently updated site is about $2,000. Trafﬁc follows seasonal patterns. Abbi Irelan, marketing and public affairs manager for Montgomery Parks, said in an email that the number of visits to the website tends to spike in the spring and summer. The most popular pages also vary, but the pages for Brookside Gardens, picnic shelters and activity buildings, and regional and recreational parks tend to be some of the most visited. The site costs about $5,000 a year for hosting, fees, and addons such as forms and comment tools. Most of the operating cost goes to the development and design of new content areas or tools. Montgomery County Public Schools employs ﬁve people to focus on the development and maintenance of its website, though individual schools update their own websites, schools spokesman Dana Toﬁg said.
Growing importance of connecting online County departments and local utilities also are seeing higher trafﬁc numbers. The domain Montgom-
The Montgomery County Council Will Hold a
Public Hearing on
Proposed Changes to the County Zoning Law and the Zoning Map Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 14 7:30 p.m. Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed new zoning law (ZTA 13-04) and a proposed new zoning map for the County (G-956) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 14. The zoning law has not been comprehensively updated since 1977. The County Planning Board has suggested changes to the law. The Council is considering those changes and the recommendations of the Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee. Few changes are proposed for single-family residential properties. Non-residentially zoned properties and their neighbors could be affected. Information concerning the proposed new law and map is available online at www.zoningmontgomery.org.
If you wish to testify at the public hearing, call 240-777-7803. Call by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Spaces are limited. Written testimony or comments can be mailed to: County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 or emailed to all Councilmembers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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eryParks.org launched in 2008, Irelan said. The website originally started as part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Montgomery County website, which debuted in 1995. In 2011, MontgomeryParks.org had a little more than 630,000 unique visitors. In 2012, that number reached 740,000. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides water and sewer services for much of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, offers online bill paying, water quality advisories and utility work information at wsscwater. com. The current site launched in 2010. The commission plans to launch a new site in 2014, according to Lyn Riggins, a WSSC
spokeswoman. In 2012, between 57,000 and 86,000 unique visitors came to the site each month, meaning more than 300,000 to 400,000 monthly page views. Last year, visitors spent an average of three minutes and 41 seconds on the site per visit. Riggins said in an email that a map on the site lets customers see if their area is under a boil-water advisory or mandatory water restrictions. Last July, when Prince George’s county was experiencing water restrictions, the site had 77,783 visitors in a ﬁve-day period, compared to 21,180 visitors during the ﬁve previous weekdays. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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WALT WHITMAN HIGH INDUCTS FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO DIED IN CAR CRASH INTO ITS HALL OF FAME, B-3
SPORTS OLNEY | SANDY SPRING
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There was a point when Makayla Roy was the new girl. As a freshman at the Academy of the Holy Cross, she was in a new school, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, walking unfamiliar hallways and knowing very few girls she bumped into between classes. A naturally quiet girl, even today, Roy sought an easy outlet to make some friends at the Kensington private school, so she tried out for volleyball, a strange, unfamiliar concept to her at the time having never played prior to her freshman
Paint Branch High School senior receiver Javonn Curry runs with the ball during Friday’s football game against Albert Einstein.
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Panthers have new stadium, weight room, one of county’s top offenses, undefeated record n
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Had a passerby wandered through Banneker Middle School two summers ago, they would have noticed dozens of young men, clad in Paint Branch High School gear and cutoffs, lifting weights outside in the schoolyard. “Jailhouse weightlifting,” as coach Mike Nesmith called it. Due to ongoing renovations, the Panthers had no weight room. Their hands clapsed hot bars in the 90-plus
degree heat. Dehydration was a perpetual concern. The only weights the players could lift were the ones they loaded into crates and unloaded into the yard. Besides that hardship, they hadn’t had a home game since 2009, temporarily playing their “home” games at Montgomery Blair. “A lot of people don’t realize how much that puts on the kids,” Nesmith said. “To be getting on a bus every weekend, they don’t really have home games.” Fitting to Paint Branch’s unlucky narrative, its ﬁrst home game in half a decade was rained out and moved to a Monday. Even with the less-than-traditional Monday night lights replacing the Friday night lights, fans still came out in droves for the home opener, the ﬁrst since 2009. “It was really, really great,” quarter-
back Gaston Cooper said. “I wouldn’t really know, but to me, it felt like a college game. There was just a lot of hype around it. People were in the parking lots before. The stands were packed. It was awesome, and it helped a lot, just knowing that all our classmates and parents and alumni were behind us. It just gave us a boost.” Whether the Panthers needed the boost or not there’s no saying, but Paint Branch emerged with a 42-0 victory against James H. Blake. Cooper, meanwhile, ran for three touchdowns and threw another, accounting for 208 total yards in the ﬁrst of four straight running clock wins. “We are playing with tempo,” Nesmith said of his team, which averaged 52.75 plays
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Kennedy’s talented all-around threat on the rise Scott hopes to ﬁnd his way to college on a football scholarship n
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John F. Kennedy High School’s Mike Scott runs for a touchdown against Wheaton on Friday.
On Friday night, things took awhile to go Michael Scott’s way. After a not-so-good day at school, the John F. Kennedy High School football standout’s evening got off to an uncharacteristically slow start in the Cavaliers’ 28-0 victory against Wheaton. The first pass thrown to him late in the first quarter looked to be a sure touchdown, but the normally sure-
handed and speedy receiver let Marvin Galdamez’s throw go right through his hands in the end zone, eliciting some good-natured ribbing, taunts and challenges to perform better from his assistant coaches on the sideline. Filling in as a place kicker, Scott barely made an extra point kick, booting the ball straight up in the air and watching it fall about a yard over the crossbar. After booting a punt, Scott received a taunting penalty over what seemed to be just a playful slap of an opponent’s helmet after the play was over. By the end of the ﬁrst half, Scott, who came into the contest averaging ﬁve receptions
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season. The daughter of a former University of Maryland, College Park football player and the sibling to several other collegiate athletes, Roy was a supremely gifted athlete, and the game came to her as easy as softball had. Before long, she was starting on the junior varsity team. By playoff time, she was pulled up to the varsity squad — “a selfesteem booster,” as she called it. After her freshman year, however, Roy transferred over to Sherwood, where coach Brian McCarty immediately slotted her into the starting lineup alongside prodigious talent, Alex Holston, who was a year older than Roy. After two years being Holston’s understudy, Roy no
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Girls’ soccer: Covenant Life transfer thrives despite the improved competition
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Gaithersburg High School junior Jaime Montgomery said her mind was racing on the ﬁrst day of girls’ soccer tryouts last August. Homeschooled since second grade, she played soccer for Covenant Life School in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference in 2011 and led the Cougars to the conference championship game, becoming the ﬁrst freshman to earn Player of the Year honors in league history. But Montgomery County Public Schools is a much bigger, more competitive league than the 14-team PVAC, Montgomery said, and despite knowing some of the Trojans’ players from club soccer, she wasn’t sure where she would ﬁt in at Gaithersburg. “[Tryouts] were definitely
intimidating. I didn’t know if I’d make junior varsity or varsity. It was really scary,” Montgomery said. “I just gave it my all. I didn’t know how I’d square up.” Not only did Montgomery make coach Greg Kenel’s varsity squad, but she became the Trojans’ best scoring options last fall with 11 goals, and Gaithersburg enjoyed its best season in 15 years. On the starting end of many of those scoring runs was classmate and Maryland Rush Montgomery teammate Jordan Menge, who Kenel said has a sense of where her teammates are going to be before they even know themselves. Though Gaithersburg only graduated three starters a year ago, the holes they left behind were ﬁlled by freshmen in 2013, which left some question marks early. But Gaithersburg (4-2-1), which boosted its schedule this fall with games against fourtime defending Class 4A West Region champion BethesdaChevy Chase and undefeated
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Gaithersburg High School’s Jamie Montgomery turns the ball away from Clarksburg’s Rebecca Wilson during Thursday’s girls’ soccer game.
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Continued from Page B-1 longer is the new girl — she’s the new face of Sherwood volleyball. Many might have counted Sherwood out this year due to losing one of the most gifted hitters in state history. Those doubters likely didn’t count on Roy to continue the run of three-consecutive state championships and current 66-match winning streak. “Alex, you know, she dominated last year,” Roy said. “It’s definitely different having to be one of the go-to players so it’s exciting. Ariella [Rodriguez], she’s a great setter. She’s always telling me what play to run, and we work that out.” When thinking of prototypical hitters, Roy doesn’t exactly ﬁt any one particular paradigm. Standing 5-foot-10, she doesn’t boast the imposing height and never ending wingspan of Holy Cross’ 6-foot-5 Rhamat Alhassan, who Roy would currently be teamed up with had she decided to remain with the Tartans. Her spikes, while carrying a great deal of velocity, don’t sizzle and boom as Col. Zadok Magruder’s Lizzi Walsh’s do. But there is no doubt that the senior can put the ball down — she just ﬁnds a different way to do it every time. Like a pitcher with multiple out pitches, Roy has a bevy of different hits she can go to for
Continued from Page B-1 Walt Whitman, has picked up where it left off in 2012 and the Menge/Montgomery tandem is a major reason why, Kenel said. Their different skill sets complement each other well on the pitch, he said, and raise the level of those around them. Just seven games into the season Montgomery has 10 goals, one short of last year’s total, and Menge has 10 assists (and four goals). “You put those two players on the ﬁeld, and when they connect, there’s some good stuff happening,” Kenel said. “Jordan has tremendous control. She is our mastermind in the middle. That complements Jaime because she is a workhorse. She’s fast and quick and will do anything to score a goal. The two of them help bridge the two different levels of play. We have one person we can count on to score and attack and one to hold, control and distribute, and the girls follow their lead.”
Continued from Page B-1 and 70 yards per game, was completely shut down without a catch. “Basically, I had a bad day [at school],” said Scott, who also starts at defensive back. “[It was like] there was something wrong with my mind [throughout the day], but then I got focused and started to play my game. The coaches were telling me to get my head straight, so I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to do that for my teammates to get a win.’ We needed this ﬁrst win to bounce back and get ready to take on [Albert] Einstein next week.” Scott admitted he is striv-
Sherwood High School’s Makayla Roy celebrates a point against Col. Zadok Magruder on Oct. 2. a point. If she logs six kills in a set, which she did in a 3-0 sweep against Magruder last Wednesday, she might have two power kills cross-court, a dump kill to the middle and a few to either sideline. “I probably try and hit more
spots,” Roy said. “I try to hit it away from where the defense is. I used to hit it in the net a lot more, but I try to keep it consistent.” Consistency has been Roy’s trademark this season. Only once has she not eclipsed dou-
While it’s easy to look past some of the opponents on Gaithersburg’s schedule early — the Trojans scored 24 goals in four-consecutive shutouts to start the year — Kenel said he is more concerned with the way in which his players tally goals rather than the number on the scoreboard. Gaithersburg prides itself on a possession-oriented offense propelled by quick passes to move the ball upﬁeld. Though Montgomery and Menge lead the team in scoring and assists, Kenel praised them for being extremely unselfish players who involve everyone around them. Led by senior goalkeeper Michaela Colon, Gaithersburg has shut out all but two opponents: B-CC (1-0 loss) and Whitman (2-0 loss). The need for a team to work together in order to be successful, Montgomery said, is what she likes most about soccer. “You can put one really good player on a team, but the team that works well together will win over a team with really good players who don’t work together,” Montgomery said.
Added Menge: “I deﬁnitely don’t think stats show [everything]. Even though me and Jaime work well together and get stats, there are defenders who support us, and just because other people aren’t the ones scoring doesn’t mean they aren’t a part of it.” Menge and Montgomery both said they hope to play in college one day. Montgomery said that played a role in her transfer to Gaithersburg a year ago. But fortunately for the Trojans, the two, who Kenel said have taken on more leadership responsibilities as juniors, will be back for another season of high school ball as Gaithersburg looks to solidify its place as a legitimate postseason contender. “My freshman year we did OK, but there was not much enthusiasm [for the program]. Last year the support was amazing,” Menge said. “People are starting to pay more attention to [our team]. Everyone is excited to play. We have a new school and a new spirit and morale.”
ing to attain better grades in the classroom, and while he wouldn’t divulge his particular grades at the moment, he emphasized that his eligibility isn’t a problem. Like football, he just wants to continue to improve his academic marks in order to sell his entire package to collegiate programs. While he has yet to receive any real offers from programs at the next level, both he and his coach, Carlos Smith, have noted that there are some schools at the NCAA Division II and III levels, as well as a few junior colleges and preparatory and military schools that have the lanky, 6-foot athlete on their radars. Scott, like many of his Ken-
nedy teammates, is only in his second year of varsity football. A basketball player for the Cavs during his sophomore and junior campaigns, as well as a state-level long jumper for the school’s track and field team, Scott has recently embraced football as his ﬁrst sport and his passport to assist in paying for his college education. “Last year was my ﬁrst year playing [football], and I did pretty good, so I kept working hard all summer because I want to be a better football player,” said Scott, who placed second in the Class 4A state track and ﬁeld meet last spring as a junior, leaping 21 feet, 7 3/4 inches. “I played [varsity] basketball [for two seasons]. But I am undecided about
ble-digit kills, and that was a 257, 25-8, 25-7 win against Albert Einstein in which younger players received more playing time than usual. After posting a season-high 20 kills in the regular season opener against Richard Montgomery, Roy has logged
Continued from Page B-1 per game through its ﬁrst four games. “We are trying to get the ball off as quickly as possible. We’re trying to take advantage of our conditioning. The more snaps you can get off, the more chances you have to score.” It’s ironic that Nesmith credited his team’s conditioning as one of the reasons behind the success of this year’s team since this is the ﬁrst season in some time that the Panthers have the resources to get in shape. The impetus to this wellconditioned team, aside from the fact that the players have a place to lift weights with a roof over their heads, has been the hiring of renowned trainer Myron Flowers, a Paint Branch graduate who claims to have trained more than 20 NFL players, including San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. “It makes all the difference in the world. It really does,” Nesmith said. “One of the things that always makes the playing this year. I am trying to get ready for college, so I need to focus [on football] to get ready for college. I want to be able to go to college for free. That is my main focus. If I can go D-I, great. But if I go D-II, D-III, it doesn’t matter. I just want to go. ” Smith’s conﬁdence in Scott is unwavering. “He’s on the ﬁeld a lot. He does a little bit of everything for us,” Smith said. “When you play that much, you are going to have some lapses. He’s played every week and pretty much played every down. He had some lapses in the beginning and the end of [the Wheaton] game, but he lit it up by the middle of the game. “[Wheaton] left the middle of the ﬁeld open, and that was the
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11 kills four times, 14 in a 3-2 win against Winston Churchill and 10 once, a reliable target for Rodriguez to look for on the outside. “It’s great,” Rodriguez said after the Magruder win. “Makayla, she’s a great person, difference is strength and conditioning, putting in the hours [coaches] aren’t paid to do. You end up paying to coach. “It’s not like Quince Orchard and Seneca and Damascus have all these Spartans walking around their hallways. That’s not it. These are fouryear guys in the program, four years of strength and conditioning. It’s a big difference.” Cooper, when speaking about having a weight room and home games, accidentally called it an advantage before correcting himself, realizing that, in reality, having those amenities just evened the playing ﬁeld. “No, I guess it’s not an advantage,” he said with a laugh. “But it has been really good.” Along with the Panthers’ bounty of new facilities, Cooper has plenty of weapons at his disposal. Now at the season’s midpoint, no team has had more receivers catch a pass (nine) than Paint Branch, and that includes the air-heavy offenses of Thomas S. Wootton and Rockville. area of the ﬁeld that he can really attack, so we were able to start to get the ball to him. He’s a guy who can run a high 4.4 (seconds in the 40-yard dash), so if you get the ball to him in that area, it’s hard to stop him one-on-one. Usually, it’s just the opposite, other teams bring a safety over the top to help out with him. ” By the third quarter against the Knights, Scott began to catch fire. After JFK stopped Wheaton on its ﬁrst possession of the third quarter, he nearly returned a punt for a touchdown, ﬂying around the right corner 35 yards before bumping into one of his own teammates attempting to throw a block ahead of him. On the ensuing drive, he snagged a 33-yard toss, and then caught a
and she’s a great player. Love her.” “Makayla is sort of the glue to their team,” Magruder coach Scott Zanni said. “She’s got to be one of the top players in the county. There’s no question about it. I really like her. She’s a really great player. Wherever she goes to college, they’re going to get a great player.” Late to the recruiting scene, Roy currently is being sought primarily by Shippensburg and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, who came to see the hitter practice last Thursday. Only a month and a half ago did she decide to pursue volleyball at the next level, so she’s currently playing catch up. But, she says, she likes the slightly smaller, Division II and III feel that Shippensburg and IUP bring to the table. “She’s just been recently getting a lot of college interest, a lot of looks, taking visits,” McCarty said. “She’s really working hard in practice to get all the shots down: angle, cut, tipping, just reading the defense. Finally, just the biggest thing for her is just commanding the ball. Just knowing Alex is gone, she’s our go-to player, and she needs to not only be a senior leader with her voice but demanding the ball during the play and making the plays her teammates expect her to and need her to.” email@example.com At Cooper’s disposal is first-year varsity receiver Ryan Stango (20 catches, 385 yards), senior Javonn Curry (24 catches, 364 yards), senior Kevin Koomson (11 catches, 115 yards), and several others in the slot. In a surprisingly dominant 54-7 rout of Einstein on Friday, Cooper eclipsed the 300-yard threshold through the air, ﬁnding Curry three times for a touchdown, and two other receivers for scores. All that, and Cooper is just as dangerous, if not moreso, on the ground. A hybrid quarterback, the senior led Paint Branch in rushing through the ﬁrst four games, hitting a season-high 87 yards in a 21-13 season-opening win against Springbrook. “I always try to establish myself as a passer ﬁrst,” he said. “Then I’ll go into a hybrid.” Meanwhile, Paint Branch has ofﬁcially established itself among the county’s elite. The Panthers face Northwest (4-1) this week in a matchup of two of the county’s best teams. firstname.lastname@example.org 9-yard touchdown, his ﬁrst of the season. Scott would go on to catch two more passes, both more than 20 yards each, to ﬁnish with four receptions for 85 yards. His performance during the third and most of the fourth quarter, including a leaping interception on defense that was nullified as he landed out of bounds gave him a little leeway from his coaching staff when he took his eye off of another ball from Galdamez during the fourth quarter that would have been yet another big gain. “I think by the end of the season, you are going to see a lot more colleges and prep schools inquiring and taking a look at him,” Smith said.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HOW THEY RANK The 10 best football teams in Montgomery County this week as ranked by The Gazette’s sports staff.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Quince Orchard Cougars Good Counsel Falcons Gaithersburg Trojans Bullis Bulldogs Paint Branch Panthers Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Wootton Patriots Sherwood Warriors Northwest Jaguars Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles
5-0 4-3 5-0 4-1 5-0 4-1 3-2 4-1 4-1 3-2
60 54 46 42 35 28 24 18 14 9
Also receiving votes: None.
LEADERS Top rushers
Carries Khalil Wilson, Einstein 77 Dage Davis, Geo. Prep 84 Zac Morton, Whitman 116 Charles Lyles, Poolesville 108 Chris Dawson, G. Counsel 96 Devonte Williams, Bullis 80 Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard 65 Liam Duffy, R. Mont. 91 E. Spottswood, Sherwood 89 Perry Stefanelli, G. Counsel 95
Cmp-Att. Chuck Reese, Rockville 154-235 Sam Ellis, Wootton 106-180 G. Cooper, P. Branch 67-116 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 51-81 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 48-74 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 71-128 C. Hennessey, N’wood 56-115 Evan Smith, Whitman 43-80 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 37-78 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 43-77
Catches Joey Cornwell, Rockville 47 Jibri Woods, Wootton 35 Trevon Diggs, Wootton 39 Ryan Stango, P. Branch 20 Anthony Albert, Rockville 29 Michael Scott, Kennedy 24 Javonn Curry, P. Branch 24 Louison Biama, Rockville 20 Keon Paye, G. Counsel 10 Elliott Davis, Q. Orchard 12
Yards 919 826 799 749 629 585 509 504 494 489
Avg. TDs 11.9 8 9.8 12 6.9 7 6.9 6 6.9 8 7.3 7 7.8 9 5.5 3 5.6 5 5.1 3
Yards 1713 1499 989 871 806 789 596 572 528 505 Yards 582 511 456 385 368 366 364 330 275 273
Int. 5 7 4 1 4 3 2 6 5 6
TDs 21 14 13 11 4 9 5 5 5 3
Avg. TDs 12.4 7 14.6 5 14.0 7 19.3 5 9.2 4 15.3 1 15.2 6 16.5 3 27.5 3 22.8 4
Whitman honors former football star n
Rockville QB almost sets state passing record
died so young. But he also cherished how the event served as a reunion and chance for Quinn’s friends to remember him. “Quinn’s induction was pretty special,” Brennan said. David Magathan, who coached several sports, and Tony Korson, a baseball player, also were inducted.
When Walt Whitman High School football star Ben Quinn died in a car crash during the spring of his senior year in 1979, a memorial tree was planted near the team’s then-home ﬁeld. Mike Brennan, who nominated Quinn for the Walt Whitman Athletic Hall of Fame, already had arranged for a new tree to be planted near Whitman’s new ﬁeld in
GC changes backﬁeld
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN advance of Friday’s induction ceremony. Then, Brennan visited the old tree Friday morning to dig up and move the marble plaque commemorating Quinn. It wouldn’t budge. Described during the ceremony as a “gentle giant,” the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Quinn had accepted a scholarship offer to Virginia Tech. He was also a standout wrestler and rugby player known for his committed work ethic. His sisters, Jane Quinn Brack and Diana Quinn, niece and nephew accepted the honor on his behalf. Quinn’s teammate on the 1978 state ﬁ-
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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s Chris Dawson (right) said he’s happy he moved from fullback to tailback.
nalist football team, Tim Agee, also was inducted. Agee later played for West Virginia University and the Cleveland Browns. Brennan, who also played on the 1978 Whitman team, said he couldn’t help but think throughout the halftime ceremony — which featured people wearing gold No. 77 pins provided by Pete Creedon, another one of Quinn’s classmates who pushed for his induction — how tragic it was Quinn
Rain pushes back start of sport’s postseason
Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Delaney Shah was standing on the third tee at Poolesville Golf Course for the annual
PREP NOTEBOOK BY GAZETTE STAFF district tournament, the qualifying grounds for the state tournament. Shah and the defending state champions’ quest to defend that title was delayed before she could even tee up her drive on No. 3. “On [hole] two the winds got up to 30 miles per hour and it started to pour,” Shah, the second-leading scorer in Montgomery County during the regular season, said. “Umbrellas were ﬂying all over the place.” The tournament was postponed to Thursday before the airborne umbrellas managed to inﬂict any real damage. It was not the only reason to push the tournament — there was also a tornado watch throughout most of the day. The delay meant players and teams would not have to attempt to shoot a qualifying score (332 for teams, roughly 83 for individuals) in howling winds and sideways rain. Walt Whitman coach Karl O’Donoghue estimates that, had the tournament continued, “if someone broke 75 they would have ran away with it,” which is an accomplishment in a county where 14 players hover around or below the 75-stroke average when doubling their nine-hole averages. Leading that contingent is O’Donoghue’s own Graham Hutchinson, a freshman averaging a county-best 35.5 strokes per nine holes. He won the county
Still pretty good Though it was initially reported Rockville quarterback Chuck Reese threw for 514 yards Friday — a mark that would have broken the state single-game record of 475 — Rockville coach Seth Kenton reviewed video of the 51-13 win against Northwood and determined a few of Reese’s runs were errantly recorded under passing yards. Reese will have to settle for 390 yards.
FEARLESS FORECASTS The Gazette sports staff picks the winners for this week’s games involving Montgomery football teams. Here are this week’s selections:
Montgomery County record All games
Landon at Woodberry Forest Richard Montgomery at Poolesville Northwood at Seneca Valley Watkins Mill at Rockville Walt Whitman at Damascus Clarksburg at Wootton Fort Hill at Walter Johnson Gaithersburg at Churchill Quince Orchard at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Magruder at Sherwood Northwest at Paint Branch Einstein at Kennedy Springbrook at Blake Wheaton at Blair Reginald Lewis at Georgetown Prep St. John’s College at Good Counsel St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes at Bullis Perry Street vs. Avalon
scoring title from Shah in the season’s ﬁnal match, shooting a 34 to Shah’s 38 to beat the Wootton sophomore by four total strokes on the season. “I’ve never seen a freshman as solid as he is,” O’Donoghue said. “He is steady and straight down the middle. When he hits trouble he’s 10 yards off the fairway.” So, individually, the district crown could realistically go to any of about 10 possible candidates. Shah shot 69 at Poolesville in her practice round and “wasn’t really reading any putts or anything.” Then there’s Quince Orchard’s Colton Christensen (36.67 average), Winston Churchill’s Luke Schaap (36.83), and the entire starting lineups of Walter Johnson and Wootton to contend for it. “I don’t know,” Shah said of what she thinks the number will be for the individual winner. “There’s a lot of good players. I think under par is going to win it.” The team title, meanwhile, is a contest to who, if anybody, can chase down Walter Johnson. The Wildcats easily took a second consecutive county regular season title with a 17-1 record and an average nearly six strokes lower then the next best. “Yes it is,” Wildcats’ coach Richard Payne said when asked if this was the strongest team he has coached. “It deﬁnitely is by far. We have ﬁve players that are very capable of shooting at par. I tend to let the players get ready for it. I’m not one to do a lot of ‘Rah rah rah.’ These players really like each other, they support each other.” Even with Walter Johnson being “ridiculously solid,” as O’Donoghue labeled it, Payne still didn’t budge on who he expects the favorites are. “Definitely Wootton,” he said, “because they won states last year.” Unfortunately for players and spectators, the forecast for Thurs-
Montgomery 4A South Division Team
Wootton* Whitman R. Montgomery B-Chevy Chase Churchill Walter Johnson*
3-2 3-2 1-4 2-3 1-4 1-4
3-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-2
163 52 107 98 110 153 73 111 36 172 30 138
Montgomery 4A East Division Team
Paint Branch Sherwood Blair Springbrook* Blake Kennedy
5-0 4-1 2-3 2-3 1-4 1-4
3-0 2-0 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-2
207 32 98 82 87 73 92 56 20 158 53 96
Montgomery 4A West Division Team
Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder
5-0 5-0 4-1 2-3 1-4
2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2
130 34 192 13 171 52 76 69 42 171
Montgomery 3A Division Team
Damascus Seneca Valley Einstein Rockville Watkins Mill Wheaton Northwood
4-1 3-2 2-2 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5
3-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 1-1 0-3 0-3
Montgomery 2A Independent Team
3-2 104 82
Private schools Team
160 54 131 69 118 138 188 162 84 123 62 198 33 206
Bullis 4-1 134 85 Good Counsel 4-3 171 80 Georgetown Prep 2-3 118 148 Avalon 2-4 135 138 Landon 1-3 84 79 * Includes forfeit result
Last week’s scores
Woodberry R. Montgomery Seneca Valley Watkins Mill Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Avalon
Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Perry Street
Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep St. John’s Bullis Avalon
Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damscus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Northwest Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Avalon
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Our Lady of Good Counsel senior Chris Dawson mostly has played fullback this season, but he primarily played tailback Saturday against Bishop McNamara High School. He ﬁnished with 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 win. “I’m happy they did it,” the 5-foot-5, 195-pound Dawson said. “...I like getting the ball. I like delivering the hit instead of getting hit. And I like scoring touchdowns.”
day isn’t much brighter than it was on Monday, with weathermen calling for showers and chilly temperatures the majority of the day.
Paint Branch clinches tennis title With its 5-2 win over Seneca Valley, the Paint Branch girls’ tennis team clinched the Division III title that eluded it two years ago. The Panthers are now slated to move up to the county’s second division, a place they have not been in at least seven years, according to coach Judy Rothstein. The two individual losses Thursday were the most Paint Branch has dropped in any division match, most of their wins have been shutouts. A 5-2 loss to Division II winner Montgomery Blair, which dropped down from Division I this year for the ﬁrst time in a long time, gives the Panthers conﬁdence moving forward, Rothstein said. Paint Branch is propelled by an extremely strong singles lineup that is undefeated in division play. Senior Victoria Nguyen is in her fourth year at No. 1 singles. Her younger sister, sophomore Tiffany has been right behind her at No. 2 singles the past two seasons. Second-year No. 3 singles Adeola Animasahun and ﬁrst-year singles player Naomi Noubossie round out the top four. The rest of the team, Rothstein said, is new, which makes the division dominance all the more impressive. “We had a strong four singles players, which made it easy to go out there but the rest of the players were all new, so that’s what makes those 7-0 wins so nice,” Rothstein said. Travis Mewhirter and Jennifer Beekman contributed to this report.
Woodberry Woodberry R. Montgomery Poolesville Seneca Valley Seneca Valley Rockville Watkins Mill Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Fort Hill Fort Hill Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Northwest Paint Branch Einstein Einstein Springbrook Springbrook Blair Blair Geo. Prep Geo. Prep Good Counsel Good Counsel Bullis Bullis Perry Street Avalon
Kennedy 28, Wheaton 0 Springbrook 26, Watkins Mill 6 Rockville 51, Northwood 13 Paint Branch 54, Einstein 7 Whitman 35, R. Montgomery 13 Bethesda-Chevy Chase 14, Blair 6 Quince Orchard 52, Churchill 0 Northwest 50, Blake 0 Magruder 4, Walter Johnson 2 Gaithersburg 20, Wootton 14 Damascus 13, Clarksburg 12 Sherwood 14, Seneca Valley 7 Georgetown Prep 42, St. Albans 15 Catoctin 28, Poolesville 0 Bullis 42, Cape Henlopen (Del.) 7 Riverdale Baptist 47, Avalon 32 Good Counsel 41, McNamara 0 Episcopal 30, Landon 21
BEST BET Northwest at Paint Branch,
6:30 p.m. Friday. Paint Branch (5-0) is off to its best start since at least 2002, but Northwest (4-1) is its ﬁrst opponent with a current winning mark. PBHS quarterback Gaston Cooper will test a defense that has held its opponents to, or below, their season scoring average.
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Watkins Mill girls’ soccer overcomes slow start, now rolling Boys’ soccer playoffs race as tight as ever
After four-consecutive losses to start the season — all against Class 4A competition — the Watkins Mill High School girls’ soccer team has won three-consecutive games and is undefeated in the Montgomery 3A/2A Division.
SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN In that time the Wolverines have outscored their opponents 9-1 with games against firstplace Damascus and Poolesville still on the schedule. “We’re led by 11 seniors on our team, and this group is finally coming into its own,” coach Joey Collins said. “We took those losses at the beginning of the year, but in the last week and a half I think we’ve really turned a corner and made it a goal of ours to do what we can
college coaches but have yet to commit, Schrumm said.
HOW THEY RANK Girls
n 1. Good Counsel
n 1. Georgetown Prep
n 2. Walt Whitman
n 2. Montgomery Blair
n 3. Bethesda-Chevy Chase
n 3. Winston Churchill
n 4. Damascus
n 4. Clarksburg
n 5. Holy Cross
n 5. James H. Blake
to win the division.” Watkins Mill’s recent surge has been led by Alexis Randolph, who’s scored two goals apiece in each of the past three contests and leads the team with seven total goals. Nathaly Alvear had the assist on ﬁve of them.
Blake girls earn attention It’s been a while since Blake girls’ soccer has put up much resistance against the county’s top teams, but for the ﬁrst time in three years the Bengals are enjoying a winning record. A 2-0
Bullis student gets national call
loss to perennial county power Quince Orchard Sept. 18 was the last time Blake was on the wrong end of game. Third-year coach Tucker Schrumm attributes the success to a balanced group of talented seniors, which includes Christopher Newport (Va.) recruit Kaylie Deshler, and an inﬂux of club soccer-playing freshmen and sophomores. Elana Harris (seven goals) and Nikki Stock (ﬁve) lead the scoring charge. Midﬁelder Yoselin Milloy and defender Torie Broer also have attracted interest from several
Another week, another player from Bethesda-Olney Academy finds themselves being called into a U.S. national team camp. This time, striker Eric Matzelevich — a Bullis School student — received the call to the U-17 Men’s National Team residency training, which will be held Oct. 20-26 in Bradenton, Fla.
Playoff seeds up for grabs On the boys side, the competition for playoffs seeding among Montgomery County’s public schools is as tense as it’s ever been. Every team in the county has lost a match, and all but one (Northwood) has won a game. “Every team can beat every other team on any given night,” Winston Churchill defender Teddy Liakakis said.
Winston Churchill High School’s J.J. VanDer Merwe has scored 8 goals this season and is among the county’s leaders. The Bulldogs are ﬁrst in the 4A South Division with a 6-2-1 record as of Sunday night, while John F. Kennedy, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman all have four wins. Seeding likely won’t been determined until the ﬁnal week of the season as every division race is tight.
Leading the county in scoring is Our Lady of Good Counsel senior Alessandro Burlew, who has 11 goals, while Landon School’s Zach Fingerhut has nine. Among public school players, Wheaton’s Juan Castellon and Churchill’s J.J. Van Der Merwe both have eight.
Quince Orchard High graduate’s potential becomes apparent KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER
When Juwan Jackson ﬁrst saw Darnell Leslie play on the football ﬁeld he liked what he saw. The defensive line coach and staff at Monmouth Univer-
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havoc on the Hawks’ opponents. In six games for Monmouth — all starts — he has recorded 19 tackles (10 solo) and 3.5 sacks to go along with an interception, a forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries. “The best thing he’s done is he’s dedicated himself to football to get bigger and ready to play,” Jackson said. “He was a little big undersized at [6foot-1, 210 pounds] when I ﬁrst saw
sity eventually were so impressed that the Division I-Football Championship Subdivision school offered Leslie a scholarship. “The biggest thing I saw was his closing speed,” Jackson said. “It’s rare to see that ability. ... Within two steps he’s almost at top speed.” Last year — just a season removed from being a standout defensive end at Quince Orchard High School — how-
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Tony Award-winning actor/singer Sutton Foster is set to perform at Strathmore on Saturday. STRATHMORE
n When: 8 p.m. Saturday
n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda
n Tickets: $26-$78; special $20 tickets available for all federal and military employees impacted by the government shutdown
n For information: 301-581-5200 strathmore.org
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“Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcoﬁguy,” will screen as part of the Spooky Movie horror fest, beginning Thursday at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Featured will be Dick Dyszel (Count Gore De Vol, left) and John Dimes, a.k.a. Dr. Sarcoﬁguy.
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BALD HEADED BLUES
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The quick and the dead Before there was “Weekend at Bernie’s” there was “Lucky Stiff,” a 1988 musical farce about an uptight English shoe salesman forced to take his dead uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo and pass him off as alive. “Lucky Stiff” opens today at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College. For returning director Bobby Smith, the comedy presents an interesting challenge for his cast of young actors.
1997, the then 22-year-old Sutton Foster landed her first real Broadway role as the Star To Be in the musical “Annie.” Fate, it seems, knew what was in store for the actress. Nine Broadway shows later, Foster has two Tony Awards as well as a couple of Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards to her credit. She starred in her own TV show, “Bunheads,” and even appeared on “Sesame Street.” Now, Foster is ready for a more intimate setting. The taln Award-winning ented acperformer talks life t o r / s i n g e r perform on, off stage and will some of her upcoming movie own songs as well as popular show tunes on Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Foster said the biggest difference between her Broadway shows and the cabaret-style show she’s bringing to Strathmore is that she’s not playing a character, she’ll just be herself. “It’s a totally different side of me as a performer,” Foster said. “The last thing I did in New York was ‘Anything Goes,’ where I was sort of a fabulous character with fabulous costumes and a wig and lots of makeup and eyelashes. Here it’s just a chance for audiences to get to know me as, like, the essence of who I am as a person as opposed to the characters that I’ve played. “It’s a really cool opportunity to be able to sing the songs that I love and that I want to sing, say the things that I want to say and to sort of create an evening of song for an audience. It’s definitely
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Aurora Beckett as Annabel, Olavi Takala as Tony and Liam Allen as Harry in a scene from “Lucky Stiff.”
There is no question John Dimes is a man of many talents. As a singer, Dimes has performed at the historic Apollo Theater in New York. As a painter and artist, his work has been showcased in various states across the
country. As a standup comedian, he has worked alongside Patton Oswalt, Dave Chappelle and Wanda Sykes. Near the very bottom of the list, written in pencil, is scary movie host. That’s when Dimes’ alter ego emerges. Dr. Sarcoﬁguy has been a ﬁxture in the horror-ﬁlm hosting circles for going on 18 years. “One of my big heroes in D.C. … is Count Gore De Vol,” Dimes said. “We wanted to do a horror movie show. We
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Members of the New West Guitar Group will perform music from their new studio album, “Big City,” on Thursday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. From left, against the Los Angeles skyline, are Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith.
Barbara and the BSO The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra returns to Strathmore with “The Streisand Songbook,” kicking off the
BSO’s 2013-14 Pops season and featuring conductor Jack Everly and singersongwriter Ann Hampton Callaway. The Tony-nominated Callaway will perform all of Streisand’s biggest hits, including favorites from “Funny Girl” to “A Star Is Born.” Callaway enjoys a professional relationship with Streisand, having written some of her most popular songs, including “At the Same Time” and “I Dreamed of You.” Show time is 8 p.m Thursday. For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.
uitar trio the New West Guitar Group — Jeff Stein, Perry Smith and John Storie — will bring the sonic streetscape sounds of their latest effort, “Big City,” to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on Thursday. The group’s last album, “Round Trip Ticket,” was frequently featured on NPR and hit No. 28 on the jazz charts. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.bethesdabluesjazz.com.
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will host its 52nd Greek Festival in Silver Spring this year, following more than 90 years of calling Washington,
D.C., home. The event is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring. In addition to Greek food, the festival will feature live Greek music and a Greek marketplace, as well as a moon bounce, clown and face painting. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church is building a new church at 701 Norwood in Silver Spring, to be completed end of 2014. Services are currently offered at the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on New Hampshire Avenue. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking is available. For more information, visit www.schgocdc.org.
George Barlas plays the bouzouki in the four-piece Greek group, the Golden Flame Band, which will perform this weekend as part of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church’s 52nd Greek Festival. Other members include Tasos Christou (vocals, guitar), Bobby Spyridakis (keyboards) and Kostas Vithoulkas (drums).
The work of Terry Meisner is currently on view as part of “A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language & Symbol,” to Nov. 10 at the Mansion at Strathmore.
The ‘Line’ starts here “A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language & Symbol,” continues to Nov. 10 at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The ex-
hibit explores the impact of cultural inﬂuence on the artform of calligraphy, resulting in distinguishing and geographically-speciﬁc attributes. “A Fine Line” showcases 85 works by more than 24 artists, spanning Asian, English, Arabic and Hebrew styles and illustrating the ever-evolving “art of beautiful writing.” For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.
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Conductor Jack Everly.
Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway.
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A Martian invasion at the Arts Barn Sandy Spring Theatre gets supernatural BY
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
n Following the hour-long program will be a 15-minute segment, “When Welles Collide,” a humorous take on the “War of the Worlds” broadcast.
The night before Halloween 1938, a widespread panic set in across the nation as reports of a Martian invasion came in over the airwaves. Despite the fear and chaos, it turns out the broadcast was actually an adaptation of the science ﬁction classic “The War of the Worlds.” Written by H.G. Wells, “The War of the Worlds” was published right before the turn of the 20th century. It’s a ﬁrsthand account of a ﬁctional protagonist and his brother living in London when Earth is suddenly invaded by Martians. The novel sparked several adaptations including comic books, TV shows, radio dramas, video games and most recently, a 2005 Steven Spielberg ﬁlm starring Tom Cruise. The majority of the 1938 radio program, which was narrated by writer and director Orson Welles, resembled news bulletins and included no commercial breaks. As many listeners tuned in after the introduction, fear quickly set in. “My grandmother told me about [this broadcast],” said David Dossey of Olney. “A lot of people missed the intro that clearly stated this is based on a book.
n When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 11-27, no performance Oct. 13 n Where: Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg n Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 for city of Gaithersburg residents, $9 for students n For information: 301-258-6394, gaithersburgmd.gov/theater
People in her small town in Texas were running outside with wet towels wrapped around them to prevent heat-rays.” Starting Friday, Dossey will direct a recreation of the infamous radio broadcast in partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group and the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. “We’re sticking to the 1938 script but we’re not sticking to the 1938 way of doing it,” Dossey said. “It’s not a museum piece. We’re not doing it with the stuff they had.” Dossey, along with assistant director Stan Rosen and their cast, will not depend on 1930s technology for their
adaptation of the broadcast. “They had, at that time, rudimentary sound effects ...” Dossey said. “A lot of the stuff they had to make sound effects, like a hand-crank siren for example, doesn’t exist anymore.” Instead, Dossey said his actors will depend on their voices to create a realistic interpretation of the original broadcast. “We’ve spent a lot of time working on voice and speech,” Dossey said. “I was telling [the cast], these guys that did these radio programs, they were trained actors and they would rehearse how their voices sounded on the radio. It’s a whole different way of performing.” An actor and former speech coach, Dossey is a ﬁrm believer in the power of the spoken word. “One of the things that I believe that we’ve lost in this day and age is the ability to use words to communicate,” Dossey said. “I used to tell my students: those who control language control their destiny and the destiny of others. People that are strong speakers have that ability to reach out and grab you and change minds.” In an effort to instill the same sense of panic and impending doom in his audience as the original 1938 broadcast did, Dossey asked his actors to think about an infamous day in modern American history when it felt plausible that the world
Philip Stamper and Yvonne Paretzky rehearse for “The War of the Worlds,” opening Friday. might be coming to an end. “I said, flashback to 9/11 when people were describing what they saw after the plane hit the ﬁrst tower,” Dossey said. “We all have a memory of what it was like; the panic. This is the same thing ... they have to believe that Martians have landed.” Though the original “War of the Worlds” is more than 100 years old and the broadcast 75, Dossey said the core of the story still resonates with people. “Once you get past the Victorian era
version of science, the story is about a group of people dealing with extraordinary circumstances,” Dossey said. “This guy was just a guy. He wasn’t a scientist ... trying to solve the problem. [He] was involved with the people whose lives were affected. When you think about movies about 9/11, they’re about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances. I think that’s the one thing about the book that’s made it timeless.” firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Oct. 10, 17, Tea Dance from 12:30–3:30 p.m. ($6); Oct. 11, drop-in lessons at 7:30 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing at 9 p.m. ($15); Oct. 13, free Hustle lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); Oct. 16, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www. hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: 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, Oct. 11, April Blum with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band; Oct. 18, Steve Gester calls to Triple Helix; Oct. 25, Will Mentor with Perpetual Emotion, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Oct. 13, Ann Fallon calls with Devine Comedy; Oct. 20, Jean Gorrindo with Crab Apples; Oct. 27, Costume Dance with Perpetual e-Motion, Will Mentor calling, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, Oct. 9, Caller: Dan Gillespie; Oct. 16, Caller: Stephanie Smith; Oct. 23, Special Guest Jacqueline Schwab on piano; Oct. 30, Caller: Marth Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org.
Club, Cloudburst, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9;
New West Guitar Group, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; The Soul Crackers with Tommy Lepson, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; Blue Moon Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; Abbe Buck, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Ingratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; The Fabulous Hubcabs, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Deaf Dog and the Indictments & Feels So Good Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, call for tickets, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Buskin & Batteau, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; Furever (ﬁlm), 8 p.m. Oct. 18; The Spooky Magic of Joe Romano, 1 p.m. Oct. 19; Carolyn Malachi, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, German-
town. 301-528-2260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Julieta Venegas, Los Momentos Tour 2013, 8 p.m. Oct. 10; Lee Brice, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; Atlas Genius, 8 p.m. Oct. 13; Rusko — The Lift Off Tour with Special Guests Roni Size and Dynamite MC, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Aaron Carter, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www.livenation.com.
Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, Celtic Voices:
Lisa Moscatiello, Barbara Tresidder Ryan & Loralyn Coles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Takoma Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www.imtfolk. org. Institute of Musical Tradi-
tions — Rockville, Avril Smith,
Becky Warren & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Oct. 12, Oct. 15-16; The U.S. Navy Birthday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Jaimie Salazar a.k.a. Gato, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; BSO: The Streisand Songbook, 8 p.m. Oct. 10; Orion Weiss, piano, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; Sutton Foster, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; Sutton Foster Masterclass, 10 a.m. Oct. 13; Les Violins Du Roy with Stephanie Blythe, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 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.
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 half price 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, 240505-0339. Swing, Nov. 9, WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra; Dec. 14, Daryl Davis, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.ﬂyingfeet.org. Waltz, Oct. 6, Larry, Elke and Friends; Oct. 20, Gigmeisters, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
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ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Goodnight Moon,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, TBA, 6:30 p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www. doordiemystery.com Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage. org Olney Theatre Center, Bedlam Theatre presents “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan,” to Oct. 20, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy
Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Totally Tiny Tots,” to Oct. 13; 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, “This,” Oct. 9 to Nov. 3, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www. roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “Beertown,” to Oct. 19; 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.
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Montgomery County to Music City Blake High School graduate, musician enjoys warm homecoming n
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For singer/songwriters Tom Whall and Emily Earle, the last few weeks out on the road have been an exercise in trial and error. “It’s been a really great learning process,” Earle said. “ ... As far as, what areas and markets does our music work in? What kind of crowd tends to like us better?” During their private show Sept. 27 at RPM Studios in Silver Spring, the duo — who are also dating — didn’t have to worry about the crowd not liking their Americana sound. They played for a room full of Whall’s friends and family. “It was great,” said Whall, a Silver Spring native. “My parents always love it when I get to play
when I’m in town ... they are the ones who have supported me from the beginning.” The September concert was also special because of its location. RPM is a digital media group specializing in video production, audio recording and engineering and live performance/music video. Whall and Earle’s performance was recorded for a DVD. “It’s one thing to go on tour and just have a show where all of your friends and family come out, but I think I wanted to do something unique and that’s why we did this whole studio show,” Whall said. “It gave family and friends the opportunity to see us in a very unique environment.” Whall is a 2007 graduate of Blake High School. Whall — also a talented drummer and keyboard player — picked up the guitar in high school. He learned from his father whom he called a musical “jack of all trades.” A triplet, Whall also spent his ado-
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lescence harmonizing with his brother and sister in church. “With family, it’s awesome because a lot of times it sounds good because what they call the timbre of your voice is so similar, they match very well,” Whall said. Lucky for him, Whall was able to ﬁnd that same connection with Earle. “I think the timbres of our voices are different enough, unique enough, that people like it,” Whall said. “That’s my mathematically musical equation behind it all,” he laughed. Whall met Earle a year ago through a mutual friend shortly after she moved to Nashville. Whall attended Baldwin-Wallace College, a small liberal arts school outside of Cleveland. He moved to Music City after graduating in 2011. Earle spent her childhood in Texas before moving with her family to Colorado. She is the niece of Americana singer
Both Tom Whall and Emily Earle have had the opportunity to perform for family and friends during their tour together. and Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Earle. She attended Berklee School of Music in Bos-
ton for three years before landing an internship with Warner Music in New York City. Earle gained some notoriety for her stint on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” where she made it to the Battle Round on Team CeeLo. After “The Voice,” and opening for her uncle on a sevenmonth world tour, Earle settled in Nashville. Whall ﬁrst joined Earle for a show at Opry Mills Mall. “It’s a three-hour-long gig which is a long time to ﬁll, so she asked me to start playing with her,” Whall said. “That became a weekly gig and we started learning each other’s music and harmonizing on it.” The idea for a tour was born when the duo realized they each had shows booked along the East Coast. “Tom had booked a wedding and then a week before that, I was asked to play a beneﬁt concert in Georgia so we thought we’d just link these two together and put a lot of shows around them to make it a tour,” Earle said. “We picked towns where we knew we had
friends who we could stay with. [We thought] this could be a great opportunity to see and catch up with old friends.” Other stops on the tour included Philadelphia, Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and Chesapeake, Va. “I like starting from the ground up,” Whall said. “I think it’s more fun that way; to just kind of book your own stuff, stay out on the road and do it the old school way.” Both Whall and Earle said they hope to eventually quit their day jobs — he works at a puppy adoption center and she occasionally babysits and substitute teaches — and support themselves solely through music. But the musicians said they also recognize it won’t happen overnight. “Nashville is a town of paying your dues,” Whall said. “So I think we’ve both kind of come to terms with our dues could take one month or 5 years or 10 years to kind of get to where [we] want to be.” email@example.com
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‘Unfortunate Events’ writer searches for missing girl in new batch of books BY
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Lemony Snicket, the mysterious children’s biographer and narrator of the popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” is scheduled to visit Rockville’s Barnes & Noble on Oct. 16. His latest endeavor, the children’s series, “All the Wrong Questions,” kicked off with a ﬁrst entry, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” in 2012. A second, “When Did You See Her Last?” follows Tuesday. Snicket is believed to be visiting the store in person to discuss and sign copies of this latest chapter, recounting the second of four “wrong questions” regarding the search for a missing girl in a town by the sea. Known for their wit, advanced vocabulary and calamitous events, Snicket’s stories are far from sugary or
Continued from Page B-5 “Farce is incredibly detailed and it’s kind of great for the students,” Smith said. “It’s much more difﬁcult than people think.” A well-executed farce depends heavily on quick wit and timing. “The timing has to be impeccable,” Smith said. “It has to go quickly so you don’t lose the through-line.” But Smith added that the mistake many actors make, especially young actors, is to rush through their parts. “An actor’s instinct is to get caught up in that quickness, to add too much movement ...” he said. “What we’ve been working on in rehearsal is them being speciﬁc and the idea that too much movement or too much action or energy is going to distract from the storytelling. Their instinct is to go fast ... It can’t be. It has to be speciﬁc; a look at the audience, a punchline.” The farce genre even presented a challenge for the most experienced of the “Lucky Stiff” cast members, including Liam Allen who plays Harry Witherspoon, the show’s protagonist. Allen is finishing up his high school credits, taking classes part-time at the Montgomery Christian Institute and parttime at Montgomery College. He’s participated in Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre program and starred in school and church productions. Allen hopes to study musical theater next year in college. “[Lucky Stiff] is the opposite of realism, which is what I’m used
sentimental, nor do they condescend to children. “Kids like him, because he doesn’t talk down to them,” said Annette Klause, a children’s librarian who buys books for the Montgomery County Public Libraries. “He trusts them to get the jokes and the attitude. He makes them feel like they’re in on the joke.” The books also appeal to children who enjoy language and like playing with words. “There are certain kids who gobble it up,” Klause said. The Lemony Snicket stories take the view that things often go wrong in life and that it becomes necessary to persevere. “[They] enable kids to put their own problems in perspective, compared to the heights of despair that the Baudelaire kids go through,” said Klause about the children in the ﬁrst series who lose their parents and go live with a cousin, Olaf, who is after their inheritance. The young characters aren’t rewarded for good behavior, but they should strive to do the right thing anyway, an interpretation that Daniel Han-
LEMONY SNICKET n When: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 n Where: Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville (Montrose Crossing Shopping Center) n Tickets: free n For information: 301-881-2361, www.lemonysnicketlibrary.com
dler, who writes under the Snicket pen name, agrees with. “That holds true in life in general,” he said. Handler set his first series of 13 books, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” in a Gothic-like world that featured Lemony Snicket as an older man recounting the adventures of the three orphaned Baudelaire children, who lost their parents in a ﬁre. The stories were made into a movie called “Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events,” starring Jim Carrey as the Baudelaire’s relative Count Olaf, who continues to hound them for their
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n When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9-13 n Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville n Tickets: $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students n For information: 240-5675301, montgomerycollege. edu/pac R. SCOTT HENGEN
Brianna Taylor as Spinster, Liam Allen as Harry and Kelsey Jenkins as Landlady in “Lucky Stiff,” opening today at Montgomery College.
on stage,” Allen said of the director. “The way to have your best reaction on stage is to listen and have a natural reaction.” Allen added that Smith has encouraged the students to think about their character’s motivation, even giving them a backstory to help drive their arc. “[Smith] said what he’s always done, is had a secret about his character,” Allen said. “In real life, people have something that they know but not everyone else does and it fuels them ... It makes it more real if you have that fueling your character.” For Allen, coming up with that secret didn’t take much thought since it’s at the heart of the “Lucky Stiff” premise. “For my character, it’s kind of embedded in the show,” Allen said. “Harry Witherspoon already has a big secret.” firstname.lastname@example.org
a more intimate insight into who I am.” Foster grew up in the small town of Statesboro, Ga., with her brother, Hunter. Foster’s father worked for General Motors, so the family moved to Troy, Mich., when she was older. Foster’s brother is a Broadway star in his own right, having been nominated for several awards for his role in “Urinetown.” He also received a Tony nomination for playing Seymour in the revival of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Still, Foster said it never dawned on them that they could do this for a living. “We don’t come from a showbiz family,” Foster said. “My mom was a mom and my dad worked for General Motors. I started dancing when I was 4, but it wasn’t like, ‘Come on, honey, let’s go put on a show!’ It was more like that’s just what you do. It was fun. We got involved in community theater as kids and dancing and singing and performing — but I had no idea … I didn’t even know that a thing like Broadway existed … “When we moved to Michigan when I was 13, that was when I realized ‘Oh, you can do this and get paid?!’ It didn’t even cross my mind, although I didn’t really have anything else I was interested in. There was never that one moment where it was like ‘This is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life!’” Foster’s jump to the small screen by starring in “Bun-
Broadway star Sutton Foster will perform in concert on Saturday as part of Strathmore’s highly anticipated 2013-14 season. heads,” where she played a Las Vegas showgirl who teaches ballet in a small town. The show, which aired on ABC Family, only lasted one season before getting canceled by the network. “I was devastated,” Foster said. “I really loved, loved doing that show. The people involved and the character I played — It was an amazing opportunity. I knew that we were a long shot to be picked up. I was so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we got on the show. I couldn’t have asked for a better ﬁrst foray into television. I really have no regrets. Do I wish I could still be doing it? Of course I do. I loved it.” After tackling the stage and small screen, it seems only natural that Foster would take on movies. The dark comedy “Gravy” is set to be released in theaters in December. Other than that, not too many people know the details of the movie. Luckily, Foster was willing to share.
SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Continued from Page B-5 tried to ﬁgure out, ‘OK, we need a horror host.’ So in 1995 or 1996, I came up with a name — Dr. Sarcoﬁguy. Every horror host has to be a doctor or professor or a count or something like that. I said, let’s make him a doctor.” The good — or spooky, in this case — doctor will be joined by Count Gore De Vol, played by Dick Dyszel, as part of this year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. The 20-day festival, which opens Thursday, will showcase full-length horror movies, shorts and documentaries. One of those documentaries, directed by the festival’s founder Curtis Prather, is about Dimes’ Dr. Sarcoﬁguy character. “Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcoﬁguy” will be shown at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Prather, who directed a documentary on Dyszel’s Count Gore, “Every Other Day is Halloween,” said doing a piece on Dimes was simply a natural progression. “I’ve known John for going on 20 years and this is probably the fourth documentary that he’s been involved in,” Prather said. “He gravitates towards the fun side of being scared of horror movies. He’s always treated the character of Dr. Sarcoﬁguy as someone who’s just along for the journey — he doesn’t necessarily know more than the viewer, but he wants to make the viewer feel comfortable while they’re watching these movies.” The hard part about making the documentary was getting Dimes to agree to let Prather do it.
n When: Oct. 10-19 n Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring n Tickets: $12 single tickets, $125 for all fest pass n Note: No one under 18 will be admitted into any of the screenings without a parent or guardian
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The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival kicks off on Thursday with director Bobcat Goldthwait’s foundfootage bigfoot ﬁlm, “Willow Creek.” Goldthwait will be present for a Q&A. His ﬁlm “Word’s Greatest Dad,” starring Robin Williams (pictured), will also screen during the festival as part of a retrospective of the director’s works. “I’m always reticent of people compiling any evidence of my lunacy together on film,” Dimes said, laughing. “I know I’m nuts but the rest of the world doesn’t need to know I’m nuts. Especially for an hour and 30 minutes.” In all seriousness, Dimes said he is a very reluctant actor and he felt a little weird, but gratiﬁed, about being the star of the documentary. “When I’m doing the show, it doesn’t feel weird because I know what’s happening and I know this is just for TV,” Dimes said. “But when someone is ‘paying homage’ to someone and putting that together to make a retrospective view and ‘we’re celebrating your achievement,’ that’s weird because it’s just all in fun. … My ego doesn’t
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The author of the latest Lemony Snicket book is due to appear at a book signing and discussion for “When Did You See Her Last?” on Oct. 16 at the Barnes & Noble store in Rockville. The book, with cover art by Seth, is for children 8 and older and is the second in the new Lemony Snicket series, “All the Wrong Questions.”
to,” Allen said. “It being a farce, it requires a completely different acting style. Everything is big, everything is exaggerated but has to be very precise at the same time.” Lucky for the “Lucky Stiff” cast, they had Smith, an actor himself, to guide them. Originally from Richmond, Va., and now living in Howard County, Smith’s acting credits include a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows in addition to appearances at Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre and Olney Theatre Center. He said he feels part of his responsibility as an actor is to help others trying to make it in the business. “It’s a part of giving back,” Smith said. “I was passionate about art and passionate about my craft and that’s exactly where they are ... They’re so eager to learn and get into the business ... I was there, I was eager.” Smith even shared some of the tricks that have helped him in his career with his young cast. “He encourages you to really listen to your fellow performers
inheritance, and Jude Law narrating as Snicket. “All the Wrong Questions” goes back in time to find a 13-year-old Snicket living in the seaside town Stain’d-by-the-Sea. “It’s been stained by the ink industry,” said Handler, who has created a ﬁlm noir-like setting with dark streets, double-crossing characters, a stolen statue and a missing girl. An apprentice in a clandestine group called the V.F.C., Snicket sets out to ﬁnd the girl. The hardcover edition of “When Did You See Her Last?” sells for $16, audiobook editions are $23 and ebook editions $9.99, according to a release from Handler’s publisher Little, Brown and Company. “There’s a chaperone, and other young people become involved,” said Handler about the new cast of characters and new set of adventures. Could another movie be in the works? “People have expressed interest,” Handler said.
allow for that. My ego allows for me to be on television and being funny and silly, but my ego does not allow me to be celebrated for being silly and funny.” Prather said Dimes is very humble and down to Earth. Way down on his list of priorities is being a horror host, according to Prather. “He’s almost reluctant in it at times,” Prather said. “But when he gets recognized or when he gets into it, I really don’t think there’s anyone better. He’s deﬁnitely one of the funniest … hosts that’s out there.” Dimes was skeptical about being the centerpiece of a documentary, Prather said. When ﬁlming for “Every Other Day is Halloween,” Prather said there were some extra interviews that weren’t used.
n 7 p.m.: “Willow Creek,” director Bob Goldthwait in person n 9:40 p.m.: “An American Terror,” Q&A with director Haylar Garcia Oct. 11
n Midnight: “Pinup Dolls on Ice,” Q&A with directors Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira Oct. 13
n 5 p.m.: “Backwater,” post
“Scream Blackula Scream,” hosted by Count Gore De Vol, will close this year’s festival on Oct. 19 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
“When I started coming back around to John, he was like ‘I thought we already did an interview? Why do you want
to keep talking?” Prather said. “He certainly didn’t try to stop it or anything, and he’s been very supportive of it, but he was very skeptical about doing a full documentary on him and the character.” In the end, Prather said he wanted to see that Dimes was purely one of a kind. “So often when I see John described in magazines and newspaper articles when Dr. Sarcoﬁguy is mentioned — in-
“I read the script and it was written by James Roday, who is a brilliant writer and actor,” Foster said. “When I read the script, I said I have to be in this movie! It’s a crazy, quirky, culty black comedy/horror ﬁlm about cannibalism. You know, just your typical day. I thought that would be an interesting thing to be a part of. It was just a blast to ﬁlm. I haven’t seen it yet, but it was deﬁnitely unlike anything I’ve done before. It is a quirky, weird-ass movie and I absolutely loved doing it.” In the meantime, audiences can see Foster doing what she does best — singing and performing on stage. “I think they can expect to see an intimate show,” Foster said. “It’s really like behind the false eyelashes, behind the sequins … it’s just very simple and … a way for me to show audiences who I am as a human being, as a person, as a performer and as an artist.” email@example.com
screening Q&A with ﬁlmmaker Christopher Schrack n 7:30 p.m.: “Mortal Remains,” post screening Q&A with ﬁlmmakers Christian Stavrakis and Mark Ricche n 10 p.m.: “Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcoﬁguy,” post Q&A Session with director Curtis Prather and star John Dimes (Dr. Sarcoﬁguy) Oct. 19
n 7:30 p.m.: Count Gore De Vol presents “Scream, Blackula, Scream”
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT RETROSPECTIVE n “Sleeping Dogs Lie,” 9 p.m. Oct. 14 n “World’s Greatest Dad,” 9 p.m. Oct. 15 n “God Bless America,” 9 p.m. Oct. 16 n “Shakes the Clown,” 9 p.m. Oct. 17 n For a complete schedule, visit aﬁ.com/silver. Visit spookyfest.com.
evitably, the reference gets made about how he is the ﬁrst African-American horror host,” Prather said. “To me, he is the funniest horror host. The oddest horror host. He’s taken this television staple that’s been around for 60 years now, and has done something completely different. No one can come in and do what John does because they’re not John.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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2001HYUNDAI E L A N T R A : Maroon/Blk, 106kmi, practically new tires, leather, $600 or best offer: 301-706-0669
2012 Nissan Pathfinder #349545A, 13K Miles, 4x4, Running Board
2009 Nissan 370Z Touring Coupe #P8713, 1-Owner, Leather, Manual Trans
With Bluetooth #22113 2 At This Price: VINS: 034690, 546190
$31,445 $26,995 -$1,000 -$1,000
DARCARS NISSAN of of ROCKVILLE ROCKVILLE 15911 Drive • • Rockville, Rockville, MD MD (at (at Rt. Rt. 355 355 across across from fromKing KingFarm) Farm) 15911 Indianola Indianola Drive www.DARCARSNISSAN.com 888.824.9166 •• www.DARCARSNISSAN.com
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6 Spd, AC, PW, PL, CD.........$11,750
2002 BMW 330ci Conv
2010 Nissan Murano SL PKG #P8714, 38K Miles, Pano Roof, Leather, Navigation, Sunroof
2009 Pontiac Vibe
2011 BMW 328i #E0215, 24K Miles, Navigation Sys, Sunroof
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AWD, PW, PL, CD...............$12,950
2007 Pontiac Torrent
2008 Chevy Equinox LT
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
20K, PW, PL, 7 Pass.............$19,975
2013 Chevy Equinox
AWD, 14K, PW, PL, PS, CD....$25,900
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2009 TOYOTA 4 CAMRY LE: door sedan, 72k, 1 owner, MD insp, very good condition $10,975.00 firm Call: 301-865-5249
2007 Nissan Sentra
MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
AWD, 5spd, AC, power windows, MD Inspec, $4999 301340-3984
AC, PW, PL, PS......................$4,995
2005 Chevy Impala
2010 Infiniti EX35 AWD
2013 NISSAN PATHFINDER S
2000 HONDA CRV:
2003 Ford Windstar
$21,690 $18,995 -$500 -$500
FORD TAURUS: 02’ 143kmi, green, 1 own, all power, lthr, AC, sn rf $2.5k Call: 301-305-4580
72K, Auto, CD........................$4,990
6 Spd, AC, PW, PL, CD..........$8,950
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S
2013 NISSAN ROGUE S FWD
sunrf & leather, 67K mi, MD Insp, 1 owner $4999 301-340-3984
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire CPE
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2002 PT CRUISER CHRYSLER limited
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2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP
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‘03 Olds Alero GLS
#KP84551 , PAMPERED 89K!! PW
‘09 Mitsubishi Galant
#KP01845, RALLIART, NAV/MNRF, $2,807 OFF KBB
‘05 Nissan Titan LE
‘07 Ford Explorer
#KP53863, 4WD CLEAN! AT, PW, $1,815 OFF KBB
#47651KP, EDDIE BAUER, 4WD, MNRF, $2,638 OFF KBB
‘11 Ford Econoline E-350 WGN $18,990
#KP66997, SUPER SHARP!, $1,948 OFF KBB
‘02 GMC Sonoma Crew Cab $6,988
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1995 BMW 5-Series..........................1,988
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS.........................6,988
2001 Ford Winstar SEL.....................2,450
2005 Chevy Impala LS.......................6,990
#KP27730, Nice! MNRF, LTHR, CD, PW
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT..................6,990
#KP37654, Luxury!, LTHR/HTD/Mem Seats, Harman Kardon CD, SAB
#KP58509, AUT, LTHR, MNRF, “HANDYMAN”
#FP39852A, 7 Pass LTHR/PWER Seat, PWER OPTS, Don’t Miss “HANDYMAN”
2002 Hyundai Accent GLS................. #KP98346,GREAT CAR 65K!!, AT, AC, PW, “HANDYMAN”
2001 Toyota Corolla LE.....................2,988
#KP48326A, CLEAN! AT, PW
1997 Toyota Celica ..........................3,750 #KP34539A, SB ,ST, AT, SPORTY RUNS, GREAT, “HANDYMAN”
2001 Chevy Impala LS......................3,988 #KP43564, NICE!, MNRF, PW/PLC, MD INSP’D
2001 Ford Focus 3DR ......................4,488 #KP47705, AT, AC, PW/PLC, MD INDP’D, Don’t Miss!
2001 Saturn LW-300 Wagon..............4,488 #KP78808, RARE FIND! AT, AC, PW, ALLOYS, CD
2002 Hyundai Sonata LS...................4,988 #KD13463, Beauty! MNRF, LTHR, P/OPTS, MD INSP’D
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee..............4,988
#KP26952, 4WD, MNRF, P/Options, 2-Tone, Sharp! “HANDYMAN”
2000 Buick Lesabre LTD...................5,955
#KP05316A, LTHR/HTD/PWER Seat, P/Options
1998 Toyota Camry LE...................... #KP03265, AT, AC, P/Options, Best Buy!
2003 Saturn L-200............................5,990
#KP59757, Super Sharp! 90K, AT, PW
2006 Subaru Legacy WGN.................6,970 #KP01702, AWD!, Nice!, PSeat, HTD Seats, P/Options
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S..................6,988
#KP95439B, Clean! 92K, AT, AC, PW/PLC
#KP17054, 4WD, 3.2L, Clean! LTHR, PW/PL, AC, MD INSP’D #KP65991A, AT, AC, PW/PLC, Easy Terms!
#KP12424, QUADS, PSET, PW, DON’T MISS!
2004 Honda Pilot Ex-L 4WD...............7,497
#KP33713, BEAUTY! LTHR, MNRF, P/OPTIONS
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD .........7,988 #KP09664A, PSEAT, PW/PLC, CASS/CD Combo, Great Value
2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997 #KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver.
2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997 #KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT.............. #KP0810, SHARP! Turbo, AT, P/Options
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR-5 4WD ........7,988 #KP09644A, $726 OFF KBB
2005 Chrysler Twn & Cntry Ltd..........8,488
#KP27304,DVD/Leather, $2,428 OFF KBB
2001 Toyota Highlander Sport...........8,970
#KP11507, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR/CASS, PSeat\
2008 Saturn Astra XE........................8,998
#KP59427, Beauty! Panoramic, MNRF, AT, P/Options
2007 Dodge Magnum SE ...................9,445 #KR95510, STICKING! CUSTOM WHLS, PW/PLC, CD
2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD.........9,788
#KP34280, NICE! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD
2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab............ #KN99557A, Pampered 55K!! P/Options
2007 Ford Escape XLT.......................9,988 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS.................10,470
2008 Chrysler Sebring Cnvtb’l.........10,470 #KP23531, OFF-SEASON, $2,082 OFF KBB
2008 Subaru Outback WGN.............10,688 #KP21097, Pampered!, AT, P/Options, HTD Seat
2005 Toyota Avalon XL....................10,988 #KP15848, GORGEOUS! MNRF, PSEAT, CD, ALLOYS
2005 Dodge Durango Limited..........10,988 HEMI, Sunroof, Leather, DVD Nav, One Owner
2005 Toyota Avalon XL ...................10,988 #KP15848, MOONROOF, PW/PLC, CD
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer......11,870 #47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS
2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT...11,988 #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!
2004 Acura MDX AWD.....................11,988 #KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!
2008 GMC Savana Cargovan...........11,988 #KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman
2009 Toyota Corolla LE................... #KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD
2007 Dodge Magnum SXT.................12,770 #KX47343, GORGEOUS!! CHRME WHLS, LTHR/PWR SEAT, P/OPTS
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2012 FIAT 500 POP.......................... #KP03156, NICE! PW, ALLOYS, STABILITY, CD
2007 Infinity M35............................19,788
2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6............14,488
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT...... #KN41054, DVD, Backup CAM, PDRS/Gate, PSeat
2009 Mazda 5 Wagon......................14,988
2009 Chevy Silverado 1500............. #KG36062, Crewcab, 4WD, Meticulously Maintained!
#KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR #KP57035, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 3rd Row
2005 Nissan Armada SE 4WD...........14,988
2008 Toyota RAV 4..........................12,990
#KP06061, WELL KEPT 83K! PW/PLC, CC, CD
2007 Caddy STS..............................12,990
#KP33232, GORGEOUS COGNAC INTERIOR LTHR, MNRF, P/OPTS
#KP64756, Beauty! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD
#KP24515, ALL THE TOYS! NAV, LTHR, PWR OPTS
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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited AWD.....18,988
2010 Ford Econoline XLT................. #KN77515, 15 PASS, PW, CC, CD, Park Sense
#FP50592, AWD, Pristine! NAV, MNRF, PSEAT, P/OPTS
2007 Ford F150 Super Crew Lariat.....21,970
#KP86231, NAV & Moonroof, LTHR
2010 Chrysler TWN & CNTRY............. #KP51814,SHOWROOM COND!! DVD/NAV/LTHR