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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Wootton High School in Rockville will not see a cellphone tower planted on its property following stiff community opposition to a proposal from AT&T. Michael Doran, Wootton’s principal, announced the decision on May 21 on the school’s website, the day after a community meeting on the issue at which dozens of parents and others protested the tower. “After careful consideration of AT&T’s request to place a cell tower on Wootton’s property and your clear and strong opposition to the proposal, it has been decided that we will not move forward with the proposal,” Doran said on the website. Robin Lenkin was one of the parents at the meeting on May 20 who opposed the tower. “On a basic level, I am outraged about this idea,” Lenkin said. “Public schools should not be used for commercial use. Schools are for education.” Lenkin also said she worried about the property values of nearby homes. “Some people have sacrificed a lot to live in this area and attend a school as prestigious as

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THE PAINTING IS ON THE WALL Two immigrant seniors at Rockville’s Richard Montgomery High created a mural of self-discovery.




Spring’s balmier temperatures may have made quick work of this winter’s unseasonably high snowfall, but they failed to melt the huge bills Rockville racked up plowing those piles and spreading salt on its roadways. City officials are now examining their snow-removal policies, as the Public Works Department spent more than twice its budget clearing roads and parking lots. The city will increase its salt storage capacity and pursue an agreement with the State Highway Administration to allow the city to purchase salt if it runs out, plus change the criteria it uses to determine how soon residents must clear their sidewalks after a storm. The winter of 2013-14 cost the Public Works Department $654,207, more than double the $325,550 the city had budgeted for dealing with winter weather. Rockville experienced 24 socalled winter events, in which crews had to respond or be prepared to respond to snow and ice. That’s the most in the


(From left) Cpl. Phil Lew and Cpl. Karl Plitt of the Rockville City Police Department, along with Navy Hospitalman Malcolm Burts of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, salute during Rockville’s 70th annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade on Monday. At right, the Rockville High School Pipe Band marches. The parade was marred by an accident in which five people were injured as participants were lining up. Four fell off the back of a truck as it waited in a parking lot to join the parade, said Lt. Brian Paul of the Rockville City Police. “The vehicle, I guess, lurched suddenly, and it spilled the folks that were in the back of the truck onto the pavement,” he said. The truck also knocked a city employee to the pavement. The injured were treated at area hospitals. Paul said he was not aware of any serious injuries.

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Relay for Life is Saturday The Rockville version of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser will start Saturday and finish in the predawn hours Sunday. The event will begin at noon at the Johns Hopkins University campus at 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, and wrap up at 5:30 the next morning. During the relay, teams of people camp out around a track, and team members take turns walking around the track. It also features food, games and entertainment activities. Called Rings of Hope — An Olympic Relay, it kicks off with a survivor luncheon at noon. Luncheon registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Relay registration and campsite setup runs from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 2 p.m. Then comes the first lap, when cancer survivors walk around the track. At sundown, or about 9 p.m.,

Rockville’s public works takes $654,000 hit

a luminaria ceremony will be held to remember those who died of cancer and to support those who now have it. The closing ceremony will be at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. As of May 21, 35 teams and 188 participants had raised $71,446, according to the event’s website. The first relay to benefit the cancer society was held in May 1985, when Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Wash., raising $27,000, according to the group’s website. The next year, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since then, the Relay For Life movement has gone global and raised almost $5 billion. For more information on the Rockville relay, contact Jennifer Vigario at 301-562-3648 or — ROBERT RAND

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Rockville fourth-graders William Stuart and Allie Coffey, local winners in the Maryland Municipal League “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” essay contest, enjoy lunch with Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton.


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Allie Coffey and William Stuart aren’t old enough to hold public office yet, but on Thursday, they got a taste of the busy schedule that public officials keep. Allie, 10, and William, 9, are local semifinalists of the Maryland Municipal League and Maryland Mayors Association’s “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” contest. They got

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County recognizes recycling efforts

Swim safety workshop Friday

Montgomery County last week honored individuals, businesses and groups for their recycling efforts as part of its annual Recycling Awareness Week activities. The awards recognize “exceptional achievements in recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled-content products and educational efforts by local businesses, organizations, multi-family apartment and condominium properties, residents and individuals,” according to a news release. The recipients were honored at a program May 21 at the Montgomery County Conference Center in North Bethesda. Awards were presented in several categories to several winners, including the following: • Outstanding Leadership Efforts to Increase Recycling Awareness: Lincoln Hallen, Rockville. • Multi-Family Property Excellence in Recycling, for recycling at least 70 percent of their waste stream in 2013: the Forum Condominium, Rockville. • Multi-Family Property Outstanding Efforts in Recycling: The Villages at Decoverly, Rockville. • Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling: Sara Peter, Eaves Rockville, Rockville. • Excellence in Recycling — Business, for recycling at least 70 percent of their waste stream in 2013: Pepco, and Sanofi Pasteur Biologics, both of Rockville. • Outstanding Achievement in Recycling — Business: 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Dodson’s Shell, Montgomery County Pre-Release and Reentry Services, Moti’s Market, Temple Beth Ami Nursery School and the Tower Building, all of Rockville; and Evergreen Montessori School and the Ambassador, both of Wheaton.

Learn how to stay safe while swimming this summer at Water Safety Day from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Gaithersburg Water Park, 512 S. Frederick Ave. The free event will include information on a variety of topics, including swim level testing, the importance of personal flotation devices, how to safely reach and assist someone struggling in the water and the importance of using sunscreen to prevent serious skin damage. Water Safety Day is cosponsored by the city of Rockville, the city of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County. Visitors to Water Safety Day who stop by the various information booths are welcome to stay and enjoy a free swim at the water park. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Food will be available for purchase. For more information about the event, call the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center at 240-314-8750 or the Gaithersburg Aquatics Division at 301-258-6445.

Register now for library summer reading program Registration for county county libraries’ summer reading programs begins Sunday. Children are invited to participate in this year’s program. The theme for children through grade 6 is “Fizz, Boom, Read” and the theme for teens is “Spark a Reaction.” Participants can sign up for the programs and keep track of the books read using a designated computer in the library, or a home computer. To register, visit, beginning Sunday. Recommended reading lists also will be available on the web-

EVENTS College Safety Tips Presentation, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville. Free. 240-314-8620. Montgomery County Transportation Forum, 7-9 p.m., Silver Spring

Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring.

FRIDAY, MAY 30 Sligo Creek Stompers Concert/ Silent Auction to Benefit The Quotidian Theatre Company, 8 p.m., The Writer’s

Center, 4801 Walsh St., Bethesda, auction continues at 8 p.m. May 31 and 2 p.m. June 1. $20.

The Latvian Organizations of Washington, D.C., Presents Youth Choir Balsis in Concert, 8 p.m., Latvian Cen-

ter, 400 Hurley Ave., Rockville. $25 for general admission, $15 for students, free for ages 16 and younger. 301 8141080.


Norman Liebow of Rockville, who is a National Park Service volunteer at the C&O Canal, was decked out for Rockville’s 70th annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade Monday. site. “Summer is a time of fun and relaxation. Reading is both, with the added bonus of keeping reading skills sharp,” said Parker Hamilton, the county’s library director, in a news release. Magicians, musicians and storytellers are among the entertainers who will perform for children at all library branches this summer. Science, technology, engineering and math events will be featured, complementing the program’s theme. Program schedules are on the library website. For more information call 240-777-0020 or visit

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SATURDAY, MAY 31 Huge Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rose Hill Falls, at Rt. 28 and Great Falls Road next to Julius West Middle School, Rockville. Community Day and Spring Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Da-


Off Norbeck Road between Muncaster Mill Road and Emory Lane, Rockville. Free admission. FVyardsale2104@gmail. com.



vis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.

Summer Kick-Off Campfire Lunch,

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5. Register at

Relay for Life of Rockville Rings of Hope: An Olympic Relay, noon-5:30

a.m. June 1, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. www.

“A Spring Potpourri” by the NIH Community Chorus and the East Avenue Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Saint


Flower Valley Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-noon,

Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Free-will donation. 240-277-3480.

Glenview Mansion Art Opening and Free Concert, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 603

Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Free. 240314-8660. Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game, 7:30 p.m., Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda. $5-$9. 301365-1076.

MONDAY, JUNE 2 Burtonsville Lions Charity Fondation Golf Classic, 8 a.m., Montgomery

Country Club, 6550 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville. 301-452-3353. Community Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Good Hope Union United Methodist

Achievement Scholarship for black students from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Washington, who plans to pursue a career in statistics, was one of 800 winners. The scholarships are based on consistently high academic performances, endorsement by a school official, SAT scores and an essay.

Middle schooler wins first place for spirited slogan Rinna Levy, a student at Earle B. Wood Middle School in Rockville, recently was recognized by Clean Air Partners, a regional air quality organization. Rina received an award for the slogan she submitted to the group’s contest. “We can’t stop breathing it, so let’s start cleaning it!” earned first place in her category, consisting of grades 4 through 6.

SPORTS Check online this week for coverage of the start of summer leagues.

A&E Take a magic carpet ride at Silver Spring Stage.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 3 Eat Right, Live Well, 1 p.m., Ingle-

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Military History and Veterans Discussion Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Sch-

weinhaut Senior Citizens Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Free. 202-829-4664.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Wednesday Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockville Town Square, 225 N. Washington St., Rockville, through Sept. 24. www.rockvillemd. gov/events. District 3 County Council Candidates Forum, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aspen

Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville. 301-871-1113.

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CORRECTIONS A May 21 headline on a story about the county’s electricity tax said that the average monthly bill would drop by $11 in fiscal 2015. Actually, the average annual bill will drop by $11. A photo caption with the May 21 Rockville Hometown Holidays story referred to the wrong band. The photo showed the Morrison Brothers Band, not NEULORE.

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Montgomery College celebrates graduates


Students from Thomas S. Wootton High School bowl during their post-prom event May 17 at Bowlmor Lanes in Gaithersburg. Students were able to participate in activities ranging from bowling to casino and arcade games.

Ervin: ‘Be your true and authentic self’




Members of Montgomery College’s 2014 graduating class donned caps and gowns and shared stories of struggle and success Friday for the commencement ceremony at its Rockville campus. Hundreds of family members, friends and others joined graduates from the college’s Rockville, Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses and its Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs. Of the 3,000 students who received degrees or certificates this year, about 800 students participated in the ceremony. Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard said in her address that the students are part of the college’s largest class. “Wherever your inner compass takes you, it will always lead you back in some way to your home here at Montgomery College,” she told the graduates. Pollard asked students to stand and say “I am MC” — for Montgomery College — if certain statements applied to them. A large number of graduates responded when she asked for students who graduated from a county high school, worked while attending the college and who planned to transfer to another school. Former Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, the commencement speaker, shared her life story with the students, telling them she had to overcome a variety of challenges. She described how she didn’t graduate from college the first two times she sought a degree and how she rose from a position as a grocery store clerk to become a union organizer. She went on to get a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore, according to her campaign website. Ervin — currently the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Working Families — also shared advice she received from her dad to “be nice” and consider laughter “a powerful tool.” “Be your true and authentic self. Open yourself to the

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John Bourdeaux of Damascus decorated his mortar board with a small wooden surfer at the Montgomery College graduation ceremony on Friday. universe and all the marvelous things that are waiting for you,” she said. “You are a bright light. Shine it.” Other speakers included three students who received Board of Trustees Scholar Awards and one student who received an Apprenticeship Trustee Scholar Award. Samuel Damesa, who earned an international studies degree, was one recipient of a Board of Trustees Scholar Award. Damesa, who immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and now lives in Silver Spring, said he learned the values of a strong work ethic, discipline, responsibility and “a fighting spirit” in his home country of Ethiopia. “America is truly the land of opportunity for people with a fighting spirit, people with determination and people who are willing to work hard — people like you, graduates,” he said. Lacey Hornkohl, another

scholar award recipient, described how her life and career goals were changed by a group of nurses who worked with her dad while he battled cancer. “It was watching [a nurse practitioner] and that team of nurses at the cancer center that inspired me to quit acting and go to nursing school,” she said. A graduate of the college’s nursing program, she said Montgomery College helped make her dream a reality. Lisa Baughman told her fellow graduates she decided to attend Montgomery College after a difficult period in her life and 25 years out of a classroom to become a paralegal studies major. “Whether you’re a late bloomer like me, or you’re just starting out, arm yourself for whatever opportunities you can make for yourself in life,” she said.

A trail of promgoers jumped off their music-blaring party bus, swapped their heels, dress shoes, lengthy prom dresses, and rented tuxedo’s for a pair of loaned bowling shoes, Nike shorts, and senior class T-shirt’s to start the night off comfortably at Wootton High School’s post prom event, held recently at Bowlmor Lanes in Gaithersburg. Bowling wasn’t the only thing to participate in that night, Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘em tables were a main source of entertainment, along with a money grab machine and an assortment of pizzas and cookies to snack on. “I went home with an extra $17 and some free Slurpee coupons so that was a plus in my book,” Amanda Hamouda, a senior at the Rockville school, said of the May 17 event. In part to help decrease drunk driving behavior and the number of students out on the roads on prom nights, Montgomery County Project Prom/Graduation organizers Meg Baker and Karen Bashir have worked for nearly two decades to get their mission, Project Prom on the map with high school PTAs and students. The idea behind Project Prom was to create an event where teens could go with friends after prom, to keep them off the roads and engage in activities such as bowling, faux gambling, moon bounces and more.

Bashir, Baker and other Project Prom board members work as an group to provide the basic information needed for parent coordinators and volunteers to successfully plan a post prom event for their specific school. “The meetings we hold offer lots of information as to where to look for vendors if certain schools need them, or help with fun activities to plan,” Bashir said. “Some first-year coordinators don’t know where to look for everything so we try to pack our meetings with information for all,” she said. A staple in the community for nearly 22 years, the program was inspired by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, a partnership that aims to reduce underage drinking in the Washington metropolitan area through educational programs. The coalition has grown from just four schools to a membership of 30 schools, six private and 24 public, that work through the program by planning after-prom celebratory events within their school PTA. An estimated 250,000 students have attended Post Prom-sponsored events. “You can never pin point how much you are making a difference in others lives, but I feel as if we are impacting many students and they are leaning toward making better decisions on nights like these especially,” Bashir said. “We just want to give kids an alcohol-free, drug-free place they can turn to and still have a really enjoyable time.” The success of the post prom group is credited to not only the leading organizers, but the Montgomery

County Police Department and vendors such as The Green Turtle, WingStop and Domino’s Pizza, which donate their services to the program and certain schools regularly. Barwood Taxi participates in the Safe Ride Home program, which offers free rides to teens on prom night. Coordinators or volunteer parents are the only authorized callers to request a cab for a student, and relate the pickup and dropoff addresses. Some schools even request for Montgomery County police officers to speak with students before the start of prom season, to discuss the dangers and consequences of bad decisions on one night. Although Project Prom as a group receives a Highway Safety Grant, which serves as an reimbursement toward the schools food budget for the event, schools are required to separately raise further funds to cover the remainder of costs. Those can exceed $2,000. A few schools’ events are supplemented by the Under 21 Activity Fund Grant hosted by the Collaboration Council at the Department of Health and Human Services, a grant awarded to individual schools. Recipients can be awarded up to $1,000. The grant helps compensate the schools for the funds spent on activities held at the event. “Surprisingly, the schools who have a lower budget to work with, end up having the most students in attendance,” Bashir said. “It just goes to show that our parents and volunteers really try their best to make it work.”

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Montrose Baptist Church is looking to move out of its current Rockville property where it holds services and runs the Montrose Christian School, to rezone it to allow for the construction of townhouses. Some of the church’s neighbors, however, are concerned the townhouses would lead to increased traffic around their homes. In a letter sent to community members, Ken Fentress — the church’s senior pastor and the school’s chancellor — said the church decided to change locations to move closer to where its congregation members and students live. The church filed an application with the county to make a zoning change after consulting with experts

about potential property uses, Fentress said in the letter. “We have been mindful of the neighborhood character, and with [the experts’] assistance have concluded that the property would be best redeveloped with attached single family residential homes,” he said in the letter. The church planned to hold a meeting in May or June to provide more information to community members about the proposed townhomes, according to the letter. The Montgomery County Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings is scheduled to hold a hearing about the church’s application on Sept. 22, according to the county website. Calls to reach Fentress at the church were not returned. The church held its first service at its current location in 1958, according to its website. According to state tax records, the church owns more than 5 acres on Randolph Road.

Brian Hooker, president of the Randolph Civic Association, lives in a house on Macon Road that abuts the church’s property. Hooker said he and his family are concerned the proposed townhouses will be built too densely and would generate traffic congestion on Randolph Road and potentially within the neighborhood. “I think we are concerned about the number of additional people added to a small area,” he said. He said he would like to hear from the church about whether other institutions that would keep the same zoning had expressed interest in the property and if the church might “further explore” selling to such an institution. Hooker said May 21 that the civic association was still gathering input from community members about the proposal. Maris Vissari, another resident on Macon Road who lives a stone’s throw from the church property, said she doesn’t think townhouses

would be a good fit for the neighborhood. If a townhome community were built on the property, Vissari said, she is concerned the current deadend street she lives on might be opened up and allow through traffic. Vissari said she would be okay if regular houses were built because she thinks they would not generate as much traffic as townhomes. Macon Road resident Ira Orenstein said his concern lies in how he thinks the townhouses would change the nature of the neighborhood — which he said currently hosts single-family houses on large lots — and that similar changes might occur in other parts of the county. He said he doesn’t think the townhouse community would produce traffic that Randolph Road couldn’t handle. “It’s not like it’s a little country lane,” he said.

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

Auto Theft and Commercial Burglary • On May 8 or 9 at DarCars Volvo, 15401 Frederick Road, Derwood. Forced entry, took car. Aggravated Assault • On May 9 at 7:15 p.m. in the 5700 block of Bou Avenue, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. Residential Burglary • 10900 block of Old Coach Road, Rockville, between 10:20 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 11. No forced entry, took property. • 10800 block of Hillbrooke Lane, Rockville, between 11:30 p.m. May 11 and 6:30 a.m. May 12. No forced entry, took property. Vehicle Larceny • Two incidents in Rockville on May 8 or 9. Unlocked doors, took cash, a hunting knife and a basketball. Affected streets include Elmcroft Boulevard and Creek Valley Lane.


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Recent immigrant students create mural in Rockville Richard Montgomery High seniors leave behind a reminder of freedom and potential PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER

Rova Ramamonjisoa and her family left their native Madagascar two years ago so Rova and her sister would have greater educational and career opportunities. Now, Ramamonjisoa, 18, is graduating from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. She is leaving the school with a mural she designed and painted to remind other English for Speakers of Other Languages students like herself that their possibilities are endless. “We came really to look for a better future,” she said. “[Madagascar] is a beautiful country, but it’s a poor country.” The mural she created shows a young woman running through a field with her arms flowing behind her. She is looking up at an airplane flying across the top of the picture trailing an ESOL banner. It’s about freedom, Ramamonjisoa said. “I was thinking you are free to think and free to express yourself [in this country].” she said. “I’m free to do art and English and all the skills I didn’t know I had.” Ramamonjisoa was assisted by Azmira Mainuddin, 17, another ESOL student graduating from Richard Montgomery this year. Mainuddin’s story is similar to Ramamonjisoa’s. Her family left their native Bangladesh two years ago, so she and her two sisters would have more opportunities. “My family moved because of education,” Mainuddin said. “Everything [here] is better than in my country. There, everything is limited and complicated. Women cannot work. Here, my mother can work, and teenagers don’t have part-time jobs. They just study and go home.” For about 45 minutes each day

Montgomery County is seeking volunteers to fill three vacancies on the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee. Two of the vacancies are for representatives of Wheaton businesses that employ fewer than 10 people, and one vacancy is for a resident of the Wheaton Urban District. The resident incumbent is eligible to apply for reappointment. The 11-member committee provides information and advice to the county executive and the director of the Mid-County Regional Services Center regarding promotions, maintenance, service levels and budgetary guidance for the downtown district, according to a county news release. Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Applications, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be mailed to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe St., 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850, or emailed to countyexecutive.boards@ Applicants should include home and employment addresses, plus contact phone numbers and email addresses, and which position is sought.

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The Rev. Cindy Simpson of Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville blesses Pixie Belle, a poodle owned by Susan Carlson of Rockville, during the ecumenical blessing of the animals Friday at the Animal Exchange in Rockville.


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Brickman Group gains California business The owner of the Brickman Group of Rockville, which provides landscaping and snow removal services, is acquiring ValleyCrest Cos. of Calabasas, Calif., which also provides these services to commercial customers. The combined company, which will retain its respective primary locations, will have more than 20,000 employees and annual revenues of about $2 billion, according to a news release. Andrew Kerin, CEO of Brickman, will be CEO of the new company. Roger Zino, ValleyCrest’s CEO, will be vice chairman. Brickman is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a New York private equity firm. ValleyCrest is owned by affiliates of MSD Capital. The deal is expected to close by midyear. Following the close, KKR will have majority ownership of the combined company and MSD Capital will retain a significant minority ownership interest.

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Azmira Mainuddin (left) and Rova Ramamonjisoa, recent immigrants and seniors at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, paint a mural Ramamonjisoa designed on a wall at the school. The mural represents the freedom Ramamonjisoa found to explore new areas of her life during her time at Richard Montgomery. for the last two months, the girls painted the mural, which dominates one end of the ESOL hall on the second floor of the school. As graduating seniors, they had the time because they finished taking most of their required classes at the end of the fall semester, ESOL department head Ann McCallum said. McCallum said the new mural is the sixth done along the hallway. It is the largest and most complete of the works, all done by different students over the years. “The students are doing [the murals] themselves,” she said. “I think the art helps them have own-

ership of the area and pride in the department.” The ESOL department at Richard Montgomery serves nearly 150 students who speak 27 different languages, McCallum said. Along the edges of the mural are small paintings of flags representing different countries. There is one for Madagascar, one for Bangladesh and one for Canada, McCallum’s home country. While they were painting, students would come up to them and ask that they include the flag of their country, Ramamonjisoa and Mainuddin said, so the number grew

to fill the side edges of the mural. Ramamonjisoa and Mainuddin both plan to go to Montgomery College after graduation. Rova wants to study business and Azmira is interested in biology. Both said they plan to take art classes, too. The ESOL classes have been wonderful, Ramamonjisoa said. “Everyone is friendly and you really get a lot of help,” she said. She and Mainuddin are happy they could leave a lasting memory at Richard Montgomery, a school that has given them so much.

Capitol Concierge has launched a new client services group and moved to Rockville from Washington, D.C. The company, founded in 1987, provides concierge and guest services to commercial office properties, upscale apartments and condominiums, shopping malls, corporations and individuals. It provides services to about 300,000 people in the area between Richmond, Va., and Wilmington, Del., with other clients in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Texas, according to a news release. Its new offices are at 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1000, Rockville. “The primary purpose of the move and the reorganization is to foster stronger relations with our property and building management clients, and to ensure sustained growth and retention through continued development of new initiatives and business relationships,” President and CEO Lynda Ellis said in the release. Misty Tieman, the company’s vice president of operations, will lead the new client services group.

Rockville drugmaker gets $2M for patent use Supernus Pharmaceuticals of Rockville, which develops drugs to treat epilespy and other nervous system conditiions, has received a $2 million milestone payment from United Therapeutics of Silver Spring. The payment was made after United Therapeutics launched its extended-release tablets called Orenitram in the U.S. to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. The drug uses a Supernus patented technology platform. Supernus also will receive sales royalties and may receive further milestone payments, according to a news release.


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Leventhal bases council work on service to others At-large member gets ‘great satisfaction out of helping people’




In 12 years on the Montgomery County Council, George Leventhal said his favorite part is being able to help constituents deal with problems they’re confronted with. In his first term, Leventhal said he was probably too anxious to associate himself with specific issues. Since then, he’s learned that although it’s a cliche, you really can get a lot more done if you don’t care who gets the credit, he said. “I just get great satisfaction out of helping people,” he said. Leventhal (D-At Large) of Takoma Park is one of six Democrats in the June 24 primary, with four at-large spots on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election. There are four Republicans running, along with one Green Party member. The son of two doctors who worked at the National Institutes of Health, Leventhal said he grew up familiar with the idea of service to others. He counts the creation of the Montgomery Cares network of community health clinics as one of his most important successes on the council. The clinics will provide access to health care to more than 31,000 county residents without insurance this year, he said. Leventhal has been active

in trying to lower homelessness in Montgomery, and initiated the county’s involvement in the 100,000 Homes campaign. He also cofounded the Bethesda Green nonprofit, which he said was the first green jobs incubator in Maryland and promotes community sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. He was also a cofounder of the Purple Line Now! coalition, which worked to keep the issue of the Purple Line project alive when support for it was not as strong as it has been in recent years. The 16-mile light-rail project Leventhal running between Bethesda and New Carrollton is scheduled to start construction in 2015. Along with public service, another early influence as Leventhal grew up outside the nation’s capital getting the Washington Post delivered each morning at the height of the Watergate scandal, was politics. He participated in his first campaign as a college student at the University of California at Berkeley, and worked as an aide to a Berkeley city councilman while still in school. He worked on Capitol Hill as a staff member for a U.S. Senate committee, then for Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) for five years.

Later, while working for the Association of American Universities, Leventhal served as the chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee from 1996 through 2001. Despite his partisan affiliations, Leventhal said he’s been sad to see the decline of Republicans in the county. “I don’t think the absence of Republicans is healthy for Democrats,” he said. Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in Montgomery by a nearly three-toone margin. Leventhal said if he’s reelected, he’ll continue to hold county staff accountable for spending taxpayers’ money. He’s never been afraid to ask questions on spending, and residents deserve to have their questions answered, he said. He’s also concerned the county’s school system. There are essentially two school systems in the county, with high-performing and low-performing schools, he said. Education is a great social equalizer, and the county needs to make sure all students have the same chance for success, he said. That involves studying analytics and finding what works and what doesn’t. “Greatness requires being honest about where we can do better,” he said.

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An independent firm’s audit of Montgomery County Public Schools will include a review of the school system’s internal efforts to examine Rock Terrace School’s finances. CliftonLarsonAllen will review whether the school system’s audit of Rock Terrace’s independent activity funds was complete, said Larry Bowers, chief operating officer for the county school system. The firm also will look at the school system’s Internal Audit Unit’s work examining payments made to students in Rock Terrace’s work-study programs, Bowers said. “They’re not doing a separate audit,” he said. “They’re really reviewing the work performed by the [school system’s] auditors.” The Rockville school serves developmentally delayed students, and parents alleged last summer that school staff misappropriated money students earned in a work-study program. CliftonLarsonAllen conducts an annual audit of the school system and looks at “the overall financial conditions” including the system’s investments, its op-

erating budget and its health care plans, Bowers said. Some of that audit includes a review of the school system’s internal auditing of independent activity funds at a sample of schools. A school generates those funds mostly through avenues such as its PTA, booster club and activities such as Rock Terrace’s cafe and paper-shredding programs. The school system conducted an internal audit of Rock Terrace’s independent activity funds last year and school officials reported in September that auditors found almost every area scrutinized contained weaknesses in its management. A school system investigation of Rock Terrace’s work-study programs found that they were “poorly managed” and “money was inappropriately used.” The probe did not find evidence of fraudulent activity by school staff. Bowers said the district asked the firm to “look a little bit deeper” in the upcoming au-

dit and look over the system’s examination of payments made to Rock Terrace students in the work-study programs in addition to the audit of the school’s independent activity funds. The firm probably would have audited that work anyway, Bowers said, but the school system made the request because Rock Terrace’s work-study programs are “a little bit different” from those at other schools. Bowers said there is no movement in the school system toward doing a direct independent audit of the school. School board member Michael Durso said he hopes an outside auditor’s involvement on top of the school system’s internal procedures will “finally clear the air” and help determine whether the system needs to do something different in the future. Durso said that, “in a roundabout way,” the firm’s audit will serve as “almost a double audit” of the school.

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A year ago, Sen. Brian E. Frosh did not expect to run for Maryland attorney general. Rather, he was ready to support his colleague, Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, who was planning to run for the office. But when Raskin decided against running and urged Frosh to run instead, it got Frosh thinking. “I’m very satisfied with career I’ve had in the General Assembly,” s a i d Frosh (D-Dist. 16) of S o m erset. Frosh “While I love the Senate — and that was a concern; I loved doing that job — the fact that I could have an even greater impact as attorney general outweighed that.” Frosh, who has held public office for 28 years, said this was a good time to run. His two daughters are grown and gone, leaving him and his wife of almost 30 years, Marcy, as empty nesters. As he reflected on his career


“People want to feel safe in their neighborhoods; they want clean air to breathe; they want clean water to drink; and they want equal opportunity, a fair shot at the American dream.” Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Dist. 16) of Somerset as a lawmaker and an attorney, he said he is well suited for the job. It was the presidential election of Ronald Reagan, who Frosh felt was unqualified for the job, that made him want to hold office. “When I saw Reagan get elected in 1980, I was just galvanized,” he said. In the General Assembly, Frosh has been a catalyst for many state laws, including the new Firearms Safety Act, the Maryland Recycling Act, a law that stopped drilling for oil and gas in the Chesapeake Bay, and one that overturned the effects of a controversial court ruling on pit bulls. As chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Frosh was a key figure in the legalization of gay marriage, the repeal of the death penalty and protections for victims of domestic violence, among other

laws. For 35 years, Frosh, an attorney, has been with his private practice, Karp Frosh Wigodsky and Norwind PA. He has worked on international antitrust issues, real estate and business litigation. Frosh was named one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed publication, and was elected to the American Law Institute, which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. Frosh is one of three Democrats running in June for attorney general. Del. Jon L. Cardin (Dist. 11) and Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (Dist. 25) also are in the race. The winner in the June 24 primary will face Republican Jeffrey N. Pritzker and Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski in the general election. An attorney general needs

not just knowledge of government, but an understanding of how people in government work and how to work with them, Frosh said. As he campaigns across the state, he said, he is hearing the same issues raised by voters: consumer protection, environmental protection and public safety. “People want to feel safe in their neighborhoods; they want clean air to breathe; they want clean water to drink; and they want equal opportunity, a fair shot at the American dream,” he said. “They don’t want to be victims either in the sense of violent crime or scams, frauds and ripoffs.” If elected, Frosh said, he wants to make sure environmental polluters get punished. And he wants to go after those who prey on victims of credit card debt, the way outgoing Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) pursued mortgage lenders for foreclosures. Frosh said lenders can sell consumer debt for pennies on the dollar. Often, it means honest borrowers can end up in court for money they may or may not owe. “People get put in jail for debt in the United States as result of this,” he said. “The attorney general can play an important role in fixing this.”

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As an attorney in private practice and a state representative, Del. Jon L. Cardin said he has spent the last 15 years working to help people who have been harmed become whole again. “And now I want to do that for the state of Maryland and for each and every citizen of the state of Maryland as the next attorney general,” he said. Cardin, who repres e n t s Cardin District 11 in Baltimore County, is one of three Democrats running this June for attorney general. Sen. Brian E. Frosh (Dist. 16) and Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (Dist. 25) also are in the race. The winner in the June 24 primary will face Republican Jeffrey N. Pritzker and Liber-

“Everybody deserves a voice, everybody deserves a safe place to live but also safe air to breathe and also a safe environment to purchase things, be it on the Internet or in person.” Del. Jon L. Cardin (D-Dist. 11) of Baltimore County tarian Leo Wayne Dymowski in the general election. Cardin said he got into politics to focus on environmental protection. But as a father of a 2-yearold daughter and a private practice attorney, issues of public safety, civil rights and the safety of children also became priorities for him. Cardin, his wife Megan — who is expecting their second child — and their 2-year-old daughter live in Baltimore County. Cardin has been a delegate for 12 years. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Cardin said, his legislative career has focused on taxes, gaming, education and election law — the subcommittee of which he chairs. Through his work, Cardin said, he became skilled at bringing people together to solve problems before they become crises. The nephew of U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) of Pikesville, Jon Cardin said he has enjoyed early polling leads based on name recognition. But as the primary nears, he said, the polls show his message is catching on with voters. “While of course I am very, very appreciative of the advice, the counsel my uncle has given to me and the reputation that he has given to me, I believe that, not only, has my campaigning resulted in improved interests in my candidacy, but my goals of creating a safer Maryland [have] really been resonating,” he said. Cardin, 44, said he has a unique, demonstrated ability to understand the issues that will matter in coming years. “Everybody deserves a voice, everybody deserves a safe place to live but also safe air to breathe and also a safe environment to purchase things, be it on the Internet or in person,” he said. Cyber security, he said, will be a top public safety issue for the next generation, while for consumers, identity theft is the biggest issue. As a delegate, Cardin sponsored the law that criminalized cyber sexual harassment. He also sponsored Grace’s Law, which he said is one of the nation’s toughest against cyber bullying. Cardin said it is his personal vision that every single Marylander can vote as conveniently and safely as possible. He said he is not afraid to take on what he calls the “good ‘ole boys.” As an attorney, he said, he went after school systems that didn’t take bullying seriously and fought energy companies trying to install explosive gas pipelines under houses. “I’m not afraid to say, ‘You know what? The safety of every individual and the dignity of every individual far exceeds political gamesmanship,” he said. “I’ve grown up in a family of public service where I’ve been taught that I want to leave my corner of the world in a better place than I find it,” he said. “I believe this is the best way for me to do it.”


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When Larry Hogan founded the nonpartisan Change Maryland three years ago, he was fed up with politics as usual, troubled by Maryland’s future, and looking for a way average voters could hold their elected officials accountable. “We felt our elected leaders are not only not solving the serious probl e m s , but that they’re actually causing some of Hogan the problems and making things worse,” he said. Hogan said he did not start Change Maryland looking to run for governor. But rather, he said, he and a handful of friends started it to bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to Annapolis. Yet in January, at the encouragement of many in his group, Hogan became the final Republican to toss his hat in the ring for governor. Hogan is one of four GOP candidates running for the party nomination this June. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Charles County businessman Charles Lollar and Del. Ronald A. George (Dist. 30) are also vying for the party’s nod. At the core of Hogan’s campaign to be governor is change. “I didn’t run out of a desire to be something. It was more like I felt an obligation to try to do something,” the 57-year-old Hogan said.

An overwhelming majority of residents believe the state is “way off track,” he said. Hogan served as Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s appointment secretary, overseeing the appointments for about 7,000 government positions. When Ehrlich left office in January 2007, Hogan said the state had a cash surplus, low unemployment, growing businesses and was in good fiscal shape. In the last seven years — during which the nation endured the worst recession since the Great Depression — he said the state has increased spending by $10 billion, has passed 40 tax increases, has lost thousands of jobs and thousands of taxpayers to other states. “The result has been devastating,” he said. “Our state is no longer competitive with any of the states in our region.” Hogan said Maryland’s “wounds” are self-inflicted and can be healed by focusing on jobs, the middle-class taxpayers and restoring the economy. “We’ve got to get the government off our backs and out of our pockets so we can grow the private sector, put people back to work and turn the economy around,” he said. How will he do it? For starters, he will not shy away from the power of the veto. If a policy comes across his desk as governor that doesn’t make families and small business want to stay in or move to Maryland, he said he is going to veto it. “We can’t continue to drive all the businesses, jobs and taxpayers out of our state at an alarming rate,” he said. While his competition promises to eliminate the state income tax to help fix state finances, Hogan said it is a promise they cannot deliver. “I’m not a politician. I’m a business guy, and I do not like to over-promise and under-deliver,” he said. “Unless somehow

you can wave a magic wand and the entire legislature changes over, and it is 100 percent conservative Republicans rather than two-thirds Democrats, you are not going to be able to eliminate the income tax.” However, the state needs to look at reducing the income tax as well as corporate taxes, he said. Knowing he could not change Maryland alone, Hogan said he sought the strongest most capable guy he could as his running mate, choosing Boyd Rutherford, an attorney and former associate administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration. Rutherford also served as Ehrlich’s secretary of the Department of General Services. Together, the ticket brings a mix of experience in the private sector as well as running government and the knowledge of how that affects those in the “real world,” he said. Hogan said Maryland’s biggest problem is the mismanagement of government by incompetent leaders, pointing to the health care rollout as a prime example. He and Rutherford will be hands-on managers looking to run the state more efficiently and effectively. While Hogan said he is not a “professional politician,” having never held elected public office, he is no stranger to politics. Hogan served on the Prince George’s County Central Committee and is the son of former Rep. Lawrence Hogan (R-Dist. 5). He is also the founder and chief executive officer of the Hogan Companies, a commercial real estate and development firm in Annapolis. He and his wife, Yumi, live just south of Annapolis and have three adult children. He is a graduate of Florida State University.

Dream job Matthew Eaton, a Rockville public works employee, shows Peter Hastings, 5, of Rockville how to operate the scoop on his miniature excavator. Children were allowed to explore the city’s heavy equipment during a show Thursday at Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE

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Two planning board members are among the five candidates Montgomery County Council plans to interview in its search to replace Planning Board Chairwoman Francoise Carrier. Her term ends June 14 and the council is seeking a replacement. Eighteen people submitted applications for the planning board, of which eight applied for the position of board chair, eight applied for either chairman or board member, and two applied

to be members of the board. The council will interview only five applicants to succeed Carrier: Planning Board member Casey Anderson, Planning Board member Richard Dreyfuss, former county councilman Mike Knapp, deputy planning director Rose Krasnow and Meredith Wellington, a past member. Interviews are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. July 8. The interviews are open to the public and will be televised on the county’s cable channel. If either Anderson or Dreyfuss is selected, the council will hold another round of interviews to select another board member,

County Council President Craig L. Rice said. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said applicants were asked if they would consider a board position when applying for the top position. Chairman is a full-time position. Carrier currently earns $168,450 a year. Rice said the council has not yet done so, but plans to soon set the salary for the next chairman. Members provide advice on land use and community planning, and serve as Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning commissioners. Yearly compensation for members, who are part-time, is $30,000.










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Nikita Singh, an eighthgrader at Takoma Park Middle School, has been competing in spelling bees since fourth grade. This week, studying all of those words could pay off in the form of $30,000 and other prizes, as she competes in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor in Oxon Hill. The first day of competition was Tuesday. ESPN is scheduled to televise the finals live, starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. “It’s exciting,” said Nikita, who lives in Rockville. “This is my first time to make it to the National Spelling Bee.”

She won the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Montgomery County in March, clinching the title by correctly spelling “portentous.” Students from some 42 county public and private schools participated in the bee. It takes studying to win a bee, Nikita said. She focuses on word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and also studies from a list provided by Scripps. “I probably spend about four hours a week studying,” Nikita said. Last year, another Takoma Park Middle School student, Calvin Liu, also won the county spelling bee and competed in the national competition. He just missed reaching the semifinal round. Studying the spelling words has helped Nikita in other classes, such as French. “If I don’t know the meaning of a word, I can figure it out from the

root,” she said. When she is not studying, Nikita swims, runs, plays the trumpet and sings in community choruses, including one associated with Strathmore in North Bethesda. She is also a high achiever in math, scoring a near-perfect SAT math score of 780 in seventh grade. “I also read a lot,” Nikita said. Before spelling bees, she finds it helps to eat some chocolate, especially her lucky blue M&Ms. The national winner’s prizes include $30,000, a trophy from Scripps, a $2,500 savings bond and $5,000 from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. This year, 281 students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and U.S. Department of Defense schools in Europe are competing.

Eleven students from Maryland are in the bee, including Tamya Matthews, a seventhgrader from Mount Calvary Catholic School in Forestville, who won the Prince George’s County bee sponsored by The Gazette-Star. There are 142 girls and 139 boys. Most are in seventh or eighth grade, but with one each from second and third grade and two fourth-graders. Some 13 semifinalists are returning from last year, including Sriram Hathwar, a New York eighth-grader who placed third last year. This year’s competition began with more than 11 million students participating in school and community-sponsored spelling bees. The National Spelling Bee started in 1925. The E.W. Scripps Co. took it over in 1941.


Nikita Singh of Rcokville, an eighth-grader at Takoma Park Middle School, holds her trophy after winning the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Montgomery County in March. She is in the national competition this week.

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as fully funds the county’s school system budget request. The $4.99 billion operating budget grows 3.8 percent or about $18 million over the fiscal 2014 budget, which ends June 30. While the total budget passed unanimously, the county government portion of the spending

plan met with opposition from one member of the council. Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg, voted against the county government’s budget, he said, because of the salary increases it included for government employees. Eligible firefighters will see a 9.75 percent increase in pay in fiscal 2015. Eligible police will see a 7.35 increase in pay while eligible general employees who are part of the union will see a 6.75 percent bump in pay. “I think that, as I said last week, the pay raises are excessive and extraordinarily expensive and will make it harder for us to balance budgets in the future in an equitable and a reasonable way,” Andrews said. Andrews is running against Leggett for county executive.

Montgomery will spend more to educate children next year, growing its school expenditure by $51.4 million over the current year, however, the county’s staterequired funding base, known as maintenance of effort, will not increase. Pulling from other funds, the council was able to meet Montgomery County Public Schools’ total $2.28 billion request while keeping its funding requirement at the current level of $1.47 billion. Funding for Montgomery College and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission also increases. The county will give the college $296.8 million, up $15.7 million or 7.2 percent from this year and will provide park and planning with $148.1 million, a 5.9 percent or $7.8 million bump.


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Continued from Page A-1 a behind-the-scenes look at the city of Rockville as they spent the day with Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and other town officials and staff. Allie attends Ritchie Park Elementary School and William goes to the St. Raphael School. Both are in fourth grade. Their itinerary included a tour of the city’s police department and a ride in a police car; a trip to the Department of Public Works’ Large Equipment Show, where they got personalized street signs; a tour of the Croydon Creek Nature Center; and lunch with Newton at Clyde’s at the Tower Oaks Lodge. The students also took part in Monday’s Memorial Day parade and will read their essays and help Newton preside over the City Council’s meeting Monday. William’s essay centered around forming a festi-


Continued from Page A-1 years such events have been recorded, according to a report prepared for the mayor and City Council. The extra money will come from the city manager’s contingency fund and from money accumulated when various positions are vacant, Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said Tuesday. There’s just no way to predict what the weather is going to do, Newton said. The city can set aside what it thinks is an acceptable amount, but “you have to be flexible,” she said. The winter was the third-snowiest at Dulles International Airport since 1963, with 52.8 inches, including more

than 19 inches in March, according to the report. It’s very hard to budget for snow removal from year to year because of the unpredictability of weather, said Craig Simoneau, the city’s public works director. Simoneau said his agency uses a five-year average when budgeting, to have a rough idea what to expect. “That normalizes things a little bit,” he said. It’s better to budget too little money and come back for more than to over-budget, he said. This past winter, his agency went back to the city three times to ask for more money, he said. City crews put down 6,414 tons of salt last winter, Simoneau said. Many jurisdictions suffered salt

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday Montgomery County citizens planning to vote in the June 24 primary elections must submit a voter registration application by 9 p.m. Tuesday. That is also the deadline for changing political party affiliation or making other registration changes. To register, residents must be a U.S. citizen, live in Montgomery County and be at least 18 by Nov. 4. Applications can be downloaded at 777vote. org. To verify voter registration using the automated phone system, call 240-777-8683. Registration can be done in person at 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, Gaithersburg. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The office will be open until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Applications also are available at county libraries, regional service centers, all county health offices, Department of Motor Vehicles offices and post offices.


val for kids to meet other people their age, sign up for camps and classes, and share ideas for improving the city with the mayor. Allie wrote about creating clubs to encourage the recycling of juice boxes, chip bags and other items besides paper, plastic and bottles. The essays are a great way to get kids thinking about what it takes to run a city, Newton said. William also got to discuss his idea with former mayor and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. Allie spoke with former Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio. Duncan is running for county executive in the June 24 Democratic primary. Allie said her favorite part of being mayor for a day was visiting the nature center, where she got to touch a corn snake and see various frogs and turtles. William said he enjoyed his ride in the police car, as well as seeing the department’s holding cells and fingerprinting equipment.

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Fourth-graders and mini-mayors William Stuart and Allie Coffey with Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton.

shortages last winter, and Rockville crews hauled 200 tons from the Port of Baltimore and borrowed 160 tons from Montgomery County when their suppliers couldn’t keep up with the demand. Staff recommends developing an agreement with the State Highway Administration to provide the city with salt in an emergency, and expanding the city’s storage facility to allow it to store 3,700 tons of salt rather than the current capacity of 2,700 tons. Expanding the facility would cost an estimated $140,000. The city also is looking for a new location to measure snowfall rather than the current location at Reagan National Airport. The amount of snowfall affects how long residents have to clear side-


walks, driveways and other areas, and Simoneau said it’s clear that National doesn’t get nearly the amount of snow that Rockville does. “If they get 4 inches, we get 8,” he said. Simoneau said if staff can’t find a suitable location in Rockville, the city may change to measurements at Dulles, where snow totals are more in line with what Rockville receives. The report also recommends adding sensors to equipment to allow better tracking of its progress during storms, buying a new generator for a city facility and buying several attachments for equipment it said would help with clearing snow during storms.

County seeks applicants for Board of Appeals

Heritage Montgomery launches new app for smartphones

The Montgomery County Council is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Board of Appeals when Catherine Titus’ term ends in September. Board duties include reviewing special exceptions applications and variance from development standards requests, and hearing appeals of certain county administrative decisions. The board typically holds hearings all day on Wednesdays and work sessions every other week. Members work about 15 to 25 hours a week, and are paid $15,032.30 annually. Applications are due at 5 p.m. July 16. Interviews will be scheduled in September. Applications, with a letter of interest, resume and contact information, should be sent to County Council President Craig Rice, County Council Office, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850, or emailed to

Heritage Montgomery has a new tool to make it easy to find the county’s historic treasures and activities. The Heritage Montgomery smartphone app, free for both Android and iPhone, allows users to stream or download tours throughout the county. Interactive GPS maps that include the user’s current location and points of interest on the tours are designed to allow for easy navigation. Descriptions, as plus contact information including websites and phone numbers, are included for each tour stop. “Things to Do” for each regional listing has program information to explore the 40-plus sites participating in Heritage Days Weekend, June 28-29. The app can be found at the Android Market or App Store under Heritage Montgomery, Maryland. Information on the app and Heritage Days Weekend is at

Wootton,” she said. At the meeting, which about 50 people attended, Doran and his staff tried to make it clear that there were no plans to move forward with the tower before hearing the parents’ and community’s concerns. Doran said the tower would earn $36,000 in annual revenues, with $12,000 going to Wootton High, $12,000 going to its feeder schools and $12,000 going to the tower developer. Doran said the revenues would have helped fund summer program scholarships for students who could not afford to pay for extracurricular programs. “I have talked with the other 11 schools [in Montgomery County with cell towers] and they have told me about their revenue streams,” Doran said. “The schools are comfortable with the streams, and the money we would have gotten would have gone to our kids.” AT&T offered to put up a tower at the high school’s athletic field because there is a dead zone on its coverage map. Doran said he was open to the proposal because the it would help the school financially. “Parents can say they’ll donate, and sometimes they do,” Doran said. “But it’s hard to keep asking, and they don’t always give. This tower is a way to get money without fundraising.” Cece Kobylski, a junior at Wootton, said the money would be nice, but because of health concerns she did not want the tower. “More revenue would be nice, but we just put up a new turf field,” Kobylski said. “I’m not sure we really need more money. I don’t like it because of the health risks.” Dave Sawyer, a Wootton parent, agreed. “There is no reason for a tower to be put up,” he said. “If they need more money, they should just ask.” Lenkin, whose son attends Fallsmead Elementary School in Rockville and is a future Wootton student, said she is worried that a similar proposal might come up again at Wootton or another school. “I’m very relieved [about the decision] but just concerned it could happen again,” she said. In 2004, Cingular Wireless approached Wootton about putting up a cell tower, but parents and others in the community pushed the school board not to erect one. Many parents on Tuesday said they were concerned that the idea was brought up again and what it could mean for the future. “So many people use these facilities,” Lenkin said. “When they got rid of the idea in 2004 we thought it was over. What’s the difference, why did it happen again — what’s next?” Staff Writer Lindsay A. Powers contributed to this report.



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Ellsworth Park dog park proposal lacking evidence I recently attended and testified in a county Planning Board public hearing (April 24th) for a dog park proposal for Ellsworth Park in Silver Spring. The entire experience was eye-opening as I learned that park users and neighboring residences are not important in Parks Department studies and the Planning Board is not interested in evidencebased proposals. The proposal is for the installation of a 21,000-squarefoot dog park (four times larger than the children’s playground space) in the park’s only open, green space used throughout the year. During the entire year that the proposal study was underway, there was one public

meeting (approximately 50 attendees) held on a weeknight in the fall, one visit to a neighborhood group (approximately 25 attendees) and a public website with the dog park design buried deep in a lengthy presentation and an email address to send in comments. There were no documented visits to the park by the department to observe park space use, no known input from active park users or neighboring residents on the current park use or the proposed dog park design, and no information posted in the park to raise awareness about the design or to seek input. Even the recent public hearing was not communi-

Council makes right move on M-83 Hooray for the County Council for adopting a “transit-first” mentality and opposing M-83 [“Council leaning toward transit options instead of M-83,” May 7]. As an upcounty resident, I have seen first-hand that more highways just mean

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more gridlock. To really improve mobility in the upcounty, we need to invest in rapid, convenient transit, not waste hundreds of millions of dollars on an obsolete, environmentally destructive highway.

Miriam Schoenbaum, Boyds

that myself apparently it takes more than 57 million bags for the “pools” to come to life. Wake up Montgomery County! It’s just another tax that produces income from those not wanting to use germ-laden recyclable bags that are supposed to be washed after every use — sure. P.S. You can get a box of plastic bags at Sams Club for under 2 cents each, but be responsible and make sure they reach the trash can.

Gene Taylor, Brookeville

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ask about park user/neighbor input into the study. Despite all of the public testimony questioning the site selection, timing, landscape materials, lack of user/neighbor input, child safety concerns, and counterevidence on current space utilization, the Board approved the proposal. As county residents, we should demand that Parks Department proposals are based on evidence of park use and input from those affected the most, and that the Planning Board represents us by seeking evidence for claims made in proposals.

Steve Peck, Silver Spring

Other issues in Chevy Chase elections

The bag tax is just another tax The May 14 Gazette letters to the editor carried two pro letters for the bag tax [“Bag fee helps reduce litter” and “Bag fee cuts retailers’ costs’]. According to Montgomery County Department of Finance, Division of Treasury for the year 2012 (latest I could find) 57,684,003 bags were sold for an income of $2,307,360. If the bag fee worked why did we sell so many bags? According to last week’s writers we no longer have “ugly pools of polyethylene.” While I never witnessed anything like

cated well, with hearing notices posted in the park where dog owners congregate, rather than the front park entrance where most park users would see it. During the Planning Board hearing, the Board primarily focused only on the park design — not on the dog park site location study. The board also did not allow time for those testifying to rebut Parks Department claims. With the public library (bordering Ellsworth Park) closing soon and no decisions on the use of that space after closure, why would the county select this site for development? The Planning Board did not inquire about the Parks Department’s evidence that the space is “underutilized” and failed to

I would like to thank the Gazette for covering the Town Council elections in the Town of Chevy Chase [“Metro, parks major concerns for candidates in Chevy Chase,” April 30]. But I would also like to note that there were issues raised in the election campaign, besides the issue of the Purple Line, and the issue of what to do with the reserves, that The Gazette did not cover. As a candidate, I raised for discussion and debate several issues. These are issues faced not only within our town, but also within other local municipalities. One issue that I raised was the devastating effects that real estate development is having within our town; in my view, too many of our older, modest-sized, well-built homes are being sacrificed to make way for a building boom of huge houses, which take away trees and green space, all to satisfy the greed of builder/developers and

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Andrews for county executive The three Montgomery County executive candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination on June 24 each offer admirable qualities. Incumbent Isiah Leggett led the county through difficult fiscal times. He made hard budget decisions, and for that, residents should be thankful for his leadership. In our interview with him, Leggett compared the county to a ship that looked fine, except there were many repairs needed below the waterline. The past eight years have been spent making those repairs, and now — taking the metaphor further — he wants to chart the ship to new ports. Former county executive Douglas Duncan’s time in office, 1994 through 2006, was a remarkable era, with a host of accomplishments including the Silver Spring revitalization, the construction of Strathmore and the expansion of the life sciences along Interstate 270. He has built his campaign around rekindling the kind of bold action that marked those years. County Councilman Phil Andrews has painted a slightly different picture of the two. He criticized his colleagues, Leggett and Duncan, when he was in office, targeting extravagant union contracts for government employees. On a council full of Democrats, Andrews often can sound like a Republican railing against no-restraint taxing and profligate spending. We pondered long on whom to endorse, because each provides a set of skills that could be useful over the next four years. Ultimately, we decided Andrews offers a better prescription as the county emerges from our economic hardships. For one, Andrews promises to be tight with our money. As we’re in the middle of a sputtering recovery, Montgomery County needs four years of that. In a March op-ed piece in The Gazette, he showed where he would trim $40 million from the recently passed budget, and where he would redirect the money: tax relief, infrastructure maintenance, expanded library hours and increased school resource officers. These are all tangible services, showing Andrews would be a wise steward of the taxes we pay. The plan includes holding Montgomery County Public Schools to the state’s mandatory minimum levels. Politicians have won support by showering schools with excess cash, but Maryland law insists that shower must continue year after year. An extra million this year is an extra million for every year on out. Until the law is changed, we need leaders willing to wisely monitor the education budget. Andrews also would expand the inspector general’s office. With a $5 billion budget, the county needs more than four people to ferret out waste. He’s not afraid to take on controversial topics, either. He fought for a county smoking ban and resisted as restaurants insisted they’d go out of business because of it. Now, smoke-filled rooms almost seem to be from a bygone age. Andrews was often the lone voice opposing the Intercounty Connector. Now that it’s built, he’s part of a small but vocal group calling for lower tolls on the highway. He also remained skeptical that Montgomery needed an ambulance fee. We shared his skepticism then, and we still do. The smart money in this race might lean toward Leggett, the incumbent, or Duncan, who still enjoys broad name recognition. As much as we appreciate Leggett’s fiscal management over the worst of the past eight years, he must take responsibility for the debacle over the Silver Spring Transit Center. Yes, there will be many people who should shoulder the blame, including whole companies, but ultimately it was a project the Leggett administration should have watched more closely. For that, we cannot endorse the incumbent. Second, we admire what Duncan accomplished during his 12 years in office; it was a fantastic example of what government with vision can achieve. But he was also known for offering excessive salaries to county workers. (And when times have been flush, Leggett has done the same thing.) For that reason, we fear runaway government spending and cannot endorse Duncan. We believe Andrews offers what Montgomery needs, and he earns The Gazette’s endorsement in the Democratic primary.


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Realtors out to make profit. In the campaign, I advocated a moratorium on building in our town, to enable the Town Council to take a look at the town’s building code, and revise it to provide further protections for our neighborhood character, the tree canopy, green space, and neighbor privacy. I also set forth a proposal to hold our Town Manager, who is the public face of the town on a dayto-day basis, and essentially the CEO of the town, more accountable to the residents through the electoral process. Neither of these campaign issues was covered by The Gazette. I was not elected to the Town Council, but I intend to continue my activism within the town. And I thank those town residents who voted for me in the election.

Deborah A. Vollmer, Chevy Chase

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Bright ‘Future’ Bryan Singer’s mutants find the humanity and the fun in a genre.

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What’s an ordinary day like for you? You get up, have a cup of coffee, head into the office for eight hours, go home and do something unproductive for a few hours before heading to bed? What if there was more to it than that? What if within your ordinary day, one small thing happens that sets off a chain of events that will impact not only your life, but people around you? That’s the premise behind the aptly-named musical “Ordinary Days,” opening Wednesday at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda. “It’s a chamber musical of sorts,” said director Matthew Gardiner. “It’s about four people who live in New York City on what, seemingly, is … a series of ordinary days. It ends up being completely extraordinary.” The show, written by Adam Gwon, features Claire and Jason, a couple in their mid-30s looking for different things, along with Deb, a cynical grad student, and Warren, a struggling artist who finds Deb’s thesis notes in the street. The show premiered off-Broadway in 2009 and has since been performed in several venues around the world, according to Gardiner. Although it’s not unheard of to have a musical with four or fewer people – “The Last Five Years,” for example, has a cast of two – it is rather uncommon. Gardiner said it wasn’t weird for him to direct a musical with such a small cast, but it was different. “This piece is about creating the relationship between the four actors,” Gardiner said. “Your mind is focused on different things than it would be if you were directing a musical that’s much larger.” A few years ago, Gwon was commissioned to write a musical for Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., called “The Boy Detective Fails.” Gardiner, who played co-starred in the show,


n When: Wednesday through June 22 (contact theater for show times) n Where: Round House Theatre Bethesda, 4545 East-West Hwy, Bethesda n Tickets: $25-$50, plus $5 service fee n For information: 240-644-1100;


Pictured (left to right): Janine DiVita, Erin Weaver, and Samuel Edgerly star in Round House Theatre’s production of “Ordinary Days.” At top: Pictured (left to right): Samuel Edgerly, Janine DiVita, Will Gartshore, and Erin Weaver.

worked extensively with Gwon. “During that time, he was talking a lot about ‘Ordinary Days,’ which he was developing for Roundabout [Theatre Company in New York],” Gardiner said. “With just him talking about it and hearing from people who saw it in New York, it was just something that was really intriguing to me and it seems like a good fit for Round House.”

There are times, especially when directing a musical, when exchanges between actors, directors and others can become heated. Things happen, stuff breaks – it’s par for the course for most shows. Gardiner said they have been fortunate in that things have gone rather smoothly. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” Gardiner said. “There’s been a lot of laughter in the room. I think the challenge for us has been continually discovering new things about the piece over our rehearsal process because it is only an hour and 15 minute-long show and we’ve been in rehearsal for two weeks. The challenge is just … making sure it’s fresh in the room. “With an hour and 15 minute-long show, you reach a point where you’re just ready for the theater.” Gardiner said he’ll be taking away one important theme from the show and he hopes audiences will as well. “The show has a very simple message to it,” Gardiner said. “And, to me, the message I take away from it is happiness is now. Happiness is not some point later down the road and happiness is not the past. Happiness is the moment that you’re in.”

An almost 6-year-old North Bethesda shih tzu is dealing with disappointment. Despite being described as “the best dog ever” by her owner, Piper was left out of his book about dogs. Author Tom Cohen, 43, attributed his decision not to include his first-ever canine companion in “Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Crotchety Canines” to her femininity. “She ended up looking like an old lady instead of an old man” in her photographs, he said. Cohen The idea for the 6-by-6 inch, 144-page hardcover volume of black-andwhite photographs accompanied by humorous captions came to Cohen while he was living in New York City. “I started noticing all these old-faced dogs on the street. They had so much personality and such interesting faces, and I thought ‘I wonder why no one’s ever done a book about dogs that look just like old men,” he recalled. His empathy for aging dogs provided additional motivation. “There are so many older, senior dogs that need homes, that have just as much love to give as puppies, and I’m hoping that this book will inspire people to adopt senior dogs, to think about older dogs when they go to the shelter or rescue facility, as opposed to just looking at younger dogs,” Cohen said. “Older dogs need love too! “ Cohen proceeded to take pictures of dogs in Manhattan, even using his iPhone “if I’d see the perfect dog outside a coffee shop or on the street.” Cohen and his wife Amanda, along with their pets Piper and Po the cat, opted to “take a break from New York City” in 2012. While acknowledging

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The 10th annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried exhibit hosted by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, has announced eight finalists. Almost 300 artists from throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., submitted entries to the competition, which was created to honor the work of regional painters. The finalists are Si Jae Byun of ViURBAN PARTNERSHIP enna, Va.; Ryan Carr Johnson of The work of eight finalists for the BethesdaBETHESDA Painting Awards, Gaithersburg, Md.; Kyle Hack- including Ali Miller (pictured), will be on display from June 4-28 at Gallery B. ett, Ali Miller and Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, Md.; Philip Hinge of Richmond, Va.; Dan Perkins of Washington, D.C. and Kendra Wadsworth of Manakin Sabot, Va. Their work will be on view at Gallery B from June 4-28, with top prize winners being announced at 7 p.m. Wednesday during a private event. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, with $2,000 and $1,000 prizes for second and third place, respectively. An opening reception is scheduled to follow from 6-9 p.m. June 13, in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Entries were juried by Carrie Patterson, associate professor of art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Paul Ryan, professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin College and Judy Southerland, artist and adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. For more information, visit

The Highwood Theatre will present “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, and a small-cast production of “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Performed, designed and created by home-schooled, musical theater students, shows will be held at 914 Silver Spring Ave.,

Silver Spring. Based in Silver Spring and harboring the belief that “anyone can do theatre,” The Highwood Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion of the performing arts via communityproduced theater. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students. For more information, visit

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Jacqueline Chenault (center) stars as Scheherezade in Silver Spring Stage’s production of “Arabian Nights.”

“The Arabian Nights” continues to June 7 at the Silver Spring Stage, spinning a magical new take on Scheherazade’s life-sparing tales. Playwright Mary Zimmerman penned the adaptation, based on “The Book of the Thousand Nights One Night.” Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1. For more information, visit

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, May 28, “step of the evening” Viennese Waltz mini-lesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16); May 29, June 5, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6); May 30, drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); May 31, Oracle Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($15); June 1, free Cha Cha lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); June 4, “step of the evening” Argentine Tango mini-lesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-3261181, www.hollywoodballroomdc. 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. 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,

Contra, May 30, Susan Taylor with Raise The Roof, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. Contra & Square, June 1, Susan Taylor with Raise the Roof, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www. English Country, May 28, Caller: Anna Rain, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www. Swing, July 12, Boilermaker Jazz Band, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $15, Waltz, June 15, Maivish, lesson from 2:45-3:30 p.m., dancing to live music from 3:30-6 p.m., $10,

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Peter & Will Anderson Trio,

featuring Alex Wintz, 7:30 p.m. May 28, Band Burrage, 7:30 p.m. May 29; A Taste of Divas DC with Special Guest Secret Society, 8 p.m. May 30; The Tom Principato Band with Horns, 8 p.m. May 31; Sunday Brunch with Women of Triumph,

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 1; The Flamingos, 7:30 p.m. June 1; Pablo Cruise, 8 p.m. June 3; Zoe, 7:30 p.m. June 4, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, BlackRock Center for the Arts, The Crawdaddies – Free Summer Concert, 8 p.m. June 28, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Fillmore Silver Spring, Ballyhoo! with Kill Lincoln, Knolly Moles and Wise Eyes, 8 p.m. May 30; Danity Kane - No Filter Tour, with GoGo Morrow, 8 p.m. May 31; Tree House School of Music, 1:30 p.m. June 1; Micro Wrestling Federation, 7:30 p.m. June 3; Fifth Harmony with Before You Exit and Jackson Harris, 8 p.m. June 4, , 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www.fillmoresilverspring. com. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. May 28; AIR: Elijah Jamal Balbed, jazz saxophone, 7:30 p.m. May 28; BSO: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - A Concert, 8 p.m. May 29; Jazz Samba Project - Quiet Nights: Ron Kearns Quartet with special guest Michael Thomas, 7:30 p.m. May 30; Jazz Vocal Intensive: Using Improvisation to Create Song-

Interpretation, 10 a.m. May 31; call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Pinkalicious,” June 20 to Aug. 31, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www. Imagination Stage, “The BFG,” June 25 to Aug. 10, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. Montgomery College, Film Series: “The 400 Blows,” 7 p.m. June 2, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, contact theater for ticket prices, PAC. Olney Theatre Center, August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” to June 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre. org. The Puppet Co., “Pinocchio,”

to June 8; 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, 301634-5380, Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Ordinary Days,” May 28 to June 22, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” to June 14, 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, Silver Spring Stage, “The Arabian Knights,” to June 7, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, www. The Writer’s Center, Janice Gary and Marion Winik, 2 p.m. June 1, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, www.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “Contemplating the Sweetness of Grass

and Startling Brevity of Life,” to June 18, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, www. Gallery B, “72 Grams Per Pixel,” to May 24; gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Glenview Mansion, Pierre Ruffieux sculpture, “Trolls”, June 1-20; Ray Jubela, Photography, June 1-20, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Marin-Price Galleries, Donny Finley, to June 18, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Xiaosheng Bi, Liz Lescault and Alison Sigethy: “Fathom Full Five: Going Deeper,” to June 1, Gibbs Street Gallery; TARNISH: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), to June 1, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, Washington Printmakers Gallery, “A Wonder Filled Life,”

Neena Birch, May 28 to June 29, opening reception from 1-4 p.m. June 7, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second floor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring,


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Christopher Mannino is the man behind the words — and scythe — for “School of Deaths.”

Death becomes her Book tells story of teen who becomes something of a grim reaper




About two and a half years ago, while he was finishing up his graduate degree overseas at Oxford, Christopher Mannino traveled almost four hours southwest to Cornwall. It wasn’t until after visiting Tintagel Castle, the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, that the Montgomery County native realized there was only one bus in and out of town every day. It was getting dark and the tourist offices had closed. Mannino walked to a local pub and was able to sleep in the room above the pub that night. Except he didn’t sleep. With games being played and loud, drunken men singing and yelling until the wee hours, Mannino couldn’t get any rest. He was exhausted. He decided to leave just before daybreak. He was going to climb out onto one of the rock peninsulas. The formation went about a mile into the ocean, but there are no paths, no handrails and, at that time, no people. “I got this sense of, ‘What would it be like to be utterly alone?’” Mannino said. Mannino, who teaches drama at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, channeled that raw emotion into his first book, the young adult fantasy “School of Deaths.” The novel follows the story of 13-year-old Suzie from Damascus, Md., who is taken from her family and friends so she can learn to become a grim reaper – or, in this case, a Death. Suzie is the first female death in more than a million years. As one might imagine, the all-male school isn’t too fond of her being there. “Originally, the protagonist was a boy,” Mannino said. “As I started working more on the book, I realized I wanted to make him even more alone, so I ended up switching it … as I was working on it, I kept thinking ‘Well, Death is always personified as man. Why is that? What happens if ALL the Deaths are men, and all of a

WANT TO GO? n There will be a booklaunching party on Friday, June 13, at the Gaithersburg Monster MiniGolf Course. The party is open to all, from 6-8 p.m., and will feature games, signings, and activities.

sudden, there’s a girl?’” Mannino said it took him about a year to write the story, another year to find a publisher and a half a year polishing and editing the book. It was during the year of finding a publisher that Mannino realized publishing was a shrinking business. Mannino ended up working with MuseItUp Publishing, which he said has 120 authors in its stable. “Ever since Borders went under and as e-books take over – obviously mine is released now on e-book and I hope to get it to print eventually – it’s a very different industry,” Mannino said. “… Less and less books are being picked up by major publishers and more and more books are being selfpublished. It was hard for me. I tried to find an agent. I tried to find a major publisher.” Although the “students” in his book wield scythes and study about the history of Deaths, Mannino’s actual drama students are excited their teacher is a published writer. His students actually helped him film a book trailer. “That’s one of the benefits of being a theater teacher,” Mannino laughed. Mannino is currently hard at work on the sequel to “School of Deaths” called “Sword of Deaths.” Until then, “School of Deaths” is available on Amazon, the iTunes Store and just about anywhere you can find e-books. On the basic level, Mannino said he hopes he can inspire students young and old to read. “It makes me sad when I see I have nephews and younger relatives and … their idea of reading is reading the synopsis of a new movie coming out or reading the review of a video game they want to play,” Man-

Sunday afternoon is a great time to size up a restaurant. Most places consider themselves over the hump of the weekend and put their “B” team in rotation to muddle through until Monday. It is also a time when families are gunning for an easy meal out. So how psyched were we when we descended on Silver Spring’s hot new Urban Butcher Restaurant on a recent Sunday evening and were personally greeted by the chef, and with our choice of seats in the dining room. In a word: thrilled. Chef said, “ordinarily, I wouldn’t have a chance to stop and visit with you at the table because we are so busy. But Sunday is good for getting out and chatting it up.” Urban Butcher turns the tables from brunch to dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, so we caught the chef and his kitchen in transition, when the menu was at its broadest. We are a family of cooks, and while we love to sift through table menus, there is no better experience than when chef interviews his guests, and offers to make the menu himself based on that conversation. Our menu began with an array of house made cures, salami, terrines, and pates from the meat cellar that were both strange and wonderful. Sliced paper thin at the order, Coppa is succulent cured pork from the back of the neck, translucent and fabulously marbled. Lardo is literally pure pork fat cured with rosemary and salt, and when it is served paper thin one perceives maximum flavor on the taste buds without the sensation that you are literally chewing fat. Petite slices of a pate made with cheddar cheese, dense and chewy salami, chorizo and pepperoni, all complimented by the subtle yet funky Asher blue veined cheese and tiny pots of mustard and cornichon

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The dining experience at Silver Spring hotspot Urban Butcher begins with an array of house made cures, salami, terrines, and pates from the meat cellar that are both strange and wonderful. pickles as well as thick slabs of grilled crusty bread may sound like a lot, but it was so modest in portion that it only made us hungrier for entrees and sides. A crock of clams were steamed until just opened, and expertly tossed with butter and fresh herbs. Andouille sausage is not so much smoked in house as over the house, since the smoker is on the roof, and it is delicious paired with purple cabbage dressed with vinegar and spice. The rarely ordered yet deeply meaty hanger steak was grilled to pink perfection and served with crisp and salty pommes frites hot out of the fryer. In an otherwise carnivorous landscape, vegetable sides are not only vegetarian friendly, they stand alone as worthy dishes. Brussels sprouts are roasted to perfection, even without bacon, curried chick peas are authentically seasoned and a pleasure to eat. Roasted broccoli rabe is well seasoned and dressed. Our meal only left us with a yen to buy cured and fresh meats from the butcher’s counter. Bacon, dry aged pork not available):

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serves heritage breeds of pork, produced locally. The dining space is casual, the lounge and bar inviting, and the sound of voice and music tolerable. Whole pig butcher demos and related festivities are in the works for warmer weather.

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About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat. You feel the audience around you snapping to. Not because Singer’s return to the 14-year-old film franchise feels undernourished (it doesn’t). Or what comes before seems perfunctory (it’s not). But because the sequence — Wolverine, the Pentagon and “Sanford & Son” — is so eccentric you’re reminded that a little charm has been in the contract between audiences and superheroes all along: Oh, right, it’s supposed to be fun. For more than 50 years, the Marvel Universe’s innovation, grounding its characters with relatable, everyday problems, has been its calling card. But in 2014 that back and forth between metaphorical angst and CGI spectacle, played out several times a year in 3-D and heralded with ongoing marketing maelstroms, lapses into an insistent, schematic ho-hum-ity. The superhero genre, like the Western before it, is in serious danger of becoming too familiar. Peter Parker has love troubles (but first another throwdown in Times Square), Iron Man is full of hubris (but the suit is cool), Hulk prefers to smash (but Hulk depressed). I enjoy many of these films, but like soap operas without end, over-determinism settles in and air gets sucked out. That prison break, though. It features Jim Croce. Also a coffee tasting. And duct tape, steely Michael Fassbender, aviator goggles, some slapstick and the fastest, most cheerfully annoying man alive, Quicksilver (an excellent Evan Peters, from TV’s “American Horror Story”). As much as a pricey, box-officesavvy international franchise can indulge in fun anymore, it does here. And the audience, perhaps more obligated to than elated over superhero movies lately, brightens. Because Singer’s own innovation, while not straying so far from Marvel’s playbook, is subtle: Stay light without being frivolous, remain emotionally committed without lapsing into imaginary gravitas. In a genre in which cities are flattened and worlds destroyed with offhanded frequency, “Days of Future Past” — despite, yes, flattening our world — walks a rare line between casual and urgent. Since the outcome for the bad guys is not promising, and the audience instinctively understands this, Singer looks for curlicues, gags, expressions, always keeping the drama between the X-Men themselves. Which is wise. There is so much plot in “Days of Future Past” that slavish reverence for the material (or the grander Marvel game plan) would verge on the morbid; the film is adapted from a beloved, deeply confusing early 1980s X-Men storyline by Chris Clare-


Continued from Page A-11 the city is “a vibrant, creative and exciting place,” the couple felt the need for “trees and birds and open space,” which they found in North Bethesda. Resuming work on the book there, Cohen hired a photographer who accompanied him to D.C.-area dog parks “to look for just the right faces.” The number of qualified canines surprised him. “Once I started working on the book, I started seeing ideal dog faces everywhere,” he said, and the result was “an embarrassment of riches.” Much to Piper’s chagrin, no doubt, a shaggy dog named Dakota is the cover canine. “Dakota has the cutest face of all the dogs. We wanted to


Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) wields his powers in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Below: Hugh Jackman as Logan.

“Days of Future Past”... walks a rare line between casual and urgent. Since the outcome for the bad guys is not promising, and the audience instinctively understands this, Singer looks for curlicues, gags, expressions, always keeping the drama between the X-Men themselves. mont. Indeed, when the lights came up in the theater and the credits rolled, the person beside me leaned over: “I didn’t know the Fantastic Four were going to be in this.” This person was serious. I assured her that the Fantastic Four were not in the XMen. But I sympathized: There have been so many X-Men, spread over seven movies now, so many alliances and machinations, a moviegoer should receive flashcards at the door. There are approximately 5,621 X-Men in this film: There is the guy with black eyeballs, the guy who shoots tattoos, the guy with a toad tongue, the woman who can rip the fabric of the universe. There’s a character named Warpath whose power is staring off meaningfully into misty canyons; a character who is his own toboggan; a character who transforms into a campfire and another who generates fire balls. There’s a lot of redundancy in the X-Men locker room. And those are just the secondary characters. You can almost understand why Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage, with a B-movie flair for villainy) is so eager to thin the herd. Problem is, when the film opens, he’s thinned the herd a lot: It’s the future, and mutantkind (and mankind) are endangered be-

cause Trask created killer robots to seek out the mutant gene that allows fireballing and such. The war got away from everyone. Trask is nominally the bad guy but mostly the plot motivation. After an opening salvo of quasiHolocaust imagery — a nod to Singer’s first X-Men film, which established Ian McKellen’s antivillain Magneto as an Auschwitz survivor — the remaining X-Men retreat into a temple at the top of a mountain in China. There, a patient Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and ornery Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) — and Halle Berry’s Storm, and Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde, and several others (seriously, no flash cards?) — decide (stay with me now) to send Wolverine back to 1973 and the origin point of their extinction. Can they change history? And if so, dear God, the ramifications … The Captain might never meet Tennille. As for that plan: Kitty, whose powers include an ability to send a consciousness back in time, must place her hands on the side of Wolverine’s head and work her magic. She does this seemingly for days — hands on a hard body, indeed. Once safely, metaphysically, in 1973, Wolverine, in his younger self, has to find the younger Professor X (James McAvoy) and younger Mag-

neto (Fassbender) and convince them to work together to locate well-meaning, blue-skinned shape-shifter Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). If she succeeds in assassinating Trask, the U.S. government and Richard Nixon, not about to be pushed around by some hippie freaks, will weaponize her cells and initiate Trask’s plan to hunt, capture and destroy the X-Men. Whew. A lot of plot. The film brings together the cast of the original X-Men films and the upstarts of the clever 2011 reboot “X-Men: First Class” — effectively teaming up several generations of X-Men (and ensuring that someone seated behind you will be asking, “Wait, OK, who is that again?”). And yet Singer keeps what matters clear and snappy enough. And what matters here, aside from a handful of impressive (albeit warily inevitable) special-effects smack-downs,

are merely four actors: McAvoy, Fassbender and Lawrence, with Jackman serving more or less as the connector between casts and time periods. The core of the movie is a triangle of strong wills, and the fragile alliance between Magneto and Professor X plays out with poignancy, particularly between their older selves, who wonder why they spent those years bickering. Fassbender seems to retreat a bit too coldly into Magneto (the playful warmth of McKellen barely registers), and Lawrence, a cog in a gigantic pastiche, struggles to work up her usual spunk and urgency. Strutting through an airport in a floppy suede hat and Joni Mitchell garb, she’s relegated to Instagram J-Law. The film belongs to McAvoy. Aside from the funny use of Wolverine’s leather bomber, a lava lamp and a water bed, Singer doesn’t have as much fun with the ’70s setting as, say, Lawrence

put a dog on the cover that made people say ‘aw’ rather than one of the more crotchety-looking dogs,” Cohen said. “Sure, the more crotchety dogs are cute, but Dakota’s face just seemed right for the cover. What’s better than a dog with a snow-covered snout?” Cohen, whose family moved from Connecticut to McLean, Va., when he was 18 months old, grew up with two cats. “We were an animal-loving family, and we all loved dogs, but I don’t think my parents wanted the work it took to have dogs…,” he said. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have insisted we adopt a dog.” Animal causes, not only for dogs, have been a constant for Cohen. He has volunteered for the Non Human Rights

Project, a group that seeks to secure legal personhood for chimps and other intelligent species, and spent a few days helping socialize animals at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. And he joined the crusade to ban carriage horses in New York City, because, he said, “The busy streets of Manhattan are no place for horses.” Creativity and comedy, Cohen said, have long been his bent. Within two years of his 1992 graduation from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and psychology, he was writing and performing comedy in New York City. Comedy Central and MTV hired him to write, perform and produce comedy for television; he proceeded to produce and write series and specials for Nickelodeon, the

History Channel and NBC. His 2,000-plus hours of television producing, programming and writing credentials included Discovery Channel’s sevenyear series “Cash Cab,” for which he won three Daytime Emmy Awards and MTV’s Ace Award-winning series “Idiot Savants,” as well as work for VH1, Spike and ABC Family. Now, Cohen is working on television series for National Geographic Wild and the Game Show Network, and pitching a few others. He also is in the “very beginning stages” of a second book about dogs. “The future,” he promised, “will involve much more creativity.” Hot dog! “Dogs with Old Man Faces” (Running Press, 2013) is available from and barnesand

Gus is just one of the “crotchety canines” featured in “Dogs with Old Man Faces.”

did in “American Hustle.” That “Days of Future Past” barely acknowledges here the civil rights subtext of early X-Men comics is an especially lost opportunity. But McAvoy, who plays Professor X as a ’60s washout in the first half, charts a convincing, archetypal ’60s-’70s path. He goes from early idealism to burnout and disillusionment, then back again. He lives isolated in a castle, taking a special drug to numb the pain of being able to listen in on the thoughts of the entire world. When he shoots up (tying off his arm in a soft ’70s light), the drug allows him to regain the use of his legs. But the drug also dulls his powers, including his ability to read thoughts, to sympathize. It’s a remarkable invention, a superhero whose directive is empathy first, butt-kicking second. The needle and the damage done, indeed.





Posted online by 8 a.m. the following day. Schedules subject to change. SUMMER PASSING LEAGUES: 7-on-7 football games, TBD The county’s football teams look to develop their passing attacks in scrimmages.

SUMMER BASKETBALL: Area teams aim to develop chemistry for the winter. BASEBALL: Ripken and American Legion league play begins this week.

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Wootton comes up short of team championship, but Eado and Banks finish on top





Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Miranda Deng (pictured) plays against Walt Whitman’s Kamilla Beisenova Saturday in the girls’ singles championship in College Park.

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Wootton freshman avenged region final loss in state championship match BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

There were many times during Saturday’s state tennis tournament girls’ singles final at the University of Maryland, College Park when Thomas S. Wootton High School freshman No. 1 Miranda Deng hit a shot that would’ve won the point against most opponents only to see the ball returned back over the net, courtesy of Walt Whitman senior Kamilla Beisenova. That’s what Beisenova does, she gets everything back, with a good amount of pace and depth and her opponents either beat her or they beat themselves. Having to win points multiple times over the course of a three-and-a-half hour, three-set championship match would likely put a player of any caliber under immense pressure. To endure that stress and prevail in the end requires a tremendous amount of patience and focus. “Miranda hit some tremendous shots I thought would be winners and Kamilla got them back, like a good shot back,” Wootton coach Nia Cresham said. “Because Miranda ... is the more aggressive one, that’s where players lose patience. They think they’ve hit is a winner a couple times per rally and it’s not. But [Deng] didn’t let it get to her.” Though Deng admitted she let her frustrations take over

a bit in the second set, she turned a corner late in a back-andforth third set to win her first state title and Wootton’s second girls’ singles title in three years, 6-4. 4-6, 7-5. “I knew I could win, I just had to not let anything bother me,” Deng said. “She puts every ball right back in the court, I had to be more aggressive and take more chances and try not to miss.” The Deng of seven months ago might have dealt differently with the circumstances Saturday. She beat Beisenova in two close matches en route to an undefeated regular season and county title – Deng led the Wootton girls to their first team title in more than 15 years — but allowed Beisenova’s scrappy play and her own frustration lead to an error-riddled all-Montgomery County Region II final loss. Already tremendously poised as a new freshman during the girls’ season, her game and mentality have grown to new heights in the seven months since. And the most exciting part, Cresham said, is the No. 136-ranked player of 1,580 in the U.S. Tennis Association Girls 16s national rankings still has three more years to develop. Deng has the ability to hit through opponents with her penetrating groundstrokes, but is not pinned to the baseline. She has versatility on her forehand — she hit several winners on inside-in forehands down the line and can dictate play with her inside-out forehand to the corner — and an incredible two-handed backhand. But it was impressively controlled

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One of the things that makes track and field unique from other team sports is that there’s an individual accomplishment at stake at every single meet, whether your team wins or loses. In football, basketball and even baseball, at the end of a game, you’re either a winner or a loser. In track and field, a team may fall short of a championship, but an individual can still be the champion of his or her individual event. That was the case on Saturday for two seniors of Thomas S. Wootton High School at the state championship meet at Morgan State University. Wootton didn’t exactly have a day to be ashamed of as it finished second to an excellent Bowie team. Urgy Eado and Alan Banks will end their tenure in high school as champions. Eado finally won the 800 meters after placing sixth at last year’s championships and third at the indoor finals earlier this year. This season he swept the event, winning at the county meet and the 4A West Region meet. Wootton has a tradition of strong 800 runners and Eado said he was happy to be able to keep that tradition alive. “It feels amazing,” Eado said. “It feels really good because our school has a good history of the [3,200 re-


County’s football teams use passing leagues to assess new players ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER


Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams to compete in the offseason BY



Sherwood High School’s Bryse Thornwell is expected to be one of the top returning players for the Warriors.


The Montgomery County boys’ basketball landscape will have a different look this summer, thanks to a new league launched by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. The St. Andrew’s League will include 16 teams with many, like St. Andrew’s, that played in the Montgomery County Summer League in previous summers. Lions boys’ coach Kevin Jones, who helped launch the league, said he

hopes it will help the players gain additional exposure to college coaches. The league is in the process of adding a website that includes schedules, standings, rosters and statistics, Jones said. “We just thought it would be a good opportunity to run a league the way that we wanted,” Jones said. Walt Whitman, the Class 4A state finalists, is one of the 12 Montgomery County public school teams participating in the league, hosted at the Potomac private school. “[We wanted] to do something different,” Vikings coach Chris Lun said. “... For us, its’ right in Potomac. It’s close for a lot of our kids.” Other participants include Clarksburg, Winston Churchill, Albert Ein


lay] which is the 800 for individuals, so I’m really happy to win that. Just keep the history going. Hopefully someone will step it up next year.” Not only did he win the 800, he set a personal record of 1 minute, 54.88 seconds in the process — and he did it on legs that were tired from running a third-place finish in the 1,600 earlier in the day and running the 3,200 relay on the previous day. “[In the 3,200 relay], we did pretty good and that gave me a huge confidence,” Eado said. “This morning, I [set a personal record] in the 1,600 (4:17.31). I was feeling exhausted, but I had a confidence.” Banks earned his championship in the 300 hurdles. Like Eado, he came up short at last year’s championship with a fifth-place finish. And also like Eado, he won the

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St. Andrew’s launches its summer league


Thomas S. Wootton’s Urgy Eado, (right) won the 800 meters state title Saturday.

In his more than 30 years of coaching, Gaithersburg High School football coach Kreg Kephart has never been in a situation quite like this; not a single skill position starter — quarterback, running back, wide receiver — is returning next season. So with nearly the entire seniorladen offense expected to graduate, the search for the replacements is already underway, and it will continue during one of the county’s annual summer football passing leagues, scheduled to begin Sunday at Seneca Valley. The 7-on-7 non-contact competition gives teams like Gaithersburg a head start in evaluating their players before the upcoming season. “It’s time to assess talent, to assess guys that are rising seniors that were backups last year, time to assess kids coming off of junior varsity,” Kephart said. “... Try and teach them our offense.” The Trojans went 8-3 last season, losing to eventual Class 4A state champion Northwest in the playoffs. Kephart said he expects rising junior Lee Ervin to make an impact at re-

ceiver after playing on junior varsity last season. The replacement for senior quarterback Nick DeCarlo, an All-Gazette honorable mention, has yet to be determined, but part of the offensive line is expected to return, he said. “We got to find a quarterback, a running back and four wide receivers,” Kephart said. “... We got some guys in mind, we just obviously have to see where they are, what they know and how they perform.” Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim, whose team went 7-3 last season, said that summer league gives athletes the opportunity to run plays during live competition. These reps will be especially important for players like rising sophomore Zack Robinson, who is expected to replace outgoing senior Calvin Reighard under center. “There’s some competition where he’s simulating our offense in a passing situation,” Kim said. “The more repetitions he gets, the better he gets.” First-year Col. Zadok Magruder coach Ray Fowle said he is more concerned about developing players than winning during the summer league games. Fowle, an assistant last season, takes over a 1-9 team that has made the postseason once (2007) since reaching the 1989 state finals. “It’s a blank slate, we’re starting

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aggression that won her Saturday’s match. She didn’t press too much but played within herself and waited for the just the right opportunities to go for her shots. “[Beisenova] always gets that one extra ball back, she really makes you beat her,” Deng said. “It’s a balance to find controlled aggression, you have to figure out when it’s the right shot. You don’t want to be 10 feet behind the baseline trying to hit a winner, you have to know when to take your chances and where you are on the court. “[Saturday] in the first set she made more mistakes [than usual] and I was able to capitalize but in the second set she picked up her game and forced me to play a lot of balls and I got frustrated. Starting in the third I was calm and tried to be focused and work my way into the match and I was just trying to have fun and enjoy it.” Deng’s was one of four total Montgomery County wins Saturday to claim the region’s 14th straight team championship. Finals in four of the five brackets were between two county opponents or doubles teams. Other state champions from Montgomery County included Whitman’s Aries Wong in boys’ singles, Winston Churchill’s Sriya Movva and Haley Keats (girls’ doubles) and Katie Gauch and Elliot Thaker (mixed doubles). “There are so many [county

stein, Gaithersburg, The Heights, Landon, Col. Zadok Magruder, River Hill (Howard), Rockville, Richard Montgomery, Poolesville, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill and Thomas S. Wootton. The Lions return three starters, including rising senior Marcus Adkison, from last season’s 18-7 team. “It’s going to allow an opportunity for some young guys to get some minutes at the varsity level,” Jones said. While participation declined in the boys’ county league, about 50 public and private schools are participating in the girls’ league, according to Brad Roos, a senior sports specialist with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. “The real thing is for the kids to play additional games against the best competition they can play against, and quite honestly to keep them busy, to keep them involved,” Roos said. “I think it’s really important.” Montgomery Blair girls’ coach Erin Conley said that the league helps younger players gain in-game experience. That could be particularly helpful for the Blazers, who went 15-8 last season with five seniors and four in the starting lineup. “For us particularly, we have definitely a lot of rebuild-

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Continued from Page B-1 county and regional meets this season, to go on and set a personal record of 38.57 at the state meet. “I just knew that the last stretch is where I really [had to] push it,” Banks said. “It feels great. I was working for this and I’m glad I finally got it. ... I’ll be running at [Bowdoin College], as far as track. This is a good prep for college track.” Coach Kellie Redmond said she was happy to see her


ing to do in this offseason,” Conley said. Sherwood coach Chris Campbell, who led his team to a 10-13 season in his first season, said summer league is the best time for the players to work on their weaknesses. “[Summer is] when you work on adding to your skill set,” Campbell said. “During the season you play to your strength.” Walter Johnson girls’ coach Lindsey Zegowitz said the county summer league is

rooting for each other to win matches at states,” Wong said. “It’s a good feeling to know our county is the best.”

until August when we start in pads will we know who’s taking what spot.” Magruder is part of the Montgomery Blair League, which includes Blair, James H.

Blake, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Walter Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Northwood, Paint Branch, Rockville and Sherwood.

Gaithersburg and Seneca Valley participate in the Upper Montgomery County League, which also includes Bullis, Clarksburg, Damascus, Richard Montgomery, Northwest, Paint

Branch, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill, Walt Whitman and Thomas S. Wootton. “Our guys are kind of tired of banging the weights around and running around the track,”

Kim said. “It’s going to be good to get some competition out there. The spirit of competition is always a great thing.”

team’s hardwork pay off. “They’ve worked really hard this season and we had lofty goals,” Redmond said. “It’s just great to see it all come together, I’m really proud of them.” In contrast to Wootton’s relative experience, the girls of Col. Zadok Magruder tied with Henry A. Wise to become costate champions with just one senior, Bethany White, and a collection of freshmen and sophomores. White has competed at state championships each year

since being in high school and even won the indoor 55 earlier this year, so it’s safe to assume that she impacted the underclassmen on her team. Freshman Stephanie Davis won the 100 and 200 races, with White placing sixth in each. And the two teamed up to win the 800 relay with freshman Ayanna Lynn and sophomore Shelby Trout, and the 400 relay with Lynn and sophomore Keila Robertson. Although White will be graduating, Magruder coach Lubin Hernandez Palomino

knows that the team’s youth leaves it in good shape. “We knew that she was leaving, so we had to bring in kids to fill that gap,” Palomino said. “We have huge potential at Magruder. Believe me, huge potential. They don’t know it yet, but they are very, very good at running. It’ll be a matter of sharpening their skills, and getting healthy and strong and not be another Bethany, but a good competitor, and a good, strong leader.” Other notable state champios include Chase

Weaverling (Poolesville, 2A 3,200), Michael Scott (John F. Kennedy, 4A long jump), Ozioma Edokobi (Richard Montgomery, 4A discus), Kara Huie (Wootton, 4A triple jump), Devonte Johnson (Paint Branch, 4A shot put), Autin Castleberry (Northwest, 4A high jump), Katriane Kirsch, Melanie Cirillo, Emily Murphy, and Kiernan Keller (Walter Johnson, 4A 3,200 relay), Stephen Alexander, Emmanuel Porquin, Matt Agboola and Adam Jung (Richard Montgomery, 4A 3,200 relay), Nora McUmber (Bethesda-Chevy

Chase, 4A 1,600, 3,200), Matthew Adedeji (Clarksburg, 4A triple jump), Claudia Ababio (Clarksburg, 4A shot put), Kendra Meredith (Northwest, 4A long jump), Alexus Pyles (Clarksburg, 4A 100 hurdles), Diego Zarate (Northwest, 4A 1,600), Martha Sam (James H. Blake 4A 400), Laila Ismail (B-CC, 4A 300 hurdles), Clare Severe (Walt Whitman, 4A 800), Kaela Jones, Sarah Moore, Martha Sam and Elizabeth Adesanya (Blake, 1,600 relay). Full results can be found at

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players at the state tournament] and even though we play against [Montgomery County teams] during the season, we are still



Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Miranda Deng.


St. Andrew’s rising senior guard Marcus Adkison is expected to be one of the top players in the county.


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Brendan Peel

Georgetown Prep Senior Little Hoyas star won or tied for second in 12 of 13 events this season, including a victory IAC s. The consistent golfer’s scores ranged from 35-37 for nine-hole matches and 70-74 for 18-hole tournaments. He also tied for second at Metros to help Prep repeat as champions.

Paul Malinauskas

Thomas S. Wootton Senior, outside hitter Repeat Player of the Year led Patriots to their second straight county title over Clarksburg. He displayed a powerful left-handed swing and equally impressive jump serve.

Noel Camello

Wheaton Sophomore, libero Defensive specialist with tricky serves was key to division title.

Vedo Evantanto

Magruder Junior, setter Second-year captain led team in assists (341) and aces (33).

Jon Nguyen

Clarksburg Senior, setter Instrumental in leading Coyotes to an appearance in county title match.




Bob Barry

Georgetown Prep Veteran helmsman guided a deep and talented Little Hoyas squad to the IAC regular-season title, a second place finish at the IAC tournament and a second consecutive Metros championship.

Second Team and Honorable Mentions can be found online at

John Hartranft

Thomas S. Wootton Guided the Patriots to their second straight county championship and undefeated season despite graduating five starters from the 2013 title team.

Felix Tolentino

Ceril Venegas

Kevin Yates

Provided Rams offense with strong attack swings and a stellar jump serve.

Proved to be valuable to the Rockets on both sides of the net this spring.

Two-year starter led team in kills and was leader on and off the court.

R. Montgomery Senior, MH

Rockville Senior, OH

Sherwood Senior, OH

Second Team and Honorable Mentions are online at

Black Knights win B tournament and Old Line Conference n

For the first time in school history, the Avalon School baseball team won both the Maryland State Private School B tournament and the Old Line Conference title in the same season. Less than two weeks after it defeated NoVa to win the Old Line Conference title game at Kelley Park in Gaithersburg, Avalon defeated longtime league rival The Heights, 5-3, in the private school tournament’s championship game at the same venue. The Black Knights prevailed with a combination of seasoned veterans and talented underclassmen who are scheduled to return for two more seasons. “All season long our two senior captains, Billy Lennox and


Thunderbolts hope to clean up past mistakes in Ripken League Silver Spring, along with Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Rockville, set to begin CRCBL season




Late-game errors, two-out walks, bloopers and balls in the dirt — these were the types of plays that cost the Silver SpringTakoma Park Thunderbolts games last summer and led to a 13-31 season. “The type of plays a lot of inexperienced guys make,” Thunderbolts second-year manager Doug Remer said. “... We missed out on a lot of opportunities.” With the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League set to begin next week, Remer is hoping that an extra year of experience can help the Thunderbolts cut down on those mistakes and improve on last season’s record. The team returns five players and is building around that core, Remer said. “We competed last year. We lost a lot of games in the last two innings,” he said. “... A lot of the new players I feel are going to complement those five we have.” One of the returning players is Jake Taylor, an Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

graduate (Class of 2010) and rising senior at Flagler College. “We just need to focus on it a little bit more and come out prepared,” said Taylor, who had three home runs and a team-high 16 RBIs last summer. Remer said that baserunning will be one of the Thunderbolts’ strengths. Catcher Robert Lucido Jr. stole a teamhigh 15 bases last season and is expected to be an impact player again, Remer said. “We have a lot of guys coming out that put the ball in play, and [we have] team speed, and pitchers that can throw strikes,” he said. The Thunderbolts join the Bethesda Big Train, the Rockville Express and the Gaithersburg Giants as the four Montgomery County teams competing in the competitive college wood bat league, founded in 2005. “The best thing in summer ball is just getting to play, seeing pitchers from all over the country, seeing how they pitch to you. It’s a good experience,” Taylor said. Bethesda consistently finishes at the top of the CRCBL standings; the Big Train went 30-14 last season before falling to the Baltimore Redbirds in the championship game for the second straight year, and won three consecutive titles from 2009 to 2011. “Our goal is to get better,


First baseman Jake Taylor is set to return to the Silver Spring-Takoma Park T-Bolts this summer.

enjoy the experience, relax in a structured environment,” said 16th-year manager Sal Colangelo. “... We’re going to have a lot of blue-collar guys that come in and play hard.” Gaithersburg went 26-18 last summer in its first season in the CRCBL under manager Jeff Rabberman. The Express went 25-19 before falling to Bethesda in the postseason. Rick Price, Rockville’s third-year manager, said the team has multiple players that are coming straight out of high school, including University of Maryland recruit Jamal Wade (St. Paul’s). “I expect the league to continue getting stronger,” Price said. “We just have to get better to continue to compete.”

G. Hutchinson

Delaney Shah

All-IAC selection for third straight year averaged 36 strokes per nine.

Rookie was public school’s regularseason scoring champ (35.5).

First person in county history to win co-ed and girls’ districts.

Landon Junior

Walt Whitman Freshman

Wootton Sophomore

Avalon baseball tops The Heights for private school state title BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER

First baseman Jake Taylor is set to return to the Silver Spring-Takoma Park T-Bolts this summer.

Morgan Egloff

Tommy Sanchez, have both set out their goals of going out with two titles this year,” said Avalon coach Patrick Duffy. “I think the younger kids on the team realized how much it meant to them and they didn’t want to let them down. The championship game was a great game, but it always is when we play The Heights.” Lennox and Sanchez, who verbally committed to Towson University over the weekend, were both Old Line Conference first-team selections. Lennox was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Sophomore Pearce Howard also was named to the first team. Howard and fellow sophomore Paul Jackson should be two of the Black Knights’ key players the next two seasons. Jackson, who won four games for Avalon this spring, could develop into the ace of the staff. The Heights sent left-handed pitcher Guy DeSanctis to the mound to start the championship game, but Cavaliers’ coach

Jon Fritts replaced him with senior ace Brady Hall early on. Avalon scored two runs in the first. After The Heights tied the game in the top of the third, the Black Knights responded with three runs against Hall in the home half of the frame. While the B tournament went on as scheduled, the A tournament was cancelled due to a lack of participation. Initially, organizers expected six teams for the tournament, but three teams withdrew. “It was disappointing that we couldn’t get to play,” said Riverdale Baptist coach Terry Terrill, whose team would have been the top seed in the six-team tournament. “I think a lot of my guys wanted to play against Good Counsel and DeMatha. We’re not in a league, so those games are always really exciting and they allow us to measure how good we are each season.”


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Sloppy play dooms Gaithersburg Several errors cost Trojans in 6-0 4A state semifinal loss to Chesapeake n


In the moments after his team had been shut out 6-0 by Chesapeake High School in the 4A state semifinals at the University of Maryland’s Shipley Field, Gaithersburg senior Nick DeCarlo was so emotionally spent that he didn’t want to remove his sunglasses. And despite the outcome of hisfinalhighschoolgame,Gaithersburg (20-3) had earned a spot in the May 20 contest by riding DeCarlo’s talented right pitching arm, particularly in the 4A West Region final when he was able to shake off four first-inning runs and hold visiting Walt Whitman scoreless the rest of the way, as the Trojans rallied for a 5-4 victory. When DeCarlo, a Mount

St. Mary’s recruit who finished the season hitting .306, led off the bottom of the first inning against Chesapeake, it proved to be the only time the Trojans would start an inning with a hit. Gaithersburg managed only one other hit against Chris Ruszin, a one-out single by Peter Galvin in the second inning. Not only did Gaithersburg fail to score, the Trojans proved to be uncharacteristically generous on defense, committing five errors of their seven errors in the sixth inning. Chesapeake scored four unearned runs in the sixth and two more unearned runs in BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE the seventh against a usually re- Chesapeake High School’s John Drexel is tagged out at third base by GaithliableGaithersburgdefense(.949 ersburg’s Evan Colon during a May 20 4A state semifinal game in College fielding percentage). Park. “I think we committed more errors today than we had all seayou’re down five or six runs in the direction of the game. son coming into this game,” said the seventh, you know it’s going “We probably should have DeCarlo, who was 9-0 on the to be tough to come back.” gotten out of the [sixth] inning mound with 57 strikeouts and a Gaithersburg sophomore only down 1-0,” Gaithersburg 1.19 earned-run average in 53 in- left-handed pitcher Anthony Fecoach Jeff Rabberman said. “We nings of work this spring. “It was litti, who has verbally committed just had way too many mistakes. a rough way to finish. I know we to the University of Virginia, shut It was a tough way for my seniors probably could have been OK out the Cougars through five indown one run. But when you nings in the semifinals. But sev- to go out. They meant a lot to me look up [at the scoreboard] and eral errors in the sixth changed and to this program.”

A season of firsts for Poolesville baseball One of the finest seasons in program history ends with loss to Parkside in semifinals n


The Poolesville High School baseball team trailed 4-1 in the fourth inning with its usually reliable pitcher, Thayer Seely, struggling to make his way through the Parkside lineup. It was a situation that the Falcons and their lights-out pitching staff had avoided for most of their nearly perfect season, but with theirbacksagainstthewallintheschool’sfirst ever Class 2A state semifinal May 20 in Silver Spring, Seely and his teammates weren’t fazed. With a man on third and no outs, Seely met briefly with fellow senior Hunter Pearre, then retired the next three batters to escape the inning unscathed and pave the way for a comeback. And though the Falcons didn’t complete it — they lost 5-4 in the ninth inning


of the extra-inning affair — they proved once again why they belonged with Maryland’s best. “I was just saying, refuse to lose,” said Pearre, who hit the game-tying RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. ” Seely, a Towson University recruit, held Parkside scoreless after getting out of the fourth-inning jam, finishing with three earned runs and eight strikeouts. The senior was a key part of a pitching staff that surrendered 1.82 runs per game for the Falcons (191), who defeated Middletown 4-0 to win the West Region. “The kids never gave up. They fought, they fought, they fought,” Poolesville coach Steve Orsini said. Parkside went ahead 3-0 in the third inning, scoring two of their runs off of Jack Goertzen’s two-out, two RBI single off the ninth pitch of the at bat. “That’s all it takes, one inning. We’ve won a lot of games in one inning. It was a great game to be able to come back the way we did,” Poolesville coach Steve Orsini said. The Falcons scored twice in the sixth in-

ning on a two-out rally, which began with Pearre getting hit by a pitch with the bases empty. Poolesville was down to its last out in the seventh inning when senior Robbie Metz hit single to left field and eventually scored off of Pearre’s game-tying single. But it wasn’t enough. Goertzen hit the game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth and the Falcons came up empty in the bottom half of the inning. Orsini said this was the season that the Falcons had won a postseason game and their region. “We had a lot of firsts,” Orsini said. “... And that’s what gets things going. You have to crack the ice to get in there.” Pearre, a Barton College recruit, said the postseason experience could help the Falcons next spring. “Myadviceistotheyoungerguysistojust expect to win,” Pearre said. “They’ve all been here now … there’s no excuses, there’s no reason why this baseball program shouldn’t be one of the top in the county.”



Sherwood High School baseball player Brady Adam and his teammates lost to Chesapeake in Friday’s 4A state title game.

Sherwood falls silent Warriors lose in 4A state title game, 2-0, to Chesapeake n


One of the finest seasons in the history of the Sherwood High School baseball program ended in disappointment Friday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The Warriors were defeated 2-0 by Chesapeake in the 4A state title game. Sherwood (15-8) went through many of the peaks and valleys this spring that most high schoolteamsgothrougheachyear and at times, its road to the state title game was bumpy. The Warriors lost close games to county foes Gaithersburg, Poolesville and Thomas S. Wootton on days when most of the runs they allowed were unearned. But by the time the postseason began, the Warriors played cleaner defense behind pitchers Brady Adam, Matt Chanin and Bryan Reich. Reich earned the victory over Perry Hall in the 4A North Region final.Chanin,whoisheadedtothe University of Maryland, Baltimore County this fall, was simply dominant in a no-hitter against Eleanor Roosevelt in the state semifinals. Friday, Adam was strong and struck out 15 batters, but the ultimate prize of a state-title victory eluded him.

“My senior year was really my best year,” Adam said. “I would not have traded it for anything. I really loved being a part of this team. We did a lot of things together, hanging out, sleepovers, a lot of stuff. This year we were closer than ever before. I think that’s why we never doubted that we could get here.” Adam, who reached on an error to start the game and had one of the Warriors’ two hits against Chesapeake senior Andrew Spinneweber, was stranded on base three times Friday. Chanin, who should remain teammates with Adam through the summer as members of the Gaithersburg Giants, admitted he felt responsible for leaving his teammate on the bases. “It just seemed like we could never come up with that key hit,” Chanin said. “It wasn’t like we weren’t used to seeing someone like [Spinneweber] who could throw. We’ve faced some of the best pitchers in the state all season in our league. It was a tough way to go out. All of us seniors knew we could be here. I don’t think we expected to get beat. We had our chances, we just didn’t take advantage of them.” “This senior class was really strong, but I like what we have coming back next year,” Sherwood coach Sean Davis said.

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Child Care Director

Before and After Elementary School . Our Directors are each responsible for the planning and carrying out of Homework Time, Science, Reading, Writing, Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts and much more. They are also responsible for supervising counselors, paperwork, decorating, keeping track of finances associated with a before and after school program. Reqirements: 4 yr Degree in Education, Child Development or a related field. MUST be a positive role model for kids!!

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FOOD SERVICE ∂ Chef or Experienced Cook - Some weekends, experience with & knowledge of production systems essential, food safety certified & computer preferred. ∂ Utility/Dishwasher - Part time Reliable transportation is essential. Apply in person, M-F @ 2pm, Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd. Sandy Spring, MD 20860, 301-7747455 ext. 128, EOE

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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg & Holiday Inn Express Germantown

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Kitchen saver, the premier kitchen cabinet renewal company is looking for Lead Generators who are friendly, energetic and professional to work events in the Maryland, DC and Northern, VA area. If you would like to earn an hourly wage plus bonus without selling call Tish at 443-789-6956.

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Busy Orthopaedic practice in Kensington has an immediate full time opening for a Medical Assistant/Ortho Tech. We are looking for a caring, energetic customer service driven individual to join our team. One year experience in orthopedics preferred.We offer competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to: or via fa to 301-9627450.

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Floor helper needed in Gaithersburg area to assist Floor Mechanic.Own vehicle needed. Contact Weyer’s Floor Service, Inc. at 301-912-2700.

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The Aspen Group. Tues May 27th 1 0 a m - 3 p m , The Residence Inn Arundel Mills 7035 Arundel Mills Blvd Hanover, MD 21076. Hiring Cage Reps & Main Bankers!! Req: FT, HS diploma or GED, 21 yrs old & over, 6mo-2yrs exp w/cashier, banking and cust. service. Wknds/holidays. Compute basic math, use of basic banking equip. & Microsoft XP Prof.

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Montgomery Village Animal Hospital. 19222 Montgomery Village Ave. or Fax resume to 301-926-6528

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


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Third-generation navigation and audio technology

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From left to right: Jack Fitzgerald, CEO and founder, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Megan Mullally (45,000th Child Seat Installation), Mike Subin, Director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Maryland State Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Rob Molloy, National Transportation Safety Board, Chief Charles Bailey, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – May 15, 2014. Today marks a special milestone at Fitzgerald Auto Malls. At today’s monthly Child Seat Inspection, Fitzgerald Auto Malls will install and inspect their 45,000th child safety seat. No other local volunteer program in the United States has ever achieved this many child safety seat inspections within a single program. Jack Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, started the Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program in 1999 after learning the dangers of improperly installed child safety seats. Since then, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, in partnership with national and local government agencies, has been committed to injury prevention and increasing the number of lives saved through properly installed child safety seats. “As a local business owner, I am proud to have the opportunity to work with the great government and state organizations to promote public safety,” said Jack Fitzgerald. “For 15 years now, Montgomery County Police and Fire & Rescue Services have been actively involved at our child safety seat events and I thank them for their support.” The Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program has been a wonderful example of public-private partnership success. The local Montgomery County police and fire rescue volunteers have been integral in helping to organize and staff the events. “Today we celebrate a unique public-private partnership that has helped 45,000 children travel safer and given at least as many families greater peace of mind,” said Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. “Congratulations to all of our state and local law enforcement and fire and rescue professionals who’ve teamed with Jack Fitzgerald and his staff, for their hard work and dedication to protecting the most vulnerable passengers in any vehicle.” From 1975 through 2008, NHTSA estimates that almost 9,000 children were saved in crashes because they were restrained in car seats or seat belts. The misuse of car seats remains a big problem and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. The latest numbers show that every day in the United States, an average of 4 children younger than 14 were killed and 529 were injured in motor vehicle crashes. In 1999, the first year of the Fitzgerald Child Safety Seat Program, the misuse rate was 97%. The numbers have dropped to 50% year to date. Monthly events are held at the White Flint Rockville dealership on Nicholson Lane, on the third Thursday of every month. Visit for details or to make an appointment.

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