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Middle schools rely on MAP to track students System using test until academic targets developed n
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Chris Calvert of Wheaton stands in front of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. With Saturday’s visit, Calvert has now seen all 401 national park sites.
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With trek to historic D.C. home, Wheaton man has seen every national park site In each place, Calvert has explored and absorbed the signiﬁcance n
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
When it comes to America’s 401 national park sites, Chris Calvert now can say he’s seen them all. On Saturday, Calvert set out from his home in Wheaton for a 12-mile walk to his ﬁnal site — the Carter G. Woodson Home in northwest Washington, D.C. At age 10, Calvert itched to visit the national parks, begging his parents for a trip to Yellowstone. But they never got to Yellowstone after Calvert heard about Disney World opening in Florida.
Calvert speaks to friends in front of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site. Growing up in Silver Spring, he often visited parkland in Washington, D.C. But his ﬁrst purposeful trip came in 1980, when Calvert, then 17, and his
parents traveled west. They began with Olympic National Park in Washington state. Starting at a visitor center at sea-level, Calvert and his par-
ents drove up a winding road toward the Olympic Mountains, through thick fog lingering in the ancient ﬁr forest. As they gained elevation, the clouds dissipated. By the time they reached Hurricane Ridge, Calvert looked over a clear sky, past forest and meadows, to the peaks of the glimmering snow-capped mountains. “I decided, if this is what the national parks are about, I have to see them all,” he said. “It was amazing. I still remember that, 33 years later.” He was determined to visit at least two new national parks a year to reach his goal — at the time, there were 49 national parks. Between trips to the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, American Sa-
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Rockville ofﬁcials fear partisan inﬂuence on ballots Hall, Coyle skeptical of city elections held in presidential years n
ELIZABETH WAIBEL STAFF WRITER
Some current and former Rockville ofﬁcials think putting the city’s election on the same ballot as the presidential election could have a chilling effect on federal employees’ willingness to serve on the city’s Mayor and Council. City elections are currently held in oddnumbered years. Changing the timing so that they coincide with the presidential elections is one of three advisory referendums on the ballot in Rockville this November.
Supporters of moving the race hope it would increase voter turnout at municipal elections. Opponents worry that partisanship would seep over from federal elections into Rockville’s nonpartisan races. Jim Coyle, a former Rockville mayor who used to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said he doesn’t think he would have run for ofﬁce if the city’s elections were held in presidential election years. “You have to maintain your neutrality as a government worker, or you put your career in jeopardy,” he said. Federal employees are not typically permitted to run for elected ofﬁce in partisan elections. If they do, they risk losing their jobs.
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While Rockville’s elections are nonpartisan, Coyle worries that partisan inﬂuence would be more likely to sneak into a city election held in a presidential election year, when national partisan politics have a higher proﬁle. If federal employees were worried that city elections were becoming more partisan, they might be less likely to consider running for a city ofﬁce, Coyle said. “This could lead to a nulliﬁcation of federal employees running, because they would be concerned that elections would become more partisan,” he said. Council member John F. Hall Jr. is an attorney for NASA. He said Rockville’s electoral process would be gravely damaged if
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Middle school students’ performance will be tracked by the Measures of Academic Progress test as the county’s schools await data from new state assessments. Kimberly Statham — deputy superintendent of teaching, learning and programs for the school system — said in a presentation to the school board Monday that the school system eventually will develop academic targets based on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers. PARCC will be fully implemented in the school system next school year. “In the meantime, however, we need a high-quality
instrument to assess the health of the school system,” she said. “We believe that that instrument is MAP.” The computer-based progress test that assesses math and reading performance already is in use in the school system. This year, however, will mark the ﬁrst time the test is used to assess student progress systemwide, Statham said. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said these measures are not the same as the “milestone” targets described in the strategic planning framework he announced in June. Starr said that Monday evening’s conversation marked the first of four the school board will have regarding the school system’s milestones. According to the strategic plan, students will be tracked through five milestones at grades three, ﬁve, eight and
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The Wheaton Recreation Center and Library on Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.
Wheaton Rec Center fate is still undecided Additional hearing scheduled for Nov. 14 n
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
Dozens of people showed up Thursday to take part in the continued debate over whether the Wheaton Recreation Center should be designated as historic — a designation that could halt plans to replace the building with a new, much larger one, to house both the rec center and the Wheaton Library. The hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board drew a range of commmunity members, who
spoke either extolling the architecture or begging the board to tear down the building. The building, at the intersection of Hermitage and Georgia avenues, has a small weight room, kitchen, art studio, gym, computer lab, and a meeting room, which on the afternoon following the hearing hosted a circle of 5-yearold girls in pale pink tutus for ballet class. But following rainstorms, the kitchen and computer lab ceiling leak, the smell of mold rises from some of the carpeting, and an approximately 30 by 11 foot lump in the corner of the basketball
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Children and their parents celebrated fall with “Great Pumpkin Fun” on Friday at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville. The day’s activities, designed for children ages 3 through 8, featured a self-guided trail hunt for kids and their families, as well as crafts and games. Children were encouraged to wear costumes. Event organizers said about 125 people showed up for the event, including 65 children. For information about upcoming events, visit meadowsidenature.org.
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Countywide coat drive is underway Interfaith Works is coordinating a coat drive with the Montgomery County Recreation Department through Nov. 1, according to a county news release. The organization hopes to collect more than 500 gently used winter coats. The coats will be distributed free to needy residents during Homeless Resource Day on Nov. 7 at Boherer Park in Gaithersburg. Coats can be dropped off through Nov. 1 at the Bauer Drive Community Recreatoin Center in Rockville, the Shriver Aquatic Center in the White Flint area and the Wheaton Community Recreatoin Center. For more information about the coat drive, call 301-525-2624. For more information about drop-off sites, call 240-777-6875. To learn about the Homeless Resource Day, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/ HRD.
Veterans hiring fair Veterans and their spouses can ﬁnd employment opportunities and service providers with knowledge of veterans’ services at veterans hiring fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Westﬁeld Wheaton mall, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Room 407. For more information, email Kenneth Harris at kenharris@dllr. state.md.us.
Drop-off locations for unused drugs Montgomery County police are coordinating with the National Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. The county will have six locations where expired,
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Bethesda Community Garden Club, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda. Diane Lewis of Brookside Gardens will discuss hardy ferns. www.BethesdaCommunityGardenClub.org. Cooking Demo: Winter Brights, noon-1:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn how to use squash in meals. $32. Register at www.parkpass.org. Celebration of Birds, 1-1:45 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Use feathers and paint to create bird masks. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org.
7:30 p.m., Council Ofﬁce Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Councilmember Nancy Floreen will host. 240-777-7959. Blue Jazz Group, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville. Jazz, Latin, and blues
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THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Discovery Hike: Pumpkins, Pumpkins!, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brookside Nature
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Hilder Singer and her son Zachary, 6, wearing a ghost costume, and daughter Anneka, 2, stop at one of the markers along the Great Pumpkin Trail Hunt at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville on Friday. Each marker told part of a story and had an activity for the children.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival,
8:30 a.m., Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Writing workshops, screenings of the 1949 and 1974 “The Great Gatsby” ﬁlms and a ﬁlm panel discussion including the 2013 ﬁlm, “The Great Gatsby.” $40. fsﬂc@comcast.net.
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LOCAL Welcome to the World of Montgomery Rockville recognizes good neighbors BY
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
Residents gathered Sunday at the World of Montgomery Festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures represented in Montgomery County with arts, music, food and performances at the Westﬁeld Wheaton Mall. The festival was co-organized by the KID Museums (Kids International Discovery Museum), an organization aimed at creating fun, education events for kids, with the ultimate goal of opening a KID Museum. This year’s theme was the “Essentials of Life,” focusing on water resources and food from around the world, with cooking demonstrations and hands-on cooking. A global spice market allowed kids to explore different spices and activities engaged kids in cultural traditions, such as an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Chinese, El Salvadorian, Ethiopian and Indian cultures were particular focuses of the festival, as four countries with large immigrant populations in the county.
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Ting Mak of Rockville plays traditional Chinese drum music with the group “Power Drum” Sunday during the World of Montgomery Festival at Westﬁeld Wheaton Plaza. The event celebrated the county’s cultural diversity through food, art and music.
Six good neighbors got some recognition from the City of Rockville Monday evening. The Mayor and Council recognized recipients of the city’s Good Neighbor Awards, which honor those who make a difference in their community. This year, the awards went to Jim Benson, who served as president of the Homeowners Association of Tower Oaks Village for 10 years; Jim Reschovsky, president of the Woodley Gardens Civic Association; and the exceptionally hospitable Merriﬁeld family: parents Christine and Jimmy and children Alex and Katherine. The letters of nomination described the honorees’ hours of problem-solving, advocacy and friendly help that make them such good people to have in the neighborhood. The “good neighbors” seemed to return the sentiment. “Our neighborhood is awesome!” Alex Merriﬁeld said.
Two ordinances move ahead On Monday, the Mayor and Council
adopted an ordinance to clarify the duties of the city’s Retirement Board. The changes included authorizing the board to invest retirement plan assets, according to Mayor and Council documents. The Mayor and Council also introduced an ordinance to designate as historic 628 Great Falls Road, which is owned by the Rockville, Maryland, Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A ﬁnal vote is expected Oct. 28.
Boards seeking members The Mayor and Council also appointed Jeryl Gegan to the Board of Appeals and reappointed Jude Abanulo and Jeremy Martin to the Trafﬁc and Transportation Commission. Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio said the city still has a number of vacancies on its boards and commissions, including ﬁve slots on the newly created Ethics Commission. Four people have so far applied to serve on that commission, she said, meaning at least one more person is needed. A complete list of vacancies and more information about the city’s boards and commissions are available by visiting rockvillemd.gov and clicking on City Government. firstname.lastname@example.org
School board lobbies for swap for White Flint school site Wants to co-locate elementary school with park n
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
The location for a new elementary school on the White Flint Mall property is under debate, with the county school board wanting a site with access to more space for playing ﬁelds than the one county planners are offering. During a meeting Monday, the school board voted to send a letter to county Planning Board Chair Francoise Carrier strongly recommending the school site’s placement in a northern portion of the property where the board says the school could be co-located with an existing park that would provide adequate room for play space. The school currently is slated for 3.6 acres on the south side of the White Flint Mall property that currently is a parking lot,
according to Nkoshi Yearwood, a county planner for the North Bethesda area. Bruce Crispell, director of the school system’s Division of Long-range Planning, told school board members that staff from the county’s parks and planning departments recently demonstrated “strong resistance to the idea” of a school at the north site. The site is not only designated in the White Flint Sector Plan for an expansion of the White Flint Neighborhood Park, he said, but county staff felt the school system would be unable to build on the terrain. Yearwood said the north site includes steep slopes and a forested area. “We feel it’s feasible to co-locate an elementary school with that park site,” Crispell said. Many schools have been constructed adjacent to parks over the years, he said, and community members still have access to the parks. “It doesn’t make the park go
away,” Crispell said in an interview. “It’s been a pretty compatible approach.” A draft of the school board’s letter says that the county planning board is scheduled to review and take action on plans to redevelop the mall property this fall. “This is, I believe, almost our last shot at this,” Crispell told the school board members. While Yearwood said he didn’t know if the planning board would take action this fall, he said the next step is for the planning board to review preliminary plans for the mall’s redevelopment. The issue of the school site’s location will be resolved at the preliminary plan stage, he said. Several years ago, the school system supported the south site after the north site was reduced from about 4.3 acres to about 2.5 acres due to a road realignment in the plan. However, the south site later was also reduced from about 4.2 acres to about 3.6 acres follow-
ing another road realignment. The board’s preference then switched back to the north side, Crispell said. The school building would be constructed on the 2.5-acre site and a part of the 8.5-acre park would be used for playing ﬁelds, he said. Even if it were restored to its original size, the south site would be a “challenging” location for the school, Crispell said. The letter — which needs to be updated before it goes to the school board president for approval — says that if the planning board doesn’t approve the north site for the school’s location, the school system would like to see the south site restored back to its original size of 4.2 acres. The school system also would want the south site reserved for 20 years to allow enough time for the area’s development to produce enough potential students and for the school system to construct the school.
The White Flint Mall owner currently has plans to redevelop the site for housing, making reservation of the land as a school site necessary, Crispell said. Crispell said the school system does not have an immediate need to build an elementary school in the area, but is planning ahead should the new development in the White Flint area necessitate one. “We don’t know for sure exactly what year we would open a school there,” he said. School board President Christopher S. Barclay said the south site would not be able to accommodate play or parking space along with the school building. “If we can argue for co-location (with the park), I think we should,” Barclay said. School board member Patricia O’Neill (Dist. 3) of Bethesda said the board has been “determined” to secure an elementary school site in the White Flint Sector Plan and should be “explicit” in the letter that it needs
an adequate site. O’Neill said she and other board members recently had heard from Carrier that the school board should have been more involved earlier in the process, yet O’Neill argued that the board has been engaged throughout the years. “We have not been bashful in our concern about this property,” she said. Board member Michael Durso pointed to a larger issue regarding school construction during the board’s White Flint discussion. Throwing it out as a rhetorical question, Durso asked his fellow board members “at what point as a school system do we start talking about the schools of tomorrow and the space that we do not have?” “If our growth continues or even slows down from the pace we have now, we really have some major issues down the road,” he said. email@example.com
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Increase will take effect over four-year period BY
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
The next members of the Montgomery County Council will get a 17 percent pay raise, but it will take four years before they will get the full amount. The current council voted to 8-1 to approve the increase Tuesday, but agreed to an amendment by Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring to phase in the increase rather than have a 17 percent increase in one year. Councilman Phil Andrews (DDist. 3) of Gaithersburg opposed the increase. The agreement will increase the council’s salary by 6.5 percent in each of the next three ﬁscal years, with a 6.02 percent increase in ﬁscal 2017, bringing the total salary at the end of four years to $136,258 per year. The ﬁnal amount matches the one recently recommended by a
committee appointed by the council every four years to study compensation by elected ofﬁcials, but changes the committee’s suggestion. The committee’s suggestion would have set the council’s salary at $125,000 starting in December 2014, with cost of living increases each year, bringing it to $136,258 by the end of the four-year term. In proposing the change, Navarro said the council needs to be mindful of the ﬁnancial issues facing many county residents as the country continues to recover from the economic recession. Navarro called phasing in the increases a “reasonable and responsible approach.” The ﬁrst phase, increasing the salaries to $113,310 a year, won’t take effect until Dec. 1, 2014, after the next election. Lawmakers are legally prohibited in Maryland from giving themselves a raise. The bill the council passed Tuesday also increases the next county executive’s salary from $180,250 a year to $190,000 per year, and ties the salaries of the county’s sheriff
and state’s attorney to a consumer price index. Andrews said he thought Navarro’s amendment was an improvement, but he still thought the increase was too large. Andrews said he’s afraid the increase will make it harder for the county executive to negotiate labor contracts and would lower the chances the council would reject negotiations proposing an increase of the same level they approved for themselves. Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring opposed Navarro’s amendment and said she would have supported the increase as proposed by the committee, but ultimately supported the ﬁnal proposal. Council Vice President Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said a majority of people who expressed their disapproval of the increase to him said the council didn’t deserve a raise. Rice said even though the council works hard to improve life in the county, it needs to pay more attention to how its actions are perceived
by residents. But Rice said he supported the increase in order to make sure qualiﬁed candidates continued to seek public ofﬁce in the future. “We need to be sure that we put the best people forward to represent one of the best counties in this nation,” Rice said. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, who served on the compensation committee and emphasized Tuesday that he was speaking on his own behalf rather than as a public ofﬁcial, touched on a similar note during a public hearing held before the vote. The impact on the county’s budget is minimal compared to the importance of getting a council that’s most representative of the county, he said. “So, please have the courage to vote for a salary that will result in more candidates to run for your positions and give the voters more options when they go to the polls,” Slavin said. firstname.lastname@example.org
County to host Hispanic consumer forum The county’s Ofﬁce of Consumer Protection will offer a bilingual online chat focusing on issues that affect the Hispanic community. The chat will be conducted by the ofﬁce’s director, Eric Friedman, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The discussion is part of the “Consumer Ed Cafe ... Food for Thought” series. Participants can enter questions in English or Spanish before or during the live discussion at montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer. A transcript will be available to view during and after the chat. For more information, contact the Ofﬁce of Consumer Protection at 240-777-3636.
Chamber holds mixer in Rockville The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at Johns Hopkins University, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. It’s free for chamber members and ﬁrst-time nonmembers, and $40 for returning nonmembers. Register at ggchamber.org.
Complete report at www.gazette.net The following is a summary of incidents in the Rockville area to which Montgomery County and/or Rockville city police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county and Rockville city police media services ofﬁce.
1ST DISTRICT Aggravated assault • On Oct. 6 at 7:39 p.m. in the 20600 block of Whites Ferry Road, Poolesville. The subject is known to the victim. Auto theft • Between 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and noon Oct. 1 in the 100 block of Rollins Ave., Rockville. No further information provided. Commercial burglary • Between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 6:10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Gude Self Storage, 851 E. Gude Drive, Rockville. Unknown entry, unknown what was taken. • On Oct. 7 between 3:30 and 3:45 a.m. at The Verizon Store, 14937 Shady Grove Road, Rockville. Forced entry, took property. Residential burglary • 10400 block of Heathside Way, Potomac, between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4. Forced entry, took nothing. • 10400 block of Dalebrooke Lane, Rockville, between 4:15 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 2. Took property from an open garage. • 14400 block of Kings Grant Street, North Potomac, at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3. Unknown entry, took property. • Unit block of Duhe Street, Rockville, between 7:45 a.m. and 6:09 p.m. Oct. 7. Forced entry, took property.
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The new Safeway store on Georgia Avenue in Wheaton on Oct. 17.
New Safeway store to open in Wheaton BY
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
Nearly four years after Safeway closed its doors in Wheaton to build a new one down the street, the new store is scheduled to open on Friday at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive. Craig Muckle, manager of public affairs and government relations for Safeway’s eastern division, said that at 60,000 square feet, the new
store will be “much more modern, much larger — at least twice the size of the previous store.” The Safeway is at the base of a new apartment building and features a full service ﬂoral department, pharmacy, deli, and meat and seafood counter. Muckle said a store of this size typically employs 150-175 people. When the old store closed, employees were able to continue working at nearby Safeways and will be given the option to return once the Wheaton location
reopens. Bob Weschler will manage the new store. Safeway has operated a store in Wheaton since 1951, and Friday will mark the second reopening. The previous store opened in 1968. “We’re really looking forward to reopening the store to serve the community,” Muckle said, “We’re looking forward to reintroducing ourselves.” email@example.com
Women’s center raising money to purchase townhome Organizers hope house will help women transition out of homelessness n
ELIZABETH WAIBEL STAFF WRITER
The Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center in Rockville is hoping to broaden its mission to homeless women by helping them transition to permanent homes. “For 30-plus years, we have been a daytime services center for homeless women,” said Bob Dorsey, the center’s executive director. Now,
the center hopes to add a residential component to help some of the women it serves transition from shelters to permanent housing. Joan Wheeler, a member of the center’s board of directors, is leading efforts to purchase a four-bedroom townhouse to serve as transitional housing for four women. She said her dream is for the center to house the women for six months to a year at a reduced rental cost while someone from the center helps them manage their ﬁnances and apply for permanent housing. “Some of these people have no idea of how to budget their little bit of money — no idea of how to have a
house,” Wheeler said. “... It’s a matter of training, as well as having a space.” The nonproﬁt organization was founded in 1984 and serves about 250 homeless women each year. It provides a safe place for women to stay during the day, as well as other services, such as meals and help with job applications. Wheeler said the center is hoping to raise at least $50,000 and get a mortgage on a townhouse with little to no interest. She is hoping to ﬁnd something in the Twinbrook area of Rockville; a townhome, so the maintenance needs will be minimal, and on a bus line.
The reduced rents will cover part of the mortgage, but the women’s center is also raising money through donations to its “Homeless to Home” housing fund. Purchasing the townhome is a departure from the services the center now provides, but Wheeler says it’s a step in the right direction. “I would like to see our goals changed to having people (move) into a permanent type of shelter,” she said. Learn more about the Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center at mawctr.info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Strong-arm robbery • On Oct. 5 at 12:10 a.m. at East Jefferson and Monroe streets, Rockville. The subjects assaulted the victim and took property. Theft • Between 1:05 a.m. Oct. 2 and 7:05 a.m. Oct. 3 at a construction site in the 100 block of Samuel Manor Court, North Potomac. No further information. Vehicle larceny • 100 block of Wall Street, Rockville, on Sept. 29 or 30. Took a bag containing documents. • Near Ivy League Lane and Hungerford Drive between 9:15 and 11:37 a.m. Sept. 30. Took a laptop, medication and cash. • 800 block of Aster Boulevard, Rockville, on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. Took GPS unit. • 100 block of East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Took a grocery bag, cash and sunglasses. • 700 block of Carter Road, Rockville, on Oct. 4 or 5. Took a Smart card, cash and a bicycle. • 700 block of College Parkway, Rockville, on Oct. 7 or 8. Took cash. • 800 block of Azalea Drive, Rockville, between 8:20 and 10:50 a.m. Oct. 8. Took a set of keys.
ROCKVILLE CITY POLICE Commercial burglary • On Oct. 7 between 3:40 and 3:45 a.m. in the 14900 block of Shady Grove Road. An unknown subject gained entry by breaking out the front glass door of a business and took cash. Larceny • 2100 block of Baltimore Road between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The complainant reported that an unknown subject took her an unattended cellphone while she was attending a practice at a school. • 800 block of Rockville Pike between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10. Complainant reported that an unknown subject removed a wallet containing cash, credit cards and a driver’s license while she was at a store. • Unit block of Maryland Avenue between 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 11. An unknown subject removed an unattended iPad from a table at a library. • 1100 block of Seven Locks Road between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. An unknown subject entered a locker room and removed an unsecured coat and a set of car/house keys.
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Matory seeks District 18 seat Incumbent Fraser-Hidalgo She helped found ﬁrst all-girls charter school in D.C. n
PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER
Liz Matory said she is not running against the incumbents; she is running for the position. The Silver Spring Democrat, 33, said she is running for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 18, though she has not yet ﬁled as a candidate with the state Board of Elections. “I’m running to represent the whole district,” Matory said. “Our district is pretty diverse, with the afﬂuence of some and the Matory aspirations of others.” She said she has already started knocking on doors, introducing herself and talking to neighbors. “I’m encouraged and inspired by everyone I’ve met,” she said. “People said it was hard to run against incumbents, but I use that to energize me. Voters pick incumbents. I need to get them to remember Elizabeth Matory.” District 18, which includes Kensington, Chevy Chase, Garrett Park, Wheaton and parts of Silver Spring and Rockville, is represented in Annapolis by state Sen. Richard Madaleno (D) of Kensington and Dels. Alfred C. Carr of Kensington, Ana Sol Gutierrez (D) of Chevy Chase and Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (D) of Kensington. So far, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections website, only Carr has ﬁled as a candidate. The primary election is June 24, 2014, and the general election will be Nov. 4, 2014. A Washington, D.C., native, Matory graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1998, Columbia University in 2002 with a degree in history and Howard University School of Law in 2006. She is currently working on her MBA at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business which she expects to receive in May 2014. She has lived in Montgomery County for nine years. Matory’s work experience includes help-
ing to found the Excel Academy in Southeast Washington, the ﬁrst all-girls charter school in the District. “I did everything short of teaching,” she said. “Community outreach, making sure our grants were in and planning ﬁeld trips.” After one year at Excel Academy she returned to Howard Law as director of development, then worked most recently as marketing and business affairs executive for Altavoz, an entertainment distribution company in Rockville. She said the biggest issue for the people she has met so far is the Purple Line. “We [in District 18] are big environmentalists so we know the need for mass transportation, but we also enjoy nature,” she said. “This is a time for transition. [People] want to make sure we have the least environmental impact.” Other issues Matory sees facing the people of her district are enhancing education to meet the needs of a diverse population, assisting the growing numbers of elderly residents ﬁnd the resources they need and solving the energy problem of power outages. “Energy is always a hot topic,” she said. “I’d like to work with other stakeholders to supplement the [power] grid. I’m thinking if we had micro grids, they could increase resilience to power loss.” Matory said she has always been interested in politics but became more aware of the importance of state ofﬁce while volunteering this past summer with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for governor. She decided this would be a good time to run. “I’m single, have no children and I don’t need to wait for an opening,” she said. She said she hopes to run a grassroots campaign, keeping costs down by not hiring much outside help. As for those costs, she said she has heard three different numbers. “I heard $150,000, which I think is crazy [high],” she said. “A delegate race should be $30,000, but I’ve also heard anywhere between $80,000 and $100,000.” She said she hopes to ﬁnance her campaign with fundraisers and donations from family and friends.
makes second Dist. 15 bid Boyds resident plans to run for delegate in 2014
SYLVIA CARIGNAN STAFF WRITER
Boyds resident David FraserHidalgo is working to anchor a spot in Annapolis with a run for political ofﬁce in 2014. FraserHidalgo, 43, was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) after being nomiFraser-Hidalgo nated by the Montgomery County’s Democratic Central Committee to ﬁll the Dist. 15 delegate seat vacated by Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D). Fraser-Hidalgo was sworn in on Monday. Fraser-Hidalgo will be an incumbent candidate when he runs for the District 15 delegate seat in 2014. Fellow incumbents Del. Kathleen Dumais (D) of Rockville and Del. Aruna Miller (D) will also run. Fraser-Hidalgo said he wants to tackle “a lot of different
things” in Annapolis. The candidate is in favor of raising the minimum wage, and making sure public services are well-funded. Fraser-Hidalgo worked as a Montgomery County police ofﬁcer for three and a half years. Much of the necessary funding for public safety and education “comes from having a vibrant business community,” Fraser-Hidalgo said. The candidate said he’d like to get to know District 15 better. He lived in Wheaton before he
moved to Boyds, where he has lived for the past six years. Fraser-Hidalgo also said he “would like to work on immigration issues,” but has not determined which those will be. Fraser-Hidalgo ran for the delegate seat in District 15 in 2010 but was unsuccessful. He is planning to raise $30,000 to $40,000 through private events for his 2014 campaign. The primary will be June 24, 2014. The general election will be Nov. 4, 2014. email@example.com
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Some of Takoma Park’s 16-, 17-year-olds excited to vote Outreach, however, seems to have missed many potential new voters n
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For the ﬁrst time, 16-yearolds will be able to vote on Nov. 5 in Takoma Park city elections. The idea behind the change, which passed in May as an amendment to the city charter, is that involving teenagers in voting early on will encourage voting and political participation as they get older. Many people vote for the ﬁrst time while at college, in a new place where they are likely unaware of local issues. But if teens ﬁrst vote in the community they grew up in, they’ll have a better understanding of local issues, the argument goes. Some studies show that the earlier people vote, the more likely they are to make it a lifelong habit. As of Monday, 90 16- and 17-year-olds had registered to
vote with the city. Based on 2010 census data, Councilman Tim Male estimated that there are about 350 16- and 17-year-olds living in Takoma Park. Some, like Fred Schultz, the sole council member to oppose the amendment, call the effort nominal, saying that simply lowering the voting age is not the best way to increase political participation. It broadens the pool of voters, but won’t necessarily draw them to polls or make them more aware of issues — that takes outreach. Sara Shonkwiler, 17, of Takoma Park, said she received a Takoma Park registration form in the mail after registering to vote with the county when she got her driver’s license. She sent in her registration form and said she would likely vote, admitting that she will be more excited when she can vote in state and national elections. Although the election in her ward — Ward 1 — is uncontested, she said, “I think it’d be cool to try it.” The first time Shonkwiler
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Lily Durkee (right), 17, will be able to vote in the upcoming Takoma Park city election. She and her friend Emily Guthrie, 16, of Silver Spring are excited about the city’s focus on young voters. Both are students at Montgomery Blair High School. heard about the move to let 16and 17-year-olds vote was when a friend posted on Facebook about a council hearing last spring. But the outreach she’s seen has been limited to the letter she got in the mail. Most city residents have little motivation to vote because Mayor Bruce Williams and ﬁve council members are running unopposed. Ward 4 has the only contested election, with incumbent Terry Seamens facing challenger Eric Mendoza. Mendoza said he’s involved in the youth community in Ward 4 and knows many teens who are excited about him running for City Council. But there’s a gap between their enthusiasm and their knowledge of what the City Council is or how to vote. He said he plans to educate
teenagers about the system, but he’s skeptical about how many youth will make it to the polls and he thinks it will take time for younger voters to get involved. Seamens said he was skeptical about lowering the voting age, but came to be in favor when he saw how enthused and knowledgeable young people were. A city Task Force on Voting made recommendations on increasing voter participation, including public service announcements, signs, targeted Facebook ads, organized rides to the polls and ways to generally encourage a culture of voting. It suggested a “friendly competition” among wards for the highest voter turnout and making voting a family event. Task force member Tim Anderegg said the group has used
public service announcements and passed out ﬂiers with information on voting and expanded voting rights at local businesses, apartment buildings and community organizations. But although many 16- and 17-year-olds are aware of the new law, many do not know how to register and vote. Lily Durkee, 17, heard about the change when it passed, but hadn’t heard much else, until a teacher made an announcement a couple of weeks ago. “It’s definitely cool to be able to make an impact on the community,” she said. Durkee lives in Ward 3, which also is uncontested, but said planned to register and vote, if she had time. She was surprised she hadn’t heard anything about how to register or vote. Classmate Michelle McGhee, 17, also had seen little information about the election, but planned to register and vote. Schultz said teenagers are more concerned with being teenagers than engaging in community issues. Emily Guthrie, 16, and Max Foley-Keene, 15, president and vice president of the Young Democrats Club at Montgomery Blair High School, said that might be true for some teens. “There are people in every age group who aren’t as politically aware,” Guthrie said. Both live in Silver Spring, so they can’t vote in any elections yet, but they’re excited about the move toward youth voting. Many 16- and 17-year-olds-
care about politics and should have the opportunity to vote on issues that affect them, Guthrie and Foley-Keene argue. “I know so many youths who do care passionately about climate change, the death penalty, drone strikes, fracking — there are so many issues out there that youth care about,” Guthrie said. The club organized a voter registration drive recently, but focused on Montgomery County registration and met little success; most students didn’t know their Social Security number. As for Takoma Park, students and teachers estimated that one-ﬁfth to one-fourth of Montgomery Blair students are Takoma Park residents, so the ﬁrst trick was ﬁnding them. Once they did, club members found that many had registered. Abby Kiesa, youth coordinator and researcher at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, an organization based at Tufts University that focuses on youth voting and political engagement, said 15-, 18- and 21-year-olds score similarly in research assessing their political knowledge, and come close to the average score for all adults. High school, she said, is a critical time to teach teenagers about civic engagement and a place to disseminate information effectively about voting. “Voting is a habitual activity,” she said. “Learning about voting in high school predicts actual voting once people reach 18,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Population to double by 2030
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Shirley Mallory takes yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday, sings in a choir, walks to her local gym and recently learned to ballroom dance. She volunteers at Church of the Redeemer and the Wilson Health Care Center and still ﬁnds time for high-intensity interval training classes and family get-togethers. Mallory, 68, lives at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, one of the county’s largest communities for seniors. Mallory said her neighbors, who tend to be older than her, are also active. A few friends of hers who are more than 90 years old attend her weekly yoga class. One paints watercolors and another plays piano. “I tell them, ‘I want to be like you when I grow up!’” she said. Mallory and her neighbors are part of a growing group of Montgomery County residents age 60 and up. According to county data, the senior population will double by 2030. As of 2010 census numbers, there were about 173,000 seniors in the county’s 970,000 residents (the county hit one million residents in 2012). The county predicts over 215,000 residents will live here by 2030. LeisureWorld, a senior community in Silver Spring for residents age 55 and up, houses about 8,000 people. LeisureWorld General Manager Kevin B. Flannery said he expects the
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Shirley Mallory particpates in a yoga class Monday at the Asbury Methodist Village.
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Donna Schramm, Shirley Mallory and Avis Moore participate in a yoga class Monday at Asbury Methodist Village. community’s population to stay relatively constant in the next few years, though LeisureWorld’s rental properties may be in higher demand. The growing community has necessitated additions to LeisureWorld facilities. Flannery said he has seen more participation in the community’s self-governed ﬁtness programs. “We’re contemplating putting an addition on the building to accommodate that growth,” he said. They are also considering adding space to their food-service operations, with a facility enhancement plan on the way. “Although there might be some pressure [from the community’s needs], we’re in a pretty good position to update,” he said. At the Ingleside community
in King Farm in Rockville, staff are accepting housing deposits for the waiting list. The seniororiented retirement community has been open since 2009.
It takes a village Leslie Marks, who works with the county government on aging issues, said most seniors don’t want to move into assisted living communities or senior complexes — they want to live at home. Marks wrote the county book on senior “villages,” or grassroots-led communities of existing neighbors who support one another. They provide dinners if someone is sick, have social events and exercise together. “That’s a major thing that we have to start thinking about,”
Marks said. “How do we keep seniors safe at home, where they want to be?” Marks’ 2011 “Village Blueprint,” available in the county’s public libraries, provides a stepby-step guide for seniors who want to start their own local support community. There are 15 villages in the county that have either been established or are on their way, Marks said. They include communities in Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Olney, Takoma Park and Potomac. The ﬁrst Montgomery County senior village, Burning Tree, started in 2010 around Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda. The community helps coordinate volunteer opportunities and takes requests for grocery runs and trips to doctor’s appointments.
“That’s a major thing that we have to start thinking about. How do we keep seniors safe at home, where they want to be?”” Leslie Marks Since the highest density of seniors is downcounty, Marks said, more villages are concentrated in that area. But upcounty, where neighbors are spread out over more land, it may be more difﬁcult to start or maintain a village. Marks said the communities are mainly raised through grass-
roots efforts, but the county is considering hiring a physician to help provide health services at established senior villages. “The county recognizes that there needs to be transportation and activities, and a sense of creating a community,” Marks said. With a growing senior population, Marks said the county only needs to coordinate its health services, transportation and public facilities for seniors to be adequately served. “If we could get an entity to harness those services ... I think we could go a long way down the road,” she said. Montgomery County’s Commission on Aging made recommendations for the ﬁscal year 2014 budget that included funding for a senior villages coordinator and a senior transportation coordinator to bring together public transit and private resources. email@example.com
Study says direct mail is still a vital segment Paper advertising approach survives
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
As online marketing continues to grow, direct mail is still a substantial part of the marketing realm, according to a study released this month by the Direct Marketing Association. Traditional ofﬂine marketing, including direct mailers, was a $93.6 billion industry in 2012, according to a study by professors John Deighton of Harvard University and Peter Johnson of Columbia University. Online marketing, which includes electronic ads, targeted emails and revenues from selling information to brokers, is about a $62 billion industry, the study says. That many businesses still use direct mail to reach customers is not new to Kenneth Roseborough, owner of Money Mailer of Silver Spring. The company contracts with businesses such as Silver Spring restaurant Greek Islands Grill to help drive customers to the eatery through coupons and ads sent by U.S. mail. “People get caught up in the digital age,” Roseborough said. “But they ﬁnd that have to go back to paper. A lot of people want to see something in their hand like a coupon, and not just an electronic image on their smartphone or other device.” Coupons are particularly effective as customers seek better value in leaner times, he said. “Digital marketing has increased in recent years, but direct mail has not declined,” said
Roseborough, 54, a longtime marketing executive. “In fact, it has gotten stronger.” Money Mailer has an Internet presence as well as in paper mailers, he said. “We want to give customers the option of being able to go online and upload coupons if they want,” Roseborough said. That practice is also happening at grocers such as Safeway, which lets customers go online to attach electronic savings to their store club cards in a program called “Just for U.” Customers also can get digital coupons through a mobile app. Safeway still offers paper coupons, as well. The electronic advertising industry has come under fire recently as ofﬁcials and others cite concerns over privacy in using targeted emails that pick up characteristics of online users through “cookies” — electronic tracking messages — and other methods.
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While Montgomery County has created jobs at a slightly faster pace than key competitors in Northern Virginia in recent years, there continues to be a glut of available ofﬁce space, according to ﬁgures released Monday. The county’s top economic development ofﬁcial does not foresee that changing much in the next few years. “There is nothing from a program aspect that will change these numbers right away,” Steven A. Silverman, director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, said Monday during a meeting with a council committee. Montgomery has about 4.8 million square feet of its Class A ofﬁce space vacant, or 13.7 percent of its total, and 4.3 million square feet of Class B space available, or 14.6 percent, according to ﬁgures presented in the meeting of the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. That’s up from about 8 percent available in late 2006. Montgomery needs large companies to move in from outside the county and take up several hundred thousand square feet of ofﬁce space at
a time to make a signiﬁcant dent, Silverman said. But with an even higher glut of office space seen in places such as Fairfax County, Va., and Prince George’s County, prospective companies are difﬁcult to ﬁnd, he said. “The same challenges are seen in other counties in our region,” Silverman said. Fairfax’s Class A vacancy rate is almost 17 percent, while Prince George’s is 20.5 percent. Besides the regionwide office glut, many employers are in cost-cutting mode and significantly reducing the space they consume, he said. “Several years ago, an employer with 200 employees might take 50,000 square feet,” Silverman said. “Today, they are more likely to be asking only for 25,000 or 30,000 square feet.” County ofﬁcials will continue to work with the private sector to ﬁnd out better what to do to help ﬁll ofﬁce space, he said. The latest figures from private ﬁrm Economic Modeling Specialists International showed that Montgomery added about 28,000 jobs since 2010, the low point of the recession for the county in terms of jobs. That 4.5 percent growth rate in the past three years is slightly more than Fairfax County and City’s combined 4.3 percent rise and Arlington County’s 3.8 percent gain, according to EMSI.
Silverman and former county Councilman Michael Knapp, CEO of Germantown consulting ﬁrm Orion Ventures, also discussed a proposal to get the county’s incubator network more focused on sectors. The countyfinanced incubators help startups and young companies grow by providing space and services at rates lower than the private market. The proposal is in the initial planning stages and would require increased funds and likely help from an outside ﬁrm with the realignment process, Silverman said. Also Monday, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) announced that a program formed last year to pump more funds into local community banks to invest in small businesses would receive $25 million more than the $10 million it got last year. The Small Business Plus program has succeeded in helping boost loans made to small businesses, so it made sense to increase the investment, Leggett said. Banks have to be headquartered in Montgomery County, have assets greater than $200 million and less than $5 billion, and meet certain ﬁnancial soundness standards. Among the banks in the program are Capital Bank, Congressional Bank, EagleBank and OBA Bank. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Montgomery GOP calls for former IRS director’s application to be rejected Lerner asked to serve on county’s Grants Advisory Group n
KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
The woman at the center of an Internal Revenue Service investigations controversy wants to help Montgomery County award grants, and local Republicans are objecting. Lois G. Lerner, past director of exempt organizations for the IRS, applied for a volunteer post on the county’s Grants Advisory Group, a council-appointed panel that screens grant applications and gives advice on proposals from nonproﬁt groups. Lerner, of Bethesda, made headlines this year when she and her agency were accused of targeting political groups that applied for tax-exempt status for additional scrutiny. Because of that connection, Mark Uncapher, head of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee,
has asked the County Council to reject Lerner’s application to volunteer. “In light of the continuing inquiry into whether Lerner used her ofﬁcial position at the IRS for partisan ends, she should not be involved in screening Montgomery County nonproﬁt grant applications,” Uncapher said in a statement. “Appointing Lerner would raise questions about the county’s grant program.” Lerner could not be reached Monday afternoon at a phone number listed on her application to the county. What the council will do remains to be seen. Action to appoint the group is scheduled for December. Asked how she plans to deal with the situation, Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement provided by her staff that Council Grants Manager Joan Schaffer will interview all of those who apply and will recommend applicants to the council. “All applicants are vetted by the Council Grants Manager to ensure they are knowledgeable
about our local nonproﬁt community,” Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said. In her Oct. 9 letter of application, Lerner cited her experience with the IRS, where she spent 12 years working with nonproﬁts, as qualiﬁcations for the ad hoc group. “During that process, I learned a lot about the qualities that make an organization effective and efﬁcient,” she wrote. “I believe that knowledge would be useful to the team determining where the county should expend its limited grant funds.” The council is accepting applications to serve on the grants advisory group through 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. Those interested in applying should submit a letter of interest with a resume to Council President Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council, Stella B. Werner Council Ofﬁce Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 or by email to County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. email@example.com
Less density OK’d for Glenmont sector plan BY SONNY GOLDREICH SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
The Montgomery County Council gave preliminary support to shrinking the amount of development that would be allowed in Glenmont under the new sector plan proposed by the Planning Board. During a work session last week, council members reached consensus on allowing almost double the amount of existing commercial development and housing. The council is expected to vote by the end of the month on a ﬁnal resolution that would provide zoning density for 743,000 square feet of commercial space and 6,355 housing units on 711 acres that stretch north from the intersection of
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Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road to Weller Road in the blocks surrounding the Glenmont Metro station. The Planning Board proposed as much as 813,000 square feet of retail and low-level ofﬁce space and as many as 8,900 housing units. “The basic vision of this plan is revitalization, which of course was the vision of the last plan, and we didn’t see much come out of that,” planning chairwoman Françoise Carrier said. Dramatic change could come to the largely workingclass neighborhood, which has seen no development since the last sector plan was approved in 1997, the same year that the Metro system reached the end of the line in Glenmont.
Things are different this time, with concrete development proposals already moving in the area, which the state has designated as a tax-preferred enterprise zone. Metro also opened a second garage last year and the state plans to build an interchange starting next year to speed trafﬁc past the Georgia and Randolph chokehold. In the meantime, the board has given preliminary plan approval to redevelop the 1960s-era Privacy World garden apartment complex that sits across the street from the Metro. Plans call for eventually tearing down the 352-unit property and building 1,550 new apartments and townhouses and 90,000 square feet of commercial development.
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Robin Ficker (left) and his son Flynn are running for state ofﬁce in District 15. Robin is running for senator, Flynn for delegate.
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Father-son duo running for Maryland Senate and House in 2014
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Sitting side-by-side at the Saphire Cafe in Bethesda, Robin Ficker and his son Flynn Ficker seem anything but exhausted. Yet since May, the fatherson duo has spent nearly every spare moment trekking District 15, in heat and rain, knocking on doors as they campaign to represent the district in Annapolis. District 15 covers the western portions of Montgomery County, from Potomac to Poolesville, including parts of Clarksburg. Together, the Fickers say they have knocked on 20,000 doors and expect to knock on that many more before the Nov. 4, 2014, general election. Robin, 70, and his son Flynn, 31, have formed a slate, Fickers for 15. Robin seeks to be a state senator; Flynn, a delegate. The Fickers are running as Republicans, but campaigning with everyone in District 15 regardless of party, Robin said. What drew the duo into the race was a feeling that the views of their diverse district were not being represented in Annapolis or among the Montgomery delegation, which has only Democrats. State election ﬁgures from October 2012 show District 15
having about 44,000 Democrats and 23,000 Republicans, with 24,000 registered voters who are unafﬁliated. “Once people are in Annapolis, some even before that, the special interests grab hold, and their self-interests grab hold, and the viewpoint of the citizens isn’t represented,” Robin said. “When we knock on a door, we ask, ‘What can we do for you in the legislature?’” As they talk with voters, Flynn said, he and his father make an honest effort to listen to voter interests. And they take notes. “It’s the best grass-roots way to ﬁnd out what voters really want, to get them involved and to create a healthy democracy,” Flynn said. Voters in the district are opposed to the transfer of teacher pensions from the state to the county, Robin said. He said voters also oppose the partisan politics that led to the federal government shutdown; favor getting more of their tax dollars returned to the county; and favor strong education and job growth along the Interstate 270 corridor. The Fickers also favor a vibrant education program and tax fairness. “I think we want to show some defense against the onslaught of tax increases, to promote economic growth to increase jobs,” Flynn added. Politically, Robin said, the Fickers are more centrist, but “thrifty.” Both favor raising the minimum wage. Neither is aligned with the tea party politics that shut down the federal government. “Shutdown was a very bad idea; it should never have come to that. I’ve put 20 questions on the ballot that have gotten over 2 million votes,” Robin said, referring to referendums he has initiated. “There’s various ways to peacefully change government.” Both Robin, an attorney, and Flynn, an engineer, live on their 27-acre family farm in Boyds, where they have horses, dogs, sunﬂowers and fruit trees. Between the two, the Fickers hold six college and graduate degrees. Robin is no stranger to politics. He represented District 15 in the House from 1978 to 1982. He has run for several state and federal positions. He also has campaigned and put 20 questions on the ballot for voters to decide — most notably the 2008 question to cap Montgomery County property tax increases at the rate of inﬂation, which passed and many now know as the Ficker Amendment. Unlike the Democratic candidates for the district, the Fickers are focused on November, not June, when party primaries will be held. “We are running for the general election,” Robin said. email@example.com
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Theater consortium bids to be the new manager of county’s black box theater
Continued from Page A-1 moa, Alaska and other destinations, by 1993, Calvert had visited every official U.S. national park, ending with Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. He wanted to keep going, so he expanded his goal to sites maintained by the National Park Service, of which there are currently 401. Many people commonly refer to them all as national parks. Actually, there are 58 ofﬁcial national parks among the 401 sites that fall under the National Park Service, including national historic sites, preserves, battleﬁelds, memorials, and other public land designations. These areas encompass land ranging from the White House to the Hawai’i Volcanoes. To achieve his goal, Calvert often made stops along the way, spending time at up to 36 sites in one year, in 1998. But, he said, it’s always about the experience, not just getting his park stamp and checking off a list. He keeps notes on a tape recorder of what he wants to do when he returns to a park, and puts extensive planning into each endeavor. But in the end, “33 years of memories is what it amounts to,” he said. He has been shocked by the checklist approach others have taken. He found one such man in Alaska when both were chartering planes to reach remote wilderness areas. The man was essentially puddlejumping the Alaskan parks, exiting the plane for just a toe touch in each. It was then that Calvert realized the goal meant different things to different people. His approach wasn’t just to see each park, but to learn about and experience them. Seeing every one just added a fun challenge. Calvert has chartered planes to drop him off for a week or two at a time in the Alaskan wilderness. He remembers the first time he watched the small plane disappear in the sky, leaving him hundreds of miles from another living soul. It’s something he has done several times since. “It feels wonderful,” he said, “I’m usually kind of
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Chris Calvert of Wheaton touches the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. That was the only national park he had not visited, until Saturday afternoon.
“After 33 years of having gotten so much from the National Park Service, I wanted to give a little bit back.” Chris Calvert laughing with joy.” He recalls the comparison between his ﬁrst time in the Alaskan wilderness to where he had been two days before, also on parkland, but with thousands of others. It was the Fourth of July, on the crowded National Mall. Calvert always asks himself: What is signiﬁcant about a site? What warrants its designation? How does it contribute to, or mark, our national identity? Some are obvious American landmarks; others take more investigation. He was skeptical of one — the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania. Was this ﬂood more signiﬁcant than other natural disasters, he wondered. He learned that the flood, caused by a dam failure, killed 2,209 people. It prompted modern standards to prevent future disasters, marking a moment in Ameri-
can history in safety and engineering. Over the years, Calvert has amassed hundreds of books, pamphlets, and magazines about park sites. He has ﬁlled binders with his transcribed notes, park stamps, and tens of thousands of slides. In neat rows, they line walls of a library Calvert and his partner, archaeologist Jeff Splitstoser, built onto the back of their kitchen several years ago. Calvert’s collection is on one side, and Splitstoser’s on the other. Calvert saved the Carter G. Woodson Historical Site in Washington, D.C., for his ﬁnal trek, hoping to highlight the site’s dire need for funding for renovation. Carter G. Woodson, often called the father of AfricanAmerican history, lived in the Shaw rowhouse from 1915 until his death in 1950. Woodson became the second black Ameri-
can to graduate from Harvard University in 1912 and went on to direct the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, working largely from that home. Since it became a national historic site in 2005, the dilapidated site has not been open to the public — steel beams hold up the facade, and the site is almost completely blocked off. Calvert had hoped to make the walk a fundraiser, but bureaucracy and politics in the National Park Service delayed that. Calvert said the fundraiser might happen in the future, but for now, he was eager to accomplish his goal. Thirteen friends, many of whom had accompanied Calvert on other trips, joined him for the walk on Saturday. His journey to visit every park started as a child in Washington D.C., with the zoo, the monuments and Rock Creek Park, and Calvert was glad to end it there, and to raise awareness for a need in the park system. “After 33 years of having gotten so much from the National Park Service, I wanted to give a little bit back,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County expects to have new management in place for its black box theater by June and a consortium of four theater companies is positioning itself to be the agency in charge. Members of the Black Box Silver Spring Consortium went to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and the Urban District Advisory committee public meetings on Oct. 14 and Oct. 17 to share their operational plans, ask for members’ support, and answer questions about their proposal for the black box theater, located near the AFI Silver Theatre on Colesville Road. Since Round House Theatre announced on June 27 its decision to no longer manage the theater, the consortium, which includes four local theater companies— Lumina Studio Theatre, ArtStream, Live Garra Theater and Forum Theater — has asked for community support to talk about the venue’s future. “Our goal is to make a very lively and interactive space,” said David Minton, executive director of Lumina Studio Theater. During the meetings, Minton explained that rental and utility costs would be taken care of by the county and the consortium proposes to pay for insurance, telephone, and Internet expenses. He also added that if the consortium is awarded the contract, the group will name a board of directors and hire a facility manager. Montgomery County owns the space, which has been managed by Round House since en-
tering into a 10-year agreement with the county in 2004. The theater is a 50 feet by 60 feet venue for an audience of 130 people. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) asked the consortium to present a ﬁnal business plan by December, and according to a statement, the county’s Arts and Humanities Council will be working with all parties to work out options that are “responsive to community needs and ﬁnancially sustainable.” On Oct. 1, Montgomery County officials also wrote a memorandum to Leggett outlining a schedule to meet the requirements of the property disposition law, meaning that before a property is transferred from one user to another, even if it remains county-owned, it needs to go through a process to allow the county council to approve the new management. The letter stated that the county would have to follow an aggressive schedule to have new theatre management in place by June 2014. “It is not like we don’t understand the space. Lumina has been there since 2005, and we know the space very well,” said Minton, adding he is fairly optimistic that the consortium will be the group managing the space. Members of both Silver Spring boards agreed to send a letter expressing their support for the agreement between the consortium and the county. “The county has been working with the various theater groups and we are encouraging them to ﬁnalize an agreement for light to stay on at the black box theater,” Evan Glass, chairman of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. Round House Theatre’s lease expires in June 30, 2014. email@example.com
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Continued from Page A-1 nine and graduation. The data from the progress test, Starr said, will rather serve as a placeholder of sorts. “Until we have PARCC, we don’t have targets,” he said. Using the test to create temporary progress measures will help schools understand how to improve their instruction, Starr said. “It makes sense for measuring our progress without imposing a whole new test or using tests that are going away,” he said. Students will continue to take the Maryland School Assessments. Because the MAP test recently underwent significant change, the 2013-2014 school year will mark the school system’s baseline year for data, Starr said. The school system will determine baseline data based on the PARCC assessments during the 2014-2015 school year, according to Statham’s presentation. At the high school level, Starr said, the school system can look at factors such as AP test scores, SAT scores, algebra grades and graduation data until PARCC data is available. “It is a struggle to find equally solid measures of success at the lower grades without having a stable test,” he said. Board President Christopher S. Barclay raised the issue that the school system would be testing a different group of kids next year, making it more difﬁcult when it comes to determining changes in student performance. Starr responded that the test results will help form an approximate idea of the school’s overall ability to teach the students. School board member Shirley Brandman emphasized that she wished to see the test data presented in a way that makes it clear how students are performing compared to their past results, as well as compared to national scores. In the presentation to the board, Statham reviewed recent math and reading test data from
ﬁfth and eighth graders. The spring 2013 data showed eighth-grade reading scores generally dropped as a school’s student body had a higher percentage of certain student groups, including Hispanic, African-American, lowincome and ESOL students. “I wonder and want to ﬁgure out how we can really understand the performance of these schools that are above both the system mean and the national mean that have a very small Latino population,” Barclay said. Starr said the presentation data showed gaps known to exist in the school system but offered an incomplete view of student performance that will require further analysis. As it faces these performance gaps and generally seeks to improve school performance, school system staff said the school system will continue to use the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence,
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Joseph Anthony Rosick, also known as Joe, Dad, The Chief, Granddaddy and JoJo, passed from this world on September 29th, 2013 to a long awaited, joyous reunion with his son, Michael. Joe was born in Larksville, PA on May 21, 1923 to John Rosick and Susan Mando Rosick. Like the biblical Joseph, he was born into a large tribe, the 7th of 12 children. Football kept Joe busy in high school; he was honored as an outstanding Guard and All-Star Player. During WWII, Joe served in the Navy as a radar man in Europe and the Pacific. He was most proud of his mission to rescue Allied POWs in Nagasaki. He recently received a call from Gen. Colin Powell thanking him for his service. After his honorable discharge, Joe married a smart and beautiful blonde named Virginia Sands; their love story lasted 66 years. Joe first worked at Catholic University as an accountant, then as regional sales manager for Doubleday Book Company. He was involved in St. Catherine Laboure Church and co-owned 5 bookshops with Joe McEvoy, a longtime friend. Joe and Virginia raised 4 children in Wheaton, MD, but mourned the death of their only son, Michael, in a car accident in 1969. They were proud to follow their daughters’ careers and family lives. Joe was active for many years in the Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring, advancing to 4th Degree and Faithful Navigator. He attended Our Lady of Grace Parish while at Leisure World. Joe loved his Mr. Fixit role, making lifelong friends wherever he went. Retirement allowed Joe to enjoy dances and cruises with Virginia, Blue Jays baseball, and trips to Maine, Florida and Arizona to visit their daughters. As each grandchild was born, he joyously jumped into the role of Granddaddy. “JoJo” also enjoyed his great-grandchildren, even meeting his newborn great-grandson on Skype just days before his death. Joe and Virginia moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 2012 to be near daughter, Cathy. Joe celebrated his 90th birthday in May, enjoying a lobster dinner with family. He received unparalleled care at Bloomfield House, with many thanks to CeCe Simmons, Helen Tea, and staff, as well as Hospice staff. He will be missed by his wife, Virginia, and daughters, Patricia Roderick and husband Dick from Maine, Catherine Rosick of Scottsdale, AZ, and Teresa Craig of Palm Harbor, FL. Six grandchildren say goodbye: Kristina Keaney (husband Patrick), Tom Roderick (wife Jeni), Carolyn Warnement (husband Andy), Sarah Craig (fiancé Marty Pfinsgraff), Geoff Craig and Natalie Craig, along with 9 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Joe’s life will be arranged in MD, Spring 2014. Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to: Knights of Columbus, Fr. Rosensteel Council 2169, 9707 Rosensteel Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or Bloomfield House, Attn: Helen Tea, 9409 E. Bloomfield Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260. 1894351
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Ofﬁcial: Planning process for projects can take years Montgomery County has to do better in permitting, county ofﬁcial says
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
The planning process for Pike & Rose, one of the region’s largest mixed-use development projects that is replacing MidPike Plaza in North Bethesda, started in 2005 when developer Federal Realty Investment Trust requested a revision of the White Flint Policy Area boundaries to include the shopping center on Rockville Pike near Montrose Road. About ﬁve years later, the county approved the amended
master plan, and the site plan for the massive 3.4 millionsquare-foot transit-oriented project was approved another two years later. Federal Realty broke ground on the ﬁrst phase — which includes some 170,000 square feet of retail, 80,000 square feet of commercial ofﬁce and 493 residential units — in July 2012. While seven years from planning to ground breaking may seem like an abnormally long time, it’s really about right for projects of Pike & Rose’s scale, said Evan Goldman, vice president for development of Rockville-based Federal Realty. The project was placed on the state’s FastTrack program, designed to streamline and speed up the permitting and planning
process. “County and state ofﬁcials have been great to work with,” Goldman said. “They have been doing everything they can to help us keep going. ... After all, we are building what is essentially a new city here.” For others, the county permitting process is still costly and frustrating. Adam Greenberg, president and founder of Restaurant Zone, a company that manages several Potomac Pizza restaurants in Montgomery County, said he thought he was following regulations to obtain a permit for a project but had to resubmit plans, costing him tens of thousands of dollars. “I love Montgomery County. ... But it’s very hard to do business here,” said Greenberg, also
president of the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. The record plat approval and permitting process in Frederick County and Northern Virginia is less expensive and time consuming than in Montgomery County, said Robert Kaufman, vice president for government affairs with the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. The average number of days that the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services took to issue a commercial permit for new construction was 163 days in ﬁscal 2012, according to the county’s fiscal 2014 budget. That was up from 160 days in ﬁscal 2011, but still below the average of 177 days in ﬁscal 2010 and 296 days in 2009. Commercial additions were approved faster, an average of 61 days in ﬁscal 2012, down from 78 days in 2011. Residential projects were also approved faster in ﬁscal 2012 than 2011. The county has been making efficiency improvements that include allowing online permit applications in some areas and is working to reduce the time taken for the cross-agency approval process, according to the budget report. The county also has a small business navigator, Judy Stephenson, who helps businesses through the permitting process, among other programs and aid, said Steven A. Silverman, director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development. Still, he admitted, “We have to do a much better job in permitting.”
Apartment units to open in May
The apartment units at Pike & Rose likely will be the ﬁrst part of the project to be completed, with a planned opening in May, Goldman said during an on-site tour. An iPic movie theater,
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Evan Goldman of Federal Realty discusses the new Pike & Rose devlopment under construction on the site of the current Mid-Pike Plaza in Rockville.
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Workers construct the main street in the center of the Pike & Rose residential and retail development at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road in Rockville. 32,000-square-foot Sport & Health ﬁtness club, a park, ofﬁces and restaurants such as Del Frisco’s Grille, Roti and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen are planned to follow by next fall. The ﬁrst phase also includes underground parking and a music venue offering rooftop jazz in an enclosed patio operated by Strathmore. “Our goal is to bring in unique attractions,” Goldman said, stepping between plumbing pipes and mud-ﬁlled puddles on the upper ﬂoor of a structure where the music center will be. The land was once part of a large Toys”R”Us store. “That’s what we did in Bethesda when we opened the Landmark Theatre, which was that area’s ﬁrst theater to feature independent ﬁlms.” Federal Realty recently received approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board for the second phase, which will include tearing down the rest of Mid-Pike Plaza to make room for six new city blocks, Rose Park with outdoor sculptures and retail kiosks, and more retail, ofﬁce and residential units. Eventually, Pike & Rose hopes to have 450,000 square feet of retail, more than 1 million square feet of ofﬁce, 1,500 residential units and a 300-room luxury hotel all less than a quarter mile from the White Flint Metro station. Some tenants of Mid-Pike Plaza, including La Madeleine
and Chipotle, have signed on to move into the new development, and Goldman hopes to announce the hotel project soon. Plans for others like Toys R Us are still being negotiated. A.C. Moore moved to the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, while Silver Diner transferred to Federal Plaza. A little north of that project at 1775 Rockville Pike, InterContinental Hotels Group recently announced plans for a 167-room Even Hotel to open in early 2014. The hotel brand focuses on health and wellness with a gym, ﬁtness classes and healthy food options. In Gaithersburg, the Crown mixed-use project — another massive town center-type development in the planning stages for years that broke ground about a year ago — recently opened its first retailer, Starbucks. A Harris Teeter grocery store and LA Fitness, along with restaurants and other stores, are expected in the next few months. Numerous families have closed on new homes, while the Cadence at Crown, an apartment community in the downtown Crown neighborhood, will open its leasing ofﬁce in January. The community plans about 320,000 square feet of retail and commercial space with more than 2,000 residential units. email@example.com
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Continued from Page A-1 court swells a little higher. Recreation Assistant Mayra Fernandez said that the lump has been ﬁxed several times, to reappear soon after. She pointed out cracks in the wall and said that only two of the four burners on the kitchen stove worked still. The elecricity often shorts out when they use the kitchen too. “I feel like the facility is very limited in what we can do,” she said, adding, “I think [a new building] would be more cost effective in the long run, because they’re always ﬁxing things here.” A number of residents emphasized the importance of having a place for kids to gather and join in activities, especially with the growing population of the area. One Wheaton resident said mockingly that the county should not preserve the building because, “there was someone who sang in that building a some point,” referencing calls to save it because several wellknown bands played at the rec center in its early years, most
notably, but also disputed, Led Zeppelin. One parent, who has lived in Wheaton for 11 years, said the current location is ideal for the community, but because of the facility’s limitations, he takes his kids, ages 6 and 11, to other rec centers farther away to play sports. Several who testified against the historic designation felt that if the building were designated as historic, it would be in service of a minority, rather than the larger community that could beneﬁt from an improved rec center. Monica Braden, a Wheaton resident of 13 years, said that, “far from contributing to the historic fabric of Wheaton, it’s a step back, the building is obsolete.” Meanwhile, a woman who has been doing aerobics at the rec center several times a week for 29 years said, “I know its deﬁciencies very well,” and all it needs is a renovation. “I also think it’s quite beautiful,” she said. Others hoped that both improved facilities and preservation could be achieved. William Kirwin, chairman of the Historic Preservation
Commission, said that “given creativity and commitment,” the commission believes the rec center can be incorporated into a new plan. He also said “there is no building that is greener than one that already exists.” Architects working on the plan have expressed otherwise. Jeff Krulik, who produced “Led Zeppelin Played Here,” a documentary that makes the case for Led Zeppelin’s appearance at the rec center in 1969, expressed concerns over a lack of architectural diversity in the area. He worried that strip malls with “the same white-washed facade as the next,” will undercut the development of a distinct community. Orginially the board had planned to make a decision on whether to recommend the building for historic designation on Thursday following the hearing, but have decided to add a second hearing date because a local organization had advertised an incorrect time for the hearing, causing confusion for some who wished to participate. Additional input will be heard at a hearing on the evening of Nov. 14.
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During Montgomery County’s tribute to “everyday heroes” Tuesday in Rockville, Army 2nd Lt. Wells Weymouth (right) and Navy Ensign John Hunt, both medical students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, were recognized for helping save the life of a Potomac man who was hit by a car July 23 inside the Sam’s Club store in Gaithersburg. Also recognized Tuesday were two security guards from Montgomery College who performed CPR and saved the life of a student, and a man who came to the rescue of a woman trapped in her car that had been crushed by a fallen tree during the June 2012 derecho.
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A worker uses a leaf blower to clean the roof of the Wheaton Recreation Center and Library at 11711 Georgia Ave. in Wheaton.
elected ofﬁcials are perceived to be or are in fact inﬂuenced by partisan forces. “If partisan money were to enter into our campaign, partisan endorsements were to enter into our campaign, then we start to lose some of the character of ourselves as independent, community-driven leaders,” Hall said.
Matching the city’s nonpartisan elections to national elections would make that more likely to happen, he said. “The threat is there,” Hall said. “It’s a threat that doesn’t currently exist, so why introduce it?” Coyle said the risk of partisan inﬂuence outweighs a potential increase in voters who may come to the polls having paid more attention to national politicians than Rockville issues
and candidates. “The presidential cycle will bring all those national partisan issues into our campaign whether we like it or not,” he said. Rockville’s election is set for Nov. 5. The referendums are advisory, and the Mayor and Council have the ﬁnal say on whether or not Rockville changes its election schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Volunteers from The Foundation School worked to clean up outside the ofﬁces of On Our Own in Gaithersburg on Monday as part of Montgomery County’s Community Service Week.
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Montgomery County residents are invited to ﬂex their do-good muscles this week by volunteering to make their community a better place. Oct. 20 through 27 is the county’s Community Service Week, a time for nonprofits, business, religious, service and social groups to host volunteer service projects. Many have registered online with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center www.montgomeryserve. org, a website to connect individuals and groups with service opportunities. “We do these days of service to celebrate service and get people engaged,” said Katie Sayago, Days of Service coordinator for the volunteer center. “We hope people really connect with an organization and have the feeling of working together.” Sayago said there are more than 50 projects listed on the volunteer website and many of them require a number of people. “There are lots of ways to still get involved,” she said. Some opportunities include are a diaper distribution project with the D.C. Diaper Bank that is taking place in the Bank’s Silver Spring warehouse; a sandwich-making day at the International Cultural Center in Montgomery Village and collecting acorns with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, she said. “We give [the acorns] to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources state tree nursery to plant,” said Kimberly Knox, spokeswoman for the commission. DNR then distributes the seedlings for planting throughout the state, she said. Acorn collecting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Triadelphia Recreation Area in Brookeville on Saturday and at Browns Bridge Recreation Area in Silver Spring on Sunday. The D.C. Diaper Bank will be sorting and bundling diapers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednes-
day and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. “It’s a great family affair, even little kids can do it,” Heather Foley, chairwoman of the board of D.C. Diapers, said. “It involves counting and coloring labels and we have a play area for when they get tired of working.” The group, she said, distributes approximately 50,000 diapers a month to social service agencies across the D.C. area. The diapers come from donations and the group purchases many with money from grants and “the general good will of the community,” she said. Community Service Week kicked off this year with the World of Montgomery festival at Westﬁeld Wheaton Plaza Mall which had a community service area for children and adults to show their commitment to the community by participating in on-site projects. Among the hands-on opportunities at the World of Montgomery were: sandwich-making sponsored by So What Else, a nonproﬁt that provides services to at risk youth in the Washington metropolitan area; letterwriting to U.S. troops abroad sponsored by Mover Moms of Bethesda and a demonstration from Bikes for the World. Many of the week’s volunteer activities are scheduled for Saturday, the 27th Day of Service in the county, which aligns with National Make a Difference Day, Sayago said. Last year, about 2,000 people participated in projects during the week leading up to the Day of Service, Sayago said in an email. “The Volunteer Center engaged residents in volunteer projects throughout Montgomery County for Community Service Day with projects available the week of Oct. 22-28 , 75 organizations were involved in 85 projects to engage new and ongoing volunteers to make an impact in our county and 1,959 residents volunteered 6,167.5 hours for Community Service Day. Also 32,000 lbs. of food was collected over Community Service Day weekend at Giant Grocery Stores for Manna Food Center,” she wrote. email@example.com
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Maryland might require applicants for a new handgun license to shoot a gun ﬁrst, but it does not require the many private ranges in the state to open their doors to those applicants. Maryland’s new law that went into effect Oct. 1 mandates those who apply for a handgun qualiﬁcation license to complete a training course. Part of that course must include ﬁring one live round. Where applicants will be able to meet that requirement in many parts of the state remains a mostly unanswered question. Of the 23 counties in Maryland, only 19 have ranges, according to a list published by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Baltimore city and Dorchester, Calvert, Howard and Somerset counties do not have a range. Nothing in the new law or
regulations requires private ranges to open their facilities to nonmembers, said Shannon Alford, Maryland state liaison with the National Riﬂe Association. “Offering a ﬁrearms range is a wonderful thing to allow people to enjoy the sport of shooting, but it includes a lot of responsibility and a lot of liability,” Alford said. “It is to be expected that a number of them will not allow their facilities to be used by just anyone.” Montgomery County is home to only four gun ranges, all private. Currently, use of those ranges is limited. There are few parts of the county to ﬁre a gun outside of a range. At the Bethesda-Chevy Chase chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, only members and their guests can use the range, said James Hubbard, the chapter’s legislative chair. The organization has no plans to offer training for the handgun qualiﬁcation license, he said. Lee Hays said the Izaak Walton League’s Rockville chapter, where he is president, likely will offer its members training courses that meet the mandate, but whether
it will open those courses to nonmembers remains to be seen. In Damascus, the Wildlife Achievement Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is considering offering a training course for members, then, possibly, a course for nonmembers, President Chuck Crooks said. “We’re still trying to assess the law and what the training encompasses,” he said. Crooks said the organization has not seen the ﬁnal requirements for the course and is concerned about liability. Maryland State Police was not required to map out the course for instructors, spokesman Greg Shipley said. The course requirements were set forth in the law, he said. The law requires the course to be four hours and include instruction on state ﬁrearm laws, home ﬁrearm safety, and handgun mechanics and operation. Applicants also must ﬁre a live round, proving they can safely operate the ﬁrearm. “However, we have gone above and beyond and put a draft training curriculum together for qualified firearms instructors,”
Shipley said. Maryland’s hunter safety courses also would meet the requirements of the law, he said. Crooks said the hunter safety courses are the only ones his chapter of the Izaak Walton League currently offers that satisfy the new law. Unfortunately, hunter safety courses only happen around hunting season, and seats are limited, Alford said. The courses are so limited, Alford said she had to go to Pennsylvania to take her hunter’s safety course. Crooks said his chapter hosts about four hunter safety courses each year and attendance has reached record highs for 2013. He did not have exact ﬁgures available. Hays said the Rockville chapter offers about four hunter safety courses each year, as well as NRA handgun courses.
According to the Department of Natural Resources’ website, there is only one more hunter safety course for the year offered in Montgomery County, and it is at the Rockville Izaak Walton chapter. And it is full. Questions remain as to where applicants will be able to go to take a course that meets the requirement outside of a hunter safety course. State police have published a list of qualiﬁed handgun instructors. Rockville-based Gilbert Indoor Range’s website says it offers a pistol course that meets the requirements of the law. A representative of the range declined to comment. According to the website, the course will be held twice in October and November and is limited to 16 people. The cost is $125 for premier members and $165 for everyone else, and only covers classroom and instruction materi-
als. Comparatively, a hunter safety course costs $5. John Josselyn, legislative vice president of the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, would not comment when asked if ranges in the Baltimore area were offering courses or opening their doors to nonmembers. In addition to a training requirement, Maryland’s new gun law requires background checks, ﬁngerprinting and a licensing fee for everyone purchasing regulated ﬁrearms — a category that includes handguns but not shotguns or hunting riﬂes. The law also bans about 40 semiautomatic riﬂes deemed to be “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. It also restricts gun ownership by certain people with a history of mental illness. firstname.lastname@example.org 1894887
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SCHOOL LIFE For young collectors, it’s in the cards Students involved in Cards2Kids focused on helping others
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Andrew Berube’s sports card collection got so big, his mother said he needed to do something about it. His answer was to do something charitable. Andrew, 10, and his friend Ben LeBlanc, 13, formed DC Ambassador for Cards2Kids, a local afﬁliate of an Illinois nonproﬁt started to share sports cards with young people in need. The boys and Ben’s 8-year-old brother, Graham, collect, sort, package and donate cards to charities around the region to distribute to other children. “We donate them to places like the Boys and Girls Club in Germantown, the Ronald McDonald House in Washington, and to children at Walter Reed, through the Red Cross,” said Andrew, a fourth-grader at Wyngate Elementary School in Bethesda. “We have 110,000 [cards] in our basement.” Cards2Kids was started in 2011 by John Makowiec, a Chicago-area teenager who wanted to share his passion for collecting with others, especially kids who were ill or did not have the means to buy cards.
There are now four affiliates in the Midwest, one in New Jersey and Bethesda’s DC Ambassadors, according to the Cards2Kids website. Ben is an eighth-grader at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Graham is a third-grader at Bethesda Elementary School. In less than a year, Andrew, Ben and Graham have become masters of sorting cards into two categories — “A,” the most popular sports ﬁgures, and “B,” who are less popular, but still in demand. “It’s baseball, basketball and football cards that we do,” Graham said. “And hockey, but not so many.” The most tedious part of the job, the boys said, is packing 15 sports cards plus a Cards2Kids card into each plastic bag that eventually will be delivered to another child. “We give them out to patients in the hospital,” said Marin Reynes, senior station manager for the American Red Cross at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. “A piece of entertainment to keep your mind off of why you are here is appreciated.” Ofﬁcially, the boys meet monthly to sort and package, but they get together at other times too, and work at home whenever they have extra time, Andrew’s mother, Anne Berube, said. And they are still personal collectors. They separate the two collections, never keeping a card, no matter how appealing, that was donated to Card-
s2Kids, said Leslie LeBlanc, Ben and Graham’s mother. “Like the encased 24-carat gold, signed Nolan Ryan card,” Andrew said. “We are going to donate it.” The boys and their mothers agreed that they have learned a lot about the ethics of being ambassadors, receiving cards for a purpose and being honest to their mission. “When we put on our [Cards2Kids] shirts, it’s all about Cards2Kids,” Ben said. In addition to the day-to-day work with the cards, the boys also have to contact charities about accepting their cards and conduct card drives to get new offerings. They are doing drives at their schools and have collection boxes at two local card stores — House of Cards in Silver Spring and Hall of Fame Cards in Potomac. “We are just beginning to work with them,” Chuck Bortnick, the store manager at House of Cards, said. “It sounds like a good group and a good cause.” Once, Andrew said, they put out a collection box at a card show and got 7,500 cards. They also get them from friends and neighbors who know about the work. “Some people are really faithful donators,” Anne Berube said. “They send good cards because they know they are going to kids.” Good cards for kids in this case are
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From left, Graham and Ben LeBlanc and Andrew Berube sort cards, looking for the best selections to package and donate to local children through the nonproﬁt Cards2Kids. current, no earlier than 2007, Ben said, because they want the kids to know the players. They also encourage people to donate unopened packs of cards. “For [the] Children’s Inn at [the National Institutes of Health], they have to be unopened packs because they are concerned about germs,” Andrew said. “We are hoping to get unopened packs to give to [them].” The DC Ambassadors do not accept money — only cards. “We don’t need much money to run it — basically, just for boxes [to store] the cards and bags for the cards,” Anne
Berube said. “Both families knew there would be a certain amount of expense.” Andrew said he has learned a lot sorting cards. “I’ve learned a lot about older players,” he said. “I’ve also learned that people really like this.” Ben said he had to learn to manage his time better to keep up with school, sports, his own card collection and Cards2Kids. “I’ve learned a lot about caring and helping other kids,” Ben said.
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EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Bethesda-Chevy Chase teens celebrate Day of the Girl Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School chapter of School
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School seniors Michelle Budin (left) and Vivian Vazquez, and junior Nathan Kaye pose by their booths at the school’s School Girls Unite Day of the Girl Arts and Actions Night on Oct. 11. Unite Club at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School led the successful campaign to gain U.S. support for the recently recognized U.N. International Day of the Girl,” Kuttner wrote in an email. “This year, the movement against gender injustices continues as the School Girls Unite Club reaches out to involve the community in the Day of the Girl.”
Language study scholarships available About 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for U.S. high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. The program is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It seeks to increase Americans’ capacity to engage with native speakers of critical
Marine Band in concert at Montgomery Blair High The President’s Own Marine Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery Blair High School, 52 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring. Selections will include Sousa marches, an orchestral transcription of Aaron Copland’s “El Salón México” and John Williams’ original fanfare written for the band. Other highlights include clarinet soloist John Norton performing Eric Richards’ “A Klezmer Tribute” and baritone Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Bennear singing Stephen Bulla’s arrangement “Pride of a People.” The concert will conclude with an armed forces salute honoring all veterans. The public is invited; no tickets are required. For more information visit ﬁnearts. mbhs.edu or call 301-649-2839.
St. Raphael School and St. Raphael Nursery School will hold an open
house doubleheader Monday. The school, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be open from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and the nursery school from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. The nursery school has programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and pre-kindergarten, plus extended-day offerings. Each open house starts with a presentation, followed by a tour of the facilities. Child care is available during the open house. The schools are at 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. For more information call 301-762-2143 or visit www.straphaelschoolmd.org.
County to offer ﬂu vaccine clinics in November The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free, nasal spray ﬂu vaccine clinics in November for children 18 and younger at a number of public schools. The ﬁrst will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1, at John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring; Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville; and Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown. No classes will be held that day because it is a professional day for teachers. The clinics are open to any school-age child. All public elementary schools will host a ﬂu clinic either Nov. 11 or Nov. 12, following early dismissal of students those days. The clinics are free, but registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies. To register visit www2.
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Girls Unite celebrated the Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 with a Day of the Girl Arts and Actions Night in the school cafeteria. The event, designed to celebrate girls’ rights and recognize the struggles that still exist, featured performances by local teen artists and information booths where participants could learn about and engage in dialogue on speciﬁc issues affecting girls. Guest speakers included Donna Wilkinson, wide receiver of the D.C Divas football team, who discussed pursuing her passion, and Gary Barker, international director of Promundo, a nonproﬁt that works with men to eliminate violence against women. About 250 people attended the event, said Emily Kuttner, co-president with Julia Fine of the chapter. “It was so great so see a variety of people from the school and the community, all the ages,” Kuttner said. “The best part was the energy. It was so exciting to see so many people dedicated to changing the status quo when it comes to women.” School Girls Unite is a “...100 percent youth-led movement committed to promoting the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11 as a platform for change in the U.S.,” according to its website, www.schoolgirlsunite.org. In December 2011, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring Oct. 11 the International Day of the Girl Child. Its purpose is “to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world,” according to the U.N.’s website. The focus of this year’s day was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” “Two years ago, the School Girls
languages by providing formal and informal language learning through a study abroad experience, which includes language classes and living in a local community abroad, often with a host family. Scholarships to participate in summer or academic year programs are available for the study of Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Tajiki, Russian and Turkish. The merit-based scholarships cover domestic and international travel, tuition and related academic expenses, daily language classes, supporting cultural activities, room and board, and secondary health beneﬁts for travel abroad. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, high school students with a grade point average of at least 2.5, and 15 to 18 years old at the start of the program. The application deadline is Nov. 5. More eligibility criteria and applications are at nsliforyouth.org.
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WSSC calendar contest for students is underway The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is accepting entries for its fourth annual calendar contest. Students in second through ﬁfth grades in schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties are eligible to enter artwork promoting the theme “Why I ‘Can the Grease.’” “Can the Grease” is the utility’s ongoing effort to urge residents to pour fats, oils and grease into a can and then dispose of them in the trash rather than pour the clogging materials down the drain. When too much of these materials get into the sewer system, backups occur, which can be costly to repair and can harm the environment. Entries must be no larger than 8½ by 11 inches and no smaller than 5½ by 11 inches. Students may use any medium, such as oil, watercolor, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, and crayon, but three-dimensional work will not be accepted. Mounted and framed entries will not be judged. Entries must have the artist’s name, grade, school, school address, teacher’s name and teacher’s email address on their back. Only one entry can be submitted per student. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Entries may be sent or delivered to WSSC, Attn: Community Outreach Group, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. Twelve winners will be chosen for the 2014 calendar. Each winner will receive $100 and six copies of the calendar. For more information, contact the utility at 301-206-7019.
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HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Healthy Cooking Series: Gluten Free Foods, from 6-8
p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. By demonstrating delicious, ﬂavorful recipes, you will learn helpful tips on how to stock a gluten-free pantry and recipes sure to inspire your palette. Call for prices. 301-896-3939. www.suburbanhospital.org.
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Boarman, Jagoda Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Boarman of Olney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Michelle Boarman, to Douglas Andrew Jagoda, son of Mrs. Elaine Jagoda Adornetto and stepson of Mr. Thomas Adornetto of Derwood. The bride-to-be graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring in 2004 and went on to graduate magna cum laude from East Carolina University in 2008, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication. Ashley is employed by MGH of Owings Mills as a public relations senior account executive. The prospective groom graduated from Col. Zadok A. Magruder High School in Derwood in 2004 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2008. Douglas is employed by Clark Construction of Bethesda as an assistant superintendent. A June 2014 wedding is planned in Baltimore.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Make plans to attend MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s ﬁrst health fair for older adults, Thriving as You Age. During this event, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with medical experts and learn about health topics on aging. www.montgomerygeneral.org.
Donoho, Constantine Stephen Donoho of Geneseo, Ill., and William and Kathy Blackburn of Silver Creek, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephenie Ann Donoho, to James V. Constantine, son of Ted and Sharon Constantine of Bethesda. The bride-to-be graduated with honors from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va., and is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech. She is currently employed as a government contracts manager at Wesco Distribution Inc. The prospective groom is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and graduated from York College in York, Pa., in 2004. He is currently employed at Comprint Military Publications as an advertising consultant. The couple resides in Clarksburg. A ceremony and reception is planned for September 2014.
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UPCOMING the church’s Fellowship Hall, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. The church will also observe Orphan Sunday that day. All are welcome. Services are held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www.Neelsville.org
ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church
Lynch, Foster Madison Booth and Wilma Harmon Dunlap celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10, 2013. Wed on Oct. 10, 1953, at Tacoma Park Baptist Church, they’ve enjoyed a wonderful and stimulating life together, all spent in the Silver Spring area. After starting their honeymoon sharing the Hershey Hotel with Dwight Eisenhower’s birthday party, they visited the Finger Lakes region, including Niagara falls, the Thousand Islands region and Quebec. The couple’s children and their spouses are Tom and Linda Dunlap of Winston-Salem, N.C., Susan and Steve Kline of Olney and Cynthia and Ken Gwynn of Raleigh, N.C. They also enjoy their eight grandchildren: Jack, Pete and his wife Cameron, Sally, Michael, Laura, Amy, David and Matthew.
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Gerard and Marla Lynch of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Leigh Lynch, to Sean Richard Foster, son of Richard and Barbara Anne Foster of Germantown. Christina is the granddaughter of Henry and Kay Shenton of Apopka, Fla., and the late Kevin and Mary Pat Lynch of Timonium. Sean is the grandson of Elizabeth Kondraki and the late Anthony Kondraki of Upland, Pa. He is also the grandson of the late Charles and Margaret Foster of Farmingdale, N.Y., and Lake Worth, Fla. The bride-to-be, who resides in Frederick, attended Colonel Zadok Magruder High School. She received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. The prospective groom, who also resides in Frederick, attended Seneca Valley High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University and his master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. The couple met while teaching middle school in Germantown. A September 2014 wedding is planned in Frederick.
Safe Sitter, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Comprehensive training course teaching 11- to 13-year-olds the essentials of babysitting. Course includes tactics in handling emergencies basic ﬁrst aid and childcare skills. $95. Registration required. If you are interested in becoming a Safe Sitter instructor, please call 301-8962999. www.suburbanhospital. org.
MONDAY, OCT. 28 Learn to Understand Your Anger, from 7-9 p.m. at
Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Understand your anger style, its triggers and the impact on your health. Discover healthy and practical techniques for managing your anger in everyday situations. Not appropriate for court referrals. $20. www.suburbanhospital.org.
St., Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year.
Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old
Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Childcare is
provided. This year’s theme, “A Beautiful Mess: Embracing Your Story,” focuses on remembering that beauty can come out of chaos and that your past, present and future can be used for good with God’s love. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email email@example.com.
Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,
Germantown, has returned to its Fall worship schedule, with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www. Neelsville.org.
Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown
Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. 301-8817275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org. Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301-421-9166 or visit www.libertygrovechurch.org.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
For Team Rockville As a city of 60,000 or more, Rockville still has a smalltown feel with tree-lined streets and local businesses. While many people ﬁnd the city a desirable place to live, the evolution from small town to large suburb can be a recipe for tension. On top of that, the rules put in place to limit development have had unexpected consequences. City leaders are having a substantial debate over the next steps. Next month, Rockville voters PIERZCHALA, will cast ballots at a time when SLATE BEST the city is at the cusp of changing its culture. Growth, and the FOR CITY city’s management of growth, have guided The Gazette’s endorsements. For that reason — and several others — we endorse the Team Rockville slate. The city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and its Adequate Public Facilities Standards deserves study. And we believe the Team Rockville slate will make well-reasoned changes to the rules — not to allow widespread development, but to make sensible changes for the city. Team Rockville includes Mark Pierzchala, a battletested, two-term councilman who now wants to succeed Phyllis Marcuccio as mayor. Pierzchala and Marcuccio have disagreed often on city matters, and his election could mean a new direction for the city. With his probusiness agenda, residents would have a clear vision of what that direction is. The slate also includes Tom Moore, the only incumbent seeking re-election, as well as Beryl L. Feinberg, Virginia Onley and Julie Palakovich Carr. Feinberg, Onley and Palakovich Carr would be serving their ﬁrst terms in elective positions. Of the slate’s four council candidates, Palakovich Carr is the easiest to endorse. She provides fact-ﬁlled answers to questions, and the city will be well-served by the thoughtful analysis she’ll bring to the council. Virginia Onley has worked her way up, serving on her homeowners’ ONLINE association and other city In Silver Spring, some bodies. She has a passion people love Donna Kerr’s for the city. She’s a good elaborately spooky soldier who has worked hard for the city. “Haunted Garden” for the The last two endorsefun it adds to ments come with caveats. Halloween. But some who Moore, a lawyer, has live near her decked-out a reputation for interroWorth Avenue home are gating anyone testifying wholly annoyed, fed up before the council. He with the incoming wave should recognize that a of vehicles and spectacity resident appearing tors. This is more than a at a city meeting is not a nuisance issue. witness at trial. Still, he — and Pierzchala — provide Read the full editorial at a strong voice for open www.gazette.net. government. Beryl Feinberg also serves as deputy director and chief operating ofﬁcer for the county’s Department of General Services. She promises to recuse herself whenever county and city matters conﬂict. We can trust her to weigh judiciously the line of what’s appropriate and what isn’t. What concerns us, however, is whether she’ll be effective in both jobs. The city and county are likely to disagree, and she could face the difﬁculty of professional responsibilities and political service. Ordinarily, we would shy away from endorsing an entire slate; we think it’s justiﬁed this time. The past few years, Rockville council meetings have been marked by sniping and in-ﬁghting. These ﬁve people came together to say they could work together to ﬁnd solutions. There’s no guarantee that the slate will ﬁnd harmony the next two years, but at this point, we’ll give them the beneﬁt of the doubt. More than anything — more even than the growth issues the city faces — Rockville needs a governing body that can work together. It would be an overstatement to say that the Rockville council mimics what we’re seeing in Washington,D.C., but Congress serves as a stark reminder why elected leaders need to work for common goals. Also, Team Rockville’s opponents did not ﬁeld a complete slate, so at least two members of Team Rockville are going to win no matter the results on Election Day. In the mayor’s race, Pierzchala faces Bridget Donnell Newton, who is also a two-term council member. For the council, Claire Marcuccio Whitaker and Don Hadley are candidates. Newton, Whitaker and Hadley are longtime Rockville residents. Each brings talents and experience that could serve the city well. And we believe each has the city’s best interests at heart. In another election, with different candidates, any could have earned our endorsement. This year, with this ﬁeld of candidates, we picked Team Rockville.
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LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR
As the holidays approach, food drives and other hungerrelief efforts seem to be everywhere ... except your local Costco. Although this retailer is the current darling of the “socially responsible” ﬁnancial set and has been praised by President Obama and patronized by Vice President Biden, a closer look at Costco’s record in helping the hungry shows it to be more Scrooge than saint. In an email, Arthur D. Jackson Jr., Costco’s vice president of general administration, said the company would not likely have a food drive at any of its locations. “There are just too many worthy causes that would love to have that access, we would never be
Cold-hearted Costco able to accommodate them all. Once we allow one we’d be hard pressed to deny it to others,” he said. But what happens to all the food in stores that isn’t purchased before its sell-by date? Most large retailers, including BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club, Costco’s direct competitors, have robust programs for collecting and donating products to food banks and soup kitchens. But not Costco. It composts that food and sells it for use as fertilizer and livestock feed. Just how much food does Costco dispose of in this way? According to ﬁgures in Costco’s own 2009 Sustainability Report, each Costco location produces an average
of 3.7 tons of food waste each week. The number of Costco locations in the U.S. is 448 and growing. That means each year Costco composts or throws away more than 172 million pounds of food, about 7 pounds for each of its more than 25 million U.S. members. So why doesn’t Costco donate this food to some of the “many worthy causes” mentioned by Mr. Jackson? After all, the same economies of scale in selling only large-sized packages of food that help make Costco so proﬁtable would also apply to food donations. The answer, unfortunately, appears to be proﬁt. Donating food would require Costco to pay employees
Councilman Rice has his work cut out for him — and so do we We are lucky that our elected County Council representative Craig Rice is young, energetic and thoughtful. We need to give him and our issues strong support. Last week, Rice hosted a town meeting in Damascus [“Rice set to tackle traffic,” Sept. 25]. Without fanfare, and almost without any notes, he, along with several members of the police department, covered an amazing array of issues facing both the upcounty, which Rice represents, and Montgomery County as a whole. We heard about transportation, Clarksburg and drug enforcement programs. It was good to hear facts, plans and issues presented in honest, thoughtful terms. It was reassuring to see residents listening, asking thoughtful questions and voicing their own concerns. The evening represented the best of our demo-
cratic process. Now the responsibility for the next steps in our local democracy rest with us. Will we call the Board of Elections to support having an early voting site at the Damascus Community Recreation Center, which was the excellent site for the meeting? Will we keep a close eye on decisions affecting the headwaters of Ten Mile Creek, the last and only clean water source that backs up water for our region’s 4.2 million people? We know backup systems have been used in the past. We know it is only a matter of time that these backup systems will be called into full primary service. Who among us will speak for our natural resources, clear air and clean water? Will we go to the public library or go online and review the county’s next six-year planning document — the CIP — to
check for what is and is not included for our area, the largest geographic and population area of Montgomery County? And if the roads, the buildings, the needs are not reﬂected there, will we write letters, attend hearings and testify? What about transportation? A real town center with the promised public library for Clarksburg? The list goes on and on. Rice has his work cut out for him and so do we as we watch him weigh the issues, the facts and the needs of the people who elected him. We are also lucky to have The Gazette send reporters to cover local events and local issues. This is another major support for our democracy. So in spite of the somber news all around us, we still have a great deal to be thankful for.
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County should match state in aid to working poor
Is this why Mr. O’Malley raised the gas taxes? To waste our money on unnecessary projects? My son pointed out to me that this has been going on for a while along other roads. I would like to know who the people are that set priorities at MDOT? Shame on them all!
Antonio Corsini, Rockville
Linda Anderson, Silver Spring
Maria Pedak-Kari, Damascus
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Timothy F. Reynolds, Silver Spring
The Montgomery County Council has the chance to greatly ease the burden of making ends meet for thousands of households living below the poverty level. By passing Expedited Bill 8-13, the council would restore the county’s match with Maryland’s Earned Income Tax Credit funding to 100 percent, as it was from 2000 through 2010. A “hand up,” not a “hand out” from the EITC has proven successful for 40 years since President Ford signed it into law in 1974. It helps the working poor — most of whom are single adults with two children — survive while earning at or near the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That comes to a shamefully insufﬁcient $15,000 a year full time for those fortunate enough to secure full-time work in these challenging times. Fully restoring the county’s match means more than 30,000 residents will get a modest tax credit of over $500. That’s not a complete solution, but enough for many to fully cover their medical expenses or most of their monthly food bills. Such assistance not only eases some of the pressure on low-income families, but is a wise public investment in the long-term strength of our region’s economy, children and future.
Sidewalk projects are wasting money In the article of Oct. 2 [“Raised bricks on Georgia Avenue sidewalks called a possible hazard”], a project is referred to “sidewalk restoration.” I call it “sidewalk robbery.” Over the past several months I observed miles of perfectly sound sidewalks been pulled up and replaced along Georgia Avenue from Aspen Hill to Olney. Miles of these sidewalks had been built only a couple of years ago.
to sort the food, and somebody would have to bear the cost of transporting it to hunger-relief agencies. It’s apparently more proﬁtable for Costco to sell the food for pig slop than give it to hungry people. Costco derives most of its proﬁts from the annual membership fee it charges. And Costco is not reticent about taking from the communities where it operates, such as the $4 million subsidy Montgomery County taxpayers gave to help bring a new Costco to Wheaton. When Costco solicits you for a membership, ask why Costco doesn’t do more for hungry people.
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Maryland’s historic governor’s race
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Maryland voters can make history next year by electing either the state’s ﬁrst black governor (Anthony Brown or Charles Lollar) the ﬁrst governor from Montgomery County (Doug Gansler) or the ﬁrst woman/lesbian governor (Heather Mizeur). But history is already being made not for who’s running, but for who’s not running. When Gansler this week picked Joline Ivey, a P.G. county delegate, as his running mate, both parties’ major gubernatorial tickets became finalized without a single candidate from Baltimore. So, MY MARYLAND barring a highly BLAIR LEE unlikely, lastminute Baltimorean’s entry into the governor’s race, this is the ﬁrst time in more than a century that no one from Baltimore will appear on the gubernatorial ballot. Gansler (Montgomery) is running with Ivey (P.G.); Republican David Craig (Harford) is running with Jeannie Haddaway (Talbot); and Anthony Brown (P.G.) is running with Ken Ulman (Howard). Ulman is peddling himself as a Baltimorean but no matter how many Ravens jerseys he dons, he was raised in Columbia and schooled in P.G. and D.C. The disappearance of Baltimore candidates is a stunning development given that seven of our last eight governors were from either Baltimore city or Baltimore County (Agnew, Mandel, Hughes, Schaefer, Ehrlich and O’Malley). Only Parris Glendening (P.G.) interrupted Baltimore’s 48-year control of the governor’s mansion. And at least he had a Baltimore-area lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. I had to go back to the 1911 election (they were odd years back then) to ﬁnd a governor’s race without a Baltimorean. The incumbent, Austin Crothers (Cecil) a progressive-era reformer, couldn’t seek re-election because his liberal policies split the Democratic party. So, two Democratic state senators battled for the nomination; the machine candidate, Arthur Pue Gorman Jr. (Howard) vs. the reform liberal, Blair Lee (Montgomery). In one of state history’s most bitter elections, Gorman defeated great-granddad,
but the resulting acrimony split the party allowing Philip Goldsborough (Dorchester) to become Maryland’s governor, only the second Republican since the Civil War. In politics, demographics is destiny and Baltimore city’s demographics stink. Since World War II, when it accounted for nearly half the state’s population, the city has lost a third of its residents. More people lived in Baltimore city during World War I than today when Baltimore is merely 11 percent of Maryland’s population and, even worse, cast only 8.5 percent of the statewide vote in the last two gubernatorial elections. With the loss of population has gone the loss of state and federal legislative seats, bad news for a city that survives on state and federal aid. And now it appears that Baltimore is losing control of the governor’s ofﬁce, one of the most powerful in the nation. How much money will the city get when a non-Baltimore governor writes the 2015 budget? Baltimore congressman Dutch Ruppersburger coyly hints that he might ﬁll the vacuum. But it’s unlikely that Dutch wants to go down in history as the man who destroyed Maryland’s Democratic party by defeating Anthony Brown, its ﬁrst African-American gubernatorial hopeful. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempts salvaging some face by warning that, “I don’t think there’s a way to win the governor’s race without the Baltimore vote.” That might be true for the Democratic nomination, but Bob Ehrlich won the 2002 general election without carrying the city. The age-old axiom “the road to the governor’s mansion leads through Baltimore” is becoming increasingly obsolete. Instead, Maryland’s political center of gravity has shifted to the D.C. suburbs, 30 miles and one media market distant from Baltimore. If Gansler, Brian Frosh (or Bill Frick) and Peter Franchot all win, Maryland’s governor, attorney general and comptroller will all be Montgomery Countians. How weird is that? Hail to the Redskins and please pass the tofu and bean sprouts.
Get Gansler Doug Gansler and Anthony Brown have both spent the last eight years preparing for the 2014 governor’s contest. During that time, Gansler skillfully outmaneuvered Brown by becoming Maryland’s ﬁrst white poli-
tician to back Barack Obama in 2008 (Brown tagged along with O’Malley’s support of Hillary Clinton) and by being the ﬁrst major elected ofﬁcial to back gay marriage long before it was popular. Gansler, as attorney general, has also compiled a long list of court victories and ran his ofﬁce, generally, without incident or scandal. Meanwhile, Brown’s signature accomplishments were BRAC (preparing for the inﬂux of new military personnel), Maryland’s Obamacare roll-out (so far an embarrassing ﬂub), and garnering the support of most Democratic elected officials. Stuck with the Obamacare ﬁasco and facing Gansler’s bulletproof record, the Brown campaign is exploiting Gansler’s only weakness — his brash intemperance, reckless arrogance, oversized ego and big mouth. First, it was the tape of Gansler telling supporters that Brown was mainly running on being black. Somehow the secret tape mysteriously fell into the hands of the Washington Post reporter, John Wagner, a notorious O’Malley administration shill, who dutifully ran it on the paper’s front page. Now, two months later it’s “Troopergate,” allegations that Gansler hectored his state trooper drivers into bypassing trafﬁc jams by driving on the shoulders with emergency lights ﬂashing. Again, it was John Wagner and, again, it was on the Post’s front page. The “Troopergate” allegations stem from a 2011 internal state police memo that, we are supposed to believe, suddenly appeared in John Wagner’s sleep, causing him to ﬁle a freedom of information request. Wagner’s miraculous “investigative journalism” became a damaging front page scandal on the day before Gansler announced his running mate. A coincidence? I’m no Gansler fan, but I hate political “hit jobs” by so-called journalists and news desks who hold themselves out as objective truthseekers and reliable fact messengers. Do the voters of Maryland realize that they’re being unscrupulously manipulated? That’s the greater scandal of “Troopergate.” Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at www.gazette.net/blairlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I read Matthew D. Taylor’s letter (“Another Wegmans Lament,” Oct. 9) with great amusement, certain until the very end that it was an elaborate joke, perhaps an homage to Robin Williams’ coffee-induced panic in “Moscow on the Hudson.” But, as I read his conclusion, it dawned on me that he was serious: He really does believe that their fresh produce section is “unnecessarily vast” and
that their convenient and high-quality assortment of grocery and non-grocery items is “excessive.” I suggest that if more local residents visit Wegmans, they will see that they’re being denied a product selection superior to Giant and Safeway in both quality and quantity. My only Wegmans lament? That’s it’s so far away!
David Edelstein, Bethesda
Is Maryland going over the cliff? The Oct. 2 Letter from Dan Bongino [“Texas has nothing on Maryland, except opportunity”] should be read by every Marylander. His letter was obviously motivated by the recent overtures by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas touting the advantages of Marylanders moving to Texas. It is refreshing and inspiring to have a candidate for Congress speak the truth when he identiﬁes the current advantages of Maryland over Texas and warns that these advantages will fade away if the state continues on its current course. His objective is obvious — to wake up Marylanders to a growing problem that needs resolution. He states Maryland does not provide motivation to succeed, to make something of oneself. This is the process that strengthens the economic ﬁber of a state. It gives one state an advantage over another that fails to understand this concept. As he says, we are in the process of losing these advantages because of an unfavorable business climate and an ever-increasing tax burden causing the ﬂight of taxpayers to other states. He makes his case by pointing out that over 66,000 Marylanders have ﬂed the
state to avoid increasing taxes and regulations. Why is all this happening? Why is this governor and this legislature raising taxes in almost every category, e.g. sales, income, property, gasoline tax, seeking additional sources of revenue like the nefarious rain tax, and over regulating businesses? Why is this state unleashing the very factors that inhibit growth and opportunity? Are higher order factors motivating all this? Is one factor the political climate in which Maryland has become a one-party state forcing its will on all? Doesn’t a one-party system of government resemble failed similar one-party systems like socialism, communism, dictatorships and kingships? Is the other factor the sometimes-heard charge that Maryland has become a sanctuary state? If so, is this imposing ﬁnancial burdens on the state that can be met only through increased taxes? Regardless of political afﬁliation, elected state (and national) officials have an obligation to evaluate cause and effect before taking any action that might impose a burden on its citizenry and prevent progress.
Warren Manison, Potomac
Whose morals will they use? In their letter, [“Organizations: Council must help those on brink of poverty,” Oct. 16] ofﬁcers from 11 local organizations “demand just and fair laws that reﬂect our moral teachings.” Really? That sounds suspiciously like the approach the Taliban uses. Just what are the moral teachings that they demand be codified into Maryland law? Are their moral teachings expressed in the Sermon on the Mount, or the Koran, or the Hindu Ve-
das, or the Communist Manifesto? Who knows? This group goes on to say that they pledge to work with the Montgomery County Council to advance the health and well-being “of all county residents.” I’m unclear how their moral teachings will necessarily advance my health and well-being, although they would likely increase my taxes.
Bill Fallon, Gaithersburg
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BLAKE BOYS’ SOCCER ACCOMPLISHES TWO FIRSTS IN SCHOOL HISTORY, B-3
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Wootton sophomore golfer can hit the ball as far as the boys BY TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
There is a running joke among the elite golfers in Montgomery County: “Back it up, Delaney Shah, to where the big boys play.” While the boys in the county blast away with driver from the middle tees, Thomas S. Wootton High School’s sophomore can smooth over a hybrid club or a 3-wood from the closer red tee boxes — where women traditionally tee it up from — and still carry it well past all of their balls, oftentimes no more than a gloriﬁed chip away from the green. Sometimes she can appreciate the advantage. Most of the time she actually does wish she could step back and take it to them on a neutral playing ﬁeld. “A lot of guys joke around with me about it,” said Shah, who won both the girls’ and co-ed individual district titles, shooting 68 in each. “I hit it a lot further than girls hit it and they’ll say, ‘Oh, this isn’t fair,’ but they got to realize that I’m not a normal girl. I’m a little bigger and stronger and I can hit it a lot further. It’s kind of an inside joke now.” It might be a joke to the ones who see Shah on a regular basis. They’re all used to it. They know she can’t help it — rules are rules. But put her — and two other girls — on a team that upends a three-time defending state champion
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Advice PRO BOWLER
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s Jesse Aniebonam pursues the ball against Gonzaga in the Falcons’ loss to the Eagles on Sept. 20.
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Good Counsel senior excited to train with his cousin, Falcons’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora
DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER
Jesse Aniebonam, considering joining the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football program, visited the school in eighth grade and met defensive line coach Kevin McFadden. McFadden saw Aniebonam’s long arms, big feet and even his big nose and thought, “He just looked different. There was some-
thing about him.” The coach, wanting to see whether Aniebonam’s athleticism matched his physique, took him to the gym, positioned him underneath the basketball hoop and told him to jump. “His elbow touched the rim,” McFadden said. “I told him, I said, ‘You do everything I tell you to do, you’ll be one of the best defensive ends. You’ll be top three in the country if you do everything I tell you to do.’ And he did ev-
erything I told him to do.” The U.S. Army All-American Bowl announced its selection of Aniebonam last week, the latest honor for the Silver Spring resident who committed to Maryland and has the pedigree of a star defensive end. Aniebonam’s 38 ﬁrst cousins include National Football League defensive end Osi
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Boys’ race wide open; B-CC girls the team to beat BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
This year’s Montgomery County boys’ soccer season has been so unpredictable Walt Whitman High School boys’ soccer coach Dave Green said he half considered running a
March Madness-type bracket pool for the upcoming postseason, which begins with Thursday and Friday’s region tournament ﬁrst-round games. Popularity in high-level club soccer’s expansion from its original nucleus in the Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville areas has lead to increased parity among Montgomery County teams and that equity among teams has reached new heights in 2013, coaches agreed.
There are six teams legitimate contenders for the all-county Class 4A West Region championship as well on the girls’ side of the playoffs. The postseason will be even harder to predict this fall as a new structure was introduced with reclassiﬁcation. Each region has been divided into two sections pertaining to geography. In the 4A West, that pits most of the historical rivals and traditional county
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powers out of Bethesda and Potomac in one section, competing with each other just to get to a region ﬁnal. The split likely affects the girls more than the boys this year, coaches agreed, but the truth of the matter is any team that is going to get through the region is going to have to beat the best teams to get there whether it’s in the ﬁrst round or the region ﬁnal.
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Christianson may not have graduated from high school — much less middle school — yet, but he is already a college athlete. On Friday, in front of his family, friends, teammates and fans, the Olney-resident signed a National Letter of Intent with the Montgomery College men’s soccer program. While the eighth-grade student at Rose Parks Middle School is an ofﬁcial member — he attends the Raptors’ practices, games and even has his own set of purple, black, white and silver jerseys — of the junior college program, Christianson will have to wait a little less than ﬁve years to actually play in a collegiate contest. “This is pretty cool,” Christianson, an avid soccer player and fanatic, said with a grin on his face. “Everyone has been so nice.” Christianson, who appears to be mature for his age, isn’t a typical 14-year-old boy.
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Thomas S. Wootton High School sophomore Delaney Shah practices last August.
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Sherwood volleyball’s streak ends Warriors lose to Damascus for ﬁrst time in a ﬁve-set match in 1,441 days
Not that anybody could have known it at the time, but what looked like an innocuous, run-of-the-mill win over Watkins Mill High School for Sherwood on Sept. 3, 2010 actually served as the launching pad for one of the most venerated winning streaks in high school volleyball. After that win, 67 teams tried their hand
Umenyiora, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons and made two Pro Bowls with the New York Giants. Aniebonam said he regrets not seeking mentorship from Umenyiora sooner, and he hopes they’ll train together this winter. For now, they exchange texts, and Aniebonam said his cousin’s advice often centers around two themes. One — keep a level head — comes easy to Aniebonam. Whenever he feels stressed, Aniebonam sings to himself. Sometimes, he hums during class to the point his peers tell
Continued from Page B-1 (Urbana), which boasts a lineup of four boys who are very proud of the tradition they built, and sometimes things get nasty. “When Urbana was going for four in a row, they called it a handicapped tournament,” Wootton coach Paul Williams said. “We don’t make the rules, you know. We play within them. The hole’s the same size. She’s the exception to the rule when it comes to girls and hitting those distances.” That is the thing with Shah: she’s not normal. She doesn’t just hit her driver out into the fairway and still have a long dis-
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to best Sherwood and zero succeeded. Three state titles were earned, wins piled up and statistics verged on the absurd. Finally, however, the streak was undone. A deep and talented Damascus went into Olney on Thursday and did what no team had done since Thomas S. Wootton on Nov. 6, 2009: it defeated the Warriors. It may have taken ﬁve sets, and it may have taken every last swing Annika Schwartz’s right shoulder had in it, but the Swarmin’ Hornets stole away with a 3-2 victory. “This has been my and our goal since freshman year,” said Schwartz, who recorded a match-high 21 kills. “We wanted this. We are a small 3A school and we proved we can beat a great big 4A school and one of the best programs.” Predictably, Sherwood shrugged it off as a loss, nothing more. Coach Brian McCarty has been preaching all year long that the gaudy streak was just a nice little resumé booster. After all, there’s a more important streak still intact: three consecutive state championships. Winston Churchill defeated Damascus on Monday.
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HOW THEY RANK
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Damascus High School’s Madison Wyatt returns a serve during a girls’ volleyball game on Monday against Winston Churchill. The Swarmin’ Hornets ended Sherwood’s 68-winning match streak last week.
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“The whole team had a good time with it.”
n 5. Winston Churchill
Another Sherwood streak ends
A new look for Hillard Winston Churchill’s Kaitlyn Hillard established early on that she was one of the county’s more talented hitters with 144 kills in 15 matches. Standing 6-foot-1, the position is a natural ﬁt. So imagine the surprise John F. Kennedy had on Oct. 16 when Hillard suited up in a black libero uniform for a fun little change of pace for the Bulldogs. Apparently being 6-foot-1 didn’t mean she couldn’t get the job done, as “even the ref said what a good libero she was,” coach Cindy Hillard said. “They were all like ‘take a picture, take a picture!’” Cindy Hillard wrote in an email.
him to shut up. “That’s how I focus,” he replies. That method, coupled with his family’s support, has helped him navigate a high-proﬁle recruitment. “All the buzz with the media and all the offers coming in and everything, that can really get somebody who doesn’t have a level head and the right roots and the right base and the right family structure,” Aniebonam said. On the football ﬁeld, though, Aniebonam doesn’t need any tricks to clear his mind. “Going to practice, that’s kind of like my humming, that’s kind of like my singing,” Aniebonam said.
But Umenyiora’s other tip — use outside criticism and doubt as motivation — doesn’t come as naturally to Aniebonam. Describing himself as “kindhearted and kind-spirited,” Aniebonam said he typically just ignores negativity. He’s working on it, though. Sometimes, Aniebonam, now 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, thinks back to all the middle schoolers who teased him for being so tall. But he still hopes he can learn from Umenyiora how to better motivate himself. Unknowingly, Umenyiora has at least already helped Aniebonam receive an Auburn scholarship offer. Umenyiora grew up in the same city as the Southeastern Conference school, but
tance into the hole. She hits it somewhere around 270 yards. In fact, because she openly concedestobeinglessconﬁdentwith her wedges than a full iron, most of the time she’ll hit her 3-wood or hybrid off the tee to emphasize control, also ensuring she’s leaving herself with a full swing into the green rather than a half or three-quarter swing where touch gets extremely difﬁcult. “The thing about my golf game — I’m not a good wedge player,” she said. “I’m better from 120 yards.” Shah is also working on pretty relative terms. Most would covet her ability with her wedges. Sixty-eights don’t just magically appearonscorecardsoutofsheer luck. This is a game she has been
honing since her eighth birthday. “I really just fell in love with the game,” she said. Apparently, the game wasn’t quite as smitten with her at the time. “She couldn’t break an egg,” said Keith Robertson, Shah’s swing coach for seven years who saw her take her very ﬁrst cut at the Germantown Soccerplex driving range back on her birthday trip. “She had no idea what she was doing.” Of course she didn’t. She was 8 and had never touched a golf club. But she was as passionate as she was green. By the time she was 9 or 10 — her father can’t remember exactly — she broke 40 at Poolesville Golf course and beat dad for the ﬁrst time.
Not that it’s of any comparison to its volleyball counterparts, but the Sherwood ﬁeld hockey team’s winning streak was also put to a close on Oct. 16. The Warriors were vying for their second consecutive undefeated regular season — last year was the ﬁrst such in school history — recording 28 straight regular season wins in the last two seasons. Walter Johnson won, 2-1, on goals from Mackenzie Johnson and Catherine Royston. The loss is of little concern to the Warriors, though. They still received a ﬁrst round bye in the playoffs and will host Paint Branch on Thursday night.
it didn’t offer him a scholarship. To avoid repeating the mistake, Auburn quickly offered Aniebonam a scholarship, McFadden said. That was one of more than 20 offers Aniebonam received including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and his other two ﬁnalists besides Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. McFadden is conﬁdent Aniebonam will find success at Maryland — and beyond. “If he stays healthy, he’ll be an NFL draft pick,” McFadden said. “Yes, he will. He’ll go in the top ﬁve.” email@example.com
Continued from Page B-1 Two years ago, in September 2011, Christianson was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Following a year of aggressive chemotherapy treatment and hospital stays at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he entered a maintenance phase (oral chemotherapy doses and steroids) last October and is improving. As a side effect of the medication, Christianson developed osteonecrosis, a disease caused by reduced blood ﬂow to bones in the joints, in his knee and liver damage. Once he is cancer-free, he is expected make a full recov-
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Girls B-CC will permanently be the favorite in the 4A West until someone proves it’s not. The Barons have annually proven they will ﬁnd a way to win the big games whether or not they’re the best team. The top seed in the region’s top section lost to an MCPS opponent in the postseason in ﬁve years. The Barons boast some of the county’s best playmakers and though scoring hasn’t come easy, opponents haven’t been able to do much against B-CC’s backline. Walt Whitman poses the biggest threat to B-CC. The Vikings are arguably the state’s fastest and most technical team, top to bottom. Whitman possesses a unique kind of versatility that is difﬁcult to defend against. But if either of those teams is going to get to the ﬁnal they’re going to have to go through Winston Churchill, Walter Johnson and Montgomery Blair, which all have records above .500. Quince Orchard is the bottom section’s top seed and on paper, an overwhelming favorite to advance. But coach Peg Keiller said the Cougars do not expect an easy path. Second-seeded Gaithersburg, resurgent Wootton and Northwest are all capable sides. Defending 4A North champion Sherwood (7-3-1) came as close as penalty kicks to taking B-CC out in last year’s state semiﬁnal. The Warriors have all the tools necessary to win a second straight region title. Damascus remains the county’s only undefeated team and that includes wins over B-CC and Sherwood. The Swarmin’ Hornets are heavy favorites to get out of their section, which includes county opponents that are .500 or less, but will face a tough test should they get to the ﬁnal to face a Frederick County team. This could be Damascus’ year to break through for the ﬁrst time since 2000s, though.
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School’s Denali Minnick during a girls’ soccer game against Walt Whitman.
Might as well pick favorites for the 4A West out of a hat. Montgomery Blair, Churchill and Clarksburg have been the region’s most consistent performers, record wise, but in a fairly low-scoring region that is sure to be decided by defensive prowess, Churchill’s JJ Van Der Merwe (10 goals) might be an additional X factor as one of the Washington metropolitan area’s top ﬁnishers. Blair is extremely skilled
and Clarksburg is propelled by a veteran lineup. With nine goals against, Walter Johnson boasts the stingiest defense but has struggled to produce on the other end. Defending state champion Wootton has only given up 10 goals and goalie Jeremy Yeager could be the most important piece of the Patriots’ puzzle, coach Douglas Schuessler said. Whitman just lost its starting goalkeeper to a broken wrist, just another injury to add to the Vikings’ already lengthy list. But this is a team that should not be held to its mediocre record. The Vikings are, technically, the most talented bunch overall in the county and playoffs bring a different intensity. With the right combination of players in the right positions, this is a team no one wants to face, Churchill coach Arnold Tarzy said. “I haven’t had my starting 11 on the ﬁeld since our ﬁrst scrimmage against [James H. Blake] in August,” Greene said. “I’ve not been able to play anyone, basically, where I want to play them. But I’m pretty sure no one feels sorry for us, and we wouldn’t want them to. I think if anyone underestimates us, they’re making a big mistake.” Fresh off its ﬁrst division title in program history, Blake’s physicality allows it to match up well with anyone, giving the Bengals a good chance in the 4A North. Ten players have scored at least one goal for Blake, with ﬁve of them scoring four or more. The 2011 state champion, Watkins Mill and Wheaton, which is led by the region’s top scorer in Juan Castellon (10), are likely the favorites to come out of the county’s section of the 3A West but Damascus could be a dangerous ﬂoater. “I think we’re seeing parity at a level we’ve not seen before and it makes every game exciting,” Schuessler said. “I think every school is going into the state playoffs thinking they have as good a shot as anybody.”
ery. Christianson has not been admitted to the hospital since April 2012 and has since been able to return to the soccer ﬁeld. “He just wasn’t himself,” said his mother, Mardith Christianson. “Andrew had never been sick. It is one of the most traumatic things you can go through as a mother and parent. It’s been tough, but he’s been so positive about it and I don’t think I could be as calm if he didn’t handle it as well as he has.” Added Andrew: “I just wasn’t feeling good — mainly just being tired — before [getting diagnosed]. The doctors did tests for other things before they ﬁgured it out.” Christianson, who says his favorite professional team is D.C.
United, began playing the sport in early elementary school. He then joined his first organized team with Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI) and after sitting out most of the past two seasons to ﬁght leukemia, he currently plays with the Olney Boys’ and Girls’ Club. “I never really got depressed or sad about being sick. It was a new challenge to overcome and something I didn’t really worry about, but it was tough not playing,” Christianson said. “Friends would ask to hang out and I just didn’t feel like it.” During Friday’s ceremony, Christianson, who celebrated his birthday on Oct. 13, ran through a tunnel of players as he was introduced prior to the Raptors’ game.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Damascus players take on extra duty
HOW THEY RANK The 10 best football teams in Montgomery County this week as ranked by The Gazette’s sports staff.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Swarmin’ Hornets’ players tag plays on tape before Friday’s game
7-0 5-4 6-1 7-0 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-2 5-2 4-3
Quince Orchard Cougars Good Counsel Falcons Bullis Bulldogs Gaithersburg Trojans Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Northwest Jaguars Paint Branch Panthers Sherwood Warriors Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles Walt Whitman Vikings
60 54 46 43 36 31 24 16 13 4
Jalen Christian, Stephon Jacob and Andrew Bausch have a busy week. As aides for Damascus High School football coach Eric Wallich, those three tag video of opponents’ games
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN with identifiers like down, distance, yard line, play type and formation to ease the scouting process. Though they’re required to trade just two weeks worth of video, Wallich and Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim agreed to trade all their games each season. So, that means extra work for Wallich’s aides. But Wallich said the experience can be valuable, saying his aides are “kind of like a [graduate assistant] in college — in high school.” They’re not
Also receiving votes: Clarksburg, 3.
LEADERS Top rushers Khalil Wilson, Einstein Isaac Boyd, Avalon Dage Davis, Geo. Prep Zac Morton, Whitman Charles Lyles, Poolesville Devonte Williams, Bullis Chris Dawson, G. Counsel E. Spottswood, Sherwood Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard D. Sims, Wheaton
Carries 115 110 120 153 156 118 120 109 80 101
Yards 1262 1126 1119 1094 1070 950 747 742 621 599
Cmp-Att. Chuck Reese, Rockville 186-295 Sam Ellis, Wootton 142-271 G. Cooper, P. Branch 102-181 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 69-112 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 105-188 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 52-83 Evan Smith, Whitman 56-116 C. Hennessey, N’wood 71-152 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 54-103 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 44-102
Catches Jibri Woods, Wootton 50 Trevon Diggs, Wootton 55 Joey Cornwell, Rockville 51 Javonn Curry, P. Branch 36 Ryan Stango, P. Branch 30 Anthony Albert, Rockville 37 Michael Scott, Kennedy 29 Steven Kelly, B-CC 19 Louison Biama, Rockville 27 Phil Osborn, R. Mont. 32
Avg. 11.0 10.2 9.3 7.2 6.9 8.1 6.2 6.8 7.8 5.9
Yards 1985 1898 1383 1180 1158 906 742 728 643 619 Yards 684 646 608 544 489 447 444 420 393 386
Int. 9 9 5 4 5 4 8 8 7 5
TDs 11 22 15 11 8 15 10 9 12 6
Bullis, ranked in The Gazette’s top 5, can clinch at least a share of the Interstate Athletic Conference title with a win over unranked Landon his week. Sound familiar? That was also the case last year, when Landon upset Bullis 12-7 to clinch a share of the IAC title itself. Again, one of the county’s biggest rivalries carries championship implications for both teams. If Bullis (6-1 overall, 2-0 IAC) wins at 2 p.m. Saturday, it would clinch the title outTOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE right if it beats Espiscopal in two weeks or Episcopal loses Seneca Valley High School football coach Fred Kim talks to his team. to St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes this week. just tagging plays, but getting “I watch a lot of ﬁlm, and If Landon (2-4, 1-1) wins, in extra ﬁlm work in the pro- I study the little things that cess, especially because they people don’t notice to help it would clinch a share of the often must watch the same my teammates be successful,” title by beating St. Albans in two weeks and Episcopal losplay multiple times in order Christian said. “... I just mainly ing to either St. Stephen’s/St. to get every detail. Christian said his extra watch the pass plays, because Agnes this week or Bullis in responsibility to Wallich leads I’m a defensive back, and I try two weeks. to an extra responsibility to give our other defensive backs keys of what to look for.” his teammates. email@example.com
FEARLESS FORECASTS The Gazette sports staff picks the winners for this week’s games involving Montgomery football teams. Here are this week’s selections:
Montgomery County record All games
TDs 25 15 19 13 13 7 6 4 9 5
Poolesville vs. Wheaton Blair at Einstein Damascus at Seneca Valley Richard Montgomery at Wootton Walter Johnson at Whitman Springbrook at Churchill Paint Branch at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Clarksburg at Northwest Rockville at Magruder Quince Orchard vs. Gaithersburg Blake at Sherwood Spalding at Georgetown Prep Watkins Mill at South Hagerstown KIPP vs. Avalon Good Counsel at Bishop O’Connell Northwood at Kennedy Bullis at Landon
Avg. TDs 13.7 5 11.7 8 11.9 7 15.1 10 16.3 7 12.1 6 15.3 1 22.1 4 14.5 4 12.1 8
Bengals win North Division, 11 games for ﬁrst time in school history The James H. Blake’s boys’ soccer team accomplished two things it never had before, doing so against a bitter rival in Montgomery Blair, and in a game that featured of two of the better
SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN teams in Montgomery County. With Blake’s 2-1 double overtime victory against the Blazers, coach David Edlow’s club secured the 4A North Division title for the ﬁrst time in school history and also eclipsed the 10-win mark, something Bengals teams of the past have never done. “It was just a special night all around,” Edlow said. “Our guys just go out every night and ﬁght for one another. They want to do it as a team. It just shows how much hard work and discipline can do for the overall results.” Edlow — who has been at Blake for three years and won 30 games (10, 9, 11) — and his team now will receive a ﬁrst-round bye in the 4A state playoffs and hold an 11-2-0 record. Their two losses came vs. Churchill and Wheaton. Against Blair, which had won eight in a row prior to Thursday night’s clash, Blake’s Tanner Williams scored both goals to cap a four-goal week after he returned from a four-week absence with an ankle injury. “We had that breaking point against Wheaton early which really turned our season around where we realized that no one person is too important to the team and if we all ﬁght for each other, we’re going to get the results,” Edlow said.
HOW THEY RANK Boys n 1. Georgetown Prep n 2. James H. Blake n 3. Winston Churchill n 4. Montgomery Blair n 5. Clarksburg
Girls n 1. Good Counsel n 2. Bethesda-Chevy Chase n 3. Walt Whitman n 4. Damascus n 5. Holy Cross
As of Sunday night, the Bengals lead all of Montgomery County in scoring with 32 goals. The ﬁnishing has been balanced as six players have scored three or more times. Darien Waters is the leader with six, while Williams and Emmanuel Oppong both have ﬁve. Playmaker Raul Escobar has been key in the middle, assisting 12 goals and scoring four.
B-CC earns top seed Fresh off its Montgomery 4A South Division title, the BethesdaChevy Chase High School girls’ soccer team earned the No. 1 seed in its section of the Class 4A West Region bracket, released Monday. The Barons’ reward for a stellar run? A second-round matchup against either Winston Churchill or Walter Johnson, whose combined record is 13-8. This year’s reclassification came with a new region tournament structure in which each of the state’s four regions were divided into sections based on geography. When the ruling was announced last school year, Maryland Public Second-
Montgomery 4A South Division Team
Wootton* Whitman R. Montgomery B-Chevy Chase Walter Johnson* Churchill
3-4 4-3 2-5 2-5 1-6 1-6
3-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-3
183 119 141 132 158 173 92 181 40 199 39 212
Montgomery 4A East Division Team
Paint Branch Sherwood Springbrook* Blair Kennedy Blake
6-1 5-2 3-4 3-4 2-5 1-6
4-0 2-0 2-2 1-3 1-2 0-3
270 63 167 124 124 84 115 115 84 116 20 190
Montgomery 4A West Division Team
Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder
7-0 7-0 6-1 4-3 1-6
3-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-3
176 43 283 20 261 99 125 91 48 273
Montgomery 3A Division Team
Damascus Seneca Valley Einstein Rockville Watkins Mill Wheaton Northwood
6-1 5-2 4-2 4-3 2-4 1-6 1-6
4-0 4-0 3-1 3-3 1-3 0-4 0-4
Montgomery 2A Independent Team
5-2 158 102
Private schools Team
224 68 219 69 160 171 232 205 84 196 84 248 47 264
Bullis 6-1 231 88 Good Counsel 5-4 226 111 Georgetown Prep 4-3 208 162 Avalon 4-4 217 158 Landon 2-4 142 130 * Includes forfeit result
Last week’s scores
Poolesville Poolesville Poolesville Einstein Einstein Blair Damascus Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Wootton Whitman Whitman Whitman Springbrook Springbrook Springbrook Paint Branch Paint Branch Paint Branch Northwest Northwest Northwest Rockville Rockville Rockville Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Sherwood Spalding Spalding Spalding S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown Avalon Avalon Avalon Good Counsel Good Counsel Good Counsel Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Bullis Bullis Bullis
Blake accomplishes two milestones n
ary Schools Athletic Association executive director Ned Sparks admitted it was mostly geared toward more rural areas of the state where schools within the same region are 160-plus miles apart rather than more self-contained areas like the all-Montgomery County 4A West. While coaches agree most any team within the 4A West is capable of beating another, there’s no denying one section is a good bit stronger, at least on paper. The realignment pits the majority of the perennial powers, which tend to hail from Bethesda and Potomac, together in the top section. The winner of that section, which will only land it in the region ﬁnal, will have to weather a seven-team ﬁeld that consists of four teams above .500 and an additional team at the .500 mark. The odd number in the bracket means that secondseeded Walt Whitman, fresh off its 3-0 victory against nationallyranked and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference favorite Our Lady of Good Counsel, does not get a ﬁrst-round bye. B-CC and the top two seeds in the bottom section — Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg — will all have an extra day of rest. That, Whitman coach Greg Herbert said, could be a major factor in the later rounds. Though Quince Orchard (10-1-1) certainly isn’t a guaranteed region ﬁnalist — Northwest, Gaithersburg, Clarksburg and Thomas S. Wootton can all be dangerous ﬂoaters — Gaithersburg has four less wins. This isn’t the ﬁrst year perennial powers will face off in the ﬁrst round but in the previous structure, Churchill likely would’ve gotten the fourth seed and teams wouldn’t be so condensed. The best way to ensure the truly best team wins, Walter Johnson coach Liz Friedman said, would be to seed the brackets, top to bottom and craft the draw accordingly.
Poolesville Poolesville Einstein Einstein Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Whitman Whitman Springbrook Springbrook Paint Branch Paint Branch Northwest Northwest Rockville Rockville Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Spalding Spalding S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown Avalon Avalon Good Counsel Good Counsel Kennedy Kennedy Bullis Bullis
Poolesville Einstein Damascus Wootton Whitman Springbrook Paint Branch Northwest Rockville Q. Orchard Sherwood Geo. Prep S. Hagerstown KIPP Good Counsel Kennedy Bullis
Seneca Valley 37, Watkins Mill 0 Northwood 14, Walter Johnson 7 Poolesville 34, Brunswick 6 Einstein 22, Wheaton 15 Damascus 43, Rockville 8 R. Montgomery 34, Churchill 0 Quince Orchard 42, Sherwood 7 Northwest 39, Wootton 17 Gaithersburg 40, Magruder 6 Clarksburg 21, B.-Chevy Chase 19 Whitman 28, Springbrook 13 Paint Branch 35, Blair 0 Kennedy 13, Blake 0 Good Counsel 49, Carroll 0 Bullis 47, St. Albans 0 Georgetown Prep 42, Anacostia 8 Landon 41, St. Ste. & St. Agnes 21 Avalon 48, Options 6
BEST BET No. 2 Quince Orchard vs. No. 4 Gaithersburg, 6:30 p.m.
Friday at Richard Montgomery. In one of a maximum of just four regular-season matchups between undefeated Maryland public-school teams this deep into the season, the inside track for the 4A West’s No. 1 seed is on the line.
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Clarksburg tailback turns a corner Quarterback proud to play for Seneca Valley
Coyotes’ Holland has attracted interest from several top Division I college programs
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Junior running back Tavis Holland. Just saying it brings a smile to Clarksburg High School football coach Larry Hurd’s face. “Every time I think about that [he’s a junior] I smile,” Hurd said. “He’s going to get bigger, stronger and faster and he’s going to be even better [than he already is] next year.” Of course neither Holland, who has already received interest from several top Division I college programs, nor Hurd are thinking about next year just yet. The Coyotes’ mantra for the remaining weeks of the 2013 regular season is to go 1-0 each week as it comes. But it’s impossible not to take note of the tremendous stride Clarksburg’s rising star takes each week. Holland turned a big corner in Friday’s 21-19, come-from-behind win over visiting Bethesda-Chevy Chase in a game that was vital to Clarksburg’s Class 4A West Region tournament hopes. The Coyotes haven’t made the postseason since back-to-back appearances in 2007-08 when they were a 2A program. The first 24 minutes of Friday night’s game were not Holland’s ﬁnest. Through two quarters, the Coyotes’ leading rusher mustered only 8 yards of offense and had two passes to literally slip through his ﬁnger tips. The Holland of old — or even just a couple weeks ago — probably would’ve let that eat way at him for the remainder of the night, Hurd said. But he’s not that guy anymore and the multifaceted athlete sure picked a good game to prove it. With Clarksburg trailing 19-0 at halftime Friday and its playoff chances in danger of being completely thwarted, there was no time for Holland to dwell on the past. In a quick turnaround, he put forth a rather impressive display of versatility to rush for 107 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, catch two passes and score on a 79-yard punt return. Clarksburg (3-3) is in a four-way tie for the fourth and ﬁnal spot in the Class 4A West Region alongside Thomas S. Wootton, Walt Whitman and Montgomery Blair, but faces a tough test against third-place Northwest in Week 7. “At times in the past when things didn’t go his way [Holland] sometimes he had the tendency to shut down, but that’s not Tavis anymore,” Hurd said. “His maturity level picked up. If things aren’t going his way, he showed in the
Parents were classmates at Germantown school BY
DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER
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Clarskburg High School’s Tavis Holland skips past Bethesda Chevy Chase returning a punt to inside the Barons’ 10-yard line during Friday’s football game in Clarksburg. second half [Friday] that he’s a warrior and he’ll come back out to play.” Holland’s speed — forget about catching him once he gets around the outside — can present some challenges, for instance, much less time for decision making. Holland graciously credited his offensive line for creating the gaps through which he scurries and for making the blocks that allow him to keep going, but there’s something to be said for his incredible ﬁeld vision and overall football instincts. On Holland’s second touchdown of the night, which gave Clarksburg the lead, he very easily could’ve settled for a 69-yard punt return that would have given the Coyotes the ball inside the B-CC 10-yard line. After weaving his way through a cluster of B-CC players to the
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Seneca Valley High School quarterback Calvin Reighard practices with teammates on Oct. 16.
“Pretty much scripted the way you normally see it,” Kim said. Reighard hopes the epilogue includes playing college football — Monmouth, Georgetown, Shepherd, Towson, Delaware and Stony Brook have shown interest. But for now, he’s just cherishing playing for Seneca Valley. One of Reighard’s favorite aspects of Seneca Valley football is the long walk to the ﬁeld before home games. The team exits the weight room and passes the girls’ locker room, where the opponents suit up. Reighard always tries to listen through the wall to what they’re saying. Once he heard someone say, “These guys aren’t as good as they think they are.” Seneca Valley won that game in a blowout. The players continue by a display case with Seneca Valley’s state record 12 state-championship trophies, through a door outside and past cheering junior varsity players to the ﬁeld. It’s a trek Reighard will make again this Friday, when No. 9 Seneca Valley hosts No. 5 Damascus. In a loss to Damascus last season, Reighard threw a crucial interception that was returned for a touchdown, so he’s especially looking forward to this game. “I want to redeem myself for that and redeem Seneca Valley,” Reighard said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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right sideline he was met by two defenders just short of the end zone. Without missing a beat Holland managed to stop on a dime, plant his right foot and juke left, right around the obstacle, and surge ahead the ﬁnal 10 yards. Holland has the moves, the passion and the smarts, Hurd said. And the most exciting part is he’s a junior, just tapping into his potential. “Isn’t that a wonderful thing?” Hurd said. “He can run, he can catch, he can do it all. There are going to be some times when you might see him in the backﬁeld. He can throw too, people better watch out for that. He’s going to be at the next level. He’s going to play on Saturdays and he’s going to be on TV.”
Calvin Reighard ran around his grandparents’ basement screaming. As long as Reighard can remember, his family holds a table-tennis tournament on Thanksgiving and a Madden tournament on Christmas. Reighard said he always wins the Madden tournament, calling the football video game “my thing.” But the ping-pong tournament really tapped into his competitive nature. “Ever since I was little, I always wanted to win everything,” Reighard said. Reighard ﬁrst played in the tournament, held in his grandparents’ basement in Frederick and typically comprised of about 12 participants, when he was about 6. He didn’t win a single match until he was about 10. “Probably, I beat my mom,” Reighard said. Reighard eventually got better and developed a rivalry with his older cousin, Zack Sheahin, but always lost to him when they met in the tournament. Finally, Reighard bested Sheahin last year and celebrated so loudly, his family upstairs worried about what was happening in the basement. Then, everyone calmed down to eat and watch the NFL, combining two of Reighard’s favorite things: his Seneca Valley-loving family and football. Reighard’s parents were classmates at Seneca Valley, and many of his other family members also attended the school, where he’s now the starting quarterback. “He was pretty much born and bred to be a Screaming Eagle,” Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim said. Reighard played one varsity game as a freshman (and loved that), spending most of the season as the junior varsity starter, and then spent his entire sophomore year as the varsity backup (and hated that). Those seasons prepared him for his junior year, when he broke multiple program records. This season, he’s helped Seneca Valley to a 5-2 record. In many ways, Reighard is the prototypical high school quarterback. He’s a good leader, strongarmed and the homecoming king.
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Gaithersburg’s unbeaten football teams play on Friday Trojans senior running back Solomon Vault is questionable to play
DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER
Quince Orchard High School defensive back Kyle Gregory and a few teammates, having played the night before, watched Gaithersburg defeat Sherwood 32-7 during the ﬁrst Saturday of the high school football season. Gregory, to say the least, was impressed. “I knew they had a chance to go undefeated, because they had a lot of talent,” Gregory said. So far, Gregory’s assessment has proven correct. No. 4 Gaithersburg (7-0) and No. 2 Quince Orchard (7-0) are Montgomery County’s only undefeated teams, though one will lose its perfect
record this week. The teams are scheduled to play 6:30 p.m. Friday at Richard Montgomery. Surely, Gregory was referring to talent such as running back Solomon Vault, a Northwestern recruit who had 200 yards of offense and four touchdowns in that opener. But Vault has missed three of the last four games with a leg injury and is questionable for this week, according to Gaithersburg coach Kreg Kephart, potentially wiping away one of Gaithersburg’s advantages. “It’s not just Solomon,” Gregory said. “They have a whole bunch of players around him that are able to make plays that they don’t really talk about but should get a lot more credit than they do.” Gaithersburg, which went 3-7 last season, views this game as a potential turning point.
“It’s a good chance for us to try and maybe play well and get some respect,” Kephart said. “We don’t think people think so highly of us.” Quince Orchard, on the other hand, is 24-0 against 4A West Region teams since moving into the region in 2011, winning by an average score of 43-5. Though Quince Orchard defensive coordinator John Kelley said it appears Gaithersburg would be the toughest foe in that span, it still seems Quince Orchard is still a clear favorite. Quince Orchard has won at least seven straight over Gaithersburg, including 35-point victories each of the past two years. As impressive as Gaithersburg’s average score has been this season, 25-6, Quince Orchard has posted an even better mark, 40-3. Plus, Quince Orchard has
beaten all four of its common opponents with Gaithersburg by a larger margin than Gaithersburg did: Clarksburg (Quince Orchard won by 28, Gaithersburg by 17), Magruder (56, 34), Churchill (52, 3) and (Sherwood 35, 25) “We’ve got to make sure they don’t put that steamroll on us somehow,” Kephart said. “That’s tough. They’re a good team. They’ve got some great ballplayers. They’re bigger than we are. They’re a lot faster than we are, a lot
stronger than we are. We can hopefully get a little karma somewhere. I don’t know.” Up for grabs is a chance at an undefeated, state championship season (what could be Quince Orchard’s ﬁrst since 2007 or Gaithersburg’s first since 2000), the inside track at the No. 1 seed in the 4A West Region and clear recognition as the county’s best publicschool team. “The kids know the importance of the ball game,” Kelley said. “I think you’ve got to just
go on about it, just prepare like you prepare any other week. If you make it too big, that’s when I think kids are prone to mistakes, if you go out there and are ﬂying sky high.” Gaithersburg defensive lineman Avery Taylor called it “probably one of the best games I’ll ever play,” but he also simpliﬁed the stakes. “Whichever school wins gets bragging rights” Taylor said, “which means a lot.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Quince Orchard High School defensive back Kyle Gregory (right) attempts to cover Bethesda-Chevy Chase wide receiver Steven Kelley.
B-CC wins county XC championships Cross country: Barons sweep both races; Weaverling, McUmber dominate the ﬁeld
BY NICK CAMMAROTA STAFF WRITER
Looking purely at the names and their places on the results sheet, this year’s Montgomery County Cross Country Championships went a lot like last year’s. Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School’s Nora McUmber took home the county title on the girls’ side and Poolesville’s Chase Weaverling won the boys’ crown. In reality, what last year were races that came down to the last second were literal runaways this year as McUmber and Weaverling defended their titles in grand fashion on an overcast Saturday morning at Bohrer Park next to Gaithersburg High. Bethesda-Chevy Chase captured both the girls’ and boys’ team titles as well — the girls’ side winning for the third straight year and by posting an impressive team score of 48 points. All ﬁve of B-CC’s scored runners (McUmber, Abby Fry, Helen Webster, Kat McNeill and Abigail Levine) ﬁnished in the top 16. “The girls stuck to their own personal strategies and it worked out really well today,” said Barons coach Chad Young. “It’s a lot of fun. When we’ve won a couple times, we’ve realized that a lot of teams are hoping they can take us down. It’s a little bit stressful to be in that position, but I think these girls handle it so well. They’re very poised and they don’t panic.” In 2012’s meet, McUmber beat her teammate, Caroline Beakes, for the ﬁrst time by a little less than seven seconds. And while Beakes didn’t race on Saturday, she let McUmber know she was pulling for her. “She pushed me over the edge and helped me know that I could do this because she wrote everyone these little yellow notes,” McUmber said. “Mine said, ‘I’m with you there today.’ I read it and I knew I needed to stop being nervous and think about the team.” With thick-rimmed glasses and a shy laugh, McUmber is as unassuming as they come, but her performance on the course was anything but. The standout junior ﬁnished in 18 minutes, 9 seconds,
a little more than 16 seconds faster than her 2012 time. She said she was extra nervous before the race because more than 10 of her family members were in attendance. They’re in town to celebrate her grandmother Marcy’s 75th birthday. The party started a bit early when McUmber crossed the ﬁnish line. “I hate to be like one of those people who is like, ‘Running is my life,’ but now it really is,” McUmber said with a laugh. For Weaverling, he came into the day hoping to eclipse the 15-minute mark or possibly break the county meet record of 15:06, but he said a slightly soft course slowed him down a bit. That is, if a time of 15:31 can be considered slow. “I just usually try to run my own race, hit my splits and run against the clock,” Weaverling said. “It’s lonely sometimes, but I’ve gotten used to it.” Last year, the Poolesville senior ﬁnished a mere 34 milliseconds in front of Clarksburg’s Will Bertrand. Saturday he won by 28 seconds. “Last year there was a lot of pressure. It was me and Bertrand and we were that close. I was nervous as anything last year,” said Weaverling, who now has his sights set on a regional and state title. “This year there was pressure also. I’ve been wanting to break 15 [minutes] all season.” Initially, it appeared that Walt Whitman won the boys’ team title thanks to top-10 performances by Evan Woods and Alex Roederer, but a scoring error didn’t count B-CC senior Peter Horton’s 19thplace ﬁnish, which put the Barons at 109 points, 26 ahead of the Vikings. Alex Riishojgaard placed fourth to lead all Barons boys’ runners on the day. “We’ve had a good pack all year long. I kept telling the kids, even though we lost dual meets I always felt like we would come up big in bigger races,” said Whitman coach Steve Hays. Clarksburg’s Lucie Noall (18:55)ﬁnishedsecondinthegirls’ race while Richard Montgomery’s Sophie El Masry (19:11) placed third for the second straight year. On the boys’ side, Thomas S. Wootton’sUrgyEadocameinsecond (15:59) while Gaithersburg’s Danniel Belay (16:00) secured third on his home course. email@example.com
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Holy Child learns to play soccer the English way UK native instills a passion for sport in his second year at Bethesda school
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Soccer is in second-year Connelly School of the Holy Child soccer coach Gary Burke’s blood. A Newcastle (United Kingdom) native, he didn’t really have much of a choice growing up. His passion and true appreciation for the intricacies and history of one of his country’s national sports has helped cultivate a new culture within the Tigers’ soccer program as they try to put Holy Child on the Independent School League map and ultimately make it a destination for high-level soccer players in the Washington, D.C.-area.
“I deﬁnitely have a bit of an infused approach between the American game and the English game,” Burke said. “The passion and will to win come from the English side, the culture of the game, I try to educate my players about that. I’m trying to build a broader understanding.” The coaches Burke said he most respected growing up — he played in Europe’s academy system and represented England at the U-16 and U-18 levels — were those who oozed passion. It’s something that cannot be articulated or taught, he added, but can be depicted in the way a coach carries himself. “Maybe it’s how they walk or carry themselves, I was always drawn to those people,” Burke said. “It’s something you have to have inside, something the kids pick up on and that’s what keeps
them listening to you when it’s 55 degrees and raining.” The Tigers certainly have picked up on it, junior goalkeeper Caitlyn O’Berry and sophomore assists leader Laney Sellinger agreed. “He’s deﬁnitely passionate,” Sellinger said. “He will always talk about his experience playing in England and we watch YouTube videos of teams in England and he teaches us the passion they have to learn.” With enrollment for ninth grade through 12th less than 300 students, Holy Child faces an uphill battle as the talent pool to draw from is smaller — soccer also has to contend with four other fall sports attempting to draw interest as well. But the Tigers are already headed in the right direction. After a winless 2011, Holy Child ﬁnished above .500 in Burke’s ﬁrst
season as coach a year ago and is currently 3-3-3 overall (3-2-2 in the ISL A Division). The program might not boast the same level of elite club-level talent as Montgomery County’s finest, but that doesn’t mean Burke’s expectations are any lower, he said. In fact, he has rather high expectations and encourages his players to set high goals for themselves, something O’Berry and Sellinger agreed the teams is motivated and encouraged. “It’s a new program. We don’t want to be seen as a joke,” O’Berry said. “[Burke] brings a new level of intensitytopractice.Noonewants to disappoint their coach in any way, we’re deﬁnitely willing to put in the work to get the results.” And while winning conference games is certainly the intention — Burke, O’Berry and
Sellinger agreed the Tigers could compete for a division title within the next year or two — that is not the only way Holy Child measures success. In building a program Burke said it is extremely important to develop young players as soon as they come in, ensuring they are technically sound and play soccer the “right” way. It’s easy to kick a ball and run after it in an unorganized manner. That’s not Holy Child soccer. “You see it a lot with the freshman, they come in and think they have to go 100 miles per hour,” Burke said. “I give them the conﬁdence to slow down and think about what they’re going to do and not just kick it. I teach them technical ability to be able to play [the way I learned in England], trying to build from the back, play through the midﬁeld and play that style of soccer.”
And soccer in general has a learning curve. It’s a game of freedom. Burke gives his players a general game plan but once they’re on the pitch, there’s little he can do. But he said he doesn’t want to control them. The best way to learn is to make mistakes and he encourages them to take chances. Though the Tigers will lose seven players to graduation, the leadership that’s helped keep the team glued together, Burke intentionally kept a young team — four freshmen and sophomores — to help ensure the program’s upward trajectory. “Holy Child soccer has never been a main sport but it’s getting more popular and people are coming out to our games and supporting us,” Sellinger said. “[Burke] has made us bigger at Holy Child.”
Stone Ridge ﬁeld hockey on the rise Gators are challenging for Independent School League supremacy
TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
CIUDAD DE ROCKVILLE NOTIFICACIÓN SOBRE ELECCIONES Por la presente se notifica que el martes 5 de noviembre de 2013 se llevarán a cabo elecciones en la ciudad de Rockville para elegir al alcalde y cuatro concejales por un mandato de dos años. La votación estará abierta de forma continua de 7 a. m a 8 p. m. Todos los residentes de la ciudad de Rockville que estén registrados para votar, ya sea en la ciudad o en el condado, y que tengan por lo menos 18 años de edad el día de las elecciones, son aptos para votar. Las boletas de voto a distancia están disponibles para aquellos que no puedan acudir a las urnas y votar en persona el día de las elecciones. Para más información respecto a las boletas de voto a distancia, el registro de votantes y los lugares de votación, visite el sitio web de la ciudad: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=966, comuníquese con el secretario general en el Ayuntamiento por e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al (240) 314-8286.
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There’s a change going on at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and it doesn’t have to do with an Olympic swimmer named Katie Ledecky. This is on grass, where the Gators are making a convincing case to be the top ﬁeld hockey team in the Independent School League. It would be a seismic shift in a conference that has handed St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes 10 of its past 11 tournament titles, but one that, given Stone Ridge’s upstart success, should hardly be considered a surprise. This fall, Stone Ridge has tied Walter Johnson, one of the top public school teams in Montgomery County boasting the most prized player in the area. It took the Gators until just Oct. 8 to match last season’s win total (six), and two weeks prior to that they topped five-time defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Academy of the Holy Cross for the ﬁrst time in quite a while, according to coach Apitchaya Pimpawathin. “That was awesome,” said speedy right wing Samantha Taskey, who is fourth on the team in goals scored (three). “We went into that game so pumped and we were like, ‘We just got to beat them, we can do it. Let’s just go into it.’ We had nothing to lose and I think that made a lot of teams afraid to play us. That was big.” Holy Cross is just one of a few teams that has had Stone Ridge’s number for awhile prior to this season before the Gators suddenly flipped the script. National Cathedral was no different than the Tartans, and Stone Ridge dealt the Eagles a 2-1 loss for its ﬁrst win of the season. “I think it’s about building a serious program here at Stone Ridge,” Pimpawathin said. “I think our reputation is
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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart ﬁeld hockey player Samantha Taskey swings at the ball against Holy Child on Friday. changing in the league. I think that people know that we are serious and a very strong program now.” There are many things that can be attributed to the uptick in tallies on the left side of the ledger for Stone Ridge. The most notable, however, is the absence of change at all. Despite graduating a pretty heavy senior class last year, Stone Ridge added just two new faces to the roster, keeping a tight-knit group that needed no early-season introductions. This has led to a senior-laden back line, anchored by sophomore goalie Mary Feller, that’s allowing less than one goal per game and has let up just eight goals all season. On the ﬂip side, center midﬁelder Kallie Drewyer has quarterbacked three games with at least four goals in the past six contests, the most recent being a dominant, 4-0 victory at Holy Child on Friday afternoon, the fourth-ranked Gators’ sixth win in their last seven games. “We’ve kind of built up our program,” Taskey said. “Sticking with [coach Pimpawathin] really helped, we really learned her coaching style and we’ve been playing together for a while. We have a lot of determination to beat everyone because we know we can.” It’s not that Stone Ridge has necessarily been bad the past few seasons, but it would have been a mighty surprise
had it posed a legitimate challenge to the Saints or Bullis. The Gators went 6-4-2 in 2012 but lost by a combined 5-0 in two meetings with St. Stephen’s. This season, it would be equally surprising if the Oct. 24 clash between the two isn’t decided by one goal, as ﬁve other games have been for Stone Ridge. “I think that over the years, Stone Ridge has really made an effort to build a stronger program and I think that this is — this season really showcased that,” Pimpawathin said. “I’ve had most of the girls now for three or four years and I think this is where we’re ﬁnally putting all of our fundamental skills and building on that into fruition.” ISL playoffs are scheduled to begin on Oct. 30, just two days after Stone Ridge expects to host Bullis on senior night. Drewyer couldn’t recall the last time the tournament trophy was hoisted by a Gator. Neither could Taskey nor Nora Gosselin, who posted a hat trick against Holy Child. Given St. Stephen’s impeccable track record, all three of them settled on the Saints as the favorites heading into the conference tournament. “We definitely have our work cut out for us,” Drewyer said. email@example.com
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Chloe Grace Moretz appears destined for her share of artfully crafted, slightly unnecessary horror remakes. Page B-10 www.gazette.net
WE CAME AS ROMANS
Metal band We Came As Romans is set to play the Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday.
Young metal band celebrates release of new CD with nationwide tour
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER
Bands created in high school rarely stay together. Sometimes life gets in the way and friendships tend to dissolve over time. For the metal band We Came As Romans, things are only getting better. Fresh off the release of their latest album, “Tracing Back Roots,”
which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, We Came As Romans is set to play on Tuesday at the Fillmore Silver Spring. “It was a whole different process than what we’re used to,” said Joshua Moore, the band’s lyricist and lead guitarist, about putting the new album together. “We went with a different producer and we recorded in a different state. It was like a breath of fresh air for us.” “Tracing Back Roots,” is the band’s third studio album. Their
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WE CAME AS ROMANS n When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
n Where: Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring
n Tickets: $20 n For information: 301-960-9999; ﬁllmoresilverspring.com
Musician brings Gaelic to BlackRock; whiskey tasting adds to festivities n
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
Singer Julie Fowlis sang two songs in English — “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” — for the 2012 Disney/Pixar animated movie “Brave” about a heroine in 10th century Scotland. But her primary language is Scottish Gaelic, the language she will perform in her “Music of the Scottish Isles” concerts on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. “It’s the ﬁrst language of my children and my mother — to us it’s very much a major language,” she said.
Scottish singer Julie Fowlis will perform traditional Gaelic songs accompanied by instruments on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Fowlis sang two songs in English for the Disney/ Pixar animated movie “Brave.” PHOTO BY MICHELLE FOWLIS
Last year, Thile was one of the recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Grant.”
Fowlis and her band will host a onehour workshop about traditional Scottish songs before the Saturday concert. Preceding the concert Friday, BlackRock will host its ﬁrst-ever tasting event, a sampling of ﬁve Scotch whiskies not sold
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Punch Brothers frontman readies for solo show in North Bethesda BY
CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER
Ask Grammy Award-winning musician Chris Thile about classifying music and he’ll tell you there are two genres: “good music and bad music.” “And I would love to be a part
of making music that falls into the former,” he said. At 32, the musical prodigy has seen more success than most musicians can hope for in a career. In 2003, Thile’s ﬁrst band, Nickel Creek, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for their record, “This Side.” In 2006, he founded his current band, Punch Brothers. One of the band’s latest projects includes recording the soundtrack for “In
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CHRIS THILE n When: 8 p.m. Oct. 30 n Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $26$36 n For information: 301-581-5100, strathmore.org
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Montgomery College’s Department of Visual Arts and Design will present “Rainforest/Christmas
Tree: Frank Hallam Day” in the King Street Gallery, from Thursday to Nov. 28. The exhibit opens with
a reception from 6–8 p.m. Thursday. An artist talk will follow from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Both will be held at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, where the gallery is located. The exhibit includes new works from the Washington, D.C., artist and photographer’s travels to Sudan, Ethiopia, and Ghana in 2012 and 2013, expanding on his interest in history and culture and examining the adaptation, appropriation, and resiliency of indigenous cultures through their contact with inﬂuPHOTO BY FRANK HALLAM DAY ences of globalization. Day has “Flag Shack, Assin Foso, 2003.” taught photography at the Washington Center for Photography and at the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions.
Classic jazz The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chevy Chase Prebysterian Church,
One Chevy Chase Circle, NW, bringing audiences their blend of small group swing and New Orleans and Chicago style. Featuring six instrumentalists, the band’s repertoire includes Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, JOEL ALBERT Benny Goodman, George The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band will perform Sunday at Chevy Gershwin, Cole Porter and Chase Presbyterian Church. Hoagy Carmichael, among many others. A free will offering will be accepted, and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit www.chevychasepc.org. Visit www.ccjazzband.com.
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JOHN E. MARLOW GUITAR SERIES
Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux.
The John E. Marlow Guitar Series will present classical guitarist Jason Vieaux in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Westmoreland Congregational Church, Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. A preconcert lecture is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Vieaux has performed around the world, playing works from the standard repertoire including Johann Sebastian Bach but also embracing the music of Duke Ellington and Pat Metheny. Tickets are $35 for adults, $17.50 for ages 18-22, and free for those younger than 18. For more information, visit www.marlowguitar.org.
A screening of “The Return of the Living Dead” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will coincide with the return of the Silver Spring Zombie Walk on Saturday.
A screening of Dan O’Bannon’s animated corpse classic, “The Return of the Living Dead,” will cap off the Silver Spring Zombie Walk on Saturday at the event’s destination point, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Because of ongoing sidewalk construction on Georgia Avenue, this year’s route will use the sidewalk on Fenton Street to head north to downtown (instead of Georgia Avenue). Gathering occurs at 8 p.m., with the walk beginning at Sligo Avenue and Georgia Avenue at 9 p.m. O’Bannon’s 1985 horror ﬂick ﬁnds a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally releasing a deadly gas into the air, which causes the dead to rise and rampage through Louisville, Ky. The ﬁlm begins at 10:15 p.m., followed by a midnight screening of “Shaun of the Dead.” For more information, visit www.aﬁ.com/ silver. Visit www.silverspringzombiewalk. com.
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Work by area ﬁlmmakers screens at Washington West festival in Virginia n
Pilot Andrew King of Vienna, Va., ﬂies over an Indiana ﬁeld in “Barnstorming.”
‘Barnstorming,’ ‘Choc’late Soldiers’ to screen at ﬁlm festival BY
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
Independent filmmaker Bryan Reichhardt of Silver Spring wasn’t sure what to expect when he hopped in a car with friend Paul Glenshaw in 2009 and headed to rural Ohio to catch up with some antique airplane pilots. But he’s glad he did. The trip turned into the 49-minute feature documentary “Barnstorming,” which will screen on Sunday at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Reston, Va. “Barnstorming” is one of 41 ﬁlms included in the third annual Washington West Film Festival running today to Sunday at several venues in Northern Virginia. “Barnstorming” follows two antique airplane pilots on their way back from a big air show in Oshkosh, Wis., who spotted an alfalfa ﬁeld and decided to land to take pictures. The Dirksen family who owned the farm invited them in — and also invited them back — for what has become a yearly tradition to entertain enthralled children and visit with local families that have become good friends. “They come back year after year — it’s a big event,” said Reichhardt’s wife, singer/songwriter Suzanne Brindamour, who wrote the music for the ﬁlm. The ﬁlmmakers will attend the screening for a Q&A session.
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“Barnstorming” by independent ﬁlmmakers Bryan Reichhardt and Paul Glenshaw of Silver Spring screens Sunday at the Washington West Film Festival in Reston, Va.
WASHINGTON WEST FILM FESTIVAL
Check schedule for times and locations.
n When: Today through Sunday
n Tickets: $5 to $50 depending on event.
n Where: Venues in Reston, Fairfax and Rosslyn, Va.
n For a complete listing of ﬁlms and events: wwﬁlmfest.com
Showing at the Washington West Film Festival on Saturday is a documentary by College Heights filmmaker Noel “Sonny” Izon about 140,000 black American soldiers stationed in Britain in preparation for the D-Day landings, where they were welcomed by English citizens. The 58-minute “Choc’late Soldiers from the USA,” will screen at the Angelika Film Center & Café in Fairfax, Va. One million African-Americans served during World War II, but many newsreels of the day showed only Caucasian faces, said Izon. “The iconic images of the
stories of World War II are pretty much white,” he said. African-Americans liberated towns and concentration camps, but when they got home, they were still treated like second-class citizens, said Izon. “Choc’late Soldiers from the USA” screened at the GI Film Festival in Arlington in May and will show at a festival in Bakersﬁeld, Calif., on Nov. 8, he said. “We’re showing it at a dozen ﬁlm festivals to reﬁne it and give us the time to raise the completion funds,” said Izon, who plans to add music performed by an orchestra. Izon has partnered with actor Joe Mantegna from the TV
show “Criminal Minds” to look for a distributor. They hope to show the film on a cable TV channel and ultimately PBS. An earlier ﬁlm directed by Izon, “An Untold Triumph,” about the contributions of the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II, debuted nationally on PBS in 2005 and ran for four years, reaching millions of viewers. “I like to deal with history, the untold stories that have been left out of our historical narrative,” said Izon. “I want to complete our national narrative.” Also scheduled for Saturday is a visit by Emmy-award winner Ed Asner, who will speak about a 12-minute short, “Good Men,” in which he appears with a longtime friend, director Mark Rydell. In the ﬁlm, the two get into a heated discussion about the Holocaust, conspiracy theories and the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City.
Following the movie, Asner and Rydell will also do a reading of “Oxymorons,” a short play by Brian Connors, who also wrote and directed “Good Men.” Also screening are fulllength movies, including “Just a Sigh” starring Gabriel Byrne, and a 10th anniversary screening of “Bruce Almighty” starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston. Tom Shadyac, director of “Bruce Almighty,” will be present for a Q&A session. There are also two collections of shorts screening on Friday and again Saturday, and, for the ﬁrst time, ﬁlms made by students at George Mason University in Fairfax. This year also marks the ﬁrst year for ﬁlms from a speciﬁc foreign country. This year the focus is on Lithuania. Released in 2010, “Barnstorming” has appeared on PBS stations around the country but Sunday is the ﬁrst time it has appeared on screen in the
Washington, D.C., area, said Reichhardt, who edited the ﬁlm and co-produced it with Glenshaw. They had heard about the annual ﬂy-in at the farm in Indiand had been encouraged to do a ﬁlm about it. “We almost didn’t go, because there was no funding for it,” said Reichhardt, who decided to go anyway. “We were shooting everything we saw,” said Reichhardt, who also brought along his nephew, Mark Betancourt, who also shot footage. “We quickly knew we had something,” said Reichhardt. “We knew we had something special.” Three years later, the memory of the annual ﬂy-in sticks with him. “Just being a part of it is so peaceful, friendly and fun,” he said.
to Jan. 10, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage.org
IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Oct. 25, drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Oct. 26, Latin Night with Mr. Mambo, workshops from 8-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($18 for workshop and dance; $15 for dance only); Oct. 27, free Waltz lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8 p.m. ($16); Oct. 30, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m., ($16); Tea Dance from 12:30–3:30 p.m. ($6); 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-
days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Oct. 25, Will Mentor with Perpetual Emotion, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Oct. 27, Costume Dance with Perpetual e-Motion, Will Mentor calling, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www. fsgw.org. English Country, Oct. 23, Special Guest Jacqueline Schwab on piano; Oct. 30, Caller: Marth Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org.
Now and Then Dance Studio, Saturday Ballroom dances,
second and fourth Saturdays, beginner group lesson at 8 p.m., open dancing at 9 p.m., $10 cash at door (all men admitted at half price throughout October), 10111 Darnestown Road, Rockville. 301424-0007, www.nowandthendancestudios.com. Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240505-0339. Swing, Nov. 9, WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra; Dec. 14, Daryl Davis, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.ﬂyingfeet.org. Waltz, Oct. 6, Larry, Elke and Friends; Oct. 20, Gigmeisters, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Gotta Swing Dance with
Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes, 8 p.m. Oct. 23 (beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m.); Elikeh Afropop Band wtih Djesben, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Art Sherrod Jr. with special guest Ann Nesby, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Marcus Johnson, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; Trio Caliente, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; First Annual Grand Masquerade with Doc Scantlin, 8 p.m. Oct. 31; Ed-
die Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2; Avon Lucas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3; Emmanuel Triﬁlio Tango Trio, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6; Familiar Faces, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. bethesdabluesjazz.com.
MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301634-2270, www.adventuretheatremtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, TBA, 6:30
BlackRock Center for the Arts, Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Della Mae, 8 p.m. Nov. 2; Thomas Pandolﬁ, 3 p.m. Nov. 3; District Comedy, 8 p.m. Nov. 8; call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-5282260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Austin Mahone, 7 p.m. Oct. 23; Journey’s Noise Tour Featuring 3OH!3, 7 p.m. Oct. 24; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Ben Rector, The Walking In Between Tour, with Tyrone Wells, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26; Chance the Rapper, 7 p.m. Oct. 27; We Came as Romans, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29; Cristian Castro with special guests Lazaro, 8 p.m. Oct. 30; Jessie Ware — Fall Tour 2013 with special guest Mikky Ekko, 8 p.m. Oct. 31; House of Blues 20th Anniversary Presents Third Eye Blind, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www. livenation.com.
Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, A Civil War
Scrapbook: CD Release with Hesperus & Maggies Music, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; Takoma Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www.imtfolk.org. Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, Rafe & Clelia
Stefanini CD Release, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4; Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 29-30; The MancusoSuzda Project, avant garde jazz duo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; BSO: Brahms’ Third Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 24; Maurice Steger Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; WPAS: Yuja Wang, piano, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Mandolin Workshop: Crossover Techniques for Bach, Bluegrass and Beyond, 10 a.m. Oct. 26; Ikebana: Japanese Flower Power Workshop, noon, Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Mostly Schumann - Zuill Bailey Cello Recital, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 3 p.m. Oct. 27; Voice, 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31; Chris Thile, 8 p.m. Oct. 30; Voice; Bootsy Collins, 8 p.m. Oct. 31, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Goodnight Moon,” to Oct. 27; “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Nov. 15 to Dec. 30, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300
p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www.
Imagination Stage, “Lulu
and the Brontosaurus,” to Oct. 27; “Lyle the Crocodile,” Nov. 20
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City of Rockville celebrates author F. Scott Fitzgerald this weekend n
Annual literary festival honors ‘Great Gatsby’ author BY
CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER
On Saturday, Montgomery College will host the 17th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. The one-day event featuring writing workshops, literary discussions and the presentation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Outstanding Achievement in American Literature Award is sponsored by the college, the city of Rockville and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Inc. “I don’t know that when we started we thought it would be going 17 years,” said Jackson Bryer, president of the conference. The city of Rockville started
the event in 1996 to honor what would have been the author’s 100th birthday. Fitzgerald, best known for his 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby,” had roots in Montgomery County and is buried at Saint Mary’s Church Cemetery in Rockville. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in American Literature Award is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. Butler has written 14 novels and six books of short stories. His ﬁrst volume of short stories, “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain,” won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for ﬁction. This year’s festival will also feature the annual presentation of the short story contest winner as well as a screening of the 1949 and 1974 ﬁlm versions of “The Great Gatsby,” followed by a panel discussion about the ﬁlms
in comparison to the 2013 Buz Lurhmann version. Other authors will be in attendance Saturday, including R. Clifton Spargo who spent part of his childhood in Rockville and recently released the novel “Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.” Spargo is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a cultural critic for the Huffington Post and serves as the Provosts’ Postgraduate visiting writer in ﬁction in the department of English at the University of Iowa. “Beautiful Fools” is the ﬁctional account of Fitzgerald and Zelda’s real life trip to Cuba toward the end of their lives. “The true part of the novel is the two take a trip to Cuba and not a lot is known about the trip,” Spargo said. “It was the last time they would see each other but there’s no way they would know that. It was the last chance at a great love.” A Fitzgerald expert who’s taught the author’s work on the undergraduate and graduate level, Spargo counts the author as one of his ﬁrst literary loves. He said as his interest in Fitzgerald grew over the years, so did his fascination with the woman in his life.
R. Clifton Spargo, a Rockville native, is one of the featured speakers at the festival and the author of “Beautiful Fools,” a 2013 novel about the Fitzgeralds.
“As I grew in my love of Scott, I became just enthralled by Zelda,” Spargo said. “It had always struck me that there was this gaping hole at the end of their lives. This was an opportunity to tell that story that no one
really knew ...” F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Before writing the novel, Spargo read and LITERARY FESTIVAL re-read about 20 books n When: Saturday, see website for on the Fitzgeralds. And speciﬁc event times although the author said he knows “their lives in n Where: Montgomery College, 51 and out as a biographer,” Manakee St., Rockville Spargo said it’s imporn Tickets: See website for speciﬁc tant to recognize the event prices distinction between a biographer and his role as a n For information: 301-309-9461, cms.montgomerycollege.edu novelist. “A biography is an imperfect art,” Spargo “The average person knows said. “A biography captures faa few things about Scott and mous scenes but it’s not really Zelda so you’re writing to an aucapturing what it’s like to be dience that isn’t specialized in Scott or Zelda.” the knowledge,” Spargo said. “At In fact, according to Spargo, the festival, there will be a mix, Fitzgerald himself wasn’t a fan historians ... For the Fitzgerof biographies, especially for ald experts, there’s all sorts of writers because “[writers] are ways the book plays on things too many people.” in [Fitzgerald and Zelda’s] lives “I would like to think he and how they might have been would have more appreciation remembering them.” for the novel because it’s trying More than just Fitzgerald to capture the lived life,” Spargo aﬁcionados, Bryer said the fessaid. tival is an opportunity for litera“Beautiful Fools,” which was ture fans to gather. released in May, is intended for “I think it brings literary ﬁgthe average reader with a sur- ures to Rockville,” he said. “... It face knowledge of Fitzgerald’s gives the citizens at all levels an life. Spargo said he’s interested opportunity to avail themselves in the reaction from the liter- of the expertise.” ary festival audience, many of email@example.com whom are Fitzgerald experts.
AT THE MOVIES
‘Carrie’ remake has big, bloody footprints to ﬁll BY
MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE
With her wide-eyed glare of grave intensity, the actress Chloe Grace Moretz appears destined for her share of artfully crafted, slightly unnecessary horror remakes. She starred in “Let Me In,” the American version of the terriﬁc Swedish vampire picture “Let the Right One In.” And now she takes on director Kimberly Peirce’s remake of “Carrie,” a work of smooth conﬁdence and a humane, dimensionally human brand of horror. You’d expect this from Peirce, who made “Boys Don’t Cry,” among others. The director puts Moretz in the sad, ﬁerce role of Carrie White, the putupon telekinetic high school student introduced in the 1974 Stephen King novel. Carrie’s psychotically fundamentalist mother, played in the new ﬁlm by Julianne Moore, goes beyond the usual notions of “helicopter” parenting, and makes the concept of Bible-thumping literal. Moore seizes the day without going crazy with excess; like the rest of the ﬁlm, her portrayal takes care to humanize the demonic cruelty on screen. Those with little or no personal relationship to the 1976 Brian De Palma-directed “Carrie” will find themselves in a different situation than I am on this one. I admit it. If I didn’t love Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie quite so madly in that movie
CARRIE n 2 1/2 stars n R; 99 minutes n Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne More, Judy Greer n Directed by Kimberly Peirce
— a ﬁlm representing drive-in schlock elevated to Himalayan heights, with two of the great 1970s performances leading the way — I might’ve fallen further into the world of the remake. With all movies, really, we bring the baggage we bring. Some things are different, others are the same. Peirce delivers none of the voyeuristic nudity of the ‘76 edition. Even with the various killings in the promnight climax, when Carrie, slathered in pig’s blood poured by her enemies, takes revenge, Peirce stages and shoots the action tastefully by R-rated horror standards. Even this remake’s arresting prologue, depicting the bloody birth of Carrie into the conﬂicted, scissors-wielding hands of her unstable mother, has an air of restraint. The director, in other words, isn’t an showboater or a sadist or a combination of the two, the way De Palma was behind the camera in the ﬁrst “Carrie” movie, or the way Steven Spielberg tortured audiences with elan in that other ’70s blackcomic thriller classic, “Jaws.” The question is: Is tasteful
PHOTO BY MICHAEL GIBSON
Julianne Moore stars in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gem’s horror thriller “Carrie.” better with this material? In its story contours the screenplay
credited to Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Cohen wrote the ’76 version) hits its marks. It stays faithful to King and (relatively) to the De Palma ﬁlm and gets the job done in workmanlike fashion. The acting’s strong; in addition to Moretz and Moore, Judy Greer is a welcome presence in the Betty Buckley role of the sympathetic gym instructor. But something’s missing from this well-made venture. What’s there is more than respectable, while staying this side of surprising.
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Consumers ﬁnd wine labels to be a sticky situation worldwide Wine labels are funny things. With the hundreds of unique winemaking varietals, numerous different methods and an entire world of unique regions, you would think that wine labels would be designed to be models of clarity in order to assist a consumer in making an educated purchase. If only that were true.
GRAPELINES LOUIS MARMON It is unusual to see European wine labeled with the name of the grapes in the bottle, despite the fact that many in the American market would like to know that information. Instead a Bordeaux or Burgundy label notes the name of the property (“Chateau” or
Continued from Page B-7 side Llewyn Davis,” a Coen Brothers ﬁlm about ﬁctional folk singer Llewyn Davis, due out next month. Thile has contributed vocals and instrumentals to some of the biggest names in country including Keith Urban and Eric Church. Now, Thile is out on a solo tour promoting his latest album, “Bach: Sonatas and Partitas Vol. 1.” The album features 16 tracks — all pieces written for solo violin and played by Thile on his mandolin. The tour kicked off Oct. 1 and Thile will play at Strathmore on Oct. 30, a venue he’s played in the past with Punch Brothers. “The overall vibe I got from the [Strathmore] crowd was that they were there to listen and to enjoy,” Thile said. “Sometimes you get a crowd that’s only there to listen and you feel like a zoo exhibit. Or you get a crowd that’s only there to enjoy and you feel like a deejay or something ... As a performing musician, I want to feel like I’m performing with people and not for them, especially in a solo position, it gets lonely up there.” Though he’s best known as a bluegrass or folk musician, due in large part to his expertise on the mandolin, Thile said releasing a record of classical music didn’t feel like a stretch. “For me, playing Bach is far less about dipping my toe into the classical music genre and more about wanting to interact with great music,” Thile said. “It’s important to note that because the mandolin is toned exactly like the violin, it’s exactly the same ... It’s not quite the leap of faith it might ﬁrst appear.” Leap of faith or not, Thile’s latest feat is impressive, especially for someone who didn’t grow up playing classical music. “At a certain point along the way, my grandmothers
“Domaine”) and has a smattering of French that tells such fundamentally useless stuff to the average consumer like where the wine was bottled. Italian and Spanish wines mostly follow this pattern. And don’t even get me started about German wine labeling which require an advanced language degree to comprehend. The casual wine drinker may not be aware that Chablis and other white Burgundies are made from Chardonnay, Beaujolais from Gamay, Nebbiolo is the principle grape in Barolo and Barbaresco, Tempranillo dominates in Rioja, and wines from Bordeaux are most commonly a blend of up to ﬁve varietals, while the southern Rhone region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape permits the blending of up to 13 different grapes. And that is just the beginning of
both introduced me to Bach and the world of written-down music,” Thile said. “I taught myself how to read music and realized written-down music didn’t have to be stuffy. That was huge.” Growing up in Kentucky, Thile was inﬂuenced by folk and bluegrass music, though again, he’s hesitant to differentiate. “When you say bluegrass, one person could think of music started by Bill Monroe ... you say bluegrass to someone else and they think of the old TV show ‘Hee Haw.’” Call it whatever you want, but Thile grew up listening to mostly folk music on radio programs like “A Prairie Home Companion.” His mother played violin and piano as a hobby while his father played the bass and worked as a piano technician. “Listening to music was our family pastime,” Thile said. By the age of 5, Thile was learning the mandolin from renowned mandolinist, guitarist and vocalist John Moore. He also counts bassist and composer Edgar Meyer as a major inﬂuence who Thile said “took [him] under [his] wing.” Last year, Thile was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant.” It’s given annually to between 20 and 40 people in any field who show “exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” Oddly enough, Thile, who’s been touring tirelessly for the last several years, said the prestigious grant will actually allow for some down time. “What I’m really looking forward to is the opportunity to take six months off and do some thinking,” Thile said. “I’ve been on output mode for the last seven or eight years. I’m ready to go back to input mode and the MacArthur Fellowship will certainly help me do that.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers will perform at Strathmore on Oct. 30
a long and confusing list. American origin wine labels are better but still can be incomplete and misleading. US Department of Treasury regulations permit the use of a single varietal name, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, on the label as long as at least 75 percent of the wine is made from that varietal and it all originates from a single location (appellation). What composes the other 25 percent is left to the imagination or a search on the winery’s website. And the wine’s alcohol content can be equally as vague since the number on the label and the actual alcohol by content (ABV) may vary by law. So a wine listed as 13.3 percent ABV may really range from 11.8 to 14 percent, while those stated as 14 percent may truly be 15 percent. Doesn’t look like much but alcohol content is important to many
consumers since it implies a certain style of winemaking and knowing the ABV may inﬂuence purchasing decisions. Another issue is the use of undeﬁned terms on the label such as “reserve” and “barrel select.” What exactly does “old vines” mean? 25 years? 50 years? Older than the winemaker? And how much of the wine needs to originate from these vines to achieve this designation? The Treasury Department has been considering tightening the use of such terms since 2010 and are scheduled to make a decision sometime next year. Until any new regulations are implemented, we will still see nebulous jargon including “estate bottled” and “old clones” on the front of bottles The label on the back of the bottle can be more helpful by providing fur-
ther information about the grapes, location and winemaking approach. But sometimes they are just meaningless marketing stories matching the misinformation seen elsewhere on the bottle. Many labels are creative and entertaining, adorned with artwork, animal illustrations, and even braille or “scratch and sniff” stickers that may entice a purchase of an unfamiliar bottle. Some wineries haven’t ever changed their labels while others replace their designs annually. Clearly front labels are critical to wine marketing, but is there any reason why they cannot be more accurate and informative? We all would beneﬁt from a bit more clarity regarding the varietals, ABV and the terms on the front label, which could only enhance consumer’s comfort and facilitate sales.
Continued from Page B-7 previous album, “Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be,” peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart. Moore said he wasn’t surprised the album did so well. “I don’t mean that to sound cocky or full of myself,” Moore said. “When the CD is done and John Feldmann [who produced the album] is telling me how great of a record it is and I’m listening to it over and over while it’s going through the mixing phase — I guess I just really believed in the CD. So when we had a really good ﬁrst week, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what I expected,’ but it wasn’t like this massive shock to me. I was really happy that our fans really enjoyed it the way that I do.” We Came As Romans formed when ﬁve high school guys from Troy, Mich., decided they wanted to play music together. The lineup has changed over the past few years, but Moore said being able to go out and do their own thing has really helped the band stay together. “Everyone has their different techniques or habits on the road,” Moore said. “Like today we have an off day, and I’m the only one sitting on the bus. Kyle [Pavone] is out visiting some extended family, Eric [Choi] stayed with some friends last night, Andy [Glass] is in our hotel room … I think he’s doing some T-shirt designs, and I just saw Dave [Stephens] walk back from somewhere. I mean, everyone just kind of keeps themselves occupied on days off. It’s just a really good day to refresh and recharge yourself. After touring
Metal band We Came As Romans is set to play the Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday. for six years now, we’ve all found the things that help us replenish that energy lost throughout the week of playing shows.” Moore didn’t grow up with heavy metal music. In fact, it wasn’t until he joined the band that he started listening to the kind of music We Came As Romans plays. “When I ﬁrst joined the band eight years ago, I did not listen to any heavy music at all,” Moore said. “If there was music with screaming in it, I would fast forward the screaming part. It was OK that my band was doing it — it was cool because it was my band — but I didn’t like it when any other band did it. I don’t
know why. The ﬁrst few months of being in my band, back when I was 16, it was weird because I got exposed to all these heavy bands at once. “The typical band that every musician and everyone in a band that plays heavy music likes and loves was inﬂuenced by Montrose.” Montrose was a heavy metal band based in California in the late 1970s with former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar as the lead singer. “I honestly think it’s just that they did it better than every single band I listened to and every single band that guys in other bands have listened to. They
were a huge, huge inﬂuence to my band.” Moore said he hopes audiences and fans really pick up on the message behind the band’s songs. “It’s different from what a lot of bands are doing,” Moore said. “When we ﬁrst started with it, it was different than what pretty much any other band was doing. The heavy music scene wasn’t near as developed as it is now, but when we started, there weren’t a lot of bands at all trying to put out the message that we had. And that’s just been our thing ever since.” email@example.com
Continued from Page B-7 in retail stores. The event is sponsored by the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society of America. “My father is a connoisseur of whiskey — I’ll be reporting back to him,” Fowlis laughed. Fowlis grew up in the Outer Hebrides, a string of islands that buffer the Scottish mainland from the North Atlantic. The islands have been producing Harris tweed for hundreds of years. “It’s become incredibly fashionable,” said Fowlis about the fortunes of the old and durable material. “You can see it on the cover of ‘Vogue.’” The islands are the last place in the world where people speak Scottish Gaelic as their ﬁrst language, said Fowlis, who grew up hearing it around the house along with English. But it wasn’t until she began studying classical music at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow that she began singing and researching traditional Scottish music. Clans, she said, used to engage poets to write elegies for chiefs who had died and songs of praise for their successors. “They had a really strong oral tradition, and many of the songs were never written down,” said Fowlis, who also sings work songs about ﬁshing, churning butter and milking cows. Traveling with her and her band to BlackRock is her husband, Eamonn Doorley, who speaks Irish Gaelic and performs with the traditional Irish band Danú. A Celtic language, Gaelic diverged over time in Scotland and Ireland but today the two still share many of the same words. Fowlis said she and her husband speak both versions at home with their children. “We all understand each other,” Fowlis said. The BlackRock concerts will feature traditional songs, some of them hundreds of years old, accompanied by guitars, ﬁddles, bagpipes and the bouzouki, a lute-like instrument from Greece that became popular in Ireland in the 1970s. “It works well with our scales and moods, it ﬁts into our melodic structure,” she said.
PHOTO BY MICHELLE FOWLIS
Scottish singer Julie Fowlis will perform traditional Gaelic songs accompanied by instruments on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Fowlis sang two songs in English for the Disney/Pixar animated movie “Brave.”
JULIE FOWLIS: MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES n Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday n Scotch tasting: 6 p.m. Friday n Gaelic workshop: 5 p.m. Saturday n Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown n Tickets: $32 for performance only; $65 for performance and tasting. Workshop is free. n For information: 240-912-1058; blackrockcenter.org; juliefowlis.com
Fowlis will talk about some songs from the stage, but also let the sounds and rhythms of other songs speak for them-
selves. “Some people don’t want to know [what the words mean],” she said. “They just want to let the music to wash over them.” In the same way that Harris tweed is enjoying a renewed popularity, so is Scottish Gaelic, in part due to the Fowlis’ broadcasts on the BBC and her touring in the United Kingdom and overseas. In 2008, she was named Scotland’s ﬁrst Gaelic Ambassador by the Scottish Parliament, an honor she treasures. “There’s been a resurgence in the last few years,” she said. “It’s ﬁnding its place in the modern world.” Fowlis’ singing helps preserve her culture and she’s glad it also entertains audiences. “We love what we do,” she said. “I hope everyone enjoys [the concerts] and has a laugh, and experiences something of Scotland on their night out.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Salvation Army is now hiring Bell Ringers in Montgomery County for this Christmas Season. $8.25 per hour. Apply in person on M-F from 10am - 12pm and 1pm 3pm at 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
KENNEL TECHNICIAN Enjoy caring for animals? Join our team and look forward to your work each day. Exp preferred. Call Barbara at 301-983-8400
Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks a Manager for its Tenleytown campus coffee shop/retail store.The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in the management of a coffee shop, restaurant or café. For details and to apply go to www.gazette.net.
Datawatch Systems, Inc., a Bethesda based national access control company, has immediate openings for FT monitors for the evening shift and PT monitors for the weekend (day and evening shifts). Need detail-oriented individuals with strong customer service, call center, or data-entry experience. Candidates must have excellent verbal communication skills. Metro accessible. Exc pay and benefits. Email email@example.com DCJS#11-2294. EOE/M/F/D/V
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Retirement community in Aspen Hill, MD is seeking maint. dir. with strong leadership. Must have HVAC, boiler, & EMS knowledge. Send resume & salary reqs. to GC2998
New branch in Hyattsville, MD for L&W Supply Co. Must have a valid CDL license, the ability to lift 50+ lbs., and operate a multi-story boom crane. We offer a competitive salary, incentive program & complete benefit package. No overnight travel. OT available. Please call: 312-436-6258 or apply via www.usg.com (About USGCareers-USG Current Opportunitiesthen search Hyattsville)
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2006 Subaru Legacy WGN..................6,970
1995 BMW 5-Series..........................1,988
2001 Cadillac Deville........................6,988
#KN99557A, Pampered 55K!! P/Options
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S...................6,988
#KP27730, Nice! MNRF, LTHR, CD, PW
#KP13384, LTHR, MNRF, A STEAL!, “HANDYMAN”
#KP58509, AUT, LTHR, MNRF, “HANDYMAN”
2000 Mercury Cougar.......................2,750
#KP43284, MNRF, P/Opions, Great Buy! “HANDYMAN”
1999 Honda CRV AWD.......................2,850
#KP31467A, Auto, AC, PW Bargain Priced! “HANDYMAN”
2005 Mazda Miata...........................2,950 #KD10691, CNVTB’L Looks/Runs Well Off-Season, “HANDYMAN”
1997 Toyota Celica ..........................3,750 #KP34539A, SB ,ST, AT, SPORTY RUNS, GREAT, “HANDYMAN”
2001 Chevy Impala...........................3,988 #KP43564, Nice! LTHR, MNRF, MD INSP’D
2002 Olds Alero GLS.........................4,488 #KP84551, CLEAN 89k! PW/PLC, CC, MD INSP’D
#KP01702, AWD!, Nice!, PSeat, HTD Seats, P/Options
#KP93506, Pampered 90k! LTHR, P/Options, MD INSP’D #KP95439B, Clean! 92K, AT, AC, PW/PLC
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS.........................6,988
#KP17054, 4WD, 3.2L, Clean! LTHR, PW/PL, AC, MD INSP’D
2005 Chevy Impala LS.......................6,990 #KP65991A, AT, AC, PW/PLC, Easy Terms!
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT..................6,990
#KP12424, QUADS, PSET, PW, DON’T MISS!
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT................7,990
#KP81341, Clean! 5.7 HEMI, PW
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT..............7,998
#KP0810, SHARP! Turbo, AT, P/Options
2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab............9,997 2007 Ford Escape XLT.......................9,988 2009 KIA Rondo EX WGN.................10,450 #KA64205, Nice! ABS, SAB, PW/PLC
2006 Buick Lucerne CXS.................10,470
#KP37654, Luxury!, LTHR/HTD/Mem Seats, Harman Kardon CD, SAB
2008 Subaru Outback WGN.............10,688 #KP21097, Pampered!, AT, P/Options, HTD Seat
2008 Saturn Aura XE.......................10,900 KR61802A, Sharp 55k! MNRF, PSEAT, PW/PLC CD
2005 Toyota Avalon XL ...................10,988
#KP15848, MOONROOF, PW/PLC, CD
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6....................11,488
2001 Saturn LW-300 Wagon..............4,488
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR-5 4WD ........7,988
#KP78808, RARE FIND! AT, AC, PW, ALLOYS, CD
#KP09644A, $726 OFF KBB
#KP91895, Pampered 68k! LTHR/PWR Seat, P/Options, OnStar
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee..............4,988
2001 Toyota Highlander Sport...........8,970
#47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS
#KP26952, 4WD, MNRF, P/Options, 2-Tone, Sharp! “HANDYMAN”
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring..........5,745
#KP13090, ABS, CD, CC, Alloys, PW
2000 Buick Lesabre LTD...................5,955
#KP05316A, LTHR/HTD/PWER Seat, P/Options
2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD..........5,980 #KP68175, Well Kept! MNRF, Alloys, P/OPTS
1998 Toyota Camry LE......................5,988
#KP03265, AT, AC, P/Options, Best Buy!
2003 Saturn L-200............................5,990
#KP59757, Super Sharp! 90K, AT, PW
#KP11507, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR/CASS, PSeat
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX....................8,988
#KP81514, Super Clean! MNRF!
2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport......................8,990
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer......11,870 2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT...11,988 #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!
2004 Acura MDX AWD.....................11,988 #KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!
#KP71702B, NAV, P/Options, Fac Warr!
2008 GMC Savana Cargovan...........11,988
#KP59427, Beauty! Panoramic, MNRF, AT, P/Options
2009 Toyota Corolla LE...................12,588
2008 Saturn Astra XE........................8,998
2007 Dodge Magnum SE ...................9,445 #KR95510, STICKING! CUSTOM WHLS, PW/PLC, CD
2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD.........9,788
#KP34280, NICE! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD
#KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman
#KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD
2007 Dodge Magnum SXT.................12,770 #KX47343, GORGEOUS!! CHRME WHLS, LTHR/PWR SEAT, P/OPTS
2007 Caddy STS..............................12,990 #KP24515, ALL THE TOYS! NAV, LTHR, PWR OPTS
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2009 Mazda 5 Wagon......................14,988
2007 Infinity M35............................19,788
2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD........15,960
2009 Toyota Venza AWD.................. #KP05511, FG LTS, Alloys, P/Options
2005 Nissan Titan LE.......................15,985
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT...... #KN41054, DVD, Backup CAM, PDRS/Gate, PSeat
2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6............ #KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR #KP57035, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 3rd Row
#KR00804, Showroom Condition! FAC WARR.
#KP66997, SUPER SHARP! Brush Guard, Fog LTS, PWR OPTS
2011 Ford Econoline E-350..............18,990
#KN77515, 15 PASS, PW, CC, CD, Park Sense
#FP50592, AWD, Pristine! NAV, MNRF, PSEAT, P/OPTS
2007 Ford F150 Super Crew Lariat.....21,970
#KN03615, WGN, XLT, PW/PLC, RAC,CC, CD, 12 Pass
#KP86231, NAV & Moonroof, LTHR
#KP33232, GORGEOUS COGNAC INTERIOR LTHR, MNRF, P/OPTS
2010 Chrysler TWN & CNTRY............. #KP51814,SHOWROOM COND!! DVD/NAV/LTHR
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited AWD.....18,988