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Potomac Potomac Day: This Saturday News, Page 6 News, Page 6 Three members of the Potomac Hunt gather with their hounds to lead the Potomac Day Parade on a previous year. Potomac Day is this Saturday, Oct. 23. Calendar, Page 9 ❖ Real Estate, Page 13 ❖ Classified, Page 18 Inventing Photo by Harvey Levine /The Almanac ‘Invisible’ Car Wipers News, Page 3 Vege-Gardens Start To Sprout? River Jam PERMIT #86 Martinsburg, WV PAID U.S. Postage News, Page 3 News, Page 3 PRSRT STD October 20-26, 2010 ❖ www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Volume XXIV, Number 42 Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 online at potomacalmanac.com❖ 1 2 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac Editor Steven Mauren 703-778-9415 or Potomacalmanac@hotmail.com News See www.potomacalmanac.com Vege-Gardens Start To Sprout? Garden “ban” a misstatement, says school system, Event organizer Deanna Tricarico with musicians despite memo. Timothy James and Brian Gorman of Franklin Flyer. By Ken Moore The Almanac egetable gardens are an ac- V Photos by Debbie Stevens/The Almanac cepted part of schools in many other school districts around the region, including Fairfax and Arlington in Virginia. These gar- dens have been a part of a national effort, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, to improve student diets and fight childhood obesity. They have also been a platform for science learning, quantitative learn- ing about nutri- tion and environ- mental education. Obama and “Your River Jam Secretary of Agri- culture Tom inflexibility is Pat Selling, Pam Smith and her son Jackson Smith Vilsack visited one consistent.” going for a boat ride during River Jam on Sunday, school in Fairfax Oct. 17 at the C&O Canal National Historic Park. — Nancy Floreen, Nava and Avigayil Fichman-Charry. County, Hollin Meadows El- Council President ementary, to cel- Resident Invents ‘Invisible’ Wipers ebrate its garden last fall. But Montgom- ery County Public “Thank you for that Clearing vehicle windshields Schools does not introduction.” permit vegetable — Sean Gallagher, with an electric field. gardens on school campuses, ac- MCPS cording to a Feb. By Susan Belford 26 memorandum issued by Superin- The Almanac tendent of Schools Jerry W. Weast. “MCPS has not allowed community- orty years ago, Walter Hernandez was cautiously driving type [vegetable] gardens … for sev- F through a punishing rainstorm with his friend Jay Rubincam. He was having difficulty seeing the road be cause the wipers could not remove the rain fast enough. “These wipers were invented in 1903. Sixty-seven years later, why don’t the automakers produce a better one?” asked a frustrated eral reasons,” he wrote. Weast cited concerns about rodents and other pests, food allergies, stormwater man- agement requirements and ease- ments, and the costs associated with Hernandez. Many years later, Rubincam reminded Hernandez of school gardens including summer this episode — and five years ago, Hernandez decided to see what months when gardens may fall into he could do to improve on the current automobile wiper technol- disrepair. ogy. After numerous hours developing a theory, testing it and then Last Tuesday, Oct. 12, County Coun- producing prototypes, Hernandez has invented the digital electric cil members asked for input from of- windshield wiper. He calls it the DEW. This new wiper is invisible ficials with the school system and and has no moving parts, but most importantly, rapidly clears the Walter Hernandez displays the prototype used for those advocating for the inclusion of entire windshield in heavy rains. testing his theory of the movement of water by electri- vegetable gardens into school The new invention works like this: Inside the windshield are cal fields. grounds and the curriculum. several thousand invisible wires, made of transparent indium tin driver’s vision and totally from the windshield. Thus, no wiper is “Your inflexibility is consistent,” oxide (ITO). Layers of quartz (SiO2) separate the wires. To re- necessary and the driver’s visibility is greatly improved. said Council President Nancy Floreen, move rainwater, voltage is applied to these wires by a small com- “The most important outcome will be that lives will be saved as she introduced members from the puter. This creates a varying electric field, which moves the water droplets across the windshield, clearing them rapidly from the See Inventor, Page 7 See Seeking Gardens, Page 4 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 ❖ 3 News Seeking Gardens From Page 3 “A few of us are quite puzzled why this is so hard,” Floreen said school system at the Council’s to Gallagher. worksession. “We have a wealth of people and “Thank you for that introduc- talent to make this happen,” said tion,” replied Sean Gallagher, with Councilmember Roger Berliner, the school system’s department of who represents Potomac. “I would facilities management. ask you not to have these concerns The term “ban” — bandied on the forefront of your minds.” about during conversations about Garden advocate Gordon Clark the school system’s position on said the school’s policy — what- vegetable gardens — is a “mis- ever it is called — has had a “chill- statement,” Gallagher said. ing effect,” making schoolteachers The school system proposes to or principals who would plant work with Montgomery County school gardens afraid since they Park and Planning to determine were told such gardens would be how community gardens can be shut down. successful, and to learn best prac- “Make it publicly clear that the tices and ways to remedy un- ban — or whatever we want to call wanted consequences such as ro- it — is no longer in effect,” Clark dents, pests and invasive species, asked the Council. Clark, project said Gallagher. director with Montgomery Victory The school system identified Gardens, said it appears the school three sites it will donate to Park system is setting up a multi-year and Planning, which will operate process before allowing schools to the community gardens and teach start their own vegetable gardens. the school system how to best op- More than 30 organizations, in- erate them. These will give the cluding West Montgomery County school system a chance to develop Citizens Association, supported a set of “best practices” to prepare Montgomery Victory Gardens’ schools that want such gardens in the future, Gallagher said. See Gardens, Page 15 4 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com News Helping Patients Communicate with Doctors Tip sheets for those mammogram and sonogram. The results showed enlarged lymph nodes which led gressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slower growing). Although INHL is not tip sheets. I can hear their voices when I read the tip sheets.” living with lymphoma. to the diagnosis of indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). considered curable, patients may live for many years following diagnosis. However, The Cancer Support Community provides psychological and social support through After receiving this news, Cayne and her treatment is often difficult because patients community-based centers and online ser- By Susan Belford husband decided that this cancer would not often relapse after chemotherapy or other vices run by trained and licensed profession- The Almanac defeat them. She began intensely research- forms of treatment. als. They offer cancer patients and their ing her illness. “For me, knowledge was The “Framing Life with Lymphoma” edu- families information about treatment op- he diagnosis. The fear. Then the most important. I had to make certain that cational program was developed by the tions, the health care system, emotional T overwhelming feeling of how little you know about the dis- ease that has invaded your body. A diagnosis of lymphoma is a life-changing and frightening message — and so often, I was totally informed of all my options. The information provided by the tip sheets would have been invaluable but they were not available when I was going through my treatment.” Cancer Support Community with support from Cephalon based on a survey of 150 hematologists/oncologists and patient fo- cus groups with 133 indolent lymphoma patients. The survey results indicated that needs of the cancer patient, wellness, sup- port for caregivers — anything and every- thing related to cancer. They also provide group counseling by licensed social work- ers and family therapists, lifestyle programs, the patient does not know where to turn or NHL is a complicated disease. She at- almost all physicians and most patients felt and networking groups for patients who who to turn to for information. tended medical conferences. She met with their communication could be more effi- share a diagnosis — all at no cost to the Now, the Cancer Support Community and questioned oncologists and hematolo- cient with the development of some form patient. Last year, more than 300,000 can- (CSC) in collaboration with Cephalon is gists. She called Hopkins, Sloan Kettering, of aid or assistance as a guide. The patient cer patients and family members benefited offering a program aimed at providing sup- and Georgetown University and several tip sheets were developed as a direct re- from the services of the Cancer Support port for those who must live with lym- other major cancer centers to understand sponse to the communication needs indi- Community. phoma. To help with the often mystifying the latest research and treatment for this cated in the survey. After several chemotherapy regimens communication between patient and phy- chronic disease. “Indolent NHL is a slow- Senior Director of Research at the Can- which failed to put her into remission, sician, they are providing the patient with growing disease, so I had time to do the cer Support Community, Joanne Buzaglo, Cayne was enrolled in a clinical trial and tips through the new educational program research and decide on the best treatment Ph.D. led the lymphoma patient focus achieved complete remission. She has re- “Framing Life with Lymphoma. ” These re- and physician for me,” Cayne said. groups. She explains, “In developing the tip mained in remission for 5 and a half years. search-based tip sheets provide the patient Through her research, she found Dr. Bruce sheets, we wanted to be careful not to bom- “Because I had cancer, I am a completely with information about the steps follow- Cheson, professor of medicine, head of bard the patient with too much informa- different person and I live each day with ing diagnosis — to ensure effective com- Hematology and director of Hematology tion when they had just been confronted appreciation. Everything has more mean- munication with their healthcare team. Research at Lombardi Comprehensive Can- by a scary diagnosis. The message of ‘Fram- ing,” she said. Potomac resident Jana Cayne was feel- cer Center. ing Life with Lymphoma’ is that the pa- The “Framing Life with Lymphoma ” tip ing tired and had put on some weight. Dur- NHL, the seventh most common cancer tient can live a full life while managing their sheets are available at the Cancer Support ing her routine OB/GYN visit, the doctor in the U.S., affects the lymphatic system. It lymphoma. We were very committed to in- Community website at www.Framing found a lump under her arm and ordered a can be divided into two main groups: ag- corporating the patient experiences into the LifeWith Lymphoma.org. No Power? No Problem. Gas Logs on Sale for Immediate Installation Call for Free In-Home Professional Estimate! •Beautiful efficient Heat 10%* PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Jan. 15-22...$780 plus tax 10/23/10 PA Includes air from BWI, 7-Nights Riu Bambu Resort with All Meals & Beverages. Transfers & Porterage (Transfers to BWI are offered) ATLANTA & JEKYLL ISLAND BY MOTORCOACH Feb. 20 – 26....$799 Includes Deluxe Motorcoach from Vienna or Rockville, 6-Nights Hotel, Daily Breakfast, 4 Dinners, Sightseeing. Call for detailed itinerary. 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Call 240-777-VOTE (8683). 6 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com News Inventor From Page 3 because drivers will have the ability to see the road more clearly during a rain storm,” Hernandez said. “The DEW is ‘green’ in that current windshield wipers use 100 or more watts of power. This one only uses one watt – and there is no rubber or metal to dispose of.” Windshield wipers were in- vented by Mary Anderson of Ala- bama in 1903. While visiting New York City, she noticed that streetcar drivers re- moved the front windows of their streetcars during rain and snow- storms because they could not see to drive. Anderson designed a mechanical wiper, which was hand-operated from inside the car. She received a U.S. patent, but automakers showed no interest in her invention. However, by 1913, this hand-operated wiper was standard on all vehicles and by 1921, the automatic wiper was included on all vehicles. Hernandez was never given credit or money for her innovative ef- forts. In 1964, Robert Kearns of Indiana invented the intermittent windshield wiper. By 1969, these See Clearing Rain, Page 8 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 ❖ 7 News Clearing Rain without Wipers From Page 7 build a full-size windshield using his imbed- ded technology. He is also talking to GM improved wipers were being installed by and Volkswagen about installing his wind- Ford, Chrysler and other automakers. How- shield on their test cars. The U.S. Navy ever, the automakers, including Ford and would like the windshield for their ships, Chrysler, refused to give Kearns recognition and airplane manufacturers are indicating or financial reward for his invention. He interest. successfully sued both companies and won Recently, Hernandez’s daughter Betsy, a — but the personal and emotional toll of physician’s assistant, realized the technol- the multi-year battle was enormous. The ogy could be used on an endoscope to keep recent movie, “A Flash of Genius” focuses the end clean to improve the physician’s on his legal battle with Ford. view. It would also be beneficial for cam- Hernandez began his quest for an im- eramen and videographers who must film proved windshield by figuring out that elec- in the rain. tric current could move water. He spent Hernandez majored in physics and math- countless hours in his River Road residence ematics at LSU and received his Ph.D. at testing various materials to prove his theory. the University of Maryland in astrophysics. A few years later, under his direction, small He is married with three grown children. prototypes (1” x 2”) were fabricated at the He has worked for several government microelectronic nanocenters of the Univer- agencies including NASA, DOD, NSA and sity of Maryland and Duke University. By the Naval Research Lab and owned and applying electric voltage to the wires in the operated several companies. prototypes, he found that the droplets “Since I was 6 years old, I loved to change moved quickly from the prototype wind- the way things work and invent new things. shield. I was always interested in the application Therefore, his theory was proven, and he of the sciences of physics and math to a wide began to study the feasibility of producing range of problems — including everything this windshield. He applied and was ap- from gambling, speech synthesis, and as- proved for both U.S. and International pat- tronomy to investment theory, hypnosis and ents. treasure hunting,” said Hernandez. “All Hernandez recently reached an agree- kinds of things that you would never think ment with a windshield manufacturer to of can be attached by science.” If you do not get The Potomac Almanac delivered to your home… FIRST CLASS MAILED SUBSCRIP- TIONS are now avail- able for the first time with timely postal carrier deliv- ery: $30 for six months. Help us meet the costs of pro- viding first- rate community journalism on newsprint to your house- hold. Call 703-778- 9426 (or -9427) or e-mail circulation@ connectionnews papers.com 8 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Entertainment To have community events listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the follow- ing week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Call 703-778-9412. . MONDAYS THROUGH NOV 22 Jazz Choir. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $175 tuition for eight classes (Stars $157.50). At the Mansion at Strathmore, Shapiro Music Room. Howard University professor and Afro Blue jazz choir arranger/director Connaitre Miller brings a new offering in Strathmore’s expanding jazz class series. The class will cover ear-training and solo singing. Series concludes with a concert of songs learned in class. Choral experience suggested. Call 301- 581-5100 or visit www. strathmore.org. WEDNESDAY/OCT. 20 Bob Sima Ellen Bukstel Book and Author Luncheon. 10 a.m. TUESDAY/OCT. 26 Kitty Kelley will discuss her latest book, Ellen Bukstel and Bob Sima. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/door; $15/advance. At the “Oprah,” Kay Shaw Nelson will talk Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Contact about “Cloak and Dagger Cook,” and David Spitzer at email@example.com or 301-275-7459 or visit Jason Meath will speak about www.FocusMusic.org. “Hollywood on the Potomac.” Sponsored by the Greater Washington Women’s Chapter of the Brandeis mystery writer and New York Times Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. National Committee. Cost is $70 for best-selling author Carolyn Parkhurst Admission is $14. Introductory swing members, $80 for non-members. will read from her books, The Dogs of lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Reservations are required. At the Babel, The Nobodies Album. Marcotte from 8 to 9 p.m.; dancing to Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Sponsored by Montgomery County’s the Boilermaker Jazz Band from 9 p.m. Mill Road, Rockville. For information Friends of the Library. At Strathmore to midnight. At the Bumper Car and reservations, contact Jackie Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike in Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 Sherman at 301-294-8069 or North Bethesda. Call 240-777-0020 or MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. visit www.folmc.org. email@example.com. Preschool Fair. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Midori performs Shostakovich. 8 Readings by Authors. 7:30 p.m. Free. Free. Learn more about local p.m. Tickets start at $28. At the Music Reading by authors recently published preschools at the 13th Annual Center at Strathmore, Concert Hall. by Alan Squire Press. James J. Preschool Fair sponsored by the MOMS Violinist Midori and the Baltimore Patterson reads from Bermuda Shorts, Club of Potomac. Approximately 30 Symphony Orchestra conducted by his collection of essays; novelist Joanna preschools from the Potomac, Gilbert Varga. Call 301-581-5100 or Biggar reads from That Paris Year; and Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and visit www.strathmore.org. Linda Watanabe McFerrin reads from surrounding areas will be represented. Dead Love. At the Writer’s Center, At the Potomac Community Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Visit OCT. 22-24 www.writer.org. 301-654-8664. 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Call Stacy Yu at 301-461-6770, or Heavenly Harvest. Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Chuck Berry with the Daryl Davis firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday Band. 8 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $65. Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. $21 reservation. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All three days: At the Music Center at Strathmore, At the Mansion at Strathmore. harvest market, gifts, books, baked 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Guitarist Dave Almy and vocalist goods, pumpkins, handicrafts, food Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or Cheryl Gearheart performing. Call 301- and more. Saturday only: Kidville, call 301-581-5100. 581-5108. photo booth, flu shots. At Faith United Ruth. 9 p.m. $10 tickets in advance (Stars Andras Schiff, piano. 8 p.m. $21 Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose &9); $12 at the door. At the Mansion reservation. At the Music center at Road, Rockville. at Strathmore, Shapiro Music Room. Strathmore, Concert Hall. Schiff Jamaican singer and songwriter performs works by Schumann. performs reggae music. Doors at 8:00 FRIDAY/OCT. 22 p.m. Call 301-581-5100 or visit Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society and Contra Dance. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. www.strathmore.org. underwritten by Betsy and Robert Admission is $9. Contra dance lesson Book Arts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $260 Feinberg. Call 301-581-5100 or visit from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.; dancing to live tuition plus $30 material fee (Stars www.strathmore.org. music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. This $234). At Mansion at Strathmore, week Anna Rain calls to Crowfoot with Shapiro Music Room. Professional THURSDAY/OCT. 21 Adam Broome on guitar and cittern; artist and educator Karen O. Brown Fill in the Gap Program. 9:15 a.m. to Jaige Trudel on fiddle; and Nicholas teaches an in depth approach to 12:30 p.m. Fall fun activities. Cost is Williams on flutes, accordian, and bookmaking in three intensive $45/members; $55/nonmembers. piano. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen sessions. Call 301-581-5100 or visit Sponsored by the Har Shalom Early Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in www.strathmore.org. Childhood Education Center, 11510 Glen Echo. Email: Falls Road, Potomac. RSVP to Liran email@example.com. La Divina Milonga Party. 8:30 p.m. to SATURDAY/OCT. 23 Laor at 301-299-7087, x244. Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 9 to midnight. Admission is $15. The The Laserface Show. Noon. Free. 11:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Beginner evening will include a lesson for Jerome Benton will be visiting the lesson from 8:15 to 9 p.m. DJ Mike Argentine Tango beginners and up Potomac Library to present juggling, Marcotte & Guests will play a variety of from 8:30 - 9 p.m.; dance party to pantomime and a laser-light show. styles. At the Back Room of Glen Echo recorded music from 9 p.m. to Arrive early as seating is limited. At the Park. Call Donna Barker at 301-634- midnight with teacher and DJ Fabio Potomac Library. 2231 or go to info@CapitalBlues.org or Bonini playing Traditional Tango, Salsa Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. www.CapitalBlues.org. Milongas, Waltz and Tango Nuevo. At Admission is TBA. Salsa lesson taught Literary Luncheon Lecture Series. the Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, by Keith Givens from 8-9 p.m., Lectures at 11:30 a.m.; Book signing 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. followed by dancing to live music until and luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Local Email: Jennifer@foreverdancing.com. midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Email: SATURDAY/OCT. 23 firstname.lastname@example.org Imagination Stage Gala. “Be Potomac Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. The highlight of the day is the Potomac Immortal. Let your Love of the Arts Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. Lots of fun for adults and kids. Scarecrow Live Forever.” Chaired by Mikel and making and pumpkin decorating; new 30-foot mobile, walk-thru aquarium; David Blair. $250 per ticket; $1,000 fingerprinting and photo ID by MCPD; games, inflatables, entertainment, per sponsorship. Cocktails and silent deejay, food, sidewalk sales and more. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., Strosniders auction at 6:30 p.m.; performance at Hardware will sponsor David Bromstad of HGTV who talk about color and 7:30 p.m.; buffet reception at 8:30 design. Pick up a complimentary ticket in advance at Strosniders in Potomac. p.m. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Event sponsored by Potomac Place Merchants. At the Potomac Place Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Contact Lilly Shopping Center, intersection of River and Falls Roads in Potomac. Call 301- Goldberg at 301-280-1626 or 299-2170 or visit www.potomacchamber.org. See Entertainment, Page 10 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 ❖ 9 Entertainment From Page 9 email@example.com or Massachusetts and Western Avenues, in the Rockville Town Square. For www.imaginationstage.org. the boundary of D.C. and Bethesda. information on how to purchase Buyer Seminar. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Waltz Dance. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission tickets, visit www.folmc.org. How to Prepare For, Find, and get the is $10. With the band Crowfoot. Waltz Matt Wigler, jazz and blues piano. Home You Want. At the Cabin John Workshop from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Lisa 7:30 p.m. $12 tickets (Stars $10.80). Park Volunteer Fire Station, 8001 River FRIDAY/OCT. 22 Brooks and Dan Kahn will teach a free At the Mansion at Strathmore, Shapiro Road, Bethesda. For seminar outlines, The Carl Palmer Band Solo Tour. Hambo workshop (a classic Swedish Music Room. Wigler, a 16-year-old see www.HillSlowinski.com or call Hill 8 p.m. Known for Emerson, Lake & couple turning dance that is in 3/4 pianist and composer who fell in love Slowinski at 301-320-8430. Palmer and the band, Asia. Tickets time, but with a rhythm different from with jazz and blues at age eight, has Family Light Saber Workshop. 11 are $25/regular; $23/seniors and the waltz) after the waltz from 6 to 7 played festivals and venues throughout a.m. Cost is $10/person. Fight the dark students. At the Robert E. Parilla p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen the U.S. Call 301-581-5100 or visit side right alongside your kids with our Performing Arts Center, Montgomery Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen www.strathmore.org. Family Light Saber Workshop! Learn College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Echo. Specialty Tea: Halloween Tea. 1 stage combat techniques with Light Box Office: 240-567-5301. Contra and Square Dance. 7 to 10:30 p.m. $26 reservation. At the Mansion Sabers from a stage combat master and p.m. Admission is $12/nonmembers; at Strathmore. Murder mystery tea fellow Jedi enthusiast! At Adventure $9/FSGW members. The evening can party with Celtic harpist Jo Morrison. Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen include square dances, mixers, waltzes Call 301-581-5108. Echo. Call 301-634-2268. SUNDAY/OCT. 24 and other couple dances. All Contras Joan Baez with Steve Earle. 8 p.m. At Theatre Costume Sale. 11 a.m. to 3 and Square dances are taught, no the Music Center at Strathmore. For p.m. Need a Halloween costume? At The Commonwealth Brass Concert. partner is necessary. There is a lesson tickets, visit www.Strathmore.org or Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur 4 p.m. Free admission. Offers a wide is at 7 p.m., followed by dances with call 301-581-5100. Blvd., Glen Echo. variety of musical styles from the the Crowfoot from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Master Class with Menahem Renaissance to 20th century with At the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Pressler, piano. 11 a.m. Free. Reservation required. At the Music humor and virtuosity. At The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Phone 202-518-1299. Boy Scouts Collect Center at Strathmore, Education Chase Circle, NW, Washington, D.C. Center, Room# 309. International performer and pedagogue Menahem New World Symphony. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. At the Music Cabin John Fire Station Open House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s MONDAY/OCT. 25 and Retire Old Pressler coaches select piano students from the Levine School of Music. Call Center at Strathmore, Concert Hall. Tickets start at $32. Children 7-17 are theme is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.” Tours of the station, Lecture on Dinah Washington, Queen of the Juke Box. 11 a.m. to American Flags 202-686-8000 ext. 1599 or visit free. Free pre-concert lecture one hour fire safety activities, information/ 12:30 p.m. $15 tuition (Stars $13.50). Boy Scout Troop 773 is collecting www.levineschool.org. before each performance. National handouts, demonstrations of At the Mansion at Strathmore, Shapiro flags that have given good service are Fall Foliage Bus Tours. 10 a.m. to Philharmonic with cellist Zuill Bailey emergency equipment and more. Music Room. Jessica Boykin-Settles, ready to retire. As a community service, 3:30 p.m. Cost is $65, which includes and conductor Piotr Gajewski. Call Activities include petting zoo; moon jazz vocalist and lecturer on the music they will have a flag collection point at lunch at the Comus Inn. Enjoy a bus 301-581-5100 or visit bounce; free blood pressure checks; faculty at Howard University, explores the Potomac Day Fair on Saturday, Oct. tour through the up-county/ www.strathmore.org. 911 simulation booth; stickers and fire the life of vocalist DinahWashington. hats for kids; a fire hose demonstration 23, with a booth located in front of Agricultural Reserve. Join the staff of Call 301-581-5100 or visit Wachovia Bank. Look for the uniformed Heritage Montgomery as they share where kids can man the nozzle; www.strathmore.org. FROM OCT. 23 TO NOV 7 . rappelling and auto-extrication Scouts and they will accept your flag for many of the region’s fascinating stories retirement at a later date. The Troop and legends while pointing out Drawing for Art Fundraiser and demonstrations and more. At 8001 TUESDAY/OCT. 26 River Road, Bethesda. Call 301-365- will be performing retirement ceremo- orchards ripe with juicy apples, Exhibition. At the Mansion at Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. $21 reservation. 2028. nies at various points across the year bountiful fields of pumpkins, and Strathmore. Patrons peruse a broad At the Mansion at Strathmore. Pianist spectacular vistas adorned with selection of fine art and craft, plus a Pianist José Ramos-Santana. 3 p.m. Becky Dukes performing. Call (301) with the collected flags. autumn’s changing leaves. Call 301- drawing where every ticketholder Free. Will perform a concert featuring 581-5108. If you miss the collection point on 515-0753 or email leaves with a piece of art. Reception the complete Books I and II of the Potomac Day, drop off your flag at the firstname.lastname@example.org. and drawing 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. Iberia Suite by of the Spanish Cantalan WEDNESDAY/OCT. 27 773 Troop meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9 7. Call 301-581-5100 or visit pianist and composer, Isaac Albéniz. At Read, Eat & Give. 7 p.m. Featuring from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Potomac OCT. 23 AND 24 www.strathmore.org. Westmoreland Congregational UCC author of The Fortune Cookie United Methodist Church Meeting Hall, National Philharmonic: Dvorák's Church, One Westmoreland Circle, at Chronicles Jennifer B. Lee. At VisArts corner of Falls and Glen Roads. Potomac Chamber of Commerce PO Box 59160 Potomac, MD 20859 Potomac Village Deli Catering 301-299-2170 • Fax 301-299-4650 Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Catering Potomac Day is Coming Be Sure to Join Us! 301•299•5770 October 23rd, 2010 www.potomacvillagedeli.com Home of Your “COMMUNITY” Corporate & Residential IS OUR STEEPED IN TRADITION MIDDLE Catering Headquarters Too Much NAME! Fun To Be Had! Serving the Community Sign Up Today! for over The Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Inc. For more information, please contact Jennifer Matheson Jennifer@potomacpizza.com 35 Years or 301-299-2170 10 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Fine Arts p.m. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard. Visit OCT. 23 - 24 www.robinwyn.com. Paintings by Arnie Casavant. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident NOW THROUGH OCT. 31 painting and drawing studio, Four Vibrant Visions. Free admission. Artists David Cochran, Gavin presents works by Arnie Casavant. In Glakas, Donna Golden, and Matthew Johnston. Museum hours are the Yellow Barn Gallery. Call 301- Sundays 10-4:30 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. 371-5593 or visit At the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown yellowbarnstudio.com. Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518. . NOV 9 TO DEC. 4 Elsewhere. Photographs by Richard Lasner and New Work by Gallery Artists. The artist presents NOW THROUGH OCT. 24 NOW THROUGH NOV 2 . . NOV 1 TO DEC. 20 new photographs from Italy as well as from Contemporary Designs in Glass. Potomac Artists Exhibit. Anna Shuman’s paintings are focused on “Fabric: On and Off the Wall.” An several other locations, including Croatia, the Glassworks Presents: “Contemporary Flowers and Figures. Irene Glaser’s paintings are focused on exhibit by Bethesda artist Dominie Czech Republic, Cambodia, Montenegro, Vietnam, Designs in Glass.” Featuring blown Multiples, four or five paintings joined together to form a unique Nash and Alexandria artist Anne New Zealand, Bosnia, and the Berkshire glass artwork by Paul Swartwood, whole. The other artists in this exhibit include Susan Stregack and Buchal. Artists’ reception Sunday, Mountains in Massachusetts. Reception is Friday, Mark Hill, and Kevin Lurie. In the Rollin Frasier (Photography) and Bill Moore and Judy Sutton Moore Nov. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. At Gallery Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. At Waverly Street Popcorn Gallery. Open Saturdays and (Sculpture). At The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call Sundays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 301- Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Call 240-314-8682. Potomac. Call 301-299-7087. 301-951-9441. Visit waverlystreetgallery.com 634 -2222 or visit glenechoglassworks.com. SUNDAY/OCT. 24 Voices of the River: Scenes from LET’S TALK the River. 3-6 p.m. Come to an art exhibit at the Lockhouse at Great Falls Park, featuring the work of local artist Leea Baltes. Enjoy Leea’s acrylic landscape paintings which capture Real Estate the beauty and serenity of nature. NOW THROUGH OCT. 24 Analogue: Work by Photoworks’ Master Printing Class. Photoworks, Glen Echo Park’s resident photography studio and teaching facility, presents works by its Master Printing students. In the Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park. Open Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 by p.m., and Sundays and Mondays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 301-634 -2274 or Michael Matese visit glenechophotoworks.org. QUESTIONS TO NOW THROUGH OCT. 26. “Watercolor and Wood.” Free. An ASK BEFORE YOU exhibit of paintings by Judy Wengrovitz and wood sculptures by HIRE A STAGING Sy Wengrovitz. At Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. PROFESSIONAL Call 301-299-7087. So you want your home staged, but you don’t think you could do it yourself. How do you find a professional stager? OCT. 29 – DEC. 5 Here are some questions you can ask Gabriela Bulisova: The Option of once you’ve compiled your list of Last Resort-Iraqi Refugees in possibles. the United States. Photoworks, Glen Echo Park’s resident 1. Can I see your portfolio? Are the pic- photography studio and teaching tures attractive and presented well? facility, presents works by Gabriela Does the stylist’s vision mesh with your Bulisova, a documentary home owners? photographer from the former 2. What kind of training do you have? Czechoslovakia. In the Photoworks Largely unregulated, it’s important to Gallery. Open Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 find out if the stager has any formal p.m., and Sundays and Mondays, 1 training and what kind of certification as p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 301-634 -2274 or well. visit glenechophotoworks.org. 3. Do you have a specialty? Many stag- ers have a specialty, whether it be lofts or OCT. 30 - 31 condo, starter or luxury home. Do your “Faces of the Future.” High School homework to make sure the stager’s spe- Portfolio Class Show. 12 p.m. to cialty is what you’re looking for. 5 p.m. Yellow Barn Studio instructor 4. How do you communicate with home and artist Glen Kessler presents work owners? Make sure the stager has a from last year’s three sessions of the sense of tact. If you don’t think they can ‘High School Scholarship Class.’ The talk to you professionally, pass of them. students’ tuition as well as this 5. Do you have any other ideas to exhibition are funded by a generous bring to the table? Some stagers see gift from Friend of The Yellow Barn, Carol Berman. Mrs. Berman will be their role as going beyond just prepping honored at the artists’ reception. A a home and have other thoughts on reception for the artists is scheduled strategies for stimulating sales. for Sunday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Ask if there are other ways of working At the Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 together, asking if perhaps they’d be MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call interested in co-hosting a staging class as 301-371-5593 or visit a way to interest potential buyers. yellowbarnstudio.com. For professional advice on all NOW THROUGH OCT. 31 aspects of buying and selling real estate, call: Paintings by Robinwyn Lewis. As Resident Artist in the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, Ms. Lewis MICHAEL MATESE will bring her Chautauqua Long & Foster Realtors sensibilities and display her art and greet visitors five days a week — 301-806-6829 Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to Mike@michaelmatese.com. 3 p.m., Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 7 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 ❖ 11 Potomac REAL ESTATE For information about appearing on this page, contact Deb Funk at 703-778-9444 or email@example.com On the Market LIKE YOUR OWN VACATION HOME! Come see this stately colonial situated on one of the prettiest settings in all of Bethesda Magnificent gardens, gorgeous pool, landscaped gar- dens and flagstone walks, extremely quiet street that runs into Bethesda Country Club’s golf course. Five large bedrooms upstairs with three full baths. Three finished levels, great for entertaining. 7712 Greentree Road, (off Seven Locks) Bethesda, MD 20817. For more information contact Mary Jo Joyce, Weichert Realtors, 301-580-0144. This house is priced at $1,295,000. POTOMAC BEAUTY & SERENITY BRAND-NEW AND Unique contempo- BEAUTIFUL IN BETHESDA! rary sited on almost three wooded acres overlooking a private Located on 1.58 acres in Bethesda, this custom home was designed by Custom Design creek. Kitchen com- Concepts and built by Bradbern Construction. With almost 9,500 glorious square feet, the pletely renovated with stainless steel open floor plan offers wonderful custom details, including custom moldings and cabinetry, appliances, granite walnut and limestone floors, custom chandeliers and a wonderful forged-iron railing. The counters, center heart of the home is the gourmet kitchen with Woodmode cabinets, granite countertops and island & large pan- try. Hardwood floors professional stainless steel appliances. In addition to an elegant master suite, three additional & two-sided cozy upstairs bedrooms have their own full baths. The walkout lower level features an exercise fireplace on main level. Light filled and room with full bath, fifth bedroom, additional full bath, recreation room with bar, and space airy from walls of windows and numerous skylights. This spectacular, for a media room. 10913 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. private hideaway is the perfect retreat close to home! This three level home with four bedrooms, four baths and two fireplaces has lots of land to spread out and allows you enjoy your privacy along with being For additional information, contact Marsha Schuman, surrounded by the beauty of nature. 12000 Glen Mill Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854. firstname.lastname@example.org, Washington Fine Properties Potomac Village For more information contact Leslie Friedson, Long & Foster/Potomac/Cabin John Office, 301-455-4506, 301-983-6400, www.wfp.com. email@example.com, lesliefriedson.com. Offered at $3,795,000. This home is priced at $899,000. Profiles in Real Estate – Helen and Kurtis King It’s all in the family...Helen and Kurtis (mother and son), of to sell anywhere in the DC Metro area, but find most of the King “family” Real Estate Team which includes the other their business originates in the Bethesda/Potomac/Rockville two family members as well. Kevin (other son) and Donald triangle. (husband) represent more than 100 years of combined serv- Their many years of success have generated a substantial ice for this group of full-time Realtors. referral network which enables them to focus their energy Helen has been selling real estate for the past 39 years from on representing clients. They receive approximately 80% of the same office location, ideally situated on the border of new business from their past satisfied clientele. Contrary to Potomac and Bethesda. She is the proud recipient of all the the majority of other high volume agent’s use of less experi- sales awards including Montgomery County Board of Realtors enced assistants, their philosophy is simple: “personal “Hall of Fame Lifetime Sales Club” as well as her company’s Helen and Kurtis King attention and focused guidance provided directly from the Weichert Realtors of Potomac Chairman of the Board Award since it began in l984, signify- experts.” They have found this proven strategy continually 301 257-4125 ing a high level of sales achievement. They make it a practice brings them and their client’s great success. www.HomesDreamsComeTrue.com 12 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com News OPEN HOUSES Rain Washes Away Drought IN POTOMAC SAT./SUN. OCT. 23 & 24 By Ken Moore The Almanac Part of an occasional series on the Potomac River, water quality, and the people and agencies who advocate for its wellbeing. n Oct. 7, the Metropolitan O Washington Council of Gov- ernments lifted the drought watch for the region that went into effect on Sept. 9. In the first seven days of October, the Potomac River basin got as much as 12 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Nicole. 11208 River View Drive, Potomac, 20854 More rain in the second week of October $2,395,000 • Open Sunday 2-4 pm also helped. Meg Percespe/Allison Shutt, Residents are still encouraged to use Washington Fine Properties, 240-441-8434 water wisely throughout the entire year. Overall, the flow in the Potomac River When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this is running above long-term average levels Connection Newspaper. For more real estate listings and open houses, visit and well above current water supply de- www.ConnectionNewspapers.com & click the Real Estate links on the right side. mands, according to the Council of Gov- Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times. ernments. Before the precipitation, water levels in Potomac (20854) the Potomac River were so low that water 11035 Candlelight Lane .............$249,999 .....Sun 1-4.............Leslie Friedson ......... Long & Foster................301-455-4506 was released from reservoirs constructed 10502 Great Arbor Drive............$719,000......Sun 2-4.............Meg Percesepe..........Washington Fine Prop.....240-441-8434 in the early 1980s to provide water sup- 10824 Larkmeade Ln.................$775,000......Sun 1-4.............Yasmin Abadian........Long & Foster.................301-983-0060 8210 Tuckerman Ln...................$799,000......Sun 1-3.............Jackie Lawrence........Century 21......................301-977-4663 ply during droughts. Low water levels on 11116 Korman Drive..................$849,000......Sun 1-4.............Homi Irani.................Coldwell Banker..............301-996-1695 the Potomac River, which provides 75 per- The drought watch is over, water levels are higher, 9400 Reach Road.......................$879,000......Sun 2-4.............Lori Leasure..............Washington Fine Prop.....240-498-1884 cent of the Washington region’s drinking and fall colors are beginning to show along the 12000 Glen Mill Road ................$899,000 .....Sun 1-4.............Leslie Friedson .........Long & Foster ...............301-455-4506 water, prompted the release of 170 mil- 12012 Edgepark Court...............$919,000......Sun 2-4.............Meg Percesepe..........Washington Fine Prop.....240-441-8434 Potomac River. lion gallons of water a day beginning Sept. 9101 Rouen Lane.......................$965,000 .....Sun 1-4.............Hanna Wang..............BMI Realtors...................240-398-8102 10 from the Jennings Randolph Reservoir. 8309 Turnberry Ct......................$969,000......Sun 1-4.............Val Puddington ......... Coldwell Banker..............301-613-1833 Rainfall has also replenished water levels in those The petition the Potomac Conservancy handed 8315 Lankmeade Terrace...........$1,295,000...Sun 2-4.............Lori Leasure..............Washington Fine Prop.....240-498-1884 reservoirs. Moran calls on Congress to: 10108 Garden Way .................... $1,325,000...Sun 1-4.............Yasmin Abadian........Long & Foster.................301-983-0060 Water levels at Little Falls, which had been under ❖ Direct the National Institutes of Environmental 11404 Falls Rd...........................$1,399,900...Sat/Sun1-4........Rhonda Dolan...........Long & Foster.................301-346-3833 2.5 feet, peaked above 4.5 feet on Oct. 3, and re- Health Sciences to research endocrine disrupting 9852 Avenel Farm Dr..................$2,349,000...Sun 1-4.............Jamie Coley..............Long & Foster.................202-669-1331 mains above 3 feet, according to the U.S. Geological compounds and their effects on human health. The 11208 River View Drive..............$2,395,000...Sun 2-4.............Meg Percesepe..........Washington Fine Prop.....240-441-8434 Survey. Potomac Conservancy requests research funding of 10032 Chartwell Manor Ct..........$2,450,000...Sun 1-4.............Jamie Coley..............Long & Foster.................202-669-1331 $2.5 million per year for three years. 11720 Lake Potomac Dr.............$2,499,999...Sun 1-4.............Homi Irani.................Coldwell Banker..............301-996-1695 ❖ Research technology to filter 5,000 Signatures endocrine disrupting compounds Bethesda (20817) The Potomac Conservancy from drinking water and from sew- 9212 Verdome Dr.......................$1,199,000...Sun 2-4.............Pat Lore....................Evers & Co......................202-364-1700 presented petitions with more 9241 Verdome Dr.......................$1,379,000...Sun 2-4.............Pat Lore....................Evers & Co......................202-364-1700 age treatment plant output. 6504 Elgin Ln.............................$1,975,000...Sun 1-4.............Shahab Nasrin...........Coldwell Banker..............301-983-0200 than 5,000 signatures to U.S. ❖ Investigate the effectiveness of . Rep. James P Moran (D-Va.) last drug take-back programs to keep week. The petitions represented pharmaceuticals out of the water North Potomac (20878) 27 Booth St #245.......................$280,000......Sun 1-3.............Joanna Halbritten......Long & Foster.................301-983-0200 concerns of metropolitan resi- supply. dents about the presence of pol- Moran cosponsored the Endocrine Rockville (20850, 20852) lutants in the region’s river and Disruptor Screen Enhancement Act 651 Azalea Dr #3..............................$222,000........Sun 1-4................Alan Brozee...................Long & Foster.........................301-548-9700 drinking water supply. (H.R. 5210) that would direct the 321 Grandin.....................................$269,900........Sun 1-4................Stephanie Horwat..........Weichert.................................301-656-2500 A toxic stew is brewing in the EPA to establish a program that tests 11750 Old Georgetown Rd #2208....$343,720........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 river, according to the Potomac drinking water for endocrine 11750 Old Georgetown Rd #2316....$393,395........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 Conservancy’s “State of the disruptors and determine how they 11750 Old Georgetown Rd #2424....$395,890........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 Nation’s River 2009: Emerging interfere with hormonal systems. 6400 Montrose Road ......................$434,900........Sun 1-4................Mincy Neil.....................Long & Foster ........................301-529-3125 Contaminants in the Potomac By 2006, a U.S. Geological Survey 11800 Old Georgetown Rd #1227....$439,780........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 River.” study of smallmouth bass in the Up- 11800 Old Georgetown Rd #1428....$459,920........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 Intersex characteristics found per Potomac Basin found that male 11800 Old Georgetown Rd #1328....$469,705........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 in freshwater fish in the Potomac, fish from the most densely inhabited 13 Scandia Way...............................$499,900........ Sun 1-4...............Mincy Neil ....................Long & Foster.........................301-529-3125 Shenandoah River and the south fork of the Potomac and farmed areas had the greatest likelihood of car- 11750 Old Georgetown Rd #2515....$534,995........Sat/Sun 11-6 .......Bob Lucido....................Toll MD...................................410-979-6024 River since 2002 serve as a “canary in the coal mine,” rying eggs, an unnatural occurrence. 3 Cumbernauld Court.......................$659,900 .......Sun 1-4................Mincy Neil ....................Long & Foster .......................301-529-3125 according to the report. By 2003, a high prevalence 727 Ridgemont Ave..........................$668,000........Sat 1-4.................Georgette Hoponick.......Weichert.................................240-462-0521 “These studies suggest that EDC’s are prevalent of intersex characteristics was found in smallmouth throughout the Potomac River,” according to the 727 Ridgemont Ave..........................$668,000........Sat 1-3.................Georgette Hoponick.......Weichert ................................301-718-4100 817 Royal Crescent..........................$798,800........Sun 2-5................Leslie Jeweler/Cindy Souza...Long & Foster.........................301-493-9878 bass collected from several sites on the Potomac River Potomac Conservancy report. watershed. Most of the region’s drinking water The federal government “needs to employ 21st- comes from the Potomac River. For an Open House Listing Form, century scientific testing and update the regulatory “The fish are a sentinel, alerting scientists and au- framework to deal with the emerging threat of en- call Deb Funk at 703-778-9444 or e-mail thorities to the toxic levels and additive effects of docrine disrupting compounds found in the Potomac firstname.lastname@example.org [endocrine disrupting compounds], which can have River and its tributaries,” said Potomac Conservancy significant implications for both humans and wild- President Hedrick Belin. All listings due by Monday at 3 P.M. life alike,” according to the report. See www.potomac.org. www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 ❖ 13 Potomac Almanac Sports Editor Jon Roetman 703-224-3015 or email@example.com Sports See www.potomacalmanac.com Wootton Beats Churchill in 4-Overtime Thriller Patriots quarterback Papadopoulos throws for 296 yards, four touchdowns he Wootton football team T suffered straight losses to open the 2010 season. During their Oct. 15 homecoming game against Churchill, the Patriots used dramatics to make up for lost time. Quarterback Chris Papadopoulos came off the bench to pass for 296 yards and four touchdowns and Wootton defeated the rival Bulldogs 48-42 in four overtimes. The teams ended regulation tied at Sports 21 after Wootton (1-6) blocked Photos by Harvey Levine/The Almanac Briefs a 22-yard Churchill field goal at- tempted at the end of the fourth quarter. Four overtime periods later, the Patriots won the game on a touch- down run by Greg Potemken. “They played great,” Wootton head coach Eddie Tolliver said. “They showed “They showed great heart — great heart — never gave up. We overcame a never gave up. couple of mis- takes. They We overcame a just wouldn’t Wootton quarterback Chris Papadopoulos came off the bench to lead the Patriots to a victory over rival Churchill running back Curtis Kamara rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ loss to quit. It’s what couple of you want to Churchill on Friday. Wootton on Friday. see out of a mistakes. They homecoming fewer than 10 points on four occasions. Churchill defeated Magruder, 16-14 for interception. Michael Flack led Whitman just wouldn’t game.” To l l i v e r Churchill (4-3) posted season highs in points and passing yards. Quarterback homecoming. The Bulldogs trailed 14-3 entering the fourth quarter but Keita ran with six catches for 83 yards. Whitman will travel to face Springbrook quit. It’s what coached the Patriots one Lansana Keita completed 10 of 18 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns. He was for a touchdown and threw for another score to guide Churchill to victory. Bret at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. The Vikings face some tough competition down the stretch you want to week after a intercepted once. He completed passes to Sickels finished with 18 tackles and Jake as the team looks to earn a spot in the play- health scare five different receivers, led by Dominique Sickels recorded 11 tackles and an inter- offs. Whitman’s final three opponents — see out of a during a game Williams, who hauled in four catches for ception. Springbrook, Seneca Valley and Churchill — a g a i n s t 106 yards. Sam Edens and Justin Settlage Wootton will travel to face Northwest at have a combined record of 16-5. Springbrook homecoming Whitman each caught a touchdown pass. 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. Tolliver said the Pa- and Seneca Valley are both 6-1. forced Tolliver Curtis Kamara led Churchill with 33 car- triots should be able to use their victory over game.” — Wootton head to the hospital. Papadopoulos, ries for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Keita rushed 11 times for 45 yards and a the Bulldogs as momentum to close the sea- son. It should also be a building point for Churchill Boys football coach who took over score. those returning in 2011. Soccer in 3rd Eddie Tolliver at quarterback Defensively, Mitch Rampp and Devyn Churchill will host Sherwood at 6:30 p.m. The Churchill boys soccer team was in on Wootton’s Walton led Wootton with 11 tackles each. third place in the 4A West standings as of second posses- sion, sparked the Patriots offense. He Ben Zacks and Sadiq Olanrewaju each fin- ished with 10. Taariq Elliot intercepted a Whitman Suffers last weekend with a 6-2-1 record. Defend- ing state champion Whitman is in ninth completed 23 of 36 passes, including three touchdown tosses to Mack pass for the Patriots and Peter Dunlop re- covered a fumble. Loss No. 2 place at 3-5-1, followed by 10th-place Hollins and one to Curt Brooks. The Whitman football team matched its Wootton at 3-5. “I think he stayed really poised,” FOR CHURCHILL, Bret Sickels finished lowest offensive output of the season during Tolliver said, “in some critical situa- tions.” with 10 tackles and Robert Bowis and Jacob Suissa each recorded six. Edens, Alex Ha and a 26-7 loss to Gaithersburg on Oct. 15. The defeat dropped the Vikings’ record to 5-2. Bullis Improves Potemken led Wootton with 52 Joe Kale each finished with one sack for the Whitman trailed 20-0 in the first quarter and never recovered. The Vikings’ lone To 4-2 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Bulldogs and Williams intercepted a pass. The Bullis football team defeated St. Matt Greenblatt rushed for 30 yards Churchill had won four consecutive touchdown came on a run by Val Djidotor in the second quarter. Djidotor carried 19 Stephen’s & St. Agnes 42-31 on Oct. 16, and a score. He also caught six passes games after starting the season 0-2. The improving its record to 4-2. The Bulldogs for 73 yards — both team highs. Bulldogs allowed only 20 points during the times for 133 yards. Quarterback Henry Kuhn completed 13 will travel to face St. Albans at 2:30 p.m. The 48 points were a season high four-game win streak after being outscored for Wootton, which had been held to 76-0 in their first two games. Last week, of 30 passes for 120 yards. He threw one See Sports Briefs, Page 15 14 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Sports From Page 14 on Oct. 23. Gardens Whitman From Page 4 June letter to the Board of Volleyball Education urging the school sys- tem to reconsider its stance. Loses to The county’s Commission on Magruder Health voted to promote school vegetable gardens. The Whitman volleyball team “The benefits of these commu- dropped to 3-7 with a 3-0 (25-10, nity gardens are clear,” said 25-15, 25-21) loss to Magruder on Council Vice President Valerie Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac Oct. 14. Emma Bird led the Vikings Ervin. “Community gardens en- with eight kills. Alex Rosenthal hance the lives of residents by and Catherine Benz each had two providing hands-on food pro- and Vera Ivezic had one. duction for adults and children; Whitman will host Wheaton at promoting social interactions 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. among neighbors; encouraging self-sufficiency [and] beautify- ing areas.” “There are real issues, but I’m Running back Kevin optimistic that we can work Jones helped Bullis through these,” said George defeat St. Stephen’s & St. Leventhal. Agnes, 42-31, on Oct. 16. 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(Must try my best not to fall asleep during class today.) Tuesday, Oct. 5: Sports Day, Seniors (back row, from left) Ryan Kanfer, Alex Kim, finally! Can you say Redskins jer- Brian Green, John Talbot, Kyle Grissen, Harry Simon, sey, Redskins jersey, Redskins jer- Petey Liakakis, Alex Askinazi. Front row, from left, are sey? Note to self: stare down Cow- Emily Shapiro, Janey Asher, Molly Shutt, Danielle boys fans in the hallways. Malament, Danielle Kram, Lauren Pinsky, Danielle Wednesday, Oct. 6: Wacky Mandir, Noelle Hunsinger, and Allison Furfine. Day! Let’s think … how can I dress as crazy as possible? I know: Open House November 4, Thurs., 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Step 1: Spray Paint hair Step 2: Wear mismatched shoes Step 3: Put bikini top over clothes (I don’t know why, but it’s always funny) Thursday, Oct. 7: Corner Day! Show class spirit by dressing up according to Homecoming corner theme. (Best part: We are allowed to wear hats today!) Friday, Oct. 8: Game Day and pep rally! I bleed blue and green, my face is covered in bulldog paw prints, and most importantly, I’ve got my cheering voice ready! Saturday, Oct. 9: Homecom- ing Dance! Let the fun begin! Homecoming at Churchill means planning weeks ahead to Seniors (from left) Melanie Landsman, Tommy Eastman, ensure the perfect evening. For Maddy Jacobs, Joe Ulica, Arielle Arnold, and Cameron many girls, this means jamming Tahbaz. the local salons for manicures and blow-outs and hitting the mall for just the right dress. til 10 p.m. It’s a really long day, but in the end it’s For many boys, it means securing a date and choos- worth it.” ing a tie to wear 10 minutes before the photo-op Anna Kimelblatt, Churchill senior says, “I’m on the begins. Dinner plans are arranged, and limousines senior class Executive Board to plan homecoming (or party buses in some cases) are hired for many corners, and this year was pretty hard for the se- groups. The spirit at school is one of excitement and niors because our corner scored third place. We students’ expectations are high in hopes that the scored first place during sophomore and junior years, Homecoming dance is fun. The evening continues so it was a bit embarrassing that we didn’t do as well with many students going to “after-parties” at this year. The planning was not as extensive as it someone’s home. had been in years past, and I think it was because In Churchill tradition, each grade creates decorated more seniors were inclined to do college apps than homecoming corners based on a chosen theme, to help out. In the end though, it was great to help which are eventually judged by teachers for a con- build and see all the finished products.” test. Janey Asher, Churchill senior class president and Mr. Justin Ostry, the teacher who heads the Stu- member of the class Executive Board says, “The dent Government Association (SGA), agrees, saying, homecoming theme this year was ‘Cities around the “While there were plenty of kids staying to help with World.’ Seniors had Paris, juniors had Washington, Homecoming corners until 10 p.m., some of the D.C., sophomores had Venice, and freshman had New school work and tests prevented some students from York City. Everyone put in a really good effort this participating. I think it would be great if the school year and all the corners turned out to look amazing could coordinate even more to create more involve- in the end. In the weeks leading up to Homecoming, ment, and maybe one year we could even do some- each grade paints and builds things that are going thing like homecoming floats or a parade. As for the to be put in their corner. On the day of set-up, we organize and put the corner together from 2:30 un- See Diary, Page 17 16 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ October 20-26, 2010 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Schools Diary of a Churchill Student During Spirit Week From Page 16 everyone seemed enthralled with all the performances and events. We had some corners, however, they were all fabulous. great pep rally activities this year.” They were so unbelievable I wish they could As for the dance itself, most people ended stay up even longer.” up going with a big group of friends to din- Sophomore Matt Balfour explains that he ner, the dance, and an after-party. Janey “didn’t have the chance to help with Home- Asher says that she and her friends “took coming corners this year. Our theme was pictures in my backyard. Lebanese Taverna Venice and our corner was really great. My catered dinner at my house and we had favorite part was the bridge we made in our Georgetown Cupcake for dessert. It was by corner. It really added to the theme and far the best Homecoming dinner and pic- looked great with all the decorations.” tures I have been to. As for freshman Lauren Farrell, “Home- The dance was much better than it has coming corners this year were good, but been in previous years. My group wanted being freshmen, we had to improvise on a to stay even longer than we had planned lot of stuff because we were new to the on staying! My favorite part was definitely whole thing. Our theme was New York City, the party bus we rented to go to the dance. and my favorite part about our corner was Everyone on the bus was dancing and hav- the Lion King playbill we set up to repre- ing a really good time.” sent Broadway.” Anna Tapparo, freshman, Party buses seem to be a new trend. One says, “Spirit week was really fun even enterprising group of freshmen rented two though Corner Day was kind of stressful for party buses for themselves and 60 of their the freshmen decorating. My favorite day A group of freshmen taking their first Homecoming pictures. closest friends. Anna Tapparo says, “The was definitely Wacky Wednesday. I wore party bus was actually one of the most fun clothes with all different crazy colors and Asher says, “For the pep rally, each grade “Watching all the sports teams run through parts of Homecoming. Everyone was talk- mismatched my whole outfit. It was really competes against each other in an obstacle the banners and watching the obstacle ing, laughing, and dancing and it really fun.” course, tug of war, and cheering competi- courses and activities was a great way to made the night great.” After the Homecoming corners are tion. The winner gets the Churchill spirit get in the Homecoming spirit.” For their first high school Homecoming viewed, the school congregates for a spir- stick. 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LOURIE As much as I agree with, and commend the Maryland State Legislature for passing, a law penalizing drivers who talk on their cell phones while driving — those not using a hands-free device (heretofore known as “distracted drivers”), there is a part of me which, after semi-adhering to the law for not even one day, coincidentally its first day, October 1st, sees a hopefully-not-fatal flaw. Although I am guilty, as yet to be charged, though, primarily or “secondarily” as the new law states, meaning drivers have to be cited for some other driving infraction (primary) before they can be given a warning first, then a ticket for the “sec- ondary” infraction (talking on their hand-held cell phone), I am completely clear on the concept. One of the party buses taken by the group of Nevertheless, I am curious if perhaps this recently Churchill students cheering at the pep rally. 60 freshmen. enforceable law might in fact be an inadvertent and convoluted cause for concern rather than a Students Participate in Spirit Week cause for legislative self-congratulation. As logical and well-meaning as the attempt to curb such common and regularly occurring phone practices is (pervasive is not too harsh a characteri- zation; everyone is talking on their cell phones while driving: young, old, citizens, immigrants; From Page 17 party with our whole group.” legal or otherwise, and everyone in between), I Churchill homecoming was a resounding success. Anna fear the ingenuity of many drivers who, accus- out with a big group in a limo and ate at Mama Lucia’s restau- Kimelblatt, stated, “The goal this year was to modernize the dance. tomed to their communication cake and wanting rant. We went to the dance for a while and then went downtown Our goal was to really get the songs on the Top 20 list playing and still to be eating it — metaphorically speaking, to D.C. and walked around near the Capitol afterwards. It was a make the dance more fun. We spent a bit more money, got a great while driving, will attempt to circumvent the new law. great night.” D.J. and really got people dancing to all the songs. We got a lot of Our 24/7 availability, combined with the tech- Annie Frentsos says that she “had a lot of fun at my first Home- positive feedback this year.” nological improvements/enhancements with which coming! We took a lot of pictures and then went to dinner. The And last but not least, thanks to the football team for pulling out many of us are familiar, has created a feedback dance was really crowded and fun but we left to go to an after- that “come from behind” fourth quarter victory! Go Dawgs! loop which seems to require instant access and communication — whenever and wherever. The genie is out of the bottle, and unlike Barbara Eden, I don’t see it returning — with or without folded arms and a nod. Putting toothpaste back in the What’s New at Walt Whitman High tube seems like child’s play compared to the effort Walt Whitman High School’s principal Dr. Alan S. Goodwin spoke required to change these new (comparatively with the Almanac about the upcoming school year: speaking) habits of today’s “cell phoning” drivers. For those of us drivers/cell phone users too Did you make any renovations to the school building(s) stubborn or stupid or disinclined to figure out how this year? to integrate and/or connect a hands-free device We renovated one classroom. into our talking-while-driving routine, unfortu- Has your enrollment went up this year? nately, not talking on the phone is not really an Our enrollment is up by about 30 students. option anymore. Continuing to talk on the non hands-free phone is, though admittedly unsafe — Are there any new teachers at Walt Whitman this year? and distracting, and now against the law as well. We have three new English teachers, three new special education However, this new requirement/law is still a proc- teachers, one new science teacher and one new math teacher. ess with which many of us are unfamiliar. And What are your goals for the upcoming school year?º though it may be dangerous, it is a danger that is We hope to make more students eligible this year which means help- known. What danger isn’t known is what will hap- pen when police officers start unexpectedly blaring ing students improve their grades. We are looking forward to a fine their sirens and pulling cars over for erratic driving school year and we are off to a good start. (as a semi pretense), and then ticket the drivers — Senitra McCombs “secondarily” for cell phone usage without a hands-free device. School Notes Photo courtesy of Karen Hinton And so, to avoid this inevitability, what did I find myself doing on that first day of the new law, To have an item listed mail to email@example.com. Deadline something that I had never done before — and is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Call 703-778-9412. have no experience doing? Not only looking at the road on which I was driving; front, back, side view, Some 14 members of the Landon Class of 2011 received national honors based but looking as well at the adjacent cross and paral- on their performances on the PSAT. John Donelan was selected as a semi-finalist, lel roads for police cars ready to pinch my “cell one of approximately 16,000 in the nation. Alex Selowsky was named a finalist in phoning” butt even though I was not committing the National Hispanic Recognition Program. He is one of nearly 5,000 outstanding any other driving infraction. Now that’s distracting, Hispanic students selected based on PSAT scores and grade point average. all that looking around. (If ticketed, I don’t see Twelve Landon seniors were named National Merit Commended Scholars. They myself taking a day off from work either in order to are Alexander Becker of Potomac, Noah Bern of Potomac, James Craig, Jack Falvey, go to court to dispute the officer’s recollection of Michael Henochowitz of Potomac, Frederick Holcomb, Devin Jones, Michael Liu, my alleged “erratic” driving which led to my Greg Russell, Alex Selowsky, Jonathan Slack and Sean Stouffer of Potomac. Ji Yu “secondary” infraction.) Zhao, an exchange student from China who studied at Landon last year, was also a When I’m talking on the cell phone now, I’m Commended Scholar. not looking around. I’m looking and driving as I normally do but with my focus on two places: on Tiger Trot Five students at Potomac’s McLean School of Maryland have earned AP Scholar Connelly School of the Holy Child first Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board what I’m seeing and what I’m hearing. If my cell annual Tiger Trot 5K kicked off in fine recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. phone rings now while I’m driving, to avoid being ❖ Noah Tomares was awarded the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. ticketed, I’ll need to be looking around for what I fashion, with Holy Child senior Alex Guntle ❖ Lauren Hoffman was awarded the AP Scholar with Honor Award. can’t see and can’t hear (a police cruiser/siren) in (left), winning her age group. The top ❖ Andrew Luckett, Jonathan Slotkin and Ben Spiegel were awarded the addition to what I can see and can hear; in effect, AP Scholar Awards. doubling my distractions. Now that’s scary. finisher (to her right) Max Furman, 15, And though I’m sure the intention of the law brother of Holy Child sixth grader Nat Congratulations to the following local students who were named semifinalists in was not to make drivers and driving matters worse, Furman. Guntle is the captain of the Holy the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. I wonder if maybe it has. It’s not the law that wor- Child Cross Country Team. She recently ❖ Bullis School — Nina Randazzo and Kevin Tenenbaum ries me, it’s my reaction to it. came in third place for her age group in the ❖ Winston Churchill High School — Michael C. Ahn, Afif F. Bandak, Garrett Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for M. Gourg, Sonia S. Gaur, Leila Y. Islam, James C. Lee, Michael A. Pratt, Hannah M. Roop, The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers. Stone Harbor Lions 5K Run in New Jersey. Emily A. Scher, Stephanie Yang, William N. Yau, Alison R. Zhang, Wendy W. Zhao. ❖ Heights School — Stephen M. 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