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					                                                 Gaithersburg’s Hometown Newspaper | Serving Kentlands, Lakelands, Quince Orchard Park and More

                         Reisers’ Relayers
                             See page 9
                                              Vol. 9, No. 10
                                                                       Courier                       News updates at                                                                May 18, 2012

Finalists Named for
Planning Director Position
                By Claire Fleischer          were screened by a recruitment

                                             consultant and an internal com-
      ive f inalists for the po-             mittee, and video conference in-
      sition of director of                  terviews were then conducted
      planning and code ad-                  with 10 candidates. From that
ministration for the city of                 pool, the finalists were selected.
Gaithersburg were scheduled                    The finalists are: Darryn
to participate in an all-day in-             Burich of Appleton, Wisc.;
ter view session and a public                Charles Graves of Cincinnati,
meet and greet opportunity                   Ohio; Margaret Pearson of
May 15.                                      Gastonia, N.C.; John Schlichting
  More than 60 applicants from               of Gaithersburg, Md.; and Eric
across the country submitted re-
sumes for the position. Resumes                     n   direcTor Continued on page 4

Community Events Bring
Big Fun to Warmer Days                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo | Phil Fabrizio
                                                                                        Hundreds of dog lovers gathered on the Kentlands Green May 12 for the Kentlands/Lakelands dog Show, which included contests, demon-
                                                                                        strations and more. Peter williams and his dog, Ziva, were crowd-pleasers with this award-winning trick.
             By Maureen Friedman             weekend, with summer concerts
                                             and other events following close
                                                                                        A Day for the Dogs
       unny days and warm                    behind.
       weather may have start-                  The Kentlands pool is set to
       ed unseasonably early                 open from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.,                                By Claire Fleischer                                  The last time a similar event was scheduled was
this year, but nothing her-

                                             with a DJ planned to spin fam-                                                                                 2009, said Dietz, but it was rained out.
alds the beginning of summer                 ily-friendly tunes. The commu-                     ig dog, little dog. Black dogs and white                       There were 55 dogs registered for the show.
as deliciously as the opening                nity’s public yard sale will take                  dogs. This was def initely a dog party!                     Awards were given in 10 categories, ranging
of the neighborhood pool. A                  place the same day from 8 a.m. –                     The Kentlands/Lakelands Dog Show                          from Best Costume to Best Tail to Best Dog/
sign the school year is com-                 12 p.m. on the clubhouse lawn.             drew hundreds of people and pets under sun-                         Owner Look-Alike, and there was no shortage of
ing to a close, kids celebrate                  On May 28, Kentlands resi-              ny spring skies to the Kentlands Green on May                       competition.
the f irst day their pool is open            dents can take part in a special           12. Sponsored by the Kentlands Community                               Peter Williams and his dog, Ziva, won first
with a fresh bottle of sun-                  “Memorial Day Bash” on the                 Foundation (KCF) and Lakelands Social                               place in the Best Trick category for a performance
screen and enough quarters                   clubhouse lawn and parking lot,            Committee, the event was enjoyed by dog lovers                      in which the 3-year-old Pembroke Welsh corgi
for an ice cream treat.                      featuring a DJ and traditional             of all ages.                                                        stood on the sole of one of her owner’s feet and
  The pools in Kentlands,                    cookout foods such as hot dogs               “This hasn’t been done in years, and I couldn’t                   jumped to the other. While Williams and Ziva do
Lakelands, Quince Orchard Park               and hamburgers.                            be more pleased with the turnout,” said KCF
and Washingtonian Woods are all                                                         Director Carrie Dietz.                                                                            n   doG SHow Continued on page 11
scheduled to open Memorial Day                        n   evenTS Continued on page 14

                                             Kentlands Author Shares Love of Neighborhood
  Gaithersburg MD
   Permit #1722

                                                           By Laurie Enceneat                        book,” Gross said.

                                                                                                        She first approached Joe Alfandre, whose
                                                    aving been a photographer for                    company, Joseph Alfandre & Co., bought and
                                                    years, Judy Gross never imagined                 developed the land on which the Kentlands
                                                    she would become a writer.                       was built. She admired the beautiful essays he
                                               “I used to walk around the neighbor-                  had written about the community and attri-
                                             hood with my friend Ellen and talk about the            butes the name of her book, “A Home for All
                                             Kentlands and how much we enjoyed living                Seasons,” to an essay Alfandre wrote about the
                                             here,” said Gross. “Ellen suggested that I write        community.
                                             a book about the neighborhood, so I did.”                  Gross interviewed many other people, in-
                                               And so began the year-and-a-half long labor           cluding Andres Duany, Kentlands land plan-                                                                   Photo | Phil Fabrizio
                                             of love that culminated in “The Kentlands:              ner; Juliana MacDowell, granddaughter of
                                                                                                                                                                    Kentlands resident Judy Gross will share her new book, "The
                                             A Home for All Seasons,” Judy’s beautifully             Otis Beall Kent, former owner of the land on                   Kentlands: A Home for All Seasons," at the Gaithersburg Book
                                             written and photographed book, now avail-               which Kentlands was built; and everyone in
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

                                                                                                                                                                    Festival on May 19.
                                             able to the public.                                     between. “The book is full of quirky stories                   “Some of the photographs have never been
The Town Courier

                                               Gross is an accomplished photographer                 from neighbors,” Gross said.                                   seen by the public.”
309 Main Street

                                             and has been photographing Kentlands for                   The author traces the history of Kentlands                    Gross has self-published the book and has
                                             more than 19 years. Her work appears in the             from the 1750s to present day through stories                  pre-sold many of the 250 copies published in
                                             Kentlands Clubhouse and Carriage House.                 told in words and in photographs. “The book                    the first edition. She is a featured author at the
                                             Writing, however, was a new challenge.                  is all in color, except for the very old photo-
                                               “I had to bug people to write parts of the            graphs that are in black and white,” said Gross.                                            n   AuTHor Continued on page 9
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Suspect Arrested for Copper Thefts                                                                                                                                     ArounDTown
        By Claire Fleischer                 unknown individual removed a total
                                            of more than 100 pounds of copper                                                                                               Compiled by Claire Fleischer

      fter investigating incidents          downspouts from residences and busi-
      of copper thefts through-             nesses, over 100 feet of copper tubing                                                                               SHA Traffic Study Nears Completion
      out the city of Gaithersburg          from air conditioning units, and over
since March, detectives from the                                                                                                                                    In late May, the state is expected to present the
                                            300 feet of copper water pipes from
Gaithersburg Police Investigative                                                                                                                                findings of its recent, “nearly completed” traffic study
                                            parking garages and then selling them
                                                                                                                                                                 to the public including the groups who requested the
Section      arrested      22-year-         to area scrap yards.                                                                                                 study. Those interested parties included the city of
old Timothy James Hetzel of                   During the investigation, Hetzel                                                                                   Gaithersburg, the Quince Orchard Park Homeowners’
Quince Orchard Boulevard in                 was developed as a suspect. The in-                                                                                  Association and MedImmune Corporation.
Gaithersburg on May 7. Hetzel               vestigation is ongoing, and additional                                                                                  According to Ollie Mumpower, Gaithersburg’s as-
has been charged with felony                charges are pending.                                                                         Photo | Phil Fabrizio   sistant director of public works, the state has presented
theft over $1,000.                            At press time, Hetzel was being                        copper pipe thieves struck the Kentlands Mansion,           preliminary findings to the city.
  During the past three months, there       held at the Montgomery County                            homes in the surrounding neighborhood and also                 David Buck, press liaison for the Maryland State
have been 13 incidents in which an          Detention Center.                                        retail locations along Main Street near Giant.              Highway Administration, said, “We are wrapping
                                                                                                                                                                 up the study and looking for a date for a community
                                                                                                                                                                 meeting in about two weeks.”
  Planning Commission Recommends                                                                                                                                    He said the study was prompted chiefly by a recent
                                                                                                                                                                 incident in which a pedestrian was struck in the cross-

  Fairgrounds Rezoning                                                                                                                                           walk by a car, which went around a vehicle that had
                                                                                                                                                                 already stopped for the pedestrian. “It was driver er-
                                                                                                                                                                 ror,” he said.
           By Donna Marks                    and south of Chestnut Street. The                      commercial, office and public uses                              Buck said that during the study, state engineers ex-
                                             recommendation will now go to the                      in a phased development. The plan,

                                                                                                                                                                 amined the history of the intersection, sight distance
         fter more than a year               mayor and City Council for policy                      which complies with the municipal                            in the intersection, the proximity of schools, numbers
         of    negotiations,       hear-     discussions and possible approval.                     growth plans of the city, proposes up                        of pedestrians using the crosswalks, and the amount
         ings and work sessions,                According to Trudy Schwartz,                        to 1.15 million square feet of nonres-                       of traffic through the intersection on Tuesdays,
  the      Gaithersburg       Planning       community planning director, the                       idential uses and between 1,100 and                          Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  Commission         voted       unani-      fair will continue to be held in an                    1,350 residential units.                                       — Karen O'Keefe
  mously on May 2 to recom-                  arena to be built on the northern                         Major infrastructure development
  mend the Montgomer y County                portion of the property. Some of the                   for vehicle and pedestrian use is pro-
  Agricultural Center’s application          buildings previously used for the fair                 posed; and the plan also calls for
  to rezone approximately 63 acres           will also be retained. She said that                   green space, a “walkable” and con-
  for mixed-use development.                 the plan was received well by the                      nected community with the exten-
    The property, best known as the          community.                                             sion of McBain Avenue through a
  Montgomery County fairgrounds, is             “There was no opposition [to the                    portion of the site, and the addition
  located southeast of the Exit 11, I-120    plan],” said Schwartz.                                 of a new “main street,” unifying the
  interchange, west of the CSX rail-            The Agricultural Center’s Sketch                    entire property and relieving traffic
  road tracks, north of Perry Parkway,       Plan proposes a mix of residential,                    on Frederick Avenue.

Tax Concerns Inspire Kentlands Gathering                                                                                                                                                                        Photo | Phil Fabrizio

          By Donna Marks                                                                                                                                         Quince Trace Townhomes

       small group of concerned                                                                                                                                     Construction is underway at Quince Trace, a new
       citizens gathered in the                                                                                                                                  townhome community off of Darnestown Road ad-
       parking lot outside of Lowes                                                                                                                              jacent to Kentlands. Two home designs will be of-
in the Kentlands shopping center                                                                                                                                 fered in the 45-lot neighborhood, being developed by
on May 12 to express their con-                                                                                                                                  Pulte Homes, with base prices starting at $559,990.
cern about increases in taxes and                                                                                                                                Amenities will include a tot lot and four seating areas.
                                                                                                                                                                    A model home will open Oct. 1, and the first homes
spending in Montgomer y County.
                                                                                                                                                                 will be ready for move-in that same month.
   “We’re just trying to let people
                                                                                                                                                                    Children living in Quince Trace will attend Rachel
know that the ‘doomsday’ budget is                                                                                                                               Carson Elementary School, Lakelands Park Middle
not a doomsday budget. We are en-                                                                                                                                School and Quince Orchard High School.
couraging people to contact their                                                                                                                                   For more details, contact Patrice Hutchinson,
state delegates … and let them know                                                                                                                              240.994.0547.
that we want no more spending and
no more taxes,” said Arlene Hillerson,                                                                                                                           Summer Sports Clinics
one of the event organizers. She said                                                                                                    Photo | Phil Fabrizio      Registration is open for Gaithersburg Sports
Montgomery County taxes have risen          Area residents gather in Kentlands to protest Gov. Martin o'Malley and the possibility of increased taxes in         Summer Clinics, featuring gymnastics, tennis and
about 21 percent since 2008.                Montgomery county.                                                                                                   volleyball for ages 5 to 18.
   Gov. Martin O’Malley hosted a                                                                                                                                    Gymnastics clinics will be held on Tuesdays,
special session of the Maryland House       (R, Gaithersburg) was there “in a per-                   like drivers’ licenses, and the bag tax
                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks starting
and Senate this week to vote on a dif-      sonal capacity,” he explained. “We’re                    is doing nothing to help with pollu-                        June 19. Clinics are open to new and continuing stu-
ferent 2013 operating budget to re-         taxing ourselves out of business.”                       tion control. ... Now we even have to                       dents ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 14.
place the doomsday budget.                     Patsy Dillingham, president of the                    pay a tax to get a rescue animal.”                             Tennis clinics will meet throughout the summer
   The citizen group discussed strat-       Montgomery County Federation                                According to Hillerson, the group                        starting the week of June 18 for youth ages 7 to 11. A
egy and then dispersed in twos              of Republican Women, said high                           will continue to drum up support by                         variety of sessions, consisting of eight two-hour class-
throughout the Kentlands shopping           taxes are forcing residents out of                       making calls and sending e-mails to                         es, will be offered.
area to hand out informational flyers,      Montgomery County. “We may be                            residents urging them to contact their                         A variety of volleyball clinics will be held through-
                                            forced to move out of the county                         local state representatives and encour-                     out the summer for different grade groups. One-week
which outlined their position against
                                            because of the way things are going                      aging them to vote against tax in-                          clinics will be held for grades 6 to 8 starting July 9 and
increasing taxes and listed contact in-
                                            with taxes,” she said.                                   creases. “We really want to let people                      grades 4 to 6 starting Aug. 6. A four-day clinic will be
formation for O’Malley’s office and
                                                                                                                                                                 held for grades 9 to 12 starting July 30.
the offices of senators and delegates          “Taxation is not the answer,”                         know that their voices do count and
representing Districts 15 and 17.           said Bob Gooch, another supporter.                       they should let their representatives                                               n   Around Town Continued on page 16
   Council Member Henry Marraffa            “They just keep raising fees for things                  know their concerns,” she said.
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The Middle of the End
           hen my chil-                                         body creaks and groans the second I move.       one word. I surrendered and grabbed a pair         My mother has been telling me for years
           dren      were                                       The pops and cracks are enough to wake          of reading glasses that had been stowed in      that she doesn’t sleep well, and I sympa-
           toddlers,      I                                     the dead, let alone a sleeping baby.            my cabinet for over a year after a guest left   thized but could never relate to her plight.
perfected the art of                                               My body is betraying me a little more        them at a family party. The clarity was in-     I slept like a rock and felt wonderfully rest-
creeping out of their                                           every day, and I understand that if “50 is      credible. This must be how Columbus felt,       ed in the morning.
rooms after they had                                            truly the new 40,” then my 40s are going        discovering a new world that was not flat          I get it now. If I sit down at any point
fallen asleep. Not                                              to be a joint-cracking, bifocaled, nap-filled   and blurry after all!                           during the day, I could easily take a nap.
one f loorboard or                                              event.                                            I am now the proud owner of five pairs        I wake up several times during the night
bone could creak, or                                               About a month ago, I made the mis-           of reading glasses because my aging mind        and have trouble falling back asleep. My
the spell of slumber          By Maureen                        take of trying to read the phone book.          can’t remember to carry them with me at
                                                                                                                                                                sleep pattern is no longer likened to a rock
would be broken.                 Stiles                         Even though I am probably the only per-         any given time. There is a pair in my work
                                                                                                                                                                but more like a rolling stone that tumbles
  That carefully honed                                          son who still uses the phone book, I nev-       bag, my car, my bedroom, my purse and
                                                                                                                                                                along until it bumps into the harsh real-
skill is but one of the reasons women have                      er noticed how small the print is. I held       one randomly on the kitchen counter. I am
                                                                                                                                                                ity of morning. There may even be some
babies when they are younger. Now, as I                         the book down, I held it close, I held it       happy to say I have not forgotten they were
                                                                at arms-length and still couldn’t make out      on top of my head … yet.                        snoring involved, but I am never copping
confront middle-age, every bone in my
                                                                                                                  If I stand for an extended period of time,    to that as a matter of pride.
                                                                                Diane Dorney                    my hips hurt. If I don’t work out regularly,       Since it is clear that my decline is inev-
                                                                                   Publisher                                                                    itable, all I ask is that when my children
                                                                                 301.330.0132                   my back hurts. If I work out too much, ev-
                                                                                  erything hurts. It is an annoying, never-       come upon me napping in a chair with my
                 309 Main Street                                                                                                                                bifocals perched atop my head and a heat-
            Gaithersburg, MD 20878                                              Matt Danielson                  ending circuit of pain.
        For Advertising: 301.279.2304                                              President                      All this pain has earned me thus far is the   ing pad turned on high, they have the de-
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                                                                                                                ability to take Advil without water, any-       cency to creep out of the room quietly so
     ©2012 Courier Communications                                                                               time, anywhere.                                 as not disturb my fitful slumber.
     The Town Courier is an independent monthly newspa-              Claire Fleischer       Staff Writers
     per providing news and information for the commu-                Managing Editor        Nora Caplan
     nities of Kentlands, Lakelands and Quince Orchard     Mike Cuthbert
     Park in Gaithersburg, Md. The paper is published by                                   Laurie Enceneat
     Courier Communications, which is responsible for                Debi Rosen           Maureen Friedman          The Town Courier offers condolences to the family and friends of
     the form, content and policies of the newspaper. The
     Town Courier does not espouse any political belief or
                                                                   Advertising Manager
                                                                                            Betty Hafner
                                                                                          Sheilah Kaufman
                                                                                                                    Lakelands Community Manager Melinda Nichols, who lost her battle
     endorse any product or service in its news coverage.
     Articles and letters submitted for publication must be        Donna Marks             with cancer on May 4. Our thoughts are with you.
     signed and may be edited for length or content. The                                   Karen O’Keefe
     Town Courier is not responsible for any claims made by       Staff Photographer       Maureen Stiles
     advertisers. Letters to the Editor and Commentary do             Phil Fabrizio
     not necessarily ref lect the views of the staff, manage-                               Student Intern
     ment or advertisers of The Town Courier.                                                Victoria Pierce
                                                                                                                n   DiReCTOR                                    neighborhood development director for
                                                                                                                                                                the city of Concord, N.C.
                                                                                                                    from page 1
                                                                                                                                                                   During the day on May 15 the candi-
                                                                                                                Soter of Emmitsburg, Md.                        dates were scheduled to be interviewed by
                                                                                                                  Schlichting and Soter both have previ-        four panels, two comprised of representa-
                                                                                                                ous experience with the city. Schlichting,      tives from the community and members
                                                                                                                a long-time Kentlands resident, recently        of city boards, commissions, and com-
                                                                                                                retired from his position as executive de-      mittees, one made up of staff members
                                                                                                                velopment officer at The JBG Companies,         from the Department of Planning & Code
                                                                                                                a Maryland-based real estate develop-           Administration, and one comprised of the
                                                                                                                ment firm. He served as a Gaithersburg          city's Senior Leadership Team.
                                                                                                                City Council member from 2001 to 2007              From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the public was
                                                                                                                and has served on several city commit-          invited to meet the candidates at a recep-
                                                                                                                tees, including the Gaithersburg Planning       tion held at the Activity Center at Bohrer
                                                                                                                Commission from 1995 – 2001. He held            Park. The candidates were scheduled to
                                                                                                                the position of committee chair from 2000       make brief statements to the audience be-
                                                                                                                – 2001. Soter was the senior planner/urban      fore answering individual questions. The
                                                                                                                design director for the city from August        public was encouraged to give feedback
                                                                                                                1999 through March 2002. He is currently        on the candidates using comment cards
                                                                                                                the community development director for          provided.
                                                                                                                the Frederick County Government.                   According to Gaithersburg Human
                                                                                                                  Currently, Burich works as the planning       Resources Director Margaret Daily, the
                                                                                                                director for the city of Oshkosh, Wisc.         city hopes to make a decision about the
                                                                                                                Graves is the director of the Department        position by the end of May, although no
                                                                                                                of City Planning and Buildings for the city     name will be released until a thorough
                                                                                                                of Cincinnati. Pearson is the planning and      background check is completed.

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Thousands Enjoy Kentlands Day
           By Laurie Enceneat                     more than 30 community groups from
                                                  the Kentlands and Lakelands communi-

      he 4th annual Kentlands Day took            ties. Kentlands hometown military heroes
      place on May 5 to the delight               served as the parade grand marshals. Major
      of the community. Organized                 Scott Waterman, Major Chris Soltis and
by the Kentlands Market Square                    his daughters, and WW11 Veteran Allen
Merchants, the event featured a com-              Pritchard and his wife, Mary, led the first
munity parade, a “Taste of Kentlands”             event of the day.
food expo, a children’s carnival, per-               “The grand marshals this year were pret-
formance stages, a classic car show,              ty special. It was wonderful to be able to
a business fair, a silent auction and             honor those who are serving or have served
much, much more.                                  in the military,” said Dietz. “The parade
   “The nice thing was that there was             was the largest one yet, and we even had a
something for everyone,” said Andrew              drum group from Baltimore.”
Ross, owner of Great Kids Village and a              “My favorite parts of the day were the
veteran Kentlands Day organizer.                  parade and the entertainment stage. We
   Adam Greenberg, lead organizer of              had so many happy kids showcasing their                                                                                            Photo | Phil Fabrizio
Kentlands Market Square Merchants and             talents while their parents, grandparents           Girl Scout Troup 3051 marches in the Kentlands day Parade on May 5.
president of Potomac Pizza, was thrilled          and neighbors beamed,” said Ross.
to lead the event. “Kentlands Day is a way           The Taste of Kentlands event offered a

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times, and for us to show the community           community … we were excited to be part
what we have to offer,” he said. “Kentlands       of Kentlands Day. It was a great way to in-
is a wonderful community and deserves a           troduce ourselves and our philosophy to               Boutique Montgomery County law firm seeks a full time legal assistant/paralegal.
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   “Kentlands Day … brings together
                                                  community members,” said Jen Brissette,               Applicants must have advanced Microsoft Office and Adobe skills, and should be
                                                  marketing director for Not Your Average
Kentlands and Lakelands business own-             Joe’s, set to open in Kentlands Square                comfortable working independently. Only applicants with at least 3 years of legal
ers, residents and the greater Gaithersburg       shopping center in June.                              administrative office support will be considered. Project management experience
community for a day of fun. It’s a great way
to show off the best that Kentlands and
                                                     Lakelands Park Middle School hosted a              a plus. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter with specific salary
                                                  silent auction featuring items donated by
Lakelands have to offer,” said Carrie Dietz,      school families and local businesses. “The            requirements to
director of the Kentlands Community               proceeds will be used to support staff de-
Foundation (KCF).
   The day began with a parade featuring
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                                                             n   KenTLAndS dAy Continued on page 14
                                                                                                        Attorneys at Law
  shoPTAlk                                                             By Laurie Enceneat

Green Jeans Children’s Boutique                   Giant, Kmart and Chipotle, and Kentlands
                                                  Place, the area that includes Bonefish Grill
   A new children’s clothing store, Green
                                                  and Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spa.
Jeans New and Recycled Children’s
                                                     While Kentlands Square is nearly 100
Boutique, will open soon at 375A Main
                                                  percent leased, one space is under con-
Street, the former location of American           struction and another is currently vacant.
Tae Kwan Do Academy. The owners,                  Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant plans to
Kentlands residents Valerie Dugan and             open in mid-June in the space previously
Diane Strodel, hope to have the store ready       occupied by Chicken Out, while the space
to open the week of June 1.                       Fashion Bug previously occupied has not
   “Three weeks ago, Valerie asked if I           yet been leased.
wanted to be her partner,” said Strodel.             “We are trying to find a good tenant for
“We first talked about this idea two years        the space,” said Walter Minerbi, vice presi-
ago at the Kentlands pool, and now it’s be-       dent of marketing for Saul Centers. “We
coming a reality.”                                cannot share any information about po-
   Green Jeans will not be a consignment          tential tenants until their lease is secured.”
shop. Instead, it will resell children’s cloth-   Minerbi said the company has no immedi-
ing and will offer new items as well. The         ate plans for any significant changes or de-
store will accept clothing by appointment         velopment to the property.
a few days per week. In addition, Green
Jeans will offer pre-packaged gifts, toys         Goodarzi Hair Studio
and games for birthdays, bar mitzvahs and
                                                     Goodarzi Hair Studio is now open at 122
                                                  Market Street. Though new to Kentlands,
44 Sports Bar Reopens                             owner Nasrin Goodarzi has been in the sa-
                                                  lon business for more than 20 years, and
  A sign on the front door of 44 Sports Bar       stylists Deanna Moore and Michael Jackson
at 654 Center Point Parkway let patrons           previously worked at nearby Salon G.
know that the establishment was tempo-               In addition to regular salon services,
rarily closed for renovations.                    Goodarzi specializes in creating custom
  “We had to move and replace some                hair replacements for men and women suf-
kitchen equipment last week,” said Lanie          fering from cancer, balding and alopecia.
Nikes of 44 Sports Bar.                              “Business is starting to pick up, and
  The restaurant closed on May 1 and re-          Kentlands Day really helped,” said Jackson.
opened for business on May 4.                     “We were braiding kids hair and giving
                                                  away t-shirts. We had long lines all day.”
Saul Centers Seeks ‘Good Tenant’                     During its grand opening, Goodarzi
  Saul Centers currently operates and man-        Hair Studio is offering discounts of 10 - 20
ages a real estate portfolio of 58 neighbor-      percent off selected salon services.
hood shopping centers including Kentlands            Goodarzi Hair Studio, 301.869.1100,
Square, the shopping area that includes 
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Projects Abound in the Office of Economic Development
                  By Laurie Enceneat                         data completed by mid-May and will share the results with       be more economic development and less design guideline
                                                             residents soon after.                                           driven,” said Lonergan.

          ay is ver y busy for Gaithersburg Economic            The first-ever independent economic development                The city is working with Municap, Inc., a public finance
          Director Tom Lonergan and the city’s of-           website for the city of Gaithersburg, www.growgaithers-         consulting firm that specializes in exploring creative ap-
          f ice of economic development. Not only is, is in development. “The structure and shape of        proaches to funding urban renewal and economic devel-
the department analyzing the data received from the          the site are coming along well,” Lonergan said.                 opment projects. Municap is analyzing the potential of tax
completed Main Street sur veys on Kentlands busi-               He has been choosing color schemes and information           increment financing (TIF) to help fund the Watkins Mill
ness, but it is engaged in several other projects as         “buckets” for the website and, along with members of the        exchange project in Gaithersburg.
well.                                                        city’s communications staff, has been writing the editorial       TIF is a public financing method used to subsidize rede-
   As of May 3, the city had received more than 600 re-      content that will be made available to the public through       velopment, infrastructure and other community-improve-
sponses to the Main Street survey, an amount well above      the site. Although a specific launch date for the website has   ment projects. The completion of a public project often
its goal of a 10 percent response rate.                      not been determined, Lonergan expects it to go live dur-        results in an increase in site value and an increase in tax
   “I am quite pleased with the resident response to the     ing summer 2012.                                                revenues. TIF creates funding for projects by borrowing
survey at this point,” said Lonergan.                           Lonergan will present the Route 355 corridor study to        against this future increase in tax revenue. Lonergan ex-
   The deadline for survey submission was May 11.            the City Council and Planning Commission on June 11 at          pects to receive Municap’s analysis report sometime this
Lonergan hopes to have a preliminary assessment of the       7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall. “The new report will       month.

                                              A Talk With County Council Member Phil Andrews
  Board of Appeals Meeting,                              By Karen O’Keefe                       “As well, everybody but school sys-          by county voters in a 2010 ballot referen-

  Gaithersburg City Hall,                                                                    tem employees had furloughs, which are          dum. The fee, which was originally passed
  7:30 p.m.                                       t’s a busy time for the County             essentially salary cuts,” said Andrews,         by the County Council before the 2010
                                                  Council. Faced with state-level            whose central Montgomery County dis-            referendum, was put back on the table by
  5/18                                            budget cuts, Montgomer y County            trict includes Gaithersburg, Rockville,         County Executive Isiah Leggett. Leggett
  Economic and Business                       leaders are making tough decisions
  Development Committee                                                                      Washington Grove, Leisure World, and            asked the County Council to pass the mea-
                                              and addressing challenging issues. I           parts of Aspen Hill, Derwood, North             sure in order to raise $14 million to $17
  Meeting, Gaithersburg City Hall,            sat down with Phil Andrews to dis-             Potomac and Potomac. “County employ-            million, which would help offset anticipat-
  7:30 a.m.                                   cuss some of the topics that impact our
                                                                                             ees were furloughed between three and           ed losses in state funding.
  5/21                                        readers.                                                                                         According to Leggett, patients with
                                                                                             eight days, college employees three to five
  Mayor and City Council                                                                     days, Park and Planning employees were          health insurance will be billed for ambu-
  Meeting, Gaithersburg City Hall,
                                              ‘Doomsday’ Budget                                                                              lances, which he says will be covered by
                                                                                             furloughed 10 days -- some people in the
  7:30 p.m.                                      State lawmakers returned to Annapolis       State’s Attorney’s Office were furloughed       their insurance. People without health in-
                                              on May 14 in an effort to end the “dooms-                                                      surance and people below a certain income
  5/22                                                                                       for two years. … The savings from one
  Art in Public Places                        day” budget, and their decisions about         day of school system furlough would be $8       threshold will not be charged for ambu-
                                              tax hikes will have a major impact on lo-      million.”                                       lance services.
  Subcommittee Meeting, Arts
  Barn, 4:30 p.m.                             cal government assistance, public educa-          Overall, in making budget cuts, Andrews        Andrews was a leader in the fight to de-
                                              tion and social programs in Montgomery                                                         feat the ambulance fee by referendum in
  5/29                                                                                       said, “We have to balance needs. We want
                                              County in fiscal year 2013, which begins                                                       2010 and hoped to defeat it in the County
  Mayor and City Council Work                                                                to ensure equity in terms of how all em-
                                              July 1.                                                                                        Council. The voters have spoken, he says.
  Session, Gaithersburg City Hall,                                                           ployees are treated.”
                                                 In most years, those decisions are made                                                       “This was the only successful refer-
  7:30 p.m.                                                                                     Recently, he said, at Montgomery
                                              by this time and the County Council is                                                         endum in the history of Montgomery
                                                                                             County Public Schools, classroom pupil
  6/4                                         moving through a budget process with the                                                       County,” Andrews said before the May 15
                                                                                             count was increased by one student to save
  Mayor and City Council                      full knowledge of how much money can be                                                        County Council vote to reinstate the mea-
                                                                                             $16 million.
  Meeting, Gaithersburg City Hall,            spent. Not so this spring.                                                                     sure. “Voters will wonder why they should
                                                                                                “Eighteen furlough hours (2.2 days)
  7:30 p.m.                                      At press time on May 15, the Maryland                                                       even bother to vote if their will is just ig-
                                              Senate was considering a package of tax in-    equals $16 million. … Sixteen million was
                                                                                                                                             nored [by their elected officials.]”
  6/6                                         creases. The House of Delegates was ex-        the cost of adding one pupil per class,” said
  Planning Commission Meeting,                                                                                                                 Ambulance services are the job of gov-
                                              pected to begin its consideration of the tax   Andrews. “This addition to class size could
  Gaithersburg City Hall, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                          ernment, he says. “It is not appropriate to
                                              package immediately following the bill’s       have been avoided.
                                                                                                                                             charge anyone a fee.”
  6/7                                         presumed passage by the Senate.                   “We have to ask, ‘Are the actions of
  Historic District Commission                   Prior to the special session, Andrews       the county Board of Education affecting         Disposal of Public Property
  Meeting, Gaithersburg City Hall,            spoke about the potential impact of poten-     adults, or are they affecting children? … It
                                                                                             is a choice.”                                      Recently the County Council voted to
  7:30 p.m.                                   tial doomsday budget cuts in Montgomery                                                        strip the county executive of sole decision-
                                              County. He noted that in the current lean                                                      making on the disposal of property owned
  For the latest information on city
                                              fiscal year, all county employees have had     Ambulance Fee
  meetings, visit the Gaithersburg                                                                                                           by the taxpayers of Montgomery County.
  website at          the same freeze on their salaries, including     On May 15, the County Council voted
                                              no cost of living adjustments.                 6-3 to approve an ambulance fee rejected                         n   AndrewS Continued on page 7

 CiTysCene                                                                                                                                                              By Shaun May

LPMS Raises Funds for Charity                    Four city staff members, including Tim      tograph them and submit them to the his-        to preserve and protect our nation’s park-
                                              “Smitty” Smith and Dave Ludington,   , some of which         lands and to reconnect youth with nature.
   The Lakelands Park Middle School
                                              along with two part-time employees, of-        will be featured on the city’s Facebook            Residents are encouraged to take their
Parent Teacher Student Association held       ficiated at the basketball event.              page,
its Sixth Annual Basketball Night event for                                                                                                  cameras to area parks on May 19 and sub-
                                                                                                                            mit photos of their adventures to the NPT
charity at the school on March 9 and raised   May is Historic Preservation Month
$1,782.54 for the Dolores C. Swoyer Camp      in Gaithersburg                                Celebrate National Kids to Parks                for inclusion on a special map commemo-
Scholarship Fund.                               The month of May has been designated as      Day May 19                                      rating the day. Submit photos to buddy@
   The Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship                                                                                               
                                              the National Historic Preservation Month.        In conjunction with National Kids to
Fund provides summer camp opportuni-          In celebration, the city of Gaithersburg in-   Parks Day on May 19, Gaithersburg Mayor            Gaithersburg has 853 acres of parkland
ties to city of Gaithersburg residents who    vites everyone to “Discover Gaithersburg’s     Sidney Katz presented a proclamation at         in 25 separate parks located throughout the
might not otherwise be afforded these         Hidden Gems.”                                  the May 14 Mayor and Council meeting to         city. A complete list including all of their
enriching educational and recreational          Residents and visitors are encouraged to     Shana Fajardo of the National Park Trust        amenities is available at www.gaithers-
experiences.                                  look for those hidden gems in the city, pho-   (NPT), a nonprofit organization striving
May 18, 2012                                                                   The Town Courier                                                                                    Page 7


Gaithersburg Police Remind Citizens to ‘Click It or Ticket’
                   By Laurie Enceneat                              Officers will ticket unbelted vehicle occupants any time   Gaithersburg Police Department has enhanced their use
                                                                they are observed in violation of the state law. Maryland

                                                                                                                              of technology to fight crime in the city. “In the past 12
        ccording to the Mar yland State Highway                 law requires that the driver, front passenger, and any pas-   months, we have deployed surveillance cameras in stra-
        Administration, 75 percent of people ejected            senger under the age of 16 wear a seatbelt. Any child un-     tegic locations, we’ve installed in-car cameras and license
        from a vehicle during a crash lose their lives. It      der the age of 8, less than 4-foot-9 inches and weighing
is estimated that half of those lives could have been                                                                         plate readers, we’re using new software to fully automate
                                                                less than 65 pounds is required to be seated in an approved
saved if the victims had been wearing a seat belt at                                                                          property and evidence collection and release, and we have
                                                                child safety seat. For more information on this initiative,
the time of their crash.                                                                                                      purchased facial recognition software to aid in criminal
   The Gaithersburg Police Department is joining nation-           “Wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but not         investigations,” said Angel Jones in the April edition of her
al, state and local law enforcement agencies in supporting      wearing it will. So unless you want to risk a ticket, or      From the City Manager column.
the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign.        worse, your life, please remember to buckle up night and        Read Jones’ full column on the city of Gaithersburg
The National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization will            day,” said Gaithersurg Police Chief Mark Sroka.               website,
take place between May 21 and June 3.                              In addition to the Click It or Ticket campaign, the        asp?POI_ID=309&TOC=307;309;&id=5603.

    Teens Receive Citations Following
    Woods Party
             By Laurie Enceneat                    “The teens were all charged with pos-
                                                session of alcohol by a minor. They will

             ontgomer y County Police           get court dates and face a fine and com-
             Alcohol Initiative Unit of-        munity service,” said White.
             f icers cited eight teens after       A news crew from WUSA-9 was with
    responding to a call regarding a par-       the unit when they arrived and aired
    ty in the woods in the area of Great        coverage of the incident as part of its
    Seneca Highway and Lakelands                “Wasted: Young and Using” segment on
    Drive the evening of May 4.                 May 14 during the 11 p.m. broadcast.
       According to Sgt. Mark White, su-           The WUSA9 report stated two of the
    pervisor of the Alcohol Initiative, at      teens had not been drinking but were
    least 10 teenagers ranging in age from      still cited due to something known as
    14 to 18 were present when his unit ar-     constructive possession, meaning they
    rived on the scene. Police said the teens   were so close to the illegal activity that
    are students at Frost Middle School and     they clearly knew it was happening and
    Gaithersburg and Quince Orchard high        could have easily been participating
    schools.                                    themselves.

n    ANDReWS                                       “The sale of the PTSA is upcoming,” he
                                                said. “The county executive put out a (re-
     from page 6
                                                quest for proposal) which included no in-
The new measure requires the County             centive for developers to include affordable
Council to approve the sale or long-term        housing.”
lease of most county properties. Prior to          County Council involvement “will
                                                strengthen chances across the county for
the new measure, the county executive
                                                (inclusion) of affordable housing,” said
could unilaterally dispose of a property
without the Council’s approval.
   County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed          Congressional Districts
the new law on May 14 -- his first veto
                                                   Currently petitions are being circulat-
as county executive. However, the follow-
                                                ed to include a referendum in November
ing day, the Council voted (6 – 3) to over-
                                                on rejecting the newly drawn Maryland
ride that veto, thus reinstating the measure.
                                                Congressional districts.
Phil Andrews voted with the majority in
                                                   Andrews supports the measure. Pointing
support of the measure.                         especially to the new 6th (includes
   “My concern is about the need for the        Gaithersburg) and the 3rd Districts, where
Council to do due diligence with regard to      neighborhoods were divided to accomplish
disposal of public property,” said Andrews.     specific political ends, Andrews said, from
   He discussed the land at 9710 Great          a good government point of view, the new
Seneca Highway, Rockville, which for a          boundaries are indefensible.
long time was home to the Montgomery               “It’s appalling. … People picked at ran-
County Public Safety Training Academy           dom from the phone book could have done
(PSTA), which will be moving to a new           a better job,” he said. “I’m going to support
location.                                       the effort to throw it out.”

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 AssignmenTeDuCATion                                                                                                                                                Compiled by Claire Fleischer

Northwest Student New SMOB                   and can cast votes on all items, with the                                                                      The Best High Schools list, released
                                             exception of boundary changes, the capital                                                                   May 8, ranks schools on academic perfor-
   John Mannes, a junior at Northwest
                                             and operating budgets, collective bargain-                                                                   mance and how schools are preparing stu-
High School, was elected the 35th Student                                                                                                                 dents for college-level work. The maga-
                                             ing, negative personnel matters and school
Member of the Board of Education                                                                                                                          zine evaluated nearly 22,000 high schools
                                             closings. The SMOB receives a $5,000 col-
(SMOB) on April 25. His term begins in                                                                                                                    from 49 states and the District of Columbia
July.                                        lege scholarship, student service learning
                                             hours and one honors-level social studies                                                                    in developing its report. More than 4,850
   Mannes is active in the Montgomery                                                                                                                     schools received gold, silver or bronze
County Region of the Maryland                credit.
                                               For more information on the SMOB,                                                                          medals and the 2,008 schools that received
Association of Student Councils, serving                                                                                                                  gold or silver medals were ranked.
as chief of staff and deputy special elec-   visit
                                                                                                                                                            Three MCPS high schools — Winston
tions administrator. He has also served as   departments/studentaffairs/smob/.
                                                                                                                                                          Churchill, Walt Whitman and Thomas
the legislative chair for the Montgomery                                                                                                                  S. Wootton — are ranked in the top 100,
Youth Advisory Council, has raised mon-
                                             ‘Bridging the Bike Gap’                                                                  Photo | Submitted
                                                                                          Alex Then is collecting and refurbishing bikes for rachel       and 11 MCPS schools are in the top 1,000.
ey for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis         As part of a community outreach pro-      carson elementary School students through his “Bridging         MCPS has 11 of the top 28 schools in
Network and has been involved in political   gram run by Rachel Carson Elementary         the Bike Gap” project.                                          Maryland.
campaigns.                                   School (RCES) volunteers, a bike collec-
                                                                                          mer. “Bridging the Bike Gap” is a project                       BOe ethics Panel Vacancies
   The SMOB is a voting member of the        tion is being held to provide students in
                                                                                          started by Alex Then, the son of RCES
Montgomery County Board of Education         need with bikes and helmets for the sum-                                                                        The Montgomery County Board of
                                                                                          ESOL teacher Carrie Then, to provide
                                                                                          bikes for students who participate in the                       Education is seeking to fill three vacan-
                                                                                          school’s Homework Club program.                                 cies on its five-member Ethics Panel. Each
                                                                                             After refurbishing donated bikes, Alex,                      vacancy is for a three-year term begin-
                                                                                          a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High                           ning on July 1, 2012. Applicants must be
                                                                                          School, helps students learn to pump up                         Montgomery County residents. Members
                                                                                          their own tires and care for their bike.                        serve without compensation.
                                                                                                                                                             Among the Panel’s responsibilities are:
                                                                                             “We would like to ask [for donations of ]
                                                                                                                                                          interpreting the Board of Education’s
                                                                                          any bikes that are no longer being used.
                                                                                                                                                          Ethics Policy and issuing advisory opin-
                                                                                          We will tune them up and give them to
                                                                                                                                                          ions concerning its application; conducting
                                                                                          kids who need them. If people want to
                                                                                                                                                          hearings on complaints filed regarding an
                                                                                          contribute in another way, we would love
                                                                                                                                                          alleged violation; and approving financial
                                                                                          to have gift cards to Performance Bikes to
                                                                                                                                                          disclosure forms.
                                                                                          purchase inner tubes to repair bikes,” said                        The Panel meets once a year to review
                                                                                          Carrie Then.                                                    financial disclosure forms and as needed to
                                                                                             To arrange for a pick-up or sched-                           review complaints and requests for adviso-
                                                                                          ule a drop-off of a bike at RCES, email                         ry opinions.
                                                                                                                          Applicants must submit a letter of inter-
                                                                                                                                                          est along with a resumé or other documen-
                                                                                          MCPS Ranks High on ‘Best Schools’
                                                                                                                                                          tation to support the application by May 31
                                                                                                                                                          for appointments to be made at the Board
                                                                                            Eleven Montgomery County Public                               meeting on June 14. Please send a letter of
                                                                                          Schools (MCPS) received gold or silver                          interest and resumé to Ms. Suzann King,
                                                                                          medals in the latest U.S. News & World                          Montgomery County Board of Education,
                                                                                          Report ranking of the nation’s “Best High                       850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123,
                                                                                          Schools.” Three MCPS high schools were                          Rockville, Md. 20850, or Suzann_M_
                                                                                          ranked in the top 100, and the district had            For further infor-
                                                                                          the top seven high schools in the state of                      mation, please call 301.279.3617 or visit

                                                                                             The Prom Production
                                                                                                           By Victoria Pierce

                                                                                                    n May 18, students from a
                                                                                                    number of area schools will
                                                                                                    get decked out in their fanci-
                                                                                             est dresses and tuxedos, pose for pic-
                                                                                             tures, ride in white limousines and
                                                                                             dance the night away in celebration
                                                                                             their years of hard work. This is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo | Submitted
                                                                                             just your average school dance: This
                                                                                             is prom.                                                     out to dinner with girlfriend Kelly Baick, Quince
                                                                                                                                                          orchard High School senior Afshin Fadakar arranged
                                                                                                Prom, short for promenade, is the pop-                    with a waiter to have "prom?" written in chocolate on
                                                                                             ular culture-prominent, black tie end-                       their dessert plate.
                                                                                             of-the-year event many high school-
                                                                                             er seniors have looked forward to since                         Asking a date to prom has become so
                                                                                             freshman year. QOHS’s prom will be                           much more than just a question; rather,
                                                                                             held this year at the Bethesda Hyatt off                     it can be a large, creative production.
                                                                                             of Wisconsin Avenue. Northwest will                          Drijas asked his date to prom by having
                                                                                             hold its prom at the Gaithersburg Hilton,                    her pulled over by a police officer.
                                                                                             and students from Richard Montgomery                            “After he took her license and regis-
                                                                                             High School (RMHS) will head to the                          tration and brought it back to the squad
                                                                                             Hilton Washington, D.C./Rockville.                           car, he gave the stuff to me,” Drijas said.
                                                                                                “I am looking forward to having a                         “I then got out of the car, walked to her
                                                                                             great time with all my peers for the last                    car, and I asked her to prom with a rose.”
                                                                                             big event of high school,” QOHS senior                          QOHS junior Lauren Wakefield re-
                                                                                             Edwin Drijas said.                                                             n ProM Continued on page 13
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Shown here at last year's event, Kentlands resident dave reiser (left) and his family will participate in the American
cancer Society's relay for Life in rockville, Md., on June 2.

Reisers’ Relayers on Track
               By Maureen Stiles                                the culmination of months of hard work

                                                                on the event itself.
       cancer diagnosis can elicit feel-                           At press time, Reisers’ Relayers was the
       ings of helplessness for patients                        top team fundraiser, and Jane Reiser was
       and family members alike. Yet                            the top individual fundraiser for the 2012
when Kentlands resident Dave Reiser                             Rockville Relay for Life event.
was diagnosed for a second time, step-                             “I decided to get more involved in the
daughter Nancy Coulter was inspired.                            organization of the relay this year. Just

  “We formed a team for Relay for Life                          watching [Dave] go through this is so sad.
to raise money for the American Cancer                          I wanted to take all that sadness and turn
Society. We had seven team members and
raised $2,000,” she said. “This year we are
                                                                it into something good, to put that ener-                                   
                                                                gy into something positive,” Coulter said.
up to 23 team members and have set a goal                       “The American Cancer Society is a great
to raise $8,000.”                                               way to give back. Next year I would like to
  Relay for Life is sponsored by the                            move up to a larger chair position.                               Charlie Holbrook, Realtor
American Cancer Society with individual                            Dave suffers from sarcoma, a form of                           Theresa Holbrook, Licensed Assistant
events all over the country. The premise                        cancer that affects roughly 1 percent of
behind the fundraiser is that cancer nev-                       all cancer patients and is immune to che-                         RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty
er sleeps, and neither do participants. They                    motherapy. It is his family’s hope that he                               Direct: 240-447-6610
typically form teams and take turns walk-                       will be strong enough to complete the                                  Office: 301-947-6500 x 222
ing a track overnight.                                          Survivor’s Lap that kicks off the relay.                                Email:
  The rules stipulate that one team mem-                           Participants customarily purchase lu-                   
ber must be on the track at all times.                          minaria to ring the track during the relay.
However, the party atmosphere that ac-                          The Reisers dedicate luminaria to friends
companies Relay for Life makes it hard for                      and family members suffering from cancer.
non-walkers to rest. Event organizers bring                     They place photos on each one and then
in entertainment, a concession stand and                        can pay tribute to them each time they pass
vendors for participants.                                       by on the track.
  Knowing that the music blares until late
into the evening, Dave Reiser said, “This
                                                                   “The stories shared during this event are
                                                                incredible,” Jane said. “Everyone has a sto-
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Rockville High School on June 2 at 2 p.m.                       and click on Reisers’ Relayers under the
and will camp onsite until 6 a.m. the next                      Fundraising Progress Section. A list of
day. At that time, Coulter will see both the                    team fundraising events is located on the
fruits of her team’s fundraising efforts and                    team’s page.

n    AuTHOR                                                     for the Kentlands Mansion in December
                                                                and January.
     from page 1
                                                                  “I wrote this book as a community proj-
                                                                ect, and it feels wonderful to have com-                                          201 Hart Road
Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 19 and                                                                                                                                                344 Tschiffely Square Rd
will speak about her book at 10:40 a.m.                         pleted it,” Gross said. “I think it’s wonder-                                       $900,000
                                                                                                                                     Gorgegous! Brick Colonial Four bedrooms,                  $729,000
She will have a booth at the festival, which                    ful that so many people contributed to this                          4 1/2 baths plus 3 car attached garage with 1   Charming single family home on
takes place on the grounds of Gaithersburg                      book about the neighborhood we all love.”                            bedroom, 1 full bath apartment above. 5 min-    three levels; 3 bedrooms and 2
City Hall, and will sign and sell her                                                                                                ute walk to Kentlands Mansion, Arts Barn,       full baths; studio rental apart-
                                                                   For more information and a detailed schedule                      Shops and restaurants on Main Street.           ment over the 2-car garage!
book, priced at $26.95. Book signings
are also scheduled for Framer’s Choice in                       of events at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, visit
Kentlands Downtown in September, and                  
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                     The ParkPages                                                                                                                Meeting Calendar
                                                                                                                                                       6/5 — Board and Hoa, 7 p.m.

       news and Current events for Quince orchard Park                        n    email your contributions to:                                n    May 2012

                                                  QOP nEWS HEADlinES
                                                                                                                                                           ManageMent Mentions
Attention Volunteers:
Step up To Help Your Community                                                                                                                            Trash Talk and Recycling
  There are lots of ways to get involved in the life of Quince
Orchard Park (QOP), and your community needs your help to-                                                                                                  Trash is collected on Tuesday and
day. Here are three possible ways to help:                                                                                                                Friday in Quince Orchard Park.
                                                                                                                                                          Residents should store their gar-
   Social Committee                                                                                                                                       bage cans out of sight on non-pick-
   Board member Chuck Crisostomo is also the chairperson of the                                                                                           up days, and it is important that all
QOP social committee.                                                                                                                                     trash be enclosed in a closed con-
   “I am currently a committee of one,” he explained with a little                                                                                        tainer when put out on pickup days.
laugh. “Although some residents always step up to help with the                                                                                           Bags are not allowed. Recycling is
Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween and other regular events, we really                                                                                            picked up on Friday. Need a new
need some committee members. … In addition to helping with                                                                                                free green bin or recycling recep-
already-scheduled events, the committee could come up with new                                                                                            tacle? Call the city’s Public Works
ideas.                                                                                                                                                    Department at 301.258.6370.
   “Many of our residents are so internationally diverse, I am cer-                                                                                         Bulk recycling pickup days are al-
tain they would offer ideas we haven’t even thought of. … We just                                                                                         ways the first Friday of each month.
                                                                                                                               Photo | Karen O'Keefe
need new people.”                                                                                                                                         The next bulk pickup recycling day
                                                                        tors’ meeting that, with the exception of closing a small gap in the
   For more information about volunteering for the Social                                                                                                 is June 1.
                                                                        fence around the pool, all was in order for opening day. A county
Committee, please contact Crisostomo:
                                                                        inspector in a regular spring inspection noted the gap.
or come to the monthly HOA meeting.
                                                                          Also at the May 8 meeting, the management company agreed
                                                                                                                                                          Dog Duty
   Development Committee                                                to get estimates on the additional fencing to board members via                    Don’t forget to clean up after your
   At the moment, there are no members of the QOP Development           email so that a contractor could be voted on and the project com-                 dog when walking your pet in the
Committee. The committee’s responsibility is to monitor other           pleted prior to opening day, May 26.                                              community. Dogs are not allowed
developments around QOP and in Gaithersburg, and to report on                                                                                             to run off-leash on common prop-
issues affecting the community — examples include the pending           QOP Board Matters                                                                 erty in the city of Gaithersburg.
CCT (Corridor Cities Transitway and activities at MedImmune).              At its May 8 meeting, the QOP board of directors approved an-                  For questions about either of these
This is an important committee, please contact any member of            other one-year contract with The Town Courier newspaper to pub-                   city laws, call Gaithersburg’s animal
the board of directors for more information or come to any HOA          lish community news in “The Park Pages.” The Town Courier pub-                    control office at 301.258.6343.
meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the            lishes twice monthly, and the board agreed to publish Park Pages
Community Center.                                                                                                                                         Crime Watch
                                                                        approximately 22 times in the upcoming year.
   Monthly Board of Directors’ Meetings                                    Despite slightly less participation than last year, Social Chair                Are you new to the neighborhood?
   These monthly meetings are the place to learn firsthand about        Chuck Crisostomo reported that the community-wide yard sale                       Join the QOP neighborhood crime
all the issues facing your community, to ask questions, and to con-     May 5 was a success.                                                              watch program by emailing Tom
tribute your ideas for improving things.                                   Planning has begun for the annual QOP Independence Day                         Reddy at
   The five-member board of directors meets monthly on the sec-         Parade and Festival. Volunteers to help with the planning are wel-                 Website and Email Addresses
ond Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.                          come. Already included in the day’s events are the parade, a cook-                 Agendas for meetings and many
   “Residents are always welcome to bring forward issues or just        out with burgers, hot dogs and pizza, face painters, balloon tricks               other important documents (min-
come to listen in,” said board member Chuck Crisostomo. He              and hopefully live music and a swim team demonstration.                           utes and meeting summaries) can
added that board meetings are a great time to hear about volunteer         The board voted to remove dying junipers beneath the cherry                    always be found at the QOP website
opportunities.                                                          trees at the intersection of Mill Green and Orchard Ridge and                     at
                                                                        mulch the area since the cherry tree shade is killing the plants be-
Residents Weigh in on Recreation Amenities                              neath them. The work is anticipated to cost $1,335.
                                                                                                                                                          QOP Management Contact
  Recently, residents were asked for input on a list of improve-
ments and amenities the QOP board will be discussing at the June                                                                                           Quince Orchard Park Community
12 board meetings. Homeowners are urged to post their com-                                                                                                Managers Ruchita Patel/Dante
ments/ideas to the community website with regard to this topic.                                                                                           Jofferion
  Funding for these improvements comes from $195,000 paid to                                                                                               c/o The Management Group
QOP two years ago by Rockville-based developer The Churchill                                                                                              Associates, Inc.
Group, builder of The Vistas, in exchange for fee-based access to                                                                                          20440 Century Boulevard, Suite
the QOP pool for a period of time for Vistas residents. Specifically,                                                                                     100
the money must be spent for capital improvements to enhance                                                                                                Germantown, MD 20874
amenities of QOP.                                                                                                                                          Phone: 301.948.6666
  QOP residents were asked for suggestions regarding the com-                                                                                                 Fax: 301.963.3856
munity center’s kitchen area, community room at the community                                                                                              Email:,
center and fitness room, as well as outdoor areas including the                                                                                           
pool-barbeque-basketball area and the tennis courts.                                                                          Photo | Karen O'Keefe

  To date, 13 residents have responded on the community’s online

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message board with several suggestions. One of the most popular
ideas was expansion of the fitness area, both in space and with ad-
ditional equipment. Of the 13 responders, nine mentioned the fit-
ness center. Pool amenities were also popular, as were other out-
door improvements.

Pool Readies for May 26 Opening Day
                                                                                  Contact Community Manager Ruchita Patel at rpatel@
  Pete Fleming, a supervisor with QOP’s pool management com-                        to find out how.
pany, RSV Pools, Inc., reported at the May 8 QOP board of direc-
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 from page 1
                                                — local Realtor Mike Aubrey created dog
                                                bowl giveaways especially for the day.                      Save 1% Commission*
                                                   Funds raised during the dog show and re-                                     O er expires June 30, 2012
                                                lated activities benefited two area pet char-
tricks as part of their freestyle routines in

                                                                                                               Richard Koch, Realtor
Frisbee competitions, this particular trick     ities: Mutts Matter Rescue and Critters for
was something they had worked on for sev-       the Cure. Mutts Matter Rescue is a non-
eral months.                                    profit, volunteer-based organization that
   “It took a while to get her on my feet!”     helps save about 30 dogs each month, said                              Call today to schedule a free consultation!

said Williams.                                  Lisa Schwartz, event and volunteer coor-
   Joe Pritchard, of Pritchard Music            dinator for the event. Critters for the Cure
Academy in Kentlands, served as MC for          raises funds and works to improve the
the event. His dog, Fluffy, won two rib-
bons: second place for Best Groomed and
                                                quality of life for women battling breast
                                                and gynecological cancer. According to          
third place for Best Costume. Fluffy was        Director of Events Trixie Bradfield, 100
dressed as Black Widow of “The Avengers.”       percent of the money raised by the organi-                               Recent Kentlands/Lakelands Sales/Leases
   “If [the award] was based on the amount      zation goes directly to women with cancer.                                       • 307 Tschi ely Square Road
of time it took to put the costume to-             Both women were thrilled with the                                             • 935 Beacon Square Court #34
gether, you definitely would have won,”         turnout for the day. “It’s been absolutely                                       • 334B Cross Green Street
Pritchard’s daughter, Olivia, told her dad.     wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and en-                              Pending Kentlands/Lakelands Sales/Leases
   Another highlight was a demonstration        gaged,” said Bradfield.
                                                                                                                                 • 314 Tschi ely Square Road
by Gaithersburg Police Officer Jonathan            “This is a great event,” said Schwartz. “I                                    • 364 Main Street
Bennett and K-9 “Judah.” Bennett talked         wish they’d have it every year!”
about Judah, a German shepherd, and the            Refreshments were offered for sale by
work they do together for the Gaithersburg      Girl Scout Troop 2974, with proceeds also
Police Department. With the participa-          going toward the two pet organizations.
tion of a “bad guy,” Judah showed attend-          When asked about the event’s appeal,
ees how he helps sniff out drugs and catch      Dog Show Chair Pam Salem, a member
criminals.                                      of the Lakelands Social Committee, had a
   Vendors at the dog show offered a mul-       simple answer.                                                                            301-469-4700
titude of services and products, including         “I think people really love their dogs.”
pet pampering goods, pet sitting and walk-
ing, animal hospitals and more. Even those
providing services not quite as dog-orient-
                                                  For more information about Mutts Matter
                                                Rescue and Critters for the Cure visit www.mutts- 
ed found themselves enjoying the theme and
                                                                                                    *Buyers and Sellers can save 1% in commissions paid at settlement when represented by Richard Koch.
                                                                                                     Savings requires active Listing Agreement or Buyer Agency Agreement with Richard Koch executed

                                                                                                       before July 1, 2012 at time of settlement.

                                 Dr. Groisser has moveD his
                                orthoDontic office nearby!

                                            555 Quince orchard rd., suite 230
                                                Gaithersburg, mD. 20878
               Gordon S Groisser, DDS, MSD            301.869.4242
               Specialist in Orthodontics for
                Children, Teens and Adults
               Dr. Groisser is honored as “Outstanding Dental Specialist” in WASHINGTON CONSUMERS’ CHECKBOOK.
                                Graduate of Johns Hopkins University (BA), Columbia University (DDS) and
                                         Case Western Reserve University (MSD in Orthodontics).
                                             Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
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 mike AT The moVies
“Marvel’s The Avengers” (PG-13)               and that the odds are stacked in their favor.   asides, most by Iron Man, come at odd mo-        have the curse remain. You can’t have an
★★★★                                          The Super Snake battleship that assaults        ments and are more one-liners than jokes,        ensemble almost get it together and intro-
                                              Manhattan (where else?) is bad enough,          but they leaven the heavy hand of the ef-        duce Alice Cooper into the mix for no oth-
   For a film that has been                   but then they multiply, each spewing ro-        fects guys and remind us that we are seeing      er apparent reason than he was available.
so much anticipated for                       bots that, fortunately, have a tender nature:   something entirely unreal.                          Above all, you can’t have a second female
so long, this could have                      They go down with regular rifle shot and           Described variously as “a handful of          lead who keeps getting lost in the plot. In
been a disappointment,                        arrow and chokehold as well as solid right      freaks” and “a chemical mixture that guar-       this case, that would be Victoria, played
but it is not. Far from be-                   and left hooks.                                 antees chaos,” the Avengers as a group are       numbly by Australian newcomer Bella
ing a disappointment, this                       With Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man),           fun to behold. One scene, in which they all
film transcends the genre                                                                                                                      Heathcote. She seems an afterthought, but
                                              Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson         get together for one deep breath before try-     sadly enough, attentive viewers will realize
of Super Hero clones and                      (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Capt.               ing to finish off Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston)
claims its own territory        By Mike                                                                                                        she is hardly missed.
                                              America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and            robot warriors, is actually moving. They
thanks to an outstanding      Cuthbert                                                                                                            Another actor who gets lost in the shuf-
                                              Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), plus Samuel            circle together in the midst of Manhattan
ensemble performance by                                                                                                                        fle is Chloe Beth Moretz as the daugh-
                                              L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the command-           rubble, determined to win one for humans,
cast, producers and crew.                     er of SHIELD, you have enough egos                                                               ter, Carolyn, whose mother, Elizabeth
                                                                                              described by the evil Loki as being “made
   Somehow keeping in mind that this is a     and personalities in the cast to totally sti-                                                    (Michelle Pfeiffer) never gets lost but fre-
                                                                                              to kneel.”
film and not a cultural milestone, the en-    fle any normal spectacle. The effects, plot        That the people are ready to kneel any        quently has an expression on her face that
tire company keeps its sense of humor and     and, above all, humor of this piece keep        time is apparent. That’s why you have the        tells us she’d like to be among the missing.
perspective. That’s hard to do, considering   it rolling along through enough explo-          Avengers. And that’s why they will be               Then there’s Depp. Freed to use as much
that demigods are warring on Earth People     sives to win most middle-sized wars. The        back. Why? To cash in on a wildly suc-           bizarre makeup as he wishes, he staggers
                                                                                              cessful franchise of Super Heroes? No.           through the film out of time, out of place
                                                                                              “Because we’ll need them.”                       and out of sync. He is not sure whether this
                                                                                                                                               piece is to be broadly played comedy/sat-
                                                                                              “Dark Shadows” (PG-13) ★                         ire or thriller. The fact that nobody else
                                                                                                 The question is not rhetorical: What          in charge could make up their mind ei-
                                                                                              was Tim Burton thinking? This film never         ther makes for even more of a mess than
                                                                                              makes up its mind as to what it is supposed      necessary.
                                                                                              to be and as a result is pretty much of a           With such a stellar cast, a TV show to
                                                                                              nothing. It has the usual soft-focus, darkly-    guide them and an eccentric director, this
                                                                                              lit tone of most of Burton’s films; it has the   could have been a romp or a chiller. That
                                                                                              odd camera angles and use of lenses for ef-      it succeeds at being neither has to be ex-
                                                                                              fect; but somewhere along the line Burton        plained and the only rational explanation
                                                                                              forgot that the parts of the story have to fit   is that Burton lost his place and let the film
                                                                                              together into a logical whole. You cannot,       become mediocre and, amazingly, unin-
                                                                                              for example, have a curse put on Barnabas        teresting. That’s a shame.
                                                                                              Collins ( Johnny Depp) by Angelique (a
                                                                                              spectacular Eva Green whois even more at-          Enjoy more of Mike’s movie reviews at www.
                                                                                              tractive as a brunet), kill off Angelique and
May 18, 2012                                                                                           The Town Courier                                                                                                    Page 13

n   PROM                                                                         to save on things like the dress, which will typically be
                                                                                 worn once, and only for a matter of hours. QOHS junior
                                                                                                                                                                      kind of rounding it all out,” said Kundagrami.
                                                                                                                                                                        After dancing and changing into more comfortable
 from page 8
                                                                                 Morgan Savell purchased her brick red, A-line dress from                             clothing, many students return to their home schools for
ceived a text message instructing her to meet the person                         secondhand boutique My Best Friends Closet in Rockville                              PTA-sponsored after-prom events. Run by parent volun-
who is now her prom date in the school’s courtyard. “He                          for a fraction of the original price.                                                teers, this part of the evening can include carnival games,
asked me to prom and, once I said yes, he made a sig-                               Students will gather either in large groups of friends                            door prizes and raffles, casino tables and other activities, as
nal, and the marching band jumped out and played, ‘Hey                           or more intimate groups of couples to pose for pictures,                             well as carnival food booths for prom-goers to enjoy into
Baby.’ It was so cute,” Wakefield said.                                          showing off their elegant dresses and dapper tuxedos.                                the early hours of the morning.
   For girls, prom is the night to get dolled up, complete                       Groups usually meet at a friend’s house for pictures or will                           To remain as safe as possible, most groups of students
with hair, makeup, nails and all. This year, most girls are                      utilize one of the scenic landscapes within nearby.                                  have their transportation services take them to each event
drawing inspiration from the fashion runways and their fa-                          “A lot of groups from my school are taking pictures in                            of the night. This way they do not have to drive at all
vorite celebrities’ red carpet looks. Dresses are often floor                    front of the Kentlands Mansion,” Savell said.                                        themselves and can reduce their risk of being in an acci-
length and are purchased at department stores, specialty                            Students are then whisked away in limousines and par-                             dent late at night.
boutiques and special occasion shops like David’s Bridal.                        ty buses to restaurants for dinner. Popular spots include                              “I am going to make the right decisions and be with
Most boys rent their tuxedos from tailors and places like                        Maggiano’s, Tragara and Cheesecake Factory, among                                    people [who] are doing the right thing,” Drijas said.
Men’s Warehouse, complete with bow tie and vest in hues                          others.                                                                                With all the details and logistics that go into the prom
that match their date’s gown.                                                       RMHS junior Neha Kundagrami is heading to a friend’s                              process, some feel excited but overwhelmed. “I love the
   Prom costs do add up. Visa conducted a study this year                        house to get ready for the evening with a group. They’ll                             idea of dressing up and having fun with my friends for
on prom spending and discovered that the cost of prom                            then head out together for dinner and prom.                                          a whole night,” QOHS senior Kelly Baick said. “But to
in the United States in 2012 averages to $1,078 per fam-                            “I’m looking forward to spending an evening with my                               be honest, so much planning and drama is involved with
ily. However, some students made more frugal choices                             friends celebrating the end of APs, the end of the year —                            making prom perfect that it's almost not worth it. Almost.”

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n   eVeNTS                                     Downtown. The restaurant will host a dif-
                                               ferent act every Friday and Saturday night
                                                                                               June Summer entertainment
    from page 1
                                               through September.                               City of Gaithersburg Outdoor                    Unknowns
   Plans are in the works for the annual          Another great place for music in              events                                       •	 June 22: Late As Usual
                                               Kentlands this summer is at the annu-                                                         •	 June 23: Almost Blue
Kentlands concert series on the clubhouse                                                         •	 June 1, 7 – 8:45 p.m.: Beach Bumz
                                               al Main Street Music Festival, located at                                                     •	 June 29: Platform Soul
lawn. Residents are encouraged to bring                                                              Concert — Tribute to Jimmy Buffet,      •	 June 30: Sandra Dean Band
a picnic and spread out a blanket on the       the Main Street Pavilion. Venders open                City Hall Concert Pavilion
                                               at 6 p.m. with a local artist performing at                                                   For the full summer schedule,, visit
clubhouse lawn while they listen to lo-                                                           •	 June 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon: Eric
cal musical acts. Dates and times are to be    6:30 p.m. Headliners play from 7 – 9 p.m.             Energy Science Show, City Hall
announced.                                     The Nighthawks will open the season on                Concert Pavilion                       Washingtonian Center events
   Lakelands residents can also look for-      June 14.                                           •	 June 14, 10:30 a.m. – noon: John
                                                  The city of Gaithersburg offers many                                                          •	 Live Music on the Plaza: Friday
ward to a pool opening party from 12 –                                                               Henry England, City Hall Concert              nights in front of Uncle Julio’s
4 p.m. on May 26. Along with a DJ, the         options for summer entertainment, includ-             Pavilion
                                               ing “Jazz in June” at the Arts Barn and                                                          •	 Rio Summer Concerts: Live mu-
event will feature bumper paddle boats,                                                           •	 June 15, 5 – 9 p.m.: Family Fun               sic from 6 – 9 p.m. every Friday
prizes and giveaways, and an assortment of     Kentlands Mansion on June 1 at 8 p.m.                 Night — School’s Out Hoopla!,
                                               Admission is $23 for residents and just $25                                                         and Saturday night on the Rio
snacks available for purchase.                                                                       City Hall Concert Pavilion                    Patio near the paddleboats.
   The Quince Orchard Park pool will           for non-residents. Snacks and beverages            •	 June 21, 10:30 a.m. – noon: Mr.            •	 Little Tots: Fun and lively family
open the same day with a residents-only        will be available during the intermission.            Knack Knack, City Hall Concert                entertainment every Wednesday.
BBQ on the adjacent lawn. The commu-           For more information, call 301.258.6394 or            Pavilion                                      All morning Little Tots will be
nity can also enjoy the annual “Swim-A-        visit             •	 June 21, dusk: “Kung Fu Panda 2,”             held inside Rio Center's lower
Thon” on July 1, which will include re-           The city also hosts a wide variety of              Robertson Park                                level atrium, near the movie the-
lays, contests and prizes for members of the   outdoor entertainment all summer long,             •	 June 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon: Ed                atre. All evening Little Tots will
swim team, as well as snacks for onlookers     including concerts, shows for children,               McDade, City Hall Concert Pavilion            be held on the Lakefront Plaza
and those wishing to get an idea of what       “Family Fun” nights, and outdoor mov-              For more information, visit www.                 Stage.
the swim team is all about.                    ie screenings. Special events include Eric and click Events            •	 Bach 2 Rock Student Showcase:
   The pool at Washingtonian Woods,            Energy’s June 7 display of science experi-       Calendar.                                          June 15, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
home of The Waves swim team, will also         ments that are both cool and fun reasons                                                            outside of Uncle Julio’s.
open its pool facilities on May 26.            to learn about science outside of the class-     The Main Street Music Festival
                                                                                                                                               For more information and a complete
   Those looking for more of a thrill to       room. And if something a little less educa-         •	 June 14: The Nighthawks — Blues       schedule, visit www.washingtoniancen-
their watery experience this Memorial Day      tional would better suit your idea of fun,          •	 June 21: Janine Gilbert Carter and click on “Events.”
weekend can head over to Bohrer Park to        moonlit screenings of “Puss In Boots,”                 — Jazz
experience the newly renovated water park      “Kung Fu Panda 2,” and “Spy Kids 4”                 •	 June 28: The U.S. Army Field Band     Rockville Town Square events
from 12 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is $5.75       should satisfy even the youngest members               Brass Quintet — Patriotic Pre-July      •	 Friday Night Live Concert Series:
for Gaithersburg residents.                    of your family.                                        4th Show                                   6:30 – 9 p.m
   Looking for music? This area features          Also be sure to check out numerous               For more performance dates and mu-         •	 Kids’ Night: Two live stage shows
a variety of live concerts that are open to    events at nearby Washingtonian Center            sical artists, visit www.themainstreetmu-        every Tuesday night, 6:30 – 8:30
all. On June 1, music lovers can relax with    and Rockville Town Square, going on all                                 p.m., beginning June 12. Kids eat
a cold drink from the Star Diner’s sum-        summer long.                                                                                      free at participating restaurants.
mer Tiki Bar as they take in the music of         The season has much to offer — right on       Star Diner Concert Series                     •	 Movies on the Square: Wednesday
Solomon’s Gold in the center of Kentlands      your doorstep.                                      •	 June 1: Solomon’s Gold                     Nights, starting June 13. Bring your
                                                                                                   •	 June 2: Platform Soul                      own blanket or lawn chairs. No
                                                                                                   •	 June 8: Patty Reese                        coolers or outside food permitted.
                                                                                                   •	 June 9: To be Determined                For more information visit www.
                                                                                                   •	 June 15: Dosage              and click on
                                                                                                   •	 June 16: Stevie D and         The     “events.”

                                                                                               n   KeNTLANDS DAY                            that comprise Kentlands Market Square
                                                                                                                                            Merchants make a donation to the orga-
                                                                                                   from page 5
                                                                                                                                            nization. The KCF is fundamental in help-
                                                                                              velopment and to show our dedicated           ing with event organization and volunteer
                                                                                              staff how much we appreciate their com-       management for Kentlands Day.
                                                                                              mitment to academic achievement,” said           “As a beneficiary of the event, the
                                                                                              Principal Deborah Higdon.                     Foundation is grateful to be able to help
                                                                                                 More than 100 local businesses par-        provide seed money for ongoing and new
                                                                                              ticipated in the business fair, including     programs,” said Dietz. “It’s great to see
                                                                                              Kentlands Flowers and Bows. “We partici-      our programs serving people throughout
                                                                                              pated last year and found that it was very    Montgomery County.”
                                                                                              beneficial to our business. ... We like to       Organizers estimate that over 20,000
                                                                                              participate in as many community events       people visited the community for
                                                                                              as possible,” said Kim Kelly of Kentlands
                                                                                                                                            Kentlands Day. “Almost all of our food
                                                                                              Flowers & Bows.
                                                                                                                                            vendors sold out of their food, businesses
                                                                                                 “It’s great to have an event that brings
                                                                                                                                            ran out of their giveaways, and local res-
                                                                                              everyone together,” said Ross. “Other
                                                                                              events bring in outside vendors, but we fo-   taurants were packed, so we definitely
                                                                                              cus on featuring only community vendors.      know there were lots of people,” said Ross.
                                                                                              Our focus is on locality.”                    “I estimate there was close to $100,000 of
                                                                                                 “SPAGnVOLA looks forward to                economic impact happening in Kentlands
                                                                                              Kentlands Day every year. It creates a huge   Downtown in those five hours, which will
                                                                                              buzz in the community. It’s very excit-       hopefully translate to a great shot in the
                                                                                              ing to see the huge crowds from all over      arm for Kentlands downtown businesses.”
                                                                                              Montgomery County,” said Justin Brooks           Organizers credited volunteers and the
                                                                                              of SPAGnVOLA.                                 city of Gaithersburg for helping make
                                                                                                 KCF, the nonprofit and philanthropic       Kentlands Day a success.
                                                                                              organization that sponsors such programs         “We want to thank everyone who vol-
                                                                                              as the annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K,         unteered their time to make the day as
                                                                                              the Kentlands Film Society and the GO         great as it was,” said Ross.
                                                                                              GREEN Group, will benefit from the
                                                                                              event. Although Kentlands Day does not           For more photos, visit www.towncourier-pho-
                                                                                              typically generate a profit, the businesses
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 ArTs&enTerTAinmenT                                                                                                                                                        Compiled by Claire FleisCher

‘Art After Dark’ Focuses on Fashion           work from hell and wields her ruler like                                                                            Area Music Association award for Jazz
                                              a sword, shows up to take Miss Nelson’s                                                                             Group of the Year as well as the award for
   “Art After Dark,” a cutting-edge art
                                              place. No more spitballs and paper airplanes                                                                        Jazz Recording of the Year for “Winter’s
show featuring progressive visual art fused   for these uncontrollable children who set                                                                           Waltz.” Its members have performed
with up-and-coming music, returns to          out to find their beloved Miss Nelson. Will                                                                         alongside jazz greats such as Rosemary
Kentlands Mansion on May 18 from 6 – 9        they ever get her back? Based on the chil-                                                                          Clooney, Danny Gatton, Keter Betts and
p.m. Admission is $10 per person, payable     dren’s book by Henry Allard, this musical                                                                           Tony Bennett. The highly acclaimed Rick
at the door. A cash bar and complimentary     teaches lessons of appreciation and respect.                                                                        Whitehead Trio, led by master jazz guitar-
snacks will be available.                       For more information and tickets call                                                                             ist Rick Whitehead, will play simultane-
   The May event focuses on fashion, with     301.258.6394 or visit online at www.gaith-                                                                          ously at Kentlands Mansion. Performing
the photography of Eric Kayanan, vin-                                                                                             together since 1994, the Rick Whitehead
tage clothing and accessories by Gen-XY                                                                                   Photo | Courtesy City of Gaithersburg
                                                                                                                                                                  Trio has earned several awards, including
Vintage, music by DJ The Gyfted and live      Community Chorus Concert                       The Bruce Swaim Quartet will perform at the Kentlands
                                                                                                                                                                  the Washington Area Music Association
music by Continued, and delectable cup-                                                      Arts Barn during "Jazz in June" on June 1.
                                                The Gaithersburg Community Chorus,                                                                                award for best Contemporary Album in
cakes by Bella’s Sweet Treats.                directed by Hugh Harvey III will present       taneously at the Arts Barn and Kentlands                             1998. The trio can be found perform-
   Kentlands Mansion is located at 320        three nights of Mozart’s Requiem. The          Mansion, located at 311 and 320 Kent                                 ing at Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns,
Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. For in-     performances will take place on May 19 –       Square Road in Gaithersburg. Admission is                            the Smithsonian’s Jazz Club, the Kennedy
formation and directions visit www.gaith-     20 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church,        $25, $23 for city of Gaithersburg residents.                         Center and many other venues in the area. or call        9000 Warfield Road, and May 22 at the          Please call 301.258.6394 or visit www.                                  With concerts occurring simultaneously
301.258.6425.                                 Rosborough Theater at Asbury Methodist for tickets                              in the Arts Barn and at Kentlands Mansion,
                                              Village. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.       and information.                                                     patrons attend the first half of the evening
‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’                       Admission to the concert is free; do-          The Bruce Swaim Quartet, playing                                   with a concert in one venue, then switch
   In partnership with Kensington Arts        nations are accepted. The Community            at the Arts Barn, is recognized as one of                            at intermission to enjoy a second concert
Theatre 2nd Stage, the Gaithersburg Arts      Chorus is sponsored by the City of             Washington, D.C.’s, premier jazz quartets.                           in the other. Intermission features desserts,
Barn presents “Miss Nelson Is Missing!”       Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory            The BSQ received the 2010 Washington                                 with drinks available for purchase.
a family production with music, lyr-          Committee and is funded in part by a grant
ics and book by Joan Cushing. The show        from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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runs through May 27, with performances          For more information please contact
on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and       Nansie Wilde at 301.258.6350 or visit
2 p.m. Admission is $18, $16 for city resi-
dents, and $9 for students through grade
12.                                           ‘Jazz in June’ Returns
   What happens when Miss Nelson, the           “Jazz in June” returns to Gaithersburg’s         introducing The Town Courier's new photo site featuring more images
gentle, long suffering teacher of the worst   Music on the Move concert series with                              from the local events you care about.
behaved class in the entire school, goes      two local jazz greats on June 1 at 8 p.m.
missing? The students of Room 207 are         The Bruce Swaim Quartet and The Rick                 
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Soup from the Garden and Farmers’ Markets
ROASTeD GARLiC                                  Tov, and Everyday Table” (distributed by          place of soup mix)                            vegetable soup mix (or salt). Bring to a boil
ZuCCHiNi SOuP                                   Feldheim). Mouthwatering color photos,             Preheat oven to 350° F. Slice off the top    and cover.
  For garlic lovers every-                      lots of hints, tips and holiday suggestions.    of the head of garlic, just enough that the       Reduce heat, and simmer on low for 45
where! Prepare an extra                           1 head of garlic                              actual cloves are peeking out. Place the        minutes. Remove the garlic from the oven
head of roasted garlic. Its                       2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for        bulb on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle       and allow to cool. Pop out cloves directly
soft caramelized cloves are                       drizzling                                     olive oil over the garlic and seal the foil.    into soup. Transfer soup to a blender and
simply irresistible spread                        5 leeks, sliced in half lengthwise, cleaned   Place sealed garlic in baking pan, to avoid     puree until smooth or use an immersion
on bread as an accompani-                         from any dirt, and sliced thinly              leaking, and roast for 1 hour.                  blender directly into the pot. Serve hot.
ment to this soup. Better   By Sheilah            4-5 large white onions, diced large              While garlic is roasting, place 2 table-       If there are leftovers, when reheating the
yet, pop whole roasted       Kaufman              6 zucchini, peeled and diced large            spoons olive oil in a 6-quart pot over me-      soup, heat on low flame, just until warm.
cloves straight into the                          2 quarts (8 cups) water                       dium heat. Add leeks and onions; sauté un-        Serves 6.
bowls before filling with soup. The Bais          1/4 cup chicken soup mix                      til golden brown. Browning longer will
Yaakov Cookbook: 200 Original Rrecipes            1/4 cup vegetable soup mix                    create a deeper flavor. Add zucchini to the      For more recipes or details about Sheilah, visit
to Uplift and Enhance your Shabbos, Yom           1 - 2 tablespoons kosher salt (optional in    pot. Add water, chicken soup mix, and 

n   AROuND TOWN                                 sacrifice for their country.
                                                   Brigadier General (Ret.) Gerald E.
                                                                                                support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
                                                                                                (VFW) Adopt-A-Unit program, sending
                                                                                                                                                ey-saving season passes and more call
                                                                                                                                                301.258.6445 or visit www.gaithersburg-
    from page 3
                                                Galloway, a Glenn L. Martin Institute pro-      support and hopes for a safe return to those
  Register online and view complete             fessor of engineering at the University of      deployed overseas. Of particular need are
program details at www.gaithersburg-            Maryland, will be a special guest speaker       powdered drink mixes, Silly String (to          Rockville’s Hometown Holidays, fax your registration to         at the event. During a 38-year career in        detect lasers in a room), cherry flavored         Rockville's 24th annual Hometown
301.948.8364, or visit the Activity Center at   the military, he served in various com-         Chapstick, men’s undershirts, boxers and        Holidays celebration takes place Memorial
Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue.        mand and staff assignments in Germany,          briefs, flypaper, cans of salted nuts, travel   Day weekend and will feature Easton
For questions please call 301.258.6350.         Southeast Asia, and the United States.          size toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, sham-
                                                                                                                                                Corbin, a rising country performer.
                                                General Galloway currently serves as a          poos and lotions, Ziploc bags, trail mix-
                                                                                                                                                  The Hometown Holidays festival takes
Recognizing Fallen Soldiers                     consultant to several federal, state and        es, disposable cameras, and AA and AAA
                                                                                                                                                place May 26 – 28 and features music, en-
  The city of Gaithersburg will hold a          non-governmental agencies on water re-          batteries. Cash and check donations are
                                                                                                                                                tertainment, food and crafts, and the an-
Memorial Day Observance on May 30 at            sources policy development and flood risk       used to purchase postage and calling cards.
                                                                                                Donations can be dropped off between 4          nual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.
11 a.m. at Christman Park. Join the mayor,      management.                                                                                       Corbin will headline Sunday's lineup.
members of the City Council, city staff and        For more information, visit www.gaith-       and 9 p.m. at the VFW John M. Carter
                                                                                                Post #9862, 211K N. Frederick Avenue            Sons of Bill will open the evening's con-
guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg’s sons                                                                                  cert with a country performance.
                                                                                                (behind the 7-11 in the Duvall Center),
and daughters who have made the ultimate           The city of Gaithersburg encourages                                                            Other highlights of the event include the
                                                                                                Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301.948.0781.
                                                                                                Please make checks payable to VFW Post          Taste of Rockville, a marketplace of hand
                                                                                                #986.                                           crafted works for purchase and more than
                                                                                                                                                40 bands and entertainers on seven stages
                                                                                                Water Park Opens May 26                         in Rockville's Town Center.
                                                                                                   The Gaithersburg Water Park, located at        For more information about the week-
                                                                                                Bohrer Park, opens for the season at noon       end's events, visit the website at www.
                                                                                                on May 26 and closes on Labor Day.    , or find the festi-
                                                                                                   The main attraction is the double-flume      val on Facebook at
                                                                                                slide, which sends swimmers down from           RockvilleHometownHolidays.
                                                                                                a 38-foot tower. The Water Park under-
                                                                                                went major renovations during the off-sea-      Police Foundation Fundraiser
                                                                                                son, and new features this year include the       The Gaithersburg Police Foundation
                                                                                                addition of two water slides, a variety of      will hold its annual fundraising event at
                                                                                                brand new play features, a complete rede-       Dogfish Head Alehouse, located at 800
                                                                                                sign of the tot pool, and more. These Phase     West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg,
                                                                                                I renovations costs came to approximate-        on May 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
                                                                                                ly $1.4 million. Phase II renovations will        The nonprofit organization supports the
                                                                                                begin immediately following Labor Day;
                                                                                                                                                Gaithersburg Police Department with its
                                                                                                costs will be approximately $946,000.
                                                                                                                                                mission to provide quality services to the
                                                                                                   The Water Park now offers swim les-
                                                                                                                                                residents of Gaithersburg. The Foundation
                                                                                                sons and water exercise classes. Visit www.
                                                                                                                                                raises funds to offer educational opportu-
                                                                                       to register.
                                                                                                   The Water Park operates on a pre-season      nities for the Police Department staff, en-
                                                                                                schedule while school is in session. The        hances recruitment and retention of offi-
                                                                                                full summer season begins June 9, with the      cers, provides logistical support to officers,
                                                                                                pool opening daily at 11 a.m. and closing       provides technology assistance, and helps
                                                                                                at 7 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday,         to finance community outreach initiatives.
                                                                                                and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.          Dogfish Head Alehouse will be donat-
                                                                                                Daily admission for city residents is $5.75.    ing 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to the
                                                                                                Nonresident admission is $6.75 on week-         Foundation. For more information con-
                                                                                                days and $7.25 on weekends and holi-            tact Gil Price, Foundation chairperson, at
                                                                                                days. For schedules, admission fees, mon-

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                                                school                      sPorTs                                                                                                                          By Mike Cuthbert
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Jake Salzman

QO Sports Report
Boys’ Lacrosse                                                                                                                                                                in the game that ended 5-2, Whitman
                                                                                                                                                                              in the first game of the playoffs. QO had
   In a rematch with one of the few teams
                                                                                                                                                                              beaten the Vikings 6-5 during the regu-
to beat them all season long, the boys’ la-
                                                                                                                                                                              lar season.
crosse team was out for revenge against
                                                                                                                                                                                 “We were up 2-0 and Megan got
Clarksburg. Jake Christensen helped make
                                                                                                                                                                              thrown out at the plate, and base running
sure the Cougars had a solid start to their
                                                                                                                                                                              errors killed us,” said a depressed Coach
second round playoff matchup by rip-
                                                                                                                                                                              Colleen Kelly as her Cougars ended their
ping three goals in the first quarter. After
                                                                                                                                                                              season. “We got on base but just couldn’t
a scoreless second quarter in which John
Barkanic played well in goal, QO led 4-2 at                                                                                                                                   stay there. Megan [Dougherty] and Grace
halftime. The Cougar offense hit its stride                                                                                                                                   [Toohey] had their best game as a one-
in the third quarter as the defense contin-                                                                                                                                   two punch, and Maggie McCaughey did a
ued its strong play. Alex Light scored five                                                                                                                                   great job pitching.”
goals in the third quarter alone, and Heath                                                                                                                                      All the efforts ended with hugs and tears,
Saffer and Spencer Nystrom each added                                                                                                                                         not so much at losing but at the realiza-
goals of their own to give the Cougars a                                                                                                                                      tion that high school is one more signifi-
convincing 11-2 victory.                                                                                                                                                      cant step near an end. The Cougars fin-
   The Cougars’ first playoff game was a                                                                                                                                      ished their season at 10-8.
miserable affair that they made as pleasant                                                                                                           Photo | Phil Fabrizio   Baseball
as possible by romping to an 18-0 lead at       Qo’s Jake christensen scores over the Seneca valley goalie in a match-up during the regular season.
the half over Magruder, finishing 27-2. So                                                                                                                                       Behind a masterful six-hit performance
one-sided was the game that all but one         “We definitely tired them out.”                                “It takes a really good team to do what                        by Alex Thoms, the Cougars locked up the
starter in the second half started the season      What tired the Rockets more than any-                     we just did,” said Holliday, summing up,                         second seed in the region, getting a bye for
with the JV team. Twelve players scored         thing was the explosion by sophomore                         “To play so bad and come back to win in                          the first round, 8-2. QO scored in every
in the game, led by Christensen’s five-goal     midfielder Rachel Hollander. With 3:01                       the last seconds — it takes a great team to                      inning and went errorless for the seven in-
first half.                                     remaining she cut in front of the Rocket                     do that.”                                                        nings. Chad Martin led the Cougars in hit-
                                                goal and scored to bring the count to 8-10.                    Hollander’s three goals led the team in                        ting, going 3-for-4 including two doubles,
Girls’ Lacrosse                                 Not a minute later, Madeline Korol slashed                   scoring with Abby Boynton getting two.                           and the infield turned two double plays.
   It was one of the greatest lacrosse games    in and made it 9-10. Hollander got the ty-                   The Cougars lived on in the playoffs.                               A pleased Jason Gasaway said,
ever played in the Cougar Dome. A QO            ing goal at 1:59 and, with Allison Loftus’s                                                                                   “Everything was working for Alex today,
squad that could not score or defend as         assist, got the game-winner with only 1:39                   Softball                                                         keeping them off-balance. We had three
they usually do struggled to keep the mar-      on the clock. Dorset got the last of her 18
                                                                                                                Three Cougars were tossed out at home                                           n   SPorTS Continued on page 18
gin at two at the half against Richard          faceoffs, and the Cougars ran out the clock.
Montgomery in their first round playoff            Faceoff wins by Dorset and Kryjak were
game. Umbar Kassa was out of sync in
goal; Allie Kryjak’s usually accurate shots
                                                keysto outcome — 18-5 for QO. Also key
                                                was the sheer number of shots peppering                         Swim Team Update
were hitting posts when they weren’t hit-       the Rocket goal: 37 to RM’s 14.
                                                                                                                              By Maureen Stiles                               first practice. Official registration was
ting the Rockets’ goalkeeper in the chest;         “All week we practiced just shooting. I

                                                                                                                                                                              held April 28; families are encouraged to
and the Cougar defense could not handle         did tell them to change that around and                               his summer, the Town Courier                            register online and mail in payments to
transition plays, giving up several goals on    shoot lower,” Holliday said. “It took some                            will cover meet results for the                         facilitate the process. Approximately 125
quick strikes.                                  younger players to spark things, then the                             Kentlands, Lakelands, Quince                            registrations had been received at press
   When did you think you had them?             older players came through.”                                    Orchard Park and Washingtonian                                team, but the Division D team expects to
Captain Morgan Dorset: “When they                  Among those younger players were                             Woods swim teams. Here is a pre-                              have between 180 - 200 total swimmers.
came out of a break cheering like they’d        freshman Brooke Saffer, who came in                             view of each as they prepare to kick                          A Potomac Pizza fundraiser is planned
won the game, with four minutes left —          for goalkeeper Kassa, played staunchly                          off the season in early June.                                 for June 4 just before time trials on June
last season we were down in every game          and allowed Kassa to get her focus back;                           The Lakelands Lionfish held registra-                      9. The Kingfish will open their season at
and we knew we could come back.”                Hollander; Chandler Holdsworth and                              tion on April 22. At press time, the team                     home against Quince Orchard on June
   “We have the best endurance in the           Korol. Six of QO’s 11 goals were scored                         had approximately 108 families partici-                       16.
county,” said Coach Jennifer Holliday.          by underclassmen.
                                                                                                                pating with a total of 180 swimmers.                             Quince Orchard Park is gearing up
                                                                                                                Registrations continue to trickle in, so                      for another successful Stingray season.

                Gaithersburg School                                                                             that number is likely to rise as the sea-
                                                                                                                son nears. New to the coaching staff for
                                                                                                                                                                              Registration is underway, and practices
                                                                                                                                                                              begin on May 29. A social is planned on

                   of Basketball                                                                                2012 are two junior coaches who will as-
                                                                                                                sist with the pre-team and 10 and un-
                                                                                                                der swimmers. Andy Fleischer and John
                                                                                                                                                                              May 20 for swimmers, coaches and fam-
                                                                                                                                                                              ilies. The Stingrays will be swimming in
                                                                                                                                                                              the “M” Division and travel to Fallsmead
        #1 Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls in                                                                Quintas, both long-time Lionfish, were                        in their first “A” meet on June 16.
                                                                                                                named for the inaugural posts and will                           The Washingtonian Woods Wave ex-
            Gaithersburg the past 18 years!                                                                     also continue to compete in their own                         panded swim team registration to in-
                                                                                                                age group. New swimmer evaluations                            clude non-residents of the neighborhood
        Boys’ Week                   Girls’ Week                   Shooting Camp                                are May 29 - 30; a team picnic is June                        this year. Registration was held April 27
     Session I June 18-22         Session I June 25-29               Session I July 2-3                         3; and time trials are set for June 9. The                    and is still open. The Wave will com-
     Session II July 9-13         Session II July 16-20              Session II July 5-6                        Division F team will hold its first meet at                   pete in Division” O” this season with
     Session III July 23-27                                                                                     home against Palisades on June 16.                            time trial on June 9 and their first meet
                                                                                                                   Following new swimmer evaluations                          against Oakview at home on June16.
                         Contact: 240-888-3348                                                                  on the May 29, the Kentlands Kingfish                            Good luck to all the area teams this
                                                                    will return to the pool on May 30 for their                   season!
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n   SPORTS                                        the first game. The Cougars team is genial
                                                  and they try, but they lack fire and needed
                                                                                                the regular season. The loss also broke an
                                                                                                eight-match run for the Cougars, taking
                                                                                                                                                 doubles matches.
    from page 17                                                                                                                                 Track and Field
                                                  some heat against Blair to turn the match     their final season total to 10–3.
games in a row with good defense and to-          their way. The coed team finished without                                                        The Cougar men, with a number of near-
day we swung it a little better than we have      a victory on the season.                      Boys Tennis                                      miss second place finishes, tied Clarksburg
the last two games.”                                                                              With victories over Paint Branch and           for the County Championship while the
  Gasaway was able to play backup play-           Boys’ Volleyball                              Clarksburg and a loss in the season fina-        women finished fifth. Sierra Isaac domi-
ers to rest three injured players before the        Wootton totally intimidated the             le with Northwest, the Cougars finished          nated her events, winning the high jump
playoffs. Their second-seed bye meant they        Cougars, raining down thunderous spikes       a respectable 10–5, a vast improvement           and triple jump and finishing second in the
had the weekend to rest and recuperate.           and getting an almost indecent amount of      over last year. Coach Jana Manouskova’s          long jump, while Catherine Panasenkov
                                                  service aces en route to a 3–0 scalding of    approach of teaching strategy and tactics        won the pole vault by over a foot.
Coed Volleyball                                   QO. No game was ever close, and multiple      will be even more valuable next year as            The men were led by Andrew Ankrah
  The Cougars missed another opportu-             Blair players easily dominated the Cougar     her team gets more technical skills over the     with seconds in the 110 and 300 meter
nity to win when they entered game five           defense. The set scores were 25–11, 25–13     summer and fall. A good crop of under-           hurdles, and seconds by Kenny Lang in the
against Blair, but the errors of the first four   and 25–16 — three of the worst losses in      classmen is reason for optimism.                 long jump, Brandon McDowell in the shot,
games ensnared them in misery. To cap             the entire season for what had been a de-       The Cougars continued their late-sea-          Jack O’Keefe in the high jump and Evan
their frustration, the losing point at 13–        cent volleyball team. One Patriot player      son string with another victory, 5–2, over       Laratta in the 3,200.
14 was a service error. The game turned           alone had 11 aces on his serve. QO had        Division III Clarksburg. Alex Lee at num-
both ways on errors with Blair racking up         zero for the entire match. A match to be      ber one singles won again, as did three of          For more sports coverage, visit www.towncou-
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