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                                                                        Pennywise Hot
                                                                        Pursuit aka Dyson
                                                                        at the Westminster
                                                                        Dog Show.
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                       News                                                                                                                                     See

   An Appetite for Almost Anything Scotland Celebrates
   Dyson                           Black History Month
   returns from                                                                                                                    By Ansley LaBarre            with the full house. Although
   Westminster                                                                                                                               The Almanac        Black History Month is celebrated
                                                                                                                                                                in February, the event was held last
   dog show.                                                                                                                    or the first time in its his-   Friday after complications from

            By Colleen Healy
                      The Almanac
                                                                                                                        F       tory, Scotland’s annual
                                                                                                                                Black History Month cel-
                                                                                                                        ebration was held at Bells Mill El-
                                                                                                                                                                the recent snowstorms.
                                                                                                                                                                   Gasaway co-owns Minds in Mo-
                                                                                                                                                                tion Childcare at Saint James Epis-
                                                                                                                        ementary School last Friday,            copal Church on Seven Locks Road
                                                                                                                        March 5. The new location —             with her sister LaTisha. The former
                  ne of Potomac’s                                                                                       deemed a success by the event’s         residents of Scotland and Bells

   O              most famous
                  pooches has just

   city adventure at the
   country living after an exciting
                                                                                                                        organizers — brought more com-
                                                                                                                        munity members together to cel-
                                                                                                                        ebrate black heritage.
                                                                                                                          “We didn’t think we were going
                                                                                                                        to fill the chairs,” said organizer
                                                                                                                                                                Mill alumni view the Black History
                                                                                                                                                                celebration as a way to give back
                                                                                                                                                                to the community. The event,
                                                                                                                                                                which includes an array of food,
                                                                                                                                                                music, readings and step enter
   Westminster Kennel Club dog                                                                                          Teresa Gasaway, who was pleased                 See Scotland, Page 4
   show in New York City.

                                                                                                                        Advocacy Workshop
     As the only Dandie Dinmont
   terrier entered in the show,                                                                   Family photo
   Champion Pennywise Hot Pur-           Owner Cathy Nelson with the Dyson — and a Dyson.
   suit aka Dyson returned home
   with a purple and yellow rib-
   bon as well as a brand new
                                                                                                                        Honors McLean Parent
   vacuum cleaner. As a pup                            Family photo                                                                 By Colleen Healy            Cecily’s
   Dyson “sampled, sucked up and                     Champion                                                                                The Almanac        memory, “but
   swallowed everything in sight,”               Pennywise Hot                                                                                                  nothing felt
   according to his owner Cathy                     Pursuit aka                                                                  his weekend the McLean         right. She
   Nelson. Hence the name Dyson
   after the Dyson vacuum clean-
   ers that are known for their
                                                   Dyson at the
                                                     Dog Show.
                                                                                                                        T        School of Maryland is
                                                                                                                                 hosting its first annual
                                                                                                                        Cecily’s Advocacy Workshop. The
                                                                                                                                                                was the best
                                                                                                                                                                parent advo-
                                                                                                                                                                cate for her
   round ball design.                                                                                                   workshop titled “Learning Differ-       children. She
     When Dyson the vacuum               asked. Dyson is especially                                                     ences: What Works?” is named in         would bring
   company heard about Dyson             fond of eating fabric such                                                     memory of Cecily Kodis Kaufman,         me     books
   the dog, they sent him a purple       as towels, chair cushions,                                                     a McLean parent and longtime            and articles Cecily Kodis
   vacuum to match his winning           and table skirts with a spe-                                                   Potomac resident who served as a        and bounced Kaufman
   ribbon.                               cial fondness for quilts.                                                      member of the Parents Association       ideas off oth-
     Now Dyson has many fans             Once while staying with a                                                      Executive Board and chaired the         ers to see if we should try this or
   and followers on Facebook and         dog sitter; she let Dyson                                                      McLean School Book Fair. Accord-        that. The workshop in her honor
   he would consider being in a          sleep in the room with her                                                     ing to Martha Ein, director of          really embodied her.”
   Dyson vacuum commercial if            See A Dayson, Page 4                                                           learning services, the school             The goal of the workshop is to
                                                                                                                        thought of several ways to honor                See Advocacy, Page 4

Local Resident Developing New Treatment for Cancer
             By Susan Belford                                                    “We feel that we can suppress            “Our technology is designed to        Europe for patients who have can-
                      The Almanac                                             tumor growth so it does not im-           treat cancer medically which will       cerous tumors in their arms or
                                                                              pact the patient’s quality of life,”      reduce the financial burden of can-     legs. They found that if colloidal
        otomac resident Larry                                                 said Tamarkin.                            cer surgeries,” Tamarkin said.          gold nanoparticles are bound to

P        Tamarkin has dedicated
         his life and career to fight-
ing cancer. He started his company,
                                                                                 Based in Rockville, the company
                                                                              was founded in 1988 by Tamarkin,
                                                                              president and CEO, and Dr. Giulio
                                                                                                                        COLLOIDAL GOLD has
                                                                                                                        been used since the
                                                                                                                                                                TNF, that the toxicity was dramati-
                                                                                                                                                                   cally reduced. Tamarkin and
                                                                                                                                                                               Paciotti believe that
CytImmune Sciences, Inc. in 1988                                              Paciotti, chief scientific officer.       1930s to relieve joint in-                             their          drug,
to develop drugs that are designed                                            Both were employed by the Na-             flammation to reduce                                   Aurimune breaks
to look at cancer in a different                                              tional Institutes of Health (NIH).        pain associated with                                  down the blood ves-
light.                                                                           By working with animals, they          rheumatoid arthritis.                                sels that feed the tu-
   The company’s first drug,                                                  discovered that if colloidal gold         After much research                                 mor and thus, the tu-
Aurimune, seeks not only to treat                                             nanoparticles (2,000 Aurimune             and study, Tamarkin                                 mor does not receive
solid tumors, such as lung cancer                                             particles side-by-side is equal to        and Paciotti de-                                   the nutrients it needs to
and ovarian cancer, by reducing                                               the diameter of one strand of hair)       cided to use the                                  grow, thereby allowing
the tumors, but also to treat can-                                            is bound to potent anti-cancer            gold nanoparticles                               chemotherapies to work
cer as a chronic disease, just as                                             agents, that the reconstituted            in combination                                  better and to keep the can-
                                         Larry Tamarkin of
diabetes is currently treated. In-                                            agents will target and attack the         with tumor necrosis factor                     cer in check.
                                         CytImmune Sciences
stead of the standard regimen for                                             tumor without the toxicity associ-        (TNF) to develop a new family of                 The unique biology of the
cancer treatment which includes                                               ated with the standard cancer             cancer drugs. However, TNF by it-       blood vessels supporting tumor
surgery first, followed by chemo-        Once the initial solid tumor is      treatment. Using nanotechnology,          self is extremely toxic.                growth causes it to respond well
therapy and radiation, Cytimmune         eliminated, then patients might be   CytImmune developed Aurimune,                They knew that TNF, in combi-        to Aurimune. “The ideal cancer
hopes to reduce tumors by using          treated with Aurimune every few      and is currently in clinical trials for   nation with approved chemothera-        nanomedicine is built like a three
Aurimune plus chemotherapy.              months.                              FDA approval.                             pies, is being successfully used in              See Resident, Page 4                                                                                                                        Potomac Almanac ❖ March 10-16, 2010 ❖ 3
                                        Scotland Celebrates Black History Month
      Newspaper of Potomac              From Page 3
      A Connection Newspaper
                                          tainment by Quince Orchard
    An independent, locally owned       High School, has been held off and
          weekly newspaper
  delivered to homes and businesses.    on since the opening of the Scot-
         1606 King Street               land Community Center.
  Alexandria, Virginia 22314              All children from Scotland were
         PUBLISHER                      invited to participate, and their
          Mary Kimm                     practices were held at the commu-
         703-778-9433        nity center. LaTisha Gasaway said
                                        the children were diligent in their
       PHONE: 703-821-5050              rehearsals since day one and ea-
             E-MAIL:                    ger to share their experiences with
                                        the Potomac community.
   Steven Mauren, 703-778-9415
                                          “Black History month is impor-      tant to show pride,” said nine-year-
     COMMUNITY REPORTER                 old Abigail Yosef, who read a Maya
     Aaron Stern, 703-917-6476          Angelou poem she described as in-
                                        spirational. “And I’m glad I did it.”
          SPORTS EDITOR                   The children performed the as-
            Jon Roetman,
            703-224-3015                sembly twice — for both the stu-                                                                               Photo by Ansley LaBarre/The Almanac     dents of Bells Mill during the          Students from the Scotland community perform at Bells Mill Elementary School in
       ASSOCIATE EDITOR                 school day and for the general          celebration of Black History Month.
    Steve Hibbard, 703-778-9412         community. The Gasaway sisters
                                        used fliers and mass emails to en-      importance of understanding cul-     the community spirit.”                 Mill and draw in more Potomac
   Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft         courage attendance.                     tures and history.                     Teresa Gasaway says she hopes        locals.
                                          Heather Wilson, a Bells Mill par-       “My son said: why don’t we go?”    the assembly will continue to grow        “We’re bringing everything to
   Cissy Finley Grant, Carole Dell,     ent, said she brought her children      said Wilson, who couldn’t have       each year as Scotland works in         the kids,” said Teresa Gasaway. “So
            Kenny Lourie                to the celebration knowing the          agreed more. “It was good to see     partnership to host events at Bells    it’s easy for them to get involved.”
  Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
    John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
            John Smith
     Production Manager:
             Jean Card
                                        Resident Develops New Treatment for Cancer
                                        From Page 3                                        small group of advanced-stage cancer patients.      ogy (CARB) located at the Universities of Shady
         ADVERTISING                                                                       The results of this study indicated that the drug   Grove.
       PHONE: 703-821-5050
        FAX: 703-518-4632                 legged stool,” Tamarkin said. “By design, it     was able to be well tolerated by the patients         The company has more than 80 patents and,
                                        avoids uptake by the liver and the spleen. It      with no adverse effects. Phase II will begin this   because cancer is not a single disease, they are
     ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES                 targets tumors in two ways — passively
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                                                                                           spring with a larger group of patients who have     in the process of developing a pipeline of
    Kenny Lourie 703-778-9425           through leaky blood vessels that are unique        lung and ovarian cancer. Aurimune will be           nanomedicines to treat other cancers through      to growing tumors and actively by binding to       used in conjunction with chemotherapy in this       a variety of therapeutic strategies.
             Employment:                tumor-associated receptors on these tumor          trial.                                                “We are very proud of our science and manu-
         Barbara Parkinson
                                        blood vessel cells. Finally, nanomedicines must       Aurimune is manufactured in Cleveland,           facturing processes. We have built a company   be manufactured to defined specifications by       Ohio in an FDA-approved facility. Once the          that has core competencies in nanotechnology
   Andrea Smith 703-778-9411            a process that is simple, robust, characteriz-     drug is FDA approved, the company would like        and nanomedicine, and we are going to change
         Classified Advertising       able and cost-effective.”                          to bring the manufacturing arm to Montgom-          the way that cancer is treated. It’s exciting to
                                                                                           ery County, to provide employment for people        make a difference,” Tamarkin said.
   Potomac Almanac is published by      THUS FAR, the drug has made it through the         at all educational levels.                            For more information about CytImmune Sci-
    Connection Newspapers, L.L.C.
                                        first of three clinical trial phases required by       CytImmune is currently working with the         ences, Inc. visit its Web site at
          Peter Labovitz                the FDA. The Phase I trial was completed at        University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute or call Dr. Lawrence
                                        the National Cancer Institute (NCI) with a         (UMBI) / Center for Applied Research in Biol-       Tarmarkian at 301-332-4459.
           Mary Kimm
     Publisher/Chief Operating
                                        Advocacy Workshop
                                                                                                         A Dyson Delivered to Dyson
           Jerry Vernon                 From Page 3
       Executive Vice President         provide tools for parents to help their children. Attend-     From Page 3                                It is absolutely his choice in that mo-
         Wesley DeBrosse                ees choose two out of the five talks to attend and then            only to awake the next morning           ment that he decides to do it. He per-
            Controller                  there will be a working lunch where parents can talk             with the quilt gone, the Berber rug        formed better than I feared and had
          Debbie Funk                   one-on-one with the learning specialists and ask ques-           chewed and a bite out of the armoire.      flashes of brilliance. I am extremely
          National Sales                                                                                                                            proud of him as it is a noisy and stress-
           703-778-9444                 tions as wells as look at the exhibits.                          Luckily, Dyson has never had to have         The workshop includes talks on children’s anxiety,            surgery due to his fondness for fabric.    ful show.”
                                        mindfulness, organization, adoption, healthy eating and            As a breed the Dandie Dinmonts are          Dyson enjoyed his hotel stay espe-
       2000, 2001, 2002,                attention as well as self-esteem. Melanie Twomey, Par-           known as the gentleman of the terrier      cially the elevator and adoring fans in
          2003, 2004                    ent Association president, feels that “there isn’t just one      group and are more laid back than          the lobby. As for his future plans,
       First Place Award
         Public Service                 way to address issues children have. You try different           most terriers although very indepen-       Dyson is going to relax. He has been
      MDDC Press Association            things as their needs are always shifting and changing.          dent. According to Nelson, “Owning         going to shows for two years and will
     1998, 2001, 2002, 2003             This workshop is meant to give parents information on            a dandie is like having a perpetually      now take rest. However, his British
            Newspaper                   how to better manage their students’ school and social           bright 3 year old.” As a show dog          brother Champion Burning Ambition
            of the Year
   An Award-winning Newspaper           experience.”                                                     Dyson is “not consistent. He is dutiful    aka Bernie is due to show in Birming-
  in Writing, Photography, Editing,        The workshop is complementary for McLean school               when he wants to be. We have come          ham, England at the Crufts Dog Show
        Graphics and Design                                                                                                                         on Friday. Dyson plans on watching his
                                        families and $25 for community guests. The workshop is           to an understanding that he will try
                                        Saturday, March 13 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the               to be agreeable on certain occasions.      brother on TV while enjoying his spe-
                                        McLean School 8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac. Call 240-            We never know how he will perform.         cial treat of liver brownies.
                                        395-0692 or email to register.
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         Crime Report                                                                                                                                                                 School Notes
   ❖ A residential burglary occurred       time over the weekend between Friday,      in the 13100 block of Glen Road,          hat & bandana, black jacket, pants, car-        To have an item listed mail to
in the 7700 block of Ivymount Terrace      Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1, entry was      Potomac, on Thursday, Feb. 4 between      rying a red backpack                
in Potomac on Saturday, Jan. 16 be-        gained into two new homes under con-       8:15 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Entry was            ❖ A residential burglary occurred          Deadline is Thursday at noon for the fol-
tween 5 p.m. and 9:36 p.m. Forced          struction and property was taken.          forced and property was taken.            on Monday, Feb. 22 between 11:30 a.m.         lowing week’s paper. Call 703-778-9412
entry; property was taken.                    ❖ A residential burglary occurred         ❖ An attempted residential bur-         and 12:30 p.m. in the 11100 block of
   ❖ A residential burglary occurred       in the 10500 block of Willowbrook Drive    glary occurred in the 13500 block of      Freas Drive in North Potomac. Forced             The Fourth Presbyterian School
in the 9200 block of Mistwood Drive in     in Potomac on Tuesday, Feb. 2 between      Potomac Riding Lane, Rockville on         entry; nothing was taken.                     of Potomac will host the second annual
Potomac on Thursday, Jan. 28 between       6:48 a.m. and 5:22 p.m. Forced entry;      Tuesday, Feb. 16 between 8:30 a.m. and       ❖ A residential burglary occurred          Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Mont-
6:45 p.m. and 7:02 p.m. Forced entry;      property was taken.                        10:46 a.m. An attempted forced entry      on Tuesday, Feb. 23 between 11:40 a.m.        gomery County on Saturday, March 13
property was taken.                           ❖ Two thefts from vehicles oc-          was not successful; no entry was made.    and 11:45 a.m. in the 13400 block of          at 10 a.m. at the Fourth Presbyterian
   ❖ A residential burglary occurred       curred in the Potomac area overnight         ❖ A burglary occurred at the Bullis     Signal Tree Lane in Potomac. Forced           Church in Bethesda. The Meakem Group
in the 9700 block of Pleasant Gate Lane    Tuesday, Feb. 2 into Wednesday, Feb. 3.    School, 10601 Falls Road in Potomac,      entry to garage, then no forced entry to      of Wells Fargo will be the sponsor of this
in Potomac on Friday, Jan. 29 between      In both instances, GPS units were taken.   on Tuesday, Feb. 23 between 1:08 a.m.     house; nothing was taken.                     year’s Spelling Bee.
11:30 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. No forced         Affected locations were: the 11600         and 1:30 a.m. Forced entry; property         Suspect: White male or Hispanic male,
entry; property was taken.                 block of Deborah Drive and the 11500       was taken.                                darker complexion, 30-35 years old, ear-         Adam Pelta-Pauls of Potomac, a
   ❖ A theft from a construction site at   block of Gainsborough Road. Entry to         Suspect: Unknown race/sex, black        ring in left ear, grey hat, grey sweatshirt   sophomore at Gettysburg College, par-
8315 Quarry Manor Terrace (a new           the first vehicle was unforced; entry      hat & bandana, camouflage jacket, black      Vehicle: Fire-engine red 4-door,           ticipated in the Spring 2010 production
neighborhood near River Road and           means to the second is unknown.            pants, black gloves                       smaller vehicle                               of “The Winter’s Tale.”
Seven Locks Road) in Potomac. Some-           ❖ A residential burglary occurred         Suspect: Unknown race/sex, black

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  To have community events listed free in      in the church undercroft (lower           to midnight. Cost is $15. Lesson from
The Potomac Almanac, send e-mail to            level) Tuesday mornings, 11 a.m. –        8:15 to 9 p.m. for Salsa beginners              12:30 p.m. , church undercroft            and up. Dancing from 9 p.m. to
Deadline is Thursday at noon for the fol-      Wednesday evenings, 7:30 –9 p.m.,         midnight with teacher and DJ Fabio
lowing week’s paper. Photos and artwork        St. James’ Parish Hall. At St. James’     Bonini playing the best of Salsa,
encouraged. Call 703-778-9412.                 Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks       Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha,
                                               Road, Potomac. Call 301-762-8040 or       Reggaeton and more. At the
                                               visit          Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo Park,
ONGOING                                                                                  7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
Montgomery County is recruiting                                                          Contact:
                                            THURSDAY/MARCH 11                  
  talented adults 55-plus for its
  Montgomery’s Got Talent!                  Mission to Haiti Talk. 8:15 p.m.           The Celtic Tenors. 9 p.m. Tickets
  competition. Singers, comedians,             Free. Dr. Mitchell J. Schwaber,           $28-$65. At the Music Center at
  dancers, musicians, actors, and              directo4r of the National Center for      Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane,
  storytellers welcome. Preliminary            Infection Control of the Israel           North Bethesda. Visit
  competitions will take place at              Ministry of Health, will be talking or call 301-581-
  community and senior centers                 about his experiences as a member of      5100.
  throughout the County in April and           he IDF medical mission to Haiti. At     Mambo Sauce. 8 p.m. Tickets are
  May. Winners will advance to the             Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825           $10/advance, $12/door. At the Music
  Montgomery’s Got Talent! finals at           Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Call           Center at Strathmore, 5301
  an area performing arts venue on             301-279-7010.                             Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.
  May 22. Proceeds from the contest         Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. Cost is         Visit or call
  and finals will benefit Haitian              $8. Rotating DJs and instructors.         301-581-5100.
  seniors. For a registration form, call       Beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9
  240-777-4925. Registration deadline          p.m. Dancing from 9 to 11:30 p.m. At
                                               the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo         SATURDAY/MARCH 13                          FRIDAY/MARCH 19
  is March 31.
                                               Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen        Solo Organ Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music        Luna Negra Dance Theater. 8 p.m. Tickets are $27-$67. With Turtle Island
                                               Echo. Contact:                             will include pieces by Jehan Alain,       Quartet and Paquito D’Rivera Danzon. At the Music Center at Strathmore,
NOW THROUGH MARCH 21                                      J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Jean          Concert Hall. At the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North
“Peter and the Wolf.” At                                                                  Guillou, Max Reger, Robert                Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or
  Imagination Stage. Performances on                                                      Schumann, Ad Wammes, and
                                            FRIDAY/MARCH 12                               Charles-Marie Widor. A free-will
  Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
  4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m.              Children’s Performance. 6:30 p.m.             offering will be collected to benefit     books are $.50. At the Potomac            Ilan’s artistic themes are based on
  performances as well. Tickets from          Tickets are $10. Rocknoceros and            Bethesda Cares, Inc., an organization     Library, 10101 Glenholden Drive,          Jewish subjects from the Torah,
  $10-$21. Visit http://                      The Great Zucchini perform together.        helping the needy in Montgomery           Potomac.                                  Talmud, Passover Haggada,                   At the Children’s Learning Center,          County. At Bradley Hills Presbyterian   Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight.            Kabbalah, and landscapes of Israel.
                                              4511 Bestor Drive, in Rockville. Call       Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd.,               Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. Swing           Avi has produced a large array of
                                              Catherine Bise at 202-330-2386.             Bethesda. Call 301-365-2850 or visit      dance to live music from 9 p.m. to        Judaica using a broad variety of
NOW THROUGH MARCH 24                        Contra Dance. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Cost               midnight. At the Spanish Ballroom of      materials. At Magen David Sephardic
“Connecting With God: An                      is $9. Contra dancing as well as some    Songwriters’ Concert. 7:30 p.m.              Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur            Congregation, 11215 Woodglen
  Exploration of Prayer.” St James’           square dances and waltzes. Contra           Featuring singer-songwriters Victoria     Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact:                Drive, Rockville. Visit
  five-week Lenten prayer study               dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m.            Vox, Cathy Fink, and Kevin Dudley.            or call 301-770-
  program. Sundays, Tuesdays and              Called dance to live music by the           Admission: $15. At 4508 Walsh                                                       6818.
  Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 24.               Glen Echo Open Band from 8:30-              Street, Bethesda. Visit                                                          Slow Blues and Swing Dance. 7-11
                                              11:30 p.m. At the Spanish Ballroom or call 301-654-         SUNDAY/MARCH 14                             p.m. Cost is $8/dance only, $14/
  Sunday mornings, 10:15 a.m.: a 45-
  minute session with special sessions/       of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur           8664.                                   Ambience of the Mediterranean.              lesson and dance. Live music. Blues
  breakouts for young children through        Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact:               Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most        11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Affordable Israeli      lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. with
  high school age. Sessions take place                        hardback books and large paperback        Art Show and Sale with works by
                                            Super Fiesta Latina Party. 8:15 p.m.          books are $1 and regular paperback        artists Ilan Hasson and Avi Biran.              See Calendar, Page 7

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Celebrate Baba Marta (Grandma March). 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5 donation.
   Custom from Balkan folklore that reminds spring is near. Woman’s vocal
   ensemble Slaveya & Lyuti Chuski performs at Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106
   Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. Contact Betsy at, or 301-717-

From Page 6                                   Admission is $8. Rotating DJs and
                                              instructors. Beginning workshop from
instructors Donna Barker and Mike             8:15 to 9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m.
    Marcotte. Dancing from 8:30-11 p.m.       to 11:30 p.m. At the Ballroom Annex
    At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo        of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur
    Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen          Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact:
    Echo. Contact:                  
Contra and Square Dance. 7-10:30
    p.m. Cost is $12/nonmembers, $9/       FRIDAY/MARCH 19
    members. Traditional American          Story/Stereo with Kathleen
    dancing with a focus on New               Flenniken and Anthony Varallo.
    England style contra dances,              8 p.m. Story/Stereo welcomes
    including square dances, country          visiting emerging writer fellows
    mixers, waltzes and couples dances.       Kathleen Flenniken (Famous) and
    Newcomers’ lesson at 7 p.m.,              Anthony Varallo (Out Loud). Musical
    followed by a called dance by Eva         guest: More Humans. Visit
    Murray to Taylor Among the Devils or call 301-654-
    from 7:30-10:30 p.m. At the Spanish       8664.
    Ballroom of Glen Echo Park, 7300       Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m.
    MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact:      Admission is $9. Contra dancing as                              well as some square dances and
Zydeco Dance. 3-6 p.m. Admission is           waltzes. Contra dance lesson from
    $15. Introductory dance lesson from       7:30-8:15 p.m. Called dance to live
    3-3:30 p.m. Followed by dancing to        music by Laura and the Lava Lamps
    River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs       from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. At the
    from 3:30-6 p.m. At the Spanish           Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo Park,
    Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300          7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
    MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Contact:      Email:          La Divina Milonga Party. 8:30 to
Frog and Toad. 1 p.m. At the Music            midnight. Cost is $15. Lesson for
    Center at Strathmore, 5301                Argentine Tango beginners and up
    Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.           from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Dance Party to
                                              recorded music from 9 p.m. to
                                              midnight with Teacher and DJ Fabio
                                              Bonini, playing Traditional Tango,
MONDAY/MARCH 15                               Milongas, Waltz and Tango Nuevo.
Patrick Street. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25/       At the Ballroom Annex of Glen Echo
   advance, $30/door. At the Kreeger          Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen
   auditorium, Jewish Community               Echo. Contact:
   Center of Greater Washington, 6125
   Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-
   754-3611 and visit
The President’s Own. 8 p.m. U.S.
                                           SATURDAY/MARCH 20
   Marine Band presents “Beware the        Swing Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight.
   Ides of March: The Force of Destiny.”     Admission is $15. The SingCo
   Col. Michael J. Colburn conducting.       Rhythm Orchestra (SRO) specializes
   Free but tickets required. Free           in the hot jazz of the late 1920s, the
   tickets. At the Music Center at           romantic and swingy 1930’s and the
   Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane,          Benny Goodman/Tommy Dorsey/
   North Bethesda.                           Glenn Miller “High Swing” of the
                                             1940s. Beginner swing lesson with
                                             Tom and Debra at 8 p.m. is followed
WEDNESDAY/MARCH 17                           by the band from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Doris Bitler Discussion. 7 p.m. This         At the Spanish Ballroom of Glen Echo
  professor of psychology at George          Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen
  Mason University will discuss the          Echo. Contact:
  history and traditions of the spring
  season at the Davis Library, 6400        Gan Shabbatt. 11 a.m. An interactive
  Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 240-       Saturday morning service for young
  773-0922.                                  children and their families. Members
                                             and non-members welcome. At
                                             Congregation Har Shalom, 11510
THURSDAY/MARCH 18                            Falls Road, Potomac.
Blues Dance. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m.                                                                                                Potomac Almanac ❖ March 10-16, 2010 ❖ 7
                                                                                                                                          Potomac Almanac Sports Editor Jon Roetman

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Whitman Girls Beat Churchill, Lose in Region Final
Vikings succumb to                                      goals and put on a pinpoint transition passing dis-
                                                        play in the second half. Her most impressive assist
Gaithersburg’s pressure in                              came late in the third quarter when she threaded a
                                                        long pass between Churchill defenders while lead-
emotional final game.                                   ing Russell perfectly for a layup and a 43-28 lead.
                                                        Kahlenberg also connected three times with a streak-
                                                        ing Emily Savage for transition buckets.
                               By Jon Roetman             “We were hitting our shots and we were running
                                       The Almanac      the floor and that was huge for us,” Kahlenberg said.
                                                        “We ran some plays and we got stuff off of our plays,
            ete Kenah started to get mad.               but it was the transition that really got us [going].

P             The Whitman girls basketball coach
            stood in the hall outside of the Vikings’
            locker room at Walter Johnson High
School, ready to give the team his postgame address.
One problem: guards Caroline Kahlenberg and Su-
                                                        … Everyone is looking to catch it in transition so
                                                        that makes it much easier to pass.”
                                                          Defensively, Kahlenberg shut down Churchill’s top
                                                        perimeter threat. Nelson, who made the 100th 3-
                                                        pointer of her career on March 1 against Northwest,
san Russell were taking their sweet time in the gym     finished with five points, two of which came while
while talking to media members.                         Kahlenberg was guarding her.
   Kenah walked over and pounded on the gym door.         “I thought Caroline’s defense on Nelson was awe-
“Let’s go!” he shouted, causing the seniors to scurry   some because Ashley Nelson is a very good player,”
into the locker room.                                   Russell said. “Caroline really limited her impact.”
   But Kenah didn’t stay mad at his star players for      Before the game, Kenah said he told Kahlenberg
long. After their effort on March 3, they deserved a    she would be the best player on the floor. The senior

                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac
little slack.                                           made her coach look like a genius.
   Russell scored a game-high 17 points and               “Just having a floor general like that is such a calm-
Kahlenberg dished out 12 assists and played lock-       ing influence on everyone,” Kenah said. “How much
down defense against Churchill standout Ashley          more can we ask her to do? ‘Hey, be the floor gen-
Nelson as No. 2 Whitman defeated No. 3 Churchill        eral and can you shut down their best player?’ We
65-45 during the 4A West semifinals. The Vikings’       put a ton on her shoulders and she came through for
season ended three days later, however, with a 53-      us.
41 loss to No. 4 Gaithersburg in the region final.        “Tonight, I just think you wouldn’t know basket-
   Whitman and Churchill split a pair of tightly con-   ball [if] you didn’t think she was the best player on
tested regular season matchups, but Wednesday’s         the floor.”
game was a lopsided affair after the midway point         Whitman led by as many as 25 in the fourth quar-
of the second quarter. Churchill’s Leeda Jewayni        ter. A pair of free throws by Whitney Kolakowski
scored to cut Whitman’s lead to 21-15 with five min-    capped a 19-5 run and put the Vikings ahead 58-33
utes remaining in the half, but the Vikings closed      with three minutes to play. During the run, Russell
the period on an 8-2 run and held a double-digit        knocked down her second 3-pointer of the night. She        The strong defensive effort of Whitman’s Caroline
lead for the remainder of the contest.                                                                             Kahlenberg, right, on Churchill’s Ashley Nelson helped
   Kahlenberg assisted on Whitman’s first four field                                   See Vikings, Page 11        the Vikings advance to the 4A West final.

Whitman Girls Win Metros in Record-Breaking Fashion
Vikings set MCPS record in 200 medley relay,                                                      The girls will graduate two of their top
                                                                                                swimmers in Schulkin and Lauren Poore,
Schulkin sets 100 fly mark.                                                                     who also competed in the 200 medley re-
                                                                                                  “We’re not gonna be as strong … I think
                 By Jared Wasserman            lot of fun.”                                     Good Counsel has the edge next season,”
                             The Almanac         Schulkin’s time of 55.07 set the tone for      Schaefer said. “It’s all about the new fresh-
                                               Whitman’s successful showing at the meet.        man class and who Good Counsel has re-
          ompeting from Feb. 24-27, the        She also participated in the team’s 200          cruited. I’m not sure about number one, but

C         Whitman girls’ Swim team
          emerged victorious from the Met-
ropolitan Championships after setting a new
                                               medley relay victory.
                                                 “[Schulkin] was great; she set the MCPS
                                               and metro record, but more than that her
                                                                                                we’ll definitely be in the top five. You never
                                                                                                really know until Nov. 15, when the season
MCPS standard in the 200 medley relay to       leadership skills [stood out],” Schaefer said.     “It really means a lot to be named the
go along with senior Danielle Schulkin’s       “I knew that Dani would never relinquish         Metro Champs,” sophomore Katie Mahaffie
record-setting performance in the 100 fly.     her lead in the pool … she has that killer       said. “Our team worked so hard this season
  “The expectations were high with the fact    instinct — she’s great out there.”               and we deserved the win. It was kind of
that we were slotted to compete for the          The girls’ achievements can be attributed      our one year to go big and we did. It was
championship, but the reality is the girls     to team unity and support from the com-          really a great feeling and I’m still excited
                                                                                                                                                                                      Spenser Steele

really performed above and beyond the ex-      munity, as well as their level of talent in      about it.”
pectations,” head coach Geoffrey Schaefer      the pool.                                          Whitman scored 447 points, finishing 126
said. “They showcased their talent so well       “Everyone showed up just to be a part of       ahead of second-place Churchill. The Vi-
in that pool.”                                 the energy in the air,” Schaefer said. “I can    kings won four events: the 100 butterfly
  “It feels really cool being a freshman on    tell you from looking around in each one of      (Schulkin), 200 medley relay (Victoria
the relay with other kids who have been        our lanes there was a blackout; the kids         Kuhn, Reia Tong, Schulkin, Charlotte Meyer,      Whitman’s Danielle Schulkin, left,
swimming for Whitman for a couple of           showed up to show their support and it was       1:46.74), 200 freestyle relay (Mahaffie,         is seen with coach Geoff Schaefer
years, and breaking the relay record with      great. I saw the principal, some teachers I      Lauren Poore, Kuhn, Audrey Gould,                after she set the MCPA and Metro
them,” freshman Charlotte Meyer said. “Ev-     knew, my wife and baby were there. Every-        1:38.37) and 400 free relay (Tong, Poore,        record in the 100 butterfly with a
eryone on the relay was so fast and it was a   one showed up.”                                  Meyer, Schulkin, 3:29.95).                       time of 55.07 seconds.
8 ❖ Potomac Almanac ❖ March 10-16, 2010                                                                                                        
          Fine Arts
                                                                FRIDAY/MARCH 12
                                                                Bethesda Art Walk. Eleven galleries
                                                                stay open late from 6-9 p.m. Bethesda’s
                                                                galleries feature painting, sculpture,
                                                                photography, pottery and mixed media.
                                                                Many galleries change exhibits monthly
                                                                and hold receptions showcasing the
                                                                featured artist in conjunction with the
                                                                Bethesda Art Walk.
                                                                Participating Galleries and Studios:
                                                                Discovery Galleries, Ltd., 4840 Bethesda
                                                                St. Elmo’s Fire Gallery, 4928 St. Elmo Ave.
                                                                Discovery Too, 7247 Woodmont Ave.
                                                                Upstairs Art Studios, 4948 St. Elmo Ave.
                                                                Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E
                                                                Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Rd.
Image by Timothy Hyde, “Seawall Shops,                          Gallery 360, 4836 Rugby Ave.
Galveston Island, 2008.”                                        Washington School of Photography, 4850
                                                                Rugby Ave.
MARCH 19 TO APRIL 18                                            Gallery Neptune, 4901 Cordell Ave.
                                                                Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West
Mirror to the World. Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo
  Park presents its 2nd Annual ‘Mirror to the World’
                                                                Orchard Gallery, Art & Framing, 7917
  exhibition of documentary photography, featuring the
                                                                Norfolk Ave.
  work of eight photographers from the D.C. area. Opening
                                                                Call 301-215-6660 or visit
  reception is Friday, March 19 from 6-9 p.m. Photoworks
  Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arcade
  Building, at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. Visit:                                  Kessler. At The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen
                                                               Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen
                                                          Echo. Call 301-371-5593.
MARCH 20-21
“Students of Glen Kessler.” Instructor and
                                                       NOW THROUGH MARCH 14
   artist Glen Kessler presents highlights from the
   work of his many students. Reception is             “Cut Slash Paste: Collage Work By Chris
   Saturday, March 20 from 5-7 p.m. The show will         Lawson and Jared Ragland.” Reception is
   feature nearly 100 paintings and drawings from         Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. At Photoworks Gallery
   almost 30 artists. Featured artists include Cathy      on the first floor of the Arcade Building, at Glen
   Grubman, Samantha Guerry, Amy Sabrin,                  Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen
   Malathi Jayawickrama, Ray Immerman, Susan              Echo. Visit
   Shalowitz, Linda Cohen, Jim Hochron, Kathryn        A Collage Exhibit by Chris Lawson and
   Lane, Kate Setzler, Jules Levine, Alex Leggin,         Jared Ragland. At Photoworks Studio, Glen
   Carolina Correa, Margarita Brovkina, Shannon           Echo Park’s resident photography studio and
   Hood, Ron Jensen, Dian Levy, Madeleine                 teaching facility, presents “A Collage Exhibit by
   Schaller, MaryLouise Roach, Homa Assar, Don            Chris Lawson and Jared Ragland.” Opening
   Fredericksen, Shirley Cahill, Tanya Nguyen,            reception to be announced. Gallery is open
   Antonette Bowman, Quinlan Maggio, Leslie               Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., and Sunday and Monday 1
   Kraff, Tom Semmes, Don Srull, and Glen                 – 8 p.m., or by appointment. Call 301-634-2274.                                                                                   Potomac Almanac ❖ March 10-16, 2010 ❖ 9
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Vikings Succumb
To Gaithersburg
From Page 8
                                                         last time coaching them. … They did everything for
  made 11 in three playoffs.                             us. From the leadership to the on-court production,
  Savage and Angelica Ceccone each scored 10 points      they helped carry on a tradition of hard work. …
for Whitman (19-4). Sarafina Arthur-Williams led         They’re going to very, very missed.”
Churchill with 15 points and was the only Bulldog           Whitman struggled against Gaithersburg’s pressure
in double figures. She also finished with seven re-      defense, failing to establish an offensive rhythm. Af-
bounds two days after grabbing 20 against North-         ter a Kahlenberg basket tied the game at 23 early in
west.                                                    the third quarter, Gaithersburg went on a 12-1 run
  Churchill coach Kate McMahon said she wished           and led the rest of the game. A 3-pointer by Russell,
Arthur-Williams had been more aggressive, but also       who finished with 17 points, cut the Trojan advan-
complimented her improvement as a post player.           tage to 38-35 early in the fourth, but the Vikings
  “Sarafina has just grown tremendously this year,”      couldn’t get over the hump.
McMahon said. “She’s developed aspects of her game          “We knew if we got a little lead we could put pres-
that weren’t there last year.”                           sure on them,” Gaithersburg coach Adrian McDaniel
                                                         said. “We knew they couldn’t handle the pressure.
Emotional End                                            They’ve never [faced pressure] before like our pres-
                                                         sure. We knew if we could put pressure on them they
  With less than one minute to play and Whitman          would turn it over and we could execute.”
trailing by double digits, Kenah pulled Kahlenberg

                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Harvey Levine/The Almanac
                                                            While the season ended on a disappointing note,
out of Saturday’s game against against Gaithersburg.     the four Viking seniors spoke fondly of their experi-
Moments later he replaced Russell, who teared up         ences.
and exchanged emotional hugs near the Viking bench          “Yeah, we lost,” Russell said, “but we accomplished
at Montgomery Blair High School.                         a lot this season and we’re all really close and I think
  The seniors Kahlenberg and Russell, along with Kat     that [matters] more than the score on the
Barth and Savage, played their final game for            scoreboard.”
Whitman, losing to Gaithersburg 53-41 in the region         Savage recalled memories of smashing a piñata to
final.                                                   get excited before a game and covering Kenah’s car
  While pulling his seniors signified an acknowledg-     in post-it notes as a joke.
ment of defeat, it also allowed them to receive rec-        “We’re going to miss each other,” Barth said.
ognition.                                                   Whitman finished 19-5, at one point winning 13
  “The worst” is how Kenah described the move. “It       of 14 games.
was great that they were being honored and I’m re-          “Of all four of my seasons, this has been the most
ally glad they got their applause and we got a chance    tight-knit group,” Kahlenberg said. “This group of          Whitman’s Kat Barth, left, drives against Churchill’s Jill
to do that, but it was recognition this would be my      10, we’re just all best friends.”                           Beauregard.

Students Tell Stories of the ‘Uncelebrated and Unsung’
St. Andrew’s Oral History
Coffeehouse spotlights
those who lived history.
  Fifty-nine juniors at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
compiled stories, narratives, interviews, files, docu-
ments and accounts of people who lived history in
the 20th and early 21st centuries for the 13th an-
nual American Century Project Oral History Coffee-
  Exhibits on display Tuesday, March 2, included
              presentations ranging from the Holo-
Schools caust and the Tuskegee Airmen to the             Will Mellon with his presentation.
              war in Iraq and the Human Genome                                                                      Julia Karron, Krissia Rivera and Jessica Figueroa
Project. The projects captured nearly 70 years of the    purpose of “having students be preservers of his-
American experience told through the stories of          torical information and not just passive absorbers         event,” said Dr. Spencer Crew, co-author of the book and HBO documen-
whom the late Studs Terkel called “the uncelebrated      of historical facts.”                                      tary, “Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives.”
and unsung.” More than 200 students, teachers, par-        In the process, each student creates an original           Along with Crew’s remarks, the event showcased the work of students
ents and interviewees turned out for the event.          primary source that is added to the historical             such as Tim Gregg on Blaine Gibson Sr., an original Disney animator,
  For the project, students researched historical ex-    record. And they add new entries to St. Andrew’s           and his work with Walt Disney; Ben Mitchell detailing George Piro’s in-
periences associated with their interviewee’s life,      growing oral history archive — with its more than          terrogation of Saddam Hussein and Julia Karron’s talk with Mike Eruzione
interviewed the person, transcribed the interview and    800 accounts.                                              of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey game.
wrote and assembled various works to explain the           The night’s keynote speaker praised students for           “While, in many ways, the project was a somewhat unorthodox way to
significance of their particular historical event.       their efforts. “Oral history is not easy business. It      learn history, I really liked being able to choose the topic and, in the end,
  Glenn Whitman, St. Andrew’s Dean of Studies,           takes preparation, thought, research, and asking           knowing the subject matter very well,” said Mario Dehesa-Azuara, a stu-
founded the project at St. Andrew’s in 1997 — cre-       the right questions. In doing so, one helps to re-         dent who for his project interviewed a Secret Service agent that served
ating the American Century Project for the specific      shape the discussion on a particular historical            during the Reagan administration.                                                                                                                     Potomac Almanac ❖ March 10-16, 2010 ❖ 11
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