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This Week in Potomac

Potomac Days

The annual Potomac Days celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. See page 12 for more.

This will be the 20th Potomac Day in 21 years. Last year’s events were cancelled as a result of the sniper shootings. Less than 12 hours after the decision to cancel Potomac Day, the sniper suspects were caught.

Entries for the car show are needed.

This year’s Grand Marshall will be Eugene Semmes.

This year’s activities, all taking place at the village, include:

* Art Show Oct. 17-31 call Anne Martinez 301-299-6321.

Art from more than 30 Potomac artists will be on display at the banks in Potomac Village and at the offices of WC & AN Miller.

* 9 a.m., 5K Run

* 10:30 a.m., Parade

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Car Show

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Business Fair

The events will go on rain or shine. Call the chamber’s message center at 301-299-2170 or visit www.potomacchamber.org

Family FunFest

The Potomac Community Center is hosting a Family FunFest on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be a moonbounce, obstacle course, and many other carnival games. The Center will also have face painting, a DJ, spin art, tae kwon do, clowns, and alot more.

The cost is $6 for an all day unlimited ride and game ticket.

From 5-8 a family bingo night will be held. Many prizes will be offered including Club Friday memberships. One bingo booklet costs $5 will allow attendees to play between 15-20 games.

All proceeds will benefit programs at the Potomac Community Center. Call 301-983-4471.

Commercial Burglary

On Sept. 29 at 9:31 p.m., the Watch Station in Montgomery Mall was broken into. The front door was unlocked, and cash was taken.

Residential Burglaries

* Between 2 and 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 2, a house on the 6400 block of Little Leigh Court in Cabin John was broken into. The knob on the front door was twisted, and nothing was taken.

* Between 10 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, a house on the 14900 block of Talking Rock Court was broken into. The home was entered, and a bicycle, Playstation and compact discs were taken.

* Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 5, a home on the 10100 block of Lakestone Place was broken into. Suspects entered trhough the rear door and took checks and credit cards.

* Between 10:30 a.m. and 7: 30 p.m. on Oct. 4, a house on the 12800 block of Glen Road was broken into. A window was broken out, and money and a wallet were taken.

<sh>Strong-Arm Robbery/Arrest

<bt>On Oct. 4 at 7:50 p.m., two 17-year-olds were arrested and charged with robbery and second-degree assault. The arrests were the result of an incident in the 9000 block of Bradley Boulevard earlier that evening.

County Website Honored

Montgomery County’s website was awarded first place nationwide for a county government web portal in the Center for Digital Government’s 2003 Best of the Web Awards.

The awards are presented to web sites that are innovative, efficient and offer easily accessible on-line services.

visit the site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Summer Camp Forum

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will hold one in a series of public forums on Summer Camps and Programs at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road on Oct. 24, 7:15 p.m.

The forum will feature an overview of camps and programs, a presentation of a new survey and feedback from the audience.

Call 240-777-6930.

Election Judges Needed

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking individuals to serve as judges for the 2004 elections. Judges will serve at polling places during the primary elections on March 2, 2004 and general elections on Nov. 2, 2004.

Judges must be registered to vote in Montgomery County. They must also speak, read and write in English, and, while acting as judge, must not hold or be a candidate for public or party office. Election judges bilingual in Spanish and alternates are needed throughout the county.

The Board is seeking over 3,000 judges. Training will be provided, and judges will be compensated for Election Day.

Democrats should call 240-777-8570 or e-mail democrats@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Republicans should call 240-777-8575 or e-mail republicans@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Members of other parties or independents may call either number.

Coats Needed

Area Girl Scouts will be collecting coats at Potomac Day. Girls from scout troops at St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Norwood School, Our Lady of Mercy School, and Potomac and Carderock Springs elementaries will participate in the regional community service project.

Bring clean, gently used coats and jackets to the girl scouts table in the Potomac Village Shopping Center during Potomac day on Oct. 25 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The coats will be distributed, free to local adults and children.