Look at 'the Other Side of the Wall'
“From the Other Side of the Wall,” a presentation by Palestinian farmer and Director of Tent of Nations Daoud Nassar, will take place June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street in Springfield. Tent of Nations, a peace center located on the Nassar family farm near Bethlehem, emphasizes building bridges of understanding, reconciliation and peace in a region torn by conflict. Contact: Mill Olver, 703-569-3099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is offering a variety of camps this summer for tots to teens — and some for parents and grandparents to participate — at all skill levels and at locations across the county. Details about all Montgomery Parks camps are available online at www.MontgomeryParks.org/Camps where visitors can search offerings by age, location, camp type and weeks.
Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.
Reducing drug- and alcohol-related fatalities.
Next week’s Arlington Connection will capture the joy and accomplishment associated with high school graduation. The day celebrates graduates who accomplished much just by finishing, graduates headed to college and more.
In “Understanding Frustrations, Challenges,” Potomac Almanac, June 12, 2013, the article should have said: Hope Connections for Cancer Support was the dream of Bernie and Bonnie Kogod, who after losing a daughter to cancer, started a family foundation in her name (The Michele Susan Kogod Memorial Fund) which provided a $50,000 seed grant to create a cancer support center. In 2004, the Kogods teamed up with Paula Rothenberg, who had just lost her father to cancer, to begin the process of creating a place where people affected by cancer could come together as a community to connect with and support each other.
Fundraiser supports Brickyard Educational Farm.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s words greeted supporters at the Brickyard Educational Farm event at Glenview Mansion in Rockville on Friday, June 14.
Potomac resident and businessman Calvin C. LaRoche addressed 53 eighth graders as they graduated from Norwood School on June 11.
Event raises awareness and funding.
Before watching the July 4 fireworks or chowing down on some mouth-watering barbeque, make it a mission to run or walk in the 13th annual “Autism Speaks” 5K/1 Mile Fun Run. Each year, the Potomac Library is the gathering place for this race which attracts more than 1,400 runners and walkers — all to raise awareness of the plight of children affected with autism and their families, as well as to raise funds to support research and programs for autistic children and loved ones.
Taste of Potomac raises funds for Adoptions Together.
A courageous 15-year-old, Arlene Reles, addressed an audience of more than 300 at the 2013 Taste of Potomac benefit for Adoptions Together on Saturday, June 8. The teen told the story of her life before adoption and how it felt to be in foster care.
Annual tour features four local gardens.
The Herndon Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual tour will feature four local residences and allow visitors to explore and learn about their gardens.
Bryan Porter prepares for Commonwealth’s Attorney race.
Sitting in the audience with 600 peers and colleagues at the Spring 2013 Institute of the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Association, Alexandria Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter, 43, heard a description being read of the award-winner of the prestigious 2013 Von Schuch Award. Without forewarning, he suddenly realized he was the chosen recipient of this prosecutorial distinction which is analogous to the “Who’s Who” of the most respected prosecutors in Virginia. “It’s very humbling to know you’ve been recognized by your peers,” Porter said.
Local interior design experts offer suggestions for choosing paint colors for one’s home.
Choosing paint for one’s home can be a daunting task. Colors often look different on paint chips and fan decks than they do on interior walls. What are some of the secrets to making the right choices? Local interior designers offer suggestions.
Front elevation universal design solution is both functional and architecturally appropriate.
In many respects, well-executed universal design speaks to the hope that a better world is not only possible, but within our grasp. Certainly the intention is to include people with challenged mobility. And it follows that a good universal design solution can be an enhancement not just for one person, but for everyone.
Saint Timothy Catholic School’s yearbook program has been named a 2013 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence by Jostens, a leading producer of yearbooks. Jostens recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs and yearbook staff who work hard to create and engaging yearbook.
Army Cadet Hannah K. Martins has received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington