Montgomery County officials think local residents already pay enough for electricity. The county filed its intervention against Pepco’s rate increase request last week.
Ellen Breen turned 95 on May 5, 2013. Her granddaughter plans to be married in September. “If I am alive, I am going,” Breen said. Her grandchildren call her Rah Rah. “I love it. It’s one of my favorite sounds. When they say it it really means something.” Dennis Lewis is 75.
Accident under police investigation.
Pedestrian Shirley Stearman, 81, of Potomac, died after being hit by a car in the Cabin John parking lot at 7919 Tuckerman Lane Sunday, June 2.
Paddle on the Potomac, standing up.
Michael Katz took his first stand-up paddle board lesson last August with Potomac Paddlesports. Now his entire family is hooked, even creating a business around the sport.
Potomac Farmers Market, every Thursday, for vegetables.
Corey McCleaf will bring 33 varieties of fruit to the Potomac Farmer’s Market this summer. Emily Starck will sell 53 varieties of heirloom tomatoes during the farmer’s market season, which runs Thursday afternoons from May through October at Potomac United Methodist Church. Keisha and Scotty Sherman, of Simply Delicious Desserts, work with 50 pounds of rhubarb every morning, and make breads, cakes, ginger strawberry tea, scones, cookies and cupcakes. They also brought their “goodies” to the Strawberry Festival last weekend.
Plans underway for new school building, last to be modernized in Churchill cluster.
Potomac Elementary School will have a new building by January 2018, without delay.
“Ambassadors for the Potomac.”
Pitcher, founder of Potomac Paddlesports, opened Potomac Outfitters last Thursday, May 2, in the Potomac Promenade, in the mall next to Potomac Pizza.
MCPS has no plans to allow organic farm to continue; judge denies legal fees but scolds county, school board.
Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Greenberg’s ruling went far beyond the bottom line. Greenberg denied the request by the Brickyard Coalition and organic farmer Nick Maravell to be reimbursed for legal fees spent in battling the county over the use of 20 acres of farmland on a future school site on Brickyard Road.
Hundreds turn out to collect trash, recover recyclables.
Volunteers on Saturday, April 6 removed trash at 600 sites throughout the Potomac watershed during the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 2013 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The Potomac Conservancy organized volunteer efforts at the River Center at Lock 8, Fletcher's Boathouse and Theodore Roosevelt Island.
This Week In Potomac
2.61 Mile Bike Path Improvements The county will soon begin construction of an eight-foot wide, 2.61-mile bike path along MacArthur Boulevard between I-495 and Oberlin Avenue. The county’s Department of Transportation estimates that the project will be completed in one year.