“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.
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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.
The Potomac Master Plan, approved and adopted in 2002, promised the Scotland community a needed expansion of its community center. Scotland is a historically African American community off Seven Locks Road in Potomac.
Family displaced; house fire causes $600,000 in damage.
A neighbor’s efforts saved the lives of two teeangers on Willow Green Court, Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue reports. “The teens inside narrowly escaped the blaze,” according to Assistant Chief Scott Graham.
This Week in Potomac Mandatory Water Restrictions Could Last a Week When a 54-inch water main in Chevy Chase at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive ruptured Monday evening, March 18, the result was a geyser shooting approximately 30 feet high and the immediate loss of 60 million gallons of water. To ensure continued water supply for all WSSC customers and for fire protection and hospital/medical uses, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) General Manager Jerry N. Johnson Tuesday morning called for mandatory water restrictions for all WSSC customers.
Local residents victimized after being told loved ones have been injured.
The scammers create a sense of urgency. They convince victims to wire money to various locations.
Next steps not certain in ongoing Brickyard controversy, but Board of Education makes clear the land belongs to the school system.
With a resolution Monday night, Feb. 25, the Montgomery County Board of Education made clear what it already thought it had made clear.
New rules would protect individual trees and trees on small lots during redevelopment.
Next Monday, Feb. 25, the County Council’s subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment is scheduled to address two bills that focus on the protection of trees.
Board of Education tells organic farmer to leave Brickyard site before court ruling, without notice.
While coffee brewed in the Maravell’s kitchen, school board security officers prepared to lock the gates to Nick Maravell’s Organic Farm and his daughter’s Brickyard Education Farm on Brickyard Road.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett urged Congress to avoid the sequester, deep automatic budget cuts, that could be implemented March 1 if Congress fails to act.
County Council approves spending for artificial turf at Wootton.
Councilmember Marc Elrich took an authentic stand against artificial turf. “I continue to be concerned with the health and environmental impacts,” he said. “I’ve talked with toxicologists and in the space of five minutes I get information that is reassuring and then I get information that is disconcerting. It’s hard to know where to come out.”
Circuit Court judge’s decision on fate of organic farm on Brickyard expected by next week.
The fate of a 20-acre farm on Brickyard Road and its 30 years of organic soil are now in the hands of Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Greenberg. Judge Greenberg is expected to make a ruling by next week on the legality of the Board of Education’s lease of the land to the county for use as soccer fields.
Council action paves way for artificial turf field to be installed at Wootton by August.
Montgomery County Council approved a $1.1 million appropriation to the Capital Improvements Program Tuesday, Feb. 5, for the building of an artificial turf field at Wootton High School.
Things to do in the winter time.
Four-year project moves from Planning Board to County Council.
Earlier this month when Callum Murray, the county’s chief planner for Potomac, spoke to the West Montgomery County Citizens Association, he told the group that the rewrite of the zoning code was about to move from planning to County Council.
Pivotal year ahead in Potomac.
Days before the county was scheduled to take possession of 20 acres of farmland on Brickyard Road to develop the into soccer fields, Gov. Martin O’Malley got involved.
Pollutants identified, solutions mandated for Potomac River with ‘barely passing’ grade.
The Potomac Conservancy released its sixth annual State of the Nation’s River on Nov. 15, handing the Potomac River’s health a “D” or “barely passing grade.”
New lawsuit, new proposals, new policies emerge from Brickyard controversy.
After nearly two years of controversy concerning a 20-acre “future school” site on Brickyard Road, some new ideas emerged as Montgomery County Council held a town meeting on Nov. 7 at the Potomac Community Center.
New traffic light at MacArthur and Clara Barton Parkway equipped with small computer.
The new traffic light installed at MacArthur Blvd. and Clara Barton Parkway earlier this month is a smart light.
Old roller-hockey rink at community center could be used for adaptive sports.
The county has “moral and legal obligations” to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, Steve Landsman said last week. The county also has a significant resource in the roller hockey rink at the Potomac Community Center. But one resident’s comments showed lack of awareness or understanding of the need.
County Council calls for hitting “pause button.”
After nearly two years of edict and opposition concerning a 20-acre “future school” site on Brickyard Road, a town hall meeting in Potomac last week with County Council offered a glimmer of hope for advocates of the organic farm.
Old roller-hockey rink could be used for adaptive sports.
Last weekend, Mary Cassell and dozens of athletes with disabilities played in this fall’s culminating event for TOPSoccer, an outreach program of soccer for youth with disabilities.
Company provides data on costs to run common electrical appliances for consumers, now available at Strosniders.
When Susan Marinelli wanted a new coffee maker, she also wanted to shop at a local store. When Marinelli walked in to Strosniders, she found tags on display, educating consumers about different appliances and the different amounts of energy each one uses.
Honorees to be featured at Potomac Day parade on Oct. 20 and chamber ceremony at Normandie Farm in November.
The Potomac Chamber of Commerce named the Potomac citizens of the year this past week. The Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year, and Businessperson of the Year are scheduled to ride in convertibles in the Potomac Day parade on Oct. 20.
Churchill students stage bloody accident to discourage drunk, distracted driving.
Rockville Fire and Rescue personnel covered two Winston Churchill High School students in shrouds last Thursday, Oct 4, at a single car accident scene directly in front of the Potomac school.
More legal proceedings loom in Brickyard farm-to-soccer controversy.
Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin put the county on a specific timetable earlier this summer to execute a freedom of information request.
Potomac Day, Potomac House Tour, Family Fun Fest and more.
Potomac Day, the annual community festival sponsored by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, is just around the corner. The day-long celebration is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 20 in Potomac Village, kicking off with the annual Potomac Day Parade up River Road to Falls Road at 10:30 a.m.
What's going on in Potomac this week.
Brickyard farm allowed to operate through growing season. Next step: court in September.
Organic farmer Nick Maravell is farming along Brickyard Road on an expired lease. Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr made parameters clear in a letter he sent to Maravell on Aug. 17.
Potomac Community Center gears up for its flagship events to start new school year.
The Potomac Community Center will kickoff the new with Potomac’s Got Talent, a new talent show to be held in conjunction with the Potomac Family Fun Fest on Friday, Sept. 28.
This week in Potomac: First Day of School, Montgomery’s Gold, Flora Singer Elementary, Safety Tips, Honoring Fallen Ranger, Fall Recreation, Great Falls Stewards, Park After Dark, Democracy in Action, Fluent Election Judges, C&O Canal 5K, Get Involved: County Committees and Honoring WWII Veterans.
Potomac History by the Numbers
2012-2013 Potomac Event Highlights
The Week in Potomac: No Referendum?; Honoring WWII Veterans; November Ballot Charter ; Zoning Rewrite Project; Repairs at Angler’s; Fall Recreation; Great Falls Stewards; C&O Canal 5K; Honoring Fallen Ranger; Park After Dark; Democracy in Action; Fluent Election Judges; Get Involved: County Committees
‘It Wasn’t a Sustainable Place To Live’
The Maryland Public Service Commission held the first of eight public hearings across the state this month to ask residents about experiences during the June 29 Derecho Storm. More than 200 citizens attended the public hearing at Montgomery County Council headquarters in Rockville Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Judge Robert A. Greenberg of Circuit Court issues stay Tuesday, effects unclear.
Editor’s note: As the Almanac headed to press on Tuesday, the effects of two court proceedings and the governor’s opinion cast uncertainty over county plans to take control of the Brickyard organic farm on Aug. 16 to turn it into soccer fields. This story was written Tuesday before the conclusion of the hearings.
Organic farmer told to vacate land Aug. 15; challenge to occur in Montgomery County Circuit Court Aug. 14.
The county told Nick Maravell that he must vacate Brickyard Road by Aug. 15 so it can move forward with plans for soccer fields. Maravell asked to stay.
Organic farmer told to vacate Brickyard Road by Aug. 15; county to take possession the next day.
The tongue lashing began in the form of a footnote — the ninth footnote — on page 11 of the State Board of Education’s legal opinion.
Judge rejects county’s filing to dismiss Brickyard Coalition complaint.
Like a parent, Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin intervened. “Don’t delete it, don’t destroy it. We will fight about it … but please do it,” said Judge Rubin. “County, please try to get this done, please,” he said.
At least two dead in Fairfax; 285,000 residents still without power after Friday night’s hurricane force winds.
Winds of more than 70 miles per hour swept through Fairfax County Friday night. Power went out as the storm blew into the area around 10:30 p.m. with hurricane force winds sounding like a freight train.
Virtually all homes and businesses were without power in 100 degree heat after intense storm.
Winds more than 70 miles per hour swept through Potomac Friday night, June 29. Power went as the storm blew into Potomac with hurricane force winds sounding like a freight train.
Invasive plant threatens forest understory, bird habitat.
The invasive garlic mustard plant has advanced rapidly into the C&O Canal National Historical Park and endangers the ecology of native plants and animals.
Farmland could be turned over for soccer fields in August.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett officially awarded 20-acres of farmland on Brickyard Road to Montgomery Soccer, Inc. to develop into four soccer fields. MSI will develop the fields under a sublease from the County.
Teenager honored for saving the life of a cardiac victim on the soccer field.
Duncan Seguin, 16, saved his co-referee’s life at a Labor Day soccer tournament in Olney last fall.
County executive and council authority on land disposition to be discussed at Tuesday’s public hearing.
Council President Roger Berliner faced more than 100 angry citizens in January, the day before County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett and the county issued a request for proposals to build soccer fields on Brickyard Road.
Council prepares legislation to reduce Executive’s power; citizens prepare for $40 million lawsuit.
The County Council introduced emergency legislation Tuesday, March 13 that would require the Council to approve any sale or lease of County property before it becomes final.
2nd generation farmer seeks to continue educational agriculture on Nick’s Organic Farm.
The movement for “No Child Left Inside” encompasses both environmental education and efforts to combat childhood obesity.
Montgomery County declines to fund its share of project.
County Executive Isiah Leggett removed the $7 million renovation and addition project to Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 30 on Falls Road from his current proposed Capital Improvement Program. What was originally supposed to be a joint project between the county and the Cabin John volunteers is now on hold because of a disagreement over ownership.