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Gaithersburg Guys ‘Run’ The World, A 'Well' Farewell, and a Little Opera: The Daily Digest

Things to keep on your radar for Gaithersburg on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Gordon Borkat and his son, Jarrod, have run marathons on every continent. (Credit: City of Gaithersburg)
Gordon Borkat and his son, Jarrod, have run marathons on every continent. (Credit: City of Gaithersburg)

In the news | Say bye-bye to traffic … and the well to your house?
County transit officials say a plan intended to ease congestion on roadways between Clarksburg and Gaithersburg could cause 20 homes to loose or relocate their wells. >>> See: Report: Midcounty Extension Could Mean Farewell to Wells for Homes in Ag. Reserve 

Community | These guys run the world
Or at least they’ve run a marathon on every continent in the world. Gaithersburg residents Gordon and Jarrod Borkat were honored Monday at the Gaithersburg City Council meeting. The story is posted here.

Nearby | Opera album in the works for Germantown soprano
Check out our interview with Deborah Sternberg, who’s hoping to fund her first album of opera music on Kickstarter. Preview the tunes at her SoundCloud page

ICYMI | Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years
The Army intelligence analyst was convicted in July of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and cables to WikiLeaks. The story is posted at Odenton Patch.

School news | Montgomery County educator is ‘Most Hopeful Teacher in America’
Mary Hawkins-Jones, of Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring, received inaugural award. The honor was bestowed by Gallup and Atria Books in Washington, DC on Wednesday. In a statement released by MCPS, Hawkins Jones said: “You can have a big impact on students by giving them a little hope.”

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