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MoCo Headlines: Farm Supporters Rally, Jewelry Fencer Sentenced, More

Top stories this week.

Each week editors compile the top stories from Patch sites across Montgomery County — Memorial Day tributes, a rally of Nick’s Farm supporters in Rockville and the courtroom fate of a convicted jewelry fencer are few of the headlines corralled this week. You can get the news delivered to your inbox daily by subscribing to your Patch’s newsletter.

Convicted Jewelry Fencer Banned From Business
GAITHERSBURG — As part of a plea agreement, a former Lakeforest Mall shop owner was put on probation and was temporarily banned from the second-hand jewelry business for paying cash for stolen jewelry and melting it down for profit. Read more at Germantown Patch.

GAITHERSBURG — Gaithersburg officials hosted a Memorial Day observance ceremony at Christman Park to honor the city's fallen veterans. The city welcomed retired Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Galloway, a 1957 West Point graduate with a 38-year military career, to speak to local veterans about the historical significance of Memorial Day. .

ROCKVILLE — Hometown Holidays 2012 went off without a hitch—save for one big cancellation called in by Mother Nature. Sunday’s headlining concert by Easton Corbin was called off shortly before the rising country star was to take the stage as city officials tracked a line of severe thunderstorms—first by radar and then by scanning the horizon. 

POTOMAC — Washington-area residents — hailing from the District to Silver Spring, from Rockville to Potomac — gathered Wednesday night to show support for Nick's Organic Farm, the Brickyard Educational Farm and local agriculture. Read more on 


BETHESDA — James M. Duncan, 60, was a passenger in a plane that crashed in Virginia earlier this week. His viewing was on Friday and the funeral was on Saturday. Read more at . 


CHEVY CHASE — A new children's book by Chevy Chase resident Carolyn Feigenbaum, illustrated by Chevy Chase native Jordan Cutler and edited by Chevy Chase resident Deborah Kalb, tells the story of a park-loving American soldier stationed in London during World War II. The book also addresses the hardships of war and the importance of parks to the urban environment. 


KENSINGTON — In preparation for the June 4 elections, the five candidates running for mayor or councilmember have responded to a Patch questionnaire about what matters most to them. .

WHEATON — A hit-and-run collision in Wheaton left an 18-year-old man lying in the road Thursday, according to police. 

Blues Fest Preview: Majic 102.3 Cortney Hicks Will Host Silver Spring Fest
SILVER SPRING — As the 4th annual Silver Spring Blues Fest approaches, find out how you can be a part of the groove. Blues Week begins Friday, June 8 downtown, with local restaurants, nonprofits and radio personalities — Majic 102.3 Courtney Hicks will host — joining this year’s festivities. Read more at Silver Spring Patch.

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