Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Larry Matthews is the author of the Dave Haggard thriller series about a radio reporter with a taste for investigative journalism.
Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of a series conducted by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. It orginally appeared on the GBF website. Larry Matthews is a former broadcast journalist whose 30+ years as a reporter, anchor, news director, producer and editor provide the background material for many of his books. “Brass Knuckles” is the second book in his Dave Haggard thriller series about a radio reporter with a taste for investigative journalism. The series takes place in Washington, DC, where Larry worked for major radio stations, ABC Radio, and National Public Radio. Larry is also the author of a memoir, “I Used To Be In Radio,” and two other books of fiction, “Healing Charles” and its sequel, “Saving Charles.” He lives in Gaithersburg. GBF…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The following information was provided by the Montgomery County Police Department. Arrests or charges do not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police released a crime summary for April 22 through April 30. The following incidents were reported in Gaithersburg: For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montgomery County Division of Transportation Engineering will be briefing the mayor and City Council on the MidCounty Corridor Study
At Monday evening's Gaithersburg mayor and City Council work session, city officials will be briefed on future plans for the MidCounty Highway, according to the meeting agenda. Bruce Johnston, Chief of the Montgomery County Division of Transportation Engineering, will discuss the potential extension of MidCounty Highway as a Frederick Avenue alternative link between Clarksburg and Shady Grove. In 2007, 11 alternatives for the extension were developed. This number was reduced to six alternatives retained for detailed study, and three of the six have direct impacts on the city, according to the agenda. The full presentation can be viewed above.
The Gazette: An improper cellphone video posted to Twitter could invalidate the Advanced Placement test.
An improper cellphone video taken at the testing center for Quince Orchard High School's advanced placement psychology exam and posted on Twitter could invalidate the exam for all 274 students, The Gazette reported. Quince Orchard Principal Carole Working told The Gazette the video did not show the exam itself, but did show students walking down an aisle to take the test and something in bubble wrap that may have been the test. It is against exam day policies to use electronic devices, including cellphones, smartphones and tablets, according to the report. Tom Ewing, a spokesman for the College Board and Educational Testing Service, the company that handles test administration and security, told The Gazette the case is still under review…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Boy's and girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg area schools struggled in the first round of the state tournament.
State title dreams ended for a number of Gaithersburg area teams in the first round of their respective state tournaments. The boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools posted a combined 2-3 record in round one. Boy's Lacrosse No. 6 Gaithersburg High School was upset by No. 11 Thomas Johnson, 13-4. Thomas Johnson travels to Gaithersburg Friday to challenge No. 3 Quince Orchard at 7 p.m. The Cougars advanced to the regional quarterfinal with a first-round bye. No. 4 Watkins Mill hosts No. 5 Tuscarora Friday. Tuscarora defeated No. 12 Northwest 8-7 in the first round. Watkins Mill had a first-round bye. Girl's Lacrosse No. 10 Gaithersburg upset No. 7 Magruder, 22-15. …
Kathy and Patrick decided to share their account with everyone in the book “The Little Things That Matter in the Big Game.”
Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of a series conducted by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. It orginally appeared on the GBF website. Kathy Boehlert is a wife and the mother of three boys. When her youngest son, Patrick, was diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of 9, her family began a journey of heartache and fear. It was also a journey of incredible inspiration and support. Kathy and Patrick decided to share their account with everyone in the book “The Little Things That Matter in the Big Game.” The Boehlert family resides, attends school, works and supports the Magruder Colonels in Montgomery County, Maryland. GBF: What are the best books you’ve read recently? Kathy: I really enjoyed reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Patrick …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Language Stars is the nation's leader in foreign language education for children ages 1-10, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce said.
A grand opening ceremony was held recently for Language Stars—the nation's leader in foreign language education for children ages 1-10, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce announced. The school is located at 656 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. The ceremony was conducted on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Attendees included Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz, Gaithersburg City Council members Cathy Drzyzgula and Jud Ashman, Language Stars Center Director Taylor Griffith and Language Stars Marketing Director Ilene Lubell.
Students come from Covenant Life School; Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Richard Montgomery and Watkins Mill high schools.
Gaithersburg awarded a record 10 students with a total of $9,000 in scholarship funds through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program, the city announced Wednesday. The program rewards city students who embody the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS! - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. A record number of 10 scholarships were awarded to the following students: Covenant Life School Gaithersburg High School Quince Orchard High School Richard Montgomery High School Watkins Mill High School Since they were first awarded in 1998, 73 high school seniors have received more than $139,000 in CHARACTER COUNTS! scholarships to help with their college tuition. Excerpts from the …
John A. Jenkins, author of ”The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist,” has been writing from Washington, DC, about the law and lawyers since 1971.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, May 9
Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of a series conducted by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. It orginally appeared on the GBF website. Read John Jenkins' profile on the Gaithersburg Book Festival here Follow Jenkins on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and check out his website GBF: Have you been to the DC area before? What’s your favorite thing about it? Jenkins: I was born in DC, have lived there since 1978, and I’ve called the Washington area “home” for my entire life. But there is much more to this story: I actually grew up in — Gaithersburg! Wait, there’s even more….the current mayor of Gaithersburg, Sidney Katz, sat next to me in home room all through junior high and high school! We were classmates. Mayor Sid tells me he will be …
WaPo: Adam McLean, a sophomore transfer defensive lineman, has received scholarship offers from three prominent Division I football programs.
Adam McLean has gone from one Gaithersburg school to another, and he's taking a strong football pedigree with him. The former Avalon School defensive lineman will play for Quince Orchard in the fall, and he's already received a number of scholarship offers, The Washington Post reported. Florida State, Nebraska and Virginia Tech have all made offers to the 6-foot-2, 260-pound standout, according to the report. Scouting service Rivals.com reports McLean has also received interest from Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, NC State, Ohio and Rutgers. Cougars coach Dave Mencarini told The Washington Post he's expecting big things from his newest weapon on defense. “The thing that stands out to me is how hard he plays,” said Mencarini. “He plays really…