Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac

Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac

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Walpole Outdoors Relocates to Potomac Village

From pergolas to playhouses, and more.

Potomac is white fence country — and now it has a company to build the fences that grace the countryside in and around the Village. Walpole Outdoors is now open in the Village to meet those outdoor needs.

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B’Nai Tzedek Leads Ceremonies for Hanukkah

Lighting the menorah at Potomac Place.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the first night of Hanukkah, the lighting of the candle of a large menorah, singing, and the giving of gelt welcomed in the Jewish holiday.

Renovated Mall Ready for Holidays

ArcLight Cinema opens.

The renovated Westfield’s Montgomery Mall offers a state-of-the-art movie theater, a variety of new restaurants and dozens of stores just in time for Black Friday.

Why I Live in Potomac

It was love of a man that brought me to Potomac many years ago to live overlooking the Watts Branch stream in a log cabin that was moved in the 1940s from behind Great Falls Tavern. My husband George grew up here in the ‘50's and ‘60's in a childhood many of us only dream about with open space to ramble and a small village where he had his first job in the pharmacy as a teenager.

Tips for Helping Young Children Transition to School

For young children who have spent most of their lives at home with a parent or caretaker, the first few days of a new school, or even a new school year, can be an anxious and stressful time. To help your child make an easier transition, use the time over the summer and just before school starts to prepare for this big step.

Election Day Nov. 4

Every state and local office that represents Potomac is on the ballot Nov. 4.

If you want some choice in who will represent you on County Council, as County Executive, in the Maryland General Assembly, now is the time to engage. If you think it doesn’t matter much, these are the people who make land use decisions, decide what to do with county property, who set tax rates, who decide how much money will go to schools, who control services that affect traffic and many other things that affect quality of life more than anything that happens at a national level.

Wootton Sports

Golf team repeated as state champion.

School: Thomas S. Wootton High School. Mascot: Patriots.

Whitman Sports

The Whitman girls’ soccer team won the 2013 state championship.

School: Walt Whitman High School. Mascot: Vikings.

Bullis Sports

Football team won final nine games of 2013 season.

School: The Bullis School. Mascot: Bulldogs.

Churchill Sports

Golf team finished state runner-up.

School: Winston Churchill High School Mascot: Bulldogs.

Get Involved

West Montgomery County Citizens Association: Potomac’s umbrella citizens association.

In 1964, the Montgomery County Council adopted the General Plan "On Wedges and Corridors." This plan established land use guidelines for the County and set the standard for local and area master plans.

Viewpoints

What do you like about living in Potomac?

What do you like about living in Potomac?

Serving Animals

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is the only open admission shelter in Montgomery County now, according to adoption center representative Katherine Zenzano. That means the shelter accepts any type of animal that gets dropped off at the shelter or that animal control officers get called out to pick up.

Helping the Community

Manna Food Center, the main food bank in Montgomery County, strives to eliminate hunger through food distribution, education and advocacy. Manna has distributed more than 43 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million individuals.

Community

Above, Your Dog's Friend’s Puppy 2nd grade graduation. Your Dog's Friend, a nonprofit based in Potomac, seeks to keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans.