Potomac: Animals Can Help Patients with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Animals can help patients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders heal.
Wearing her long dark hair in pigtails and a backwards baseball cap, Leah Schuman peered curiously over a low fence into a pen of miniature llamas.
Potomac: Home Tour Raises Funds for Tourette Association
All ticket proceeds to benefit group’s services and programs.
A home tour in Potomac will support the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Halco Homes is presenting the Home of Distinction at 8601 Nutmeg Court, Potomac. Now through Aug. 9, the public is invited to tour this $3.9 million home.
Potomac: Chapstick, the Healing Cat
The mysteries of life are all around us. Sometimes the most inexplicable things happen. So it goes with the story of the sudden death of a beloved child and the unexpected appearance of a starving cat. While neither could ever be replacement for the other, the synchronicity of these two events cannot fail to inspire. Life is infinitely bigger than we can possibly grasp. So the story goes.
Brief: Potomac Cautions About Lyme Disease
County health officials urge residents to learn about Lyme disease and how to protect themselves when they are outdoors.
Potomac: Board Revises Child Abuse Policy
The Board of Education approved changes to Policy JHC, Child Abuse and Neglect on June 29 which guides Montgomery County Public Schools procedures related to recognizing, reporting, and preventing suspected child abuse and neglect of students.
Potomac Farm Market Offers Produce from Local Farms
Open through December.
At the base of the wide, sloping lawn of the Magassy family estate, sits the Potomac Farm market — a petite, colorful locale, with a single tent housing baskets of plump tomatoes, sweet potatoes, thick skinned cucumbers, water melons and more, all which are plucked from farms within 12 miles of the market.
Potomac: Autism Speaks 5K Celebrates Its 15th Year
New stroller derby added.
There is more to July 4 than just fireworks and barbecues. Come to Potomac early in the morning and race in the Autism Speaks 5K run/1 mile walk and Stroller Derby.
Potomac: Students Promote Bone Marrow Registry
Holy Child junior Kaylie Atwood got involved in There Goes My Hero after her friend’s dad was diagnosed with lymphoma and in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Potomac: KEEN Celebrates 23 Years with Sports Festival
Benefitting athletes and volunteers.
Kids Enjoying Exercise Now (KEEN) holds a special place in the hearts of many young adults with disabilities, their volunteer coaches, family members and supporters. On Sunday, June 7, KEEN participants from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia made it around the bases, jumped for volleyballs, cheered as their teammates made it through the obstacle course and played on the playground at the KEEN Sports Festival at Avenel Park.
Potomac: Market Introduces ‘Community First Day’
Effort seeks to help alleviate hunger.
Once a month, Yasmin Abadian, husband Jimmy McWhorter and their daughter Anna Irani arise at dawn, drive to 24th and G Street in D.C., don aprons, prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless who rely on Miriam’s Kitchen to provide them with a substantial breakfast and to counsel them on how to end their homelessness.
Council Limits E-cigarette Use in Potomac
The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on March 3 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places where traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited.
Workshop for Potomac Parents on Managing Family Stress
Feb. 11 event is part of Parent University.
Mental health specialist Elizabeth DuPont Spencer believes stress is a topic familiar to most busy families.
Potomac’s Oasis for Learning
Program targets 50 years and older.
Just moments away from Potomac is OASIS — a hidden gem offering lifelong learning, healthy living activities and social engagement. Many classes are held inside the Macy’s Home Store at Westfield’s Montgomery Mall, but others are located throughout the county. Its 51-page brochure lists a variety of opportunities that provide everything from exercise programs to volunteer opportunities, interesting and informative classes taught by local experts to technology training that will build confidence with the latest computer, iPad or Facebook challenge.
Keeping Health and Fitness Resolutions in Potomac
Local experts offer advice about how to make resolutions last all year long.
Many Americans begin the new year with vows to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. For some, keeping those resolutions can become a source of stress, and by February, gym memberships and new fitness equipment often sit unused.
Potomac’s Arden Courts Celebrates 20 Years
A facility for memory care.
Arden Courts in Potomac, the first community built by Manor Care dedicated to those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Nov. 5. More than 200 healthcare professionals, government officials, resident families and local businesses in the community came out in support.