St. Andrew’s students perform chores to raise money for school in Haiti.
While many teens grumble at the idea of spending a weekend mowing the lawn, trimming hedges or raking leavings, a group of Potomac students are soliciting extracurricular chores. Ethan Lockshin and Sean Hess, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, partnered earlier this year to form Lion Laborers, a school group that rallies students to volunteer their time for community service projects.
Family brings couple across country.
Sung Lee and his wife Jung Park gave up their flourishing alteration business in West Des Moines, Iowa to move to Potomac to be close to their sons.
Annual event returns on Saturday, May 18.
One of the sweetest events in Potomac is back again — the annual Strawberry Festival held each May at the Potomac United Methodist Church — the quaint white church facing Falls Road in Potomac.
German School in Potomac earns environmental praise.
“It is important to pass on the lesson of caring for our environment to our young people,” said Waldemar Gries, Head of School for the German School, Washington, located on Chateau Drive in Potomac.
Noah Schnall uses Facetime in an emergency.
Do your children know who to call for help in an emergency? Do they understand how to use a cell phone or an iPad — or Facetime? Have they been told about 911 — how to call and what to say?
Students to watch woodcarver at work at Potomac Elementary School.
Award-winning and nationally renowned sculpting artist Jim Calder is visiting Potomac Elementary School this week and donating his time and skills to convert a huge tree stump near the parking lot into a work of art while PES students give input, learn, and watch the transformation as it happens.
Information on events going on in Potomac.
Meet new director at dance and cuisine event.
The Potomac Community Center will be celebrating the multi-ethnicity of the community with an inaugural “Cultural Dance and Cuisine” night from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The public is invited to an evening of international dance performances representing China, Greece, Russia, India, Latin America and more.
Event to support Congregation Har Shalom’s projects.
Love touring unique homes and looking for ideas of how to enhance your own home? Be certain to mark May 19 or 20 on the calendar for the Potomac Spring House Tour.
Three perspectives on flowers
The Art Gallery of Potomac is alive with spring flowers and garden landscapes. Its latest show, “Blooming,” features the artwork of three local artists who have chosen their most vibrant pieces for this show.
Experts offer suggestions for choosing the perfect piece for Mom.
Mike Grantham of North Potomac shuffled from one jewelry display case to another. His eyes surveyed each row of sparklers: yellow and white diamonds, deep blue sapphires and blood-red rubies.
At approximately 1:57 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 911 received a call from bank security personnel for an in-progress theft of an ATM at a Bank of America in Potomac Village, according to Montgomery County Police.
Cicadas stage a comeback to Potomac area.
Maturing slowly underground for the past 17 years, the cicada is poised to reappear in Potomac beginning sometime this month. Part of a class of periodic cicadas called Magicicada Brood II, found only on the eastern seaboard, this particular species is unique in its long, prime-numbered life cycle and massive, timed emergence, not to mention its loud chorus, that can sometimes top 90 decibels in a swarm.
Brickyard Educational Farm piloted a successful farm to school field trip program in 2012 at no cost to the county, school system or tax payer.
Potomac Community Center’s annual event to include community shred.
The Potomac Community Center’s annual “Spring Fling” on May 4 will offer Potomac area residents an opportunity to find that special gift for Mother’s Day or to browse vendors for one-of-a-kind craft items, purses, clothing and jewelry.