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Unwavering Nimi Trehan

Potomac artist explores theme of resilience in time of coronavirus, wins award.

Nimi Trehan, a long-time Potomac resident and artist, was presented with an Award of Excellence for her painting, “Unwavering,” in the on-line exhibit The Spirit of Resilience presented by The Healing Power of Art and Artists, an initiative of Manhattan Arts International.

New Principal for Bells Mill Elementary

With a new principal and new assistant principal, Bells Mill Elementary School is ready to start this new school year with enthusiasm for education, parent collaboration and social emotional growth for all students.

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Victor Esch and Brendan Esch: Heroics by Father and Son in Potomac

On the morning of April 15, 2020, Chief Victor Esch of the Bethesda Fire Department distinguished himself for outstanding courage and dedication to duty.

New Wayside Principal Inspired by Love of Learning

Holly Hill newly named to principal at Wayside.

A lifelong love of learning led Holly Hill, newly named principal at Wayside Elementary School, to become a teacher and stay in education as a career.

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Church Damaged By Flood in Potomac

Historic Scotland AME Zion Church hopes to rebuild for the future.

Driving by Scotland AME Zion Church on Seven Locks Road, the building looks pretty much the same as it has for the last 50 years.

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Volunteers Work to Clean Trash Along C&O Canal

Potomac resident Allen Gorrelick runs along the path above the C&O Canal near Angler’s Inn about three times a week.

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Potomac Community Village Celebrates Eight Years

Potomac Community Village marked its 8th birthday June 23 and threw a party to celebrate.

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Potomac Author Uses Novel Approach for Book Launch

Just in time for a good summer read, Potomac author Aimee Agresti planned to introduce her new novel, The Summer Set, in all the usual ways.

Potomac High School and College Seniors Please Share

High school and college seniors are invited to tell their graduation story for the Potomac Almanac’s June 10 issue.

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Yarnbombing Adorns Potomac Footbridge

Bridge Decorations Remind Walkers to Smile During Hard Times.

First to appear on the railings of the footbridge on Falls Road just across from Falls Bridge Road were two large yarn balls. Soon other items were hanging along the railings and people started to notice.

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Friends Find Ways to Meet and Stay Safe in Potomac

Where there is a will, there is a way, and three high school friends wanted to visit in person in spite of the rules about social distancing. So, Sophie Shapiro, Sheerin Naimi and Maya Rosenberg planned a get together by meeting in the parking lot of Potomac Library Saturday afternoon. “We haven’t met since March,” the Churchill graduates said.

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This Week in Coronavirus in Potomac

Week of April 21

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Maryland School Buildings Closed, But Student Learning Continues

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Selects Poetry Finalists

Churchill student among finalists in Gaithersburg Book Festival contest.

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