Washington Spirit midfielder Joanna Lohman delivered the scoring kick to win the game for The Spirit vs. Boston, 1-0.…
POTOMAC – Bullis has announced the hiring of Amy Duran Heinzelmann as the school’s new head coach of the girls basketball program. The local product was once a high school and college standout during her playing days on the hardwood. Heinzelmann, a Stone Ridge graduate, replaces Hayley Hollis who stepped down earlier this spring after two seasons at the helm. “I am both honored and humbled to be chosen as the Bullis girls varsity basketball coach,” Heinzelmann said in a news release. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach such a dynamic and talented group of girls, and it will be my mission to take the Bulldogs to the top.”Read more
The Bethesda Community Store. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER BETHESDA – An investor is looking for a new tenant to lease the property where the Bethesda Community Store has been located for more than 80 years. Stan Smith said he has owned the property for about three years. He said he plans to construction an addition to the building on the property and add a basement. The Montgomery County Historic Association granted permission for the two changes to be added to Bethesda Community Store before he purchased the lease from the Harbor Bank of Maryland in Baltimore. The store and its accompanying BCS Barbecue closed last week because manager Arnie Fainman decided he did not want to renew his lease, Smith said.
Thousands braved the rain to attend the seventh annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER GAITHERSBURG – While organizers agreed Saturday’s inclement weather brought attendance down from previous years, several thousand people nonetheless braved the rain and came to the City Hall grounds for the seventh annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. Attendees could listen speeches by authors and meet them afterward as well as purchase books and participate in workshops, including ones for kids. Novelist Jeffery Deaver writes crime and mystery novels, several of which have been adapted into films. Deaver said he became interested in writing as a child because he had few friends. He praised the role books play in forging connections between people. “You see a shy boy carrying a book under his arm,” Deaver said. “You look at the cover and say, ‘Oh, I like that book, too.’ And suddenly that boy isn’t alone anymore. Suddenly you have a new friend.”
GAITHERSBURG – For the seventh consecutive year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is set to draw numerous authors and literary enthusiasts to the Gaithersburg City Hall grounds this Saturday. A number of prominent authors are scheduled to appear at this year’s festival, including longtime ESPN analyst Tim Kurkjian, former Clinton presidential adviser Sidney Blumenthal, and popular mystery novelist Jeffery Deaver.