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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Animal Watch
Montgomery Animal Watch
    The following were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. This number provides recorded information on such topics as Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Montgomery Community Events April 21-28, 2005
Montgomery Calendar
Community Events
   Thursday 21
BETHESDA BOOK TALK, Sherwood Anderson's short story collection "Winesburg, Ohio"; books available for check-out. 2-3:30 p.m., Bethesda Branch Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free; registration requested. 240-777-0937.

Open Spaces, Hip Places
The County Offers a Little Something for Everyone
By David Montgomery, Page GZ03
   Montgomery County is like the tale of the two Christmas tree farms.

A Guide to The Guide
Page GZ05
    Montgomery County can be a little bewildering for newcomers as well as people who have lived here a long time. To help you navigate, we are back with another year of The Guide.

How Montgomery Votes
County Leans Heavily Toward Democrats in Most Elections
Page GZ07
    Alook at recent voting patterns shows that Montgomery County remains solidly committed to Democrats in state, local and national elections.

How to Reach County Offices
Page GZ07
    Executive Office Building
101 Monroe St.
Rockville 20850

District 14
Page GZ10
    District 14
Anne R. Kaiser (D)
Lowe House Office Building, Room 224

U.S. Senate
Page GZ15
    U.S. Senate
Barbara A. Mikulski (D)
503 Hart Senate Office Building

District 14
Page GZ16
    District 14
Rona E. Kramer (D)
Miller Senate Office Building, Room 401

Municipalities
Page GZ18
    Municipalities
Barnesville
PO Box 95
Barnesville 20838

Arts Organizations
Page GZ20
    These arts organizations are open to the public and have frequent shows and performances. Contact them for schedules and other information.

Bethesda/Potomac Area
Page GZ21
    Bethesda/Potomac Area
1. Residential units, office and retail space. White Flint LLC, North Bethesda. A preliminary plan for North Bethesda Town Center for 1,350 residential units, 1.4 million square feet of office space and 202,000 square feet of retail space on 32 acres on the east side of Route 355 between Marinelli and Old Georgetown roads, North Bethesda. Approved.

Aquatic Centers
Page GZ24
    For information about local parks in neighborhoods and communities contact the regional offices of the county's parks and recreation department:

For Kids -- and the Young at Heart
Page GZ26
    Playgrounds and Parks
Adventure Playground at South

April
Page GZ28
    April
Bethesda Literary Festival
April 22-24
Various locations, downtown

Early Start on Reading Spells Success Later, County Says
Kindergarten Classes Now Teach Basic Skills
By Julie Rasicot, Page GZ31
    Kindergarten teacher Laurie Weaver's classroom is a kaleidoscope of colors. Nearly every available inch of wall and blackboard is covered with the alphabet, words and pictures.

2005-06 Public Schools Calendar
Page GZ34
    August
23-26 Professional days for teachers
29 First day of school for students

Montgomery County Board of Education
Page GZ35
    Montgomery County Board of Education
850 Hungerford Dr.

Montgomery County Public Schools
Page GZ35
    Montgomery County Public Schools
Carver Educational Services Center

More Options Are Now On the Menu In Montgomery
Page GZ36
    It's getting easier to find great food close to home.

Honored in All but Name
Page GZ43
    If you were a public figure long ago, back before the Washington megalopolis was a spaghetti bowl of concrete and asphalt, it would have been easy to name a road after you.

Statistically, a Region That Stands Out
U.S. Government Fuels Economy
By D'Vera Cohn, Page GZ44
   People who live in the Washington region have, on average, bigger incomes, larger homes and more education than residents of most other metropolitan areas, but they also contend with soaring real estate prices, lengthy commutes and workaholic hours.

Ethnic Diversity a Prominent Characteristic
Page GZ44
    JurisdictionJuly 1, 2004
TotalPercent White
Non-HispanicPercent Black

By the Numbers
Page GZ44
    Montgomery County
26.68
Percentage of residents who are foreign-born.

The Perfect Tree for Your Patio
Page GZ48
    Creating a garden is an expensive endeavor, especially if "hardscape" features such as terracing, walls, paths and ponds are proposed. But if you have a patio, or low deck, you have a garden.

Japanese Flowering Cherry (variety Snow Goose)
Page GZ48
    Japanese Flowering Cherry (variety Snow Goose)
 Botanic name: Prunus "Snow Goose."

Japanese Flowering Apricot (variety Peggy Clark)
Page GZ48
    Japanese Flowering Apricot (variety Peggy Clark)
 Botanic name: Prunus mume "Peggy Clark."

Paperbark Maple
Page GZ48
    Paperbark Maple
 Botanic name: Acer griseum.
 Flowers: Inconspicuous; tree is grown for its peeling, cinnamon-color bark.

Magnolia (variety Galaxy)
Page GZ48
    Magnolia (variety Galaxy)
 Botanic name: Magnolia "Galaxy."

Carolina Silverbell
Page GZ48
    Carolina Silverbell
 Botanic name: Halesia carolina.

Eastern Redbud (variety Forest Pansy)
Page GZ49
    Eastern Redbud (variety Forest Pansy)
 Botanic name: Cercis canadensis "Forest Pansy."

Japanese Maple (variety Dancing Peacock)
Page GZ49
    Japanese Maple (variety Dancing Peacock)
 Botanic name: Acer japonicum "Aconitifolium."

Crape Myrtle (variety Muskogee)
Page GZ49
    Crape Myrtle (variety Muskogee)
 Botanic name: Lagerstroemia "Muskogee."

Japanese Stewartia
Page GZ49
    Japanese Stewartia
 Botanic name: Stewartia pseudocamellia.

Public Transportation
Page GZ55
    Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportatio n

Washington Dulles International Airport
Page GZ57
    Washington Dulles International Airport
Chantilly, Va.

Washington Redskins
Page GZ60
    League: National Football League
Web site : www.redskins.com

The Redskins: The Team We Love to Hail
By Don Podesta, Page GZ60
    There's a very good reason the Washington Redskins' fight song begins "Hail to the Redskins."

Get in Shape for Training Camp
Page GZ60
    The Washington Redskins say they expect that this year's training camp will be held at Redskins Park, the team's year-round training facility, for the third year in a row. The complete training camp schedule will be posted on www.redskins.com when it is released this summer.

Washington Capitals
Page GZ61
    League: National Hockey League
Web site : www.washingtoncaps.com

A Winning Combination for Casual, Competitive Fans
Top-Notch Range Of Teams, Facilities Draws a Following
By Josh Leventhal, Page GZ64
    Load up the kids and pack up the car because we're off to tour scenic Montgomery County. But this trip will not stop at the usual attractions -- for the moment, forget Glen Echo Park, the fairgrounds and the National Capital Trolley Museum. We're off to visit Montgomery County's hidden treasure: its thriving sports scene.

For More Information . . .
Page GZ64
    For More Information . . .
 Seneca Valley High School is located at 19401 Crystal Rock Dr. in Germantown. Phone: 301-353-8000. For schedules for high school football (and other varsity sports) played in Montgomery County pubic schools, go to www.mcps.k12.md.us/departments/athletics.

Private
Page GZ67
    Private
Geico Corp.
5260 Western Ave.
Chevy Chase 20815

Animal Services
Page GZ67
    Animal Services
Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Human Services, Health Programs
Page GZ68
    Call the information line at 240-777-1245 to find out about health care services; immunizations; financial assistance; youth and family services; disability and senior services; child care assistance; mental health and substance abuse information; and other services.

Fire and Rescue
Page GZ70
    Fire and Rescue
Montgomery County
Office of the Fire Chief

Senior Centers
Page GZ71
    Aging and Disability Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Ah, Frederick In the Spring
Amid Emerald Hills, Change Is in the Air
By Elizabeth Williamson, Page GZ76
    Just when you think you've got Frederick County pegged as the antithesis of suburban Maryland liberalism, somebody like the Green-Walled Garden Club ladies will remind you that in a community growing as quickly as this one, all is not as it sometimes seems.

May
Page GZ77
    May
Beyond the Garden Gates Tour
May 21-22
Historic Downtown

2005-06 Public Schools Calendar
Page GZ81
    August
22-24 Teachers report to work
25 First day of school

District 3A
Page GZ81
    District 3A
Galen R. Clagett (D)
Lowe House Office Building, Room 410A

District 3
Page GZ81
    District 3
Alex X. Mooney (R)
James Senate Office Building, Room 402

Golf
Page GZ82
    Golf
Clustered Spires Golf Course
8415 Gas House Pike

Fire Departments
Page GZ87
    Fire Departments
Braddock Heights
Volunteer Fire Company

Transit Services in Frederick
Page GZ89
    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
TransIT Services of Frederick County


Crime Watch

Crime Report
Montgomery County Crime
   Montgomery County
The following were among incidents recently reported by the Montgomery County Police Department. For more information, call 240-773-5030.


Home Sales

Home Sales
Montgomery Home Sales
   
The following home sales were recently recorded in Montgomery County and supplied to The Washington Post by Spatial Systems Associates Inc., the Maryland Office of Assessments and Taxation and the Maryland Office of Planning. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Montgomery and other Washington areas, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.


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