Potomac Area Neighbor’s Club: “An Evening at Norton Manor”

The Potomac Area Neighbor’s Club is thrilled to announce its Spring Gala on Friday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Norton Manor in Potomac. “An Evening at Norton Manor” will include appetizers, a full meal and adult beverages while enjoying the gardens and magnificent home of PANC member Debbie Driesman and her husband, Frank Islam. A portion of the $80 ticket price will be donated to the Interfaith Works Rockville Women’s Center. PANC is a local women’s social club that has a variety of activities and events and welcomes new members. To become a member of PANC, visit PANC.ClubExpress.com. Please contact co-presidents Alexa Kempel or Joanne Zinsmeister for more information: 240.678.4561 or 301.648.8324.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Returns May 5

The Real Housewives of Potomac has officially been renewed for a fourth season. Join in your guilty pleasure with our favorite “neighbors” for another round of fun, entertainment and drama. The new season will premiere on Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

MCPS Board of Education to Name New Elementary School in Clarksburg

The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education recently presented four name choices for the new elementary school being built in Clarksburg. Three of the four names being considered are names of African-American women who advocated for equality in the 20th century. The school is scheduled to open this fall and will be able to accommodate almost 750 students.


Seven Maryland Billionaires Make Forbes’ List of Richest Americans

Forbes reports the 400 richest Americans. In Maryland, seven Potomac residents were named to the elite club.

  • No. 136 Ted Lerner, 92, and family; net worth $4.9 billion (real estate)
  • No. 168 Steven Bisciotti, 58; net worth $4.3 billion (staffing, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov. 200 Bernard Saul II, 86; net worth $3.8 billion (banking, real estate)
  • Nov. 207 Mitchell Rales, 62; net worth $3.7 billion (manufacturing, investments)
  • No. 280 Jim Davis, 58; net worth $2.9 billion (staffing and recruiting)
  • No. 280 David Rubenstein, 69; $2.9 billion (private equity)
  • No. 368 Dan Snyder, 53; $2.2 billion (Washington Redskins)

Ancient Jeweled Pieces: A Modern Twist in Merry-Go-Round Farm

In Merry-Go-Round Farm, homeowner Maria Jordan created a sunroom studio overlooking the Potomac River. With inspiration from Renaissance portraits of women, she recreates ancient jeweled pieces with a modern twist, mainly for friends and family. Maria uses raw and faceted topaz, sapphires, peridot, citrines, labradorites, African trade beads and Murano glass. Fifteenth-century Italian paintings of aristocratic women are mysterious, formalized and were that culture’s elevation of femininity, yet they have a modern appeal. Look out for Maria’s full story soon!