February 2020 Around Town

100-Year-Old Tuskegee Airman May Receive Honorary Promotion  A 100-year-old retired Tuskegee Airman Air Force colonel may soon receive an honorary promotion to brigadier general. Charles E. McGee, of Bethesda, completed a record 409 combat missions while serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, Sen. Chris Van Hollen said in a … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

What is This Live Ball Everyone is Talking About? Live Ball is a form of doubles tennis where the pros give “live” feeds to a pair of challengers and the four players play out the points in continuous play to advance to higher positions.  The game is completely action and exercised packed. 4 Star Tennis … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Congratulations to Local Teen Annahid Meyssami’s New Book, Hidden Scales Local author Anna Meyssami just published her debut children’s fantasy novel, Hidden Scales, under the pen name of A.M. Robin. Her book release party in Potomac was featured in The Capital Gazette in September, which more than 100 people attended. “It was amazing to see so … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Exciting News for Churchill Teen Abbie Olmsted Abbie Olmsted, 14, of Potomac, has recently been named a 2019 Junior Committee Member for the Washington International 61st Annual International Horse Show. The event will be held Oct. 22–27 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Abbie is a rising sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, where she … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Labor Day Parades Happening in Kensington & Gaithersburg City of Kensington: Parade starts at 10 a.m. Enjoy local marching groups from area schools, churches, equestrian groups and other organizations. All this followed by an afternoon street festival along Antique Row with vendors, a wide variety of tasty foods and an Art Show in the Armory. TOK.MD.gov The … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Civil War Week at the Heights July 1–12 Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War: Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights and traverse Devil’s Den. New this year: Visit Chancellorsville, site of the last major Confederate victory. Sign up for both weeks to get the full experience! … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

A2Z Opens Third Location and it’s a Charm! Congratulations to our neighbor Leila Nassaj, owner of A2Z Fun Care, for opening up her third location right here in the heart of Potomac Village! Leila and her fully certified and accredited team have created another warm, happy, friendly and safe state-of-the-art child care facility center for parents who desire to have … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Bethesda Teenager Wins Gold Bethesda teenager Justin Haddad didn’t expect to win the gold medal but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. Hundreds of hopefuls from around the nation competed in the cadet under-17 age group at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Denver Feb. 15–18. “It turned out pretty well. I … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

The International School of Music Performs at NYC’s Carnegie Hall The International School of Music celebrates its 15th anniversary with a student recital at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on July 13, showcasing its best students. “Our mission is to make the world a better place by growing a generation of musically educated, loving, caring … Continued