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Attman's Delicatessen
09/16/2020

Attman's Delicatessen

How perfect is Matzo Ball Soup for a beautiful, cooool Tuesday? Join us at Attman's {Baltimore and Potomac locations!} for a late comfort lunch today. It's almost SOUP SEASON!

Attman's Delicatessen
09/16/2020

Attman's Delicatessen

The final touches are being made the sign went up today the doors will open on Wednesday and we look forward to seeing you!!

Attman's Potomac Deli
09/10/2020

Attman's Potomac Deli

Opening Day is right around the corner! We'll be open Wednesday with all of your favorites for Carryout and Delivery!

Imagine widening the Beltway through Potomac, Bethesda and beyond by 4 lanes. Informal tally: 54 comments oppose $10bill...
09/04/2020
Be Smart: Press Pause

Imagine widening the Beltway through Potomac, Bethesda and beyond by 4 lanes. Informal tally: 54 comments oppose $10billion 495/270 expansion and toll lanes; nine support. Final day of public hearings scheduled for Sept. 10.
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/sep/02/be-smart-press-pause/

Seth Glinski works in construction and development. An uncertain future because of the 2020 pandemic, he said, is actually cause for “feeling lucky” when it comes to the possible widening of the Capital Beltway and I-270 and the American Legion Bridge.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
08/27/2020

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

During the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, in addition to planting crops and managing livestock, some farms along the canal operated orchards. According to a 1908 agricultural report, one 233-acre farm near Big Pool in Washington County, MD, had approximately 500 apple trees on 28 acres. Most of the trees were York Imperials, a cultivar known for its long shelf life. That year, the orchard produced 2800 bushels of apples – a figure equivalent in weight to about 115 mules!
Image is an undated historic photo showing a boy leading two mules along the canal towpath with a canal boat on the canal in the background.

This paper is still on the press, but you can read the PDF now.http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2020/081920/Potomac.pdf
08/25/2020

This paper is still on the press, but you can read the PDF now.
http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2020/081920/Potomac.pdf

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center
08/24/2020

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center

Meet Quentin Catantino (A453534)!!
This sweet senior boy has a 1/2 priced adoption fee the whole month of August thanks to our Clear The Shelters 2020 Adoption Event!
Quentin Catantino is a 14-year-old orange tabby who loves attention and pets more than anything! He is described by staff members as one of the sweetest gentlemen you'll ever meet! He meows quietly when he sees you walking by, and immediately turns up the purrs as soon as you start to pet him. Quentin Catantino is a mellow, friendly, snuggle bug hoping that #ClearTheShelters is going to bring him a family to love him forever!

Quentin's perfect family would be anybody who is ready to love him in his golden years and give him all the snuggles his heart desires.

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We are now open for adoption BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for #ClearTheShelters. To make an appointment, you must submit a COMPLETED Adoption Questionnaire. To view more information and to download our interactive Adoption Questionnaire, please visit our COVID-19 Adoptions page below:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/covidadoption.html

Bone Jour, Inc.
08/23/2020

Bone Jour, Inc.

Cabin John Area!
The lost Golden-Doodle GOLDIE is still missing but was SPOTTED. She was last seen on August 18th in the Cabin John Creek and Seven Locks area. Please keep an eye out for her. DO NOT CHASE. Take a photo if you can. She might look dirtier and unkept as she has been gone over a month. Please Post On Any of Your Local List Serves. Thanks for all your help.

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center
08/20/2020

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center

Our Clear The Shelters 2020 Adoption Event! is half way over, and we still have tons of amazing animals available for adoption! All animals who have been at the shelter for 1.5+ months have 100% waived adoption fees thanks to our wonderful non-profit partners MCPAW Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being! All other animals have a 1/2 priced adoption fee until the end of August.

Luigi is one of our available animals! Luigi is talkative, playful, and loves action. He is a handsome boy who enjoys quality playtime with people and desires attention and love over everything! He is extremely social. He will sleep on your bed with you and wake you up with cute meows in the morning.

He is currently living in a foster home and has his humans wrapped around his paw! We can't believe this super cutie is still waiting for a forever home.

For more information, email my foster at [email protected]

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We are now open for adoption BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for #ClearTheShelters. To make an appointment, you must submit a COMPLETED Adoption Questionnaire. To view more information and to download our interactive Adoption Questionnaire, please visit our COVID-19 Adoptions page below:
https://montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/covidadoption.html

MCPAW  Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being
08/18/2020

MCPAW Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being

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CABE Updates: New tools for effectively commenting on the $11 billion I-495/I-270 Luxury Lane draft environmental impact...
08/16/2020

CABE Updates: New tools for effectively commenting on the $11 billion I-495/I-270 Luxury Lane draft environmental impact statement. MDOT says data for Luxury Lanes are in flux. - https://mailchi.mp/8adccf167f65/eobgm7ikjq

CABE Updates: New tools for effectively commenting on the $11 billion I-495/I-270 Luxury Lane draft environmental impact statement. MDOT says data for Luxury Lanes are in flux. - https://mailchi.mp/8adccf167f65/eobgm7ikjq

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
08/16/2020

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Closure Alert!

Due to continued rain and fallen trees, both Billy Goat Trail A and Billy Goat Trail C remain CLOSED until further notice. Billy Goat Trail B remains closed due to trail damage.

Check our website for current closures and safety information: go.nps.gov/choh_conditions (KY)

Montgomery Countryside Alliance
08/15/2020

Montgomery Countryside Alliance

Photos from Montgomery Parks:
Recent flood damage at Little Seneca Lake... regional backup drinking water supply for 4.3 million.
Precipitation patterns have changed bringing increasingly high volume and velocity rain events.
MCA has joined with Friends of Ten Mile Creek and partners to ask the County to embark in a more proactive water quality protection plan, including parkland acquisition, closing developer advantaged loopholes, and reforestation.

From Citizens Against Beltway Expansion GroupICYMI -- COVID-19 is proving telework is re-writing the rules for rush hour...
08/15/2020
Analysts: More Telework, Change in Habits Could Dramatically Ease Congestion – Maryland Matters

From Citizens Against Beltway Expansion Group
ICYMI -- COVID-19 is proving telework is re-writing the rules for rush hour, according to a new article from Maryland Matters.
MDOT Secretary Greg Slater told a state legislative committee yesterday that thanks to the pandemic “The estimates we make today are different than they would have been a month ago and they’re going to be different a month from now, so a lot of uncertainty."
Which is another way of saying the estimates driving the $11 billion plan to expand I-495/I-270 for private-profit tollways are (at a minimum) unreliable and obsolete.
The last few months demand a pause on massive investments in speculative infrastructure while the lessons of the COVID economy become clear.
One lessons that's already clear, Maryland Transportation Institute researchers told the panel is that we can "achieve significant improvements in commute times by getting a relatively small percentage of people to work from home on a long-term basis."
MTI researchers concluded policy makers should be "actively looking for ways to keep as many workers off the roads at peak times as possible."
Spread the word.

Even though commuting volumes have rebounded almost entirely from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic congestion has not returned, Maryland’s leading transportation analysts have concluded. As a result, researchers at the Maryland Transportation Institute now believe, the state can ac...

From Citizens Against Beltway Expansion FYI -- Six public hearings are planned on the draft environmental impact stateme...
08/13/2020
6 public hearings planned over proposed new Capital Beltway, I-270 toll lanes | WTOP

From Citizens Against Beltway Expansion FYI -- Six public hearings are planned on the draft environmental impact statement for the $11 billion plan to widen I-270 and I-495 for private-profit toll lanes. Check it out.

Sign up for tonight's online clinic to help turn serious concerns into more effective comments. Just copy and paste: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clinic-how-to-give-comments-on-i-495-and-i-270-environmental-review-tickets-116059508113

The first of six public hearings on plans to add toll lanes to parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 in Maryland is scheduled next week.

08/11/2020
Montgomery County Police Department

Montgomery County Police Department

Fatal Collision Investigation (Potomac):

Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives are en route to a single vehicle, single occupant, fatal collision on River Rd (MD-190) at Luvie Lane, Potomac. MD-190 is closed between Dalyn Drive and Travilah Road for the investigation.

The call to 911 was received at approximately 10:51 pm.

C&O Canal Trust
08/10/2020

C&O Canal Trust

It's August, which means it's Peach Month! Celebrate peach season by visiting canal town Point of Rocks where you can stop by Rocky Point Creamery and get yourself a scoop of peach ice cream! While you're there, wander over to the sunflower field and take some pretty pictures while the flowers are still in bloom.

📸: Rocky Point Creamery by Trust Staff

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center
08/10/2020

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center

Petunia (black) and Brewster (white and chestnut) (A331415 & A331491) are two senior dogs who have been waiting for a place to call home for too long! They have ✨100% WAIVED ADOPTION FEES✨ during our Clear The Shelters 2020 Adoption Event! thanks to MCPAW Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being.

Petunia and Brewster are 11-year-old bundles of love! They have been living together in a foster home for a few months and have their foster mom wrapped around their paws! They're quite the couch potatoes and love to spend their days quietly napping together. Not a huge fan of long walks in the summer heat or winter snow? Not a problem-- Petunia and Brewster aren't either! They'd be just as happy snuggling up and relaxing.

Petunia and Brewster have been together for many years and would prefer finding a forever home together.

If you have room in your heart and home for senior sweethearts who are ready to finally have their forever family, please submit an adoption questionnaire and let our adoption counselors set you up with an appointment to meet Petunia and Brewster.

To download our interactive Adoption Questionnaire and find more information on how to adopt, please visit our Adoptions During COVID-19 webpage below:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/covidadoption.html

KindWorks
08/08/2020

KindWorks

Reminder:
We'll be in the Potomac Village parking lot over by the gazebo tomorrow (Saturday) from 3-5pm collecting your unused musical instruments.
Look in your closets, basement and attic today; come donate yours tomorrow, and give the gift of music to others who don't have the means to acquire their own instruments to play!

We're especially interested in sharing instruments with MoCo students who are offered instrumental music as part of their curriculum, but who can't take advantage because they can't secure an instrument. Help us fix that inequity!

#EquityInEducation #ShareTheGiftOfMusic #DoKindWorks

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center
08/08/2020

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center

Wahoo! Our first day of our Clear The Shelters 2020 Adoption Event! hosted by NBC/Telemundo was a huge success!

Handsome Mac and charming Aaron were our first dogs adopted, and we owe a huge THANK YOU to our non-profit partners MCPAW Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being for sponsoring their waved adoption fees!

#MCPAW are sponsoring the adoption fees of ALL animal who have been in the shelter for 1.5+ months for the entirety of our Clear the Shelters event this August. We are so grateful for their generosity and commitment to supporting us and bettering the lives of animals in Montgomery County. 💙🧡

The first 50 animals adopted also have their fees waived!

We are off to an AMAZING start of this year's event! Thank you to all our generous adopters, sponsors, and donors.

The see-saw has been up and down a few times since this was written. What do you think?
08/08/2020
Private Schools Face See-Saw on Opening in Montgomery County

The see-saw has been up and down a few times since this was written. What do you think?

School always includes tests. Educators, administrators, parents and students are being tested this week concerning how and when their schools might open.

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center
08/07/2020

Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center

Today is the day! We are finally open for adoptions by appointment, and are kicking off our MONTH LONG Clear The Shelters 2020 Adoption Event! From today until August 30th, all adoption fees are 100% waived for animals who have been at the shelter for 1.5+ months (thanks to MCPAW Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being) and all other animals have 50% off adoption fees!

❗Our appointment, scheduling, and adoption process is as follows:

1. Browse all our available cuties here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/index.html

2. Once you see an animal you're interested in, please fill out and download an adoption questionnaire, found here:https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/Resources/Files/Adoption%20Questionnaire%20interactive1.pdf

3. Send your COMPLETED questionnaire to our adoptions staff at [email protected]

4. Be patient! Counselors will work as quickly as possible to process adoptions, but it will take longer than the previously established 24-hour turnaround time.

5. When a staff member gets back to you, please reply within 24 hours to confirm and book your appointment time!

6. Take home your new BFF!

We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, please visit our Adoptions During COVID webpage below: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/

Maryland Native Plant Society
08/06/2020

Maryland Native Plant Society

E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971) was an eminent botanist and plant ecologist and a charter member of the Ecological Society of America. She taught in the Department of Botany at the University of Cincinnati from 1914 to 1948. She is best remembered for her classic book, "Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America" (1950), for which she conducted extensive field research with her sister Annette, an entomologist. (During their explorations, E. Lucy apparently encountered the Travilah Serpentine Barrens, in Montgomery County, Maryland). In order to explore forests, the two sisters befriended locals, including moonshiners,
Her research on prairies is also well known. A prairie transect that she set up in the 1920s at “Agave Ridge,” in Adams County, Ohio (in the far southern part of the state), was relocated in recent times by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and can be visited.
Although primarily a plant ecologist, E. Lucy Braun also contributed much to the knowledge of floristics and taxonomy in Ohio and Kentucky. Her personal collection of about 10,000 plant specimens, which she began to assemble while in high school, is now in the Smithsonian Institution. She fought to preserve natural areas, especially in her home state of Ohio.
Botanist and author Robert Stuckey, in his book "E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971): Ohio's Foremost Woman Botanist" (2001), described her as a “most respected colleague, indefatigable worker, and original thinker in the fields of plant ecology, vascular plant floristics, plant geography, and plant conservation leading to the establishment of nature preserves.”

More information about E. Lucy Braun at:
https://pinemountainsettlement.net/?page_id=15577
and http://herbarium.eku.edu/beginning-modern-field-botany-1900-1948.

Full text of “Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America” is available at: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/chla2844274

Photo of E. Lucy Braun, Courtesy Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Taken Oct. 11, 1918, at a University of Cincinnati Department of Botany picnic.

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