MoCo Headlines: Farm Supporters Rally, Jewelry Fencer Sentenced, More
Top stories this week
Each week editors compile the top stories from Patch sites across Montgomery County — Memorial Day tributes, a rally of Nick’s Farm supporters in Rockville and the courtroom fate of a convicted jewelry fencer are few of the headlines corralled this week. You can get the news delivered to your inbox daily by subscribing to your Patch’s newsletter.
Convicted Jewelry Fencer Banned From Business
GAITHERSBURG — As part of a plea agreement, a former Lakeforest Mall shop owner was put on probation and was temporarily banned from the second-hand jewelry business for paying cash for stolen jewelry and melting it down for profit. Read more at Germantown Patch.
Gaithersburg Honors Veterans at Memorial Day Observance
GAITHERSBURG — Gaithersburg officials hosted a Memorial Day observance ceremony at Christman Park to honor the city's fallen veterans. The city welcomed retired Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Galloway, a 1957 West Point graduate with a 38-year military career, to speak to local veterans about the historical significance of Memorial Day. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
Hometown Holidays: Big Turnout, One Big Rain Out
ROCKVILLE — Hometown Holidays 2012 went off without a hitch—save for one big cancellation called in by Mother Nature. Sunday’s headlining concert by Easton Corbin was called off shortly before the rising country star was to take the stage as city officials tracked a line of severe thunderstorms—first by radar and then by scanning the horizon. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Nick's Farm Supporters Rally in Rockville
POTOMAC — Washington-area residents — hailing from the District to Silver Spring, from Rockville to Potomac — gathered Wednesday night to show support for Nick's Organic Farm, the Brickyard Educational Farm and local agriculture. Read more on Potomac Patch.
Bethesda Resident Dies in Fauquier County Midair Collision
BETHESDA — James M. Duncan, 60, was a passenger in a plane that crashed in Virginia earlier this week. His viewing was on Friday and the funeral was on Saturday. Read more at Bethesda Patch.
'A Bench in London' Celebrates Parks, Family Heritage
CHEVY CHASE — A new children's book by Chevy Chase resident Carolyn Feigenbaum, illustrated by Chevy Chase native Jordan Cutler and edited by Chevy Chase resident Deborah Kalb, tells the story of a park-loving American soldier stationed in London during World War II. The book also addresses the hardships of war and the importance of parks to the urban environment. Read more about the book on Chevy Chase Patch.
Kensington To Hold Election June 4, Candidates Hoping to Mend Fences
KENSINGTON — In preparation for the June 4 elections, the five candidates running for mayor or councilmember have responded to a Patch questionnaire about what matters most to them. More at Kensington Patch.
Blues Fest Preview: Majic 102.3 Cortney Hicks Will Host Silver Spring Fest
SILVER SPRING — As the 4th annual Silver Spring Blues Fest approaches, find out how you can be a part of the groove. Blues Week begins Friday, June 8 downtown, with local restaurants, nonprofits and radio personalities — Majic 102.3 Courtney Hicks will host — joining this year’s festivities. Read more at Silver Spring Patch.