Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Student news for Germantown, Darnestown and surrounding region
Student news is submitted by representatives from colleges and universities nationwide. Don’t see your kid’s school? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll contact their school representative. Germantown Students Graduate from Bowie State University BOWIE, MD—Three Germantown residents received degrees from Bowie State University on December 21, 2012. They were among 415 students to graduate during the Winter 2012 Commencement. The students and their respective degrees are: Antonia Y. Francis of Germantown Named to McDaniel College Dean's List WESTMINSTER, MD—Antonia Y. Francis of Germantown has been named to the McDaniel College fall 2012 Dean's List with Honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Forecasters aren't sure whether there will be any significant snow—or just rain
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Darnestown Heritage Park set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
County officials plan to celebrate the minting of a new park in Darnestown on Saturday. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony for Darnestown Heritage Park is set for 9:30 a.m. at 14015 Darnestown Road. Darnestown Civic Association leaders, Montgomery County Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County councilman Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, of Germantown, were expected to offer remarks. Darnestown Heritage Park was built on nearly a half acre of undeveloped land near Darnestown and Seneca roads, an effort spurred from the community’s desire to give the rural, unincorporated place a clear focal point that highlights Darnestown’s history. Montgomery County Planning board approved the facility design for the park in 2007, county records show. More details …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Police: Michael Wilhelm Breithaupt, 54, of Chevy Chase, was struck by a school bus in Darnestown Tuesday.
Montgomery County Police have identified the cyclist who was hit by a Montgomery County school bus carrying students in Darnestown on Tuesday. The cyclist — Michael Wilhelm Breithaupt, 54, of the 3700 block of East West Highway in Chevy Chase — remains in critical condition, according to police. The incident is under investigation. Breithaupt was struck as he was biking north on Berryville Road. The school bus was travelling east on Darnestown Road. There were 29 students from Poolesville High School on the school bus. None were injured, police and school officials said. The school bus driver, Michael Rinaldo, 53, of Germantown, was transported to an area hospital for a check-up, according to police. Investigators have asked anyone who …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
No students injured; cyclist in serious condition
(UPDATED 12:30 a.m.) For reasons still under police investigation, a cyclist traveling north on Berryville Road was hit by a Montgomery County school bus carrying students east on Darnestown Road, Montgomery County Police said in an update released late Wednesday night. Police said the name of the bicyclist—who remains in critical condition—would be released once the family was notified. The school bus driver, Michael Rinaldo, 53, of Germantown, was transported to an area hospital for a check-up, police said. The school bus was carrying 29 students from Poolesville High School. None of the students were injured, according to police. At around 2:30 p.m., police and emergency responders were dispatched to reports of a crash in which a school…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Check out our Q&A with Olympic kayaker Caroline Queen for more about her experience and plans for Rio.
Caroline Queen started kayaking in a summer camp at the age of nine. At 12, she was racing competitively and by 20 she traveled with Team USA to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Darnestown, MD-native describes herself as just being “at the right place at the right time.” Though Queen didn’t quite make it far enough to medal in London, she already has her eyes on the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. “I was really not sure going into these games, but having experienced it I can understand why athletes dedicate so much time in pursuit of the Olympic games,” Queen told Patch. “I think I would like to give it another go.” Queen will be heading to North Carolina soon to go on a vacation with her mother before starting …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Though the incumbent was missing from activities, candidates met with the public
to share their platforms and vie for more votes.
Nine candidates running for the sixth congressional district seat in Maryland had a chance to appeal to the public Thursday night in attempt to garner local votes in Darnestown, although incumbent Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) was not present. “One of the big things we have to accomplish [in Congress] is to be available,” David Brinkley said. “You have to be available to meet people, you have to be here tonight. The incumbent is not here tonight, but all of us are here asking for your vote.” Darnestown Civic Association President Lisa Patterson-Troike said she received an email from Bartlett’s camp Wednesday night cancelling his appearance at the event, although no reason was provided. The candidates running against Bartlett are looking to …