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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Germantown man faces sex assault charges, arrest made in local Subway robberies, Germantown math professor honored by county
Stay on top of what's going on in Germantown by signing up for the Germantown Patch newsletter. Here's a mid-week recap of the top local headlines: Germantown Man Charged With Sexual Assault After Armed Home Invasion Perry Eugene Lee, 21, of the 13000 block of Ansel Terrace, is accused of breaking into a home in Frederick, MD, and sexually assaulting a resident, according to a press release issued by Frederick police. Lee was arrested in connection with reports of a disturbance—a group of males arguing, one with a gun in his waistband. Read the full story here. Police Make Arrest in Armed Robberies of Gaithersburg, Germantown Subway Restaurants Timothy Luke Howell, 24, of no fixed address, was charged with armed robbery stemming from five …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Hippo — the dog — is available for adoption through Mutts Matter Rescue a nonprofit, dog rescue organization
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
When Patch launched in late 2010 editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where your local customers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the search box above, click on your business listing and then click on "claim…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Nature scenes by Ray Lotier, a photographer from Germantown.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Comedic folk duo Buskin & Batteau set for Third Thursday concert Oct. 20 at BlackRock.
You could say they’ve got cross-genre appeal — Paula Abdul, The Oak Ridge Boys and Anne Murray have recorded a Buskin & Batteau tune. But on Thursday, folk balladeers David Buskin and Robin Batteau will be doing the other thing they’ve become known for: injecting punch lines between the strums. Buskin & Batteau are booked for a Third Thursday Bistro series at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The guys struck gold as superstar jingle writers during the 1980s, but they now split their time writing songs, helping nonprofits and hosting their radio show WPKN-FM and WPKN.org. Tickets for Thursday’s show cost $25 and can be purchased at 240-912-1058 or online at www.blackrockcenter.org.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Irish singer-songwriter mines personal experiences, fuses the talents of a Germantown pianist to crowd-fund "Songs for Voice and Piano."
Weekly Skype sessions, reams of emails and a backlog of file transfers had already helped a Germantown pianist and Irish singer-songwriter keep their transatlantic collaboration afloat. So it only made sense that the duo turned to the laptop literate when looking to finance their latest album on Kickstarter. “The artistic process is not all one way,” said David Zeller, the piano player, from the living room of his Germantown home. For about a year and a half, Zeller and Irish music maker Anthony Wall McManus (his name appears as Anthony Wall on the album) have been collaborating on “Songs for Voices and Piano,” with Zeller building arrangements from the lyrics and musical outlines McManus drafts from Ireland. The project lives on …
Monday, October 10, 2011
County hosts webinars to address new bag tax law, which takes effect, Jan. 1, 2012.
Montgomery County will host free hourlong webinars to explain the new bag tax law, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. The first of several webinars scheduled through January is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 11. In short, if you don't BYOB when you shop you will be charged 5 cents per bag. Businesses keep a penny for every bag taxed, with proceeds going to the county's litter- and pollution-fighting efforts. The intention, according to the legislation, is to transfer the burden of liter cleanup onto people who choose to use paper or plastic bags instead of bringing their own. The county estimates the bag tax will bring in more than a million dollars in revenue in its first year. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett introduced the bill to …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Senior Connection of Montgomery County seeks volunteers in Germantown.
If getting downstairs to answer the front door were difficult for Diane and Joseph Liebling, their option for grocery shopping — a nine-minute walk to Giant — wasn't much more appealing. But that was before the Lieblings got connected. Now Sanjoo Jalla, a volunteer with the Senior Connection of Montgomery County, makes the grocery run for the Lieblings. “She’s a blessing,” said Diane Liebling, 81 of Germantown. “What more can I say?” The Senior Connection is a nonprofit that serves county residents who are 62 and older. The Silver Spring-based organization provides rides to appointments, help with errands and shopping — what Jalla does for the Lieblings — and assistance with reading and writing paperwork. “Anybody can provide …