Washington Spirit midfielder Joanna Lohman delivered the scoring kick to win the game for The Spirit vs. Boston, 1-0.…
NW hurdler smashes county record In the Maryland 4A track regionals, the top finishers in the boys 200m Raynard Bell (lane 4) - 22.27 & Enoch Owumi (lane 3) 22.49 from Kennedy HS. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH The Northwest boys and Clarksburg girls won the 4A West Regional Outdoor Track Meet at Quince Orchard High School Wednesday through Thursday with scores of 158.5 points and 180 points. Northwest boys beat No. 2. Team Clarksburg by 75.5 points and Clarksburg girls beat No. 2 Northwest girls with a 50.5 point lead. Northwest seniors Shyheim Wright (37.36 seconds) and Andrew Daniels (38.06) placed first and second in the 300m hurdle finals. Wright made No. 1 all-time county best time, and Daniels was in the top five of all time, but No. 2 since 2006. The duo also placed first (14.3 seconds) and second (14.7 seconds) in the 110m hurdle finals.Read more
Thousands braved the rain to attend the seventh annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER GAITHERSBURG – While organizers agreed Saturday’s inclement weather brought attendance down from previous years, several thousand people nonetheless braved the rain and came to the City Hall grounds for the seventh annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. Attendees could listen speeches by authors and meet them afterward as well as purchase books and participate in workshops, including ones for kids. Novelist Jeffery Deaver writes crime and mystery novels, several of which have been adapted into films. Deaver said he became interested in writing as a child because he had few friends. He praised the role books play in forging connections between people. “You see a shy boy carrying a book under his arm,” Deaver said. “You look at the cover and say, ‘Oh, I like that book, too.’ And suddenly that boy isn’t alone anymore. Suddenly you have a new friend.”
GAITHERSBURG – For the seventh consecutive year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is set to draw numerous authors and literary enthusiasts to the Gaithersburg City Hall grounds this Saturday. A number of prominent authors are scheduled to appear at this year’s festival, including longtime ESPN analyst Tim Kurkjian, former Clinton presidential adviser Sidney Blumenthal, and popular mystery novelist Jeffery Deaver.
GAITHERSBURG – At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, the small crowd found its seats as “Oil and Water,” a documentary about two young men at the opposite ends of the world joining for one cause, began Friday night in The Kentlands. The movie focused on how huge oil companies were drilling close to territories that belonged to Ecuadorian tribes, pushing tribes to the edge of their homes.