27-07-2017 Hits:177 Local Neal Earley
Infamous cavalry statue takes its last ride to Poolesville to stand guard at White's Ferry
Workmen remove the Confederate Cavalry statue to take it to its new resting place near White's Ferry. FILE PHOTO
ROCKVILLE – Friday was a last hurrah for a 104-year-old Rockville statue representing an increasingly more distant past.
After two years of controversy and public debates a County contractor moved Rockville’s Confederate statue Tuesday to its new home at White’s Ferry outside of Poolesville. The statue, depicting a confederate cavalryman – and modeled after a former Rockville mayor, was taken from its home at the old Rockville “Red Brick” Courthouse where it had stayed for many years. The statue arrived at White’s Ferry on Tuesday.
For years Rockville and County residents debated the appropriateness of the statue, which for the last 104 years stood in downtown Rockville as a memorial to the County’s confederate Civil War veterans.
While the statue was the centerpiece of discussion for many Rockville City Council meetings, only about half a dozen County resident gathered on Friday to give the statue a farewell topped with a Champaign toast to a monument of Rockville’s past.
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20-07-2017 Hits:337 Local Matt Cohen
BETHESDA -- Ever sit at a baseball game eating a slice of pizza, and not know what to with the plate once you’re done? You probably shoved the plate on the ground below your chair, assuming the janitors at the stadium will pick it up for you. Brian Kelley, 22, has an invention to change that.
The idea started during a group project in his entrepreneurship class during his senior year at The Bullis School in Potomac. The students were assigned to create a business idea and pursue that idea. “Going to a lot of games growing up, I’ve noticed the amount of trash that accumulates,” Kelley said. “So this idea came up in my head, I thought ‘Let’s get a better way for being able to throw out trash.’”
Kelley wanted to create a more efficient way for people to throw out their trash and for cleaning crews to collect the trash. To do this, Kelley started by taping paper bags onto the bottom of chairs. The bag makes cleanup after the game easier, as all a janitor would have to do is pick the bag off the chair, instead of pick up the trash off of the floor.
20-07-2017 Hits:2397 Local Suzanne Pollak
COURTESY OF KEVIN GILLOGLY
Jonathan Shurberg, a Silver Spring attorney and Democratic activist, died Thursday morning after suffering from cancer and pneumonia. He was 54 years old.