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Poor Treatment of Sheep in Poolesville

A poolesville resident reported that sheep were not being cared for properly. The sheep were said to be covered in their waste. An Animal Services officer visited the address, and the owner showed the officer the sheep, which had small spots of mud on them but no waste. The officer advised the owner to shear the sheep so they would not become overheated, and the owner agreed to do so.

Kettler Forlines Homes Constructs Energy-Efficient Brightwell Crossing Community in Poolesville, MD

PR Web reports that Kettler Forlines Homes, (www.kettlerforlineshomes.com) a Montgomery Village, MD-based homebuilding company with a 30+ year track record of industry excellence and awards, has opened the Montgomery model home and design center for Brightwell Crossing (www.brightwellcrossing.com). Located in the historic Town of Poolesville, Brightwell Crossing is the newest residential living community in a nationally-recognized school district in Western Montgomery County, just outside of Washington, DC.

2010 Poolesville Day 5K Run/Walk

The Poolesville Day 5K Run/Walk is an annual community event and is part of the Poolesville Day celebrations for the Town of Poolesville, Maryland.  Runners and walkers of all levels of ability are welcome and encouraged to participate.  The gently rolling race course travels through the quiet neighborhoods of historic Poolesville, Maryland. 
The Poolesville Day 5k is known by local runners as a fast, friendly course and a good opportunity for a fast PR! Age Group and Monetary $$$ Awards:
$100 for overall 1st Male and Female
$75 for overall 2nd Male and Female
$50 for overall 3rd Male and Female
$50 for 1st Masters 40+ Male and Female
$50 for 1st Masters 50+ Male and Female

Be a Member of the MoCo Public Library Teen Advisory Group

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is recruiting members for its Teen Advisory Group, and teens, ages 14-18, who would like to promote library programming for teens and advocate for teen library service are invited to apply online through the library website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Teens who like to read, write, and are interested in interviewing authors and public officials for the MCPL Teensite page or would like to work with Facebook, YouTube and/or video productions can check out details on the website.

Applications are due by September 11.  Candidates will be interviewed the week of September 20.  Teens accepted in the program will serve from September 2010 to May 2011 and will meet on a monthly basis.

For more details, check the MCPL website, or for questions, email teensite@montgomerycountymd.gov

Early Voting In Maryland Begins

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley is hoping early voting in Maryland for the first time will create higher voter turnout.

O'Malley, a Democrat, was the 222nd voter who cast a ballot in the primary at the Public Safety Training Facility in Baltimore on Friday afternoon, the first day of early voting in Maryland.

Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, O'Malley's likely opponent in November, also is encouraging people to vote early, even though he's been critical of early voting and vetoed legislation to create it when he was governor.

Ehrlich says it's now the law in the state and he's going to live with it and, it is hoped, take advantage of it. Andy Barth, an Ehrlich campaign spokesman, says Ehrlich is expected to take part in early voting next week.

Maryland schools battle with limited funding and space as enrollment grows by Michael Bimbaum, WAPO

Michael Bimbaum for the Washington Post reports: More than 200,000 Maryland students streamed back to crowded classrooms Monday as school systems dealt with growth but little money to hire more teachers.

In Montgomery County, the state's largest school system, parents said they were anxious about increased class sizes but sanguine about the schools' future under a successor to Superintendent Jerry D. Weast, who is retiring in June. Enrollment swelled by 2,200 students -- 1.5 percent -- this year, hundreds more than forecast. Howard and Charles counties also returned to school Monday.

The 20th Anniversary of Poolesville Day

The 20th Anniversary of Poolesville Day

Come out on Saturday, September 25 for Poolesville Day!

The day will consist of games, food, and fun!

CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5K RACE

Pre-race registration:  www.poolesvillechamber.com

Race Time:  8:00 a.m. at Poolesville Baptist Church

PARADE 

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.  (Along Fisher Avenue, starts at elementary school & ends at intersection of Fisher Ave & Rt. 109) 

GRAND MARSHALL:  Jane Stearn of WUMCO Help, Inc.