I recently visited an area of England that I have never been to, Norfolk. This low-lying, predominantly rural county is located in eastern England. It is about four to five hours from west London by car, depending on traffic, but it is light years away from the cosmopolitan aura and frenzy of central London; it is unique. Continue reading
Two Local Men Win Scholarship
Harry Vincent, Jr. and Chandler Thornton were selected as the 2014 recipients of the Rural Women’s Republican Club scholarship award. Harry Vincent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Vincent of Darnestown and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bauer of Barnesville, was presented the award at the club’s annual picnic on June 23 at the home of Suzette and Angelo Bizzarro. Continue reading
The Capital Wheel stopped as we reached the top of its rotation, and forty-two gondolas swung gently as passengers took in the sights from 175 feet high—well, not all passengers. Afraid of heights, I was muttering to myself to get a grip, only there were no armrests to pull up on to keep us in the air, and I knew Victoria would look unkindly on me if I grabbed hold of her Gerald seated next to me. Continue reading
By Susan Petro
When Dr. Hector Asuncion first came to Poolesville in 1973 to practice family medicine, there were only about three hundred families living in town. When he stopped by the original Town Hall to inquire whether there were any doctors in town, he was told: “Oh yes, there are two doctors.” Asuncion had already scouted out the community and didn’t see any doctor’s offices, so he inquired about their location. When he discovered their office was located quite a few miles down the road in Dawsonville, Asuncion felt confident that Poolesville would be a nice place to begin a new practice. Continue reading
By Rande Davis
Tractor Supply Co. and Dollar General Clear Last Remaining Hurdles
The biggest news coming from the July 7 Poolesville commissioners’ meeting is that both Tractor Supply Company and Dollar General have been cleared to move ahead with their plans to locate to Poolesville.
Tractor Supply Company is to take over the property formerly used by Selby’s Market, and Dollar General is planning to build in the lot next to Poolesville Beer and Wine, across the road from the Poolesville Town Hall. Continue reading
Richard Chisholm, 90, of Poolesville passed away peacefully on June 27 surrounded by his family. Born May 25, 1924 in Boston, he was the son of Harold and Josephine Chisholm. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Virginia B. Chisholm.
Richard grew up in the Boston area, graduated from Harvard University, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He distinguished himself during a forty-year career at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. His passions were bridge, photography, his garden, and tennis. He volunteered with Hospice of Montgomery County. Continue reading
Raymond Lloyd Grubb, 98, formerly of Poolesville, died on June 29, 2014 at Homewood in Frederick. He was the husband of the late Thelma (Harvey) Grubb. They were married for seventy years when she passed in 2012. Born on December 22, 1915 in Poolesville, he was the son of the late Harry and Bettie (Padgett) Grubb. Continue reading
Mary Frances Hayden passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11 from respiratory failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was ninety-two years old and a long-time resident of Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown. She was the daughter of Frank and Caroline Hodgkin.
She loved to tell stories about her trips to Griffith Stadium to watch the Senators play and shopping at Ida’s Department Store. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1941. Continue reading
Denise Marie Morgal, 59, of Poolesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, at her home, after an eight-month battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, David E. Morgal, Jr.; two daughters, Dawn Geraci and her husband, Joe, of Keedysville, Leeanna Hopkins and her husband, Travis, of Poolesville; two sisters, Donna Arnold (her twin) of Damascus and Debbie Mason of Annapolis. Continue reading
By Rande Davis
The final public candidate forum at the Poolesville Town Hall on June 19, sponsored by the Poolesville Elementary School PTSA, featured County Executive Ike Leggett, who won his party’s nomination for another term on June 24. The summertime attendance was about a third of previous forums. The more intimate environment allowed for an informal group discussion over the previous question–and-answer format. Continue reading