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29th Annual Community Awards Banquet
Held April 24
We celebrated the connection and goodwill between citizens, businesses, schools, and public safety workers in the Wheaton & Kensington community, and gave thanks to those receiving these well-deserved annual awards.
Front row from left: EMS Lt. Sue Malloy, Kensington Vol. Fire Dept. Public Safety Officer; Susan DeFord, Mid-County Citizen's Advisory Board Citizen of the Year; Kate Ligon, Einstein HS Teacher of the Year; Evelin Flamenco, Einstein HS Community Service Student of the Year; Lois Bell, Wheaton Vol. Rescue Squad Public Safety Award; Erick Omar Flores, Wheaton HS ESOL Student of the Year; Elena Robles, Wheaton HS Community Service Student of the Year; Talia Shnider, Wheaton HS Teacher of the Year; Tamara Jennings, Kennedy HS Teacher of the Year; Erin Rutter, Kennedy HS Community Service Student of the Year; Jonathan Hernandez, Kennedy HS ESOL Student of the Year.
Back row from left: Fire Chief Jayme Heflin, Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 2013 Chamber Tribute Award; Chris Georgatsos, owner of The Shops on Amherst, The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Wheaton Revitalization Award; William Moore, President of IHOP, The Chamber Member of the Year; Jonathan Garcia Rivera, Einstein HS ESOL Student of the Year; PO2 Andrew Suh, The 4th District Police Public Safety Officer of the Year; Cheryl Wieker, Parent Encouragement Program, The Non-Profit of the Year; Seth Katz, Smart Computer Co, Outstanding Chamber Service Award.
Not pictured: Mary Georgatsos, co-owner of The Shops on Amherst, The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Wheaton Revitalization Award; Marguerite Elmer, Community Partners of Aspen Hill, The Mid-County CAB Civic Association of the Year.
This annual awards dinner is a hallmark event of the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber. Business leaders, community activists, residents and elected officials all come together to recognize the achievements of our honorees.
For over 18 years, the Chamber has also recognized our area high school students and awarded monetary gifts provided by our sponsors. The Chamber has been committed to encouraging local businesses to mentor the students that become our future leaders.
Taste of Wheaton
Sunday, June 9, 2013
corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive
(one block north of the Wheaton Metro station)
Taste of Wheaton highlights include:
Food samples from some of downtown Wheaton’s best restaurants at prices ranging from $1 to $5 per “taste". Confirmed list of participants coming soon.
Cooking demonstrations featuring chefs from Wheaton restaurants
Food and wine/cocktail tastings featuring local artisans*
*Tasting tickets must be purchased. 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Mid-County United Ministries (MUM).
Live music featuring:
Ted Garber (Blues, Rock)
The Natty Beaux (Swing)
Diamond Alley (Top 40)
Alma Tropicalia (Brazilian)
Wheaton Idol Karaoke featuring the live karaoke band Harikaraoke Band
Arts & crafts sponsored by Montgomery Art Association
Face painting, balloon sculptures and caricature drawings by D's Magic
WE are more than just the Town!
Only eight miles from the Nation’s Capitol is a place that’s a world apart: 20895 Kensington. Stroll its tree-lined streets. Explore famous Antique Row. Take in a show when one of several performing arts groups is on stage at the Kensington Town Hall, stop and visit with some of the friendliest people you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet, and imagine a time when Kensington was the place where well-to-do Washingtonians escaped the city summer for the cool countryside and the Nation's Capitol first civil servants made their homes to have an easy daily commute into the city. What else will you find here? A small town atmosphere, with everything from Main Street stores to cool, green parks, a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Kensington offers a rare combination of big city convenience and culture and community charm along with shopping you won’t find anywhere else.
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, 6 pm
In conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of the theatre’s historic building, the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club will host a Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Following the ceremony will be a special show by jazz saxophonist, Branford Marsalis – tickets for this are available through their box office.
KENSINGTON’S THIRD THURSDAY NIGHT OUT
Old Town Kensington from 5-8 pm
Farmer's Market Every Saturday ALL Year-Long
THE FARMER'S MARKET IS BURSTING WITH ACTIVITY! Every Saturday from 8 am-12 noon, the MARC Train Station on Howard Avenue comes alive with vendors selling a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, meat, breads, olive oil products, pickles, pizza, paella, peanuts, homemade soaps, cheeses, cut flowers, bedding plants, chocolate, cookies and other baked goods.
for more information
The White Flint Express Train runs Mondays through Fridays
11 am -5 PM
$1.50 per ride
Buy tickets at the Train Depot, located on Level One in the Lord & Taylor wing (11301 Rockville Pike).
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