This Week in Potomac

This Week in Potomac

Hearing Postponed

Andrew Klepper, 15, of Potomac had been scheduled for a reverse waiver hearing on May 5, but that hearing has been postponed to May 13.

Montgomery County Police allege that Klepper was involved in a sexual assault at his Quarry Ridge Way home in November. Due to the nature of the crime Klepper was charged as an adult. The hearing will determine if he is to be tried as a juvenile.

Ryan Baird of Rockville was involved in an incident at the house and has been sentenced to remain in juvenile custody. The 15-year-old must be released by the time he turns 21.

Young Song of Cabin John was also involved in an incident at the house. Song was an adult at the time of the assault and has been found guilty and faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

Rainscapes Workshops

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has received a $29,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration Projects program for a new educational program called “Rainscapes.”

The program teaches residents how to prevent pollution and erosion while recharging groundwater supplies by capturing and reusing rainwater. Workshops will be held this spring where homeowners can collect rooftop runoff and control stormwater. During a series of workshops this fall, volunteers will plant Rainscapes gardens and learn how to maintain them.

To register, visit or call 240-777-7720.

Youth Advisory Committee

Young people who would like to help make a difference in the lives of Montgomery County youth are sought to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee. Applicants must be in the 7th grade or above and under 21, and must live or attend school in Montgomery County.

The committee plans countywide alcohol drug and violence events such as Battle of the Bands, Movie Nights and Pool Parties. The committee also seeks to eliminate alcohol and other drug use and violence in the county and help fight racial discrimination.

The deadline for applications is June 6. Call 240-777-6961.

Health Seminar

Learn why Glyconutrients and Glycobiology are becoming the fastest growing segments in biotechnology today. Is it nature’s answer to disease and premature aging? May 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center. Call 301-983-4471.

Office to Move

The Montgomery County Special Transportation Office (formerly known as the Paratransit Office) will be moving on May 15, and their phone number will change.

The office handles the Medicaid, Call ‘N Ride and Same Day Access programs. The office will move from its Wheaton location to the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 5th floor, Rockville. The new telephone number will be 240-777-5890, fax 240-777-5891.

phone through May 14 will still be 301-468-4446.