Good morning, Potomac! It’s Monday morning, and time to get your day started with these “5 Things.” Among our offerings: weather, a recap of the weekend and what you can expect coming up this week.
1. In weather, we can expect a varied week, with temperatures staying mostly in the 80s. Highs will reach 88, with lows in the upper 60s. Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 89, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight’s lows will drop to 69.
2. Thursday’s farmers market was busy, with new vendors and customers out enjoying the sale. Two young entrepreneurs made their debut with colorful line of duct-taped goods. Check out these photos of nine year olds, Fiona Gallagher and Lucy Byer, with their products.
3. Last week, it was discovered that an adult in central Maryland is the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. Closer to home, the virus was also found in Montgomery County by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to the Friday announcement by Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced. On Saturday, the body of an adult male was found in the Potomac River, near Edwards Ferry Road near Poolesville. Police are still looking for leads.
4. The Brickyard Road School site, current home to Nick's Organic Farm and the Brickyard Road Educational Farm, is scheduled to turn over to Montgomery County on Thursday. For nearly two years, the property has been embroiled in a heated battle between the county's mission to turn the site into youth soccer fields, and local activists who wish to save the 32-year-old organic farm currently on the site. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for our in-depth feature detailing the history of the Brickyard Road controversy, and what the future holds for the property.
5. Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to help determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in each of our categories -- ranging from favorite pizza spot to favorite park. Just click on the category, then vote in the poll at the bottom of the article.