The last week in Potomac marked the first day of school for many students, the death of a Potomac man, Labor Day, a Jewish holiday, a day of remembrance, new plans for a local elementary school and, of course, the launch of Potomac Patch!
Community members met with county representatives and engineers at Cold Spring Elementary School on Tuesday evening to discuss plans for a new structure to collect storm water runoff that could potentially eliminate a popular sledding hill used by children in the area. The design for the storm water management system has not been finalized, but is slated to begin construction with the school's new gym in July 2011.
While many public schools took Wednesday off to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and The Heights School began the school year. Bullis School and The Ivymount School began on Tuesday.
On a somber note, Potomac resident Ali Hyder died Wednesday at Suburban Hospital from injuries sustained after a car collision in Burtonsville on Monday. Montgomery County Police in the 3rd District are still investigating the accident.
On Saturday, American flags flew outside of many Potomac homes to mark the . There were no formal gatherings in Potomac to remember the day, but many Potomac residents said they would reflect on the significance of the day to them.
And finally, on Friday at 1 p.m. Potomac Patch entered the world! If you want to know more about what Patch.com is about and how we will be reporting on the website, check out the welcome video. Be sure to check the site often for updates on news that is happening around town and let me know what you think!