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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

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August 27, 2015

Hello, everybody! Welcome to our last full week of August. Before we know it, those big yellow buses will begin peppering our winding country lanes, wild black-eyed susans will start cropping up like crazy, and the local Grub Kitty will be selling pumpkin-flavored everything. Where did the summer go?

Loads of happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to John Michael Yeglinski, cutting cake Sept. 1, and to Joy Elliott, blowing out her candles Sept. 3.

From our Hip-Hip-Huzzah department: hearty congratulations go out to Trae Cairns and all the brewmeisters over at Rockville’s own Midnight Brewery, winning three medals for their beers at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival this past weekend. Midnight took home gold medals for their New Beginning kolsch and Rockville Red Irish ale, and a silver medal for their Not My Job brown ale. Raise a glass of the area’s finest to them!

Is your child thinking of playing basketball this upcoming season? Rockville Youth Basketball will offer high-energy preseason skills clinics for players ages 5 through 16 to improve conditioning and core skills. The 90-minute clinics will meet once weekly for four consecutive weeks at the Rockville Center gymnasium, 16238 Pouncey Tract Road.

Single session cost is $50 per participant. Subsequent clinics (four will be offered) are $35 each. Registration forms are available online at Contact basketball commissioner Patrick Gluesing at (440) 465-7358 with questions. You can reach him via email at

Bring the kids over to the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, Sept. 4, for First Friday Films. Catch a full-length family feature on the branch’s big screen starting at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy free popcorn, snacks and soft drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library, including our hometown branch, will be closed in observance of Labor Day both Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7. Libraries will retain normal operating hours the Friday before and the Tuesday after.

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