THE BROOKDALE BUGLE
Scheduled for April 8, 2002
In this issue,
THE VICE PRESIDENT'S CORNER by Barbara Ingersoll
Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights-Status
Report by Eric Sanne
Airplanes over Brookdale by Anthony DiLullo
SHADY DREAMS by Fiona Carson
ART SHOWS BY RESIDENTS
COOPER LIGHTBOWN AND BROOKDALE by Roberta B. Holt
Brookdale Home Sales by Kathleen McElroy
The late Winter/early Spring has been relatively free of reported
crime and big development events. The primary focus of the
Executive Committee has been on the internal community.
Parks and Trees
We have continued work with the Department of Parks and Planning
to complete the improvements to Brookdale Park. Construction of
a connector sidewalk in Brookdale Park is being contracted and
should go in relatively soon. Bill Gillette, Parks Manager,
plans to trim and cut dangerous trees in the park and is looking
into fixing the drainage, erosion problems at the edge of the
road (rather than call upon Traffic and Parking Services, a much
lengthier process). I am also in contact with the Playground
Equipment staff on when we might expect equipment for older
children and a possible renovation to the current tot lot.
Recently, the County decided to plant more trees on public lands
in an effort to combat the tremendous deforestation taking place
in the County. This was realized in their decision to plant more
than 30 good-sized native trees in Boundary Park (a environmental
conservation area) this Spring. You may want to be on the alert
for public areas within Brookdale that could use more trees in a
fall planting. (Spring planting is over.)
In early November I requested 9 new street trees for Brookdale.
I am told the 8 for Merivale and Dalton will be planted this
Spring. One requested for Western falls outside their
jurisdiction. Kudos to those of you collecting names and
Streets: Request for Safety Inspections
February 28, the Department of Traffic & Parking Services
responded to my November 2000 request for several safety checks
within Brookdale. As a result we have one new stop sign on
Keokuk at Dover Court, and new signs on Cortland and Westport
indicating no parking 50 feet from their intersection. The
crosswalk at Harrison and Western will be renewed. Playground
warning signs were added on Dalton Rd. near Brookdale Park. The
report indicates the need for removal of obstructions of view at
several intersections, most notably the southeast side of the
intersection of Dover and Keokuk and the south corner of Dalton
Rd and Westport, and surrounding the parking controls on the
southeast side of Westport Rd.
The residents whose property is on Park Place have been working
with County officials on a new turnaround on Park Place. The
turnaround plan has been agreed to by all parties, and we are now
working out the problems of the street width being inadequate in
Residents should note that if an entire block wants to have a sidewalk installed, the County has a program to provide it free of charge.
General residential street sweeping by Montgomery County will not
take place this year. The rationale is the lack of salting and
sanding during the Winter and county lack of funds. According to
Lew Cutsail, if some streets need special attention, sweeping may
be requested by calling 240-777-7623. Residents may learn the
status of the request by calling back one week later.
Development of Land
I reported on the major development issues in the January
Bugle. We expect digging to begin on both the Chevy Chase
Land Co. and Hecht's sites by Jan. 1. Schedules depend on
There is no action on the GEICO site at this time.
However, GEICO has begun to sell some houses they own in
Brookdale. GEICO has sold one house on Cortland Road, and
another on Westport is on the market, leaving them with 9 other
houses and three empty lots in Brookdale at this time. According
to Steve Martz, GEICO, their "policy" of non-sale now applies
only to houses that abut their property, not including Brookdale
Park (which is leased to the county until development of their
site is complete).
The fact that part of the fence is missing between GEICO and
Brookdale near Saratoga has been brought to Steve Martz's
I have attended three meetings for Brookdale that addressed
issues of crime and crime prevention. On January 23 at the
Friendship Heights Task Force I brought out the issues we have
surfaced and our work with the ANC-3 people. The Task Force's
Public Safety Committee met on March 1 with the several police
forces and fire & rescue leaders in attendance. There I had the
opportunity to meet Cmdr. Peter Newsham, the DC 2nd District, and
to talk with him and Cmdr. Luther Reynolds about our concerns.
They have issued a joint statement that addresses jurisdictions
and cell phones. Then on February 23, I attended the forum
prepared by CCCFH. As a result of the Executive Team's efforts,
two block meetings (Park Av. and Westport Rd.) have taken place
in Brookdale with Officer Dana Matthis in attendance. From all
accounts those were very successful meetings in bringing
neighbors together to deal with safety on those blocks. I hope
that others may do this formally or informally.
We have a new Vice President of Wohlshire, as of February (see
box), and I have appointed a Nominating Committee for the
election in May.
Volunteers are still needed as block captains for the West side
of River Road 4600 block, Willard Ave., and the 5200 block of
Saratoga. Please call me or the appropriate VP.
I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on May 8, and
saying a fond farewell as President.
New Vice President for Wohlshire Appointed
William Geiger is VP for Wohlshire again after a couple years'
hiatus; he is replacing Lisa Hochheiser, who had to step down
before her term ended. William was raised in Brookdale
(Wohlshire) and is happy to be raising his own family here.
William works as both a contractor for and reserve lieutenant
colonel in the U.S. Air Force. William and his wife, Marie
Geiger, have 5-year-old twins at Westbrook Elementary School.
Nominating Committee Members
The May meeting of the Association means election of officers for the next year. Some slots are wide open. Please suggest nominees for Brookdale officers to the Nominating Committee:
Mike Makuch, Brookdale N, Chair
Sue Bruser, Wohlshire
Bill McCloskey, Brookdale S
Jodi Benjamin, Orchardale
THE VICE PRESIDENT'S CORNER by Barbara Ingersoll
The Brookdale Citizens' Association: Who We Are and What We
In the time I've served as the Vice President for Brookdale
South, it's become clear to me that many of our residents have
only a vague idea, at best, about the purpose of the Brookdale
Citizens' Association. In fact, some don't even know that the
Association exists, let alone what it does!
Among those who know that the Association exists, some apparently
believe that it is a sort of homeowners' association, whose duty
it is to enforce rules and ordinances within the community.
(This is not the case: the Association has no regulatory
or enforcement capabilities, but officers and block captains can
direct you to local government agencies that can assist you with
problems such as barking dogs, illegally parked cars, and the
Others know virtually nothing about the organization, beyond the
fact that it periodically distributes a newsletter, a
neighborhood directory, and a request to pony up for dues.
I admit that, prior to becoming active in the organization, I was
in the latter category. While I thought that $20 annually was a
bit pricey for a directory, I dutifully paid up because I was
grateful for such a useful packet of names, addresses, and
telephone numbers so that I could call my neighbors in an
emergency or look up the right number when I needed information
or service from a county agency.
I now know that the Association does more than publish a
directory much more, in fact. What is the Association, what is
its purpose, and what does it do for us, the residents?
What is the Association? Founded in 1938, the Brookdale
Citizens' Association now encompasses the communities of
Brookdale North & South, Orchardale, and Wohlshire. Elected
officers include the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and
four Vice Presidents one each from Brookdale North, Brookdale
South, Orchardale, and Wohlshire.
In addition to attending regular meetings of the Executive
Committee, Vice Presidents are charged with conveying information
and materials to block captains (see below) for dissemination and
communicating neighborhood concerns to the Executive Committee.
They also carry out a variety of specific tasks, as needed, such
as contributing articles to the Bugle, organizing welcome baskets
for new residents, and helping to organize neighborhood events.
Vice Presidents also find and appoint Area Liaison
Representatives (aka "block captains") to assist in their areas.
In addition to such duties as delivering the Bugle and posting
signs to inform residents of upcoming events, block captains
serve as "meeters and greeters," welcoming new residents to the
neighborhood, acquainting them with the Association, and
forwarding information for inclusion in the directory. Block
captains also convey the concerns of the residents to the area
Vice President, who then brings these issues to the attention of
the Executive Committee.
What does the Association do? According to its
constitution, the object of the Association is to "stimulate
interest in and devise and implement ways and means for promotion
of civic and general welfare" in these communities and to promote
the best interests of the communities through cooperation with
county and state officials and with other civic associations "of
The Association goes about fulfilling these responsibilities in a
variety of ways.
To stimulate interest in civic welfare and foster a sense of
community, the Association supports community activities
initiated by the residents. Examples include an annual
Halloween party and Fourth of July parade, both of which are
held at Brookdale Park and are great fun for the kids and
families who participate. Other examples include block
parties and block meetings, the latter of which can be
called when residents need to discuss issues of concern to
those in the immediate vicinity. The Association solicits
volunteers to serve at the larger events, notifies residents
via fliers and posted notices, and underwrites the cost of
snacks and beverages at the events.
The Association works with the Department of Parks and
Recreation to ensure that our parks are well-maintained and
that amenities such as playground equipment are upgraded
when possible. Enhancing the esthetic appeal of our
neighborhood is important, too, so the Association has
encouraged residents to avail themselves of a county program
which provides "street trees," planted by the county on
county-owned frontage along our streets.
Safety issues addressed by the Association have included
block meetings to discuss local crime problems. A liaison
officer from the Montgomery County Police Department is
available to attend these meetings and talk with residents
about crime-prevention measures. The Association also
promotes crime awareness through updated local crime reports
on its website (www.capaccess.org/brookdale/) and was
recently instrumental in obtaining better lighting along
Western Avenue to deter crimes against pedestrians in the
area. Finally, the Association is attuned to issues of
traffic safety and has worked on issues such as obstruction
of view, parking restrictions, and street signs.
To keep residents abreast of local happenings, the
Association maintains a website, publishes a newsletter,
posts signs, and distributes fliers to convey information
about events of interest and importance.
The Association holds an annual meeting to provide a forum
in which residents can raise and discuss issues of general
concern with each other and with representatives of local
At a time when development in the Friendship Heights area is
booming, the ability to work with other local civic groups
is of particular importance, so that our neighborhood needs
are not disregarded in the planning process. The President
of the Association appoints delegates to such groups,
including the Friendship Heights Joint Task Force, the
Citizens' Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights, and
the Western Montgomery County Citizens' Advisory Board.
All in all, it's a lot of bang for the buck, in terms of our
dues! But, to get the most for your money -- and to protect
and enhance your quality of life as a Brookdale resident - I
urge you to do more than pay your dues: attend meetings, join in
neighborhood events, and contribute a couple of hours of your
time as a volunteer for the Association. You'll be doing
something worthwhile for your community, you'll have an
opportunity to meet and mingle with your neighbors, and you'll
have a good time in the process.
Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights-Status
Report by Eric Sanne, Chair
As many of you know, the Citizens Coordinating Committee on
Friendship Heights is an umbrella organization of fourteen
community associations including Brookdale. Brookdale has played
an important role in CCCFH in no small part because our
neighborhood is directly impacted by development in Friendship
Heights (FH). For several years Brookdale has been represented
by Ron Tripp, who is currently the Recording Secretary, and
The major issues CCCFH has addressed this year are development in
Friendship Heights, the creeping commercial development along
River Road and Wisconsin Avenue, and crime. GEICO has remained
quiescent for the last year. Hecht's completed their Site Plan
in April 2001, but the changing market means that they are still
seeking financing. Chevy Chase Land Co. is moving closer toward
development since the two law suits holding it back have been
Commercial development in residential areas remains a critical
and ongoing concern to CCCFH. Nearly six thousand dollars
already have been spent by various communities to lobby for
legislation and to fight attempts to convert single family homes
into businesses. It is a blow that the Department of Permitting
Services is both allowing the improper conversion of homes into
"home occupancy" businesses and then failing to enforce
regulations governing those home occupancies. Our fight against
this agency and to lobby for more restricted use of businesses in
homes is ongoing. Brookdale should expect CCCFH to soon request
a monetary contribution to sustain this fight.
As to crime, I just published a Crime Report that you can
request from CCCFH@hotmail.com. Over the last six months CCCFH
has been inundated with concerns about a perceived dramatic
increase in crime in our 14 communities. The most important
question is whether there is an actual increase in crime. To
address this issue CCCFH held two community forums--on January
16 with Roy Gordon, Chief, Chevy Chase village Police, and on
February 20 with Commander Reynolds and his staff. To everyone's
surprise, the statistics gathered by our associations, and
buttressed by figures presented by Cmdr. Reynolds, show there is
no crime wave and no general trend upwards in burglaries or
assaults. The County views our area as stable and "extremely
safe." Nonetheless, in the Crime Report a number of
recommendations have been made which we, as individuals, can
implement to reduce crime.
If you would like to explore issues facing Brookdale and other
communities in the area, please feel free to attend our monthly
meetings, held on the third Wednesday of every month, at 8 pm
sharp, at the Somerset Town Hall, 4510 Cumberland Avenue, just
off Wisconsin Avenue.
Airplanes over Brookdale
If you are concerned about the noise and risk of danger from
airplanes flying overhead since the reopening of Reagan National
Airport last October 4, please join me in letting our elected
representatives and local officials know about our concerns. The
noise and risks are likely to increase as Reagan National Airport
moves towards the full pre-September 11 schedule of flights and
we will become more aware of the disturbance as we begin to spend
more time outdoors with the coming of spring and summer.
Since the reopening of Reagan National Airport, commercial jet
carriers have begun flying almost every day over Brookdale and
neighboring residential areas and business districts bringing
with them not only annoying and unpleasant noise but also an
unacceptable risk of danger. The abandonment of noise controls
and the shifting of flight patterns to "straight-line" take-offs
and landings from the pre-September 11 flight patterns that
directed air traffic over the Potomac River are largely the cause
of these developments.
Everyone supports the need to enhance the national security and
undoubtedly the airline industry suffered loss of business
immediately after September 11. However, solutions to these
problems need not ignore the safety and noise issues for the
residents of the heavily populated communities over which
commercial carriers operate. We need to impress on our elected
representatives and local officials our need for relief from the
noise and risk of danger and to urge them to effectively
represent our legitimate interests to the officials in charge of
policies and procedures at Reagan National Airport.
Either individually or as a group we should contact Rep. Connie
Morella, Montgomery County Councilmember Howard Denis, and a
member of Metropolitan Washington Council of Government
(www.mwcog.org) and its Committee on Noise Abatement at National
and Dulles Airports. Official agencies that can be contacted are
the Federal Aviation Administration and the Metropolitan
Washington Airports Authority. Finally, much useful information
is available from Citizens for the Abatement of Airplane Noise at
SHADY DREAMS by Fiona Carson
This season I'm finally going to plunge into the shady third of
my back yard, and make stuff grow. The trees above it will have
their lower branches pruned to make the shade a bit lighter, the
weeds removed, the soil loosened and mixed with some peat moss,
compost, and perhaps bonemeal to add phosphate and calcium. What
to plant? A few medium sized shrubs would do. There are tons to
choose from, but I'm going with an Oakleaf Hydrangea, some
Viburnum, and perhaps some small, shade-loving Azaleas, for a
splash of color. Not many annuals do well in shade, so I'm
leaning toward perennials. I'm seeing Virginia Bluebells, pink
Bleeding Hearts, and some Wood Phlox. I'm dreaming of a carpet
of bulbs for next spring, made up of Trillium, Crocuses and
Snowdrops. There is some existing groundcover with little blue
flowers, and if an evergreen fern that doesn't need wet ground
can be found, call me. There'll be a little round table and some
chairs for visitors. See you soon!
ART SHOWS BY RESIDENTS
Mette Tacheron will show her paintings and sculpture in an
exhibit "Impressions" at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo
Park the weekend of May 18-19 12-6 pm. The opening reception is
Sat. 4-6 pm.
On Sunday, June 2 from 4 to 6 pm you are invited to an opening of
the photography show "Points of View" at River Road Unitarian
Church at the corner of River Road and Whittier Blvd. Brookdale
resident Gwen Lewis will be showing black and white photographs
in a combined show with photographers Frances Pearson and Robert
Elkin. The show continues through June 18 during church
COOPER LIGHTBOWN AND BROOKDALE by Roberta B. Holt
Cooper Crawford Lightbown
In 1975 when 5214 Western Avenue was sold, it was advertised as a
quality built home constructed by Cooper Lightbown. The
reverence with which the realtor spoke the Lightbown name
conveyed enthusiasm and stirred my interest in knowing more about
the builder and the homes he built in Brookdale. I have gathered
information about Cooper Lightbown that I am sharing with
The creator and builder of the original part of Brookdale was
Cooper Crawford Lightbown, who was born in the Bladensburg area
on November 30, 1886 and died in 1941 at the age of 55 in
Washington. He became a carpenter after graduating from public
high school locally. Having heard of the land under settlement
in Florida, in 1912 at the age of 26, he moved to Palm Beach,
Florida. At the time Palm Beach was not much more than a swamp,
but it was under development and was a thriving frontier for a
young builder. His timing couldn't have been better.
Tremendous building activity was just beginning and spiraled into
an acute shortage of skilled labor by October of 1919.
Lightbown was on the scene and by the time the labor shortage
emerged, he had an established track record for building quality
In Florida, Lightbown had the good fortune to meet Addison
Mizner, a rising architect, who introduced Spanish inspired
architecture to the area. He was to become the primary builder
of many of the architecturally significant buildings described as
Mizner's "palatial fantasies" constructed in Palm Beach during
the building boom of the 1920's. Lightbown's contracting company
built a string of legendary Mizner edifices, including the
Stotesbury mansion, El Mirasol, and the Dodge mansion. In 1923
he received 8 of the town's 12 building permits, including the
home of Josh Cosden, who named the estate Playa Riente (Laughing
Sands). Moving from home construction to larger buildings, he
constructed the Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club in 1926.
The last construction Lightbown completed before permanently
returning to Washington, and the capstone to his career in
Florida, was the Mizner creation, Mar-A-Lago, the 17 acre, 117
room mansion built for E. F. Hutton and his wife who later became
the cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post. This house may
be known contemporaneously as part of the estate bought by Donald
Trump in 1985 for $10 million dollars.
Not only was Lightbown a popular builder but he was active in
Florida politics. First, he was elected to the town council.
Then in 1922 at the age of 35, he was elected the fourth mayor of
Palm Beach, a position he held for six years until 1928. Of this
period it was written:
"It seems altogether fitting that one of the nations'
foremost building contractors should have held the town's
reins during the supercharged, heart stopping real-estate
boom and bust of the mid-1920's. . . . Certainly his
mayoral efforts to 'put Palm Beach on the map
architecturally' coincided nicely with his own business
requirements." Construction peaked in 1925, nearly $14
million worth (a figure unsurpassed again until 1965).
During his tenure as mayor Lightbown's contributions were
many, but the most lasting was the formulation of a zoning
committee that ultimately divided the town into business and
residential districts. This action was evaluated by a
subsequent Palm Beach mayor as "saving the town from
becoming another Miami Beach."
Lightbown returned to Washington to retire shortly before the
crash of 1929. For some time he played golf and enjoyed himself,
until financial losses required him to return to work. He took
up the work he enjoyed and knew -- the creation of quality built
homes. This time they were to be affordable homes for the middle
His company in Washington was organized as Cooper Lightbown and
Sons. One of his sons was active in the business and he also
hired a nephew Stanley Lightbown to be part of the team. Cooper
Lightbown was both designer and builder and his daughter recalls
the hours he spent with the architectural drawings making sure
they were "right." The homes were designed to provide privacy
and vistas. Each home had a porch, but no porch could be seen
from a neighbor's yard; yet there were no fences, to create
larger vistas of green space. They were designed to have slate
roofs, brick exteriors, copper plumbing, plaster walls, hardwood
flooring, and some of the first widely used electric
In February of 1938, the front page of the real estate section of
the Evening Star contained a large picture of 5202 Western
Avenue with the headline, "Beautiful Home Recently Sold in
Brookdale." The caption called it a charming residence that had
been purchased by a Dr. and Mrs. Louis Kolipinski from Cooper
Lightbown and Son, builders. On December 19th of the same year,
Brookdale, was advertised in the Washington Star as "A
Community of Distinctive Small Homes." 5206 Western Avenue was
featured in the advertisement with a frontage of 80 feet and a
price tag of $13,750. Other homes were available at prices
beginning at $9,750. From the beginning, the features Brookdale
offered were described as: "Environment, sound construction,
distinctive architecture and convenience to transportation."
Modern electric kitchens were being introduced and Lightbown
included in the advertisement, "This is an Electric Kitchen
Health Home. We have 40 Electric Kitchens in Brookdale."
Subsequent building along Western Avenue proceeded east toward
what is now the GEICO property. In September 1939, Lightbown
bought for development, land subdivided from the Woodward
holdings of Donald and Margaret Woodward and Irene and Brainard
Parker. At least 11 houses were built upon this subdivision.
Six were constructed along Western Avenue beginning at the corner
of Cortland Road toward the west. Two were built on Cortland and
three at the eastern end of Andover Road.
Brookdale Home Sales by Kathleen McElroy
These are sales for Brookdale for the 1st quarter of 2002.
GEICO has put two of their houses on sale and one is still
active: 5304 Westport is listed for $560,000.
At the end of 2001 there were two pending sales in the
5034 Park Pl. which sold in 6 days in mid-Dec. and settled in
early January for $500,000 and
4715 Merivale which sold in Dec. after 63 days for $600,000 with
a small subsidy of $1450. Original list price was $680,000.
4715 Dover Rd. was listed in January for $569,500 and sold for
$591,200 in 4 days with five offers.
5025 Brookdale was listed also in January for $574,500 and sold
in 5 days for $582,000 with 3 offers.
The following houses are under contract:
5007 Westport listed at $439,000 sold in March in 3 days.
5208 Saratoga listed at $459,000 sold in Feb. in 5 days.
4832 Park Ave. listed at $524,500 sold in Feb. in 10 days.
4516 Cortland listed at $560,000 sold in March in 6 days and had
3 offers. This is the other GEICO sale.
4702 Overbrook sold with two offers in March in 3 days and was
listed at $570,000.
The market is intense and the days on the market have not
exceeded 10 days except for Merivale. Numerous houses have sold
with multiple offers and escalator clauses. With that clause,
the buyer agrees to increase his/her price by a specified margin,
which is generally $1000 to $5000 (but can be much more) up to a
maximum which can be anywhere from 1-10% above the listed price
(but can also be unlimited). These escalator clauses have been
around for 12 years or more, but have become more prevalent in
the last 3 years.
This year, any house that is well-priced and in very good
condition will generate more than one offer. There are still
many houses that do not sell quickly; most often it is because
the initial offering price was too high. The danger is not in
underpricing but in overpricing. Some properties have been
priced so low that they have generated as many as 17 and 25
There were no private sales recorded in the public records.
WESTBROOK SCHOOL'S ANNUAL SPRING CARNIVAL by William
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 3:00-7:30 p.m.
Theme: "All American" Carnival
Current, former, and future Westbrook families, as well as all of
Westbrook's neighbors (the rest of us), are invited and
encouraged to attend this great event and fund raiser for the
school. Students have designed T-Shirts to illustrate this "All
American" theme. There will be games, rides, "Superchance", a
teacher's raffle, cotton candy, good food and drink. Bring your
used books and toys for donation in support of the "White
Elephant" sale. There's a bake sale and cake walk, too. If
you're not a Westbrook family, and you want to donate, contact
carnival focal point, Mrs Barbara Bollman, at 301-229-2006 or a
Westbrook family near you.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Dedication April 28th
Please join the B-CC High School community to celebrate the
dedication of its renovated building on Sunday, April 28th 4-7
pm. The formal Dedication Ceremony, including school staff,
students, and public officials, will take place in the school
auditorium from 4 to 5. The Community Open House will begin at
5. A Grand Finale, featuring students from all the
cluster schools, will be held from 6 to 7 in the stadium. Local
vendors and school groups will sell refreshments.
Closest available public parking is at the garage at Waverly and
Montgomery Avenues. Handicapped parking is available at the
school. The Bethesda Metro stop is three blocks west.
4th of July Parade
For the third year, Ellie Shorb (301-652-6897) has agreed to
organize a Brookdale 4th of July parade for bicycles led by a
firetruck. Please offer her your assistance to make this a fun
occasion for all. Watch for fliers and posters in early July for
The Gardening Group continues to meet regularly. The next event
is to be held April 9 at 2 pm at the home of Maryn Goodson, 4633
Overbrook. Do you have questions? Do you have answers?! Please
come to share. Do you need different meeting times to
accommodate your schedule? To become involved call Grazia
Narkus-Kramer at 301-320-3183.
Newcomers: Nick Greenier, 5034 Park Place; and Angie Harrison, 5062 Park Place.
Births: A daughter to Tamar and David Nicolson, Eliana Liore Nicolson, in November 2001
A daughter to Ed Shapland and Maryanne Courtney, Emily Courtney Shapland, in September 2001
A daughter to Majid and Leily Jaribion, Sormeh Jaribion, in December 2001
Death: Mrs. Mary Juanita Abdow, a long-time resident of 4715 River Road,
died of cancer on February 27, 2002. Mrs. Abdow and her husband
Victor (deceased) moved into Brookdale in 1966 with their three
sons, Victor, Jeffrey, and Michael. The family always made their
home a welcoming gathering place for many of Brookdale's
children. Our condolences to her entire family, including her 3
sons and sister, Evelyn Hutcherson.
Brookdale Students Graduate from High School
Congratulations to the following residents who will graduate from
high school in June!
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Margaret "Meg" Jensen
Churchill High School
Gonzaga College High School
St. John's College High School
Bugle Editor . . . . . . . . . . Gwen Lewis
(Hard copy) Layout . . . . . . . Gia Regan
(Hard copy) Distribution . . . . Brita Glennon
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