BY ANDREW SCHOTZ
IN THE SWING
Former President Barack Obama has
chosen a place to work on his golf
game—Columbia Country Club in
Chevy Chase. Obama accepted an
“honorary membership” invitation
from the club’s board of governors,
according to a letter sent to members.
While he was president, Obama played
at Columbia, Andrews Air Force Base,
Rockville’s Woodmont Country Club
and other courses.
STAYING IN SHAPE
You’re never too young to examine
the rami;cations of congressional
gerrymandering—at least that’s what
9-year-old Araliya Rubin of Chevy Chase
decided. She and her mother, Nilmini,
worked together to create a coloring book
on redistricting called The United Shapes
of America, which is sold at Amazon.com.
Araliya’s father, Joel, ran unsuccessfully in
2016 in one of Maryland’s oddly shaped
congressional districts, the 8th.
News you may have missed
An October forum for candidates
hoping to be the next Montgomery
County executive featured both
serious topics—the minimum wage
and public safety—and lighter ones,
such as personal picks for food,
drinks and music to offer friends at
a barbecue. Some examples: vodka
martinis for Roger Berliner, a craft
brew for Bill Frick, picanha steaks for
George Leventhal, and tunes by Little
Feat for Marc Elrich.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
People who supported Potomac’s Old Angler’s Inn at a September zoning hearing
could get a meal and a $50 gift certi;cate in return. Owner Mark Reges also offered
a one-year membership to the “Order of the Golden Hook.” The society, which Reges
wants to revive, discussed current events during gatherings at the inn, but hasn’t
been active since the 1900s. The Montgomery County Council later passed a bill
that restricts the placement of country inns, hampering Reges’ ability to go ahead
with his plan to build a banquet hall near the inn.