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Kentlands Manor Cockatiel Lost

A male, 5.5-inch tall cockatiel has been missing since Feb. 23. He responds to “King Arthur,” “Birdie-Birdie,” and “Wolf Whistles.” Please contact Jan, his owner of 14 years, at 240.543.6101 or if you see the cockatiel.

Kentlands Apartments Discussion Planned for March 13

The public is invited to attend and observe the March 13 Mayor and City Council Work Session, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, that will consider the proposed Kentlands Apartments at 913 and 917 Quince Orchard Road (the site of Diya Restaurant and parking lot). Please note that except in instances when the committee expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the committee staff liaison to be forwarded to the committee for its consideration. For more information on the proposed Kentlands Apartments, visit

City Holds Kentlands Square Redevelopment Meeting April 3

Saul Centers, owners of Kentlands Square, plans to redevelop part of the center. Saul Centers has requested approval of Sketch Plan Application SK-7503-2017, and the city will consider this at a joint public hearing of the mayor, City Council and Planning Commission on April 3.

Saul Centers has proposed transforming the existing Kmart and parking lot area adjacent to Great Seneca Highway into a mixed-use community as envisioned by the city’s “Kentlands Boulevard Commercial District Special Study Area” (the 2008 Master Plan). Proposed are 1450 dwelling units (rental or condo) and up to 784,080 square feet of commercial space. Building heights range from one to 12 stories. For more information on the sketch plan, visit and access the city’s projects page.

‘Inside Job’ Has DC Readings

“Inside Job” by former Kentlands resident Ken Vest had two staged readings in DC at the Spooky Action Theater and AARP production studio on Feb. 27 and 28. The two-act play about the fictional Mason family, parents Abby and Will and 21-year-old son Wyatt, who has just died of a heroin overdose, explores themes of addiction, grief and revenge. For more information, visit