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Photo | | City of Gaithersburg The Kentlands Community Foundation was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Organization Award at the State of the City on April 25 at the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center.

Photo | | City of Gaithersburg
The Kentlands Community Foundation was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Organization Award at the State of the City on April 25 at the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center.

Gaithersburg State of the City Recognizes Change Makers

At the 2019 State of the City on April 25, Gaithersburg recognized volunteers for their contributions to the community. These “change makers” were Janet Neumann, who received the Distinguished Citizen Award for her more than 30 years’ commitment to Gaithersburg HELP, Mary Canapary, who received the Distinguished Friend Award for establishing and guiding The Lord’s Table soup kitchen for 35 years, and the Kentlands Community Foundation, that received the 2019 Outstanding Organization Award for its support of numerous programs that benefit the community.

Photo | Submitted Kimco requests SDP approval for construction of a mixed-use, six-story building in the current parking lot bordered by Buca di Beppo, the U.S. Post Office, My Gym Kentlands and Orangetheory Fitness.

Photo | Submitted
Kimco requests SDP approval for construction of a mixed-use, six-story
building in the current parking lot bordered by Buca di Beppo, the U.S.
Post Office, My Gym Kentlands and Orangetheory Fitness.

Kimco Requests Approval for Mixed-Use Building

Kimco is requesting schematic development design (SDP) approval for the redevelopment of an existing surface parking lot and retail strip into a six-story mixed-use building. The plan proposes 245 apartments, 12,125 square feet of commercial space and 576 parking spaces for both residential and commercial use within one building. The property, known as Block “F” of Sketch Plan SK-7837-2018, is generally bounded by Kentlands Boulevard to the north, Commerce Place to the west, Center Point Way to the south and a proposed New Lane to the east separating the property from the adjacent stacked townhomes.

A date for a joint public hearing of the Mayor & City Council and Planning Commission has not yet been determined.

Kentlands Film Society Season Subscription on Sale Soon

Subscription sales for the Kentlands Film Society 2019-20 season begin Sunday, May 19, 6:15 p.m. at the Arts Barn during the screening of the final 2018-2019 film, “Maudie.” The cost is $40 per person for a series of five films, payable by check or cash only. Make checks out to the Kentlands Community Foundation. After May 19, applications will be available at the Kentlands Clubhouse, the Lakelands Clubhouse, Kentlands Manor and the Arts Barn. For more information, contact kentlandsfilmsociety@gmail.com.

Flags for Our Heroes Planned

Flags for Our Heroes, organized by the Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg Rotary Clubs returns to Bohrer Park Memorial Day Weekend. Hundreds of American flags will honor members of the military, police, firefighters, teachers, coaches, mentors and community leaders. The public is invited to an opening ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. and a closing ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 4 p.m.—or anytime to visit the patriotic display of American flags and take photos. You can sponsor a flag for your hero for $50. Visit www.flagsforourheroes.org for more information.

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