Author: Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin

Business Owners Learn About Social Media

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin Downtown business owners gathered at Cinépolis on Jan. 16 to learn about social media from Kelly Dillon.

The Kentlands Business Owners and Operators group met at the Kentlands Cinépolis on Jan. 16 to learn about maximizing return with digital marketing. The social media presentation was given by Kelly Dillon, owner of local business Naked Girl Media. Business…

Trees Removed on Midtown Road in Kentlands

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin The City of Gaithersburg recently removed trees on Midtown Road.

Residents were surprised recently by the removal of trees on Midtown Road in Kentlands. Mark Scafide, City of Gaithersburg Public Works operations division chief, explained that their removal was necessary to stabilize the pond embankment. “A recent inspection of the…

Holocaust Survivor Values Hard Work and Acceptance as the Keys to Living a Good Life

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin Kentlands resident Maya Krakovsky survived the mass killing of Jews in Ukraine during World War II and built a new life with her family, eventually immigrating to the United States.

Ukrainian Holocaust survivor Maya Krakovsky, 84, was deeply saddened by the recent violent attack on Jews in New York as 2019 drew to a close, and the Jewish Hanukkah eight-day festival of lights ended. Krakovsky has survived so much sadness…

Kentlands Christmas Light and Music Show Delights

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Santa welcomes all to the 8th Annual Kentlands Christmas syncopated light show at 202 Little Quarry Road.

The lighting ceremony for the 8th Annual Kentlands Christmas syncopated light show orchestrated and designed by Kentlands resident Mikel Draghici at his home was well attended this year by more than 30 neighbors and friends who ventured out in the…

Your Vote Counts

Photos | Submitted (Top, L to R) Incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and (bottom, L to R) write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.

The City of Gaithersburg Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. They are incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.…

Muddy Branch Trail Highlighted by Volksmarch

Photo | Brent Pernak The Muddy Branch stream flows by the Lakelands community.

The 2nd Annual Volksmarch on Saturday, Oct. 12 highlighted a beautiful natural resource in our neighborhood. On the sunny and crisp fall day, 118 people walked the Muddy Branch Trail that partially meanders through Lakelands. Sponsored by the Muddy Branch…