Author: Brooke Thaler

Lakelands Teen: Future Kidz Bop Kid?

The Town Courier introduced you to Lakelands teen singing sensation Josh Bernstein and his popular “Fallin” YouTube video earlier this year. This week, he’s off for his latest adventure as he pursues his dreams of a music career. He is…

NYC Fashion Designer Prefers Life in Lakelands

Marti Horowitz always knew she wanted to be a designer. “I’ve been doing it forever. It’s always been my dream,” she said. Marti, who goes by her first name (pronounced Mar-tee), went to Parsons School of Design and design school…

Neighborhood Bikers Ride For Greater Cause

For early weekend risers in the neighborhood, they are a familiar scene. A group of bike riders gathered in front of the Kentlands Starbucks, heading off for a morning ride. While they are usually taking scenic rides to Poolesville, Sugarloaf…

Lakelands Residents Rally to Help Houston Children

It was an unimaginable tragedy. A family was driving home from their vacation when their car was struck in a head on collision. The parents were killed instantly, and their three children injured – two gravely – in the back…

Goat on the Loose in Gaithersburg

When Troy Smith of Boyds went to the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) in Gaithersburg the morning of May 19, he heard some talk about a goat running loose in a nearby shopping center. He thought that was funny enough, until…

She Has Broadcasting In Her Blood

For the past 25 years, TV viewers in the Washington, D.C., region have been spending their evenings watching Kentlands resident Sue Palka forecasting the weather for Fox 5. Some might even remember when, just five months after starting at Fox…

Rental Market Going Strong in Kentlands and Lakelands

When Jenna Goldblatt found out her husband was being relocated from New Jersey to the Washington, D.C., area for his job, she had the tough task of neighborhood shopping from afar. Pretty quickly, she decided that Kentlands or Lakelands seemed…

Jersey Mike’s Opens This Month

When Danny Malamis lived in Atlanta with his wife and five kids, they frequented Jersey Mike’s Subs. “I loved it,” he said. So when he and his family were moving to the Washington, D.C.-area, he decided to take his 22…