Author Archive for Ellyn Wexler

Refreshed Quince Orchard Branch to Open Dec. 16

Photo | Pam Schipper

The Quince Orchard Library refresh includes a fun “BOOKS” bike rack.

The long-anticipated reopening of the Quince Orchard Library is imminent. No longer will area residents be forced to make the longer, more heavily-trafficked drive past the site of our community branch to fulfill their library-related needs. Quince Orchard closed April…

What the Dickens! Local Talents Collaborate

Photo | Submitted

Kentlands/Lakelands neighbors Miriam Bowden and Peter Wolff star in the Kensington Arts Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol,” opening Nov. 25 at the Arts Barn.

On the Arts Barn stage this holiday season are two Kentlands/Lakelands neighbors. Neither earns a living by acting, but that is what community theater is all about. Miriam Bowden, a Lakelands Park Middle School teacher, and Peter Wolff, a Kentlands…

Composting Pilot: A Step Toward Zero-Waste

During a July 20 presentation at the Kentlands Clubhouse, Brian Flores described the “simple, clean, convenient and low-cost” pilot composting program his 6-year-old company, The Compost Crew, is offering to 14 Gaithersburg communities, including Kentlands, Lakelands, Washingtonian Woods and Quince…

Photographers Offer Glimpses of Unique Artistic Visions

Photo | Karen Cohen

Photographer Karen Cohen works “exclusively in color because it has the punch that I love and it is real life.” Her work is part of a current exhibit at the Arts Barn.

Six photographers share their artistic “Point of View” in the aptly-named exhibit that runs through Aug. 7 at the Arts Barn. Mary Weiss-Waldhorn, the City of Gaithersburg’s art curator, said that five “strong” artists—Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Thomas…