Author: Gina Gallucci-White

City to Host Workshop Looking at Healthy Lawns Act

As a part of a Jan. 27 work session, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will be considering opting in to Bill 52-14, the Montgomery County Healthy Lawns Act. In 2015, the Montgomery County Council passed the legislation that aims…

Lakelands Resident Publishes Book of Poetry

Photo | Submitted Self-published by Megan Prikhodko in November, the 102-page book of poetry entitled "Leap" is available on Amazon.

One of Megan Prikhodko’s bucket list items was to edit a book. She achieved this goal several years ago, and the experience led the Lakelands resident to publishing a book of her very own. “Leap” is a collection of 15…

Holidays May Increase Loneliness in Older Adults

Photo | Thomas Marchessault The Village at Kentlands & Lakelands offers many social events for those ages 55 and older. Volunteers are shown here at the Village’s annual gathering on Oct. 28 at Vasili’s Kitchen.

One in three adults ages 45 and up are lonely, according to a 2018 AARP Foundation Survey. “Seniors are at higher risk for depression than the general population,” said Dr. Elizabeth Carr, owner of Kentlands Psychotherapy. “The main reason for…

Meetings in DuFief Elementary Expansion to Resume in 2020

Just a little over a year before breaking ground for the DuFief Elementary expansion, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are continuing with the planning stage. The $38-million project, included in the Board of Education’s (BOE) Capital Improvements Plan 2019-2024,…

From VHS to YouTube—How Quince Orchard TV Has Evolved

When Kunal Arora first joined the staff of Quince Orchard High School six years ago, the morning announcements show featured students sitting behind a desk reading announcements written for them by staff. Put together as part of a school club,…

Annual Report Shows Crime Down in Gaithersburg

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Police Department spokesman Officer Dan Lane said lower crime is the result of more community involvement with officers talking to residents and attending community events.

Personal, property and society crimes were all down last year even as calls for service increased, according to the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) annual report released in mid-March. Last year, officers were sent out on 37,710 calls for service, which…

Lakelands Teen Wins Chamber Baking Contest

Photo | Paula Ross Lakelands resident Anna Ross won first place in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Networking & Baking Contest.

Lakelands resident Anna Ross has been baking ever since she was young. Learning from her mom, Paula, she started with simple items like brownies and moved her way up to muffins, cupcakes, cookie cakes and cookies. A fan of the…

Pet Stores Banned From Selling Puppies

Around a decade ago, Kentlands resident Sara Yassin was looking for a Maltese puppy. She went online, looked at some websites and called one when she saw a puppy she liked. She began asking questions like “How big are the…