Author Archive for Karen O'Keefe

Delaney Discusses Local Concerns

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Following a business roundtable discussion at Largent’s in Gaithersburg, Oct. 8, Congressman John Delaney continues the discussion with Lakelands resident and transportation activist Jennifer Allen.

Whether they reside in Garrett County’s Deep Creek Lake, in Washington County’s Hagerstown or in Montgomery County’s Gaithersburg, residents of Maryland’s sixth Congressional District have much in common, according to John K. Delaney, the congressman who represents them all. “Sure…

Farewell

I went to a friend’s 60th birthday party today, and I must say that I did not think she looked old at all. Perhaps the fact that I turned 60 in April myself had some influence on my thinking, but…

Mother-of-the-Bride and The Dress

Yes, my daughter had a beautiful wedding, and yes, yes, yes, she was a beautiful bride. My new son-in-law was an exceedingly handsome groom. It was a wonderful wedding, a sort of local “destination” wedding on nearby Kent Island. It…

Nana – Cam

As I sit gazing at my computer screen, I am listening to little—and I do mean little—clucking sounds coming from the next room. Lina, my three-year-old granddaughter, is in the bedroom next door to my office. She is “taking a…

Kentlands Wall on the Mend

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

The permanent safety fence pictured here was installed at the top of the retaining wall on Quince Orchard Road by Aug. 4.

By the time this edition of the Town Courier is published, repairs to the failed portion of the Kentlands wall on Quince Orchard Road roughly across from Pawnee Drive should be nearly complete, according to Kentlands officials. The completed repairs…