Author: Krista Brick

Computer Snafu Snarls City Camp Signup

A computer glitch had dozens of Gaithersburg parents up all night on Feb. 2 trying to register their children for the city’s Lakelands Park summer camp program. City resident registration opened for camps at midnight last night and with the…

Land Use Hearing to Determine Fate of Parcels

What was once going to be a major indoor aquatic and recreational center off Darnestown Road now may become a development that includes offices, homes and commercial properties. The Gaithersburg City Council is preparing to update the city’s Land Use…

Freedom Heads South

He’s renamed the Washington Freedom Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) team the MagicTalk FC and is moving them to Florida, but new owner Daniel Borislow said his decisions may have just saved the league. “I thought if I didn’t do it,…

Busted on the Bus

A busload of Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) students got a round trip ride recently when their bus driver returned them to school for misbehaving. Bus 2325 was taking kids home after school on Nov. 29 when students on the…

Gas Wars

There’s a new player in town in the gas market, and so far it’s the drivers who are winning the gas wars. Darnestown Liberty opened its doors at the corner of Darnestown and Quince Orchard roads in November, giving drivers…

Kentlands Downtown “Doing Exceptionally Well”

The Kentlands commercial areas have nine vacant spaces, making it one of the best-occupied commercial districts in Montgomery County, Deputy City Manager Tony Tomasello told members of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership. About 20 members of the partnership of business gathered…

Lakelands Election Results, Fee Increase

A last minute withdrawal from one candidate left the Lakelands Community Association board of directors election uncontested on Nov. 11, putting members Mike Aubrey and Linda Wiesman back in their seats. Lakelands resident Katherine Harris Gray had submitted her bid…

Lakelands Clubhouse Burglary

An estimated 20 kids broke into the Lakelands Clubhouse Halloween night and used it to host a party. According to Gaithersburg Police Officer Dan Lane, the juveniles entered the building through an unlocked window. A Lakelands T. Cooper Security Guard…

City Plans to Fight Algae with Sonic Devices

Gaithersburg officials plan to use two ultrasonic devices at Lake Varuna to combat algae. The two sonar-emitting devices come at a cost of about $12,000 including a solar panel array that will be used to power them, according to Jim…

Clotheslines Now Legal in HOAs

Boxers or briefs? Whether you want to or not, you may get the chance to know what type of underwear your neighbor wears. A new state law went into effect October 1 that prohibits community associations from denying residents who…