Author: Krista Brick

Reverse Swim Meet Fun

They struggled their way down the pool on kickboards, they smashed their faces into plates of whipped cream, and they pulled on lane ropes to get to the other end. What they didn’t do is act like parents. It’s a…

Cameras Focusing on Olde Towne

As all eyes are turning to Gaithersburg’s downtown as a new economic development hot spot for the city, police plan to use surveillance cameras to be sure the area isn’t also a hot spot for crime. “The cameras give us…

Swim Team Rosters Break Records

The Kentlands and Lakelands swim teams broke records even before taking a single stroke in the pool this summer. Both teams this year have tallied their highest number of swimmers. The Kentlands Kingfish have 222 members this year, and the…

Remembering a Swim Team Dad

Timer in hand, Dean Thrush was a fixture poolside at almost every Lakelands Lionfish swim meet. Even with a pump delivering chemotherapy treatment into his body, Thrush volunteered as a timer for the team he loved. On June 12, the…

Lakelands Snack Bar Moves Forward

Lifeguards, lounge chairs and lap lanes were all in place for the summer pool season at Lakelands, but instead of finding a snack bar open for treats, community residents have had to bring their own. It now appears Bryan Gerber…

Home Sales Slow

A spike in spring home sales given a bump by a federal tax credit is failing to translate into a strong summer sales season. Most local realtors agree the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, which offered first-time…

City Will Use Chemical on Lake Varuna

Green is a feel-good buzz word these days, except when it is used to describe the color of a lake. Gaithersburg’s environmental experts are determined not to let algae blooms coat the surface of Lake Varuna this summer and have…

City Police Chief Search Narrows

Gaithersburg City Manager Angel Jones expects to hire the city’s new police chief this summer. Four candidates are up for the job that pays between $92,000 and $145,900. A daylong interview process held on May 20 had candidates meeting with…