Author Archive for Laurie Enceneat

Shop Talk

Main Street Café Closes Main Street Café in Kentlands closed its doors on Sept. 1. Situated across from the Main Street Pavilion, the restaurant often live entertainment by local musicians on the weekends. According to Ram Shrestha, who has managed…

New Laws for Motor Scooters

On Oct. 1, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that will require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, and all operators and passengers to wear a helmet and eye protection. Troopers and local law enforcement…

NHTSA Films Project in Community

Several roads in and around Kentlands and Lakelands were closed on July 29 – 30 in order for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to film a video focused on the driving habits of mature drivers. “The Police Department…

Crown Community Vision Comes to Life

Construction has begun on the Crown community, bordered by Fields Road, Sam Eig Highway and Decoverly Drive in Gaithersburg. After several years of planning, including a declaration of bankruptcy by the original developers, the 182-acre, urban-style community will now become…

Local Scouts Enjoy Unforgettable Adventure

Eight Boy Scouts and four adult leaders from Troop 1097 of Gaithersburg recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime. The scouts participated in a 12-day high-adventure experience at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., July 1 – 13.…

KDP Calls for Lights On

Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) President Joe Pritchard wants Kentlands Downtown businesses to keep their outside lights on all night, every night. At the July 25 KDP meeting, Pritchard, the owner of Pritchard Music Academy, suggested this initiative would provide more…

Shop Talk

Tax-Free Shopping From Aug. 12 – 18, back-to-school shoppers can save a little money. Qualifying footwear and clothing priced at $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. Accessories are not included. For more information, visit…

Fireworks Cause Blaze in Kentlands

Fire officials said illegal fireworks caused a fire at a Kentlands home on July 14, resulting in damage estimated at around $70,000. Firefighters were called to 733 Kent Oaks Mews at 10:45 p.m. Saturday night for a fire in the…

Living It Up in the Neighborhood

One doesn’t have to look far to find great nightlife in Kentlands, especially in the summertime! Along with American and ethnic restaurants, there are numerous chances to catch local bands, dancers and musicians nearby. A staple in the neighborhood for…