Author Archive for Maureen Friedman

A Jolly June Offers Free Entertainment

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On June 8, the popular bluegrass band Seldom Scene takes center stage at Celebrate! Gaithersburg with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Grand Ole’ Ditch. Fans of Latin music will enjoy performances from Afro Bop Alliance and Ola Fresca.

With pools open and grills sporting their first layer of hamburger grease, summer seems to have officially begun. Weekend concerts and children’s events are in full swing, with June bringing several unique events for the entire family. The 32nd annual…

Spring Into Summer Fun

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Seamus Kennedy performs Irish folk on Thursday, June 5, 6 p.m. in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner it seems as though spring is almost over. You may have missed it going by; it looked suspiciously like winter. Marred by the continuation of frosty temperatures and frozen precipitation, spring made…

Seeing Double : Twins Are on the Rise

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Eleven-year-old twins Alexandra and Zachary Kramer have lived in Lakelands since they were born.

Most residents agree, the Kentlands and Lakelands communities are great for raising kids. Well-regarded schools are close by, playgrounds and green spaces are plentiful, and older kids can easily walk to the movie theatre or a restaurant with their friends.…

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NYAJ Celebrates First Year Not Your Average Joes (NYAJ) celebrated its one-year anniversary in Kentlands on July 30 at an event attended by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, City Council members and others. Katz issued a proclamation declaring it NYAJ Day…

Summer Entertainment Guide

Get out and enjoy summer with free outdoor entertainment in your community! Here’s what’s happening nearby during the next couple of weeks. The Main Street Music Festival: July 18 — The United States Navy Commodores: Big band swing! July 25…

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Lebanese Bistro Opens In the works for months, the Kentlands Lebanese Bistro and Art Café opened on July 16. The restaurant has been much anticipated by local residents since the closing of Main Street Café on Sept. 1, 2012. “We…

Lazy, Hazy Days

Kentlands residents biked and walked down Tschiffely Square Road as part of their parade.

Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to get out into the community! Sure, there are lots of events, festivals, concerts, etc. to enjoy in Washington, D.C., but why go so far afield? The city of Gaithersburg and our…

Making the Senior Connection

Every day, volunteers for Senior Connection, a local nonprofit, help drive the elderly who are need of transport and other assistance to doctors’ appointments, therapy visits, and even grocery trips throughout Montgomery County. Senior Connection was founded when the Seniors’…

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Green Jeans to Close Its Doors The owners of Green Jeans New and Recycled Children’s Boutique in Kentlands Downtown recently announced they will close their store this month “Green Jeans will be closing its Kentlands location in mid-July due to…