Author: Maureen Stiles

Swimmers, Take Your Mark, Get Set!

With the mild winter temperatures, it is not hard to envision swim season right around the corner. The Lakelands Lionfish and the Kentlands Kingfish are both looking forward to banner seasons. The Lionfish kicked off the preseason with an ice…

Railroad Defines Gaithersburg’s History, New Exhibit Scheduled to Open Next Month

The city of Gaithersburg’s history is steeped in the influence of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railway. When the railroad was established there in 1873, the station was called “Gaithersburg,” and a formal incorporation followed five years later. “One of…

A Lakelands Love Story

Sometimes, listening to family and friends advice on the topic of love turns into disaster. For Amy Howell, it turned out to be the best advice she had ever received. “Allen was the stepbrother of my roommate, and everyone kept…

New Mexican Restaurant Will Open in Kentlands on Jan. 20

Qdoba Mexican Grill is slated to open on January 20 in the Kentlands Market Square space (622 Center Point Way) formerly occupied by Baja Fresh. The Kentlands opening marks the 12th location for this group of owners who have Qdobas…

Kentlands Resident Writes a Book About Priorities

It is ironic that Chris Hodges was in a darkened movie theatre the day he saw the light. Hodges, a Kentlands resident, was viewing “Finding Nemo” with his wife, Chihiro, and young son when he saw his cousin’s name in…

Meet Your Neighbors: The Halles Running in Sync

In the early morning hours, before the bustle of life intrudes, countless runners lace up and literally hit the ground running. On any given day, this is where you can find Steve and Tish Halle, both avid runners. How they…