Author: Nora Fitzpatrick

On Main Street

Since Kimco Realty purchased Kentlands Market Square in August 2016, a renewed sense of promise and excitement has been building. A publicly traded company with significant stature and dominance in the arena of open air shopping centers, Kimco’s $171 million…

OMSI Pitches New Organizations to Benefit Downtown

Members of the One Main Street Initiative (OMSI) appeared before the Gaithersburg City Council on June 5 to present the results of their five-month mandate. OMSI was created by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) in 2017 to come up with…

KDWG Panel Discusses ‘The Future of Kentlands’

The Kentlands Downtown Working Group (KDWG) hosted a happy hour and panel discussion entitled “The Future of Kentlands” on May 24 in the Kentlands Clubhouse. The KDWG was chartered late last summer with the purpose of “assisting the local community…

Doing Your Doody

One day, I was out walking our crazy corgi, Daisey. Daisey has her usual spots where she likes to do her business, and since it was chilly, I was hoping she would get right to it so we could quickly…

Maryland Autism Waiver Works Wonders

On Jan. 3, 2008, we were told by representatives from Montgomery County’s Infants and Toddlers program that our daughter Rory, age 2, should be evaluated further to determine if she had autism. There it was. The word that would define…

Show Goes on at DC Metro Theater Arts

DC Metro Theater Arts has been the go-to source for reviews and stories about the latest offerings on the DMV arts scene for many years. In 2015, Gaithersburg resident Nicole Hertvik was hired by founder and editor Joel Markowitz to…

Patriotism Explodes When Fourth Meets K25

One of the great things about Kentlands is its small town vibe with its tree-lined streets, white picket fences and friendly neighbors. Kentlands never felt more wonderfully small town than it did at the Fourth of July parade. This year,…

Longtime Diamond Elementary Principal Carol Lange Retires

On Thursday, June 12, the faculty, staff and families of Diamond Elementary feted Principal Carol Lange with a fabulous retirement party that celebrated her lengthy career, which featured 16 years as principal of the school. Lange announced her retirement in…

Attendance High at Autism Night Out

According to the nonprofit Autism Speaks, each year, approximately 200 people go “missing” in Montgomery County. Of these individuals, a large proportion have autism. Autism Night Out was designed to address this issue. I am the mother of a child…