Author: Pam Schipper

Around Town

Arts Barn to Reopen Soon The historic Arts Barn will reopen on Oct. 2 after renovations to the roof and HVAC systems, which began earlier this  summer. To kick off its 17th season of programming, the Arts Barn will participate…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘The New Wave’ Solo Art Exhibit Through Oct. 31; reception Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m., The Framer’s Choice Gallery, 402 Main St. This solo art exhibition features abstracts by international artist Vian Borchert. Latino Art League Exhibition Through Oct. 28, Bohrer…

City Scene

City, Developer Agree to Work Together on Lakeforest Mall Prior to WRS Inc.’s late July acquisition of the Lakeforest Mall core, the City of Gaithersburg initiated the special study area process to create a holistic vision for redevelopment of the…

Shop Talk

Pritchard Music Academy Plans 10th Anniversary & Grand Opening Celebration Pritchard Music Academy (PMA) will celebrate the grand opening of its bigger location at 221 Kentlands Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 5—as well as its 10th anniversary. Come out to Kentlands…

Shop Talk

Putting Mead Back on the Map For millennia, mead was enjoyed by all—royalty, laborers, merchants, paupers and pirates. According to Clear Skies Mead, coming soon to 325 Main St., “mead is possibly the oldest fermented beverage we humans have enjoyed.”…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘New Perspectives’ Through Sept. 9, Kentlands Mansion See work by members of the Maryland Pastel Society, juried by studio and plein air painter David Lawton. ‘The New Wave’ Solo Art Exhibit Through Oct. 31; reception Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m., The…

Around Town

Shaare Torah Rabbi Celebrated After more than 20 years at Shaare Torah, Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal is moving on to become the chief executive of the International Rabbinical Assembly, the governing body for all rabbis of Conservative Judaism around the world.…

Young Athletes Ready & Set to Run in the 5K

Photo | Pam Schipper On a hot evening in late July, Ready, Set, Run athletes and coach warm up in Bohrer Park.

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening since June 18, a dedicated group of young athletes has been training with Coach Dustin Campion to run in the Aug. 31 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K. The City of Gaithersburg’s Ready, Set, Run program, launched in 2014…

Center Point Way More Active in New Block F Design

Photo | Submitted With the addition of office space and a pedestrian entrance to the parking garage, Kimco’s design for its proposed six-story, mixed-use building offers a more walkable Center Point Way experience.

Kimco responded to community requests to preserve walkability along Center Point Way with an amended design for the Block F, 630 Center Point Way six-story, mixed-use building now in the city’s schematic development plan phase. Following discussion on Aug. 7,…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘Oceans of Creativity’ Through Aug. 31, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West See fine art, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, cards and fiber from 38…