Author Archive for Pam Schipper

Kentlands Apartments Submits Updated SDP

Photo | Brent Pernak

The 3.1-acre parcel at the corner of Quince Orchard and Great Seneca Highway is poised for redevelopment as a multi-family rental community.

An updated schematic development plan (SDP) for Kentlands Apartments brought before the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission Monday night featured creative fixes to concerns voiced at the March 27 joint work session, when the SDP was initially reviewed.…

Kentlands Volunteer Makes Connections at Mercy

Photo | Pam Schipper

Dr. Pompiliu Verzariu volunteers as an eligibility screener at Mercy Health Clinic in Gaithersburg, conversing with prospective patients in their native languages.

For Kentlands resident Dr. Pompiliu Verzariu, volunteering at Mercy Health Clinic in Gaithersburg is all about “the satisfaction of inter-relating with people, understanding a little bit of their plight,” he said. “I don’t want to sound emotional about it. You’re…

Around Town

Kentlands Square Policy Discussion Planned The Mayor and City Council will conduct their Kentlands Square sketch plan policy discussion on Monday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall. The discussion also will be streamed live over the Internet and…

PEAS Looks at How Art Works

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In keeping with the Fourth of July, week two of the Positive Energy Art Studio (PEAS) camp focused on all things American. Campers spoke to Air Force Colonel Regis Canny and Staff Sergeant Chavon Lauren Salter and created portraits of them.

At the Positive Energy Art Studio (PEAS) on Little Quarry Road, campers are exploring how artists can connect with their communities—and in the process, they’re connecting with their inner selves. “These kids are all heart,” said Nannette Horan, PEAS founder…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Dial M for Murder’ Through July 23, 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Arts Barn In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his wife—but when she turns the tables on…

Shop Talk

Kmart Expected to Close Mid-September The Kentlands Square Kmart will be closing Sept. 17, according to a store employee. This location closure is part of an additional 20 Sears and Kmart store closings announced mid-June. Total Sears and Kmart store…

Sharing a Love of Books and Community

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Jane, Katie and Carrie Henley are the stewards of Kentlands only Little Free Library at 100 Kent
Square Road.

Jane Henley and her two daughters, Katie and Carrie, moved into Kentlands in November 2016 with a lot of boxes of books. They were in love with the community, she said, and the high foot-traffic situation of their home on…