Author: Pam Schipper

New Clock Honors Past in Olde Towne

Photo | Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg Jacob Wolfson established Wolfson’s Department Store in Olde Towne with his wife, Rose. He is pictured here with inventory that included custom-made suits the year the store opened, 1918.

Look closely at the new clock in Olde Towne Plaza. It does much more than tell time. Keeping watch over History Park adjacent to the railroad tracks, the clock bears a plaque: “In Memory of Leonard Katz & Sara Wolfson…

Shop Talk

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Ranken Noodle House, serving ramen, udon and soba, is coming to the Kentlands Market Square paseo. The restaurant anticipates a spring 2020 opening

Occasions Gift Store Coming to Kentlands Market Square Local resident Stephanie Menick is opening her second store location close to home—right on Market Street between Bath & Floor Stiles, Inc. and Kentlands Dentistry. The Cabin John location of Occasions Gift…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ In partnership with Wildwood Summer Theatre, Through Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical…

Around Town

Arts Barn Closes for Repairs Aug. 5 The Arts Barn will close for repair and maintenance work on Aug. 5. The anticipated reopening date is Sept. 20. In accordance with the City of Gaithersburg’s no-debt policy, funds have been set…

City Scene

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine K-9 Max visited with residents at a Gaithersburg Police Foundation fundraiser at the Kentlands PetSmart in June 2016.

GPD Officers Recognized at Public Safety Ceremony The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s annual Public Safety Breakfast recognized first responders throughout the area for their service. Many Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) officers were recognized for their bravery. Officer Kyle Khuen and…

Shop Talk

Photo | Pam Schipper MOD Pizza opened on July 9 in Kentlands Market Square.

New Ownership at iSOLD It Focused on Community Outreach Professional reseller of quality items for 14 years, iSOLD It in the Shops at Potomac Valley has a new owner, one who is committed to giving back to the community and…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Oceans of Creativity’ Through Sept. 1, 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…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted “Shoplifters,” nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2019 Academy Awards, is the March 22, 2020 selection of the Kentlands Film Society.

Mayor & City Council Reject Proposed AT&T Cell Tower Location AT&T proposed a 159-foot cell tower for the wooded area off of Great Seneca Highway, north of Washingtonian Woods’ Upshire Circle, to improve coverage to the surrounding neighborhoods. The Mayor…

Foundation Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’

Ruthzaly Weich, vice chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation, received the John Schlichting Award for Exemplary Volunteerism. Photo | Pam Schipper

At the 26th annual meeting of the Kentlands Community Foundation, held June 27 at the Kentlands Mansion, Foundation Chair Rob Garretson said, “I couldn’t be prouder to lead this tremendous community organization.” He thanked volunteers, government partners, sponsors and donors…