Author: Pam Schipper

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…

Meeting With Kimco Results in ‘Cautious Optimism’

DPZ and Michael Watkins Architect LLC created a street framework for Kentlands Market Square in 2016. Deep purple designates “A” street frontage, light purple designates “B” street frontage. Illustration | Michael Watkins Architect LLC

Following the June 17 public hearing for a six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square Block F, DPZ CoDesign/Kentlands town architect launched a petition seeking at least 150 signatures. The petition calls for design changes to…

Activists Gather at Arts Barn for ‘Ground War’ Premiere

The Kentlands Community Foundation Go GREEN group and the City of Gaithersburg hosted the Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended. Photo | Pam Schipper

Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended the sold-out Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. The film chronicles Nisker’s search for the…

Shop Talk

Michele Rubin’s “Troubled Waters” is part of the new “Oceans of Creativity” exhibit at Artists on Market. Photo | Courtesy of Michele Rubin

Kentlands Wine Harvest Closes After 20 years in Kentlands, The Wine Harvest is closing its doors. The kitchen shut down on June 30, and the Market Street institution should close completely by the end of the first week in July.…

Around Town

Jered Lottes from Boy Scout Troop 1760 recently installed a Little Free Library on the Kentlands Mansion grounds. Take a book, leave a book—and be sure to admire artwork by Sue Kay, who painted the Little Free Library to reflect the mansion and its beautiful flora. Photo | Pam Schipper

Second Musica Viva Planned A second Musica Viva Kentlands Classical Music Concert with a full orchestra is planned for Sept. 7 on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. The June 23 concert featuring Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and his wife, the celebrated violinist…

QOP Teen Supports Refugee Children With KindWorks

Photo | Submitted For her mitzvah project, QOP teen Maddie Lubin collected balls, books, beach towels and more for refugee children as part of the KindWorks Summer Fun program.

When Quince Orchard Park (QOP) resident Maddie Lubin collected 65 balls, 75 books, 20 beach towels and an assortment of bubbles, jump ropes and other toys for kids ages 3 through 16, it all added up to more than just…

Hearing Considers Six-Story Apartment Building for Kentlands

Illustration | Submitted Kimco envisions the corner of Commerce Square Place and Center Point Way.

Mayor Jud Ashman said, “This is a work in progress” at the close of the June 17 Mayor and City Council/Planning Commission joint public hearing for the six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square. The project…

Neil Harris Runs for Second Term on City Council

Photo | Mac Kennedy (L to R) City Councilmember Mike Sesma, City Councilmember Neil Harris, and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman enjoyed a kickoff party for Harris’ re-election campaign at The Wine Harvest on June 6.

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Neil Harris kicked off his re-election campaign with a Thursday evening party at The Wine Harvest. Sixty to 75 people attended the June 6 event, including co-hosts Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, City Councilmember Mike Sesma and Montgomery…

Award-Winning Karousel Plays Kentlands Under the Lights

Photo | Submitted (L to R) Luke Jordan, Maya Ronick, Sammy Krimstein, Maddie Aponte and Jake Husted perform on June 15 at Kentlands Under the Lights.

The five members of Karousel—Maya Ronick (guitar and vocals), Luke Jordan (bass and vocals), Sammy Krimstein (lead guitar and vocals), Maddie Aponte (keys and vocals) and Jack Husted (drums and vocals)—shone at Kentlands Under the Lights on June 15. Taking…