Author: Pam Schipper

City Scene

Book Festival to Welcome Maryland Poet Laureate The Gaithersburg Book Festival, planned for Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall, is honored to host a tribute to Maryland’s new Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri, the author of…

Around Town

Photo | | City of Gaithersburg The Kentlands Community Foundation was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Organization Award at the State of the City on April 25 at the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center.

Gaithersburg State of the City Recognizes Change Makers At the 2019 State of the City on April 25, Gaithersburg recognized volunteers for their contributions to the community. These “change makers” were Janet Neumann, who received the Distinguished Citizen Award for…

Shop Talk

Photo | Mac Kennedy More than 100 people participated in the first Bella’s Walk with Hope on Saturday, April 27. The walk raised $2,075.00 for Dr. Terry Wahls’ multiple sclerosis research.

Nestle Toll House Participates in Tree House Tour de Cookie Kentlands Nestle Toll House by Chip, located at 11 Arch Place in the Colonnade, is one of the sponsors for The Tree House Tour de Cookie 2019. The tour is…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Photo | Gaithersburg Book Festival The 10th Annnual Gaithersburg Book Festival is Saturday, May 18 at Gaithersburg City Hall.

‘Black & White’ Through May 12 • Arts Barn Drawing, paintings, photography or sculpture. All black or all white or black and white. Harmonious Art Group Through June 23; Reception May 19 • Activity Center at Bohrer Park Artists exhibit…

City Scene

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Diego Flores-Cerezo of Summit Hall Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor.

Diego Flores-Cerezo Selected as Junior Mayor Out of more than 50 entries submitted by resident 4th graders in the City of Gaithersburg, Diego Flores-Cerezo of Summit Hall Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance…

Shop Talk

Photo | Pam Schipper House-made sangria is popular at Cinco de Mayo’s newest location in Urbana.

MBT Student Selected for Youth American Grand Prix Finals Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy student Samantha Stillwell was chosen to participate in the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City this…

Assignment Education

Photo | Submitted Quince Orchard High’s Jeanne McCormack is School Psychologist of the Year.

QO’s Jeanne McCormack Named School Psychologist of the Year Jeanne McCormack, school psychologist at Quince Orchard High School, was recently named the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. During her six years with Montgomery County Public…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Ride Allegheny’s fifth annual Pub Ride on April 7 began at Coal Fire in Kentlands Square. The 20-mile ride made stops at Dogfish Head Alehouse, Greene Growlers, Gordon Biersch and Nantucket’s Reef before concluding at Grape Escape Kentlands.

Ride Allegheny Gears Up for 2019 Journey Ride Allegheny, a 310-mile/four-day bicycle journey from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg to raise funds for Operation Second Chance, is planned for Oct. 2–6. Since 2005, Ride Allegheny has raised more than 2.3 million for…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Photo | Submitted The LYNNeS perform May 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Barn.

‘Emerging Artists’ Through April 22 • Activity Center at Bohrer Park An exhibit featuring up-and-coming local artists. ‘The Kentlands Flower Show’ Through April 28 • Kentlands Mansion See fine art photography of flowers and arrangements by floral designers. Free. ‘Black…

Pritchard Music Academy Opens in Kentlands Square

Photo | Phil Fabrizio In their new space at 221 Kentlands Boulevard, Becky and Joe Pritchard now offer a full-line music store.

It must have been like that final season 10 episode of “Friends” when all six characters leave their keys on the kitchen counter in Monica and Chandler’s empty apartment. Happy to be moving, they knew they would miss the good…