Author: Pam Schipper

Carol Sher Lives Life With a Bit of a Giggle

Meet Lulu and Mew, the incorrigibly fun girlfriend and her faithful sidekick cat. Lulu is your sister, daughter, mother, aunt, cousin or friend—or the BFF you wish you had. “I started drawing Lulu when I was about 10 years old,”…

Around Town

Veterans Day at Kentlands Manor On a picture-perfect Veterans Day, 18 men and one woman who had served in World War II through the Vietnam War were honored by Kentlands Manor staff and their fellow residents. Michael Baniak, Quince Orchard…

Arts & Entertainment

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Nov. 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg More than 400 top artisans sell unique creations—jewelry, clothing, ceramics, fine art and more. Admission is $10 for adults, and children…

Around Town

2014 Montgomery County Master Gardener’s Training Program Plan ahead and enroll now for the popular Master Gardeners Training Program. The registration deadline for the Jan. 21, 2014 through March 7, 2014 class is Dec. 31. Faculty and staff of the…

DJ Flounder Spins Life After DC101 Into Events Mash-Up Business

When his 12 years with DC101 came to an end in 2011, Kentlands resident Bryan “Flounder” Schlossberg was momentarily stunned. “You lose your identity,” he said of his very public firing from the “Elliot in the Morning” show. Personality differences…

Assignment Education

State of the Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr delivers his second annual State of the Schools address at the Music Center at Strathmore on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. Student performances and artwork will be featured throughout the Music…

Arts & Entertainment

31st Winterglow Art Show & Sale Nov. 6−10 The Art League of Germantown hosts more than 50 artists at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, main gallery, for a unique exhibit of paintings, drawings, photography, ceramic arts, fiber arts and…

Inside Out: Vian Borchert’s Expressionist Art Reveals the World Within

Beyond the unique compositions, stirring colors, splashes of texture and bursts of pattern, Vian Shamounki Borchert’s 15 figurative paintings on display through Dec. 6 at Kentlands Mansion are variations on a theme—that of breakthrough. Consider Borchert’s “The Conversation.” The figure…

Photographer Domenic Cicala Captures the Moments In-Between

Tall, thin and charismatic, Domenic Cicala is widely known as the owner of O’Hair Salon on Kentlands Main Street. But he is also an accomplished photographer whose images are on display now through Dec. 1 at the Arts Barn. Cicala…

Cellist Kristen Wojcik Performs at the sfz salon series

Kristen Wojcik has always wanted to play the program she’ll present at the Nov. 16 sfz salon series. Called “Unaccompanied” because she will be offering solo works for the cello, the program in a sense stars two: the Julliard-trained Wojcik…