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Police Blotter

Residential Burglaries On 11/23/2014 at 12:54 p.m., two residential burglaries were reported in the 600 blocks of Main Street and Lake Varuna Drive. An unknown suspect(s) entered both garages and removed property from the vehicles.  Assorted items left in vehicles were…

Staying Safe on a Winter’s Night Run

By Brittany Jackett As we approach the—dare we say it—cold winter months, daylight hours become a precious commodity. We often rearrange our fitness/running routines this time of year to catch additional hours of daylight. We wake up earlier, extend our…

Arts on the Green Sees Pink

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Running through Sept. 27 at the Arts Barn, “Breast in Show” features cast members (left to right, bottom row) Jennie Lutz, Gracie Jones, Megan Westman and Ayanna Hardy and (left to right, top row) Chris Rudy and Darren McDonnell.

By Sharon Allen Gilder If the adage “Laughter is the best medicine” has merit, then everyone could use a dose of “Breast in Show.” The professional live stage musical opened Sept. 12 and runs through Sept. 27 at the Arts…

Domenic Cicala Is Styling Multiple Talents

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

DC3— Jeff Carmella, Domenic Cicala and Steve Kochersperger—perform Friday, Aug. 22 at Whole Foods Kentlands.

By Sharon Allen Gilder Domenic Cicala may be the owner of O’Hair Salon & Spa on Main Street in Kentlands, but his latest cut is his newly released CD, “Who’s Foolin Who.” The Montgomery County native, who now resides in…

SCENE-chronized in Perfect Harmony

Photo | Michael G. Stewart

Kentlands resident Dudley Connell performs with his group, The Seldom Scene.

By Sharon Allen Gilder “Wait a minute. Was that Dudley Connell of the three-time Grammy-nominated bluegrass group Seldom Scene walking by just now?” Your eyes wouldn’t be playing tricks on you if that’s what you thought. Connell has lived in…

Your Views

In response to “Parking Ticket Enforcement” Regardless of whether the 30-minute parking regulations have been enforced or not over the last 15 years, I cannot feel sorry for someone who disregards the signs and gets a $60 fine!  I don’t…

Your Views

Parking Ticket Enforcement After 15 years of non-enforcement, Gaithersburg City Police are now ticketing vehicles in the 30 minute only, head-in parking by the Kentlands theater. The ticket is $60!!! So your readers might appreciate the heads up before they…

Painting the Town: Octogenarian Artist Does It All

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Artist Howard Cohen displays his work alongside that of his students at the Arts Barn Invitational Gallery through July 27.

By Ellyn Wexler Howard Cohen defies George Bernard Shaw’s often-quoted words. In “Man and Superman,” the playwright wrote, “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” The Lakeland Ridge resident, who will turn 90 in September, has painted since early childhood…