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Please: No “Silent Spring” Living in the Kentlands and Lakelands, offers a special joy: to walk on the pathways around the lakes in our neighborhood. This, even more so in the spring when the symphony of birds singing fills the air. My…

City Scene

Digital Dish The city of Gaithersburg launched its new and improved website on March 25. The web address remains the same, but the new site offers better organization and easier navigation, calendar filtering options, integration of emergency notifications and social…

Your Views

Cars and New Urbanism I am a recent advertiser (ArizonaWood — I’m a crafter and make rustic, Southwestern-style small tables, benches and wall hangings from reclaimed lumber) and longtime patron of the Kentlands. Being an advertiser, I am now getting…

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

“Hardly Getting By” bloggers Amy Allnutt, Diane Schmid and Kristen Cook enjoy their monthly meeting at Not Your Average Joe’s in Kentlands.

By Gina Dropik An empty toilet paper holder, eye-rolling teenagers, the dreaded deli counter, Starbucks addictions. These are all parts of the everyday life of a suburban mom—the kinds of things that can make a woman laugh, cry or just…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

At Fleet Feet Sports, some 140 people have been challenged to lose—literally and collectively—a ton of weight. At press time, these Ton of Fun Challenge participants had lost a total of 602 pounds. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and Germantown resident…

Arts & Entertainment

“Blame it on Beckett” Jan. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., The Arts Barn In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, the Arts Barn presents “Blame it on Beckett,” a comedy by local playwright John Morogiello. Director David…

Assignment Education

Compiled by Maureen Stiles and Pam Schipper The Conversation on Cybercivility When winter weather arrived in early December and Montgomery County Public Schools went through its evaluation procedure for school delays and closings, Superintendent Joshua Starr began receiving messages on…

Your Views

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

In addition to snow, Kentlands Tree Lighting guests were treated to Santa’s arrival and goody bags distributed by Joe Pritchard, KDP president.

Despite the snowy weather, about 50 Kentlands and Lakelands residents gathered in Market Square with the Kentlands Downtown Partnership to light the holiday tree. An event that could have been quiet due to the weather was filled with the joyful…