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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…

Your Views: Response to Review of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Mr. Cuthbert: What was the point of your excessively harsh “review” of the production of the play “Bye Bye Birdie” by the students of Quince Orchard High School?  This was not some big-budget production starring Hollywood divas; it was an enthusiastic effort that the students at QO have worked for…

Your Views

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…