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Living on the Edge

Photo | Pam Schipper

Phase 1 remediation to portions of the Quince Orchard upper retaining wall adjacent to buildings will be completed by early fall.

Living on the edge is just what the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) and Mark Avon, president of the company doing remediation work, do not want to do when it comes to the Quince Orchard retaining wall. Following a portion of…

Concert Series Resumes

Market Square Live

After a two-week hiatus, Market Square Live resumed with Damon Foreman and Blue Funk electrifying Kentlands Market Square. The show, managed by Pritchard Festival Productions (PFP), was the first in a series of four Saturday evening performances scheduled to conclude…

National Night Out Brings Community Together

Photo | Mac Kennedy

This team of girls from Lakelands won the National Night Out scavenger hunt on Aug. 4

All across the country, neighborhoods participated in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4.  This campaign was set up to create a closer relationship between citizens and law enforcement, while also strengthening community spirit within individual neighborhoods.  Kentlands and Lakelands teamed up…

Around Town

West Nile Virus Found in Maryland The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Bowie, Maryland, on Aug. 5. Spraying to control adult mosquitoes in that section of Bowie occurred the night…

Your Views

Pedestrian Safety and Trash Concerns Thanks for your fine publication, which I read regularly.  As a longtime renter at the Kentlands Manor senior community, I’ve always enjoyed the many amenities available throughout Kentlands. Lately, however, I have become disappointed in the…

City Scene

Marraffa Joins Mayoral Race After six terms as a city councilmember, Henry Marraffa, Jr. announced Aug. 9 that he will run for mayor in the November election. Marraffa will face off against current Mayor Jud Ashman, who was selected by…

Police Beat

Mayor, Council Approve Contract to Buy Ballistic Vests, Equipment The Gaithersburg Police Department will soon have new ballistic vests and equipment. During the Aug. 3 Mayor and City Council meeting, officials voted unanimously to approve the $43,500 purchase. The department…