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Arts Barn to Reopen Soon The historic Arts Barn will reopen on Oct. 2 after renovations to the roof and HVAC systems, which began earlier this  summer. To kick off its 17th season of programming, the Arts Barn will participate…

A Community Mourns the Passing of Belward Farm’s Iconic Tree

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf The Belward Farm black gum tree greets the dawn on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, a cold but spring-like day glistening with dew.

Reports of the demise of Belward Farm’s iconic black gum tree have inspired sadness in its many admirers. Among them are Tim Newell who has fond memories of his childhood summers on his late aunt’s farm and community members like…

Center Point Way More Active in New Block F Design

Photo | Submitted With the addition of office space and a pedestrian entrance to the parking garage, Kimco’s design for its proposed six-story, mixed-use building offers a more walkable Center Point Way experience.

Kimco responded to community requests to preserve walkability along Center Point Way with an amended design for the Block F, 630 Center Point Way six-story, mixed-use building now in the city’s schematic development plan phase. Following discussion on Aug. 7,…

New Clock Honors Past in Olde Towne

Photo | Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg Jacob Wolfson established Wolfson’s Department Store in Olde Towne with his wife, Rose. He is pictured here with inventory that included custom-made suits the year the store opened, 1918.

Look closely at the new clock in Olde Towne Plaza. It does much more than tell time. Keeping watch over History Park adjacent to the railroad tracks, the clock bears a plaque: “In Memory of Leonard Katz & Sara Wolfson…

Lakelands Park Eighth-Grader Plans Community Service Event for Her Bat Mitzvah Project

Photo | Submitted Samara Ginsberg, pictured with parents Jonathan and Debbie Ginsberg, celebrated her bat mitzvah with a party at Lakewood Country Club on May 4.

When Samara Ginsberg moved from Manhattan to Montgomery County in the middle of sixth grade, she was not happy. Now, some 19 months later, the rising eighth-grader at Lakelands Park Middle School feels she has adjusted both academically and socially.…

Around Town

Arts Barn Closes for Repairs Aug. 5 The Arts Barn will close for repair and maintenance work on Aug. 5. The anticipated reopening date is Sept. 20. In accordance with the City of Gaithersburg’s no-debt policy, funds have been set…