Category: Community

Holidays May Increase Loneliness in Older Adults

Photo | Thomas Marchessault The Village at Kentlands & Lakelands offers many social events for those ages 55 and older. Volunteers are shown here at the Village’s annual gathering on Oct. 28 at Vasili’s Kitchen.

One in three adults ages 45 and up are lonely, according to a 2018 AARP Foundation Survey. “Seniors are at higher risk for depression than the general population,” said Dr. Elizabeth Carr, owner of Kentlands Psychotherapy. “The main reason for…

Sharon Cantrell Joins Planning Commission

Photo | Phil Fabrizio In mid-November, Kentlands resident Sharon Cantrell became alternate commissioner for the City of Gaithers- burg’s Planning Commission.

If you want something done, ask a busy person. Sharon Cantrell is one of those people. The longtime Kentlands resident, who has a degree in finance, insurance and business law from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, works full-time as…

Kentlands Christmas Light and Music Show Delights

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Santa welcomes all to the 8th Annual Kentlands Christmas syncopated light show at 202 Little Quarry Road.

The lighting ceremony for the 8th Annual Kentlands Christmas syncopated light show orchestrated and designed by Kentlands resident Mikel Draghici at his home was well attended this year by more than 30 neighbors and friends who ventured out in the…

Around Town

Arts Barn Hosts 15 Artists on Small Business Saturday The Nov. 30 Holiday Bazaar at the Arts Barn featured 15 local artists who offered unique gifts, jewelry, prints, pottery, candles and more. If you missed the Holiday Bazaar, you can…

County Tackles Opioid Epidemic

County Executive Marc Elrich, and County Council Public Safety Chair Sidney Katz joined members of the Montgomery County Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) at a Rockville press event on Oct. 18 to announce the latest news in the fight against the…

Around Town

Arts Barn Hosts Holiday Bazaar Local artisans showcase handmade items just in time for holiday shopping. Don’t miss this fun Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crafts include greeting cards, leather accessories, jewelry, pottery, glass,…

Three KCA Trustees Elected

The Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) held its annual elections on Friday, Oct. 25. Each year, the KCA elects members to its Board of Trustees to serve a staggered two-year term. Three open seats were decided on this ballot with votes…