Community

Kentlands Attracts Tourists

Trudy Schwarz is Gaithersburg’s community planning director, and in her city role she is often called upon to take out-of-town visitors on walking and driving tours of the Kentlands community, one of the oldest existing examples of new urbanism. Schwarz…

Water Restrictions Lifted

On the morning of one of the hottest days of the year, Gaithersburg residents learned that Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was lifting a mandatory water use restriction. “Our pipe is back in service. I want to thank our customers…

Around Town

New Kentlands Manager Kentlands On-site Manager Thomas “Mac” Staples will be leaving the community this summer to take a new position in a CMC community in Virginia, and Randy Fox has been named as his replacement, according to an e-mail…

From the Foundation

New Board Members The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) recently held its annual meeting, and three new members were appointed to the 11-member board. Katy Thoms, Brendan Emerson and Lake Coulson are replacing outgoing members Norman Katz, Lynda Ullmer Gage and…

Montgomery County News

311 System Launched Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced last month the official launch of MC311, the county’s new online and telephone information system. The public is now able to access Montgomery County government information and non-emergency services online or…

Kentlander Moves Up the Career Ladder

Kentlander and Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) Class of 1999 graduate Adam Cuthbert was recently named a Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) trainee, a position given in conjunction with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to just 1…

Remembering a Swim Team Dad

Timer in hand, Dean Thrush was a fixture poolside at almost every Lakelands Lionfish swim meet. Even with a pump delivering chemotherapy treatment into his body, Thrush volunteered as a timer for the team he loved. On June 12, the…

Lakelands Snack Bar Moves Forward

Lifeguards, lounge chairs and lap lanes were all in place for the summer pool season at Lakelands, but instead of finding a snack bar open for treats, community residents have had to bring their own. It now appears Bryan Gerber…

Ehrlich Visits Kentlands

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich visited Potomac Pizza in Kentlands on June 7 to unveil his “entrepreneur agenda” to help small businesses. He said his plan will help small businesses by lowering their tax burden, improving unemployment insurance and changing…