Community

Suspicious Incidents Spark Increased Police Patrols

The Town Courier has learned that Gaithersburg police have increased patrols in Kentlands after reports of two, separate suspicious incidents within the last week. According to Gaithersburg police, a Kentlands resident reported a suspicious man who approached a child near…

City Removes Two Trees from Kentlands Green

City crews removed two locust trees from the Kentlands Green on October 4 to get them out of the way before the upcoming Oktoberfest celebration on October 10. “They have reached their prime and are posing a hazard to property…

Around Town

Halloween Young Run The Halloween Young Run is set for October 17 at 9 a.m. for kids 12 and under. The race course is on West Gude Drive at Route 355 in Rockville. You can pick your distance, one quarter,…

Another Lakelands Director Resigns

Another member of the Lakelands Community Association’s board of directors is stepping down from the post before the end of her term. Mary Bostwick’s resignation on October 3 makes her the third board member in recent history who did not…

More Local Families Need Food

Mann Food Center is expanding its weekend food distribution hours in Gaithersburg because of an increased number of families seeking food assistance. The struggling economy continues to make it difficult for thousands of Montgomery County residents to put food on…

Costume Choices Translate to Trendy Halloween

Lady Gaga or President Obama may be coming to your home this Halloween season. Then again, you may get a tap on the shoulder from Snooki or the Situation of “Jersey Shore” fame, a Greek god, or Buzz Lightyear from…

Film Festival Draws a Crowd

A packed house participated in the “Manhattan Short Film Festival” at the Kentlands Stadium Theaters on September 26, viewing two hours of short films. The films ranged in length from three-and-a-half to 15 minutes. Finalists were from Australia, Poland, Italy,…

Lakelands Develops CCT Committee

The Lakelands Community Association board of directors has formed an ad hoc committee to research the planned Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) and its effect on the community. Ned McGowan, chairman of the committee, said the purpose of the group is…

Wiesman Joins Lakelands Board

Linda Wiesman is the newest member to sit on the Lakelands Community Association board of directors, filling the unexpired term of Albert Leacock. Leacock resigned from his post citing irreconcilable differences with board members and infighting among the group. Wiesman…

Lakelands Fees May Rise

Lakelands homeowners are expected to face at least a $1.50 increase in their monthly homeowners’ dues. The Lakelands Community Association’s budget committee is working on a draft budget that is due to be reviewed by the board of directors October 12. That…