Category: Community

Dietz Named KCF Director

The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) has named Kentlands resident Carrie Dietz as its newest director. Dietz replaces Bridget Ryder, who served in the post for seven years. Ryder resigned last month to take a new job. “The Foundation is all…

Race Day Round Up

The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K celebrated its 17th year with the top two male finishers completing the course that winds through both communities on September 4 in under 15 minutes. Gurmessa Megerssa of Washington, D.C., finished the race in 14:43. He was…

Ehrlich Wants to Restore Prosperity to State, Country

Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, the current Republican gubernatorial candidate, is continuing his crusade to take back Maryland. Addressing members of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Ehrlich said there is a simple solution…

Kentlands Film Fest Moves to Theaters

The Kentlands Film Society (KFS) is once again sponsoring the Manhattan Short Film Festival, but this year it will be open to the public at the Kentlands Stadium 10 Theater, 629 Center Point Way on Sunday, September 26 at 7…

Kentlands Foundation Narrows Director Search

The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) has narrowed its search for the next executive director down to five finalists. KCF Chair John Schlichting said the board of directors interviewed the five candidates on September 1 and he describes the five as…

City Fields FiOS Installation Complaints

Complaints about subpar restoration work are following Verizon as the company continues to install FiOS in the city limits of Gaithersburg. Currently, crews are digging holes for the fiber optic service in Quince Orchard Park (QOP). Community Manager Ruchita Patel…

Sneak Peek Day at RCES

It’s sneak preview day at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) where 886 students are currently enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year. That’s an increase of 20 students in the general population over last year’s enrollment figures, according to RCES Assistant…

Soccer Fields Planned for GE Tech Park

A new soccer field may replace the dilapidated tennis courts and basketball courts on the GE Technology Park site between Lakelands and Kentlands. In September, Montgomery County will be soliciting bids from private companies to rip up the tennis and…

Drzyzgula Contacts NWS

Gaithersburg City Council member Cathy Drzyzgula wants to know more about the severe storm that caused so much damage in the East Deer Park, Observatory Heights, West Deer Park and Greater Historic District neighborhoods on August 12. Shortly after the…

“It Is a War Zone Here”

One Gaithersburg resident is describing the Olde Towne and Deer Park neighborhoods as resembling a “war zone” after an early morning thunderstorm toppled and uprooted trees, downed power lines and even blew off portions of a roof from a historic…