Category: Community

Meeting With Kimco Results in ‘Cautious Optimism’

DPZ and Michael Watkins Architect LLC created a street framework for Kentlands Market Square in 2016. Deep purple designates “A” street frontage, light purple designates “B” street frontage. Illustration | Michael Watkins Architect LLC

Following the June 17 public hearing for a six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square Block F, DPZ CoDesign/Kentlands town architect launched a petition seeking at least 150 signatures. The petition calls for design changes to…

Activists Gather at Arts Barn for ‘Ground War’ Premiere

The Kentlands Community Foundation Go GREEN group and the City of Gaithersburg hosted the Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended. Photo | Pam Schipper

Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended the sold-out Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. The film chronicles Nisker’s search for the…

Around Town

Jered Lottes from Boy Scout Troop 1760 recently installed a Little Free Library on the Kentlands Mansion grounds. Take a book, leave a book—and be sure to admire artwork by Sue Kay, who painted the Little Free Library to reflect the mansion and its beautiful flora. Photo | Pam Schipper

Second Musica Viva Planned A second Musica Viva Kentlands Classical Music Concert with a full orchestra is planned for Sept. 7 on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. The June 23 concert featuring Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and his wife, the celebrated violinist…

‘Fish’ Face-Off: Kentlands Vs. Lakelands

Kentlands Kingfish Read Flaherty won his event in backstroke and placed second in free during an epic showdown with the Lakelands Lionfish. Photo | Submitted

In an all-out showdown, the Kentlands Kingfish and Lakelands Lionfish faced off against one another in an epic B-Meet. Lakelands and Kentlands slid on their trunks and dove into the water, racing against their long-time rivals. Parents and onlookers teemed…

QOP Teen Supports Refugee Children With KindWorks

Photo | Submitted For her mitzvah project, QOP teen Maddie Lubin collected balls, books, beach towels and more for refugee children as part of the KindWorks Summer Fun program.

When Quince Orchard Park (QOP) resident Maddie Lubin collected 65 balls, 75 books, 20 beach towels and an assortment of bubbles, jump ropes and other toys for kids ages 3 through 16, it all added up to more than just…

Hearing Considers Six-Story Apartment Building for Kentlands

Illustration | Submitted Kimco envisions the corner of Commerce Square Place and Center Point Way.

Mayor Jud Ashman said, “This is a work in progress” at the close of the June 17 Mayor and City Council/Planning Commission joint public hearing for the six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square. The project…

Manna Expands to Better Serve Community

Manna Food Bank, the premier food bank in Montgomery County, is set to make critical improvements this summer in order to better serve the community. These changes include a significant overhaul of their distribution warehouse in Gaithersburg. Since 1983, Manna…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Brent Pernak won Best of Show and First Place for their video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland” in the MDDC Press Association contest.

Courier Staff Win MDDC Press Awards Producer and reporter Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Videographer/Drone Photographer Brent Pernak won Best of Show for their feature video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland,” which focuses on the award-winning New Urbanist community as it experiences…