Category: Community

QO Alum, Former Volunteer Coach Indicted

The Quince Orchard community and especially the wrestling team were shocked mid-September when a former volunteer coach and star athlete at the school was arrested by a statewide task force and charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography and…

Muddy Branch Trail Highlighted by Volksmarch

Photo | Brent Pernak The Muddy Branch stream flows by the Lakelands community.

The 2nd Annual Volksmarch on Saturday, Oct. 12 highlighted a beautiful natural resource in our neighborhood. On the sunny and crisp fall day, 118 people walked the Muddy Branch Trail that partially meanders through Lakelands. Sponsored by the Muddy Branch…

Around Town

Kentlands Downtown Update Planned The Kentlands Business Owners Facebook group, now managed by Joshua Levine of Capitol Benefits, is holding a happy hour and downtown update at Sin & Grin, 353 Main St., on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m.…

Cycling Group Raises Funds for Veterans

Photo | Dave Parrish For former Kentlands resident Walter Ellenberger, Ride Allegheny 2019 was his 18th and last ride. Ellenberger will be focusing on Return to Goat Island, a kayaking and paddle-boarding event that raises funds for Operation Second Chance Delmar that started seven years ago in the beach community where he now lives.

Nearly two decades ago, a group of Kentlands residents rode their bicycles around the community for fun and exercise. In 2001, those men—Clark Wagner, David Baseheart, Dan Borten, Chris O’Brien and Walter Ellenberger plus Ellenberger’s father—opted to add a bit…

Around Town

Spooktacular Fun Planned Long & Foster’s Spooky House returns to 189 Kentlands Boulevard on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3 to 5 p.m. All are invited for pumpkin painting, games, trick or treating and more. Then on Halloween, 3 to 6 p.m.,…

Remembering Dr. Maria Annette Cook Hayes

Dr. Maria Annette Cook Hayes, 57, mother and dear friend to many, passed peacefully on September 12, 2019 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD. She had spent 58 days battling complications from an undiagnosed brain AVM. Although Maria grew…

Great Turnout for Third Annual Kentlands Campout

Photo | Lilly Price Sold out weeks in advance, the third annual Kentlands Campout on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn brought together hundreds of neighbors.

Neighbors rolled out sleeping bags, pitched tents and camped on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn Sept. 21 as part of the third annual Kentlands Campout event. Saturday was a hot and sticky day, but an estimated 160 people braved the elements…

Kentlands Bridal Showcase Prepares Couples to Say ‘I Do’

Photo | Marylou Bono Andi Kenney of Tart & Craft was one of the vendors at this year’s Kentlands Mansion Bridal Showcase.

Last Sunday afternoon, I experienced my first bridal showcase featuring a mock wedding at the Kentlands Mansion. As I got closer to the entrance, there was a floral fragrance in the air. Little did I know that flowers are only…

Kentlands Starbucks Hosts Coffee with a Cop

Photo | Lilly Price Lieutenant Ian Clark covers Gaithersburg for the Montgomery County Police Department.

Montgomery County Police officers gathered at Starbucks in Kentlands Tuesday to participate in the fourth annual national “Coffee with a Cop” day. Officers mingled, chatted and hung out with community members, even served coffee behind the counter, in an initiative…