Community

Confusion, Controversy Follow Small Cell Antenna Plans

Photo | Courtesy of City of Gaithersburg

This Crown Castle photo simulation visualizes a small cell at a non-intersection location in a residential area.

Opinions—and, in some cases, even facts—seem to vary pretty widely over the potential installation of cellular mini-towers in three Gaithersburg neighborhoods. Known as small cell facilities or small cell antennas, the structures, frequently mounted on 30-foot-tall poles, are designed to…

Around Town

Bella Ballet Plans Open House Bella Ballet at 347 Kentlands Boulevard celebrated its third anniversary on Sept. 10. To kick off its fourth year, the studio will host a Fall Festival Anniversary Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.…

Arts & Entertainment

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Through Sept. 25, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. select Sundays, Arts Barn Enter the mysterious, comical, raucous, and risqué world of the English music hall, where the audience determines the outcome. Who killed…

The Park Pages

Photos | Pam Schipper

Nearly 20 dogs enjoyed the last hour of the Quince Orchard Park pool season at the community’s annual Labor Day Pet Swim, organized by Board Treasurer Victor Liau and his wife, Camilla Kuo.

QOP NEWS Play, Dogs, Play It was a dog party. Big dogs, little dogs, black dogs and white dogs—all came to the Quince Orchard Park pool Sept. 5 to close down the pool season in style. The Labs, Irish Setter…

Marraffa Works to Return, Day by Day

Henry Marraffa and his wife Donna Jean have spent much of the summer at Johns Hopkins Hospital where Marraffa received a stem cell transplant. 

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Henry Marraffa is anxious to get back to his community and his seat on Gaithersburg’s City Council where he’s served for 22 years. In June 2014 he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood disorder that can be a…

Glass Is Always Full of Inspiration

Watercolor artist Helene Glass works in her home studio. Glass will have an exhibition at Framer’s Choice Gallery on Main Street through September. 

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Helene Glass defies the idea that time reduces creativity or productivity. And the watercolors the vital and prolific octogenarian paints are not the muted, delicate florals ageists might expect. “People and Places,” the artist’s second exhibit at Framer’s Choice Gallery…

Around Town

Doggone Good End to the Pool Season Area pools close on a paw-sitive note this Labor Day weekend. Bring the four-legged member of your family to your neighborhood pool for these annual dog swims: Kentlands dogs and their owners are…

Arts & Entertainment

‘The Seven Palettes’ Exhibit Through Sept. 5, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kentlands Mansion The Seven Palettes is a group of women who have joined together for the purpose of increasing their immersion in art. Artists include Sara Becker, Nancy…