School’s Out!

Summer fun is in. Around town, kids are involved in a great variety of summer camps and other activities. Here are a few snapshots from these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Booking It at the Arts Barn All summer…

Public Hearing Airs Views on Proposed Zoning Amendment

Photo | Pam Schipper

Office use is permitted under current zoning for second story space in Kentlands Market Square. This 1,800-square-foot location is available for lease above Kentlands Dentistry and Implant Center at 115 Market St.

On June 17, the City of Gaithersburg Planning Commission held a meeting and public hearing in City Council Chambers on the Beatty Management Company’s application for amendment to Kentlands Market Square’s current MXD retail/restaurant zoning. The initial application, brought before…

Junefest Celebrates Area’s Heritage

Photo | Mike Cuthbert

A highlight of this year’s Junefest at Pleasant View Historical Association was a performance by the Royal Harmonizers.

The Pleasant View Historical Association held its 31st annual Junefest recently at the historic church on Darnestown Road. This is an event that no area resident should miss because of the history of the place and the people, the atmosphere,…

Around Town

Improvements Come to Market Square Painting is the latest cosmetic change to Kentlands Market Square, following new merchant directories erected at Market Square and on Center Point Way near the former Healthy Back Store and Tipo’s Toy Box. Beatty Management…

Hannah Minkoff Is All About the Music

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Kentlands resident Hannah Minkoff made her solo debut on stage at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival.

By Lilly Price Hannah Minkoff, a long-term Kentlands resident and a rising senior at the University of Vermont, is also an aspiring singer and songwriter who can be seen performing at local Kentlands events. Hannah occasionally plays for the Main…

Arts & Entertainment

Market Square Live! July 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 6-9 p.m. Look for live music on Kentlands Market Square. Wednesday acoustic performances include Empty Ecstasy on July 1 and Tom Blood on July 8. Saturday, July 11 brings…

Market Square Live! Is Alive!

Photo | Mac Kennedy

The Joint Chiefs perform beneath a 20-foot-high Market Square Live! black dome at the series’ debut.

Hear that sound? It’s Market Square Live! The revival of the popular outdoor, family-focused, summer concert series by Blittzed!Media, the marketing and events company hired by Beatty Management, is creating the latest buzz on the streets. The venue kicked-off on…

Artists Prove Gaithersburg’s Got Steam

Photo | Pam Schipper

Positive Energy Art Studio (P.E.A.S.) Fabrizio and Mauro Gonzalez and studio owner Nannette Horan pose with their sculpture and Steampunk volunteers Marc and Allison Roulier at Celebrate Gaithersburg on June 14.

Once upon a time, Gaithersburg was a major rail complex for the B&O line. Steam locomotives chugged their way through the turn-of-the-century industrial center, a town that had been transformed from an agricultural center into a city with factories and…

Kentlands Under the Lights Shines

Photo | Pam Schipper

Between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended the Kentlands Under the Lights community dinner on Saturday, June 13 in Kentlands Market Square.

Designed to celebrate Kentland’s 25th anniversary, the Kentlands Under the Lights community dinner on Saturday, June 13 in Kentlands Market Square was so well attended—estimates put participation at 1,500 to 2,000 people—that it may become a new Kentlands tradition. “We…