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A Look Back at the Beginning of Kentlands — Part II

By Claire Lane In the May 17 Town Courier, Kentlands resident Claire Lane began a two-part interview with internationally known architect and town planner Mike Watkins, who lives and works in the neighborhood he helped to plan. Kentlands will mark…

Around Town

Synthetic Turf Coming to Lakelands Park On June 10, Gaithersburg’s mayor and City Council will hold a work session that will include a presentation on the design of the synthetic turf field planned at Lakelands Park. The meeting will take…

Shop Talk

Owner Bill Edelblut has announced that O'Donnell's Sea Grill in Kentlands will close its doors on July 27. (Photo courtesy of Phil Fabrizio)

O’Donnell’s Closing After 90 Years O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which celebrated the 90th anniversary of its first location this year, has announced it will close its doors on July 27. Owner Bill Edelblut said the final decision to close rather sell…

Main Street Market Offers Homegrown Freshness

Every Saturday from May 4 through Nov. 23, the Kentlands Main Street pavilion area will look more like a shoreline farm stand and less like its familiar strip of shops and pedestrian walkways. The popular, annual Main Street Farmers’ Market…

Gaithersburg Native to Speak at Book Festival

John A. Jenkins is a distinguished investigative and legal journalist, author, biographer, publisher and political scientist. He is the author of three books, and his articles have has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ and many other outlets.…

Kentlands Day Draws Crowds

Thousands attended Kentlands Day on May 4, which began with sunny skies with a parade down Main Street and continued for hours with a festival in Kentlands Downtown. Kentlands Day organizer Andrew Ross estimated at least 22,000 people attended the…

Around Town

Test Violation Creates AP Score Scare The scores of 275 Quince Orchard High School AP Psychology students were at risk after a fellow student took a video in the testing room on her cell phone and posted it online. After…

Gaithersburg to Add 35 Acres of Park Space

Looking up at the vast ceilings of a temperature controlled warehouse at the old Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) laboratory during a tour of four new city park sites on April 26, Council members Ryan Spiegel and Michael Sesma had…

Home and Garden Tour Soon to Bloom

This spring, the Kentlands Home and Garden Tour offers an inside look behind the picket fences and blooming flowers of this new urbanist community. The event is sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) and will take place on May…