Community

Next Steps: Putting Age on Ice

Photo | Syl Sobel
Kentlands resident Mike Demers, a member of the GeriHatricks hockey team, waits to take the ice at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

For many people seeking to stay active as they age, playing sports is a popular activity. Golf, tennis, pickleball and even softball for the team-oriented are sports that many seniors choose to stay fit, engage with other people, and do…

Show Goes on at DC Metro Theater Arts

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Kentlands’ own Nicole Hertvik assumed editorship of DC Metro Theater Arts after the untimely passing of beloved founder and editor Joel Markowitz.

DC Metro Theater Arts has been the go-to source for reviews and stories about the latest offerings on the DMV arts scene for many years. In 2015, Gaithersburg resident Nicole Hertvik was hired by founder and editor Joel Markowitz to…

Proposed Drive-Through Ignites Discussion

Courtesy of Michael Watkins Architect, LLC
The proposed infill buildings shouldn’t be considered in isolation;  Watkins depicts some suggested changes for the center.

The three commercial infill buildings proposed for the Lowe’s parking lot area in Kentlands Square—Kentlands Square Infill Sites SDP-7712-2017—are moving through the city’s development process again with the close of the Planning Commission’s public comment period on March 9. Framed…

Letter to the Editor

Photo | Dolly Kildee
County Councilmember and former Mayor of Gaithersburg Sidney Katz organized a rally March 5 at the Montgomery County Council Office Building.

In Support of Sensible Gun Regulations On Monday, I attended a rally organized by Sidney Katz to support sensible gun regulations in this country. The State of Maryland has some of the strictest laws on the books, including a ban…

Around Town

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
This year’s Young Artist Award winners performed March 2 to a sold-out audience at the Arts Barn

Kimco Realty Requests Approval for Long-Term Redevelopment of Market Square Kimco Realty has requested approval of Sketch Plan Application SK-7837-2018, outlining a plan for redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square per the 2008 Kentlands Boulevard Commercial District Master Plan. The application…

New Neighborhood Park Plans Underway

The current design of the Orchard Ridge Drive park includes 1) picnic area, 2) open space, 3) hill slide, 4) nature play, 5) butterfly garden, 6) meadow, 7) woodlands, and 8) entrance.

The City of Gaithersburg unveiled plans for a new neighborhood park on Orchard Ridge Drive Wednesday night, March 8, at the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse. The proposed three-acre park located adjacent to MedImmune, along Orchard Ridge Drive between Great Seneca…

Keeping Quince Orchard Safe

Photo | Jack Toomey
Officer Joe Lowery talks to a student at Quince Orchard High School about the upcoming SAT test.

By Jack Toomey Trying to interview the school resource officer (SRO) assigned to Quince Orchard is like trying to talk to a commuter at rush hour in Grand Central Station. A student wants to briefly advise him about a conflict…

City Scene

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Gaithersburg City Councilmember Mike Sesma, City Councilmember Neil Harris and Mayor Jud Ashman endorsed Marilyn Balcombe, candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. Balcombe, the current president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with the City Council and Mayor’s Office on numerous issues.

City Issues Call to Action Over State Small Cell Bill Public testimony will be heard by the Finance Committee for Senate Bill 1188 on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Miller Senate Office Building at 11 Bladen St.…