Community

Composting Pilot: A Step Toward Zero-Waste

During a July 20 presentation at the Kentlands Clubhouse, Brian Flores described the “simple, clean, convenient and low-cost” pilot composting program his 6-year-old company, The Compost Crew, is offering to 14 Gaithersburg communities, including Kentlands, Lakelands, Washingtonian Woods and Quince…

Around Town

New Streetlights for Washingtonian Woods Work began the week of July 24 on an infill lighting project to install 19 new lights along Midsummer Drive in the Washingtonian Woods neighborhood. The work will occur in two stages. Stage 1 involves…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Point of View’ Through Aug. 7, Arts Barn This juried photography exhibit explores each artist’s unique choices of subject matter and visual style. Enjoy the work of Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Thomas Marchessault, Marleen Van den Neste and…

The Park Pages

QOP NEWS Community Enjoys National Night Out The community, local law enforcement, government and businesses came together for another wonderful National Night Out in Quince Orchard Park. In addition to local dignitaries like Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County…

Another Festive Fourth

Photo | Shannon Marsh

Children on decorated bicycles and festive scooters, battery-powered toy vehicles and strollers were a big part of the annual Kentlands 
July 4th Parade.

July 4th festivities kicked off bright and early at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as tons of Kentlands and Lakelands residents piled into the gym for a free breakfast. The tables were filled with neighbors excited to celebrate Independence…

Photographers Offer Glimpses of Unique Artistic Visions

Photo | Karen Cohen

Photographer Karen Cohen works “exclusively in color because it has the punch that I love and it is real life.” Her work is part of a current exhibit at the Arts Barn.

Six photographers share their artistic “Point of View” in the aptly-named exhibit that runs through Aug. 7 at the Arts Barn. Mary Weiss-Waldhorn, the City of Gaithersburg’s art curator, said that five “strong” artists—Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Thomas…

Kentlands Apartments Submits Updated SDP

Photo | Brent Pernak

The 3.1-acre parcel at the corner of Quince Orchard and Great Seneca Highway is poised for redevelopment as a multi-family rental community.

An updated schematic development plan (SDP) for Kentlands Apartments brought before the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission Monday night featured creative fixes to concerns voiced at the March 27 joint work session, when the SDP was initially reviewed.…

Kentlands Volunteer Makes Connections at Mercy

Photo | Pam Schipper

Dr. Pompiliu Verzariu volunteers as an eligibility screener at Mercy Health Clinic in Gaithersburg, conversing with prospective patients in their native languages.

For Kentlands resident Dr. Pompiliu Verzariu, volunteering at Mercy Health Clinic in Gaithersburg is all about “the satisfaction of inter-relating with people, understanding a little bit of their plight,” he said. “I don’t want to sound emotional about it. You’re…