Category: Community

Around Town

Photo | Pam Schipper Jodi Rapaport, owner of My Big Finds, and her daughter, Madelyn Fox, were one of the local businesses and main organizer at the Afternoon Tea, held on Saturday, May 11 in Kentlands Market Square. The event was sponsored by Kimco Realty.

Kingfish Celebrate 25 Years Kentlands residents are invited to a 25th-season kickoff event, “Kentlands Celebrates 25 Years of Kingfish” on June 1, 5 p.m. on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. You’ll find a DJ, food trucks, games and inflatables. The evening…

SIUMC Awards Dream It, Be It Scholarships

Photo | Pam Schipper Young women in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser.

Ten Quince Orchard High School and six Gaithersburg High School scholarship winners were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, held at the Gaithersburg Hilton. The young women were…

Pass Gateway to Fun for ASD Families

Photo | Submitted The Happiest Place on Earth is a go-to vacation because of their wonderful disability policy.

Over spring break our family visited Disney World. The Happiest Place on Earth is a go-to vacation because of their wonderful disability policy. Between reserved Fastpasses and the Disability Access Service (DAS), we had our best experience in Orlando yet.…

City Relocates Adult Beavers

Photo | Submitted Three adult beavers living in the lakes around Kentlands have been relocated.

The beavers living in the lakes around Kentlands continue to be a source of consternation and concern for homeowners. The conversation regarding these hardworking rodents has escalated on the social network Nextdoor between residents concerned about potential damage to their…

Annual Report Shows Crime Down in Gaithersburg

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Police Department spokesman Officer Dan Lane said lower crime is the result of more community involvement with officers talking to residents and attending community events.

Personal, property and society crimes were all down last year even as calls for service increased, according to the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) annual report released in mid-March. Last year, officers were sent out on 37,710 calls for service, which…

Lakelands Resident Strives for LLS Man of the Year Title

Photo | Submitted Rob McGowan, who is in the running of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year, is pictured with his mother, Eve McGowan, and (L to R) Ryder, Landon and Hali McGowan.

Rob McGowan wants to be Man of the Year. And his quest is far nobler than anything to do with excellence on or off an athletic field. Instead, it is all about philanthropy. The Lakelands resident and Kentlands Main Street…

Panda Programmer Camp Is IT

Photo | Submitted Last summer, Panda Programmer campers and instructors had fun with coding and more.

This camp is IT. In a world increasingly powered by IT acumen and computer-generated wizardry, Panda Programmer has  attracted kids who want to learn that coding magic. Gaming fans, many kids dream of designing their own. Founded by Kentlands resident…

Safe Grow Montgomery Activists Star in New Environmental Documentary

Photo | Helen Jurkowski (L to R) Julie Taddeo, Jennifer Quinn, Ethan Quinn, Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Catherine Cummings attend the screening of “Ground War at the March 19 Environmental Film Festival in DC.

Kentlands resident Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and her Safe Grow Montgomery (SGM) colleagues are featured in a 2018 documentary titled “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields.” When it premiered as part of the Environmental Film Festival on March 19 at D.C.’s…

Around Town

KCF to Receive Citizenship Award The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) will receive the City of Gaithersburg Citizenship Award as Outstanding Organization on April 25 at the State of the City address. The Mayor and City Council will host the State of…