Category: Community

Middle Schoolers Learned Leadership Lessons at LeaderTrip Camp

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Former Redskin, sportscaster and radio sports analyst Brian Mitchell spoke to LeaderTrip par- ticipants on Aug. 21 about how he overcame adversity in his life. Mitchell is host of “The Brian Mitchell Show” with co-host Scott Linn, bringing analysis on the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals and more on The Team 980.

Joshua Lavine and Laura Mendelow share the conviction that young people benefit from learning about leadership. As such, the president of Main Street’s Capitol Benefits and the owner of the Gaithersburg-based Mendelow Consulting Group, respectively, joined forces to design and…

Cub Scouts Welcome Girls and Boys

Photo | Courtesy of Cub Scout Pack 221 Hiking is just one of the adventures Cub Scout Pack 221 has experienced in recent years.

We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls in K-Grade 5. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and…

A Community Mourns the Passing of Belward Farm’s Iconic Tree

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf The Belward Farm black gum tree greets the dawn on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, a cold but spring-like day glistening with dew.

Reports of the demise of Belward Farm’s iconic black gum tree have inspired sadness in its many admirers. Among them are Tim Newell who has fond memories of his childhood summers on his late aunt’s farm and community members like…

Center Point Way More Active in New Block F Design

Photo | Submitted With the addition of office space and a pedestrian entrance to the parking garage, Kimco’s design for its proposed six-story, mixed-use building offers a more walkable Center Point Way experience.

Kimco responded to community requests to preserve walkability along Center Point Way with an amended design for the Block F, 630 Center Point Way six-story, mixed-use building now in the city’s schematic development plan phase. Following discussion on Aug. 7,…

New Clock Honors Past in Olde Towne

Photo | Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg Jacob Wolfson established Wolfson’s Department Store in Olde Towne with his wife, Rose. He is pictured here with inventory that included custom-made suits the year the store opened, 1918.

Look closely at the new clock in Olde Towne Plaza. It does much more than tell time. Keeping watch over History Park adjacent to the railroad tracks, the clock bears a plaque: “In Memory of Leonard Katz & Sara Wolfson…

Lakelands Park Eighth-Grader Plans Community Service Event for Her Bat Mitzvah Project

Photo | Submitted Samara Ginsberg, pictured with parents Jonathan and Debbie Ginsberg, celebrated her bat mitzvah with a party at Lakewood Country Club on May 4.

When Samara Ginsberg moved from Manhattan to Montgomery County in the middle of sixth grade, she was not happy. Now, some 19 months later, the rising eighth-grader at Lakelands Park Middle School feels she has adjusted both academically and socially.…

Around Town

Arts Barn Closes for Repairs Aug. 5 The Arts Barn will close for repair and maintenance work on Aug. 5. The anticipated reopening date is Sept. 20. In accordance with the City of Gaithersburg’s no-debt policy, funds have been set…

The Kentlands Kingfish Turn 25

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Dayna Ingrassia designed a 25th Anniversary Kentlands Kingfish float for the Kentlands Fourth of July parade.

It has been a special swim season for the Kentlands Kingfish as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. Diane Dorney, former publisher of The Town Courier newspapers, founded the team along with Richard Swerdlow in 1994. Dorney cherishes…

A Party Fit for a ‘King’ Fish

Photo | Eileen Dougherty Kingfish alumni returned for the 25th anniversary party on June 1. Pictured are (top, L to R) Geoff Moores, Nick Hurson, Alex Moores, Sam Williams, Robert Sklodowski, Ryan Dougherty, Conor O’Brien, Jamie Schlichting, Cameron Shiner and Gregg Hurson; (bottom, L to R) Alex Cantrell, Annelise Cantrell, Maddie Dahut, Megan Dougherty, Dana Simcox, Ward Simcox, Chessie Dahut, Annarose Kennedy and Laura Luteran.

When parents Sooky McFadden and Britt Schwendinger heard that the 25th anniversary of the Kingfish was fast approaching, they joined together to throw a celebration for a squad that had given their families so much joy. “Our goal was to…

Second Quarter-Century 5K Races Ahead With New Ideas

Look for one big change at the Aug. 31, 2019 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K: Everything will be moved closer to the Main Street/Market Square start and finish line. The Merchant Expo will no longer use Center Point Way. Instead, vendors will be…