Category: Community

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…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted “Shoplifters,” nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2019 Academy Awards, is the March 22, 2020 selection of the Kentlands Film Society.

Mayor & City Council Reject Proposed AT&T Cell Tower Location AT&T proposed a 159-foot cell tower for the wooded area off of Great Seneca Highway, north of Washingtonian Woods’ Upshire Circle, to improve coverage to the surrounding neighborhoods. The Mayor…

Foundation Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’

Ruthzaly Weich, vice chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation, received the John Schlichting Award for Exemplary Volunteerism. Photo | Pam Schipper

At the 26th annual meeting of the Kentlands Community Foundation, held June 27 at the Kentlands Mansion, Foundation Chair Rob Garretson said, “I couldn’t be prouder to lead this tremendous community organization.” He thanked volunteers, government partners, sponsors and donors…

Meeting With Kimco Results in ‘Cautious Optimism’

DPZ and Michael Watkins Architect LLC created a street framework for Kentlands Market Square in 2016. Deep purple designates “A” street frontage, light purple designates “B” street frontage. Illustration | Michael Watkins Architect LLC

Following the June 17 public hearing for a six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square Block F, DPZ CoDesign/Kentlands town architect launched a petition seeking at least 150 signatures. The petition calls for design changes to…

Activists Gather at Arts Barn for ‘Ground War’ Premiere

The Kentlands Community Foundation Go GREEN group and the City of Gaithersburg hosted the Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended. Photo | Pam Schipper

Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended the sold-out Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. The film chronicles Nisker’s search for the…

Around Town

Jered Lottes from Boy Scout Troop 1760 recently installed a Little Free Library on the Kentlands Mansion grounds. Take a book, leave a book—and be sure to admire artwork by Sue Kay, who painted the Little Free Library to reflect the mansion and its beautiful flora. Photo | Pam Schipper

Second Musica Viva Planned A second Musica Viva Kentlands Classical Music Concert with a full orchestra is planned for Sept. 7 on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. The June 23 concert featuring Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and his wife, the celebrated violinist…

‘Fish’ Face-Off: Kentlands Vs. Lakelands

Kentlands Kingfish Read Flaherty won his event in backstroke and placed second in free during an epic showdown with the Lakelands Lionfish. Photo | Submitted

In an all-out showdown, the Kentlands Kingfish and Lakelands Lionfish faced off against one another in an epic B-Meet. Lakelands and Kentlands slid on their trunks and dove into the water, racing against their long-time rivals. Parents and onlookers teemed…

QOP Teen Supports Refugee Children With KindWorks

Photo | Submitted For her mitzvah project, QOP teen Maddie Lubin collected balls, books, beach towels and more for refugee children as part of the KindWorks Summer Fun program.

When Quince Orchard Park (QOP) resident Maddie Lubin collected 65 balls, 75 books, 20 beach towels and an assortment of bubbles, jump ropes and other toys for kids ages 3 through 16, it all added up to more than just…

Hearing Considers Six-Story Apartment Building for Kentlands

Illustration | Submitted Kimco envisions the corner of Commerce Square Place and Center Point Way.

Mayor Jud Ashman said, “This is a work in progress” at the close of the June 17 Mayor and City Council/Planning Commission joint public hearing for the six-story multi-use building with structured parking proposed for Kentlands Market Square. The project…