Category: Community

Beavers on the Move

Photo | Submitted The City of Gaithersburg plans to relocate the Lake Helene and Inspiration Lake beavers to the Seneca Creek watershed as soon as the beavers’ kits are old enough to survive on their own.

The beavers are at it again. It appears as though our furry neighbors have been on the go, moving on from their work in Lake Helene to Inspiration Lake. Just as it was several months ago, residents in Kentlands and…

Kids Unplug to Reconnect at Camp Tall Timbers

Photo | Camp Tall Timbers Local family owned and run, Camp Tall Timbers in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers summer camp sessions for kids ages seven to 16.

For Urbana resident Glenn Smith, Camp Tall Timbers has been a lifelong blessing. “I cannot begin to describe the impact that camp has had on my life,” he said. “The diversity of skills that I have gained and the many…

Around Town

Photo | Mac Kennedy A great blue heron flies above Lake Inspiration after the snowstorm on Feb. 20.

MCFRS Brings Home Safety Talk to Clubhouse Jim Resnick, retired Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Battalion chief, and a representative of the Gaithersburg fire marshal’s office will give a home safety talk on Thursday, March 21, 7 to…

Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble Plays Orchestra With ‘Ourchestra’

Photo | Elizabeth Odell Catlett The cast of Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble’s “Ourchestra” features Melissa Lineburg, Christine Doyle, Emilia Kawashima, Mikayla McKee, Erin Rochow, Marina Castilla and Courtney Jeffries.

This article was originally published by Culture Spot MC, www.culturespotmc.com. Shel Silverstein saw the world through a child’s eyes. His fun and funny poems, books and cartoons—“Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “The Giving Tree” remain evergreen—have inspired generations of kids…

In the Game All Summer Long

Photo | Submitted Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis was the first club in the state of Maryland to offer a 10 and Under Tennis Camp in 2014.

Summer is a great time to learn a new sport, improve skill in a longtime pursuit or just get active. There are many great sports camps in the Kentlands/Lakelands area—and the great thing about sports are, well, they’re about a…

Around Town

Gallery Series Focuses on Art History A relatively new Gallery Series at the Arts Barn combines lectures on art history with wine and cheese receptions, museum tours and hands-on demos and workshops. The series began with then-resident artist Tony Glander’s…

The Art of Summer

Photo | City of Gaithersburg The Arts Barn musical theatre camps are popular summer after summer. Online registration opens Feb. 13.

Most kids would agree—the arts are fun. And who doesn’t want to have fun during the summer? But studies have shown that music, dance, theatre and visual arts give kids so much more. Involvement in the arts correlates to better…

MorFIT Promises a Well-Run Hometown Gym

Photo | Submitted The former Gold’s Gym North Potomac is now MorFIT Gym.

Morgan Barnes appears to have just what the former Gold’s Gym North Potomac needed. Effective Jan. 15, she took over the facility, renamed MorFIT Gym, with plans and “confidence in my ability to give members the comfortable and high-level experience”…