Community

Plans Underway for New Lakelands Park Field

A June 10 city of Gaithersburg work session on the progress of an artificial turf soccer field planned for 1.5 acres of Lakelands Park generated much discussion and many questions. Construction is anticipated to begin this fall on the 60-by-120-yard…

Swimming for a Cause

Local swim teams have hit a stroke of genius by incorporating a fundraising swim-a-thon into a daily practice session, putting all those laps to good use. The Kentlands Kingfish work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a cause that…

Nora Palka: Destined to Perform

At the age of 5, most children concern themselves with determining which snack to trade at lunchtime. Nora Palka, however, had already determined her destiny: to become an actress and singer. “I like to say that I was sort of…

Kentlands Garden Creates Community

When the names were drawn for the 2013 garden plots of the Kentlands Community Garden, Kentlands residents Maria Hayes and Sara Yassin waited patiently if not anxiously for the result at Whole Foods in March. Both are avid gardeners and…

Around Town

Local Road Improvements May Cause Delays Road work on Sam Eig Highway and Diamondback Drive in and around the new Crown Farm development is likely to cause considerable traffic disruption over the next several months. During this time motorists are…

Arts & Entertainment

Nights of Comedy and Magic The Arts Barn will host magicians Mark Phillips, Bob Sheets, Barry Wood and Brian Curry as members of the Comedy and Magic Society. The Society returns for the summer 2013 season with magic and sleight…

Black Bear Spotted in the Community

A black bear has been reported several times in the Kentlands and Lakelands area recently. Ken D’Loughy, regional manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service, said DNR received calls about the bear on the…

O’Donnell’s Closing After 90 Years

O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which celebrated the 90th anniversary of its first location this year, recently announced it will close its doors on July 27. Owner Bill Edelblut said the final decision to close rather sell the restaurant was actually made…