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Starring Annie!

Lakelands resident Annie Coulson is making her mark on the local stage, starring in the lead role in “Annie Jr.,” a Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT) Second Stage production at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. In January, Annie performed as Zaneeta Shinn…

Public Safety Site Has Many Benefits

Move-in to the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters at 100 Edison Park Drive on Darnestown Road is nearly complete, according to county officials. The $108.6 million, 340,000-square-foot facility provides office space for Montgomery County Police headquarters, Fire and Rescue Service,…

Wiesman, Pansing Retain LCA Board Seats

The Lakelands Community Association (LCA) board of directors reconvened on Jan. 14 to hold its monthly meeting and conclude the annual election that was postponed in November due to lack of a quorum. In sharp contrast to higher attendance at…

Kentlands History: Past and Present

Built on the site of a former farm, Kentlands is still home to some of the original buildings constructed on the property years ago. A number of those buildings recently received historic designation by the city of Gaithersburg. To understand…

Penning a Corporate Personal Narrative

Any student who has ever attempted to write a college entrance essay knows how difficult it is to talk about one’s accomplishments in a modest yet attractive way. Business owners often undergo the same struggle as they try to illustrate…

Around Town

Gaithersburg Launches Whistleblower Reporting Program On Feb. 5, Gaithersburg launched the reporting program for its recently adopted “Reporting of Improper or Illegal Acts” legislation, commonly referred to as the Whistleblower Ordinance. The ordinance provides a safe and confidential environment for…

Arts & Entertainment

Join the Murder Mystery Enjoy up-close audience interaction in “Murder at the Mansion” as you join the investigation of a murder that has been committed at Kentlands Mansion. You are cordially invited to the retirement party for Officer Danny Glover.…

HELP Beyond the Holidays

The modern American holiday celebration is often focused on reciprocal giving and getting of presents. However, at Gaithersburg HELP, an organization that has been serving the needy of the city since 1968, the holiday season was just one part of…

The Heart of a Campaign

At an Obama campaign volunteer training seminar in 2011, staffers stressed the importance of personal relationships and one-on-one conversations as catalysts for the incumbent’s 2012 election. This is a sentiment Kentlands resident Elly Shaw-Belblidia took to heart through her countless…

Charting the Path to Economic Growth

The Kentlands Downtown area has big plans to move from its wreathed, holiday cheeriness to some serious economic vitalization. The vibrant wreaths that adorned Main Street’s streetlamps have been taken down, and plans to replace them include marketing banners that…