Community

Visitors Tour the Home Turf

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Organic lawn care professionals, city and county officials, residents and area advocates toured organically maintained areas in Kentlands on July 1. (Left to right) Pictured are A.I.R. Lawn Care CEO Zack Kline; SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey; Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Sidney Katz; and KCA Board member Glen Palman.

With anti-pesticide legislation looming in Bill 52-14, several Montgomery County councilmembers, along with an entourage of residents and pesticide-reduction advocates, took a turf tour on July 1 to see firsthand if the “grass is greener” on the other side without…

One Act Play Festival Takes Arts Barn Stage

Photo | Vanessa Terzaghi

Preparing for the 14th Annual One Act Play Festival at the Arts Barn, Christian Linares and Callie Etches rehearse “Asleep on the Wind” by Ellen Byron.

David Jones won’t divulge which of the productions in Montgomery Playhouse’s 14th Annual One Act Play Festival he prefers. As producer of the festival and executive producer of the company, he has good reason. “I find exciting aspects of each…

Around Town

Pasha Land Steps Up When Largent’s closed, Market Square Live! needed a replacement for them—a local restaurant with a liquor license willing to sell food and drink. Ahmed Zouine, owner of Pasha Land at 644 Center Point Way, agreed on…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Carol Lopatin: On the Road’ Through Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Terrace Gallery, BlackRock Center for the Arts Painting by the roadside, Carol Lopatin works intensely and without pause, building compositions with a flood of color and lively brushwork…

School’s Out!

Summer fun is in. Around town, kids are involved in a great variety of summer camps and other activities. Here are a few snapshots from these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Booking It at the Arts Barn All summer…

Public Hearing Airs Views on Proposed Zoning Amendment

Photo | Pam Schipper

Office use is permitted under current zoning for second story space in Kentlands Market Square. This 1,800-square-foot location is available for lease above Kentlands Dentistry and Implant Center at 115 Market St.

On June 17, the City of Gaithersburg Planning Commission held a meeting and public hearing in City Council Chambers on the Beatty Management Company’s application for amendment to Kentlands Market Square’s current MXD retail/restaurant zoning. The initial application, brought before…

Junefest Celebrates Area’s Heritage

Photo | Mike Cuthbert

A highlight of this year’s Junefest at Pleasant View Historical Association was a performance by the Royal Harmonizers.

The Pleasant View Historical Association held its 31st annual Junefest recently at the historic church on Darnestown Road. This is an event that no area resident should miss because of the history of the place and the people, the atmosphere,…