Reforestation Project Grows Environmental Education

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Some 165 trees were planted behind Casey Community Center this fall.

When Michele Potter and her department, Gaithersburg’s Parks, Recreation and Culture, applied for funding from the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge, what stood out about their application was their excellent educational component. The city’s application was for reforestation of the Muddy…

Around Town

Gaithersburg Giants Seek Host Families The Gaithersburg Giants, playing in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL), are seeking host families for the 2014 season. The Gaithersburg Giants’ 40-game season is played during the months of June and July. Twenty…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

At Fleet Feet Sports, some 140 people have been challenged to lose—literally and collectively—a ton of weight. At press time, these Ton of Fun Challenge participants had lost a total of 602 pounds. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and Germantown resident…

Chris Goodrich and a Life Well Versed

Photo | Mike Cuthbert

Together, Chris Goodrich and Rachel Stroud-Goodrich create a life in the arts.

Chris Goodrich has come home. Born and raised in Montgomery Village, he left many years ago to make his way in the world. He spent time in New York, widely regarded as the theatre mecca, became an actor and director,…

Arts & Entertainment

The Pâté Painters and Glass Artist Tony Glander Jan. 31-March 23; Artists’ reception, 7-8:30 p.m., The Arts Barn The appropriately named Pâté Painters celebrate life and friendship by enjoying fine foods and wines each time they gather to paint. Their paintings—watercolor,…

Gaithersburg Library Reopens

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The newly renovated Gaithersburg Library reopened on Jan. 4. Present at the ribbon-cutting were (back row) Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Maryland State Senator Jennie Forehand, Director of MCPL Parker Hamilton, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal, (front row) Trinity Allen, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Montgomery County Council member Phil Andrews.

By Pam Schipper When the Gaithersburg Library reopened on Jan. 4, what stood out even more than the stunningly beautiful 21st-century green building was the emotional connection elected officials, county and city staff, library employees and the general public have…

Kentlands Community Chorus Reaches Out to the Region

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Valerie Dugan, longtime accompanist for the Kentlands Community Chorus organization, now also directs the Youth Chorus. She is seated at the Yamaha “studio grand” piano in the Kentlands Clubhouse.

Valerie Dugan has her fingers on many musical pulses. As longtime piano accompanist for all three groups singing under the Kentlands Community Chorus umbrella—a regional choral organization sponsored by the nonprofit Kentlands Community Foundation—Dugan practices the delicate art of playing…

The Story Behind the Street Signs

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Tschiffely Square was named after Tschiffely 
Pharmacy founder Frederick Tschiffely.

By Nora Fitzpatrick As I drive down the streets in Kentlands and Lakelands, I am struck by so many unusual names like Tschiffely Square Road, Kent Oaks Way and Thrift Street. Of course, Main Street and Market Street aren’t uncommon.…

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Reforestation Planned for Lake Varuna On Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at Rachel Carson Elementary School, the city of Gaithersburg invites the community to learn about and comment on the proposed Reforestation Project Plan for Lake Varuna. The goal of reforestation…