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Rain Slows Retaining Wall Repairs Installation of 28 helical piers to stabilize the retaining wall on Quince Orchard Road, as well as the two affected townhomes, has been slowed by inclement weather, according to an email forwarded by Neil Harris,…

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Fulks Corner Farmers Market Thursdays, 1-6 p.m., Rt. 355 & Fulks Corner Avenue, Olde Towne Products available for purchase include fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, herbs, flowers and plants, honey, cider, fruit butters, baked goods and meats. www.gaithersburgmd.gov Mel…

Paint Out With Art Alfresco

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During his morning walk around Inspiration Lake, Hugh Lynch stops to admire artist Jaree Donnelly’s work, created during the first Art Alfresco en plein air workshop.

On a beautiful June morning that followed an afternoon and evening of soaking rain, Art Alfresco took to the lakes for the inaugural meeting of the community’s new plein air group, founded and led by Arts Barn Resident Artist Jaree…

Parker’s ‘A Roadkill Opera’ Is Pure Punk

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In December 2013, Stephan Alexander Parker returned to Da Caruso, the store in Vienna, Austria, that had helped him identify music recorded from the radio in 1979 as Ferdinando Paer’s “Leonora.” Parker brought with him CDs of his studio recording for “A Roadkill Opera” that incorporates Paer’s music.

Throw away those images of thin young men with Mohawks listening to hardcore punk rock that just came to mind. That’s not what this opera by Gaithersburg resident Stephan Alexander Parker is about. In fact, Parker’s “A Roadkill Opera” pairs…

A Jolly June Offers Free Entertainment

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On June 8, the popular bluegrass band Seldom Scene takes center stage at Celebrate! Gaithersburg with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Grand Ole’ Ditch. Fans of Latin music will enjoy performances from Afro Bop Alliance and Ola Fresca.

With pools open and grills sporting their first layer of hamburger grease, summer seems to have officially begun. Weekend concerts and children’s events are in full swing, with June bringing several unique events for the entire family. The 32nd annual…

Turf Committee Enlists Young Artist

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Phoebe Clark uses her artistic talent to educate kids about Kentlands’ organic turf management.

Phoebe Clark is the type of girl who would rather sit at the lake and draw than kill zombies on a screen at home. One day, a group of baby snapper turtles made their home in the Clarks’ backyard. Phoebe…

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5th Annual GBF Sets Attendance Record The Fifth Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival dawned cool and sunny on Saturday, May 17. Perhaps because of the picture perfect weather and a stellar lineup of authors that featured heavy hitters Tom Angleberger, author…