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‘Forty-Eight’ Through Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday Arts Barn This exhibition of fine art and sculptural photography features the work of Jaree Donnelly, Craig Higgins, Timothy Lynch and Marge Wasson of the fine art…

Kentlands Prepares for 23rd Annual Oktoberfest

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Horse-drawn wagon rides are free at this year’s Oktoberfest, thanks to sponsorship by Kentlands Square by Saul.

The beginning of fall brings a popular Kentlands tradition—the 23rd Annual Oktoberfest. The free festival on Sunday, Oct. 12 features horse-drawn wagon rides, a traditional Beer Garden, and apple cider pressing, as well as a variety of performances, artists and…

Crown Celebrates Principles of New Urbanism

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Angel Briscoe is general manager and Gregory Webb is executive chef at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown.

Crown and its busy retail/service/mixed-use heart, dubbed “Downtown Crown,” will require several years to reach maturity as a transit-oriented community and as a community embodying all the blessings bestowed by a design that embodies New Urbanism principles. Still, the community,…

BSO’s Andrew Balio Finds Magic in Kentlands

Photo | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Performing at the Arts Barn on Sept. 22 with the Mount Vernon Brass Quintet, BSO’s Andrew Balio trumpets New Urbanism.

Symphony orchestras are constantly discovering new audiences, and new people are discovering symphonies every day, according to Andrew Balio, principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Balio visited Kentlands on Sept. 22 as a member of the Mount Vernon…

Farmers Market Goes Year-Round

When summer turns into fall and then winter, a sad sign of the passing seasons is the closing of the farmers markets. You get used to eating fresh produce, dairy and meats that taste better than grocery fare and make…

The Wizardry Behind the Wonder

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Last year, the Draghici home at 202 Little Quarry Road was aglow with 10,000 dancing lights.

For the past two years just after Thanksgiving, 202 Little Quarry Road has lit up like a Christmas beacon of holiday cheer. A myriad of lights twinkle, dazzle and dance, outlining house and fencepost, wrapping around holiday greenery, and making…

Around Town

Ride Allegheny Surpasses One Million Dollars in Fundraising for Operation Second Chance Shortly before undertaking its annual 320-mile, four-day bike ride from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Gaithersburg, Maryland, local nonprofit Ride Allegheny reached one million dollars in fundraising for Operation Second…

Staying Safe on a Winter’s Night Run

By Brittany Jackett As we approach the—dare we say it—cold winter months, daylight hours become a precious commodity. We often rearrange our fitness/running routines this time of year to catch additional hours of daylight. We wake up earlier, extend our…

Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic, Pastel Exhibit Through Oct. 10, Kentlands Mansion Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents an exhibit of acrylics and pastels featuring the works of Donna Baron, Peggy Dunn and Marlene Sapperstein through Oct. 10 at Kentlands Mansion. Viewing hours are…