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Celebration Brings Chanukah Spirit to Communities

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A local Chanukah tradition organized each year since 2003 by Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County, the Chanukah Fire Truck Parade returns this year on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Rabbi Sholom Raichik was at a conference among some 2,500 of his colleagues in late November. All were planning Chanukah events in their respective communities, said the spiritual leader of Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County. But, he pointed out…

Kentlands Wall Work Still Ongoing

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

On Nov. 30, 14 concrete-encased steel columns support the Kentlands wall  that runs atop a high elevation next to Quince Orchard Road. The concrete will be stained to match the wall color. Concrete barrier walls remain in place on the sidewalk.

A section of a retaining wall owned by the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA), located on Quince Orchard Road, collapsed on March 30, 2014, causing evacuation and temporary condemnation of two townhomes. The order of condemnation on the homes was lifted…

Around Town

Cheers to Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded the 8th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) to Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape. This award recognizes the small business that demonstrates success, community…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Lights Festival Through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25): 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Seneca Creek State Park The City of Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival opens for a 19th season! This 3.5-mile drive through a…

Making a List, and Checking It Twice

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Mikel Draghici performs final checks on wiring, including that of his new flying reindeer display, because rodents sometimes chew through his wires.

Mikel Draghici dressed as Santa on Halloween, and since then the year-round work on his Kentlands Christmas Light Show has kicked into high gear. By mid-November, he had spent 18 hours installing some 13,000 lights outside his home at 202…

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4th Annual Lakelands/Kentlands Turkey Bowl Held Nov. 27 Thanksgiving is synonymous with football, right? But that usually means watching football. Why not start your Thanksgiving Day this year by playing football. Lakelands resident Ed Fowlkes and Direct Deals MD are…