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Kentlands Day Draws Huge Crowd

Photo| Sally Alt

Bike Gaithersburg participated in the Kentlands Day parade with the theme “Dress Like Your Bike.”

The 6th Annual Kentlands Day drew thousands of local residents to a parade and festival on a sunny Saturday at the beginning of May. The parade, which featured more than 50 entries, included the Goddard School, Two Left Feet Dance…

Spring Into Summer Fun

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Seamus Kennedy performs Irish folk on Thursday, June 5, 6 p.m. in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner it seems as though spring is almost over. You may have missed it going by; it looked suspiciously like winter. Marred by the continuation of frosty temperatures and frozen precipitation, spring made…

Around Town

Pool Openings On May 24, the Kentlands Pool opens for the season running through Labor Day. The lap, social and baby pools will be open every day, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The lap pool will also be open Monday,…

Flags for Our Heroes for Memorial Day

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Kentlands resident Claudia Chang, a senior at Quince Orchard High School, created the winning logo for Flags for Our Heroes. Her art incorporates the themes of honoring heroes, Memorial Day, and the Montgomery Village Rotary and its mission. Chang’s logo was chosen from 30 submissions. All finalists are students at Quince Orchard.

Many of you are familiar with the military drill that ends before Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Flags are placed at each gravesite in the park. A much more intensely localized and personal display of flags will be commemorated…

FrogWatch: Because It’s Not Easy Being Green

Photo | Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

The pickerel frog, heard in Lake Sheila, is beautiful to behold but not to pick up. When stressed, the pickerel produces secretions toxic to other frogs and moderately irritating to people if these come in contact with our mucous membranes, broken skin or eyes.

When Sandy Doveikis stands on the banks of Lake Sheila 30 minutes after sunset, she hears evidence of life that she seldom sees. Beautiful mating calls—croak, peep, trill—cut through the encroaching dusk. Her task as a FrogWatch citizen scientist? To…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Woody Allen Woody Allen’ May 2-18 Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., The Arts Barn Produced by Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with the city of Gaithersburg, this show pairs two comedic plays by the master of comic angst,…

Kentlands Day Celebrates Community

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Parade participants and the crowd cheered for Kentlands Day last year.

Local residents of all ages can enjoy a parade, live music and good food at the 6th Annual Kentlands Day in the Kentlands downtown. The Kentlands Market Square Merchants Association and the city of Gaithersburg will host the event from 10…