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Photo | Mac Kennedy A great blue heron flies above Lake Inspiration after the snowstorm on Feb. 20.

MCFRS Brings Home Safety Talk to Clubhouse Jim Resnick, retired Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Battalion chief, and a representative of the Gaithersburg fire marshal’s office will give a home safety talk on Thursday, March 21, 7 to…

Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble Plays Orchestra With ‘Ourchestra’

Photo | Elizabeth Odell Catlett The cast of Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble’s “Ourchestra” features Melissa Lineburg, Christine Doyle, Emilia Kawashima, Mikayla McKee, Erin Rochow, Marina Castilla and Courtney Jeffries.

This article was originally published by Culture Spot MC, www.culturespotmc.com. Shel Silverstein saw the world through a child’s eyes. His fun and funny poems, books and cartoons—“Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “The Giving Tree” remain evergreen—have inspired generations of kids…

In the Game All Summer Long

Photo | Submitted Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis was the first club in the state of Maryland to offer a 10 and Under Tennis Camp in 2014.

Summer is a great time to learn a new sport, improve skill in a longtime pursuit or just get active. There are many great sports camps in the Kentlands/Lakelands area—and the great thing about sports are, well, they’re about a…

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Gallery Series Focuses on Art History A relatively new Gallery Series at the Arts Barn combines lectures on art history with wine and cheese receptions, museum tours and hands-on demos and workshops. The series began with then-resident artist Tony Glander’s…

The Art of Summer

Photo | City of Gaithersburg The Arts Barn musical theatre camps are popular summer after summer. Online registration opens Feb. 13.

Most kids would agree—the arts are fun. And who doesn’t want to have fun during the summer? But studies have shown that music, dance, theatre and visual arts give kids so much more. Involvement in the arts correlates to better…

MorFIT Promises a Well-Run Hometown Gym

Photo | Submitted The former Gold’s Gym North Potomac is now MorFIT Gym.

Morgan Barnes appears to have just what the former Gold’s Gym North Potomac needed. Effective Jan. 15, she took over the facility, renamed MorFIT Gym, with plans and “confidence in my ability to give members the comfortable and high-level experience”…

Town Architect Urges Design Changes for Luxury Apartment Building

Illustrations | Duany Plater-Zyberk DPZ’s suggested redesign for entry from Kentlands Boulevard along the new Commerce Square Place incorporates more public space and adds more parking.

Kentlands Town Architect Marina Khoury, a partner with Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), shared suggestions for Kimco’s Phase 2 redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square at the Jan. 23 Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board (KCA) meeting. Proposed is a six-story luxury apartment building with…

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Photo | Montgomery County Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed the Economic and Business Development Committee at the Kentlands Mansion on Jan. 25.

City Considers Dog Park Thanks to the efforts of the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA), the Lakelands Community Association (LCA) and more than 700 survey respondents, the City of Gaithersburg is considering a proposal for a dog park on a 4.7-acre…