New Foundation Director Passionate About Community

Photo | Courtesy of Kentlands Community Foundation
Longtime Kentlands resident Elisabeth Monaco is the new Kentlands Community Foundation executive director.

New Kentlands Community Foundation Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco has deep roots in the community. She and her husband, John Kraft, began planning their “starter house” here in the early ‘90s. Two children and 25-plus years later, the house has grown…

Students Present Projects at Ulysses Fair

Photo | Terri Carr
Sophia Photinakis surveyed fellow students about their views on parenting styles for her Ulysses project, “The Mental Health Effects of Strict Parenting.”

By Terri Carr College freshmen often find the transition from high school-level course work to college a little rough. In college, they’re introduced to a heavier workload at the same time that they have much more freedom from parental oversight.…

Around Town

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
Kentlands Community Foundation Vice Chairman Rob Garretson and Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco (center) presented an $11,000 donation to the Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund.

KCF Donates Funds to Nonprofits The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) presented funds raised from the 2017 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K at the Jan. 16 Mayor and City Council meeting. Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco presented the City of Gaithersburg with $11,000 for the…

Assignment Education

RCES Science and Invention Night Planned Rachel Carson Elementary School’s wildly popular Science and Invention Night is around the corner. Drop by the RCES gym on Jan. 24, 7 p.m. to see ideas, experiments and inventions from students in kindergarten…

Arts & Entertainment

Outsider Art: Uncommon Characters Through Jan. 28, Activity Center at Bohrer Park Curated by Dylan Evans, this exhibit showcases a diverse group of local muralists, street artists and illustrators, including Kelly Towles, Stephen Blickenstaff, Electra Bolotas (“Dosa Poderosa”) and John…

Eye on Art: Photography Takes Flight at TECRO

Photo | Stephen Hung
“I’m Telling You” by photographer Stephen Hung is one of the images on exhibit through Feb. 24 at the Culture 
Center of TECRO.

Majestic photographic renderings of herons, egrets and bald eagles have temporarily nested at the Culture Center of TECRO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office) in Gaithersburg. Created by eight members of the Taiwanese American Photo Club (TAPC) over several years,…