Community

In Harmony: Arts Barn Coordinator Plays Many Roles

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Monica Harwood took over as the Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn in December 2016.

Monica Harwood enjoys the challenges of a complex professional life. The City of Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn has two other jobs. Since 2009, she has been Poolesville Presbyterian Church’s music director…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Arte di Primavera’ Through May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sun.; artist reception March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn Come celebrate the awakening of spring at a juried art show of maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes depicted in…

The QOP Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Before the late winter snowstorm, cherry blossoms were blooming in Quince Orchard Park.

QOP NEWS Clubhouse Opening Delayed The Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse opening has been delayed until the end of the month because of additional work needed for the sprinkler system. When this is complete, an occupancy permit will be issued. Flooring…

Digging Up Retail History

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Mike Watkins, former Kentlands town architect, shared his knowledge of the history of retail in the community as part of the Kentlands Community Foundation’s new urbanist lecture series organized by Ruthzaly Weich.

Mike Watkins knows the origins of Kentlands and Lakelands from the ground up. The Kentlands resident and founder and principal of Michael Watkins Architect, LLC, located on Firehouse Lane, was a member of the original design charrette—the intensive planning session…

Around Town

Around Town cockatiel

Kentlands Manor Cockatiel Lost A male, 5.5-inch tall cockatiel has been missing since Feb. 23. He responds to “King Arthur,” “Birdie-Birdie,” and “Wolf Whistles.” Please contact Jan, his owner of 14 years, at 240.543.6101 or gtete52@gmail.com if you see the…

Arts & Entertainment

Art League of Germantown (ALOG) Mixed-Media Exhibit Through April 14; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; please call 301.258.6425 to confirm gallery availability, Kentlands Mansion This juried mixed-media exhibit features artwork by ALOG members. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov ‘Arte di Primavera’ March 3-May 1,…

The Park Pages

Photo |Mac Kennedy

Come see the beautifully renovated QOP Clubhouse! Fitness room access will not be possible until new flooring arrives and is installed, sometime in mid-March.

QOP NEWS Clubhouse Fitness Room Gets New Equipment The Board approved a contract with Corporate Fitness Works for supply and maintenance of new equipment for the expanded fitness room. Equipment, which includes rowing machines and weight equipment, was selected based…

Community Loses Its Toy Box

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Sandi and Lew Tipograph will close their store in Kentlands Market Square by the end of the month.

The Tipographs have decided to call it quits. Tipo’s Toy Box, the wonderful little store Sandi and Lew have “poured our hearts into” for the past three years, is closing its doors. “We came to this business with a lot…