‘Touch’ Explores a Galaxy of Emotions

Photo | Yenrue Chen

(Left to right) Bruce Hirsch, Kryss Lacovaro, Dan Guy, Tyler Everett Adams, and Diana Hutter star in Montgomery Playhouse’s “Touch” at the Arts Barn, opening Nov. 7.

Astronomer and author Carl Sagan said in his book “Contact,” “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Such is the science behind “Touch,” the latest production from Montgomery Playhouse that will be on stage…

Arts & Entertainment

Artwork of Cathy Abramson, Lynne Haussler Oakes & Elroy Williams Through Dec. 5; viewing by appointment, call 301.258.6425, Kentlands Mansion Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents the paintings of Cathy Abramson and Lynne Haussler Oakes in an exhibition entitled “Intersection,”…

A Perfect Day for Oktoberfest 2014

Photo | Yenrue Chen

Mr. Fall walks through a packed Village Green at this year’s Oktoberfest.

Conde Nast Traveler named Oktoberfest at the Kentlands among the 10 Oktoberfests to visit if you can’t make it to Munich. It’s no wonder. Even Mother Nature contributed to a perfect day for the 23rd annual event on Oct. 12.…

Delaney Discusses Local Concerns

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Following a business roundtable discussion at Largent’s in Gaithersburg, Oct. 8, Congressman John Delaney continues the discussion with Lakelands resident and transportation activist Jennifer Allen.

Whether they reside in Garrett County’s Deep Creek Lake, in Washington County’s Hagerstown or in Montgomery County’s Gaithersburg, residents of Maryland’s sixth Congressional District have much in common, according to John K. Delaney, the congressman who represents them all. “Sure…

Around Town

Road Work Begins at MD 119 and Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive The State Highway Administration (SHA) began work last week to improve Great Seneca Highway at the Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive intersection. Goals for the 0.6-mile, $765,000 project include extending…

Manhattan Short Produces Winners

Photo | Folke Renken

“Rhino Full Throttle,” directed by Erik Schmitt from Germany, won the Gold in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Another full house greeted the Manhattan Short Film Festival program at the Kentlands Stadium 10 in October as a group of 12 films from around the world competed for top prizes. In addition, a prize was given for a script,…

F/1.4 Takes 12 Months to Create ‘Forty-Eight’

Photos | Yenrue Chen

Thomas Germer, Timothy Lynch, Jaree Donnelly, Marge Wasson and Craig Higgins are the faces behind the lens in the Arts Barn Gallery exhibit “Forty-Eight.”

“Forty-Eight,” open now and through Nov. 23 at the Arts Barn, is more than a photography exhibit. It is an adventure into learning how to see. That’s because the four exhibiting artists who compose the collaborative photography group F/1.4—Jaree Donnelly,…