Community

Lin’s House Provides Refuge for the Elderly

Photo | Jenny Chen

Susan Wong helps one of her residents at Lin’s House read song lyrics.

Five years ago, Susan Wong was getting ready for retirement from her career in accounting when she saw an ad for Montgomery College about aging gracefully. “Something about that caught my eye,” Wong said. She took one class and one…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Lights Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays. Closed to cars Dec. 2 & 9; closed to all on Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Drive 3.5 miles through a winter wonderland of 365…

Around Town

Chanukah Fire Truck Parade Visits Local Neighborhoods Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery Co. and the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department brought the spirit of Chanukah to Washingtonian Woods, Kentlands and other neighborhoods in Upper Montgomery County on Dec. 3. The lead…

Raising the Barre at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Kentlands resident Annebeth Heller dances with Katie Smith, MBT instructor and Quince Orchard Park resident, in MBT’s ”The Nutcracker.”

“Art builds communities.” That simple statement offered by Paula Ross, director of development and marketing for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre (MBT), is at the core of the organization’s philosophy. As the nonprofit arts education organization enters its 25th year, its…

Around Town

Children at Shaare Torah Help Those in Need In late November, Shaare Torah Congregation children prepared Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in the Gaithersburg area. Children in the religious school brought in food, baked brownies, assembled baskets and wrote Thanksgiving/Hanukkah…

Greater Need for Holiday Giving

By Nora Fitzpatrick The cold weather arrived just as the holiday season was getting underway. The brisk temperatures are perfect for curling up by the fire and reading a book, sipping hot chocolate, and spending time with family in the…