Category: Features

Reader’s Choice

“Labor Day” Written by Joyce Maynard Joyce Maynard. Just her name conjures up so many images for me that my curiosity impelled me to pick up her recently released paperback, “Labor Day.” In the 1980s Maynard wrote a syndicated column,…

Pumpkin Treats

Seasonal cooking becomes more fun when I try to come up with culinary treats to honor the holidays. As we head into the fall and winter holidays, add these delicious, decadent and unique recipes to your repertoire. PUMPKIN PATCH SHAKE…

Mike at the Movies

“The Social Network” (PG-13) ***** Mark Zuckerberg is told by one of his lawyers: “You’re not an a**hole, Mark. You’re just trying so hard to be.” That Mark, played with relentless energy and complexity by Jesse Eisenberg, is the hero…

Shop Talk

Manhattan Short Film Series The Manhattan Short Film Series is set for September 26 at the Kentlands Stadium 10 Theaters at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $7 and are available at the door. For more information, www.msfilmfestival.com. KDP Developments The Kentlands…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Kentlands Community Foundation Although we are sad to see Carrie Dietz go, the Kentlands Community Foundation made an excellent choice in hiring the Town Courier staffer as its next executive director. We believe Dietz will do a stellar job, although…

Let’s Simplify to Clarify Politics

At election time, I am finding the harder I try to be thoughtful and educated in my choices, the harder it is to vote. As you read this (but not as I write it), Maryland’s primary elections are over. Perhaps…

The Arts

“My Gaithersburg” Featured at Arts Barn Invitational Gallery “My Gaithersburg,” featuring the acrylic paintings of Natalya Parris, will be on display at the Arts Barn Invitational Gallery from September 17 – November 14.  An artist’s reception will be held on…

Mike at the Movies

By Mike Cuthbert “Get Low” (PG-13) ***** Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a reclusive, highly anti-social hermit, so it is no surprise that he has a secret. For 40 years he lived in a self-imposed hermitic state in isolated repentance…

The Miracle of Family Reunion

When I was a child and learned that some kids were adopted, I did not understand why anyone would want to find their biological parents. My world was one of fantasy and the happily-ever-after dramas of children’s literature. I’d never…