Letter to the Editor

In Support of Small Business I’ve spent many a caffeinated hour in the coffee shops and restaurants of the Kentlands working on manuscripts that have since become novels. I introduced my newly retired parents to my informal “office” and they…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted
(R) Mayor Jud Ashman presented awards to (L to R) Live Your Dream (LYD) winner Wubayehu Tegegne, Betty King Education Award winner Amber Chaney,  and LYD award winners Takyia Mosley, Helen Nyowheoma and Yesudian Cruz.   Standing (back row, L to R) are Kathy Schulz, LYD chair, and Johann Dretchen, president SIUMC.

Village Knitters Group Formed The Village Knitters, a new group formed by the Village at Kentlands/Lakelands and open to all residents, held its first get-together on May 2. The group will meet every first and third Wednesday of each month…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘Textures & Textiles’ Through May 14, Arts Barn View art made of cloth, glass and found materials. Free. Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) Exhibit Through July 6; artists reception May 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Kentlands Mansion Annual juried exhibit of diverse…

Ladybugs Bring Smiles for Earth Day

Photo | Phil Fabrizio
Darian Dubroff helps introduce ladybugs to Chesterbrook Academy flowers.

Students, teachers and parents celebrated Earth Day at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool by releasing 1,500 ladybugs onto plants, flowers and trees in the schoolyard. Students dressed in the likeness of ladybugs, some wearing antennae. Leading up to Earth Day, students learned…

Assignment Education

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
New Junior Mayor Zayd Salahuddin made his first official appearance at the State of City address on April 26.

DuFief’s Zayd Salahuddin Now Junior Mayor Zayd Salahuddin, a fourth grader at DuFief Elementary School, has been named junior mayor of the City of Gaithersburg. Salahuddin replaces Junior Mayor Purani Kannan of Diamond Elementary. Salahuddin was chosen from a pool…