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311 System Launched Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced last month the official launch of MC311, the county’s new online and telephone information system. The public is now able to access Montgomery County government information and non-emergency services online or…

Kentlander Moves Up the Career Ladder

Kentlander and Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) Class of 1999 graduate Adam Cuthbert was recently named a Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) trainee, a position given in conjunction with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to just 1…

The Way Grandmother Rode

I never knew my Grandmother Nora. She had died more than a quarter-century before I was born, but my mother used to tell me stories about her. One in particular I can still remember: “Your Grandmother Nora rode on a…

“Eva Moves the Furniture”

“Eva Moves the Furniture” Written by Margot Livesey Margot Livesey has explained how “Eva Moves the Furniture” (2001) came about again and again, because interviewers invariably ask her about its genesis. The story is quite unlike anything Livesey has written…

Site Changes Surprise QOP

Construction is nothing new at the MedImmune campus in Quince Orchard Park (QOP), but it came as a surprise to many residents that an adjacent three-story office building site, recently purchased by MedImmune, is now undergoing a facelift. According to…

Swim Team Rosters Break Records

The Kentlands and Lakelands swim teams broke records even before taking a single stroke in the pool this summer. Both teams this year have tallied their highest number of swimmers. The Kentlands Kingfish have 222 members this year, and the…

Remembering a Swim Team Dad

Timer in hand, Dean Thrush was a fixture poolside at almost every Lakelands Lionfish swim meet. Even with a pump delivering chemotherapy treatment into his body, Thrush volunteered as a timer for the team he loved. On June 12, the…

Lakelands Snack Bar Moves Forward

Lifeguards, lounge chairs and lap lanes were all in place for the summer pool season at Lakelands, but instead of finding a snack bar open for treats, community residents have had to bring their own. It now appears Bryan Gerber…

Shop Talk

KDP Meets with City Leaders Members of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) met with City Manager Angel Jones, Assistant City Manager Tony Tomasello and Planning and Code Administration Director Greg Ossont on June 7 at City Hall to discuss the…

Ehrlich Visits Kentlands

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich visited Potomac Pizza in Kentlands on June 7 to unveil his “entrepreneur agenda” to help small businesses. He said his plan will help small businesses by lowering their tax burden, improving unemployment insurance and changing…