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Two Restaurants Close in Kentlands Market Square Hakuba Restaurant at 706 Center Point Way (next door to Kentlands Starbucks) and Star Diner at 705 Center Point Way have both closed. Chris Saa, leasing agent, said in an email that Beatty…

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,”…

Mike at the Movies

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (R) ***** There are at least three magnificent performances in this film: Michael Keaton in the role of his life as Riggan, a former action hero in movies who is trying to make…

Tree Magic

When I was a kid, the film “Swiss Family Robinson” enchanted me. I recall owning the book by Johann David Wyss, and I know I read it, but the movie captured my heart first. This was unusual. I almost always…

In Gaithersburg, Jud Ashman Steps Up

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Gaithersburg City Council member Jud Ashman will become the city’s mayor on Nov. 10.

When Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg’s mayor for the last 16 years, resigns next month to join the Montgomery County Council, two-term City Council member Jud Ashman will step into the job of mayor. “Life takes you to unexpected places,” Ashman said.…

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.…