Category: News

Sweet Swim Season for Neighborhood Teams

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Graduating senior Kentlands Kingfish swimmers Jack Ingrassia, Hannah Harnois, Margaret Lilyestrom, Bryan Gurcan, Emily Mann and Lindsey Thoms pose for team photos before the start of the second half of their meet with Stonebridge Sharks on July 13.

Eating, hanging out with friends, and swimming—lots of swimming: That’s the description of this year’s swim season. The Lakelands Lionfish ended this season with an astounding five dual meet wins and snagging a comfortable 3rd in their Relay Carnivals. Despite…

Shop Talk

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Ranken Noodle House, serving ramen, udon and soba, is coming to the Kentlands Market Square paseo. The restaurant anticipates a spring 2020 opening

Occasions Gift Store Coming to Kentlands Market Square Local resident Stephanie Menick is opening her second store location close to home—right on Market Street between Bath & Floor Stiles, Inc. and Kentlands Dentistry. The Cabin John location of Occasions Gift…

Mike at the Movies

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (R) It is 1969. Everything is big cars, scantily clad hippies, overpaid starlets, drugs and, eventually, the Tate murders. The Tate murders are not previewed until a shot of the street name “El Cielo,”…

The Jury Is Out on Christmas in July

I sit in my favorite chair snuggled under a blanket, coffee mug in hand and watch the closing credits of “Switched at Christmas.” Which would all be completely normal if it wasn’t the middle of July. Or maybe this is…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ In partnership with Wildwood Summer Theatre, Through Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical…

Around Town

Arts Barn Closes for Repairs Aug. 5 The Arts Barn will close for repair and maintenance work on Aug. 5. The anticipated reopening date is Sept. 20. In accordance with the City of Gaithersburg’s no-debt policy, funds have been set…

The Kentlands Kingfish Turn 25

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Dayna Ingrassia designed a 25th Anniversary Kentlands Kingfish float for the Kentlands Fourth of July parade.

It has been a special swim season for the Kentlands Kingfish as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. Diane Dorney, former publisher of The Town Courier newspapers, founded the team along with Richard Swerdlow in 1994. Dorney cherishes…

A Party Fit for a ‘King’ Fish

Photo | Eileen Dougherty Kingfish alumni returned for the 25th anniversary party on June 1. Pictured are (top, L to R) Geoff Moores, Nick Hurson, Alex Moores, Sam Williams, Robert Sklodowski, Ryan Dougherty, Conor O’Brien, Jamie Schlichting, Cameron Shiner and Gregg Hurson; (bottom, L to R) Alex Cantrell, Annelise Cantrell, Maddie Dahut, Megan Dougherty, Dana Simcox, Ward Simcox, Chessie Dahut, Annarose Kennedy and Laura Luteran.

When parents Sooky McFadden and Britt Schwendinger heard that the 25th anniversary of the Kingfish was fast approaching, they joined together to throw a celebration for a squad that had given their families so much joy. “Our goal was to…

Explore Food of the Italian South

In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history, and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. Most people think of tomato-based sauces with pasta as being representative of all of Italy and “Italian food,” but this is not…