Category: News

Henn Killed by Lightning

Rockville community activist and environmentalist Carl Henn died on July 27, two days after he was struck by lightning from a severe thunderstorm at an organic garden in King Farm. Henn, 48, was instrumental in the creation of three community…

Leggett Blasts Pepco

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett blasts Pepco’s response to the July storm that left thousands without power in a letter sent to the company’s CEO on July 29. “I am at a loss to explain to county residents and business…

Staircase to MedImmune on Hold

Construction of an exterior staircase up a grassy bank along Great Seneca Highway and leading to the MedImmune campus was temporarily stopped after questions about the project were raised by The Town Courier. Gaithersburg’s Planning and Code Administration Director Greg…

Parents Appeal Bus Route

Parents in Lakelands are making one last effort to try to get Montgomery County to provide a school bus to take students to Quince Orchard High School this fall. A request by a group of parents to have the bus…

Swim Team Wrap-up

Both Lakelands and Kentlands swim teams wrapped up their seasons in late July touting a successful 2010. The Lakelands Lionfish finished top of the Montgomery County Swim League “J” division, earning second place in the divisional meet but enough overall…

Shop Talk

“Shop Maryland Week” Begins August 8 Just in time for back-to-school shopping, August 8 – 14 has been designated “Shop Maryland Week,” according to state officials. During this week, Marylanders can enjoy tax-free shopping on clothing and footwear under $100.…

Kentlands/Lakelands Projects Win Planning Awards

For the first time in over five years, the Gaithersburg Planning Commission is recognizing local projects and organizations for excellence in planning. The commission publicly voted on the 2009 nominees at the June 16 meeting and plans to recognize the…

Ridgepoint Pathway Leads to Notification Questions

The last leg of the Ridgepoint Pathway project in Kentlands was completed this summer, but questions are now being raised about why the neighboring community was not notified of the construction. Ted Blitgen lives in The Orchards community and says…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Pepco The power company’s response to the power outages in Montgomery County was slow-going while communication with customers was incredibly poor. Pepco’s outage maps should be accurate, its reporting system should be reliable, and information about what is going on…

Your Views

Say No to Lakelands Antenna To the Editor: Please do not allow the installation of this T-Mobile antenna at Lakelands. Every time we turn around, someone is proposing something which will destroy the character of the neighborhood. The existing lighting…