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Making a List, and Checking It Twice

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Mikel Draghici performs final checks on wiring, including that of his new flying reindeer display, because rodents sometimes chew through his wires.

Mikel Draghici dressed as Santa on Halloween, and since then the year-round work on his Kentlands Christmas Light Show has kicked into high gear. By mid-November, he had spent 18 hours installing some 13,000 lights outside his home at 202…

Around Town

4th Annual Lakelands/Kentlands Turkey Bowl Held Nov. 27 Thanksgiving is synonymous with football, right? But that usually means watching football. Why not start your Thanksgiving Day this year by playing football. Lakelands resident Ed Fowlkes and Direct Deals MD are…

Addressing Homelessness on the Home Front

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Denise Fredericks is executive director of the Stepping Stones Shelter that provides temporary shelter and services for families with children.

Statistics can be sobering, especially when they are on our home turf. According to the Montgomery County Community Action Board’s 2014 Faces of Poverty report, 6.9 percent or 69,376 of the county’s population of one million residents live below the…

Neighborhood Watches Are Resource for Police

The Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) was receiving complaints about drug activity in a community recently. In order to help catch the culprits, members of the neighborhood watch helped give officers critical information. “They gave us every bit of information we…

Shop Talk

Alozio Hair Welcomes a New Team Member All the regulars at Alozio Hair, 375 Main St., know that owner Thierry and Jazmen Axaopoulos named their hair salon after their children (Alondra and Ziovanni). But next week, the couple will be…

City Scene

Jud Ashman and Neil Harris Take Oath of Office At a special Mayor and City Council meeting on Nov. 10, Jud Ashman was sworn in as Gaithersburg’s new mayor and Neil Harris was sworn in as city councilmember. Both will…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Touch’ Through Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, the Arts Barn presents “Touch.” When Kyle’s wife Zoe is murdered, he barricades himself by devoting himself more feverishly to his…

Assignmen Education

New Partnership to Support College and Career Success County educators and business leaders have teamed up to launch the new Integrated Experiential Learning Cooperative. This program will provide students with opportunities to gain on-the-job experience and work skills, beginning in…

Mike at the Movies

St. Vincent (PG-13) ***** When a character delivers lines like “Lady of the Night—one of the more honest ways to make a living,” and, when asked why he always makes things more difficult, says, “It makes me more interesting,” and…