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Police Blotter

Two Arrested After Search Warrant Two men were arrested after Montgomery County Police executed a search and seizure warrant in the 16000 block of Howard Landing Drive on June 26, according to police. Carlos Herrera, 24, faces a charge of…

City Scene

Waldo Found At the Gaithersburg Book Festival in May, Candlewick Press, the U.S. publisher of “Where’s Waldo?” books, teamed up with festival sponsors to engage young readers in some detective work. Youngsters had to comb the festival to find five…

Growing Dreams at The Blue Hearth

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Karen Wilson opened The Blue Hearth on Sept. 6, 2013 in the Dr. Thomas Poole House, 19964 Fisher Ave., Poolesville.

Poolesville is 9 miles as the crow flies from Gaithersburg and no more than a 20-minute drive from Kentlands, but it couldn’t be further away in environment and pace. Remember to slow down as you approach because this is one…

Shop Talk

Persiano Gallery Holding Warehouse Liquidation Sale Persiano Gallery is renting 188 Kentlands Blvd. for the summer to host a liquidation sale of all the furnishings from their old warehouse in Rockville. The owner of the upscale furnishings store, John Hashempour,…

Arts & Entertainment

Photography Exhibit Display Through Aug. 8; hours are by appointment only, Kentlands Mansion The city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the photography of Christine Darton, Terry Pellmar and Elsie Weinstein. Quince Orchard Park resident Christine Darton captures the beauty…

Assignment Education

The Golden Ticket to Summertime Fun Recent Arts Barn week-long summer camps—“Drawing Portraits, Places and Things,” “Exploring Color and Abstract Art” and “Magical Musical Theatre”—concluded July 11 with a performance, art exhibit and reception. It is fitting that the Magical…

Summer Fun Driving an Ambulance

This summer promises to be a memorable one. It’s the summer of getting ready for Jackie’s wedding. It’s the summer I went tick hunting in Quince Orchard Park with Dr. Ahmed Kilani’s team from Clongen Labs—and the team found a…

July’s Treats

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Churros, pictured here, are a pastry that’s fried and then dipped in homemade cinnamon sugar — a tasty treat for 
the summer.

The Donut: History, Recipes, and Lore from Boston to Berlin by Michael Krondl Chicago Review Press Culinary Historian, award-winning cooking instructor, chef, food writer and author of “Sweet Invention: History of Dessert,” Michael Krondl refreshingly and irreverently traces the origins of…

Hiking the Great Wall

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Betsy Taylor is pictured along an older section of the Great Wall of China.

You are carrying a walking stick and hiking along an ancient wall in China. The Great Wall was built mostly during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but some parts date back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). You stop briefly for…