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Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Leadership Volunteer Roles Available Mariann Zylstra, executive director of the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF), said that the KCF is “off and running with the plans for the 24th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K to be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017.” She is…

Gaithersburg Is a Safe Place

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On March 9, the Gaithersburg Police Department attended an immigration workshop at Bohrer Park to discuss policies, resources, legal assistance, refugees and executive orders, and mental health challenges facing our communities.

That is the message the City of Gaithersburg wants its undocumented immigrants to hear. At a March 8 meeting of the Kentlands/Lakelands Resistance group, organized “with people who just wanted to do more after the Women’s March,” said group founder…

City Scene

Mayor and City Council Receive Legislative Briefing The City of Gaithersburg is closely following legislation in the Maryland General Assembly on a number of fronts, including school construction funding, the Watkins Mill Interchange at I-270, requirements for state and county…

Police Blotter

Resident Charged With Impersonating Police Officer Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Itai Ozderman, age 35, of the 100 block of Elmira Lane in Gaithersburg, with impersonating a police officer and…

What to Do If You’re the Victim of an Egging

Gaithersburg police are keeping an eye out for vandals after an unknown person or group pelted private property with eggs in local neighborhoods. Five separate reports occurred on Feb. 26-27, with the vandals targeting mainly houses, but also one vehicle.…

Zen Out at Yoga Bliss

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Alison Friedman offers guided meditation at Yoga Bliss Studio on Main Street.

In distressing times, Alison Friedman is poised to help with de-stressing. The Lakelands resident has a solution for “stressed out, burned out, over-medicated, sleep-deprived people” who may have difficulty coping with the “accelerated speed” of contemporary life. To that end,…

Shop Talk

MISC. Distillery Hosts Grand Opening MISCellaneous Distillery, founded by Kentlands native Meg MacWhirter and partner Dan McNeill, is the first distillery to open in Carroll County since Prohibition. The distillery will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 18,…

In Harmony: Arts Barn Coordinator Plays Many Roles

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Monica Harwood took over as the Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn in December 2016.

Monica Harwood enjoys the challenges of a complex professional life. The City of Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn has two other jobs. Since 2009, she has been Poolesville Presbyterian Church’s music director…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Arte di Primavera’ Through May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sun.; artist reception March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn Come celebrate the awakening of spring at a juried art show of maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes depicted in…