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Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

“Hardly Getting By” bloggers Amy Allnutt, Diane Schmid and Kristen Cook enjoy their monthly meeting at Not Your Average Joe’s in Kentlands.

By Gina Dropik An empty toilet paper holder, eye-rolling teenagers, the dreaded deli counter, Starbucks addictions. These are all parts of the everyday life of a suburban mom—the kinds of things that can make a woman laugh, cry or just…

Around Town

Kentlands Mansion Spring Bridal Showcase A picture is worth a thousand words. Helen John’s photographs of weddings at Kentlands Mansion speak of romance, hope and beauty—what every bride wants for her special day. North Potomac-based professional photographer Helen John will…

City Scene

‘Above and Beyond’ Award Received City Manager Tony Tomasello accepted the “Above and Beyond” Award on behalf of the city of Gaithersburg.  Presented at the Employer Awards Luncheon hosted by the Maryland Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and…

Literacy at the Library

Photo | Courtesy of Literacy Council of Montgomery County

Students gather for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County  conversation class taught by Carol Dymond.

It’s Saturday morning and Quince Orchard Library is bustling. Kids dressed in their karate uniforms are running around, stopping occasionally to look at the pictures in Flora and Ulysses or tapping out a game at the computer section. High school…

LPMS Students Perform in Variety Show

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Eighth grader Dianna May sings “Love and War” by Tamar Braxton at the LPMS Variety Show.

Students dazzled family and friends with their talents at the annual Lakelands Park Middle School Variety Show on Feb. 27. Twenty-eight students and two staff members performed more than 20 acts, including singing, guitar and piano playing, step dancing, a…

Assignment Education

MSA Swan Song This spring, Montgomery County Public Schools students in third through eighth grades take the Maryland School Assessments (MSA) in reading and mathematics for a final time as the school system continues to adopt Common Core State Standards.…

At Sylvan, Success Is a Community Effort

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Owner Scott Levine is thankful for his community-minded students and families at Sylvan Learning Center.

Owner Scott Levine took over the Sylvan Learning Center on North Frederick Avenue near Lakeforest Mall in September 2013. A former special education teacher who went on to teach McDonald’s employees how to be managers through his position as supervisor…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

Eight weeks into the 12-week Ton of Fun Challenge at Fleet Feet Sports, Marketing Director Brittany Jackett reported, “It’s been going great.” Participants have lost a total of 846 pounds and 55 have hit their 2 percent weight loss goals…