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Communities Awarded Matching Grants The City of Gaithersburg Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding matching grants of up to $5,000. Sixty thousand dollars is budgeted for this purpose…

Assignment Education

Labor Day Parade Winners At the 2014 Labor Day Parade in Olde Towne, Gaithersburg, judges selected participant winners in nine categories. The Quince Orchard High School Marching Band won honorable mention in the Marching Band Unit category. The Macmillian Pipe…

Arts & Entertainment

Music, Magic & Stargazing with The Chromatics & Benjamin Corey Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Observatory Park, 100 DeSellum Ave. Bring your own telescope. A guide will be available to assist. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov ‘Breast in Show—A New Musical of Triumph’ Sept.…

Shop Talk: What’s Cooking

The foodie scene is heating up this fall with exciting restaurant openings in Downtown Crown and Kentlands! Here’s what’s new on the menu right now. Venti Tre Offers Fast Casual Venti Tre Modern Italian, with a choice of piada flatbread…

Shop Talk

The Bar Method Testing Out Teen-Only Class On Sept. 21, teens will be able to get a taste of The Bar Method at the 189 Kentlands Blvd. studio’s teen-only class. Although the ballet-style fitness class currently serves women aged 25…

Learning Curve II

A few months ago I wrote about Mac getting his Learner’s Permit. Now with some practice under our belts and many, many conversations about the literal interpretation of the Driver’s Manual, it is time to share the unwritten rules of…

Mother-of-the-Bride and The Dress

Yes, my daughter had a beautiful wedding, and yes, yes, yes, she was a beautiful bride. My new son-in-law was an exceedingly handsome groom. It was a wonderful wedding, a sort of local “destination” wedding on nearby Kent Island. It…

Mike at the Movies

Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) *** What can be wrong with a movie that features two cute kids, not one but TWO dolphins, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr.? Not much, as it turns out. For anyone who loves…

Ankrah Feeling ‘Blessed’ to Be a Pro

Former Quince Orchard standout Jason Ankrah, now a member of the Houston Texans, calls it “a blessing” to make the roster of a National Football League team. “There’s no greater feeling,” said Ankrah in a telephone interview. “I’ve been working…