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Learning Curve

I have had 15 years and 9 months to prepare for this moment, and all that time has shown me is that you can never really be prepared for this moment. The Learner’s Permit. Permission to learn to drive a…

Mike at the Movies

Earth to Echo (PG) ** Most of the primary audience for this film was not yet born when its progenitor, “E.T.,” attracted millions. This time the alien thing is called “Echo,” and he is cute, for sure, if more complex…

Weather Puts Damper on Lionfish Meets

The weather has proven to be troublesome for the Lakelands Lionfish in the past few weeks. Heavy rains and thunderstorms have not only resulted in canceled practices, but have also, and more importantly, canceled scheduled swim meets. Due to dangerous…

SCENE-chronized in Perfect Harmony

Photo | Michael G. Stewart

Kentlands resident Dudley Connell performs with his group, The Seldom Scene.

By Sharon Allen Gilder “Wait a minute. Was that Dudley Connell of the three-time Grammy-nominated bluegrass group Seldom Scene walking by just now?” Your eyes wouldn’t be playing tricks on you if that’s what you thought. Connell has lived in…

Let the Fireworks Begin

Photo | Courtesy of Lloyd Dobler Effect

Don’t miss the Lloyd Dobler Effect (LDE), taking the stage at 7 p.m. on July 4 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The group will perform original music from the albums “Candles” (2008), “The Experience Unplugged” (2011), “Rock N’ Roll Gangstas” (2014), The Irish Experience (2013) and Seasons (2008), as well as some covers. “Elizabeth, Phil & Chris” with Northwest High School’s own Elizabeth Kominski opens for LDE at 5:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration Festivities at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds include live music, family activities, good food, and of course, a dazzling display of fireworks sure to delight audiences of all ages. Gates open at 5 p.m. A lively concert will…

Around Town

Synthetic Turf Field Construction Underway On June 18, construction of the Lakelands Park synthetic turf field began with contractor Hellas Construction and subcontractor Alpine Services, Inc. According to Sean Stevens, project manager with the City of Gaithersburg Department of Public…