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Resident Reacts to Pesticides Discussion

Dear Editor: I was horrified to read the quote in the Town Courier’s May 4 edition [on page 3, “Kentlands Landscaping Chemicals Issue Remains Unresolved,] from [Kentlands Environmental Management Committee Chair] Wayne Stengel, who claimed that “there are many people…

Read Between the Lines

Back in the early ‘70s, Marlo Thomas released “Free to Be You and Me,” which celebrated individuality and the unique qualities of each of us. It is easy to overlook the positive aspects of that mantra when we are held…

O’Keefe’s Journal: Endurance

Speaking in a Boston cathedral on April 18, President Barack Obama told us, “Scripture tells us to run with endurance, the race that is set before us.” That’s it, isn’t it? It’s what living is about. Each one of us,…

The Jury Is Out

The notice had been on the center island in the kitchen for a month with all the other important papers I was deliberately avoiding. I was very careful to occasionally move the notice to a place of prominence among the…

Your Views

Keep Kentlands Green and Clean To the Editor: Did you know that: * Kentlands was voted Readers’ Pick for Best Neighborhood in Gaithersburg by Bethesda Magazine (January/February 2013)? * And that the community of Kentlands was voted runner-up for the…

Is COCC a Bad Idea?

To the Editor: Recently the city of Gaithersburg sent a letter to residents of Quince Orchard Park (QOP), Kentlands and Lakelands regarding proposed legislation relating to homeowner and condominium associations. [The city is considering legislation to allow residents, community managers…

Backward Glance

We have all had days when we felt like the world was topsy-turvy. But what if you could design a day that was upside down on purpose? Maybe a backwards day wouldn’t be so bad. If I could script one,…

Considering Oktoberfest Options

To the Editor: At the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) meeting on Feb. 27, Gaithersburg staff members presented information about the city’s recommendation for Oktoberfest (see “City Considers Replacing Oktoberfest,” The Town Courier, Feb. 22). The feeling in the room was…