Category: Views

Mileage Check

People say that 50 is the new 30. Or that age is just a number. But all those adages mean nothing when your age smacks you in the face. Like it did the day I went to test drive a…

Mom MaNAGer

An article about mothers nagging their children was all over social media recently. This piece caught my eye because well, I mean, I’m an expert over here. And guess what I found out? There is no research on the effect…

Your Views: Why Healthy Lawns Bill 52-14’s Passage Should Matter to You

Exposure to lawn care pesticides is a health concern for children, pregnant women, adults, lawn care workers, the elderly, chemically sensitive people, pets, pollinators and you. Ongoing low-dose exposure to toxins such as glyphosate—commonly used in lawn care to get…

Here’s to a Super School Year … Not

Another summer’s in the books. Buh, bye. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer. But it’s time to look ahead to all that school year 2015-16 has to offer. Particularly…

Your Views

Pedestrian Safety and Trash Concerns Thanks for your fine publication, which I read regularly.  As a longtime renter at the Kentlands Manor senior community, I’ve always enjoyed the many amenities available throughout Kentlands. Lately, however, I have become disappointed in the…

Criminal Behavior

I am a criminal. Phew. I said it. Wow, it’s freeing actually. But before you start looking at me cross-eyed and whispering behind my back, here’s a news flash. You may be a criminal too and not even know it.…

KCA Urges City to Reject Market Square Rezoning Proposal

Dear Mayor Ashman and City Council of Gaithersburg, The Kentlands Board of Trustees and President would like to express our concerns regarding Beatty Management’s proposed amendment to change up to 5 percent of their retail space to office and educational…

Back and Forth

A few weeks ago, I sort of forgot that I am a responsible, logical and somewhat old person. I had the brilliant idea of waking up at the crack of dawn and driving to the beach alone. An excellent plan…

The Kleenex Chronicles

The guy scooping gelato at the Carmen’s cart is onto me. Damn. The way he is pretending not to stare but totally eyeing me up is a dead giveaway. I am used to it. Sigh. I blink and blink again.…

Learning Curve III: The Road Less Traveled

In this, the last installment of the series chronicling the experiences of having a teen driver, I leave you with one take-away. I survived. Barely. The new graduated driving program is pure genius. They not only weed out kids who…