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                                    February 2011                                                                                                          Volume 13 Issue 2



           what’snews?              Community Leaders Unite for Common Purpose
                                    By Gina Dropik
  What’s So Great
  About Lakelands?                                                                                                                 together to create a stronger local
  See page 7 for the first in a                                                                                                    community. KCF member Dennis
  series of articles about what                                                                                                    Stiles sponsored the event and provided
                                                                                                                                   refreshments for all.
  makes Lakelands such a unique
  neighborhood.                                                                                                                    Lakelands Community Association
                                                                                                                                   President, Andy Inkeles, was among
  Is FIOS Available                                                                                                                the community leaders in attendance.
  At Your House?                                                                                                                   Other attendees included Mayor
  Check page 10 to see.                                                                                                            Sidney Katz, City Manager Angel Jones,
                                                                                                                                   trustees of the Kentlands Citizens
  Love Is in the Air                                                                                                               Assembly and several members of the
  Lakelands residents share their                                                                                                  KCF and the KDP. Inkeles said, “I was
                                                                                                                                   very happy to see the Mayor and council
  Valentine’s Day stories and
                                                                                                                                   members at the meeting. This allowed
  messages. See page 12.            Andy Inkeles discusses strategic initiatives with community leaders including City             us to demonstrate to the city that we are
                                    Councilman Henry Marraffa and John Schlichting.                                                a cohesive group and an economic force
  Lakelands Has Gone                Photo by Terry Brennan                                                                         that can’t be ignored.”
  To the Dogs                       The inaugural One Communit y                     Lakelands, Kentlands, Quince Orchard
  See pages 14 &                    Leadership Forum was held at Kentlands           Park, and The Orchards as well as             As guests entered the Mansion, they
  15 for photos of                  Mansion on January 20. The event was             leaders from the Kentlands Downtown           were asked to write on a note card what
                                    hosted by the Kentlands Community                Partnership (KDP) and the city of             they thought could be accomplished by
  Lakelands best                                                                                                                   the gathering of all of these like minds.
                                    Foundation (KCF) and brought together            Gaithersburg, with the goal of starting
  friends and a                     leaders of local communities including           a dialog on how the groups can work                           See ONE COMMUNITY on page 3
  dog’s view of life
  in Lakelands.
  Have You Heard of Patch?
  It’s the newest source of local
  news. See page 19 to learn all
                                          Leaving Lakelands for Skiing
  about it.                               By Gina Dropik
                                         The Lakelands Leader does not advocate ever leaving our            also enjoy White Tail for a more challenging experience.
                                         neighborhood. But it’s that time of year when the winter
                                         doldrums are settling in. The holidays are long over. No           The Wilson family has a family tradition of going to Wisp
                                                                                                            Ski Resort in Deep Creek during winter break. Melissa
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                                         more lazy Sunday afternoons watching football. Walking
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                                                                                                            Wilson said, “They offer a reasonably priced half-day ski
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                                         the dog in frigid temperatures is losing its appeal. It’s the
                                         perfect time to go skiing! Whether you’re an avid skier or         school that includes group lessons and lunch, which was
                                         have never skied in your life, there are many options just         great for the kids when they were first learning how to ski.”
                                         a short drive away. The closest option, Liberty Mountain,          Whitetail, Liberty and Ski Roundtop are all owned by
                                         is just a bit more than an hour away.                              Snow Time, Inc. Season passes are available and are valid
                                         There is actually only one ski resort in Maryland, but             at all three resorts. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Ski
                                         there are countless resorts in our neighboring states: West        Association offers a snow pass for fourth and fifth grade
                                         Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. They all offer rental         children which allows them to ski at no cost, as well as
                                         equipment, instruction, daytime and nighttime hours,               season passes and a variety of discounts.
                                         dining, and on-site or nearby lodging. If you’re not quite         The following is information on some of the local skiing
                                         ready for skiing, try snow tubing. It requires absolutely no       hot spots.
                                         skill and is a great activity for the whole family. Or if you’re
                                         feeling even more adventurous, try snowboarding. Canaan            Liberty Mountain
                                         Valley Resort in West Virginia offers a new sport called           In Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania near the Catoctin Mountains
                                         Airboarding — a high-tech twist on traditional sledding.
                                                                                                            Distance from Lakelands: 55 miles (1 hour, 10 minutes)
                                         Lakelands resident Mark Ezrin and his family of four are
Gaithersburg, MD 20878




                                                                                                            78 Country Club Trail
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                                         avid skiers. They take several weekend ski trips every year,       Fairfield, Pennsylvania 1 7320
                                         usually to the Poconos. But, for a day trip, Ezrin says they       717-642-8282
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                                         prefer Liberty Mountain. “We ski on the back side of the
960 Main St.




                                                                                                            Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing
                                         mountain. There are fewer crowds, and even though we’re
                                         at different levels we can all stay together,” he said. They       Trails: 16                                 See SKIING on page 20
2 The Lakelands Leader   February 2011
                                                                                           president’spulse
From ONE COMMUNITY on page 1
John Schlichting, President of the KCF, welcomed the crowd of approximately thirty
people and provided a brief overview of the KCF programs and their role in the
community. He emphasized the fact that we are several communities living together          By Andy Inkeles
in one greater community, citing the Kentland Mansion as an example. “I’m glad
we’re meeting here, because although the Mansion is located in the Kentlands, it is        Welcome to February, Lakelands! Just one more short
an amenity that is open to the entire community,” he said.                                 month and we can start to talk about spring! The pulse
                                                                                           is high this month as Valentine’s Day is upon us. Love
Kentlands resident Clyde Horton served as moderator for the evening. Horton                is in the air (or is that snow…?). I’ve always wondered
is a past chair of both the KCA and KCF, a leadership coach and organizational             why Valentine’s Day falls in such a cold month. It
development professional. During his opening presentation, Horton explained that           would seem a better place for such an amorous holiday
the goals of the meeting included engaging leaders in the community; leveraging            would be in late April or early May. But I ramble…
existing partnerships and making them bigger and better; and creating service and
volunteer opportunities. He thanked those in attendance for their commitment to            Last month, the poll was about whether the Lakelands
their community and explained that this was an opportunity to get to know each             may have an identity crisis. A whopping 23 households
other and help each other out.                                                             voted, and there were 13 yes and 11 no responses. So      Andy Inkeles
                                                                                           an overwhelming majority says yes. Interesting…
Attendees had an opportunity to introduce themselves and state their community
affiliation. The crowd then broke down into three small groups and discussed               I posed this question at a gathering sponsored by the Kentlands Community
particular issues based on the comments written on the note cards at the beginning         Foundation called the One Community Leadership Forum. People from the boards
                                                                                           of all four of the local communities (Lakelands, Kentlands, QO Park, and The
of the evening. Regarding safety and security, one group concluded that a single
                                                                                           Orchards) were there to speak to each other and to our elected officials and some
email system comprising all four neighborhoods would be a very effective means of
                                                                                           city staffers.
communication, especially regarding issues of crime. They also discussed means of
prevention, such as surveillance cameras.                                                  It kind of felt like a scene out of “The Godfather” with the heads of the Four
                                                                                           Families, minus the guns, the good food, and the money. I heard someone call
Strategic initiatives were discussed by the second group. They addressed the fact that
                                                                                           this community “a quadrant.” I found that to be interesting. I thought about some
although they are four different communities, this section of the city is generally        of the online comments from last month’s poll and pooling resources and using
referred to in broad terms as the Kentlands. The leaders in this group agreed that the     our collective political and financial power and figured this month’s question
four communities need to speak as one voice.                                               should be:
The third group discussed economic development. They concluded that it is necessary
                                                                                           Do you feel that being part of a “Communities of the Kentlands Quadrant”
to market the unique character of the Kentlands Downtown area in order to not just
get businesses into our community, but to ascertain that they are going to thrive here.
                                                                                           would serve us and allow us to gain a collective identity?

The small groups provided an excellent opportunity to collectively share knowledge            Yes            No
and challenges among communities.                                                          To respond to this, go to www.lakelands.org and log on. You can also continue the
                                                                                           dialog on the message board. I look forward to your comments.
The consensus was that the evening’s meeting was very beneficial. In their concluding
remarks, Schlichting and Horton both stressed that the forum will only be a success
if they follow-up on the issues. All those in attendance agreed that they would like to
meet again and it was determined that the One Community Leadership Forum will
be held quarterly.

Horton said, “It was a very exciting evening, which for the first time, brought together
the leaders of all the communities. We have started to find common ground and
generate potential solutions in a collaborative trusting way. This is truly the next
logical step in the evolution of our communities.”

Carrie Dietz, director of the KCF, echoed Horton’s sentiment. “The event was well-
attended and well-received; it seemed to be a successful dialog between leaders of our
local community,” she said. “I look forward to being a part of future forums.”



  calendarofevents
   FEB 2        Communications Committee, 7:00 p.m., Coal Fire
   FEB 3        Bulk Pick-Up Day
                Lakelands Website Working Group, 7:30 p.m., location TBD
                History Book Club, 7:30 p.m., Red Room
   FEB 4        Knitting Group, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Red Room
   FEB 7        Design Review Committee, 7:15 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room
   FEB 9        Environmental & Beautification Comm., 7:00 p.m., Red Room
   FEB 15       Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room
   FEB 16       Social Committee, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room
   FEB 17       Book Club, 7:30 p.m., Red Room
                Lakelands Website Working Group, 7:30 p.m., location TBD
   FEB 18       Knitting Group, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Red Room
   FEB 22       Budget Committee, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room
   FEB 23       Facilities Committee, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room



February 2011                                                                                                                                         The Lakelands Leader 3
                                                 communitynews
                                                 By Gina Dropik
                                                                                                                                          From the Design Review Committee
                                                                                                                                          The Lakelands Design Review
                                                                                                                                          Committee has reviewed the following
                                                                                                                                          application:
                                                                                             and Krista Brick will participate in the     Mike and Robin Brille
   The Leader is the only official publication      Exciting New Events                      Pool Committee representing the Swim         925 Rockborn St.
      and source of information for the
                                                    On the Horizon                           Team. It was also reported that the          Replace front walkway with flagstone
     Lakelands Community Association.                                                        Budget and Finance Committee and the
                                                    Thank you to Cathy Inkeles, Kathy                                                     and brick border.
                                                                                             Environmental Beautification Committee
                                                    McKee and Andra Abramson who                                                          Approved with drainage clause
                                                                                             need chairpersons. During the Treasurer’s
            LCA                                     stepped forward to join Leanna
                                                                                             Report, Linda Weisman reported that,         Laura Scherzer
                                                    McKenzie on the LCA Social
      BoArd of direCtors                            Committee. The new committee
                                                                                             although she doesn’t have the final          422 Kersten St.
                                                                                             numbers for 2010, it appears as though       Install privacy panel. Install drainage
           board@lakelands.org                      met on January 19 and have already
                                                                                             the LCA finished the year “in the black.”
                                                    started making plans for some                                                         pipe. Install patio pavers, new landscape
                                                    fun social events to be held this                                                     in front.
           Andy Inkeles                                                                      February LCA Board Meeting
                                                    year, including a Happy Hour for                                                      Approved with drainage clause
                                                                                             The LCA Board will host their next
                 President                          St. Patrick’s Day on March 18; and
                                                    another for Cinco De Mayo on May         meeting on February 15 at 7:00 p.m.          Join Friends and Neighbors
                                                    6. There are still openings on the       on the second floor of the Lakelands
           Mike Aubrey                                                                       Clubhouse. All residents are urged to
                                                                                                                                          At a Community Table
                                                    committee for anyone else who would                                                   The Kentlands Community Foundation
              Vice President                        like to join this energetic group! For   attend. The meeting begins with an
                                                                                                                                          (KCF) is introducing a dinner series
                                                    more information contact Melinda         Open Forum during which residents
                                                                                                                                          geared toward strengthening community
         Linda Wiesman                              Nickols at 240-631-8338.                 can address issues of concern.
                                                                                                                                          by supporting local businesses. All local
                 Treasurer                                                                                                                residents are invited to join old and new
                                                    Stay tuned for complete details on all   Community Bulk Pick-Up Day
                                                                                                                                          friends for dinner at a rotating neighborhood
                                                    of the fun community events they will    Bulk trash pick-up is scheduled for
        George Reinhart                             be planning.                             Lakelands on Thursday, February 3.
                                                                                                                                          restaurant. The first Community Table
                                                                                                                                          will be held at O’Donnell’s Sea Grill
                 Secretary                                                                   Place items such as clothing, toys and       on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                             small household appliances by the front      Participants are responsible for their own
       Jake Zimmerman                            January Board of Directors Meeting          curb of your home before 7:00 a.m.           food and drink, and a volunteer from the
                                                 The Lakelands Community Association         The City of Gaithersburg collection          KCF will help to facilitate conversation and
                  Director                       (LCA) Board of Directors held their         crew will pick up and properly dispose       connections. Those who are interested in
                                                 monthly meeting on January 10.              of your items. Hazardous waste [paint,       attending should call O’Donnell’s at 301-
                                                 Among the topics of discussion were:        gasoline, fluorescent tubes, tires, etc.]
             M AnAgeMent                                                                     and large appliances such as refrigerator,
                                                                                                                                          519-1650 and reference Community Table.
                                                 Gaithersburg’s policy of ticketing
                CMI                              vehicles parked in the same spot for        A/C or stoves are not acceptable. For        For more information, or if your
           Melinda Nickols                       more than 48 hours; use of lap lanes        any specific questions on this service,      restaurant would like to host a
                                                 in the swimming pool during swim            please feel free to contact the City of      future dinner, contact Mary Fehlig at
         melinda@lakelands.org
                                                 team season; and collection of blowing      Gaithersburg at 301-258-6370.                maryfehlig@fehliggroup.com.
           240-631-8338 x1                       trash. Several committee chairpersons
                                                 reported additions to their committees.
                                                 Albert Leacock has re-joined the Design       The Lakelands Leader is now on Facebook.
     editor & Advertising                        Review Committee. Mary Ellen Sullivan         Follow us for all of the latest community news!
           M AnAger                              has joined the Facilities Committee
              Gina Dropik
           leader@lakelands.org
              240-246-0330

         LAyout & design
                Deb Dulin

             stAff Writer
             Walter Borotto
              Kelly Baick

           PhotogrAPher
               Kathy McKee


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4 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                  February 2011
   Useful Information from the Community Manager
   By Melinda Nickols

   I’ve been asked a variety of questions since I first        I received a parking ticket for parking on the            hours. Each resident is entitled to one Datawatch
   joined the staff of the Lakelands. Some of the              City street for longer than 48 hours. I didn’t            card at no charge. All additional cards, including
   questions are asked regularly. Here are answers to a        know that was illegal.                                    replacements for lost cards, cost $12 each. If you are
   few of those questions.                                     The law in the City of Gaithersburg prohibits vehicles    moving away from the Lakelands, we ask that you
                                                               from parking on City streets in the same spot for a       return your Datawatch card to the office by simply
   Can I cut down a tree in my yard?                           period of more than 48 hours. It is not posted because    placing it in an envelope, labeling the envelope
   Homeowners are not permitted to cut down trees in           it is a law for the entire City, not just the Lakelands   “returned cards,” and slipping it in the mail box at
   their yards without first obtaining permission from         public streets. Police officers do not normally write     960 Main Street.
   the City of Gaithersburg. To discuss this further,          tickets for this rule; however, if it is reported by a
   homeowners should contact the Department of Public          resident, the police must write a ticket.                 Who do I call if I see a street sign that has fallen
   Works and speak to Mark Kober, Landscape and                                                                          to the ground?
   Forestry Supervisor for the City of Gaithersburg at         Do I have to complete and submit an application           Call the City of Gaithersburg Department of Public
   (301) 258-6370. Or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov, click on   to the DRC if I’m only going to make a small              Works at (301) 258-6370 and tell them you want to
   “neighborhood services” and then “tree removal.”                                                                      report a downed street sign.
                                                               minor change?
   What is that little spout in my yard that has a             We’ve all heard the old saying, “It’s better to be safe
                                                                                                                         Where do I get a key to the tennis courts?
   cap on it?                                                  than to be sorry.” Yes, if you are not sure about a
                                                                                                                         Keys to the tennis courts can be obtained in the
                                                               change, you should first consult the most recent
   That pipe is for use by WSSC. WSSC says it’s either                                                                   Management Office at 960 Main Street during
   a main water shut-off or a sewer clean-out point. If        update of the Lakelands Standards & Guidelines            regular working hours. Keys cost $20. If you do not
   homeowners notice that the cap has come off or have         (April 2010). If you do not have a copy, you can          wish to purchase a key, you can check out a key,
   any other problem with those small pipes, they are to       obtain an electronic copy from the management             which must be returned when you finish your tennis
   call WSSC at (301) 206-4002 and report it. This number      office by e-mailing Melinda@Lakelands.org or on the       game.
   is also for any water leaks viewed around water meters.     Lakelands website. If you do not find the answer to
                                                               your question in the new guidelines, you can attend       Who is responsible for snow removal?
   What should I do with my bulk trash?                        a meeting of the DRC. Meetings are held the first         Our grounds maintenance contractor, McFall
   Bulk trash is picked up the first Thursday of every         Monday evening of every month on the second floor         & Berry, is responsible for our snow removal
   month. Items for pick-up should be placed on the            of the Clubhouse beginning at 7:15 p.m.                   on all common walkways, such as the walkways
   small grassy area between your front sidewalk and                                                                     around the tot lots and the Clubhouse, and snow
   the city street. Do not place bulk items in the Mews.       How do I gain entrance into the Clubhouse                 removal in the Mews. The City of Gaithersburg is
   If you observe bulk items being placed out on dates         Fitness Room?                                             responsible for snow removal on the city streets.
   other than the scheduled pick-up day, please contact        All those entering the Clubhouse must have a              Each homeowner is responsible for clearing the
   Bob Johnson with the City of Gaithersburg at (301)          Datawatch security card. You may obtain a Datawatch       sidewalk immediately in front of his/her home.
   258-6370. Mr. Johnson is in charge of the Bulk Pick-        card from the management office located on the            Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after
   Up service.                                                 second floor of the Clubhouse during business             the snow has stopped falling.




February 2011                                                                                                                                               The Lakelands Leader 5
downtownnews
By Gina Dropik
                                                                                         says it has always been a dream of hers to
                                                                                         offer a unisex environment where people
                                                                                         can feel comfortable and have fun while
                                                                                         taking care of themselves. Mills explains
                                                                                                                                      This women’s clothing boutique
                                                                                                                                      offers dressy and casual clothes and
                                                                                                                                      accessories from designers including
                                                                                                                                      BB Da kot a Rebecc a Min kof f,
Studio Booseh Offers Full Range                                                          that the word Booseh means “kiss” in         Leifsdottir, Wildfox, John Eshaya,
                                                                                         Persian. “I want my customers to feel at     C&C California, and Uggs. Their
Of Wellness Services
                                                                                         home and loved,” she said.                   spring has just arrived and all winter
Now open on Main Street in Kentlands,
                                                                                                                                      items are currently discounted.
Studio Booseh combines fitness, skin                                                     With the addition of a Medical Director,     (Interesting note: the name was chosen
care and nutrition to offer customers a                                                  medical skincare, laser hair removal,        for the date that owners, Jason and
complete range of wellness services. The                                                 microdermabrasion and more will also         Amanda Chen met – May 25.)
main floor of the studio features a dance/                                               soon be available at Studio Booseh.
group fitness studio where Zumba, belly                                                                                               Easy Balance Wellness Center and Spa
dancing, hip hop, yoga, Pilates and other                                                Studio Booseh is located at 422 Main         340 Main Street, 2nd Floor
classes are held. Director and owner                                                     Street. For more information call 301-       301-830-6288
Souzan Mills says that the focus of her                                                  579-3344 or visit www.studiobooseh.com.      Hours: Monday – Sunday,
classes is conditioning and fitness. “I                                                                                               11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
want people to feel at home here and to                                                  Pet Adoption Opportunities at Bark!          Offers a full range of wellness and
have fun.”                                                                               Bark, located at 235 Kentlands Boulevard     beauty services, including acupressure
                                                                                         (next to Giant), has partnered with          massage, foot massage/ref lexology,
A personal training area and esthetician’s                                               local non-profit rescue organizations        Swedish massage, deep tissue massage,
room are located on the lower level. The                                                 to introduce adoptable animals to            far infrared sauna, waxing and teeth
personal training area is fully-equipped                                                 prospective families. The following          whitening performed by highly-skilled
for strength training. Also offered in                                                   adoption events are scheduled:               and experienced professionals.
this area is suspension training, which
Mills says has become very popular.                                                      Saturday, February 12                        Scottrade
                                             Studio Booseh                               11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Suspension training is a fitness routine                                                                                              277 Kentlands Blvd, Suite 2
                                             Photo by Kathy McKee
in which the full body is used as                                                        PetConnect                                   301-208-1584
resistance to build functional strength      since age three and for many years          (http://www.petconnectrescue.org)            Hours: Monday – Friday,
and improve flexibility, balance, and        offered classes in a home studio. She                                                    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                             has earned her certification as a group     Saturday, February 26
core stability. Personal training is                                                                                                  Scottrade is an investment firm offering
                                             and personal trainer through American       12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
provided by certified personal trainers.                                                                                              investment products, services and
                                             Fitness Association. Additionally, she is   Homeward Trails
Unlike traditional gyms, Studio Booseh                                                                                                educational tools for investors. The
                                             a skin care and nutrition specialist. She   (www.homewardtrails.org)
does not require a membership. Both                                                                                                   office is staffed by specialists who are
personal training sessions and classes       attended Evon Devlar Skincare School in                                                  trained to assist customers.
                                             Virginia and has worked with a variety of   What’s Going on at Tony & James?
are offered individually or at a reduced
                                             medical spas, dermatologists and plastic    Another new manager has taken over
multiple-session rate.
                                                                                         at Tony & James. Luis Alevelyera says
                                                                                                                                      Coming Soon
                                             surgeons in the area. At Studio Booseh,                                                  Three new establishments are scheduled
Mills offers her customers a broad range     she provides consulting services about      that he is trying to make the restaurant
                                                                                         what the community wants. “We’re             to open in March in Kentlands
of experience and expertise. Of Persian      nutritional health, diet and skin care in                                                Downtown.
decent, she has been belly dancing           combination with a personal fitness. She    adding some things to the menu and
                                                                                         trying to make it more family-oriented,”     Spagnvola Chocolatier
                                                                                         he said. He says that he is booking live     360 Main Street
                                                                                         entertainment that will appeal to a wide     Spagnvola will offer premium quality
                                                                                         audience. “We’re going to have a variety     chocolate bars, truffles and bon-bons
                                                                                         of cover bands, playing everything from      which will be made in their factory
                                                                                         The Beatles, to class rock, to Matchbox      downstairs, from cacao beans grown
                                                                                         20, and maybe even some reggae.” In          on their own farm in the Dominican
                                                                                         addition he is planning to provide a         Republic.
                                                                                         quieter evening of live entertainment
                                                                                         on Wednesdays, perhaps jazz. Tony and        Jersey Mikes
                                                                                         James is open Monday – Thursday, 4:00        249 Kentlands Boulevard
                                                                                         p.m. – 1:00 a.m.; Friday 4:00 p.m. – 2:00    (Kentlands Square Shopping Center)
                                                                                         a.m.; Saturday, noon – 2:00 a.m. and         A deli and sandwich shop featuring a
                                                                                         Sunday, noon – 1:00 a.m.                     full menu of hot and cold subs, wraps
                                                                                                                                      and salads using top-quality meats and
                                                                                         Now Open!                                    cheeses, and bread that are baked fresh
                                                                                         Body Tech Ideal Protein                      in the store each day.
                                                                                         321B Main Street
                                                                                         301-977-9434                                 16 Handles
                                                                                         Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 –            639 Center Point Way
                                                                                         7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;   (next door to the movie theater)
                                                                                         Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             A frozen yogurt shop featuring sixteen
                                                                                                                                      flavors of non-fat yogurt made fresh
                                                                                         Dedicated coaches provide instruction
                                                                                                                                      daily on-site, as well as more than thirty
                                                                                         on how to lose weight and how to
                                                                                                                                      toppings. Customers create their own
                                                                                         keep it off forever, based on the Ideal
                                                                                                                                      mixtures.
                                                                                         Protein weight loss method, an anti-
                                                                                         inflammatory medical protocol, which         Fleet Feet Offers Free Events
                                                                                         promotes body fat loss while protecting
                                                                                                                                      For Runners/Walkers
                                                                                         muscle. Educational workshops are held
                                                                                         every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.         Fleet Feet sponsors a Fun Run/Walk
                                                                                                                                      every Thursday evening and Saturday
                                                                                         525 Boutique                                 morning. Both groups are low-key and
                                                                                         113 Market Street                            are open to all paces and abilities. The
                                                                                         301-947-1306                                 Thursday evening group begins at at
                                                                                         Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. –       6:30 p.m. The Saturday morning group
                                                                                         6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    meets at 9:30 a.m.


6 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                            February 2011
Why Lakelands Is Different — Part 1
By Walter Borotto & Jay Horman
You feel it as you enter the neighborhood, as you walk      not only survived, but thrived, despite being contrary       couldn’t sound more boring, but this means that
down your street, and as you shop in the stores. But        to all the new codes and trends. Why? Andres Duany,          a neighborhood can and should have the basics of
you may not know why it is different. This short series     the “D” in the design firm “DPZ”, the Kentlands and          daily life included, not excluded from its confines.
will explore those differences. We will point out the       Lakelands designer, was among a very few who sought          Churches, schools, work places, office space, and
minor details that make us so unique from houses just       to figure that out. There was little incentive to do so      retail are built into the neighborhood, not zoned
across the highway, and help explain why so many other      — he’d be designing neighborhoods that were illegal          outside of it. You could have a movie theatre at one
communities are copying the design.                         and unbuildable unless he fought for many zoning             end of the street, a school at the other, and even
                                                            variances. Even then, he’d have to hope his hunch was        small office spaces in between, where neighboring
Lakelands represents a very distinct change from many       right and that people would buy the unique properties        communities would have housing only.
decades of suburban design, zoning code and building        he’d propose. After all, places like Annapolis were
practices, yet the neighborhood feels familiar at the       already built, right?                                        Mixed use is very important and often the hardest
same time. Why? Because the design was the norm                                                                          zoning exception to gain. Proponents of suburbian
for neighborhoods that were built before 1920 or so,        “New Urbanism” is the name of the architectural              sprawl will say that people don’t want stores or offices in
and we’ve seen it before in long-established places like    movement that identified the reasons why places like         the neighborhood; it is better that they drive out of the
Annapolis, Old Town Alexandria, and Georgetown,             Annapolis were so popular, and Duany fought to build         neighborhood for these things. The criticism is that they
places that were very successful even before then. So,      new versions of those places. Duany discovered a simple      are dirty, unsafe, and require huge roads and parking
what changed?                                               fact: that places like Annapolis thrive because they offer   lots. Yet, mixed use can be successful without lots and
                                                            a strong sense of a complete community, a sense not          big roads, and having mixed use zoning increases the
In a word, the car changed everything. Our love affair      provided on a suburban cul-de-sac. Suburbia catered          chances of a number of things happening:
with cars tended to put them at the forefront. It meant     to cars and provided privacy, but the list of amenities
we could live further away; it meant we could drive to      stopped at your property line. In suburbia, you got in         • We’ll more likely walk to these places, and in doing
perform even the simplest tasks like buying milk or         your car and left your neighborhood to go be a part of a         so pass our neighbors doing the same.
bread; the car gave us more choices in our attempt to       community, whether it be church, social, or otherwise.
get away from the dirty city. The market responded                                                                         • We’re more likely to use those elements because
                                                            New Urbanism sought to return the community to the               they will be so convenient — also increasing the
with homes farther from town, homes that were               neighborhood by proving that form (the design of the
separated from shops and offices and with groupings                                                                          chances of interaction with our neighbors.
                                                            neighborhood) can drastically influence function (how
that put “like” homes together — neighborhoods of only      the residents become a community).                             • We’re transacting with our neighbors as they work
townhomes, or only cottages, etc. People flocked to these                                                                    and own these places.
homes. Highways were built to speed the connections         The differences between the suburbia of the ‘70s
between them, and codes were written to accommodate         planners and New Urbanism of today are often basic           You can see the theme — that stores, offices, churches
the ever-increasing traffic. People didn’t like living on   and sometimes startling. We’ll look at a number of those     and the like — those places where we do all the functions
busy streets, so cul-de-sacs became the norm, and streets   differences here and in subsequent issues, and hope you      of our daily lives, can enhance our sense of community
and buildings became more and more tuned to the car         notice them yourself and gain a new appreciation for         by having them in our neighborhood.
requirements.                                               your own neighborhood, our Lakelands.
                                                                                                                         In our next issue, we will examine more idiosyncrasies of what
Meanwhile, property values in places like Annapolis and     The first aspect of New Urbanism we’ll look at is            makes the Lakelands so special, and why other communities
Old Town remained higher than average. Those places         that of Mixed Use zoning. Yes, you’re right. It              across the country have copied our concept.



    MCPS News
    Report cards will be distributed on February 2. Montgomery County Public
    Schools will be closed on February 21 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

    Weather Related School Closings
    With winter weather upon us, parents and students are reminded that
    information about weather-related school closings is announced on area
    radio and television stations; on the internet at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.
    org and on a taped telephone message service at 301-279-3673. In order
    to evaluate early- morning conditions, road inspection begins at 3:00
    a.m. so that a decision can be forwarded to media in time for the 5:00
    a.m. broadcasts. The information will also be available online by 5:00
    a.m. If schools are closing early, announcements are made by 11:00 a.m.
    MCPS also offers QuickNotes and AlertMCPS, which provide emergency
    information by text and email. Information on how to sign up can also be
    found on the MCPS website.

    The Search is on for a New Superintendent
    Of MCPS Board of Education
    The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education has
    employed the executive search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea &
    Associates (HYA) to help in its nationwide effort to identify and employ
    a new superintendent. Dr. Jerry D. Weast will complete three terms as
    superintendent with his retirement at the end of the current school year.
    Community members are invited to provide input on the attributes and
    characteristics desired in the next MCPS superintendent by completing
    an online superintendent profile survey which is currently available at
    www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/superintendent-search/index.shtm. The
    new superintendent is scheduled to be in announced in May and will
    begin on July 1.



February 2011                                                                                                                                                 The Lakelands Leader 7
citynews&events
By Gina Dropik
                                                                                          the Maryland Mayors’ Association,
                                                                                          Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund and
                                                                                          Local Government Insurance Trust. For
                                                                                          more information and details on how
                                                                                                                                        Donate Used Books for School
                                                                                                                                        Children at Flea Markets
                                                                                                                                        Donations of gently used children’s
                                                                                                                                        books are being accepted at all Indoor
                                                                                          to enter, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/       Flea Markets. All books will be donated
Traditional Chinese Artwork Exhibit          and registration forms are available         communityservices or call 301-258-6395.       to local elementary schools. This effort
The Harmonious Art Group’s 16th              at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events or by       The deadline for entries is March 4.          is being conducted by the Gaithersburg
anniversary exhibition, “Chinese             contacting Sarah Messier at 301-258-                                                       Book Festival committee.
Calligraphy and Brush Painting,” displays    6350 or smessier@gaithersburgmd.gov.         Local Organizations Invited to
the art works of several community                                                        Participate in St. Patrick’s Day              2nd Annual Gaithersburg Book
artists. Artists will exhibit their works    Your Child Could Be Gaithersburg’s           Parade                                        Festival Scheduled
in both traditional and contemporary         Junior Mayor                                 Gaithersburg’s 11th Annual St.                The first annual Gaithersburg Book
Chinese styles. The majority of the          Fourth graders in the City of Gaithersburg   Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at       Festival was a huge success. This all-day
members contribute their time to teach       have the unique opportunity of being         Washingtonian Center on Saturday,             celebration of books, writers and literary
this ancient art to the younger generation   named Gaithersburg Junior Mayor. All         March 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. All         excellence is already becoming one of the
in Montgomery County. The exhibition         local fourth-grade students are invited      community groups and organization             leading literary events in the Washington
will be on display through March             to enter a statewide essay contest sharing   are invited to participate. Registration      region. The 2011 Festival will be held on
13. Viewing hours are Monday through         what they would do if they were mayor.       information is available at www.              May 21 on the grounds of Gaithersburg
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.         The theme is Working Together Works.         gaithersburgmd.gov/stpatricksparade. The      City Hall, with shuttle buses running
,and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      All essays must be 275 words or less.        parade will also feature Celtic dancers,      from nearby parking locations. Activities
                                             While this is a statewide contest and one    bagpipe bands, clowns, fire trucks, and       will include appearances, discussions
Bus Trips to Kennedy Center                  winning essay will be selected from each     more. The Grand Marshals for this year’s      and book signings by national bestselling
The City of Gaithersburg is sponsoring       of the Maryland Municipal League’s           parade are both Irish-American authors;       authors as well as local up-and-comers;
bus trips to three upcoming shows at         eleven regional districts, the City of       nationally acclaimed Alice McDermott          writing workshops; a Children’s Village;
the Kennedy Center. Tickets are now          Gaithersburg’s Educational Enrichment        and local author and musician Danny           a Coffee House with poets and singers/
available for E.B. White’s The Trumpet       Committee will be selecting its own          Costello. At the conclusion of the            songwriters; onsite sales of both new
of the Swan ($25) on Sunday, March           winner. The winner will be named             parade, live music will be performed by       and used books; exhibitors, food, drink,
27, at 2:00 p.m; and Follies starring        Junior Mayor and will have his or her        the Martin Family Band. A variety of          ice cream and more. Admission is free.
Bernadette Peters ($75) on Saturday,         winning essay published on the City’s        family activities will be available until     For more information please visit www.
June 4, at 1:30 p.m. Price includes the      website. As Junior Mayor, the winner will    1:00 p.m. For more information, contact       gaithersburgbookfestival.org.
show and bus transportation. Tickets         participate in a variety of programs and     the City of Gaithersburg at 301-258-6350
for non-residents are an additional $10.     special events throughout the year. The      or The Harp and Shamrock Society at           Summer Camp Registration Open
Buses depart from the Activity Center        contest is sponsored by the Maryland         301-208-8833 or visit www.hssg.org.           Resident registration for Gaithersburg’s
at Bohrer Park. Additional information       Municipal League in partnership with                                                       summer camp programs begins on
                                                                                          Indoor Flea Market                            February 2. Most camps are conducted
                                                                                          Vendors are sought to sell gently-used        in four sessions. Session I runs from June
                                                                                          and new items at the Indoor Floor             20 – July 1, Session II from July 5 – 15,
                                                                                          Market on Saturday, February 19, from         Session III from July 18 – 29, and Session
                                                                                          9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Montgomery      IV from August 1 – 5. All-day camps will
                                                                                          County Agricultural Center. Admission         operate from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with
                                                                                          is free. Registration for residents selling   extended care available from 4:00 to
                                                                                          used items is $17 per space ($22 for          6:00 p.m. for an additional fee. A variety
                                                                                          nonresidents). Residents selling new          of camps and clinics for elementary and
                                                                                          items may register for $22 per space ($27     middle school age children are held at
                                                                                          for nonresidents). Application forms are      convenient locations throughout the
                                                                                          available at www.gaithersburgmd.gov. For      City, including centers and schools in
                                                                                          more information, call 301-258-6350.          the Kentlands/Lakelands.
                                                                                          Additional flea markets will be held on
                                                                                          March 19 and April 16.                        Sesma Appointed to National
                                                                                                                                        Committee
                                                                                                                                        Gaithersburg City Council Member
                                                                                                                                        Michael A. Sesma was recently named
                                                                                                                                        Vice Chair of the National League of
                                                                                                                                        Cities’ (NLC) Energy, Environment and
                                                                                                                                        Natural Resources (EENR) Steering
                                                                                                                                        Committee. Sesma, who was elected to
                                                                                                                                        the Gaithersburg City Council in 2005,
                                                                                                                                        has served on the EENR committee
                                                                                                                                        since 2007. Responsible for developing
                                                                                                                                        policy recommendations on issues such
                                                                                                                                        as air quality, water quality, energy
                                                                                                                                        policy, national wetlands policy, noise
                                                                                                                                        control, and solid and hazardous waste
                                                                                                                                        management, the EENR committee
                                                                                                                                        will discuss and identify specific policy
                                                                                                                                        issues within these areas to be addressed
                                                                                                                                        at the federal level in the coming year.
                                                                                                                                        NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest
                                                                                                                                        organization devoted to strengthening
                                                                                                                                        and promoting cities as centers of
                                                                                                                                        opportunity, leadership and governance.
                                                                                                                                        NLC is a resource and advocate for
                                                                                                                                        19,000 cities, towns and villages,
                                                                                                                                        representing more than 218 million
                                                                                                                                        Americans. For more information visit
                                                                                                                                        www.nlc.org.

8 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                              February 2011
Teens in Our Community

State Champion Eisley Kim Talks Football
By Kelly Baick (QOHS Class of 2012)
He is only in seventh grade, but Eisley       off for him. What Eisley enjoys most            experience that I truly
Kim already has bragging rights of a State    about football is the thrill. “It’s fun to      cherish.”
Championship. He, along with sixteen          hit people,” he humorously stated.
other players, pulled out a nail biting 13–                                                   B ot h Ei sle y a nd
12 win in the Maryland Youth Football         “My dad and my uncle definitely inspired        Steve share a love for
Championship game this past fall.             me to play football,” Eisley said. Fred         football that inevitably
                                              Kim, Eisley’s uncle, is the head football       brings them together.
Eisley has been playing football since        coach at Seneca Valley High School,             “Football, and almost
he was seven years old, moving together       where he and Eisley’s father Steve both         any sport for that
with his teammates through each age           attended. The brothers played football          matter, is a game of
and weight division. The core players         at Seneca Valley, and won a state               inches, determination,
all started in the youngest and lightest      championship in 1987.                           and heart. Chances are,
Rockville Youth League division called                                                        if you’re successful on
the Ankle Biters, and worked their way up     Steve is not only Eisley’s father, but he       the field, you’re going
to the Intermediate division. Throughout      is the defensive coach for the Rockville        to be successful in life,”
the fall season, the Rockville Intermediate   Bears as well. “Before Eisley’s game, I         Steve said. Even after
Bears practiced twice a week, with one        told him that twenty-three years ago I          a high intensity rush
game on the weekend in order to get to        played and won my State Championship,           of a game, Steve still
the State Championship game.                  and now it was his turn,” Steve said. Like      wants his son to take Eisley Kim
                                              Eisley, Steve felt it was the boys’ year to     something away from it. Photo courtesy Kathy McKee
After winning the game, Eisley says he        win. “They are all truly devoted to the         Whether he wants him
felt amazing. Simply stating, “I absolutely   sport, that’s why they deserved it,” he said.   to learn how to fix a mistake, or even        In college, Eisley wants to study sports
loved it.” The game was almost like a sigh    Steve is also grateful for the coaching         just follow a play, Steve’s true desire is    and medicine.
of relief for Eisley. All of his hard work    position stating that, “Coaching Eisley         that his son will take something valuable
and dedication for the sport truly paid       in football brings a whole new bonding          from each game.                               The saying “like father like son” truly
                                                                                                                                            embodies the relationship between
                                                                                              As for his own future, Eisley wants to        Eisley and his dad. They each have a
Home Sense                                                                                    continue football for as long as possible.    championship of their own for a sport
                                                                                              “I’m definitely going to try out for the      they both dedicate themselves to, as well
Refrigerators: Size Does Matter                                                               Quince Orchard High School team,” he
                                                                                              said, “and I want to play in college too.”
                                                                                                                                            as a shared love for the same professional
                                                                                                                                            team, the Colts!
By Tom Chaikin

They say to write something well or           item until it was too late. The design
interesting, you should write about           also reduces the size of the refrigerator,
things you know. When it comes to             which creates waste as well.
the kitchen, I’m not real interested in
appearance or cooking function. That’s        Although energ y efficiency for
correct. I don’t like cooking. So, I’m        refrigerators has improved remarkably
not going to write about granite tops,        over the last fifteen years, they are still
stainless steel cooking ware or cabinet       energy hogs. Side-by-side units use ten
choices. Sorry, but I would butcher those     to thirty percent more energy, when
topics.                                       comparing same size units of different
                                              designs.
Still, I do love food. And I like eating
healthy. Not easy to do when my wife          Refrigerators with the freezer on the
and I don’t enjoy the culinary arts. We       top or bottom provide the best space
try to buy pre-made and frozen foods          efficiency for storing both refrigerated
in bulk. Not the most economical or           and frozen goods. I prefer a bottom
space-saving way to go. But we are what       freezer because accessing items is
we are.                                       easier, with easy to use pullout shelves.
                                              This style, with French doors, tends
To accommodate our needs and the              to be larger. Most models are around
needs of many Americans with similar          25 to 26 feet and can pose issues when
situations, the right size refrigerator to    being considered for restricted kitchen
hold these goods is important. It has         space. They are also more expensive.
to be big enough that food and drink          On average, they run about twenty to
items don’t get piled on top of each          thirty percent more in cost. And any
other, creating inventory problems and        refrigerator over 25 cubic feet uses a
ultimately waste.                             considerably higher amount of energy
                                              than those under that number.
Side-by-side units (freezer on one
side and refrigerator on the other),          At the end of the day, as long as
although the most popular, aren’t the         space will allow, I don’t mind paying
best choice for space utilization. I find     a few extra bucks for the right size
the freezer on most side-by-side models       and design. The ease of use and the
undersized. Stuff is constantly pilling       money you save on not wasting food
up and getting lost to freezer burn           will make up for the difference, in
because we didn’t realize we had the          short order.

February 2011                                                                                                                                                 The Lakelands Leader 9
Is FIOS Available in Your Home?
By Gina Dropik

The following is a list of homes to which FIOS is currently available. Community             Street Name                     House Number
Manager Melinda Nickols explained that this list was compiled by Ken Barnhart                Main Mews                       1318, 1320, 1322,1324, 1328, 1330, 1332, 1334, 1370, 1372, 1374,
of Verizon. According to Barnhart, FIOS may not be available to the remaining                                                1376
Lakelands homes until 2012 or 2013.                                                          Main Street                     949, 953, 957, 960, 961, 965, 969, 973, 1001, 1002, 1005, 1006,
                                                                                                                             1009, 1010, 1013, 1014, 1017, 1018, 1021, 1022, 1025, 1026,
The reason behind this is that they regularly “speed up” and “slow down” projects to                                         1029, 1030, 1033, 1034, 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1111, 1112,
make them fit in a single stream of work for their workers. Nickols said, “It’s what he                                      1115, 1116, 1119, 1120, 1123, 1124, 1127, 1128, 1131, 1136,
called simultaneous projects. He said they also have to consider when their agreement                                        1203, 1207, 1211, 1215, 1219, 1223, 1227, 1231, 1235, 1319,
with the local municipality runs out. For instance, their agreement with City of                                             1333, 1335, 1337, 1339, 1371, 1373, 1375, 1377, 1379
Gaithersburg runs out in the middle of 2013, whereas other projects not yet completed        Market Street E                 504, 508, 512, 516, 520, 528, 530, 531, 534, 535, 538, 539, 542,
run out in 2011.”                                                                                                            543, , 546, 547, 550, 551, 555, 558, 559, 562, 563,566, 567, 570,
                                                                                                                             571, 574, 575, 578, 579, 582, 583, 591, 683, 687, 691, 695, 701,
Barnhart did indicate that it is possible that there could be an adjustment to the                                           702, 704, 705, 706, 708, 709, 710, 712, 713, 714, 718, 720, 722,
schedule and availability to the remaining Lakelands homes could be bumped up                                                724, 726, 728, 809, 813, 817, 821, 825, 829, 833, 837, 841
sooner.                                                                                      Pheasant Street                 602, 606, 610, 611, 614, 615, 618, 619, 622, 623, 627, 631
                                                                                             Phelps Street                   401, 405, 409, 413, 417, 420, 422, 424, 425, 426, 428, 429, 430,
Street Name               House Number                                                                                       432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 445, 453, 461, 465, 469, 473, 477, 481
Bright Meadow Drive       601, 609, 613, 617,621,625, 701,705, 709, 713, 717, 721            Rockborn Street                 901, 905, 917, 921, 925, 929, 945, 949, 953
Bright Meadow Mews        628, 632, 656                                                      Sheila Mews                     531, 535
Chestnut Hill Mews        601, 605, 609, 613, 617,621, 625, 629, 633, 637                    Sheila Street                   410, 414, 418, 422, 426, 506, 510, 514, 518, 522, 526, 529, 533,
Chestnut Hill Street      426, 430, 436, 440, 444, 448, 452, 460                                                             537, 541, 545, 549, 618, 621, 622, 625, 626, 630, 634

Gatestone Street          603, 607, 611, 615, 619, 623, 627, 631, 635, 639                   Short Street                    101, 105
                                                                                             Still Creek Lane                602, 605, 606, 609, 610, 614, 617, 618, 621, 625, 626, 630, 634,
Helene Street             505, 509, 513, 517, 518, 521, 522, 526, 527, 530, 531, 534, 535,
                                                                                                                             701, 705, 709, 713, 717, 721, 725, 726, 729, 730, 733, 734, 801,
                          538, 539, 542, 543, 546, 547, 550, 553, 554, 557, 558, 561, 562,
                                                                                                                             802, 805, 806, 809, 810, 813, 814, 817, 818, 821, 822, 825, 826,
                          565, 566, 569, 570
                                                                                                                             829, 830, 833, 834, 837, 838, 841, 842, 845, 846, 849, 850, 853,
Kersten Street            402, 406, 410, 414, 418, 422, 426, 504, 508, 512, 516, 520, 524,                                   854, 857, 858, 861, 862, 865, 866, 869, 870, 873, 874, 877
                          528, 532, 536, 540, 544
                                                                                             Turtle Pond Lane                702, 706, 710, 714, 715, 718, 719, 722, 723, 726, 727, 730, 731,
Lakelands Drive           415, 419, 423, 429, 433, 437, 441, 445, 449, 453, 457, 461                                         734
Leaning Oak Mews          528, 560, 564
Leaning Oak Street        414, 418, 422, 426, 430, 434, 438, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447,
                          449, 450,451, 502, 506, 510, 514, 518, 519, 522, 523, 526, 527,
                          530, 531
Linslade Mews             625                                                                    Daisy Troop 2962 Finds
                                                                                                 Happiness by Helping Others
Linslade Street           801, 805, 809, 813, 817




                                                                                                 Daisy Troop 2962.
                                                                                                 Courtesy of Kristi Swartz

                                                                                                 Members of Daisy Troop #2962 (all RCES students and residents of
                                                                                                 Lakelands and Kentlands) donated lunches to the Rainbow Place,
                                                                                                 a woman’s shelter in Rockville. Their families donated the supplies. The
                                                                                                 Daisies decorated the outside of lunch bags, wrote little notes, prepared
                                                                                                 sandwiches, and packed the lunches.

                                                                                                 Classified Ad Policy
                                                                                                 To place a classified ad you must be a resident of the Lakelands and fill out a Classified
                                                                                                 Advertising Form, which is available at the Management office. The cost is $.25 per
                                                                                                 word. Payment must be made at the time the ad is place. Checks should be made
                                                                                                 payable to Lakelands Leader. The deadline for all ads is the 15th of the month prior
                                                                                                 to publication.




10 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                            February 2011
schoolnews
By Gina Dropik
                                                                                                    PTAs Host Screening of Race to Nowhere
                                                                                                    February 10, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                    Quince Orchard High School cafeteria
Quince Orchard High School                        February 15 at 7:00 p.m. All parents are          A joint effort of the PTAs of Quince Orchard High School, Lakelands Park Middle
The second semester is underway. The              encouraged to attend. Nominations are             School and Rachel Carson Elementary School
PTSA is sponsoring a Back-To-School               now open for the QOHS PTSA Board.
2nd Semester Reception on Monday,                                                                   This film, made by the mother of a high school student, has been gaining national
                                                  To make a nomination please contact
February 14, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                Nancy Ketterer at 301-977-6864. The               attention. It documents the tremendous academic pressures placed on teens preparing
                                                  nominating committee will nominate                for college by parents, teachers, peers, and society in general and questions whether
A Health Fair will be held at the school          one eligible person for each position and         such pressure helps or actually harms students. The film, rated PG-13, features the
on February 15, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.             report its nominees at the March PTSA             stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators
A variety of health care providers,               meeting. Elections will be held in May,           who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and
merchants, and other businesses and                                                                 parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids. The screening will be followed by
organizations will be on hand promoting           The winter sports season is in full swing.        a panel discussion that includes a college placement consultant, a college admissions
good health. This event is free and open          See the box below for a schedule of               officer, and a parent. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $10 plus a
to the public. Immediately following the          upcoming home games. Visit www.qohs.              small processing fee and are available online only at www.racetonowhere.com, where
health fair, the QOHS PTSA will present           org for complete schedules.                       additional information can be found. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
a program on teenage alcohol use and                                                                In case of inclement weather, the screening will be held on Wednesday, February
driving under the influence. Captain              Lakelands Park Middle School                      16, at 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Didone and Officer William                 A meeting of the LPMS PTSA will be
Morrison of the Montgomery County                 held at 7:00 p.m. on February 8 in the
Police Department will speak, along               Falcon’s Nest. Anyone interested in
                                                  serving on either the bylaws committee         and much more. The students also                  September 1, 2011) are encouraged
with Meg Baker of the SAFE Coalition,
                                                  or the nominating committee should             enjoyed corporate and parent exhibits by          to attend. It is essential that RCES
an Under 21 Alcohol Prevention
                                                  plan to attend or contact a board              BioReliance and parent Jennifer Whelan.           administration know early how many
program. An opportunity for questions
                                                  member through the PTSA website,               All participating students were presented         children will attend kindergarten to
and answers will follow.
                                                  www.lakelandsparkptsa.org.                     certificates, medals and fun prizes.              ensure appropriate staffing and to keep
Several QOHS students have advanced in                                                                                                             class sizes down. These meetings are not
                                                  The Winter Dance is scheduled for              The monthly Principal’s Tea and PTA               for children. Parents and children will
the National PTSA Reflections Program,
                                                  February 11 from 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. It will      Meeting will be held on February 1 in             attend a kindergarten orientation in
an arts recognition and achievement
                                                  feature a DJ, dancing, pizza and snacks        the media center. The Principal’s Tea             May. An additional Open House will be
program that provides opportunities for
                                                  for students.                                  begins at 6:30 p. m. and will focus on            held on March 17.
students to express themselves creatively
                                                                                                 Math Acceleration. The PTA Meeting
and to receive positive recognition for
                                                  The girls and boys basketball teams have       will follow at 7:00 pm.                           The winter dance will be on Friday,
original works of art inspired by a pre-
                                                  three games remaining in their season.                                                           February 11, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
selected theme. This year’s theme was                                                            Upcoming Restaurant Nights include
                                                  They are as follows:                                                                             This event is sponsored by the RCES
“Together We Can.” Entries are first                                                             February 7 at Italian Pines, February             PTA. This year, the dance will be a hoe
judged at the school level, where selected        Thursday February 3                            15 at O’Donnell’s, and February 28 at             down and will feature a DJ who will be
works are chosen to represent the PTSA                                                           Kentlands Potomac Pizza. A percentage
                                                  • Boys vs. Shady Grove M.S. at home,                                                             teaching some new dances as well as
at each subsequent level. Congratulations                                                        of the sales from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. during
                                                    3:00 p.m.                                                                                      some old favorites!
to the following Quince Orchard students                                                         all events will go to the
whose works in the Literature category            • Girls vs. Shady Grove M.S. away, 3:00 p.m.   RCES-PTA.
were selected to represent QOHS at the
next level of competition: Tia Mancuso,           Wednesday February 16                          A Kindergarten Open House
Marrisa Youngs, Grace Toohey, and                 • Boys vs. Forest Oak M.S., away, 3:00 p.m.    will be held on February
Lauren Shanesy. All of the QOHS                   • Girls vs. Forest Oak M.S., home, 3:00 p.m.   10 at 9:15 a.m. for parents
Visual Arts winners who were selected                                                            who will be sending (or are
to represent the school went on to                Tuesday, February 22                           considering sending) their
receive additional recognition at the             • Boys vs. Kingsview at home, 3:00 p.m.        children to kindergarten at
Montgomery County Council PTSA                                                                   RCES next fall. Principal
                                                  • Girls vs. Kingsview M.S. away, 3:00 p.m.
level. These included Jimmy Greene                                                               Larry Chep will meet
and Nicolette Pitts, who were awarded             Rachel Carson Elementary School
the Award of Excellence, and Margaret
                                                  The RCES PTA sponsored the annual
Quinn and Katerina Prodromon, who
                                                  Science and Invention Night on January
were awarded the Award of Merit. The
                                                  12. Organizer Meredith Fogle said the
work of students receiving the Award of
                                                  fair was bigger and better than ever
Excellence continues to the state level.                                                                                                                           RCES Science and Invention
                                                  before. More than one hundred students
The next Booster Club meeting will be             participated. Seventy-eight projects and                                                                         Night
held on Wednesday, February 9 and                 inventions were displayed including                                                                              Photos courtesy RCES PTA

the next PTSA meeting will be held on             experiments using plants, exploring
                                                  volcanic eruptions, chemical reactions,
                                                                                                                                                                 Students will celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                 Valentine’s Day with
  Upcoming Home Sports Events at QOHS                                                                                                                            classroom parties on
                                                                                                                                                                 Monday, February 14,
  FEB 1          Girls Basketball   vs. Damascus, JV at 5:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
                 Boys Basketball    vs. Damascus, Varsity at 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 The annual Moms &
  FEB 2          Wrestling          vs. Whitman, Varsity at 6:00 p.m., JV at 7:00 p.m            with prospective kindergarten parents             Muffins event will be held in the
  FEB 8          Girls Basketball   vs. Blake, Varsity at 7:00 p.m., JV at 5:15 p.m.
                                                                                                 to discuss the kindergarten program               A/P Room beginning at 8:00 a.m.
                                                                                                 and answer questions. Additionally,               on February 18. All moms and other
  FEB 11         Girls Basketball   vs. Kennedy, Varsity at 7:00 p.m., JV at 5:15 p.m.           parents will have an opportunity to visit         female caregivers are invited to enjoy
  FEB 15         Girls Basketball   vs. Seneca Valley, Varsity at 5:15 p.m.                      kindergarten classes. Parents or anyone           breakfast with their children at school
                 Boys Basketball    vs. Seneca Valley, Varsity at 7:00 p.m.                      with children who will be attending               that morning. The Spring Scholastic
                                                                                                 kindergarten during the 2011–12                   Book Fair is scheduled for February 28
  FEB 17         Girls Basketball   vs. Northwest, Varsity at 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                 school year (turning five years old by            through March 4.


February 2011                                                                                                                                                          The Lakelands Leader 11
Love in the Lakelands
                                                                                                                                         I was a big flower-giver for many years
                                                                                                                                         and thought nothing of it. Valentine’s Day
                                                                                                                                         always meant roses. Like clockwork every
                                                                                                                                         year.
                                                                                                                                         One year I walked into the flower shop
                                                                                                                                         and noticed that they had yellow
This Valentine’s Day Lakelands couples         caught fire and ran out and we wouldn’t        ****************                           roses. I thought, “Those are different.”
share their romantic tales and send            have noticed. Later I called Stacey with                                                  So I bought a dozen yellow roses for
                                                                                              My husband Jamie loves outdoor             Valentine’s Day, which happened to be
each other sweet love notes.                   the bad news that  I was not going to
                                                                                              adventure, and can pack a week’s           that very day, so as usual, no time to
                                               offer her a job. She was disappointed.
After dating for over eight years, Jeff                                                       worth of clothing, supplies and bedding    shop for an extravagant gift. I arrived
                                               I told her I can’t offer her the job as I’d
wanted to do something BIG to make our                                                        into a small backpack and head off to      home all proud of my purchase, but my
                                               rather ask her on a date. Thankfully, she
engagement something we’d never forget.                                                       the middle of nowhere to camp and hike     wife seemed perplexed. “Why yellow?”
                                               accepted that offer. Fourteen years and
I knew something extraordinary was about                                                      with a guide friend and several other      she asked. “Ummm… Why not?” I said.
                                               two kids later, we’re happily married
to happen when a bunch of my friends                                                          lunatics (oops, I mean adventurers).       “They mean friendship,” she said. Uh oh.
                                               and going strong. The business has long
were waiting for me in the lobby of my                                                        Several years ago the trip was to Isle     The colors of roses mean something.
                                               since been sold and continues to thrive
office building and then three beautiful                                                      Royale, a remote national park located     Who knew?
                                               in part due to the efforts Stacey put
women in a limousine pulled up and                                                            in the middle of Lake Superior — home
                                               into it before the sale — as the unpaid                                                   T he usual s el f pr e s er vat ion
handed me a gift bag. In the bag was a                                                        to a population of moose and a growing
                                               girlfriend, then unpaid fiancee, then                                                     contentiousness broke out. “I’ll never buy
series of puzzle pieces and a note from                                                       population of wolves. No electricity,
                                               unpaid spouse. To date, she may be the
Jeff letting me know that I was about to                                                      no plumbing, no cell service, and no       you flowers again.” I said. And she didn’t
                                               best employee I’ve ever had!!
go on an adventure, so I should relax and                                                     hotel… just Jamie, his group, a couple     get any more. Subsequent years went by
enjoy the ride. My friends took away my        – Jay Horman                                   of park rangers, and the wolves in the     without the usual gesture. No roses or
cell phone and laptop and I was off!                                                          vast forests of the island…For 10 days     flowers of any kind.
                                               ****************
                                                                                              I worried about Jamie, and was relieved
First stop, Banana Republic in Columbia                                                                                                  The problem was that I missed them. I
                                               He was 23, fresh out of college                when they returned to ‘civilization.’
mall to pick out an outfit for the night.                                                                                                missed the look of adoration on her face
                                               and she was 33 going through a
Next stop, Baltimore city to a restaurant                                                     When I met Jamie at the airport he         when I gave them to her. I also gave myself
                                               bitter divorce, with four kids. He
named Helen’s Garden where I ordered a                                                        was sporting a very scruffy 10-day-        a major expense because now I had no
                                               was a Republican conservative
cup of coffee and then was surprised and                                                      old beard, an enormous smile and           last-minute gift. Now Valentine’s Day
                                               and she was a liberal Democrat.
serenaded by an Elvis impersonator (it                                                        was delicately holding a large piece       required more thought, more expense,
                                               He was sandy haired, with thick
was Elvis in his later years, in a tight red                                                  of paper. He careully handed me the        and no fallback.
                                               glasses and a baby  face. Not
jumpsuit). Then, my tour guides took me                                                       “paper,” which he had been carrying in
                                               her pictures  of tall,  dark and                                                          Still, I stuck to my guns for about four
to Broccato’s salon where I spent the rest                                                    his backpack for several days without
                                               handsome. His parents hated                                                               years. Then I did some research. Sure
of the afternoon being pampered with                                                          incident. I immediately accidently
                                               the idea of their only child                                                              enough, my wife was correct (as usual).
spa treatments. At each stop, I got more                                                      ripped it in my excitement to see him
                                               dating a woman with kids and
gift bags, notes and puzzle pieces. I was                                                     (oops)…. The paper turned out to be a
                                               a prior marriage and sooo old!
instructed to put the puzzle together by                                                      very large piece of birch bark, which       Rose Color         Meaning
                                               They asked him why? He said I
the time I got to my last stop, Pier 5 Hotel                                                  Jamie had removed from one of the           Red                Love, honesty, bravery
                                               fell in love with her the moment
in Baltimore. When I arrived, I was shown                                                     thousands of birch trees that populate      Dark Red           Unconscious beauty
                                               I  saw her — and 31 married
to our room where Jeff was waiting on                                                         Isle Royale. He had then penned a love                         Friendship, joy, respect or
                                               years later it is still true — he
the balcony on one knee with a beautiful                                                      poem on the bark….                          Yellow             jealousy
                                               loves me and I love him!
engagement ring, and the last piece of                                                                                                    White              Peace, purity
                                                                                              The words of Jamie’s poem are beautiful,
the puzzle that I had been working on all      – Judy and Les Toth
                                                                                              romantic and scripted carefully on          Lavender, Purple Love at first sight,
day. Of course I said yes!                                                                                                                or Dark Purple   enchantment
                                               ****************                               ‘nature’s paper’…This bark love poem
Over dinner he filled me in on how he                                                         has been preserved and framed (with         Black              Protest or death
had put together the whole day — those         Dear Kim,                                      the big rip) and now hangs in our           Coral              Desire
three beautiful women? They worked at          H ap py    Val e n t in e s    Day     an d    stairway, where I look at it every day
                                                                                                                                         I have started giving her flowers often
Broccato’s, and when he went in there          13th Anniversary!!!                            and smile… It is truly the most romantic
                                                                                                                                         again. I intersperse red with other colors,
to set up the spa services and told them                                                      gift that I have ever received…it’s like   but always red. The best part is still the look
he wanted to do something different            Love, Steve                                    having a Valentine to enjoy every day.     on her face. Coral works great, too.
and exciting for our engagement, they          ****************                               – Kathy McKee                              – Andy Inkeles
volunteered use of their limo and asked
how he felt about incorporating an Elvis       Billy B,                                       ****************
impersonator. He loved their ideas and         I will never forget our second date…going
they helped him plan the whole thing!          to the  “John Deer” store to buy a lawn
I still have no idea how he pulled this
off without my knowing anything, but
                                               mower. (Who does this?!?)
                                                                                                 Lakelands Book Club
regardless, it was a perfect way to kick off   I knew at that moment… I needed to work
                                                                                                 The History Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the
our fun and often surprising life together.    on improving your romantic side.
                                                                                                 Red Room of the Lakelands Clubhouse. They will be discussing The Nine by
– Diane Harris                                 But, somewhere deep in my heart, I also           Jeffrey Toobin, an account of the workings of the Supreme Court.
                                               knew that you were the one.
****************                                                                                 The Lakelands Book Club will meet on Thursday, February
                                               I want you to know that twenty years and          17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Room of the Clubhouse to
I owned a small business and was               two beautiful daughters later, you are still      discuss Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.
seeking some part-time afternoon               the one.
help. My first candidate “Stacey” was                                                            In March the two book clubs will combine to read and
introduced through a mutual friend             You are my Knight in Shining Armor,               discuss The Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The meeting
and the three of us went to dinner. It         always have been, always will be and I            will be held on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Room.
immediately became apparent that               can’t imagine spending a Valentine’s Day          For more information, please contact Mickey Stevens at
the mutual friend was the third wheel.         without you.                                      silvrfoxx1@aol.com.
The  friend  later said she could have
                                               I love you with all my heart


12 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                  February 2011
February 2011   The Lakelands Leader 13
adog’slife                All photos by Kathy McKee




14 The Lakelands Leader                               February 2011
A Dog’s-Eye View of the Lakelands
“Let’s go Rex. Time for walkie-walkie.”                           like snow. Ca-dumpp, ca-dumpp, ca-dumpp.                             Hey, I smell French fries. This way everybody.
Oh no, not the doggie sweater again.                              “Mommy, Rex is pulling too hard.”                                    “That’s a good boy, Rex. I knew you could do it.”
“You look so cute.”                                               “C’mon Rex. Get out of that mud. Give me the leash,                  Oh, oh. Here comes Simon, that clodhopper. What kind of
                                                                  sweetheart. I’ll take him.”                                          name is Simon for a mastiff, anyway? He sure is big, though.
I look stupid. I’ll bet you wouldn’t be too thrilled if someone                                                                        Oh, oh. He’s walking is a circle. Maybe we should cross the
made you wear a…. Wait a minute. Is that a….                      “Mommy, Rex is eating yellow snow. Is that like a snow
                                                                                                                                       street. No one wants to see this.
                                                                  cone?”
“Look Rex. We match.”                                                                                                                  “Rex! Rex, get back here!” Screeeeeeech. Crash!
                                                                  “Not really, honey. C’mon Rex. That’s gross. Rex!”
Oh, joy. And I didn’t think I could look even more stupid. Next                                                                        “Hey, who’s $#^%$@*&%$#!! dog is that?”
will be the leash with the bells on it.                           Oow! That hurt. You don’t have to yank my head off, you
                                                                  know. I gotta go.                                                    Woops. This doesn’t look good. Stop howling, Simon, ya’ big
“Hold still.”                                                                                                                          corndog. Speaking of corndogs, I wonder if the gate to the
                                                                  “Mommy, Rex is making more yellow snow. Is he going
How did I know? You know, I’m really not up for this. I had                                                                            dumpster behind the diner is open again. There’s always
                                                                  to eat that too?”
a rough night. You should never have left that pizza where I                                                                           something good to eat there. Maybe I should head over in that
could reach it. You know what cheese does to me.                  “He might, honey. Let’s just let him get it over with                direction and check it out.
                                                                  or we’ll have to stop every ten feet. Gosh, isn’t the
“Now be a good boy when we get there and don’t poke                                                                                    “Rex, buddy. What are you doing here by yourself? Oh,
                                                                  Lakelands beautiful when it snows?”
your nose into Aunt Minnie’s crotch again.”                                                                                            that’s a good dog.”
                                                                  Lah, lah … la laahhh, mi consentida tú lo serás. I love
No, not Aunt Minnie’s. She smells like what old smells like.                                                                           “There he is, kids. Over there in front of the Thai
                                                                  mariachi music. It makes me think of burritos.
                                                                                                                                       restaurant. See him? Mr. Anderson has him.”
“And don’t eat anymore of her candles.”                           “C’mon Rex. Will you hurry up? How much could be
                                                                                                                                       “Oh, there you all are. For a second I thought Rex was
Hey, I didn’t know. I thought it was a salami. It was shaped      in there?”
                                                                                                                                       out by himself. Yeah, that’s a good dog. Oh, you want to
like a salami. It didn’t come out like a salami, though.          All right, already. So, let’s see who’s been around. Sniff, snort,   lick my fingers. Yeah, that’s a good dog.”
“Let’s go kids. We’re walking over to Aunt Minnie’s. It’s         sniff. Hmm. There’s Butch. And there’s that cute little number
                                                                                                                                       “Mommy, Rex is licking Mr. Anderson’s face. Didn’t
her birthday. There’s going to be cake.”                          from up the block. We like her. And…. wait a minute. Who’s
                                                                                                                                       Rex just eat some yellow snow?”
                                                                  that? Is there someone new in the territory? Well then, we’ll
Cake? Really? Okay, time to go. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!”    just have to let him know who’s boss around here….                   Oh, I love the Lakelands. There are so many great places to
“Rex, hold still. What’s gotten into you? Okay, let’s go.”                                                                             go. Say, what’s that in the bag? Do I smell egg rolls?
                                                                  “Again? Mommy, he just went.”
Finally. Congress moves faster than this family. Hey, snow. I     “C’mon Rex. We don’t have time for this today.”




Help the Hungry by Dining Out February 22
For over 20 years, Montgomery County residents have been raising money for their                    teams, clubs, neighborhoods, offices and friends. And restaurant owners are happy to
neighbors in need simply by dining out! Every year Interfaith Works, a local nonprofit              fill their tables. “We’ve been a part of Thanksgiving in February since its inception,
agency, coordinates a hunger relief fundraiser called Thanksgiving in February to help              because it’s the right thing to do,” says Bill Edelblut, of O’Donnell’s Restaurant in the
raise crucial funds for eleven local agencies that provide food and grocery money to                Kentlands community in Gaithersburg. “We are proud to be a community partner.”
the hungry. This year, over 70 restaurants in the County have signed on as “sharing                 Adam Greenberg, owner of Potomac Pizza, with four participating outlets adds, “Not
restaurants” and will donate a percentage of their sales for one day. This year, residents          only is it contributing to a good cause, but our receipts go up and all my customers are
will be dining out for Thanksgiving in February on Tuesday, February 22.                            excited. It’s a win-win!”
Proceeds from the event are distributed by Interfaith Works to eleven local agencies and            Visit www.thanksgivinginfebruary.org to find a complete listing of Montgomery
food banks that are working to help feed the thousands of people in Montgomery County               County restaurants where you can participate in Thanksgiving in February on Tuesday,
who are at-risk for hunger. Beneficiaries are Bethesda Cares, Bethesda HELP, Damascus               February 22, and dine out to help the hungry.
HELP, Gaithersburg HELP, Germantown HELP, Community Vision, Manna Food
Center, Olney HELP, Rockville HELP, Shepherd’s Table and WUMCO HELP. Although                       (This information was provided by Interfaith Works)
hunger and poverty can be invisible in our affluent community, many of our neighbors
are in need, and the needs are growing. Almost 40,000 children in Montgomery County
schools qualify for free and reduced meals, and over 70,000 individuals qualify to receive
food from local food banks. The “self-sufficiency” standard in Montgomery County for
                                                                                                          County Seeks Volunteers
a family with one adult, one preschooler and one school-age child is $68,086, about four
times higher than the $17,300 federal poverty line.
                                                                                                          To Help Residents With Free Tax Help
                                                                                                          The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’
As the economy begins a slow recovery, families are still finding it hard to stretch                      Community Action Agency is mobilizing its coalition of public agencies,
their dollars and need help getting food. Manna Food Center, headquartered in                             nonprofits and community volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax
Rockville, has seen this rising need — requests for food are up over fifty percent since                  Assistance (VITA) partnership for 2011. Volunteers are needed to serve as
the recession began and they have distributed over three million pounds of food this                      tax preparers, greeters, screeners and interpreters. Flexible hours are available
year. “Thanksgiving in February is more important than ever this year,” says Barbara                      at convenient locations in East Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Gaithersburg,
Garlock, Interim Executive Director at Interfaith Works. “Hunger and the need for                         Rockville and Wheaton. Free training is provided on-site and online, with
food in our community are growing at a faster pace than local helping agencies can                        certification as a tax preparer by the IRS upon successful completion. To
meet, and many of our neighbors have empty pantries. Thanksgiving in February is a                        volunteer, call 240-777-1123 or email Taunya.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov.
fun and simple way for everyone in the community, to band together and get involved
while supporting local businesses.”                                                                       VITA is an IRS-supported program delivering tax help to low-to moderate-income
                                                                                                          people (generally, under $49,000), facilitating access to tax refunds, the Earned
Thanksgiving in February is a beloved tradition for County residents and restaurant                       Income Tax and other credits, while linking them with banking and savings.
owners alike. Starting in January each year, eager residents select from the list of sharing
restaurants, make reservations, and round up groups from their congregations, sports


February 2011                                                                                                                                                             The Lakelands Leader 15
Meet Your Neighbors

Walid Bannoura Helps Keep Lakelands Functioning
By Gina Dropik

A passion for tennis led Walid Bannoura        was a tennis player,” said Nickols. “I      artificial Christmas tree many, many
to his current position on the Lakelands       asked him if he could join the committee    years ago. I’ve taught my kids that we
Community Association Facilities               to help with that project. Walid agreed,    don’t cut down trees,” he said.
Committee. A Lakelands resident for            and the rest is history.”
eight years, Bannoura makes good use of                                                    A native of Jordan, Bannoura moved to
the community tennis courts — playing          He and his wife Manal have three            the United States when he was nineteen.
all year round. When he went to see            children; two sons (Luey and Daniel) in     He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical
Community Manager Melinda Nickols              college and a daughter (Diana) in high      Engineering and a Masters in Computer
about malfunctioning lights on the courts,     school and he says that Lakelands has       Systems Management. “I love to tinker
she recruited him to the committee and he      been a great place to raise kids. When      with technology. I’ve known I wanted
has been a member for a year now.              he’s not on the tennis courts, he enjoys    to be an Electrical Engineer since I was
                                               playing billiards, table tennis and Texas   ten years old,” he said. He is a Project
“I thanked him for alerting me to the          Hold ‘Em. Additionally, he joins a group    Manager for the NOAA Ocean Surface
problem and then told him the Facilities       of neighborhood men and women to            Topography Mission where he leads a
Committee was getting ready to have            play pick- up soccer in the Lakelands       team in developing a satellite mission
some work completed on the tennis              on a weekly basis. Another passion is       with international partners. “Our
courts, but no one on the Committee            the environment. “In fact, we got an        satellites give information to forecast
                                                                                           climate changes,” he explained.
                                                                                                                                          Walid Bannoura
                                                                                           The Facilities Committee is a good
                                                                                           match for Bannoura, but he says he             welcome any new members. Bannoura’s
                                                                                           would recommend it to anyone. “It’s            latest project was to recommend and
                                                                                           really fun and hands-on. We get to deal        purchase a new computer for the
                                                                                           with a lot of issues,” he said. He explained   management office. Chairperson Eric
                                                                                           that the committee deals with anything         Kessler said, “Walid has been an active
                                                                                           that has to do with the infrastructure         participant and has helped on numerous
                                                                                           of the community, including security           projects, taking the lead when asked.”
                                                                                           systems, HVAC equipment, the fitness           Nickols added, “He is always willing to
                                                                                           center and tennis courts. They oversee         assist and makes himself readily available
                                                                                           all maintenance and improvements, and          on a regular basis.”
                                                                                           establish policies for the recreational
                                                                                           facilities. The committee meets monthly,       Clearly, Walid Bannoura is a happy
                                                                                           with an occasional extra meeting to            man. He has many passions and actively
                                                                                           discuss an issue of concern or a current       pursues them. He loves his job and
                                                                                           project. Currently, there are four             enjoys being active in his community.
                                                                                           members on the committee and they              “I’m not rich, but I’m happy!” he smiles.
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16 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                               February 2011
Spotlight on a City Employee


One of the Guys Behind the Scenes...
By Walter Borotto

Such is Wes Burnette, but that doesn’t                                                and two-bedroom apartments aimed               said that, Wes revealed some initial plans
make his job any less important than                                                  at the transit-oriented community, and         for the granddaddy of Gaithersburg’s
those that are in the local government                                                will rise to four stories high. It will also   upcoming developments, Crown Farm.
spotlight. By the time the work gets                                                  feature 15,000 square feet of street front     Initial grading of the site near where
to Wes’s desk, the headlines have                                                     retail space, which will really improve the    Interstates 270 and 370 meet at Fields
already been written, opinions have                                                   Old Towne area. The design inspiration         Road is underway now, he indicated,
already been heard, and decisions                                                     comes from historic Gaithersburg               but final plans have not been finalized.
have already been made. A 28-year                                                     buildings such as the old Gaithersburg         Once that happens, the focus will be on
veteran Gaithersburg city employee,                                                   School and the Thomas Cannery                  permitting and construction. “We’ll be
Wes works in the city’s Department of                                                 building. Another 300 units with 4,000         busy,” said Wes.
Planning and Code Administration                                                      square feet of retail will be coming in at
and is Director of Permits and                                                        the corner of North Summit Avenue and          It’s comforting to know that the
Inspections.                                                                          Gerard Street.                                 city has someone like Wes Burnette
                                                                                                                                     working behind the scenes who has
The planning department oversees                                                      “The redevelopment of Old Towne is             put the public’s safety as his foremost
growth and orderly development within      Wes Burnette                               high on our agenda,” says Wes. Having          priority.
the city, and enforces all ordinances      Photo courtesy City of Gaithersburg
and codes that govern residential and
commercial construction. Wes’s area        but we have to do it in a way that
is responsible for environmental and       provides good customer service to
building safety on both public and         our citizens while protecting them at
private sites by plan examination, bond    the same time.” Besides supervising
administration, permit issuance and        the city’s building inspectors, Wes’s
inspection of safety and fire codes for    department is also in charge of storm
building construction. Yeah, there are     water management for the city, the
a lot of people who might yawn after       underground conveyance of water,
hearing that, but the alternative to not   and ensuring water quality.
yawning would be unsafe construction
                                           “There are some exciting projects on
and risk to public safety. Nothing like
                                           the agenda,” says Wes. Among them
a roof caving in to wake you up in the
                                           is the Archstone Westchester at Old
morning.
                                           Towne project, a mixed-use development
“Our biggest concern is public             which will be opposite the Gaithersburg
safety,” says Wes. “We have to make        MARC rail station on East Diamond
sure we have quality construction,         Avenue. It will be comprised of 389 one-




February 2011                                                                                                                                         The Lakelands Leader 17
   At the Arts Barn                                                                      quilts incorporate the designs of this ancient devotional practice adapted and
                                                                                         interpreted for the modern media of fiber.

   Classes & Workshops                                                                   Silver Spring resident Shanthi Chandrasekar showcases her fascination with the
                                                                                         South Indian drawing tradition of the Kolam. Chandrasekar learned to draw
   Winter Classes                                                                        Kolams by watching her grandmother and mother draw every day at dawn and
   Registration is open for winter art classes for adults and children at the Arts       dusk in her home state of Tamil Nadu.
   Barn. A new session starts during the week of February 14. Adult classes are
   offered in Acrylic, Oil & Watercolor Painting; Drawing, Pastels, Pen and Ink,         In her “Nature’s Palettes” show, local artist Christine Hekimian explores the
   Printmaking, Abstract Art, and Quilt Making. Adult Workshops offered include          unlimited color choices provided by glass to develop new color schemes that
   Stained Glassmaking and Glass Fusing & Printmaking. Daytime art classes for           are outside of her comfort zone. She uses nature as the background for this
   homeschoolers include Art Exploration and Hand Building with Clay. A large            design challenge to create artwork that is an experiment in color theory thus
   variety of after-school and weekend classes for children include offerings in art,    enhancing what nature already provides so beautifully.
   acting and musical theatre. Registration is also open for the Visual and Performing
   Art Camp.                                                                             In “Mouse Trapped,” Marcia Wolf-Hubbard portrays a mouse saga (desperate
                                                                                         woman goes to great lengths to rid her house of mice) using recycled kitchen
   Preschool Songs and Stories                                                           cabinet doors as a base for mixed media paintings. The series ends with a flashback
   February 3 and 17, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                                                 to 1983, from her journal documenting her first (unintentional) mousetrap.
   Free. No reservations required.                                                       The Arts Barn is located at 311 Kent Square Road.  For more information call 301-258-
   Children ages three to five and their parents or guardians                            6394 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. Gallery viewing hours are Monday
   explore the arts through singing, dancing and active                                  through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
   listening to story books.


   On Stage
   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
                                                                                         At the Mansion
   February 4 – 20                                                                       A Fatal Engagement — Murder at the Mansion Dinner Theatre
                                                                                         February 11 and 12
   Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                         Doors open at 7:30. Performance starts at 8:00 p.m.
   $16 Residents / $18 Nonresidents
                                                                                         $45 Residents / $50 Nonresidents
   This Damascus Theatre Company production explores valuable lessons of winning
   and losing in comedic fashion as it chronicles the experience of six adolescent       Seating for each show is limited. Reservations
   overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.                      strongly suggested! Call 301-258-6394.
                                                                                         A murder has been committed at Kentands Mansion.
   Arts Barn Gallery                                                                     You are invited to join the investigation and help
                                                                                         solve the crime. Dinner theater combines with
   Celebrating the Kolam — Quilts and Paintings, Glass Works and Mixed Media             audience participation for a delightful evening out. Tickets include dinner and
   On display through March 20                                                           show. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.
   Arts Barn artist Lauren Kingsland displays a wide range of her artistic endeavors.    The Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road. For information call 301-
   Kingsland was introduced to the Kolam during a trip to India in 2008. Her art         258-6425 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov.




18 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                             February 2011
Patch Offers the Latest in Community News
By Gina Dropik

Of course the Lakelands Leader is the premier source of local                                                  For lighter reading, the North Potomac–Darnestown Patch
news for Lakelands residents. But the Leader only comes                                                        offers regular columns, such as Editors Notes in which
out once a month, so where does one go for local news the                                                      Badanes shares her best picks for the weekend and a review
rest of the month? Patch.com is a new, community-specific                                                      of the past week; Mom in the Middle which explores the
news and information source. The site provides coverage for                                                    meaning of life as a woman, a wife, and a mother in the
towns and communities throughout the United States. The                                                        suburbs; and Cooking in Real Time which offers recipes and
North Potomac–Darnestown and Gaithersburg editions offer                                                       techniques for real meals for real people.
coverage of our local community.
                                                                                                               Patch visitors can keep up with local news throughout the
With links to local news, events, a comprehensive directory                                                    country. New towns are added to the site nearly every day. If
of local resources and more, Patch provides a quickly                                                          you have a friend or family member who lives in, say Deerfield,
accessible wealth of information, all in one place. What                                                       Michigan, you can just click the “Change Towns” link and see
makes Patch unique is that the site allows the opportunity                                                     what’s going on there. Additionally, you can see what’s going
to not only read about the news — but to participate in the                                                    on in neighboring towns, such as Bethesda, Chevy Chase,
news. Visitors to the site can comment on stories, share                                                       Montgomery Village and Rockville.
opinions, post photos and announcements, and add events
to the community calendar.                                                                                    The Patch organization believes it is important to give
                                                                    Jillian Badanes                           back to the communities they serve. They donate free
Patch is run by local professional editors, writers, photographers                                            advertising space to charitable organizations and each
and videographers and is supported by a team in their New York                                                site has a dedicated space that links local charities with
City headquarters. Jillian Badanes is the Editor of the North Potomac–Darnestown         volunteers. Through their Give 5 program, every Patch employee has five days
Patch. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from           off each year in which to contribute their own time as volunteers in their own
George Washington University. For the past six years she lived in Washington, D.C.       community.
where she interned at CNN and worked for the Washington Times. She moved to our
community in September when the site was launched. (All Patch Editors live within        “I really want Patch to be an interactive website. I want the community to share
the communities they serve.) Badanes said, “Patch is not just a news source. It’s a      their opinions, news and community events through Patch,” said Badanes.
hub of information for the community. We’re part of a national organization, but         “I’ve only lived here for a short time, but I’ve really enjoyed meeting the
our focus is local. We cover everything that impacts this area.”                         people in the community. Everyone has been really nice.” She added that she
                                                                                         hopes community members will utilize the announcements section of the site
With a dedicated staff and several contributors, Badanes updates the site continually,   to share news, such as weddings, a child making the honor roll, garage sales
with at least three to four news stories each day. Patch also gets advice from an        and more.
Editorial Advisory Board including Phil Meyer, who is Professor Emeritus at
the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Jeff Jarvis, who is Associate         To see what Patch is all about visit http://northpotomac.patch.com. Badanes said she
Professor and Director of the interactive journalism program at the City University      welcomes any ideas and comments from the community. She can be contacted at
of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism.                                         jillian@patch.com.




February 2011                                                                                                                                         The Lakelands Leader 19
From SKIING on page 1                        Vertical Drop: 600 feet                    Ski Instruction: Yes
Lifts: 8                                     Dining: Fireside Pub & Grill, Food         Dining:      Fareways
Vertical Drop: 620 feet                      Court, Smoke House, Mountain View          Restaurant & Lounge,
Dining: Tavern on the Green, The Inn at      Lodge Food Court                           Woodstone Deli &
Carroll Valley, Alpine Market, McKee’s       Lodging: Blair Mountain Bed and            Pizzeria, Blue Ridge
Tavern, The Bakery, Alpine Starbucks,        Breakfast (3.7 miles from the resort) is   Buf fet , Sk i L odge
Sneaky’s Pizza, Boulder Ridge Lodge,         among several lodging partners             Cafeteria, Encounters
Alpine Patio Barbeque, Waffle Hut, The                                                  Lounge
                                             Snow Report: (717) 432-9631
South Pole                                                                              Lodging:       Hotel
                                             www.skiroundtop.com                        rooms and timeshare
Lodging: The Liberty Mountain Hotel
has 99 guest rooms                           Bryce Mountain Ski Resort                  condominium rentals
Snow Report: (717) 642-9000                  In the Shenandoah Valley                   Snow Report: 800-207-
                                             Distance from Lakelands: 125 miles (2      MASS
www.skiliberty.com
                                             hours, 20 minutes)                         www.massresort.com
Whitetail Ski Resort                         1982 Fairway Dr.
In the Tuscarora Mountains of Pennsylvania                                              Wisp Ski Resort
                                             Basye, Virginia 22810                      Near Deep Creek Lake
Distance from Lakelands: 66.60 miles,        800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121                                             Melanie and Jared Ezrin at Blue Mountain in the Poconos.
(1 hour, 20 minutes)                                                                    Distance          from        Photo provided by Mark Ezrin.
                                             Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ski     Lakelands: 157 miles (2
13805 Blairs Valley Rd.                      racing                                                                                        Vertical Drop: 750 feet
                                                                                        hours, 45 minutes)
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 17236
                                             Trails: 8                                  296 Marsh Hill Rd., McHenry, MD                    Dining: Helen’s Restaurant, Slopeside
717-328-9400                                 Lifts: 2 chair lifts, 1 surface lift, 2                                                       Dining Room, The Timbers, The Grille
                                                                                        21541
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing         carpet lifts                               301-387-4911                                       at Sporting Clays, Bavarian Lounge,
Trails: 20                                   Vertical Drop: 500 feet                                                                       Fast Tracks, Lake Tahoe Lodge, The
                                                                                        Downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow                Pizza Place, Mountain Perk, Mountain
Lifts: 8                                     Dining: Restaurant at Bryce Resort,        tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling,
Vertical Drop: 935 feet                                                                                                                    Perk Ice Cream, Gingerbread Dreams,
                                             Copper Kettle Bar and Lounge, Fireside     cross country skiing and sleigh rides              Emo’s Pit.
Dining: Marketplace,            Window’s     Grill, Express Grill                       Trails: 32
Restaurant, Starbucks                                                                                                                      Lodging: A large lodge hotel is located
                                             Lodging: None on site. A number of         Lifts: 7                                           at the base of the mountain and several
Lodging: None onsite, but several nearby     rental companies offer a variety of        Vertical Drop: 700 feet                            condominiums, townhomes, cottages
options exist.                               weekend/vacation rentals.                  Dining: DC’s Bar & Restaurant,                     and chalets are available for rent.
Snow Report: (717) 328-9400                  Snow Report: (800) 821-1444, ext. 229.     Wispers Mountainside Bar, Pumphouse                Snow Report: (800) 523-7777
                                             www.bryceresort.com                        Café, Bear Claw Café, Food Court
www.skiwhitetail.com                                                                                                                       http://7springs.com
                                                                                        Lodging: The Wisp Resort Hotel
Ski Roundtop                                 Massanutten Resort                         features guest rooms and suites.                   Canaan Valley Resort
Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley
                                                                                        Snow Report: (301) 387-4911                        Located amid 6,300 acres of state parkland
Distance from Lakelands: 92 miles (1         Distance from Lakelands: 131 miles (2                                                         in Davis, West Virginia.
                                             hours, 40 minutes)                         www.skiwisp.com
hour, 45 minutes)                                                                                                                          Distance from Lakelands: 199 miles (3
925 Roundtop Rd.                             1822 Resort Drive                          Wintergreen Ski Resort                             hours, 50 minutes)
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania 17339               McGaheysville, VA 22840                    Spans 11,000 acres on the eastern slopes of        Route 32
717 432-9631                                 (540) 289-9441                             the Blue Ridge Mountains                           Davis, WV 26260
Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and        Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing          Distance from Lakelands:155 miles (3               800-622-4121 or 304-866-4121
Revolution Paintball                         Trails: 14                                 hours)                                             Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice
Trails: 15                                   Lifts: 7                                   Rt. 664                                            skating, snow tubing and airboarding.
Lifts: 10                                    Vertical Drop: 1,110 feet                  Wintergreen, Virginia 22954                        Trails: 39
                                                                                        434-325-2200                                       Lifts: 3
                                                                                        Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and              Vertical Drop: 850 feet
                                                                                        ice skating                                        Dining: Bear Paw Food Court, Hickory
                                                                                        Trails: 25                                         Dining Room, Caffe Sienna, Clubhouse
                                                                                        Lifts: 7                                           Grill, Quenches Pub, Laurel Lounge and
                                                                                        Vertical Drop: 1000 feet                           Valley View Grill
                                                                                        Dining: The Copper Mine Bistro, Devils             Lodging: Accommodations include
                                                                                        Grill Restaurant and Lounge, The Edge              guest rooms, suites, and secluded cabins
                                                                                        Restaurant, Stoney Creek Bar & Grill               and cottages.
                                                                                        Lodging: Our 300 accommodations                    http://www.canaanresort.com
                                                                                        range from studios to nine-bedroom
                                                                                        homes                                              Pocono Mountains
                                                                                        Snow Report: (434) 325-2100                        Located in Northeastern Pennsylvania,
                                                                                                                                           the Pocono Mountains offers several
                                                                                        www.wintergreenresort.com
                                                                                                                                           skiing options featuring a range of
                                                                                        Seven Springs Ski Resort                           slopes from beginner to double black
                                                                                        Located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountains.        diamonds, snowboarding and snow
                                                                                                                                           tubing as well as luxurious resorts,
                                                                                        Distance from Lakelands: 170 miles (3              family attractions, bed and breakfasts
                                                                                        hours, 15 minutes)
                                                                                                                                           and more.
                                                                                        777 Waterwheel Dr.
                                                                                                                                           Distance      from       Lakelands:
                                                                                        Champion, Pennsylvania 15622
                                                                                                                                           Approximately 220 miles (about 4 hours)
                                                                                        (800) 452-2223 or 814-352-7750
                                                                                        Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sleigh               Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
                                                                                        rides, snowmobile tours, snowcat rides,            1004 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA
                                                                                        snowshoe tours,                                    18360
                                                                                                                                           1-800-POCONOS or 570-421-5791
                                                                                        Trails: 31
                                                                                        Lifts: 14                                          www.800poconos.com


20 The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                February 2011
QOHS Musicians Named to County & State Bands
By Kelly Baick (QOHS Class of 2012)

Although Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) is                    Proctor is very proud of Booth’s
very well known for its athletic programs, it proves to          achievement because of how difficult
have even more depth through the works of its Music              it is to make the All State Jazz Band.
Department. The jazz, chorus, and symphonic bands
are continuously determined and self-motivated to                Junior Rachel Sze has also achieved
achieve at a greater level.                                      greatness by making All State
                                                                 Honors Band for the past four years
“We are currently preparing for the March Festival,”             and All County Honors Band for the
said Jazz, Concert, and Symphonic Band teacher Phillip           past five. Sze truly devotes a huge
Proctor. Throughout the years Proctor has taught                 portion of her time to music; from
at QOHS, he has always had high expectations for                 practicing the euphonium, to taking
the kids. So when the time to audition for All State/            the leadership role as the drum major
County Honors Band and All State/County Jazz Band
came around, Proctor knew he had qualified students
to audition. “I truly advise the students to practice
every day at home, whether they are watching a little
television, or maybe even on Facebook, I want them to                                                                         In general, Sze believes that music is such a tremendous
always practice so that their instrument becomes second                                                                       part of her life, “that [it] is impossible to separate [from].”
nature to them,” he comically stated.
                                                                                                                              As only a freshman at QOHS, Joseph Poetzschke has
Whether it is due to their own motivation, or Proctor’s                                                                       already been chosen for All State and All County Honors
advice, the students have proven that their instruments                                                                       Band, as well as All County Jazz Band. Poetzschke plays
are their second nature, or maybe even their first. QOHS                                                                      the trumpet, and also had to train for the audition. “I
had a whole list of students make either one, or multiple                                                                     think I deserved to be chosen because I worked hard to
Honors and Jazz Bands. Junior Matthew Booth was one                                                                           prepare for the auditions and played well,” he said. But
of the few students in the state to make All State Jazz                                                                       unlike Booth and Sze, Poetzschke plans on just playing
Band. “I’ve been listening to jazz since I was little, and the                                                                for his own entertainment after high school.
sound inspired me to try the tenor sax,” he said.                for the QOHS Marching Band. “Being in band was
                                                                 always something that I wanted to do,” she stated. Just      Although a band sounds best when everyone comes
Booth began playing the tenor sax in fourth grade, and           like Booth, Sze practiced tirelessly so she could walk       together to make a harmonious sound, every individual
has grown to love it more every day; therefore, making           into the audition room confident and prepared.               person must do their own part. Booth, Sze, Poetzschke
All State Jazz Band was a huge accomplishment. “I                                                                             and all the other students who were chosen, not only did
practice a lot, and I like to be more original with my           Sze definitely views music as something that will always     their own part, but proved to do it well. All three students
music instead of just reading the sheet and playing              stay with her. When she heads off to college, she does       will be performing along with some of the best students
it,” Booth explained. He had to undergo a rigorous               not plan to leave her melodies behind. “Music is such a      from around the county and state at the District II High
audition process where he performed a prepared piece,            big part of who I am and it would be impossible to give it   School Band Festival on March 23 at Walt Whitman
numerous scales, and a short sight reading excerpt.              up just because I will be moving on to college,” she said.   High School from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.




     Community Members
     Step into Action
     By Gina Dropik

     The Lakelands Community Association (LCA) Board of Directors hosted
     a Jump Start event on Saturday morning, January 22. This annual event
     is an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about the
     various LCA committees and give them an opportunity to get involved in
     the community by joining a committee.
     Coffee, juice, bagels and donuts were served. Property Manager Gary
     Simon and Community Manager Melinda Nickols greeted residents as they
     arrived in the Green Room of the clubhouse. Representatives from all active
     committees were present to answer questions and explain the function of
     their particular committee. Simon said, “I was really happy to see such a large
     leadership presence.”
     The event proved to be a success. “We were able to recruit new members
     to several committees where help is needed,” said Nickols. Among those
     committees are the Environmental and Beautification Committee,
     Covenants Committee, Budget Committee and the Facilities Committee.
     New members will be named to the committees at the February board
     meeting. Nickols said that any residents who were not able to attend the
     event, but still want to become involved, should call or stop by the Lakelands
     Clubhouse On-Site Management Office, 960 Main Street (240-631-8338)
     and talk with her. Information and contact information for all committees
     can also be found on the Lakelands website at www.lakelands.org.



February 2011                                                                                                                                                     The Lakelands Leader 21
LakelandsRealEstate
Compiled by Mike Aubrey, RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty

FOR SALE
Address                  Housing Type           Model               Builder        List Price   DOM   UNDER CONTRACT continued
250 A Market St E        Condo-Town             Georgetown          Ryland          $369,000    35    Address                  Housing Type       Model          Builder       List Price        DOM
722 A Main St            Condo-Town             Georgetown          Ryland          $375,000    20    810 Still Creek Ln      Single Family      Dartmouth      NVHomes       $975,000           35
327 B Cross Green St     Condo-Town             Mt. Vernon          Ryland          $409,987    6
825 Market St E          Townhouse              Jefferson           M. Harris       $574,900    76    SOLD
413 Placid Mews          Single Family          Bartholomew         NVHomes         $850,000    14    Address                Type             Model            List Price     Sold Price     DOM
621 Lake Varuna Dr       Single Family          Bartholomew         NVHomes         $860,000    4     6312 A Cross Green St Condo-Town        Georgetown       $349,900       $320,000       58

622 Still Creek Ln       Single Family          Chesterfield        NVHomes         $949,900    7     607 Gatestone St       Townhouse        Fairgate         $499,900       $505,000       61
                                                                                                      414 Kersten St         Townhouse        Vanderbilt       $524,900       $510,000       42
UNDER CONTRACT                                                                                        402 Chestnut Hill St   Townhouse        Georgetown       $534,900       $510,000       51
Address                   Housing Type           Model             Builder       List Price     DOM   538 Market St E        Townhouse        Tarquin          $550,000       $550,000       63
707 A Main St             Condo-Town             Georgetown        Ryland        $329,000       44    517 Helene St          Townhouse        Georgetown       $559,000       $530,000       79
627 Gatestone St          Townhouse              Turnbury II       Classic       $480,000       72    456 Clayhall St        Townhouse        Tarquin          $569,900       $545,000       191
1115 Main St              Townhouse              Tarquin           Ryan          $599,900       48    407 Main St            Townhouse                         $649,900       $640,000       8
405 Main St               Townhouse                                Parkwood      $639,900       12    688 Gatestone St       Single Family    Melville         $684,900       $682,000       8
731 Lake Varuna Dr        Single Family          Abernathy         NVHomes       $799,000       19    631 Pheasant St        Single Family    Chesterfield     $899,000       $875,000       164
934 Rockborn St           Single Family          Bartholomew NVHomes             $799,900       114   717 Still Creek Ln     Single Family    Bartholomew      $924,900       $899,000       106
817 Linslade St           Single Family                            Main St       $848,900       1
                                                                                                      *Information obtained from MRIS as of 1/14/2011 is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed and
509 Stonemason Dr         Single Family          Bartholomew NVHomes             $849,900       142
                                                                                                      neither suggests nor infers that Mike Aubrey or RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty participated as either
622 Pheasant St           Single Family          Dartmouth         NVHomes       $949,000       138   the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of all the properties depicted.




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