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                                                          L AKELANDS
                                                          August 2008                                                                                                      Volume 10 Issue 7

 what’snews?                                              The Runners Are Coming,
Lionfish Advance!
                                                          The Walkers Are Coming!
                                                          Lakelands Parking Restrictions
                                                          Noted for 5K Run/Walk
                                                                                                      renowned 5K Merchant Expo Festival
                                                          By Bridget Ryder                            and Awards Ceremony will take place
The Lakelands Lionfish completed their                                                                immediately following the Race in the
 3-2 winning season last month. Check out
page 12 to see the scenes of the season.

Tot Lot to Get Facelift
                                                          O      n Saturday, August 30 beginning
                                                                 at 8:00 a.m., over 1,500 race par-
                                                                 ticipants are expected to join in
                                                          this year’s 5K Run, Walk & Kid’s Fun
                                                          Runs through the Kentlands and
                                                                                                      newly-renovated Market Square Plaza.
                                                                                                      This community event will be bringing
                                                                                                      participants and their friends and family
                                                                                                      to Kentlands/Lakelands business area, so
                                                                                                      this is a great opportunity to show our
Changes are coming to one tot lot in the                  Lakelands communities. Runners, walk-       community spirit by running, walking,
community. Be sure to turn to page 6                      ers and kids from all over the Greater      volunteering or cheering!
to find out which tot lot will be getting a               D.C. Metropolitan area, the mid-Atlantic        However, in order to ensure the safety
new look.                                                 region and beyond will come to experi-      of all race participants, race streets will be
                                                          ence our unique new urbanist communi-       closed to parking before and during the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo Courtesy:Terry Brennan
                                                          ty during the Race. The Race will also      race, and car traffic will be restricted
Kindergarteners, Let’s Get Together!                      serve as the Opening Event for the          until mid-morning on August 30. Cars
The third annual Kindergarten Get-Together                Maryland Senior Olympics!                   left on the course after 6:00 a.m. on Race       The runners
is coming soon! Check out page 17                            The Races start and end on Main          Day will be towed at the owner’s expense.        and walkers
to find out all the details on how your                   Street & Market Street East/West,           Please see the “5K No Parking Map,” on           of all ages
                                                          between Market Street Plaza and the         page 11 and plan accordingly.                    will be hitting
kindergartener can participate.                                                                                                                        the streets on
                                                          Courts of Devon, and end down Main              Please note: If you live NEAR the Race
                                                          Street at Market Street East. The well-                           5K Continues on page 11    August 30.
Red, White
& Brunch!
Turn to page
14 to check
                                                           E.T. Comes to the Big Screen in                                                              Lakelands Prepares to
                                                                                                                                                        Send Off Summer with
out photos
of your
                                                              Lakelands This September                                                                     Pool Party and
neighbors                                                                                                                                                     Dog Swim
celebrating Independence Day.
                                                                                                                                                                    By Andrea Escher

                                                                                                                                                        T  he last day of summer is fast
                                 Gaithersburg, MD 20878
                                 960 Main Street
                                 The Lakelands Leader
                                 Return Address:

                                                                                                                                                           approaching! School is back in ses-
                                                                                                                                                        sion in just a few short weeks and the
                                                                                                                                                        Lakelands pool will close down for the
                                                              Enjoy a movie under the                                                                   season on Monday, September 1, 2008.
                                                             stars with a special viewing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo Courtesy: Joe Mills

                                                               of E.T. on September 6.

                                                          Photo Courtesy: Andrea Escher                                            Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                     Social               A pool party and dog swim on
                                                            By Andrea Escher                                                       Sponsored              September 1 will close out the
                                                                                                                                                              summer in Lakelands.
                                                            C   alling all movie lovers, the Lakelands Social Committee is
                                                                excited to present the community’s first ever Movie Night on
                                                            the Lawn and Ice Cream Social.
                                                                                                                                                           In celebration of the end of sum-
                                                                                                                                                        mer, the Lakelands Social Committee
                                                               That’s right, come enjoy a Saturday September evening                                    has planned a summer send off/Labor
                               U.S. POSTAGE
                                Permit #2666


                                                            under the stars as a giant movie screen will be set up for resi-                            Day pool party. The fun will kick off on

                                                            dents to view a special showing of the family friendly movie                                Monday, September 1, 2008 starting at

                                                            E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial.                                                                4:00 p.m. at the pool. The afternoon
                                                                                            MOVIE NIGHT Continues on page 3                                     See POOL PARTY continued on page 15
                                                                                                                                 510 Main Street
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             g      e       t
from the design review committee
At the regularly scheduled July 7, 2008 meeting of the Lakelands Design Review Committee, the
following five (5) applications were reviewed.

Michael & Sheryl Rosenberg                      Brett Schaechter
410 Chestnut Hill Street                        621 Still Creek Lane
Replace (3) three light fixtures                Add 5 ft cedar scalloped fence to rear of
Replace mailbox – Approved.                     home – Approved with stipulation that
                                                gate to be no wider then 48”.
Robert Moorer
662 Gatestone Street                            Don & Leslie Singman
Widen both doors by 2”– Approved.               845 Still Creek Lane
                                                Installation of in-ground basketball back-
Albert & Allison Moyal                          board hoop adjacent to driveway –
1421 Main Street                                Approved.
Installation of attic fan on roof to match
color of roof – Approved.

     AUGUST calendarofevents
AUGUST 4 Design Review CommitteeHancock at for more infor-
         Clubhouse. Contact Mike
                                 Meeting, 7:15 p.m. 2nd floor of the Lakelands


AUGUST 6         Community Relations Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Red Room of the
                 Lakelands Clubhouse.

AUGUST 7         History & Political Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. Red Room (1st floor) of
                 the Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Mickey Stevens at

AUGUST 11 Communications Committee Meeting, 3:00 more 2nd floor of the
          Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Joe Mills for
                                                          information at
        for more information.

AUGUST 12 Social Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 2ndfor more the Lakelands
          Clubhouse. Contact
                                                  floor of

AUGUST 13 Environmental Management & Beautification Committee, 7:00 p.m. Red
          Room (1st floor) of the Lakelands Clubhouse.

AUGUST 19 Budget andClubhouse. Contact Peter Frey at pff2006@verizon.netthe more
                     Finance Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 2nd floor of

AUGUST 20 Deadlineatfor the September Lakelands Leader edition. Please contact
          Andrea for more information.

AUGUST 21 Book Club, Contact Mickey at the Lakelands
                     7:30 p.m. in the Red Room (1st floor)

AUGUST 25 Deadline for Design Review Applications for the240-631-8338DRCan
          Please contact the on-site management office at

                 Swim Team Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 2nd floor of the Lakelands
                 Clubhouse. Contact Chairperson Kelly Goldstein at kellyandmarc@com-
        for more information.

AUGUST 27 Facilities Committee, 7:30 p.m. 2nd floor of Lakelands Clubhouse,more
          tact Scott Fischthal at or 301-963-2308 for


AUGUST 28 Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 2ndfor more information.
          Clubhouse. Contact
                                                    floor of the Lakelands

  MOVIE NIGHT Continued from page 1                              to see if the movie will be hosted or postponed to                search for refuge, E.T. wanders into a backyard where
     The Movie Night will be held on Saturday, September         September 14.                                                     he is discovered by ten-year-old Elliott. Elliott
  6, 2008 on the lawn adjacent to the Lakelands                     As a special treat before the movie, Marble Slab               assumes responsibility for E.T.'s safety while search-
  Clubhouse and basketball court. The movie will begin           Creamery of Main Street will be selling child size cups of ice    ing, in a race against time, for a way to reunite E.T.
  promptly at 7:30 p.m. A rain date of September 14, 2008        cream for $1.00 each starting at 7:15 p.m. while supplies last.   with his own kind in this heartwarming story of
  has been planned. In the event of inclement weather on            Here’s a little background about E.T. A being from             friendship and discovery. E.T. was the winner of
  September 6, residents should check          outer space is accidentally stranded on Earth. In his             three Academy Awards. L

August 2008                                                                                                                                                The Lakelands Leader             3
                                                                                                                                               Facilities Committee:
                                          Lakelands Community Association                                                                      Patrick McCalley made a motion to direct the
                                                                                                                                               Facilities Committee to allot the funds generat -
    The Official Newspaper of Lakelands
                                          Board Meeting Summary                                                                                ed from the private morning swim rental to be
                                                                                                                                               used for the purchase of a solar pool cover. Mike
                                                                                                                                               Aubrey seconded the motion. All voted in favor.

                                          T     he Lakelands Community Association
                                                Board of Directors met on Thursday,
                                                June 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The follow-
                                          ing items/issues were discussed in detail:
                                                                                              Division to conduct a noise study within
                                                                                              the next week.

                                                                                              Jim Wakefield of Featherstone Street – Mr.
                                                                                              Wakefield stated he was seeking an apology
                                                                                                                                               Live-Work Committee: No report was

                                                                                                                                               Social Committee: No report was given.
                                          I. Call meeting to order and establish a quo -      from the Board of Directors regarding a situ-
                                          rum:                                                ation involving his son and his employer. Mr.    Swim Team Committee: Kelly Goldstein
             Beverly Frey                 Beverly Frey called the meeting to order at         Wakefield said he thought it was in poor         advised the Board that Divisionals will
               President                  7:06 p.m.                                           taste for the Board to have questioned the       take place at the Lakelands pool on
                                                                                              legitimacy of his son working for the            Saturday, July 19. During this time all six
               II. Approval of the May 2008 minutes:               Association’s IT firm and raising the issue of   teams in the division will be competing.
                                          Corrections were submitted to the May 22,           a conflict of interest. Mr. Wakefield said he    Due to the high volume of swimmers and
                                          2008 minutes.                                       was advised by the Covenants Committee           families on the pool deck, the pool will be
          Patrick McCalley                                                                    that the Board should apologize for the situ-    closed until 1:00 p.m. Parking along the
                                          Mike Aubrey made a motion to approve the            ation. Mr. Wakefield said to date the Board      pool fence on Main Street will be restrict-
            Vice President                minutes as submitted. Mickey Stevens seconded       has not apologized to his son or his son’s       ed to allow for “judges” parking. The City
               the motion. All members voted in favor.             employer for the issue.                          will be posting “No Parking” signs a few
                                                                                                                                               days prior to the event. The warm ups for
                                          III. Board of Directors Reports                     The Board of Directors said they would           the meet will begin at 6:45 a.m. and the
          Linda Wiesman                                                                       discuss the matter in Executive Session.         meet will begin at 8:00 a.m.
                                          President’s Report: No report was given.
             Treasurer                                                                        Lake Coulson of Gatestone Street – Mr. Coulson   Goldstein also advised that the B Team
                                          Treasurer’s Report: No report was given.            suggested the Board of Directors contact the     “Superstars” Meet will also be held at
                                                                 City of Gaithersburg to find out the status of   Lakelands. This event will take place on July
                                          III. Open Forum:                                    paving the path around Lake Varuna, and if       16. Warm ups begin at 5:00 p.m. and the meet
                                          Vince Palmiere of Stonemason Drive –                it is not scheduled to be completed, could it    will conclude by 9:00 p.m. Three teams from
            Mike Aubrey                   Palmiere questioned as to the pool life-            be paved in the future.                          the area will be participating in the event.
              Director                    guards enforcement of rules which he feels
                                          seems to be inconsistent. He stated he did          IV. Committee Reports:                           Mike Aubrey made a motion to close the pool for res-
              not understand why drinking a soda or               Budget & Finance Committee: No report            ident swimming at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July
                                          other beverage must be done in the snack            was given.                                       16, 2008. Patrick McCalley seconded the motion.
                                          bar area. He asked that the Board revise                                                             Stevens voted for and Wiesman and Frey abstained
           Mickey Stevens                 the rules and allow residents to drink bev-         Communications Committee: No report              from the vote. Motion passes.
                                          erages on the pool deck.                            was given.
              Secretary                                                                                                                        V. Management Report:             Mike Aubrey made a motion to allow residents        Community Relations Committee: No                Update on Gym Equipment: Paula Covington
                                          to consume non-alcoholic beverages in proper        report was given.                                stated the machines have been fixed.
                                          containers on the pool deck at a distance of five
                                          feet from the pool. Linda Wiesman seconded          Covenants Committee: No report was given.        Update on Landscaping: Covington said she
             MANAGEMENT                   the motion. All members voted in favor.                                                              has directed McFall & Berry to do addi-
                  CMI                                                                         Design Review Committee: No report was           tional weeding and trimming in some
                                          Liz Sander of Main Street – Ms. Sander stat-        given                                            areas of the community. She also stated
            Paula Covington               ed her dissatisfaction that the Board of                                                             the front entrance flowers were replaced at
             Directors approved the pool to be rented            Environmental & Beautification                   no additional charge.
           240-631-8338 X1                out by a private organization for competi-          Committee:
                                          tive swimming to be held at 5:30 a.m. Ms.           Ron Smith of the Still Creek Landscaping         VI. New Business:
       EDITOR & ADVERTISING               Sander stated the noise from the swim-              Sub-Committee stated the Committee has           Local Notices/Announcements on the Lakelands
                                          mers has caused her to be awakened every            found six areas in need of landscaping           Website: The Board directed the
             MANAGER                      morning at 5:30 a.m. She stated this was a          improvements: triangle on Short Street,          Communications Committee to discuss the
            Andrea Escher                 poor decision on the Board’s part consid-           the two islands, the pipe stem, the trail and    issue of when/what to post regarding e-mail
             301-519-1678                 ering surrounding neighbors were not                bio-retention pond. Smith said additional        alerts to the community regarding public serv-
                                          given an opportunity to discuss this pro-           funds may need to be allotted; however,          ice announcements.             posal. She also stated this was a violation         homeowners’ wishes are less than what was
                                          of the City’s noise ordinance.                      suggested by the landscaping firm. Smith         VII. Adjourn Regular Meeting
The Lakelands Leader is the monthly,                                                          also stated that the dry pond needs to be        Mike Aubrey made a motion to adjourn the
                                          The Board directed Vice President Patrick           cleaned out and mulched twice a year as          meeting. Mickey Stevens seconded the motion.
published means of communicating          McCalley to contact the City of                     part of the community’s general mainte-          All voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned
information of interest to Lakelands      Gaithersburg’s Neighborhood Services                nance contract.                                  at 9:15 p.m. L
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                                                                                              Summer Sports
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                                                                                          Call for Details
          LAYOUT & DESIGN
           Cristina Strigel

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Phelps & Market
Street East Tot Lot
To Get Face Lift
By Andrea Escher

T    he Facilities Committee is in the process of researching new play equipment for the future
     revamping of the Phelps Street and Market Street East tot lot. Currently the tot lot has one
     set of swings and two smaller spring riding animals. The Committee will continue to keep
residents updated as future plans are finalized. L

                                                                                                     Budget and Finance
                                                                                                      Committee Sets
                                                                                                       2009 Schedule
                                                                                                                  By Andrea Escher

                                                                                                    T  he Lakelands Budget and Finance
                                                                                                       Committee is in the process of prepar-
                                                                                                    ing the 2009 community budget. Since
                                                                                                    the process takes several months, the
                                                                                                    Committee is announcing their 2009
                                                                                                    budget schedule for resident interest. All
                                                                                                    monthly Budget and Finance Committee
                                                                                                    meetings are open to the public. A public
                                                                                                    Budget Hearing will take place on October
                                                                                                    14, 2008. Homeowners, who have ques-
                                                                                                    tions or concerns about the budget,
                                                                                                    should contact Budget and Finance
                                                                                                    Committee Chairman Peter Frey at

                                                                                                           2009 Budget Schedule
                                                                                                    August 8:            Budgets from all
                                                                                                                         Committees and
                                                                                                                         Manager submitted
                                                                                                                         to Budget &

                                                                                                    August 15:           CMI consolidates
                                                                                                                         budgets and sub-
                                                                                                                         mits to Budget &

                                                                                                    August 19:           Budget & Finance
                                                                                                                         Committee reviews
                                                                                                                         budget submissions.

                                                                                                    September 9:         Committee
                                                                                                                         review budgets with
                                                                                                                         Budget & Finance

                                                                                                    September 16:        Board members
                                                                                                                         meet with Budget
                                                                                                                         & Finance

                                                                                                    September TBD: Draft budget
                                                                                                                   mailed out to all

                                                                                                    October 14:          Public Hearing on
                                                                                                                         2009 Budget -
                                                                                                                         Board members,
                                                                                                                         committees and res-
                                                                                                                         idents will be invit-
                                                                                                                         ed to review the
                                                                                                                         proposed budget.

                                                                                                    TBD:                 Budget for 2009
                                                                                                                         presented to the
                                                                                                                         Board for approval.

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          n e
lakelandsinbrief                                                                                City of Gaithersburg regarding all issues
                                                                                                with street lights. For street lights that are
                                                                                                burned out, not functioning properly, or
                                                                                                                                                 the Lakelands Clubhouse. All residents
                                                                                                                                                 will be required to have an updated pool
                                                                                                                                                 pass with a “2008” sticker on it to be
By Andrea Escher                                                                                stay on consistently, please call the City of    admitted to the pool this summer. Access
No Trash Service on Labor Day                   pick up items at the front curb. DO NOT         Gaithersburg Public Works Department at          to the pool/fitness room is restricted and
    Trash service will not be picked up on      place bulk pick up items in the alley. The      301-258-6370 to report the issue. Be sure        you must have a Datawatch access card and
Monday, September 1 due to the Labor Day        City does not travel through the alleys to      to note the number of the light pole you         pool pass to gain entry to the Lakelands
holiday. Please remember, when trash day        pick up items. All items for bulk pick up       are calling to report.                           Clubhouse facility. One access card is
falls on a holiday, the next scheduled trash    must be placed at the front street curb if                                                       issued to each home in the community
pick up will take place on the next regularly   you would like them removed. Please place       Trash Cans Should Be Returned To Garages         free of charge. If you require additional
scheduled day, either a Monday or               your items out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of          Residents seem to be in the habit of         cards or have lost your card, there is a
Thursday. Please do not put your cans or        the first Thursday of the month. For ques-      leaving their trash cans out daily. It is a      $12.00 replacement fee. Access cards will
trash bags out prior. This means trash will     tions about bulk pick up, please call the       community requirement that all trash cans        also only be issued during normal business
not be picked up until Thursday, September      City of Gaithersburg Public Works               be stored out of sight except for on the         hours from the management office.
4. Thanks for your cooperation!                 Department at 301-258-6370.                     days of trash pick up. Trash cans are often
                                                                                                found blowing around the alleys and              Scoop the Poop
Second Violation Notices Mailed to              Mow, Trim, Weed Your Yards!!                    streets blocking vehicular traffic. In addi-        Summer heat is here and dog walkers
Homeowners                                          After a brief inspection of the commu-      tion, please do not put your trash out sev-      are out in full force. Unfortunately, many
   The Community Manager has complet-           nity, it appears many residents are being       eral days prior to pick up. A reminder that      pet owners are not picking up their pets
ed a second inspection of all homes that        neglectful when it comes to their responsi-     if a holiday falls on a Monday or Thursday,      poop. As a pet owner, you have the respon-
were in violation of the community bylaws.      bility of yard maintenance. Numerous            the trash WILL NOT be picked up until            sibility to clean up after your pet. Do your
Majority of the homeowners have com-                                                                                                             part to help keep the community clean and
plied but there are still residents who have          Numerous homes have been cited for missing shutters, recreation/play                       feces free. Everyone, including your pooch,
not completed the property maintenance                                                                                                           thanks you for your cooperation.
violations noted. Numerous homes have
been cited for missing shutters, recre-
                                                equipment, such as portable basketball hoops, punching bags and soccer goals,                    Exterior Project on the Horizon for Your
ation/play equipment, such as portable                                                                                                           Home?
basketball hoops, punching bags and soc-         being stored in the alley driveways, dead shrubbery, tall grass and weeds, rusted                  It’s a popular time for homeowners to
cer goals, being stored in the alley drive-                                                                                                      start making exterior changes and addi-
ways, dead shrubbery, tall grass and weeds,     front railings, rotted wood trim and mailbox posts and fences in need of painting.               tions to their homes. Lakelands residents
rusted front railings, rotted wood trim and                                                                                                      are required to submit an Architectural
mailbox posts and fences in need of paint-      front, side and rear yards are not being        the next regularly scheduled pick up day.        Change Application prior to starting any
ing. Residents who have received a second       mowed on a consistent basis, weeds are          Thanks in advance for your cooperation.          modifications. The Lakelands Design
notice for a violation have between 15 to       monopolizing flower beds, and tall grass is                                                      Review Committee meets the first week of
30 days to correct the issue. Residents who     not being trimmed at the fence line. In         Have You Updated Your Pool Passes?               every month, so we ask that you turn in all
do not correct the violation will be            addition to being a community require-             All residents should have received their      applications to the on-site management
brought before the Covenants Committee          ment, the City of Gaithersburg Code con-        “2008” stickers to place on all Lakelands        office in the Lakelands Clubhouse by the
for a hearing this Fall. We thank you for       siders all grass above 10 inches in height to   pool passes. Residents should place one          25th of each month to ensure that it is
your cooperation in helping to keep             be an enforceable and ticketed city viola-      “2008” sticker on each pool pass issued to       included for a timely review. All applicants
Lakelands looking its best.                     tion. Please make it a weekly routine to        your family. You will not need to obtain a       will be notified in writing of the
                                                mow tall grass and pull weeds so you do         new pool pass. If you returned a pool pass       Committee’s decision. To eliminate the
Bulk Pick Up Reminders                          not receive a violation notice. We thank        application and did not pick up your pool        possibility of a delay, it is helpful to
   The City of Gaithersburg conducts a          you for your continued support.                 passes, please be sure to stop by the on-site    include designs, sketches, photographs,
monthly bulk pick up of various items on                                                        management office. Passes are available for      color samples, and your adjacent neigh-
the first Thursday of every month.              Street Light Problems                           pick-up during normal business hours             bors’ signatures, etc. This will help the
Residents are reminded to place their bulk         Residents are reminded to contact the        (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at                      IN BRIEF Continues on page 10

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                                                                          IN BRIEF Continued from page 8
                                                                          committee gain a better picture of the changes you intend to make to your home.
                                                                          Applications for changes can be picked up in the lobby of the second floor of the
                                                                          Lakelands Clubhouse or online at under the Documents link.

                                                                          Are You New to Lakelands?
                                                                             Welcome! Please take a moment to stop by the Lakelands clubhouse on Main Street
                                                                          to pick up your copy of the Lakelands Leader, phone directory, Clubhouse access card,
                                                                          pool passes, and any additional information you may need to help you easily transition
                                                                          into your new home in Lakelands. Just a quick FYI: trash is removed on Monday and
                                                                          Thursday, and recycling is collected on Thursday. To obtain a recycling bin, please con-
                                                                          tact the City of Gaithersburg at 301-258-6370. For more information about life in
                                                                          Lakelands, please contact the on-site management team at 240-631-8338.

                                                                          August Board of Directors Meeting
                                                                            The Lakelands Community Association Board of Directors will host their monthly
                                                                          Board meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the
                                                                          Lakelands Clubhouse. L

 Looking for Family Footcare?
     We’re now in your neighborhood!

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           Adam K. Spector, DPM
           Herman R. Zarate, DPM
           Sharon T. Siebold, DPM
       Specialists in the Medical and Surgical
         Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

1111 Spring Street        11906-G Darnestown Road   3909 Ferrara Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910   N. Potomac, MD 20878      Wheaton, MD 20906
Phone: 301-589-8886       Phone: 301-987-7450       Phone: 301-949-8833

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5K Continued from page 1
Course, and anticipate the need to drive anywhere
before 10:00 a.m. August 30, please move your car
to a location that is not in a “tow-away zone” on
August 29 (options include Lakelands Park MS,
Lakelands Park Parking Lot past Kersten Street,
Rachel Carson ES, Kentlands Blvd, and Whole
Foods or Bally’s parking lots).
    The Kentlands Community Foundation realizes the
need to restrict parking and close streets or restrict
access during the Race may inconvenience some resi-
dents and local merchants. We thank you in advance
for your attention, understanding, and cooperation in
making this year’s Race the best and safest ever! If you
have any questions or comments, please call the
Kentlands Community Foundation at 301-926-6636.
    To register to run, walk or volunteer please go to! L

  If you reside on the following streets, please
   plan for the parking restrictions and access
     limitations that will briefly affect you on
   Saturday, August 30, 2008 from 6:00 a.m. to
         10:00 a.m. on Race Day morning.

    Lakelands 5k Parking Restrictions
     Center Point Way (to Heathwalk St)
              Cross Green Mews
              Cross Green Street
               Golden Ash Way
                Helene Mews
                 Helene Stree
                Kersten Street
                  Main Mews
 Main St (from Midtown Rd to Kersten Street)
              Market East Mews
     Market St West (to Golden Ash Way)
  Market Street East (down to Main Street)
                 Sheila Mews
                 Sheila Street

               HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                                                                                             It’s A Boy!
                           H    appy birthday to Eisley Kim! Eisley will be celebrating his
                                10th birthday on August 18 with a small party full of his
                           friends and family. His family said they are so proud of Eisley
                                                                                                                            C     ongratulations to Rob and Halley Moses upon the
                                                                                                                                  birth of their second child, son Jake Avi Moses. Jake
                                                                                                                            made his debut on May 2, 2008 weighing 7lbs, 2 oz. Big
                           and are excited to welcome him into the double digits.                                           sister Ayliana is so excited about her new baby brother
                                                                                                                           and has been a big help to mom and dad. Congrats Moses
                                                                                                                         family and welcome to Lakelands baby Jake.

                                 H appy first birthday wishes to
                                    Jackson Hickman! Jackson
                         celebrated his milestone first birthday
                           on July 28. As a new resident to the
  community, Jackson is looking forward to making many new
   friends in the neighborhood. His mom and dad say he loves
                                                                                                                C       ongratulations to Kelleigh
                                                                                                                        Cosentino of Chestnut Hill Street.
                                                                                                              Kelleigh graduated from Georgetown
                                     to play and share his toys.                                             Visitation Preparatory School on June 2.
                            We hope you had a great birthday.                                               Kelleigh was awarded the Medal of General
                                                                                                          Excellence for having the highest GPA during
                                                                                                       her four years at Visitation. Kelleigh was also rec-
                                                                                                       ognized as a National Merit Finalist scholarship
                             H     appy birthday wishes to
                                   Melissa McCalley! Melissa cel-
                              ebrated her 6th birthday in June
                                                                                              winner and received several other awards and scholarships
                                                                                              including the Headmaster’s Award for Leadership and the
                              with a Mariposa birthday party                                  National Association of Secondary School Principals
                              with her friends. We hope you had                               Leadership Award. Kelleigh was a member of the Student Government Association all
                              a super fun birthday!                                           four years and served as class president during her senior year. She was a member of
                                                                                              Visitation’s chorus and performed in numerous drama productions. As president of
                                                                                              Georgetown Visitation’s Think Pink Society Kelleigh has spoken at press conferences
                                                                                              on Capitol Hill to lobby members of congress to pass The Breast Cancer Patient

  H     appy birthday wishes to Alison McCalley! Alison cele-
          brated her 4th birthday in June with a High School
               Musical themed party. Alison sure knows how
                                                                                              Protection Act of 2007.
                                                                                                 Kelleigh’s mother, father, and older brother are extremely proud of all of Kelleigh’s
                                                                                              hard work and dedication and they wish her continued success and fun as she heads
                                     to rock the microphone!                                  off to college this fall. Kelleigh will attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign
                         We hope you had a rockin birthday!                                   Service. HOYA SAXA!
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11       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                          August 2008
                                                Lionfish Advance
                                                  To Division I
                                              Lakelands Team Takes Second Place
                                                      In Divisional Meet
                                                                     By Andrea Escher
                                                   2008 Lakelands Lionfish

                                                                                                                           Photo Courtesy: Bob London

T    he Lakelands Lionfish had a success-    Adkins, Myles             Copeland, Calista      Levine, Cameron     Ritter, Meg
     ful summer swim team season! Swim       Adkins, Spencer           Copeland, Matthew      Levine, Chloe       Sauma, Chloe
     team members placed second in the       Ambrose, Reagan           Couloumbis,Theo        Levine, Drew        Sauma, Skyler
July 19 Divisionals meet hosted at the       Balla, Claudia            Couloumbis, Zoe        Lindner, Jacob      Scanio, Madeline
Lakelands pool. The Lionfish finished out    Balow, Kyle               Coulson, Annie         Loane, Alex         Scherr, Aaron
the meet coming in just 14.5 points          Balow, Ryan               Coulson, Ella          Loane, Kate         Slater, Grace
behind the winners, Ashton.                  Barlow, Bridget           Coulson, Katie         Lumsden, Kendall    Smith, Abby
    Thanks to the coaching staff of Beth     Barlow, Elizabeth         Durmowicz, Maddie      MacDanald, Megan    Smith, Bethany
Silva, Rachel Miskiel, Kevin Callanan,       Barron, James             Durmowicz, Sophie      Malinin, Lev        Smith, Hensley
Danielle Nesmith and Ellie Mskiel, 141       Barry, Madison            Eckstrom, Caroline     Mara, Ethan         Soler, Alex
Lionfish swimmers spent a hard working       Barry,Taylor              Faraone, Jack          Mara, Madeline      Soler, Ryan
summer with swim team practices, swim        Blair, Eli                Faraone, Kate          McCalley, Melissa   Spiridopoulos, Casey
meets, pep rallies and more. The             Blair, Jesse              Ferris, Jordan         McDanald, Megan     Spiridopoulos, Conor
Lionfish ended the summer with an out-       Boderman, Lissy           Fleischer, Andy        McGovern, Kerry     Stid, Jack
standing 3-2 season. The Lionfish will       Boderman, Sam             Fleischer, Ben         McGovern, Shaun     Styslinger, Jackson
advance two levels from Division K to        Bossard, Connor           France, Cade           Mills, Brittany     Thompson, Alexa
Division I for summer 2009.                  Bossard, Emma             France, Carter         Mills, Madison      Thompson, Drew
    The members of the Swim Team             Brandsdorfer, Danny       Frick, Chad            Miskiel, Ellie      Thorkelsdottir, Lilja
Committee would like to thank the coach-     Brandsdorfer, Jessica     Frick, John            Miskiel, Rachel     Thrush, Emma
es, parents and swimmers for their dedica-   Brandsdorfer, Julie       Gallagher, Sloane      Morin, Corey        Thrush, Grant
tion as well as the community for being      Brick, Lindsey            Goldstein, Brandon     Morin, Hannah       Thrush, Sam
such strong supporters of the Lionfish. L    Brick, Micaela            Goldstein, Lindsey     Morris, Annie       Tonelson, Danny
                                             Brun, Alex                Gudnandottir, Unnur    Mudd, Cami          Tonelson, Matthew
                                             Brun, Nick                Hackett, Robin         Mudd, Zack          Valenti, Ellie
                                             Bruner, Emily             Halpert, Eden          Myers, Alex         Vincent, Anastasia
                                             Burfeind, Kendall         Hartley, JC            Myers, Brandon      Vincent,Yelena
                                             Burfeind, Kimberly        Heath, Lindsey         Neal, Sammy         Wilson, Jenna
                                             Burfeind, Ryan            Hirsch, Allyson        Nisson, Kirk        Wilson, Michael
                                             Burfeind,Taryn            Hrafnsdottir, Fanney   Palmiere, Ellen     Winderlich, Andrew
                                             Callahan, Brady           Ingalls, Chris         Palmiere, Katie     Xu, Christina
                                             Callahan, Delaney         Ingalls, Katie         Palmiere, Michael   Xu, Daniel
                                             Callanan, Kevin           Jameson, Kyle          Quintas, Caitlin    Xu, Rosalyn
                                             Cantor, Ally              Judge, Evan            Quintas, John       Zimmerman, Jason
                                             Carreras, Max             Kalra, Anjali          Ransing, Lauren     Zimmerman, Jessica
                                             Chilnick, Julia           Kim, Lyla              Ransing, Nick
                                             Chilnick, Michael         Krems, Jaymie

Photos Courtesy:Jennifer Coulson

12         The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                   August 2008
Photos Courtesy:Jennifer Coulson
                                   LIONFISH RULED THE POOL!

August 2008                                             The Lakelands Leader   13
Red, White & Brunch!
Lakelanders Celebrate Independence Day
                                                     By Andrea Escher

                                                     H       undreds of Lakelands residents enjoyed the 4th of July holiday poolside, and what
                                                             better way to enjoy a day off than with a little music, fun and breakfast with your
                                                         The Lakelands Social Committee treated residents to a special Independence Day brunch
                                                     at the pool. Neighbors lined up for a delicious spread of bagels, doughnuts, juice and coffee.
                                                         After brunch, the children waited patiently in line on the pool deck for a turn on the dol-
                                                     phin slide! The floating inflatable obstacle course was set up in the lap pool and provided
                                                     hours of wet, slick fun as the children climbed their way to the top and slid down the giant
                                                     slide into the pool.
                                                         The party’s generous sponsors of Village Settlements and Mike Aubrey of Re/Max
                                                     Metropolitan Realty had plenty of free giveaway goodies including footballs, Frisbees, sand
                                                     buckets, cups, candy and more!
                                                         Residents were able to enjoy a few hours of partying at the pool before the rain began to fall in
                                                     late afternoon. While most cookouts seem to be put on hold due to the heavy downpours, luckily
                                                     the storms passed just in time for neighbors to head out and enjoy the local fireworks displays. L
 Photos Courtesy: Joe Mills

14                            The Lakelands Leader                                                                                        August 2008
Lakelands Softball Teams Run
Like Lightning                                           A Lightning fan grabs a
                                                           quick photo with the
                                                         team’s mascot Webster.

By Marcia Sherman-Ehrman

A      sk Jeff Joel, a former little league coach,
       how fast his summer is going and he is

                                                                                                                            Photos Courtesy: Joe Mills
       likely to say, “It is flying by as fast as
lightening.” Between family responsibilities
and coaching the Lakelands Lightning Co-ed
and Men’s softball teams, his evenings are a                                                                                                                     Was the Lightning in or out?
precious commodity.                                                                                                                                                  You make the call!
    Joehl exclaims with pride that the second-
year Co-Rec team is in second place with ten         doing very well for a new squad. It usually      “Despite our middle-
wins and four losses with six remaining games        takes a while to gel—but we are fortunate to     age maladies--brittle bones and non-elastic
in the season. The men’s team is currently           have a very positive group of men that have      muscles, tendons and ligaments notwith-
playing slightly under .500 ball with nine wins      matured nicely in a short time.”                 standing—he hopes to keep both the Men’s           POOL PARTY Continued from page 1
and ten losses. According to Joehl, who is               Coach Joehl is looking forward to the fall   and Co-Rec teams playing competitively             will include music, fun and a frozen treat
proud of the team’s accomplishments, “we’re          league beginning the last week of August.        throughout each spring, summer and fall. L         while supplies last.
                                                                                                                                                             The pool will close for swimming at
                                                                                                                                                         5:45 p.m. The lifeguards will then clear

                                          What Are They Reading?                                                                                         the deck and prepare for the return of
                                                                                                                                                         the annual Dog Swim from 6:30 p.m. to
                                                                                                                                                         8:00 p.m.

                                          T   he Lakelands Book Club has chosen “Three Cups of Tea,” by Gregg Mortenson for their
                                              upcoming Thursday, August 21, 2008 Book Club selection. The Club will meet at 7:30 p.m.
                                          at the Lakelands Clubhouse.
                                                                                                                                                             All dog swim participants must be
                                                                                                                                                         on leashes (that means your dog) on the
                                                                                                                                                         pool deck and please remember the
                                              The Club has chosen “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein, for their September                   doodie bags for clean up. Dogs and
                                          Book Club selection.                                                                                           their owners will be allowed in the main
                                              The Lakelands Book Club is open to all Lakelands residents! New faces are always welcome and               pool only. Children and adults not par-
                                          encouraged to attend. Suggestions for future Book Club readings would be appreciated. For questions            ticipating in the dog swim will not be
                                          or more information about the Lakelands Book Club please contact Mickey at                 permitted in the pools.
                                                                                                                                                             Please take your dog on a long walk
                                          History and Political Discussion Group                                                                         prior to coming to the pool for the event.
                                              The History and Political Discussion Group will be meeting on August 7, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.                  It is best to ensure your pooch has done
                                          at the Lakelands Clubhouse. The Group will be discussing the on-going Presidential campaigns.                  his/her bathroom business before enter-
                                          For questions or more information about the History and Political Discussion Group, please                     ing the pool. We thank you and your
                                          contact Mickey at L                                                                        pooch for your cooperation. L

August 2008                                                                                                                                                    The Lakelands Leader             15
                    Montgomery County Public Schools Calendar – 2008/2009
2008                                                                                                    2009
Aug. 26            Tuesday                    First day of school for students                          Jan. 1              Thursday                    Holiday—New Year's Day
                                                                                                                                                        Offices & schools closed
Sep. 1             Monday                     Holiday—Labor Day Offices & schools closed
                                                                                                        Jan. 2              Friday                      Winter break
Sept. 29           Monday                     Grading/planning                                                                                          No school for students and teachers
                                              Early release day K-12; students dismissed after lunch.   Jan. 19             Monday                      Holiday—Martin L. King, Jr., Day Offices & schools closed
Sept. 30           Tuesday                    Rosh Hashanah                                             Jan. 23             Friday                      2nd marking period ends
                                              No school for students and teachers                       Jan. 26             Monday                      Professional day for teachers
Oct. 9             Thursday                   Yom Kippur                                                                                                No school for students. Some 10-month employees work.
                                              No school for students and teachers                       Feb. 3              Tuesday                     Report cards distributed
Oct. 17            Friday                     MSTA Convention                                           Feb. 16             Monday                      Holiday—Presidents' Day
                                              No school for students and teachers                                                                       Offices & schools closed
Oct. 31            Friday                     1st marking period ends                                   Feb. 27             Friday                      Grading/planning
Nov. 3             Monday                     Professional day for teachers                                                                             Early release day K-12; students dismissed after lunch.
                                              No school for students. Some 10-month employees work.
                                                                                                        Mar. 27             Friday                      3rd marking period ends
Nov. 4             Tuesday                    Holiday—General Election
                                              Offices & schools closed                                  Mar. 30             Monday                      Professional day for teachers
Nov. 11            Tuesday                    Parent conferences.                                                                                       No school for students
                                              Report cards distributed.
                                              Early release day K-8; students dismissed after lunch.    Apr. 6-9            Monday-Thursday             Spring break
                                                                                                                                                        No school for students and teachers
Nov. 12            Wednesday                  Parent conferences
                                              Early release day K-8; students dismissed after lunch.    Apr. 10 & 13        Friday & Monday             Holidays—Easter (Note: Passover begins at sundown on April 8)
                                                                                                                                                        Offices & schools closed
Nov. 26            Wednesday                  Day before Thanksgiving
                                              Early release day K-12; students dismissed after lunch.   Apr. 16             Thursday                    Report cards distributed

Nov. 27-28         Thursday & Friday          Holidays—Thanksgiving                                     May 25              Monday                      Holiday—Memorial Day
                                              Offices & schools closed                                                                                  Offices & schools closed

Dec. 24-25         Wednesday & Thursday       Holidays—Christmas                                        Jun. 16             Tuesday                     Last day of school for students
                                              Offices & schools closed                                                                                  Students dismissed after lunch

Dec. 26, 29-31     Friday, Monday-Wednesday   Winter break
                                              No school for students and teachers

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16           The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                                    August 2008
Lakelands Moms Organize Third Annual Rachel Carson
Kindergarten Get Together at Billy’s Playground

                                                                                            Photo Courtesy: Bob London
 Lakelands kindergarteners are excited to get to know more of their classmates
                       at the get-together on August 21.

C       alling all future Rachel Carson kindergarteners and your parents, Lakelands
        moms Shannon Smith and Michelle Lumsden are organizing the now third
        annual get-together for all children who will be entering kindergarten at
Rachel Carson this September.
   Come out and meet your fellow community classmates on Thursday, August 21, 2007
at 9:30 a.m. at Billy’s Playground at Lakelands Park on Main Street. Juice boxes and fun
activities for the children are in the works.
   “This is a chance for the children and their parents to meet other Rachel Carson
incoming kindergarteners before the first day of school,” said Lakelands neighbor
Shannon Smith. “The children should have their teacher assignments by then, so it will
also be nice to meet other children who will be in the same class. We hope neighbors will
spread the word to all incoming kindergarteners.”
   If you are a kindergarten parent and would like more information about the upcoming
Kindergarten get-together, please e-mail Shannon Smith at L

August 2008                                                                                                              The Lakelands Leader   17
                                                                                                                   Photo Courtesy: Stephen Eckstrom
Local Piano Students
Making Memories
For a Lifetime
                                                   Dr. Ayala’s students this year included   many of her students
By Stephen Eckstrom                            Kentlands residents Cassie Koch, Quinn        will share some of her
                                               Malone, Amelia Grace Zeswitz, Anna Kraft,     fondest recollections
                                                                                                                             The proud Kentlands and Lakelands piano students

S      erious fun and work sometimes go
       hand and hand. The piano students
       of Kentlands resident Dr. Elizabeth
Ayala exemplified this premise again after a
full season of piano practice, weekly les-
                                               Genna Zeswitz, Elyse Zeswitz and Siddharth
                                               Matthew. The Lakelands was represented by
                                               residents Olivia He, Ben Cubert, Noah
                                               Cubert, Mike Mwenda, Emma Thursh,
                                               Jordan Seawright, Julian Seawright and
                                                                                             in saying, “One of my
                                                                                             strongest and best
                                                                                             memories of my childhood, growing up in
                                                                                             San Diego, is the memory of studying piano
                                                                                             with the local piano teacher, Mrs. Maisse,”
                                                                                                                                               of Dr. Ayala

sons, recitals and participation in the
national piano playing auditions.
                                               Caroline Eckstrom.
                                                   Years from now, Dr. Ayala hopes that
                                                                                             said Ayala. “She was the loveliest and happiest
                                                                                             lady in my small world.” L
                                                                                                                                                      Gaithersburg Participates in
                                                                                                                                                      National Night Out Against
                                                                                                                                                         The City of Gaithersburg is joining
                                                                                                                                                      with more than 10,000 communities
                                                                                                                                                      across the country to participate in
                                                                                                                                                      the 25th Annual National Night Out
                                                                                                                                                      (NNO) Against Crime campaign.
                                                                                                                                                         On Tuesday, August 5, from 7 to
                                                                                                                                                      9 p.m., neighborhood events will be
                                                                                                                                                      held at Malcolm King Park, located
                                                                                                                                                      at the end of West Side Drive off
                                                                                                                                                      Muddy Branch Road, and at
                                                                                                                                                      Gaithersburg Middle School, located
                                                                                                                                                      at 2 Teachers Way.
                                                                                                                                                         With a goal of increasing drug pre-
                                                                                                                                                      vention awareness, generating sup-
                                                                                                                                                      port for anti-crime programs, encour-
                                                                                                                                                      aging residents to be involved within
                                                                                                                                                      their communities, and sending a
                                                                                                                                                      message that neighborhoods are
                                                                                                                                                      organized to fight back against crime,
                                                                                                                                                      the NNO programs help bring togeth-
                                                                                                                                                      er residents, law enforcement agen-
                                                                                                                                                      cies, local officials, civic groups, and
                                                                                                                                                      neighborhood organizations.
                                                                                                                                                         At each of the Gaithersburg events
                                                                                                                                                      there will be police equipment dis-
  BUILDING GOOD DENTAL HEALTH ONE TOOTH AT A TIME                                                                                                     plays, information booths, ice cream,
                                                                                                                                                      balloons, a DJ, and other activities for
                                                                                                                                                      children such as a “Jr. Police
                                                                                                                                                      Academy” and a soccer clinic. Child
                                                                                                                                                      Identikits will be distributed for home
                                                                                                                                                      use, and McGruff the Crime Dog will
                                                                                                                                                      make an appearance at both sites.
                                                                                                                                                      Hot dog, chips, and drink will be
                                                                                                                                                      available for $1.00 while supplies last.
                                                                                                                                                         In addition to the two events spon-
                                                                                                                                                      sored by the City of Gaithersburg,
                                                                                                                                                      police are encouraging every neigh-
                                                                                                                                                      borhood to take a stand against crime
                                                                                                                                                      and show their support for NNO by
                                                                                                                                                      organizing an activity within their
                                                                                                                                                      community such as a cookout,
                                                                                                                                                      potluck, block party, or vigil on
                                                                                                                                                      August 5th.
                                                                                                                                                         For     more       information     on
                                                                                                                                                      Gaithersburg’s NNO programs please
                                                                                                                                                      call    the     Gaithersburg      Police
                                                                                                                                                      Department at 301-258-6400 or email

                                                                                                                                                      Mayor Katz Elected
                                                                                                                                                      President of Maryland
                                                                                                                                                      Municipal League
                                                                                                                                                        Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz
                                                                                                                                                      was elected president of the Maryland
                                                                                                                                                      Municipal League (MML), a voluntary,
                                                                                                                                                      nonprofit, nonpartisan association
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18       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                    August 2008
these are thepeopleinyourneighborhood
                    n       g                                                                        NEWS & EVENTS Continued from page 18
By Andrea Escher                                                                                     representing 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts in
Spencer Cullen, Priority Financial Services                                                              Headquartered in Annapolis, MML works to strengthen the role and capacity of
                                                                                                     municipal government through research, legislation, technical assistance, training and
                                                                                                     the dissemination of information to its members. It is the only statewide organiza-

                               L   akelands neighbor Spencer Cullen has been busy enjoying
                                   the Lakelands lifestyle since moving into the community in
                                  2002. Spencer, along with his wife Marti, and their two chil-
                                                                                                     tion in Maryland comprised solely of municipal officials, devoted to the promotion of
                                                                                                     all branches of municipal administration.
                                                                                                         “I’ve dedicated most of my adult life to public service, and I am truly honored to
                                    dren Serena (6) and Dean (4), are happy to call Lake             be elected to serve as MML President for the coming year,” said Mayor Katz. “This
                                     Varuana Drive home, but mostly enjoy the ease and con-          organization works tirelessly to support the efforts taking place each and every day at
                                      venience of living in a community within walking dis-          the local level. I look forward to working with representatives throughout Maryland
                                       tance to so many amenities.                                   to empower and enrich the experiences of those who serve on what I consider to be
                                          Life got a little more convenient for Spencer when he      the front lines of democracy.”
                                       decided to begin working locally in the nearby commu-             In his capacity as president, Mayor Katz will preside over a 31-member Board of
                                       nity of Quince Orchard Park. Spending the past 12 years       Directors, including a first vice president, a past president, 11 district vice presidents, 10
                                      as a Certified Mortgage Planner (CMP), Spencer says it         members at large, and seven department representatives. The group meets six times a year
                                      was a win-win when five years ago he began working for         unless special meetings are warranted. Elections take place at MML’s annual business
                                    Priority Financial Services at their QO Park location.           meeting, held during its convention each June.
                                       As a CMP, Spencer has advanced training in liability              Within MML, Mayor Katz has served as an Executive Committee member since
                                 management, and given the state of today’s current economy,         2004. From 2003 to 2007 he served as both District 5 Vice President and
                              clients are benefiting from his expertise in a variety of areas. “I    Montgomery County Chapter President. He also chaired the MML Leadership and
                          focus on the analysis of debt structures, spending habits, the elimi-      Structure Subcommittee. Katz was inducted into the MML Hall of Fame in 1998,
nation of debt, and wealth creation for homeowners,” said Spencer.                                   the same year he began serving as the Mayor of Gaithersburg.
    With the increase of gas prices, the surge in housing foreclosures and overall cost of living,   Gaithersburg Named a “Best City” by CNN/ Money Magazine
homeowners all over the area are experiencing the tightening of the purse strings and wallets
in some way. “I believe that, particularly in the credit market we are currently in, every home-         The City of Gaithersburg was recently ranked 29th on CNN/Money
owner should invest the time to ensure proper liability management,” said Spencer. “Too              Magazine’s list of America’s 100 Best Small Cities. Gaithersburg also made that
often the organization of one’s debt is overlooked when planning for the future. This side           list in 2005, coming in at number 17.
of the balance sheet becomes overshadowed in the pursuit of building assets and, often                   The rankings take into consideration such criteria as family purchasing power,
enough, the homeowner is not properly structured in his or her debt, thus missing a key com-         property taxes, job growth, student test scores, access to higher education, com-
ponent in wealth accumulation.”                                                                      mute times, personal and property crime statistics, access to cultural amenities
    Spencer says investing time with a CMP will allow the homeowners the opportunity to              such as museums, and libraries, weather, air quality, and health issues such as
plan out both their short and long term financial goals in correlation with already invested         body mass index and hypertension rates.
and growing assets. “Strategic, safe, and practical equity management planning is the future             “It’s no surprise to those of us who live here that Gaithersburg would rank so
of our business, and certainly of my career as a financial educator,” said Spencer.                  high on this national list,” said Mayor Sidney Katz. “We work hard to maintain
    He currently offers all Lakelands residents a free equity management planning con-               a very high quality of life in this city, and I think our efforts are quite visible as
sultation, consisting of a one hour session to examine your overall liability management.            Gaithersburg residents enjoy a wonderful sense of community within such a
In addition, consideration of future debt structure, mortgage financing and financial                large metropolitan area.”
goals are also discussed. If you are interested in obtaining a free consultation, please con-            On its website, CNN/Money Magazine notes that “the city ranks high in eco-
tact Spencer at 301-591-2525.                                                                        nomic opportunity, with a good supply of jobs.” The write up also references
    When he is not busy working, Spencer says he plays an active role in his children’s activi-      the charm of Olde Towne and the wide variety of cultural and special events that
ties throughout the year. During the summer, the Cullen family enjoys heading to the beach           are conducted in the city annually.
and pool as well as working out and taking in a good movie nearby.                                       Other communities in Maryland making the list include Columbia/Ellicott City at #8,
    Spencer says that not only has he and his wife made wonderful friends since moving into          Rockville at #66 and Germantown at #81. Details are available at
the community, but the seemingly endless supply of children, all within the same age as his
son and daughter, is the best part of living in Lakelands. L

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                                                       Compiled by the Prigal Brothers, Re/Max Realty

                            FOR SALE
                            Address                        Housing Type             Model                Builder             List Price      DOM
                            352 Chestnut Hill Street       Townhouse                Georgetown           Miller & Smith      $595,000        254
                            456 Clayhall Street            Townhouse                Tarquin              Ryan Homes          $599,000        80
                            603 Gatestone Street           Townhouse                Fairgate             Ryan Homes          $549,000        99
                            126 Golden Ash Way             Townhouse                Vintage              Miller & Smith      $489,900        108
                            408 Inspiration Lane           Townhouse                                     Parkwood            $729,000        80
                            613 Lake Varuna Drive          Single Family                                 NV Homes            $835,000        273
                            472 Lynette Street             Townhouse                Fairgate             Ryan Homes          $529,900        41
                            485 Lynette Street             Townhouse                Vanderbilt           NV Homes            $569,965        76
                            608B Main Street               Condo-Town               Mt. Vernon           Ryland              $425,900        21
                            657A Main Street               Condo-Town               Georgetown           Ryland              $389,000        110
                            1429 Main Street               Single Family            Dartmoth             NV Homes            $999,999        95
                            418 Sheila Street              Townhouse                Tarquin              Ryan Homes          $629,000        67
                            853 Still Creek Lane           Single Family            Bartholomew          NV Homes            $995,000        30
                            874 Still Creek Lane           Single Family                                                     $998,000        81
                            417 Stonemason Drive           Single Family            Westport II          Michael Harris      $899,900        24
                            722 Turtle Pond Lane           Single Family            Bartholomew          NV Homes            $949,900        132

                            UNDER CONTRACT
                            Address                        Housing Type             Model                Builder             List Price      DOM
                            328B Cross Green Street        Condo-Town               Mt. Vernon           Ryland              $435,000         0
                            658Gatestone Street            Townhouse                Georgetown           Miller & Smith      $585,000        97
                            719 Gatestone Street           Single Family            Abernathy            NV Homes            $859,900        133
                            90 Golden Ash Way              Townhouse                Vintage              Miller & Smith      $499,000         8
                            517 Helene Street              Townhouse                Georgetown           Miller & Smith      $539,888        25
                            558 Helene Street              Townhouse                                                         $509,000        123
                            421 Leaning Oak Street         Townhouse                Turnberry            Classic             $549,900        100
                            448 Lynette Street             Townhouse                Fairgate             Ryan Homes          $535,000        26
                            707A Main Street               Condo-Town               Georgetown           Ryland              $399,900        73
                            1021 Main Street               Townhouse                Tarquin              Ryan Homes          $624,900        128
                            1339 Main Street               Single Family            Carroll              Ryan Homes          $799,900        119
                            508 Market Street East         Single Family            Michener             Ryan Homes          $795,000        97
                            534 Market Street East         Townhouse                Tarquin              Ryan Homes          $585,000        110
                            546 Market Street East         Townhouse                Tarquin              Ryan Homes          $629,000        65
                            695 Market Street East         Single Family            Michener             Ryan Homes          $735,000        155
                            708 Market Street East         Townhouse                Fairgate             Ryan Homes          $529,900         0
                            432 Phelps Street              Townhouse                Fairgate             Ryan Homes          $539,900        88

                            Address                        Housing Type       Model            Builder          List Price      Sold Price   DOM
                            307B Cross Green Street        Condo-Town         Mt. Vernon       Ryland           $434,500        $415,000     23
                            629 Gatestone Square St.       Townhouse          Fairgate         Ryan Homes       $524,900        $493,300     90
                            100 Golden Ash Way             Townhouse          Vintage          Miller & Smith   $517,000        $500,000     40
                            160 Golden Ash Way             Townhouse          Vintage          Miller & Smith   $469,000        $450,000     43
                            706 Market Street East         Townhouse          Fairgate         Ryan Homes       $519,900        $500,000      4
                            714 Turtle Pond Lane           Single Family      Bartholomew NV Homes              $1,025,000 $965,000          31

                            FOR RENT
                            Address                        Housing Type       Model            Builder          Rent Rate       DOM
                            603 Gatestone Street           Townhouse          Fairgate         Ryan Homes       $2,700          27
                            614 Gatestone Street           Townhouse                           Miller & Smith   $2,495          14
                            620A Main Street               Condo-Town         Georgetown Ryland                 $1,865          6
                            620B Main Street               Condo-Town         Mt. Vernon       Ryland           $2,050          6

                                                                            Listings as 7/21/08
                                        The information above was obtained from MRIS. Information is believed to be accurate,
                                                             but should not be relied upon without verification.
                                                  These were not listing/sold exclusively by Prigal Brothers/Re/Max Realty.

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Three Piece Family Room Table Set: Solid pine tables available for sale. Square coffee                            To place your classified, e-mail us at
table, end table with drawer, and sofa table with drawer. Willing to sell together or sepa-                         Deadline for the September edition is August 15, 2008.
rately. $30 for all three or $12 each piece. Perfect for college student or rec room area.
Call 301-208-8802 to come see.

Children’s Items: Graco Duoglider stroller - can fit Graco infant carseat - $50. Chicco Mama
High Chair - $50. Twinner II Baby Jogger in Cranberry $100 Single Baby Jogger in green
$50.00 or Bike Trailer $75.00. Backpack for hiking with gear bag hardly used, $50.00.

FOR SALE: Golf stuff: Two pull carts for golf clubs, light-weight, fold-up, like new. $25 &
$35. Men's set of Adams Idea Irons, Senior flex, graphite shafts, Aldila model, #3 thru #9
+PW irons (#3 & #4 are hybrids); set for $135. Ladies King Cobra SS Driver (350 cc) & #3,
5, & 7 Fairway metals; all 4 clubs for $120. Call Fred or Barb at 301-963-8111 or by email at:

Brand New Bike: (purchased at an auction) 61 cm white frame, Widsor "The Hour" bike with
fixed gear (no brakes). $150.00. Please call (cell) 301.448.9470 or 301.977.6311 (after 6:00 p.m.).

Musical Instrument: Piano, Baldwin aclosonic spinet. 1978, made in USA. Almond color
w/bench. A great buy at $575.00. Cash only please. Call 301-787-1080.

For Sale: Leather furniture, Natuzzi, love seat, oversized chair and ottoman, hunter green,
good condition. Asking $500. Call 301-963-6061.

For Sale: Gift shop closing. All fixtures must go! 301-977-9020.

Nanny Share Wanted: Looking to nanny share a warm, wonderful, nanny/housekeeper.
Superior care giving and housekeeping skills, trustworthy. Hours available are flexible Tuesday
through Friday from 8am to 1pm or later if necessary. One full day or weekly housekeeping
also possibility. Please contact Marti @ 301.455.3628 or

Nanny Wanted: I am interested in finding a Nanny in this area willing to care for a 3 month
old boy full time in Lakelands starting Sept. 1. I am also interested in a Nanny-share. Please
contact me (

Babysitter Needed: I am looking for a responsible babysitter to take care of my 6 year old twins
occasionally in the evenings during the week and weekends. Please contact me at

For Rent: Beautiful above-garage with AC and heating, powder room and kitch-
enette. $760 a month including utilities and basic cable TV connection. Located in
Kentlands. Call 301-527-1757 (Please no calls for apartment, it is an Art Studio/Office).

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