H A P PY FAT H E R ’ S DAY
The Lakelands Leader
June 2003 www.lakelands.org Volume 5 Issue 6
Celebration Will what’snews?
Feature Léon Krier Middle School Delayed
By Suzi Crowder, Find out the scoop on the Lakelands Middle
City Public Information Specialist School on page 3
he City of Gaithersburg, in partner-
T ship with the
Community Foundation, the
Kentlands Citizens Assembly and the
Your Weekly Wednesday
Check out page 6 to see what the communi-
Lakelands Community Association, will ty is encouraging you to do with the Gazette.
hold a special event and educational
series to mark the 15th Anniversary of Business Busted
the first Kentlands Charrette, held in You won’t believe what was happening in a
June 1988. A charrette involves many Main Street live/work unit, page 9.
participants intensely working on a col-
laborative effort to meet a project dead-
line. Our Town
The series kicks off with a celebration Council Member Ann Somerset, Lakeland residents Mark Barnette and Deb Zussman, Mayor Sidney Starbucks in Kentlands, Animals Having Fun
titled, “Kentlands in Gaithersburg: Katz, LCA President Joe Coratola, Council Member John Schlichting. and a community icon closing, see pages 18
Catalyst for Creating Community,” on & 19.
Tuesday, June 17, 2003, from 6:30 to 9
p.m., at the Kentlands Village Green,
Lakelands Wins Environmental Award Cheer the Team On
located on Inspiration Lane and Kent The Lakelands community has received or eliminate the use of pesticides on the The Lakelands Lionfish need your encour-
Square Road (adjacent to the the City of Gaithersburg’s Environmental grass and shrubs in our public spaces. The agement, see page 26 for a complete list of
Gaithersburg Arts Barn) in the Awareness Award for 2003. The award rec- goal of Project Clean Green is to reduce meets & events.
Kentlands. A special program featuring ognizes Lakelands’ “Project Clean Green,” a
keynote Léon Krier, famed architect and year-old experimental program to reduce
urban planner, and a video highlighting
See AWARD continued on page 5 American Idols in Lakelands
the history of Kentlands development Youth’s star in Ridgeview Middle School’s
“The Kentlands Charrette set a stan-
dard for traditional neighborhood
Pool Party Postponed Music Man production on page 33.
design that continues to be influential
today,” said Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney BBQ Bash Rescheduled will be held the following day on Sunday,
Photos from the Lakelands Lionfish swim
team registration on page 36.
A. Katz. “We want to celebrate this fine
community and the impact it’s had on
for June 14th Community Manager Jose Ponton says
that since the Social Committee put forth
planning, not only in the City of so much effort, it would have been a shame
By Andrea Escher
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
960 Main Street
The Lakelands Leader
Gaithersburg, but nationwide, as well.” to hold the party and have very few resi-
Throughout the summer and fall, the ue to the inclement weather forecast-
dents attend due to the weather.
celebration will continue with follow-up ed for the Memorial Day weekend, The party is sure to be a blast and lots of
colloquiums, as planning and architec- the Lakelands Social Committee and delicious catered food will be served. A DJ
tural experts examine how cities can Lakelands Community Board of Directors will be playing today’s hottest hits by the
embrace new planning as traditional agreed to postpone the BBQ Pool Party pool and we hope the kids will be enter-
neighborhoods evolve. Bash, which was to be held on May 24th, tained by the sticker booth.
The public is invited to attend this the first day of the pool opening. We hope to see everyone on the 14th (or
event; however, seating is limited. But don’t panic, the fun has been 15th) ready to party! If you have any ques-
Persons interested in attending should rescheduled for Saturday, June 14th from tions concerning the party, please contact
R.S.V.P. to 301-258-6330 no later than noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Lakelands pool. In Nancy Pisarra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-
Friday, June 13, 2003. the event of rain (let’s hope not) the party 980-4091.
Lakelands Breast Cancer
Survivors Walk for a Cure
During the weekend of April 26, Lakelands residents and
breast cancer survivors Robyn Cain, Carrie Seligmann and Deb
Zussman walked 40 miles to raise money and awareness for the
Avon Breast Cancer Walk. The girls, joined by eleven of their
friends, including Lakelands residents Kerry Hoch and Karen
Kearney, trained for several months together, and other than
being caught in a torrential downpour most of Saturday, had a
great time. Deb’s husband Wayne supported the girls by spend-
ing the weekend working on the Avon Crew team. Thanks
Wayne! Now the girls are preparing for the Race for the Cure to
be held next weekend in Washington, D.C. We wish them all the
best of luck and congratulate you for your determination, Lakelands residents Carrie Seligmann, Robyn Cain, Deb Zussman and Kerri
courage and strength. You are truly an inspiration to us all! Hoch. Not pictured: Karen Kearney gearing up for the 40 mile Avon walk.
who’snews? By Andrea Escher
Respect pantry at St. Martin’s to earn his hours. had a great birthday and wish them many
Rewarded Cardinal McCarrick presented these awards happy more!
to the all of the award recipients. Congrats
Congratulations for a job well done! ConGRADulations!
are extended to
Happy Birthday to You Congratulations are
extended to Ken
Schappelle of Leaning
and Phelps Street
Oak Street, who gradu-
ated on May 17th from
Lynn. Triston was
Ken now holds a Master
the Rachel Carson
It’s A Boy! of Arts in Liberal
Blue Herron award
Studies, with a focus in
for Respect. According to his teacher Mrs.
Congratulations to Jim and Cathy Social and Public Policy.
Burdette, Triston demonstrates tolerance
Galbraith on the birth of their second son, His family is so proud of him and would
and acceptance to those who are different,
Colin Michael Galbraith on March 27, like all of Lakelands to know! What a great
listens to others and tries to accept their
2003. Colin weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces achievement Ken, way to go!
points of view and most importantly, he is
and was 19.5 inches long. He was wel-
courteous, polite and civil to others. Way to
comed into his home on Golden Ash Way Happy birthday wishes are extended to Congratulations
by his parents and his big brother, Ian. Nick and Lauren Ransing of Danbridge to Ian Galbraith of
Welcome Colin! Medal of Honor Street. Nick celebrated his 6th birthday on Golden Ash Way for
April 23rd and little sister Lauren will be graduating from
It’s A Girl Congratulations celebrating her 2nd birthday on June 10tth. pre-school! Ian has
to Christopher Nick enjoyed a party with his friends and been attending
Bauer of Feather- Lauren will have a swim party with family Academy Child
are extended to
stone Street. Chris- and friends. We Development
Bill and Theresa
topher recently wish you both a Center in North
received an impor- happy birthday. Potomac. He plans
tant Boy Scout to spend a lot of
The couple wel-
emblem on the 18th Happy belated time at the play-
comed their fourth
of May during a birthday wishes ground and pool as well as read the new
daughter into their
special ceremony at are extended to Harry Potter before starting kindergarten
St. Mary’s in Laurel, Justin and Cole in the fall.
Maryland. The Hoch of
emblem is a reli- Rockborn Street. Congratulations are extended to Donna
made her debut on April 23rd weighing 8
gious medal that Justin turned 7 in Hanner of Cross Green Street. After reading
lbs and was 21 3/4 inches long. Her big sis-
Christopher worked 6 months to earn. It March and Cole about the Gaithersburg City College course
ters Colleen, Christa and Janice love her
included weekly classes, extra projects, and turned 5 in April.
and have been great helpers to mom!
service hours. He chose to help in the food We hope they See WHO’S NEWS continued on page 7
Congrats and welcome Juliana!
2 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Lakelands Middle School Will Be Funded Farewell to Uptons
By Andrea Escher on target for a fall 2005 grand opening. The Drive & Main Street in Lakelands. Demolition Brings Down
campaign proved to be quite successful as The plans were presented several months Booth Street Building
fter hearing that the Montgomery
County Council Member Nancy Floreen ago to the Lakelands Community by the
County Council, in the midst of a says that their budget gives the Board of County’s Construction Developer Steve
budget crisis, was planning to cut Education and Montgomery County Public Reeves. The City’s Planning Commission By Andrea Escher
funds from the County Public Schools Schools all the funds they requested to has reviewed the plans and will be prepar- s the popular John Mellencamp
development budget, parents began to fear allow the Lakelands/Quince Orchard ing to make a recommendation on the song says, “and the walls come
the worst, that the Lakelands/Quince Middle School to open as scheduled in
plans to the City Council at their June 4th tumbling down.” That is exactly
Orchard Middle School would be delayed September 2005.
meeting. The City Council will keep the what happened during the week of
and for who knows how long. This is great news for many parents who
public record open through June 10th. May 15th at the location of the Uptons
But thanks to the efforts of dedicated have been concerned about an indefinite
Construction on the new school will cost site on Booth Street. What has become
parents, a letter writing campaign was delay. While the County Council may have a vacant eyesore for travelers along
organized and hundreds of letters were for- been busy allocating funds for the con- an estimated $22.9 million and it is antici-
Quince Orchard Road for several years
warded to the County Council in hopes struction of the middle school, the City of pated that if all goes according to schedule, is now just a pile of rubble.
that the overwhelming response from par- Gaithersburg Mayor and Council were busy ground breaking will occur next month. The structure underwent demolition
ents would keep the opening of the reviewing the architectural plans for the The Leader will keep you posted as events to prepare for the future Archstone
Lakelands/Quince Orchard Middle School school to be located on Bright Meadow unfold. Communities Kentlands Village luxury
apartment complex. Construction for
the complex is scheduled to begin in
Vandals Strike August. We’ll keep you posted when it
Several acts of vandalism plagued the
Lakelands community last month.
Residents in single-family homes on
Kersten Street became the victim of paint-
ball fire as their homes were hit during the
late evening hours. After providing a
description of the vehicle to City Police, the
suspects were not located.
One week later a neighbor was leaving
her townhome only to discover graffiti
spray painted on her neighbor’s garage. Detective Patrick Word for further investi- the community seven nights a week
City Police were again called and a report gation. between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00
was taken. That same afternoon Police You can help do your part to keep a.m. We hope that the increase in police
responded to reports of vandalism in the Lakelands safe! Residents are encouraged to and security presence will keep any poten-
Kentlands community as well. According to change the light bulbs on their garages to tial troublemakers away. If you see any sus-
City Manager Dave Humpton, City Police help keep the alleyways lit in hopes of picious behavior please call 911 or 301-
have stepped up patrolling in the commu- deterring any trouble. The community has 270-8000 right away. Thanks for your Uptons at the start of the big demolition.
nity and have assigned the cases to contracted with Proactive Security to patrol cooperation.
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 3
By Andrea Escher
The Lakelands Leader
The Official Newspaper of Lakelands
City Awards Lakelands
Natasha, you will be issued your facilities
access card. This card will enable you to
enter the Clubhouse, pool and fitness
Lakelands Toddler Playgroup (12-18 months,
10:00 a.m. Contact Melissa Fritz for more information:
301-869-2025. *meets every Monday!
The City of Gaithersburg recently award- room. If you have lost or misplaced your Lakelands Toddler Playgroup, (18 months &
ed the construction contract for the card, please let Natasha know ASAP. over) 10:00 a.m. Contact Carol Flaim at 301 987-5771
for more information.
Lakelands Park project on Main Street. City
LCA Board Manager Dave Humpton reports that a Don’t Send Design Review Design Review Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
$2.1 million dollar contract was granted to Applications To Germantown Contact Eric Kessler at 301-330-0674 for more infor-
of Directors the HBW Group, Inc. of Rockville,
Summer is here and the Lakelands
Maryland. HBW is preparing to begin con-
Joe Coratola struction of the park, lighted ball fields and Design Review Committee has been busy. June 3rd
President play areas this fall. the city anticipated the The group reviewed over 30 architectural Lakelands Infant Playgroup, (6-12 months)
301-216-0336 partk being completed for spring 2004. applications at their May meeting. Since it meets every Tuesday at noon. Contact Linda Green
is such a popular time for homeowners to for more information at 301-963-1341.
Lakelands On Tour start making exterior changes and addition
Kent Drummond to their homes. Lakelands residents are June 4th
The Congress of the New Urbanism is required to submit an Architectural Community Relations Committee Meeting,
Secretary scheduled to take a tour of the Lakelands 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor of the Clubhouse. Contact Mark
301-519-0656 Change Application prior to starting any
community on June 19th during their modifications. The Lakelands Design Ezrin at email@example.com for more information.
firstname.lastname@example.org annual conference. Kentlands Town Review Committee meets the first week of
Architect Mike Watkins of DPZ will lead every month, so we ask that you turn in all June 5th
Burton Goldstein the tour. The tourists will also be visiting Garden Club Meeting, 7:15 p.m. Contact Deb
applications to Community Manager Jose
Vice President Kentlands, King Farm, Villages of Urbana Zussman at 301-990-0249.
Ponton by the 31st of the month to ensure
301-548-9555 and other neo-traditional communities like that it is included for a timely review. All
email@example.com Lakelands. So if you happen to see lots of applicants will be notified in writing of the June 7th
people taking photos and strolling through Committee’s decision. To eliminate the Lakelands Community Yard Sale from 9:00 to
Shawn Miller the community, be sure to say hello. 1:00 p.m. at Four Corners Park and the Clubhouse
possibility of a delay, it is helpful to include Lawn. Contact Lori Wakefield for more information at
designs, sketches, photographs, color sam- 301-926-7577.
301-990-2249 Do We Really Need To ples, etc. This will help the committee gain
firstname.lastname@example.org Remind You? a better picture of the changes you intend June 9th
to make to your home. Applications for Communications Committee Meeting, 7:00
Leslie Weightman The tennis courts and basketball courts
changes can be picked in the lobby at the p.m. 3rd floor of Clubhouse, Contact Bobby
Treasurer are for those intended purposes only, play-
Clubhouse; we ask that you please no Mozumber at email@example.com for more
301-258-1058 ing basketball and tennis. We ask parents to information.
longer mail them to the CMI Germantown
firstname.lastname@example.org please let their children know that the
office. This only delays your application
courts are not a roller blade rink. Recently June 11th
from getting to the right hands for review.
Management children have been spotted roller blading
Thanks! Facilities Committee, 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor of
on the tennis courts, this is not only a vio- Lakelands Clubhouse, contact Scott Fischthal at jfis-
CMI lation of the community rules and regula- email@example.com or at 240-631-8338.
Jose Ponton tions, but it also ruins the surface of the
(240) 631-8338 courts, thus causing the community to have June 14th
firstname.lastname@example.org to spend funds to resurface it next year. If Lakelands Pool BBQ Bash, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00
you see someone misusing the courts, p.m. at the Lakelands Pool. Contact Nancy at nanx-
Editor & Advertising Manager please contact the Community Manager at email@example.com for more info.
Andrea Escher 240-631-8338 as soon as possible.
(240) 832-0905 June 15th
firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for contributions & advertisements
for the Lakelands Leader.
Budget & Finance Committee Meeting, 7:00
Tim Clarke p.m. 3rd floor of Clubhouse. Contact Jose at
Flora Kessler email@example.com for more information.
Sandy Krems LCA/KCA/City host “Catalyst for Creating
Corynne Levy Community” 6:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Village
Victoria Lynn Green lawn area. Contact Mary Beth Smith at 301-
258-6310 for more details.
Brian Paris Kids safer, parents relieved. June 19th
Nancy Pisarra Environmental & Beautification Committee
Kimberly Robertson Fencing Completed Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor of Clubhouse. Contact
Leslie Weightman Jose at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As reported in last month’s issue of the
Wayne Zussman Leader, all of the community tot lots have June 20th
been fenced in. Parents are certainly School’s Out Youth Bash at the Clubhouse from
Tennis only please. breathing a sigh of relief and are giving the 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact Nancy Pisarra at
The Lakelands Leader is the monthly, pub- thumbs up for a job well done! email@example.com for further details.
lished means of communicating information
Can’t Get Into the Clubhouse?
of interest to Lakelands residents. It does not If you have not yet gotten your access to June 23rd
espouse any political belief or endorse any
the Clubhouse, it’s simple! Just contact
This Just In.... Market Square Advisory Committee
product or service. Articles and letters submit- Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 3rd floor of the Lakelands
ted for publication must be signed and may be Assistant Community Manager Natasha The Leader has learned that the hours of Clubhouse. Contact Tony Tomasello at 301-258-6310
edited for length and content. CMI and the Perry at 240-631-8338 or via email at operation for the fitness room in the for more information.
LCA do not endorse the products or services firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send
advertised herein, nor are they responsible for
Clubhouse will be extended for another
any claims made by advertisers. The Leader is
you the proper application and paperwork. month. Residents may access the gym as June 25th
published by the Association, which is respon- Once the application is turned back into early as 6:00 a.m. during the week. Enjoy! Lakelands Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30
sible for form, content and policies. p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Lakelands Clubhouse.
Contact Jose at 240-631-8338 for more information.
Layout & Design
Electronic Ink - email@example.com Reminder! June 30th
Deadline for Design Review Applications.
Printing All articles and advertisements for the July Leader are Please contact Jose Ponton at Jose@lakelands.org for
Silver Communications - more information.
due by June 15th.
4 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Continued from page 1
potential hazards to children and pets, and
Knowing the Rules from notification of a violation to issuing
fines — is established within the param-
to keep chemical runoff from polluting our
By José eters of these documents. In an awards ceremony at City Hall on
By Jose Ponton Ponton, Jr. All that been said, each homeowner April 28, Mayor Sidney Katz said, “We
should take the appropriate steps when would like to recognize the Lakelands
The Lakelands Community Manager, Lakelands dealing with either simple maintenance Homeowners Association and their active
Association can differ from a traditional Community of their unit or planning any kind of community members for their remarkable
non-association neighborhood in many Association exterior modification to the same. As far and innovative steps in education and
different ways: The LCA has a “govern- as maintenance is concern during this landscaping techniques, which have been
ment” that makes sure the trash is picked summer season, please remember to take chosen to create a cleaner, safer environ-
up and the grounds are maintained. of association operation and governance. ment for the community.”
the following steps;
There are mandatory member monthly As provided in the LCA’ s Bylaws, the Lakelands was the only residential com-
* Routinely maintain your homes lawn
dues; and then there are rules. When rules and regulations are adopted by the munity to receive the award. Other award
& garden area, which may include the
homeowners buy into a community asso- Board and may be modified, as the Board responsibility of mowing, fertilizing, recipients included the National Institute
ciation, they’re agreeing to abide by cer- deems appropriate, without a member trimming and/or pruning. of Standards and Technology for its special
tain restrictions and regulations. vote. They are also typically much more * Paint any replaced and/or recently recycling efforts, and three local schools-
However, this doesn’t always go over well. specific than the DCCER. An example installed wood gates, fences and/or deck Gaithersburg Middle, Forest Oak Middle,
For most people, their home is not only might be pool-facility restrictions that set rails in accordance with community and Rosemont Elementary-for their envi-
their single most important investment; the hours of operation, require kids to be ronmental education programs.
it’s also their castle. In Lakelands, the supervised, and so on. Community Equally important, if your future plans
Board of Directors is charged with the Codes were created by the builder when include a new deck, fence or patio instal-
perplexing dilemma of running the com-
munity while at the same time respecting
the community was is in its infancy and
adopted by a builder-appointed board.
lation — do remember that an applica-
tion MUST be submitted to the DRC for
Advertise Your Business
these deeply ingrained feelings and
enabling freedom of personal expression.
They’ve been modified to include more
detailed architectural guidelines regulate
how the community looks and is con-
review and approval PRIOR to you hav-
ing the same installed. With Us!
Enforcement is dictated by the Again, just because the Committee has Reach thousands of
Associations governing documents, as it structed. The LCA’s Design & Review previously approved the storm door you readers by placing an
takes place over three basic categories: the Committee [DRC] reviews monthly intend to put up, or the additional land- advertisement in the
Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, applications by homeowners wishing to scaping you plan to implement for Lakelands Leader.
Easements and Restrictions (DCCER); make exterior modifications to their another neighbor, it does not preclude Special packages
the Bylaws [usually include rules and reg- respective homes; as the review process you from this prerequisite! Each owner available for online
ulations]; and the Community Codes may include such details as wall height MUST submit his / her application and advertising with
with architectural guidelines. They may within each lot, permissible landscaping, secure the Association’s approval before www.lakelands.org.
seem redundant, but each category has its approved exterior paint colors, and loca- performing any exterior modification to Contact Andrea at
own area of influence. tion of any improvements installed in the their unit! 240-832-0905 or
The Lakelands Community back yard. Thanks for your cordial attention and email us at
Association’s DCCER are recorded docu- Together these three governance docu- cooperation on these matters. Now you leader@lake-
ments whose provisions are inherently ments not only define the rules but also know the rules; and as they say lands.org for
non-negotiable. Grafted by the developer, dictate how those rules will be enforced. “Knowledge is Power;” so please use this more informa-
they set out, in broad language, the basics Thus, everything the Association does — wisely. Have a great summer! tion.
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 5
Gaithersburg Gazette: Do You what, don’t read it; throw it out, what’s the
KnowTheCode Read It? Do You Want It?
big deal? The big deal is many Lakelands
residents do not pick up their copy of the
Gazette from their alley or front stoop until
By Andrea Escher a few days later. It is not too uncommon to
TALL GRASS & WEEDS drive around the community and see soak-
Most of us come home from work on a
Wednesday evening, pull into the alleyway ing wet Gazette’s and copies being run over
By Greg Ossont, and see our weekly copy of the in the streets.
Neighborhood Services Director Gaithersburg Gazette lying in the street. For A survey was recently posted online ask-
many of us, we stop and pick it up, but ing residents if they wanted to continue Even if you don’t read it, please pick it up.
Chapter 17AA of the City Code
requires all properties to be main- there are quite a few residents in Lakelands receiving the Gazette each week. whelming 82% said they wanted to contin-
tained free from weeds or other plant who choose not to pick it up. A topic on Community Manager Jose Ponton told the ue getting their copy each week.
growth in excess of ten inches. This the lakelands.org internet site prompted a Leader that in several of the previous com- But there is hope for residents who do
ordinance applies to all properties, res- debate, the Gazette, do you want it, do you munities that he has managed, residents not want to receive the Gazette, you may
idential, commercial, and even vacant read it? did not want the Gazette delivered. Ponton contact the Gazette directly and have them
parcels. Weeds are defined as all grass- The Gazette is delivered to each and said that if the general consensus of the take your address off of their distribution
es, annual plants, and vegetation other every home in Lakelands free of charge. But community was not to receive the Gazette, list. A few residents have already done this
than trees and shrubs. Obviously, the some residents are saying they would rather he would contact them to cease delivery. and said they have had a mixed response to
ordinance does not apply to plant not receive a copy of a newspaper they just Based on the response of the 65 residents their request, getting a copy one week and
growth in a cultivated garden. The throw away. Ok so you may be thinking so who participated in the survey, an over- not getting it the next..
code also requires the removal of any
Homeowners and builders should be Wet Yet Returns to successful class are understanding the stu-
dents’ needs and, in addition to an effective
aware that lots, parcels, and other oth-
ers under construction and develop- Lakelands Pool workout, offering a good time as well.
ment are expected to maintain these Nancy’s mix of lively personality and
After a winter that seemed like one years of training and experience allow her
areas like any other property area.
never-ending snowstorm it is finally time to offer a fitness program that stands apart
Upon notification, property owners
to start soaking up the sun. And what bet-
are typically provided 48-72 hours to from the crowd. Her classes offer a conven-
ter place to do so than the pool? The
cut and remove tall grass and weeds. ient way to cool down, get fit and spend
Lakelands pool offers a variety of ways in
More time may be permitted at the time with fellow Lakelands community
which community members can make the
code official’s discretion. The penalty members. According to Gwen Marshall of
most of the summer months. For the sec-
for violations of this code section is a Gaithersburg MD, “Nancy’s classes have
ond year in a row the pool will be offering
$100.00 fine, every day the violation changed not only my body, but my entire
a series of water fitness classes organized by
exists. outlook on life... these classes have given
Nancy Brouillette, owner of the Wet Yet?
If you have questions regarding this me the opportunity to make new friends,
Water Fitness Company. The classes last
ordinance or would like to report a get fit and become a more confident per-
year were a huge success and Nancy is con-
lawn or property in violation, please It’s time to get wet and get fit. son. I’d recommend her classes to anyone!”
fident that Summer, 2003 will be an even
contact the City’s Neighborhood Join the fun this summer! Registration forms for this summer’s
Services Division at 301-258-6340 or workout that is lively, motivating and most water fitness classes can be picked up at the
Beginning June 23rd, classes will be held
via email at neighborhoods importantly FUN. Nancy, who has been pool on and after opening day. For more
Monday and Wednesday evenings from
@ci.gaithersburg.md.us. teaching a variety of fitness classes for over
7:15 until 8:00pm. The classes, held in information, contact Nancy at (301) 990-
water that is chest deep, will feature a 20 years, believes that the keys to running a 1846.
6 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
WHO’S NEWS School. She will be
Continued from page 1 graduating 1st
grade. We wish you
lots of success in
2nd grade and
many good years
ahead. Great job!!!!
Love, Mom and
Happy Father’s Day!
in the Leader, Donna decided to register. like to say
She says that the course was very informa- “ H a p p y
tive and fun. The City College class was Father’s Day
awarded “diplomas” and were recognized Papi! I love
for their achievement at the Mayor and you, to his
City Council meeting held in April. daddy Hector
Congrats Donna! Lopez of
Congraduates! to Danielle R. Kressin of Drive.
Main Street on her successful year at Rachel
Stop Trying To Find Space and
Get Rid of Some of that Old Stuff!
Saturday, June 7th
(rain date June 14th) Hey Kids
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s time to Celebrate!
Four Corners Park & the Clubhouse Lawn
Registration is going on now
End of the
Join us for the
for a low cost of $3 per family! School Year Youth Bash
(Fees will be used to cover the cost Friday, June 20th
of advertising in the local Gazette’s) 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
At the Lakelands Clubhouse.
Space is still available! Bring your friends and enjoy dancing to
your favorite songs played by a local DJ
Contact Nancy Pisarra Or for those who dare, karaoke will be waiting
for those future stars!
This event is open to all Lakelands youths middle school age and up!
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you there!
for more information or to register Contact Nancy Pisarra at email@example.com
or by calling 301-980-4019 for more information
Sponsored by the Lakelands Community Association Sponsored by the Lakelands Community Association and the Lakelands Social Committee
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 7
This has been an interesting month and
your LCA Managers and Directors have
been very busy. By Kent
s We approved a Swim Team plan and Drummond
they have registered their swimmers.
s A new food service Cabana will be pro- LCA Secretary
vided at the pool.
s We will be working closely with the
Kentlands in discussing plans for our
newspapers and the local Charette.
intense, short-term student design project.
For those who do not know, a Charette is Today the word is used by the architectural
an intense effort to solve any architectural community at large to describe any intense,
problem within a limited time. From a cre- on-the-spot design effort.”
ative standpoint, a Charette can be divided “The American Institute of Architects
into three portions: (AIA) now commonly provides design
s Listen to what the financial backers, charettes to qualified communities around
realtors, owners, and other specialists the country, by bringing together design
have to suggest. Work together with experts for an intense 3 day effort, called
them to come to an understanding RUDAT (Regional Urban Design Assistance
about the project, what their goals and Team). This is most often done for com-
limitations are, and how these might fit munity planning, and used by professionals
with your ideas. for specific projects, especially those in
s Envision, that is, imagine together all of remote locations.” (Excerpted from:
these various considerations to come http://www.masterplanning.com/master-
up with a realistic and creative propos- planning/charette.html.)
al, which will be interesting while at the A RUDAT is being held this month in
same, time financially, environmental- Washington, D.C. It’s appropriate that the
ly, and otherwise feasible. Kentlands is celebrating their 15-year
s Draw Fast! That is, the ability to work birthday in June and Gaithersburg is invit-
with creative team who can bring ideas ing Lakelands residents to celebrate with
to a tangible design sketch quickly. It them. (See front-page article)
allows for instant communication s Some people are suggesting a Charette
because a picture is worth a thousand for new stores adjacent to the Lowe’s
words! shopping center.
“The term ‘Charette’ initially appeared in s Another very fine newspaper has
the early part of the late 1800’s. emerged called The Town Courier.
Architecture students in Paris who needed (Copies are available at stores in the
to rush their drawings to the Ecole Des Kentlands at no charge.)
Beaux-Arts placed them on a cart, which s An interesting question arises: How
was called a charette. Later the word broad- many newsletters and newspapers do
ened its meaning and came to describe any we need or can our merchants support?
Lakelands has been approved to include completed.
1410 homes at completion. The breakdown s STREET TREES: Should you notice an
of units is as follows: 253 apartments; 204 unhealthy or dead tree please tie a red
townhome condominiums; 16 live/work ribbon around it and notify the proper-
townhomes; 444 townhomes; 441 single ty manager of the closest house address.
family homes; and 52 single family cottages. s STREETLIGHTS: Should you notice a
These totals do not include the 26 single streetlight in need of repair please tie a
family homes in the Gatehouse section red ribbon around it and notify the
which are part of Kentlands; or the 159 con- property manager of the closest house
dominium homes and 56 single family address. Most of the streetlights in com-
homes that are in Lakelands Ridge as it has pleted sections need Pepco to provide
its own separate HOA. Also within service.
Lakelands there will be an office building at s MAIN STREET ENTRANCE FEA-
Market Square, a synagogue, and a restau- TURE: Kentlands will add their com-
rant at the entrance on Lakelands Drive. munity identification on the entrance
feature at Route 28 and Main Street
Highlights within 30 days.
s The planting of street trees and other s MAIN STREET TO RT. 28: We have
landscaping is underway and will con- received the required permits from the
tinue as weather permits. Maryland Department of the
s The State and City required improve- Environment and the City of
Herman R. Zarate, DPM ments to Lake Nirvana are almost com- Gaithersburg. We are in the process of
installing a path, new streetlights, lake
pleted. The lake was partially drained to
facilitate construction, and will natural- aeration, and surface paving.
ly refill within 30 days.
Should you have any questions about any
Development Activity issue within the community, we ask that you
first contact the property manager. We will
s SURFACE PAVING SCHEDULE: The keep them informed as schedules become
remaining surface paving will be com- known, and they can provide all the resi-
pleted in the summer of 2003, subject to dents with consistent and up to date infor-
the completion of house construction. mation. Often times the property manager
s AMENITIES: Most of the amenities can help you immediately, however if they
have been completed and accepted by need guidance they will contact us. This
the HOA. We met with the HOA to dis- method of communication will help expe-
cuss options to the play equipment and dite the completion of all the improvements
trails off Still Creek Lane, which will be and is fair to all the residents. We thank you
installed when house construction is for your patience and cooperation.
8 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Shady Business Busted
on Main Street
By Andrea Escher
City Inspectors from the Planning and
Code Administration discovered what is
believed to be an illegal massage/spa par-
lor at 322 Main Street in one of the
live/work units in Kentlands.
According to City of Gaithersburg
Credit: Andrea Escher
Neighborhood Services Director Greg
Ossont, the Neighborhood Services team
received complaints from several occu-
pants adjacent to the unit. After discover-
ing the second floor did not have a use
and occupancy permit for any type of Just what exactly was going on in this
business, the staff contacted the unit live/work unit?
landlord and made arrangements for an
inspection. City to Renew Comcast
City Inspectors Cliff Lee and Mark Agreement
Smith entered the unit on April 30th and
discovered cubicle type partitions with The City of Gaithersburg has renewed
massage tables and mattresses as well as a its franchise agreement with Comcast
shower, which had been converted to a Cable. Since the City has nothing to do
sauna. Ossont says the “tenants” were not with the rates that Comcast charges there
on the premises and believed to have are no terms regarding the rates in the
prior notice of the inspection. agreement. City of Gaithersburg
It is also believed that other illegal Neighborhood Services Director Greg
activity was also going on given the con- Ossont tells the Leader that county resi-
stant flow of patrons to and from that dents saw an increase in PEG
unit by witnesses. (Public/Education/Government) chan-
The City has not filed any criminal nels a few months ago, which increased
charges in this matter but has turned the fees close to a $1.35. Ossont says the only
case over to Detective Patrick Word of change that City residents will incur is a
the Gaithersburg Police Department for $.25 PEG channel charge that is current-
further investigation. ly no charge at all.
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 9
Locally Produced Breast Cancer
Documentary to Air on MPT
Lakelands Residents The documentary shows a side of breast
cancer that the filmmaker never knew until
To Be Featured she was diagnosed with the disease. It
focuses on the emotional side of breast can-
cer and takes a close look at where women
Cancer Rainbow: Snapshots From get the courage to face treatment.
A My Journey,” a locally produced
documentary by Becky and Gary
Krimstein of North Potomac, Maryland,
While the filmmakers were shooting, the
documentary took some dramatic turns
that they could have never anticipated. In
will make its broadcast premiere on the film, you will witness friends and
Maryland Public Television on June 22 at 7 neighbors captured on video before they
p.m. even knew they had cancer, and you will
“It’s not just a film you will watch, it’s a watch as the cameras follow them while
film you will feel,” says Krimstein as she cancer transforms their lives.
describes the documentary, which chroni- “We couldn’t believe all of the people
cles her journey through breast cancer. within the small circle of the film who were
“Five years ago, when I was diagnosed with diagnosed with breast cancer while we were
breast cancer at age 35, I could have never filming,” says Krimstein. “It is a good
imagined the inspirational people and new reminder to all of us just how many people
friends who would have come into my life are touched by this disease.”
because of a diagnosis of cancer,” reflects The film has just been honored with a
Krimstein. Platinum Award at the Houston
Breast cancer survivors and Lakelands International Film Festival. It was also
residents, Deb Zussman and Carrie nominated for the Rosebud Film Festival in
Seligmann are profiled in the film. the DC area.
Another Lakelands resident and breast can- The husband and wife filmmakers have
cer survivor, Robyn Cain, is also seen in the television backgrounds and have always
documentary. Many scenes of the docu- dreamed of making a documentary togeth-
mentary were shot in the Lakelands neigh- er. Fulfilling their dream of making a doc-
borhood over the past two years. umentary has led them to realize another
“Seeing the words cancer and rainbow dream-starting their own video production
next to each other in the title may be a little company. Their production company,
jarring, but when you watch the film, you’ll Beckstein Productions, is based in North
understand,” says Krimstein. Potomac.
The documentary features: TOP ROW: Becky Krimstein, Judy Banachowski, Deb Zussman, Lucy
Dalglish BOTTOM ROW: Robyn Cain, Carrie Seligmann, Jeannine Salamone
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Leader’s Community Classifieds.
10 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 11
Lakelands “Doodle Bugs”
Calling all Doodle
Grab your crayons & markers
and get to work! Have fun!!! You
may email your creations to
Stephanie Blitz at stephblitz960@
yahoo.com or you can mail (or
drop them in Stephanie’s mailbox)
at 960 Featherstone Street or call
(301) 216-0522. Pictures should be
done with markers, pencils, or
crayons so that we can scan them
easily. Please be sure to have your
child’s full name and age on the
Pictures are featured on a first
come, first serve basis. In the event
that we receive too many pictures
to feature in one month, we will
then feature your child’s picture in
the order it was received. If you
have any questions, please contact
Stephanie Blitz at (301) 216-0522
This is a great way to share and
show off your child’s talents as well
as a fun opportunity to meet new
friends and neighbors.
Kids ID’s please
12 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 13
Tom and Annette Peretzman
Lakelands Resident Helping
Others to Succeed in Business
By Andrea Escher and low interest loans to qualified small
businesses, and to low-income individuals
fter settling into their Lakelands
thinking of starting their own business. In
townhome on Main Street a year addition to these services, the organization
ago, Tom Peretzman and his wife provides shelters, emergency support serv-
Annette, like may other Lakelands families ices, mentoring and interfaith clothing cen-
have been busy with their two children, ters.
careers and spending time in the commu- CMM-E’s Program Director Warren
nity. But for Tom, reaching out to the com- Rosenfeld says the organization is looking
munity means more then just a friendly for business mentors with specific knowl-
chat with neighbors; it means reaching out edge and expertise in the areas of comput-
to help others in the Montgomery County ers, accounting, law, marketing, and busi-
area so that they have a chance to succeed ness management. “We are also looking for
in life. qualified applicants who may need our
Having spent the last 21 years in help,” says Rosenfeld. Lastly, donations are
Derwood, Maryland, the Peretzman family always welcomed, and will be used to
fell in love with the Lakelands community increase the funding available for the
and didn’t hesitate buying a new home granting of our low interest business loans.
here. Annette works full time as a kinder- Peretzman says the Community
garten teacher at Dufief Elementary School Ministries Micro-Enterprise initiative
in North Potomac and has served as a enables us to have both a personal and a
Special Education teacher as well as a broader community impact. Individuals
Resource Teacher in other Montgomery like Juan Rocha and Andrew Rakes, the
County schools. She is consistently recog- Ministries recent success stories are reasons
nized by the parents in her school as one of why Peretzman says the program works
the best teachers around. Tom works full and why he is excited to play a part in it.
time as an Information Technology For Rocha and Rakes, both men came to
Specialist with a Federal Agency responsi- the Ministry searching for assistance to get
ble for negotiating the procurement of all a business started on their own. And thanks
computer hardware and software as well as to the assistance and dedication from
asset management for that Agency. They Peretzman and Rosenfeld, both men are
are the proud parents of two sons Josh and now the proud owners of their own busi-
Seth. Josh, a 22-year-old recent graduate ness. Peretzman says Rakes has opened the
from the University of Maryland is now a White Buffalo handyman service and
Loan Analyst for Erie Financial Group, Ltd. Rocha has opened his own landscaping
right here in the Kentlands. Seth is enter- service. Peretzman says that the
ing his senior year at the University of Community Ministries Micro-Enterprise
Maryland as finance major in the Robert allows people to have the ability perform
H. Smith School of Business. outstanding work in their respective jobs
Tom says Annette and he have always and lives. “We are confident the Micro
participated in a variety of community Enterprise program will provide the tools
efforts over the years, ranging from coach- these individuals need to succeed. We hope
ing their kids athletic teams, running pub- that the residents of the Lakelands will take
lic service events through their synagogue advantage of the skill and effort Rakes and
and most recently for Tom, serving on the Rocha bring to their work in their homes.
Board of Directors for the Community We applaud Peretzman’s dedication to
Ministries Micro-Enterprise, LLC. serving his community and for taking an
Community Ministry Micro-Enterprise, interest in helping others so that they may
LLC (CMM-E) was started in October get their ideas and businesses off the
2001 through a grant from the ground. It is nice to know that in this
Montgomery County Office of Economic sometimes-crazy world there are still peo-
Development. Their purpose is to provide ple who have the best interest of others at
business mentoring, technical assistance, heart.
14 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Main Street Office Building Goes
Before Planning Commission
The proposed elevation of the building from the rear of Market Square.
lans for the office building to be story Courts of Devon Apartment building
P located on Main Street just behind
the fountain in Lakelands will be pre-
sented to the City’s Planning Commission
across the street.
The development requested a waiver of
18 parking spaces in order to accommodate
on Wednesday, June 4th. the structure, however, Virostek say that
Steve Virostek of Triumph Development after an extensive parking study they are
tells the Leader that the proposed structure not concerned in regards to parking. “High
calls for a 3 story, 25,000 square foot build- traffic parking occurs mainly on weekends
ing. The first level will accommodate retail when the office building will be closed so
space while the two upper levels will hold there will be spaces open to park, says
office space. Virostek.
Virostek says that the plan was created If you would like to express your
with a new urban look in mind and they thoughts on this building, please feel free to
feel there is a wonderful opportunity for attend the City’s Planning Commission
some great shops to occupy the retail space meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30
below. The structure will be three stories p.m. at City Hall.
tall, just one level shy in relation to the four
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 15
What Are They
At Last, Summer is finally here! Reading This
Summer is here and we couldn’t be more all residents to join us. A DJ will be provid- Month?
excited! We are looking forward to hosting ing the musical entertainment and we hope
some fantastic social events and seeing and to have great weather to lounge by the pool
talking with all of our fellow neighbors at in the afternoon before watching the fire- In case you forgot, the Lakelands
the pool. works at dusk. Book Club will be reading TURBU-
The Lakelands Community Yard Sale is Since summer is upon us, this is the per- LENT SOULS: A Catholic Son’s
just a few days away. In case you forgot, fect time to join one of the many classes Return To His Jewish Family by
Featherstone Street resident Nancy Pisarra offered by the Sergeants program. The pro- Stephen J. Dubner (Author)
is organizing this event, which will take grams are geared for all age brackets and (Paperback - 2001) for their June selec-
place on June 7th (June 14th rain date) capabilities. So even if you are a beginner tion.
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sale will be you can find something that is right for
held at Four Corners Park and the you. They also offer kids camps and teen In case you want to get a head start
Clubhouse lawn. If you are interested in programs. As well as personal training ses- on July’s reading selection, the title is
participating in the sale, please contact sions if you don’t like doing a group class. GOOD IN BED by Jennifer Weiner.
Nancy directly at 301-980-4091 or via By Victoria Lynn Sign up, get fit! Contact Brian Friend at (Author) (Paperback - October 1999)
(We heard it was quite funny!).
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $3
registration fee, which will cover the cost of
Nancy Pissara 301-948-8070 x 29 for more information.
Finally we would like to mention that
advertising the sale in the various local Friends for Animal Rescue Organization If you would like to join the
Social Committee Co-Chairs Lakelands Book Club, please contact
newspapers. So far we have about 16 people will be stationed outside the PetSmart in
registered for the event. Don’t delay any Market Square off Kentlands Boulevard Amy Howell at (301) 963-1491 or via
longer if you want the opportunity to get hope this will be a fun way for the kids to every Saturday and Sunday for any person email at AAHowell@aol.com to learn
rid of some stuff. celebrate the end of the school year and a who wants to adopt a pet. If it is raining, the Club’s monthly location, time and
School will be ending in just a few short way to jump start to a super summer sea- the pets and information representatives date.
weeks and the Lakelands Community son. will be moved inside the PetSmart. If you
Association and Social Committee will be We are in the process of organizing the are interested in adopting a pet you may
hosting an End of the Year Youth Bash at Lakelands 4th of July Celebration. Mark also call 301 846-0999 for more informa-
the Clubhouse on Friday, June 20th from your calendars for Friday, July 4th from tion. There are lots of wonderful loving
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. We have hired a DJ
to provide the musical entertainment for
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the pool. We will
be serving a full menu of delicious turkey
animals that need good homes. We hope
Lakelanders will find it in their heart to
the kids to dance and hang out to. There and roast beef cold cuts, mini croissants adopt one into their family. All articles and advertise-
will also be some karaoke for those who are and bagels with assorted spreads, tasty That’s it for this month! We’ll see you ments for the July Leader
brave! This event is open to all Lakelands chicken sandwiches and tuna sandwiches next month with more information about
youths from middle school age and up. We and of course vegetarian roll ups. There will the coming summer events. are due by June 15th.
be tons of food and of course we encourage
16 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 17
Our Town photos by Andrea Escher
Greene’s Is Gone
The Lakelands Leader has learned that
Greene’s Market has officially gone out of
business. Residents have slowly noticed items
like the Coke machine on the front porch
had been removed. Since the Classic
Community Corporation, the Lakelands
developer, owns the property, both the
Lakelands Board and Classic will be review-
ing possible ideas for the future of the build-
ing. We wish the Greene’s all the best;
Lakelands is sure to miss its favorite commu-
nity corner store.
The Fountain Is Back
The fountain on Main Street has been turned back on. According to Community Manager Jose Ponton, the fountain was turned back
on in late April after the long cold winter. Many residents who frequent the area on walks around the community or Market Square
have already enjoyed sitting by the fountain or tossing pennies into it hoping for that big wish. Enjoy!
Is It Seattle’s or Time To Play A Round of Putt-Putt Gunpoint
Starbucks? The Kentlands Mini Golf opened for business in mid April. An employee working behind the counter
In case you haven’t already According to the course representative Jan Litman, the mini at the Kentlands Miniature Golf Course on
heard, the franchiser and operator golf course offers 18 holes, a kid-friendly layout as well as the evening of May 17th was robbed at gun-
of Seattle’s Best Coffee, AFC snacks, drinks and ice cream. Litman says this year they have point. The suspect approached the window
Enterprises Inc, sold the popular added a driving range and video games to the location. The around 7:30 p.m. and displayed a handgun.
Seattle’s Best to the Starbucks course is a great place for birthday parties and Litman says they He demanded money and fled on foot in an
Corporation for $72 million dollars in are currently offering group and party rates. The mini golf unknown direction in Market Square with
April. Residents have been asking if the course will only be open Friday’s from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., $250 in cash. The suspect is described as a
Seattle’s in Market Square will soon turnover to a Starbucks. Saturday’s from Noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday’s from Noon to black male with braided hair wearing dark
The answer is no, not at this time. Currently reps for Seattle’s 8:00 p.m. The hours will be extended after school let’s out for clothing. Gaithersburg City and
Best say they are planning to keep this location as a Seattle’s the summer. For more information please call 240-631-6669 Montgomery County Police responded
Best. or log onto their website at www.icerink.org. immediately to the scene. The suspect was
18 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Pets Just Want to Have Fun
Lakelands residents have been raving about Animal Antics, a small pet-sit-
ting/dog walking business serving Rockville and Gaithersburg with many of its
clients right here in the Lakelands and Kentlands communities. Antics owner
and creator Stephanie Tamburello says her business is a unique pet care serv-
ice dedicated to enriching the life of every animal in their care. “For many
years, I have helped friends and relatives care for their pets while they were out
of town, etc, but never realized what a thriving businesspet-sitting was,” says
Tamburello. “I decided that I wanted to start a pet-sitting business that was
unlike any other. I hoped to build a clientele of pet-owners who feel as strong-
ly as I do that pets are just as much a part of the family as any other (human)
family member is! And with that in mind, I wanted to provide the utmost in
quality service to both the pet and the pet-owner. When I take on a new client,
the animal becomes a part of my family. I have several clients whose pets are
formerly abused animals (from shelters,etc.). These pets need more than just
a walk and drink of water. They need to rebuild their self-confidence and learn
to trust again. I get no greater satisfaction than having a dog who is either fear-
ful or aggressive, learn to trust me so much that I can get “kisses” from them!”
Lakelands Welcomes O’Hair Salon & Spa Animal Antics offers pet sitting while owners are away, this way you won’t
have to board your pet, mid-day walkings as well as morning and evening
Lakelands now has its own salon and spa in the community. O’Hair Salon & Spa walks available, transportation service to and from vet appointments and
opened for business in early April in a live/work unit on Main Street. O’Hair is no grooming appointments, and Antics even offers delivery service for pet food,
stranger to the area, having relocated to Lakelands from their former shop in downtown supplies or special bakery treats. That’s right; Tamburello has recently added a
Gaithersburg. O’Hair offers salon specialties like haircuts, chemical treatments, color Barkery Menu, which includes homemade treats made special with whole
treatments, styling, conditioning and more. Their full spa includes manicures, pedi- grains, real peanut butter and a free range of organic eggs. Your pet can enjoy
cures, facials, relaxing massages, make-up lessons, as well as waxings. Gift certificates are peanut butter bones, cheddar fishies, or banana biscotti. Yummy in your pet’s
available for purchase. Contact O’Hair today for you next appointment at 301-977-0800 tummy! As a client for Animal Antics, Tamburello says that you will receive a
or log onto their website at www.ohairsalon.com today for more information. quarterly newsletter “The Pampered Pet Post” and will have the opportunity
for regular clients to have their pets featured in the Birthday Club, which enti-
tles them to a special gift, free birthday visit and photo. To appear in the
Pampered Pet Post of course!
Tamburello is recently opened her new location in the Fallsgrove communi-
ty in Rockville, Maryland. She has been a regular visitor to many of the homes
in Lakelands and is eager to meet more furry friends in Lakelands.
If you would like more information about Animal Antics, please contact
Stephanie Tamburello at 301-461-4407 or via email at animalantics@com-
Mind & Body Remodels
There’s a new look at Mind & Body Day Spa! The popular spa on Market Street in the
Square recently underwent renovations and has debuted a fresh new look. The spa has
turned all Aveda and is excited to announce they now offer a wide variety of Aveda pro-
fessional skin care and cosmetic products. If you haven’t booked a manicure, pedicure
or facial, what are you waiting for? Check out the new Mind & Body look today.
Stay Tuned Next Month for in depth coverage of
the Last Mongo and the Yellow Balloon. Animal Antics owner Stephanie Tamburello with her four-legged friend
Scout Finan of Lakelands.
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 19
The ABCs (and all the rest of the Real Estate Alphabet)
By Leslie Weightman, Re/Max Realty Group cult to achieve than others but all require rienced agents requires advanced training
class time and some require exams. in listing and selling homes.
ou have made the momentous deci-
Y sion to move on - to buy the smaller
home overlooking the lake away
from the city. Maybe, you finally MADE IT
Accredited Buyer Representative from
REBAC, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent
Provides Internet training to teach
and you want that 10,000 square foot agents how to maximize the benefits of
By Leslie Council requires course work and testing.
Goliath with the address recognized by Weightman conducting business via the Internet.
people around the world. Back on earth
your company says you either move to ALC
Igotcha, USA or you lose your job. meaning of the letters after the name. Accredited Land Consultant - recognized
Whatever your reasons, you now have to Real estate agents very often had careers as experts in land brokerage transactions. Graduate Realtor Institute offers a solid
cull through the 58 postcards received from prior to making the big switch in their lives. base of information.
real estate agents in the past two weeks. Many of us have Bachelors and Masters CIPS
First, like your toddler’s interlocking alpha- degrees. Teachers and nurses seem to make
Certified International Property Lest you think these are the only desig-
bet blocks in red and blue, you lay the post- wonderful agents. Some are attorneys who
cards out on the family room floor. decided to leave that profession. Although Specialist nations available, there is also ABRM,
Somewhere you read you should interview it is an option at some schools, I have per- CCIM, LTG, RCE, RAA, SIOR, CPM, ARM,
three agents, so you have the tedious task of sonally met only one person with a degree CRB CRE, and GAA. The truth is that agents
reducing this monstrous number to man- in Real Estate. Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager who have earned designations want to stay
ageable proportions. Okay, you want to We are required to take continuing edu- - require advanced educational and profes- on top of what’s current, increase their
look at credentials as one way to filter out cation credits every two years. This knowledge, know the laws and maintain
sional requirements for success in broker-
the possibilities. It seems every agent amounts to only a few classes in that time
age and business management. their expertise in the field. These agents’
claims to be number “1”. But what do all space. Some of us want to increase our
those abbreviations mean after their technical knowledge and set ourselves dedication to their profession and their
names? The only one you know is PhD and apart from the crowd. We do this in vari- desire to continuously be educated does set
CRS them apart from the crowd and is valid as
you do not see that one anywhere. I will ous ways. Here is a list of the designations
attempt to give you a brief clue as to the and what they mean. Some are more diffi- Certified Residential Specialist for expe- part of the criteria for selecting an agent.
By Leslie Weightman, Re/Max Realty Group - Listings as of 05/15/03
FOR SALE 659B Main Street
720 Market Street East
Mt. Vernon Ryland
Address Housing Type Model Builder List Price 424 Phelps Street Townhouse Fairgate Ryan Homes $397,900
618 Gatestone Street Townhouse Georgetown Miller & Smith $384,900 Average List Price: $419,641, Average Days on the Market: 23
688 Gatestone Street Single Family Melville Ryan Homes $549,900
620 Lake Varuna Drive Single Family Bartholomew NV Homes $719,900 FOR RENT
621 Lake Varuna Drive Single Family Bartholomew NV Homes $679,900
845 Lake Varuna Drive Single Family Michner Ryan Homes $579,999 Address Housing Type Model Builder Rental
446 Leaning Oak Street Single Family Austin Ryan Homes $579,999
649B Main Street Condo-Townhome Mt. Vernon Ryland $303,000 625 Bright Meadow Drive Single Family Dartmouth NV Homes $3,795
462 Market Street East Single Family Michner Ryan Homes $694,900 20 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller & Smith $2,050
441 Placid Street Cottage Main Street $429,900 526 Leaning Oak Street Single Family Michner Ryan Homes $3,000
901 Rockborn Street Single Family Dartmouth NV Homes $910,000
934 Rockborn Street Single Family Bartholomew NV Homes $650,000 SOLD
105 Short Street Single Family Bartholomew NV Homes $789,900
Address Housing Type Model Builder Sold Price
There is one NV Homes lot available for sale in Lane in the Woods
331A Cross Green Street Condo-Townhome Georgetown Ryland $267,500
Average List Price: $601,097, Average Days on the Market: 29
646 Gatestone Street Townhouse Georgetown Miller & Smith $386,000
20 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller & Smith $345,000
UNDER CONTRACT 622B Main Street Condo-Townhome Mt. Vernon Ryland $301,000
630B Main Street Condo-Townhome Mt. Vernon Ryland $302,000
Address Housing Type Model Builder List Price 711B Main Street Condo-Townhome Mt. Vernon Ryland $309,000
430 Phelps Street Townhouse Fairgate Ryan Homes $389,990
605 Chestnut Hill Mews Townhouse Fairgate Ryan Homes $382,500
619 Gatestone Street Townhouse Fairgate Ryan Homes $405,000 Average List Price: $328,211, Average Sold Price: $328,641,
720 Gatestone Street Single Family Melville Ryan Homes $579,900 Average Days on Market: 11
34 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller & Smith $349,999
410 Kersten Street Townhouse Vanderbilt NV Homes $385,000
541 Kersten Street Townhouse Vanderbilt NV Homes $399,500 The information above was obtained from MRIS. Information is believed to be accurate,
857 Lake Varuna Drive Single Family Michner Ryan Homes $639,000 but should not be relied upon without verification. These were not listing/sold exclusive-
601 Linslade Street Townhouse Georgetown Miller & Smith $396,000 ly by Leslie Weightman/ReMax Realtors.
Lakelands Community Yard Sale is June 7th (14th for raindate) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you would like to take part, contact Nancy at (301) 980-4091.
20 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
By Corynne Levy
By Corynne Levy, RD, LD, CDE
re there certain times of the
year/month/week that you feel
stressed out? We are now coming to What can we do to manage
the end of the school year. Is this a busy stress?
time for you, between making plans for the
The first thing to do is eat a healthy diet.
summer, graduations, weddings, etc? Did
Good nutrition is an important stress-
you take off the weight you promised your-
self you would do before the pool opens fighting tool. When our bodies are poorly
and summer begins? The link between nourished, the effects of stress are even
stress and weight gain has long been more pronounced. Make sure you fuel up
known. But in recent years, science has also with heart healthy foods. Paying attention
made a case for the stress-weight gain con- to the quality and quantity of food in the
nection, according to Pamela Peeke, MD, diet is key. Eating a variety of vegetables
MPH. In her recent book, Fight Fat After and fruits as well as nuts and whole grains
Forty, she makes the case that stress likely is essential to a heart healthy diet. Stay
does play a central role in weight gain by mindful of your total calories as you eat
affecting both appetite and the way the healthy. The second thing to do to manage
body stores fat. stress is to get moving. There is no ques-
For many people, food is often a reward tion that increased physical activity is one
after a stressful day. What types of food do of the most important things a woman can
most people choose? Usually high fat/high do to prevent as well as treat the harmful
calorie/high sugar foods are the ones cho- effects of stress. This means trying to
sen. The next thing we know, we cannot fit accrue 10,000 steps per day, (buy a
into our clothes and the weight seems to pedometer and wear it), as well as getting
creep up, especially around our middles. in two day of weight lifting per week.
What happens to our bodies in times of
The next time you feel “stressed out”,
extreme stress? The first thing that hap-
don’t reach for the nearest piece of candy,
pens is an increase in stress hormones.
Stress hormones encourage fat to be stored take a walk instead, and while your walking
around our middle. Then our blood sugar think of how good you will look in that
rises, heart rate accelerates, lungs increase bathing suit by the pool.
respirations, and blood pressure increases. Corynne Levy is a Lakelands resident and
Cholesterol is released from the liver, blood Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes
clotting increases, sweating increases and Educator and owner of Live Well Nutrition
our pupils dilate for increased vision. Our Therapy of 312 Main Street, Lower Level, in
digestion is slowed and therefore when we the Kentlands. She can be reached at (301)
do eat, we tend to gain weight. 926-7600.
A Bright Neat Lakelands Garage!
GarageTek of Greater
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 21
Jury Service is an Honor
n Maryland jury duty is a universal
privilege and obligation. There are very
few ways to avoid the call of the Jury
Commissioner. The Law
The Jury Commissioner in Montgomery
County selects the names of prospective
jurors from two lists. One of those is the By Tim Clarke
Voter Registration list, and the other is the
list of individuals who have been issued a
driver’s license or identification card by the
a given day and then find that many of
Motor Vehicle Administration. Therefore,
if you drive or vote, your name may come them are excused because many of the
up for jury duty. cases settled just before trial.
The system here is known as “One Day- Once the day arrives, free parking is
One Trial.” This essentially means that available in Rockville and each potential
when you are called for jury duty, you will juror is given an introduction to the legal
know in advance that you will be there only system by way of a television tape presenta-
for that one day unless you are selected for tion and then sent off to individual court-
a trial scheduled to last more than one day. rooms for the process of jury selection.
If you are not selected for a trial, you will The attorneys for each side in a case have a
likely be released about noon, receive the right to participate in jury selection on
generous amount of $15.00 as reimburse- behalf of their clients. In the course of
ment for expenses, and know that you have doing so, they are seeking the best possible
participated in an important civic duty. If jurors for their client’s position. In order to
you are selected for a trial, you will remain achieve that result, the attorneys have the
for the duration of that trial. Most cases in right to exclude a limited number of poten-
Montgomery County take no more than tial jurors. This process of striking jurors is
several days. Of course, there are some not intended to be an insult to any person
exceptions but these are clearly made but merely an exercise, much of it by edu-
known to prospective jurors cated guess-work, of the opportunity to try
Once the Jury Commissioner develops to select a certain type of individual for the
the list of prospective jurors, a form is jury.
mailed to determine basic information Anyone who participates in this process
about the prospective jurors. That infor- in Montgomery County will have the
mation, such as age, education, and opportunity to see an exceptionally well-
spouse’s education is used to provide some run government office. They bring large
background about the potential jurors to numbers of people in every day, and the
the attorneys trying the case. The system small staff there routinely receives praise
works so that as many accommodations as from the participants in the process.
possible are made for individuals with spe- Anyone who has the privilege of serving on
cial needs. For example, I recently tried a a jury also finds that it is a system that
case in which one of the jurors was hearing works. A group of individuals who do not
impaired, and two sign language inter- know each other are called upon to make a
preters were provided. decision which is vitally important to the
If you are selected for possible jury duty, parties involved; by exercising their collec-
you will be given a Summons and told to tive common sense, good judgment, and
appear. You will also be given notice as to applying the law as explained to them by
when to contact the Jury Commissioner to the Court these people come up with the
determine if, in fact, your services will be answer.
required. Because cases have a tendency to If you get that notice for jury duty, serv-
settle at the last minute, it is not unusual ice should not be avoided. In fact, it should
for a large number of jurors to be called for be viewed as an honor.
When Was Your Last Financial Checkup?
In the past few months, like many of you,
I have had my annual physical, visited my
dentist for a cleaning and check up and had
my vehicle at the dealership for its’ 90,000 Matters
mile checkup. I have also reviewed my
family’s financial plan and found several
adjustments that needed to be made. By Wayne
Just as you periodically visit other pro- Zussman, CFP
fessionals to insure that your body or
equipment is in the best possible working
order, it is also wise that a Certified rebalance your portfolio quarterly, annual-
Financial Planner revisit your financial ly, or even less often. What does matter is
roadmap to make sure you are still on that you stick to a specific allocation. Based
course to achieve your financial goals. on the recent performance of the markets
The past three years have been a banner your portfolio is probably out of balance
year for real estate but not for stocks. Most and in need of some changes to bring it
portfolios under performed projections, back to its proper allocation. A review
pushing the timeline back for reaching should include your entire portfolio -
such goals as retirement or education investment and retirement accounts; stock
funding. purchase plans; stock options; rental prop-
To make sure you get back on track to erties; and other investments
meet your goals your financial review Estate Planning - Since we all recently
should focus on these items: moved to our new homes, are our heirs
Portfolio Reallocation — The method is aware of where your estate documents are
not as important as the practice. Studies located? Are your documents up to date
show that it doesn’t matter whether you
See CHECKUP continued on page 25
22 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 23
The Thrill of the Grill
ith the start of warmer weather,
W our minds wander to the simplic-
ity of food preparation on the
backyard grill. Grilling, also called barbecu-
ing, has no real season, but we tend to asso-
ciate it with summer. This method of cook-
ing is strongly associated with America
because our Native Americans used this By Flora Kessler, MS, RD, LD
technique exclusively in their food prepara-
tion. Grilling used to be quite a chore (and
predominantly a male related job), as it sealing bags work great. As a rule of thumb,
required time to establish a hot bed of the more delicate the food, the less time it
charcoal briquettes prior to cooking. With should sit in the marinade. Vegetables and
the invention and wide spread use of the foods such as delicate fish filets should
gas grill, we can start grilling very quickly marinate no more about 30 minutes,
and have a delicious meal on the table often steaks, chops and chicken pieces at least 1
in under an hour. hour and larger cuts of meat up to 24
Grilling can be a healthy, low fat way to hours. Turn the food once or twice in the
prepare your meal. Choose a lean meat and marinade, and discard once you remove the
use a Marinade, Mop, Rub or Sauce to food. Marinades are not reusable. Sauces
enhance the flavor of the meat. Oil added can be made from the marinade if boiled at
to your marinade, mop or sauce can keep least one minute.
the meat from sticking to the grill grates. Mops are thin basting sauces brushed on
Foil cooking bags offer even greater ease of to meats with a cloth mop or brush to help
preparation and clean up as all the ingredi- keep meat moist and tender. They original-
ents are placed inside the bag for cooking, ly were added using a clean cotton floor
and after use the whole bag can be discard- mop! Now they are small grilling acces-
ed. Special grilling equipment can be pur- sories found in a specialty store that carries
chased, for instance, a wire basket for outdoor grilling equipment or restaurant
grilling fish filets or a rotisserie for fowl and supplies. Fresh herb sprigs can be tied
meat. together to be used as a mop, and can add
Some meats should be precooked so they special flavor to your dish. A mop sauce is
remain tender and juicy. This is especially most usually used as part of a slow cooking
true of chicken, ribs and roasts. It is an process or smoking of large cuts of meat.
extra step, but assures that the meat doesn’t A Rub is usually a mixture of wet or dry
char on the outside before the cooking fully ingredients that are rubbed completely
on the inside. over a cut of meat. Rubs work best when
they are refrigerated for about an hour on
Marinades, Mops, Rubs and the meat before cooking. Rubs may contain
Sauces sugar or salt, as well as wet items such as oil,
mustard or wine, mixed with the dry sea-
A marinade is a mixture of spices and sonings to create a paste. Rubs can be easi-
herbs mixed with a liquid in which the food ly created from the available items in your
is soaked. When an acid is added to the liq- pantry. They are also available ready made
uid, it can act as a tenderizer. Marinades at your supermarket.
can add lots of flavor in as little as 15 min- There are more Sauces than you can
utes to 2 hours. For maximum safety, mar- imagine. Most familiar is BBQ sauce. Most
inate the meat in the refrigerator. Generally, BBQ sauces are based on ketchup, chili
meats should marinate no more than 24 sauce or canned tomato products with
hours, as the meat fibers will break down additional flavorings to differentiate among
and the meat will have a mushy texture.
Always marinate in a no-metal dish. Self See GRILL continued on page 25
Asian Beef Skewers Cinnamon Balloons with
Ingredients: 5 servings
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce Ingredients:
3 tablespoons sherry 1 7.5 ounce can of refrigerated biscuit dough
1/4 cup soy sauce 10 large marshmallows
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce 1/3 cup white sugar
2 green onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 1/3 cup chocolate flavored syrup
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
Directions: 1. Heat the grill to medium. Grease a 9 inch
1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together hoisin round aluminum foil pan.
sauce, sherry, soy sauce, green onions, garlic 2. Roll or pat the biscuit dough into 4 inch cir-
and ginger. cles. Top each with a marshmallow. Fold the
2. Cut flank steak across the grain on a diag- dough around the marshmallow to com-
onal in 2 inch wide slices. Put the slices in a pletely cover and pinch the seams to seal.
resealable plastic bag. Pour the sauce mix- 3. Mix the cinnamon and sugar. Brush the
ture over the meat and mix well. Refrigerate biscuits with the melted margarine; roll in the
2 hours or overnight. cinnamon sugar mixture. Place the biscuits
3. Preheat the outdoor grill to high heat. seam side down in the pan.
4. Thread the steak on presoaked bamboo 4. Cover with foil and grill on medium heat
skewers or metal skewers. Grill 3 minutes for about 15 minutes or until light brown.
per side or until it achieves the desired done- 5. Serve biscuits drizzled with the chocolate
ness. syrup. Serve immediately.
24 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
contact with the raw meat. increasing in the 5%-7% range annually.
GRILL The whole meal can be made on the grill, CHECKUP It’s never too early to start savings, even
Continued from page 24 even the dessert. Have fun, and avoid heat- Continued from page 1 small monthly amounts add up over time.
ing up your kitchen on the hot, humid days Grandparents and other relatives may also
of summer by firing up your grill. Here is a provide assistance if you have a college sav-
the brands and styles. If you use a thick with current laws? And with your family’s ings vehicle in place. Recent performance
sauce or one that contains sugar, brush it main dish and a dessert to try out on your changing circumstances? If it has been
family or guests. may require you to rebalance your
on during the last 15-20 minutes of grilling more than five years since you read your accounts so your future goals remain on
to avoid burning. will I recommend taking it out and reading
Flora Kessler is a Lakelands resident and reg- target.
For food safety, all leftover sauces, mops through it - what it says may surprise you. Retirement Saving - recent market per-
and marinades should be discarded after istered dietician at Asbury Methodist Village Insurance — Your life, disability, long- formance has probably changed your abili-
term care, health, and property/casualty
ty to retire as originally planned. Look at
coverage needs periodic review. Like estate
CORRECTION both IRA accounts and employee spon-
planning, your need for insurance doesn’t
sored plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b)
change frequently, but also like estate plan-
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie ning, not being prepared can have tragic
consequences for your family. Make sure Company Benefits — When was the last
Makes a 9 inch pie you have the proper amount and the cor- time you reviewed your company benefits?
rect type of coverage you need, and that Quite likely, you haven’t looked at them
Pastry for a single-crust pie (9 inches) since you started the job. But benefit plans
1 package (8ounces) reduced fat cream cheese you’re not overpaying for it. Just like auto
1/2 cup egg substitute insurance, compare your existing life change frequently; maybe some new choic-
3 tablespoons honey insurance policies each year with new car- es are being offered in your retirement
1 teaspoon vanilla extract riers or agents; you’d be surprised at the plan, or maybe other benefits are available
3-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries money you can save. that you haven’t considered.
1 tablespoon cornstarch Mortgage and Consumer Debt — Are Annual Reviews - It is important to
1/2 cup cold water review your plan and the progress you are
you still paying above market interest rates
1/2 cup reduced sugar strawberry preserves making toward your goals at least annually.
Non fat whipped topping is optional or private mortgage insurance? Chances
are you now have enough equity in your If you do not have the time, inclination, or
1. Prepare a single pastry crust (frozen or bake your own). Prick the bottom and edges, bake at 350 home to eliminate any second mortgages the ability to develop/review your financial
degrees for 3-15 minutes or until lightly browned. or PMI (private mortgage insurance) you plan, consider hiring a Certified Financial
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg substitute, honey and vanilla until smooth. Pour into currently maybe paying. With interest Planner to work with you.
the crust. Bake 15-18 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. rates at 45-year lows, refinancing may
3. Arrange strawberries over filling. make sense (again). Wayne Zussman is a Certified Finanical
4. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in preserves. Bring to a boil;
Income Taxes — Early in the year is the Planner and Lakelands resident. Please con-
cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon or brush over strawberries.
5. Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours before cutting. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. perfect time to identify ways to lower your tact Wayne for a complimentary meeting to
Refrigerate the leftovers. taxes, because you’ve got all year to put review or develop your roadmap for finan-
your plan into effect. If you waiting until cial success. Wayne can be reached at 301-
One piece without whipped topping is about 268 calories, 12 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 21 mg. year end it is usually too late to do any- 984-7480 or at email@example.com. Please
cholesterol, 119 mg. sodium, 34 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, and 5 grams protein. thing. visit www.LeStrangeZussman.com for addi-
Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit. College Saving - College expenses are tional articles.
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 25
Tips and Techniques for Making
the Most of Swim Season
By Sandy Krems the following:
For those of you new to swimming, wel- * Spare swim suit in case of emergency
come to my world! And here are a few tips (check out the “practice suit” rack at
for parents and swimmers that I’ve learned Aardvark).
over the years that will help you prepare for * A couple of swim caps (applies to boys Swim Team Schedule of Events
swim meets. as well as girls).
Wednesday, May 28 - 4-7 pm
* A minimum of 2 pairs of goggles with
1. Make sure your swimmer(s) get a good the straps adjusted properly. NEVER wear First Day of Practice
night’s sleep before the meet. Sleepovers new, untested goggles at a swim meet. (Check Practice Schedule for Breakdown of Age Group Practice Times)
the night before are NOT a good idea! * Pool shoes - swimmers should always
wear waterproof sandals to avoid athlete’s Sunday, June 1 - 8 am
2. Pack your swim bag the night before. foot, plantar warts and injuries. Also pool Officials Clinic: Referee, Starter, Stroke and Turn, Head Timer - Olney Indoor Swim Center - 16601
(More to follow regarding items to pack.) decks get HOT in the summer. Lots of Georgia Avenue, Olney
varieties are available from Adidas, Speedo,
3. If you’re not familiar with the pool or Nike. Sunday, June 8 - 8 am
location, get directions the night before. * At least 2 towels, more is even better. Officials Clinic: Referee, Starter, Stroke and Turn, Head Timer - Olney Indoor Swim Center - 16601
Trust me on this one. Going on Mapquest Your swimmer will use a towel to dry off
5 minutes before you’re due to leave the Georgia Avenue, Olney
after warm-ups and depending on how
house is NOT a good idea. If your com- chilly it is, he/she will probably want a dry
puter or printer is ever going to malfunc- Tuesday, June 10 - 7 pm-10 pm
towel after each event he/she swims. TIP: Automation Training - MLK Swim Center - 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
tion, this will be the time. And even if Buy the cheapest towels you can find
you’re caravanning to the meet, make sure because your child WILL lose them, I guar-
you have directions in case you get separat-
antee it! I buy bulk white towels at Costco. Friday, June 13 - 7 pm
ed. PARENTS MEETING - Competition Pool Deck
* Clothing to wear during meet and after
meet. And it’s a good idea to always have a
4. Swimmers should eat breakfast before Saturday, June 14 - 8:30 am Warm-Ups (WU)
pair of sweats. Post-meet clothing should
the meet. Even if you have “butterflies” in 9 am Start - Time Trials - Competition Pool
be placed in a separate part of swim bag if
your tummy, eat something. Even if you
just nibble on a bagel or an energy bar. possible, and/or in a Ziploc bag to stay dry.
* Sunscreen Saturday, June 14 - 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
5. Your child should wear his/her swim- * Water bottle filled with water or a sport Potluck Dinner for Swim Team Families - Clubhouse Lawn
suit to the meet. Do not plan on time to drink. Swimmers dehydrate easily and
change in the locker room. don’t realize it. I fill bottle(s) the night Tuesday, June 17 - 7 pm-10 pm
before with ice cubes and water and put in Automation Training - MLK Swim Center - 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
6. If the meet is outdoors, your child fridge so they are ready to grab right before
should apply sunscreen before he/she suits we walk out the door. Friday, June 20 - 7 pm
up. Then plan on re-applying during the * Discreet snacks (because food is usual-
Pep Rally Following Practice - Competition Pool Deck
meet. ly not allowed on the pool deck)! Pack
them in ziploc snack bags. I recommend
grapes, raisins, trail mix, bananas, energy Saturday, June 21 - 8 am WU
7. Plan on arriving at the pool at least 10-
bars, or dry cereal. 9 am Meet - “A” Meet - James Creek at Lakelands
15 minutes before warm-ups are scheduled
to begin to allow time to find a parking * Swim shampoo (to get chlorine out of
space, locate your team area, and check out hair), conditioner, baby powder (dust TBA Between June 23 and June 26
concessions for that all-important coffee! inside of swim cap after meet so it doesn’t Cosmic Bowling or Movie Day
stick together), brush, scrunchies, other
8. The Swim Bag and it’s contents: A necessary toiletries. Wednesday, June 25 - 5 pm WU
sturdy bag is hugely important, it will take 6 pm Meet - “B” Meet - Washingtonian Woods at Lakelands
lots of abuse from weather and chemicals 9. Tip for parents: Swim meets are not
and from just being thrown around on always known for their brevity. You may Friday, June 27 - 7 pm
concrete, bleachers, and in lockers. After want to bring something to occupy some of Pep Rally Following Practice - Competition Pool Deck
years of trying different styles, my kids your time between your child’s events, such
favor the backpack style for ease in walking as the newspaper or a book. But the best
Saturday, June 28 - 8 am WU
to and from practice. Speedo offers a back- thing to do is to sit with other parents from
your team and get to know each other. I’ve 9 am Meet - “A” Meet - Oakview at Lakelands
pack style swim bag that can be purchased
at Aardvark that will suit every swimmer’s made some friends that I will have forever
needs. For a meet, the bag should contain at swim meets, and you will too! Wednesday, July 2 - 5 pm
Team Photo on Competition Pool Deck Followed by Pasta Dinner for Swim Team Families
Celebrating engagements, Friday, July 4 - 8-9:30 am
Practice for Entire Team Followed by Pancake Breakfast for Swimmers
weddings, anniversaries, birthdays,
pregnancies, births and more? LAKELANDS LIONFISH SWIM TEAM CONTACTS
Team Rep: Sandy Krems 301-990-7682
Share your milestones and news with your Assistant Team Rep: Laura Tonelson 301-670-0608
Treasurer: Denise McGovern 301-977-6506
friends and neighbors. Merchandise: Carrie Seligmann 301-977-4058
Concessions: Patricia Quintas 301-869-9364
To be included in future issues of Who’s News Head Coach Mark Schoenfelder 1-301-788-0581
in the Leader, contact Andrea at leader@lake- Assistant Coach: Bryan (BJ) Jack 301-990-7682
Assistant Coach: Lisa Hann 301-590-1437
lands.org or at 240-832-0905.
26 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
On the Homes Tour: walking tour. These participants saw ten beautiful homes
and gardens as well as the City Park and public buildings. THANKS LAKELANDS!
Homes Shine Despite Even the Kentlands Mansion was open for the day.
Tour participants included avid gardeners who relished
the opportunity to walk into the usually fenced-off areas of
The Kentlands House and Garden Tour, which we
produced on May 17, 2003, required the help of com-
Showers these private backyards where they met the homeowners,
volunteer guides, and even the garden designer for the com-
mittee members and the financial support of adver-
tisers so that the money raised could go to these wor-
mercially designed gardens. Interior designers, novice and thy causes.
By Tim Clarke professional, had the opportunity to tour the inside of some We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to
After having the Planning Committee experience power of the exceptional homes within the community. These the wonderful committee members who worked so
failures forcing a meeting in the dark, a series of monu- homes range from Miami modern to Victorian splendor, hard for months to make the event a success; they are:
mental snowstorms throughout the winter, and April show- with each home showing the personalized design which Nina Chace, Elizabeth Cookson, Cathy Alessi, Pat
ers which continued into the middle of May, the Kentlands makes each one so unique. The variety of homes and gar- Reed, Mary Wasik, Chris Joehl, Sally and Tom
House & Garden Tour Committee hoped for a sunny day dens provided good ideas for the hundreds of participants Marchessault, Jacquie Tennant, Tim Clarke, Leah
for the Tour, but that was not the case. However, about 400 to take back home with them. Jaffee, Betsy Koepenick, Diane Stevens, and many
people participated in the Tour for the benefit of The The fund-raiser, of course, had a purpose. Proceeds went others.
Cottage of Hospice Caring, Inc. and Kentlands Garden to worthy causes and, fortunately, they benefitted. Michelle As an expression of our appreciation to the adver-
Club. A casual inquiry of those in attendance and a review Clarke of Kentlands Public Relations stated that, “My only tisers, we would also ask the community to thank
of the numerous checks presented as payment for Tour tick- regret is that the weather prevented a larger number of peo- them by patronizing these businesses who have gen-
ets indicate that the entire metropolitan area was represent- ple from attending which means that the charities will erously supported this fund-raiser for the Kentlands
ed in the attendee. People from Silver Spring, Potomac, receive somewhat less than we had hoped.” Garden Club and the Cottage of Hospice Caring, Inc.
Frederick, Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax all descended A good time was had by all, with many waiting for the The sponsors are the following: Elaine Koch of Long
upon the narrow streets and sidewalks of Kentlands for this next event.. & Foster, Village Settlements, Merrifield Garden
Center, Betsy Koepenick, Alphagraphics Printing,
Caruso Family Homes Team of Long & Foster, Jeff
Joehl of Dominion Mortgage, Main Street Home &
Garden, Johnson’s Florist and Garden Center,
O’Donnell’s Restaurant, Cissie Griffis of W.C. & A.N.
Miller, South by Southwest, Meridians, Long & Foster
Real Estate, Vasilis Restaurant, Stiles Family
Dentistry, American Tae Kwon Do, The Wine
Harvest, Dental/Ortho Group, Century 21 Real
Estate, Profiles Hair Studio, W.C. & A.N. Miller
Realtors, BB & T Bank, Judy Howlin of Long & Foster,
Duany Plater-Zyberk, Cantina d’Italia Restaurant,
Tim Clarke, Esq., Potomac Garden Center, Mary
Ellen Howey of Long & Foster, and Coldwell Banker
The financial support guaranteed a successful
fund-raiser, the committee work was tireless, the pro-
motion of the event by this newspaper was beneficial,
and the VOLUNTEERS on Tour Day were great.
Thank you all.
House Tour ticket holders had a chance to see the beauty inside some Kentlands homes and get some great decorating ideas. Michelle Clarke
(Photo Tom Marchessault)
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 27
Pain Can Interfere To Your
With Performance On Health
And Off The Field!
By Dr. Brian
By Dr. Brian Paris Paris
Whether it is a jump shot or a put, pain
can stop you from performing your best on allows for proper body function.
and off the field. Pain in the lower back, Chiropractic care for athletes increases
neck, shoulders and hips often stop the flexibility and mobility, reduces injuries,
athlete from playing those loveable sum- enhances coordination and speeds up the
mer time sports. Many times these symp- healing process. It has been shown that
toms are caused by spinal problems. early movement of soft tissue injuries,
Your spine functions to support the including whiplash, enhances the long
framework of your body. It is the core of term function and prevents disability.
your body. Many spinal misalignments can So next time you injure your self make
show up in your posture-in essence, pos- sure to have a Chiropractic check up to
ture is a window to your spine. If your ensure proper healing and a speedy recov-
head constantly tilts to the left or right er. And those looking to perform at their
(you know you always see your head tip- highest levels should add Chiropractic into
ping to the same side in every picture), their regimens just like Emmit Smith, the
your spine tilts to the left or right. If one NFL’s All-Time Leading Rusher. He says, “I
hip is higher than the other, your pelvis use Chiropractic at least twice a week. I
and lower back are out of line. If one would definitely say that it helps me per-
shoulder is higher than the other, your form at a higher level.”
middle back is out of alignment. When Emmit Smith is one of the many profes-
Cloppers Mill & your posture and spine misalign you get sional athletes that benefits from
Great Seneca Highway the aches and pains that stop you from
Chiropractic. Below is a list of several
other professional athletes of many that
Improper posture can cause: loss of benefit from Chiropractic. So if you wish
(301) 515-9370 strength.; loss of balance; loss of flexibility;
loss of energy; and loss of coordination.
to play like the pros, you have to follow the
habits of the pros-DISCOVER CHIRO-
To perform at your peak levels you must PRACTIC!
maintain balanced posture. Chiropractic
care helps align the body parts so the tar- Dr. Paris directs the Chiropractic center
geting system functions at its very best. located in the King Farm Village Center. The
The body cannot function at its peak level center offers patients the revolutionary
if its structure is out of balance and align- Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP(r)) technique,
ment. Muscles, nerves and ligaments are one of the world’s most researched methods
always affected by a body out of alignment. proven to correct the spine and alleviate
The proper spine and body structure chronic symptoms.
Flashing Red Means children.
You never know when a child may run
STOP! across the street to catch the bus or run
home. We understand that many resi-
By Andrea Escher dents are in a hurry to get to work, school
or appointments and stopping for a bus
Even though school is almost out for
can cause a little impatience. But please
the summer, many Lakelands residents
have grown increasingly frustrated with remember we don’t want your impa-
the residents in the community who tience to cause a child from being hit by
choose to drive past a stopped school bus your car. Wait the few seconds till every-
loading or unloading children and with one is safely on or off the bus and the bus
its red flashers blaring. Just because the pulls away. Then continue driving slowly
bus may be unloading/loading children (of course) through the community.
on the opposite side of the street, you still We appreciate everyone’s cooperation
have to STOP! This is not a request it is a and hope that next time you see those
law that all cars stop in all directions (4 flashing red lights on a stopped school
Ways) when a bus is loading or unloading bus, you will stop and wait.
When school buses are loading/unloading, please STOP!
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June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 29
Flowing from Spring to Summer
By Kimberly Robertson you can begin to make the necessary
changes in your home to create more har-
eng Shui, (pronounced fung -shuay) mony and flow in your outer world.
means wind and water. It is about the Having a yard sale can enhance your
flow of energy, both internally and money, while letting go of old memories.
externally. Kahlil Gibran is quoted as say- Painting a room a different color or trying
ing “Your House is your Larger Body”. new fabrics can open new channels of
How and where you spend your time is a energy, and promote health and well-
reflection of your inner feelings and the being. We all know how we feel when we
circumstances in your life, both on the bring something new into our environ-
physical plane and in unseen energetic ment. Spring is all about new beginnings
ways. As you become aware of your envi- and endless possibilities.
ronment, you awaken to your inner As we move from Spring to Summer we
promptings. Everything is interconnected! find that we want to be more extroverted.
As we begin the process of understand- This is a good time to take inventory of the
ing and using Feng Shui, it may be useful to outside of our homes. In Feng Shui, doors
point out the various techniques used by are considered the mouths of a building,
Feng Shui practioners. One theory utilizes the place where energy is invited into our
the compass and emphasizes the impor- space. Therefore, keep in mind that our
tance of the four directions. The Compass doors need to be welcoming and any obsta-
School uses a magnetic compass called the cles eliminated. Evaluate if your door is
“loupan” and helps to align geophysical easy to open and close. Having easy access
forms and energetic patterns. Another the- to the entrance of our homes not only
ory, and more popular in our Western cul- allows for the flow of positive energy, it also
ture, is called the Black Sect and is represents opportunities that may want to
Buddhist in its origin. This particular come our way. If one’s career needs boost-
school uses the “Bagua” system. The ing, a good Feng Shui cure might be to
“Bagua” is an octagon that corresponds to hang a pretty potted plant or placing a flag
different areas of one’s life. For instance, outside. to let the world know that you
one-third portion of the “Bagua” repre- exist. The color red is very enticing and
sents career, while the opposite is fame/for- awakens the senses. It says, look at me.
tune. Relationship, money/abundance, Therefore, planting lots of red flowers or
creativity and health are other areas reflect- painting your door red may be all you need
ed in this modality, as well as travel, helpful to bring in new opportunities. Wind
people and inner wisdom. How one
chimes are also a wonderful way of inviting
defines the meaning and importance of the
energy into the home and are great acces-
various areas depends on the individual.
sories for slowing down fast moving ener-
Abundance to one person may mean
gy. After a stressful day, coming home to
money, while to another it may signify
the enticing and harmonious sounds of
more time or energy. Defining what each
wind chimes can bring peace and calm to
area means to you is important as we begin
the process of creating change.
The simple tasks of cleaning, organizing Pay attention to how you may get to your
and rearranging are powerful and needed home. If there is a huge hill or long
tools. As the season of Spring calls forth upward, climbing driveway, it may repre-
the energy of new beginnings, what a won- sent struggle in one’s life. Cracked side-
derful time to clean, clear and begin anew walks or holes in our driveways can repre-
using Feng Shui principles. Keeping in sent areas in our lives that may need heal-
mind the mental layout of the Bagua and ing. A meandering sidewalk or even-sided
applying it to your home, you can begin to driveway gives way to flow and balance.
spring clean with intention. As you wash Likewise, a garden that is bordered and
your windows, where is your vision straight can represent boundaries, whereas
becoming clearer? If your windows fall in a garden with overflowing shrubs or weeds
the “abundance” area of the Bagua, you can and no borders gives the feeling of chaos
focus your intention on clearing up your and perhaps lack of boundaries in one’s
finances. Or perhaps as you clean up your life. Color is very important in Feng Shui
“career” area, you can hold on to the inten- and lends itself to a feeling of happiness. Is
tion of what you’d like to create as your your garden full of pretty, colorful flowers,
perfect career. Likewise, you can use this or healthy herbs? A water fountain placed
same concept of cleaning/clearing to see in the garden is not only inviting to hear,
what may be in the way of creating or hav- but it is calming to the spirit. Birdbaths
ing the relationship you’ve always dreamed can represent flow and opportunities and
of. Always be mindful of what area of the are certainly fun to watch! Bird feeders
Bagua is being affected as you start to clean not only help nature, but also can represent
out closets, drawers and cabinets. As you abundance in one’s life and willingness to
begin to take inventory of your cabinets, share.
pay particular attention if this falls in the As we move through life and the seasons,
“health” area of the Bagua. Perhaps you we certainly can use Feng Shui to cultivate
can enhance your health by throwing out positive experiences and approach each sit-
those items that no longer serve you or are uation with an opportunity to grow. You
unhealthy or expired. will know when you are making the right
Life is constantly changing, expanding progress because your vessels, both your
and contracting with experiences. With house and body will feel tranquil, yet pow-
the advent of Spring, what better time to erful and you may experience alignment
look at your home with “new eyes”. As you with your spirit and soul. May your homes
look at your home and your belongings, I be blessed and your spirit rich with love.
invite you to take inventory of your sur-
roundings. Does your home make you feel Kimberly Robinson is a Feng Shui Master
calm and peaceful or chaotic and stressful? who recently moved from San Diego where
Perhaps those items and belongings you’ve she taught Feng Shui at various colleges.
been holding onto no longer serve you. Also a Certified Teacher, Hypnotherapist,
Perhaps the colors you once enjoyed no Life Coach and Reiki Master, Kim offers her
longer make you feel happy and alive. As services and classes through Meridians,
you begin to notice how you feel inside, located on Main Street in the Kentlands.
30 The Lakelands Leader June 2003
Who Does What in Community Manager Jose Ponton at 240-
Lakelands? Swimming Pool Management
The management and maintenance of
By Andrea Escher the community pool is handled by
Trash removal (including recycling and Georgetown Aquatics. For any questions
bulk trash), security, landscaping and pool regarding the pool management/opera-
management. There seems to be lots of tion, please contact the on-site pool man-
activities with service contractors in ager for further information at 240-631-
Lakelands and residents have been asking 8338 extension 4.
exactly who is responsible for what in
The contract between Lakelands and
Trash Removal Proactive enables officers to observe and
Trash removal in the community is notify the community manager of inoper-
picked up on Monday’s and Thursday’s in able streetlights, broken tot lot equipment,
Lakelands. The Lakelands Community bent/broken street signs throughout
Association engaged Waste Management Lakelands. Officers will be available to
for this service; paid for by your monthly enforce the community’s policies regard-
association dues. All trash should be put ing solicitation, loitering and/or drinking.
out for pick up in a container by 7:00 a.m. The security officer will be stationed in
the day of trash pick-up. If you have any Lakelands every evening between the
questions about trash removal please con- hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. from June
tact Waste Management at 301-340-0774. to September. Residents may contact
Proactive when they are in service for a
Recycling Lots of activity in Lakelands, so who is picking up what?
concern that one may have that is in
progress at 301-674-1309 or they may also
The City of Gaithersburg handles all schedule an appointment wit one of the
recycling within the incorporated city lim- picking up the green bin items and the furniture and other large household items. Proactive administrative employees or
its, which includes Lakelands. The desig- brown yard trimming items, so if not all The Lakelands bulk pick up day is the first detectives for that purpose during normal
nated recycling day in Lakelands is your items are picked up at once, don’t Thursday of every month. For questions business hours at their headquarter offices
Thursdays. The City has contracted with panic, the other trucks will be along later or comments please call the City’s Public at 301-515-0212 for a non-response issues.
Waste Management for the pick up of in the day. If you need a green recycling Works Department at 301-258-6370. Residents are reminded that during emer-
recyclables in the various city communi- bin delivered to you or have questions gency situations in progress that risk prop-
ties. Pick up for recycling includes news- regarding recycling in Lakelands, please Landscaping Maintenance
erty, life or your immediate safety, pleas
papers, mixed paper, corrugated card- contact the City’s Public Works Division at call 911 FIRST. Or for non-emergencies,
Potomac Garden Center (PGC) handles
board, and commingled cans, glass con- 301-258-6370 please contact the County or City Police at
all of the landscaping maintenance within
tainers and plastic bottles. The recycling the Lakelands common areas. PGC is typ- 301-279-8000.
contractor also collects brush, branches, Bulk Pick Up
ically on site every Tuesday to perform
grass clippings, leaves and other yard trim- The City of Gaithersburg provides their contract service which may include: If there is a service that you are still unsure
mings when placed in biodegradable monthly bulk refuse collection for those plantings, weeding, pruning, mulching, about, please direct your inquiries to
brown paper bags and set at the curb on large items that Waste Management will mowing, trimming and more. If you have Community Manager Jose Ponton at 240-
regularly scheduled recycling days. Please not accept on our regular trash days. These any questions, comments and/or concerns 631-8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more
be advised that there are different trucks items include heavy electrical appliances, with this service, please contact information.
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Star In Ridgeview
By Andrea Escher
akelands has quite a few stars with
L promising careers in show business, as
four middle school students played
outstanding roles in the Ridgeview Middle
School’s performance of Morton Da
Costa’s popular 1962 musical, The Music
Auditions were held shortly after the
winter holidays and cast members were
announced after the New Year. Lakelands
very own Christopher Bauer of
Featherstone Street was cast as the lead
role, playing Professor Harold Hill, a trav-
eling salesman, who makes his living by
duping small towns into buying instru-
ments and uniforms for a boys’ marching Top: Featherstone Street resident Christopher Bauer performs a song while starring in the lead role.
band. Bauer a 7th grader was excited and Below: the cast full of Lakelands stars take their bows for a job well done. (Photos Remi Bauer)
honored to be cast with the lead role. cal performance per year, the students
But Bauer proved not to be the only tal- rehearsed day after day for four months.
ented kid in the community, as Stephanie But when the curtain went up on show
Perkins, an 8th grader and Cross Green night back on May 2nd and 3rd, the thespi-
Street resident, Aaron Schrier, a 7th grader ans proved they had every line, song and
and Leaning Oak Street resident and Catie dance down perfectly. Parents and musical
Burke, a 6th grader and Gentlewood Street goers were so impressed with the hard
resident all were cast with roles in the play. work and determination these kids showed
Becky and Robin Rutchick of Gatestone in making the performance such a raving
Street and Robbie Carmack of Leaning success.
Oak Street served on the crew for the pro- Congratulations on a job well done. Who
duction as well. knows maybe one of these rising stars
Since Ridgeview only hosts one theatri- could be a future American Idol!
June 2003 The Lakelands Leader 33
FOR SALE: Wireless Internet Gateway - $45. Contact 301-208-0324. washer and dryer on bedroom (3rd) level, Utilities
(gas/electric) / cable: shared, Telephone: can establish
IN SEARCH OF HIGH-END BABY FURNITURE: Crib
and dresser. Please call 301-869-7455.
ALMOST NEW FENCE: Needs a good home approx TUTORS: separate line Contact Karrie at 301-208-9521 or kar- HOUSE CLEANER: for several homes in Lakelands look-
102.5’ of 36’ h colonial gothic primed, painted, white email@example.com
TUTOR: (Elementary) 2nd grade MCPS teacher. ing to add more. Over 10 years experience, highly effi-
picket fence, gothic posts and gate included, only 8
Currently working on masters in reading. I have experi- RESPONSIBLE MCPS TEACHER - residing in the cient, responsible, honest, and cheerful. References avail-
months old, must sacrifice puppy is now large jumping
ence in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. I will work with you and Lakelands - is available for walking, feeding, and sitting able. Please call Marlenis Diaz - H: (301) 592-8987; cell:
dog. $500.00 OBO u haul. Please call 301-527-0035 or
your child’s teacher to reach maximum success in school. dogs in the afternoons, evenings, weekends, and (301) 237-8494.
301-943-5619 ask for Jenny/Jason Tepper.
Let’s make learning fun! Call Karen at (240) 632-1456 throughout the summer. Please call 301-869-8353.
FIREWOOD WITH OUTDOOR STAND AND COVER.
We converted our fireplace to gas and no longer need the SERVICES SUMMER TUTOR NEEDED: My nine year old son needs TIMESHARES
wood, etc. $50.00. 301 926-7577 a tutor with specific expertise in reading and organiza- TIMESHARE FOR SALE! Never worry about purchasing
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expensive vacation packages again. We are selling our
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headboard. Must sell. $700/OBO. Call Jaymi at 301-252- ROOMMATE WANTED ASAP: To share large three sophomore looking for a full or part-time summer Nanny Meaning you can bank them together for one week, 2-
5310. bedroom condo with one other person in the Lakelands position. Early Childhood Education major with tons of bedroom resort or for two separate weeks in a 1-bedroom
community in Gaithersburg. Can’t pass up the features experience with children of all ages. Worked in 2 daycare resort. This is a deeded timeshare for $8,000. For more
COMPUTER NETWORK COMPONENTS FOR SALE:
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Lease: Six months, Kitchen: full privileges, Laundry: 240-683-6776. beach, nightlife... all the fun is close by.
To advertise in the Lakelands Leader, please call (240) 832-0905 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The following survey’s were recently posted on www.lakelands.org . Residents have been won-
dering and here are the results of our recent surveys of the month.
War in Iraq; are you for or against it?
Total Community Surveys Received: 52
What line of work are you in? Which one of the following best describes your employer?
Total Community Surveys Received: 33
Lakelands & Kentlands Newspaper
The community has recently been bombarded with several newspapers. Please tell us your
thoughts on what kind of newspaper/community publication you would like to see deliv-
Total Community Surveys Received: 90
Thank you for participating and be sure to log on this month for the current survey of the
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The Lakelands Leader
Lakelands Living photos by Andrea Escher
Team sponsor Potomac Pizza provided delicious flavored shaved ice.
The Hottest Club in the
Lines formed at the Swim Team
By Andrea Escher
It was a great day for
the Lakelands Lionfish
Swim Team! Parents and
children packed the
Lakelands Clubhouse on
May 1st for the 2nd
Annual Swim Team Reg-
istration. According to
Swim Team Represen-
tative Sandy Krems, the Assistant Coach Lisa Hann helps new residents register for the swim team.
Lionfish will welcome an
outstanding 90 children
to the team this year! Not
bad for an organization
that just got off the
ground with less then 50
children a year ago!
Krems says they are so excited to have so many kids joining the team and she
expects over 100 children to join once they see all the fun when practices start this
month. Krems says there will be number of fun events planned and this year will be
the first year that the team will actually compete in meets. So we encourage all resi-
dents to stop by the pool on Saturday, June 21st at 9:00 for their first home meet
against James Creek.
The team will be welcoming new head coach Mark Schoenfelder along with assis-
tant coaches Bryan Jack, Julie Hoponick, and Lisa Hann.
We wish the Lionfish the best of luck in the coming months! GO LIONFISH!
Denise McGoven works with Deb Ransing to find the right size team suit.
36 The Lakelands Leader June 2003