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                                                       May 2007                                                                                                                                         Volume 9 Issue 4



 what’snews? Rachel Carson Overcrowding Update
Cookies to Iraq                                        By Jim Wakefield
Girl Scout Troop Sends Cookies With Love
                            to Lakelands
                            Dad in Iraq,
                            story on
                            page 14.
                                                       T     here is a situation concerning over
                                                             capacity at Rachel Carson Elementary
                                                             School (RCES) that may directly or indi-
                                                       rectly affect every homeowner in the
                                                       Lakelands Community.
                                                           Rachel Carson is severely over-crowded.
                                                       Designed for 649 students, it is now at 766.
                                                       Projections indicate enrollment will continue
                                                       to spiral upward and continue to exceed
Happy Mother’s Day

                                                                                                          Photo Courtesy: Lisa Hollaender
                                                       capacity by at least 203 students by the fall of
The Lakelands Leader spends a little time              2010. Even with portable classrooms, the
with three Lakelands moms to hear their                infrastructure of the common areas at Rachel
thoughts on career, life and motherhood.               Carson were not designed for that many stu-
Story on page 16.                                      dents and additional capacity will need to be
                                                                                                                                                                                           The overcrowding issues at
                                                       added at another school or schools in the clus-                                                                                      Rachel Carson affect all
                                                       ter to provide relief for Rachel Carson.                                                                                               homeowners in the
Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour, Yard Sale                        This affects Lakelands residents with                                                                                             Lakelands community.
and More!                                              school-age children as they may be bussed to
Be sure to turn to page 11 to find out what            schools other than Rachel Carson. It also            County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of
great upcoming events are in the works.                potentially affects all homeowners since the
                                                       location and quality of nearby schools is often
                                                                                                            Education.
                                                                                                          • Although        considering       Diamond
                                                                                                                                                                                       City To Discuss
Check out page 11.                                     a prerequisite to prospective home buyers.           Elementary would provide the least
                                                                                                            impact to Lakelands students, MCPS will
                                                                                                                                                                                       Lakelands Park
Meet Your Neighbors                                    APRIL 20 UPDATE:                                     not consider Diamond Elementary in the
Lakelands                                                 I wish I had better news to report but at         feasibility study because it is not officially                              “Skate Plaza”
own Alexa                                              press time:                                          within the Quince Orchard Cluster.
Thompson                                               • It appears that expanding RCES is not
                                                          being considered by the Montgomery
                                                                                                            This news has not altered any of the
                                                                                                                                            See OVERCROWDING continued on page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                        Concept With
shows
everyone                                                                                                                                                                                 LCA Board
that even a
child can
                                                           Lakelands Pool Opens May 26                                                                                                        By Andrea Escher
make a                                                           Opening Day To Coincide with Annual
difference.
Turn to
                                                                            Pool BBQ Bash                                                                                          T  here has been quite a bit of rumor
                                                                                                                                                                                      and discussion as to whether a
                                                                                                                                                                                   Skate Park will be constructed at near-
page 13.                                                                                                                                                                           by Lakelands Park. The Lakelands
                                                                                                     By Andrea Escher                                                              Leader contacted Tim “Smitty” Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                   with the City of Gaithersburg Parks,


                                                                                                                I
                                                                                                            t’s time to dig out those swimsuits and
                                                                                                            stock up on the sunscreen, the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Recreation and Culture Department
                                                                                                                                                                                   to find out the real story behind all
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                                                                                                            Lakelands pool will be opening in just                                 the Skate Park talk.
                                                                                                         three short weeks and neighbors can’t                                        According to Smith, Lakelands res-
                                                                                                          wait! Assuming that there aren’t any                                     idents contacted the City asking for a
                                                                                                          unexpected Nor’easter cold fronts mov-                                   Skate Park to be constructed at
                                                                                                          ing through, the pool is scheduled to                                    Lakelands Park. “We can’t build the
                                                                                                         open on Saturday, May 26, 2007.                                           12,300 square foot Skate Park that
                                                                                                            The pool opening will coincide with the                                was constructed at Bohrer Park,” said
                                                                                                        annual Lakelands Pool Bash & BBQ Party.                                    Smith. “But we did come up with the
                                                                                                       What better way to celebrate the start of sum-                              concept of building a 1,500 square
                                                                                                      mer and sun with a little food, fun, and music.                              foot Skate Plaza at Lakelands Park.”
                                                                                                    The party will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00                                    While several concepts and ideas
                                                                                                 p.m. The food will be set up on the lawn area adja-                               are being researched, Smith said the
                                                                                               cent to the basketball court and the party continues                                tentative plans for the Skate Plaza
                                                                                           with more fun, games and surprises on the pool deck.                                    would include smaller, low concrete
                                                                                      The food will be served promptly at 12:00 p.m. until it’s gone!                              pieces. “At the Bohrer Park Skate
                                                           For those hungry BBQ goers, a traditional picnic will be served. The SpongeBob moon-                                    Park we have wood structures that
                                                       bounce will debut on the lawn and is sure to provide hours of endless jumping fun.                                          average eight feet in height,” said
                                                           This year’s pool bash is generously sponsored by the Prigal Brothers of Re/Max Realty                                   Smith. “What we have in mind for
                                                       Group, Brad Cohen of Mason Dixon Funding, and Adam Polsky of Peak Settlements.                                              Lakelands Park is about four or five
                                                           The pool will have limited hours of operation while school is still in session as residents                             components that would contour with
                                                       will be able to swim from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the weekdays and from 10:00 a.m. to                                 the existing Park, smaller pieces like
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                                                       9:00 p.m. on weekends. Don’t worry, once school let’s out, the pool will be open seven days                                 grind boxes, steps and rails.”
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                                                       a week from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.                                                                                            The City has come up with several
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                                                           We hope everyone has a great time at the pool this summer and we’ll see all of you                                      proposed locations for the Plaza, Smith
                                                       at the BBQ Bash! L                                                                                                                   See SKATE PARK continued on page 3
2   The Lakelands Leader   May 2007
                         from theboard
                            By Bev Frey, LCA Vice President



A      community – more than a destination at the end of the day; a place you want to
       call home. There is a difference in living in a community and being a part of that
       community, sharing with your neighbors a common desire to make the neighbor-
hood the best that it can be! In Lakelands, we are fortunate to have such a strong sense
of community, reflected by the volunteers who serve endlessly on various committees.
As a Board, we rely on their knowledge and dedication and would like to thank the com-
mittees for their hard work. It is appreciated.
   As the year progresses, so do many community projects. Here is an update of
committee happenings. The Budget and Finance Committee reviews the monthly
financials, and is in the process of completing the yearly audit. The
Communications Committee, although small in membership, has taken on some
BIG tasks – the directory, the mid-month e-flyer, the website, and the Lakelands
Leader. The Community Relations Committee continues to address concerns of
safety and “quality of life” issues throughout the community such as supporting the
Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run/Walk this fall.                 The Environmental and
Beautification Committee is implementing the landscape design plans for the
spring projects, while the Covenants Committee, which oversees community viola-
tions, has not been too busy — which is a good thing!
   Thanks to all of you who keep your houses in such great shape. The Design & Review
Committee continues to review architectural change applications monthly. Please
remember that exterior changes need prior approval. The Facilities Committee has been
busy. New sunshades for the pool have been ordered, along with a portable guard chair
for the wading pool. Arrangements have been made to repair the bottom of the tennis
court fencing which should make the tennis players happy. The Live-Work Committee
has been addressing concerns regarding the work units located in Lakelands, while the
Social Committee has been busy planning some fun events for the upcoming year. See
you at the Pool Opening Party. And as for the Swim Team, they are getting ready for the
upcoming season. Go LionFish!
   As you can tell, our community relies on its committees. Residents are always invit-
ed to volunteer…no experience necessary. Just a few hours each month helps to make a
difference in our community. Can you spare some time? L


 SKATE PARK Continued from page 1              residents and non-residents, he antici-
 tells the Leader the areas under consider-    pates the majority of the skaters will be
 ation include a location near the rest-       local community residents. “Transport-
 rooms and gazebo, a small parcel behind       ation is an issue for kids of this age,”
 the field and a parcel of land near Billy’s   said Smith. “That is why we are look-
 Playground. “Some of the locations we         ing to put other Skate Plazas at other
 have chosen are adjacent to Main Street,      Parks in the City, such as Kelly Park
 away from Main Street, and areas set back     and West Riding.”
 closer to the fields,” said Smith. “We            Smith said by keeping the Skate
 understand residents will have strong         Plaza small in size, it will also keep the
 feelings about the location of the Plaza,     amount of skate riders to a minimum.
 so we are going to take the nearby resi-          The funds for the construction of
 dents concerns into consideration             the Skate Plaza have been included in
 because they will be most impacted.”          the FY 2008 budget currently being
     One major difference to the Bohrer        reviewed by the Mayor and City
 Park Skate Park and the proposed              Council. If approved, $40,000 will be
 Lakelands Park Skate Plaza will be the        allotted for the Lakelands Park Skate
 fact that the Lakelands Park Skate Plaza      Plaza, this includes design and con-
 will be an unmonitored Plaza. “We will        struction fees.
 not have City staff working at the Plaza,         At the April Lakelands Community
 it will be an unsupervised Skate Plaza,”      Association Board of Directors meeting,
 said Smith. “The Skate Plaza will be          LCA Board members briefly discussed
 opened the same hours as Lakelands            the issue of the Skate Plaza and directed
 Park, dust to dawn.”                          the Community Manager to arrange a
     Smith said the City is researching        time for the City to come out and speak
 the issue of lighting and what type of        in more detail about the Skate Plaza
 lighting will be put at the Plaza. “We        with the Board and residents.
 may possibly put a safety light at the            “We really do not know enough about
 Plaza, this way if the police or staff        the Plaza to make a comment on whether
 drive by we can monitor the area at           we as a Board think it is a good idea,” said
 night and see if there is anyone after        LCA President Jim Wakefield. The Board
 hours,” said Smith.                           did express their main concern is the “unsu-
     Smith said once location plans and        pervised” aspect of the plan. “We certainly
 other details are finalized, he will          don’t want kids hanging out in the Skate
 organize a “focus group” of teens who         Plaza after the Park closes, so we need to
 are regular riders at the Bohrer Park         talk with the City to find out what they
 Skate Park. “There is quite a few stu-        have in mind to keep this from becoming a
 dents from Lakelands Park Middle              problem area,” said Wakefield.
 School who take a shuttle bus to the              The City of Gaithersburg will host
 Bohrer Park Skate Park weekly, so we          an informational meeting with the
 plan to meet with the skaters and hear        Lakelands Community Association
 their opinions and thoughts on the            Board in June and plan to unveil their
 proposed concepts,” said Smith.               concept and design plans before pro-
     The average age of riders at the          ceeding. More details about the meeting
 Bohrer Park Skate Park is 12 to 15            date will be announced in the May 15 e-
 years of age. Smith said while the Skate      flyer, online at www.lakelands.org, and
 Plaza will be open to anyone, both City       in the June Lakelands Leader. L



May 2007                                                                                      The Lakelands Leader   3
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     The                                                               from the design review committee
                                                                                    g      e       t
    L AKELANDS
        eader                                                   At the regularly scheduled April meeting of the Lakelands Design Review Committee,
                                                                                 the following sixteen (16) applications were reviewed.
    The Official Newspaper of Lakelands
                                          Robin Klein                                     screened porch must be considered and           Dustin Swartz
           LCA                            955 Featherstone Street                         remedied.                                       729 Still Creek Lane
                                          Add screened in porch – Approved                Add railings using white pvc material –         Install permanent in ground basketball
     Board of Directors                                                                   Approved                                        pole – Approved
                                          Michael Wu
                                          724 Gatestone Street                            Craig & Shannon Thomas                          Jim & Tracey Morris
           Jim Wakefield                  Replace damaged front door will be the          711 Linslade Street                             734 Sill Creek Lane
               President                  same color same – Approved                      Install a fence with two gates - Approved       Add pebbles under deck contained
           jim@lakelands.org              Install storm door – Approved with stipula-     with stipulation: Gate not to be larger         by railroad ties for proper drainage –
                                          tion: Must provide picture to Community         then 48” wide                                   Approved
                                          Manager                                         Install direct tv satellite – Approved
             Beverly Frey                                                                                                                 Jinsong Wu
                                          Greg Cohen & Andrea Amato                       Laura Tonelson                                  809 Still Creek Lane
             Vice President               35A Golden Ash Way                              929 Linslade Close                              Install a post wood fence with split rail.
           bev@lakelands.org              Install white full view storm door – Approved   Install storm door – Approved                   This was originally approved March 2006.
                                                                                                                                          – Approved
                                          J Baron                                         Scott Elizabeth Rubin
          Patrick McCalley                305 Lakelands Drive                             1211 Main Street                                Jack Zimmerman
               Secretary                  Add two story addition with fireplace –         Will not be building a mini deck that was       501 Stonemason Drive
           pat@lakelands.org              Approved                                        originally approved in Sept 2006 – Closed       Landscaping – Approved
                                          Add double wide window at the roof –            Permit
                                          Approved                                        Install flagstone patio – Approved with         Mark Ezrin
          Linda Wiesman                   Covered patio between addition &                Stipulation: Drainage: Any adverse drainage     706 Turtle Pond Lane
               Treasurer                  garage – Approved with Stip; Drainage: Any      requirements which might result from con-       Install permanent basketball backboard –
                                          adverse drainage requirements which             struction of a deck, patio, or screened porch   Approved
          linda@lakelands.org             might result from construction of a deck,       must be considered and remedied.
                                          patio, or screened porch must be consid-        Landscaping - Approved
                                          ered and remedied.                                                                                    Empty Nesters Club
            Mike Aubrey
               Director
                                                                                          Claudette Bernstein                                  To Dine at O’Donnells
                                          Karen Kearney                                   409 Placid Mews
          mike@lakelands.org              612 Lake Varuna Drive                           Install picket fence with two 36” wide                          By Bev Frey
                                          Install permanent in ground basketball          gates – Approved

             MANAGEMENT
                                          hoop – Approved

                                          Ronny Cabrera
                                                                                          Replace front & back light fixtures –
                                                                                          Approved
                                                                                          David Rose & Mary Rogaski
                                                                                                                                           T  he Empty Nesters Club, after a long
                                                                                                                                              hiatus, will be getting together for
                                                                                                                                           dinner on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at
                CMI                       746 Lake Varuna Mews                            626 Still Creek Lane                             6:30 p.m. at O’Donnells in Kentlands.
           Debbie Durham                  Construction of a deck at rear of house -       Requesting an extension of start date to be      Dinner and drinks are on your own.
            240-631-8338                  Approved with stipulation - 1. Must have lat-   Aug/Sept 2007 for exterior additions &           Please RSVP to Bev at 301-330-6197 or
                                          tice around base of deck . 2. Drainage: Any     modifications that was approved originally       bafpff@aol.com if you plan on attend-
         debbie@lakelands.org             adverse drainage requirements which might       several months ago – Denied.                     ing. Hope to see you at O’Donnells! L
                                          result from construction of a deck, patio, or   Must submit new application.
       EDITOR & ADVERTISING
             MANAGER
            Andrea Escher
             301-519-1678
         leader@lakelands.org


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OVERCROWDING Continued from page 1
efforts of the parents and other concerned
citizens to independently look at the possi-
                                                     has been active in the process of finding ways
                                                     to alleviate the overcrowding issues at RCES.
                                                     “We have met with RCES Principal Larry
                                                                                                            Lakelands Residents
bility of expanding RCES or promote other
less intrusive recommendations to MCPS.
                                                     Chep and discussed some of the additional
                                                     support he needs now and will have a greater
                                                                                                            Encouraged To Attend
    As for the feasibility study, the dates of all
the meetings have been included for your
convenience. Every meeting is open to the
                                                     need as the number of students grows,” said
                                                     Ingrassia. “We are still gathering information
                                                     as to how other large schools have gotten sim-
                                                                                                            Neighborhood Watch Training
public and anyone may attend. At these               ilar additional support.”                              By Andrea Escher
meetings, the MCPS architect will present                 Ingrassia said she has not yet found any
plans for the expansion of Thurgood
Marshall and Jones Lane Elementary schools
and make recommendations as to the best
                                                     parents who would like to pursue the idea of
                                                     splitting the schools into K-2 and 3-5 schools.
                                                     “If there are any parents out there who would
                                                                                                            T  he City of Gaithersburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Police
                                                                                                               Department will be hosting a three day Neighborhood Watch training session
                                                                                                            for residents of Lakelands, Kentlands, Quince Orchard Park and other surround-
way to accommodate the expected 200-stu-             like to explore this idea please e-mail me at          ing communities.
dent overcapacity at RCES.                           daynakim@yahoo.com,” said Ingrassia.                      According to Sgt. Rudy Wagner of the Gaithersburg Police Department the
    In the end the "Feasibility Committee"               “Finally, if anyone would like to pursue           Neighborhood Watch Training will provide residents with the information on how
will decide on a number of options to pres-          any different ideas or concerns that have              to develop a Neighborhood Watch in the community, discuss the different roles
ent to the Superintendent, as well as a "pre-        not been addressed, please let me know.                associated with establishing a Neighborhood Watch program, and will work with
ferred option." The Feasibility Committee is,        The charge of this Feasibility Study                   residents of all the communities in order to establish a Neighborhood Watch pro-
basically, anyone who wants to attend the            Committee is to find out how the RCES                  gram that works best for each specific community and their needs.
meetings. Obviously, as the study does not           community feels the overcapacity should                   The training will be hosted by Sgt. Wagner and Officer Diane Tillery of the
currently include expansion of RCES and              be remedied and to pursue alternatives                 Montgomery County Police Department 6th District. The three-day training ses-
these meetings are not the forum to get              other than the limited options MCPS is                 sion will be held on May 23, May 30 and June 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at
RCES included. However, it is very impor-            currently considering. So, I would like to             Lakelands Park Middle School. Residents who are interested in attending the
tant that we have representatives at every           be sure we are addressing the concerns of              training sessions should reserve a space as soon as possible by calling Sgt. Wagner
meeting for three reasons:                           the entire community,” said Ingrassia. L               at 301-258-6400. Space is limited. L

1. If any of our children are redistricted to a      UPCOMING FEASIBILITY
   newly-expanded school, we should be
   interested in which school that would be          STUDY MEETINGS:                                        What Are They Reading?
   and what the addition will do to the              Wednesday, May 2, 2007 . . . . . . .3:30 p.m.
   receiving school.
2. We want to be included in this process
   from the start in the event we are success-
                                                     at Jones Lane Elementary
                                                     Friday, May 4, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . .3:45 p.m.    T  he Lakelands Book Club has chosen “Word of Honor”
                                                                                                                by Nelson DeMille for their upcoming May Book
                                                                                                             Club selection.
                                                     at Thurgood Marshall Elementary
   ful in having RCES considered in this                                                                         This book is easily available to purchase on-line or at
   study.                                            Tuesday, May 15, 2007 . . . . . . . . .7:00 p.m.        local bookstores. Read the book or just join the Book
3. It is very important that MCPS sees the           at Thurgood Marshall Elementary                         Club for a lively discussion.
   presence of RCES at every stage in this           Tuesday, May 29, 2007 . . . . . . . . .3:45 p.m.           Please note, due to a change in the Board of Directors
   process and is continuously reminded              at Thurgood Marshall Elementary                         schedule, the Lakelands Book Club has changed their
   that we plan to have our voices heard.            Wednesday, May 30, 2007 . . . . . .3:30 p.m.            monthly meeting date to the third Thursday of the
                                                     at Jones Lane Elementary                                month. The next meeting of the Lakelands Book Club
    Again, anyone can attend any or all of the                                                               will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in
                                                     Thursday, June 7, 2007 . . . . . . . . .7:00 p.m.
meetings. It would be best if we can get organ-                                                              the Red Room.
                                                     at Jones Lane Elementary
ized and have a group of two or three parents                                                                   If you want to get a head start on next month’s reading selection, the Club has
committed to attend every meeting. If you are        *Monday, June 11, 2007 . . . . . . . .7:00 p.m.         already prepared to discuss “1776” by David McCullough for the June meeting.
interested, please contact Lakelands neighbor        Location to be determined                                  Suggestions are always welcome for future Book Club readings. For questions
Marni Dacy at dacy4@comcast.net.                     *The Feasibility Study will present their recom-        or more information please contact Mickey at silvrfoxx1@aol.com. L
    Rachel Carson parent Dayna Ingrassia             mendation to the community.




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May 2007   The Lakelands Leader   7
                                                                                               community clean and feces free. Everyone, including your pooch, thanks you for
lakelandsinbrief                                                                               your cooperation.

                                                                                               Planning a Project? Get Approval First!
By Andrea Escher
                                                                                                   The spring and summer seasons are prime time for the installation of fences, decks
No Trash Service on Memorial Day                                                               and other landscaping improvements to homes. The Lakelands Design Review
   Please do not place your trash out for pick-up on Monday, May 28. It is a federal hol-      Committee (DRC) reminds homeowners a Design Review Application MUST be sub-
iday and Waste Management will not provide service. Trash service will resume on               mitted PRIOR to any modifications to the exterior of your home. Applications are
Thursday, May 31. Therefore, if you are planning to go out of town, DO NOT put your            reviewed by the DRC the first Monday of every month. The Lakelands on-site manage-
trash cans out before you leave. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.                       ment office must receive applications by the 25th of each month. Applicants will be noti-
                                                                                               fied in writing regarding their change requests. To eliminate the possibility of a delay, it
Watch Where You Park!                                                                          is helpful to include designs, sketches, photographs, color samples, etc. This will help the
    The pool is sure to be a popular place this summer, and residents are reminded not         committee gain a better picture of the changes you intend to make to your home.
to park on the sidewalk near the Lakelands Clubhouse or in designated handicapped              Applications are available for downloading on www.lakelands.org or at the on-site man-
spaces unless you have the proper permit displayed. In addition, residents are asked not       agement office. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact
to park on the bulbouts on surrounding community streets and in the alleyways. There           Community Manager Debbie Durham at 240-631-8338.
is always an increase in traffic in Lakelands during the summer with swim meets and
more. We seek your continued cooperation to help keep the parking issues to a mini-            Have You Updated Your Pool Passes?
mum in the Lakelands, and remember to drive slowly and safely. Be on the look out for              All residents should have received their “2007” stickers to place on all Lakelands pool
children walking, biking or on scooters, especially near the areas of Main Street and          passes. Residents should place one “2007” sticker on each pool pass issued to your fam-
Chestnut Hill Street adjacent to the pool, tot lot and basketball courts.                      ily. You will not need to obtain a new pool pass.
                                                                                                   If you returned a pool pass application and did not pick up your pool passes, please be sure
Tennis Court Keys for Sale                                                                     to stop by the on-site management office. Passes are available for pick-up during normal busi-
   Attention tennis players! Tennis court keys are available for purchase. Residents who       ness hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Lakelands Clubhouse.
are interested in buying a key should come to the Lakelands Clubhouse between the                  All residents will be required to have an updated pool pass with a “2007” sticker on
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost of the key is $12.00. If you are just an occasional   it to be admitted to the pool this summer. If you have lost or thrown away your pool pass
player and do not wish to purchase a key, court keys may be obtained from the monitor-         from last season, a $5.00 replacement fee will be charged for the creation of a new pool
on-duty in the Athletic/Pool Lobby. Please remember to return the key to the monitor           pass. Please stop by the on-site management office to obtain a replacement pool pass.
upon completion of your game. Also a reminder to all tennis players, please throw away             Access to the pool/fitness room is restricted and you must have a Datawatch access
ball cans and tops in the trash can. Should the Lakelands courts be occupied, the              card and pool pass to gain entry to the Lakelands Clubhouse facility. One access card is
Lakelands Park Middle School tennis courts are open for play off Main Street and Bright        issued to each home in the community free of charge. If you require additional cards or
Meadow Drive.                                                                                  have lost your card, there is a $12.00 fee. Access cards will also only be issued during nor-
                                                                                               mal business hours from the management office.
Common Courtesy & Sense Reminders!
Just a few reminders for Lakelanders!                                                          Are You New to Lakelands?
• Pick up your pets waste and keep your pet on a leash while walking.                             Welcome! Please take a moment to stop by the Lakelands Clubhouse on Main Street
• Throw away door flyers, newspapers, Gazettes and other paper debris.                         to pick up your copy of the Lakelands Leader, phone directory, Clubhouse access card,
• Replace burned-out light bulbs in the front and rear of your home.                           and any additional information you may need to help you easily transition to your new
• Do not park your car in the alleyways, on bulb-outs or at designated no parking areas.       home in Lakelands. Just a quick FYI: trash is removed on Monday and Thursday, and
• Return trash cans and recycling bins to your garage or store out of sight after pickup.      recycling is collected on Thursday. To obtain a recycling bin, please contact the City of
• Keep garage doors closed and vehicles/ residences locked.                                    Gaithersburg at 301-258-6370. For more information about life in Lakelands, please con-
• Do not leave your children or pets unattended in a vehicle, either running or not running.   tact the on-site management team at 240-631-8338.

Scoop the Poop!                                                                                May Lakelands Board Meetings
   It's starting again! The warm weather is here and dog walkers are out in full force.          The Lakelands Community Association Board of Directors will conduct their
Unfortunately, many pet owners are not picking up their pets poop. As a pet owner,             monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the
you have the responsibility to clean up after your pet. Do your part to help keep the          Lakelands Clubhouse. L




8      The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                      May 2007
May 2007   The Lakelands Leader   9
  management                                                                                           MAY
   mentions                                                                        calendarofevents
          By Debbie Durham,
         Community Manager                    MAY 2ND     Community Relations Committee Meeting, 7:00pm.        MAY 19TH Kentlands/Lakelands Dog Show, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
                                                          Red Room (1st floor) of the Lakelands Clubhouse.                  p.m. at the Village Green (near Kentlands Mansion).
         Inspections                          MAY 4TH     Lakelands Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m. to      MAY 21ST    Deadline for the June 2007 Lakelands Leader edi-
          Are Done!                                       9:00 p.m. at the Lakelands Clubhouse.                             tion. Please contact Andrea at leader@lakelands.org
                                                                                                                            for more information.
M     y article is very short this month. I
      have spent most of my time these        MAY 7TH     Design Review Committee Meeting, 7:15 p.m. 2nd
past few weeks completing the 2007 spring
inspection and mailing the inspection
                                                          floor of the Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Eric
                                                          Kessler at emkessler@comcast.net for more
                                                                                                                MAY 22ND Social Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 2nd floor of
forms. And I am very happy to report a                                                                                      the Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact social@lake-
                                                           information.
reduction in the number of violations.                                                                                      lands.org for more information.

                                              MAY 9TH     Lakelands Environmental Management &
                                                                                                                MAY 23RD Facilities Committee, 7:30 p.m. 2nd floor of
     Only a handful of the violations                     Beautification Committee, 7:00 p.m. 2nd floor of
                                                          the Lakelands Clubhouse.                                          Lakelands Clubhouse, contact Scott Fischthal at fis-
 cited this year will take more than a                                                                                      chthal1@comcast.net or 301-963-2308 for more
          few hours to correct.               MAY 10TH Lakelands Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00 p.m.                      information.
     Thanks to everyone for keeping                       2nd floor of the Lakelands Clubhouse.
      their homes in great shape.
                                                                                                                MAY 25TH Deadline for Design Review Applications for the
                                              MAY 14TH Communications Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m.                          June DRC meeting. Please contact the on-site man-
                                                                                                                            agement office at 240-631-8338 for an application.
                                                          2nd floor of the Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Joe
    Every year since the first inspection I               Mills for more information at
completed in 2005, the number of viola-
tions has decreased! I would like to report
                                                          jmills549@comcast.net for more information.           MAY 26TH Pool Opens 10:00 a.m.!
that the types of violations have also                                                                                      Lakelands Pool Party & BBQ, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00
changed; only a handful of the violations     MAY 15TH Budget and Finance Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m.                      p.m. at the Lakelands Clubhouse pool.
cited this year will take more than a few                 2nd floor of the Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Peter
hours to correct. Thanks to everyone for                  Frey at pff2006@verizon.net for more information.
keeping their homes in great shape.                                                                             MAY 28TH Memorial Day – On-Site Management Office Closed
    The community security contractor has                                                                                   for Holiday!
requested that all residents with a garage    MAY 17TH    Lionfish Swim Team Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Red Room
on the Mews post their house number on                    of the Lakelands Clubhouse.
the garage. Making it easy for emergency
personnel to find your home could mean                    Book Club, 7:30 p.m. in the Red Room of the
                                                                                                                MAY 31ST    Lakelands Lionfish Swim Team Practice Begins
the difference between life and death                     Lakelands Clubhouse. Contact Mickey at
should an emergency situation arise. We                   silvrfoxx1@aol.com.
thank you for your cooperation. L




10       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                       May 2007
          social committeeupdate
              a       t                                                                         Last Chance To Register for 3rd Annual
Lakelands Yard Sale Rescheduled for June 2      be flowing. This event is open to all           Kentlands/Lakelands Dog Show & Festival
   The Lakelands Community Association          Lakelands residents ages 21 and over. We
annual spring Yard Sale will take place on      hope to see you then!                           By Bridget Ryder
Saturday, June 2, 2007 (rain date June 3).
The yard sale is open to all Lakelands resi-
dents and will be held at Four Corners
Park (at Gatestone Square Street) from
                                                Have You Signed up for a Block Party Yet?
                                                   The Lakelands Social Committee is
                                                planning a fun-packed 2007 season, and
                                                                                                T   he 3rd Annual Kentlands/Lakelands Dog Show & Festival will take place
                                                                                                    on Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Kentlands Green (adjacent
                                                                                                to the Gaithersburg Arts Barn). The non-AKC community event is a chance for dog lovers to
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to      part of that fun means bringing the             come together and celebrate their favorite four-legged friends in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
participate in this year's event. Just bring    party to you! Lakelands residents are               Registration is currently underway. Registration forms are available at the Kentlands
your items to the Park, along with any          known for their block parties and the           Clubhouse, the Lakelands Clubhouse and on the Kentlands Community Foundations’ website
tables, chairs, racks, to display your mer-     Lakelands Social Committee wants to             at www.kentlands.org. Registration is limited to the first 75 dogs.
chandise.                                       help.                                               All registered dogs will get "Doggie Bags" filled with treats and sponsor information, and all
   The event will be advertised in the             We’re looking to help get your block         will be awarded a participant ribbon. Dogs will be judged within their weight classes to receive
Gaithersburg Gazette and directional sig-       party started and will help neighbor-           beautiful 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rosette ribbons, and all will be eligible to compete in special cat-
nage will be placed on major roadways.          hood organizers host a block party each         egories such as "Best Tail,” "Cutest,” and "Looks Most like Owner.” The Committee may be
   The Yard Sale was rescheduled due to a       month from June thru September                  announcing some additional optional categories shortly before registration opens, so see the
conflict with the Kentlands/Lakelands           throughout the community. The Social            website for details.
Dog Show.                                       Committee will supply…                              Each year, one or more pet-care organizations are selected to receive a percentage of the Dog
   This year’s event is sponsored courtesy of                                                   Show proceeds, in keeping with the Foundation’s philanthropic mission. In 2006, three organ-
                                                • MUSIC,                                        izations — PETS of Maryland, All Breeds Rescue, and 4H “Kids ‘N Dogs” — were each present-
                                                • A MOON BOUNCE,                                ed checks of $280. Charitable pet organizations interested in being considered as a beneficiary
                                                • SERVING TABLES,                               of this year’s Show should contact the Foundation.
                                                • POPCORN/SNOW CONE                                 The dog show will kick off with a doggie parade around the Kentlands Green, followed by
                                                  MACHINES,                                     the various competitions listed above. Music and dog-agility demonstrations by a local dog obe-
                                                • SODAS/WATER                                   dience trainer will entertain young and old alike. Food and beverages will be available for pur-
                                                • ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE                           chase, and various local merchants and pet care organizations will be featured at the Dog Show
                                                  LAKELANDS LEADER                              Expo during the Show.
Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour Celebration                                                                Want to lend a “paw” to the effort? Volunteers are welcome, including students who would
   With the recent success of 85 neigh-            Residents will bring a dish to share,        like to earn SSL hours. Contact kentlands@kentlands.org to learn more. L
bors attending the St. Patrick’s Day            paper goods and meat to grill. We’ll need
Happy Hour, the Lakelands Social
Committee is getting ready to fiesta with
                                                volunteers to…                                       Landscaping Improvements Coming Soon
a Cinco De Mayo celebration. Join your          • ORGANIZE YOUR PARTY                                                                    By Andrea Escher
neighbors Friday, May 4, 2007 from 6:30         • DONATE GRILLS, TRASHCANS
to 9:00 p.m. for another Lakelands Happy
Hour celebration. The event sponsor,
Chipotle in Kentlands, Proudly
                                                  & BAGS
                                                • DONATE ELECTRICITY FOR THE
                                                  MUSIC/MOON BOUNCE/CON-
                                                                                                 T   he Environmental & Beautification Committee is happy to announce the materials have
                                                                                                     been ordered to complete the landscaping upgrades at the following locations:
                                                                                                                Cross Green Park • Four Corners Park • Linslade Close Park
will be providing        sponsored by             CESSIONS
chips, salsa, burri-                                                                                The work will begin at all of these locations in the middle of May and is expected
tos and more. The                                  We’ll even work with the city to see if       to be completed by the end of June. If you have any questions, please contract the
“Cinco De Mayo”                                 we can close off your planned street during      Management Office at 240-631-8338.
bar will be stocked                             the party. If you’re interested in organizing       The Board of Directors and the Environmental & Beautification Committee con-
with cervezas, and                              a great time, please contact Lori at             tinues their commitment to make Lakelands a wonderful place to live. L
the margaritas will                             301-926-7577 soon! L




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assignmenteducation
By Gina Dropik
Spring Break is Over!                                                                        event was a huge success and the PTSA
                                                                                             raised nearly $2,500. Dinner was donated
It’s Down to the Wire as Students Enter Fourth Quarter                                       courtesy of Clyde’s of Rockville. Eleven reg-
                                                                                             istered teams played against one another and
   On Friday, March 23 Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) students got to be a           the LPMS Steppers performed at half time.
scientist for the evening at the annual Science Night. Students and their parents had the    The winning teams for each grade received a
opportunity to visit a variety of stations in the all-purpose room where they were able to   trophy, individual awards, and a trophy for
participate in such activities such as making slime, cheese puffs that float by blowing      the coach. The winning sixth grade team was
through a straw, and making paper helicopters. Presenters for the evening included           Ballaz coached by Mr. Kim Wilson. The win-
Michael Rafter, Director for the Office of Engineering and Construction at BWI               ning seventh grade team was The Coconuts,
Airport; Dr. Marsh Loeb from the Smithsonian Insect Zoo, a meteorologist, an                 coached by Marilyn Keane, and the winning
optometrist, a nutritionist, representatives from the Gaithersburg Police Department and     eighth grade team was Pass dat Chicken
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and many more.                                    coached by Alan Phillips.                                Lakelands Park Middle School
   After a week-long Spring Break from April 2-9 the students returned to school and are         The LPMS Falcon mascot was introduced students are participating in a contest
working hard during the final quarter of the year. Third quarter report cards were sent      to the students on the first day of MSA testing.       to name the new school mascot,
home on April 11.                                                                            He greeted students as they entered the build-                        a falcon.
   The annual RCES Art Show was held on April 20, between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. This            ing and appeared again at Basketball Night.
year’s show was titled “Starving Artists” and the theme was food. This was a wonderful       Principal Joe Sacco said, “I believe the new Falcon will have a positive effect on building school
way to see the works of art the children created.                                            spirit.” A contest is currently under way to give the Falcon a name.
   This year RCES will hold its fourth annual Variety Show at the Northwest High                 LPMS seventh graders received The Maryland Urban and Community Forest Bronze


        This year RCES will hold its fourth annual Variety Show at the Northwest HighSchool auditorium on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
                   The theme of the show is Nights on Broadway. This full-scale production will include a variety of acts featuring
                                                              Rachel Carson students and staff members.

School auditorium on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. The theme of the show is Nights on          Level Plant Award in recognition for the planting of approximately 60 trees on the side
Broadway. This full-scale production will include a variety of acts featuring Rachel         of the building last year. The project was in collaboration with the Maryland Forestry
Carson students and staff members.                                                           Board, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Stadler Nurseries. The area will
   This year RCES will hold its fourth annual Variety Show at the Northwest High             eventually grow into a forest buffer zone that will slow rain water runoff and provide habi-
School auditorium on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. The theme of the show is Nights on          tat for Montgomery County wildlife.
Broadway. This full-scale production will include a variety of acts featuring Rachel             Spirit Week was held March 26-30. Students demonstrated their school spirit by par-
Carson students and staff members.                                                           ticipating in daily events. On Movie Madness Monday they dressed as their favorite
                                                                                             movie star. On Wacky Wednesday students dressed as wacky as possible. Twin Thursday
                                                                                             saw lots of pairs of students dressed alike and on Falcon Friday everyone wore the school
Lakelands Park Middle School News                                                            colors of navy blue and silver.
                                                                                                 On May 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lakelands Park Adult University is offering a
  Lakelands Park Middle School’s (LPMS) 2nd Annual Basketball Night was held on              parent workshop called Middle School 101: How to Survive the Middle School Years. A
March 16. PTSA President Saghi Agha-Kahn said that despite the snowy weather the                                                                                        Continues on facing page




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variety of guest speakers will address topics including
internet safety, cyber bullying, self esteem, adolescent
stress, technology and Edline. A fee of $20.00 includes
                                                                                        meetyourneighbors
breakfast, lunch and materials (books). All current and
incoming parents can register for the workshop by calling           Lakelands Alexa Thompson Proves
Nancy Green in the counseling office at 301-670-1410 or
emailing her at Nancy_Green@mcpsmd.org by                           One Child Can Make a Difference
Wednesday, April 25.
    The eighth graders are gearing up for the end of the
                                                             C    an one child make a difference in this world? Yes, it’s




                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy: Bettina Thompson
year activities. Lakeisha Maddrey, one of the eighth grade        as simple as that. Lakelands resident Alexa
teachers said, “We are super excited about sending off       Thompson, a 9-year-old 4th grader at Rachel Carson,
our first 8th grade class. We are working together with      decided she wanted to make a difference in the world as
parents to plan several events this year.” An eighth grade   her New Year's resolution. She started with twenty dol-
dance will be held at LPMS on June 1. A promotion cer-       lars of her Christmas money and searched where she
emony will be held at Northwest High School on June 12       could help out.
and the eighth grade team has planned a field trip to Six        Thompson’s fundraising efforts began after Hurricane
Flags, America on June 13 for the graduating students.       Katrina. She overheard her parents talking about close
Maddrey said that they are raising money through             family friends who had lost their home and their grand-
fundraisers to support families who will not be able to      mother's home during the hurricane. Thompson wanted
afford the field trip. Donations are being accepted.         to do something for this family, so she took out a craft
    Sixth and seventh graders will also be celebrating the   book and started collecting empty toilet paper rolls. She
end of the school year on June 13. Seventh graders will      turned the rolls into paper dolls and asked her mother to
have a picnic at the school featuring a moon bounce,         sell them at her workplace in order to raise money for the
skeet ball, dunk tank, games and a dance. Sixth graders      family. Touching many hearts, the paper doll rolls raised
will celebrate at the Lakelands neighborhood pool this       $50.00. Thompson took the money and bought a Target
year, with pizza and salad provided by Potomac Pizza.        gift card for the family so they could replace toys their
Mark Craemer, a sixth grade teacher said, “The objective     young boys lost in the floods.
of the day is to celebrate the academic accomplishments          Seeing that she could impact people's lives,
and efforts of our sixth graders and to reflect on a suc-    Thompson is now determined to make a difference.
cessful transition to middle school.” L                      What is her new cause? “Helping animals because
                                                             they can’t help themselves,” said Thompson. She has
                                                             focused her efforts to help save the Golden Tamerin
           May Calendar Reminders                            Lion Monkey from extinction.                                                    Lakelands neighbor Alexa Thompson
                                                                 First she created a flyer talking about the monkeys,                                 is proving that even though
   May 4:                 Lakelands Park Adult               where they live (in the Brazilian rain forest), what they eat
                                                                                                                                                    she’s young, she’s determined
                                                                                                                                                             to make a difference.
                          University, 8:00 a.m. to           and why they are going extinct (the rainforest is being
                          2:00 p.m.                          developed and fragmented diminishing their habitat).
                                                             The flyer was handed out to friends and asked if they           conservation fund,” said Thompson. In return she
   May 11:                Rachel Carson Moms and             would be interested in helping her by donating $5.00 or         received a certificate which states she has helped to save
                                                             whatever they may wish to give.                                 the Golden Tamerin Lion Monkeys.
                          Muffins Breakfast                      Thompson’s campaign started at the community bus                What will Thompson do next? You will just have to
                                                             stop and moved her fellow Lakelands neighbors and               wait and see what she comes up with because she just
   May 28                 No School Memorial Day             friends in the neighborhood. Hearts opened to her               might knock on your door. For now, Thompson would
                                                             cause and many children even went to their own piggy            like to thank everyone, and there are many of you, who
   June 1                 Rachel Carson Variety              banks and brought back change to help. In all,                  helped her make a difference. “Your small contributions
                          Show, 7:00 p.m.                    Thompson raised $275.00 to help the monkeys. “The               added up to a tremendous gift that was given to the zoo.
                                                             money has been sent to the Friends of the National Zoo          Thank you,” said Thompson. L




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                                         who’snews
                                                      Lakelands                                                            HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
                                                       Students                                                           H   appy birthday to Katherine Hung! Katherine will be cele-
                                                                                                                              brating her 2nd birthday on May 5. Her mother and

                                                     Performing in                                                       father tell the Leader Katherine will be getting lots of toys for
                                                                                                                         her birthday and will be celebrating at home with a BBQ party
                                                                                                 with family and friends. We hope you have a great birthday!

                                                  Seussical !                                       H     appy belated birthday wishes to Justin Minkoff! Justin
                                                                                                              was busy celebrating his 7th birthday on April 14
                                                                                                        with a dodgeball party with his friends at the Rockville
                                       L    ooking for a fun show to take the kids to? The
                                            Musical Theater Center of Rockville will be
presenting "Seussical" the weekend of June 22, 2007. It is a wonderful, musical show that
                                                                                                     Sportsplex. We hope you had a great birthday and received
                                                                                                                                         lots of terrific presents.
the whole family will love and even better, Lakelands residents Lauren Blitz and Tara Del
Prete will be performing in the show!
 Lauren has been a student at the Musical Theater Center since she was 4 years old and has
  taken Musical Theater prep classes, and currently takes Tap and Ballet. She has also attend-
                                                                                                                          H     appy 1st birthday wishes to Samuel Matteo Simone!
                                                                                                                                Sammy celebrated his milestone birthday on April 9th
                                                                                                                          with a birthday party of family and friends. Sammy was most
ed the Musical Theater Center Performing Arts Summer Camp for the past three years.
                                                                                                                          excited to eat his first cake! We hope you had a great birthday.
    Tara has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has been training at the Dawn
Crafton Dance Center for the past 5 years where she studies Ballet ,Tap, Jazz Lyrical and
Hip-hop. Tara also takes voice lessons at the Musical Theater Center. Tara attends the
Musical Theater Center Performing Arts summer camp.
    Tickets will go on sale in June. The show will be held at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater
in Rockville. For more details, please visit www.musicaltheatercenter.org. Lauren and
                                                                                                                           H     appy birthday wishes to Kendall
                                                                                                                                   Lumsden! Kendall will be busy
                                                                                                                                  celebrating her 4th birthday on
Tara hope to see you there!
                                                                                                                           May 14. Kendall plans to celebrate her
                                                                                                               special day with a party of her family and friends.
                                                                                                                          We hope you have a great birthday and
 Calling All Graduates! It’s That Time Of Year...                                                                                             get lots of presents!

               The Lakelands Leader would like to feature all 2007 pre-school,
                 kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school and college                                              H     appy belated birthday wishes to
                                                                                                                              Josie Belkin! Josie celebrated her 2nd birthday on March
                                                                                                                        22. She had a joint birthday party at Xtreme Acro and Cheer
                    graduates in the upcoming June Who’s News.                                                          with her older sister. We hope you had a super birthday and ate
                    Contact Andrea today at leader@lakelands.org or call                                                lots of cake and ice cream.
                 301-519-1678 to share your graduate’s announcement and
                photo. Deadline for all announcements is May 21, 2007.
                                                                                                                            H    appy birthday to Riley Smith!
                                                                                                                                   Riley will be celebrating his
                                                                                                   4th birthday on May 11. He will be having a pirate themed
                                                                                                               birthday party at MyGym. We hope you have a
                                                                                                                            great birthday and eat lots of cake
                                                                                                                                                 and ice cream.



                                                                                                                            H     appy birthday to Julie Blitz! Julie will be celebrating her
                                                                                                                                  6th birthday on May 31 with a pottery party at
                                                                                                                             Amazing Art Studio with her friends. We hope you have a
                                                                                                                             super birthday and get lots of presents!




                                                                                                  It’s a Girl!


                                                                                                     C   ongratulations to Keith and Colleen Robbins upon the birth of their
                                                                                                         third child, baby girl Sarah Butler Robbins. Sarah made her debut on
                                                                                                      April 5, 2007 weighing 8lbs, 4 oz. Sarah is welcomed by her two older
                                                                                                     brothers, Thomas and Matthew. We congratulate the Robbins family and
                                                                                                                        welcome baby Sarah to Lakelands!

                                                                                                  Share Your News! Celebrating babies, birthday and other major milestones? Share it with
                                                                                                    your friends and neighbors in the Lakelands Leader “Who’s News” announcements.
                                                                                                              E-mail us today at leader@lakelands.org or call 301-519-1678.


14       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                   May 2007
Cookies Sent With




                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy: Lori Wakefield
Love to Iraq                                          The members of Troop #398 couldn’t have
                                                           been more excited to receive a
                                                     personalized note and photo of thanks from
                                                       Lakelands neighbor Major Brian Zarchin
                                                        and his fellow troop members in Iraq.




                                                                                                         Troop members pictured: Brook Savell, Madison Wakefield, Rachel Messer,
                                                                                                                  Sophia Wilcox, Paige Matthews and Hannah Godsey.
                                                                                                            Not pictured:Victoria Hamilton,Alyssa Lahn and Char Freedberg.

                                                                                                  intentions took a slight detour and became a     Major Zarchin and his fellow troop members
                                                                                                  bit more personal.                               took time to pose for this great photo and
                                                                                                      After learning that two siblings at          shared their sincere thanks with a note to the
                                                                                                  Rachel Carson Elementary School had a            little Troop back in Lakelands.
                                                                                                  father serving in the 17th Calvary in                 “Thank you so much for taking the time
                                                                                                  Mosul, Iraq, the Troop decided who better        to pack and send the delicious Girl Scout
                                                                                                  to send their cookies to. The story took an      cookies,” said Zarchin in a note to Troop
                                                    This year the Brownies and Girl Scouts in     even great twist when the Troop discovered       #398. “The Pilots and Troopers of “Task
By Andrea Escher                                Troop #398, made up of mostly Kentlands           the students and their family were               Force Horsemen” loved them and they did
                                                and Lakelands residents, decided to take their    Lakelands residents.                             not last very long! Thoughtful packages like


W        hen you think of Girl Scouts, many
         think of one thing, COOKIES!
         That’s right, the American icon of
the Girl Scout program, selling Girl Scout
cookies. Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos,
                                                cookie selling venture a bit further and with a
                                                bigger purpose. Originally the girls set out to
                                                sell cookies and collect donations to send Girl
                                                Scout cookies to the military men and women
                                                serving in Iraq. The Troop collected 24 boxes
                                                                                                      So in early March, the Lakelands
                                                                                                  Troop, sent Lakelands neighbor Major
                                                                                                  Brian Zarchin and the 524 Pilots and
                                                                                                  Paratroopers of the 17th U.S. Air Cavalry
                                                                                                  Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division “Task
                                                                                                                                                   these make life that much better for those
                                                                                                                                                   serving overseas away from their families.
                                                                                                                                                   Great Americans like you are truly the reason
                                                                                                                                                   we serve our great nation.”
                                                                                                                                                        For a small group of dedicated and
everyone has a favorite. If your mouth is       of cookie donations and matched the amount        Force Horsemen” 48 boxes of Girl Scout           caring little girls, you can’t get a better
watering, go ahead, take a minute to grab one   with their Troop’s proceeds. With 48 boxes of     cookies, sealed with love.                       and more sincere thank you than that!
if you have any left in your pantry.            cookies to send to Iraq, the Troop’s good             Upon receiving their box of tasty goodies,   Way to go Troop #398! L




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Celebrating Lakelands                                                                                                         Lakelands mom
                                                                                                                              Nora Fitzpatrick
                                                                                                                            found a little time to
                                                                                                                                                          ciates connecting with other moms at the
                                                                                                                                                          playground or the pool, sharing that the
                                                                                                                                                          mutual support among mothers is invaluable.

Moms This Mother’s Day                                                                                                      enjoy the tot lot with
                                                                                                                               daughter Rory.
                                                                                                                                                              Fitzpatrick said that the one thing that
                                                                                                                                                          would make her life as a Lakelands mom eas-
                                                                                                                                                          ier, would be having a drive-thru store that
                                                    Sonya Udler, shown here with                                                         When asked       sold items such as milk, bananas, bread, dia-
                                                  husband Carl and children Allison                                                   how she man-        pers, and wipes.
                                                  and Ethan, has found the perfect                                                    ages a work             “But I am in touch with the fact that
                                                  balance between being a full time                                                  career and moth-     that’s a bit of a pipe-dream,” Fitzpatrick
                                                  mom and full time Vice President.                                                  erhood, Udler        amusingly added.
                                                                                                                                    admits days can be        Colleen Robbins, mom to newborn
                                                                                                                                  “hectic,” but with a    Sarah, 3 year old Matthew, and 4 year old
                                                                                                                                bit of juggling, some-    Thomas, has found a way to balance both
                                                                                                                              how everything gets         motherhood and a career. Robbins works
                                                                                                                           accomplished, everyone         part time as an attorney with the Federal
                                                                                                                     gets to where they need to be,       Trade Commission. Robbins enjoys her days
                                                                                                      and there is still some time left for family fun.   at home with newborn Sarah and the boys by
                                                                                                          Next Mother’s Day, there will be even           taking them to the tot lots, the pool, or for a
                                                                                                      more reasons for the Udler family to cele-          stroll through the neighborhood.
                                                                                                      brate. Sonya is expecting her third child               Robbins attributes a great deal of her
                                                                                                      this summer.                                        mothering skills to her own mother, Pat
                                                                                                          As a stay-at-home mom to Grace, 3 ½, and        Brennan, who resides in Yardley,
                                                                                                      Rory, 18 months, Nora Fitzpatrick appreci-          Pennsylvania.
                                                                                                      ates living in Lakelands, a community which             “I grew up having a close relationship with
                                                                                                      she considers to be “mom friendly.”                 my mom, and I want to foster the same type
                                                        “I still want to be connected as a moth-          “We were attracted to the ‘promise’ of the      of relationship with my kids,” said Robbins.
  Colleen Robbins, shown here with her              er,” Udler said, emphasizing that her first       family friendly atmosphere since we had no              She recalls how important it was to her
 own mother Pat Brennan, says being a               priority, always, is as a mother. Udler enjoys    children when we moved here,” Fitzpatrick           and her mother to have special times for just
  mother to her three children, Sarah,              her career, despite her 40 plus hour work         recalls when first moving to Lakelands in           the two of them. “I try to do the same with
 Matthew and Thomas, is the best job in             week, but feels fortunate that her employer       2001. Fitzpatrick feels that the community          my kids, so that they each get quality time
              the world.                            understands how important spending time           has lived up to its promise.                        alone with me,” Robbins explained.
                                                    with her kids is to her.                              “We have attended many of the neigh-                Robbins, who has lived in Lakelands for
                                                        “I am definitely committed to my work         borhood sponsored festivities like the 5K           four years, admits that with a newborn and
By Lisa Hollaender                                  responsibilities, but motherhood comes            Race, the Art and Wine Festival, 4th of             two boys, a set routine for the family is a
                                                    first,” Udler said. Udler is able to work from    July breakfast, opening of Lakelands Park,          challenge.


F      or Lakelands mom Sonya Udler, a typi-
       cal day begins at 5:30 a.m. The “morn-
       ing routine” includes preparing break-
fast for her two kids Ethan, 2, and Allison, 3,
getting the kids dressed, and organizing their
                                                    home two of the five week days. With the
                                                    help of her husband, Carl, the family is able
                                                    to juggle being a dual-career family and still
                                                    find time to enjoy family time.
                                                        “We absolutely love living in this commu-
                                                                                                      concerts at Lakelands Park, and
                                                                                                      Oktoberfest,” Fitzpatrick said.
                                                                                                          Fitzpatrick enjoys time with her at the
                                                                                                      park, walking throughout the community,
                                                                                                      meeting up with other moms and kids, and
                                                                                                                                                              “My day doesn’t really end anymore,
                                                                                                                                                          since Sarah is so young,” Robbins
                                                                                                                                                          explained. Yet even with Sarah’s unpre-
                                                                                                                                                          dictable schedule, Robbins manages to
                                                                                                                                                          find that special time to spend with each
meals for the remainder of the day. This all        nity,” said Udler, who has lived in Lakelands     spending a great deal of time at the pool dur-      of her children.
must happen before Udler prepares herself for       for two years. “It’s very walkable, we know all   ing the summer.                                         Whether you are a stay at home mom, a
her lengthy commute from Lakelands to               of our neighbors.”                                    “Many happy memories have been made             working mom, a Mom to be, a new mom, or
Rosslyn, where she begins her other full time           A typical weekend for the Udler family        at the pool. We spend the bulk of our sum-          a veteran mom, the Lakelands community
job as a Vice President of Corporate                includes bike rides in the neighborhood and       mer days there, and it’s something both girls       salutes you and wish you an enjoyable
Communications for Strayer Education Inc.           frequent visits to the playground.                enjoy,” said Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick also appre-   Mother’s Day. L




16       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                              May 2007
Lakelanders Turn Out To Clean Up
By Andrea Escher
                                                         lakes. The City of Gaithersburg generously
                                                         collected the trash bags and hauled away mis-
                                                                                                                                                 Upcoming Events




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Coming Attractions!
                                                         cellaneous debris.

M     ore than twenty Lakelands neighbors
      gathered at Four Corners Park on the
morning of Saturday, April 21 with one
thing in mind, cleaning up Lakelands.
                                                             The Clean Up Day was co-hosted by
                                                         the City of Gaithersburg and the
                                                         Lakelands Environmental Management
                                                         and Beautification Committee. The
                                                                                                                                                 Produced
                                                                                                                                                 by the Lakelands
Armed with trash bags, rubber gloves, rakes              Committee would like to thank all of the
and shovels, volunteers spanned out across               volunteers for taking a little time out on
the community to clean up the trash and                  a beautiful sunny Saturday to help clean
debris around the community’s lakes and                  up the community. L
common areas. Before heading out,




                                                                                                                 Photo Courtesy: Andrea Escher
the volunteers were treated to
donuts and were given maps and
instructions as to which areas were
considered to be the most littered.
   Volunteers split up into groups
                                                                                                                                                 Social Committee
and a mere two hours later collected
more than 10 bags of trash. From
soda cans, beer bottles, plastic bags,
baseballs, golf balls and even a bas-       Lakelands neighbors gathered at Four
                                                                                                                                                 May & June 2007
ketball, neighbors couldn’t even          Corners Park for the community’s annual                                                                •   Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour, Friday, May 4
begin to imagine all of the trash and                  Clean Up Day.
debris surrounding the community’s                                                                                                                   6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lakelands Clubhouse.
                                                                                                                                                     Let’s celebrate this festive holiday with a traditional Cinco De

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Address                       Housing Type           Model              Builder          List Price      DOM                                                     Proudly sponsored by…
410 Chestnut Hill Street      Townhouse              Georgetown         Mille & Smith    $575,000        174
441 Clayhall Street           Townhouse                                                  $579,000         24
715 Gatestone Street          Single Family          Chesterfield       NV Homes         $975,000         10
719 Gatestone Street          Single Family                             NV Homes         $954,900         17
805 Gatestone Street          Single Family          Chesterfield       NV Homes         $1,099,000       10
660 Heathwalk Mews            Cottage                                   Main Street      $509,900          9                                     •   POOL OPENING PARTY: Saturday, May 26, 2007
545 Kersten Street
840 Lake Varuna Mews
                              Townhouse
                              Single Family          Chesterfield
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                                                                                         $559,900
                                                                                         $1,150,000
                                                                                                          80
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601 Linslade Street           Townhouse                                                  $579,900        169                                         Yes, the water will probably still be ice cold, but the kids won’t mind! Egan Barbecuers
604B Main Street              Condo-Town             Mt. Vernon         Ryland           $424,888          6
606A Main Street              Condo-Town             Georgetown         Ryland           $418,900         24
                                                                                                                                                     will be on site to provide great BBQ. We have some great music planned and lots of
654A Main Street              Condo-Town             Georgetown         Ryland           $419,999         31                                         entertainment throughout the afternoon, including the debut of the SpongeBob moon-
1335 Main Street              Single Family          Bartholomew        NV Homes         $959,900          3
528 Market East Mews          Cottage                                   Main Street      $529,900        344
                                                                                                                                                     bounce. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, we’ll still have the
563 Market Street East        Townhouse                                 Classic          $578,888         11                                         food and fun in the Clubhouse. Free admission, (pool pass required).
404 Phelps Street             Townhouse              Fairgate           Ryan Homes       $525,000         24
428 Phelps Street             Townhouse              Fairgate           Ryan Homes       $559,900          7
930 Rockborn Street           Single Family          Bartholomew        NV Homes         $939,900         24                                         THE COOKOUT WILL BEGIN AT NOON AND LAST UNTIL IT’S GONE SO
625 Still Creek Lane          Single Family          Bartholomew        NV Homes         $1,195,000       52
505 Stonemason Drive          Single Family                                              $985,000         7
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629 Chestnut Hill Street      Townhouse              Fairgate           Ryan Homes       $539,000          2                                                                                                       Adam Polsky
421 Clayhall Street           Townhouse                                 Classic          $535,000         16                                                                                                      301-657-1199
436 Clayhall Street           Townhouse              Tarquin            Ryan Homes       $680,000          0
605 Gatestone Mews            Cottage                                   Main Street      $539,000        444
686 Heathwalk Mews            Cottage                                   Main Street      $497,500          7
204A Heathwalk Street         Condo-Town             Georgetown         Ryland           $420,000         30
562 Helene Street             Townhouse                                                  $548,000        131
421 Kersten Street            Townhouse              Georgetown         Miller & Smith   $569,965         19
1127 Main Street              Single Family          Bartholomew        NV Homes         $899,900         19
450 Market Street East        Cottage                                   Main Street      $549,000          3
551 Market Street East        Townhouse              Fairgate           Ryan Homes       $548,888         13                                                         Brad Cohen                                 Larry & Richard Prigal
575 Market Street East        Townhouse              Turnberry I        Classic          $524,900          2
817 Market Street East        Townhouse                                                  $639,900         25                                                        301-354-8266                                   301-921-2623
460 Placid Street             Townhouse                                 NV Homes         $598,750         30
830 Still Creek Lane          Single Family          Bartholomew        NV Homes         $1,050,000      106
                                                                                                                                                 •   LAKELANDS YARD SALE: Saturday, June 2, 2007 (Rain Date June 3)
SOLD                                                                                                                                                 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Address                       Housing Type     Model        Builder           List Price    Sold Price   DOM
307A Cross Green Street       Condo-Town       Georgetown Ryland              $408,500     $408,500       15
                                                                                                                                                     The yard sale is open to all Lakelands residents and will be held at Four Corners Park
939 Featherstone Street       Single Family                  Michael Harris   $929,900     $911,000      173                                         (at Gatestone Square Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to partici-
402 Inspiration Lane          Townhouse        Georgetown I Parkwood          $745,000     $745,000        1
645B Main Street              Condo-Town       Mt. Vernon Ryland              $439,000     $430,000       21
                                                                                                                                                     pate in this year's event. Just bring your items to the Park, along with any tables,
657B Main Street              Condo-Town       Mt. Vernon Ryland              $445,000     $430,000        5                                         chairs, racks, to display your merchandise. The event will be advertised in the
719B Main Street              Condo-Town       Mt. Vernon Ryland              $430,000     $428,000      111
726B Main Street               Condo-Town      Mt. Vernon Ryland              $440,000     $440,000      101                                         Gaithersburg Gazette and directional signage will be placed on major roadways.
1017 Main Street              Townhouse        Tarquinn     Ryan Homes        $649,900     $649,900        3
870 Still Creek Lane          Single Family    Bartholomew NV Homes           $1,100,000   $1,055,000     44
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May 2007                                                                                                                                                                                             The Lakelands Leader                    17
lakelandssecurityreport                                            Feburary & March 2007
                                                                                                      through the stop sign on Lakelands Drive. T.
                                                                                                      Cooper gave warnings for rolling through the
                                                                                                                                                            man was transported to the hospital. The
                                                                                                                                                            teens were never found.
                                                                                                      stop sign and wrote several tickets for vehicles          The officer heard a call for an alarm sound-


W         hile on patrol the T. Cooper officer
          noticed several teens on the tot lot on
          Main Street. The officer spoke to the
teens letting them know the tot lots are for
younger children and that the parks close at
                                                    will receive hefty fines when stopped.
                                                        With the weather getting warmer T.
                                                    Cooper has noticed a lot of teens walking
                                                    through the community. T. Cooper does not
                                                    have an issue with this but if vandalism and
                                                                                                      that did not even stop. The first bus arrived
                                                                                                      at 2:35 with no problems the second bus
                                                                                                      arrived 3:20 with no problems. The officer
                                                                                                      observed a mother standing in the street to
                                                                                                      stop any cars. We ask that if you see the offi-
                                                                                                                                                            ing at 364 Main Street. The officer arrived
                                                                                                                                                            and found the alarm going off inside the
                                                                                                                                                            building. The officer checked all doors and it
                                                                                                                                                            was secure the officer let the dispatcher know
                                                                                                                                                            to call the owner or alarm company.
dusk. The children did not live in the com-         theft start to occur again, we will stop all      cer please do not stand in the street as they             The officer stopped two vehicles on
munity and where asked to leave. The officer        groups of teens and check IDs. The officer        are trying to catch the people passing the bus.       Rockborn Street. The officer noticed two
watched the kids walk towards the Market            will request that the teens leave the commu-      Understand this is a $575 fine. If caught, T.         vehicles parked along side each other talk-
Square shopping center.                             nity if they cannot provide a name and            Cooper believes issuing a few citations will          ing. Once the officer turned onto the street
    The officer stopped several cars speeding       address of the residents they are here to see.    resolve this very dangerous practice.                 the cars took off. The Grey SUV in the
down Gatestone Street. The officer did not          If necessary the officer will contact the par-        While watching the busses a vehicle made          front was speeding and the second vehicle a
have a radar gun and was unable to clock the        ents of the teens to ask if they are allowed to   an illegal U-turn in the middle of the street.        White Cadillac was honking as to warn the
speed of the vehicles. The officer gave warn-       be out walking around aimlessly.                  The officer stopped the vehicle and gave the          SUV the officer was behind them. The offi-
ings. The occupants of all vehicles stopped             T. Cooper was made aware of an issue of       driver a ticket. The occupant claims he was           cer stopped both vehicles and found in the
lived in Lakelands. T. Cooper will bring a          cars passing the school bus while letting chil-   lost and was turning around to get back to            SUV two teenage boys and in the Cadillac
radar gun and will run radar along several          dren off the bus. T. Cooper watched the           Gatestone Street which he had passed.                 four teenage boys and one teenage girl all
streets they feel are a problem. The residents      buses at Linslade Street and Lakelands Drive          While on patrol the mailman stopped               who attend Quince Orchard High School.
who drive too fast through the community            and found over 30 vehicles run or roll            to tell the officer what a great job the secu-        The girl was the only person that lived in
                                                                                                      rity firm was doing and how nice it was to            Lakelands. The boy driving the SUV just
                                                                                                      have them in the community. The mail-                 got his license one month prior, and the boy
                                                                                                      man informed the officer of how fast peo-             driving the Cadillac has had his license for
                                                                                                      ple speed on Gatestone Street and how he              10 months. T. Cooper gave the boys warn-
                                                                                                      has almost been hit from behind due to                ings for speeding but informed the boy in
                                                                                                      the speeding vehicles.                                the SUV that he is not allowed to have a pas-
                                                                                                          While watching the stop sign at Lakelands         senger that is not related to him until he has
                                                                                                      Drive and Linslade Street, the officer noticed        had is license for 9 months. The boy was
                                                                                                      that the second car in line almost never stops        very upset and said he would take his pas-
                                                                                                      at the stop sign. The law is after the front          senger home immediately. The teens claim
                                                                                                      vehicle goes through the stop sign the next           they were meeting and then going to eat at
                                                                                                      vehicle needs to come to the stop line and            the Kentlands shopping center. The officer
                                                                                                      come to a complete stop before going                  followed them out to the shopping center.
                                                                                                      through. A good way to know is get to the                 The officer noticed the hatch to the
                                                                                                      stop line and count 1- 1,000, 2-1,000, 3-1,000        Mercedes SUV was left open. The offi-
                                                                                                      and then go if all is clear.                          cer knocked on the door and informed
                                                                                                          While on patrol T. Cooper heard a call            the owner.
                                                                                                      over the police radio for a strong armed                  The officer noticed 10-20 bags of
                                                                                                      robbery at the Exxon on Quince Orchard                trash left out front and out back of
                                                                                                      Road. A man was robbed at gunpoint for                Andy’s party store.
                                                                                                      his lime green North Face jacket. The                     The officer drove through all the
                                                                                                      teens punched him several times and                   Mews several times through out the shift
                                                                                                      threw him down the hill. The teens were               and found only 1 garage door open.
                                                                                                      seen running towards the Kentlands shop-                  All addresses and names have been omitted
                                                                                                      ping center. The police arrived and the               from this report. L


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18       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                                    May 2007
                                              Lionfish Swim Team Parent Meeting                                  Lakelands Lionfish Swim Team Practice Schedule

                                                                                  W   he Swim Team Com-
                                                                                      mittee will host an
                                                                                informational Parent Meet-
                                                                                                                 Evaluation Day: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., at the
                                                                                                                 Competition Pool

                                                                                ing on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in    May 30, 2007 – July 21, 2007
                                                                                the Red Room of the              Monday – Friday
                                                                                Lakelands Clubhouse. Com-
                                                                                                                 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.         Pre-team
                                                                                mittee members will discuss
                                                                                the swim team schedule, poli-    4:30 to 5:15 p.m.        10 yrs. old and under
                                                                                cies, and procedures as well
                                                                                as recruit volunteers to serve   5:15 to 6:45 p.m.        Advanced 9-10 and 11 yrs. old
                                                                                                                                          and over

         news                                                                   on various positions within
                                                                                the committee.
                                                                                    If you have questions
                                                                                regarding the Lakelands
                                                                                Lionfish Swim Team, please
                                                                                                                 Wednesday Schedule
                                                                                                                 June 20, 2007 – July 21, 2007
     LAKELANDS LIONFISH                                                         contact      Swim       Team
                                                                                                                 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.         Advanced 9-10 and 11 yrs. old
                                                                                                                                            and over
      swim team meets                         Committee Chairperson, Kelly Goldstein, at 301-977-8969 or via
                                              email at kellyandmarc@comcast.net                                  10:00 to 10:45 a.m.      Pre-team and 10 yrs. old and under
           A MEET SCHEDULE

        Saturday, June 16, 2007
      Cloppers Mill AT Lakelands
            HOME MEET

       Saturday, June 23, 2007
      Long Branch AT Lakelands
           HOME MEET

        Saturday, June 30, 2007
        Lakelands at East Gate
             AWAY MEET

         Saturday, July 7, 2007
       Lakelands at North Creek
             AWAY MEET

       Saturday, July 14, 2007
      Middlebridge AT Lakelands
           HOME MEET

        Saturday, July 21, 2007
       Divisionals AT Lakelands
             HOME MEET

        Saturday, July 28, 2007
            All Stars Relay
            AWAY MEET

         Sunday, July 29, 2007
          All Stars Individuals
             AWAY MEET                         BUILDING GOOD DENTAL HEALTH ONE TOOTH AT A TIME
 A meets start at 9:00 a.m. with the home
  team warming up at 8:00 a.m. and the
           away team at 8:30 a.m.
 For away meets, the Lionfish usually meet
   early (times vary) to decorate cars and
             convoy to the pool.

           B MEET SCHEDULE

       Wednesday, June 20, 2007
       Lakelands at Clopper Mill
             AWAY MEET

       Wednesday, June 27, 2007
       Kentlands AT Lakelands
           HOME MEET

         Thursday, July 5, 2007
        Lakelands at Stonebridg
             AWAY MEET

             July 9, 2007
   B Relay Carnival at Cloppers Mill
            AWAY MEET

       Wednesday, July 11, 2007
      Cloppers Mill AT Lakelands
           HOME MEET

            July 18, 2007
       B Superstars at Kentlands
            AWAY MEET

B meets typically start at 6:00 pm with the
home team warming up at 5:00 p.m. and
       the away team at 5:30 p.m.


May 2007                                                                                                                                      The Lakelands Leader             19
Lakelands Community Association                                                             Reading and/or Disposal of Board            Manager Contract.
Board Meeting Summary                                                                       Meeting Minutes:
                                                                                            • The Board approved the minutes from
                                                                                                                                      • Community Relations Committee: The
                                                                                                                                        Board approved the purchase of two
April 12, 2007                                                                                 the February 28, 2007 Board of           trashcans for placement at Four
The Lakelands Community Association Board of Directors met on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at      Directors meeting.                       Corners Park.
7:00 p.m. The following items/issues were discussed in detail:
                                                                                            Committee Reports:                        • Design Review Committee: The Board
                                                                                            • Communications Committee: The LCA         approved the appointment of George
                                                                                              Board unanimously approved the 2007       Reinhart to the Committee.
                                                                                              Lakelands Leader Editor & Advertising
                                                                                                                                      • Environmental Management &
                                                                                                                                        Beautification Committee:

                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved the appoint-
                                                                                                                                           ment of Karrie Strohman to the
                                                                                                                                           Committee.
                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved the replace-
                                                                                                                                           ment of the “wishing well” at Four
                                                                                                                                           Corners Park with a Dragon Lady
                                                                                                                                           Holly tree.

                                                                                                                                      • Facilities Committee:

                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved $750.00 for the
                                                                                                                                           purchase of an additional lifeguard
                                                                                                                                           chair to be placed near the shallow
                                                                                                                                           “beach” area of the pool deck.
                                                                                                                                         – The Board deferred discussion on
                                                                                                                                           hiring a part-time handyman.
                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved the purchase
                                                                                                                                           of replacement pool awnings.
                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved community
                                                                                                                                           tennis socials proposed by Marna
                                                                                                                                           Katzel.
                                                                                                                                         – The Board approved the replace-
                                                                                                                                           ment of torn fencing on the pool
                                                                                                                                           deck and tennis courts for an
                                                                                                                                           amount not to exceed $6,000.

                                                                                                                                      New Business
                                                                                                                                        There was no new business to discuss.

                                                                                                                                      Announcements
                                                                                                                                         The next meeting of the Board of
                                                                                                                                      Trustees will be on Wednesday, May 10,
                                                                                                                                      2007 at 7:00 p.m.




20      The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                      May 2007
The 2007 Kentlands House and Garden
Tour Captures the Essence of Kentlands




                                                                                                                                                 Photos Courtesy: Judy Gross
By Maureen Green                                above a garage by
                                                Robyn Renas, the


T     he upcoming Kentlands House and
      Garden Tour celebrates our community
      of tree-lined streets and the unique mix
of residential and business property with
lakes and woodland amid homes of diverse
                                                architect owner, as
                                                the place where she
                                                lives and works.
                                                With space at a pre-
                                                mium, Renas has
                                                                                                                                                                               COMMERCIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                MORTGAGE
architectural style and size. The Kentlands     designed some dual-
Community Foundation and Kentlands              purpose furniture                                                                                                              EQUIPMENT
Garden Club are jointly sponsoring this pop-
ular event on Saturday, June 9, 2007 from
                                                and built light boxes
                                                into the stairwell
                                                                                                                                                                                FINANCING
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                         wall so that light
    Adjacent to the Kentlands Mansion are       pours in from every                                                                                                              BUSINESS
two featured homes which illustrate the
diversity of the neighborhood. The spa-
                                                direction. As a sup-
                                                porter of the green
                                                                            The Federal-style design of the living room of the Clarke’s
                                                                               Selby Street home is the perfect backdrop for some
                                                                                                                                                                               CONSULTING
cious Selby Street home of Michelle and         movement of archi-                   stunning cherry-wood antique furniture.
Tim Clarke has light
                                  The cottage home of Robyn Renas
                                                                                                                                                                                    From apartment
spilling into the foyer                                                                        and work co-mingle.
from Palladian-style win-        will show the simplified and enlarged                             The Tour will also feature three other                                      buildings to warehouses,
                                  spaces where both home and work
dows and reflecting off
                                           co-mingle nicely.
                                                                                               single family homes, a townhouse, a                                             let us help you with your
pale yellow walls and an                                                                       live/work unit and a condominium. The
imposing two-story open                                                                        Colonnade at Kentlands Sales Center will                                          purchase or refinance.
staircase. The Federal-                                                                        offer complimentary refreshments on the
style design of the living                                                                     day of the tour and there will be an Art                                          Business equipment
room is the perfect back-                                                                      Exhibit at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
drop for some stunning                                                                             Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                   financing done
cherry-wood antique fur-                                                                       the tour day at: Kentlands Clubhouse,                                                  your way!
niture which is comple-                                                                        Gaithersburg Arts Barn, O’Donnell’s Sea
mented by some modern
pieces such as the mirror
                                                                                               Grill, The Colonnade at Kentlands Sales
                                                                                               Center, and The Kentlands Community
                                                                                                                                                                                     No excuses,
above the fireplace and a                                                                      Foundation web site (www.kentlands.org).                                            no committees…
side table with a pineap-                                                                          On the day of the Tour the tickets will
ple motif. Imposing bay                                                                        be $18.00 on sale at Kentlands Carriage                                                Only MIE!
windows and French                                                                             House, 310 Kent Square Road, and
doors in the dining and                                                                        Kentlands Clubhouse, 485 Tschiffely
breakfast rooms lead to the brick and slate tecture Renas covered the living floor with Square Road.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Call today:
garden adorned with fountains and inti- heart-of-pine wood salvaged from a factory                 This year the Tour will raise money for                                         (301) 947-1001
mate seating under its tree-canopy roof.          built in the 1800s. Using similar materials Hospice Caring, Inc. of Montgomery
    Nearby on Briscoe Street we find the and fixtures throughout the house has sim- County, The Kentlands Foundation and
cottage designed and built on two floors plified and enlarged the space where home The Kentlands Garden Club. L



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Lakelands Youngsters Band Together




                                                                                                   Photos Courtesy: Lori Wakefield
                                                                                                                                                                                        cess to community support and this is my
                                                                                                                                                                                        way of giving back to the community.”
To Donate Hair to Locks of Love                                                                                                                                                            The Locks of Love program uses the
                                                                                                                                                                                        donated hair to create high quality hair pros-
                                                                                                                                                                                        thetics. Most of the children helped by Locks
By Gina Dropik                                   one must be able to donate a minimum of                                                                                                of Love have lost their hair due to a medical
                                                 10.5 inches.                                                                                                                           condition called alopecia areata, which has


S      everal Rachel Carson staff members
       and students are growing their hair
       for Locks of Love, a public non-prof-
it organization that provides hairpieces to
financially disadvantaged children under
                                                     “Since everyone started growing their hair
                                                 at different lengths and will want to keep dif-
                                                 ferent amounts, we will group everyone in
                                                 “waves” - with three to four girls donating
                                                 every few months,” said Wakefield.
                                                                                                                                                                                        no known cause or cure. The prostheses help
                                                                                                                                                                                        to restore their self-esteem and their confi-
                                                                                                                                                                                        dence, enabling them to face the world and
                                                                                                                                                                                        their peers.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Locks of Love has recipients in all 50 states
the age of 18 suffering from long-term               Wakefield’s two daughters Lauren (11) and                                        Growing their locks for love, (Front l-r):        and Canada and is working towards its goal of
medical hair loss from any diagnosis.            Madison (7) will be donating their hair for a                                           Ashley McDanald, Hali Hartman,                 helping every financially disadvantaged child
    Lakelands neighbor Lori Wakefield, who       second time. They have been growing out                                                Madison Wakefield, Katie Palmiere,              suffering from long-term hair loss. It is report-
is organizing the effort said, “I’m doing this   their hair since September 2006, which was                                               Megan McDanald,Anjali Kalra.
                                                                                                                                      (Back l-r) Karen Cordero, Jaime Bauer
because I feel there are so many kids who        the last time they donated to Locks of Love.
                                                                                                                                               and Alexa Thompson.
can do it and I believe there is power in        Wakefield said, “For my girls, there was no
numbers. They can cheer each other on and        question that they were going to do it again.”                                      Palatinos, Anjali Kalra, Shannon Marsh,
support each other.”                                 Also participating is Jamie Bauer, Hali                                         Megan Forester, and Taylor Halle.
    Wakefield said currently there are 18 par-   Hartman, Karen Cordero, Alexa Thompson,                                                When asked why she decided to grow her
ticipants (15 children and 3 adults) who will    Jennifer and Michelle Freedberg, Katie                                              hair for Locks of Love, third grader Katie
donate a combined 14 feet of hair. In order to   Palmiere, Meghan and Ashley McDanald,                                               Palmiere said, “It’s a way to help people who
participate in donating hair to Locks of Love,   Allie Greenwell, Sophia Mallus, Helen                                               have cancer and have lost all of their hair. I
                                                                                                                                     found out about it from my aunt who has
                                                                                                                                     done this before and I thought it was a nice
                                                                                                                                     thing to do.”
                                                                                                                                        Hali Hartman said, “I think it’s nice to
                                                                                                                                     help people who don’t have hair because they         Shannon Marsh and Megan Forester
                                                                                                                                     must be sad.”                                       have also just signed on to donate their
                                                                                                                                        Bettina Thompson said, “My daughter,               hair to the Locks of Love program.
                                                                                                                                     Alexa is trying to find ways to make a differ-
     RECREATIONAL ENTERPRISES, INC. is now hiring                                                                                    ence in the world. This is a way she can help      ed that the majority of all hair donated comes
         responsible individuals for pool management                                                                                 children in need by doing a small act of kind-     from children who wish to help other chil-
                                                                                                                                     ness that will make someone else’s life better.”   dren. The organization has produced over
                     and lifeguard positions!                                                                                           Ralph Billeter, owner of Profiles Hair          2,000 hairpieces since its inception in 1998.
                                                                                                                                     Studio in the Kentlands, has cut hair for             “It really is such an easy thing to do, but
         If you are interested in summer employment,                                                                                 over 50 people for the Locks of Love pro-          an important one with a great impact,”
               please contact us at 301-210-3253.                                                                                    gram. Billeter has offered a free cut and style    said Wakefield. “I figured that with a
                                                                                                                                     to all of the participants. Billeter said his      group this size, we can really get the word
      We offer a large selection of locations in Frederick,                                                                          salon has become involved in the project for       out and have a bigger impact on having
          Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.                                                                                   several reasons. “One because it has to do         others donate as well.”
                                                                                                                                     with hair, two and more importantly, it has           If you would like more information
        Please call to see if we are managing a pool in a                                                                            to do with kids. But my main reason is that        about Locks of Love or the guidelines and
                      community near you!                                                                                            my salon has been in business in the               requirements for donating hair, log on to
                                                                                                                                     Kentlands for 13 years. I attribute my suc-        www.locksoflove.org. L




22       The Lakelands Leader                                                                                                                                                                                             May 2007
KIDS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
Winning Design Goes on Race T-Shirt!
                    K    ids of all ages (up to 18) are invited to send in a drawing for an
                         art contest sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation.
                    The winning design will go on the official race T-shirt for the
                    Kentlands/Lakelands 5K and Kid’s Fun Run. The winning artist will
                    also receive a $50.00 cash prize and be recognized on stage the day
                    of the race.
                        There will also be $25.00 cash prizes for the winner of each of the
                    following age groups: 5 yrs. & under, 6-8 yrs, 9-11 yrs, 12-15 yrs, and
16-18 yrs. In addition, ALL entries will be displayed at the post-race expo! You don’t
have to live in Kentlands or Lakelands to enter.

Contest Instructions
    This year’s race will be run on Saturday, September 1, 2007. We are looking for
designs that best represent a race theme: community outreach (such as “neighbors help-         Please mention this ad to receive property management prices!
ing neighbors”), team spirit and running. In short, anything that illustrates what kids
think the race means to them is acceptable and welcome. Let’s see all the great ideas our
kids can create!
    All drawings must be received by Monday, June 4, 2007. Drawings must be in mark-
er (up to 4 colors – think bright colors!) on 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper. The artist’s name,
address, age and phone number must be printed on the back of the drawing. If a draw-
ing does not include this information it will not be included in the contest judging.
    Drawings can be mailed to: 5K T-Shirt Contest, Kentlands Community Foundation, 267
Kentlands Blvd, P.M.B. 200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 OR you may drop off your
designs in the Kentlands Community Foundation’s mailbox at the Kentlands Clubhouse.
Judging will take place in June and the winners will be announced in July. L

   Questions? Contact the Foundation office at 301-926-6636 or kentlands@kentlands.org.


        Attention All Lakelands Tennis Enthusiasts
                                       By Marna Katzel

  P    lease contact Marna Katzel, Director of Tennis of the Kentlands if you are interest-
       ed in participating in a summer tennis Round Robin Interclub Competition among
  several other residential communities. Marna is in the process of trying to put this
  together and would appreciate anyone who is interested to please contact her with your
  name, e-mail address, phone number, playing level and your best available day. Marna
  will do her best to go with the schedule that fits with the majority of players. Please e-
  mail Marna at marnatennis@yahoo.com or call 301-540-9649. L                                    Share your news or advertise your business! Contact us today at
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So You’ve Got Your Lakelands Phone Directory… But Do You Have Changes?
                                           If you received your phone directory,       in some cases, there were errors made by        available at Lakelands Clubhouse in the
By Andrea Escher                        you may have noticed your name was or          the Communications Committee. We                on-site management office in the event you
                                        was not included. During the course of the     appreciate your feedback and any updates        did not receive a copy. Only one copy will

T  he 2007 edition of the Lakelands
   Phone Directory was distributed to
all homes in Lakelands during the
                                        winter, the Lakelands Communications
                                        Committee requested residents to “opt-
                                        out” if they did not wish to be included.
                                                                                       you may provide to correct the phone
                                                                                       directory information. We also apologize
                                                                                       for any mistakes we may have made.
                                                                                                                                       be issued per household.
                                                                                                                                           The information contained in the
                                                                                                                                       phone directory is for the sole private use
month of April.                         All residents’ names, addresses and phone         If you would like the Communications         of the residents of the Lakelands
                                        numbers were included in the 2007 Phone        Committee to correct your information for       Community Association. Use of the infor-
                                        Directory unless an “opt-out” form was         next year’s 2008 phone directory, please turn   mation for commercial distribution or
                                        received by the on-site management office.     to page 82 in the 2007 Lakelands Phone          solicitation is strictly prohibited. The
                                           A few residents have informed us that       Directory and fill out the “Opt-                Lakelands Community Association WILL
                                        either the phone number was wrong, a           Out/Change” form. You may also contact          NOT sell this information to any mailing
                                        name misspelled or change in marital sta-      leader@lakelands.org if you would like to       list or merchants.
                                        tus, and did not want to be listed in the      receive the “Opt-out/Change” form via e-            A special THANK YOU to all of the
                                        Lakelands Phone directory. Some mistakes       mail. The form is also available online under   advertisers and merchants who purchased
                                        are due to residents not informing us of       the “Documents” link at www.lakelands.org.      advertising space in the directory. We
                                        changes to their contact information and          A limited number of extra copies are         appreciate your continued support! L

                                         Register Now for Swimming Lessons                                     LAKELANDS GROUP SWIM LESSON INFORMATION
                                                                                                               SUMMER 2007
                                         At the Lakelands Pool                                                 SESSION DATES
                                                                                                               Session I:   June 18 – June 28
                                         By Andrea Escher                                                      Session II:  July 2 – July 28 *lessons will run Friday, July 6
                                                                                                                            instead of Wednesday, July 4.
                                         T   he Hydro-Sonic Tiburones will be returning to the Lakelands
                                             this summer. Lakelands Lionfish Swim Team Coach Beth
                                         Silva and her team have already begun organizing the children’s
                                                                                                               Session III: July 16 – July 26

                                         swim lesson schedule and registration is now open.                    LESSON LEVELS
                                             The Tiburones are happy to announce this year’s program           Beginner A: Child must be 3 years of age to enter this level.
                                         will include morning and afternoon lessons. Three sessions will       Beginner B: Child must put face in water and float independ-
                                         be held during the months of June and July and four lesson lev-                     ently (on front or back) to enter this level.
                                         els have been determined to ensure your child receives the prop-      Advanced      Child must be able to swim 5 meters of either
                                         er swimming instruction for his/her swim level.                       Beginner:     crawl or backstroke to enter this level.
                                             Each session will be two weeks long (six classes total) held on   Intermediate: Child must be able to swim 15 meters of crawl or back-
                                         Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. In the event of rain on any of                        stroke and be at least 5 years old to enter this level.
                                         the lesson days, Friday has been designated as the rain make-up
                                         date. Parents can choose lessons at either 9:30 a.m. to 10:00         LESSON SCHEDULE
                                         a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Portions of the pool beach and         Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
                                         swallow areas of the pool will be closed during these times for       Evening Session: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                         lessons. Classes will be limited to 4-8 students.                     Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday for two weeks
                                             Children who participate in the swim lesson program must                  (Friday is the make-up rain date each week)
                                         be Lakelands residents. If you would like to register for swim-       Cost: $60.00 per child, per session
                                         ming lessons, please contact Beth at 240-683-8428 or e-mail                   6 classes total per session
                                         ejs@swimtibu.com for a registration form.




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                                                 hoping to one day become a parent. No            a man whose critical words and actions are       ing, but it might also be rather intimidat-
Think About It                                   matter what category you fit, taking a look
                                                 at your first relationship is helpful in
                                                                                                  similar to Laura’s. Amy’s experiences exem-
                                                                                                  plify how we learn from our early relation-
                                                                                                                                                   ing. Doing so in either case will lead to
                                                                                                                                                   meaningful insights regarding the ways you
The First                                        understanding how you relate to others.
                                                     The first relationship is the one shared
                                                                                                  ships; these encounters deeply affect our ways
                                                                                                  of connecting with others throughout our
                                                                                                                                                   approach, develop, and sustain connec-
                                                                                                                                                   tions to loved ones. Sharing memories
Relationship                                     with your primary caregiver; although most
                                                 often a mother, the primary caregiver could
                                                                                                  lives. Your first relationship may have been
                                                                                                  entirely different from Amy’s. Are there ways
                                                                                                                                                   with family members or friends may pro-
                                                                                                                                                   vide clarity regarding unanswered ques-
                                                 also be a father, grandparent, or adopted par-   in which your relationship continues to          tions or reveal misconceptions. Discussing
By Karen E. Sherwood, M.S.W., LCSW-C             ent. This relationship shapes us in ways that    impact the way you view yourself or your role    early events may remind you of cherished
                                                 echo throughout our lives. Amy’s mother,         among friends or coworkers?                      occasions or enhance respect for chal-

W     ith May being a time when mothers
      are celebrated, it can also be a time
that brings up a lot of different feelings.
                                                 Laura, was often harsh and critical toward
                                                 Amy during her childhood. When Amy was
                                                 small she did not know how to handle
                                                                                                       The purpose of assessing our past is by
                                                                                                  no means to blame our primary caregivers
                                                                                                  for the state of our present relationships.
                                                                                                                                                   lenges faced by your family.

                                                                                                                                                       Karen Sherwood is a Licensed Clinical
This first relationship can be full of joy and   Laura’s disapproving comments and gestures.      First relationships are what they are; they      Social Worker with over ten years of experience
satisfaction, frustration and disappoint-        Amy was very confused when her otherwise         cannot be changed, but we can learn from         in the field. She specializes in helping people
ment, or a combination of many emotions.         loving mother treated her in this way. She did   both the admirable and the unattractive          who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and
A new mother may be feeling some insecu-         not know what to do with her angry feelings.     qualities of those relationships. By taking      relationship difficulties. Karen has a private
rity about her new role. A grandmother           Amy loved her mother dearly. She could not       a look at the past you may come to under-        practice in psychotherapy located in
may be reflecting on her own parenting           be angry with Laura; instead, she chose to be    stand and improve your current relation-         Gaithersburg and can be reached at 301-938-
experience as she watches her children           angry with herself. Over time, she became        ships. Evaluating your past may be appeal-       3890 or karen_sherwood@verizon.net. L
become parents. A single adult may be            depressed. Now an adult, Amy is married to




                                                                communityclassifieds
FOR SALE                                                         RCA Victor Records: Great songs of faith sung by Marian          street in the beautiful Sunset Island gated community
                                                                 Anderson. 33 1/3 in a case. Three records. Call 301-990-8424.    with private beaches on the bay side, indoor/outdoor
Mahogany China Buffet: with 4 center drawers and 2 side                                                                           pool, fitness center, sauna, interactive fountains and
cabinets with shelves. Excellent condition. Asking               Thermax Water Vacuum & Steam Cleaning Machine:                   more. Townhouse sleeps 12 and has a morning room, a
$350.00. E-mail ekatz25941@aol.com                               Excellent condition, $150.00. Call 301-990-8424.                 great room and a full kitchen. Townhouse is completely
                                                                                                                                  furnished and has amenities like TVs, DVD players, wash-
Wine Bar: From Crate & Barrel. Holds 20 bottles of wine          FOR SALE: Love Seat (cream)-$100; Solid Oak Baby Crib            er/dryer and a two car garage. Please call 800-492-5832 for
and approx 16 wine glasses. Dark brown. $225.00. E-mail          w/ mattress-$100; Black swivel bar stools, 24” – Pair for        more information and provide the code 'AK1'.
ekatz25941@aol.com                                               $80; “Shabby Chic” Corner Shelf-$50; Dinette Set, 2 chrs
                                                                 & table-$85; Oak Coffee Table-$15; (2) 4X6 Rag Rugs-$15          For Rent: Golf/Beach Vacation in Bethany Beach, Bear
Occasional Tables: Set of three glass with gun metal legs.       each. Please call Bridget: 301-580-8114.                         Trap Dunes community. Rent this single family home, 5
38' round coffee table, 54'L sofa table double shelved, and                                                                       bedrooms, 4 full baths, complete with screened-in porch,
a square end table. $350.00. E-mail ekatz25941@aol.com           Live-Work Unit for Sale: 232 Main Street, approx 3800 sq         deck. Three pools, five tennis courts, shuttle to beach.
                                                                 ft. All commercial, plenty of parking. Owner will consider       $2,500 a week. Call 301-963-3027 if interested.
Sectional Sofa & Two Ottomans: Olive green sectional             some financing. $1,599,000. Call 301-208-9121 x 11.
sofa in good condition. 2 Rolling ottomans in a floral                                                                            Ocean City, MD Beach Condo For Rent: Upscale family
print that match the sofa. Sofa - $500 (originally $1900),       For Sale: Beautiful ranch mink full length coat, size 12.        condo with ocean views from living room, balcony & bed-
Ottomans (pair) - $150 (originally $400). Set - $575. E-mail     Always stored, original price $7,000.                            room. Desirable North Ocean City home, 2 bedrooms, sleeps
rob@themaytins.com                                               Sacrifice: $500. Call 301-947-9303.                              6. Incredible location - one minute walk to the beach!
                                                                                                                                  Modern kitchen, off-street parking with washer & dryer.
2000 Honda Insight: Excellent condition, great gas               Lot of 3 Commercial Truck Tiedown Chains: Grade                  Convenient walk to shops, restaurants, etc. Now accepting
mileage. Asking $9,500 or best offer. E-mail bushmikb-           70/System 5/16" (1) 20' (1) 9 FT.,(1) 6 FT long Chain.           Summer and Fall reservations. ($1295/summer week). Call
sh@aol.com or 301-869-4740.                                      Rust-resistant zinc plating with Grade 70 Clevis Grab            240-246-7564 or email us at: reservations@mbmrentals.com.
                                                                 hook on both ends (A $30.00 value alone!!) Includes a car-
Washer & Dryer: Calypso extra large capacity, no agitator        rying bag w/handle. Call 301- 977-9020.
top load washer and matching extra large capacity dryer,                                                                                       Sell It, Find It, Share It in
only used 2 years. Asking $900.00 or best offer. E-mail          SERVICES NEEDED/AVAILABLE
bushmikbsh@aol.com or 301-869-4740.                                                                                                             Lakelands Classifieds!
                                                                 Babysitter Needed: I have 5 year old twins that I need a                  Community classifieds are free to all
FOR SALE: Golf club travel bags ("BagBoy"). Well-                babysitter for one night a weekend and maybe after school
padded, zip-up travel bags for your golf bag and clubs. Has                                                                                  Lakelands/Kentlands residents
                                                                 once a week. Contact Emmanuelle at 301-990-1173 or e-
side pockets for shoes. Protects all of your gear during air     mail ekramer@aetea.com.                                                   ($10 fee applied to non-residents).
and other travel. Like new, cost $200 each. Will sell one                                                                                  To place your classified, email us at
or both for $65 each. NEW Ladies 460cc Titanium driver           FOR RENT                                                                         leader@lakelands.org.
(Adams Idea) golf club, $75. Call: 301-963-8111.
                                                                 For Rent: Spacious townhouse with 5 BR and 4-1/2 BA is                      Deadline for the June edition is
For Sale: 2001 Mazda Miata mx-5, 20,000 miles, silver, 6         available for rent in Ocean City. It is located on the 67th                          May 20, 2007.
spd, $12,000, 301-977-0787.


May 2007                                                                                                                                                   The Lakelands Leader              25
                                                           Professional Directory
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                                                           301-519-1678 or e-mail leader@lakelands.org




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