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May 2010 Volume 12 Issue 4
Lionfish Season Set to Begin:
Kick Off Summer at the Pool
For complete details see page 3. By Leanna McKenzie
Teens In Our Come join your neighbors and kick off the summer of 2010. deejay will play music and fun activities will be available for
Community: The Social Committee along with Prigal Brothers Real Estate, all ages.
Meet Scott Peak Settlements and Brad Cohen will be hosting a pool
Saxman, the smile opening party on May 29th at the pool from 12:00–4:00 p.m. There will be a party at the pool on the 4th of July, sponsored by
behind the desk A deejay will be playing music pool-side all afternoon with fun Mike Aubrey and Associates, complete with a fun inflatable in
at the Clubhouse. games and exciting gifts from our sponsors. A frozen treat will See KICK OFF on page 2
also be provided in the late afternoon.
Spring Has Sprung:
See page 11 for pictures of your neighbors Star Diner will be serving boxed lunches on
enjoying the warm weather. the Clubhouse lawn for Lakelands residents.
It’s a change from our traditional barbecue,
School News: but let’s give it a go. Lunches will begin being
See page 12 for what’s going on at your served promptly at noon and inflatables will
local schools. also be set up on the Clubhouse lawn from
No tickets are required this year. In the event
of rain, boxed lunches will still be available
to residents in the Clubhouse.
Many other summer activities are being
planned by the social committee so
mark your calendars. June 19th will be
Seriously Fun Art Workshops: our second annual Anniversary Party.
See page 15 for information on summer Growlers will be selling beer and food, a
art workshops offered by RCES art
Team Ploshnick Completes
See page 15 for highlights of three
LPMS students’ efforts to raise money
A Tribute to American Heroes
for Autism Speaks.
By Joe Mills
Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally held
each Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.
Approximately 400,000 motorcycle riders from across
the nation pay tribute to America’s heroes, by riding
through our Nation’s Capitol on their motorcycles.
The actual parade convenes in a designated Pentagon
parking area and the parade route is along War
Memorials on the National Mall. Onlookers line
the city streets along the parade route, cheering and
waving flags as the parade roars by.
For the last three years, I have had the honor of
participating as a rider in Rolling Thunder. It makes
me feel good to pay tribute to those who have bravely
served and who continue to serve in America’s wars. It
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
is a time to reflect, appreciate, and respect our Vets.
The Lakelands Leader
I once asked someone if they were going to ride
960 Main St.
in Rolling Thunder and they said, “no way, it’s
See THUNDER on page 2
KICKOFF continued from page 1
the pool, deejay and more. On July 24th, the Social Committee will
be hosting a mid-summer celebration from 6:00–9:00 p.m. on the
Clubhouse lawn. Growlers will be back again selling refreshments.
Other social events will include: another Noodle Night on August
The Leader is the only official publication 25; a Pool Closing Party on Saturday, September 4 and of course
and source of information for the the annual Dog Swim on September 6. More details to follow, but
Lakelands Community Association. mark your busy summer calendars and save the dates. By Paul Lumsden
Happy Summer Lakelands!! Hello Lakelands friends and neighbors. If it’s May, then
LCA our pool must be opening soon. Your Pool Committee
has been working to see that your Lakelands pool season
BoArd of direCtors experience is safe and fun.
Mother’s Day Blood Drive RSV Pool Inc. is again our pool management company.
President We have, however, a new daily Pool Manager this year,
By Gina Dropik
Victoria Kent. Victoria has managed the Milestone pool
On May 8th the American Red Cross in Germantown for the last two years and will bring
Mike Aubrey a lot of experience, energy, and creativity to our pool.
will hold a blood drive at the Lakelands
She is your “go-to” person at the pool on a daily basis
Vice President Clubhouse, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00
if you have any concerns that need to be addressed. In
firstname.lastname@example.org p.m. The blood drive is being held
addition, there is a suggestion box in the lobby and a
in honor of Chloe Mulchay, who
link to our committee on the Lakelands website.
Mary Bostwick has an extremely rare blood disease
Secretary called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic You will notice that we have made a few minor changes
email@example.com Syndrome which requires her to at the pool this year. First, we are going to ask that we
receive regular plasma transfusions. keep your pool passes in a file at the entrance desk while
Albert Leacock Chloe will turn one year old on May you are at the pool. Drop them off when you enter, pick
Treasurer 7. Her parents Candace and Nate are Chloe Mulchay them up when you leave. We need to do this because last
firstname.lastname@example.org formerly from the Gaithersburg area year we had a few cases of passes being passed through
and have many friends and family members in the area. They the fence to non-residents.
Steve Steinberg currently live in upstate New York where Chloe is receiving
care from a nephrology team at Syracuse University’s Upstate Secondly, during the off-season our Clubhouse
Director bathroom floors were resurfaced. The primary reason
Medical Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to give a very
email@example.com for this project was to fix the drainage problem and
special gift to one mother who really needs it. The vital support
from blood donors will help Candace and Nate to keep the prevent ponding of water on the floors. We also think
M AnAgeMent hope alive that Chloe will see a bright future. the new floors improve the appearance.
CMI A few other items:
Melinda Nickols • The wading pool is for kids 5 and under only. Please
firstname.lastname@example.org THUNDER continued from page 1 respect this, especially during adult swim breaks, for
240-631-8338 x1 too hot, takes hours in the heat, and I don’t like to wait at safety and so the little ones don’t get crowded out.
the Pentagon to ride. I like to ride on the open roads.” I was • No water guns or water cannons will be allowed
editor & Advertising taken back. He missed the whole idea of what Rolling Thunder this year.
stands for. It is definitely worth any sacrifice of time, heat and
M AnAger waiting at the Pentagon for those who serve.
• There is a lap lane available in the main pool for use
when the swim team is holding practice.
Last year, Lakelands residents Jake Zimmerman, Dave Manion We’re counting down the days until May 29th. We’ll be
and Bill Beisner also participated in the event. Zimmerman said, ready, the pool will be ready, and we’re sure you will, too!
240-246-0330 “It is such an awesome experience. My parents drove their 2003
Harley Davidson Road King Classic with side-car down from
LAyout & design
Collegeville, Pennsylvania to join us.”
If you can’t make
it to D.C. to watch
Memorial Day weekend (including Monday)
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
stAff Writer the parade, you can
Walter Borotto see part of it from May 29th thru June 16th and August 30 thru
Shady Grove Road. September 6th
A few thousand Weekends: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
PhotogrAPher motorcycles, with a Weekdays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kathy McKee police escort, leave
from Battley Cycles June 17th thru August 29th:
of Rockville, located Weekends: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Lakelands Leader is the monthly, near the Montgomery Lakelands resident Jake Zimmerman with Weekdays: 10:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.
published means of communicating Airpark. Spectators his parents. 4th of July: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
information of interest to Lakelands line up at 8:00 a.m.
residents. It does not espouse any along Shady Grove Road, from Airpark Road up to the 270 on-
political belief or endorse any products ramp at Sam Eig Highway, and watch the motorcycles roar by in
or service. Articles and letters submitted parade mode, with their mounted American Flags, and Veterans
for publication must be signed and may
be edited for length and content. CMI
of Foreign War Flags waving bravely in the wind. The LCA Social Committee
and LCA do not endorse the products This patriotic event is a great way to celebrate Memorial Day with Is Seeking New Members!
or services advertised herein, nor are your family. It is well worth it and a nice way to pay tribute to Future social events are in jeopardy if we don’t have
they responsible for any claims made by our American Heroes. You will meet lots of nice people, enjoy a volunteers to help plan them! Please consider joining the
advertisers. The Leader is published by the common cause, and it’s free, just your time is all that’s spent. Social Committee today.
Association, which is responsible for form, For more information contact Melinda Nickols at
content and policies. For more information visit www.rolling thundermotorcyclerally. 240-641-8338.
com or www.battley.com.
2 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
Lionfish Gear Up for Start of Season
By Gina Heath
The Lionfish swim team is moving along with pre- This is an opportunity to spend some time visiting on the competition pool deck. Evaluation day is for all
season preparations. The Swim Team Committee with our “summer” friends and share the details of new Lionfish swimmers. If you are new to the team,
and Pool Committee have been hard our upcoming season. Come by to ask please come so we can assess your ability and place you
at work planning and organizing this questions, talk with Coach Brooke in the proper swim group. On June 2, we will hold a
season’s many events and getting the and catch up on all the latest Lionfish second evaluation session beginning at 4:30 p.m. It’s
pool ready for our season kickoff. Look news. Join us at the Clubhouse from only necessary for new swimmers to attend one of the
for our new solar pool cover on the 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting portion evaluations. Returning swimmers should plan to attend
competition pool this month — sure to of the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. the first regular practice on Thursday, June 3. Check the
give a warm-up to our early practices! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or website for practice times.
six-pack to share. Delicious desserts
If you weren’t able to make our April 25 will be provided by Kristi Swartz We’d also like to invite all Lionfish to our second
registration event, it’s not too late! Check Kitchen – Personal Catering from K annual Preseason Family picnic on June 6. We’ll
the website www.swimlionfish.com for an to Z! Happy Hour begins at 7:00 p.m.; be meeting at 5:00 pm on the Clubhouse lawn.
additional registration opportunity in May. The team will arrive before 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win a raffle There will be some fun activities for the swimmers,
continue to accept Lionfish registrations through June for your favorite Lionfish merchandise. You must be
including banner-making, a fish mixer and team
2, but don’t wait too late as we anticipate near capacity present to win! This event is open to swim team family
cheers with Lionfish coaches. We’ll also have the new
enrollment for the 8 and Under and PreTeam groups. members age 21 or older.
2010 Lionfish Merchandise for sale. So, pack a picnic
Please add our parents-only social event to your The summer swim season officially kicks off with our dinner, bring a lawn chair and help us get this season
calendar: “Dessert, Drinks & Details” on May 19. Lionfish Evaluation Day on Tuesday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. started off right!
Lakelands Lionfish Swim Lessons
Practice Schedule 2010 Offered at Pool
Practice Schedule while School is in Session By Gina Dropik
Thursday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 16
LCA will be offering morning and afternoon swim lessons, through Hydro-
Afternoon Practices only
Sonic Tiburones, an officially registered and fully insured year-round
MONDAy TueSDAy WeDNeSDAy THuRSDAy FRIDAy swimming program. Swim lessons are available only to Lakelands residents
Pre-Team 4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00 who hold valid pool passes. Danielle Nesmith, the assistant Lionfish team
coach, will be the on-site Program Manager. Lessons will be taught by trained
8 and under 5:00 – 5:45 5:00 – 5:45 5:00 – 5:45 5:00 – 5:45 5:00 – 5:45
Hydro-Sonic coaches, some of whom are also Lionfish coaches.
9 – 10 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45
11 and older 6:45 – 7:45 6:45 – 7:45 6:45 – 7:45 6:45 – 7:45 6:45 – 7:45 Both private and group lessons will be available. To schedule a private
lesson, parents should make arrangements directly with the instructor. If
you would like a recommendation for a qualified private lesson instructor,
Practice Schedule after Last Day of School please contact Beth in the office. Registration is available by email (ejs@
Thursday, June 17 – Friday, July 23 swimtibu.com), fax (240-683-8429) or by calling 240-683-TIBU (8428). For
Morning and Afternoon Practices Available more information visit www.swimtibu.com.
MONDAy TueSDAy WeDNeSDAy THuRSDAy FRIDAy
Pre-Team 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 @ 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 # Water Babies: Child must be 6 months to 2.5 years.
4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00 4:30 – 5:00
Beginner A: Child must be at least 2.5 years of age and a steady walker.
8 & under 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 @ 9:45 – 10:30 9:45 – 10:30 #
5:00 – 5:45 * 5:00 – 5:45 * 5:00 – 5:45 * Beginner B: Child must put face in water and float independently (on front
9 – 10 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 @ 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 # or back) to enter this level.
5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 Advanced Beginner: Child must be able to swim 5 m. of basic freestyle (side
11 & older 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 @ 8:30 – 9:45 8:30 – 9:45 # breathing not required) or backstroke to enter this level.
6:45 – 8:00 6:45 – 8:00 6:45 – 8:00 Intermediate: Child must be able to swim 15 m. of freestyle (with reasonable
* strong swimmers may practice until 6 p.m. side breathing) and backstroke; child must be at least 5 years to enter this level.
# practice is required for Saturday A meet swimmers unless excused by head coach for
camp, school, etc. Lesson Schedule
@ Wednesday AM practice is donut fun day! Time: 10:45–11:15 a.m. or 3:45–4:15 p.m.
**Water Babies offered 11:15–11:45 ONLY**
Clinic, Meeting and Pep Rally events Location: Lakelands swimming pool
Friday afternoons only Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (Friday rain date)
June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23
Total classes: six (over 2 weeks)
4:00 – 6:00 pm COACH CLINIC IN LAP POOL Cost: $75
4:30 pm Team Meeting
4:45 – 6:00 pm Team Cheers & Pep Rally Dates:
5:30 – 6:00 pm Parent/Coach meeting
Session 1: June 21 – July 1
Session 2: July 5–15
Session 3: July 19–29
May 2010 The Lakelands Leader 3
Leacock was appointed to fill the term until the Board of From the Design Review Committee
Directors elections in November. Immediately upon Mr. The DRC reviewed the following applications for
Leacock’s appointment, the Board moved to reconfigure exterior changes and/or improvements:
By Walter Borotto offices among the Board members. As such, Andy Inkeles
is now President of the Board of Directors, Mike Aubrey Palmiere, 513 Stonemason Drive
May Board Meeting will serve as Vice President, Albert Leacock will serve as Install Direct Vent Gas Fireplace.
The next Board meeting will be held on Monday, May Treasurer, Mary Bostwick will serve as Secretary and Steve Approved
10th, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, beginning at Steinberg as Director. In other committee moves, Jake
Zimmerman resigned from the Design Review Committee Jordon & Michelle Kraus
7:00 p.m. An Open Forum will be held at the beginning 606 Linslade Street
of the meeting. This is an opportunity for homeowners and was appointed to the Communications Committee.
The current chairman of the Communications Committee, Remove existing deck, and build new.
to speak to the Board about issues of concern. Approved.
Joe Mills, is moving out of the area and will cease to be a
April Board Meeting Summary member of the committee as of April 30th. Walter Borotto
was also appointed as a member of the Communications William Simmelink
The LCA Board of Directors met on Wednesday, April 736 Gatestone Street
12th. The following is summary of the meeting. Committee.
Replace two side-by-side double-hung windows, with
James Lloyd of Tony & James Restaurant appeared before Several contracts and repairs were discussed. It was bay window.
the Board to reassure them and the community that he, recommended that the community look into recoating Approved
his partners, and his associates will make every effort the tennis courts, which has never been done. This
was recommended both as a repair measure and as a Ken and Mary Stover
to run a respectable establishment that won’t have the
preventative measure as not keeping up on this could 734 Turtle Pond Lane
same liquor violations and noise problems that plagued
cause much more expensive damage later. The pool Landscaping and drainage control.
previous owners. Lloyd said he does not want lines or
contract that was submitted previously to the Board Approved w/ stipulations
crowds spilling outside the restaurant, and there will be
was accepted. Wading pool repairs need to be done;
no teen nights. They want to run an upscale restaurant Alan Revzin
inspection to be done immediately.
that caters to 25 to 60 year olds, and while it will have 634 Still Creek
more than twenty TVs, it is not going to be classified as There was a call for community members to join the Patio between retaining wall and the house
a sports bar. Although there will be live entertainment, Social Committee. Currently, there are not enough under the deck.
primarily in the form of soft rock bands, the main members on the social committee, which could possibly Approved
concentration will be on food and as a gathering place put events on the social calendar in peril.
or a “place to go” in Montgomery County. Lloyd said the Ralph and Terry Lieberthal
opening of the restaurant is tentatively scheduled for the Spring Home Inspections, Guidelines for Changes 915 Linslade Street
second week in May. There were no questions for Mr. Spring inspections for Lakelands homeowners will Install patio.
Lloyd after his presentation, and he agreed to attend the start in late April or early May. Any resident planning Denied
next Board meeting in May so that the community would any exterior changes to their home must submit
have an opportunity to address issues with him directly. an application to the Design Review Committee. Jose & Ximena Valdez
Guidelines for changes are now on the Lakelands 625 Bright Meadow Drive
The landscape company that services the Lakelands
website at www.lakelands.org, and all the documentation Install deck in rear yard, landscaping
made its report and indicated that it has identified
needed for submissions is outlined there. Approved
areas needing turf repairs throughout the community.
It was indicated that most of the damage was a result
of clean up efforts from the heavy snow earlier in the
year, but there were also some areas that were identified
as chronic damage areas due to vehicles not being able
Meet Lakelands’ Newest Board Member: Albert Leacock
to negotiate properly as a result of narrow lanes. With I decided to run for the
Fios construction scheduled to begin shortly, the final open position on the Board
recommendation was not to spend money on these repairs to become more active
right now due to the fact that there will undoubtedly be in the decision-making
more repairs needed due to the Fios digging. The issue process that effects our
is to be revisited after Fios installation. community. I have served
on the DRC for over five
Albert Leacock was nominated and approved as a director years now and am currently
to fill the vacancy currently present on the Board. Mr. its chairperson. I am also
on the Pool Committee.
Although I respectfully
resigned both positions
after being elected to serve
Send your “Who’s News” to email@example.com on the Board, I will act as
the liaison to the DRC and
the Budget Committee.
As a Board member I have
no personal goals I want
to achieve. As a member, The Leacock family
I would like to assist in Greyson, have lived in the Lakelands for nine
bringing a more civil tone to our Board and our years. As a matter of fact, yesterday was the ninth
meetings. Over the past few years I have sensed a anniversary of our moving into our home. We
growing distrust among our neighbors about the purchased our home in this community for many
actions of our Board. There have been too many of the same reason as our friends and neighbors:
executive sessions where votes have taken place that great amenities, fantastic schools and what we
affect our community where the results are given, hoped would be a strong sense of community. All
but yet no explanation is provided. I would like have proven to be true. I look forward to working
to see all votes taken in public and open to public with our current Board members and the entire
Josie Belkin celebrated her 5th birthday on debate. community in keeping the Lakelands one of the
March 22 with her friends at The Little Gym. most desirable places to live and raise a family.
Michaela Belkin will be 7 on May 8 and will My wife Kim and I, with our two sons, Deane
have a WEBKINZ party with her friends. (13) and Adam (10), and of course our small pony – Albert Leacock
4 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
Teens in Our Community
Scott Saxman: The Smile
Behind the Desk
By Gina Dropik
For the past three years, 18-year-old Scott Saxman has job. “He’s earning his own money and he’s responsible
been welcoming Lakelands residents to the Clubhouse with it. He saves it, he buys things he wants by himself
with a warm smile. A senior at Poolesville High School, and he even puts money in the collection basket at
Scott has been a valuable employee of the Lakelands church each week.”
Community Association (LCA) since his sophomore
year. His responsibilities include greeting people as An honor student, Scott is part of the Global Ecology
they arrive, answering questions and taking care of the Studies Program at Poolesville High School. This
rental rooms in the Clubhouse. program provides students with the knowledge and
understanding of the scientific, cultural, social, political,
LCA Assistant Community Manager Lorraine economic, and technological conditions that affect the
Rodriguez said, “Scott has been a model employee quality of life on our planet. It is a field-based program,
here. He is always helpful, conscientious, reliable, and so he goes out about twice a month for hands-on field
he truly shows care and concern for the well -being of experience, which he says he really enjoys. Currently,
the activities here at the Clubhouse.” She added that he is taking three AP classes including Environmental Scott Saxman.
Scott has trained several new monitor employees and Science, Calculus and Biology. He has been accepted
has even done some filing in the office. at the University of Maryland where he will begin his
during this time.” Lakelands residents can find Scott
study of engineering in the fall.
“This job has given me a sense of responsibility,” said behind the desk on most Saturdays and Sundays and
Scott. “And it’s good because I can do my homework Outside of work and school, Scott enjoys skiing and often on weeknights as well. Scott is looking forward
while I’m here, so it helps with school.” His parents, tennis. He is also a Liturgical Minister at Our Lady of to summer and will continue to work for LCA until
Donna and Harry, both agree that the job has been the Visitation Catholic Church and achieved the rank he leaves for college. He said he enjoys the summers
a very positive experience for him. “It’s really taught of Eagle Scout last fall. He lives in the Jones Lane area because he works at the snack bar at the pool. “There
him a lot of things besides just responsibility,” said with his parents and older brother. are a lot more people around. This community is really
Donna. “He has learned to interact with people and friendly,” he said. Scott says that he would like to
he’s learned personal time management.” Harry added Donna said, “This job has been a great opportunity come to back to work during summers once he starts
that Scott has shown financial responsibility with his for Scott. He’s stuck with it and he has really grown college.
May 2010 The Lakelands Leader 5
By Gina Dropik
Run/Walk participants. The Saturday
morning group will meet at Fleet Feet at
9:30 a.m. on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
to talk about how to help each other and
build the membership in KDP.
Girls’ Night Out
Meet Champion Runner Terrenzo It’s Diva Night at Fleet Feet on Tuesday,
Kentlands Gives Back free, live musical performances on Friday Bozzone May 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event
More than $6,000 was donated to the and Saturday nights, from 8:00–10:00 World-class athlete Terenzo Bozzone, will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, shoe
American Red Cross relief efforts in p.m. Additionally, every Wednesday the 70.3 World Champion, will be fittings, massages, make-up refreshers,
Haiti from Kentlands Gives Back, a night from 8:00–10:00 p.m., they have at Fleet Feet, Tuesday May 4 from appetizers from Bonefish Grill, discounts,
shopping event held during the weekend a music open mic. Everyone is welcome 4:00–6:00 p.m. to answer questions door prizes, and more. Space is limited
of February 19–21. Several Kentlands to come and play, or just hang out, have regarding training, nutrition, and more. to the first 75 women to register. RSVP
businesses participated in the fundraising a drink, and listen to some of the best Participants will receive autographs and by calling 301-926-6442 or email Jenn
event by donating a portion of proceeds up-and-coming local music acts. have the chance to win prizes. To RSVP, Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from weekend sales. Participants call 301-926-6442 or email Jenn Gill at
included Clover, Main Street Café, Main Street Farmers Market email@example.com. Main Street Café
Marble Slab Creamery, Serenity Nails, Opens May 1st Main Street Café, located at 317 Main
Salon Red, Vasili’s, Lipstick Lounge, Beginning May 1st, the Farmers Market Live Music at The Wine Harvest Street, offers live acoustic music on
Color Me Mine, Colombian Breeze, returns to Kentlands. Local farmers The Wine Harvest features live music Thursday evenings from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Realtor Mike Aubrey, Jessa Medical will sell seasonal fruits and vegetables, performances the first Thursday The local group Acoustri, made up of
Supply, The Craft Shoe, Thai Tanium, and artisans will sell local handcrafted and third Sunday of each month. In longtime Kentlands residents Jonathon
Fleet Feet, O’Donnell’s, Suburbia Home, items Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. May, the first Thursday performer Naugle and Scott Martin, plays modern
Watza Network, My Gym, Cold Stone (weather permitting) at the Main Street will be soloist David LaFleur with and classic rock. Additionally Family
Creamery and The Wine Harvest. Pavilion, 301 Main Street. roots/acoustic sound on May 6th. Karaoke is held each Sunday from 2:00–
The third Sunday feature will be The 5:00 p.m.
“The Kentlands Gives Back event was Combine exercise with Fun Outtakes, specializing in acoustic
such a huge success due to the people of Fleet Feet sponsors a Fun Run/Walk rock, on May 16 at 4:00 p.m. For more Outdoor Summer Concerts at Diner
the community. They really came out to every Thursday evening and Saturday information, e-mail the Wine Harvest to Begin in June
support the local businesses and helped morning. Both groups are low-key and at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Star Diner just celebrated its tenth
raise money for the people of Haiti. are open to all paces and abilities. The anniversary, and will introduce its
Thanks to all those who shopped/ate Thursday evening group begins at Fleet Kentlands Downtown Partnership outdoor summer concert series on June
during the event,” said organizer Michon Feet at 6:30 p.m. and will meet on May Business Networking Spring Social 4. There will be live music every Friday
Frick of Clover. 6, 13, 20 & 27. Asics will be joining the All business owners and managers in and Saturday night during June, July,
Thursday night Fun Run/Walk on May Kentlands Downtown are invited to meet August, and September. Please note that
Chloe’s Coffee 13. Pizza and drinks will be available and greet one another at a free social there has been a time change this year.
Chloe’s Coffee, located at 244 Main after the run that evening and all event, on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 Live music performances will now take
Street in Kentlands Downtown, features Asics products will be 10% off for Fun p.m. at O’Donnell’s Sea Grill Restaurant, place from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
6 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
At the Mansion May 8–23, Saturday & Sunday at 11:00
a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
May 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$16 residents / $18 nonresidents / $9
Mothers and daughters are invited to
enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, fruits,
breads, scones and desserts catered
Studio Artists Sought
The City of Gaithersburg is seeking
Festival Debuts May 15
by Tranquil Traditions of Rockville. artists interested in renting studio space By Gina Dropik
Featured teas include Earl Grey and at the Arts Barn. Artists selected by a
fruit teas. Lemonade will also be jury panel will be allowed to rent space at The inaugural Gaithersburg Book Several workshops are scheduled
available upon request. Cost is $20 per the Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premiere Festival will take place on May 15, throughout the day to encourage
person for adults and $15 for children cultural arts facility, at very reasonable from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on writers to explore their creativity.
ages 12 and under. rates. the grounds of City Hall in Olde Topics include: Basic Drawing for
Towne Gaithersburg. The free event Comics and Graphic Novels (ages
Reservations are required and can be Two studios are will include appearances by more 8–adult): Comedy Writing (ages 12–
made by calling 301-258-6425. Family available for lease, than forty-five nationally renowned Adult): Freelance Writing; Comedy
seatings of four, six or eight people can one a total of 330 fiction and non-fiction authors; book Writing; Getting Past the Gatekeeper
be accommodated. Individuals or parties square feet and the signings; writing and Writing with a
of two will be seated with other guests. other a total of 480 work shops; a Partner. Workshops
Early reservation is recommended as square feet. Both are children’s village; a designed especially
past events have sold out quickly. equipped with a sink and cabinet area coffee house; new for children are also
and excellent lighting. Annual rental and used book scheduled. They include
Baltimore Watercolor Society Juried fees are $9 per square foot for City of sales; exhibitors Poetr y and Prose,
exhibit Gaithersburg residents and $10 per such a s local Ideas Alive: Discover
Works of members square foot for nonresidents. Application authors, publishers and book clubs; Your Inner Writer for grades 4–8;
of the Baltimore forms can be downloaded from the and food, drink, ice cream and more Making Expressive Books, An Arts
Watercolor Society City of Gaithersburg website at www. from local restaurants. Workshop for Children for ages 6–11;
will be featured in a gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn or contact and The New Musical Adventures of
juried exhibit through Arts Barn Director Andi Rosati at 301- Activities in the children’s village are Flat Stanley, A Lightsaber Workshop
May 16. Viewing is by 258-6394 or arosati@gaithersburgmd. designed to encourage a love of books for ages 6–11. Pre-registration is
appointment only. gov. Deadline for applications is June 4, and include opportunities for children recommended for all workshops.
The Kentlands Mansion is located at 2010. to have their picture taken and speak
320 Kent Square Road in the Kentlands. with their favorite writers and maybe Admission to the festival is free.
The Arts Barn is located in Kentlands even a character or two; story tellers, Shuttle buses will run from Lakeforest
For more information, call 301-258- at 311 Kent Square Road. For more
6425 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/ crafts and musical entertainment. The Mall. Biographies of featured authors,
information please contact Gallery coffee house will offer an opportunity to descriptions of workshops and a full
kentlandsmansion Director Natalya Parris at 301-258-6350 sit, relax, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy schedule of activities can be found on
or 301-258-6394 or visit the City’s website inspirational poetry and refreshing the Gaithersburg Book Festival website
At the Arts Barn at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. music from local singer/songwriters. at www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org.
Preschool Songs and Stories
Creative music and stories for children
ages 3 to 5 with guardian.
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11:00 –
Acrylic on Pastel Paper, Mixed Media
and Sculpture exhibit
The works of artists Jackie Hoysted,
Cherie M. Redlinger, Monica Wise and
Marie Cavallaro are on display through
The Comedy and Mystery Society
Astounding magic and sleight of hand
combined with interactive theatre and
Friday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.
$12 residents / $15 nonresidents
Seussical, The Musical
This fantastical, magical extravaganza
brings to life favorite Dr. Seuss
characters, including Horton the
Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy
Mayzie, and a little boy with a big
imagination — Jojo Dr. Seuss characters
brought to life in a delightful musical by
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. A
KAT 2nd Stage Production.
May 2010 The Lakelands Leader 7
Meet Your Neighbors
Tom & Kim Chaikin
Open Shop in Town
By Walter Borotto
“It’s in the blood,” Tom Chaikin says when years. They have two sons, Sean, who
asked what motivated him and his wife Kim is eleven, and an older son Dylan, who
to start a replacement window business is fourteen. “Happiness is underrated,”
recently. They officially opened a Renewal says Tom through a wide grin.
by Andersen store on April 1st at 332 Main
Street. The “in the blood” comment came Tom has learned a lot about the business
from the fact that Tom has been in and over the years. When competitors in
around the business as long as he’s been the business almost stopped advertising
when the economic downturn came
alive. His father started the business in
about, Tom’s company stood fast and Tom Chaikin
1954, selling windows, doors, siding, and
continued to put the word out. They
gutters out of a Rockville location. But
maintained their advertising budget customer. We stand behind our who work for them are “awesome.”
Tom is more than just a product guru; he
and still tried to attract customers while product.” How fast they resolve issues “The people make it fun,” says Kim,
understands consumers. He knows that others stopped advertising to save money. is key to customer satisfaction, they who mentioned that they are looking
they work hard for their money, and they “That helped us tremendously,” he said. indicated. The customer needs to have for experienced design representatives.
just want to be treated right. “This is a family business and we are If interested, applicants should contact
proper expectations as to what type of
“Customers need to be educated about privately owned. We sell to individual product and service they are getting. Kim or Tom at 240-752-9565.
this product,” he says. “They demand homeowners and not to contractors. We When asked if people are becoming
have to let people know we’re here.” more energy conscious, Tom answered When asked if he had any advice for
information. And when they get that
that the price of energy is making them homeowners, Tom said “they should
information, the product sells itself. We The business itself is an affiliate of
energy conscious, which drives the buy from people they can trust, do
are not a hard-sell company,” he adds. “We Renewal by Andersen, which sells
demand for the product. their due diligence, and check Angie’s
don’t do a lot haggling.” Indeed, more custom replacement windows and List and the Better Business Bureau.”
than twenty-five percent of the company’s doors only by Andersen. Renewal by The Chaikins attribute their success to a Such are the words of a confident
business comes from referrals. Andersen is the Energy Star award great staff, and both say that the people business owner.
The Chaikins have learned a lot about winner for 2010 for window products.
people over the years, and both have By agreement, the shop cannot sell other
done things that help them interact with
the public. Kim was a dental hygienist for
brands. The Chaikins are adamant that
their product is the superior product
Gaithersburg School of Basketball
over eighteen years, and Tom was in the on the market. “Andersen is fanatical #1 Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls
landscaping business for several years. about customer satisfaction.”
He’s also done some different things Tom and Kim have eleven design
in Gaithersburg the past 16 years.
like coach high school football, and he consultants that do free in-home
even wrote a book several years back. consultations, and their installers are Location: Northwest High School
A multifaceted guy, Tom attended the Andersen-only installers. They are truly
University of North Carolina, where he Boys’ School Dates: June 28 – July 2 8:30am – 4:00pm
experts on their product. “This is not a
majored in English, and he also attended do-it-yourself product,” the Chaikins said July 19 – July 23 8:30am – 4:00pm
graduate school at George Washington more than once, and they both maintain Girls’ School Dates: July 12 – July 16 8:30am – 4:00pm
University in D.C. The Chaikins are that managing customer expectations July 26 – July 30 8:30am – 4:00pm
from the Rockville/Bethesda area, and is key to customer satisfaction. “Never Shooting Clinic: June 23 – June 25 9:00am – noon
have been married for almost sixteen over-promise. Be realistic with the July 6 – July 8 9:00am – noon
Paul_E_Foringer@mcpsmd.org • 240-888-3348
Lakelands Book Club http://www.stadiumroar.com/gaithersburgschoolofbasketball
Our selection for May is The Devil in the White City by
Erik Lawson. We will meet on Wednesday, May 19 at
7:30 p.m. in the Red Room.
In May, our History Book Club
will be reading The Catcher Was
a Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff, a
account of Moe Berg, a Brooklyn
Dodger catcher in the 40’s
and 50’s, who went on to be spy for the US in WWII.
Looking ahead to June and July, we will be reading The
Coldest Winter, an account of the Korean War by David
Halberstan. This will be our selection for both months.
– Mickey Stevens
8 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
Arts Barn Benefits from Andi Rosati’s Passion
Spotlight on a City Employee
By Julia Schapiro, QOHS Class of 2012
Andi Rosati has a passion for the arts. After years of “I love being in the creative atmosphere,” Rosati says,
pursuing her interest in theatre and music, she made her “and I love having the freedom to create new events.” She
way to the Gaithersburg Arts Barn where she has directed created the Songs and Stories program that takes place
and overseen the growth of this unique art center. every Tuesday morning. In this program, preschoolers,
along with their parents, have the opportunity to read,
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn is located at 311 Kent sing and dance together.
Square Road. Originally built in 1900, it was first
used as a stable. Today, the Arts Barn is a non-profit Rosati also holds giving back to the community as a
organization that is home to an exhibition gallery, two top priority. The Arts Barn has sponsored several Silent
artists in resident studios, a 99-seat theatre and a City Auctions and the Empty Bowls fundraiser. The money
Art Shop that displays the work of regional artists. from the latter went to local food banks. Additionally,
the Arts Barn sponsored a Hope for Haiti concert
The Arts Barn operates out of this historical site, on April 17 in the theatre, and the proceeds went to
and Andi Rosati is the Director. She ensures that the UPLIFT HAITI.
community is exposed to all kinds of the arts - visual and
performing. “I oversee the operation of the building, so Rosati was born in Long Island, New York. She attended
I take care of all the facility-related concerns. I take care Newfield High School and participated in many theatrical
of all the recital and rentals, oversee the classes and the productions. She sang in the Chorus, made Honor Roll,
workshops and I’m in charge of the staff,” she says. danced and played softball. She then went to Marist
College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she majored in
The Arts Barn holds classes, workshops, camps, Psychology. After college, Rosati moved to California. Her
concerts and theatre performances. Tours are available main focus shifted from theatre in college to music
for families and for school and class groups. Within the when she got a job at Capitol Records in Hollywood, as
building, a variety of classes and workshops, such as Administrative Assistant. She met Bruce Springsteen
Painting, Quilting and Stained Glass are offered and and got to go the Grammy Awards the year that Barbara
all are taught by local artists. Summer camps range from Streisand sang with Neil Diamond. Two years into her “life
Photography to Cartooning, from Magic to Sculpture, in the fast lane,” she realized she wanted to move back east
and are available to ages three to sixteen. Rosati to her family, and settle down to start a family.
encourages those with an interest to call or to explore greenhouse. All of this new construction proved the basis
the Arts Barn web-site at http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/ Regrets are few, according to Rosati. “I’ve been very for the property’s nickname: “The Bricks.” The family’s
artsbarn/. fortunate with my job,” she says, “but I wish I would preferred name to the land was “The Wheatlands,”
have made more time to be in theatre production.” In named for the major crop grown. In 1942, after almost
The performing arts program is thriving. Productions are 2006, Rosati experienced “a highlight” of her life. She a century of ownership with the family, the Tschiffelys
staged monthly. For May, brought back by popular demand, played the Evil Sorcerous in The Girl Who Captured the sold the property to Otis Beall Kent, who renamed the
is the Broadway musical Seussical the Musical. Opening Moon. “I’d love to do it all over again,” she adds. property Kentlands Farm.
night is Saturday, May 8th and performances will continue
through Sunday, May 23rd. An ongoing show has been The The land surrounding the Arts Barn had been owned “Don’t let people tell you it’s impossible to make a living
Comedy & Mystery Society. The next performance is Friday, and worked by the Tschiffely family since 1852. In in the arts,” Rosati says. If she had listened to those
May 21st. The upcoming June theatrical performance is 1900, Frederick A. Tschiffely built the brick mansion, people, who knows what the Arts Barn or Andi Rosati
Called Up to Life. the barn, the gatehouse, the overseer’s house, and the would be like today.
Verizon FiOS Comes to Lakelands Wednesday Nights at
Main Street Pavilion
By Walter Borotto
Wednesday nights will bring live music to Kentlands
Representatives from Verizon FiOS were on hand optic “hubs” and “hand holes” containing terminals Downtown this summer. Pritchard Music Academy,
Thursday, April 8th, to conduct an informational and fiber splices will be installed throughout the in conjunction with the Kentlands Downtown
meeting regarding the upcoming installation of fiber neighborhood. Verizon representatives indicated that Partnership, will be presenting weekly concerts
optic cable throughout the Lakelands neighborhood. their intent is for these to be as unobtrusive as possible,
on the green adjacent to the Main Street Pavilion.
Digging for cable installation is planned to take place but they will be visible.
Joe Pritchard said, “We’ll have a different local or
in May and June, with the intent of having all single-
family homes and townhomes ready for FiOS capability Special equipment will be used to avoid as much regional band every week. People can bring blankets
by September or October. disruption as possible, but there will be asphalt or low chairs and enjoy a nice evening and some fun
patches and turf repairs. Verizon indicated that it will music.” He added that a different band will perform
Digging will take place in the Public Utility Easements, stand behind its repairs for five years should there be each week and the music will range from country
or PUEs, and will occur in streets, mews, and alleys, deterioration, and that a representative from the county and bluegrass to classic soul. Additionally, Pritchard
depending on the access for each home or group of is supposed to be present when any such repairs take said he hopes to feature local dance groups and
homes. Verizon representatives indicated that, at this place. other special entertainment.
point, it is not aware of any digging necessary outside
already existing PUEs, but in the event the situation Verizon has set up at toll-free hotline at 888-550-2244 The award-winning band Bad Influence will kick
did occur, it would seek permission from Gaithersburg in case there are questions or problems, Monday off the series on June 9 with a blues-infused, high
city government or individual homeowners as through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and energy performance. Concerts will be held every
needed. Verizon intends to use door hangers to notify Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is also Wednesday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. through July. Food
homeowners 72 hours before digging is to take place an e-mail address available: email@example.com. vendors will be set up on the green.
to prepare them for any inconvenience, as there will be Phone calls and e-mails are to be returned within 24
equipment present in those areas. Installation of fiber to 48 hours.
May 2010 The Lakelands Leader 9
10 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
Spring has brought Lakelands residents outside to enjoy the
warm weather and our beautiful community!
Photos by Kathy McKee
May 2010 The Lakelands Leader 11
By Gina Dropik
The school year is in its final quarter. Montgomery County Police Department,
Report cards for the third quarter were which will assign two police officers to
distributed on April 14. Fourth -quarter the event.
interims will be mailed on May 21. There
The Spring Sports Awards Night to
will be no school on Monday, May 31, in
honor our spring athletes will take place
observance of Memorial Day.
on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.
QOHS in the auditorium. Parents, friends, and
The 2010 All School Booster Club family members are welcome.
Mulch Sale on April was a huge success.
Over 9,000 bags of mulch were sold
Students celebrated the arrival of spring
and delivered. Hundreds of volunteers
at the SGA’s Spring Fling Dance on
participated by delivering forty-one
April 15. Students enjoyed dancing
truckloads within the Kentlands/
and fun after school. Pizza, soda, and
Lakelands and at least fifty-six truckloads
outside of the neighborhood. other refreshments were sold and all
proceeds benefitted the SGA’s Chilean
RCES students and their parents during RCES Night at Potomac Pizza
The It’s Academic Team won the Earthquake Fund.
Bridgeport, West Virginia, Invitational
last month by a score of 9–0. This May 5 is LPMS Family Night at South The Sspring Bband Cconcert will be Kindergarten Orientation will be held
qualified them for National Academic Street Steaks. From 5:00–9:00 p.m. a held on May 20, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. on May 6 and 7. Appointments must
Quiz Tournament in Chicago May 29th. portion of the proceeds are given to LPMS. and the Spring Orchestra & Choral be scheduled for this event. Parents of
Spring portraits will be taken on May 7. Concert will be held on May 20, from students who will attend kindergarten
April 26–30 was Arts Week at QOHS. 7:00–9:00 p.m. will be held on May 27, next fall should contact Mrs. Feeter
Orchestras, Wind Ensemble, and Three LPMS educators will be from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the main office at 301-840-5333 to
Concert Band performed in the honored at the MCCPTA Special schedule an appointment. There will be
Instrumental Music Concert on April Education Sub-Committee recognition The spring sports season concludes this no school for current kindergartners on
27. On April 29 the Choir Concert ceremony on Monday, May 10. They are month. The following is a listing of orientation days.
featured presentations from the Show Eric Kuhn, Special Ed Resource Teacher; upcoming games:
Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Martha Chess, Speech Pathologist; and The annual RCES variety show will be
May 5 LPMS vs. Forest Oak (Boys away;
Singers. And the Jazz Cabaret was held Susie Cooper, Special Ed Teacher. The Friday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the QOHS
girls @ home), 3:15 p.m.
on April 30. event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This year’s theme is Rachel
Rockville High School auditorium. Light May 11 LPMS vs. Gaithersburg (Girls Carson Rocks! Information about signing
The QOHS Junior & Senior Prom away; boys @ home), 3:15 p.m.
refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. up is available to students at school.
is Friday night, May 14th at the
May 18 LPMS vs. Shady Grove (Boys
Gaithersburg Hilton. The prom begins The next PTSA meeting will be held
at 9:00 pm and ends at midnight. The on May 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in
away; girls @ home), 3:15 p.m. MCPS News
Booster Club is planning their annual the Falcon’s Nest. Elections will be held RCeS 2010–2011 School Calendar
After-Prom Party from 1:00 a.m.–5:00 during this meeting. The RCES Student Government Association The school calendar for the 2010–2011
a.m. at the school, in order for students sponsored a school-wide walk on April 22 school year has been released. School
to continue their night of fun in a safe Basketball Night will be held on May to raise money to benefit the relief effort in begins on Monday, August 30, 2010
alcohol- and drug-free environment. 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. This annual Haiti. Students solicited donations for their and ends on Thusday, June 16, 2011.
This year’s theme is “Frozen in Time.” event is very popular among students participation in the walk. Additionally, Winter break runs from December 24
Approximately 100 volunteers, including and staff. Student teams from all grades Herons Help Haiti t-shirts were sold to staff, through December 31, 2010 and spring
several local business, are involved in will compete in “NCAA-type” elimination students and families, and proceeds from break runs from April 18–25, 2011.
the planning which will feature music, brackets. The winning team from each the sales were included in the donations The full calendar is available online
lots of food and activities such a casino, grade will have its tsname engraved on the to the relief effort in Haiti. RCES dad Scot at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/
game shows, karaoke, air brush tattoos, Annual LPMS Basketball Night Trophy. Abinoe, owner of One Life One Legacy, info/calendars/future.
a money machine, a climbing wall, a Dinner will be available for sale from 5:30 donated an equal number of the shirts sold
bucking bronco, inflatable rides and until 7:00 p.m. and games will begin at directly to benefit kids in Haiti on RCES’s
games, a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament,
and dozens of door prizes including
iPods , digital cameras, designer purses,
6:30 p.m. This event is rescheduled from
earlier in the year.
behalf. Through the generosity of staff,
students, families and friends RCES raised Calling All
over $5,000 for the Clinton-Bush Haiti
TVs, DVDs, and much more. The After- LPMS music students will have a chance Relief Fund.
Prom Party has the full support of the to showcase their talents this month.
Upcoming Home Sports Events at QOHS
Hands Up for Character ceremonies
recognizing students who demonstrated
Fairness took place on April 8. The next
pillar will focus on Citizenship and The Lakelands Leader would
MAY 3 Boys Lacrosse vs. Poolesville, JV at 5:15; Varsity at7:00 p.m.
will be held on May 13, as students will like to highlight all graduating
MAY 4 Varsity Baseball vs. Northwest 5:15 p.m. be recognized for following the rules, high school seniors in the June
Varsity Softball vs. Northwest 5:15 p.m. standing up for themselves and others, issue. If you are a senior — or
and being a team player. The students the parent of a senior — please
MAY 5 Girls Lacrosse vs. W. Johnson, JV at 5:30 p.m., Varsity at 7:00 p.m.
are selected by their teachers. They send us a picture and a small
MAY 7 Boys Lacrosse vs. B-CC, JV at 5:15 p.m., Varsity at 7:00 p.m. will receive a certificate and place their write-up about the highlights
MAY 8 Varsity Baseball vs. Gaithersburg, 5:15 p.m. handprint on one of the school’s pillars
of your school years as well as
in the entryway.
Varsity Softball vs. Gaithersburg, 5:15 p.m. your future plans.
MAY 10 Varsity Baseball vs. einstein, 5:15 p.m. A special RCES fundraiser will be held
on May 11 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. During All submissions should be
Varsity Softball vs. einstein, 5:15 p.m. emailed to majikjohnson9@
that time California Tortilla, South
MAY 11 Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Wooton, 5:15 p.m. Street Steak and Yogi Castle will donate yahoo.com by May 15th.
a proceeds of their profits to the school.
12 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
MAY 3 Design Review Committee, 7:15 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 5 Communications Committee, 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor Conf. Room
Pool Committee, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 6 Covenants Committee, 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
History Book Club, 7:00 p.m., Green Room
MAY 7 Bulk Pick-Up Day
MAY 8 Blood Drive for Baby Chloe, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 10 Board of Directors, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
James Lloyd of Tony & James will be available to address concerns about the opening
of his restaurant.
MAY 12 Environmental & Beautification Committee, 7:00 p.m. Red Room
Social Committee, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 19 Swim Team Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Green Room
Facilities Committee, 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 20 Book Club, 7:30 p.m., Red Room
MAY 24 Swim Team Meeting, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor Conference Room
MAY 29 Pool Opens
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Compiled by Mike Aubrey, RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty
FOR SALe uNDeR CONTRACT continued
Address Housing Type Model Builder List Price DOM Address Housing Type Model Builder List Price DOM
630 A Main St Condo-Town Georgetown Ryland $340,000 51
740 Gatestone St Single Family Hemingway Ryan $700,000 5
337 B Cross Green St Condo-Town Mt. Vernon Ryland $399,900 337
444 Lynette St Single Family Chesterfield NVHomes $850,000 5
30 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller&Smith $479,900 28
801 Linslade St Single Family Michener Ryan $869,999 22
451 Leaning Oak St Townhouse Turnbury Classic $514,900 27
549 Sheila St Single Family Michener Ryan $870,000 0
611 Gatestone St Townhouse Fairgate Ryan $517,500 26
734 Lake Varuna Mews Single Family Hemingway Ryan $738,000 219
430 Phelps St Townhouse Fairgate Ryan $520,000 37
444 Lynette St Single Family Chesterfield NVHomes $850,000 5
437 Clayhall St Townhouse Turnbury Classic $529,900 5
622 Linslade St Single Family Chesterfield NVHomes $899,900 6
627 Linslade St Townhouse Georgetown Miller&Smith $535,000 12
825 Market St E Townhouse Jefferson M. Harris $562,900 70
1112 Main St Townhouse Tarquin Ryan $599,900 21
Address Type Model List Price Sold Price DOM
926 Featherstone St Townhouse Jefferson M. Harris $599,900 5 317 A Cross Green St Condo-Town Georgetown $365,000 $358,000 215
736 Lake Varuna Mews Single Family Hemingway Ryan $699,900 69 33 A Cross Green St Condo-Town Georgetown $369,000 $360,000 27
706 Lake Varuna Mews Single Family Hemingway Ryan $700,000 100 35 A Cross Green St Condo-Town Georgetown $365,000 $365,000 7
955 Featherstone St Single Family M. Harris $839,000 9 258 A Market St E Condo-Town Georgetown $369,000 $369,000 107
506 Nirvana St Single Family Inverness Classic $875,000 26 696 Heathwalk Mews Cottage $435,000 $420,000 195
625 Still Creek Ln Single Family Bartholomew NVHomes $999,000 6
102 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage $479,000 $460,000 0
602 Gatestone St Townhouse Georgetown $539,000 $525,000 7
uNDeR CONTRACT 304 Inspiration Ln Townhouse Dumbarton $664,900 $655,000 17
Address Housing Type Model Builder List Price DOM
324 Inspiration Ln Townhouse Dumbarton $669,900 $658,000 4
27 A Golden Ash Way Condo-Town Georgetown Ryland $330,000 184
734 Lake Varuna Mews Single Family Hemingway $738,000 $710,250 219
610 B Main St Condo-Town Mt. Vernon Ryland $389,000 15
622 Linslade St Single Family Chesterfield $899,900 $899,900 6
309 B Cross Green St Condo-Town Mt. Vernon Ryland $384,900 65
606 Still Creek Ln Single Family Chesterfield $979,900 $942,500 13
316 B Cross Green St Condo-Town Mt. Vernon Ryland $400,000 15
28 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller&Smith $459,900 21
702 Market St E Townhouse Fairgate Ryan $484,900 8
Address Housing Type Model Builder Rent Rate DOM
14 Golden Ash Way Townhouse Vintage Miller&Smith $489,900 17
658 A Main St Condo-Town Georgetown Ryland $2,500 39
535 Market St E Townhouse Fairgate Ryan $534,900 9
*Information obtained from MRIS as of 04/14/2010 is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed and
520 Kersten St Single Family Hemingway Ryan $622,900 67
neither suggests nor infers that Mike Aubrey or Re/MAX Metropolitan Realty participated as either
1017 Main St Townhouse Tarquin Ryan $650,000 6 the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of all the properties depicted.
14 The Lakelands Leader May 2010
RCES Art Teachers Offer Running, Biking and Swimming
Summer Art Workshops For a Special Cause
By Gina Dropik
By Gina Dropik
On April 18 LPMS seventh-graders Jack Ploshnik, Brandon Goldstein and
Ask any elementary school student if and also to really enjoy the process of Henry Canova completed the Bethesda Triathlon. Together they raised
they’d like to have classes during the working with like-minded artists,” said $3,858 for Autism Speaks, in honor of 8-year-old Kentlands resident Jack
summer and the answer will surely be Connell. “The interplay amongst the Allnutt, who has autism. Their team was the third largest fundraising
a resounding “No!” But ask a student students is incredibly exciting as each team for the event. Participation in the triathlon was part of Ploshnick’s
from Rachel Carson Elementary School artist learns how to make art with bar mitzvah service project. The race took place on the Georgetown Prep
(RCES) if they’d like to have art class in confidence and find their voice as they campus in Bethesda and included a 250-meter swim, a 9.3-mile bike ride
the summer and you’re very likely to get a explain what it is they are working through the surrounding neighborhood and a 2.5-mile run through the
very different answer. RCES students are towards.” Georgetown Prep campus grounds. Among those who came to cheers the
fortunate to have the opportunity to have boys on were their parents, grandparents, Kingfish Coach Jonathon Taylor
“art class” with their favorite art teachers Horan said, “I find myself looking
and the Allnutt family.
right in their community this summer. forward to my summer camp all year,
because I am free to Ploshick said he and his friends had a lot of fun. “But the best part was seeing
try new techniques and Jack Allnutt and his family at the end.” Holding a sign that read, “Thank
introduce materials you Jack, Henry and Brandon for your hard work and dedication in helping
that I wouldn’t be children with autism!” the Allnutt family cheered the boys on as they crossed
able to in a class of 25 the finish line. “I had no idea they were going to be there. I was so glad to see
students working from them,” Ploshnick exclaimed.
an art cart! I love that
our young artists will
have the opportunity
to playfully explore
and experiment with a
variety of media, engage
in creative problem
solving, develop critical
thinking skills and
RCES art teachers Patti Connell have a great time! Hence, our tag line,
and Nannette Horan are offering a ‘Seriously making art fun!’”
full schedule of “seriously fun” art
workshops in the Kentlands throughout All workshops are offered in one-week
the summer. Connell’s workshops will sessions beginning the week of June
be held at Studio 334, which is located 28. For more information contact Patti
at 334 Chestertown Street. Her offerings Connell at email@example.com or
include workshops on architecture and Nannette Horan at Nannette_horan@
fine arts. Horan offers a workshop on yahoo.com or 301-208-0829. Space is
sculpture in the Positive Energy Art limited in all workshops and sessions
Studio (PEAS) at 144 Little Quarry are formed on a first-come, first-served
Bob Allnutt, Jack Allnutt, Toby, Brandon Goldstein, Jack Ploshnick and Henry
Road. Each workshop is two hours long basis. “Art-making in a small community
Canova celebrate after the Bethesda Triathlon.
and meets for a full week. Separate of artists is not only stimulating
Photo courtesy of Shari Ploshnick
workshops are available for ages 6–10 artistically but also incredibly fun!”
and 10 and older. Both morning and said Connell.
afternoon sessions are available.
Connell said, “We’ll open up students
to new mediums and encourage the
same interplay amongst artists to help
us to grow and continue to learn and
work independently.” Student artists
will build their own city in Connell’s
architecture workshop. They’ll walk
around the neighborhood and learn
how cities are planned and what makes
a quality city. In the fine arts workshop
at Studio 334 students will have an
opportunity to explore their creative
side as they learn the basics of drawing
and painting. Meanwhile, in Horan’s
PEAS Studio student artists will learn
various methods for creating sculptural
works from a variety of traditional and
“I have been teaching students in my
home after school and find that with two
or three students we can concentrate on
personal goals such as perfecting skills,
getting feedback from each other to
open us up to different perspectives,
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