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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
                                               12:00–4:00 p.m.

                                               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

                                                   Rolling Thunder
  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
     Permit #163
     US Postage
     Presort Std

      Dulles, VA

                                                                                                                      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
Return Address:

960 Main St.

                                                                                                                      in Rolling Thunder and they said, “no way, it’s

                                                                                                                                                          See THUNDER on page 2
                                                                                                                         Pool Committee
                                                 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.

              Andy Inkeles
                                                        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
                         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
                         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
                       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
                                                                                            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
                  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.
              Gina Dropik
                                                 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
                Deb Dulin
                                                 Collegeville, Pennsylvania to join us.”

                                                 If you can’t make
                                                                                                                                        Pool Hours
                                                 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

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 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                                                        , fax (240-683-8429) or by calling 240-683-TIBU (8428). For
Morning and Afternoon Practices Available                                                            more information visit
            MONDAy              TueSDAy         WeDNeSDAy      THuRSDAy        FRIDAy
                                                                                                     Lesson Levels:
 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, 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               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
from weekend sales. Participants                                                         call 301-926-6442 or email Jenn Gill at
included Clover, Main Street Café,           Main Street Farmers Market                     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               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.

Mother-Daughter Tea
May 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
                                             $16 residents / $18 nonresidents / $9
                                                                                           Gaithersburg Book
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               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                                                      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           music from local singer/songwriters.          at

Preschool Songs and Stories
Creative music and stories for children
ages 3 to 5 with guardian.
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11:00 –
11:45 a.m.

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
May 9.

The Comedy and Mystery Society
Astounding magic and sleight of hand
combined with interactive theatre and
hilarious fun!
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.

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Meet Your Neighbors

Lakelands Residents
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
                                                                                               • 240-888-3348
    Lakelands Book Club                                                                
    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

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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        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:            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.

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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
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
                                                                                                                                                     High School
                                                                                                 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      by May 15th.
                                                                                                 a proceeds of their profits to the school.

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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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   Use of copier, fax, refrigerator and storage space available if needed. Free parking. Well
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   Baby items, dog items and furniture and miscellaneous items for sale: Graco stroller, Fisher
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   For Sale: Black couch - $300; white couch - $300; green carpet 10x10 - $10; Webkins; desk -
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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
                                                                                   FOR ReNT
                                                                                   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.

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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 or
include workshops on architecture and          Nannette Horan at Nannette_horan@
fine arts. Horan offers a workshop on 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
non-traditional materials.

“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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