Kensignton

July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Aftermath of Wednesday Evening Storm: Downed Trees, Power Outages

A severe storm swept across Montgomery County on Wednesday evening, causing a significant amount of lightning—leaving lots of downed trees and hundreds of homes without power. There were several downed wires and trees, especially in the Rockville and Kensington area, as well as the Bethesda and Colesville area. There were also numerous reports of lightning […]

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February 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Washington DC Temple Opening to Public For First Time Since 1974

You’ve probably seen this majestic building while riding on the Beltway, and wondered what it was or what goes on inside there. For the first time since 1974, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Washington DC Temple in Kensington will open its doors to the public. An open house for the newly renovated […]

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January 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Familia de Kensington Desplazada Tras Incendio

Una familia de cuatro, dos adultos y dos niños, ha sido desplazada de su hogar en Kensington después de un incendio ocurrido el martes, según Pete Piringer, portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery. Piringer dijo en Twitter que el incendio se originó en el sótano y se extendió hasta el […]

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January 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 10, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Four Arrested at HOC Meeting: Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday night after a meeting of the Housing Opportunities Commission in Kensington. They were protesting the commission’s refusal to preserve the graves buried under the parking lot at its Bethesda […]

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June 23, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Villages Support Aging in Place (VIDEO)

Is aging at home a possibility? In Montgomery County there has been a grass roots effort to rebuild the “Village” concept of neighbor helping neighbor. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Pazit Aviv the Village Coordinator with the Aging and Disability Services for Montgomery County. Joining the discussion is the Board […]

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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Petition to Name New Middle School in Kensington After Harriet Tubman

There’s a new petition on Change.org urging the Montgomery County Board of Education to name Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2 after Harriet Tubman. The school, which is currently under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, is expected to relieve overcrowding at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Joe Zagby, creator of the petition, wrote in […]

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January 29, 2014 | Staff Writer

Leonard D. Jackson Ken Gar Center Rec. Center (Photos & Video)

A ceremony was held on Jan. 25 renaming the Ken Gar Community Center in Kensington in honor of the late Leonard D. Jackson, a longtime resident and community activist in the Ken Gar community. The remodeled Leonard D. Jackson Ken Gar Neighborhood Recreation Center is located at 4111 Plyers Mill Rd. Jackson was a founding […]

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