December 2018 - From the Mayor

November 30, 2018

December 2018 – Around Town Journal Aside from Safeway and Strosniders, when was the last time you shopped local? With a thriving business district, along with a new bakery (Metropolitan Avenue) and Knowles Station set to open in early 2019, we are very fortunate to have so many local shopping options. In fact, if you have not had the chance to ‘Explore’ Kensington’s businesses of late, I would encourage all to attend Antique Row’s annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December…

October 2018 - From the Mayor

October 26, 2018

October 2018 Around Town Journal We recently installed new Wayfinding signs along Connecticut, Armory, Howard, and Metropolitan Avenues to help direct visitors to our Historic Business District, along with other points of interest. Also, you may have noticed that we have temporarily removed our Gateway signs, which are currently being refurbished and will be back by Thanksgiving. The ‘I Found it in Kensington’ campaign officially kicked-off on October 22nd and will run through…

September 2018

October 8, 2018

September 2018 Around Town Journal How do you know when it has been a busy weekend in Kensington. Count the number of portable restrooms scattered about the Town. September 22nd was another busy Saturday in the life of our small Town as we welcomed hundreds (if not thousands) of people from surrounding communities to multiple events throughout the day. Streets started to close at 7 am in preparation of the 25th Annual Kensington 8K Race, the Farmers Market opened at 9 am, and the Kensington…

June 2018 - From the Mayor

June 28, 2018

June 2018 Around Town Journal Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor for a second term following the June 4, 2018 Town Election. The last two years has been a wonderful experience and I am proud that we have been able to accomplish many of the goals that I set out within my first term. I expect that the next two years will be exciting as well, especially with a number of redevelopment projects on the horizon. With this in mind, I continue to ask that both residents and…

May 2018 – From the Mayor

June 6, 2018

The Town staff and I are working with Actualize Studio on the final touches of our new TOK.MD.GOV website. The new website should launch the first week of June, and we hope that you find it informative and user friendly. The new site will allow residents, and the business community, to submit service request forms, apply and pay for permits online, and will have ADA and mobile accessibility. I would also like to thank Council Member Conor Crimmins for his yeoman’s work to guide this project…

April 2018 Around Town Journal

April 23, 2018

  April 2018 Around Town Journal The Town will be hosting in cooperation with McCaffery Interests, the developer for the proposed Solera Senior Living project, a Community Meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, May 3rd, beginning at 7 pm. The Architect for the project will present a re-designed concept plan for the north façade of the building, along with new drawings of the south façade (including day and evening views), and an update for the transition between the two existing…

March 2018 Around Town Journal

March 16, 2018

  March 2018 Around Town Journal I am frequently asked about the old Huggins gas station property at 10619 Connecticut Avenue and if there are any future development plans for the site. I am happy to report that the property was recently sold to the Chuck Levin group, which also owns the adjacent property with 7-11. While the Levin group has yet to submit a long-term proposal for the property, they decided to provide two short-term lease agreements with Hawkins Produce and Cherner…

December 2017 Around Town Journal

December 1, 2017

December 2017 Around Town Journal The Town’s Annexation Committee will convene on Wednesday, December 6th, 7 pm, to discuss the proposed annexation of 35 homes and several commercial properties. Currently, the Committee is researching the proposal and providing information to the proposed annexed properties with regards to the Town of Kensington. If you have additional questions, pleas read Growing the Town of Kensington for the Better, or please contact us. Please join the Town on…

October 2017 Around Town Journal

October 26, 2017

October 2017 Around Town Journal In comparison to other local municipalities, Kensington is very fortunate to have a strong and vibrant business community that has blossomed over the last few years. In cooperation with our local business associations, along with the ExploreKensington campaign, we are becoming a resident destination not only for that unique gift, but a bottle of wine, yoga class, or even a great meal! With our shop local objective in mind, I encourage you to explore our…

September 2017 Around Town Journal

September 18, 2017

September 2017 Around Town Journal The 2017 Town Directory Co-chairs, Nicole Andrews and Helen Wilkes, are making one last appeal to Residents to submit their contact information before the Directory goes to print. Currently, there are over 200 households that have yet to return their information sheets. Even if nothing has changed, please send your information to Info.KTownLadies@gmail.com. Kensington’s first new redevelopment project, Knowles Station, has finally broken ground at the…

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